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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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My favorite place: A wonderful ruin of an old stone house.

My favorite place: A wonderful ruin of an old stone house.

The view above through the absence of a roof is impromptu and spectacular

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Homesteader's 1930s stone house to be recognized

Homesteader's 1930s stone house to be recognized

An old stone house west of Tucson is prized for its history.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County is on the verge of acquiring a scenic 286-acre parcel in the west-side Painted Hills area that county officials have coveted for years.

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Throwback Thursday: Fire at Old Tucson Studios

Throwback Thursday: Fire at Old Tucson Studios

Much of Old Tucson Studios burned to the ground in a devastating fire on April 24, 1995. The first firefighters on the scene were no match for the tinder-dry buildings on the Western movie set. The arson fire caused an estimated $10 million in damage to 70 percent of the structures on 70 acr…

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Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Grant Road once was divided into four streets, and DeMoss-Petrie Road was one of them.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Meteorite hunters changing direction in search of space rocks

Scientists and meteorite hunters are revising their search area after a fireball passed over the Tucson area earlier in the week.

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Bighorn sheep captured for move to Tucson mountains

Bighorn sheep captured for move to Tucson mountains

YUMA — Wildlife officers — swooping out of the sky in helicopters and wielding net guns — snared fleet bighorn sheep in rugged mountains northeast of here Saturday.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz: Polls, schmolls, our sunsets are numero uno

According to a ridiculous USA TODAY poll, the best place to view a sunset is not Tucson. We came in seventh behind Clearwater Beach, Fla.; Leland, Mich.; Albuquerque; Key West, Fla.; the Outer Banks and Puerto Vallarta.

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Support growing for Interstate 11 path through Tucson

Support growing for Interstate 11 path through Tucson

City business and political leaders have endorsed the notion of having a new interstate run through the Tucson region, saying they fear the area will become economically irrelevant without it.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Woman injured in fall from horse in Tucson Mountains

Woman injured in fall from horse in Tucson Mountains

Crews from Northwest Fire District rescued a woman thrown from her horse in a wash in the Tucson Mountains.

December 10, 2012 3:00 pm
Woman found dead in car swept away in flooded wash

Woman found dead in car swept away in flooded wash

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said a woman who was swept away in a flooded wash early Friday has been found dead inside her car on the northwest side.

September 07, 2012 8:37 am Photos

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Tucson considers Painted Hills land swap

A possible land swap is in the works that could result in preservation of 284 acres of prime Tucson Mountain foothills desert and creation of a big new development project downtown.

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Authorities find hiker lost in Tucson Mountains

Authorities found a 52-year-old man who got lost this evening on a trail near West Gates Pass Road, authorities said.

November 22, 2011 7:15 pm

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