Rep. Matt Salmon, center, listens to attorney Robert L. Shuler before a hearing in Tucson on trade with Mexico. Arizona and Mexican business representatives spoke to the panel Monday about improving security and facilitating cross-border commerce.
Leanne Yoder, assistant manager and children’s specialist for the Pima County Public Library, guides a session of Bilingual Family Story Time, a weekly activity at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
From left, Pat Winder, Diane Malchow, Betty Verderese, Pat Bloom and Virginia Phillippi, upper right, practice at the Sun City recreation center.
“The Nutcracker” is not just for kids. The party scene will feature several adult dancers and community dignitaries in the Dancing in the Streets production.
Soleste Lupu helps fit one of the 100 dancers in one of the 500 costumes required to stage “The Nutcracker.” Costumes are reused, with updates and embellishments, each year.
Celina Moreno wears a Radzoli dress ($76) at Maya Palace that can be worn for many different occasions.
On the left is Bill and Therese Reynolds as they are looking at some various bats on display during a bat lecture and slide presentation at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Photo taken Sunday December 1, 2013. Photo by Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star.
Louis Valenzuela, a Yaqui woodcarver, starts on a mask using a piece of cottonwood. Valenzuela will be among those demonstrating their artistry at the Tucson Indian Market on Saturday and Sunday at the Whistle Stop Depot.
Volunteer Manny Jaques readies a number of plates to serve during the annual Thanksgiving dinner held Tuesday at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. Nonprofit Luz Social Services, which served more than 1,900 meals last year, planned to serve 2,000 at Tuesday’s celebration on Tucson’s south side.
Cade Hayes designs and makes high-end chairs out of steel, leather and other materials that he sells to designers and other clients around the country.
Dave Dean, owner of Flashings Inc., a 20-year-old business, shows some of the flat-metal rolls that are later converted into different types of roofing. The company recently moved into a new facility near West Grant and North Oracle roads.
Owners Tina Owyoung and her husband Don Scheer put cookies on a plate at the counter of their Sugar Sweet Bakery. The couple experimented with recipes for years and opened the shop this summer.
Rosie Brown, inventory management associate at Walmart, works in the baking aisle in the Walmart Market near Golf Links and Kolb roads.
As onlookers recorded the moment with everything from television cameras to cellphone cameras, the first 31 sheep were released Monday at Catalina State Park as part of the Santa Catalina Bighorn Sheep Restoration Project.
Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing lab tech Jofina Jones prepares to test a material’s strength in a tension and compression-testing machine. The majority-tribal-owned company has been awarded significant grants by various federal agencies to develop new heat-resistant composite materials.
Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base displayed the American and Arizona flags during the annual Veterans Day Parade.
Robert Brown, an Air Force master sergeant, holds the American flag he ran with and his free shirt at the end of his run during the Everyone Runs Everyone Walks TMC Fleet Feet Veterans Day Half Marathon at Sabino High School. Brown, 37, ran the 5K. He was in the top half of the field of 356 …
Tucson City Hall, May 21, 2013.
Day of the Dead plates designed by Bob DeArmond are among the popular selections from HF Coors dinnerware, which has its manufacturing facility in Tucson.
The 33,000-square-foot HF Coors manufacturing facility is across the street from the main post office on Cherrybell Stravenue. Up to 200,000 ceramic pieces are created there each month.
Ana Trillo shows some of her pottery during the sale of Mata Ortiz ceramics at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. Sunday’s sale featured the works of about 45 potters from the town in northern Chihuahua state.
Goldies, a new locally owned boutique at La Encantada, carries various items for men, women and children. Opening the store is co-owner Emmy Marshall’s way of carrying on in her grandmother’s footsteps. The shop is on the upper level of La Encantada.
Flowing Wells seventh-graders Sofia Centeno, from left, Kayla Varona, Brianda Villegas and Esmeralda Martinez, all 12, practice CPR on their dummies. The training kicked off an effort to teach CPR to more than 1,000 students locally.
Morgan Hilpert and her dog Tate, a beagle, are dressed up as mimes at the Dogtoberfest fundraiser at St. Gregory Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, on Sunday, The money raised goes to the nonprofit Handi-Dogs organization.
Arizona’s Carissa Crutchfield, left, and Erica Barnes put full court pressure on Utah’s Danielle Rodriguez during a win over the Utes a year ago. Both figure to play key minutes for a UA team looking for its first NCAA tournament berth under coach Niya Butts.
Vail’s Rancho del Lago subdivision. Incorporation supporters say residents would have a stronger voice; opponents criticize the hypothetical budget.
