Marana Chief of Police Terry Rozema
UA softball coach Mike Candrea has spent plenty of time at No. 1, and said it’s not pressure. “Good players absolutely embrace it,” he said.
A memorial to the shooting victims on the front lawn of University Medical Center, where US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were treated after the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings.
David Sanders / La Estrella de Tucsón 2011Ysella Rojas frente al gran altar que se montó afuera del Centro Médico de la Universidad, donde la ex congresista Gabby Giffords estaba internada.
Left to right: Jake and Mitch Fischer
Elvin Kibet, right, running with for-mer teammate Jen Bergman in 2011, will be trying to help the UA win its first Pac-12 title on Saturday.
Tucson High football coach Justin Argraves (cq-JUSTIN ARGRAVES) yells at his players in the second quarter. CDO defeated Tucson High 36-15, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Tucson High School. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star. #154116.
Jay Dobyns, the receivers coach at Salpointe Catholic High School, traveled to the Los Angeles area for the Lancers’ game against Crespi. The former Sahuaro receiver, who led UA in receiving in 1983, is also an author and a former ATF agent.
Andrew Cota had 3,887 passing yards and 36 touchdowns, but it's his decision-making that often makes the difference for the Lancers.
Reporter Patrick Finley, right, carries equipment to the Tucson Padres dug-out while learning how busy the job of ballboy can be for a story in 2011.
FC Tucson's Jacobi Goodfellow rises over Arizona Sahuaros' Dallas Rusch-Michener in the 2011 Desert Cup at Hi Corbett Field.
The Canyon Knitters meet Tuesdays at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. The gathering is open to beginners and experienced knitters.
As part of training in 2011, UA student Mark Iobst helped guide a drill bit by communicating with the operator (not pictured) of a single-boom jumbo drive drill.
Over the years, the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., has been reinforced or rebuilt in a number of ways to deter people from crossing illegally.
Capacity crowds are the norm at the UA's Hillenbrand Stadium, which has averaged at least 1,291 fans a game every season for the past 19 years.
Lightly griddled English muffins cradle juicy beef patties and yummy toppings in the "Original" at The Abbey Eat + Drink.
During Cyclovia Tucson, riders, skaters and walkers have the streets to themselves - or at least some streets. In 2011, a crowd of bike riders, above, headed along a route near downtown. This year's first Cyclovia is on Sunday and starts at Armory Park.
Michael DeSchalit, with microphone, laughs as he watches Tony Lomonaco and Niki Zarris react to a scary "movie" under hypnosis.
UA pitcher Kenzie Fowler shakes hands with head coach Mike Candrea before the start of their game against Cal. The University of Arizona defeated Cal in 10 innings 2-1 at Hillenbrand Stadium on May 12, 2011.
At the FreeCycle event at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library last year, Marilyn Ryan Hulbert got this guitar from Gloria Davis, right, and gave Davis a cookbook in exchange.
Create Cafe, a family- and artist-friendly restaurant, ends its 13-year run today. Owner Lauri Kaye says she will continue to cater and is exploring a food truck for community events.
Freshman has promising future
Kevin Sterner and Strait Country so closely mirror Strait vocally and swagger-wise you might think George is on the stage. Sterner also pays tribute to a number of classic country stars.
The Abbey's new menu brings back the house burger and fries.
Stanford tailback Stepfan Taylor, now a senior, had 153 rushing yards against Arizona last year.
At ASU last year, Ka'Deem Carey ran 13 times for 92 yards and caught four passes for 47 yards and a TD.
The Wildcats will play eight of their 12 games, including five conference contests, at Arizona Stadium, which might help offset their inexperience and lack of depth - at least a little.
Mila Vasser, program coordinator for Temple Emanu-El, sets out plates of Jewish bread called challah and a sweet noodle dish called kugel. The Taste of Judaism class includes tastings of traditional Jewish foods prepared by Temple Emanu-El's Women of Reform Judaism.
Connie called Tucson's Reid Park Zoo home for nearly four decades. '. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star.
The border fence stands out between Nogales, Arizona and Sonora. Agents were told last summer that drug traffickers were planning to send a group across the border to "round up" informants in Nogales and Rio Rico, Ariz.
The front entryway to the Manning House in downtown Tucson displays intricate architechtural designs. The house is selling for $2.48 million - "a bargain," says the owner.
Lightning, such as this strike on Kolb Road, is an inherent part of the annual monsoon. Lightning kills an averge of 54 people nationally each year.
If they're on, Arizona's Lawi Lalang, right, and Stephen Sambu could combine for three national titles this week.
UA's Robert Refsnyder, retaping his bat, certainly has a good grip on the competition this year - he's hitting .359 with six homers and 57 RBIs.
Tom Twiddy enjoys the diving board at the Marana pool in Ora Mae Harn District Park.
Everth Cabrera has played at shortstop, third base, second base and center field for the Tucson Padres this season. He suggested learning outfield during spring training.
Ironwood Ridge's Tyler Williams, going for a gain against CDO last season, received an offer from San Diego State. A quarterback last season, he's viewed as a wide receiver or a defensive back at the college level.
Food, rides - like the Yoyo - and games pack Rillito Downs for the University of Arizona's annual Spring Fling, the largest student-run carnival in the nation.
Money coach and volunteer Jude Gilford, left, got a high-five from Ed Gallego after Gilford helped him file his tax return at Tucson's Pio Decimo Center last April. While some tax experts say having too much money withheld from paychecks isn't a good idea, others note that's not necessarily so.
An estimated 10,000 grabbed their bikes, walking shoes, skates and skateboards and participated in last year's Cyclovia, during which streets are closed to motor vehicles to promote exercise and getting outdoors.
Cienega High School football coach Nemer Hassey will speak at a coaching clinic at the UA next month.