Under a cloud of marker smoke, a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agent edges his way over a cliff to rescue a "victim" 60 feet below. It was a demonstration by the U.S. Border Patrol in Peña Blanca Canyon on Tuesday.
UA running back Daniel Jenkins, breaking free against South Carolina State last season, finished with 301 yards and two touchdowns on 67 carries while backing up starter Ka'Deem Carey in 2012.
Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins (3) attempts to shimmy out of the reach of Arizona State linebacker Brandon Magee (8) on run in the third quarter of their intrastate rivalry game at Arizona Stadium, Friday November 23, 2012, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star
Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins (3) gets by UCLA defensive end Cassius Marsh (99) on a sprint up the middle in the third quarter of their Pac-12 game at the Rose Bowl, Saturday November 3, 2012, Pasadena, Calif. Photo by Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star
Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins (3) pulls free from South Carolina State linebacker Reggie Owens (42) on a sprint through the middle of the line in the fourth quarter at Arizona Stadium, Saturday, September 15, 2012. Photo by Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star
Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins (3) celebrates as the Wildcats get the ball back with a one point lead in the last few seconds against Nevada in the at the New Mexico Bowl, at University Stadium, University of New Mexico, Saturday, December 15, 2012, Albuquerque, N.M. Photo by Kelly Pres…
A handful of the dozens of stacked stone formations left by Harrison Yocum in the home now owned by Spencer Smith and his wife, Katheryn.
The walls of a mid-1970s addition are made of dozens of varieties of natural stone and minerals.
Father Peraza waves to a van load of northbound migrants heading from Altar to Sasabe. At a glance, he can tell who's trying to cross the border and who's a drug cartel member in disguise. He's comfortable on these roads but knows danger lurks. "If I don't come back in two hours," he half-jo…
When Father Peraza offers a blessing to this crowd of more than 50 migrants hoping to cross the border that night, everyone gathers around him. "May God be with you, always," he says. "And with your spirit," the group answers in unison. "May God guide you, my children," he tells them, "as lo…
The walls of a mid-1970's addition are made of dozens of varieties of natural stone, minerals and petrified wood and a new tile floor laid by Spencer Smith in the former home of Harrison Yocum Saturday, May 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
Spencer Smith stands on the unusual tiles in a room added by Harrison Yocum at an unknown date and still in the home, Saturday, May 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
Spencer Smith at work outside the former home of Harrison Yocum 1628 N. Jefferson Saturday, May 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Smith bought the badly neglected home in June of 2012 and has extensively renovated it himself with the help of his brother Steve. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
A large piece of petrified wood making up part of the western wall added by Harrison Yocum in the mid-1970's to the house now owned by Spencer Smith Saturday, May 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
Spencer Smith works on the drive way near some of the stone walls and formations in the front yard of the former home of Harrison Yocum Saturday, May 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
Abrium Reyes finds a hands on experience as he examines the seeker, the part that locks on to a targeting laser, of an inactived GBU-13 laser guided bomb under the wing of an A-10.
Lt. Jess "Jackpot" Wyble shows Abrium Reyes the ammo drum section of an A-10 fighter.
Lt. Jess "Jackpot" Wyble helps 10-year old Abrium Reyes maneuver an A-10 flight simulator though a loop as he takes it for a spin as part of his Pilot For A Day experience at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Reyes, who is fighting lymphoblastic leukemia, was the latest to get a closer look the …
Abrium Reyes finds a flight helmet to be a tight fit as he tries on some of the gear used by pilots and crews of 79th Rescue Squadron.
Maria Reyes talks with A-10 fighter pilot Jess "Jackpot" Wyble as her son Abrium Reyes gets time in the pilot's seat.
Lt. Jess "Jackpot" Wyble talks Fairuza Reyes, older sister of Abrium Reyes through a night landing of an A-10 fighter while taking a turn at the stick in flight simulator.
Abrium Reyes takes an "oath" from 79th Rescue Squadron commander Lt. Col. Mike Guischard (MIKE GUISHCARD) as he begins his Pilot For A Day experience. The bi-monthly tour of DM gives a child facing serious or chronic medical conditions a day long look at the aircraft, equipment and people wo…
Abrium Reyes declares victory after beating his older sister Fairuza in a game of foosball in the heritage room at the 79th Rescue Squadron headquarters.
