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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.

July 21, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Sky spy: Find the Summer Triangle

Sky spy: Find the Summer Triangle

Tonight, look for the summer triangle of Altair, Deneb, and Vega.

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Video: Santa Cruz flowing bank to bank

Video: Santa Cruz flowing bank to bank

The Santa Cruz River flowed bank to bank near the Congress bridge. Video by Doug Kreutz.

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Photo of the day: Cactus blooms

Photo of the day: Cactus blooms

These little cacti were pretty in pink Sunday morning in the Catalina Foothills.

July 13, 2014 4:42 pmLoading…

Construction on vital link on The Loop to begin

Construction on vital link on The Loop to begin

Completion on short segment expected in early 2015.

July 12, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Monsoon doesn't save Agua Caliente

Monsoon doesn't save Agua Caliente

Monsoon rains have not come to the rescue of the drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park northeast of Tucson. It's now just a large p…

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Photo of the day: Mysterious mountain bloom

Photo of the day: Mysterious mountain bloom

Any wildflower experts out there? We found these fetching yellow flowers blooming on long stalks high in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucso…

July 10, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.

July 10, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Abundant monsoon rains have led to fire restrictions being lifted.

July 10, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Summer's last hurrah (for the K-12 set)

Summer's last hurrah (for the K-12 set)

Clock's ticking on kids going back to school.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Monsoon view from Windy Point

Monsoon view from Windy Point

Windy Point in the Catalina Mountains is a great spot for watching monsoon clouds take shape. What's your favorite -- and safe -- storm-watchi…

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Bat-observation program canceled for safety reasons

Bat-observation program canceled for safety reasons

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has canceled a popular bat-observation program.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Officials caution: Leave baby wildlife alone

Officials caution: Leave baby wildlife alone

Wildlife officials warn of the dangers of baby wild animals.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Enjoy fireworks Friday, watch the moon Saturday

Enjoy fireworks Friday, watch the moon Saturday

 If you can spell Zubenelgenubi you have arrived as an amateur astronomer.

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Photo of the day: Cool escape

Photo of the day: Cool escape

In these sweltering days of early summer, many Tucsonans escape to nearby states with less intense heat. Here’s a cooling view from Colorado’s…

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Storm chasing photographer pursues a varied career

Storm chasing photographer pursues a varied career

For this Tucson artist, photography, like storm chasing, is a puzzle. 

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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When it comes to gussying up the garden, don't sweat it

When it comes to gussying up the garden, don't sweat it

Shopping for and placing garden art is doable in the heat.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BICAS brings the heat on benefit ride

BICAS brings the heat on benefit ride

How does a 15-mile bike ride in the summer heat sound?

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Snake holder Ophiuchus deserves respect tonight

Ophiuchus has reasonably bright stars and contains many delightful objects to view

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Snow in June

Snow in June

Star reporter Doug Kreutz traveled to Colorado to escape triple-digit heat. He rather over-succeeded on 14,000-foot Mt. Lincoln, where winter …

June 23, 2014 2:18 pmLoading…

Palo verde trees still blooming in June

Palo verde trees still blooming in June

Spring is over, but some palo verde trees are blooming into summer.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sky Spy: Summer solstice is time to remember our forebears

Even though it has been hot and has felt like summer for weeks, it officially begins this Saturday at 3:51 a.m.

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Video: Monsoonal mood

Video: Monsoonal mood

Clouds over Tucson seemed to be in a monsoonal mood on Tuesday afternoon. Give us your guess as to when we'll get the first real storm. Video …

June 17, 2014 3:24 pmLoading…

Monsoon could be wetter than normal

Monsoon could be wetter than normal

The monsoon — Tucson’s summer rainy season — begins Sunday, and here’s a splash of good news for our drought-stricken area: Weather experts sa…

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Why agave stalks look a bit like asparagus spears

Why agave stalks look a bit like asparagus spears

They are often called century plants, but they don’t live for 100 years — not even close.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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