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When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
Yes, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler (2014) rated San Miguel, Mexico the No. 1 place to visit out of the top 25 cities in the world. Can you imagine that it beat out amazing cities like Paris, Rome, Sydney, Prague, Charlston, Kyoto, etc.? Why did the readers rate it so highly? They based their decision on “its great atmosphere, excellent restaurants, culture and ambiance galore!” I can attest to the rating as it is by far my most interesting city and I return to it frequently. And you can too - just come with me on my next trip in March 2015 and you will also know why this city is at the top of the list.
A flash flood warning will go into effect for Tucson, tomorrow at 2 a.m. due to potential heavy rainfall from hurricane Odile.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors accepted a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in a 4-0 vote during last week’s meeting. The money will go toward improvements to the Port of Tucson Container Export Rail Facility.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
The Environmental Protection Agency set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon.
The nose knows. Scent is one of our most basic senses, yet it is often ignored when planning a landscape. Last month I spoke of layers for the landscape. Along with layers of plants that appeal to our eyes, it is good to include plants that appeal to our sense of smell.
When the town of Marana opened the Twin Peaks Interchange in 2010, it paved the road for economic development along a busy stretch of Interstate 10. Four years and one tough recession later, those plans are coming together.
On Labor Day weekend, Club Congress packs 37 local, national, and international acts into four days for the ten-year anniversary of HOCO FEST, also known as Tucson's oldest indoor/outdoor, multimedia festival with good eats and great drinks.
A haze over the Los Angeles skyline. Agreements between California and Mexico aim to reduce carbon emissions while preserving forests and protecting indigenous people.
The concept was complex and controversial: California companies would be allowed to exceed limits of carbon-dioxide emissions by paying to protect rainforests abroad.
The people behind Clean Up the Mines understand that others have been trying for years to clean up abandoned uranium mines and have mostly met with limited success.
Amer Taleb's journalistic talent took him to Japan this summer, where he and other winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition toured multiple cities on a nine-day study trip. While in Hiroshima, he bought a silver keychain in the shape of a coin that was inscribed with a charge to work toward a more peaceful world.
Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability.
1. Missouri Highway Patrol takes over security from police in Ferguson
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has announced Jeffrey Schott as its new spa director at the Sonoran Spa. Along with this new hire, Westward Look has additionally named 3-year associate Christopher McLaren as the new catering sales manager.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, bringing the region’s cultural garden to modern day tastes buds. The culinary event brings up to 50 chefs and restaurants preparing unique salsa recipes and mixologists creating innovative tequila-based drinks along with sweet and savory menu pairings. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
Continuing to pursue a quest initiated in 2003, in 2014 it was time to summit another state highpoint. With deep snow and cold weather blanketing the mountains of most western states, Oklahoma was designated the most likely candidate. Plans got underway.
The University of Arizona Wildcats soccer team began the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, one face that was happier than most for the start of the season and for the daily two-a-day sessions was sophomore Paige Crouch.
1. Robin Williams dies at the age of 63