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What's happening in your community? Read what the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun reporters have been working on, or share what you see happening around town! 

 

Profile Photo: Jann Richardson of Green Valley holds a Green Valley news paper in Costa Rica in ziplining gear.

Banner Photo: Pima County Sheriff's deputies respond to a house call. Photo by Bobby Joe Smith

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9th Circuit ruling deals major blow to Rosemont mine project

The proposed Rosemont Mine has been the subject of many public meetings. This one was in Quail Creek in 2013. 
The proposed Rosemont Mine has been the subject of many public meetings. This one was in Quail Creek in 2013. 

On Thursday, a three-member federal appeals court panel upheld a 2019 ruling that stopped the proposed Rosemont Mine project on the eastern slope of the Santa Rita Mountains.

Editor Dan Shearer details the implications of Thursday’s 2-1 decision, describes why Hudbay has no plans to walk away from the project and explains why the company's top priority is Copper World — its project on the western slope of the Santa Ritas.

What are your thoughts on the ruling and the major setback it deals for the proposed Rosemont Mine project?

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Kevin MurphyStaff Member
Journalist Product Manager

Ducey calls on social media companies to stop 'load-driver' posts

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bobby Zavala checks a location before joining a task force targeting load drivers near Sierra Vista in March. (Mark Levy photo)
Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bobby Zavala checks a location before joining a task force targeting load drivers near Sierra Vista in March. (Mark Levy photo)

On Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey called on four popular social media sites to ban 'load-driver' posts on their sites which offer people cash to pick up undocumented migrants at the border and drive them to their destinations. 

Sierra Vista Herald reporter Lyda Longo describes how the situation has escalated in Cochise County over the last few months and details efforts to apprehend and prosecute load car drivers and their human cargo.

What responsibility do you think social media companies bear in stopping 'load-driver' posts on their sites?

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Inflation and the housing market

The Green Valley and Sahuarita housing markets have seen about 5% fewer home purchases in the first quarter of 2022 than in the first quarter of 2021. 

Reporter Mary Glen Hatcher describes how inflation is affecting the local housing market.

What are your thoughts on the decline in local home sales and how inflation impacts the housing market?

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Josephine Fire affects local trails

Smoke can be seen from the six-acre Josephine Fire in the Mount Wrightson Wilderness area, which was first reported on May 10. (Coronado National Forest)
Smoke can be seen from the six-acre Josephine Fire in the Mount Wrightson Wilderness area, which was first reported on May 10. (Coronado National Forest)

The Josephine Fire in the Mount Wrightson Wilderness area caused the U.S. Forest Service to ask the public to leave or avoid five local trails.

Reporter Mary Glen Hatcher describes efforts firefighters are taking to contain the wildfire, details which trails are affected, and shares an update on the San Rafael fire in the Patagonia-Sonoita area.

Here is some information on wildfires and tips on wildfire prevention from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

According to the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, more than 80% of Arizona's fires were human caused in 2020. 

Is there something more authorities can do to educate the public on wildfire prevention?