Former University High School golfer Michael Thompson hits some balls at the 49er Country Club in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday, August 9, 2006.
Tucsonan Erik Gardlund raises his hands after hitting the bottom of the Wild River ride with his children, Karli and Connor along with friends Lia and Jesse Larsen on the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair. For the next nine days there are carnival rides, pig races, concerts, mo…
Several swine, with some names like Miranda Hambert, Sponge Bob Pig Pants and Sandy Porkchops, make one of the turns during the Pig Races at the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair. General admission is $8, children 6-10 are $3 and those children five and under are free.
Sahuarita High School student Kaelyn Murphy, lugs around an overstuffed bear courtesy of Andrew Poligala who won it for her at the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair. Some of the entertainers scheduled include rapper and songwriter Juicy J, thrash metal band Megadeth, the hip ho…
Casen Corbin, 4, enjoys a piece of cotton candy at the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair.
Josh Carpenter and Jessica Richardson dig into some pepperoni pizza at the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair.
Eduardo Barragan Reyes keeps busy flipping turkey legs at Biggy's, one of the many food vendors at the Pima County Fair.
Andrina Camacho, right, 11, catches a foam block tossed by her friend Sarah Lyman, 11, as they make a home in the Old Pueblo Hall at the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair. They were at the Farmer Jon exhibit where there are many interactive activities for children such as a sca…
In the Old Pueblo Hall, former Arizona Cardinal, Robert Tate, shows off some of the football memorabilia he is selling to raise money for his organization, Dyslexia Foundation, helping kids achieve their goals, at the103rd annual Pima County Fair. Tate, who himself grew up with dyslexia, is …
Samantha Maestas gets her photo taken with Sparky, one of the sea lions at Sea Lion Splash Photos where people can have their photographs taken with them between $10-$25 depending on the size of the photo.
Billy Cox has his hands full with his four-year-old twin daughters, Giejah, left, and Sa'Reigh, as he swings them around near the concert venue.
Fairgoers walk among the rides, food booths and displays at the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair.
In spite of some light showers early in the afternoon, thrill seekers get their kicks while getting a taste of Insanity on the second day of the 103rd annual Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Rd., south of Interstate 10 at exit 275. General admission is $8, children 6-10 are $3 and those c…
Mission San Xavier del Bac is among the 100 things that are quintessentially Tucson to be featured in the series.
Cam Empens, with Merit Foods, talks on his phone while standing near some old photographs of Johnny Gibson during a press conference regarding the opening of the first full-service grocery store in downtown Tucson since 1972. The Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, at 11 South Sixth Ave., is lo…
during a press conference regarding the opening of the first full-service grocery store in downtown Tucson since 1972. The Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, at 11 South Sixth Ave., is located on the site of the previous Beowulf Alley Theatre. It is a 6,000 square-foot building that is expecte…
The 6,000-square-foot building will be leased from the family of late entrepreneur Johnny Gibson, who opened his barbershop there in 1949. His son, Steve Gibson, is in foreground.
An artist’s rendering of what will be Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, at 11 S. Sixth Ave. A grand opening is planned for December. It will be downtown’s first full-service grocery store in 42 years.
A desert willow produces showy blossoms. Photo by A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star 2006
Tucson Police Department officers stand in front of the Wells Fargo bank on 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue on the scene of an attempted bank robbery on Thursday, April 17.
UA catcher Riley Moore had one multiple-hit game in the first 28 games this season, but has three in the last nine to raise his average to .239.
A Tucson Police Department investigator walks around a vehicle that ran into Sir Veza's Taco Garage on Speedway and Swan. Witnesses said the driver of the car hit another vehicle, foreground, in the intersection then crashed into the restaurant. The photo was taken on Tuesday, April 15, 2014…
The driver of this Toyota, Giovanni Sambrano, 36, died after the car was struck by another at Speedway and Swan on Tuesday night.
