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Cows look out from the Riverview-owned Coronado Dairy farm near Willcox, Ariz.

Over the previous decade, Minnesota-based dairy operation Riverview had gobbled up more than 50,000 acres in Cochise County to build an expansive network of farms and feedlots, and the mounting water crisis has created a groundswell of anger in the Willcox Basin. Read more»

The Walnut Fire was burning on both sides of Interstate 10 on Tuesday, prompting the shut down of the highway.

The Walnut Fire burning on both sides of the highway forced the closure of Interstate 10 between Tucson and Willcox on Tuesday afternoon, but one lane in each direction was reopened in the evening. Residents in the rural area were being ordered to evacuate. Read more»

Cochise County Supervisor Peggy Judd, and social media posts and messages about the January 6 Trump rally and subsequent march on the U.S. Capitol.

A Cochise County supervisor deleted her Facebook profile and is facing calls to resign after she touted conspiracy myths and posted about her participation in the Jan. 6 march on the U.S. Capitol that became a deadly insurrection. Read more»

Grapes on the vine in a 2016 file photo from Page Springs Vineyards, one of the members of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium that is seeking to make part of Yavapai County a federally designated American Viticultural Area.

If local wineries and vineyards have their way, the Verde Valley will soon be designated as a federally recognized American Viticultural Area.. Read more»

Cochise County has joined hundreds of other small counties innovating ways to keep people with serious mental illness out of their jails. But it comes too late for Adrian Perez, who has spent the past 13 years cycling in and out of jail, and solitary confinement, which only makes him sicker. Read more»

The intersection of  Crismon and Baseline roads in Mesa was closed after heavy rains the morning of Sept. 23.

This year’s monsoon was one of Arizona’s driest ever. Despite last week’s wet and wild start to fall, for many towns and cities, it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the annual deficit. But in Tucson, the monsoon closed just 1 inch shy of the normal rainfall. Read more»

Most years, the end of May in Tucson means preparing for the heat. This week instead brings a freeze warning in the Willcox and Sulphur Springs Valley areas, and snow flurries atop the Santa Catalina Mountains. Read more» 1

A rifle with gun parts stolen from an armory in West Virginia and mailed to Willcox by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The agent mailed more than $100,000 worth of parts, including a device to make a pistol fire fully automatic, to the Willcox station for himself and another agent.

A Border Patrol agent was found guilty of stealing more than $100,000 in gun parts from a federal armory in West Virginia, including a device that modified a Glock pistol into a fully automatic weapon, and mailing them to Arizona. Read more» 1

A family searches for the perfect pumpkin at a fall festival in Marana, Arizona on October 25, 2014.

Take advantage of all fall has to offer in Arizona at one of these popular festivals. Read more»

Nearly 1,600 pounds of marijuana found abandoned in a residence in Bisbee, Ariz. part of three seizures made on June 23 by special agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Patrol seized more than 3.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $3 million in a series of seizures in southeastern Arizona last week, authorities said. Read more»

While the number of locally run hospitals is shrinking in Southern Arizona, five independent nonprofit medical facilities announced this week that they have formed the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance to improve care and reduce costs. The group includes Tucson Medical Center and hospitals in Benson, Bisbee, Safford and Willcox. Read more»

A carjacking suspect was arrested while driving a stolen tractor following a crash, officials said.

Border Patrol agents near Wilcox arrested an alleged carjacker after he attempted to flee a crash near Wilcox on Saturday using a tractor. Read more»

Agents intercepted 185 pounds of marijuana dropped by an ultralight aircraft near Sunsites, Ariz., on Tuesday morning.

Border Patrol agents intercepted more than $92,000 worth of marijuana dropped from an ultralight aircraft and arrested two Mexican nationals suspected of being connected with the smuggling attempt early Tuesday morning. Read more»

The Rex Allen Museum is across the street from a statue of the singing cowboy.

Rex Allen, dubbed the "Last of the Singing Cowboys," is celebrated by his hometown of Willcox with an annual festival that brings the town together with numerous events including sports tournaments, a rodeo, a car show, and a parade. Read more»


This weekends events feature festivals and performance that encourage the family to hop in the car and get out of town for a day to experience something new that's not far outside of Tucson. Read more»

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