U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds seemed to come a little close for comfort during their demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base last year. But these pilots know what they’re doing, and you can catch the show again next spring.
Tucson Boys Chorus volunteer Dale Tersey helps unload 146 Douglas Fir Oregon Christmas trees from a truck at their lot at 2150 East Broadway, Nov. 26, 2002.
Snow collects on saguaro cactus in the Redington Pass area on Tucson's far side as a storm moved through the area Thursday. Photo taken Jan. 1, 2007.
Earl Timmons is a 44 year-old Santa at Tucson Mall. Earl's various genuine expressions delight twins Emma, left, and Kayla Campbell, both 4. Dec. 20, 2005.
Members of the Tucson Medical Center auxiliary hold up a Christmas tree, to help celebrate Lovelight, the tree celebration since 1990, in which people sell ribbons symboling those loved ones. Counter clockwise from lower left in grey and white is; Brenda Piccone, Joyce Leggett, Marjorie Heat…
The location of this ASU sticker tells what homeowners Curt and Connie Hansen think of the Sun Devils. The couple use their home for tailgating before each UA home game, as it is decorated with UA items throughout.
A-10 West Demo Team pilot Capt. Joe “Rifle” Shetterly flies at D-M reaching seven times the force of gravity.
Parched lands in Red Rock, AZ, off about two miles east of I-10 on Park Link Drive can result in lack of soil retention, thereby allowing wind to kick up particles resulting in sand storms.
A small dust devil kicks up dust off of Park Link Drive in Red Rock, AZ.
Some of the many observatories at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Bob Martino, standing at left, talks to astronomy enthusiasts about some of the stars that are visible at sunset as they listen to him at the 16 inch telescope with its roll-off roof at the top of Kitt Peak National Observatory in 2009. At upper left is the 4-meter Mayall telescope with the …
Despite losing University of Arizona star distance runner Lawi Lalang, left, to a calf injury, Arizona cross country coach James Li still had a good week as he watched his women's team earn it's first-ever first-place finish and women's runner Elvin Kibet win the Pac-12 Women's Cross Country…
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.
All 369 graduating Cienega High School students throw their caps and little colored squishy balls into the air after they moved their tassles and received their diplomas at the high school's football field. Cienega is part of the proposed Vail incorporation area.
Cienega High School graduates celebrate after receiving their diplomas. Like the fairgrounds, Cienega would be included within the town of Vail’s boundaries.
From left to right, Jim Rosborough, Reggie Geary, Kevin Flanagan, Dylan Rigdon, Ray Owes, Jason Richey, Danny Brown, Lute Olson, Steve Condon and Lou Baltus look on during Arizona's loss to Arkansas in the 1994 Final Four in Charlotte, N.C.
Star Arizona guard and defender Reggie Geary during the Final Four in Charlotte, N.C.
Singer/songwriter James Taylor performs Thurday night, Oct. 16, 2003 at the Casino del Sol's AVA at 5655 W. Valencia Road.
UA head coach Andy Lopez runs onto the field following their defeat of Louisville 16-3 at the NCAA Division 1 regionals at Hi Corbett, Sunday, June 3, 2012. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star.
UA baseball coach Andy Lopez during practice, Wednesday, June 9, 2004 in Tucson, AZ.
A domesticated European rabbit named Timothy gets plenty of touches, Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Foothills Mall. Employees of the Reid Park Zoo spend Mondays there last year displaying animals for kids to touch.
Sita, a 10 year-old female Malayan tiger who arrived from the Bronx Zoo in summer 2011, hops over water at Reid Park Zoo on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. She was quarantined for 30 days and then had to wait out modifications to the tiger exhibit before she was allowed in the the exhibit.
Ex-Amphi guard Lester Medford has made the junior college rounds but now has a visit scheduled with Iowa State.
Kingfisher Bar and Grill is heading back to 1993, offering a trio of retro dishes with prices to match. Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Food Bank.
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.
