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Santa Catalina Mountains

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.

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Update: Hikers find skeletal remains on Mt. Lemmon

Update: Hikers find skeletal remains on Mt. Lemmon

The remains were found near the Marshall Gulch picnic area.

July 31, 2014 2:07 pm Related
Tucson in 100 Objects — Mount Lemmon ski lift

Tucson in 100 Objects — Mount Lemmon ski lift

You wouldn't think a ski lift belonged in this list, but it does.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

July 18, 2014 9:30 pm Related Loading…
Man rescued from Sabino Canyon

Man rescued from Sabino Canyon

Crews hoisted a man, having chest pains, out of Sabino Canyon. 

July 16, 2014 4:34 pm
Tucson in 100 Objects — Finger Rock

Tucson in 100 Objects — Finger Rock

Yes, we believe that is an index finger raised in our direction

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Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Hiking boots

Tucson in 100 Objects — Hiking boots

Our trail-crossed mountains are beckoning.

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Rescue of dehydrated hiker, 25, a reminder of heat dangers

A hiker was being helped off of the Romero Pools trail in Catalina State Park Saturday night after becoming dehydrated.

May 31, 2014 7:47 pmLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects —Sabino Canyon's stone bridges

Tucson in 100 Objects —Sabino Canyon's stone bridges

They should write a novel called "The Bridges of Sabino Canyon."

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Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are usually associated with the days of summer high in the Catalina Mountains, but some are bursting into bloom now at  8,000 feet in the range north of Tucson.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County OK's Sabino Canyon Road rezoning

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning Tuesday for 130 “luxury casitas” along Sabino Canyon Road between East River and Cloud roads, despite opposition from residents who live near the proposed project.

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Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

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.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina Highway re-opens after crash

Catalina Highway is open after a brief closure when a motorcyclist was injured in a crash Monday afternoon. 

March 24, 2014 1:57 pm
Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

A bighorn sheep reintroduction project that has brought the deaths of 15 bighorns and three mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains is a futile “crazy program” that will only lead to more dead animals, a spokesman for opponents of the project said Friday.

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Lion is blamed for death of 13th bighorn in Catalinas

A bighorn sheep was found dead Friday in the Catalina Mountains — marking the 13th bighorn death since 31 sheep were relocated to the range from the Yuma area in November, state wildlife officials confirmed Monday.

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Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Mountain lions that kill bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains will now be tracked and killed by state-sponsored hunters only in a portion of the Catalinas rather than throughout the range, wildlife officials said Friday.

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In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

Another bighorn sheep, a ram, was found dead in the Catalina Mountains Tuesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed.

February 20, 2014 10:05 am Video Photos

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Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Water levels at popular Rose Canyon Lake north of Tucson are about 2 feet below normal — and the lake won’t refill until rain and snowmelt come to the rescue.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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