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Winds expected as crews contain Fisher Fire south of Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — Firefighters are anticipating strong gusts as they try to fully contain a wildfire south of Flagstaff near the Canyon Vista Campground.

April 13, 2014 11:30 amLoading…

The answer to forest-destroying fires is more fire, researchers say

Climate change could make forest losses permanent.

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz: Arizona in the movies

Fitz: Arizona in the movies

A National Forest Service production, "Rambo" is a 2014 action epic directed by Ewe Grant, co-written by and starring Ram Rackbottom as "Rambo" a troubled and misunderstood Bighorn Sheep who sets out to avenge the deaths of his fellow bighorns at the hands of Mountain Lions. Despite initial …

February 13, 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…
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…
Dave Efnor: Rosemont Mine, now all but certain, will benefit many thousands

Dave Efnor: Rosemont Mine, now all but certain, will benefit many thousands

I would like to offer what I feel is a more accurate, fact-based picture of the Rosemont Mine’s approval process than the one written by Gayle Hartmann, president of the Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Association, in the Star guest opinion, “Just the facts: Rosemont still a long way from final …

January 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
White House council refereeing Rosemont Mine debate

White House council refereeing Rosemont Mine debate

A White House advisory body is now informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Copper Mine dispute.

December 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…
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…
Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Whether you are in favor of Rosemont Copper or opposed, your decision ought to be based on the most current facts.

November 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Logging bill is potentially harmful

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

October 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Lead cleanup to close Redington shooting spots another year

Lead cleanup to close Redington shooting spots another year

Coronado National Forest will start work next month to clean up at least 300 tons of lead-contaminated soil from three recreational target-shooting sites in Redington Pass northeast of Tucson.

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BLM challenges view of mine's impact on streams

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is intensifying the debate over the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on neighboring streams by bluntly challenging the Forest Service view that the mine probably won’t do major, short-term environmental damage to Cienega Creek.

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Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rosemont says construction financing near

Rosemont Copper has signed a letter with a dozen international banks that shows it is close to getting financing to build the $1.22 billion Rosemont Mine project, its Canadian parent company says.

August 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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