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New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

A new batch of photos of an endangered male jaguar walking through the Santa Rita Mountains was released this week by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Some facts about the photos:

April 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

The Pima County Board of Supervisors delayed a decision to accept money from Rosemont Copper to compensate for what the company says is the impossibility of mitigating damage from putting water and electric lines through a sensitive riparian area.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Army Corps stlil not satisfied with Rosemont mitigation plans

Army Corps stlil not satisfied with Rosemont mitigation plans

After two years of review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still has concerns about Rosemont Copper’s plans to buy land and water rights to compensate for the Rosemont Mine’s impacts on nearly 70 acres of washes and streams, a recent corps letter shows.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: The pits

Fitz: The pits

When’s the next time you’ll be lucky enough to see a jaguar at Rosemont? When a visiting Canadian investor hops out of one.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Canadians

Fitz: Canadians

When the Canadians are done scraping the Santa Ritas clean we’ll be left with a mile wide hole with a dead lake at the bottom. Our very own Lake Wobegon. No field surgeons ever had to see a wound that grotesque. Dear Joni Mitchell: They didn't pave paradise. They carved it out. And don't it …

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Rosemont Mine: HudBay makes nearly $500M bid for Augusta

Rosemont Mine: HudBay makes nearly $500M bid for Augusta

Toronto-based HudBay Minerals Inc. says it will make a bid worth nearly $500 million for all of the shares of Augusta Resource Corp., which is vying to build the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.

February 10, 2014 2:45 pm Related Loading…
Fitz: Rosemont

Fitz: Rosemont

When I was ten-years old I dug a hole to China in our backyard. I never made it to the other side of the world directly below me. By sunset, standing in a pit up to my shoulders I knew what I had to do. I wouldn't have dreamed of leaving behind an empty crater with a mud lake at the bottom. …

February 10, 2014 9:30 amLoading…

Lawmaker wants to move Green Valley, Sahuarita, Rosemont Mine to Santa Cruz County

Saying it’s what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split from Pima County and move into Santa Cruz County.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Supervisors OK formal objection to Rosemont Mine

County supervisors took another step in their protracted fight with the proposed Rosemont Mine, voting to formally object to the location.

February 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
It's time to move ahead and build the Rosemont Mine

It's time to move ahead and build the Rosemont Mine

Rosemont Copper has met extensive government requirements to improve its mine proposal, and so it is time to accept that the mine will be built. We respect the laws, though flawed, that permit mining in a national forest in a region with limited water.

January 19, 2014 12:10 am Related Loading…

Arizona is overdue to discuss its No. 1 problem: water

Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Coronado Forest plan meeting to be held Jan. 22

Coronado Forest plan meeting to be held Jan. 22

A final public meeting on a proposed land management plan for the Coronado National Forest of Southeastern Arizona will be held Jan. 22.

January 14, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Formal objection period starts for Rosemont Mine

Today is the first day that critics and opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine can write formal objections to the project to the U.S. Forest Service.

January 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Rare orchid found at Rosemont site not endangered, feds say

Rare orchid found at Rosemont site not endangered, feds say

A rare orchid that lives in the Santa Rita Mountains at the proposed Rosemont Mine site won’t be legally protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

December 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Snow expected Friday for Catalina, Rincon mountains

The Catalina and Rincon mountains surrounding Tucson could get up to six inches of snow Friday as a storm moves into the area.

December 19, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…

White House now tracking Rosemont Mine progress

The White House is informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Mine issue, Coronado Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch said today.

December 16, 2013 2:37 pm Related Loading…

Forest Service: Rosemont will hurt air, reduce water flows but can't be denied

The Rosemont Mine could worsen air quality in Saguaro National Park, disturb cultural resources — including human burial sites — and reduce water flows into Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek, said the U.S. Forest Service.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Forest Service will allow Rosemont, but mine is still not a sure thing

The U.S. Forest Service will issue a draft decision today approving the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.

December 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Major tree clearing, timber sale planned for Rosemont Mine

Close to 300,000 trees, mostly junipers and oaks, would likely be cleared on public land in the Santa Rita Mountains if the proposed Rosemont Mine is built.

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.

November 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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