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Saguaro National Park

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Reader comments on border security bill, Roman numerals, park fees, Fox News. 

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters on free speech, Super Bowl numbers, Netanyahu visit, vacant school buildings. 

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Fee increases proposed for Saguaro National Park

Cost for annual passes and backcountry camping may rise.

January 19, 2015 7:55 pmLoading…
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.

November 06, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Lazy K developers try again for rezoning approval

Lazy K developers try again for rezoning approval

Developer resubmits proposal for 178-home gated community.

October 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Old Tucson launches 2014-15 season Friday

Old Tucson launches 2014-15 season Friday

Park renovations and new shows highlight the new year.

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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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Visitors to Saguaro National Park boost local economy

Visitors to Saguaro National Park boost local economy

The impact was more than $41 million last year, new report says.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Abundant monsoon rains have led to fire restrictions being lifted.

July 10, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Planned bike ranch near Saguaro National Park hits snag

Planned bike ranch near Saguaro National Park hits snag

A permit request to allow a bike ranch across the street from Saguaro National Park is premature, says a county hearing administrator who recommended denial of the conditional-use permit application required for the bike ranch to move forward.

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Setback for bike ranch plan east of Tucson

Setback for bike ranch plan east of Tucson

A proposal to open a bike ranch across the street from Saguaro National Park is premature, says a county hearing administrator who today recommended the denial of the conditional-use permit application that would allow the development to move forward.

May 27, 2014 12:37 pm Related

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Opponents to proposed bike ranch vocal at hearing

Opponents to proposed bike ranch vocal at hearing

Dozens voiced strong opposition to a proposed bike ranch across the street from Saguaro National Park during a conditional-use permit hearing this week.

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Fitz: Above all, stand tall: a commencement address from a saguaro

Good evening, class of 2014. Not many saguaros are invited to give commencement addresses, but I’m just a 1-ton cactus with five arms who can’t say “No.”

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Road Runner: Changes on Picture Rocks Road bother some, but make it safer

Road Runner: Changes on Picture Rocks Road bother some, but make it safer

Sightseers cruising along West Picture Rocks Road in Saguaro National Park West might notice the freshly painted median lines, new caution signs and rumble strips that vibrate your car if you veer into the oncoming lane.

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Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Tucson-area saguaros bursting into bloom early

Saguaros — in a vibrant show of flower power — are bursting into bloom weeks earlier than usual at Saguaro National Park west of Tucson and at other sites around the city.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Law and order briefs

Law and order briefs

Officials seek info on national park thief

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Saguaro Park vandals' sentences include chopping wood

Two Tucson men have pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing cacti and a palo verde tree at Saguaro National Park East last May.

February 26, 2014 11:30 am Related
Rutted trail in Saguaro park closed, replaced

Rutted trail in Saguaro park closed, replaced

Hikers had been in a rut, literally, on the Carrillo Trail at Saguaro National Park East — but now a deeply rutted part of the route has been closed and replaced with a new section of trail.

February 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Dry winter brings wildfire fears in S. Arizona

The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks officials.

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