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Tortolita Mountains

Mining entrepreneur sought fortune in Tortolitas in 1980s

Mining entrepreneur sought fortune in Tortolitas in 1980s

Active mining in the Tortolita Mountains continues today.

June 21, 2015 12:00 pm Photos

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Mine tales: Tortolitas attracted limited mining interest

Mine tales: Tortolitas attracted limited mining interest

The Tortolita Mountains saw few mining operations until high-grade silver and small amounts of gold discovered in the 1880’s.

June 14, 2015 7:56 pm Photos

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Distressed hiker rescued on NW side

Distressed hiker rescued on NW side

Hiker, 68, called 911 to report he had gotten lost.

September 23, 2014 4:46 pm Video
Tucson in 100 Objects — Hiking boots

Tucson in 100 Objects — Hiking boots

Our trail-crossed mountains are beckoning.

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Unauthorized trails mar Pima County parks

Unauthorized trails mar Pima County parks

Pima County parks official Kerry Baldwin remembers the phone call all too clearly.

January 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Tucson officials ID German tourist who died on hike

The 35-year-old German tourist who died of apparent heat-related distress while hiking in Saguaro National Park West Monday afternoon has been identified.

May 22, 2012 3:14 pmLoading…

2nd heat-related death in 3 days reported near Tucson

Unusually high temps for this time of year settled in over southern Arizona Monday afternoon contributing to the second heat-related death in three days and causing the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory through the early evening for the southwestern part of the state.

May 21, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…

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