Category: Bisbee Today

Major Phoenix ATF Shakeup after ‘Gun Walking’

Top agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosiveshave been replaced in Phoenix, following the ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘Operation Gunrunner’ capers that helped armed Mexican drug gangs. CBS News reporter Cheryl Attkisson continues to report on the “Fast and Furious” ATF operation, also known as Operation Gunrunner.

Crime in Arizona Decreased During Last Four Years

Crime statistics from the FBI confirm that the drug violence occurring in Sonora is not spilling over into Arizona.

In fact, violent crime rates in Arizona have decreased in the last four years. Violent crime rate per 100,000 people dropped 7 percent from 2007 to 2008 and more than 15 percent from 2008 to 2009, according to the FBI.

Canadian Mining Company Drills in Bisbee

Entrée Gold Inc. has commenced a combined reverse circulation- core drilling program at its Bisbee project in Arizona. The initial three hole, 2,400 metre program (including 1,200 metres of reverse circulation pre-collars) will test a discrete buried geophysical target whose signature is similar to several known mineralized copper porphyry deposits in the Southwest USA. The Dixie target is located 6 kilometres north of the historic Lavender pit at Bisbee.