This story might not have to do with left v right though Jan Brewer is not very popular in DC. It does have everything to do with an out-of-control Fish & Wildlife Service and big government tyranny. Tombstone is in a fight with the forestry service in what has now become an important Tenth Amendment issue.
Fish & Wildlife is prepared to let Tombstone, Arizona die. They will not allow the residents to use mechanized equipment to repair damaged water supplies.
Wildfires destroyed much of Tombstone and most of their water supply. The city tried to repair the pipes but the government said they might hurt wildlife and they could only repair the water supply if they used farm animals and hand tools. Even a wheelbarrow was too mechanized and dangerous to the wildlife. Meanwhile, Tombstone is under a state of emergency.