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  • National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

    National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:48:36 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:49:22 GMT
    National Parks Service officials say they will discontinue the agency's policy encouraging U.S. national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic water bottles years after first implementing the ban.
    National Parks Service officials say they will discontinue the agency's policy encouraging U.S. national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic water bottles years after first implementing the ban.
  • Get a glimpse of the solar eclipse from Meteor Crater

    Get a glimpse of the solar eclipse from Meteor Crater

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:21 AM EDT2017-08-14 10:21:26 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:03 AM EDT2017-08-16 09:03:25 GMT
    Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on earth, is hosting a viewing party for the once-in-a-lifetime August 21 solar eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on earth, is hosting a viewing party for the once-in-a-lifetime August 21 solar eclipse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on earth, is hosting a viewing party for the once-in-a-lifetime August 21 solar eclipse. 

    Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on earth, is hosting a viewing party for the once-in-a-lifetime August 21 solar eclipse. 

  • Sierra Vista shifts teen programming to the library

    Sierra Vista shifts teen programming to the library

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:59:30 GMT
    (Source: City of Sierra Vista)(Source: City of Sierra Vista)

    Teens in Sierra Vista will soon have a new place to hang out, as the Sierra Vista Public Library expands it's teen programming and serve as the City's dedicated space for teens during the weekdays, beginning in September.  

    Teens in Sierra Vista will soon have a new place to hang out, as the Sierra Vista Public Library expands it's teen programming and serve as the City's dedicated space for teens during the weekdays, beginning in September.  

  • Casa Grande Ruins fee free Aug. 25

    Casa Grande Ruins fee free Aug. 25

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:49:12 GMT

    The usual entrance fee of $5 will be waived for all visitors on August 25.  “Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want everyone to join the celebration,” said Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Superintendent Karl Pierce, in a recent news release.

    The usual entrance fee of $5 will be waived for all visitors on August 25.  “Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want everyone to join the celebration,” said Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Superintendent Karl Pierce, in a recent news release.

  • Thousands visit Tombstone to see 1993 film's star

    Thousands visit Tombstone to see 1993 film's star

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-08-14 15:39:50 GMT
    Source: Tucson News NowSource: Tucson News Now

    The inaugural Doc Holli-Days event and parade rolled through the historic town, with Val Kilmer as the Grand Marshal, and fans of the film did not miss out.

    The inaugural Doc Holli-Days event and parade rolled through the historic town, with Val Kilmer as the Grand Marshal, and fans of the film did not miss out.

  • 98 Degrees coming to Tucson in December

    98 Degrees coming to Tucson in December

    Friday, August 11 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-11 22:18:21 GMT
    (Source: 98 degrees / Twitter)(Source: 98 degrees / Twitter)

    The Let It Snow tour, which begins Nov. 10, is to promote the band's Christmas album. The album comes out Oct. 13 and the band will be in Tucson Friday, Feb. 22. 

    The Let It Snow tour, which begins Nov. 10, is to promote the band's Christmas album. The album comes out Oct. 13 and the band will be in Tucson Friday, Feb. 22. 

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Clanton Ranch part of Arizona's history

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Clanton Ranch part of Arizona's history

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-08-11 15:58:32 GMT
    Terry "Ike" Clanton stands next to the last remaining wall of the history Clanton Ranch, which is located about 17 miles south of Tombstone. (Source: Terry "Ike" Clanton")Terry "Ike" Clanton stands next to the last remaining wall of the history Clanton Ranch, which is located about 17 miles south of Tombstone. (Source: Terry "Ike" Clanton")

    About 17 miles south of Tombstone sits an important part of Arizona history, the Clanton Ranch.

    About 17 miles south of Tombstone sits an important part of Arizona history, the Clanton Ranch.

  • APP EXTRA: Was Doc Holliday behind gunfight at OK Corral?

    APP EXTRA: Was Doc Holliday behind gunfight at OK Corral?

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-08-11 15:54:29 GMT
    Doc Holliday (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Doc Holliday (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a legendary part of American history but some dispute Doc Holliday's part in the bloody battle.

    The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a legendary part of American history but some dispute Doc Holliday's part in the bloody battle.

  • APP EXTRA: Did Ike Clanton get a bad rap?

    APP EXTRA: Did Ike Clanton get a bad rap?