Plant manager Frank Gall says wet wipes are causing havoc with the sewer system at the Roger Road wastewater treatment plant. The wipes have been gaining in popularity but don’t break down like toilet paper.
From left are Jodi Darling as Rose/Slue Foot Sue, Brian Paradis as Pistol Pete and Jacinda Rose Swinehart as Gypsy Jeanne/Mama Huayne in “Pistol Pete, The World’s Greatest Cowboy.” The storyline: Young Pete is thrown from a wagon, is raised by coyotes and goes on to face off with an outlaw …
Jazz singer Kitty Margolis, well-known for her scat and improv styles, was a featured vocalist at the Jazz Society’s concert at St. Philip’s Plaza. This weekend, Arts in the Plaza will take over the center, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Steve Steward, manager at the Pima County Native Plant Nursery, surveys dead and dying desert plants that were sprayed with herbicide, causing about $34,000 in damage. Thousands of plants were affected.
Chris Green, aka Mr. Green Jellybean, shows off an inflated hat to Wade Williams, a security worker, at Oktoberfest. Sunday’s celebration was at Trail Dust Town-Pinnacle Peak.
Participants are in motion during the Crazy About Pink Zumbathon, a benefit for the Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona affiliate. The event was Sunday at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.
UA epidemiologist Kacey Ernst and Brett Rustand of Crest Insurance Group were honored Wednesday as Woman and Man of the Year at the 40 Under 40 award ceremony. Other honorees ranged from educators to attorneys to entrepreneurs.
This house in the 9200 block of East Kayenta Drive was condemned. Three vehicles were also destroyed and two were damaged. Authorities don’t know how the fire started and had no damage estimates Tuesday.
Ruth and Joe Tartaglia, pictured at St. Augustine Cathedral with Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas on Sunday, celebrated 15 years of marriage.
Chris Wangensteen-Eklund takes care of her store, Pear Tree House, a boutique in St. Philip’s Plaza. The store will mark its first anniversary at the end of October.
Workers from Hiller Painting put down a coat of epoxy on the floor last week as part of the 390th Memorial Museum’s $2.4 million face-lift. The building in a hangar on the grounds of the Pima Air and Space Museum spotlights the history and service of the World War II bomber group.
El Mezon del Cobre was one of the earlier Mexican restaurants to open outside the south side. It opened in 1990 on North First Avenue.
Edward V. Loughlin Jr. tries on some new footwear with help from Ted Direnfeld as Ine Van Kersen observes. Dee’s has been in business here since 1953, when it was the only fully orthopedic shoe store in Tucson, Direnfeld said. The Broadway store will close at the end of the day Nov. 30.
“Save the last dance for me ...” Bob and Barb Merow spent late afternoon Sunday dancing to the sounds of singing, drumming DJ Bob Kay.
Chris Pavlov is general manager at Arizona Pizza Company, which beat out Upper Crust Pizza in the Star contest’s first round.
A single truck rollover occurred on Interstate 10 westbound near the Colossal Cave Road onramp Monday morning east of Tucson. Monday’s rain made roads slick and contributed a several accidents along I-10.
This necklace made by Anna Webster incorporates coral.
Left: Aaron Gonzalez, center, won the hot-dog eating contest at Monday’s Labor Day Picnic. Right:
Whole Foods Market vendors fairGlynda Callahan, on the left wearing the white hat, and Susan Davis, in the middle of the picture with the blue top, inspected items at the Heifer International booth at the Whole Foods Market River Road parking lot vendors fair on Sunday. If the fair is a succ…
The Port of Tucson currently handles container freight on a siding, but a $5 million grant will enable it to build a ramp that offers direct access to east-west traffic on the main Union Pacific line.
The ability of the Port of Tucson to process ocean freight via rail helped Pima County land a $5 million federal grant for the project.
Ashley Hernandez, 5, looks forward to a sound night’s sleep on her new bed, just delivered from Sam Levitz Furniture. The company’s donations are its way of giving back to the community, says manager Eric Holton.
A game of two-on-two basketball is underway on one of the open courts at the Sporting Chance Center, 2100 W. Curtis Road. The player in the air with the ball is Braiant Acuña, a former Flowing Wells High basketballl player who now works at the center,
Mindy Kleingartner, left, takes to the dance floor with Debbie Hicks during the HEART fundraiser, The equine-rescue group’s event was at The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road, on Sunday and called H.O.T. August Nights. The event was both a fundraiser and a memorial for Judy Glore, the fou…