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La Estancia

La Estancia

Demand for housing along the interstate is strong because of its convenience for workers from Raytheon, Davis-Monthan and the prisons. Above, KB Homes’ Rancho Valencia development is in its last phase.

15 hours ago
3000 Club

3000 Club

Volunteers Adrianna Martinez, left, and Myriela Rodriguez straighten up a clothing display in the MOMers Thrift Store for The 3000 Club at its new location, 250 S. Toole Ave.

15 hours ago
Hem & Her

Hem & Her

“The economy isn’t where people have their stuff tailored anymore. It’s a throwaway economy,” says Hem & Her owner Joyce Feickert. Her next undertaking: She hopes to teach people to sew. 

April 15, 2014 12:48 pm
Earth Day

Earth Day

Taylor Szyszka and other University of Arizona Chemistry Club members working at the American Chemical Society booth attract attention by blowing soap bubbles during the 20th Annual Earth Day Festival at Reid Park.

April 14, 2014 2:28 pm
Tucson Academy softball

Tucson Academy softball

Caitlin Doster is putting up huge numbers hitting (.444 average) and pitching (11-3 record, 0.10 ERA).

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Thunderbirds cutline/web refer

Thunderbirds cutline/web refer

Above, the ground crew goes to work on the No. 5 F-16 shortly after touching down following the site survey in the skies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds cone to town in advance of the weekend’s Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show,Thursday…

April 10, 2014 3:54 pm
Cholla Blues Standard

Cholla Blues Standard

Jeanette Gonzales, left, Sheyenne Sasse and John Pulliam sing The Rolling Stones’ 1978 hit “Miss You.”

April 02, 2014 10:52 am
Border Mass

Border Mass

Dozens of people on the Mexican side reach through the fence to receive Holy Communion from Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas as he, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other bishops celebrate a Roman Catholic Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border fence that runs through the two cities of Nogales.

April 01, 2014 11:31 am
Main Gate Square

Main Gate Square

Officers rush out of their line to grab a man who had been taunting them and riling up a crowd at Main Gate Square.

March 29, 2014 9:54 pm
SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show

SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show

Jesus Borbon grouts the tiles Thursday on a planter, part of the 20-foot by 20-foot island of flagstone, brick and metal the crew from Solana Outdoor Living are building for their exhibit in the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association Home & Patio Show.

March 27, 2014 4:11 pm
Music In The Canyon

Music In The Canyon

Cirque Roots’ Lisa Mytych dances on her stilts as members of the troupe perform during the Music in the Canyon 2014 Festival, the 18th annual benefit for Friends of Sabino Canyon.

March 10, 2014 10:47 am
University of Arizona sand volleyball

University of Arizona sand volleyball

Junior Rachel Rhoades chases a spike from an Arizona Christian player in Friday’s inaugural sand volleyball match. Rhoades also plays indoors for the UA.

March 07, 2014 5:15 pm
Pima County Animal Care Center

Pima County Animal Care Center

Beth Ostrowsky maneuvers Snowball through the gate and into the semipermanent tent just completed to house overflow outside the main building at the Pima County Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

March 07, 2014 11:49 am
Old Vail Middle School Traffic

Old Vail Middle School Traffic

Crossing guard Tracy Grimes escorts a student across the road halting traffic in front of Old Vail Middle School, 13299 E. Colossal Cave Rd., Wednesday March 5, 2014, Vail, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

March 06, 2014 12:45 pm
Teen Iron Chef

Teen Iron Chef

Ian Kurth, 9, raises his fists in triumph as his guacamole propels him to a second-place finish at the Teen Iron Chef competition at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. His secret ingredient was Tang. Although Ian isn’t technically a teen, the library allowed him to compete becau…

March 03, 2014 10:30 am
Square Dancing

Square Dancing

Caller Don Haney keeps his eye on his dancers as he puts them through their paces at the weekly Modern Square Dancing session at Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. The sessions, held from 10:30 to noon Wednesdays in the Catalina Room, are open but square dancing experience is required.…

February 17, 2014 1:59 pm
Vail Pride Day

Vail Pride Day

Alan Schappell stands with his representation of Philadelphia at the Tucson NTrak display at the Vail School District’s Vail Pride Day, held Saturday at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The N-scale group, which is part of Arizona & Southwest Model Railroad Society Club, had a 25- by 25-foot…

February 17, 2014 1:49 pm
Davis-Manthan Solar Arrays

Davis-Manthan Solar Arrays

Tracy Schario, reporter for the Pew Charitable Trusts, takes a closer look at one of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s photovoltaic collectors. The 16.4-megawatt D-M array, now the U.S. military’s largest, surpasses a 14-megawatt array built at Nellis Air Force Base, near Las Vegas, in 2007.