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-08-11 15:50:15 GMT
    Ike Clanton (Source: Clanton Family)Ike Clanton (Source: Clanton Family)

    The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a legendary part of American history, but some dispute who the good guys and bad guys were in the incident.

    The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a legendary part of American history, but some dispute who the good guys and bad guys were in the incident.

  • Fire restrictions remain for July 4th holiday weekend

    Fire restrictions remain for July 4th holiday weekend

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-06-30 15:29:58 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    An attempt to escape the heat in higher elevations comes with a warning this holiday weekend. Tucson's hottest June on record is leading fire officials to keep fire restrictions in place on public lands through the July 4th holiday.

    An attempt to escape the heat in higher elevations comes with a warning this holiday weekend. Tucson's hottest June on record is leading fire officials to keep fire restrictions in place on public lands through the July 4th holiday.

  • Breakers Water Park opens newest attraction involving eels, stingrays

    Breakers Water Park opens newest attraction involving eels, stingrays

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:47:54 GMT

    “Imagine being in the water among stingrays and eels,” said Breakers Water Park Manager Steve Miklosi, in a recent news release. “Our guests will be able to get close and touch these beautiful creatures and understand them a little bit more. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.”

    “Imagine being in the water among stingrays and eels,” said Breakers Water Park Manager Steve Miklosi, in a recent news release. “Our guests will be able to get close and touch these beautiful creatures and understand them a little bit more. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.”

  • Minions invade theaters this weekend

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:27:19 GMT

    Movie critic Herb Stratford breaks down what new movies are worth your time and money.

    Movie critic Herb Stratford breaks down what new movies are worth your time and money.

  • Southern Arizona's 'nuclear' past at the Titan Missile Museum

    Southern Arizona's 'nuclear' past at the Titan Missile Museum

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-08-10 15:58:51 GMT
    Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley. (Source: Tucson News Now)Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The talk about North Korea and nuclear weapons is a reminder to many in Tucson about the threat posed during the Cold War. Tucson was surrounded by 18 Titan II missiles aimed at the Soviet Union. 36 were stationed elsewhere. That means Tucson was in the crosshairs if the Cold War got out of hand. 

    The talk about North Korea and nuclear weapons is a reminder to many in Tucson about the threat posed during the Cold War. Tucson was surrounded by 18 Titan II missiles aimed at the Soviet Union. 36 were stationed elsewhere. That means Tucson was in the crosshairs if the Cold War got out of hand. 

  • Saguaro National Park to resume aerial spraying to control buffelgrass

    Saguaro National Park to resume aerial spraying to control buffelgrass

    Thursday, August 10 2017 1:04 AM EDT2017-08-10 05:04:50 GMT
    Buffelgrass (Source: NPS photo/Bethany Hontz)Buffelgrass (Source: NPS photo/Bethany Hontz)

    For the fourth year in a row, beginning Thursday, Aug. 17 the Saguaro National Park will resume aerial spraying to control buffelgrass in areas of the park that are not accessible to ground crews.  

    For the fourth year in a row, beginning Thursday, Aug. 17 the Saguaro National Park will resume aerial spraying to control buffelgrass in areas of the park that are not accessible to ground crews.  

  • Hummingbird feeder owners asked to watch for bats

    Hummingbird feeder owners asked to watch for bats

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-06-27 23:40:25 GMT
    Bat at a hummingbird feeder (Source: project volunteer Doris Evan)Bat at a hummingbird feeder (Source: project volunteer Doris Evan)

    Do you own a hummingbird feeder and live in southern Arizona?  The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for you to be on the lookout for bats.   

    Do you own a hummingbird feeder and live in southern Arizona?  The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for you to be on the lookout for bats.   

  • Public comment sought on fee increase for Organ Pipe National Monument

    Public comment sought on fee increase for Organ Pipe National Monument

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-06-27 22:57:10 GMT
    Organ Pipe National Monument. (Source: National Park Service)Organ Pipe National Monument. (Source: National Park Service)

    For the first time since 2014, in order to meet the National Park Service (NPS) fee structure that was updated in that same year, Organ Pipe National Monument (NM) is proposing to increase the park's entrance and camping fees. An amenity fee for the Ajo Mountain Drive van tour is also proposed.  

