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What the Devil won't tell you

Sahuarita to experience the business side of water

We should hate Sahuarita's deal with Global Water. And part of me does. But it's water in a desert at a time of climate change and a friend of the devil may just be a friend of ours.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Water rate hikes in Oro Valley, raises for Sahuarita Council and Pima County COVID bonus on tap

Local governments are wading into dicey political territory with potentially unpopular agenda items on water rate hikes, raises for elected leaders and payouts of unused COVID leave.... Read more»

Ducey lifts COVID restrictions, opening Arizona bars & again blocking local mask mandates

Bars in Arizona will no longer have to operate under COVID-19 restrictions, said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who also ordered that cities and counties can no longer mandate face-covering be worn in public — a move called "irresponsible, unethical and unprecedented" and "reckless" by local officials.... Read more»1

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 He also has withdrawn his name from the 2020 ballot....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»

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»

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»