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2014 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships

2014 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships

Competitors watch from poolside during the 2014 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. The five-day meet, which ran April 8 through 12, featured 40 teams and 360 athletes from all over the country competing in 13 different categories. Athletes com…

April 14, 2014 12:05 pm
Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona

Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona

Air National Guard Lt. Steve Walker shows Michael Hill, 10, Matthew Hill, 7, and Christopher Hill, 3, the cockpit of an F-16 fighter.

April 12, 2014 4:54 pm
Esmond Station foreman house

Esmond Station foreman house

The past meets the future at the 1915 Marsh Station foreman house at Vail’s newest school, the railroad-themed Esmond Station K-8. Cienega High School sophomores John Ramirez, left, and Jorge Mata clear debris from a windowsill.

April 11, 2014 12:49 pm
Global Retailing Conference

Global Retailing Conference

Jeanne Jackson, Nike’s president of product and merchandising, speaks at the Global Retailing Conference on Thursday at Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort. The two-day conference is put on by the University of Arizona’s Terry J.. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

April 10, 2014 3:45 pm
Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility

Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility

Plant manager Arturo Norzagaray, right, gives a tour of the final effluent contact basins at the newly renamed Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility near Interstate 10 and West Ina Road. Taking the tour are, from left, Claudia Villa, Veronica Lopez and Annette Duarte.

April 09, 2014 2:19 pm
Country Thunder

Country Thunder

John Paul Kammeyer (JOHN PAUL KAMMEYER), right, dances with best friend Marley Patterson (MARLEY PATTERSON) during the Country Thunder (COUNTRY THUNDER) music festival on Friday, April 12, 2013, in Florence, Ariz. The weekend festival runs through Sunday with thousands of music fans camped f…

April 07, 2014 7:58 pm
Bianchi's Italian is the king of wings

Bianchi's Italian is the king of wings

Doesn’t that look delicious? A plate of the Buffalo wings costs $8.79 at Bianchi’s Italian, 1110 N. Silverbell Road.

April 07, 2014 12:08 pm
Bianchi's Italian

Bianchi's Italian

At lunchtime, customers pack Bianchi’s Italian, craving the wings and the Italian specialties.

April 07, 2014 12:08 pm
NCAA Tournament: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NCAA Tournament: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Arizona freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s electrifying NCAA tournament performance likely caught the attention of NBA scouts. But coach Sean Miller warned against players making “a rush decision one way or the other, because it’s too important.”

April 01, 2014 12:00 am
Modular Mining Systems

Modular Mining Systems

Modular Mining Systems’ newly renovated, 31,000-square-foot facility at 3285 E. Hemisphere Loop houses the company’s technology-and-innovation, product- development and customer-support functions.

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
2014 Tucson Festival of Books

2014 Tucson Festival of Books

Tents filled with speakers, books, games and activities sprawl out over the University of Arizona Mall during the Tucson Festival of Books.

March 15, 2014 8:14 pm
TPD patrolling library

TPD patrolling library

Tucson police Officer Rob Massie keeps an eye on things at the Woods Memorial Branch Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Three Pima County libraries have both security guards and off-duty police officers. Nine others have security guards only.

March 15, 2014 3:29 pm
Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Wide receiver DaVonte Neal also might line up in the backfield for the Wildcats to take advantage of his speed.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Adopt a planter: Tenders needed to keep Tucson library's mini-gardens in bloom

Adopt a planter: Tenders needed to keep Tucson library's mini-gardens in bloom

The 17 planters hold marigolds and other flowers, as well as herbs, tomatoes and leafy vegetables. “You can’t get much more local than that,” says C.J. Marks of Sleeping Frog Farms.

March 12, 2014 11:47 am
Pima County Public Library community garden

Pima County Public Library community garden

With the change of growing seasons, there’s plenty to be done. Above, Victor Rothacker cleaned up a planter during a work party last month in downtown Tucson.

March 12, 2014 11:32 am
Azayliah "Zay" Perez

Azayliah "Zay" Perez

Zay, left, reads with best friend Tavia Cailing at Kellond Elementary School. Zay has difficulty reading, so Tavia reads to her. Zay is approaching one year in remission from her last relapse of leukemia.