    For the first time since 2014, in order to meet the National Park Service (NPS) fee structure that was updated in that same year, Organ Pipe National Monument (NM) is proposing to increase the park's entrance and camping fees. An amenity fee for the Ajo Mountain Drive van tour is also proposed.  

  • 16th annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian show & sale

    16th annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian show & sale

    Monday, August 7 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-08 00:49:29 GMT

    Calling all reptile enthusiasts!  It's that time of year again ... reptile and amphibian show and sale time.   The show is happening Oct. 7 - 8 at the Tucson Expo Center.

    Calling all reptile enthusiasts!  It's that time of year again ... reptile and amphibian show and sale time.   The show is happening Oct. 7 - 8 at the Tucson Expo Center.

  • August events at Saguaro National Park

    August events at Saguaro National Park

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:18:54 GMT
    (Source: National Park Service)(Source: National Park Service)

    Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of walks and talks that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees and reservations may apply.

    Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of walks and talks that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees and reservations may apply.

  • Climbing Costs: Should hikers pay the bill for 'stupidity?'

    Climbing Costs: Should hikers pay the bill for 'stupidity?'

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 4:58 PM EST2015-11-18 21:58:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 2 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-08-02 16:03:57 GMT

    Some Tucsonans said they think a hiker should face a fee for the time and money spent on rescues, similar to how drivers pay up if they need water rescuing as part of Arizona's "Stupid Motorist Law."

    Some Tucsonans said they think a hiker should face a fee for the time and money spent on rescues, similar to how drivers pay up if they need water rescuing as part of Arizona's "Stupid Motorist Law."

  • Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

    Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-08-04 23:40:56 GMT

    Southern Arizona is home to over 500 species of birds, so our city a hot spot for some real feathered fun!

    Southern Arizona is home to over 500 species of birds, so our city a hot spot for some real feathered fun!

  • New fire restrictions in place in southern Arizona

    New fire restrictions in place in southern Arizona

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:27:34 GMT
    (Source: Pablo/Buffer)(Source: Pablo/Buffer)

    These restrictions will be in place until further notice. 

    These restrictions will be in place until further notice. 

  • Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Friday, August 4 2017 8:23 AM EDT2017-08-04 12:23:50 GMT
    The crowd at a past Movies in the Park event. (Source: SAACA/Cox Communications)The crowd at a past Movies in the Park event. (Source: SAACA/Cox Communications)

    Movies in the Park first began in the summer of 2003, with a projector and a repurposed bed sheet, and now 14 years later the event has grown considerably to become a community favorite.  

    Movies in the Park first began in the summer of 2003, with a projector and a repurposed bed sheet, and now 14 years later the event has grown considerably to become a community favorite.  

  • Registration open for 2017 Family Campout program

    Registration open for 2017 Family Campout program

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-04 01:52:15 GMT
    (Source: AZ State Parks)(Source: AZ State Parks)

    Arizona State Parks offers a unique program for those who want to take their family camping, but are new to the experience.   Registration has opened for the fall season of 'Camping 101'. 

    Arizona State Parks offers a unique program for those who want to take their family camping, but are new to the experience.   Registration has opened for the fall season of 'Camping 101'. 

  • Reid Park Zoo now home to poison dart frogs

    Reid Park Zoo now home to poison dart frogs

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:23:55 GMT
    New amphibians at Reid Park Zoo. (Source: Reid Park Zoo)New amphibians at Reid Park Zoo. (Source: Reid Park Zoo)

    These colorful friends are the first amphibians to come to our zoo in ten years!

    These colorful friends are the first amphibians to come to our zoo in ten years!

  • SARA looking for volunteers

    SARA looking for volunteers

    Thursday, June 22 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-06-22 18:40:50 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Thursday night is an opportunity to learn more about joining a life-saving team. The Southern Arizona Rescue Association is looking for new volunteers.

    Thursday night is an opportunity to learn more about joining a life-saving team. The Southern Arizona Rescue Association is looking for new volunteers.

  • Frequent rescues won't close parts of Coronado National Forest

    Frequent rescues won't close parts of Coronado National Forest

    Thursday, August 3 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-08-03 15:01:55 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    It takes known, not potential, threats to cause forestry officials to close areas of Coronado National Forest.

    It takes known, not potential, threats to cause forestry officials to close areas of Coronado National Forest.

