Hermosillo News


Mexican Grape Growers Host Summit In Arizona
Grape growers from neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are hosting their annual spring summit in Arizona for the first time this year.
March 15, 2019
Sonoran Bass Tournament Big Draw For US Anglers
The upcoming International Bass Fishing Spring Tournament in Sonora is a big draw for both Mexican and U.S. anglers.
March 15, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Urge Agreement On Mexican Tomatoes
Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally signed a letter in early March asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to protect Mexican tomato imports. Seven other members of Congress signed on to the letter.
March 13, 2019
BioBlitz Sheds Light On Plant, Animal Life
Over a weekend in early March, more than 1,000 people from the United States and Mexico got together to document plant and animal life in the borderlands.
March 13, 2019
With AZs Help, Sonoran Officials Install Dozens Of Game Cameras
By the end of this month, two ranches in Sonora — Arizona’s Mexican neighbor to the south — will have game camera systems installed in a binational project with Arizona. That will help wildlife officials in both states monitor binational species.
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March 12, 2019
Biologist: Outlook Grim For Endangered Porpoise
Biologist Jorge Urban said last week that there could be fewer than 22 vaquita marina porpoises left in the Sea of Cortez. That’s down from about 30 recorded two years ago. He also said that unless new actions are taken, the vaquita marina could be extinct in a matter of months.
March 11, 2019
Sonoran Desert Inspires Researchers To Shake Up
The group Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers is bringing scientists together to influence policy and raise public awareness about the region’s biological diversity.
March 6, 2019
For First Time As President, AMLO Visits Sonora
For the first time as president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will visit Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south. He says a major four-lane highway project will be finished by May.
March 1, 2019
Drugs Smuggled From Mexico To Canada In Ford Cars
Police in Ontario, Canada, say more than 400 pounds of methamphetamine were shipped in Ford cars from Mexico through the United States to Canadian car dealerships.
March 1, 2019
Phoenix, Hermosillo Mayors To Attend Business Leadership Forum
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams is joining her counterpart in Hermosillo, Mexico, for a Business Leadership Forum south of the border Thursday, Feb. 28.
Feb. 27, 2019
BioBlitz Offers Chance To Track Border Biodiversity
This Saturday and Sunday, scientists and the public are invited to team up to collect data about biodiversity in the border region during the second-annual binational Border BioBlitz event.
Feb. 27, 2019
Sonoran AG: Reporters Were Not Intended Targets Of Armed Attack
A case of mistaken identity was what led to the tragedy in Hermosillo last Saturday, which claimed the life of radio announcer Reynaldo Lopez. Sports reporter Carlos Cota remains in critical condition.
Feb. 22, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, Opens New Shelter For Migrants
While temperatures have been dropping south of the border in Nogales, Sonora, the number of migrants waiting there to ask for asylum in the United States has gone up. So the city has opened a new shelter for migrants to help address the growing demand.
Feb. 20, 2019
Reporter Killed, Another Wounded In Hermosillo Shooting
One reporter is dead and another is gravely wounded after a weekend shooting in Hermosillo, the capital of the Northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Feb. 19, 2019
Health Services To Be Restored To ABC Daycare Victims
Family members of the tragic 2009 ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora will again be able to access health services through the federal social security system.
Feb. 15, 2019
Border Militarization Sparks The Interest Of Some Tourists
Officials south of the border in Nogales, Sonora say that increased military presence in neighboring Nogales, Arizona is hard on border communities. But it’s also encouraged some tourists to come see what’s happening at the border for themselves.
Feb. 14, 2019
In Sonora, Hunting Means Big Business And Conservation
Just south of the Arizona border, big game hunting is big business. Every winter, thousands of foreign hunters - most from the United States - flock to the state for its trophy deer, bighorn sheep, game birds and other species. Some say hunting policies have also been a boon to conservation efforts.
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Feb. 11, 2019
U.S. Commerce Tomato Decision Could Hurt Nogales
The U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to resume an investigation into dumping of Mexican tomatoes into the U.S. market could hurt the produce import business, and consumers.
Feb. 7, 2019
Former Sonoran Gov. Padres Released From Jail
The previous Sonoran governor was released from jail over the weekend, a move that has generated strong reactions from state politicians. The ex-member of the conservative PAN party was released over the weekend after family members mortgaged properties to cover his bail.
Feb. 4, 2019
Documentary On Vaquita’s Plight Competes At Sundance
A documentary film about illegal poaching that’s threatening to wipe out the world’s most endangered marine mammal in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez has made its way to the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Jan. 28, 2019