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Mission Garden still growing, despite weather and world extremes

Being one of the longest continually inhabited and farmed areas in North America, it should come as no surprise Mission Garden on the flanks of Sentinel Peak was well-poised to survive both pandemic and drought. Mission Garden is one of the main projects of the nonprofit Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace,...
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TEP Overhead Line Hearing Delayed to February

Discussions between Tucson Electric Power Co., the City of Tucson and other stakeholders over the planned overhead installation of the Kino to DeMoss-Petrie 138-kilovolt Transmission Line project will continue into the new year. After ongoing controversy swirled around the proposal, TEP requested a 90-day continuance to a planned September 13th...
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Photos: Aircraft over Tucson through the years

Tucson has a long love of flight, from the manufacturing, testing and training of aircraft dating back to the early 1900s. For more historical Tucson photos every week, subscribe to the Tucson Time Machine newsletter here: Check out some of the planes that have flown over Tucson, from the...
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Arizona regulators to get earful on clean-energy report at town halls

The public can weigh in on a recent state-commissioned report on the cost of moving Arizona to 100% carbon-free energy at a series of virtual town halls hosted next week by the Arizona Corporation Commission. And judging by comments already filed in the matter, regulators will get an earful. The...

Population, money shapes Arizona marijuana dispensary market

Drive up Interstate 10 and you’re bound to notice them: Billboards for marijuana dispensaries, most of them with addresses somewhere in the greater Phoenix area. In fact, the number of active and open dispensaries in Maricopa County — 86, as of this month — outnumbers the amount of operating dispensaries in the rest of the state, combined. And, when compared to Pima County, Maricopa sports a 5-to-1 advantage. Pima County has 16 operating dispensaries.

TEP, city to consider undergrounding a controversial Tucson power line

Tucson Electric Power Co. and the city of Tucson will try to solve their dispute over TEP’s controversial plan to run a high-voltage overhead power line through central Tucson. At TEP’s request, the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee delayed the planned start of hearings on Monday, Sept....

Farmers to be paid $38M in water-saving effort to prop up Lake Mead

Farmers along the Colorado River in Southern California will be paid $38 million to leave up to 20 percent of their land fallow for the next three years in an effort to stem a bit of Lake Mead’s chronic decline. The Central Arizona Project, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and...

Watch now: Tucson-area WWII vets take flight in restored biplane

Two local veterans, ages 102 and 95, were taken on flights in a World War II-era Boeing Stearman biplane out of Ryan Airfield west of Tucson as part of Operation September Freedom. The two-month mission organized by Dream Flights, a nonprofit organization, aims to give 1,000 veterans across the country...

Veterans take ‘Dream Flight’ over Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On a warm September day, Roger Larson, a veteran, wears a hat that tells much of his own history—how he was shaped from a boy to a man. A black hat with colorful lettering reads “Korea Veteran.”. “That was 1951, 1952, 1953, which is...

Committee Delays Tucson Power Line Hearing

The Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee’s hearing for Tucson Electric Power’s Kino to DeMoss-Petrie 138-kilovolt transmission line has been delayed until February 7th. Originally scheduled for September 13th, the Committee delayed the hearing to permit more time for discussions between stakeholders. The planned project would connect TEP’s...

Old Pueblo Abuelo: You can’t have your forest without my trees

This is the ninth installment of “Old Pueblo Abuelo,” a Sunday thought on positive things happening in the Old Pueblo from a sometimes cranky and often times humorous grandfather actually born in Tucson. “I don’t care who you love as long as you love someone who loves you.”. The notion...

TEP asks its customers to curtail energy use

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Electric Power is asking its customers to cut back on energy usage to help prevent rolling blackouts or outages in service. It will be only the third time in two years TEP has done so. At issue are the hot temperatures, not only...

Officials hit pause on hearing for controversial Tucson Electric power line

A public hearing regarding a controversial Tucson Electric Power transmission line that would cut through historic neighborhoods and along a key city corridor has been delayed to allow time for discussions with project stakeholders. The Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee hearing was scheduled to be held Monday,...

High temps have Tucson Electric Power asking customers to conserve energy

Tucson Electric Power is asking customers to help conserve energy from 3 to 7 p.m. today due to high temperatures. TEP advises community members to avoid doing laundry, running pool pumps or washing dishes during the hottest part of the day, which is between 3 and 7 p.m. This helps reduce the risk of energy shortfalls.
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Company to Close Pecan Harvesting Plant in Southern Arizona

SAHUARITA, Ariz. (AP) — A southern Arizona plant that processes pecans will close at the end of the year but the owner says it it will continue to grow the nuts in the region. Once the plant closes, another U.S. processor will shell pecans grown by Farmers Investment Co., owner...