Updates and outtakes from the Cold Pueblo:
All 31 of the bighorn sheep released into the Catalina Mountains on Nov. 18 apparently have survived so far and are fanning out across the range, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.
Bighorn sheep are roaming wild in the Catalina Mountains once more.
YUMA — Wildlife officers — swooping out of the sky in helicopters and wielding net guns — snared fleet bighorn sheep in rugged mountains northeast of here Saturday.
Drive north of Tucson into Oro Valley, pull over, and peer up at rugged Pusch Ridge towering above you to the east: What you’re seeing is the past and future home of a free-roaming herd of bighorn sheep.
You could imagine the eye rolls around Tucson when it emerged June 7 that Arizona Game and Fish may end up killing some mountain lions in order to repopulate the Catalinas with bighorn sheep.
A mountain lion stays close to its deer kill in Sabino Canyon. Lions who prey on bighorn sheep will be killed, state wildlife officials say.
A pair of bighorn sheep pause on a ridge overlooking Oro Valley. A herd of bighorn sheep, which died out in the late 1990s, will be brought back to the Pusch Ridge area in November.
An already "robust" population of mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains appears to be increasing - and that could pose a threat to a planned reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the range this fall.
Bighorn sheep, like these two on a ridge overlooking Oro Valley, will once again take their place in the Catalina Mountains.
Bighorn sheep - a species that was practically the symbol of the Catalina Mountains before the herd there died out in the 1990s - will soon roam the range again.
Arts scholarship available for Green Fields school
GLENDALE - It seemed as if Allie Scott and Gabrielle Courtney of Pusch Ridge Christian were in control of their Division III girls doubles match Saturday after winning the first set, but a state title doesn't come easy.
A herd of more than 100 bighorn sheep once roamed the Catalina Mountains, and animals were often seen in the vicinity of Pusch Ridge on the western edge of the range. The herd died out about a decade ago. Transplanted animals could replace it.
Bighorn sheep could once more roam the Catalina Mountains - possibly as soon as this fall.
Marana teen starts running group
PHOENIX - A season ago, Pusch Ridge Christian's season ended with a blowout loss to Benson in the Division IV state championship.
PHOENIX - On the first day of practice in February, Pusch Ridge Christian outlined its goals for the season. At the top of that list was making it back to the state championship game and avenging last year's blowout loss to Benson.
Pusch Ridge's Sarah Macdonald, left, uses a late push to beat Alana Kempf of Joy Christian to the finish line in the Division IV girls 800-meter run, her second state title of the day.
Amphitheater Jared Roth clears 6-4 en route to winning the Division III boys high jump at 6-8 at Mesa Community College.