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Add some water, watch: Monsoon rains create colorful recipe

Add some water, watch: Monsoon rains create colorful recipe

Sites around Tucson show off the scenic effects of monsoon rains.

August 14, 2015 7:56 pm Photos

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Late author Chuck Bowden will be honored Saturday

Late author Chuck Bowden will be honored Saturday

The Chuck Bowden Mount Lemmon Community Center will be dedicated on Saturday.

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Forest returning — ever so slowly — after Aspen Fire

Forest returning — ever so slowly — after Aspen Fire

What will it look like in a few decades? No one knows.

June 05, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Marshall Gulch Trail

Marshall Gulch Trail

As the Aspen Fire barreled up Marshall Gulch and through Summerhaven in June, 2003, a home on Phoenix Avenue fell to the flames – one of more than 300 structures destroyed. David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

June 05, 2015 11:21 am
Autumn leaves flush Catalinas with color

Autumn leaves flush Catalinas with color

Standout species include maple trees and aspens.

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.

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Escape to cool, forested Upper Sabino Canyon

Escape to cool, forested Upper Sabino Canyon

Popular Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson typically has three types of weather in June: hot, very hot and let’s-not-even-talk-about-it hot.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New sidewalk adds safety, spruces up Summerhaven

New sidewalk adds safety, spruces up Summerhaven

Summerhaven now has a sidewalk.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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See the Catalinas now, but take toilet paper

See the Catalinas now, but take toilet paper

Trails and roads in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson are open during the government shutdown — and visitors to the heights will find cool autumn air and trees showing off in the golden hues of the season.

October 05, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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On the cusp of summer and fall

On the cusp of summer and fall

Summer officially expires on Sunday — but Tucson is still sweltering with highs at or near 100 degrees even as the first faint signs of fall color appear in the Catalina Mountains north of the city.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson monsoon fizzling out

Tucson monsoon fizzling out

This year’s monsoon has been less than a wet-and-wild wonder, and forecasters say it might be on the verge of fizzling out altogether.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

The 3.7-mile loop created by the Aspen and Marshall Gulch trails in the Catalina Mountains is one of the best, most classic summer hikes near Tucson.

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Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

Cool mountain air. Aspen groves. Cool mountain air. Winsome wildflowers. Cool mountain air. Tranquil pools of water.

June 27, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

New Mexico locust were blooming June 10 along the loop formed by the Aspen and Marshall Gulch trails.

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Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

Classic hike in the Catalinas offers respite from the heat

Hiker Gary Pivo takes time out from his hike to relax on the "bark-alounger."

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The Aspen Fire: 10 years later

The Aspen Fire: 10 years later

Hard to believe that 10 years has passed since the Aspen Fire tore through Summerhaven and the Santa Catalina Mountains. The fire burned 84,750 acres and destroyed 335 structures in and around Summerhaven.

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Music on Mountain returns; 3rd show features Ronstadts

Music on Mountain returns; 3rd show features Ronstadts

Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses will be under the big tent, performing in Summerhaven on Saturday.

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Music on Mountain returns; 3rd show features Ronstadts

Music on Mountain returns; 3rd show features Ronstadts

The Music on the Mountain festival is back after a hiatus last summer.

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