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As veteran members of the Tucson-Mexico Trade Coalition, Councilman Joe Hornat and I travelled to Ciudad Obregon, Sonora earlier this month, at the invitation of mayor Rogelio Diaz Brown.
Imagine if a company wanted to start a project in Arizona that would help our economy by offering:
A report by an economic consultant commissioned by the Arizona State Land Department says that state trust land adjacent to acreage being considered for sale to Union Pacific Railroad (UP) for a switching yard would be affected by the sale and that infrastructure improvements to adjacent land should be paid for by the purchaser of the rail yard property.
The Arizona State Land Department is reviewing two reports of consultants charged with preparing an engineering assessment and an economic assessment of the possible sale of 900 acres of state trust land near Picacho Peak to Union Pacific Railroad for a proposed switching yard.
Work on Union Pacific Railroad’s double track effort through Arizona from El Paso to Los Angeles is continuing, with most of the track being laid in Pinal County. However, the railroad’s plans for a larger switch yard near Picacho Peak are now on hold.
With proper foresight and clear priorities, Marana Mayor Ed Honea said the Town has maintained a structurally balanced budget and encouraged sustainable economic growth.
The Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 makes its way under the Palo Verde Road bridge into the Union Pacific Rail Yard Thursday afternoon. The train will be on display Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Friday, the Steam Locomotive No. 844 will be on display in Tucson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Union Pacific Rail Yard.
Expanding rapidly northward from its human-caused point of origin near the international border with Mexico, the Monument Fire would eventually consume more than 30,000 acres and destroy more than 60 structures. Started on June 12, nearly a month would pass before full containment would be achieved.
Al 'The Truth' might add some math to resume
The Town of Oro Valley could take money from its reserves to pay for restoration work at a historic homestead.
The recession has scuttled many plans for commercial and residential projects in Southern Arizona, and it has now claimed another victim — the proposed Union Pacific switching yard near Picacho Peak.
Buried under decades of the dirt, droppings and debris of a crumbling chicken coop, workers at Oro Valley's Steam Pump Ranch found a treasure trove of history.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail coach entered Arizona by way of Stein’s Pass.
Train traffic may be increasing from Tucson to Phoenix soon, as Union Pacific continues expansion of its rail lines, with plans for parallel tracks running across the state’s Sunset Line by 2011.
In Carol Dayton’s neighborhood the houses are few and far between and residents tend to keep to themselves.
photo by Randy Metcalf, Bill Lewellen lifts his 4-year-old grandson Christopher out of the pool at the Red Rock water park last week. The 8,000-square-foot park is the newest addition to the planned 4,000-home community north of Marana.
photo by Randy Metcalf, Red Rock postal worker Lisa Woehieke chats with local resident Carol Dayton last week. The post office is one of the few community hubs within Red Rock, a sprawling community that stretches from Picacho Peak State Park to the Tortolita Mountains.
At Wednesday’s Oro Valley Town Council meeting, members plan to vote to formally accept the Steam Pump Ranch master plan.
November 15, 2006 - Pinal County may be heading for a trainwreck of enviromentalists, farmers and home builders opposed to a proposed rail yard just north of the Pima County line.
January 18, 2006 - Tony Esparza waited at the 40-yard line with one knee up, the other firmly planted on the grass.
Laura Marble, Community News and Features Editor ext. 104, LMarble@ExplorerNews.com
For the moment at least, long-neglected Steam Pump Ranch, a legendary 1870s watering hole and stagecoach stop below Pusch Ridge, has escaped the old blade and scrape.