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Marana Unified School District anticipates a bus delay this afternoon due to the heavy rains and related road conditions.
Experience Sabino Canyon -- riparian wonderland in Coronado National Forest -- by moonlight aboard a tram. Night is a special time when desert creatures emerge from daytime siestas to prowl around the cool desert floor, and the moon gently illuminates the silhouettes of stately saguaro cacti. During September-November and April-June, Sabino Canyon Tours offers evening rides three nights per month.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the illegal killing of five deer, taken sometime last Thursday or Friday in Redington Pass.
Jim Lamb is the new president of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. He and his wife Mary have resided in this community for fifteen years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mary is an operating room nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
Hannah Ford will be in 7th grade this fall at Coronado K-8 School. Hannah is an all-around good citizen, dedicated student and talented athlete.
Ironwood Ridge High School
The District 5 Little League All-Star Tournaments and area teams won two of the three baseball titles.
The District 5 Little League baseball tournaments have all but come to a close. Just two area teas are still alive and when the weekend is over four area teams will have won district titles.
With the coming of the monsoon season, Saguaro National Park is expected to begin helicopter spraying of herbicides on Park buffelgrass infestations. Arizona has declared Penisetum ciliaris a “noxious weed” but the federal government and Texas state agencies continue to develop more hardy strains and Mexico’s government subsidizes planting el zacate buffel in Sonora. Buffelgrass crowds out native plants and can fuel devastating wildfires. The park’s action come despite a majority of public comments opposing aerial spraying. So just what is “public comment” and is it working?
The first week of the District 5 Little League All-Star tournaments are over and things are really starting to take shape. After a full week and a busy weekend one champion has been crowned, and the championship brackets are set.
The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is open as a Sky Ride, Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. The Sky Ride to the summit and back takes about one hour, and travels from 8,200 feet in elevation to 9,100 feet in elevation. Watch for wildlife and summer birds. Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley is the southernmost ski area in the United States, and, compared with the Tucson valley, temperatures here are 30º cooler in the aspen and Ponderosa pine forest.
The call of the great outdoors is irresistible to many, and in Southern Arizona you can count on nearly 300 sunny days per year. But venturing into the wilderness and exploring can mean entering into an extreme environment, where an injury can leave you stranded on a mountaintop or in the desert, hurt on a remote bike path, or severely dehydrated.
Over the past seven years, since its designation by the U.S. Senate, Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bats, bees, birds, butterflies and beetles.
Celebrate National Trails Day with a visit to a state or national park, national forest, or nature center in Tucson or Southern Arizona, and experience our great outdoors.
In what is becoming an increasingly popular event, staff from Tucson Local Media and members of the general public met up for Sippin’ Social, this month held at Fini’s Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road.
The Xpress Baseball Club, a team that consists of players who live on the northwest side, has recently adopted the Cañada Del Oro Wash. The team will serve the community by removing trash from the wash a couple times a year.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance will be hosting a Celebrity Chef Showcase on Saturday, March 15 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. It will be held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.
Gates that are usually closed seasonally on Mount Lemmon will be opened Friday, Feb. 28 as long as it doesn't snow, according to a press release.
What may be the first lambs born to two of the bighorn sheep recently reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains were sighted last week in the Santa Catalina’s Pusch Ridge Wilderness.
Tentative approval for the Rosemont Copper Mine was shot down on Feb. 4 after the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to submit a formal objection to the Coronado National Forest Service’s final environmental impact statement.
Cheers erupted from the blue-colored bleachers as basketball player, Jamie Wilson, threw his arms in the air as he ran past the section of students at Marana High School. The second quarter had just ended and the Special Olympics athletes at Marana trailed their opponent by but a few points.
The Amphitheater School District’s annual district-wide spelling bee was held at Wilson K-8 School last week.
Coronado School’s Odessa Mix spells her word during the final rounds of the Amphitheater School District’s spelling bee last week. Prince Elementary School’s Cezsar Baldonado placed second.
For the first time in more than a decade, bighorn sheep are living in the Santa Catalina Mountains.