A 19-mile stretch of Forest Road 42 is closed.
Work will help cut wildfire risk, improve habitat.
Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.
Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.
2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.
No structures are threatened.
The difference in size and scale between the current owners of the proposed Rosemont Mine and its suitor is staggering, their financial reports show.
The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.
An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.
Sabino Canyon, a spectacular slash in the Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, now attracts 1 million visitors a year — and federal officials say the canyon’s 21-year-old recreation plan is due for a makeover.
After two years of review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still has concerns about Rosemont Copper’s plans to buy land and water rights to compensate for the Rosemont Mine’s impacts on nearly 70 acres of washes and streams, a recent corps letter shows.
Rosemont Copper Co. and a Rosemont ranch hand haven’t yet paid a $514,000 debt they have jointly owed the U.S. Forest Service since August for its expenses fighting a 2011 wildfire started accidentally by the ranch hand.
When’s the next time you’ll be lucky enough to see a jaguar at Rosemont? When a visiting Canadian investor hops out of one.
When the Canadians are done scraping the Santa Ritas clean we’ll be left with a mile wide hole with a dead lake at the bottom. Our very own Lake Wobegon. No field surgeons ever had to see a wound that grotesque. Dear Joni Mitchell: They didn't pave paradise. They carved it out. And don't it …
When I was ten-years old I dug a hole to China in our backyard. I never made it to the other side of the world directly below me. By sunset, standing in a pit up to my shoulders I knew what I had to do. I wouldn't have dreamed of leaving behind an empty crater with a mud lake at the bottom. …
County supervisors took another step in their protracted fight with the proposed Rosemont Mine, voting to formally object to the location.
There are times when looking at a big issue through lenses that focus on many, smaller, contributing parts can mask very damaging effects.
Rosemont Copper has met extensive government requirements to improve its mine proposal, and so it is time to accept that the mine will be built. We respect the laws, though flawed, that permit mining in a national forest in a region with limited water.
I would like to offer what I feel is a more accurate, fact-based picture of the Rosemont Mine’s approval process than the one written by Gayle Hartmann, president of the Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Association, in the Star guest opinion, “Just the facts: Rosemont still a long way from final …
Today is the first day that critics and opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine can write formal objections to the project to the U.S. Forest Service.