  • Summer movie schedule for Cinema La Placita at the Tucson Museum of Art

    Summer movie schedule for Cinema La Placita at the Tucson Museum of Art

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:22:15 GMT
    (Source: Cinema La Placita)(Source: Cinema La Placita)

    Here is another popular option for outdoor movie viewing - Cinema La Placita and this year it has a new home, the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) at the Plaza of the Pioneers.

    Here is another popular option for outdoor movie viewing - Cinema La Placita and this year it has a new home, the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) at the Plaza of the Pioneers.

  • Sierra Vista Teen Center extends summer hours

    Sierra Vista Teen Center extends summer hours

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:28:11 GMT
    (Source: Sierra Vista Teen Center)(Source: Sierra Vista Teen Center)

    “We want to see what turnout is like over the next two weeks. If there’s a good response, we’ll look at continuing the extended hours in July,” said William Lash, supervisor of the Teen Center, in a recent news release. 

    “We want to see what turnout is like over the next two weeks. If there’s a good response, we’ll look at continuing the extended hours in July,” said William Lash, supervisor of the Teen Center, in a recent news release. 

  • Fun when sun goes down at Reid Park Zoo's Summer Safari Nights

    Fun when sun goes down at Reid Park Zoo's Summer Safari Nights

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:19:32 GMT

    Animals from the zoo invade our Fox 11 Daybreak studio! Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Friday Nights is underway right now through Aug. 4.

    Animals from the zoo invade our Fox 11 Daybreak studio! Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Friday Nights is underway right now through Aug. 4.

  • August & September events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    August & September events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-07-29 01:03:03 GMT

    Check out what's taking place at Tubac Presidio Historic Park.  Interested in an event, don't forget to call and make your reservations in advance of attending. 

    Check out what's taking place at Tubac Presidio Historic Park.  Interested in an event, don't forget to call and make your reservations in advance of attending. 

  • Holbrook gives visitors glimpse into Arizona's bloody, outlaw past

    Holbrook gives visitors glimpse into Arizona's bloody, outlaw past

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:07:15 GMT
    (Source: Peter Corbett)(Source: Peter Corbett)

    Even by territorial Arizona standards, Holbrook was a rough place in the 1880s with too many lawless cowboys, cattle rustlers and horse thieves. Just a half day's drive from Tucson will have you exploring the scene of one of Arizona's bloodiest shootouts.

    Even by territorial Arizona standards, Holbrook was a rough place in the 1880s with too many lawless cowboys, cattle rustlers and horse thieves. Just a half day's drive from Tucson will have you exploring the scene of one of Arizona's bloodiest shootouts.

  • Fall 2017 Parks & Recreation Program Guide now available

    Fall 2017 Parks & Recreation Program Guide now available

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:02:44 GMT
    (Source: Oro Valley)(Source: Oro Valley)

    Be sure to check out the Fall 2017 Parks and Recreation Program Guide! It includes details on programs for children, recreational offerings for all age groups, educational classes, aquatics, golf, tennis and special events through December 2017. 

    Be sure to check out the Fall 2017 Parks and Recreation Program Guide! It includes details on programs for children, recreational offerings for all age groups, educational classes, aquatics, golf, tennis and special events through December 2017. 

  • Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced

    Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:24:09 GMT
    (Source: maingatesquare)(Source: maingatesquare)

    Presented by The Marshall Foundation, Jonas Hunter Productions and Main Gate Square, the free performances alternate Fridays at a later start time of 7:30 p.m. from April to August.  Please make note that this is a half hour later than previous concert seasons.

    Presented by The Marshall Foundation, Jonas Hunter Productions and Main Gate Square, the free performances alternate Fridays at a later start time of 7:30 p.m. from April to August.  Please make note that this is a half hour later than previous concert seasons.

  • Stay 'cool' on Saturday nights at the Desert Museum

    Stay 'cool' on Saturday nights at the Desert Museum

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:23:40 GMT
    (Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)(Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)

    What makes these Saturday evenings so enchanting? Stunning sunsets, skies speckled with stars, night-blooming plants, and animals reappearing from their daytime naps. The desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. 

    What makes these Saturday evenings so enchanting? Stunning sunsets, skies speckled with stars, night-blooming plants, and animals reappearing from their daytime naps. The desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. 

