Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:00 am
Arizona’s Grand Canyon may possess its majestic size and overwhelming awe, but in Northeastern Arizona there is a canyon on the Navajo Indian Reservation that matches the beautiful color spectrum of sandstone cliff walls. From pale shades of pink through tans and browns and into deep red, Canyon de Chelly (d’SHAY) National Monument meets the Grand color for color. Plus it provides this with an intimacy not found in one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00 am
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society (TCSS) will hold a free Pima Prickly Park Celebration from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the park, 3500 W. River Road.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 1:04 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:35 am
Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott will come together to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Atterbury Wash Greenway at a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The greenway is an integrated network of multi-use facilities for recreation and transportation across the community.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 4:00 am
In the eyes of archery fans, the Town of Oro Valley just hit the bull’s-eye.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:53 am
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:14 pm
The charm of a desert in bloom
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:10 am
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:00 am
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3:55 am
On Friday, Oct. 28, at about 1:30 p.m., the Oro Valley student
resource police officer was informed that a student was doing
suspicious things on the school campus. The officer found the
student in question, who was with a peer in a greenhouse near the
garden area where students grow plants. One student had an apple
with residue that looked and smelled like burnt marijuana. A search
of both students revealed that one had marijuana in his backpack as
well as several lighters in his backpack and pockets. The other
student did not possess anything suspicious. Both were arrested for
possession of marijuana in a drug-free school zone and possession
of drug paraphernalia. They were both cited and released.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:00 am
Just in time for the fall hiking season, the Town of Marana has
completed construction of the Wild Burro Trailhead located
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:00 am
Park bench to be dedicated to Wynema Honea
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:00 am
Last Friday, Oro Valley and much of Northwest Tucson came out to
pay tribute to one of its fallen angels.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 9:08 am
The Pusch Ridge Christian Academy boys soccer team
(10-2) completed another highly successful regular season with a
6-1 win over Santa Cruz last Thursday night.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:00 am
Three Marana brothers have achieved the highest rank in Boy
Scouts, that of Eagle.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:00 pm
Shelly Berg plays the jazz piano as if riding a horse in a
competitive race, bobbing up and down on the bench like a jockey,
his feet constantly tapping and moving, his torso sometimes hunched
as if performing needlework in poor light, other times his head
back and rocking as if on the downhill of a rollercoaster, as if in
a trance, pulling every last note from the instrument.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 11:00 pm
What does Oro Valley's motto "caring for our
heritage, our community and our future" mean to you?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm
A 27,464-square-foot laboratory just off
Oracle Road in Oro Valley has been purchased by the University of
Arizona, which expects it to house biotechnology research and
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm
As if on cue, the ironwood trees are adorned
in annual pink and lavender blossoms for the 10th anniversary of
the Ironwood Forest National Monument, the preserve west of Marana
that protects 129,000 acres encompassing multiple mountain ranges,
nearly 700 plant and animal species, ancient human history and the
Sonoran Desert's highest density of ironwood trees.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:00 pm
March 28 will mark the dedication of the Sonoran Seasons Garden
at Tohono Chul Park, the newest addition to the park and part of
its 25th anniversary observance.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jim and Jan McGrain from England take a rest on a bench along the Desert View trail that is lined with inspirational quotes. The park's largest populations of night-blooming cereus are along this trail.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:00 am
There was a bond between Kurt Schmidt and his 10-year-old son,
Maarten, while they circled the running track at Cross Middle
School last Saturday.