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Good time to look for Cygnus the Swan

Good time to look for Cygnus the Swan

Cygnus the Swan is also known as the Northern Cross.

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Streetcar: Explore UA's hidden gems

Streetcar: Explore UA's hidden gems

University area packed with pockets of knowledge to be shared with community.

July 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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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 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Photo of the day: Barrels in brilliant bloom

Photo of the day: Barrels in brilliant bloom

Barrel cacti are blooming brilliantly around Tucson this month.

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Video: Trek to Mint Spring

Video: Trek to Mint Spring

It's a beautiful hike to Mint Spring and you could come home with some fragrant wild mint. Video by Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

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An oasis in Tucson's concrete jungle

An oasis in Tucson's concrete jungle

Beach pops up downtown.

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Cowboy culture gets its day at Borderlands

Cowboy culture gets its day at Borderlands

Western authors get their time in the spotlight.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SkySpy: Scorpius and its grandeur easy to spot

SkySpy: Scorpius and its grandeur easy to spot

Scorpius is one of the largest, brightest constellations.

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Safety Rail

Safety Rail

Sun Link streetcars share travel lanes with bicyclists and motorists. It’s a new way to travel that brings new elements along the route, inclu…

July 24, 2014 12:00 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.

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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…

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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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