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Strains on a 50-year partnership: Town of Maricopa, Ak-Chin tribe, struggle with (access required)

Last January, Ak-Chin Indian Community Chairman Delia Carlyle had to heat water in a crock pot in her microwave before a breakfast meeting with Governor Napolitano. During the Valley’s coldest weather in two decades, Southwest Gas couldn’t deliver enough natural gas to the Maricopa/Ak-Chin area, causing havoc to more than 4,900 homes. “It’s hard to ...

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This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.