Examples of the fine weavery of baskets made of desert yucca plants by the Tohono O'odham Indians.
The tower is just one of the many quirky buildings within the Valley of the Moon at 2544 E. Allen Road.
Traffic: Eastbound Grant Road traffic backs up as vehicles took alternate routes to get onto I-10 eastbound from Grant Road. A large accident on I-10 east of Miracle Mile forced the highway to shut down between Miracle Mile and Grant Road. 1997 photo.
Lew Murphy dares the crowd to try to dunk him into the tank during a United Way campaign kickoff event at Reid Park.
Quarterback Nick Foles gets a congratulatory boost from center Kyle Quinn after Foles threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass. The UA defeated NAU 41-10, one of the team’s four wins in 2011.
Tucson Padres' #21 Anthony Rizzo, left, gets the customary cup of water in the face by catcher #4 Luis Martinez, right, as pitcher #17 Jeremy Hefner looks on, after Rizzo hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Reno Aces, Tuesday, August 24, 2011 at Kino Stadium.
Arizona Daily Star sports reporter Patrick Finley was a bat boy for a night for the Tucson Padres as they played the Reno Aces, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Kino Stadium. Finley walks with bat boy Kevin Trenasty as they bring equipment out to the Padres' dugout prior to their game.
Arizona Daily Star sports reporter Patrick Finley was a bat boy for a night for the Tucson Padres as they played the Reno Aces, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Kino Stadium. Finley ties his shoes next to the team's weekly schedule in the locker room hallway.
A double rainbow (almost) lights up the sky as the game against the Tucson Padres and Reno Aces gets delayed 40 minutes. Arizona Daily Star sports reporter Patrick Finley was a bat boy, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Kino Stadium.
Tucson Padres' radio broadcaster Tim Hagerty does his thing in just prior to their game against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Kino Stadium, Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
A likeness of Tucson native singer Linda Ronstadt was created by 86-year-old June Aguayo, who works out of her home. Aguayo is a regular staple at cultural events like Tucson Meet Yourself and has painted notable Tucsonans such as Raul Grijalva and Lalo Guerrero.
Comedy magician Norm Marini, known for his sleight-of-hand and closeup tricks, will be in Saturday's "Stars of Magic" show.
Arizona's first poet laureate, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, frequently reads at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Posey had the size at 6-feet 3-inches and 170 pounds to be an elite receiver, but his speed (4.7 40-yard dash) dictated a role somewhere else on the field. Posey proved that pure athleticism isn't the only measure of greatness, becoming arguably the state's best possession receiver during hi…
PUBLIC NATURAL PARK TRAILHEADS — Ross Zimmerman looks over the trailhead that bears his son's name before the dedication ceremony of the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011.
PIMA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPUS — Pima Community College students head for classes at the West Campus on Anklam Road.
Although Dobyns may be best remembered for his undercover work as a special agent with the ATF and infiltrating the infamous biker group Hell's Angels, his football career isn't something to forget. Dobyns, a 6-foot 2-inch 180-pound receiver, was a first-team All-State and All-Southern Arizo…
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.
Jake Fischer made a name for himself as a linebacker in four seasons at Ironwood Ridge, leading the team in tackles as a freshman and finishing with a school-record 464 in his career. He also starred as a running back for the Nighthawks.
Garcia was one of nine seniors on Empire’s first official varsity team. He earned All-Region and second-team All-State honors, the first Raven to do so, after leading the team with 478 yards receiving and three scores on 28 catches. He also registered a team-high 111 total tackles.
Here's a beef sandwich drenched with barbecue sauce at Mr. K's Barbeque. Get all-you-can-eat ribs on Wednesdays.
FC Tucson's Jacobi Goodfellow rises over Arizona Sahuaros' Dallas Rusch-Michener in the 2011 Desert Cup at Hi Corbett Field.
On Sunday DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is featuring a watercolor show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's free. Also on display: "Our Lady of Guadalupe."