Hispanic consumers will spend an estimated $4.5 billion this year in Pima County. In the United States, Hispanic buying power in 2015 is projected to exceed Mexico’s gross domestic product.
Arizona Hops and Vines holds its annual wine tasting, beer drinking and bacon-eating festival starting Saturday. Grab a tent and spend the night.
Construction worker Abel Gamez with SunTec Concrete works on constructing The Hub , a third high-rise tower at 1011 N Tyndall Ave. as part of the Tyndall student housing project near the University of Arizona around North Park Avenue and East Speedway.
Locally grown vegetables and more are on display from the consignment table run by the Community Food Bank during the farmers market in the Mercado San Agustin.
Sunglasses are a must in the desert Southwest. The hill where Picture Rocks petroglyphs are located are reflected in Dave Schlappy's sunglasses during a December 2013 tour conducted by the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.
Much of the old market was torn down in 2013. Nearly a year and a half later, its reopening date approaches.
For decades, Weekes searched for sources of high-energy signals from deep space. Above, a VERITAS detector on the road to Mount Hopkins.
The TMC Meet Me Downtown 5KNight Run and Walk, May 31, starts at the Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave. More at azroadrunners.org
Consumers in Pima County and across the state have been investing in durable goods for a while, but spending on more general merchandise hasn’t caught up. Analysts say they hope the uptick in confidence will lead to accelerated job creation.
Carolina Stosius, left, chats with Kira Dixon-Weinstein at Agustín on South Avenida del Convento.
Ten-year-old Sydney Harrington and Steve Madsen join other members of the Swinging Saguaros Square Dance Club as they take to the dance floor/basketball court at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church at 8625 E Tanque Verde Rd. in 2013.
UA catcher Riley Moore had one multiple-hit game in the first 28 games this season, but has three in the last nine to raise his average to .239.
Just one year after reopening as Aloft Tucson University, the hotel at Speedway and Campbell was purchased by an investment group.
The hotel lobby has seen a lot of changes over the past four decades. Island Hospitality Management will run the property.
Accelerate Diagnostics technician Alex Barton helps build an engineering prototype device that will heat up reagents.
1Jim Griffith kept readers hungry as he made his way through food history of the Southwest, explaining the origins of some of our favorite entrées like green tamales, Sonoran flat enchiladas and capirotada, a type of bread pudding. But one of his most viewed blog entries was all about the be…
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center's executive director Allen Dart shows off an artifact during the winter solstice tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rocks petroglyphs and archaeological sites in December.
Claudia Diaz Combs takes a photograph at the lavish spring 2013 commencement.
Heavy winds hampered firefighters from the Northwest Fire/Rescue District as they tried to put out a fire at a double-wide trailer that may have spread from an adjacent single-wide trailer in 2013.
UA computer science professor Rick Snodgrass co-founded Dataware, one of the latest companies spun out of UA research by Tech Launch Arizona.
Pilot Chris Sprando walks around his aircraft before departing for Portland, Ore. Alaska Airlines is now offering nonstop flights to Portland.
Tucsonan Craig Curley, a Pima College product, is expected to be a contender today in the USA Half Marathon Championships.
Accelerate Diagnostics research associate Xenia Babuca-Phillips mixes growth media for bacteria. Accelerate, which moved to Tucson from Denver in March, is working on a system to rapidly diagnose and identify drug-resistant pathogens and hospital-acquired infections.
Steven J. Wilson shows off the BraillePen 12, a device that allows him to navigate his I Pad and get access to the internet, his email, Facebook, Twitter and even receive and send a text. Born deaf, he eventually lost his eyesight to a degenerative disease that severely impaired his vision. …
Salpointe Catholic’s Cameron Denson, center, is part of a UA football recruiting class that could be ranked in the top 25 nationally.
Top: As the Aspen Fire bore down on Summerhaven in June 2003, firefighters were evacuated to the Box Camp trailhead, where they watched the fire consume the town. Today, at bottom, the site looks much he same, minus the frightening cloud of billowing smoke. Farther up the mountain in the vil…
Top: A chimney is all that remains of one home; an undamaged home is at background left. Bottom: Today, the chimney is gone and the cabin was not rebuilt, but John Mulay's A-frame, which survived, remains at left.
Sabino Canyon Parkway and Turkey Run Road in Summerhaven, looking south. Left: In 1975, the Mount Lemmon Inn, foreground right, which burned in 1977, Mount Lemmon Realty, spared by the Aspen Fire, and the Alpine Lodge, background, which burned in the Aspen Fire. Right: The new Mount Lemmon C…
Top: A lone vehicle makes its way past the entrance to the Prison Camp on the Catalina Highway in July 2003 as ghostly remnants of oak, manzanita and other plants stick out of the charred, moonlike ground as a result of the Aspen Fire. Bottom: Evidence of the fire is not apparent today.
Top: The Mt. Lemmon Cafe shortly after the Aspen Fire burned through Summerhaven. The main restaurant building was saved. Bottom: The Mt. Lemmon Cafe is gone, replaced by the Sawmill Run Restaurant.
Left: Ash runoff from the Aspen Fire in June 2003 fouled Sabino Creek in Marshall Gulch south of Summerhaven. At right, the creek is clear and sparkling today. With fewer trees to command water from the ground, springs on the mountain are flowing, even into late spring,
Top photo: Two hours after the Aspen Fire roared across the village of Summerhaven 10 years ago, the remains of Cabins and Cookies smoldered and continued to burn. Today, in the bottom photo, the rebuilt and renamed Mt. Lemmon Cookie Cabin offers an inviting atmosphere. The fire destroyed 31…