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Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Saguaros — in a vibrant show of flower power — are bursting into bloom weeks earlier than usual at Saguaro National Park west of Tucson and at other sites around the city.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega's Ariana Roche (12) and her Bobcat teammates celebrate their 57-49 victory over Scottsdale Saguaro in the Girls' Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Second-year Cienega coach Paul Reed said the Bobcats are “looking forward to the challenge” of playing the No. 1 seed.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega's Ariana Roche (12) and her Bobcat teammates celebrate their 57-49 victory over Scottsdale Saguaro in the Girls' Division II state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega head coach Paul Reed signals in a play from the bench during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game against Scottsdale Saguaro at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega's Treyanna Clay collides with Scottsdale Saguaro's Kayla Mullen during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega head coach Paul Reed looks on from the sideline during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game against Scottsdale Saguaro at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega's Denesia Smtih drives to the basket against Scottsdale Saguaro during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega's Kelaiah Dillard is surrounded by the defense of Scottsdale Saguaro's Casey Rarrick (11) and Naomi Reyes during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega's Destiny Richardson blocks the shot of Scottsdale Saguaro's Casey Rarrick during the first half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for the Daily Star)

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Girls' D-II state semifinal: Cienega 57, Scottsdale Saguaro 49

Cienega's Treyanna Clay (left) and Kelaiah Dillard are embraced by members of the cheerleading squad in celebration of their 57-49 victory over Scottsdale Saguaro in the Girl's Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Ralph Freso for th…

February 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega's Denesia Smtih drives to the basket against Scottsdale Saguaro during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

February 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega head coach Paul Reed signals in a play from the bench during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game against Scottsdale Saguaro at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. 

February 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega’s Ariana Roche (12) and her teammates celebrate their win over Scottsdale Saguaro in a Division II state semifinal game at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. The Bobcats will face Chandler Seton Catholic in the title game Saturday.

February 27, 2014 5:27 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega’s Destiny Richardson blocks the shot of Scottsdale Saguaro’s Casey Rarrick in the first half.

February 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.

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Sabino Canyon reopens

Sabino Canyon reopens

Hikers, bird-watchers, picnickers — heck, just about everybody who loves the outdoors — cheered the reopening Thursday of Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park near Tucson.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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'It's suspicious' — up to 10 javelinas found killed in Tucson area

Arizona game officials are investigating the killing of up to 10 javelinas, the remains of which were found Thursday morning near Saguaro National Park East.

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Tucsonan continues quest to find unusual cacti

Tucsonan continues quest to find unusual cacti

Some people seek wealth. Others search for the meaning of life. Bob Cardell? He’s on a quest for yet another quirky cactus.

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Favorite Pima County projects

Favorite Pima County projects

HABITAT PROTECTION PRIORITIES AND ASSOCIATED LANDS — Neighbors and environmentalists have spoken against Saguaro Ranch, saying it will damage pygmy owl habitat and ruin scenery. Oct. 7, 2002

August 20, 2013 10:23 am

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