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Tourism struggles to gain ground

Tourism struggles to gain ground

Windy Point in the Catalinas, above, offers an expansive view of Southern Arizona. Visitors often turn to outdoor activities here such as hiking, wildlife viewing and horseback riding.

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Wildflower bloom may be startling - in its absence

Wildflower bloom may be startling - in its absence

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December 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Escape to AZ: Tourism ad effort aims at chilly cities

Escape to AZ: Tourism ad effort aims at chilly cities

Blue skies and saguaros will be used to encourage visitors in a campaign funded by a $7 million state appropriation.

October 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
GOP bill would put border parks, forests under Homeland Security

GOP bill would put border parks, forests under Homeland Security

If a House Republican-backed bill becomes law, Tucson's Saguaro National Park would be controlled by the Department of Homeland Security.

April 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Fall foliage

Fall foliage

The large, shapely leaves on trees in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains should be awash with rich, saturated colors by late October.

October 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Hikers, mountain bikers, climbers boost economy

Hikers, mountain bikers, climbers boost economy

A rock climber makes his way up a cliff face in the Windy Point area of the Catalina Mountains. "Cutting our investment in state and national lands puts the brakes" on the economy, notes environmentalist Diane Brossart.

May 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Summer survival guide 25 cool ways to beat the heat

Summer survival guide 25 cool ways to beat the heat

A quick trip to Madera Canyon shaves about 10 degrees off the ambient temperature.

May 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
A brief mountain guide: Let's hit the high points

A brief mountain guide: Let's hit the high points

The curling ribs of a dead saguaro frame Finger Rock, a prominent feature in the Catalinas north of Tucson.

April 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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