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 […]

A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

From Science Daily An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that roamed North America during the last ice age. The new findings, published November 28 in the journal eLife, are based on an analysis of ancient DNA from fossils of the enigmatic “New World stilt-legged horse” excavated from sites […]

Reward offered in North Rim deer poaching

Reward offered in North Rim deer poaching

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering up to $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of yet another suspected poacher. The latest case involves a mule deer buck that was found dead near Mount Logan on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The deer was recovered in game management […]

Tucson Trap & Skeet Club hosting 2017 Southwestern Championship

Tucson Trap & Skeet Club hosting 2017 Southwestern Championship

By SoAzNewsX The Tucson Trap & Skeet Club has a big time event coming up next week. It’s the 2017 Southwestern Championship Shoot. The event is hosted by Coyote Springs Sporting Clays in Tucson, Arizona and runs from Dec 8-10. 200 Registered Target Main Event Sat/Sun 100 Target Prelim Fri 50 Registered Super Sporting Daily 100 […]

The drawing of Arizona’s counties

The drawing of Arizona’s counties

By Tom Prezelski Geographers will tell you that a straight line on a map is the legacy of a political decision made by people far away who were unaware of the conditions on the ground. County boundaries in Arizona are a particular demonstration of this rule. In the earliest days of the territory, much of Arizona […]

Equine therapy a game-changer for those in need

Equine therapy a game-changer for those in need

By Perry Cohen / Cronkite News Jack Mills lived in a world of his own as an infant, unable to connect on a social or emotional level. “Jack was a very hard baby,” his mother, Jeni Mills, said. “He cried 24/7 for his first two years of life. At 15 months, he didn’t make much eye […]

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

By SoAzNewsX The next time you’re out hiking or just meandering in the Goldfield Mountains, take a good look around. If you’re lucky, maybe way up high on the crags, you’ll see one or more of the area’s newest residents taking a good look at you. The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently translocated 14 […]

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