February 13, 2014 2:25 pm
Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Instructor Heather Chalon leads her students through the introductory motions on the first day of the Tai Chi for Health class at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library on East Tanque Verde Road. The classes, Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. through March 13, are free and open to the public. Attend…

February 10, 2014 11:54 am
Valentines

Valentines

Veronica Lozano snips a heart during the Valentine’s Card Project at the Flowing Wells Library of the Pima County Public Library. On a scheduled half-day of school for students last Thursday, students created two cards, one for their special someone and another for elderly residents at St. L…

February 10, 2014 11:20 am
The Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse

The Tucson Sino Dancers perform to “The Rain of Jiangnan,” one of the many acts at the Chinese New Year Festival at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. The festival was Saturday, and Chinese Association board member Susan Chan estimated that more than 3,000 people attended.

February 03, 2014 11:15 am
Tucson Tamale Company

Tucson Tamale Company

Roller Katalina Olguin wraps up one of the restaurant’s custom tamales in Tucson Tamale Co.’s second location, at 7159 E. Tanque Verde Road. The company recently opened there, and is scouting for a third location in Oro Valley.

January 30, 2014 1:24 pm
Rogue trails

Rogue trails

Kerry Baldwin, natural resources division manager with Pima County, points out a rogue trail used mostly by quad riders near the West 36th Street trailhead at Tucson Mountain Park. The trailhead was used as a party spot for many years.

January 29, 2014 2:20 pm
H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells

Edgar Burton gets into his role as he and Bruce Bieszki (left) read an adaptation of the short story “The New Accelerator” on the final night of “The Sci-Fi Genius of H.G. Wells” at The Comedy Playhouse on Saturday.  The production featured dramatic readings of four stories showcasing the h…

January 27, 2014 11:56 am
Carew Papritz

Carew Papritz

Author Carew Papritz prepares to electronically “sign” e-copies of his book “The Legacy Letters” using an iPad from atop his horse, Boots, at Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway.

January 20, 2014 10:48 am
Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

Ron Reno rolled in on his reproduction of an 1896 Ford quadricycle, probably the smallest of about 70 vehicles on display at the Little Anthony’s Diner’s Classic Car Show, a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Saturday.

January 20, 2014 10:49 am
Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill cranes like these passing before the setting full moon at Whitewater Draw south of Willcox are a prime attraction for the Wings over Willcox birding festival. Event organizers fear a planned wind farm west of Willcox poses a danger to such birds.

January 17, 2014 12:52 pm
Pronghorn release

Pronghorn release

Fotos por Kelly Presnell / la estrella de tucsónUn total de 41 animales fueron introducidos al área de Sonoita-Patagonia el 15 de enero, y para protegerlos matan coyotes.

January 15, 2014 1:22 pm
Santos Barbosa

Santos Barbosa

Santos Barbosa draws a crowd as he starts a painting during Artist Demonstration Day, a fundraiser for St. Luke’s Home, at Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive. Barbosa was the featured artist for Saturday’s event. St. Luke’s Home is an assisted-living facility for low-income seniors.

January 13, 2014 12:14 pm
Zoppe Family Circus

Zoppe Family Circus

Giovanni Zoppe, in character as Nino the clown, makes his way across the tightrope high above the ground for a performance by the Zoppe Italian Family Circus, hosted by UA Presents, at Reid Park, Saturday, January 11, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. The show rounds out its schedule with two final sold-o…

January 13, 2014 12:15 pm
University of Arizona vs Washington

University of Arizona vs Washington

UA’s Aaron Gordon rips a rebound away from UW’s Mike Anderson in the second half. After netting just one rebound in the first half, Gordon’s “mindset kind of changed” to the tune of 10 rebounds in the final 20 minutes.

