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On March 25, 1776, Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, was awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal by the Continenta…

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  • By Ian Dowdy Special to the Arizona Daily Star

River conservation will set the tone for other Arizona waterways.

  • A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star 2004

The dry Santa Cruz River once supported perennial springs and watered marshes and forests.

Nearly 30 years ago, Steve Nelson started kayaking the Colorado River Delta in search of adventure and a journey through history. He ended up …

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Trees on the Big Blue River Trail, which runs parallel to the river. 

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Canoes ply northern Nebraska's Niobrara River.


RIVER PARK ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT COUNTY WIDE — The riverpark along the Santa Cruz River, Friday, February 20, 2004.

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

It was a wet and wild Saturday afternoon in the Old Pueblo with monsoon rains, falling power poles and swift-water rescues.

  • By Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star

After teaming with a nonprofit group, the Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected later this month to approve the construction of the mor…

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

To the dismay of many neighbors, the city is moving rapidly on a proposal to annex and rezone land at River and Craycroft roads for a seven-st…

The American Red Cross will seek blood donors at these times and places next week. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543.



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  • By Loni Nannini Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Fall has arrived in the Old Pueblo, and what it lacks in colorful leaves it makes up for in fine weather.

Star funnyman David Fitzsimmons has designed five totally Tucson holiday ornaments. The nearly 3-inch round ceramic pieces feature Fitz's uniq…

Two "stars" will be at the Arizona Daily Star main office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.

  • By Ed Taylor East Valley Tribune

Even as Indian gaming revenues flag amid the sour economy, a tribe south of Phoenix today is to open a $215 million hotel and casino south of …

  • Photos by Tim Hacker / East Valley Tribune