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What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's water grab threatens the bulk of desert ecology

Arizona's watersheds don't look like the water courses of other states, but that doesn't mean they deserve any less protection. Ours may in fact need more, albeit different, safeguarding — streams don't have to be year-round flowing rivers to be vital to the state's environment and economy.... Read more»1

SIerra Club & Border Patrol tout 'conservation and collaboration on the border'

They've clashed in the past over conflicting goals - border security and protecting the environment - but representatives of the Sierra Club and Customs and Border Protection recently made their first joint public presentation about working together. Security goals and environmental preservation can go hand in hand, they said.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pay tribute to Gowan's water entitlements

Let's talk water rights and water entitlement. Few cases better illustrate how the Legislature has looked out for the "little guy" over the last quarter-century. Water security is key to the future of Sierra Vista — not to mention Ft. Huachuca — but Tribute's developers see it as a just bump on their road to fortune.... Read more»1

Enviro groups raise fears over route for NM-Az power line

Environmental groups are expressing concerns about the preferred route for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, a proposed power line that would run from New Mexico to Southeastern Arizona.... Read more»

Meeting previews San Pedro bridge project Tuesday

A public meeting Tuesday will preview the replacement of the San Pedro River bridge between Bisbee/Tombstone and Sierra Vista. Construction is set to begin Oct. 1, and last through March 2014.... Read more»

Feds open comment on 460-mile NM-Az power line

Federal officials have unveiled draft plans for a proposed $1.5 billion power line linking central New Mexico with southeast Arizona across at least 460 miles of federal, state, local and privately owned lands.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: No major regrets, says TUSD president

Today on Buckmaster - We talk with TUSD's Mark Stegeman. Then, Sierra Vista Herald reporter Bill Hess on the latest San Pedro River water dispute.... Read more»

San Pedro River survey to take place Saturday

On Saturday, volunteers will walk lengths of the San Pedro River as part of an annual survey of the river, recording the distances on the streambed where water is present. ... Read more»

Feds propose listing two fish species as endangered

Federal authorities plan to designate nearly 800 miles of critical habitat for two threatened fish species in the Southwest, and change the status of the fish – the spikedace and loach minnow – from "threatened" to "endangered."... Read more»

Center for Biological Diversity

Wildlife group, utility at odds over rare loach minnow

A tiny fish and a utility company’s plan to repair a natural gas pipeline along an eastern Arizona river have the Center for Biological Diversity tangling with federal regulators.... Read more»

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

Minuteman border watch continues in Southern Arizona

The president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says that even though her national group has disbanded, local Minuteman groups can continue to operate, and she promises to continue her work in Cochise County to stop illegal immigration.... Read more»