Quarterback Connor Brewer, 11, goes through ball stripping drills at the University of Arizona football team's spring practice at Kindall/Sancet Stadium. The photo was taken on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza/ Arizona Daily Star
CDO senior Samantha Nettling, middle, is surrounded by teammates after hitting a game-tying a home run against Ironwood Ridge's Emily Robinson in the fifth inning. Prior to Nettling's home run, fellow senior Makenzie Sullivan homered as well to help spark a five-run inning for the Dorados. P…
CDO pitcher Randi Longville throws to first after fielding a bunt in the fourth inning. She struck out nine in the victory.
Some 3,000 pipes go into the organ, each needing to be placed in its precise hole. Chris Soer, with Quimby Pipe Organs Inc., systematically does the installation.
Quintin Roberts gingerly unpacks new pipes, which will get a workout in two services today.
The organ’s four-keyboard console is the only working type of its kind in Southern Arizona.
Brian Seevers, with Quimby Pipe Organs Inc., works high above the altar.
Kevin Lors installs relays that send signals from the console.
Sahara Tipirneni, 7, concentrates as she cuts out a costume out of paper during the Magic Tree House Book Club at the Oro Valley Public Library in 2012.
Dana Montenegro, the executive chef at Contigo Cocina Latina, adds cheddar and jack cheeses as she goes through the step-by-step process of making Colombian arepas, which is a tasty bread. The photo was taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza/ Arizona Daily Star
This is a mug shot of Deborah Tenino, owner of Contigo Cocina Latina, who prepares Colombian and Venezuelan arepas, which is a tasty bread. The photo was taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza/ Arizona Daily Star
Find pre-cooked white maize meal in several local grocery stores, including Fry’s and Food City.
Dana Montenegro works the arepa dough with her hands. “A spatula just won’t do it,” she says. “You really have to work it.”
Colombian arepas made by Dana Montenegro, the executive chef at Contigo Cocina Latina, are a simple, satisfying, corn-based flatbread.
“South American food has layers of flavor that are really wonderful,” says Deborah Tenino, owner of Contigo Cocina Latina.
Dana Montenegro, the executive chef at Contigo Cocina Latina, cooks pork that she will stack with other ingredients in arepas.
Maddy Bosshardt, 7, appears happy with the way her costume cutouts are coming, while her twin brother, Joseph, right, watches during a meeting of the Magic Tree House Book Club at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W Naranja Drive. The book the group talked about was “Ghost Town at Sundown.”
SaddleBrooke resident Seth Basker, left, and his son Jonathan, who was visiting from Brooklyn, N.Y., walked through Catalina State Park in 2011.
Ironwood Ridge's Lanea Tuiasosopo is able to score despite being closely covered by Seton Catholic's LeeAnne Wirth, left, and Julia Barcello during the fourth period of the championship game of the seventh annual Northwest Desert Classic Basketball Tournament at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy…
Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, makes $118,541 (an estimate base on O-6 pay grade and 23 years of service). Photo taken Friday, August 10, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star
Olivia Meza and Ruben Orantez sneak a kiss on top of the Sixteen Wheel as the University of Arizona's Spring Fling returns to campus for the first time in 15 years.
Lily Kirchler gets a ride on a Merry-Go-Round with her mother, Katie Wahlund at the University of Arizona's Spring Fling.
The Zipper takes riders spinning in the air as the University of Arizona's Spring Fling returns to campus for the first time in 15 years.
Camden West is the opening band as the University of Arizona's Spring Fling. Concerts continue throughout the festival starting at noon both Saturday and Sunday and continue into the evening.
Hundreds of people come strolling in to the entrance as the University of Arizona's Spring Fling returns to campus. The event, which began in 1974, starts Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13.
Morgan Tillman, 5, takes a chance at the Ring A Duck ring toss at the University of Arizona's Spring Fling. It is the 40th anniversary of the largest student-operated carnival in the country attracting over 25,000. On Saturday and Sunday there is going to be a Kid's Corner near the entrance …
Carnival rides such as G-Force turns its riders all over the place as the University of Arizona's Spring Fling returns to campus. It is expected to provide more than 35 rides and games and over 20 different food booths.