The sun sets in Saguaro National Park West July 10, 2001.
This 2005 file photo shows Scott Kilbury, who left KOLD-TV this month, where he was an anchor. Kilbury is one of three recent departures from Tucson's local television news teams.
The summer rains bring danger in the form of lightning and floods, but beauty accompanies the danger. A lightning bolt is a reminder as a storm passes through the Tucson area at sunset over the Holy Hope Cemetery near Prince and Oracle Road, Aug. 8, 2012. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star.
El Rio Golf Course, March 9, 1999.
The Central Arizona Project - this section is in Avra Valley - carries Colorado River water from Lake Mead toward Tucson. Officials say there is a 35 percent chance of the first CAP water shortage in history in 2016.
This horse head made from a discarded bike seat serves as a horse tie-up.
Tucson resident Chris Gall has built a career in commercial illustration for major companies such as Pepsi and Nike, and as an author and book illustrator.
Streetcar construction already limits traffic through the intersection of University and Euclid, but traffic will be blocked off beginning next week. The plan is to finish the work before the bulk of UA students return to the area Aug. 15-18.
Jonathan's Educational Resources owner Jonathan Katz helps Donna May, a Painted Sky Elementary School teacher, as she shops for supplies. One estimate says teachers spend $500 a year out of pocket on supplies.
Lauren Radtke hits a shot during the Duel in the Desert Volleyball Camp at St. Gregory College Preparatory School.
Juggler James Reid concentrates on controlling a 12-pound bowling ball and a set of bowling pins during a free juggling workshop at the Oro Valley Public Library. The workshop was held last Thursday. Reid, from Phoenix, travels the state performing and teaching the skill. Another free worksh…
Young Donut Shop cases are packed with raised, cake, long johns, glazed and frosted doughnuts, as well as out-of-the-ordinary orange-glazed cake doughnuts, tiger tails and apple fritters.
Tucson's Andy Parrino, who has 136 major-league at-bats, dives back to first during the second game of the doubleheader.
Tucson Electric Power Co. crews wait for replacement power poles to arrive at the McDonald's restaurant across from Tucson Mall.
Original Mr. K's BBQ owner Ray Kendrick, center, opened the restaurant in its new home last Thursday. Kendrick expects customers who frequented Mr. K's at its former location as well as new customers from nearby businesses at the restaurant.
Sarah Barcelo, mother of Nogales firefighter Sterling Lytle, is comforted during services for her son, who was killed in a hit-and-run incident. First responders from across Southern Arizona attended services in Tucson Monday morning.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Leah Downs takes part in a class.
Arielle Heaps, 4, checks out a rat snake held by Reid Park Zoo educational employee Lauren Cmiel. Reid Park Zoo employees spend every Monday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., displaying animals for kids to touch.
English country dancers, from left, Enid Fowler, Gerda Turner, Gene Fowler, Kay White and Bob White practice their moves at the SaddleBrooke Country Club.
Before a plainly unimpressed Padres bullpen, Salt Lake Bees left fielder Doug Deeds couldn't find the handle Monday night on a first-inning drive by Tucson's Matt Clark. For the right way to play the outfield, see below.
Election posters serve as sun shields for voters in Nogales, Sonora. At this park, the polls opened about an hour and a half late, and some folks waited up to five hours Sunday to cast their ballots for president.
"It was really wonderful to see what had been done,'' says Ann-Eve Pedersen, granddaughter of the couple who built the house with a great room designed to look like a Navajo hogan.
Kristina Valencia, left, and Chellie Krajnak are two of the owners of Creative Juice Bar, which offers acrylic painting classes along with a glass of wine.
The Erickson Building is surrounded by modern structures, including a TMC parking lot and the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute in the background at Tucson Medical Center. The Erickson Building was once the home of the former TMC property owners.
Josh Baca, 14, left, as Aladdin and Cora Hufault, 11, as Jasmine, sing "A Whole New World" during rehearsal for Disney's "Aladdin Jr."
Democrat Ron Barber celebrates his win over Jesse Kelly in a CD 8 special election with Gabrielle Giffords, whom he is replacing, as Barber's wife Nancy, at left, looks on at the University Marriott, June 12, 2012.
A member of the Tucson Police Department bomb squad looks over the suspicious packages at the building just north of Tucson Mall. The building houses federal offices. Police evacuated the building after an employee called 911 at midday requesting assistance..
Hayden Scott, 10, eats a double Sonoran hot dog from Fatdogs, a food cart endeavor started by two brothers after they were laid off from work about two years ago. The brothers serve large portion sizes, including an Ultimate Fatdog that is 18 inches and includes six all-beef hot dogs with al…
Students, from left, Inge Bartelsen, 8; Madlyn Hossman, 10; Leela Friedman, 10; and Alice Bates, 12; create works of art using colored markers and watercolor paper during camp at the Waldorf School.
Jasmine Aguilar, 11, gets hit from all directions at the splash pad at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road. The pad is a great place to cool off in the summer. The best part? It's free.
June Aguayo, 86, works in her home surrounded by materials and finished products. Her creations have made her a mainstay on the local arts-and-crafts circuit.
Annette Hillman, as Veta, hushes actress Lucille Petty, portraying Myrtle Mae, during a rehearsal of Live Theatre Workshop's "Harvey."
Hayli Jones, 5, looks over a book in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series at the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library, due for major construction.
Norman Walker, instructor with the Arizona Ballet Theatre, helps student Javier Chavez with correct positioning. In his late 70s, Walker still has a passion for dance.
Taz Greiner, center with cap, walks with Dr. Troy Tompkins, in orange, along the Rillito River path near Swan Road. Greiner, who works for Carondelet, helped organize Saturday's Walk With a Doc.
Randy Usem stays cool at the Udall Park pool, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. This pool is one of a handful of city pools open an extended season, April 1-Nov. 15.
Science teacher Caleb Clinkingbeard talks about air pressure during a free Mad Science lesson at Bookmans on Ina Road. He got carried away with toilet plungers, telling the crowd he was an alien. The show delighted both young and old.
John Ormerod, in background, and Sid Van Wagner performed during last week's Hummin' and Strummin' jam session.
Jennifer Gillaspie's son's dog Doug searches for a scent in one of the bins during a nosework class at Riverfront Park. Nosework is a new dog sport that involves dogs honing their sense of smell to pick up specific aromas.
JJ Belcher loads up a box with a scent for his nosework class.
"I've found ponds very tranquil, especially living in the desert," says Dr. Santiago Tucson, koi collector.
The aftermath of the University of Arizona's Spring 2012 Commencement at McKale Center. A total of 4,206 undergraduate degrees, 882 master's degrees and 298 doctoral degrees were conferred at Saturday's ceremony.
About 50 people took part in the first Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Walk for Bladder Cancer Saturday.
Ironwood Ridge's Alexis Clinton barely avoids a tag by Canyon del Oro pitcher Kayla Bonstrom and makes it to second safely in the seventh inning of Saturday's fourth-round softball game in the Division II state tournament at Cherry Field.