Facing drought, Western states seek to deny groundwater to foreign companies

A land deal approved by Arizona officials years ago has sparked turmoil in the state amid growing fears of a drought. Fondmonte, a subsidiary of Saudi dairy giant Almaray, has acquired approximately 10,000 acres of land from the province at well below market prices. The company didn’t have to buy an unlimited amount of pumped […]

Unlimited Off-Road Racing formed – The Checkered Flag

the martelli brothers announced the creation of Friday Unlimited off-road racingwhich will be a three-race series of major US desert racing under their wing. parka 400 Following January, Mint 400 March and California 300 in October. “We are very excited to announce this new League and Championship Points Series.” commented Matt Marteri. “The Parker 400 […]

Senate rejects Queen Creek lawmaker’s proposal to carve up Maricopa County

PHOENIX – The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate has rejected an effort by Republicans in Queen Creek to divide Maricopa County into four regions. Senator Jake Hoffman’s proposal passed 18-12, a setback for lawmakers like Hoffman who argued Maricopa County, which accounts for 65% of the state’s population, was too big. The proposal would split Hohokam, Mogollon, […]

Rep. Paul Gosar unopposed in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Gossar was re-elected to the House of Representatives. Gosar, who was not opposed on the ballot, represents Arizona’s 9th congressional district. Gosar was first elected to Congress in 2010, representing what was then the 1st Congressional District in northern Arizona, and served one term. Then, after changing his district in 2012, […]

Freeze Warnings for central Arizona again tonight

freeze warning Effective again tonight through Sunday morning across the Southeast Valley and Northern Pinal County. Act to protect any sensitive plants you have from frost damage by covering them with blankets or tarps. All freeze overnight. Southern Pinal County, central La Paz County and Pima County will experience colder temperatures. hard freeze warning valid. […]

Wall Street Dives into Western Water Scarcity for Profit – GV Wire

The small town of Cibola in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is facing land and water disputes as East Coast investment firms, including MassMutual subsidiary Greenstone Management Partners, purchase land in the area. . Critics claim these companies are exploiting Cibola’s limited water resources for profit. This is especially true during times of extreme drought and the […]

After 34 years, cold case of murdered man is solved in Fontana | News

After more than 34 years of investigation, the Fontana Police Department and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department have closed a case and made an arrest in connection with the murder of Angel Martinez. On June 8, 1988, Martinez was reported missing by his wife to Cypress Police. It turns out that he was expected […]