Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee sets public outreach schedule

Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee sets public outreach schedule

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee has scheduled seven public meetings around the county in December and January to give the public a chance to provide feedback on whether the Board of Supervisors should adopt a countywide sales tax. State law allows county boards of supervisors to enact up to a half-cent-per-dollar […]

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

By Andrew Nicola / Cronkite News Naturalization applications in Arizona jumped 48 percent over the past three years, to more than 19,000 last year, a number that advocates expect will continue to rise as immigrants look for reassurance in the current political climate. The Arizona numbers reflect a national increase of 35 percent over the […]

The Christmas tree shortage of 2017 traces back to recession in 2007

The Christmas tree shortage of 2017 traces back to recession in 2007

By Alyssa Williams / Cronkite News Arizona’s current Christmas tree shortage began 10 years ago when the recession hit. “I’m expecting that we’ll run out of trees early this year,” said Mel Cooper, owner of Arizona Valley View Christmas Tree Lots. Christmas tree production was at a peak in the winter of 2007, which was […]

Pima supervisors to take up road repair plan at December meeting

Pima supervisors to take up road repair plan at December meeting

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee recommended a two-year road repair plan for the Board of Supervisors to consider at its meeting in December. The list of neighborhood roads selected for repair at the Committee’s November 28 meeting covered the unincorporated areas of Pima County.  The Committee previously recommended road repairs for the […]

Alison Bunting: The Empire Ranch—How it all began

Alison Bunting: The Empire Ranch—How it all began

By Alison Bunting 2016 marked the 140th anniversary of the establishment of the Empire Ranch which began with the purchase of a 160 acre homestead north of present-day Sonoita by Walter Lennox Vail and Herbert R. Hislop. Letters written by both partners during the formative years of the Empire Ranch provide a fascinating view of the adventures and […]

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell, threatening the Colorado River

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell, threatening the Colorado River

From The Westerner Blog Sun-scorched desert mesa, 140 miles of it, lies between Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir, and Utah’s Washington County, one of America’s driest metropolitan regions. It’s a long way in miles — but not insurmountable to the Washington County Water Conservancy District, which is charged with ensuring a rapidly growing desert […]

Sierra Vista Ranger District seeks comments on proposed changes to motorized travel system

Sierra Vista Ranger District seeks comments on proposed changes to motorized travel system

By SoAzNewsX The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, seeks comments on proposed changes to the motorized travel system. The ranger district has prepared a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, according to a news release from the forest service.  The proposed […]

London’s iconic black cabs go electric

London’s iconic black cabs go electric

London’s first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets on Tuesday, the British capital’s iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern age that should help cut pollution in the city. The new-look cabs will meet the strict new emissions regulations required for all new London taxis from 2018. They are replacing the old diesel cabs, […]

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