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Nothing to it: 102 miles on 2 wheels

Nothing to it: 102 miles on 2 wheels

It's become a favorite of Jack Spafford to ride his bike from Green Valley to Patagonia.

January 04, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Her artistry gives faces to the dead

Her artistry gives faces to the dead

The skull comes in a paper bag directly from the medical examiner.

January 01, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Model-train exhibit to roll at VA hospital until Friday

The Tucson Garden Railroad Society's model trains will be huffing and puffing through a faux wonderland for two more days.

December 28, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Small-town feel links area residents

Small-town feel links area residents

Block Talk is a weekly feature that tells about a neighborhood as seen through a resident's eyes.

December 28, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Teacher shared love of outdoors

Teacher shared love of outdoors

Even at 100 years of age, Don Everitt knows his former students' names and remembers well the trails they hiked in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

December 27, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Storm could bring rain in the valley, snow in the mountains

A pre-holiday storm was expected to deliver rain in the valley and snow in the mountains through today. But the chance of a white Christmas in Tucson looks unlikely.

December 19, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
'Gus' Ortiz dies; gave health care to the poor

'Gus' Ortiz dies; gave health care to the poor

Dr. Augusto "Gus" Ortiz, who was devoted to bringing health care to poor, rural Arizonans and who was called a hero by his colleagues, died Saturday surrounded by family at his Tucson home. He was 89.

December 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
A tale of fear that couldn't go untold

A tale of fear that couldn't go untold

It's a heavy story she shouldered and carried for most of her life.

December 14, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Runner in Tucson Marathon dies

Runner in Tucson Marathon dies

Marc D. Witkes had mastered the Tucson Marathon several times and set out Sunday to tackle the race again.

December 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Magic words for choir: Carnegie Hall

Magic words for choir: Carnegie Hall

Two words were enough for members of a Green Valley choir to throw their arms toward the sky and burst out cheering. Those words: Carnegie Hall.

December 07, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Midtown apartment fire leaves 3 families homeless

A fire gutted one Midtown apartment, damaged two others and left three families without a place to spend the night Monday. No one was injured.

December 05, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Where kindness grows on tree

Where kindness grows on tree

Small presents make a big difference in Green Valley each December, when residents help more than 100 needy people through the Green Valley Mall's Giving Tree program.

November 30, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Ex-cons get hand with work-prep groups

When Javier Garcia was incarcerated the second time, he decided it was the right moment for a hefty cleanup in his life.

November 27, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
All systems go at space center

All systems go at space center

Technology upgrades have made simulations of spaceflight at the Tucson Challenger Learning Center of the Southwest a lot closer to the real deal.

November 23, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Marana boy, 14, struck while on bike, to be taken off life support

Family members of a Marana boy who was injured when he was struck by a van Saturday planned to take him off life support early today.

November 21, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Suspect sought in Eloy girl's kidnap

Authorities were searching for a 14-year-old Eloy girl who police say was abducted from her home early Sunday.

November 20, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Salvation Army to benefit from Carnevale in Venice

The Salvation Army of Green Valley will hold its second annual Benefit Gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

November 16, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Couple share their good fortune

Couple share their good fortune

Debbie and Rich Pinnell pour their hearts into a project to help the needy — after all, they used to be among them.

November 16, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Cops forgot explosives left under Blenman pupil's desk

The Tucson Police Department is investigating how officers left behind explosive materials after a training exercise at a TUSD elementary school.

November 14, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Southside Presbyterian is 100

Southside Presbyterian is 100

At Southside Presbyterian Church, worshippers pray in English, Spanish and Tohono O'odham, and overcome boundaries of faiths to find strength and help others.

November 09, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Fairgrounds residents see graffiti as next challenge

Neighborhood Snapshot

November 09, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Four bitten by coyote in Green Valley area

Four people have been bitten by a coyote near the Canoa Hills and San Ignacio golf clubs on the south side of Green Valley since Wednesday, according to the Pima County Health Department.

November 07, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
A satisfied resident's final gift

A satisfied resident's final gift

The last word Wallace H. Fuller said was "nice," as he lay in the arms of his wife.

November 02, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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With teapots, this new artist gets it right

With teapots, this new artist gets it right

Late at night, when everyone is sound asleep, Wally Wright's teapots might start moving. 

October 19, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Neighborhood fetes success

Neighborhood Snapshot

September 28, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Scholarship is couple's latest gift

Scholarship is couple's latest gift

A $20,000 private donation from local business owners gave a Sunnyside scholarship group a jump-start in helping more South Side high-school graduates reach college.

