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Hike leads to splendors of the Sonoran Desert

Hike leads to splendors of the Sonoran Desert

A loop hike in Sabino Canyon could dazzle your holiday visitors.

December 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Volunteers needed to fight buffelgrass at Saguaro Park

Volunteers needed to fight buffelgrass at Saguaro Park

They're asked to meet Saturday at visitor center on Old Spanish Trail.

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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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Conserve water, save money and get a rebate

Conserve water, save money and get a rebate

It's more fun when you "labor with your neighbor."

August 29, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — migrants' belongings

Tucson in 100 Objects — migrants' belongings

Discards in the desert tell a sad tale

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Garden Guru: Ensuring your plants don’t promote wildfire

Garden Guru: Ensuring your plants don’t promote wildfire

This is the debut of a gardening column that will appear twice a month in the Star’s Home + Life section.

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Chuck Huckelberry

Chuck Huckelberry

Pima County administrator Chuck Huckelberry sits in the desert area near Camino de Oeste and Speedway outside Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, June 29, 2001. He has made an effort to create a buffer zone of sorts as part of a Sonoran desert conservation plan.

January 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Samaritans mark 11th year today

The Tucson Samaritans will commemorate their 11th anniversary today with the Flood the Desert annual event, when 15 vehicles will go into the desert looking for illegal immigrants in distress.

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Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Welcome to the first day of Tucson's monsoon. It'll probably be hotter today than it was Friday. But the National Weather Service says there is a teeny, tiny chance of rain.

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Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Carlos Garcia says he intended to start doing yard work at 9 a.m. Friday to try and beat the heat, but didn't get started until 11 - and by then, well, we all know how he suffered. He was doing a favor for an elderly woman who lives near Second Avenue and Delano Street.

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Arizona woman accused of abandoning dogs in desert

Arizona woman accused of abandoning dogs in desert

PHOENIX — A Mesa-area woman has been arrested on animal cruelty charges accusing her of abandoning two dogs in the desert.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

A mountain lion lounges - clearly alert, but utterly relaxed - in its enclosure at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

Jim and Ann Konz of Kansas City, Kan., check out the vistas from the museum's Coati Kid Clubhouse on the Desert Loop Trail.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

The museum's director says the hummingbird exhibit is the most popular.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

Desert bighorn sheep also are on exhibit at the museum.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

Keeper Araceli Cons uses a blow-dryer to prepare a kit fox den for its occupants at the museum's Underground Life Exhibit.

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Desert Museum turns 60

Desert Museum turns 60

On Labor Day, 60 years ago, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum opened its doors.

September 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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From dry, prickly desert to moist, smooth skin

From dry, prickly desert to moist, smooth skin

Retired teacher Paula Morris' Sweet P's makes dozens of organic skin-care items, as well as home-care products like disinfectant spray, mineral makeup and baby products.

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From dry, prickly desert to moist, smooth skin

From dry, prickly desert to moist, smooth skin

Antioxidant-packed prickly pear shows up in many of Morris' skin-care products, including sunscreen and a night cream with resveratrol.

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From dry, prickly desert to moist, smooth skin

From dry, prickly desert to moist, smooth skin

Paula Morris is a retired educator - but she's a lifelong learner.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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