  • Calvary Craft Children's Camp - Ft. Lowell Museum

    Calvary Craft Children's Camp - Ft. Lowell Museum

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:23:03 GMT
    (Source: Ft. Lowell Museum/AZ Historical Society)(Source: Ft. Lowell Museum/AZ Historical Society)

    Each craft gives a glimpse into the life of the men and women who have lived and worked in the Fort Lowell area throughout the centuries, from the Hohokam to today’s archaeologists. Come on by and make a little history! 

    Each craft gives a glimpse into the life of the men and women who have lived and worked in the Fort Lowell area throughout the centuries, from the Hohokam to today’s archaeologists. Come on by and make a little history! 

  • Bat workshop offers hands-on experience with AZGFD biologists

    Bat workshop offers hands-on experience with AZGFD biologists

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:21:39 GMT
    Bat (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)Bat (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    Interested in learning more about bats? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a special workshop to do just that.   

    Interested in learning more about bats? The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a special workshop to do just that.   

  • Drive-In Movies on the Driving Range this summer in Oro Valley

    Drive-In Movies on the Driving Range this summer in Oro Valley

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:20:56 GMT
    (Source: Town of Oro Valley)(Source: Town of Oro Valley)

    Starting this Saturday, May 20, Drive-in Movies on the Driving Range will feature family friendly movies G or PG-rated on a giant inflatable outdoor screen, the best part -- its free!  

    Starting this Saturday, May 20, Drive-in Movies on the Driving Range will feature family friendly movies G or PG-rated on a giant inflatable outdoor screen, the best part -- its free!  

  • Fire restrictions to be implemented for entire Coconino and Kaibab forests

    Fire restrictions to be implemented for entire Coconino and Kaibab forests

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-06-13 23:00:52 GMT

    The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a developed recreation site. 

    The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a developed recreation site. 

  • Mohawk Rest Area on I-8 reopens after eight-year hiatus

    Mohawk Rest Area on I-8 reopens after eight-year hiatus

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-07-24 23:48:02 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

    Attention all road trippers - the Mohawk Rest Area on Interstate 8, heading west to California is now back open.  According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Mohawk Rest Area is open for business after being closed since 2009.  

    Attention all road trippers - the Mohawk Rest Area on Interstate 8, heading west to California is now back open.  According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Mohawk Rest Area is open for business after being closed since 2009.  

  • Colossal Cave to host 16th Annual Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival

    Colossal Cave to host 16th Annual Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:34:39 GMT
    (Source: Colossal Cave Mountain Park)(Source: Colossal Cave Mountain Park)

    Colossal Cave Mountain Park announces it will host the 16th Annual Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival to honor the Saguaro cactus, Arizona’s state flower, and its importance within the local Tohono O’odham Tribal Nation. 

    Colossal Cave Mountain Park announces it will host the 16th Annual Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival to honor the Saguaro cactus, Arizona’s state flower, and its importance within the local Tohono O’odham Tribal Nation. 

  • New mountain bike park one step closer to construction

    New mountain bike park one step closer to construction

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-07-22 17:10:10 GMT
    Rendering of plan (Source: Tucson News Now)Rendering of plan (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The city of Tucson unveiled the master plan for the Hundred Acre Wood Community Bicycle Park Thursday evening.  This mountain bike park has been in the works for the past 10 years. 

    The city of Tucson unveiled the master plan for the Hundred Acre Wood Community Bicycle Park Thursday evening.  This mountain bike park has been in the works for the past 10 years. 

  • Majority of Frye Fire area remains closed due to flooding potential

    Majority of Frye Fire area remains closed due to flooding potential

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:27:46 GMT

    The Frye Fire burned 48,443 acres in the Pinaleño Mountains during the months of June and July of this year. As protective vegetation was consumed, the landscape became more vulnerable to flooding. 

    The Frye Fire burned 48,443 acres in the Pinaleño Mountains during the months of June and July of this year. As protective vegetation was consumed, the landscape became more vulnerable to flooding. 

  • Register to see bighorn sheep on Canyon Lake

    Register to see bighorn sheep on Canyon Lake

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:50:21 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    Participants ages 10 and older will board department work boats to explore the canyons and bluffs of this scenic lake in search of these spectacular animals. 

