Daily Star staff photographer Kelly Presnell photographed Rincon swimmers Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen and Eleora Bailey using a GoPro remote video camera. Kelly mounted the camera in an underwater housing to the end of the monopod, then extended the monopod underwater as the swimmers came by. The camera cannot be tripped remotely in this instance, so he set it to shoot two pictures every second and turned if off when he pulled it out of the water. Needless to say, he spent more time deleting unusable images than usual.
On Friday, October 26, 1979, University of Arizona students got the chance take a break from their studies to participate in the annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall. Prizes were rewarded in a variety of categories that included the funniest looking, the scariest, the most original and the one that best resembled then President Jimmy Carter. In all, 24 pumpkins were made and judged that evening. For more photos to go tucson.com/retrotucson
For UA baseball player Chip Hale, from player to coach to manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Mission School at Mission San Xavier del Bac is celebrating its 150th Anniversary.
On Aug. 7, a leaching pond in the Buenavista copper mine in Sonora spilled 10 million gallons of water contaminated with sulfuric acid, iron, cadmium and copper into the Bacanuchi River and Sonora River.
Rattlesnake Ridge school kids got hands-on experience during a Northwest Fire District Mini Muster to educate kids on the elements of fire fighting and fire safety.
The Arizona Wildcats upset No. 2 Oregon 31-24 on Oct. 2, 2014.
In 1964 presidential candidates Hubert Humphreys and George Wallace came to visit.
Golder Lake was a privately funded 260-acre recreational lake behind an earthen dam constructed by Lloyd Golder III at a cost of $1 million in the early 1960s. Golder envisioned it as the centerpiece of a multimillion-dollar real estate development. The lake was two miles north of the Pima-Pinal County line on the Cañada del Oro wash behind what is now SaddleBrooke. It swelled with runoff from the Santa Catalina Mountains. The state ordered the dam breached in 1980 because it was leaking and officials were concerned it could collapse .
Recreational lake was dream of developer Lloyd Golder in NW Tucson.
Arizona Daily Star photographer Mike Christy was named 2014 Photographer of the Year by the Arizona Newspapers Association and Arizona Associated Press.
A history of UA basketball coach Lute Olson in pictures, from player to NCAA Championship to retirement.
Residents in the Conjunto Jardin neighborhood cleanup after remnants of Hurricane Odile.
Heavy rains over many days in January, 1993, resulted in flooding throughout Southern Arizona.
The October 1983 flood was the largest flood of record in the Tucson area.
Between 6 ½ to 7 ½ inches of rain fell across the area in five days. The devastation stretched to Clifton/Morenci, Willcox, Safford and Nogales. More than a dozen people died.
The Weather Channel's meteorologist Jim Cantore is in Tucson chasing the impacts of tropical storm Odile.
Fourth Annual Fringe Festival features plays and one-man shows.
The first 9/11 Tower Challenge took place at Arizona Stadium Thursday morning.
Sorority pledges embrace members during Rush Week at University of Arizona in 1968.
The lake in Sabino Canyon was deepened and stocked with trout in 1951 for hungry fishermen.
Photos from The Gaslight Theatre's production of Cronan the Barbarian.
Photos from the Summer Beach Party at the MLK Lot in downtown.
Burning Man participants walk through dust at the annual Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Organizers call Burning Man the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerrilla theatrics and colorful theme camps.
(Click on photo for slide show.) In 1959, long-haul trucking was dark and dangerous along U.S. 80, the two-lane highway through Tucson that was replaced by Interstate 10. The oasis on the road was a truck stop, like the 84 Truck Center, then at 3320 N. Casa Grande Highway, south of Prince Road. Tucson Citizen photographer Lew Raizk spent a night there in 1959. The 84 Truck Center stop eventually became Crazy Fred’s. It was demolished after a fire in 1993. The land is now vacant.
Ray Hanson demoonstrates the new night depository for dogs and cats at the Pima County Animal Shelter on Oct. 20, 1956. Previously, people would just set the animals loose on the grounds after business hours. Or worse, they would have to make a second trip! Thankfully the dogs the cats went into separate holding pens.