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A stolen semi-tractor trailer was stolen during an incident that ended when Border Patrol agents shot and killed the suspect after he repeatedly fired on law enforcement officers early Wednesday morning.

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»

An artist’s rendering of the concentrated solar power plant proposed for SolarReserve’s plant near Quartzsite. The system uses a field of reflectors to focus sunlight on the top of a central tower, heating fluids inside to create steam and generate electricity.

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»

John Bathke, historic preservation officer for the Quechan Indian Tribe, looks toward the horizon where a planned 653-foot solar tower would appear.

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»

Jean Allen is ready for her first season as a vendor in Quartzsite, selling products including art and decorative boxes. She said he’s optimistic but still a little nervous about what the economy will bring.

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»