Vail career school; Rosemont mine transmission line

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A meeting Tuesday night in Vail gauged that community's feelings about building a new career-oriented school in the area.

Over-crowding at Empire and Cienega High Schools has prompted the school board to draw up plans for the construction of a new school.

It remains to be seen what effect the election-night failure of a budget override will have on the proposal.

"Funding for the high school has already been provided by the state and yes so I assume that if we do not go forward with this project we stand the risk of losing the funding," said Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker.

The school district requests all residents complete an online survey regarding the new community center and school.


An open house meeting Wednesday night will look at plans for a new transmission line project intended to serve the proposed Rosemont Mine.

The line would link a proposed switchyard near Interstate 19 and Sahuarita Road, to the site of the proposed mine on the east edge of the Santa Rita mountains.

The meeting is scheduled 5:30 to 8 P.M. at the Rancho Resort Clubhouse in Sahuarita.