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Extra catfish arrive at reopened Sahuarita Lake

Extra catfish arrive at reopened Sahuarita Lake

The recently repaired Sahuarita Lake was stocked with a double load of catfish Friday. 

March 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Marana set to build rodeo arena and park

Marana set to build rodeo arena and park

The Marana Town Council is moving forward with a $5 million plan to develop the 163-acre Marana River Heritage Park with a rodeo arena, splash park and more.

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Marana land swap would bring a new park to Sky Ranch

Marana is moving forward on a land swap that would give the town its first community park east of the interstate.

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Tucson group, businesses preparing small 'parklet'

Tucson group, businesses preparing small 'parklet'

Tucson’s first official “park-let” won’t be a place you’ll go for a 5-mile run or a big family-reunion picnic.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.

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Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.

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Green Valley gets first county park

Green Valley gets first county park

Al Clayton practices batting at one of the new fields at the Canoa Preserve Community Park. The new 53-acre park includes two softball fields, among other amenities, and will be formally opened on Tuesday.

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Green Valley gets first county park

Green Valley gets first county park

Pima County will dedicate its first park in Green Valley on Tuesday.

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Downtown underpass will have park on top

Downtown underpass will have park on top

The park would be at the northern entrance to downtown, and traffic would flow beneath the park and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, near the North Ninth Avenue-West Sixth Street intersection.

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Downtown underpass will have park on top

Downtown underpass will have park on top

A future northern gateway to downtown Tucson will include the area's first deck park.

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New BMX track to open next month in Marana

New BMX track to open next month in Marana

A couple plans to open a BMX track, mini-golf course, go-cart track and more at Mike Jacob Sports Park.

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New BMX track to open next month in Marana

New BMX track to open next month in Marana

Above, a former water-slide tower at Mike Jacob Sports Park in Marana. The property will open as Xtreme Funspot in January under a lease with Pima County.

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New BMX track to open next month in Marana

New BMX track to open next month in Marana

A BMX track operator in Tucson plans to close a track on the southwest side and expand its business at a new track in Marana next month.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina girl lauded for work to replace burned playground

Catalina girl lauded for work to replace burned playground

Fencing still blocks access to the Catalina Neighborhood Park area where playground equipment was destroyed in a fire.

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Catalina girl lauded for work to replace burned playground

Catalina girl lauded for work to replace burned playground

Savannah Williams, 11, was recognized by Pima County Parks and Recreation Department for gathering 90 signatures in support of rebuilding a playground that burned at Catalina Neighborhood Park.

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Catalina girl lauded for work to replace burned playground

Catalina girl lauded for work to replace burned playground

A Catalina grade schooler who tried to get the community interested in helping replace the playground equipment at a park that was destroyed in an arson fire was honored Friday by Pima County.

October 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Access glitch holds up key pathway

Access glitch holds up key pathway

Workers are making steady progress toward completion of a 55-mile loop of car-free paths around the Tucson area - but the future of one key spur path is still up in the air.

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Canoa Ranch history to be restored

Canoa Ranch history to be restored

Canoa Ranch tour guide Wendy Burroughs, center, talks about the property. Folks on Friday toured the buildings on the ranch, which Pima County is preserving and developing as a visitor center and historic site.

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Canoa Ranch history to be restored

Canoa Ranch history to be restored

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Canoa Ranch history to be restored

Canoa Ranch history to be restored

Visitors tour the 4,800-acre Canoa Ranch, which Pima County purchased in 2001. About $19 million is needed to develop the property, which has hosted Native Americans, then Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans.

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