Autumn color stays, long after mountain leaves have faded.
Officials say a bridge across Sabino Creek would ease traffic congestion.
They should write a novel called "The Bridges of Sabino Canyon."
A once-popular boarding school in the Sabino Canyon area — which attracted children of prominent families — is taking a year off to reinvent itself due to sagging enrollment and finances.
Sabino Creek stopped flowing at Sabino Dam northeast of Tucson on April 17 — about three weeks earlier than it has dried up in recent years, water officials reported.
Sabino Canyon, a spectacular slash in the Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, now attracts 1 million visitors a year — and federal officials say the canyon’s 21-year-old recreation plan is due for a makeover.
Patience rather than speed will be the word to remember in today’s El Tour de Tucson.
The Star's Doug Kreutz visits Sabino Dam to enjoy and share the soothing flow of runoff rainwater in Sabino Creek.
Charlotte Calhoun, left, and her brother, Colten, scout for interesting rocks in one of Sabino Canyon's clear pools. The children, from Coldwater, Mich., were in the canyon Tuesday - a good time to see the creek flow.
The flow was strong enough Sunday to send water over the Sabino Dam, where some visitors were able to enjoy the sight and sound.
Sabino Creek, which was bone-dry for months due to an ongoing drought, is flowing again, thanks to runoff from melting snow in the Catalina Mountains.
Joseph Ratliff, 16, left, and James Khoury, 13, play on the rocks as water in Sabino Creek cascades over the Sabino Canyon dam.
The water wasn't high enough last week to keep the trams from crossing the many bridges that span Sabino Creek in Sabino Canyon, a hiking and tourist mecca that attracts visitors in every season.
Sabino Creek's waters flow by a downed tree in the canyon. Recent rains have turned the usual beginning-of-summer trickle into a watery onslaught.