By Richard Ruelas | The Arzona Republic
A power line that was slated to tower over vineyards in Arizona’s southeast corner will be built at a new location, the government announced Monday.
The move, announced by the federal Bureau of Land Management, is a victory for winemakers in the area who now can realize grand plans to turn the area into a spot for tourism.
When the map of the proposed route for the Southline Transmission Line circulated in the area south of Willcox, it led to winemakers talking to each other about plans each had made for grand tasting rooms that could lure tourists to the area. They worried the power line would ruin the view they hoped to market.