Arizona's Brigetta Barrett does a back flip after winning the high jump of the PAC-10 Track and Field Championships Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Roy P. Drachman Track and Field Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. Barrett won with a jump of 1.93 meters which was a a personal best. Photo by David San…
UA's Brigetta Barrett might be the best female high jumper in the world. The two-time NCAA outdoor champion is very likely to make the Olympic team out of the Trials next week, as she trains at the UA's Rincon Vista training complex, Monday, June 18, 2012. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star.
UA's Brigetta Barrett might be the best female high jumper in the world. The two-time NCAA outdoor champion is very likely to make the Olympic team out of the Trials next week, as she laughs following a jump at the UA's Rincon Vista training complex, Monday, June 18, 2012. Photo by David San…
Padre's Jonathan Galvez, from the Dominican Republic, has worked on his English and is now working to convert to third base.
A slurry plane does a preventive drop near a ranch outside of Sonoita.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra percussionist Dieter Schodde.
The Canyon Knitters meet Tuesdays at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. The gathering is open to beginners and experienced knitters.
"We're just waiting, like everyone else," said Annette Tarantino, who owns the Junipine CafÈ at the Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon with her husband, Steve. The Tarantinos, whose Oak Creek home was threatened by the La Barranca Fire earlier this month, are among the residents who were ev…
A wall of flames move up the Wilson Canyon area above Oak Creek Canyon on Highway 89 in Oak Creek Canyon, Wed. June 21, 2006 near Sedona, AZ.
Firefighters from Peoria Fire Dept. turn on sprinklers as crews prepared to do a burnout near the Dairy Queen on Highway 89 in Oak Creek Canyon, Wed. June 21, 2006. The advancing Brins Fire is seen in the background.
Concerned residents of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, such as Patricia Tope, center in blue, crowd around and listen to Sedona Fire Chief Matt Shobert at the Elks Lodge in Sedona. In response to residents' questions, Shobert was explaining the possible need for evacuation created by the danger…
Robert Dotson, Kevin Chargois and Gabriel Pomona, all Big Bear Hotshots from San Bernardino, Calif., walk along an abandoned Highway 89A. Fire crews were watching the two-lane road closely for any hot spots.
A helicopter dumps water on Wilson Mountain as fire crews battle the Brins Fire during its spread to within 200 yards of Highway 89A in Sedona. Fire crews, wary of the fire's chances of jumping the highway, cut fuel and power, positioned sprinklers by businesses and were prepared to burn out…
Smoke from the Bullock Fire turns a sunrise into fiery red as the sun rises through the smoke near Windy Point.
Air tankers prepare to take off from Fort Huachuca to drop 3,000 gallons each of fire retardant, also known as slurry, onto the Bullock Fire in the Catalina Mountains.
An air tanker makes a defensive slurry drop near Oracle Mine Road and Stratton Ridge, on the northern edge of the fire area.
Workers from Houston's Trail End Catering from Kanab, Utah, form an assembly line as they bag 2,000 lunches for firefighters.
Trees catch fire during a controlled burn near Soller's Road on Mount Lemmon, just 100 yards from the Catalina Highway near the Green Mountain area.
Marcus Panteah, a hotshot firefighter from Zuni, N.M., uses a chain saw to clear the forest as crews work to contain the Bullock Fire.
A spruce tree flares up as flames from the Gibson Fire consume it along Mount Graham, Monday, July 5, 2004, in Marijilda Canyon.
Dropping slurry near Mount Graham's Marijilda Canyon is a P-3 Orion, one of the grounded tankers put back in service.
Tina Ellsworth hugs her aunt, Sheri Brown of Tucson, after they learn their cabin has a blue ribbon around it, meaning it has an excellent chance of being saved.
An P-3B Orion makes a slurry drop near Marijilda Canyon on Mount Graham as it battles the Gibson Fire, Monday, July 5, 2004 near Safford, AZ. Two of the civilian tankers were put back into service after the Forest Service's entire fleet was grounded due to safety concerns.
