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…
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.
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.
Robert Murdock adjusts his fire helmet after losing it in the microphone cord of Fireman Bill Scott, aka The Singing Fireman. Robert was on stage with others to help sing a song explaining how to "stop, drop and roll." The fire message was part of Northwest Fire District's 18th annual Burn B…
Adrian Salgado, 6, gets some tips on how to escape from a smoke-filled structure via a window as he takes a turn through the Pima Fire Safety Trailer at last Saturday's Burn Buster Blast.
Hannah Turner gets into character, testing out the results of the makeup she applied using a reference photo from her iPhone.
Nathan Davis, right, and his friend Draven Shipley handle the assembly chores as they put up the Davis family's tent at the sixth Marana Parks and Recreation "Camping Under the Stars" at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road.
A sculpture of sand trout in the Rose Hill Wash on Tanque Verde Road, Tues. July 5, 2011.
It's hard to miss. The imposing lumberjack statue at North Stone Avenue and Glenn Street has been a roadside fixture for years.
Earth-conscious clothing designer Kenneth Armstrong, with his merchandise and equipment, wends his way down 4th Avenue to the downtown farmers market to sell his handmade shirts.
Kenneth Armstrong hitches a Burley trailer to his Surly bike as he prepares to haul 100 pounds of handmade shirts and equipment to the downtown farmers market.
Neighbor Elissa Fazio displays some of the thousands of ceramic pieces salvaged from the former home of Dr. Jack Klein in the Blenman-Elm neighborhood.
Simon Planting of the John Jorgenson Quintet performs at the debut of the Oasis Project, a program to blend arts with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's conservation mission.
Maeve Solinsky, 7, knocks a 6-foot putt close to the cup as she practices her short game in the First Tee program at Rolling Hills Golf Course. The Rolling Hills program is an affiliate of First Tee.
Co-owner Tasha Bundy arranges a display of necklaces and earrings from Africa at Mast, 299 S. Park Ave. The locally owned shop, selling jewelry, art, gifts and home goods, will move to 100 W. Avenida del Convento, near West Congress Street and Grande Avenue.
Lauren Hohl shows a house gecko during her presentation on reptiles of Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Last Friday's program was at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.
Sabrina Vincent's mural has a playful tone with child characters and creatures draped in assorted strands of painted yarn.
Incident commander Andy Miller of the Casa Grande Fire Department gives the morning briefing to the couple hundred firefighters from throughout Arizona gathered for the Pima/Pinal Interagency Wildland Drill in Oracle, north of Tucson.
Jac Genovese is a face in a crowd of faces that decorate ceramic mugs and containers. He was selling his creations recently at the Dewdrop Arts and Crafts Fair, 6865 N. Thornydale Road.
Patches of Mexican poppies are popping up along the Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park north of Tucson, courtesy of late rains.
Amanuel Logo holds an eraser board with his team's corrections on a test sentence during an English-language-development class at Catalina Magnet High School. Teachers at the school regularly encounter students speaking dozens of languages.
A chandelier over the sink in the "casita," an addition to Ted and Joanne Good's home, contrasts with the red wall and helps make washing dishes a bit more tolerable, Joanne Good says.
When play was suspended Wednesday, Sergio Garcia needed only to make a putt on the 16th hole to win his match. When play resumed Thursday, he had two chances and failed each time. Thongchai Jaidee won the hole and then went on to force extra holes.
Arizona forward Brandon Ashley, stripping the ball away from Utah's Jeremy Olsen, did not start for the first time since Jan. 10. He responded with 10 points off the bench.
A variety of designer handbags, from Louis Vuitton to Chanel, are for sale on consignment at Posh Boutique.
Carlton Dewey White, a retired carpenter who has given new life to the Whistle Stop, looks out at the city from the room in the tower that he built over the warehouse, which he converted into a funky, distinctive event space.
Sparks fly as April Stone welds a piece for the upcoming Tucson Sculpture Festival. She is planning three - possibly four- pieces in the show. "There's a lot of artistic energy" in Tucson, Stone says.
Jillian Mitchell, reflected in mirror, wraps up a performance as part of the Musical Mayhem Cabaret at New Moon, 915 W. Prince Road. Fellow comedy-troupe members, from left, Clarissa DuBose, Gabi Urias, Jacob Brown and Tanner Page acknowledge the performance. The group performs pieces from m…
Left, Judy Murphy, left, and Barbara Barth chat near an oil-and-gold leaf painting by featured artist Renee Vance during the Gallery Row Artwalk. They were at Steinway Gallery and Fine Art, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 117, last Thursday.
Tribal Mobile with jockey Jondives H. Yazzie leads through the final turn in Rillito's third race. Yazzie was riding on Saturday, which was opening day for the track. Racing continues weekends through March 17, except Feb. 2 and 3.
Tiffany Johnston takes in a performance by Ronstadt Generations, at right on stage, in the courtyard of Century Theatres at Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road. Last Thursday's show was part of the Oro Valley Concert Series presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Allia…
Amie Boerup, as Sister Robert Anne, sings "Convent Miranda" in a scene from the Studio Connections production of "Nunsense" at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road.
Zach Lihatsh called this work of welded steel "Posada #2" for the auction, held last month at the Whistle Stop Depot 127 W. Fifth St.
Zach Lihatsh made this toothbrush and soap holder for the auction.
Freshman center Kaleb Tarczewski claws the ball away as Utah's Jarred DuBois drives into the paint in the first half. Tarczewski had a team-high nine rebounds as the Wildcats ran their record to 14-0, 2-0 in the Pac-12.
Work is under way on the interior of the new Thunder Canyon Brewery at 220 E. Broadway downtown. General manager Jason Schneider says the new pub will have 40 taps, and while beer will not be brewed there initially, plans are for that to happen as soon as possible.
Josh Dumas, farm manager for RichCrest Farms near Dragoon, talks about the different types of apples for sale at his table at the Rincon Country East RV Resort Farmer's Market. The market opened in November and is put on by FoodInRoot. It runs Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the winter.
Joe and Ricki Mensching share the joy of model trains during the holidays with a Train Room Open House, hot cocoa, cookies and trains that zip around the tracks of a magical town.
All aboard! The lights are up and a sign on a wagon points the way to an elaborate display with trains of all kinds running throughout a tiny town dubbed JW&T, named for the Menschings' three grandkids - Joshua, William and Taylor - that fills the original three-car garage of the couple's home.
Ebenezer Scrooge, aka Stuart Kieren, digs into a meal after the second performance of "A Christmas Carol" last Friday at Ironwood Ridge High School. The school's drama and culinary departments put together the show, which included a meal of pork loin, potatoes, pasta and dessert for paying t…
Cienega sophomore forward Kyle VanAlstine celebrates his winning goal in the final minutes of the Bobcats' victory over Palo Verde at Sabino High School. "I felt (the shot), and I'm glad I went for it," VanAlstine said of his game-winner that handed the Titans their first loss in six games t…