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Horse racing at Rillito Park

Horse racing at Rillito Park

A close race at the Rillito Downs in November, 1978.

January 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Horse racing at Rillito Park

Horse racing at Rillito Park

This 1978 photo shows the largest crowd in recent years, 3,210, attended opening day at Rillito Downs and saw several close races.

January 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Horse racing at Rillito Park

Horse racing at Rillito Park

Chariot races at Rillito Park in 1993, organized by Ty Cobb of Sierra Vista.

January 28, 2015 12:16 pm
Tucson Rodeo 1961-1986

Tucson Rodeo 1961-1986

In what best may be described as a "holy cow" moment, photographers find themselves scrambling away from the barrier fence that seems to have collapsed during the bull riding event at the 1974 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. It appears famed photographer Louise Serpa, middle, already found a safe…

January 28, 2015 11:58 am
18 HS BB p3

18 HS BB p3

Chris Kucko, pitching here for Sahuarita High School, is back for the Aztecs after last year’s 2-8 season.

January 28, 2015 12:00 am
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13 HS BB p2

Marcel Renteria, pitching here for Nogales High School, returns to Pima after posting a 7-2 record last year with a 2.00 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 72 innings. Pima coach Jason Hisey expects the team to rely on its pitching until the offense gels.

January 27, 2015 9:40 pm
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121513-biz-sewailo-p6

January 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Meg Files

Meg Files

Awards director Meg Files said the competition and ensuing workshop has drawn international interest.

January 24, 2015 4:00 pm
Worm bin

Worm bin

Linda Leigh, a worm farmer and systems ecologist, scoops up a bunch of European night crawlers from one of her home worm composting systems that she keeps inside of her house in Oracle, Arizona. 

January 15, 2015 10:08 pm
Vermillion Wormery

Vermillion Wormery

Linda Leigh, a worm farmer and systems ecologist, works at her worm composting operation at her home in Oracle, Arizona, in 2011. 

January 15, 2015 10:05 pm
Ft. Lowell Shootout

Ft. Lowell Shootout

A couple of soccer players bang into each other as they go for the ball during a game at the Fort Lowell Shootout on January 31, 1993.

January 15, 2015 2:33 pm
Ft. Lowell Shootout

Ft. Lowell Shootout

Mallory Miller, left, tries to get to the ball as a high-kicking Maria Robles makes her move during a game at the Fort Lowell Shootout on January 31, 1993.

January 15, 2015 2:33 pm
Ft. Lowell Shootout

Ft. Lowell Shootout

Kyle Schmid, left, jokes around with his father Ziggy Schmid, UCLA head soccer coach, at the end of Kyle's soccer game at Ft. Lowell Park during the 1997 Ft. Lowell Shootout.

January 15, 2015 2:33 pm
Martin Spanjers

Martin Spanjers

Martin Spanjers, 11, a Tucsonan, on Sept. 11, 1998. Spanjers has gotten a part in an ABC TV series called "Two of a Kind. " He is going to be in seven episodes. 

January 14, 2015 11:54 am
Tucson Tapped

Tucson Tapped

Tristan White with Dragoon Brewing Co. says December was the busiest month yet for the microbrewery.

January 12, 2015 5:41 pm
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22 UA BK p3

Sean Elliott talks to the audience as members of the 1988 Final Four team came to the Red-Blue Game on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz., at McKale Center. Laughing on the right is Steve Kerr. Photo by Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

January 10, 2015 5:23 pm
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Henson and Orr.jpg

Marge Henson and Alice Orr (The Greenough Sisters) on Feb. 3, 1976.

January 09, 2015 4:03 pm
Predator B drones

Predator B drones

U.S. Customs and Border Protection air interdiction agents and others were inside of the ground control station working the controls for the Predator B drones at Ft. Huachuca in 2010.

January 06, 2015 2:49 pm
Predator B drones

Predator B drones

Drones accounted for 2,270 out of 275,000 apprehensions of illegal border crossers in the busy Tucson and Rio Grande Valley, Texas, sectors in 2013.

January 06, 2015 2:47 pm
Predator B drones

Predator B drones

Customs and Border Protection in 2013 estimated drones’ cost at $2,468 per flight hour, while an auditor fixed the cost at $12,255 an hour.

January 06, 2015 2:47 pm
Jason Terry

Jason Terry

UA's Jason Terry (31) drives past two Nicholls State defenders on his way up for a shot on March 12, 1998.

January 03, 2015 5:45 pm
Jason Terry

Jason Terry

UA's Jason Terry (31) drives past two Nicholls State defenders on his way up for a shot on March 12, 1998.

January 03, 2015 2:51 pm
Pima County Jail

Pima County Jail

Some 42,000 people are behind bars in Arizona at a cost of $1 billion a year. Lawmakers could decide in 2015 on laws changing how much leeway judges have in passing sentences.

December 30, 2014 2:45 pm
John Coinman Band

John Coinman Band

Drummer, Larry Cobb, with the John Coinman band, plays his drums during a HEART fundraiser at the Maverick called HOT August Nights.

December 26, 2014 9:40 pm
04 timecapsule

04 timecapsule

Bob Hope almost stole the show from Bob Currieo at a dinner for the new chief of the VFW in this September 1982 photo.

December 23, 2014 12:02 pm
UNICEF store

UNICEF store

Shop the UNICEF store for last-minute gifts, especially if you'd like to combine holiday shopping with charitable giving.

December 21, 2014 7:00 am
Employment may be factor in plan to rate US colleges

Employment may be factor in plan to rate US colleges

Arizona State University President Michael Crow says a ratings system “should distinguish between types” of colleges.