September 21, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Cherry Avenue neighbors enlist young volunteers

What: The Cherry Avenue Neighborhood Organization was founded in November 2005. Founder and president Gil Geurin said enough residents have joined the association by now to tackle several important projects.

September 21, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Turning around kids' negative feelings

Turning around kids' negative feelings

Green Valley children scrutinized their emotions last week in a program aimed at stopping violence and bullying in school.

September 14, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

'A' Mountain group has many goals in mind

The "A" Mountain Community Organization takes pride in having made its neighborhood more attractive, but there are many issues to be tackled, an organizer said.

September 14, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

William Randolph Stevens dies; former Tucson prosecutor, author

William Randolph Stevens, a former Tucson prosecutor, died Thursday after a long illness. He was in his 60s.

September 12, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
GV man learns an island has his name

GV man learns an island has his name

Charles C. Bates of Green Valley recently discovered that an Antarctic island carries his name.

September 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Library's Homework Help a hit

Library's Homework Help a hit

With colorful books, board games and peers to chat with, it's more than just study time at Valencia Branch Library.

September 07, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Mortimore group sets 1st post-break session

The Mortimore Neighborhood Association invites all residents to a meeting Tuesday — the first one after summer break.

September 07, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Reward offered for abducted pals: 2 birds

Tucsonan Sharon Loper is heartbroken about the loss of two very good friends: the exotic birds that were stolen from her house on Friday.

September 05, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Entrant rescuers believed acts OK'd

Border volunteers with No More Deaths — including two arrested last year and charged with transporting illegal entrants — believed they were acting with the approval of the U.S. Border Patrol, two members of the group said Monday.

September 05, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
She's meeting her goals, one by one

She's meeting her goals, one by one

Maria Sandoval took a leap forward this weekend in her quest for a better life.

September 03, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
'No More Deaths' volunteer charges tossed

'No More Deaths' volunteer charges tossed

A federal judge dismissed indictments Friday against two No More Deaths volunteers who were charged with transporting illegal entrants to get medical care in July 2005.

September 02, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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From the shores of Normandy to space

From the shores of Normandy to space

By June 6, 1944, 1st Lt. Charles C. Bates had evaluated dozens of charts and diagrams, had compared weather forecasts from different spots of the English Channel and had spent hours at the shore watching the waves roll in.

August 31, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Franchises work for some owners

Franchises work for some owners

It was never a question of whether Bill Piacenza wanted a franchise. It was just a matter of picking the right one.

August 31, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Barrio Centro seeks volunteers for fiesta

Barrio Centro Neighborhood Association is looking for donations and volunteers for its second Fall Fiesta in October.

August 31, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Midtown woman year's first West Nile case

The first confirmed human case this year of West Nile virus has been reported in Pima County, health officials said Monday.

August 29, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Great-grandkids are icing on this centenarian's cake

Great-grandkids are icing on this centenarian's cake

On Friday Martha Belle Crawford turned 101 years old.

August 24, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Pueblo High celebrates 50 years

Pueblo High celebrates 50 years

In 1964, South Side students swung their hips during weekly dances and pressed their ears against the radio, eagerly picking up Elvis Presley's "Don't be Cruel."

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Tortoise proves a lifelong friend

Tortoise proves a lifelong friend

When then 3-year-old Kristi Balserak acquired Speedy the tortoise, she was likely about 60 years Balserak's senior and had just been mauled by a dog.

August 24, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Anti-Prop. 107 prayer rally draws small gathering here

Anti-Prop. 107 prayer rally draws small gathering here

Barely more than a handful of people gathered quietly Sunday at the First Christian Church to pray that Proposition 107 be taken off the ballot.

August 21, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Stadium is wooing fans

Stadium is wooing fans

A new sports bar and eatery opened three weeks ago on the Northwest Side in a spot a Famous Sam's vacated several months ago.

May 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Key employer's growth

Key employer's growth

Ventana Medical Systems Inc. moved one step closer to its expansion May 3 when the Oro Valley Town Council approved development plans, paving the way for additional employees and economic growth.

May 11, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Explore Tucson on a bicycle

Cars are overrated. Walking is so slow. Try taking a bike next time.

May 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

School-safety grant may be cut

For more than a decade, a federal grant has helped the Tucson Unified School District fight violence and drugs on campus.

May 07, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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