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PHOENIX — A Phoenix man was sentenced to prison for attempting to smuggle firearms and ammunition across the U.S.-Mexico border. Miguel Armando Castro received 51 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, according to the United States Department of Justice.
Suspect arrested after large drug bust in Southern Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - One person was arrested after the Arizona Department of Public Safety made a large drug bust near Amado, Arizona today, June 2. AZDPS says a trooper stopped a passenger car on north Interstate 19 near kilometer 54. The trooper searched the vehicle after observing multiple...
Introducing AZ Luminaria’s summer interns
As we continue to grow and support student journalists in our communities, Arizona Luminaria is excited to welcome two interns this summer. Teressa Enriquez grew up along the border in Nogales, Arizona and moved to Tucson to study at the University of Arizona, where she is a senior majoring in journalism and German, with a minor in Spanish. She’s trilingual and is interested in telling environmental and community stories. Teressa says her passion for journalism comes from being naturally nosey and having traveled all over the world.
Audit Raises Questions on Nogales Mayor's Credit Card Usage
Nogales City Hall is embroiled in controversy following an audit of Mayor Jorge Maldonado's credit card expenses, revealing several concerning transactions. This matter is expected to be a major topic during the upcoming city council meeting. News 4 Tucson obtained the audit report, commissioned by former City Manager Edward Dickey and conducted by an external consulting firm after numerous concerns were raised regarding Mayor Maldonado's city credit card usage.
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Gun Smuggler Imprisoned; Arizona Enhances Border Security
A man convicted of attempting to smuggle weapons and ammunition into Mexico has been sentenced to over four years in prison. The individual, identified as Castro, pleaded guilty to smuggling charges in January 2022. He was apprehended at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales while trying to cross the border into Mexico.
Warm and Sunny Weekend in Southern Arizona: A Temperature Rollercoaster
Chief meteorologist Matt Brode forecasts a warm and sunny weekend for Southern Arizona, with temperatures expected to rise close to 100 degrees on Sunday and Monday before cooling down slightly during the following work week. For today, daytime highs will be in the mid-90s, offering a comfortable day for those who prefer milder temperatures. However, the heat will intensify over the weekend, with Sunday's temperatures possibly hitting the 100-degree mark around 4 o'clock.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office To Provide Common Communication Platform
Santa Cruz County, Arizona - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office was awarded a state grant to provide a common communication platform to connect directly with multiple public safety partners, regional partners, and schools. The system is a robust information-sharing network where data, voice communications, and LIVE full-motion video can be shared among users.
Border Patrol K-9 in Yuma sniffs out $2M in fentanyl during traffic stop
YUMA, Ariz. - A Border Patrol K-9 helped make a big drug bust in Yuma earlier this week. Agents say more than $2 million in fentanyl was seized from a car at a checkpoint along Interstate 8. The drugs were found hidden inside the doors, gas tank and behind the...
CBP seized 1.2 million fentanyl pills over the weekend in Nogales
Four total incidents on Saturday and Sunday led officers to fentanyl pills, powder, and heroin in Nogales.
Memorial Day 2023: Starting a New Tradition in Patagonia
Approximately 35 people gathered at the Patagonia Cemetery on May 29 for a flag raising ceremony organized by Murphy Musick. Musick, who has been planting flags on the graves of veterans in the Patagonia Cemetery for the past 30 years, organized the Memorial Day event and plans to also hold a Veterans Day ceremony in November.
2023 PUHS Valedictorian Plans to “Start Fresh” in NYC
Nicholas (Nick) Dekhtyar, the 2023 Patagonia Union High School (PUHS) valedictorian, is heading to Columbia University in New York on a full scholarship at the end of the summer, where he plans to study physics. During his four years at PUHS, in addition to the regular curriculum, Nick, the son...
As Hermosa Project Ramps Up, Local Concerns Escalate
May was a busy month for South32 (S32) and its Hermosa Project. The company released a traffic impact study, broke ground on its first exploration shaft, and Hermosa was selected for expedited permitting by the Biden Administration. S32 spokespeople recently made the rounds of local governmental meetings to update officials...
Curios From the Patagonia Museum – June 2023
One of two assayer’s scales at the museum, this one is perched above the mineral exhibit case. This was more than likely used at the Trench Mine by ASARCO employees. When atomic absorption spectrometry became the norm for testing and evaluating ore samples, this apparatus became an antique.
Letters to the Editor – June 2023
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New Sonoita Business Shares the Country Life
In a small valley off South Old Sonoita Highway, Wild Oak Farm is nestled among oak trees and lavender fields. The 13-acre working farm, which is holding a grand opening/“lavender bloom open house” on Saturday, June 17, is the culmination of owner Muriel Gardner’s childhood dreams. “I...
Racing in Sonoita: A Cherished Tradition, An Uncertain Future
Some of the 1,751 racegoers were drawn to the 108th running of the Sonoita Races the weekend of May 6 -7 because of the allure of the Kentucky Derby. They came dressed to the nines to enjoy the mint juleps, the Derby hat contest, the Turf Club, and the party atmosphere. Some, sitting quietly in front of the TV screens as they studied the program, came for the betting. And some came simply to admire the horses.
2023 PUHS Salutatorian Heading to the Midwest
PUHS salutatorian Elizabeth (Lizzy) Urias will be attending Newman University, a private Catholic college in Wichita, Kansas to study ultrasonography, leading to a career as a sonographer, working with ultrasound equipment. She also hopes to be a walk-on member of the college basketball team. During her four years at PUHS...
Trains, (Cow)Brains, and Donkeys
You have to chuckle as you watch 77-year-old Gilbert Quiroga drive down the street in Patagonia in his black SUV. His brake lights go on every 100 feet or so. He needs to stop right there in the middle of the road and greet a passerby, oncoming driver, or someone out watering their garden. He knows almost everyone in town, so this can be a slow process.
Nate Bachelier Joins Delta Fresh's Sales Team; Atanacio Panousopoulos and Frank Camera Comment
NOGALES, AZ - Three cheers are in order for Delta Fresh’s newest team member! The company recently added Nate Bachelier to its Sales Department. “The opportunity which Delta Fresh has given me to keep developing and expanding both the business and my career in such a meaningful work environment makes me feel beyond grateful and fortunate,” commented Bachelier on his newest career development.
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