Kino’s Gem & Mineral Show opens Jan. 26

Kino’s Gem & Mineral Show opens Jan. 26

By SoAzNewsX The Kino Gem and Mineral Show, which is one of the largest in Pima County, returns to Kino Sports Complex Jan. 26 – Feb. 11. The show features more than 220 exhibitors displaying unique wares, such as rough rocks and gemstones from around the world including rough or polished stones, minerals, fossils, geodes, and other […]

Pond to restore birding, wildlife to Historic Canoa Ranch

Pond to restore birding, wildlife to Historic Canoa Ranch

By SoAzNewsX Pima County’s Regional Flood Control District has partnered with the Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department to restore a 2.5 acrepond at Historic Canoa Ranch in Green Valley, part of a master plan that should see the return of birding, native plants and wildlife viewing. Contractors working with the Regional Flood Control District began work excavating, re-shaping, and lining the pond […]

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 […]

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 […]

Humane Society President visits Pima Animal Care Center

Humane Society President visits Pima Animal Care Center

By SoAzNewsX Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, visited Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, on last week to commend Pima County officials on their investment in animal welfare and recognize the community’s efforts to prioritize animal care issues locally. “I’m so excited to see how the […]

Why prohibition didn’t work in Pima County

Why prohibition didn’t work in Pima County

By Tom Prezelski Pima County residents often take pride in being just a little politically out of step with the rest of Arizona. When our friends in other parts of the country point at one headline or another and laugh or gasp in astonishment, we can just shrug and say, “Don’t look at me, I’m from […]

ICYMI: Pima County Supervisors create sales tax exploratory committee

ICYMI: Pima County Supervisors create sales tax exploratory committee

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Board of Supervisors this month voted 5-0 to create a special advisory committee to research the advantages or disadvantages of adopting a county sales tax. Pima County is the only county in Arizona that doesn’t have a sales tax supporting its budget. As a result, the majority of county operations […]

Roskruge put Pima County on the map–literally

Roskruge put Pima County on the map–literally

By Tom Prezelski Anyone who has worked in, with, or around county government has probably noticed a particularly elegant old map of Pima County dating from 1893 that hangs in many offices. Originally over two feet wide and nearly five feet long, it is the first official map of the county as a whole. It […]

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

By Tom Prezelski With the end of the latest legislative session in Phoenix earlier this month came the usual complaints that our much-abused Pima County got shorted by the denizens of the conurbation to the north. It seems to be some kind of an annual ritual, but it survives because there is some truth in it. […]

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