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Arizona State Parks presents a historical re-enactment of Arizona's only Civil War battle, the Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862, featuring costumed soldiers staging battles at the actual site. Each year hundreds of spectators descend on Picacho Peak State Park to watch re-enactments of an Arizona Civil War skirmish and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde. Visitors travel from around the country to experience three fascinating historic battle re-enactments complete with lifestyles of the soldiers in the southwest during the 1860s.
The annual spring explosion of yellow, purple and blue wildflowers in the Arizona desert may be lackluster this year because of the dry winter.
On Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 a.m. an armed robbery occurred at the “M Passion Adult Boutique” in Picacho Peak. Two armed suspects entered the business and tied up the female employee in a back room. The female was able to escape and called 9-1-1 as the suspects were running out the back door. The safe from the business was taken by the suspects.
Westbound Interstate 10 is closed this afternoon following multiple crashes in the Picacho Peak area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
When it comes to Arizona wildflowers, most folks immediately think of the showy golden poppies that appear around Picacho Peak. You can have that - and more.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations in Douglas now have five suspects in custody for murder and are looking for a sixth suspect who has a warrant for his arrest for murder.
Information provided by Arizona State Parks:
A U-Haul moving van parked in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen at the Picacho Peak exit with eight patients suffering from heat exhaustion.
On Sunday, June 30, at about 2 p.m., Avra Valley Fire District, Northwest Fire District, Picture Rocks Fire District and Southwest Ambulance received reports of several numbers of undocumented aliens suffering from heat exhaustion.
Like many state parks throughout Southern Arizona, the springtime is a good time to see Picacho Peak State Park.
Hikers make their way down from a difficult trail at Picacho Peak State Park.
Visitors traveling along I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak at Picacho Peak State Park. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times.
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If the bright pink building standing out against the Picacho Peak hillside isn’t enough to arouse the curiosity of travelers along Interstate 10, a closer look through this storefront’s windows could do the job.
The Picacho Peak store is managed by Jeff Valentine, the regional supervisor.
The MPassions Adult Boutique in Picacho Peak has started creating packages centered around the "50 Shades of Grey" series, which quickly became a New York Times best seller
The Arizona State Land Department is reviewing two reports of consultants charged with preparing an engineering assessment and an economic assessment of the possible sale of 900 acres of state trust land near Picacho Peak to Union Pacific Railroad for a proposed switching yard.
Work on Union Pacific Railroad’s double track effort through Arizona from El Paso to Los Angeles is continuing, with most of the track being laid in Pinal County. However, the railroad’s plans for a larger switch yard near Picacho Peak are now on hold.
The charm of a desert in bloom