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Desert Museum ranks high on TripAdvisor awards list

Desert Museum ranks high on TripAdvisor awards list

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum wins a high ranking from travelers.

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Deserts flushed with green thanks to rains

Deserts flushed with green thanks to rains

Desert hillsides are green and dotted with a few wildflowers following rains.

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Tucson biz briefs: Tourist attraction discounts; farmers markets

Tucson Attractions Passport now on sale; farmers markets coming to 2 hospitals.

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County to fund Visit Tucson with  $3.4 million

County to fund Visit Tucson with $3.4 million

Hospitality industry expecting more business.

September 09, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Readers suggest additional 'Objects' for Star series

Readers suggest additional 'Objects' for Star series

"Tucson in 100 Objects" generated a lot of suggestions — and controversy.

July 26, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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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Historic Rancho de Las Lomas up for sale

Historic Rancho de Las Lomas up for sale

A onetime Tucson guest ranch that attracted many celebrities is for sale.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — gems

Tucson in 100 Objects — gems

You might not find a hotel room in February in Tucson, but you can find a gem of a deal.

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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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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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Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Saguaros are “blooming like gangbusters” this spring — producing far more of their brilliant white blooms than in recent years, plant experts say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — prickly pear

Tucson in 100 Objects — prickly pear

The prickly pear is a source of sustenance, not to mention martinis

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Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Saguaros — in a vibrant show of flower power — are bursting into bloom weeks earlier than usual at Saguaro National Park west of Tucson and at other sites around the city.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Tucson Originals boss has big plans

New Tucson Originals boss has big plans

Sheri Siesennop thinks she might have taken on more than she bargained for when she was named Tucson Originals executive director late last month.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brittlebush in brilliant bloom around Tucson

Brittlebush in brilliant bloom around Tucson

Brittlebush wildflowers are on a blooming binge across the Tucson area — bolstered by drenching rains at the beginning of March.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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John Oates goes for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum fundraiser

John Oates goes for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum fundraiser

A familiar face to Tucson music fans worked with John Oates — of Hall & Oates fame — on his upcoming solo release, “Good Road to Follow.”

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Early rains, warmth spur wildflowers to bloom

Early rains, warmth spur wildflowers to bloom

Here’s something that’s uncommon even for balmy Tucson: wildflowers in bloom smack in the middle of winter.

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New plan for Old Tucson calls for education emphasis

New plan for Old Tucson calls for education emphasis

The company that runs the Old Tucson theme park is setting up a nonprofit foundation to take over the lease, and eventually the operations, of the park.

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Tucson enjoying its second autumn

Tucson enjoying its second autumn

Two months after the fall color of aspen and maple leaves faded from the mountains, Tucson is having its annual “second autumn” — with leaves of cottonwood trees glowing in golden hues along watercourses around the city.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Deep-soaking rains across Southern Arizona over the weekend were a “triggering” event for a possibly bountiful wildflower bloom next spring.

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