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Catalina Highway

Autumn leaves flush Catalinas with color

Autumn leaves flush Catalinas with color

Standout species include maple trees and aspens.

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Video: Cyclist attacked on Mount Lemmon (contains foul language)

Video: Cyclist attacked on Mount Lemmon (contains foul language)

The bicyclist suffered minor injuries. 

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Catalina Highway getting devices to monitor ground movement

Catalina Highway getting devices to monitor ground movement

Monitors to gauge earth movement will be installed on the Catalina Highway.

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Deputies search for 3 in Tucson home invasion

Deputies search for 3 in Tucson home invasion

The armed intruders wore black and had bandanas covering their faces.

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Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.

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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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Escape to cool, forested Upper Sabino Canyon

Escape to cool, forested Upper Sabino Canyon

Popular Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson typically has three types of weather in June: hot, very hot and let’s-not-even-talk-about-it hot.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shooters litter national forest land by Catalina Highway

Shooters litter national forest land by Catalina Highway

Target shooters are once again blasting away on national forest land near the Catalina Highway, despite efforts to close the area off with boulders — and many are leaving behind bullet-riddled targets ranging from tires and appliances to a fire extinguisher.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are usually associated with the days of summer high in the Catalina Mountains, but some are bursting into bloom now at  8,000 feet in the range north of Tucson.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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National forest cabins open for public rental

National forest cabins open for public rental

You could stay in a plain old motel room — or you could try something a bit more adventurous: Bedding down for the night in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps house or a onetime ranger’s cabin in a scenic national forest setting.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New sidewalk adds safety, spruces up Summerhaven

New sidewalk adds safety, spruces up Summerhaven

Summerhaven now has a sidewalk.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina Highway re-opens after crash

Catalina Highway is open after a brief closure when a motorcyclist was injured in a crash Monday afternoon. 

March 24, 2014 1:57 pm
Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Water levels at popular Rose Canyon Lake north of Tucson are about 2 feet below normal — and the lake won’t refill until rain and snowmelt come to the rescue.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Property owners fault U.S. firefighters for burned cabins and land

A deliberately set backfire, not the Bullock Fire, caused the damage in 2002, they contend

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Woman injured in east-side Tucson crash dies at hospital Monday

A woman injured in an east-side crash over the weekend died Monday afternoon.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am

Woman injured in east-side Tucson crash dies

A woman injured in an east-side crash over the weekend died Monday afternoon. 

January 07, 2014 2:21 pm

Road Runner: Strewing tacks on bike routes dangerous, illegal and dumb

It has been over a year since Damion Alexander first learned about tacks being spread over routes popular with cyclists.

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2 injured when SUV tumbles 100 feet off Mount Lemmon highway

2 injured when SUV tumbles 100 feet off Mount Lemmon highway

A section of the road up Mount Lemmon is closed this afternoon after a vehicle fell about 100 feet in a crash on General Hitchcock Highway.

December 02, 2013 1:37 pm Related

Teen hurt in motorcycle crash on Mount Lemmon

A teen riding a motorcycle crashed near Windy Point Vista on Mount Lemmon Friday afternoon, and was flown by helicopter to University of Arizona Medical Center, authorities said.

October 11, 2013 5:00 pm

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