Off of I-19 in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border, a beautiful historic Catholic Mission rises seemingly out of nowhere. Spanish Franciscans started construction on the current Mission San Xavier del Bac in 1783, finishing it in 1797. This building was the center of a Catholic mission organized by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692 in [...]
Tucson came alive for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Park Place Mall had several musicians and dancers to celebrate throughout the weekend, including Trima Muzicante. The small Mediterranean trio entertained passers-by and several people stopped in their tracks to drink in their unique performance.
Environmentalists vs. Miners-Save the Scenic Santa Ritas fights Rosemont Copper over proposed mine site
Sahuarita, Ariz.-A local environmentalist group has flooded the Tucson area with bumper stickers emblazoned with the slogan “Save the Santa Ritas.” The non-profit group Save the Scenic Santa Ritas is fighting the creation of a Rosemont Copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, located east of Green Valley and south of Tucson. Brad Clark, a [...]