A 24-year-old Marana man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly started fires along the bike path of the Santa Cruz River Park, police said.
Northwest Fire District firefighters were battling a brush fire in the Santa Cruz River near West Cortaro Farms Road Monday night.
Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.
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.
Three boys were cited for reckless burning Monday after they played with fireworks, which started a brush fire in the Santa Cruz River in Marana, authorities said.
Stella Java to open today.
Saturday afternoon a woman had to be rescued after she tried to drive her minivan through a flooded eastside intersection at Tanque Verde Road and Conestoga Avenue east of Houghton Road.
Legend says that on June 24, 1540, Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado stood on the banks of the parched Santa Cruz riverbed and prayed for rain. It rained, and Coronado deemed that from that day forward the summer rains would come on the 24th day of June.
Unfortunately, Saturday's first monsoon rainfall wasn't spread equally around the Tucson metro area, according to preliminary data from the Pima County Regional Flood Control District.
Tucson was born Spanish and raised Mexican - but by the time it
joined the Union in 1912, it was well on its way to being a
thoroughly American and mostly Anglo town.
A monsoon storm wreaked chaos on the northwest side Tuesday
evening, knocking over power poles, leaving traffic on West Ina
Road severely restricted for at least the next two days, officials
They promised buildings — hotels, an aquarium and museums. But a Star analysis of the $63 million in taxpayer dollars paid to outside vendors since voters approved Rio Nuevo in 1999 shows that much of the money has been spent to plan projects that stalled.
In the nine years since voters approved the Rio Nuevo Downtown redevelopment district, the city has taken in — and spent — more than $77 million in taxpayer money. None of the museums and other downtown attractions that taxpayers were promised have been built yet.