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WILLCOX — The MAX Power Mining Corp. announced on May 4 it had commenced lithium mining exploration at its Willcox Playa Project, a 1,400-acre site along the Willcox Playa southwest of Willcox near Cochise Stronghold.

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BENSON — The number of nonfarm jobs in Cochise County was down by 500 in the 12 months ended April 2023, for job growth of -1.5%, according to data from Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.

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Spanning about 160 acres and boasting more than 60,000 panels, Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is in the final stages of bringing a 20-megawatt solar array online within the next few weeks.

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WILLCOX — On virtually any American street there’s a symbol, a flag of sorts, that always stands for a quick hot meal light on the budget and heavy on satisfaction.

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SIERRA VISTA — For the first time in more than six months, Pamela Gruber is able to buy a dozen eggs without having to feel the pain of sticker shock.

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Residents are invited to nominate Sierra Vista businesses for special recognition before the Sierra Vista City Council as part of a new award program launched by the city’s Economic Development Commission.

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Mark Schmitt, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Cochise College, has received the Arizona District Recognition Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award was presented at the AZBIZCON23 Small Business Expo held in May in recognition of Schmitt’s ou…

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BENSON — A federal appropriation request has been submitted by U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani of Arizona District 6 on behalf of the city of Benson and its partner organization the Aerospace Arizona Association.

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BENSON — The number of nonfarm jobs in Cochise County stabilized in the 12 months ended March 2023, according to data from Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. The countywide private sector was down by 200 jobs (-0.9%) while the government sector added 200 jobs (1.9%). Within government, …

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HEREFORD — For four hours on May 6, the arena at Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation will be converted into a horse tack superstore that anyone who owns an equine or simply loves anything related to these grand animals should not miss.