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Arivaca checkpoints

Arivaca checkpoints

Peter Bentley, a 15-year Arivaca resident and owner of some residential and commercial property there, gestures as he raises concerns about the economic impact of the checkpoint during a press conference at the Arivaca Community Center. Local residents have initiated a study of the activitie…

October 19, 2014 6:51 pm
Arivaca checkpoints

Arivaca checkpoints

An Arivaca residents group found Latinos are more likely to encounter prolonged stops and secondary inspection at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road outside of Amado. Volunteers recorded 2,379 stops, none of which resulted in arrest.

October 19, 2014 6:50 pm
Arivaca checkpoints

Arivaca checkpoints

Arivaca residents gather at the Arivaca Community Center on Sunday to hear the results of the study, which alleges systematic unlawful conduct by the Border Patrol.

October 19, 2014 6:50 pm
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Direct service provider Jamie Wahl, right, and several young men herd their goats in the contained area around a small pond at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. The ranch is currently the home of several young autistic men. The facility provides a day program for as many as seven visito…

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

A couple of direct care providers lead a group into the garden to harvest some green beans and peppers at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. They plan to pickle the vegetables and sell them at the local farmer's market. The ranch is currently the home of several young autistic men.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Daniel Feuerhelm, 22, pauses to examine a green bean he is harvesting at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. The green beans are going to be pickled and sold at the local farmer's market in Bisbee. It is a place where autistic teens and adults can experience a supportive environment in an…

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

With the San Pedro River as a backdrop, the young men head back after picking up a small amount of green beans and some peppers from their garden, the young men return to the main building at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. The ranch is currently the home of several young autistic men…

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Direct service provider Jamie Wahl leads several of the young men around the pond at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. They were herding their goats around the area which is safely contained with a fence.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Direct service provider Jamie Wahl, kneeling left, hands some freshly-picked pomegranates to Jonathan Townsend, 20, and Jesus Rubio, 21, at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz., which is currently the home of several young autistic men. Along with being around three goats, 10 chickens and …

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

To ward off the many insects in the area, Marla Guerrero, middle, applies bug spray on the neck of John Thompson, 20, while Daniel Feuerhelm, 22, watches at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

A scare crow stands guard over the chicken coup near the garden at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

After harvesting green beans and peppers, some of the young men return to the main building which is used for office space and where many of the day's inside activities take place at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. The ranch is currently the home of several young autistic men.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Direct service provider Jamie Wahl tries to coax Joe Brown, 20, into eating some freshly-picked pomegranates while they are in the kitchen at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz., which is currently the home of several young autistic men.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

In the kitchen, direct service providers Jesse Davisson, second left and Jeffrey York, seated middle, discuss ways to display the green beans in the jars which they plan to sell at the local farmer's market in Bisbee. Meahwhile, Joe Brown, seated left, and Jesus Rubio break up the green bean…

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Some of the arts and crafts items created by the young men is taken to be sold at the local farmer's market in Bisbee at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz.

October 19, 2014 9:59 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Cory Williams, 23, finds a comfortable spot on the floor where he can read a book at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. He enjoys reading books but he especially loves to read magazines. The ranch is currently the home of several young autistic men.

October 19, 2014 10:00 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Billy Ledford, with Can-Do Construction from nearby Sierra Vista, applies a coat of paint on the wall of a newly remodeled bathroom at Echoing Hope Ranch, in Hereford, Ariz. Previously, the bathtub was removed and the toilet was moved in its place. The flooring also had to be painstakingly r…

October 19, 2014 10:00 am
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A US customs officer approaches a van that just entered one of the new primary passenger lanes during a tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The number of passenger lanes grew from four lanes to 12 after the renovation. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, a bus lane, eight …

October 15, 2014 1:59 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

US customs officers look through the luggage of several bus passengers as they pass through the pedestrian processing area during a tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The area is meant to process pedestrians and those traveling to the United States by bus.

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A bus passenger enters the spacious pedestrian processing area at the Mariposa Port of Entry. Both pedestrians and bus passengers enter through the area before being allowed to proceed. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, 12 passenger vehicle lanes, eight commercial lanes,…

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A bus enters the new bus lane which allows passengers to disembark, enter the processing area while the bus proceeds through inspection at the Mariposa Port of Entry. The five year construction project cost an estimated $250 million.

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A US customs officer goes through the process of checking up on a motorist in one of the primary passenger lanes at the Mariposa Port of Entry. The number of passenger lanes grew from four lanes to 12 after the renovation.The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, eight commercia…

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

An electronic billboard is on display as a pedestrian approaches the border from the Mexican side during a tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, 12 passenger vehicle lanes, eight commercial lanes, a non-intrusive inspection area and an off…

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A mobile X-ray machine, left, scans a commercial tractor trailer in the non-intrusive area for select vehicles atmthe Mariposa Port of Entry. The machine has the ability to scan a trailer in about a minute The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, a bus lane, 12 passenger vehicl…

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

On a hilltop on the Mexican side overlooking the border, a group of suspected spotters monitors the activities at the Mariposa Port of Entry. It is believed they keep track of any procedure taking place along the port and look for possible ways to take advantage of any possible weakness.

