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Photos: 2015 Tucson Rodeo

Photos: 2015 Tucson Rodeo

Saddle Bronc rider Chuck Schmidt, of Keldron SD, had a tough day as his ride Miss Dancer put him against the chute gates during the fourth day of Tucson Rodeo competition in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Friday, February 27, 2015. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.

Highlights from La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. 

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Photos: Heritage Flight Conference at D-M

Photos: Heritage Flight Conference at D-M

An F-22 Raptor, top, flies in formation with a P-51 Mustang.

Historic and modern-day aircraft fly in unison over skies in Tucson.

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Photos: Cholla vs. Arcadia boys basketball

Photos: Cholla vs. Arcadia boys basketball

Cholla's Jorge Carrasco walks to the bench after fouling out of the game against Phoenix Arcadia during their Division II boy's state quarterfinal basketball game on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Scottsdale. Cholla lost 68-56. (Photo by Ralph Freso / for the Arizona Daily Star)

Phoenix Arcadia defeated Cholla, 68-56, in the Div II quarterfinals in Scottsdale on Feb. 26, 2015.

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Photos: Sahuaro vs. Seton Catholic girls basketball

Photos: Sahuaro vs. Seton Catholic girls basketball

Sahuaro's Carina Mendoza looks to shoot around the defense of Chandler Seton Catholic's LeeAnn Wirth during the first half of their Division II girl's state quarterfinal basketball game on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Scottsdale. (Photo by Ralph Freso / for the Arizona Daily Star)

Seton Catholic defeats Sahuaro, 55-30, in the Div II state quarterfinal in Scottsdale on Feb. 27, 2015.

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Photos: 2015 Tucson Rodeo Parade

Photos: 2015 Tucson Rodeo Parade

A bandalero pleads to the crowd from "behind bars" on the Evergreen Mortuary float at the Tucson Rodeo Parade on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Sights from the 90th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.

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Adjunct Walk Out

Adjunct Walk Out

TC Tolbert, a non-tenure track lecturer in the English department and adjunct instructor with the Gender and Women's Studies department, raises his arm while speaking to the crowd as part of a National Adjunct Walkout Day in the Alumni Plaza on the University of Arizona campus on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Organizers and participants, which included adjunct and non-tenure track lecturers, read statements calling for multi-year contracts, promotion opportunities, smaller class sizes and better pay. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

More than 100 people took part in National Adjunct Walkout Day in the Alumni Plaza on the University of Arizona campus on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Organizers and participants, which included adjunct and non-tenure track lecturers, read statements calling for multi-year contracts, promotion opportunities, smaller class sizes and better pay.     

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Photos: Famous people who visited Tucson, part II

Photos: Famous people who visited Tucson, part II

Rock 'n' roll great Bo Diddley on stage with drummer George Howard of the Statesboro Blues Band on May 12, 1984. Photo by Jim Davis / Arizona Daily Star

More famous people who came to the Old Pueblo.

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Photos: Cienega vs Moon Valley

Photos: Cienega vs Moon Valley

Cienega's Destiny Richardson (24) right, picks the ball right out of Moon Valley's Evelin Denis' (24) hand in the first quarter.

Cienega rolled over Moon Valley 62-40 in Division II state playoff action, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

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Photos: Preparations for Tucson Rodeo

Photos: Preparations for Tucson Rodeo

Preparations for La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo at the Rodeo Grounds on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

Everybody at the Rodeo Grounds are getting ready for the 2015 opening day.

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Photos: Sahuaro vs Pueblo

Photos: Sahuaro vs Pueblo

Sahuaro's Jordan Lane (32) can't come up with the ball in mid-court scramble with Pueblo's Naquwan Solomon (22) in the fourth quarter of their Division II state basketball tournament game, Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Pueblo defeats Sahuaro 59-44 in D II state boys basketball tournament, Thursday Feb. 19, 2015.

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Photos: D-Backs give new jerseys to Tucson-area teams

Photos: D-Backs give new jerseys to Tucson-area teams

Six-Year-old Jackson McHughes gets some help from Arizona Diamondbacks special events coordinator Paulette Purnell as she adjusts his hat prior to the press conference announcing this year's Give Back Jersey Program and its arrival in Tucson, AZ.

Diamondbacks expand Little League Jersey Program to seven Tucson area Teams. 

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Photos: Sahuaro vs. Flowing Wells girls basketball

Photos: Sahuaro vs. Flowing Wells girls basketball

Flowing Wells' Laura McGeary (34) sprawls out but can't recover the ball she lost in a scramble with Sahuaro's Carina Mendoza (30) in the third quarter of their Division II state basketball tournament game, Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Sahuaro too much for Flowing Wells, wins 65-26 in high school basketball Division II playoffs Feb. 18, 2015. 

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Photos: Tucson Rodeo from 1961-1986

Photos: Tucson Rodeo from 1961-1986

A bull rider crawls away from a bull, most likely as fast as he can during the 1961 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Bruce Hopkins / Tucson Citizen

Star and Citizen archive photos of the Tucson Rodeo from 1961-1986

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It's rodeo time! (click on photo for more)

It's rodeo time! (click on photo for more)

Brady Gilleland, of Beutler and Son, watches as horses run back into their pen to feed at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Gilleland drove a trailer with the horses in from San Antonio, TX and arrived at 3:30a.m. on Monday morning. The annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo starts this Saturday. Photo taken: Tuesday February 17, 2015.

