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Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

Possible ramifications loom for Rosemont Mine, Fort Huachuca.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

The northern Mexican gartersnake has joined the ranks of federally protected species.

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
White House council refereeing Rosemont Mine debate

White House council refereeing Rosemont Mine debate

A White House advisory body is now informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Copper Mine dispute.

December 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BLM challenges view of mine's impact on streams

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is intensifying the debate over the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on neighboring streams by bluntly challenging the Forest Service view that the mine probably won’t do major, short-term environmental damage to Cienega Creek.

September 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Real-world local cowboys will share their life and lore

Real-world local cowboys will share their life and lore

The Empire Ranch, near Sonoita, dates to the 1870s and is "one of the oldest continuously working ranches," running 800-900 head of cattle.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Real-world local cowboys will share their life and lore

Real-world local cowboys will share their life and lore

Cowboy traditions - from roping, riding and horseshoeing to campfire crooning - will come alive Saturday at the 12th annual Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Black-tailed prairie dogs moved to new digs

Black-tailed prairie dogs moved to new digs

A colony of black-tailed prairie dogs moved into new digs Monday as part of an Arizona Game and Fish Department program to re-establish the once-native species to its historic range.

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Sonoran Institute director ready to move on after 22 years on job

Sonoran Institute director ready to move on after 22 years on job

Donald Diamond sí, Rosemont Copper no.

June 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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