Thousands of sandhill cranes take flight for morning and evening feedings in the agricultural fields near Willcox and McNeal, part of the Wings over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival which continues through Jan 14 southeast of Tucson. Video by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Nearly a half-million Girl Scout cookies were shipped for sale in Southern Arizona this year. Local troop leaders picked up their supply at Bekins Warehouse to sell, for $5 each, through March 4.

The 2018 Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival features hundreds of sandhill cranes and other birds on a migratory stop at the Willcox Playa and fields around Cochise County. Mass ascents by large flocks at viewing areas around the playa are not uncommon. The 24th annual event runs …

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Students from Carrillo K-5 Magnet sang and walked through the streets of Barrio Viejo, symbolizing the biblical story of Mary and Joseph as they sought shelter so Mary could give birth to baby Jesus.

With financial backing from the Rincon Optimist Club, 52 students from Lineweaver Elementary School in Tucson shopped for a new winter coat, gloves and knit cap on Nov. 16, 2017. Afterward, they consumed nearly 60 pizzas from Peter Piper Pizza next door and enjoyed free tokens for video games.

Nestled in the Rincon Mountains south of Saguaro National Park, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is full of stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone among other formations. It's a cool 70-degrees all year long. It was built by the Civil Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.