The 2015 La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo at Irvington Road and 6th Ave. opens on Saturday, Feb. 21 and continues through Sunday, March 1.

Events on Saturday:

Gates open at 11am. 

12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo

2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition

4:30 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance

Tickets start at $14. Parking is $5.

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Photos: Wintry weather

Photos: Wintry weather

A hay bail snowman smiles from under a dusting of snow, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Mechanicsville, Md. Several inches of snow fell in the region closing the federal government and area schools. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A winter storm bearing ice and snow slices through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

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Photos: Sabino Canyon on President's Day

Photos: Sabino Canyon on President's Day

A family enjoys the cool pools and beach at tram Stop 6 in Sabino Canyon north of Tucson, AZ. The Canyon was free to the public today for Presidents Day. Photo taken Monday, February 16, 2015. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.

The U.S. Forest Service waived entry fees to Sabino Canyon in honor of 2015 President's Day.

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Valentine's Day at Diamond Children's Center

Valentine's Day at Diamond Children's Center

Solaine Carter, 15, photographs as patient Jennifer Morales, 17, poses for a photo with nurse Jessica Villerius at Diamond Children's Center in Tucson, on Feb. 13, 2015. Students from The Gregory School (formerly known as St. Gregory College Preparatory School), hosted a Valentine’s Day photo opportunity for patients. The students photographed children and families and provided decorations to make Valentine’s Day cards for their friends and family. Photo taken Friday, February 13, 2015. 

Students set up a Valentine's Day photo booth for patients at Diamond Children's Center.

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Photos: IRHS Hamlet production has woman in lead role

Photos: IRHS Hamlet production has woman in lead role

Katherine Phillips as Hamlet during a dress rehearsal of this gender-flipping version of Hamlet at Ironwood Ridge High School.

Ironwood Ridge Theatre performs "Hamlet: Princess of Denmark," at 6pm Friday, Feb. 13, at IRHS Black Box Theatre. The lead role, Hamlet, is played by a woman.

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Photos: Famous people who came to Tucson

Photos: Famous people who came to Tucson

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, left, and actress Ann-Margaret arrived at Tucson International Airport on April, 10, 1970, and were greeted by a "posse" who branded them as horse thieves. The two were in Tucson for filming of the movie, "C.C. Ryder and Company," written by Ann-Margaret's husband, Roger Smith (a University of Arizona graduate). Manuel Miera / Tucson Citizen

Famous people who have visited Tucson, from photo archives of the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen.

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Photos: Downtown Homeless Camp

Photos: Downtown Homeless Camp

James Kemp tries to get the last bit of water for himself at the homeless camp that has sprung up along Church Avenue between Congress Street and Broadway Boulevard in downtown Tucson. Kemp says he's lived at the camp for three weeks. Photo taken: Wednesday February 11, 2015.

The homeless camp in downtown Tucson has more "dream pods"

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Farewell to The Shark

Farewell to The Shark

UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, center, with a smug look after his team beat the University of Arizona in the 1989 NCAA Tournament in Denver. David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

UNLV's famously stoic and defiant basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, died Wednesday. He was 84. He and Arizona coach Lute Olson were not close, especially after a close loss during the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

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Photos: Walden Grove vs. Rio Rico

Photos: Walden Grove vs. Rio Rico

Rio Rico Valerie Torres (17) left, and Walden Grove's Isabella Solorza (10) collide as they chase down a loose ball in the first half.

Walden Grove advances to state finals with 2-0 win over Rio Rico, Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

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Photos: Ironwood Ridge vs Marana

Photos: Ironwood Ridge vs Marana

Marana's Alyssa Perez (15) left, gets tied up with a couple of Ironwood Ridge players including Piper Mali (10) in the third quarter.

Ironwood Ridge came back to beat Marana 53-51 in postseason action Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

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Ernest Hemingway visiting Tucson

Ernest Hemingway visiting Tucson

Writer Ernest Hemingway with longtime friend and notable painter, Waldo Peirce, in the Baghdad Room at the Tucson Inn in Tucson, Ariz., on March 20, 1959. Tucson Citizen file photo

Ernest Hemingway with his longtime friend, painter Waldo Peirce, in the Baghdad Room of the Tucson Inn in 1959.

Hemingway was acknowledged as one of the world's great writers. But Peirce was also very well known in his time. He was sometimes called the "American Renoir."

Peirce was an ambulance driver for the French army and Hemingway was an ambulance driver in Italy during WWI. Peirce met Hemingway in Paris in 1927. Peirce's sister Ada live part of the year in Tucson, thus the invitation for his friend. This visit was supposedly the last time the two met in person before Hemingway committed suicide in Idaho in 1961.

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Photos: Jordan Confer and Lenny

Photos: Jordan Confer and Lenny

Jordan Confer, 19, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., gives Lenny, his 3-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound, a quick trim around the nose at the Heart of the Desert Classic Dog Show on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road, in Phoenix, Ariz. Confer will show Lenny at the 2015 Westminster Dog Show. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Jordan Confer of Sierra Vista will show his dog, Lenny, at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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