Pima County recognized for efforts to preserve native plants, avian habitat

Pima County recognized for efforts to preserve native plants, avian habitat

By SoAzNewsX Pima County’s commitment to environmental protection has earned the appreciation of a conservation group dedicated to preventing the decline of the migratory songbird population in North America. Saving Birds Thru Habitat presented the Board of Supervisors at a March meeting with its Award of Exceptional Merit for maintaining a thriving bird population in the […]

Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

By Alyssa Hesketh / Cronkite News Tucson-area residents who oppose a Fortune 500 company’s plans to grow genetically modified crops at a new greenhouse in Marana won a partial victory. The greenhouse will still be built but Monsanto is withdrawing its request for an incentive to cut property taxes by receiving Foreign Trade Zone status, according […]

Judge voids World View contract with Pima County

Judge voids World View contract with Pima County

By SoAzNewsX A Pima County Superior Court judge has struck down the County’s contract with World View Enterprises that would have required taxpayers to foot the bill for a new facility for the company’s luxury tourism business. According to Judge Catherine Woods, the County was required to have the building appraised, hold a public auction, and […]

Fish survey set for Lower Santa Cruz River

Fish survey set for Lower Santa Cruz River

By SoAzNewsX On Nov. 9, staff from Pima County’s Regional Flood Control District, Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and Office of Sustainability and Conservation and the Sonoran Institute will take part in a “Fish Survey” at four locations along the Lower Santa Cruz to determine which species are now found in the river. They will be […]

Pima County wins Water Innovation Challenge; gets over $300K prize

Pima County wins Water Innovation Challenge; gets over $300K prize

By SoAzNewsX Pima County’s Southwest Water Campus team won the $250,000 New Arizona Prize: Water Innovation Challenge prize to fulfill its proposal, which involves brewing beer using reclaimed water. A selection committee in Phoenix announced the winning team Nov. 3. In addition to the $250,000 grand prize, Pima County’s team will benefit from up to […]

Natives know better than to dismiss the power of floods

Natives know better than to dismiss the power of floods

By Tom Prezelski Pima County natives, and most long-time residents, have all experienced explaining to some relative newcomer the folly of dismissing our local streams as mere channels unworthy of the designation of “creek” or “river.” Those of us who have witnessed the power of thousands of cubic feet per second of turbid water rushing […]

SoAzNewsX candidate endorsements for local office

SoAzNewsX candidate endorsements for local office

By SoAzNewsX When casting your 2016 ballot for the Arizona Legislature and Pima County offices, we want you to consider our choices for office: COUNTYWIDE Three Republican deserve your support: SHERIFF – MARK NAPIER Enough said – the local media actually picked up on this, and a STAR reporter actually did a decent job. Congrats to […]

Pima County Recorder’s Office will send record number vote-by-mail ballots

Pima County Recorder’s Office will send record number vote-by-mail ballots

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Recorder’s Office began mailing ballots for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election on Oct. 12. Over 353,000 vote-by-mail ballots will go out during this first mailing. “This first wave beats the previous record of vote-by-mail ballots for Pima County, set at 295,000 in the 2012 Presidential General Election,” said Pima County […]

Pima County’s subsidy to World View Enterprises in danger

Pima County’s subsidy to World View Enterprises in danger

By SoAzNewsX Today the Goldwater Institute won a victory in Pima County Superior Court in the World View Enterprises case where the Goldwater Institute brought suit against Pima County over the Gift Clause. The county wanted the court to dismiss the lawsuit but Judge Catherine Woods ruled GWI successfully explained its position that the County “’unquestionably abused’ its discretion […]

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