Hermosillo News


Conflict Continues Between Conservationists, Poachers In Sea of Cortez
A ship with conservationists working to remove fishing nets that threaten a small, endangered porpoise was attacked by suspected poachers in a protected area of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez this week. This isn’t the first time tensions have boiled over in the region in recent months.
March 5, 2020
Accusations Fly Between Rocky Point Neighborhood, Local Government
Residents of a Rocky Point expatriate neighborhood say the local government is treating them unfairly. But officials say it’s the neighborhood that’s in the wrong.
March 3, 2020
Endangered Ocelot Killed After Being Struck By Car On Sonoran Highway
Last week, an ocelot died in neighboring Sonora, Mexico after being hit by a car on a federal highway. Like many species that cross the U.S.-Mexico border, what happens to the endangered feline in Sonora is critical to the ocelot’s much smaller population north of the border.
March 3, 2020
Relative Of Massacred Women and Children Flees Mexico Amid Threats
Last November nine women and children — all dual U.S.-Mexican citizens — were murdered in an ambush by suspected cartel members in Sonora, Mexico. Now, another prominent member of the victims’ community has fled to the United States after allegedly being targeted by cartel members.
March 3, 2020
Shootout Leaves 2 Dead On Sonoran Highway To Kino Bay
Two more were wounded in a separate Sunday incident along the interstate between Guaymas and Ciudad Obregon in Southern Sonora.
March 2, 2020
Man Sentenced In 2017 Murder Of Sinaloan Journalist
Mexican authorities have convicted one of the suspects in the 2017 murder of well-known Mexican journalist Javier Valdez. The suspect, identified simply as "Heriberto P" in a release, was sentenced in federal court to nearly 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the murder.
Feb. 28, 2020
With Femicides Rising, Women March Again In Sonora
Some protesters also broke into the state judiciary headquarters, setting a fire and causing other property damage.
Feb. 24, 2020
Conservation Groups: Wall Puts Sonora Sites In Danger
Conservation groups say new sections of fence being built along the Arizona-Sonora border are a threat to wildlife on both sides. And they’re asking the United Nations to declare a Sonoran biosphere reserve "In Danger."
Feb. 22, 2020
Vehicle Crossings At Arizona-Mexico Ports Fall For Second Year
The number of personal vehicles crossing into Arizona from Mexico fell last year, marking the second year of declines. One Nogales port authority representative chalked the drop up to staffing shortages and lane closures.
Feb. 18, 2020
Untold Arizona: Creating Cross-Border Connections Through Art
Three years ago, Bisbee artist Gretchen Baer opened a small art center just steps from the border in the quiet town of Naco, Sonora. Now, every Tuesday the little studio bursts into life with colorful chaos as nearly 100 kids show up to paint, draw, play music and eat an after-school snack. In this installment of our series Untold Arizona we head south of the border to Studio Mariposa.
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Feb. 18, 2020
Migrant Aid Group Opens New Shelter In Nogales, Sonora
The binational migrant aid and advocacy organization Kino Border Initiative inaugurated a new migrant shelter and aid center in Nogales, Sonora, on Tuesday. The new space will allow the group to provide additional services to migrants at the border.
Feb. 13, 2020
Mexican Congress Puts Pressure On State Congresses Over Same-Sex Marriage
A Sonoran reform measure that would bring state law in line with a 2015 Supreme Court ruling has been stuck in committee for more than six months.
Feb. 13, 2020
Searching Commission Head Hopes To Bring Peace To Families Of Missing
Last fall, the Sonoran Congress approved the creation of a commission to oversee searching for the state’s many missing people. Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez Olivarria, its new head, is a longtime forensic investigator with the state Attorney’s Office and has years of experience identifying human remains.
Feb. 11, 2020
Untold Arizona: A Quiet Bass Fishing Paradise In Sonora
San Pedro de la Cueva is about as remote a corner of vast, sparsely populated Sonora as there is. Nevertheless, Arizona and other U.S. bass anglers have been heading there for decades to enjoy the spectacular scenery, laid back way of life and — of course — top-notch fishing. In the latest installment of our Untold Arizona series, KJZZ goes to the waters of the El Novillo reservoir.
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Feb. 11, 2020
Conservationist Ship Attacked In Vaquita Refuge
The crew of a conservationist ship that patrols Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise came under fire by suspected poachers over the weekend in a “critical zone” where there have been several sightings of the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise.
Feb. 10, 2020
Bacanora Gains Protected Status In European Union
A regional liquor produced in neighboring Sonora, Mexico is being recognized in the European Union as a unique regional product. That could increase the spirit’s value on the international market.
Feb. 10, 2020
Nogales Is Again King Of Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has reclaimed the top spot for Mexican tomato imports. In 2017, it lost the distinction to the port in Hidalgo, Texas, according to federal trade data.
Feb. 7, 2020
Nogales Gets Ready For Stepped-Up Tomato Inspections
The import industry expects significant annual inspection costs, as well as additional border delays for perishable tomatoes.
Feb. 4, 2020
EX-AZ Mayoral Candidate, Sonoran Councilman Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling
A former Nogales, Arizona, mayoral candidate and Sonoran city councilman has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges. He says he continues to work as a legislative adviser for a Sonoran state deputy.
Feb. 3, 2020
Rising Violence: Sonora, Mexico, Contends With Jump In Murder
High-profile acts of violence in Sonora, Mexico, have been big news on both sides of the border in recent months. But murder has been on the rise in the state for a number of years, with most victims quickly vanishing from the headlines. KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in Hermosillo reports on the homicide surge in Sonora — and what is being done about it.
Feb. 3, 2020