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Vacant Border Patrol station in Gila Bend for sale

With a minimum bid of $8,000, a former Border Patrol station near Gila Bend is on sale as part of an auction by the federal government. ... Read more»

BP: Drug dog sniffs out $700K in marijuana stashed in flat-bed trailer

Border Patrol agents arrested a Phoenix man Friday after a drug dog pointed them to more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $700,000, concealed in a flat-bed trailer, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP agents arrest 20 men for smuggling marijuana near Gila Bend

Border Patrol agents arrested 20 men, dressed in camouflage and carrying backpacks loaded with marijuana, in the desert west of Gila Bend on Tuesday night. The men were carrying a combined 300 pounds of marijuana, worth around $150,000, officials said. ... Read more»

Arizona still a power in solar industry, despite gains by other states

Arizona currently ranks second in total installed solar capacity after California, the nation’s undisputed leader. More than 100 solar facilities are operating or under construction here, and could have a large effect on our economy, with the potential to attract a skilled workforce.... Read more»

BP agents find $1.3M in marijuana near Gila Bend

Border Patrol agents discovered more than $1.3 million in marijuana hidden in two trucks near Gila Bend last Saturday. ... Read more»

Border agents arrest three U.S. citizens for human smuggling

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens in connection with human smuggling in two separate incidents this week, as well as six Mexican nationals suspected of being in the country illegally. Agents also arrested two Mexican nationals for drug smuggling, while seizing nearly $400,000 in marijuana and four vehicles. ... Read more»

'Solar Room' helps APS monitor renewable energy sites

In a room tucked away at APS headquarters, two employees spend their workdays watching large screens and computer monitors showing the status of renewable energy plants across Arizona. Officials say the real-time information is vital to maintaining the flow of electricity. ... Read more»

Shooting: Border Patrol agent wounds man south of Gila Bend

In the fourth Border Patrol-related shooting this fall, a border agent shot and wounded a man south of Gila Bend on Tuesday evening, officials said.... Read more»

Court OKs Tohono O'Odham casino for Glendale

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Tohono O'Odham Nation's plan to establish reservation land in the middle of Glendale, land where the tribe wants to develop a Las Vegas-style casino. City and state officials have challenged the project in a "family-friendly" area.... Read more»1

Salazar touts Gila Bend solar plant’s economic impact

While touring a solar power generating station that will provide power to tens of thousands of Arizona homes, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that America’s embrace of renewable energy will create jobs and boost the economy.... Read more»2

House panel OKs bill to stop tribal casino in Glendale

A House committee Thursday approved a bill to block a planned Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale, the latest in three years of so–far unsuccessful legislative and legal battles to stop the project.... Read more»1

Report: Gila Bend mayor warns Prince Harry against 'fornicating'

Prince Harry, posted to the town of Gila Bend for military training, has been warned against "fornicating" during his stay — at least according to a report in a scandal-loving British tabloid.... Read more»3

Tucson firm to build 18-MW solar plant in Gila Bend

Tucson-based Solon Corp. will build an 18-megawatt solar plant near Gila Bend for Arizona Public Service Co., the companies announced Thursday. Solon will manufacture the 75,000 panels for the project at its Tucson facility.... Read more»