    Participants ages 10 and older will board department work boats to explore the canyons and bluffs of this scenic lake in search of these spectacular animals. 

  • Kartchner Caverns State Park named 'Best Arizona Attraction'

    Kartchner Caverns State Park named 'Best Arizona Attraction'

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:51:07 GMT
    (Source: Arizona State Parks)(Source: Arizona State Parks)

    The best attraction in Arizona has been named, and it's Kartchner Caverns State Park, according to a recent news release.  

    The best attraction in Arizona has been named, and it's Kartchner Caverns State Park, according to a recent news release.  

  • Family fun taking off at Pima Air & Space Museum

    Family fun taking off at Pima Air & Space Museum

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:42:43 GMT

    Lots of fun taking flight this weekend at the Pima Air & Space Museum! Night Wings gives families are great chance to see some pretty cool things this weekend. 

    Lots of fun taking flight this weekend at the Pima Air & Space Museum! Night Wings gives families are great chance to see some pretty cool things this weekend. 

  • Tucson Botanical Gardens offers community classes

    Tucson Botanical Gardens offers community classes

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:40:15 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Twist into a new tai chi pose, wash your worries away with watercolor and dig into some desert gardening at the Botanical Gardens!

    Twist into a new tai chi pose, wash your worries away with watercolor and dig into some desert gardening at the Botanical Gardens!

  • Rain signals easing of fire restrictions in southeast AZ

    Rain signals easing of fire restrictions in southeast AZ

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:52:09 GMT
    (Source: National Park Service)(Source: National Park Service)

    With monsoon storms in full swing and the rise in moisture, officials have determined the likelihood of wildfire has lessened and fire restrictions can be rescinded.  

    With monsoon storms in full swing and the rise in moisture, officials have determined the likelihood of wildfire has lessened and fire restrictions can be rescinded.  

  • Summer getaway discount for tours & camping at Kartchner Caverns State Park

    Summer getaway discount for tours & camping at Kartchner Caverns State Park

    Thursday, June 8 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-06-08 04:24:46 GMT

    This summer, get out and explore the "Best Cave in the USA" by taking advantage of special discounts now through October 14, 2017. 

    This summer, get out and explore the "Best Cave in the USA" by taking advantage of special discounts now through October 14, 2017. 

  • July & August events happening in southern Arizona

    July & August events happening in southern Arizona

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:01:32 GMT
    (Source: http://www.visitarizona.com/)(Source: http://www.visitarizona.com/)

    Looking for something to do this summer in southern Arizona? Check out this list and make your plans. 

    Looking for something to do this summer in southern Arizona? Check out this list and make your plans. 

  • Increased camping fee proposed for Chiricahua National Monument

    Increased camping fee proposed for Chiricahua National Monument

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-06-06 23:17:44 GMT
    (Source: Chiricahua National Monument)(Source: Chiricahua National Monument)

    "We are committed to keeping camping at the park affordable but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience," said Chiricahua National Monument Superintendent Allen Etheridge, in the release. "The money from camping fees is used to maintain and improve camping facilities, and provide visitor services."

    "We are committed to keeping camping at the park affordable but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience," said Chiricahua National Monument Superintendent Allen Etheridge, in the release. "The money from camping fees is used to maintain and improve camping facilities, and provide visitor services."

  • Oro Valley launches new concert series for kids

    Oro Valley launches new concert series for kids

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:13:37 GMT
    (Source: Town of Oro Valley)(Source: Town of Oro Valley)

    The new series "provides an intimate, interactive experience for young children and their families where they can explore the sights, sounds and workings of instruments and dance." 

    The new series "provides an intimate, interactive experience for young children and their families where they can explore the sights, sounds and workings of instruments and dance." 

  • Casa Grande Ruins begins summer hours

    Casa Grande Ruins begins summer hours

    Monday, June 5 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-06-06 01:12:10 GMT

    As the heat of summer begins to dominate the Southern Arizona forecast, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will begin summer operating hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Sunday, June 18 through the months that the monument receives fewer visitors. 

    As the heat of summer begins to dominate the Southern Arizona forecast, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will begin summer operating hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Sunday, June 18 through the months that the monument receives fewer visitors. 

