Commotion, confusion, complicated engineering charts, public outcry, and a call for back-up deputies dominated the Sept. 28 event in Patagonia regarding permitting for South32’s controversial Cross Creek Connector road.
Discussions with the state’s Farm Bureau indicate that the ADOT inspection of a Dos Cabezas truck and trailer was neither required nor authorized.
South32 executive Pat Risner briefed the PRT on recent developments regarding the Hermosa Project.
Residents of Rio Rico have begun to experience the same frustration with Santa Cruz County’s Board of Supervisors that we in eastern SCC have been experiencing for years. These Rio Ricans aren’t standing for such treatment.
A look at the robust expansion of winemaking that began around 2002, as new wineries opened their doors and new vineyards started to pop up across Sonoita-Elgin.
As the Biden Administration accelerated the permitting process for the Hermosa project, Patagonia Vice Mayor Michael Stabile said he was “shocked” by South32’s new projections of mine-related traffic impacts and concerned by its plans for dewatering.
The Biden Administration is fast-tracking the permitting process for the mining project. Also, South32 has released its traffic study for the Cross Creek Connector access route.
South32’s timeline for its Hermosa Project is coming into focus. Here is a round-up of what we know so far about the Board’s final investment decision, the Cross Creek Connector road, the Flux Canyon route, dewatering and more.
During the 1990s, the winemaking and grape farming industry in Elgin expanded, retracted and survived. It was the best of times and the worst of times, said one industry pioneer.
Callaghan Vineyards was the only winery in Sonoita and Elgin to receive awards from the SF Chronicle this year.