The River Road Ramblers band is made up of experienced musicians
on trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:05 am
Kick-off river season in style with Salt River Tubing’s annual launch event. This western-themed shindig offers free cowboy boot koozies and bandanas to the first 500 tubers, live music from 98KUPD, line dancing and lots of giveaways, not to mention a leisurely float down the scenic Lower Salt River.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:00 am
On November 18, 1988, Congress created the San Pedro Riparian
National Conservation Area. Stretching nearly 40 miles from the
Mexican border to St. David, Ariz., this region, controlled by the
BLM, covers close to 58,000 acres. Located along north flowing San
Pedro River, banks are dominated by massive Fremont cottonwood
trees. Human occupation of the area dates to 13,000 years ago.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Felling trees large and small into waters near their home, beavers store food for the winter and strengthen dams. Reintroduced in 1999, beavers are once again damming the San Pedro River east of Sierra Vista.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, A massive cottonwood displays its fall colors at the north shore of Green Kingfisher Pond along the Sand Pedro Trail. This is one of many sights hiking the trail east of Sierra Vista.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Fall color reflects its beauty in the still waters of the San Pedro River. The San Pedro River Trail System provides miles of easy walking amidst huge cottonwood trees.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 12:00 am
Jan. 26, 2005 - River Road has as many twists and turns as the
winding waterway for which it is named. The road also will have its
share of rough water during the next 20 months or so.
Thursday, February 13, 2003 12:00 am
The pits of the sand and gravel mines that gape and yawn along
the length of the Santa Cruz River in Marana are facing tougher
regulation and reviews by the town, and mines in unincorporated
areas may soon receive similar scrutiny as Pima County pledges to
follow Marana's lead.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:44 am
Emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle rollover at 7:52 a.m. Thursday. The accident occurred west of the intersection at the westbound entrance to the Children's Adventure Learning Center.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:25 am
Allstate Insurance Company is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Tucson, which is independently owned and operated by Agent Christopher Benear. The office is located at 1660 E. River Rd. #150 and can be reached by calling 300-9525.
Friday, November 18, 2005 12:00 am
Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:08 am
Beginning Saturday, Aug. 11, through Monday, Aug. 13, Eagle Rock Excavating will begin a resurfacing project on River Road between Craycroft Road and Calle Rosario as part of the offsite improvement agreement for the new Basis School on River Road. This portion of River Road will receive a slurry seal pavement treatment on the new right-turn lane on eastbound River Road to southbound Calle Rosario. The work and schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:00 pm
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2009-'10 season with
a program of water-themed works, "River's Edge," this Thursday and
Friday, May 7 and 8, at the Tucson Music Hall.
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:00 am
Sun City Vistoso residents will host their 16th annual holiday
program, "The River Kids Best Holiday Program Ever," at 7 p.m. Dec.
5, 6 and 7 at the Sun City Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso
Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:36 am
Beginning on Thursday night at 7 p.m., July 26, 2012 through Friday morning at 6 a.m., the Pima County Department of Transportation and their contractor, Select Development and Construction Inc, will be installing the new precast box culvert across Orange Grove Road just west of La Cañada Road. Due to the installation of the large drainage structure, it is necessary to close the roadway.
Arizona Balloon Classic at Gila River Indian Reservation.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:00 am
Marana celebrated the opening of the first paved portion of the
Santa Cruz River Trail at Sanders Road. The town plans to extend
the trail, built on top of the river levee, from Sanders east and
south to Continental Ranch. It will eventually connect to Tucson's
Santa Cruz River Trail and the trails built along the Cañada del
Oro Wash and Rillito River.
Molly Came, 8, rides her bike with Mother Katie Banister running with Pippin Came 4, in jogger, behind left, and Alfred Almazan, behind right, along The Loop near Speedway Blvd along the Santa Cruz River on August 1, 2012. The Loop is 55 miles of car-free paths being developed around metropolitan Tucson. The Loop runs along the Rillito River Park, Santa Cruz River Park, the Julian Wash Greenway, the Harrison Greenway and the Pantano River Park.
Northwest Firefighter John Harshbarger is lowered into the Santa Cruz River to a dummy during a training exercise last Wednesday.
Crews from the Northwest Fire District’s Technical Rescue Team arrive above the Santa Cruz River.
Flowing Wells Junior High is the winner of the Northwest Tucson McTeacher’s Night Challenge and received a $1000 check. The River Rd. McDonald’s event raised more than $3,800 for eight northwest Tucson schools.
From left to right: River Rd. McDonald’s director of operations Jerry Gehrke; Flowing Wells Jr. High volunteer Phyllis Clark and River Rd. McDonald’s manager Lucia Hernandez.
A fire caused by a barbecue resulted in $60,000 in damages to a townhome near First Avenue and River Road.
The River Dogs team members march along the bases of Coronado Fields to open the Little League season.
Little League players from the River Bandits exit the opening ceremonies for the Coronado Little League games Saturday afternoon.