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Catalina State Park

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.

September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hikers rescued in Romero Canyon

Hikers rescued in Romero Canyon

Two hikers were rescued Monday afternoon in Romero Canyon, and one needed hospital treatment for heat-related complications.

June 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Rescue of dehydrated hiker, 25, a reminder of heat dangers

A hiker was being helped off of the Romero Pools trail in Catalina State Park Saturday night after becoming dehydrated.

May 31, 2014 7:47 pmLoading…
Gym for Parkinson's patients is growing

Gym for Parkinson's patients is growing

A little more than two years have passed since a small gym, sandwiched between a church and discount grocery store on West Fort Lowell Road, opened for people with Parkinson’s disease.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.

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Rabid skunk found in Pima County park

County health department officials are looking for anyone who may have had contact with a rabid skunk in Catalina State Park.

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Hike off that holiday feast

Hike off that holiday feast

Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

December 23, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Bighorns are roaming the mountains

Bighorns are roaming the mountains

All 31 of the bighorn sheep released into the Catalina Mountains on Nov. 18 apparently have survived so far and are fanning out across the range, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pusch Ridge: new home to bighorns

Pusch Ridge: new home to bighorns

Drive north of Tucson into Oro Valley, pull over, and peer up at rugged Pusch Ridge towering above you to the east: What you’re seeing is the past and future home of a free-roaming herd of bighorn sheep.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Meeting on bighorn sheep project set for today

About 30 bighorn sheep from Western Arizona are slated to be moved to the Catalina Mountains next month to rebuild a herd that died out there, and details of the project will be presented at a public information meeting today.

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Bighorn sheep to return to Catalinas in mid-November

Bighorn sheep — absent from the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson for more than a decade — could be roaming wild in the range again by mid-November.

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Injured hiker rescued from Catalina State Park

Crews from Golder Ranch Fire District rescued a 17-year-old hiker who injured her ankle near Romero Pools Sunday afternoon. 

September 08, 2013 1:09 pm
Hiker injured fleeing from mountain lion

Hiker injured fleeing from mountain lion

An 18-year-old man was injured Wednesday as he and a female hiking companion fled from a mountain lion on a trail at Catalina State Park north of Tucson, wildlife officials said.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Do you see the lion a teen encountered on hike near Tucson?

Do you see the lion a teen encountered on hike near Tucson?

An 18-year-old man was injured Wednesday as he and a female hiking companion fled from a mountain lion on a trail at Catalina State Park north of Tucson, wildlife officials said.

August 14, 2013 3:28 pmLoading…
Catalina park's outdoors beckons

Catalina park's outdoors beckons

Wayne and Dianne Allen of Austin, Texas, retired for six months, sit under a tree in their camping spot at Catalina State Park. The couple are on an extended vacation, heading to Utah and Denver to see their kids. They were preparing a vegetable dish in a gas oven, foreground, they just boug…

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Catalina park's outdoors beckons

Catalina park's outdoors beckons

John and Kathy Mulligan of Tucson sit with their dogs Max, left, and Wiley in the Canyon del Oro Wash at Catalina State Park. They were having lunch before taking a hike on the Canyon Loop Trail.

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Catalina park's outdoors beckons

Catalina park's outdoors beckons

A male cardinal is just one of the many varieties of wildlife - avian, reptilian and mammal - that call Catalina State Park home.

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Catalina park's outdoors beckons

Catalina park's outdoors beckons

Molly the gopher snake lives at the gift shop at Catalina State Park. She belongs to park ranger Steve Haas, who says he enjoys giving the kids who come to the park a chance to hold her

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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