Maybe it's music or art -- but whatever it may be, there's a little something for everyone in Tucson. "I kind of like the familiarity about Tucson that I have," said Matheo Richman. He's young, but already knows what makes the Old Pueblo so special to him.
Cyclists from around Tucson spent Saturday night honoring one of their own, 73-year-old Rick Ellwanger, who loved grabbing life by the handlebars."He was just a really awesome guy. He spent most of his time on a bicycle," said Victor Riquelme, who was a teammate of Ellwanger's.
No cell phones, no cameras and lots of security. Those were the conditions of the courtroom as the 7-year-old victim in this case took the stand. The court's first priority in this trial, the judge said, was the well-being of the child.
Colton Hoffman, center right, joined the University of Arizona swim squad thanks to TEAM IMPACT, a program that gives people with serious or chronic illnesses the chance to be a part of something bigger.
A unique program that helps people become productive members of the community and avoid going to prison, graduated another group on Sept. 26. They are celebrating the beginning of a whole new lifestyle.
This program not only gets them out of the kennel for the day, but gives them a chance to socialize with people and other animals. Fosters can take them out for a few days at a time, even just one if need be. It makes all the difference.
The seven horses that call the rescue home for the time being are lucky to be there. They're safe from abuse, able to roam about their fenced-off areas, and can freely munch on some hay. Just months ago, they were starving.
Many residents have likely biked or jogged on what's known as "The Loop", which covers more than 50 miles in and around the Tucson area. Pima County leaders are working on a plan to extend parts of it on the north and east sides.
Inside the walls of Exo Roast on 6th Avenue, it's business as usual on this Saturday. As she makes coffee for her customer, Amy Smith can easily look up and see what happens on the roads just outside her store's window. "I see them not stopping. It's been a problem," she said.