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.
El reverendo Robin Hoover muestra cómo el uso de estas linternas de luz súper intensa pueden servir a los inmigrantes que necesiten pedir auxilio en medio del desierto. El 3 de julio de 2014 anunció en conferencia de prensa en El Tiradito, en Tucsón, la donación de 100 linternas en una igles…
Olivia Santiago, 5, listens intently as library associate Betty Corr reads from “The Shivers in the Fridge” during the Crafty Readers event July 3, at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Kids listened to the story and afterward made crafts related to the themes and characters rela…
Alex Gutierrez, 6, makes a face after taking a whiff of a stink bug from entomologist Christina O’Connell during her presentation at Science Saturdays on July 5 at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. As part of the library’s Fizz Boom Wow summer series, O’Connell gav…
Workers with Frontier Towing clean up the wreckage from an overturned moving truck at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. The driver of the truck was killed.
An official with the Arizona Department of Public Safety walks through the wreckage at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday.
Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily StarThe cab of a moving truck was sheared away and its trailer lays overturned at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. The driver of the moving truck was killed in the crash.
The cab of the moving truck was sheared away and its trailer overturned. The driver was westbound when he lost control and entered the eastbound lanes, striking two other vehicles.
Freeway travel between Cortaro Farms Road and Twin Peaks Road on Interstate 10 was restricted throughout Friday afternoon while officers investigated the crash.
Workers clean up the wreckage after a 41-year-old California man driving a moving truck was killed in a three-vehicle Interstate 10 crash at about 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Workers with Frontier Towing clean up the wreckage from an overturned moving truck at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. The driver of the moving truck was killed.
Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety watch as a tractor-trailer is hoisted to be towed away from the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday.
Westbound traffic sits idle at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. Freeway travel was restricted throughout the afternoon while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers investigated a crash involving a moving truck, a…
Freeway travel between Cortaro Farms Road and Twin Peaks Road on Interstate 10 was restricted throughout Friday afternoon while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers investigated a crash involving a moving truck, a passenger care and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the moving truck w…
Robin Hoover is planning to distribute the flashlights through a church in Altar, Sonora, one of the last staging points for those about to cross into the United States.
Heather Woods, playing Maggie, delivers a swift kick to Tim Wambolt, playing Jefe, during the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros’ Wild West stunt show, “The Legend of the Masked Marshal,” at Trail Dust Town on East Tanque Verde Road.
Dad Kyle Steinbuch, left, and his son Bridger, 4, try to fly a kite in the breeze outside the main hangar during Night Wings Saturday at the Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road.
Caide Grimes, 12, hurls the ball in a game of dodgeball at AZ Air Time, 3931 W. Costco Drive.
Audreyanna Hodsden, 8, leans in to take an up-close look at a zebra-tailed lizard during the Reptiles of Southern Arizona informational event on June 25 at Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. The event was presented by Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Union Public House’s Evan McCurdy whips up samples of rocket salad at the Splash summer benefit gala on Saturday at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. The event was a benefit for the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Creative Arts Therapy for Veterans programs. One of the even…
City officials may seek to move some customer-service operations to the Pima County Joint Courts Complex, which will open in February.
Bisbee players don’t mind chores as pitcher Tom Goodman, of Sarasota, Florida, chalks the third-base line before a game at Warren Ballpark, built in 1909.
Sierr Vista’s Tim Mahon, left, and David Loeffelman take in the Bisbee Blue-Roswell Invaders game Thursday at Warren Ballpark.
Austin Peay State University’s star freshman Alex Robles is back in Tucson for the summer to play with Tucson Post 7, an American Legion wood bat team. Robles contributed as both a pitcher and infielder for the Governors this past season.
Owner Ron Gerson, left, yanks on the cord to fire up a generator to test for handyman Todd Barricklow at Ronny G’s Pottery and More. Gerson, who’s had the shop for just over half a year, combines pottery and metal art with yard sale and thrift shop items.
Tony Redhouse performs the eagle dance of the Navajo Nation for a crowd of about 100 people at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 3733 W. Ina Road. The visual artist, a two-time winner of the Native American Music Awards, engaged the audience Friday by letting them play along on traditional in…
Two weeks ago, Sadie Silverstein, 8, gulped for air during a 200-yard swim at the Splash N’ Dash aquathon at the Marana Municipal Pool at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. The six-date race series put on by Marana Parks and Recreation continues today. It features a two-part swim an…
Maricela Hernandez, 17, has her hair cut and styled by Nikki Cordova at Aveda Institute, which is offering discounts of 50 percent on any service with the new Connect in the City card, available for $5.
Alex Dittrich, right, explains to customer Kim Upston the benefits of the Connect in the City discount card she bought at Maker House, among more than 100 local stores taking the card.