  • Summer vacation is here and there are still summer camps to attend

    Summer vacation is here and there are still summer camps to attend

    Monday, June 5 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-06-05 23:07:45 GMT
    (Source: Girl Scouts)(Source: Girl Scouts)

    For the upcoming camp season, The Girl Scout team has designed camp experiences that are fun and engaging for girls entering grades k-12. 

    For the upcoming camp season, The Girl Scout team has designed camp experiences that are fun and engaging for girls entering grades k-12. 

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    WATCH: Camera captures black bear on trail near Mount Lemmon

    WATCH: Camera captures black bear on trail near Mount Lemmon

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:43:49 GMT
    These bears were seen in Summerhaven on Wednesday, July 12. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)These bears were seen in Summerhaven on Wednesday, July 12. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the family of bears seen in Summerhaven may have been displaced by the Burro Fire.

    According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the family of bears seen in Summerhaven may have been displaced by the Burro Fire.

  • Ironwood Forest National Monument on list to lose designation

    Ironwood Forest National Monument on list to lose designation

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-07-14 14:58:17 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Department of the Interior has named 24 national monuments that could lose their status under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. 

    The Department of the Interior has named 24 national monuments that could lose their status under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. 

  • Thousands come to Savor Sierra Vista

    Thousands come to Savor Sierra Vista

    Thursday, June 1 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-06-01 22:59:57 GMT
    (Source: City of Sierra Vista)(Source: City of Sierra Vista)

    The festival was the centerpiece of a long holiday weekend featuring several first-ever events, including the Starlight Dinner on the Move on Friday night and Savor Sunday, which were hosted by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce. 

    The festival was the centerpiece of a long holiday weekend featuring several first-ever events, including the Starlight Dinner on the Move on Friday night and Savor Sunday, which were hosted by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Shuttle Service to continue in Sabino Canyon

    Shuttle Service to continue in Sabino Canyon

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:36:07 GMT

    An amendment to the special use permit of the current operator, Sabino Canyon Tours, Inc. provides for shuttle service to continue until midnight on June 30, 2018. 

    An amendment to the special use permit of the current operator, Sabino Canyon Tours, Inc. provides for shuttle service to continue until midnight on June 30, 2018. 

  • Sahuarita Pecan Festival seeking vendors, sponsors for upcoming event

    Sahuarita Pecan Festival seeking vendors, sponsors for upcoming event

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-05-31 23:24:47 GMT

    The event is held on the grounds of the Green Valley Pecan Company in Sahuarita, AZ and draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. It is a family-focused, community oriented one-day event.   

    The event is held on the grounds of the Green Valley Pecan Company in Sahuarita, AZ and draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. It is a family-focused, community oriented one-day event.   

  • July to September events at Oracle State Park

    July to September events at Oracle State Park

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:06:56 GMT
    (Source: Arizona State Parks)(Source: Arizona State Parks)

    Oracle State Park is a 4,000-acre wildlife refuge with over 15 miles of trails. Oracle State Park is an International Dark Sky Park, designated in 2014 by the International Dark Sky Association.    

    Oracle State Park is a 4,000-acre wildlife refuge with over 15 miles of trails. Oracle State Park is an International Dark Sky Park, designated in 2014 by the International Dark Sky Association.    

  • AZ Game and Fish wants your best wildlife photos

    AZ Game and Fish wants your best wildlife photos

    Thursday, July 6 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-06 23:14:43 GMT
    Bryan Keil of Scottsdale took the best-in-show photo last year, which is pictured above. (Source: AZ Game and Fish Department)Bryan Keil of Scottsdale took the best-in-show photo last year, which is pictured above. (Source: AZ Game and Fish Department)

    Calling all aspiring wildlife photographers - Arizona wants your best photo. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is holding its annual wildlife calendar photo contest.  

    Calling all aspiring wildlife photographers - Arizona wants your best photo. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is holding its annual wildlife calendar photo contest.  

  • Public input on amenities in Coronado National Forest

    Public input on amenities in Coronado National Forest

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:49:15 GMT

    The Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is hosting a series of public meetings for its new initiative, “Restructuring Developed Recreation: the Future of Fees, Campgrounds and Day-use Areas.”   

    The Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is hosting a series of public meetings for its new initiative, “Restructuring Developed Recreation: the Future of Fees, Campgrounds and Day-use Areas.”   

