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Pecan groves near Green Valley get zoning OK; development not imminent

The Pima County Board of Supervisors allowed Farmers Investment Co. to rezone its property Tuesday for residential and commercial use, but don’t expect shovels to turn dirt anytime soon.

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Pipe inadequate for 2 hookups to CAP, city says

Pipe inadequate for 2 hookups to CAP, city says

A machine called a rake is used in the harvesting of pecans from the groves owned by Farmers Investment Co., one of the two entities that want to connect to the water source at the end of the Central Arizona Project.

May 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pipe inadequate for 2 hookups to CAP, city says

Pipe inadequate for 2 hookups to CAP, city says

An existing pipeline at a Sahuarita-area groundwater recharge project isn't nearly big enough to carry all the Colorado River water that two other parties say they want to put into two proposed connecting pipelines, Tucson officials said Tuesday.

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Guest Column: Tucson City Council should reject mine's request for CAP connection

Tucson's mayor and City Council face a decision this week with significant long-range implications to our future. Tucson has received two requests to allow connections to a pipeline it jointly owns with the Central Arizona Project south of Tucson. These connections would deliver CAP water to…

May 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Green Valley gets first county park

Green Valley gets first county park

Al Clayton practices batting at one of the new fields at the Canoa Preserve Community Park. The new 53-acre park includes two softball fields, among other amenities, and will be formally opened on Tuesday.

March 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Green Valley gets first county park

Green Valley gets first county park

Pima County will dedicate its first park in Green Valley on Tuesday.

March 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Barbara C. Burkholder

October 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Barbara Burkholder, an agricultural pioneer, accountant, world traveler and mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Wednesday in Green Valley following a brief illness. She was 98.

October 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Film: Polluted Italy site a window to Rosemont

A new video documentary portrays a sister company of Rosemont Copper's Canadian parent as unwilling to clean up a polluted Italian gold mine site and willing to walk away from it.

August 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Planning for 126 Catalina-area condos advances

The plan to build 126 condos near the Bashas' shopping center in the Catalina area is moving forward.

April 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Sahuarita-area plans for groves, ranch clear county commission

Sahuarita-area plans for groves, ranch clear county commission

A plan amendment involving 287 acres of the Farmers Investment Co. (FICO) pecan-grove property near Continental Road and the Santa Cruz River that would allow future residential and commercial developments cleared the county zoning commission.

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Sahuarita-area plans for groves, ranch clear county commission

Sahuarita-area plans for groves, ranch clear county commission

Two proposed developments near Sahuarita were given the OK by the Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday.

March 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Sahuarita-area plans for groves, ranch clear county commission

Sahuarita-area plans for groves, ranch clear county commission

The property FICO would develop runs for 12 miles along the Santa Cruz River, above. The owners are working on a plan to address wildlife habitat, water recharge and flood control issues.

March 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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