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Officials: S. AZ bypassed in Interstate 11 planning

At a time when Arizona leaders are expressing renewed interest in increasing trade with Mexico, representatives from Pima County say they are aghast that planning for a new interstate has not included Southern Arizona.

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Warneke family home about halfway finished

Warneke family home about halfway finished

Almost every day, Roxanne Warneke takes a short walk from her mobile home with her infant daughter to see the progress of their house being built on their rural Avra Valley property.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Activist fights proposed Avra Valley freeway

Activist fights proposed Avra Valley freeway

Picture Rocks community activist Albert Lannon is most interested in the way he thinks things ought to be, rather than how they are.

February 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Flooding closes southwest roads

Flooding closes southwest roads

Rainfall runoff has caused flooding west of the city, closing several roads between roughly Highway 286 on up to Avra Valley off Marstellar Road, authorities said.

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Avra Valley residents wary of I-11 bypass

Avra Valley residents wary of I-11 bypass

Some Avra Valley residents are hoping the proposed Interstate 11 does not run through their backyards.

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Mourners in Marana say goodbye to fallen firefighter

Mourners in Marana say goodbye to fallen firefighter

Mourners gathered in Marana this afternoon to say farewell to William "Billy" Warneke, one of 19 firefighters killed last month battling a wildfire near Prescott.

July 10, 2013 3:28 pm Photos

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Hotshot firefighter William Warneke's widow gets help remodeling home

Hotshot firefighter William Warneke's widow gets help remodeling home

Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke had barely made a dent in the remodel of a mobile home he and his wife, Roxanne, recently purchased on four acres on a dirt road in Avra Valley when he was called to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott.

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Four NW fire districts raise rates

Four NW fire districts raise rates

Francis Gerl, a firefighter/EMT with the Mountain Vista Fire District, practiced spraying water from the tall ladder truck during drills last month near Magee and Oracle roads.

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Four NW fire districts raise rates

Four NW fire districts raise rates

Capt. John Spanarella waited on a roof as other firefighters climbed the ladder during drills last month conducted by Mountain Vista Fire District firefighters.

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Four NW fire districts raise rates

Four NW fire districts raise rates

Jose Ahumad, a firefighter/EMT, rolled out hoses as Mountain Vista Fire District firefighters drilled behind Kohl's department store near Magee and Oracle roads.

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Four NW fire districts raise rates

Four NW fire districts raise rates

Four of five fire districts that serve the northwest side have raised their tax rates for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Water awards $408,000 contract to former agency officials

After the longtime caretaker for the city's 22,459 acres of retired farmland in Avra Valley and his supervisor both retired, Tucson Water officials opted to outsource the work to a private contractor.

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“He didn’t deserve to die like that,” killer tells Tucson victim’s family

A Tucsonan who shot a friend to death and desecrated his body told the man’s family he wishes he could bring him back.

March 04, 2013 4:19 pm

Man who shot at cop gets 71/2 to 21 years

A 20-year-old Tucson man is facing between 7 1/2 and 21 years in prison after being convicted Tuesday of shooting at a Tucson police officer last August, said Deputy Pima County Attorney Julie Sottosanti.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am

Some I-10 ramps and lanes will close Friday

Some Interstate 10 ramps and frontage roads will be closed in the Marana area Friday and Saturday for paving work.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Carolyn Campbell, the executive director of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, inspects some of the 410,760 solar panels in a solar plant built by NRG Solar. The Avra Valley Solar Generating Station will produce 34 megawatts of direct current.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Jennifer Christelman, the environmental engineer division manager, and Curtis Woody, the economic development director, both with the town of Marana, autograph a solar panel.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

An aerial view shows the 300-acre solar plant in Avra Valley. TEP will buy power from the solar farm, which can generate enough power to meet the annual energy needs of about 5,000 homes, under a 20-year agreement.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Fields northwest of Tucson that once yielded cotton by the ton are now producing clean electrical power, at the biggest solar power plant to be connected to Tucson Electric Power Co.'s power grid to date.

December 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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