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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

County to audit Colossal Cave finances

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has green-lighted a financial audit of the private management company running Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

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Colossal Cave finances questioned

Colossal Cave Mountain Park will undergo an audit as soon as a criminal investigation into the shooting of a mountain lion earlier this year wraps up.

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Her Colossal passion for park stays strong, even after 51 years

Her Colossal passion for park stays strong, even after 51 years

Colossal Cave Mountain Park Director Martie Maierhauser recently received an award from the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation.

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Her Colossal passion for park stays strong, even after 51 years

Her Colossal passion for park stays strong, even after 51 years

A coin toss changed Martie Maierhauser's life.

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Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Dwarfed by surrounding saguaros, Tohono O'odham tribal elder Lois Liston demonstrates the use of a fruit harvester made from a saguaro rib to collect fruit from the top of a cactus. Liston was leading a workshop on Ha:san Bak, the traditional saguaro harvest celebration, Saturday at Colossal…

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Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Lois Liston shows workshop participants how the long saguaro ribs are wired together to be used during the harvest. The park, open every day of the year, hosts lots of special events: go to colossalcave.com for details.

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Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Chuck Moore harvests fruit during the workshop at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Workshop participants made their own syrup from the fruit they gathered.

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Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Judith Raymond, right, prepares to head off into the desert to begin harvesting saguaro fruit. Once the pods are dislodged from the saguaro, they are split open and scraped clean of fruit. The empty pods are left on the ground facing up to encourage the rains to come.

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Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Chuck Moore, right, harvests fruit as Judith Raymond looks on.

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Workshop shares O'odham ritual

Workshop shares O'odham ritual

July 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Celebrate saguaro harvest July 6 at Colossal Cave park

The annual Ha:san Bak: Saguaro Harvest Celebration will be held July 6 at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail.

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Game and Fish Department seeks killer of cougar at Colossal Cave park

Investigators are trying to determine who shot and killed a mountain lion at a campsite near Colossal Cave Mountain Park southeast of Tucson.

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Learn more about wild cats during talk at Colossal Cave park

Learn more about wild cats during talk at Colossal Cave park

The bobcat seen here is one of the four wild cat species of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

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Learn more about wild cats during talk at Colossal Cave park

Learn more about wild cats during talk at Colossal Cave park

Lisa Haynes, coordinator of the UA's Wild Cat Research and Conservation Program, will conduct a presentation at 2 and 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

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In brief

Colossal Cave to host Halloween Howl

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Tucson Oddity: Park's caboose tracks S. Arizona rail history

Tucson Oddity: Park's caboose tracks S. Arizona rail history

Colossal Cave Mountain Park acquired the old caboose in 1996 and eventually hopes to rehab it. It is located in the parking lot of La Posta Quemada Ranch and sits on rails dating to the 1800s.

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Tucson Oddity: Park's caboose tracks S. Arizona rail history

Tucson Oddity: Park's caboose tracks S. Arizona rail history

A bright-red caboose at the end of a freight train has been a rare sight since the 1980s, when such cars began disappearing because of modern technology and changes in laws that mandated them.

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Cave to honor past with open house

Cave to honor past with open house

The Civilian Conservation Corps building a retaining wall at Colossal Cave park in the 1930s.

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Cave to honor past with open house

Cave to honor past with open house

Visitors to Colossal Cave Mountain Park can learn all about the work of the remarkable young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who made Colossal Cave more accessible to visitors, and built the limestone structures that are still in use there today.

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Folks sharpen knowledge of flintknapping

Folks sharpen knowledge of flintknapping

Various types of flint and obsidian (black pieces) weapons as well as copper-headed percussion pieces are displayed during the Colossal Cave Mountain Park workshop. The park, at 16721 E Old Spanish Trail, hosts special events and regular happenings. Go to www.colossalcave.com for details.

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