Tucson, Arizona - The Arizona Game and Fish Department has entered into an “Agreement in Principle” with Rosemont Copper Company under which Rosemont would fund, and Game and Fish would implement, certain wildlife conservation actions should the Rosemont Mine become a permitted activity through the federal process.
Phoenix, Arizona - Scottsdale photographer Ruth Jolly’s image of an elegant black-necked stilt guiding a fuzzy chick along the shoreline has captured the grand prize in this year’s Arizona wildlife photo contest, sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Phoenix, Arizona - With nights in the 50s, it won't be long until fish will be in their more lethargic winter feeding patterns. In essence, their metabolism slows down and they might only have to eat a single shad every day or two to maintain their body condition.
Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Jan Brewer today was notified that FEMA has rejected the state’s major disaster declaration request that she submitted following destructive flooding in Greenlee County in September. A declaration would have provided federal assistance to support flood recovery and mitigation efforts.
Phoenix, Arizona - Monsoon season 2013 (June 15-Sept 30) ended very quietly as moisture was quickly dis-placed into central Mexico by strong westerly winds. For Arizona and southeast California, this was the second consecutive season of above normal activity and beneficial rainfall. This active season once again temporarily helped alleviate drought conditions, which have plagued the area for the past several years.
Phoenix, Arizona - On October 28, 2013, Joseph N. Gagliano, 45, of Phoenix, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,903,010.26 in restitution by U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow.