Junior Rachel Rhoades chases a spike from an Arizona Christian player in Friday’s inaugural sand volleyball match. Rhoades also plays indoors for the UA.
Beth Ostrowsky maneuvers Snowball through the gate and into the semipermanent tent just completed to house overflow outside the main building at the Pima County Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
Crossing guard Tracy Grimes escorts a student across the road halting traffic in front of Old Vail Middle School, 13299 E. Colossal Cave Rd., Wednesday March 5, 2014, Vail, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
Ian Kurth, 9, raises his fists in triumph as his guacamole propels him to a second-place finish at the Teen Iron Chef competition at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. His secret ingredient was Tang. Although Ian isn’t technically a teen, the library allowed him to compete becau…
Caller Don Haney keeps his eye on his dancers as he puts them through their paces at the weekly Modern Square Dancing session at Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. The sessions, held from 10:30 to noon Wednesdays in the Catalina Room, are open but square dancing experience is required.…
Alan Schappell stands with his representation of Philadelphia at the Tucson NTrak display at the Vail School District’s Vail Pride Day, held Saturday at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The N-scale group, which is part of Arizona & Southwest Model Railroad Society Club, had a 25- by 25-foot…
Tracy Schario, reporter for the Pew Charitable Trusts, takes a closer look at one of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s photovoltaic collectors. The 16.4-megawatt D-M array, now the U.S. military’s largest, surpasses a 14-megawatt array built at Nellis Air Force Base, near Las Vegas, in 2007.
Instructor Heather Chalon leads her students through the introductory motions on the first day of the Tai Chi for Health class at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library on East Tanque Verde Road. The classes, Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. through March 13, are free and open to the public. Attend…
Veronica Lozano snips a heart during the Valentine’s Card Project at the Flowing Wells Library of the Pima County Public Library. On a scheduled half-day of school for students last Thursday, students created two cards, one for their special someone and another for elderly residents at St. L…
The Tucson Sino Dancers perform to “The Rain of Jiangnan,” one of the many acts at the Chinese New Year Festival at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. The festival was Saturday, and Chinese Association board member Susan Chan estimated that more than 3,000 people attended.
Roller Katalina Olguin wraps up one of the restaurant’s custom tamales in Tucson Tamale Co.’s second location, at 7159 E. Tanque Verde Road. The company recently opened there, and is scouting for a third location in Oro Valley.
Kerry Baldwin, natural resources division manager with Pima County, points out a rogue trail used mostly by quad riders near the West 36th Street trailhead at Tucson Mountain Park. The trailhead was used as a party spot for many years.
Edgar Burton gets into his role as he and Bruce Bieszki (left) read an adaptation of the short story “The New Accelerator” on the final night of “The Sci-Fi Genius of H.G. Wells” at The Comedy Playhouse on Saturday. The production featured dramatic readings of four stories showcasing the h…
Author Carew Papritz prepares to electronically “sign” e-copies of his book “The Legacy Letters” using an iPad from atop his horse, Boots, at Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway.
Ron Reno rolled in on his reproduction of an 1896 Ford quadricycle, probably the smallest of about 70 vehicles on display at the Little Anthony’s Diner’s Classic Car Show, a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Saturday.
Sandhill cranes like these passing before the setting full moon at Whitewater Draw south of Willcox are a prime attraction for the Wings over Willcox birding festival. Event organizers fear a planned wind farm west of Willcox poses a danger to such birds.
Fotos por Kelly Presnell / la estrella de tucsónUn total de 41 animales fueron introducidos al área de Sonoita-Patagonia el 15 de enero, y para protegerlos matan coyotes.
Santos Barbosa draws a crowd as he starts a painting during Artist Demonstration Day, a fundraiser for St. Luke’s Home, at Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive. Barbosa was the featured artist for Saturday’s event. St. Luke’s Home is an assisted-living facility for low-income seniors.
Giovanni Zoppe, in character as Nino the clown, makes his way across the tightrope high above the ground for a performance by the Zoppe Italian Family Circus, hosted by UA Presents, at Reid Park, Saturday, January 11, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. The show rounds out its schedule with two final sold-o…
UA’s Aaron Gordon rips a rebound away from UW’s Mike Anderson in the second half. After netting just one rebound in the first half, Gordon’s “mindset kind of changed” to the tune of 10 rebounds in the final 20 minutes.
Lush green grass, surrounded by citrus trees is an oasis for dinners outside and social gatherings at the home once owned by prominent Tucsonan and state Sen. Harry Drachman.
