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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

Rosemont is not one of those places David. That is why Rosemont is a historical mining district, not an active district. The local economy will be better served by the tourism the Santa Ritas attract than the short lived mine. In answer to your question where do we get the minerals to meet the needs of our society - we stop having a disposable society and recylcle that which has already been mined.
Casey - not every tree is a redwood or sequoia - mesquite and juniper are just as valuable and more so in the ecosystem of the Santa Ritas.
I am a Certified Forester that grew up in Sierra Vista, and visited the Santa Ritas for their uniqueness, including viewing rocks and minerals - minerals that should stay were they are, not be sorted out of the earth making a huge hole and slag piles that will irrevocably change the Santa Ritas all for the greed of a foreign company.

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Posted by Kimberly Paul Slezak on 02/06/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

No one is suggesting that we mine in all possible places where they are proposed. There are hundreds of millions of acres of public lands in America that have already be placed off limits to mining activity.

However, Rosemont is in a historical mining district where copper has been mined since the 1880s. If the mining industry can not develop a new mine here, where can they develop the mines that will supply America's future demand for minerals?

Resolution near Superior? Curis' project near Florence? Pebble project in Alaska? Eagle project in Michigan? There are groups just like those here in Tucson, who are opposing these mining projects. The fact of the matter is just about everywhere a mining company decides to develop a project, there are groups like Save the Scenic Santa Ritas that oppose this development. So I ask again. Where do get the minerals to meet the needs of our society?

You can only mine in an area where the mineral resource is present in sufficient quantities and grade to make the project profitable to do so. Rosemont is one of those places.

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Posted by David Briggs on 02/06/2014 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

Just because one uses technology and lives in the modern world does not mean we have to accept a mine at all possible locations where they are proposed. If preventing the Rosemont Mine and Saving the Santa Ritas means I have to spend more money on devices, etc., that use copper then so be it. This mine isn't worth it.

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Posted by Let's look beyond just 20 years on 02/06/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

I'm sorry - I don't seen any trees in your picture of the site, much more 300,000 trees.....

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Posted by Casey on 02/06/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

Want to bet? They cleared the land where your house sits. Where did the materials your home is made from come from? A good portion of these materials were most likely mined from somewhere. What about the electric power to run the things in your home? I assume your water supply comes from the same place as everyone else's do. If you use water, you impact the water supply. If you drive a car, you impact the quality our air. Minerals derived from mining are even used to plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest the food you consume.

All of these activities impacts the environment. You are really ignoring reality if you believe otherwise.

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Posted by David Briggs on 02/06/2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

The only link I can find is
and it does not appear to be the entire exhibit. Need better information about the exhibit, is it online, etc.

When they built my house, it did not affect national forest, water supply, air quality…..

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Posted by tom on 02/06/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

The Rosemont Copper project is not unique. Everything we do impacts the environment.

May I inquire about what was lost when they built the house you live in?

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Posted by David Briggs on 02/05/2014 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Without Papers

Guess we are supposed to feel sorry for "another" illegal alien who did not enter here legally? Nope, not going to. I think it's a Hispanic Guilt" crap we are supposed to swallow. Multiply this by 20,000,000 and you have them being a majority by 2050.
Take your guilt and shove it.

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Posted by Fraser007 on 01/24/2014 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Without Papers

The precautions Alejandra takes to not get caught are the same precautions American Citizens take when they know they have a warrant out for their arrest, have committed a crime and are not sure if they are a suspect, etc. Ultimately Alejandra was taking the same precautions as an illegal immigrant as American Citizen criminals take everyday. I know plenty of legal immigrants and they are proud of their citizenship papers that they earned legally and the right way. No one seems to care about the people who enter the U.S. legally, they are more concerned with being sympathetic to those who entered the U.S. illegally.

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Posted by MadamJenny on 01/23/2014 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Out, Out, Brief Candle

Great article, Sherilyn, and I totally agree. We already have an over abundance of downtown restaurants. What we need are reasons to bring folks downtown and theatre is a big reason! We theatre junkies typically want to go out before or after a show - and often it's both. I think it's a total shame, especially since Beowulf was really the best small theatre in Tucson in terms of the stage size, seating comfort, etc. Their closing will leave a large hole in downtown Tucson!

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Posted by eggypann on 01/02/2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Moby Dick and Dance

Carie Schneider here.....Because I'm very bad at getting information to Nanette so she can do interviews for things like this - whoops! - I have a couple corrections about the Youth Company piece - it's actually based on my visit to the headwaters of the Gila River last summer, where I watched the river begin to rise downstream while a monsoon storm raged over the watershed. I talked to the youth about this view of a river, how it can be peaceful one moment, and raging the next; how it can soothe your sore feet, but wear away at stone. The kids themselves (ages 10-13) then wrote about experiences they had when water was both peaceful and thrilling, calming and destructive. All the movement was created by the kids themselves, and I just put it into a structure and order. But if you want to just go by my dad's review of the show (he came to the open dress rehearsal tonight): "Those kids are energetic!"

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Posted by Theca Rie on 12/18/2013 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Cabaret, Triumphant

I saw this brilliant production @the Sunday matinee - I felt as tho I was back in NYC. If you miss this version of Cabaret, blame no one but Urself.....

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Posted by Jeff Bilkanich on 12/16/2013 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Cabaret, Triumphant

And yes, the ensemble is so worthy of the random bold-facing.

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Posted by mscot on 12/12/2013 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Two Tales of Christmas

Holiday Christmas Music Flash Mob would be a great addition and adventure to the people of Tucson. A surprise fest at one of the big malls. music and song for the surprised shoppers

Posted by Sam Smith on 12/09/2013 at 3:54 PM

Re: “

Nutcracker by the Numbers

Ooops! Must be an oversight to not include Moscow Ballet's company of 40 performing "Great Russian Nutcracker" in the "professional" category....if they are not professionals (dance as a full-time career and are paid for it) then who is? Go to for all about the tour and company

Posted by Moscow Ballet on 12/05/2013 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Shows With Tunes

I am a distant cousin of Terry Howell and would like to email Cindy. Her husband and I found each other online back in 2003. He wanted to exchange Dalton genealogy at the time.
Thank you,
Jackie in ID

Posted by Jackie Cadle on 11/26/2013 at 7:51 PM

Re: “A Pinch of Prickly Pear

Francisca was the wife of Lloyd... Lloyd's on 6th Street kept many of us fed through our years at the UA. Charlotte, the waitress, was there over 30 years. I had a couple other friends who helped serving the lunch rush... there was usually a line... and we cried when Lloyd closed the doors. The best enchiladas ever.

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Posted by nutridawg on 11/24/2013 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Sister Act

Great book!

Posted by Laura Fitzgerald on 11/20/2013 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Targeting the Drones

I wonder: the reviewer is a woman. The "actress" is a woman playing a female fighter pilot. View points expressed 360 degrees are all feminine. I wonder if all of this is circumspect to the female sex: men would feel differently about the whole process because we are cultured differently. Dr. Laura Schlessinger once commented on her radio show about the film Air Force One, one fighter pilot put his plane between AF1 and a rocket and exploded protecting the president. " A natural instinct for a man," she explained. She did not think so for a woman. I ran into a female fighter pilot from D/M at the landromat off-base one Saturday who was a bit prickly about the same subject. The major said to me, " it's all the same - men/women, we're all fighter pilots." Yeah? Well....maybe. Maybe not.

Posted by frank McLaury on 10/11/2013 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Ecotopian Bubble

What a wonderful and enlightening story--to me the story of life.

Posted by D. Wayne Dworsky on 09/30/2013 at 2:00 PM

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