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A tractor trailer pulls away from the commercial lane which grew from four lanes to eight at the Mariposa Port of Entry. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, a bus lane, 12 passenger vehicle lanes, eight commercial lanes, a non-intrusive inspection area and an off-load dock…

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

The off-load dock is used for the physical inspection of some cargo and is utilized by a number of agencies including Fish and Wildlife, Agriculture, USDA and more at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

An art element of the new port includes footprints imbedded in concrete throughout the complex to signify traveling.

October 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

US customs officers look through the luggage of several bus passengers as they pass through the pedestrian processing area during a tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The area is meant to process pedestrians and those who travel by bus. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area,…

October 15, 2014 1:34 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

An art element of the new port includes footprints imbedded in concrete throughout the complex to signify traveling at the Mariposa Port of Entry. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, 12 passenger vehicle lanes, eight commercial lanes, a non-intrusive inspection area and an…

October 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

A bus enters the new bus lane which allows passengers to disembark, enter the processing area while the bus goes through inspection during a tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The expanded port includes a pedestrian crossing area, 12 passenger vehicle lanes, eight commercial lanes, a non-in…

October 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

Pedestrians and bus passengers must pass through the Mariposa Port of Entry’s spacious processing area before proceeding. The expanded port, the result of a five-year, $250 million project, also includes more vehicle-inspection lanes, a nonintrusive inspection area and an offload dock. 

October 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Mariposa Port of Entry

Mariposa Port of Entry

The port has 12 passenger lanes and eight dedicated for commercial traffic. It can process 4,000 trucks a day.

October 15, 2014 1:33 pm
What's going up

What's going up

The “Parasol Building” at 5828 N. Oracle Road houses the Smile Perfection Dental office of Dr. Sharad Pandhi as well as other offices.

October 15, 2014 11:12 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Daniel Feuerhelm, 22, pauses to examine green beans he’s harvesting from the Echoing Hope Ranch garden. The ranch also has three goats, 10 hens and a rooster.

October 15, 2014 11:03 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Care providers and clients harvest green beans and peppers at Echoing Hope Ranch. They vegetables will be pickled and sold at a farmers market.

October 15, 2014 11:03 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Direct service provider Jamie Wahl, right, and several young men with severe autism herd goats around a pond at Echoing Hope Ranch, which has both full-time and day clients. The the young men also harvest vegetables and create crafts.

October 15, 2014 11:04 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

Cory Williams, 23, finds a comfortable spot on the floor at Echoing Hope Ranch where he can read a book. He enjoys reading books but he especially loves to read magazines. The ranch is currently the home of several young autistic men. The facility provides a day program for as many as seven …

October 15, 2014 11:02 am
Echoing Hope Ranch

Echoing Hope Ranch

These are some of the craft items made by the young men at the ranch. The crafts will be sold at the farmers market in Bisbee.

October 15, 2014 11:02 am
Sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping

Desert shrubs, like this brittlebush, are harmed by excessive pruning. The practice interferes with the plant’s ability to bloom. “I don’t like any lollipops,” says Castro Landscape Services owner Cesar D. Castro.

October 14, 2014 11:25 am
Sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping

Jose Chavez, with EcoSense Landscaping, trims a palo verde tree at a foothills home. Eli Nielsen, the owner of EcoSense Landscaping, incorporates sustainable landscaping practices for maintaining landscapes. His crews prune trees and shrubs to have a more natural appearance and leaves plant …

October 14, 2014 11:25 am
Sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping

Felix Salazar, left, and his boss, Eli Nielsen, owner of EcoSense Landscaping, work on a trail around a foothills home, trimming trees along the way and making it look natural. Nielsen incorporates sustainable landscaping practices: His crews prune trees and shrubs to have a more natural app…

October 14, 2014 11:24 am
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Anthony Moriconi, 2, slides off a pile of small-sized pumpkins while with his sister Mikayla, 5, at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival, 14901 N. Wentz Rd. The event, which is in its fourth year, is on 20 acres, said owner Jon Post. The activities include two corn mazes, jumping pillo…

October 13, 2014 3:36 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Steven Yializis, right, takes a photograph of his children and other family members while on top of a straw mountain at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. The event, which is in its fourth year, is on 20 acres, said owner Jon Post. The activities include two corn mazes, jumping pill…

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

A screaming Caroline Murphy, 5, comes sliding down a zip line at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. The activities include two corn mazes, jumping pillows, farm animals, diesel train rides, pig races, a straw mountain and more, he said. On another part of the farm there is an opport…

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Numerous spectators cheer along as several pigs make the last turn during the pig races at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. The event, which is in its fourth year, is on 20 acres, said owner Jon Post. The activities include two corn mazes, jumping pillows, farm animals, diesel tra…

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

After touching a goat, a curious Analise Harris , 3, looks around at the other animals at the petting zoo at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. The event, which is in its fourth year, is on 20 acres, said owner Jon Post.

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

For Jude Nenadovich, 4, Pumpkin Lifting may as well be an Olympic event as he struggles to pick up a pumpkin while his family watches at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. The festival continues through October 31. For more information call 305-5481 or go to maranapumpkinpatch.com.

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Jan Brown takes a photograph of her husband Andrew and grandson Drew, 5, as they lift a pumpkin they found at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival, 14901 N. Wentz Rd.

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

A jumping Tiffany Divjak, 4, leaps to her hearts content while on one of the jumping pillows at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival. The event, which is in its fourth year, is on 20 acres, said owner Jon Post. The activities include two corn mazes, jumping pillows, farm animals, diese…

October 13, 2014 3:37 pm

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