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Tucson's birthday celebration

Tucson's birthday celebration

Members of the San Agustin de Tucson Presidio garrison, dressed in costume from the 1778-1792 time period, will fire their muskets toward downtown tonight, just as they did six years ago when they kicked off the city’s 233rd birthday celebration. Admission to tonight’s festivities is free.

August 19, 2014 2:34 pm
Santa Cruz River

Santa Cruz River

The Santa Cruz River north of Tubac, Ariz.

August 15, 2014 2:56 pm
St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary’s was Arizona’s first hospital, opened in 1880 by an order of nuns.

July 22, 2014 2:54 pm
2008 Santa Rita's Jeff Scurran

2008 Santa Rita's Jeff Scurran

Santa Rita high school head coach Jeff Scurran led the Eagles to 4A-II title game. In his second season as Santa Rita's football coach, Scurran piloted the Eagles to a 12-2 record and the Class 4A-II state championship game.

July 17, 2014 6:11 pm
Sahuarita

Sahuarita

A conceptual plan for Sahuarita (above) includes annexing 47 square miles east of town to make way for retail, theater, event space and more parks.

July 11, 2014 5:05 pm
The Bum Steer

The Bum Steer

The Bum Steer, a barnlike structure packed with memorabilia and antique decor, was once a college hot spot.

July 03, 2014 3:29 pm
Confiscated marijuana

Confiscated marijuana

A Border Patrol agent carries bales of marijuana to a helicopter near Soldier Basin in the Patagonia Mountains.

June 19, 2014 11:07 am
Jay Rees

Jay Rees

“I have extremely powerful mixed emotions about this,” says Pride of Arizona Director Jay Rees.

May 30, 2014 2:51 pm
Bok choy

Bok choy

May 23, 2014 4:56 pm
Mulched Peace rose

Mulched Peace rose

Wood-based mulch helps keep a Peace rose happy in the heat. 

May 23, 2014 4:23 pm
Mulched Peace rose

Mulched Peace rose

Wood-based mulch helps keep a Peace rose happy in the heat. A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star 2008

May 23, 2014 4:06 pm
50 objetos cobre

50 objetos cobre

Greg Bryan / La Estrella de TucsónAlvin Fulton maniobra una máquina con cátodos de cobre para recoger cobre puro en la Mina Johnson Camp, al este de Benson.

May 01, 2014 2:20 pm
Johnson Camp Mine

Johnson Camp Mine

A machine carrying copper cathodes helps collect pure copper as part of an electrical refining process at the Johnson Camp Mine in Cochise County, east of Benson.

May 01, 2014 2:20 pm
State revamps winery license to weed out businesses that don't produce wine or grow grapes

State revamps winery license to weed out businesses that don't produce wine or grow grapes

The new Series 13 license requires wineries to obtain a federal liquor license and produce 200 gallons on-premise. 

April 25, 2014 2:51 pm
Fiesta de Garibaldi

Fiesta de Garibaldi

Conrad Duarte, with Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson, plays during the Fiesta de Garibaldi, a re-creation of the Mexico City venue that features mariachi music.

April 21, 2014 4:52 pm
Journey to Easter: Egg hunts

Journey to Easter: Egg hunts

Some churches carefully separate the sacred from the secular by holding ancillary activities such as egg hunts at different times and places than worship services.

April 19, 2014 7:30 am
20 HOM containergarden

20 HOM containergarden

A container garden is chock full of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Photo by Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

April 02, 2014 4:20 pm
16 CAL Arts District 2 jt-p4

16 CAL Arts District 2 jt-p4

The Barrio Brewing Company in the south warehouse district at Toole Avenue and 16th Street has a hearty NCAA Ale with 10 percent alcohol, and when the nearby railroad crossing gates go down, pints go on sale.

March 25, 2014 11:18 pm
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03 HOM lbeg-p2

Oranges, grapefruit and lemons all played a role in helping Arizona grow economically in the last century.

March 24, 2014 4:31 pm
28 Hansen top 100 dsp2

28 Hansen top 100 dsp2

28 Hansen top 100 dsp2--UA swim coach Frank Busch (cq-FRANK BUSCH) led the womens and men's UA swim teams to NCAA titles last spring. Then he had at least a dozen athletes make Olympic swim teams. He also traveled to Beijing as a U.S. assistant swim coach. It's been a great year for a guy wh…

