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Bear sightings increase in Southeastern Arizona

Bear sightings increase in Southeastern Arizona

Black bears became active earlier than usual in Southeastern Arizona this year, and some of the big critters are posing problems for people, state wildlife officials say.

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Fire in Huachuca Mountains grows to more than 300 acres

Fire in Huachuca Mountains grows to more than 300 acres

A wildfire burning in Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains has grown and a Type 1 incident management team is expected to take over command of the fire around 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

April 15, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Hendy Iron Works made long-lasting mark on area

Mine Tales: Hendy Iron Works made long-lasting mark on area

One of the fringe benefits of hiking Arizona’s extensive mountain trail system is the opportunity to visit old mines and see abandoned mining equipment.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

The black bear was found between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Seventh Street. The Sierra Vista area has had increased bear activity since the 2011 Monument Fire made it harder for them to find food, officials say.

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Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

A bear that had climbed a tree in Sierra Vista was captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

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Arizona Game and Fish relocates bear treed in Sierra Vista

Arizona Game and Fish relocates bear treed in Sierra Vista

A black bear that had climbed into a tree in Sierra Vista was successfully captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

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Wildlife to benefit from pond's reconstruction

Wildlife to benefit from pond's reconstruction

Charlie Orel of The Nature Conservancy runs a backhoe to remove an old pond liner and other debris from a pond at the Brown Canyon Ranch near Sierra Visit. On the right is volunteer Eric Andersen.

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Wildlife to benefit from pond's reconstruction

Wildlife to benefit from pond's reconstruction

It's a pipsqueak of a pond - less than an acre in size - but renovation work on it last week could bring big benefits for wildlife, including a threatened frog species.

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New photos of jaguar taken SE of Tucson released by feds

New photos of jaguar taken SE of Tucson released by feds

Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains were released today by the federal government.

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Sierra Vista's bears evade hunters

Sierra Vista's bears evade hunters

This bear was removed from Sierra Vista in September, when bear-human encounters were a problem there.

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Sierra Vista's bears evade hunters

Sierra Vista's bears evade hunters

Chalk one up for the bears - at least for the time being.

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Experts: S. Ariz. tail photo likely jaguar, though debate continues

Experts: S. Ariz. tail photo likely jaguar, though debate continues

Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Did photo in Tucson capture tail of ocelot or jaguar?

Did photo in Tucson capture tail of ocelot or jaguar?

Arizona Game and Fish officials are analyzing a recent trail camera photo of either a jaguar or ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.

October 03, 2012 9:02 am Photos

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Bear hunt aims to stop foraging in Sierra Vista

Bear hunt aims to stop foraging in Sierra Vista

This bear was removed from Sierra Vista earlier this month. The animals, which can weigh up to 400 pounds, are hungry and looking for food in the city.

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Bear hunt aims to stop foraging in Sierra Vista

Bear hunt aims to stop foraging in Sierra Vista

Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista - prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.

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Foraging bears in Sierra Vista prompt hunt

Foraging bears in Sierra Vista prompt hunt

Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista — prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.

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Feds: 1,300 square miles of S. Arizona is jaguar habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate about 838,000 acres, mostly in Southern Arizona, as critical habitat for jaguars.

August 17, 2012 2:02 pmLoading…

Customs helicopter rescues man in Huachuca Mountains

A missing mountain biker was found Saturday in the Huachuca Mountains by a Customs and Border Protection helicopter crew.

August 13, 2012 4:24 pmLoading…

Brush piles to be burned near Huachuca Mountains

The Coronado National Forest will resume burning brush piles in late July on the west side of the Huachuca Mountains in the area of Lyle and Brushy canyons.

July 23, 2012 1:06 pmLoading…
Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Miller Canyon homeowner Ron Morales had to use a tractor to fix this road that was washed out during flooding Monday evening. "The rain was coming down in sheets," said Paul Cimino of the Sierra Vista Fire Department.

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