Despite nationwide gains of 8.2 percent per room, Tucson’s hospitality industry has seen a 2.2 percent increase in 2014. But luxury resorts like JW Marriott Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., have been faring much better.
Greg Bryan / La Estrella de TucsónAlvin Fulton maniobra una máquina con cátodos de cobre para recoger cobre puro en la Mina Johnson Camp, al este de Benson.
In 2008, a machine carrying copper cathodes helped collect pure copper as part of an electrical refining process at the Johnson Camp Mine in Cochise County.
For nine years, Bluefin Seafood Bistro at Casas Adobes Plaza has been serving up New Orleans specialties to mark Mardi Gras. The menu runs from Friday through Fat Tuesday.
Jerryd Bayless took UA to the 2008 NCAA tourney, averaging 19.7 points as a freshman before turning pro. He's averaged 8.3 points a game with Portland, New Orleans, Toronto and Memphis.
Guitarist Pete Fine's "Landscapes" will be on the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra's debut CD. "I find even in my electric guitar playing a lot of classical stuff," the Tucson composer says.
Almost anything was a target at one wildcat shooting site in Redington Pass. This one had a bullet-riddled computer monitor and appliances.
Belmont showed in an NCAA first-round loss to Duke and DeMarcus Nelson, center, in 2008 that it's not likely to be in awe of No. 6 UA on Thursday.
An old ranch house is one of several historical structures at the Empire Ranch. The ranch now forms a big part of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, just north and east of Sonoita. The ranch is on the list of endangered historical areas.
Pima County has reduced the number of polling places this year by about one-third, so be sure to double-check the location before you go out to cast your ballot. Most information, including polling-place locations, is available at www.recorder.pima.gov online.
A worker moves copper cathodes, a process Rosemont has decided against, at a mine near Benson.
Peter Smith led the earlier Phoenix Mars Lander mission and will be one speaker.
Howe Gelb will perform his latest work, "Tucson: A Country Rock Opera," at the Bisbee Royale in early August.
The Bull holds a flaming torch during the All Souls Procession and grand finale in 2008.
At the Johnson Camp Mine east of Benson, Alvin Fulton maneuvers
copper cathodes. Copper prices ended down in the past year.
Andy Seal and Candy Jones make their way up the Blackett's Ridge
Trail, which breaks off the the Phoneline Trail.
Howe Gelb leads the lineup at Solar Culture.
Pete Fine will be on stage with Whole Lotta Zep, which plans to
revisit Led Zeppelin's one and only show in Tucson in 1972.
Kumari Fulbright appears in Pima County Superior Court in March, 2008.
Peter Smith, above, who led the UA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission, is one of Chris Impey's interview subjects.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider works with patient Pam Nirenberg. Schneider is leading an effort to restrict the use of bone drug Fosamax, saying extended use can lead to femur fractures.
A historic cabin sits next to the San Pedro House in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, east of Sierra Vista, a Bureau of Land Management site that currently has no fees. Check it out while it's still free.
Nour Jandali teaches an Arabic language class at Cholla High, which will expand such instruction with a U.S. grant.
Nurse Darice Taylor cares for a 2-day-old baby born at Tucson Medical Center. In 2008, 4.2 million babies were born in the U.S., a 2 percent drop from 2007, according to the CDC.
The Santa Rita Mountains appear as a distant ridge to the west when viewed behind a ranch in Elgin, about 50 miles southeast of Tucson near the northeast corner of Santa Cruz County.
Sheets of harvested copper are stacked at the Johnson Camp Mine in Cochise County east of Benson. Arizona is one of the world's richest sources of the commodity.
Artist David Tineo, in front of "Raices," talks with Pima College students at the Tucson Museum of Art. "Raices," which Tineo painted along with fellow muralist Antonio Pazos, has been on the museum's north-facing wall since 1992.