Classmates Niven Francis, left, Aaron Hamburger, Giyeth Mahdi and James Parisi go over calculus problems at BASIS Tucson North, 5740 E. River Road. The school is No. 5 among high schools nationwide in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Employee Karen Rodriguez ladles a cup of horchata. The store is in direct competition with El Super, a Mexican-owned grocery just across Interstate 10, where groceries are not taxed.
Renovations resulted in wider aisles and a revamped seating area, but business didn’t increase as much as hoped.
Ruben Silvas Jr., left, plays “NBA 2K14” against a roommate at their dorm on the Tohono O’odham Community College campus near Sells. Silvas is the first member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to earn a college basketball scholarship.
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…
Air National Guard Lt. Steve Walker shows Michael Hill, 10, Matthew Hill, 7, and Christopher Hill, 3, the cockpit of an F-16 fighter.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Doesn’t that look delicious? A plate of the Buffalo wings costs $8.79 at Bianchi’s Italian, 1110 N. Silverbell Road.
At lunchtime, customers pack Bianchi’s Italian, craving the wings and the Italian specialties.
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.”
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.
Tents filled with speakers, books, games and activities sprawl out over the University of Arizona Mall during the Tucson Festival of Books.
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.
Wide receiver DaVonte Neal also might line up in the backfield for the Wildcats to take advantage of his speed.
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.
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.
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…