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More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.

October 29, 2014 10:00 pm Video Related Loading…
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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My Favorite Place: the Tucson Jewish Community Center

My Favorite Place: the Tucson Jewish Community Center

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is a destination, a gathering place and visually striking.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.

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Catalina Mountains could get Tonto Forest bighorns

Catalina Mountains could get Tonto Forest bighorns

Tentative plan to capture and relocate more sheep moves forward.

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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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Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

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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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Review: Nox Kitchen feels retro, tastes fresh

Review: Nox Kitchen feels retro, tastes fresh

The Star reviews Nox Kitchen + Cocktails. 

June 26, 2014 12:00 am 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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The Loop trail gets key Oro Valley link

The Loop trail gets key Oro Valley link

Walkers, runners and bicyclists now can travel a continuous five-mile segment of The Loop recreational trail in Oro Valley — all the way from La Cañada Drive to Tangerine Road.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson man subdues Matterhorn in a 2-nation traverse

Tucson man subdues Matterhorn in a 2-nation traverse

The summit of the world-famous Matterhorn sits precisely on the border between Italy and Switzerland — and that fact of international geography posed an irresistible challenge for Tucsonan Terry DeWald.

May 22, 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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Sierra Club opposes further bighorn releases in Catalina Mountains

An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.

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Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

Sabino Canyon, a spectacular slash in the Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, now attracts 1 million visitors a year — and federal officials say the canyon’s 21-year-old recreation plan is due for a makeover.

April 30, 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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No bighorns are known to have died in Catalina Mountains in past month

Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.

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