It's become a favorite of Jack Spafford to ride his bike from
Green Valley to Patagonia.
The skull comes in a paper bag directly from the medical
The Tucson Garden Railroad Society's model trains will be
huffing and puffing through a faux wonderland for two more
Block Talk is a weekly feature that tells about a
neighborhood as seen through a resident's eyes.
Even at 100 years of age, Don Everitt knows his former students'
names and remembers well the trails they hiked in the Santa
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.
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.
It's a heavy story she shouldered and carried for most of her
Marc D. Witkes had mastered the Tucson Marathon several times
and set out Sunday to tackle the race again.
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.
A fire gutted one Midtown apartment, damaged two others and left
three families without a place to spend the night Monday. No one
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.
When Javier Garcia was incarcerated the second time, he decided
it was the right moment for a hefty cleanup in his life.
Technology upgrades have made simulations of spaceflight at the
Tucson Challenger Learning Center of the Southwest a lot closer to
the real deal.
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
Authorities were searching for a 14-year-old Eloy girl who
police say was abducted from her home early Sunday.
The Salvation Army of Green Valley will hold its second annual
Benefit Gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Debbie and Rich Pinnell pour their hearts into a project to help
the needy — after all, they used to be among them.
The Tucson Police Department is investigating how officers left
behind explosive materials after a training exercise at a TUSD
At Southside Presbyterian Church, worshippers pray in English,
Spanish and Tohono O'odham, and overcome boundaries of faiths to
find strength and help others.
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.
The last word Wallace H. Fuller said was "nice," as he lay in
the arms of his wife.
Late at night, when everyone is sound asleep, Wally Wright's
teapots might start moving.
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.
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.
Green Valley children scrutinized their emotions last week in a
program aimed at stopping violence and bullying in school.
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.
William Randolph Stevens, a former Tucson prosecutor, died
Thursday after a long illness. He was in his 60s.
Charles C. Bates of Green Valley recently discovered that an
Antarctic island carries his name.
With colorful books, board games and peers to chat with, it's
more than just study time at Valencia Branch Library.
The Mortimore Neighborhood Association invites all residents to
a meeting Tuesday — the first one after summer break.
Tucsonan Sharon Loper is heartbroken about the loss of two very
good friends: the exotic birds that were stolen from her house on
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.
Maria Sandoval took a leap forward this weekend in her quest for
a better life.
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.
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.
It was never a question of whether Bill Piacenza wanted a
franchise. It was just a matter of picking the right one.
Barrio Centro Neighborhood Association is looking for donations
and volunteers for its second Fall Fiesta in October.
The first confirmed human case this year of West Nile virus has
been reported in Pima County, health officials said Monday.
On Friday Martha Belle Crawford turned 101 years old.
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."
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.
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.
A new sports bar and eatery opened three weeks ago on the
Northwest Side in a spot a Famous Sam's vacated several months
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
Cars are overrated. Walking is so slow. Try taking a bike next
For more than a decade, a federal grant has helped the Tucson
Unified School District fight violence and drugs on campus.