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The year's first lunar eclipse

The year's first lunar eclipse

The moon turns red in the shadow of the earth with the star Spica nearby to the lower right, during the full lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014.

September 25, 2014 10:58 am
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley's Oktoberfest

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley's Oktoberfest

You don’t need lederhosen to enjoy German music, food and been at local Oktoberfests, such as the one on Mount Lemmon.

September 16, 2014 7:46 am
SWAT training

SWAT training

David Ortiz, left, an officer with the Tucson Police Department, got chin-scooped by Officer Pete Galvan, a fellow instructor, during a training demo at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center on June 24.

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm
Sabino vs Sahuaro football

Sabino vs Sahuaro football

Sahuaro’s Qwaundre Yancy cradles the ball on his way to a 54-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter that gave the Cougars a 14-3 lead.

September 05, 2014 9:59 pm
Boutique 816

Boutique 816

Nina Jaleeli does some lunchtime shopping at Boutique 816, steps away from the University of Arizona’s Main Gate.

August 27, 2014 11:11 am
McKale renovations

McKale renovations

AD Greg Byrne explains work being done on McKale’s southeast side, including new elevators. Restrooms are being expanded, too.

August 22, 2014 4:05 pm
Arizona State Museum photo collection

Arizona State Museum photo collection

Jannelle Weakly, curator of the photographic collection at the Arizona State Museum, threads her way through the maze of photos in storage. The small room holds everything from modern transparency slides to old movie reels.

August 21, 2014 5:45 pm
The Planning Center

The Planning Center

Landscape architect Daniel Bradshaw works for The Planning Center, a consulting company that works with the private and public sectors in the areas of master plans, general plans, general-plan updates and entitlements.

August 20, 2014 2:36 pm
Border Patrol

Border Patrol

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has a better view from the high ground to watch a stretch of the border fence east of Naco.

August 15, 2014 5:57 pm
The Happy Rooster pulled off a surprise victory over Mother Hubbard's

The Happy Rooster pulled off a surprise victory over Mother Hubbard's

Customers get a late breakfast at Mother Hubbards Cafe, 14 W. Grant Road.    

August 12, 2014 2:21 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.

August 08, 2014 4:01 pm
Arizona Canning Company

Arizona Canning Company

Michelle Gonzales monitors a line of canned pinto beans at the Tucson plant, which employs about 135.

August 01, 2014 11:20 am
Mel Ortega

Mel Ortega

Mel Ortega, right, directs a shot with his camera operator, Alexis Johnson, as the two get interviews at the dedication ceremonies for the sculpture “The First Sighting.”

July 30, 2014 2:51 pm
Up and away

Up and away

Henry Buffington breaks ranks to stand under the billowing parachute during a beach-related activity at the Our Time class for the Kindermusik at Musical Steps Academy, held at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde, on July 22.

July 28, 2014 10:15 am
Tarantula Society

Tarantula Society

Morgan Rose Hurst gets a close look at one of the many spiders at J. Mugleston’s Great Basin Serpentarium table in the Spider Mall at the 16th Annual American Tarantula Society Conference at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.

July 28, 2014 10:07 am
Cienega Narrows

Cienega Narrows

The blooms on a century plant overlook Cienega Creek. Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and Rosemont Mine representatives are in talks about offsetting the mine’s impacts in the Cienega Basin. Huckelberry says that if the mine gets built, he wants to make sure the county gets to pr…

July 25, 2014 11:54 am
Canning

Canning

Strawberry jam is not hard to make, says Mardi Burden of Cuisine Classique Cooking School. The trick is to have the ingredients measured and equipment sterilized before getting started.

July 22, 2014 12:18 pm
The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

The crowd gets up and into the groove as the Magic of Motown goes upbeat for an encore at the DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke.

July 21, 2014 9:51 am
Neto's Tucson

Neto's Tucson

The scapulars Gilbert Romero held after being severely wounded in Korea lie on a photo of him, lower left, and his Easy Company service mates. The surviving members of E Company, a Marine Corps reserve unit, gathered for a reunion Saturday.

July 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Robot soccer

Robot soccer

The Money Team members Jorge Castillo, left, David Ibarra and Rodrigo Alonso react when their robot gives up a score during the Soccer RoboCup Junior tournament at the UA Bookstore. More than 30 students participated in the program. 

July 18, 2014 3:21 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. 

July 18, 2014 11:59 am
Joan Wagener

Joan Wagener

Pima County Superior Court Judge Joan Wagener is the first Japanese American woman to sit on the bench in Arizona. During the robing portion of her investiture ceremony Friday, she is assisted by her niece Jalene Wagener, left, and brother Charles Wagener.

July 11, 2014 5:59 pm
Musical Magic

Musical Magic

Benjamin Hakim, right, shows off his dancing moves as the groove gets hot at the Musical Magic for Kids event at the Oro Valley Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. The event, sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, features a different interactive perform…

July 07, 2014 1:40 pm
Party bike

Party bike

Arizona Party Bike owner Robert Mayer : “On the street itself, it is a public consumption violation, but not on the vehicle. Because passengers are not in actual physical control of the vehicle ... no DUI or BUI can occur.”

July 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. 

July 03, 2014 1:33 pm
Home and Life

Home and Life

Quay sunnies come in a wide range of styles and cost $40 and $45 at The Green Monkey Boutique. “Since it’s sunny 360 days a year, they’re the perfect accessory,” says manager/buyer Jennifer Senger. “You wear sunglasses every day.”

