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Visitors bureau changes name to 'Visit Tucson'

Visitors bureau changes name to 'Visit Tucson'

The Gateway Saguaro is lighted during a ceremony near the Oracle Road median, just north of Drachman Street, Monday, April 5, 2010. The 30-ft-tall neon public art piece, by local artist Dirk J. Arnold, shows people traveling northbound on Oracle the history of the roadway, and if they are tr…

April 20, 2013 12:00 am
Performers, food, vendors take it to Winter Street Fair

Performers, food, vendors take it to Winter Street Fair

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December 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tennis: I-Ridge's two pairs make winning hand

Tennis: I-Ridge's two pairs make winning hand

I-Ridge junior Cody Petford, above, teams with brother Alec, a senior, to form the doubles top seed in Division II.

April 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson showing how to get ready for warmer times

Tucson showing how to get ready for warmer times

Aleecia Gonzalez, 7, center, runs through the sprinklers at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Splash Pad, Friday, May 27, 2011. When it's 100+ degrees in Tucson, this is the place for kids to cool off.

April 07, 2012 12:00 am
Raúl Héctor Castro

Raúl Héctor Castro

Former Arizona Governor Raul H. Castro pauses during his speech at an unveiling presentation at the University of Arizona Law College Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Castro's portrait, which was unveiled, is on display in the lobby of the college.

March 01, 2012 5:25 pm
Botanical Gardens to sell willed land

Botanical Gardens to sell willed land

Harrison Yocum's half-acre, one-of-a-kind yard is a botanical garden that's infused with rock gardens. He willed the property to the Tucson Botanical Gardens at his death last year.

September 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Wallow Fire

Wallow Fire

A grove of torched trees now looking more like matchsticks along Highway 191 south of Alpine, Ariz. on June 10 after the Wallow Fire blew through the area.

August 24, 2011 11:46 am
Work body and mind at Udall Park

Work body and mind at Udall Park

The Morris K. Udall Regional Center "has a wide variety of options for people of all ages," said recreation assistant Mike Funk. "And it's affordable." Prices range from $2 on up to use the popular facility.

July 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Under $30: Las Brasas succeeds despite some flaws

Under $30: Las Brasas succeeds despite some flaws

Dan Barnes says he's been a regular at Las Brasas for more than 10 years and eats there at least once a week.

July 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Byrne's first year had valleys, peaks

Byrne's first year had valleys, peaks

Byrne's duties as athletic director include a lot of this: mingling with supporters like Suzie May, left, Scott Shake and Reenie Keating.

July 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Designing woman shuns sameness

Designing woman shuns sameness

In five years, Mahlia Collection has expanded from furniture to include housewares, jewelry and one-of-a-kind clothing. Pieces have been featured on QVC.

July 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Freeze gives gardeners a chance to redo yards

Freeze gives gardeners a chance to redo yards

Loretta McSween of New Mexico shops at Tucson's Civano Nursery. The nursery has seen many gardeners seeking to improve their yards with hardy plants.

July 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Freeze gives gardeners a chance to redo yards

Freeze gives gardeners a chance to redo yards

Ocotillo stems for a fence were cut from a plant that will grow new stems. Other stem-harvesting methods destroy the plant.

July 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Potter knows happiness and contentment

Potter knows happiness and contentment

Janet K. Burner with one of her raku pieces at Romero House, 140 S. Main Ave., where she is currently teaching about 15 adults in two classes each week.

July 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Potter knows happiness and contentment

Potter knows happiness and contentment

A pot takes shape under the skilled hands of Janet Burner. She fell in love with art while living in Portugal with friends during her senior year at the University of Arizona.

July 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Total wellness is goal of business

Total wellness is goal of business

Instructor Kyra Weinberger, top; Aaron Farber, bottom left; and instructor Alie Buckmire practice a routine before the start of an Acrobatic Partner Balance class at Barefoot Studio, 6781 N. Thornydale Road.

