Andy Scala, owner of "Brian and Andy's Christmas Trees" enjoys a quiet moment during a busy season at his Campbell and Ft. Lowell corner lot.
Salvation Army volunteers (l to r) Cliff Icenogle and Dwight Snook add batteries to donated toys at a warehouse in Tucson, Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2006.
A horsedrawn cart makes its way throught the streets of the winterhaven neighborhood Sunday night, Dec. 16, 2001. The festival of lights and holiday cheer began tonight.
Standing outside McKale Center, Wildcats players Joy Hollingsworth and Ashley Whisonant react to the unexpected death of teammate Shawntinice Polk. Polk, the team’s best player and one of the UA’s most popular athletes, died in 2005 of a pulmonary embolism.
Eddie Van Halen, of the rock and roll band Van Halen, leaps from the drum kit of brother Alex Van Halen during the song "Jump," at Ava, Thursday evening, Nov. 18, 2004.
Kid Rock belts out his distinctive mix of southern rock, hip-hop and Detroit bravado for Tucson-area fans at the AVA performance center at Casino Del Sol, Thursday night, October 7, 2004.
ua baseball - UA baseball coach Andy Lopez working with players at Sancet Stadium, Wed, Jan 9, 2001. Photo by Chris Richards, assignment # 94422.1/9/02
UA coach John Mackovic, right, and assistant coach Rob Ianello watch their team during a 2002 victory over Utah. A potential game-winning TD pass by the Utes in the final minute was ruled out-of-bounds by the officials.
A three-time All-Southern Arizona honorable mention selection, Depper was named to the 3A All-State team after rushing for 1,379 yards and 13 touchdowns as part of the 2004 Mustang squad that made the state tournament and finished 9-4. Depper, who went on to play running back at Pima, was al…
Former UA football coach Larry Smith, left, and broadcaster Dave Sitton collaborated on UA football games in 2005 for Fox Sports Net Arizona
In 2001, Catalina Foothills finally broke through and made the Class 4A State Playoffs for the first time after a 9-1 regular season but lost 24-17 to No. 13 Goodyear Millennium. Running back Josh Brisco, far left, led the Falcons' ground attack and earned himself All-State honors. Brisco we…
As a senior at Catalina Foothills, Nolan Swett was named second-team All-Southern Arizona as a tight end in 2003. He was also productive as a junior, receiving an honorable mention for the All-Southern Arizona team. Swett went on to play at Division III Colorado College where he set all majo…
Running back Vince Alentado, with ball, was named to the first-team 4A Kino Region as a senior for the Falcons in 2006. In his career, Alentado had 161 receptions, 1,214 yards and four touchdowns, according to maxpreps.com. He also made an impact on the defensive end as a senior, leading Cat…
The now rarely photographed Lisa Frank posed at her company's Tucson headquarters in 2003. It once bustled with hundreds of employees and now has six staff members.
Ben Vereen, chairman emeritus of the UA Dance Advisory board, celebrating after receiving an honorary fine arts doctorate at the UA graduation Saturday at McKale Center May 15, 1999.
Morton K. Tuller, who died Wednesday at 91, started Tuller Trophy in 1955. His son, Howard L. Tuller, right, carries on with the business.
Beverly Lawson, visiting from Los Angeles, examines a Dia de los Muertos exhibit in the Arizona State Museum gift store window, which is a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Former UA golfer Ted Purdy is off to a fast start on the PGA Tour's Latin America circuit. After winning in the first event last week in Mexico City, Purdy shot a 69-69-73 (211) in Guadalajara and trails leader Oscar Serna by three going into today's final round.
"Union" soldiers disappear in a cloud of gun smoke during a past Civil War re-enactment at Picacho Peak. This weekend's event will include historical demonstrations of cavalry and artillery, plus music and entertainment.
The average college student, like these at the UA, produces about a half-pound of food waste per day, the EPA says.
Salpointe High School and UA grad Brian Prouty finished fifth this weekend to advance in PGA Q-School.
Hands-down winner: Robbie Ventura of Wildwood, Ill., crosses the finish line of the 108-mile race in first place in 2002 for the second straight year of El Tour.
GABA Bike Swap Meet - Need a thingie or doodad for your bike? Bet you'll find it along North Fourth Avenue. Saturday.
Fernando Galvan, front, with wife Alice, was instrumental in persuading the diocese to reopen San Cosme chapel in 2003, after it had been closed for 35 years.
The firm founded by Bob Breault, above, has marketed the company's optics analytical program worldwide. Al Greynolds was instrumental in developing it.
UA football coach John Mackovic is greeted by Wilbur Wildcat after disembarking from his RV in Rio Rico, the first stop on his one-day southern Arizona tour in 2001.
ASU's Philip Christensen with a model of a Mars Exploration Rover, which carries a camera he designed.
A kitten from the Hermitage Cat Shelter sleeps in the hand of a prospective adopter. The shelter will host a Meet and Greet at Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solis, shown performing in Casino del Sol's AVA in 2005, is slated to be back in the venue on Sept. 21.
Conni Aschauer, a registered nurse, sorts out the various wires of a networked, state-of-the-art cardiac monitor in the emergency room of Oro Valley Hospital, the only local hospital to receive the top grade in new ratings.
Riders from B Troop, 4th US Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) ride onto the scene during the start of a reenactment of the Battle of Picacho Pass, a skirmish that became the westernmost battle of the American Civil War, reenacted at Picacho Peak State Park, Sunday, March 11, 2007, during Civil War…
The Tortolita Mountains, shown looking southeast from in the foothills, have a trail network that passes classic Sonoran Desert terrain, rugged ridges, diverse wildlife and historic ruins.
A bumper crop of canyon ragweed promises to add its two cents to allergy miseries this year.
El Charro Café unveiled a signature craft beer, brewed by Barrio
Brewing Company, in celebration of its 90th anniversary.
The thorny Mexican palo verde has a life span of about 20
Hiker Hanna Miller crouches on a boulder on one of the many rock
outcroppings at Oracle State Park. The park, which has been closed
since October 2009 because of cost cuts, is on the back side of the
Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
Immigration was the big issue in 2006, when Giffords and Randy
Graf, above, faced off in District 8 to succeed Republican U.S.
Rep. Jim Kolbe.
Richard Threlkeld and his wife, former CBS and CNN correspondent
Betsy Aaron, at their home in Tucson.
Tonight's Fashion's Night Out is set in La Encantada, at East
Skyline Drive and North Campbell Avenue.
El Charro Cafe will be serving up its traditional Sonoran
cultural style and innovative Tucson style Mexican Food at many UA
La Placita Village at Congress and Church downtown is known for
its bright colors.
Radio Host Fred Imus was photographed during a show in Tucson in
this 2004 Star file photo. The brother of syndicated radio host Don
Imus was found dead in Tucson over the weekend.
Tommi, the newest addition to the giraffe herd, seen here with
two of the adults (her mom, Denver, is right behind her). She was
born July 5, 2000.