March 22, 2014 7:50 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Jordan Hill, center, leaps out of bounds to save the ball and throw it to Alex Jacobson, left, with Gonzaga University's Josh Heytvelt, right, in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Jordan Hill, smiles during the game against Gonzaga University in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Nic Wise gets surrounded by UA fans after getting the game winning steal against Gonzaga University in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Nic Wise comes down the court after hitting a three pointer against Gonzaga University in the first half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Jamelle Horne lies on the ground after trying to get a loose ball against Gonzaga University in the first half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Jordan Hill, left, talks with Interim Head Coach Russ Pennell, right in the game against Gonzaga University at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Jordan Hill gets between Gonzaga University's Josh Heytvelt, left, and Jeremy Pargo, right, in the first half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Kyle Fogg, left, gets rid of the ball while Gonzaga University's Jeremy Pargo defends in the first half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:41 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Nic Wise, left, tries to pass while Gonzaga University's Jeremy Pargo, right, defends in the first half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Zane Johnson, left, and Jordan Hill defend Gonzaga University's Demetri Goodson, who was eventually fouled on the play in the first half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's David Bagga, left, celebrates the win with Kyle Fogg against Gonzaga University's at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Kyle Fogg, left, hugs Nic Wise as UA fans go on court after a game sealing steal against Gonzaga University in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Alex Jacobson celebrates late in the second half in the game against Gonzaga University at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Chase Budinger, left, defends Gonzaga University's Austin Daye in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Gonzaga University Head Coach Mark Few watches against the University of Arizona in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

Arizona upsets No. 4 Gonzaga in 2008

University of Arizona's Alex Jacobson, center, gets helped up by Nic Wise, left, after causing an offensive foul against Gonzaga University's Demetri Goodson in the second half at US Airways Arena during the 2008 Desert Classic on Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix.

March 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Native loses New Yorker, keeps NY menu

Native loses New Yorker, keeps NY menu

Native New Yorker has dropped “New Yorker” is now simply “Native.” The Phoenix-based company’s management made the switch after realizing that customers already referred to the pizza and wing restaurant as “Native.”

March 17, 2014 4:58 pm
Austin's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Austin's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Austin's Old Fashioned Ice Cream, opened in 1959, was known for pickle ice cream, amazing shakes and diner fare. The restaurant closed in its original location on Broadway just west of Country Club in 2010 and didn't survive much longer in a new location. RIP Austin's.

February 28, 2014 12:13 pm
Bluefin Seafood Bistro

Bluefin Seafood Bistro

For nine years, Bluefin Seafood Bistro at Casas Adobes Plaza has been serving up New Orleans specialties to mark Mardi Gras. The menu runs from Friday through Fat Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 2:26 pm
25 match dsp5

25 match dsp5

Tiger Woods admires his hardware, the Walter Hagen Cup at the 11th green after he defeated Stewart Cink to win the 2008 Match Play event. Woods won handily, dispatching Cink 8 and 7.

February 11, 2014 11:36 pm
21 MATCH PLAY

21 MATCH PLAY

Can you tell if Tiger Woods liked this 35-foot eagle putt? It helped him beat J.B. Holmes en route to the 2008 title.

February 11, 2014 9:28 pm
21 MATCH PLAY

21 MATCH PLAY

Tiger Woods is congratulated by his caddy, Steve Williams after defeating J.B. Holmes in 2008 at Match Play. Williams, who eventually split with Woods, remains one of the most recognizable caddies on tour.

February 11, 2014 8:49 pm
Tubac Festival of the Arts

Tubac Festival of the Arts

Folk artist S.D. Meadows whittled a cane at the Tubac Festival of the Arts in 2008.

January 28, 2014 4:33 pm
John Dillinger

John Dillinger

Jonathan Mincks playing John Dillinger, walks out of the bank with the police officer, Bob Girth as he makes his escape during the re-enactment of the events leading up to the capture of the gangsters at the Dillinger Days event at Hotel Congress. The actors are part of the Hotshot Performer…

January 22, 2014 4:38 pm
Flying V Bar & Grill

Flying V Bar & Grill

Dinner guests enjoy a meal and drinks during a special tequila tasting dinner at the Flying V Bar & Grill at Ventana Canyon Resort on Wednesday, August 6, 2008

January 10, 2014 2:54 pm
04 aBriefs

04 aBriefs

Michael Fan wrote “Princess and the Frog.” He plays violin in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Piano Trio alongside cellist Anne Gratz and his sister and pianist Paula Fan. He composes most of the Just for Kids series programs.

December 23, 2013 2:22 pm
21 vegas bowl dsp8

21 vegas bowl dsp8

Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama hoists the Las Vegas Bowl trophy following the Wildcats’ 31-21 win over BYU in 2008. Tuitama, the Wildcats’ senior quarterback, was named the game’s most valuable player. His performance stands as one of the best in postseason program history.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Aaron Anderson

Aaron Anderson

December 20, 2013 8:13 pm
Kristie Stevens

Kristie Stevens

December 20, 2013 8:13 pm

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