Grasslands, trees and mountains can be seen from the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The 57,000-acre area is widely known as a bird-watcher's paradise. Experienced bird-survey volunteers recently collected data in the conservation area.
An Arizona Bell's vireo feeds her babies at her nest. At San Pedro, you're likely to encounter sights like this.
A national conservation area east of Sierra Vista will be rededicated Saturday as a "globally important bird area."
When deciding if a development should be blocked, Arizona water regulators lack the power to consider whether groundwater pumping for the project could lower the neighboring San Pedro River.
Another new, major Southern Arizona copper mine is in the planning stages near San Manuel, where copper was mined for many decades.
The Cascabel Community Fair marks its 32nd year this weekend and will feature food and entertainment along with local products for sale by area artisans.
The Wayback Machine performed at the Cascabel Community Fair. The weekend fair will also feature soups and a barbecue plate. Beef and organic produce will also be for sale.
The one-time hamlet of Cascabel might be all but a ghost town - but that's not stopping folks who live in the surrounding area from holding their 32nd annual Cascabel Community Fair this weekend.
About 13,000 years ago, the earliest-known human inhabitants of the New World killed and butchered mammoths and bison near the San Pedro River east of Sierra Vista - a site designated this week as a National Historic Landmark.
State water officials ruled late Monday that they lack authority to stop a big Sierra Vista housing development in the name of protecting the neighboring San Pedro River from the project's groundwater pumping.
The proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project would use lattice steel towers similar in height to these near Spearville, Kan., at nearly 130 feet tall and 90 feet wide, to support the 500Kv lines across Southern Arizona and New Mexico. They would be spaced approximately 1,400 feet apart.
A proposed power-line system to deliver renewable energy across the Southwest could disturb habitat for sensitive species, harm more than 300 cultural sites, damage scenic views and increase fire risk while it's being built, a new federal environmental report says.
Aquatic rodents might not instantly pop to mind when you think of Southern Arizona wildlife - but they're thriving this spring along the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista.
In the name of keeping the San Pedro River alive, the federal government is trying to stop Arizona from certifying that a planned Sierra Vista development has enough water for 100 years.