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Authorities ID man shot, killed by BP agents; another man charged with murder, drugs

Rodolfo Ballardo, 31, from Wasco, Calif., was killed by Border Patrol agents after he hijacked a semi-tractor trailer and repeatedly fired a gun at BP agents and DPS troopers during a rolling shootout near Quartzsite. Authorities released his identity Thursday, a day after the incident.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents shoot and kill man after rolling shootout near Quartzsite

Yuma-area Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man early Wednesday morning following a rolling shootout — in which a gunman first drove a Mustang and then hijacked a semi-truck — that ended at a gas station in Quartzsite, Ariz.... Read more»

Feds approve solar-power project proposed near Quartzsite

Federal officials gave a green light Monday to a proposed 100-megawatt solar-power plant near Quartzsite, a project that supporters say could create 438 short-term construction jobs and 50 full-time jobs.... Read more»

Quechan Indian Tribe

Tribe pushes back against Quartzsite solar plant

By this time next year, a 653-foot solar tower – an industrial pipe taller than the Washington Monument – will rise from La Posa Plain if the Quartzsite Solar Energy Project earns approval. Members of the Quechan Tribe oppose the project. "What if someone wanted to put solar panels on the Vatican?"... Read more»

Quartzsite’s vendors prepare for flock of snowbirds

Every winter, vendors descend on this remote patch of western Arizona desert. Right behind is a flock of RVs filled with retirees looking for a warm winter and good deals.... Read more»