Sponsored by
rio rico

rio ricoRSS

A different border crisis: It’s not security or immigration, it’s sewage

The aging network of pipes that run from Mexico to wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. When heavy rains fall, the pipes often break and spill raw sewage on both sides of the border, causing not only a putrid odor but public health and environmental concerns.... Read more»

 1 2 >

Lanes closed on I-19 between Rio Rico & Nogales this week

Drivers should plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 19 between Rio Rico and Nogales this week, officials said. I-19 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions for pavement preservation work.... Read more»

'Rip crew' member found guilty of 1st-degree murder in killing of BP's Brian Terry

After just a few hours of deliberation Tuesday, a jury found Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes guilty of first-degree murder, one of nine charges stemming from his role in the 2010 gunfight that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.... Read more»

Cross-border Nogales sewer needs $25 million in repairs

A transborder pipeline that brings millions of gallons of raw sewage from Mexico to the U.S. faces challenges on two fronts: The pipe is nearly 70 years old and increasingly prone to leaks; and heavy metals in the wastewater are causing problems at the Arizona plant where it’s treated.... Read more»

Gov. Ducey declares emergency over sewer line break in Nogales

Arizona Gov. Ducey declared a state of emergency, calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to staunch a breach in a pipeline that carries sewage from Sonora, Mexico, to a wastewater treatment plant north of Nogales, Arizona.... Read more»

9th Circuit dismisses Terry family's lawsuit over BP agent's death

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry may not sue the federal government over claims that officials acted irresponsibly in the botched "Fast and Furious" investigation, which lost track of hundreds of firearms when they were trafficked into Mexico, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. ... Read more»

Two convicted in murder of BP Agent Brian Terry

Two men were found guilty Thursday by a federal jury for their roles in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in a 2010 shooting incident just north of Nogales.... Read more»

Rip-crew recruiter indicted for role in Brian Terry killing

The recruiter for the rip crew that allegedly killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry during a 2010 firefight north of Nogales has been indicted in the case, and charged with first degree murder, authorities said.... Read more»

Second suspect charged in Brian Terry killing

A man allegedly involved in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry north of Nogales was charged in federal court in Tucson on Friday, after being extradited from Mexico the day before.... Read more»

Suspect in Brian Terry death pleads not guilty

A man allegedly involved in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry arrived in Tucson on Tuesday night and was arraigned in federal court Wednesday. Lionel Portillo-Meza pleaded not guilty. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 12 years after 9/11 - are we better prepared?

On the twelfth aniversary of 9/11, we sit down with Rio Rico Fire District Chief Les Caid, who is one of the nation's leading voices on emergency preparedness. Also, we talk with Casey Townsend, founder of the Tucson AquaPonics Project. Plus, Blogger Beat contributor David Safier of www.BlogForArizona.com.... Read more»

Police seek help finding elderly man missing from rehab center

The Tucson Police Department is asking for help finding an elderly man with health problems who was last seen Sunday.... Read more»

Border-trash cleanup becoming tougher, riskier

With many of those crossing the border illegally shifting to remote areas in response to stepped-up enforcement, the trash they leave behind is becoming tougher – and riskier – to clean up, said a state agency director. A Rio Rico-area cleanup is set for next weekend.... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is Tucson prepared for a massive emergency?

Les Caid, emergency management expert and Rio Rico fire chief, explores emergency preparedness ten years after 9/11.... Read more»

‘La Tortilla Loca’ tortilla warmers hot, not crazy

Rio Rico-based "La Tortilla Loca" sells stylish circular warmers that are so popular the owners say it's time to expand.... Read more»

Sonoran dogs heating up culinary world

The Sonoran hot dog is making a national name for itself lately, thanks to numerous articles and TV spots "discovering" what has been common along the border and in Southern Arizona for years. The full shebang touts bacon, beans, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cheese, avocado, vinegar-soaked jalapeños and two types of onions, fresh and grilled.... Read more»

 1 2 >