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(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!
(StatePoint) Long breaks from reading, writing and critical thinking can be detrimental for students. That’s why savvy parents ensure that kids keep learning over summer. With the implementation of the Common Core and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Standards, bridging the gap between school years is more important than ever.
A lot has changed about the college experience in the past 75 years. Today's students are digitally connected in ways one never could have imagined back then. College majors exist now that might have sounded like science fiction decades ago.
The third time is the charm for 83-year-old Jim Rosel, resident at Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living in Oro Valley, who is retiring for the third time from his career of engineering.
Imagine hearing the news your three-year-old daughter has just been struck by a vehicle. She is airlifted to emergency care, and upon examination, the doctor says she will never walk again.
In a quandary over vote on Prop 100 funds
Hiremath is a disciple of special interests
On the day after Christmas, volunteer members of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra fly to China, where they'll represent greater Tucson, their nation, their culture and art in an 11-day, seven-concert tour of cities and venues.
It was only a couple of years ago when most retirees were actively involved in sorting through a countless assortment of leisure activities accompanying their new stage of life.
A generational shift is taking place in the workforce as economic conditions force more seniors back to work. Younger employees are finding it necessary in ways never imagined to make adjustments because of older co-workers.
Chance Chapel and his stepfather Travis Robinson used to go to all the University of Arizona basketball and football home games.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Competition Hobbies' dirt course covers about 6,500 square feet, offering racers jumps, dips, turns and bumps.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chance Chapel changes out his tires, charges the battery and does any needed repairs on his vehicle between races.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chance Chapel, 16, takes his remote-controlled vehicle through a few practice jumps at Competition Hobbies last week. Chapel and many others are flocking to the hobby shop and racetrack to try their hands at racing around the courses.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, One of the entry-level vehicles known as a Ready To Run, races around the dirt track at Competition Hobbies last Friday night. Spectators and racers alike come Friday and Sunday nights to race and compete for bragging rights and possible store credit.
Even though the planes and the airport stand in miniature, to the model airplane pilots who converged last weekend on the Tucson International Modelplex Park, it’s one of the biggest things around.
David Mackey transformed steel into bronze two years ago, through a week’s worth of athletic alchemy.
December 6, 2006 - It's past 8 o'clock on Friday night and Richard Lake is scrambling, car in hand, out of the cold warehouse and into the warm pro shop in search of emergency parts.
March 8, 2006 - Taylor Zumbusch has a talent for seeing ordinary things in an extraordinary light, and she is starting to get recognition for it.
Ryan Stanton, rstanton@ExplorerNews.com
There are folks in this world around whom urban legends spring up. These people, by virtue of being mild-mannered and soft-spoken, have an air of mystery about them that leads to wild speculation and the birth of myth. Bob Newman, wrestling coach at Mountain View High School, is one of these people.