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Update 4:30 p.m.:
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
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.
The Mount Lemmon marigold’s leaves emit a sweet musky scent.
Take a six-mile volunteer-guided hike with a 1,200-foot elevation gain to the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout house then on to a beautiful alpine meadow. Details: Friday, June 20, 9 a.m.; meet at Mount Lemmon Catalina Hwy. milepost 24.9; free; 749-8700 or www.sabinonaturalists.org.
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.
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.
At first, the concept of eating flowers may seem somewhat unusual, but if you have ever had broccoli or cauliflower then you’ve eaten flowers! Humans have been eating flowers for millennia, in many different cultures and in some truly tasty dishes. Desert peoples are no exception. They found many ways to use the desert plants around them.
The Pima County Sheriff Department released an announcement this morning closing Catalina Highway, the road to Mount Lemmon due to the snow fall.
On Wednesday around 12:45 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to a rescue call at mile post 15 on General Hitchcock Highway. While en route, they were advised a local hiker found 65-year old David Webster, dangling from a rock.
Head up to Mt. Lemmon for Oktoberfest, a festival of German food and music. The Oktoberfest runs on the weekends until Oct. 13. The event runs from noon-4 p.m at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley and admission is free.
On August 17, at approximately 10:31 a.m., Rincon District deputies, assigned to Mount Lemmon, responded to a shots fired call on Ski Valley Road near the ski lift. Prior to arriving they received information that a bicyclist, who was riding in the area, reported a man was shooting a gun near the ski lift and telling people to leave that area. When deputies arrived, they were unable to locate anyone in the area fitting the description of the man. They were unsuccessful in reaching the reportee to get any additional information.
In a rare opportunity to directly compare today's plant communities with a survey taken in the same area 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that Southwestern plants are being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate.