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.
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.
“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.
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.
Caitlin Doster is putting up huge numbers hitting (.444 average) and pitching (11-3 record, 0.10 ERA).
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…
Jeanette Gonzales, left, Sheyenne Sasse and John Pulliam sing The Rolling Stones’ 1978 hit “Miss You.”
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.
Officers rush out of their line to grab a man who had been taunting them and riling up a crowd at Main Gate Square.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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…
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.…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Josie Romero takes orders in the dining area of the new Olé Rico Mexican Steakhouse. Kids can get a booster saddle seat.
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.
Martin Blake tests his skills on a “Rampage” video game, near a vintage “Mortal Kombat,” in the arcade.
Kaleb Tarczewski, left, goes in hard to rob New Mexico State center Tshilidzi Nephawe of a rebound.
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.
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.
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.
Eyeballs, beaks and legs are conspicuous features in this piece by Mike Yarema.
A burger from Zivaz, Monday, November 18, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photoillustration by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
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 .
Camerone Parker shows off several of the outfits in her collection from the show “Project Runway.”
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.
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.
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.