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Southwestern International Raceway

Southwestern International Raceway

The "Super Shockwave" jet truck fires up before it races down the raceway at the 2013 Arizona Nitro Jam held at Southwestern International Raceway on March 23, 2013. The truck has about 25,000 horsepower and has been recorded to reach 334 miles per hour from a still start. Held by the Intern…

March 24, 2014 1:39 pm
Puppets helping get word out

Puppets helping get word out

Children and parents listen as enrollment director Rebecca Briamonte discusses the Tucson Waldorf School, 3349 E. Presidio Road. Last Saturday's gathering also included a puppet play, which spotlighted the school's focus, integrating art, music, movement and hands-on learning into all subjects.

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Puppets helping get word out

Puppets helping get word out

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Charros, horses in tune

Charros, horses in tune

The next performance will be the Cinco de Mayo weekend on May 4 with showtimes at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. It's free.

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Charros, horses in tune

Charros, horses in tune

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Dirty dogs get a good scrub

Dirty dogs get a good scrub

Volunteers got down to dog level during Arizona Greyhound Rescue's dog wash and spa event last Saturday. Members of the University of Arizona's Cause for Paws and the Boys and Girls Clubs helped wet down, scrub and groom dogs of all breeds. A dog wash cost $10, and animals could get a 10-min…

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Dirty dogs get a good scrub

Dirty dogs get a good scrub

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High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

Bruce Litton's top fuel dragster sits ready at the starting line, waiting for opponent Curt Eierdam's "Invader" jet dragster to power up at the 2013 Arizona Nitro Jam at Southwestern International Raceway, 12000 S. Houghton Road. The Nitro Jam was Saturday. Litton won both heats against Eier…

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High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

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Craft, arts fair is 1st for area

Craft, arts fair is 1st for area

Rosie Del Turco shows a visitor the tool she uses to decorate her Ukrainian Easter eggs at last Saturday's Sycamore Canyon Arts, Business and Craft Fair and Easter Egg Hunt. The colorful eggs are hand-waxed and dyed, and the designs and colors represent different meanings in Ukrainian cultur…

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Craft, arts fair is 1st for area

Craft, arts fair is 1st for area

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Sonoran desert wildflowers celebrated at Tohono Chul

Sonoran desert wildflowers celebrated at Tohono Chul

Visitors enjoy the sunset and ambience of the Tohono Chul Park Sonoran Spring Celebration on March 24. Held every March, the event celebrates the bloom of Sonoran desert wildflowers while raising money to benefit the park. Last year, the park raised $60,000. The event featured the Domingo De…

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Classics that just motor on

Classics that just motor on

Visitors checked out a 1925 Pierce Arrow sedan at the Tucson Model A Ford Club Car Show last Sunday at The Fountains at La Cholla. Owner Bob Carney said he bought the car off eBay four years ago. The car club holds shows four to five times each year. The next show is at Fellowship Square, 81…

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Classics that just motor on

Classics that just motor on

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Lots of stuff, lots of shoppers

Lots of stuff, lots of shoppers

Early on, a line forms before a recent rummage sale begins at Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Road. Last Saturday's sale ran much of the day, and proceeds were to go to church ministries and local social-service organizations. Items for sale included furniture, books, electronics, to…

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Lots of stuff, lots of shoppers

Lots of stuff, lots of shoppers

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Science doesn't bug them

Science doesn't bug them

Harold McCarthey, 7, squints through a microscope to view an insect during the Bugs! event Saturday at the Dusenberry-River Library. It was part of the library's monthly Science Saturday.

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Science doesn't bug them

Science doesn't bug them

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Across Southern Arizona, sequestration could affect jobs, services - and lives

Across Southern Arizona, sequestration could affect jobs, services - and lives

Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., says he doesn't want to see a reduction of front-line Border Patrol agents. "These are people making sure every day they are protecting the border," he said at a press conference on Friday.

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