July 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tamer winds let firefighters make progress, provide hope

Tamer winds let firefighters make progress, provide hope

Diana Mendez holds her granddaughter Cierra Larimer, 3, in front of the family RV in the parking lot at the evacuation center at Buena High School. The family of seven people, four dogs and two cats has been staying in the school's parking lot since being evacuated Sunday.

June 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
New Elle less tony, maybe better

New Elle less tony, maybe better

Marge Swien, center, and fellow members of the American Association of University Women talk during a lunch meeting at Elle Wine Bistro.

June 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Sushi chefs mix up wacky fixings

Sushi chefs mix up wacky fixings

A roll from Fusion Wasabi Japanese Sushi & Steak is made with crab, tuna, red snapper, lettuce and cucumber wrapped in soy paper topped with white toro, kiwi and kiwi sauce.

June 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Sushi chefs mix up wacky fixings

Sushi chefs mix up wacky fixings

A roll from Fusion Wasabi Japanese Sushi & Steak is made with crab, tuna, red snapper, lettuce and cucumber wrapped in soy paper topped with white toro, kiwi and kiwi sauce.

June 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Get set to get wet at Brandi Fenton

Get set to get wet at Brandi Fenton

Kayla Maxey, 8, plays at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park splash pad. The splash pad is free and open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

June 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
She's free as a bird

She's free as a bird

The artist uses acrylic paint, chalk, oil pastel and oil stick, some of which are scattered in her studio.

May 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Charms honor Jan. 8 victims

Charms honor Jan. 8 victims

Michelle Spanyard designed the heart-shaped charm necklaces as a way to do something positive after the Jan. 8 shootings.

May 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

African refugee Debora Lossou, 16, speaks during a town hall meeting at the International Rescue Committee office on North Campbell Avenue. The IRC is working with the recently formed Refugee Youth Coalition.

May 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Cynthia E. Miller

Cynthia E. Miller

Cynthia E. Miller starts her morning at her work space, which is a huge square table wrapped in layers of white butcher paper with random objects scattered upon it.

May 28, 2011 10:41 pm
White MountainS won't fence you in

White MountainS won't fence you in

Bayley Dumitrescu, 9, left, and her mother, Valerie, take to the Meadow View Trail near Pinetop. Hundreds of trails of varying difficulty give hikers almost unlimited options.

May 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Artsy patio made for cats

Artsy patio made for cats

Bella the cat lounges on the "catio" at Terese Dennison's home. Dennison wanted a safe outdoor place for her cats that she also could enjoy for activities such as entertaining and grading papers.

May 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Art tutors hold free classes for seniors

Art tutors hold free classes for seniors

Naomi Bradley uses a stick for perspective during a drawing class at the Murphy-Wilmot Library.

May 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Taking taxing stress out of tax day

Taking taxing stress out of tax day

Ra Sushi is extending its  happy hour next Tuesday to help folks get through the dreaded April 15 tax deadline. 

May 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
$30M student complex to go up

$30M student complex to go up

To make way for a student housing complex, a Houston firm will save homes at 232 E. Fifth St. (top left) and 248 E. Fifth St. (top right) because of their historical significance, but it will tear down homes at 326 E. Fifth St. (bottom left) and 529 N. Fifth Ave. (bottom right).

May 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Give Chollas a jumping chance

Give Chollas a jumping chance

A dove finds a use for the native Cylindropuntia versicolor cholla cactus across the street from Chris Monrad's foothills home.

May 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Nook event gets kids excited about reading

Nook event gets kids excited about reading

Valerie Burnside reads a children's book on the Nook Color with Evelyn Brown, 2, left, and Cray Brown, 5, during a Nook Color story time in Pooh Corner at the Barnes & Noble on East Broadway.

May 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Woman with a boutique and a mission

Woman with a boutique and a mission

A display area Bravo intimate-apparel boutique. Five years ago, Tucsonan Katrina Anderson was watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show" when the topic was how pretty much all women wear the wrong bra size, and the idea led to the store.

May 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Pregnant cow was big, sure: Triplets'll do that

Pregnant cow was big, sure: Triplets'll do that

Tianna Valerio, 14, takes care of her new charges in the Picture Rocks area. Triplets are "very rare," says an Arizona Farm Bureau spokeswoman. These are all male, rarer still.