January 04, 2014 5:01 pm
Drachman House

Drachman House

Lush green grass, surrounded by citrus trees is an oasis for dinners outside and social gatherings at the home once owned by prominent Tucsonan and state Sen. Harry Drachman.

January 02, 2014 2:48 pm
University of Arizona vs Boston College AdvoCare V100 Bowl

University of Arizona vs Boston College AdvoCare V100 Bowl

B.J. Denker’s 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Wildcats up 35-6. Denker, who was named the game’s offensive MVP, passed for 275 yards and rushed for 51 more to finish his only season as a starter with 2,516 passing yards and 949 more on the ground.

December 31, 2013 3:31 pm
University of Arizona vs Boston College AdvoCare V100 Bowl

University of Arizona vs Boston College AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Just another day at the office for UA junior Ka’Deem Carey. He ran for 169 yards and two scores to finish 2013 with 1,885 and 19 touchdowns.

December 31, 2013 3:31 pm
Tucson weather in 2013

Tucson weather in 2013

Rodney Utley and his wife, Kristin Courtney, bundled up for a cold January night of watching the Casino del Sol College All-Star game at Kino Stadium.

December 31, 2013 12:05 pm
Ole Rico Mexican Steakhouse

Ole Rico Mexican Steakhouse

Josie Romero takes orders in the dining area of the new Olé Rico Mexican Steakhouse. Kids can get a booster saddle seat.

December 29, 2013 11:21 pm
Carjacking

Carjacking

This vehicle was carjacked at Tucson Spectrum shopping plaza, police said Thursday. It was then driven fast through Tucson streets, followed by a police helicopter. It eventually crashed into a pickup, and the car’s driver shot himself.

December 12, 2013 4:55 pm
Generation Cool

Generation Cool

Martin Blake tests his skills on a “Rampage” video game, near a vintage “Mortal Kombat,” in the arcade.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
Arizona Wildcats vs New Mexico State

Arizona Wildcats vs New Mexico State

Kaleb Tarczewski, left, goes in hard to rob New Mexico State center Tshilidzi Nephawe of a rebound.

December 11, 2013 9:16 pm
A Night In Bethlehem

A Night In Bethlehem

John Neve leads a choir during Christ Church United Methodist’s “A Night In Bethlehem,” an event that re-creates aspects of ancient times in the Middle East.

December 09, 2013 11:01 am
Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Dancers with Creative Dance Arts perform part of “The Nutcracker” for the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road.

December 09, 2013 10:33 am
Mike Yarema

Mike Yarema

Mike Yarema works on a new painting he’s calling “Party Wren.” He’s painted several works with quirky bird features, including the one behind him.

November 22, 2013 12:06 pm
Mike Yarema

Mike Yarema

Eyeballs, beaks and legs are conspicuous features in this piece by Mike Yarema.

November 22, 2013 12:05 pm
Burger madness

Burger madness

A burger from Zivaz, Monday, November 18, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photoillustration by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

November 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Bighorn sheep capture

Bighorn sheep capture

A “mugger” struggles to release his seat belt and control a bighorn ewe as a capture helicopter sets down at the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge . 

November 16, 2013 2:21 pm
Camerone Parker

Camerone Parker

Camerone Parker shows off several of the outfits in her collection from the show “Project Runway.”

November 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Clue

Clue

Katie Fapp, center as Mrs. Peacock, draws the ire of the other guests during Ironwood Ridge High School Theatre’s production of “Clue.” The whodunit was presented last Thursday through Saturday.

November 11, 2013 10:01 am
Hansen Sunday Notes 2

Hansen Sunday Notes 2

November 09, 2013 7:11 pm
Tucson Tussle

Tucson Tussle

Jake Merdich reprograms the disc-firing controls on his Out of Orbit robot during the Tucson Tussle robotics competition this past Saturday at the Sonoran Science Academy, 2325 W. Sunset Road. Twelve teams from around the state competed.

November 04, 2013 9:06 pm
Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros

Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros

Ian Jarosak, as Latch, dives for cover as an explosion — a pyrotechnical effect — goes off behind him. He was performing as part of the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros’ stunt show for Halloween. It’s called Sam and Latch’s Haunted Halloween.

October 26, 2013 6:55 pm

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