March 06, 2014 1:05 pm
Spanish Trails District Pinewood Derby

Spanish Trails District Pinewood Derby

Scouts and parents crowd the finish line to watch the action at the Boy Scouts of America Spanish Trails District Pinewood Derby. The race Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6901 E. Kenyon Drive, pitted custom-made 5-ounce cars carved from blocks of wood against eac…

March 03, 2014 10:37 am
Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum

Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum

With some of the more than 200 Holocaust survivor profiles of those living in Southern Arizona behind her, volunteer docent Susan Shear speaks to Leslie Janes’ eighth-grade class from Challenger Middle School as they tour the new Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum, 564 S.…

March 02, 2014 4:14 pm
Arizona vs. UTSA college football

Arizona vs. UTSA college football

The Wildcats should be deep at wide receiver with players like Samajie Grant, the second-leading target for UA during his freshman season with 47 catches for 373 yards and a TD.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
Wildcat softball team is off to a brilliant start to the season

Wildcat softball team is off to a brilliant start to the season

Katiyana Mauga (34) is mobbed at home plate after a grand slam Wednesday against UTEP.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am
2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

Jason Day hits out of a bunker on the 19th hole during the championship match, which he ended up winning after five extra holes. The Australian picked up $1.53 million for his WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship victory Sunday. He is expected to move up to No. 4 in the world rankings.. 

February 23, 2014 8:23 pm
2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

Jim Furyk, hitting from the desert on No. 9, trailed by three holes through 11 before rallying to tie the match on No. 15. But a bad chip on No. 18 doomed Furyk.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship

Justin Rose blasts out of a bunker on No. 18 during his match against Ernie Els. Rose, the overall second seed, fell in 20 holes.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Green Monkey Boutique

Green Monkey Boutique

Buyer/manager Jennifer Senger rings up a bag for assistant manager Melissa Rivero.

February 19, 2014 3:08 pm
Marana Heritage Arena

Marana Heritage Arena

Maika Hefflefinger, 23, gets thrown from a spinning, bucking bull during her first ever ride at the weekly Friday night rodeo at the Marana Heritage Arena. Her friends cheered her on and snapped photos of the ride.

February 17, 2014 9:33 pm
Marana Heritage Arena

Marana Heritage Arena

Trevor Antonick, 19, is ready to take the risk and ride, signing a waiver before plunking down his $20 bull-riding fee.

February 17, 2014 9:15 pm

UA cutline Number 1

ASU guard Jahii Carson had reason to celebrate with fans after the Sun Devils knocked off the No. 2-ranked Wildcats 69-66 in double overtime Friday.

February 14, 2014 10:54 pm
La Quinta Inn and Suites

La Quinta Inn and Suites

Edward Calderon (left) and Adam McCollum of Caldwell Construction are just two of the many workers who are helping refurbish the hotel at 102 N. Alvernon Way. It is now a La Quinta Inns & Suites, and is open for business. 

February 14, 2014 8:40 pm
Match Play practice rounds

Match Play practice rounds

Tony Hacker snapped a picture of his kids Ethan, 10, and Gracie, 7, with golfer Rickie Fowler during a Monday practice round for the 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana.  This might be Match Play’s last year in Southern Arizona.

February 13, 2014 6:03 pm
Ryan MacCabe's garden railway

Ryan MacCabe's garden railway

Ryan MacCabe, at 18 the youngest member of the Tucson Garden Railway Society, aligns a Union Pacific locomotive on the tracks of his backyard outdoor railroad layout.

February 12, 2014 5:31 pm
University of Arizona shrimp research

University of Arizona shrimp research

Linda Nunan, an assistant staff scientist with the University of Arizona’s School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, runs a test to detect a pathogen. Nunan and her colleagues have developed a test to quickly detect early mortality syndrome in shrimp populations.

February 07, 2014 4:03 pm
2014 Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase

2014 Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase

Wholesaler Yong Sheng Yu of China shows some of his beads to buyer Diana Warren at the Globex International Gem & Mineral Show at Grant Inn, 1365 W. Grant Road, as vendors throughout the city begin to set up shop for the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

January 31, 2014 3:35 pm
Tucson Wildlife Center

Tucson Wildlife Center

Founder Lisa Bates, left, and wildlife manager Beth Pynnonen examine a javelina X-ray at the Tucson Wildlife Center, 13275 E. Speedway. The center fields about 7,000 calls for service annually from Southern Arizona, Bates says.

January 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Toshikazu Tsukii

Toshikazu Tsukii

Toshikazu Tsukii, a Raytheon engineer, built the climate-controlled, two-story guesthouse at his home in La Cholla Air Park in Oro Valley out of a trio of aircraft bodies: the nose cone of a 737, the fuselage of two 707s and the tail section of a 727.