Dedicated crew chief staff sergeant Ricky Lambert and Abrium Reyes get a look at things from under the wing of a new HC-130J Combat King II while touring the flight line.
Nate Nelson, aka Soundsmith, plays bass along with a freshly recorded track as he and other members of the hip-hop group Jivin Scientists do some work in their downtown studio.
Arizona catcher Chelsea Goodacre has caught 10 of 31 base stealers, but Baylor runs more than most. The Bears have 100 steals on 117 attempts.
Pitcher Shelby Babcock was in a hospital Monday with the "flu - and some other stuff"; on Tuesday she was back at the ballpark.
Former Sunnyside High School star Estela Piñon will likely be called on out of the bullpen, especially if the Cats play five times in three days.
As the sun goes down, the Holts enjoy the Disney film "The Princess and the Frog" on their outdoor setup. More and more people are watching movies outdoors these days.
Vicky Merritt gives granddaughter Alyzabella Holguin some loving attention as Merritt mixes up a batch of strawberry icing for her cupcakes for today's 50th annual Mother's Day Cake Auction. Merritt has been making cakes for the auction for 41 years.
No need to stand on etiquette when a cupcake is in front of you. Alyzabella Holguin dives in to her designated cupcake as her mother, Shasta Holguin, puts frosting on others for today's Mother's Day Cake Auction in Douglas.
A truck with migrants headed north to the border pulls into the "tollbooth" at the south end of the washboard dirt road that is the main route between Altar, Sonora, and Sasabe. The toll is just one of the myriad ways migrants are extorted as they try to reach the U.S.
The newly renovated and remodeled Plaza Palomino, at 2990 N. Swan Road, boasts a courtyard and fountain. Shops and offices surround the courtyard, where events are often held.
Part of the draw for the merchants is the central location at North Swan and East Fort Lowell roads.
Mark Van Wald roasts pasilla peppers for the roasting chiles and salsa tasting at the Bear Canyon Open Air Market, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. Shoppers at last weekend's regular market could get a sample batch of salsa made with a variety of fruits and vegetables, from watermelon to jicama.
Salpointe and UA grad Brian Prouty was one of five golfers to advance from a field of 84 in Wednesday's U.S. Open qualifying round at Tucson National.
David McDaniel fires a shot out of a bunker on No. 17 at Tucson National during the U.S. Open qualifying round Wednesday.
Weather conditions early Friday kept smoke from the Brins Fire trapped in the valleys near Sedona. The fire grew to 4,000 acres Friday.
After a short break in the shade of a ramada, Avra Valley firefighter Adam Gloria gets ready to rejoin the crews near Slide Rock park.
Adele Earnshaw hears the latest on the Brins Fire in Oak Creek Canyon from information officer Bill Paxton.
Mike Kontz, with the Central Yavapai Fire District, keeps tabs on water pumping from a 3,000 gallon portable reservoir. The line feeds crews fighting the Brins Fire near Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon.
Flames from the Brins wild fire leap along the top of a ridge on the western wall of Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona, AZ., Thursday, June 22, 2006.
Capt. Rocco Terrazciano of the Big Bear Hot Shots watches the Brins Fire edge toward a containment line along the west side of Slide Rock State Park.
A heavy tanker makes an approach over Sterling Canyon prior to dropping its load as crews try to re-establish a containment line there on the north side of the Brins wild fire in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona, AZ., Thursday, June 22, 2006.
Amidst his stock, Charlie Harris laughs as he talks with some of the local artists getting set-up to exhibit their skills on Free Comic Book day at Charlie's Comic Books.
Charlie Harris offers some free candy to two youngsters in for Free Comic Book Day.
Charlie Harris talks with local artist Beatriz Romero, center and her husband, artist Ernest Romero just before opening the shop for Free Comic Book Day.
Still making last minuted adjustments, Charlie Harris maneuvers a table through the crowd to accommodate a guest artist in for Free Comic Book Day.
Looking for the right place in line, Charlie Harris thumbs through the boxes of comics as he stocks left over books from the previous week's shipments.