B.J. Denker’s 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Wildcats up 35-6. Denker, who was named the game’s offensive MVP, passed for 275 yards and rushed for 51 more to finish his only season as a starter with 2,516 passing yards and 949 more on the ground.
Just another day at the office for UA junior Ka’Deem Carey. He ran for 169 yards and two scores to finish 2013 with 1,885 and 19 touchdowns.
Rodney Utley and his wife, Kristin Courtney, bundled up for a cold January night of watching the Casino del Sol College All-Star game at Kino Stadium.
Josie Romero takes orders in the dining area of the new Olé Rico Mexican Steakhouse. Kids can get a booster saddle seat.
This vehicle was carjacked at Tucson Spectrum shopping plaza, police said Thursday. It was then driven fast through Tucson streets, followed by a police helicopter. It eventually crashed into a pickup, and the car’s driver shot himself.
Martin Blake tests his skills on a “Rampage” video game, near a vintage “Mortal Kombat,” in the arcade.
Kaleb Tarczewski, left, goes in hard to rob New Mexico State center Tshilidzi Nephawe of a rebound.
John Neve leads a choir during Christ Church United Methodist’s “A Night In Bethlehem,” an event that re-creates aspects of ancient times in the Middle East.
Dancers with Creative Dance Arts perform part of “The Nutcracker” for the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road.
Mike Yarema works on a new painting he’s calling “Party Wren.” He’s painted several works with quirky bird features, including the one behind him.
Eyeballs, beaks and legs are conspicuous features in this piece by Mike Yarema.
A burger from Zivaz, Monday, November 18, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photoillustration by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
A “mugger” struggles to release his seat belt and control a bighorn ewe as a capture helicopter sets down at the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge .
Camerone Parker shows off several of the outfits in her collection from the show “Project Runway.”
Katie Fapp, center as Mrs. Peacock, draws the ire of the other guests during Ironwood Ridge High School Theatre’s production of “Clue.” The whodunit was presented last Thursday through Saturday.
Jake Merdich reprograms the disc-firing controls on his Out of Orbit robot during the Tucson Tussle robotics competition this past Saturday at the Sonoran Science Academy, 2325 W. Sunset Road. Twelve teams from around the state competed.
Ian Jarosak, as Latch, dives for cover as an explosion — a pyrotechnical effect — goes off behind him. He was performing as part of the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros’ stunt show for Halloween. It’s called Sam and Latch’s Haunted Halloween.
Pinnacle Peak PistolerosLatch, played by Ian Jarosak, and the Phantom, plunge off the roof top in a stunt from the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros Halloween Stunt Show, Sam and Latch’s Haunted Halloween, at Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Wednesday October 23, 2013, Tucson, Ariz.
Members of the Ironwood Ridge High School Musical Club use the final moments before the house opens for a run-through of one song, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” from the musical “South Pacific.” Over two nights last week, students performed numbers from 12 musicals ranging f…
Owner Debi Wallace fine-tunes the jewelry display at the new location of Persnickety’s Boutique, 5811 N. Oracle Road.
Tucson Classics Car ShowJeff Little polishes his 1972 Datsun 510 to get it ready for the 2013 Tucson Classics Car Show presented last Saturday by the Rotary Club of Tucson at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road. This year marked the seventh year of the show, which …
The AZuL restaurant and lounge area sports new carpet, and updated furniture creates comfortable spaces. “Our belief is that people still want a great experience but they want to be more informal,” said general manager Glenn Sampert.. area Lounge, sporting new carpet and furniture, just off …
New travertine stone on the walkways and six negative-edge reflection pools lead from the hotel to the remodeled courtyard, part of the recent $35 million resortwide rejuvenation at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in the Catalina Foothills.
USC’s Keyvon Seymour just manages to get enough of UA running back Ka’Deem Carey’s toe to trip him up and end his run in the first quarter. Carey finished with 138 yards on 21 carries, the 12th time he’s broken 100 yards in the last 13 games.
USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor stiff-arms his way past Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson for extra yards after a catch in the second quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Agholor had seven receptions for 161 yards.
Tamara Mack’s neighbor keeps peeking out of her kitchen window. • Her silhouette pops in and out as she watches the horror unfolding across the street on Mack’s front lawn. • Mack’s midtown home is the staging area for “The Z,” a zombie movie that her company, Medrosa Film Productions, is pr…
Robert Linden, left, Tamara Mack and cinematographer James Arnett film a scene in a downtown alley from the locally produced horror movie “The Z.” The really scary part? During filming of blood-curdling screams, no one stopped to see what was happening.
Salpointe Catholic has cruised through the first six games of its season following a familiar formula: Score early, dominate on defense and watch a blowout happen.