Carson Hotshot Julie Earp carries trees to the other side of the Swift Trail or Highway #366 that travels up Mount Graham. Firecrews were clearing away hazardous trees and thinning out in preparation for a possible burnout later on to battle the Gibson Fire.
A Sky Crane dips from Riggs Lake on Mount Graham as it battles the Nuttall Fire, Monday, June 28, 2004 on Mount Graham.
The Nuttall Fire, Monday, June 28, 2004 on Mount Graham, Az.. as it moves down a canyon between Nuttall and Carter Canyons.
Northwest Fire/Rescue District crew members watch a Super Puma, capable of carrying 930 pounds of water, load up from Riggs Lake.
A sign on Arizona 260 tells residents where to go for shelter. About 4,000 people were evacuated Wednesday, with about 400 of those taking shelter at a high school gym in Springerville. A middle school gym in Eagar was also available to those who needed a place to stay.
A Corona de Tucson firefighter reaches for the safety of his truck as high winds blow flames in all directions, later causing flames to spill over U.S. Forest Road 322.
A helicopter makes a water drop at Highway 260 near Wilson Road in Linden, Ariz., as smoke from the Rodeo Fire turns the sky a burnt orange.
Charlie Hoag wets down the Sweet Corn Antiques store in Linden, which along with Pinedale and Clay Springs, was evacuated.
A tired Kenny Young and Larry Bear of Northwest Fire and Rescue try to stay awake after a night shift in the Clay Springs area.
Jason Foust of the Avra Valley Fire Department watches flames consume juniper trees near a girls' camp in Aripine.
Steve Leitzell of Apache Junction Fire District spends the early hours of Monday morning hosing down some hot spots in the Timberland Acres subdivision, where 94 homes were destroyed by the fires.
A metal front door is all that remains of a house in the Cheney Ranch subdivision in Linden, where three homes have been destroyed. Officials estimate that 345 structures, including homes, businesses and trailers, have been destroyed in the towns of Aripine, Clay Springs, Heber-Overgaard, Li…
Stuart Rodeffer, of Tucson's Northwest Fire and Rescue, moves a propane tank away from a burning home.
Scary sight: Morgan Zimmer, right, girlfriend Vanessa Plumb and Taylor Plumb prepare to evacuate their home in Linden.
The setting sun marks the end of another grueling day for firefighters.
In ominous, dark smoke, fire crews wait at an intersection in Linden. A dark, sooty cloud has engulfed much of the region.
Fire engulfs ponderosa pines off Forest Road 322 in Aripine.
A Corona de Tucson firefighter flees wind-driven flames near a hot spot at a girls camp off Forest Road 322 in Aripine.
A truck and satellite dish are all that is left of this home in Timberland Sunday morning, where 94 homes were destroyed by the Rodeo Fire.
A tired Rob Watson of the Pinetop Fire Department waits for new orders at a staging area in Linden after winds picked up in the morning. Watson's department was involved in the first attacks on Rodeo.
National Guardsman and sheriff's deputies stop residents from Show Low trying to head south on U.S. 60 and direct them to turn back and head for a new evacuation center in Eagar, 48 miles to the east.
A home is engulfed in flames at Willow Avenue and Elm Street in Pinedale as Northwest Fire and Rescue and other crews did structure control in Pinedale.
Northwest Fire and Rescue's Melanie O'Daniel turns away from the heat of burning ponderosa pines. The large flare-up jumped over U.S. Forest Service Road 322 after winds changed 180 degrees.
Dan Ioli of Tri City Fire District creates a fire line in the backyard of a residence in Fool's Hollow, west of Show Low.
A Pinedale home burns in this dramatic glimpse of the Rodeo-Chediski Fire.
Northwest Fire and Rescue's Melanie O'Daniel, left, and Jackie Janton spray foam on the house of Aripine resident Harry Newman as fire approaches. The house was saved after a back burn.
Task leader Dave La Tour of Northwest Fire and Rescue surveys hot spots in Timberland Acres outside Show Low, Ariz.