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.
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…
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.…
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.
Katiyana Mauga (34) is mobbed at home plate after a grand slam Wednesday against UTEP.
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..
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.
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.
Buyer/manager Jennifer Senger rings up a bag for assistant manager Melissa Rivero.
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.
Trevor Antonick, 19, is ready to take the risk and ride, signing a waiver before plunking down his $20 bull-riding fee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emily Mabry harvests root greens with help from a group of seventh-graders from the nearby Waldorf School.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Farrah Chowdhry assembles the da Vinci laparoscopic surgical system in a new operating room at Northwest Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
Tucson’s streetcar underwent testing on North Fourth Avenue just south of East Sixth Street on Wednesday.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Librarian associate Lisa Winn, left, leads the singing of a Christmas carol during the Flowing Wells Public Library’s Family Fun Night at the library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Parents and kids sang Christmas carols, read stories, made crafts and enjoyed cookies and a visit with Santa and Mrs. C…
Cynthia Magallanes, right, and Eveline O’Daly share a smile as they look at one of the dresses donated to Free Ever After, a nonprofit bridal resale boutique founded to help victims of sex trafficking. The boutique plans to open an online store in January.
Ringo, right, played by Chuck Tommervik, escapes a well during a scene with Darla, played by Heather Woods, in the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros’ “Santa’s Little Outlaws” Christmas-themed Wild West stunt show. You can expect high-flying stunts, shootouts and explosions from the wacky gang of outl…
Wildcats guard Gabe York flies in for a contested dunk against Texas Tech forward Kader Tapsoba during the second half. York finished with eight points and two assists off the bench as No. 2 Arizona dispatched Texas Tech 79-58.
Salpointe’s Jake Casteel (2) flies in to hit Chaparral quarterback Sean Paul Brophy during the third quarter of the Division II state championship high school football game. Casteel is one of 19 graduating senior starters.
Police and evidence technicians remove bags of evidence from the house in the 2800 block of North Estrella Avenue. The girls’ mother and stepfather each face three counts of kidnapping, three counts of emotional child abuse and three counts of physical child abuse.
Quarterback B.J. Denker (7) celebrates with fans following UA’s stunning win over No. 5 Oregon. Denker passed for 178 yards and ran for 102 in the final home game of his UA career.
A great horned owl buzzes a crowd of spectators during a recent Raptor Free Flight demonstration at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. As the birds zip by just feet from spectators’ heads, volunteers give an amplified narration of the demonstration and explain facets of e…
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer stands guard in front of more than 20,000 pounds of seized marijuana at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales. Officials estimate the 10 tons of pot has a $10 million street value.
Carlton Tucker presents Ziggy, a standard poodle, for judging as more than 1,000 dogs competed in the 2013 Coyote Classic All-Breed Dog Show. The show was held Friday through Monday at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road. The show featured dogs and their owners from the Tucso…
Shoppers, left, browse arts and crafts from more than 100 vendors at the Voyager RV Resort Market Daze and Farmers Market on south Kolb Road. Voyager RV Resort activity assistant Marla Clark said the next market, which is free and open to the public, will run Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Af…
Salpointe Catholic linebacker Taylor Powell, who is second on the team in tackles this season, says the Lancers “lean on the defense a lot, but our offense is very productive, too, so they both balance themselves out.”
Vehicles travel on I-10 north of Picacho Peak State Park. “There are places along that entire freeway stretch where even the slightest breeze can pick that stuff up and make a short-term visibility problem,” says Rick Gibson, head of agricultural extension for Pinal County.
German Cafe in Sierra Vista, Ariz.Enter The German Cafe in Sierra Vista, and you get a clear sense the fare might not be chimichangas and burritos.
Arizona safety Jared Tevis (38), cornerback Jonathan McKnight (6) and cornerback Shaquille Richardson celebrate McKnight’s third-quarter interception deep in Cal territory. UA scored four plays after the pick to take a 33-21 lead.