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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.
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.
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…
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.”
Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.
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.”
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.
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
Gilbert Quiroz, left, and M.J. Gill taste a few samples at the Brushfire Ice Creamery, 7080 E. 22nd St.
Dozens of pieces of painted metal garden art are from K & M, ranging in price from $12.95 to 32.95 at Harlow Gardens.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Katie Muirhead gets blindfolded in preparation to undertake a simulated search of a smoke-filled structure at the training camp.
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.
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…
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
Almond crunch tops off grilled peaches and apricots with sweet mascarpone.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outside hitter Cole Kowalski sends the ball back from where it came. Kowalski is one of the top players in the state.
Shannon Fabry models a pink floral print dress by Eva Franco, from Inner Tie.
Demand for housing along the interstate is strong because of its convenience for workers from Raytheon, Davis-Monthan and the prisons. Above, KB Homes’ Rancho Valencia development is in its last phase.
Volunteers Adrianna Martinez, left, and Myriela Rodriguez straighten up a clothing display in the MOMers Thrift Store for The 3000 Club at its new location, 250 S. Toole Ave.
“The economy isn’t where people have their stuff tailored anymore. It’s a throwaway economy,” says Hem & Her owner Joyce Feickert. Her next undertaking: She hopes to teach people to sew.
Taylor Szyszka and other University of Arizona Chemistry Club members working at the American Chemical Society booth attract attention by blowing soap bubbles during the 20th Annual Earth Day Festival at Reid Park.
Caitlin Doster is putting up huge numbers hitting (.444 average) and pitching (11-3 record, 0.10 ERA).
Above, the ground crew goes to work on the No. 5 F-16 shortly after touching down following the site survey in the skies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds cone to town in advance of the weekend’s Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show,Thursday…
Jeanette Gonzales, left, Sheyenne Sasse and John Pulliam sing The Rolling Stones’ 1978 hit “Miss You.”
Dozens of people on the Mexican side reach through the fence to receive Holy Communion from Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas as he, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other bishops celebrate a Roman Catholic Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border fence that runs through the two cities of Nogales.
Officers rush out of their line to grab a man who had been taunting them and riling up a crowd at Main Gate Square.
Jesus Borbon grouts the tiles Thursday on a planter, part of the 20-foot by 20-foot island of flagstone, brick and metal the crew from Solana Outdoor Living are building for their exhibit in the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association Home & Patio Show.
Cirque Roots’ Lisa Mytych dances on her stilts as members of the troupe perform during the Music in the Canyon 2014 Festival, the 18th annual benefit for Friends of Sabino Canyon.
Junior Rachel Rhoades chases a spike from an Arizona Christian player in Friday’s inaugural sand volleyball match. Rhoades also plays indoors for the UA.