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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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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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Smith, Bartle battle for Senate seat in LD11

Smith, Bartle battle for Senate seat in LD11

Voters will choose between political experience and business experience in District 11.

July 12, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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You knew it’d come, monsooner or later

You knew it’d come, monsooner or later

Monsoon storms hit-and-miss areas in the city.

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Principal let go by TUSD to head Marana school

Principal let go by TUSD to head Marana school

It has only been a month since the TUSD Governing Board voted not to renew the contract of Catalina Magnet High School Principal Rex Scott, but the longtime educator has already found another home for the upcoming school year.

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TUSD won't renew contract of Catalina High's principal

The principal of Catalina Magnet High School will not return to the midtown campus next year after the TUSD Governing Board voted Tuesday night not to renew his contract.

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What's ahead

What's ahead

1. Today and Friday

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school volleyball: Local coaches face off against former schools

Less than three months after leaving Catalina to take over the Salpointe Catholic volleyball teams, Heather Moore-Martin will return to her former school and face the team she coached for more than a decade.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Rita Collins delightedly forages deep into a peach tree to pick as her husband, Chris, watches at Howard's Orchard. Some customers come in July to pick their own peaches and then return in October to select ripe apples.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Children collected fallen apples to feed the neighbors' horses at Howard's Orchard last week.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Jim Howard has worked the acreage at his orchard with his own hands since buying the property in 1978. He land his wife launched the pick-your-own produce farm in 1984.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

"This place is hard on you," says owner Jim Howard. "It's like having a baby. You can't go off and leave it." He does most of the farmwork himself. But last Wednesday he played some tunes for children visiting the Catalina orchard and farm.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

In 1984 James Howard started what he calls "a community project," selling produce to his friends and neighbors.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Lexi Woodyard, 6, examines a peach she’s just picked at Howard’s Orchard. Her mom, Shelly, in the background, grew up nearby and used to come to the orchard as a child.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Julia Vos, left, lunges for the perfect peach as Mary Jordan, right, studies one she has picked. The farm also sells tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, pears, pecans and walnuts by the pound.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Robin and George Budy take a break to picnic before beginning to pick produce on their visit.

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County's to-do list: Catalina park

Although it was funded and established in a 2004 bond vote, Catalina Regional Park is stuck in limbo.

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Church food drive helps food banks in northwest

Church food drive helps food banks in northwest

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church member Keith Verbeck loads donated food items into his truck to deliver them to the Interfaith Community Services food bank.

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Church food drive helps food banks in northwest

Church food drive helps food banks in northwest

Worshippers at Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in Catalina collect nonperishable food for three area food banks on the first Sunday of each month.

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