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Oro Valley Residents Concerned About Possible Land Annexation

Mayor says that development is necessary for growth.

Tom Bailey's Return to Pop

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Origins of Tucson street names; walking The Arizona Trail inspires poetry; and "The Great American Read" in Saddlebrooke.

Coronado National Forest Finalizes New Management Plan

The plan covers activities including mining, ranching and recreation in the roughly 2-million-acre forest.

Interior Secretary to Lead Volunteer Project at Grand Canyon

Secretary Zinke's visit is intended to highlight maintenance projects at the park.

Horseshoe Bend Undergoes Changes to Manage Growing Crowds

Parking restrictions and a new viewing deck are part of efforts to accommodate a projected 2 million visitors this year.

Saguaro National Park To Raise Entrance Fees

All rates go up $5 on January 1st.

Northern Arizona Leaders to Discuss Hopi Land Swap

The exchange would settle a long-standing federal commitment to the tribe.

Coronado National Forest Calls for Proposals to Run Sabino Canyon Shuttle

Forest official says community expressed desire for a competitive process to select shuttle service.

Brnovich Joins Other AGs to Oppose Fee Hikes at National Parks

Arizona attorney general said the increase could hurt communities that rely on tourism.

Melinda Snodgrass: Exploring the Law on the Final Frontier

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A review of this week's local election results; "Missing in America" project honors departed veterans; and volunteers making a difference in Arizona state parks.

Environmental Group Sues Federal Agencies Over Rosemont Copper Approval

Center for Biological Diversity claims US Fish and Wildlife Service did not fully consider impact on endangered species and water.

Park Service to Start Culling Grand Canyon Bison Herd

The agency is looking to cut the population in half.

Advocate Group 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Arizona Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument's supporters are trying to preserve the protected area.

Record Numbers Visit Saguaro National Park, Mirroring National Trend

Report cites significant economic impact that parks have on gateway communities.

Wildfire Risk Goes Beyond Hottest Months, Officials Say

Officials from the Coronado National Forest and the National Park Service discuss conditions this year.

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