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Landowners, leaseholders feel burden of illegal dumping in rural Arizona (access required)

Pinal County threatened to fine Mammoth rancher Laurie Mercer $28,000 for failing to remove steel, tires and other items dumped on land she and her husband lease from the state even though the couple insisted the garbage wasn’t theirs.Laurie Mercer is proud to show off the high desert where she and her husband, Mike, graze ...

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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.