The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to designate more than 546,000 acres of critical habitat in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Wyoming for the yellow-billed cuckoo.
Arizona delegates who recently visited Mexico City on a trade mission said Mexican officials have promised to improve the highway leading from Central Mexico to Nogales. The improvements are expected to improve the flow of goods between Arizona and Mexico.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have named Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale their new manager. Hale will replace Kirk Gibson, who was fired with three games left in a disappointing season in which the Diamondbacks' record was a worst in baseball 64 and 98.