December 20, 2014 3:21 pm
Tucson Fire Chief Jim Critchley

Tucson Fire Chief Jim Critchley

JimCritchley

December 18, 2014 9:30 pm
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23 HS FB MUGS BS p23

Pusch Ridge Christian High School's Aaron Vaughn on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. 

December 18, 2014 1:25 pm
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14 Pfinley col p6

UA swimmer Bonnie Brandon practices in the water at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on Feb. 12, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz.

December 16, 2014 6:07 pm
Rev. George Tolman

Rev. George Tolman

Rev. George L. Tolman was past of First Christian Church, help organize the Tucson Ecumenical Council and in 1979 co-founded the local Habitat for Humanity.

December 16, 2014 3:13 pm
Main Gate Santa Crawl

Main Gate Santa Crawl

You can wear a red suit and a white beard — or not — to Friday evening’s, family-friendly Santa Crawl at Main Gate Square.

December 16, 2014 1:40 pm
Ironwood Ridge High school football mugs

Ironwood Ridge High school football mugs

Ironwood Ridge high school football player Chase Laurita Aug. 15, 2013. 

December 12, 2014 10:51 am
Giving back

Giving back

A butterfly landed on the hand of a little girl during the Integrative Touch for Kids' Butterfly Release Event that was held at La Encantada in March 2013. Integrative Touch for Kids has received a $77,000 grant from State Farm and State Farm Companies Foundation.  

December 11, 2014 4:58 pm
Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon and members of the Temple Emanu-El will share The Greatest Hanukkah on Earth event next Sunday in anticipation of the beginning of Hanukkah on Dec. 16.

December 04, 2014 1:26 pm
Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor shakes the hand of his first attorney back in 1972 — Howard Kashman, back to the camera — in Pima County Superior Court after he was ordered released from prison.

November 28, 2014 12:10 pm
UA-ASU 1982

UA-ASU 1982

The UA band and cheerleaders wait for Arizona to take the field in the 1982 game against ASU, which the Wildcats won to start a nine-year undefeated run. 

November 28, 2014 12:00 am
Giving back

Giving back

Be a Santa Christmas trees, like this one, are set up in various businesses, churches and agencies, for the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

November 26, 2014 2:20 pm
Tis the Season

Tis the Season

These brown bags that have a decorative pattern punched into them were filled with sand and candles for the Between the Tracks - Tis the Season in Vail. 

November 23, 2014 9:57 pm
Biz awards - Oro Valley Hospital

Biz awards - Oro Valley Hospital

Oro Valley Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor of health care organizations. This is the second time Oro Valley Hospital has earned the designation, which it said in a news release is achieved by about one-third of eligi…

November 18, 2014 6:09 pm
Austin Agron

Austin Agron

Austin Agron, the owner of Bargain Center Furniture gained notoriety by dropping lamps and yelling, "Hey, neighbor, that's a ganga!" on TV commercials. From an Arizona Daily Star story published in February, 1983: "I've found the personal touch is important in doing commercials," says Austin…

November 18, 2014 12:51 pm
That's a ganga!

That's a ganga!

Austin Agron, the owner of Bargain Center Furniture gained notoriety by dropping lamps and yelling, "Hey, neighbor, that's a ganga!" on TV commercials. From an Arizona Daily Star story published in February, 1983: "I've found the personal touch is important in doing commercials," says Austin…

November 18, 2014 12:51 pm
Gordo's Mexicateria

Gordo's Mexicateria

Gordo's Mexicateria, located on Broadway for about 40 years, was known for its commercials in which owner Diego A. Valenzuela asked, ""Do you like chimichangas? I mean, do you r-r-r-really like chimichangas?" Valenzuela died in 2003 at age 69.

November 18, 2014 12:29 pm
Gordo's Mexicateria

Gordo's Mexicateria

Gordo’s Mexicateria, located on Broadway for about 40 years, was known for its commercials in which owner Diego A. Valenzuela asked, “”Do you like chimichangas? I mean, do you r-r-r-really like chimichangas?” Valenzuela died in 2003 at age 69.

November 18, 2014 12:29 pm
Bighorn sheep release

Bighorn sheep release

A year ago, 31 bighorn sheep captured in the mountains around Yuma were released in the Catalinas to replace a herd that died out in the 1990s. Twelve of the sheep are still alive.

November 17, 2014 11:44 am
Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Darrell Klesch, a docent from Oracle, Arizona, is leading a group of students from Davis Bilingual Elementary School down a hiking trail in the Oracle State park. These students are getting a sneak peak at the park, which will open in October. Photo by Benjie Sanders.

November 12, 2014 1:48 pm
Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Johnny Hernandez, 7, is smelling one of the canisters that was placed along the trail by the docents to find and smell and record various items during their outing. Johnny also attends Davis Bilingual Elementary School. Photo was taken in the Oracle State Park in Oracle, Arizona. Photo by Be…

November 12, 2014 1:48 pm
Veterans Day 2013

Veterans Day 2013

Members of the Tucson chapter of the Sons Of The American Revolution march down the street during the annual Veterans Day parade in 2013. 

November 10, 2014 9:00 pm
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24 HS GLF

Gentry Hicks of Canyon del Oro high school is checking out the lay of the green during the 2010 CDO Open being played at Saddlebrook Ranch golf course on Oct. 23, 2010.

November 08, 2014 6:36 pm
Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

Members of the Tucson chapter of Sons Of The American Revolution marching in last year's Veterans Day Parade. 

November 07, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

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