January 30, 2014 1:34 pm
Toshikazu Tsukii

Toshikazu Tsukii

Tsukii served as designer and builder for the guesthouse project. That allowed the Raytheon engineer, who was born in Japan and educated in the United States, to complete the third of three goals: to be an aviator, an engineer and an architect.

January 30, 2014 1:30 pm
River Road Gardens at Tucson Waldorf School

River Road Gardens at Tucson Waldorf School

Emily Mabry harvests root greens with help from a group of seventh-graders from the nearby Waldorf School.

January 29, 2014 3:19 pm
22nd Annual Tech Trek

22nd Annual Tech Trek

Cyclists head out on the 4-mile bike race during the 22nd Annual Tech Trek cycling race at Agua Caliente Elementary School, 11420 E. Limberlost Road. Saturday’s activities also featured 10K and 5K races, and a 2-mile fun run/walk. Proceeds from the event benefited arts, literacy and technolo…

January 27, 2014 11:55 am
Dillinger Days

Dillinger Days

Notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Jonathan Mincks), center, bursts out of the Hotel Congress with his gang and a hostage during a Dillinger Days skit downtown on Saturday. Eighty years ago the gang was captured here without a shot.

January 25, 2014 4:48 pm
Lack of snow at Ski Valley

Lack of snow at Ski Valley

Adriana Bringas snaps a photo of 4-year-old Luciana standing in a sparse covering of snow at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley. The scenic area has yet to open to the downhill crowd.

January 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Made in Tucson

Made in Tucson

A custom 10-foot-by-3-foot ornamental metal design for the Tucson Rodeo hangs for finishing work. The cutout was made on Antech’s computer-controlled plasma cutter and hand-finished.

January 17, 2014 3:45 pm
Northwest Medical Center Surgery and Endoscopy Center

Northwest Medical Center Surgery and Endoscopy Center

Farrah Chowdhry assembles the da Vinci laparoscopic surgical system in a new operating room at Northwest Medical Center.

January 17, 2014 3:42 pm
Border Patrol tunnel robot

Border Patrol tunnel robot

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Ryan Grimm moves a wireless tunnel-scouting robot into a Nogales, Ariz., drainage pipe nearthe DeConcini Port of Entry. He demonstrated the device on Tuesday. Tunnels from Mexico often link up to the established drain system.

January 14, 2014 3:05 pm
Supermarket beer and wine samplings

Supermarket beer and wine samplings

Bartender Elizabeth Montoya filled a growler with local craft beer for Ryan Duffy on Thursday at the e.River Bar inside Whole Foods, 5555 E. River Road. Fry’s Food is applying for sampling privileges on its liquor licenses for five of its stores around Tucson, joining many other supermarkets.

January 10, 2014 3:35 pm

Sahuarita teacher stunned by $25,000 award

Walden Grove High School teacher Christopher Laughland gets a hug from a student after receiving the Milken Educator Award in a surprise assembly. The award recognizes educators for their methods, accomplishments, contributions and inspiration to students.

January 08, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Street Fair Modern Streetcar conflict

Street Fair Modern Streetcar conflict

Tucson’s streetcar underwent testing on North Fourth Avenue just south of East Sixth Street on Wednesday.

January 08, 2014 2:47 pm
First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes

Rabbi Batsheva Appel, front, and others pause at a prehistoric site during the Romero Ruins Adventure Hike at Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road. Ranger Courtney Nault explained the site. The outing was one of several featured as part of Jan. 1 First Day Hikes in state parks across th…

January 06, 2014 6:33 pm
Disruptive Paintball

Disruptive Paintball

Christian Suarez, 18, left, flinches as a paintball whizzes past his head during a paintball match last month at Disruptive Paintball in Marana. Disruptive has several battlefields and hosts private parties and public paintball battles.

January 06, 2014 10:43 am
Gold Room at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Gold Room at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Renovations are complete at the Gold restaurant at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, 245 E. Ina Road. The dining room has a new menu to complement the makeover.

January 02, 2014 4:07 pm
26th Kino Cabalgata

26th Kino Cabalgata

26th Kino CabalgataThe members of Por Los Caminos de Kino embark on horseback for the 26th Kino Cabalgata on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the Tumaccori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road, in Tumaccori, Ariz. The ride, featuring 30 riders from Arizona and Sonora, commemorates Father…

December 27, 2013 1:19 pm
Winter storm hits Tucson

Winter storm hits Tucson

From left, Briana Lozano, Mychael Reyes, Lindsey Summerlin and Alexis Summerlin take photos try to catch snowflakes as late-afternoon flurries pick up near the Seven Cataracts Vista on Catalina Highway.

December 20, 2013 6:45 pm

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