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Wildfire near Elgin now 65 percent contained

Wildfire near Elgin now 65 percent contained

A fast-moving wildfire ignited by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon on ranch land near Elgin, about 55 miles southeast of Tucson, is now 65 percent contained.

April 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize $314,650 worth of pot; arrests in other incidents

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize $314,650 worth of pot; arrests in other incidents

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized an estimated $314,650 worth of marijuana, and made arrests in other incidents last week, authorities said.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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7 incidents lead to more than $605,000 in seized pot; 8 arrests

7 incidents lead to more than $605,000 in seized pot; 8 arrests

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized more than $605,000 worth of marijuana and arrested eight drug smugglers during the past two weeks, federal authorities said.

February 10, 2014 5:35 pm
Pronghorns released near Sonoita

Pronghorns released near Sonoita

Forty-one pronghorns, commonly known as antelope, were released at two sites in the Sonoita-Patagonia area Wednesday — part of an effort to rebuild dwindling herds in Southeastern Arizona.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Phoenix chef ditching Valley for Sonoita wine country

Quiessence's Greg LaPrad plans to open farm to table restaurant in August.

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Former wild-roaming horses, burros coming up for adoption

Former wild-roaming horses, burros coming up for adoption

Nearly three dozen horses and burros that have been roaming wild on the range will be offered for adoption this month in Sonoita.

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Crash victims in deadly Tucson-area wreck likely were illegal immigrants

Arizona authorities describe a chaotic scene at a weekend crash involving an SUV packed with 20 immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala as it fled the Border Patrol and flipped over, killing five people and injuring 15.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am

Tour ruins, ghost town, ranch this month

March brings a bunch of free events for Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. See azstateparks.com for a complete list; here's a sample:

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Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Passing trains, lavish homes, mountain views are among the many sights near the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon trailhead.

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Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Stop for breakfast at Reb's Cafe & Coffee Shop in Benson. Two eggs, potato, choice of meat and toast ($5.29) is a popular choice.

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Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

In the Elgin-Sonoita area, you'll have several choices if you'd like to stop and sample some Arizona wine.

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Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

This abandoned filling station sits in front of a mercantile store at the Fairbank historic town site in Southeast Arizona. The town site is open daily for self-guided tours.

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Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Singing Wind Bookshop owner Winn Bundy points out a few interesting titles. The book shop, at 700 W. Singing Wind Road north of Benson, is open seven days a week.

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Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

Hit the road for tour of scenic Southern AZ

One of the wonderful things about the holidays is having family and friends at your house. Here's something almost equally wonderful: finding an entertaining way to lure everyone out of the house for a while.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Pronghorns might be moved from Prescott to Sonoita area

PRESCOTT - The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to move pronghorns from one of the largest herds in the state to supplement populations in Southeastern Arizona.

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Sonoita winery hosting speakeasy for wine's release

Sonoita winery hosting speakeasy for wine's release

Arizona Hops and Vines' event includes live music and car show.

November 30, 2012 7:00 am Photos

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Tucson area winery hosting car show, tasting

Tucson area winery hosting car show, tasting

Speakeasy event features classic cars, wines.

November 08, 2012 8:00 am Photos

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In reversal of Goldilocks tale, cub checks out Sonoita home

In reversal of Goldilocks tale, cub checks out Sonoita home

 A small bear peeks around the nightstand in Volk home in Sonoita, Ariz., on Oct. 4. Courtesy Phil Volk

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In reversal of Goldilocks tale, cub checks out Sonoita home

In reversal of Goldilocks tale, cub checks out Sonoita home

Game officials with the tranquilized cub that invaded a Sonoita home

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In reversal of Goldilocks tale, cub checks out Sonoita home

In reversal of Goldilocks tale, cub checks out Sonoita home

The tranquilzed cub is lifted into an Arizona Game and Fish Department vehicle. The cub broke a window to get into the house.

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