May 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
High school state tennis: Bermudez wins first title while brother falls in final

High school state tennis: Bermudez wins first title while brother falls in final

Palo Verde's Carlos Bermudez hits a backhand return during his finals match, which he lost. Bermudez had won the championship the previous two seasons.

May 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: Birds of a feather tackle together

Patrick Finley: Birds of a feather tackle together

John Rouff tackles Ben Grau during a Tucson Magpies practice. At 5-7 and 150 pounds, Grau says: "Size becomes my advantage. Hit low, stay low."

May 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Last chance to see Butterfly Magic

Last chance to see Butterfly Magic

Sonoran Science Academy senior Siena Moreno, 18, sketches butterflies at the Butterfly Magic exhibit while on a field trip with her art class. "I love how the butterflies look, how they fly," she said.

April 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Inside comforts go outside

Inside comforts go outside

Napa firelites, the larger size $69.99, left, and smaller size for $29.99 at Today's Patio add a distinctive look to patio decor.

April 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Inside comforts go outside

Inside comforts go outside

Snuggle-up in chairs aren't just for the living room. Standard high back chair cushions for $49 make outdoor seating comfy, too.

April 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'What's New'? Ronstadt's Riddle memorabilia at UA

'What's New'? Ronstadt's Riddle memorabilia at UA

Linda Ronstadt donated items from her jazz/American pop trilogy period with Nelson Riddle to the UA School of Music, including the platinum record for "What's New," above.

April 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
UA shifts toward electric-vehicle use

UA shifts toward electric-vehicle use

At the charging-station dedication, Chris Kopach, UA Facility Management director, second from right, talks with RJ Blevins of Thoroughbred Nissan while checking out a Nissan Leaf like the one the university will be getting in coming weeks.

April 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Old Pueblo Grand Prix: At finish, it's an El Tour reprise

Old Pueblo Grand Prix: At finish, it's an El Tour reprise

Eric Marcotte won the main men's race Sunday. Later, he sat on his bike during an interview, joking (or was he?) that he couldn't walk yet.

April 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Old Pueblo Grand Prix: At finish, it's an El Tour reprise

Old Pueblo Grand Prix: At finish, it's an El Tour reprise

The tricky right from Pennington Street onto even narrower Scott Avenue takes its toll, sending riders either to the pavement or into the hay bales.

April 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrate 2 years of downtown walk/run

Celebrate 2 years of downtown walk/run

Music wafted along the route of Meet Me at Maynards last year. Expect about 20 musical groups in unexpected places Monday during the second anniversary celebration of the event.

April 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Get ready for more widening on I-10

Get ready for more widening on I-10

Cinthia Rodriguez serves breakfast to diners at Denny's, 4920 W. Ina Road. Proposed construction on Interstate 10 from West Ina to West Ruthrauff roads may force the restaurant to close.

April 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Volunteers are needed to help police

Volunteers are needed to help police

Marana Police Department volunteer Ralph Perillo fingerprints Dorothy Nunnink-Tolar for a volunteer job at her church.

March 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Za Boom Ba drums up excitement

Za Boom Ba drums up excitement

Elizaveta Lane, 11, center, laughs during a Za Boom Ba jam session. Catalina Foothills Community Schools invited people of all ages and experience levels to the free community event.

March 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Za Boom Ba drums up excitement

Za Boom Ba drums up excitement

Misha Olarrea, 10, performs during the Za Boom Ba jam session.

March 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Green Fields students take part in art program

Green Fields students take part in art program

Artist Catherine Nash works with Nate Whitthorne, in gray shirt, on his artwork at Green Fields Country Day School. The school just wrapped up a two-and-a-half week artists-in-residence program.

March 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Chain-link fence at UA puts border in spotlight

Chain-link fence at UA puts border in spotlight

No More Deaths group members Karen Figueroa, left, and Carly Rexroad tie items recovered from the desert onto a 6-foot-tall, nearly 1,200-foot- long mock border fence on the University of Arizona Mall.

March 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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