Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:00 am
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Competition Hobbies' dirt course covers about 6,500 square feet, offering racers jumps, dips, turns and bumps.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chance Chapel, 16, takes his remote-controlled vehicle through a few practice jumps at Competition Hobbies last week. Chapel and many others are flocking to the hobby shop and racetrack to try their hands at racing around the courses.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, One of the entry-level vehicles known as a Ready To Run, races around the dirt track at Competition Hobbies last Friday night. Spectators and racers alike come Friday and Sunday nights to race and compete for bragging rights and possible store credit.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chance Chapel changes out his tires, charges the battery and does any needed repairs on his vehicle between races.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 12:00 am
December 6, 2006 - It's past 8 o'clock on Friday night and
Richard Lake is scrambling, car in hand, out of the cold warehouse
and into the warm pro shop in search of emergency parts.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:00 pm
Chance Chapel and his stepfather Travis Robinson used to go to
all the University of Arizona basketball and football home
Monday, January 14, 2013 4:00 am
The third time is the charm for 83-year-old Jim Rosel, resident at Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living in Oro Valley, who is retiring for the third time from his career of engineering.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:00 pm
What’s the secret to making it to age 80 and remaining active, happy and healthy? No, the answer isn’t “finding the fountain of youth.”
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Even though the planes and the airport stand in miniature, to
the model airplane pilots who converged last weekend on the Tucson
International Modelplex Park, it’s one of the biggest things
Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:00 pm
A lot has changed about the college experience in the past 75 years. Today's students are digitally connected in ways one never could have imagined back then. College majors exist now that might have sounded like science fiction decades ago.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:00 am
March 8, 2006 - Taylor Zumbusch has a talent for seeing ordinary
things in an extraordinary light, and she is starting to get
recognition for it.
Monday, October 14, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Looking for a great space to chill out and hang with the dudes? Call it the basement, the garage, a home bar, or just a room dedicated to enjoying the game - it’s your man cave. This year, take your space to the next level with these important game day essentials. If you're lucky - it'll become a known game day spot for seasons to come.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:00 pm
David Mackey transformed steel into bronze two years ago,
through a week’s worth of athletic alchemy.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—The phrase “child’s play” means something very different today than it did 10 years ago. According to a report by the Institute for the Future called “Transformative Changes for Children at Play,” from 1981 to 2003, young people had nine less hours of free time per week—and they’ve got even less today. Their time is spent online and on devices—with access to an average of 12 apps at all times—and they are visually literate, preferring things like YouTube video instruction over reading articles.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:00 am
It was only a couple of years ago when most retirees were
actively involved in sorting through a countless assortment of
leisure activities accompanying their new stage of life.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:00 pm
A generational shift is taking place in the workforce as
economic conditions force more seniors back to work. Younger
employees are finding it necessary in ways never imagined to make
adjustments because of older co-workers.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 am
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:00 am
On the day after Christmas, volunteer members of the Southern
Arizona Symphony Orchestra fly to China, where they'll represent
greater Tucson, their nation, their culture and art in an 11-day,
seven-concert tour of cities and venues.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 4:00 am
Imagine hearing the news your three-year-old daughter has just been struck by a vehicle. She is airlifted to emergency care, and upon examination, the doctor says she will never walk again.
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:00 pm
There are folks in this world around whom urban legends spring
up. These people, by virtue of being mild-mannered and soft-spoken,
have an air of mystery about them that leads to wild speculation
and the birth of myth. Bob Newman, wrestling coach at Mountain View
High School, is one of these people.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Hiremath is a disciple of special interests
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:00 pm
In a quandary over vote on Prop 100 funds