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Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon

Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon

It was time for the chicken dance at Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon on Sunday. Video by Doug Kreutz.

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2014 vacation photo contest winners

2014 vacation photo contest winners

More than 300 images were entered in this year's contest. Readers picked their top three, and other photo editor selected his favs.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Events designed to help you be more aware of whats around you.

September 20, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Let's go for a walk: Lost Barrio and Arroyo Chico

Let's go for a walk: Lost Barrio and Arroyo Chico

Discover what's afoot in the Arroyo Chico and Lost Barrio areas.

September 18, 2014 12:15 pm Photos

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Oompah! Time for the food, music of Oktoberfests

Oompah! Time for the food, music of Oktoberfests

From the mountains to a Tucson beach - your go-to Oktoberfest guide

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Rillito River awash in waves of sand

Rillito River awash in waves of sand

A massive storm is still reportedly on the way, but the Rillito River Wednesday evening was awash only in waves of sand and gentle sunlight. V…

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Bisbee ice race will be a hot time

Bisbee ice race will be a hot time

Ice-hauling, stair-climbing competition spun off of Bisbee 1000.

September 17, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Sky Spy: Welcome the autumnal equinox

Fall arrives next week, and Mars is moving eastward.

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First runoff flows toward Tucson

First runoff flows toward Tucson

Rains were light Wednesday morning, but runoff was already starting to flow out of the Catalina Mountains toward Tucson. Video by Doug Kreutz,…

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Photos: Doug Kreutz's nature picture adventure

Photos: Doug Kreutz's nature picture adventure

Hiking enthusiast Doug Kreutz takes advantage of every good photo op.

September 17, 2014 11:15 am Photos

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Look for faint Capricornius in the Zodiac this weekend

Look for faint Capricornius in the Zodiac this weekend

Look for Capricornius Sunday, Mars on Monday.

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Harvest moon shines on Monday, autumn nears

Harvest moon shines on Monday, autumn nears

A harvest moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox.

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SkySpy: Fleet-moving Mercury darts across sky tonight

SkySpy: Fleet-moving Mercury darts across sky tonight

Mercury is reasonably bright, but difficult to see so close to the sun.

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UA pep rally gets ready to bear down

UA pep rally gets ready to bear down

Bear Down Fridays starts its ninth season tonight.  

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POTD: Can you name this hummingbird species?

POTD: Can you name this hummingbird species?

Check out outdoor reporter Doug Kreutz's photo of the day.

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135 epic photos of Tucson skies

135 epic photos of Tucson skies

This month's assignment for the This Is Tucson Instagram project was "clouds." Check out these amazing Tucson skies so far. Add yours by taggi…

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Some blooms taste as good as they look

Some blooms taste as good as they look

Edible flowers can be found on both native and non-native plants.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How Do I Cover and Repair the Surface of My Foam Block House?

How Do I Cover and Repair the Surface of My Foam Block House?

When planting a tree, consider a vertical root barrier.

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Wild Arizona turkeys

Wild Arizona turkeys

A flock of wild turkeys paid a visit to the Santa Rita Lodge resort in Madera Canyon south of Tucson on Friday. Gobble. Gobble. Video by Doug Kreutz.

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Wild turkeys visit resort

Wild turkeys visit resort

A flock of wild turkeys paid a visit to the Santa Rita Lodge resort in Madera Canyon.Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Gobble. Gobble. Video by Doug Kreutz.

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Sky Spy: Enjoy Venus in a.m., Sagittarius in evening

Sky Spy: Enjoy Venus in a.m., Sagittarius in evening

Sagittarius is supposed to look like a centaur, but that's not really accurate. 

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Video: Surf's up on Pantano Wash

Video: Surf's up on Pantano Wash

The Pantano Wash near Craycroft Road was flowing briskly with storm runoff Tuesday afternoon — forming surf-like riffles as the water rushed d…

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POTD: A clear, cloudy, stormy afternoon in Tucson

POTD: A clear, cloudy, stormy afternoon in Tucson

Photo of the day. The skies south of Tucson Monday afternoon were, well, undecided.

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Double rainbow in Tucson

Double rainbow in Tucson

The pot of gold awaits near the foot of the palm trees. Video by Doug Kreutz.

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University Boulevard River

University Boulevard River

University Boulevard was flowing quite nicely after a midday monsoon cloudburst Thursday.Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

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