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Oracle State Park, north of Tucson, could get a $4 million makeover

Oracle State Park, north of Tucson, could get a $4 million makeover

Oracle State Park, north of Tucson, could get a $4 million makeover by Doug Kreutz | Arizona Daily Star Oracle State Park — currently open only for day use — could get a $4 million makeover aimed at making it an overnight destination with rental cabins, recreational […]

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Pinal farmer deals with water limits, urban growth

Pinal farmer deals with water limits, urban growth

Pinal farmer deals with water limits, urban growth by Angela Mendoza | Cronkite News As water supplies in Arizona dwindle due to drought, groundwater pumping and a warming climate, farmers increasingly are facing poorer crop yields and, in some cases, resigning once-fertile farmland to unusable barren ground. […]

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Pinal Partnership, Reclamation begin groundwater study

Pinal Partnership, Reclamation begin groundwater study

Pinal Partnership, Reclamation begin groundwater study by Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Federal, state, local and private interests are teaming up to conduct a study to assess the current and future supply of water in Pinal County. With a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, […]

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Governor’s water commission looks toward solutions

Governor’s water commission looks toward solutions by Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Pinal officials are taking part in a commission established by the governor to look toward solutions for the state’s water problems. Gov. Doug Ducey’s water solutions team met several times during 2017 to discuss […]

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Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company

Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company

Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company by Mariana Dale | KJZZ The Pinal County Board of Supervisors this month paved the way for a nearly 3,000 acre solar power plant by changing the land-use from residential to green energy production. “The Picacho Solar Project […]

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Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains by Apache Junction Independent The next time you’re out hiking or just meandering in the Goldfield Mountains north of Apache Junction, take a good look around. If you’re lucky, maybe way up high on the crags, you’ll see one or […]

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State water officials say no crisis in near future

State water officials say no crisis in near future by Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Water officials say there’s no cause for alarm on a water crisis in Arizona, at least not yet. Speaking to the Economic Development Group of Eloy on Thursday at Robson Ranch, […]

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Florence Copper seeks to amend air quality permit

Florence Copper seeks to amend air quality permit

Florence Copper seeks to amend air quality permit by Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune Florence Copper has applied for a “minor amendment” to its Pinal County air quality permit. The company says the change is to acknowledge the project’s lower emissions through improved technology. […]

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EPA announces $23.5 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona

EPA announces $23.5 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona by Sonoran News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $23.5 million in funding to 15 Arizona tribes, including the Navajo Nation, to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure. These funds, together with about $2.9 […]

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Water fight tied directly to Arizona’s growth

Water fight tied directly to Arizona’s growth

Water fight tied directly to Arizona’s growth by Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is pushing a series of controversial proposals to overhaul state water management. One reason is to assure investors that Arizona has enough water for future economic development. But water […]

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