July 03, 2014 11:26 am
DACA

DACA

Alma Davila, center, and Jesus Torres created a “human knot” at a meeting of the Dream Educational Empowerment Program on Thursday. A study shows 60 percent of “Dreamers” have gotten jobs since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was launched.

July 02, 2014 12:24 pm
Heather Lindquist

Heather Lindquist

Heather Lindquist’s striped navy knit dress, $310, with a silk infinity scarf, $99, from and clothing line Tonatiuh, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

July 01, 2014 7:40 pm
Brushfire Ice Creamery

Brushfire Ice Creamery

Gilbert Quiroz, left, and M.J. Gill taste a few samples at the Brushfire Ice Creamery, 7080 E. 22nd St.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

BICAS supporters embrace the heat

BICAS supporters

June 28, 2014 4:13 pm
Gardening

Gardening

Dozens of pieces of painted metal garden art are from K & M, ranging in price from $12.95 to 32.95 at Harlow Gardens.

June 25, 2014 3:39 pm
Oh My Glee!

Oh My Glee!

Director Jess Ryan asks for a big finish as she works through a musical number from the movie “Frozen” at the Tucson Girls Chorus Oh My Glee! Musical Theatre Camp last week at 4020 E River Road. Another camp is running this week; an open house for the chorus will be Aug. 16 (see box at right).

June 23, 2014 10:15 am
Ballet Folklorico Tapatío

Ballet Folklorico Tapatío

Women in intricately designed dresses dance in the Jalisco style as part of Ballet Folklórico Tapatío’s performance at the Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta at Pinnacle Peak and Trail Dust Town on May 4. 

June 21, 2014 11:32 am
TIA tower

TIA tower

An Arizona Air National Guard tanker passes over the control tower at Tucson International Airport. The FAA is spending $42 million to build a new one.

June 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

June 17, 2014 11:17 am
Foster dads

Foster dads

Rafael Delgado juggles three of the four children he’s raising, his foster children and son Santiago, 2, as they search for books at the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library. Delgado says it is important to keep the bond among the siblings.

June 13, 2014 9:57 am
Westward Look Summer Camp

Westward Look Summer Camp

Incoming! Counselor Araceli Peralta braces herself for impact — and the soaking that will accompany it — while participating in a water balloon battle as part of the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Summer Camp on Thursday.

June 09, 2014 6:25 pm
La Paloma Academy

La Paloma Academy

Sophia Espinoza draws a tribute to her mother with chalk at the La Paloma Academy Summer Camp on East Golf Links Road. The academy runs through July 18 at the three La Paloma campuses and includes sports, arts and crafts, music and academic studies. See If You Go box on opposite page for mor…

June 09, 2014 10:38 am
Camp Fury

Camp Fury

Katie Muirhead gets blindfolded in preparation to undertake a simulated search of a smoke-filled structure at the training camp. 

June 02, 2014 10:23 am
ICE dumping

ICE dumping

Paula Briseno Rodriguez holds her son, Adrian, on Tuesday as she describes being left at the Tucson Greyhound station by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

May 28, 2014 8:50 am
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Above: United States Marine Corps Sgt. Oliver Hand readies the U.S. flag as he and the members of the Bulk Fuel Company Alpha color guard prepare to present the colors for the East Lawn Palms Cemetery Memorial Day Service, Monday, May 26, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. Several hundred attended the cere…

May 26, 2014 2:37 pm
Sybil Parsa

Sybil Parsa

Sybil Parsa/s grilled peaches and apricots with almond crunch and sweet mascarpone garnished with mint leaves, Friday, May 16, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

May 20, 2014 1:36 pm
Sybil Parsa

Sybil Parsa

Almond crunch tops off grilled peaches and apricots with sweet mascarpone.

May 20, 2014 1:36 pm
University of Arizona vs Utah

University of Arizona vs Utah

University of Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) steams for the end zone while University of Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) celebrates the back-breaking score n the fourth quarter against Utah in their Pac-12 football game at Arizona Stadium, Saturday October 19, 2013, Tucson, Ariz…

May 07, 2014 6:35 pm
Spring Shopping Fling

Spring Shopping Fling

Kylee Bellisario and her stuffed friend take a hop in the bouncing castle at the Spring Shopping Fling Sunday at St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1375 S. Camino Seco. About 40 merchants sold their merchandise at the spring event, a fundraiser for the church’s youth group. The vendors gather twi…

May 05, 2014 9:32 am
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Gabriela Higuera delivers the knockout blow to the piñata at the Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta at Pinnacle Peak and Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road.

May 05, 2014 9:32 am
Old Main

Old Main

The skylight and high ceilings were exposed after the removal of drop ceilings during the extensive renovations of Old Main at the University of Arizona. Architect Corky Poster estimated the skylights were added to the building a century ago.

May 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Mobile home parks in Tucson

Mobile home parks in Tucson

Residents of the southeast-side Los Ranchitos park say many trailers there are dilapidated and unsafe. New owners say they are doing repairs on the worst structures.

May 01, 2014 2:59 pm
Intermodal Development Expo

Intermodal Development Expo

Union Pacific’s Seana Fairchild addresses the second annual Intermodal Development Expo for Arizona and Sonora at the Port of Tucson, 6908 E. Century Park Drive. Wednesday’s expo featured dozens of vendors and speakers.

April 30, 2014 1:28 pm
Agua Caliente Park

Agua Caliente Park

Alex Kerr, with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, whacks down a patch of young reeds springing up several yards into an area once under several feet of water in the severely depleted main pond at Agua Caliente Park.

April 24, 2014 3:37 pm

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