Logan Scott CQ LOGAN SCOTT, 11, hangs on for the ride down the Riptide CQ RIPTIDE slide at Breakers Water Park (BREAKERS WATER PARK) on Saturday, May 28, 2011 (SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011) in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star. Assignment #153085 Fun in the sunRon Medvescek/A…
In the wake of public opposition, new rules on how many chickens Tucson residents can keep may be dropped.
Chickens and compost may be OK at Manzo Elementary, but some folks object to these activities in neighborhoods.
The Children’s Museum Tucson downtown, in the old Carnegie library building, seeks to expand at a cost of $6 million. Its expansion was one of the items on the survey to identify possible bond projects.
The Pima College Aztecs are banking on former Catalina High School star Courtney Pitts, above, and newcomer Alexis Ammerman, a Tucson H.S. graduate, for a successful season.
Bill Ganz and his Western music band have been a fixture on the Tucson-area music scene for several years. Above, Ganz played a Marana festival show in 2011.
Breakers Water Park is offering swimmers a price break. The discount pricing is effective through at least Sunday. Check the website www.breakerswaterpark.com for details.
Tucson Chamber Artists, conducted by Eric Holtan, will record a CD of works that are world premieres.
"As the economy improves, some places have difficulty finding qualified workers," says Brent DeRaad, president of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Above, a guest relaxes at the Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Cowboy activities are central to Founders' Day. One activity in 2011 was the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. Above, rider Kenneth Basham, from Goodyear, hits one of the target balloons. Saturday's event will be run by the Marana Heritage Conservancy.
Gabe Sullivan & Taraf de Tucson will play Club Congress to raise cash to attend South by Southwest in Austin.
So many books. So many authors to meet. So many presentations. The book festival calls for a strategy to maximize your experience.
Tucson Chamber Artists, fronted in a concert last year by the Kingfisher String Quartet, is teaming up this year with Artifact Dance and the University of Arizona Choir for a performance of Britten and Bach this weekend.
Docent John Carhuff, left, uses a pointer to show interior features at Mission San Xavier del Bac, a popular historical destination included in the state travel guide.
Mötley Crüe rocks Tucson - just kidding. Members of the Tucson band The Distortionists made themselves into the heavy metal artists before last year's Great Cover-up. This year you can catch near-facsimiles of Katy Perry, David Bowie, the Dixie Chicks, Outkast, Queen, Paul McCartney and others.
Glen Francis is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Tucson imam Rashad Khalifa in 1990.
Coach Sean Miller hugs Kevin Parrom after Parrom's return from being shot last season. Parrom, a New Yorker, is one of four scholarship players from the East Coast on this year's roster. Miller frequently flies to both coasts during recruiting periods.
A desert willow, with its upright habit, is a good choice for patios and yards, says landscape designer Shelly Ann Abbott.
The grassroots All Souls Procession attracts tens of thousands of people who bring festive floats, masks and paint their faces to remember their loved ones.
Music director and founder Eric Holtan and Tucson Chamber Artists added concerts in Oro Valley and SaddleBrooke to expand the choir's presence in the community's northwest area.
When C3 held a job fair in 2011, hundreds of applicants showed up, hoping to snag one of the 320 positions that were open. The call-center company is now planning a new hiring surge.
Eclectic Fourth Avenue has changed over the years, with trees and bike racks now lining the street. This view looks north from Pancho Villa's Grill at Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street.
The percentage of "recommended" banks in Arizona rose slightly to 25.8 percent, according to the latest rating report issued by Bauer Financial, a Florida-based firm.
Volunteers move donated stock at the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank on West Ina Road.
John Bourque, founder and CEO of Bourque Industries, displays a body armor insert plate, right, and his company's Kryron aluminum alloy.
Aztecs coach Armando Quiroz has asked his players to approach each game this week as if it's the national championship game.
Carolyn Niethammer makes a mesquite coffee cake in her kitchen. The author is an avid forager and cook of desert plants.
Eric Holtan conducted the Tucson Chamber Artists in three concerts last weekend of Rachmaninoff's "Vespers."
This is one of our authors, left, speaking in the UA Student Union Ballroom at the book festival last March 12. Who is she? Sorry, we won't tell you, but see Name that Author, question No. 2.
Grammar guru Roy Peter Clark likes to use music in his
presentations on writing - so he may strum a few tunes on the
Tucsonans muddled through summer with cocktails such as the
mint-infused tequila mixture above, served at Starr Pass
Planet of the Crepes, owned by Jessica Fraus, above, is among the 13 trucks participating in the Bookmans Food Truck Fridays.
Jane's Rolling Wok joins the April 10 Tucson Food Truck Roundup.
Job fairs in Tucson, like this one in July, often attract
hundreds of applicants. While the western U.S. saw a modest
increase in employment in the third quarter, the housing collapse
continued to limit job growth in Arizona.
Swimmers take in the sunshine in the wave pool at Breakers Water Park