Birders, from left, Sue Kesti, brothers Dan and Jim Logan and Andrew Core train their binoculars where monsoon runoff from the nearby Santa Cruz River has brought life in the form of bird activity to the Coachline Road gravel pit in the town of Marana.
Arizona Wildcats’ Nate Miller, right, gets airborne Saturday after contact with Jake Zunich of the Phoenix Heat as they battle for the ball during the Scrum, Rattle and Roll wheelchair rugby tournament at Pima Community College West Campus.
Converse wedges from Julie Penny’s collection.
Arizona guard T.J. McConnell pulls up for a shot in the second half of the Wildcats’ win over Oregon at Eugene. McConnell had 21 points, three assists and five rebounds for the 14-1 Wildcats.
Ricardo Castillo, 24, fills his quad’s tank at the Arco gas station, 4881 S. Campbell Ave. A gallon went for $1.91 on Tuesday.
Opening act Linda Chorney, a Tucson transplant who came from New Jersey, shows off the arena’s much-improved acoustics. The 2012 Grammy nominee is still not well-known here.
Boise State running back Jay Ajayi looks for a hole on a run during the third quarter. Ajayi rushed 22 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns.
Amya Burton, 4, frolics with dad Greg along the Catalina Highway. Storms this week brought nearly 9 inches of snow.
Free tours are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the Pima County Cooperative Extension demonstration gardens, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Above, master gardener Gale Strauss deadheads an iceberg rose bush.
Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen snares a 4-yard touchdown pass in front of Arizona cornerback Jarvis McCall Jr. in the third quarter, giving the Ducks a 30-0 lead in the Pac-12 title game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Allen had five catches for 36 yards in Oregon’s 51-13 win.
Owner Don Garrot mixes up beignet dough in the kitchen at Don’s Bayou, 8991 E. Tanque Verde Road. Garrot, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-native, offers beignets and coffee from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Interpretive ranger Sardius Stalker shows campsite information to visitor Kay Hackleman of Veneta, Oregon, as she buys a camping permit at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For the first time in more than a decade, all of the park’s 330,000 acres are open to visitors.
Matt Penn of the National Solar Observatory points to a live view of the Kitt Peak McMath/Pierce Solar Telescope via a webcam as he monitors the telescope from Cienega High School. “The whole idea of having a citizen do science (is) taking off,” he said.
Bob Hinkle smiles as he plays against John Heyl during the Tucson Fall Sectional bridge tournament.
Customers packed the Bookmans tent during the Tucson Festival of Books on March 15, 2014, on the University of Arizona campus. The event will be back on March 14-15, 2015.
The sheep released Thursday headed for the rugged Pusch Ridge habitat, which is home to 12 surviving members of a bighorn herd that was released there a year ago.
A Thai Curry pizza from Renee’s Organic Oven, which came in second in the championship round of Pizza Madness 2.
Senior running back Francisco Dicochea has Cienega’s football team in the state semifinals for the fourth time in the last six seasons.
From left, Arizona Court of Appeals Division Two Judges Philip Espinosa, Michael Miller and Peter Eckerstrom answer students’ questions after hearing oral arguments in an actual case heard Wednesday at Tucson High.
UA quarterback Anu Solomon scrambles away from a UCLA defender during the second quarter.
Although Nogales is on the border, it is like many other small towns around the nation on Friday night when the community gathers at the high school to watch and cheer on the team.
A cross-section of a thermal photovoltaic bar. Cogenra’s T-14 concentrating array features long, parabolic troughs of mirror glass that focus sunlight on photovoltaic cells.
Terris Jones-Grigsby led all rushers with 107 yards on 13 carries in the UA’s win over Washington State. The Wildcats took a 31-0 lead and then scored on three of their first four drives of the second half.
Pima County voters have thus far favored Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, but his challenger holds a lead in Cochise County.
Assistant managers John Lorch, left, and Christina Early box up cookies and bakery items as employees in training prepare for Wednesday’s grand opening of the new Panera Bread, 10604 N. Oracle Road.
