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Scenic parcel now part of Chiricahua National Monument

Scenic parcel now part of Chiricahua National Monument

Plot includes 40 acres, historic stone house near entrance. 

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Conservation groups oppose helicopters in wilderness areas

Conservation groups oppose helicopters in wilderness areas

Plans for helicopter landings in wilderness areas face opposition from environmental groups.

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Autumn hues in Sabino Canyon

Autumn hues in Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon with Thimble Peak in the background.

December 16, 2014 12:15 pm
Sabino's autumn splendor

Sabino's autumn splendor

Plenty of autumn color remained along the creek in Sabino Canyon on Sunday. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

December 15, 2014 8:00 pm
After the rain

After the rain

Skies cleared late Saturday after a day of rain, leaving the Catalina Mountains in a soft evening glow. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

December 15, 2014 10:23 am
Amazing little saguaro!

Amazing little saguaro!

This little saguaro has found its niche — and made the best of it — just off a trail in Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

December 15, 2014 10:26 am
Water returning to Agua Caliente Park's main pond

Water returning to Agua Caliente Park's main pond

The main pond at Agua Caliente Park is on the rebound.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Agua Caliente Park on the rebound

Agua Caliente Park on the rebound

The main pond at Agua Caliente Park, seen here on Dec. 11, is looking more like what past visitors would recognize. Increased groundwater and a new pump system have helped.

December 12, 2014 4:39 pm
Waterfowl at Agua Caliente Park

Waterfowl at Agua Caliente Park

Waterfowl flourish at the main pond in Agua Caliente Park. Photo taken December 11, 2014.

December 12, 2014 4:38 pm
Turtles at Agua Caliente Park

Turtles at Agua Caliente Park

Turtles bask at the main pond in Agua Caliente Park northeast of Tucson. Photo taken December 11, 2014.

December 12, 2014 4:38 pm
Clouds in advance of storm

Clouds in advance of storm

Clouds in Tucson’s skies at sunrise on Friday could herald coming rains and mountain snow.

December 12, 2014 3:29 pm
Clouds in advance of storm

Clouds in advance of storm

Clouds in Tucson's skies at sunrise on Friday could herald coming rains and mountain snow. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

December 12, 2014 8:43 am
Recent rains won't necessarily nurture lots of wildflowers

Recent rains won't necessarily nurture lots of wildflowers

Last week's rains might have come too late to trigger grand blooms.

December 07, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Poppies at Catalina State Park

Poppies at Catalina State Park

Grand displays of poppies, such as these in Catalina State Park a couple of years back, might not develop in the coming spring, experts say. December rains are usually too late to help.

December 05, 2014 2:50 pm
Fort Lowell "lake"

Fort Lowell "lake"

Drivers navigated a temporary "lake" along Fort Lowell Road near Swan Thursday in the wake of overnight rains. Photo by Doug Kreutz.

December 04, 2014 10:21 am
Alamo Wash flowing Thursday morning

Alamo Wash flowing Thursday morning

Overnight rains left Alamo Wash flowing bank to bank near Fort Lowell Road on Thursday morning. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

December 04, 2014 10:00 am
Endangered red squirrels appear to be holding their own

Endangered red squirrels appear to be holding their own

The small gain (two) signals stability in the Mount Graham population.

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'Second autumn' dazzles in Sabino Canyon

'Second autumn' dazzles in Sabino Canyon

Autumn color stays, long after mountain leaves have faded.

December 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Autumn color along Sabino Canyon road

Autumn color along Sabino Canyon road

Runners and walkers on the road in Sabino Canyon get a view of trees showing autumn color. Photo taken December 2, 2014. — Credit: Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

December 02, 2014 3:23 pm
Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Fall color is mostly gone from higher elevations, but there’s still plenty to see at lower elevations, including Sabino Canyon.

December 02, 2014 3:25 pm
Autumn hues in Sabino Canyon

Autumn hues in Sabino Canyon

Fall color is mostly gone from higher elevations, but there’s still plenty to see at lower elevations, including Sabino Canyon.

December 02, 2014 3:20 pm
Autumn beauty in Sabino Canyon

Autumn beauty in Sabino Canyon

Autumn’s golden hues are visible from the edge of a tranquil pool along Sabino Creek in Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson.

December 02, 2014 3:17 pm
Autumn's color show in Sabino Canyon

Autumn's color show in Sabino Canyon

December is high season for autumn color in Sabino Canyon, especially along the creek. Other areas where water nourishes vegetation also have color.

December 02, 2014 2:30 pm
Autumn's color show in Sabino Canyon

Autumn's color show in Sabino Canyon

December is high season for autumn color in Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson. Here's a view on Tuesday morning. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

December 02, 2014 11:12 am
Solar panels bring sun's power to campgrounds

Solar panels bring sun's power to campgrounds

Some campgrounds in the Catalina Mountains benefit from solar power.

