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With a skilled, mature and coachable volleyball team, the Nighthawks are coming into this season with all the necessary tools, but the question remains as to whether this is the team that will bring home Ironwood Ridge’s first state title.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
On Saturday, September 13th, Saguaro National Park will host a work project to remove patches of buffelgrass, an invasive non-native plant threatening the Sonoran Desert.
Volunteers pull bufflegrass at Saguaro National Monument.
Join the fun on Congress Street from Toole Ave. to Church Ave. on Sept. 13 for 2nd Saturdays. Check out the downtown scene along Sun Link’s Downtown route. Hop on at any stop along the Sun Link corridor to be part of the activities. There is a line-up of bands at the 94.9 MIXfm Stage. 2nd Saturdays is an urban street festival that has food to sample, vendors to check out and the magic of street performers to entertain you. Some of the downtown businesses also offer specials or their own entertainment. It’s family friendly and fun for all ages. Many of the vendors and sponsors have drawings during the evening.
University of Arizona student researchers are now sharing their work in a public, nonacademic forum: on the radio.
With a media event on Aug.19, Saguaro National Park began spraying glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on buffelgrass in the Panther Peak area.
The Picture Rocks Community Center Hiking Club has adopted its itinerary for the coming season, with emphasis on exploration. The PRCC van will leave the community center, located at 5615 N. Sanders Road, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, to visit the “ghost town” ruins of the SASCO smelter, which closed in 1919.
Following a pot-luck dinner, six Picture Rocks teenagers created a Youth Forum during the Aug.19 Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) meeting.
Owners of Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch, located north of Saguaro National Park West, were approached by Mattamy Homes who now awaits approval to develop on the historic ranch.
Five of the six Northwest area football teams were ranked in their respecitve top-10 of the ACS Football rankings.
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.
Saguaro Park officials and residents discussed issues surrounding spraying.
Even though the recession took a hard hit to cities throughout Arizona, residents can remain hopeful and optimistic – especially those in the town of Marana.
Saguaro National Park has reopened trails and campgrounds in the Rincon Mountains after the Deer Head and Jackalope Fires. Hikers are cautioned to stay on trails, especially in the burned areas.
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society (TCSS) will hold a 2014 Blooming Barrel Sale from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 17 at 4342 N. 4th Ave. (first street west of First Avenue and south of Wetmore.) Gates open at 7 p.m. with vendor sales at 7:30 a.m.
With crews of interns actively rooting out buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park, park staff told citizens aerial spraying of herbicides is likely to begin mid-August, taking advantage of the monsoon season.
Upgrades and improvements to the Marana Water Reclamation Facility made during the past year have resulted in a more efficient collection and treatment system, according to the town of Marana’s utilities director.
Hard as it is to believe, the autumn equinox is drawing near, and thus fall is just around the corner. This means it is time to get ready to plant. Fall is a great time of year for planting for a number of reasons. From a human standpoint, it is cooler and easier to work outdoors. From a plant standpoint, it is cooler and easier to live outdoors.
With the increase in moisture brought on by monsoon rains, conditions are optimal for seasonal restoration work to resume in Saguaro National Park. The park, along with other city, county, state and other federal agencies, will be using ground-based field crews to apply herbicide on buffelgrass and improve conditions for native plants.
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 Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division has expanded the central credential issuance process to all offices statewide, meaning that customers visiting a Motor Vehicle Division or Authorized Third Party office to obtain a new driver license or identification card will leave with a temporary credential. The permanent license or identification card will be mailed to the customer and received within 15 days.
The Southline Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available, and open to public comment. Like the SunZia Transmission Line Project, Southline will bring electricity from New Mexico to the Saguaro Substation in Pinal County, en route to California.