Lincoln County War talk in Green Valley coming up

Lincoln County War talk in Green Valley coming up

By SoAzNewsX Noted Wyatt Earp and Old West historian Scott Dyke will present a talk on what happened to cause the Lincoln County War in New Mexico as part of his Wild West Series of history talks. Billy the Kid was one of participants in that dispute that arose between two factions over the control of dry […]

AZGFD studies cormorant impact on wildlife, fish

AZGFD studies cormorant impact on wildlife, fish

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) prides itself on providing ample fishing opportunities for its legions of anglers and the state’s growing populations of cormorants have taken notice. In early 2017, AZGFD began a study of the state’s two species of the bird – neotropic and double-crested cormorants – both of which […]

Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Shayla Hyde / Cronkite News NOGALES, AZ —The road turns from a dusty brown to a deep, red clay along the road to Buena Vista Ranch, where cattle rancher Dean Fish raises commercial cattle. Green vegetation dots the desert for miles from Fish’s ranch headquarters to the ranch’s edge on the Arizona-Mexico border. Black Angus cattle […]

New Mexico hat maker crafts authentic Billy the Kid hat

New Mexico hat maker crafts authentic Billy the Kid hat

TULAROSA, N.M. (KRQE) – Billy the Kid is a tourist draw in parts of New Mexico. Now a New Mexico hat-maker is hoping to capitalize on the outlaw’s fashion sense, namely his hat. The legend of Billy the Kid dates back more than a century, and in every picture that has surfaced of the cowboy […]

BLM looking for recruits for summer fire jobs

BLM looking for recruits for summer fire jobs

By SoAzNewsX The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gila District is currently recruiting applicants for summer employment during the 2018 fire season. Wildland firefighters provide a valuable service, protecting American communities and public lands. To serve on a fire crew, persons must be at least 18 years of age, have a strong work ethic, be […]

AZGFD seeks citizen scientists to aid in American kestrel project

AZGFD seeks citizen scientists to aid in American kestrel project

By SoAzNewsX Standing at less than 11 inches tall, the American kestrel is a mighty bird of prey, yet the future of this fierce little falcon is uncertain, as populations are on the decline nationally. Locally, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is enlisting the help of landowners and citizen scientists to assist biologists […]

Progress on new bi-national drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

Progress on new bi-national drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

By Issac Windes / Cronkite News States, federal and Mexican officials hailed a bi-national agreement this fall that they said could lead to a radical shift in how the region prepares for and responds to drought. But three months later, they appear no closer to a drought contingency plan, as negotiations have pitted states and […]