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Arizona cities, counties to get $441 million in direct COVID-19 relief funds

Arizona cities and counties will get access to nearly $600 million in COVID-19 relief funding, part of the more than $1.8 billion awarded two months ago to Arizona under the federal CARES Act.... Read more»

Sahuarita set to reopen town buildings, parks

The town of Sahuarita is set to reopen municipal facilities next Friday, including parks and public service offices. As of Friday, there are 1,267 reported positive cases of COVID-19 infections in Pima County, with 81 confirmed deaths.... Read more»

Sahuarita council member resigns over legal conflict; post may go unfilled this summer

Sahuarita Town Councilman Erik Dahl resigned Wednesday, two days after he said he became aware of an Arizona statute that bars him from holding public office as a state employee. He also has withdrawn his name from the 2020 ballot.... Read more»

Sahuarita mayor proclaims emergency over coronavirus

Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy on Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring an emergency that he said would put the community in a better position should relief money come available.... Read more»

Immovable objects: Asarco, striking miners at odds after 4 months

Striking Asarco workers passed four months on the picket line last week, but union officials insist they have strong community support and that workers are committed to staying out until they get a fair deal.... Read more»

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

Union leaders say the close to 1,800 striking Asarco workers in Arizona and Texas remain “strong” as the strike entered its fourth month Monday, with little hope of a settlement in sight.... Read more»

Asarco, striking miners set to resume contract talks in 2 weeks

Striking Asarco workers say contract talks with management have been set for Nov. 14, a month after nearly 1,800 workers walked off job sites and onto picket lines at sites in Arizona and Texas.... Read more»

Food banks helping striking Asarco mine workers; resource fair set for Friday

The Asarco mine strike is entering its second week today and with no end in sight, supporters are doing what they can to support the impacted families, including holding resource fairs. ... Read more»

No talks between mining company, union, as Asarco strike enters 3rd day

Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day.... Read more»

Sahuarita declines to release name of online-threat suspect

Sahuarita police have declined to release the name of the teenager arrested after an online threat led to the closure of nine Sahuarita schools Oct.1, saying they want to protect his identity because of negative comments on social media.... Read more»

Sahuarita Pecan Festival canceled: Blame it on tariffs, shaky markets, bad weather elsewhere

Shaky international markets, soaring tariffs and bad weather back East have left their mark on Sahuarita, all playing a role in the cancellation of the Pecan Festival. FICO, which owns 7,000 acres of pecan trees in Green Valley and Sahuarita, announced Friday that this year's festival is off.... Read more»

Sahuarita man shoots himself while cleaning pistol

A 40-year-old Sahuarita man was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after shooting himself in the leg.... Read more»

Rosemont plan approved — but here's why it might not happen fast

Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process.... Read more»

Boosting the pecanomy: Arizona pecan production peaks

Arizona's pecan industry faces the twin threats of climate change and trade wars even as it continues to grow.... Read more»

Northwest Hospital to build 18-bed facility in Sahuarita

Sahuarita is getting its own hospital, possibly by the end of 2019. Northwest Healthcare announced Tuesday it will build an acute care facility in the town south of Tucson.... Read more»

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