Pieology district manager Paul Lakers rolls up a “now open” banner in advance of today’s grand opening of the fast-casual pizza restaurant.
Pam Andros grabs plates of spanakopita (spinach pie) while Jim Ruboyianes keeps them coming at the 2014 Tucson Greek Festival.
Ramsey Borrego instructs Katie Fuller during a pinup shoot at Flash in the Past. The studio does tasteful cheesecake photos recalling the days of Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable.
The original Spanish garrison posted where the restored presidio now sits was established in 1775, the year the Revolutionary War began.
The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson stands at 133 W. Washington St. The site’s out-of-the way location makes it harder to raise public awareness.
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, which has an 85-year history, attracts visitors who want desert scruff and luxury, taste of the Old West and modern amenities. A large expansion seeks to accommodate those expectations.
Foto por Mike Christy / La estrella de TucsónEl monaguillo Manuel Carbajal, izq., y monseñor Carlos Romero se preparaban para la misa en español el pasado 27 de agosto.
Sahuaro coach Scott McKee talks with quarterback Stephen Miller during an offensive drill at practice this week. McKee says making the playoffs three straight years but losing in the first round each time is “agonizing.”
Head coach Rich Rodriguez keeps close watch as an offensive and defensive player square off during the "boards" drill during the Arizona Wildcats football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.
Mike Christy / La Estrella de TucsónEl entrenador Rich Rodríguez observa una jugada entre la ofensiva y la defensiva de los Gatos en la práctica del 13 de agosto en el Arizona Stadium.
Foto por Mike Christy / La estrella de tucsónEl coach de los Arizona Wildcats, Rich Rodríguez, en la práctica del equipo el pasado 13 de agosto en Tucsón, Arizona.
Salpointe Catholic running back Taylor Powell stiff-arms Buena linebacker Stephen Choy in the first quarter. Salpointe led 27-3 at halftime .
Logistics manager Ellen Bruce pours a sparkling ale during an invite-only open house at Mr. Beer’s expanded Tucson headquarters at 3366 N. Dodge Blvd.
Bartender Elizabeth Montoya fills a growler of craft beer for Ryan Duffy at the e.River Bar inside Whole Foods, 5555 E. River Road. The full-service bar lets you drink while you shop.
Late-night favorite Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery, 266 E. Congress St., keeps the steamed mussels and gourmet mac n’cheese going until midnight seven days a week. Not to mention, they also have an ice cream counter ...
The Depot Plaza parking garage was part of the redevelopment of the Martin Luther King Jr. Apartments — a job first approved by the City Council in 2002.
Anu Solomon (12) talks with receiver Samajie Grant during drills. “Sometimes I see myself being laid back, and I’m like ‘Come on, Anu, step it up.’ ”
Julie Reed, a co-author for the Tucson in Style blog, poses with her kids Lincoln, right, 7, and Clementine, 5, at her home.
Pedestrians walk past the south entrance to Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery, 3015 N. Oracle Road. The cemetery, founded in 1907, is one of the city’s oldest.
Arizona running back Terris Jones-Grigsby takes a handoff from quarterback Anu Solomon.
Pima County won two statewide 2014 Project of the Year awards from the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association.The Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility won in the category of environment, more than $75 million. The Robles Ranch improvements project won in the structures cate…
The executive suite features raised ceilings and about $250,000 worth of Scandinavian-style furnishings. But “there’s no gold dripping from the ceiling,” says UA Provost Andrew Comrie.
Tucson Police Department investigators bag evidence and investigate the scene of a fatal morning shooting in the 1500 block of South Craycroft Road. A man fired multiple shots, leaving another man dead on Tuesday.
LaNora Carrafa, 4, finds a suitable piece of “gold” to stash away while panning for the shiny stuff with her dad, Mike, at The Loft Kids Fest Kick-Off at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. The event was Friday.