How hot is it? It's so hot the Sabino Canyon glacier is receding. It's so hot my evaporative cooler evaporated. It's so hot all of the Eskimos left town. It’s so hot I couldn’t think of any more jokes so I asked my Facebook friends,”how hot is it?”
The thousands of visitors who come to Tucson every year to see the world famous Sabino Canyon Glacier will be greeted by disappointment this month. It's so hot the glacier is receding.
Lose the sunglasses if you find yourself face to face with a mountain lion in the wild.
Mountain lions, like this one in Sabino Canyon, will generally try to avoid a confrontation.
A roomful of angry homeowners helped persuade a majority of Pima County's Planning and Zoning Commission to oppose the rezoning of 5.9 acres on Tucson's northeast side.
A development group's plan to turn untouched natural desert along Sabino Canyon Road between East River and Cloud roads into rental homes is drawing flak from nearby residents concerned about property values and increased traffic.
Joseph Cyr took this photo in November 2012 in Sabino Canyon. He writes that it was "one of those perfect November mornings in Tucson when the rest of the country is descending into the cold gray, the skies are perfect here in the desert."
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Downtown construction played big role in move.
"Simon says leave him" is written in bright red paint across the face of a boulder near the trailhead of Pima Canyon, just north of Tucson. It's not the only instance of defacement of nature, and attempts to remove the graffiti are difficult.
A springtime walk on the Pima Canyon Trail can be a bonanza of beauty - and also a bit of a bummer.
Road Runner has been running around getting answers to a bunch of good questions from you. Keep 'em coming!
Today’s road condition report from Pima County’s Transportation Department:
Tucson residents Jay and Nancy Carey had a thrilling experience while walking in Sabino Canyon on Tuesday morning: the sight of a mountain lion crossing a road in front of them.
A mountain lion crosses a side road, heading toward the Cactus Picnic Area. Jay Carey caught the cat on cellphone video Tuesday.
Charlotte Calhoun, left, and her brother, Colten, scout for interesting rocks in one of Sabino Canyon's clear pools. The children, from Coldwater, Mich., were in the canyon Tuesday - a good time to see the creek flow.
The flow was strong enough Sunday to send water over the Sabino Dam, where some visitors were able to enjoy the sight and sound.
Sabino Creek, which was bone-dry for months due to an ongoing drought, is flowing again, thanks to runoff from melting snow in the Catalina Mountains.
Joseph Cyr took this photo on New Year's Day on the trail to Rattlesnake Canyon. He wrote, "After the recent winter storm, a perfect January morning above Sabino Canyon: snowcapped peaks over the cottonwoods still hanging onto last fall's leaves."
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