December 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ventana Canyon lit by magical autumn sunsets

Ventana Canyon lit by magical autumn sunsets

Hiking spot puts on a spectacular show at sunset.

November 29, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Saguaros in silhouette

Saguaros in silhouette

Saguaros soak up the last light of day on a ridge in the Catalina Mountains. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

November 28, 2014 5:33 pm
Native frogs reintroduced to their onetime habitat

Native frogs reintroduced to their onetime habitat

Mountains near Nogales are home to a population of reintroduced native frogs.

November 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Solar panel at campground

Solar panel at campground

A solar panel at the Molino Basin Campground harvests sun power for use in a composting restroom.

November 26, 2014 11:29 am
Solar power at Molino Basin

Solar power at Molino Basin

A solar panel towers over the wooded Molino Basin Campground, along the Catalina Highway, northeast of Tucson. It provides power for a composting restroom.

November 26, 2014 11:26 am
Monsoon-nurtured grasses could fuel winter wildfires

Monsoon-nurtured grasses could fuel winter wildfires

Lush growth in the mountains has raised the risk of wildfires.

November 25, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Saguaro and rocks at sunset

Saguaro and rocks at sunset

A large saguaro stands at the foot of a Ventana Canyon rock face bathed in sunset light.

November 24, 2014 1:20 pm
Ventana Canyon sunset

Ventana Canyon sunset

Sunset light paints rock walls of Ventana Canyon north of Tucson with a red glow. Photo taken November 23, 2014. — Credit: Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

November 24, 2014 1:13 pm
Saguaros in silhouette

Saguaros in silhouette

The hike that begins at Loews Ventana Canyon offers this beautiful view of saguaros, which are silhouetted on a ridge.

November 24, 2014 1:17 pm
Sunset light in Ventana Canyon

Sunset light in Ventana Canyon

Sunset light paints rock walls of Ventana Canyon with a red glow. Hikers agree it’s a special place during this time of year.

November 24, 2014 1:12 pm
Ventana Canyon's sunset glow

Ventana Canyon's sunset glow

The setting sun added a fiery glow to rock walls in Ventana Canyon north of Tucson late Sunday afternoon. 

November 24, 2014 11:35 am
16 more bighorns released in Catalina Mountains

16 more bighorns released in Catalina Mountains

The number of bighorn sheep in the range now totals 42.

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Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon.

Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon.

A deer enjoys the fruits of a barrel cactus in the lower part of Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon. 

November 21, 2014 7:00 am
Crested Saguaro cactus

Crested Saguaro cactus

Crested Saguaro cactus on the Bajada Loop Trail in Sabino Canyon.

November 21, 2014 7:00 am
Hikers in Sabino Canyon

Hikers in Sabino Canyon

Almost everyone can navigate at least part of the main road in Sabino Canyon.

November 21, 2014 7:00 am
14 bighorns released into Catalinas; 3 others die

14 bighorns released into Catalinas; 3 others die

Another release of 16 is scheduled for today amid criticism from opponents.

November 21, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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14 bighorns released in Catalinas; 3 died during captures

14 bighorns released in Catalinas; 3 died during captures

Fourteen bighorn sheep were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing effort to rebuild a herd that disappeared from the range in the 1990s.

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12 bighorns captured for release in Catalinas

12 bighorns captured for release in Catalinas

State agency rebuilding herd in mountains north of Tucson.

November 20, 2014 12:00 am
Potential fuel for wildfires

Potential fuel for wildfires

Dense grasses and stalks of leftover wildflowers on a slope in the Catalina Mountains could provide fuel for wildfires. Photo taken November 18, 2014. -- Credit: Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

November 19, 2014 11:03 am
Grasses near Molino Basin Campground

Grasses near Molino Basin Campground

A recent trip to the Molino Basin Campground in the Catalina Mountains revealed lots of dense grasses known as “fine fuels” to firefighters.

November 19, 2014 11:06 am
Dense grasses pose fire risk

Dense grasses pose fire risk

Dense growths of tall grasses surrounding a dead tree along the Bug Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains pose a potential risk for wildfires in the spring or sooner. Photo taken November 18, 2014. — Credit: Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

November 19, 2014 10:58 am
Grasses could fuel fires

Grasses could fuel fires

Tall grasses along the Bug Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains could pose a fire risk if they become tinder dry in the spring or sooner. Photo taken November 18, 2014. — Credit: Doug Kreutz / Arizona Daily Star

November 19, 2014 11:00 am
Desert glow at sunset

Desert glow at sunset

An autumn sunset bathes the desert in golden light. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

November 19, 2014 10:07 am

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