  • Stage 1 fire restrictions for southern AZ

    Stage 1 fire restrictions for southern AZ

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:58:57 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    This restriction will be in place in eight Arizona counties on all state-owned and state-managed lands.  

    This restriction will be in place in eight Arizona counties on all state-owned and state-managed lands.  

  • Sierra Vista reading program kicks off as summer vacation is around the corner

    Sierra Vista reading program kicks off as summer vacation is around the corner

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:15:52 GMT
    (Source: Sierra Vista Public Library)(Source: Sierra Vista Public Library)

    The Sierra Vista Public Library is kicking off the 2017 Summer Reading Program with a special event on Saturday, May 20.

    The Sierra Vista Public Library is kicking off the 2017 Summer Reading Program with a special event on Saturday, May 20.

  • Grand opening of Canyonlands Restaurant at Bearizona

    Grand opening of Canyonlands Restaurant at Bearizona

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:07:01 GMT
    Canyonlands Restaurant (Source: Bearizona)Canyonlands Restaurant (Source: Bearizona)

    The much anticipated 6,000-square-foot restaurant, Canyonlands is themed, featuring soaring canyon walls and ancient ruins that allow diners to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the Southwest. 

    The much anticipated 6,000-square-foot restaurant, Canyonlands is themed, featuring soaring canyon walls and ancient ruins that allow diners to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the Southwest. 

  • Summer fun on a budget in Oro Valley

    Summer fun on a budget in Oro Valley

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-05-11 00:26:46 GMT
    (Source: Oro Valley Aquatic Center)(Source: Oro Valley Aquatic Center)

    Temperatures are on the rise and everyone is looking for a way to stay cool, and the Oro Valley Aquatic Center is offering several activities for those on a budget!  

    Temperatures are on the rise and everyone is looking for a way to stay cool, and the Oro Valley Aquatic Center is offering several activities for those on a budget!  

  • 10 Tucson Museums offer free admission to active duty military, their families

    10 Tucson Museums offer free admission to active duty military, their families

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:09:49 GMT
    (Source: Blue Star Museums)(Source: Blue Star Museums)

    There are ten museums in Tucson, as part of the Blue Star Museums that are offering free admission to active duty military members and their families. 

    There are ten museums in Tucson, as part of the Blue Star Museums that are offering free admission to active duty military members and their families. 

  • International Wildlife Museum to open permanent Teddy Roosevelt exhibit

    International Wildlife Museum to open permanent Teddy Roosevelt exhibit

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:54:13 GMT
    (Source: International Wildlife Museum)(Source: International Wildlife Museum)

    Did you know that during Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency, he protected nearly 230 million acres of land, created 5 National Parks, 18 National Monuments, 150 National Forests and 51 bird reserves?

    Did you know that during Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency, he protected nearly 230 million acres of land, created 5 National Parks, 18 National Monuments, 150 National Forests and 51 bird reserves?

  • Ignite Your Imagination During Summer Reading May 20–July 15!

    Ignite Your Imagination During Summer Reading May 20–July 15!

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-05-10 04:47:40 GMT
    (Source: Pablo/Buffer)(Source: Pablo/Buffer)

    The Pima County Public Library’s Summer Reading program runs May 20 through July 15. Visit the Library’s website to see all that’s happening this summer.

    The Pima County Public Library’s Summer Reading program runs May 20 through July 15. Visit the Library’s website to see all that’s happening this summer.

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  • Property crime on the rise in one Tucson neighborhood

    Property crime on the rise in one Tucson neighborhood

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:10:07 GMT
    Crime on the rise in one midtown neighborhood. (Source: Tucson News Now)Crime on the rise in one midtown neighborhood. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The City of Tucson is seeing a rise in property crimes, but it’s possible that some of the crimes could have been prevented. 

    The City of Tucson is seeing a rise in property crimes, but it’s possible that some of the crimes could have been prevented. 

  • Pima County hoping to bring baseball spring training back

    Pima County hoping to bring baseball spring training back

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:09:10 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Pima County is reaching out to the Milwaukee Brewers baseball organization offering it a place to hold its major league spring training games. The Brewers are looking for a place to play following a contract issue with Glendale, Arizona and a stadium proposal which failed in Gilbert. 

    Pima County is reaching out to the Milwaukee Brewers baseball organization offering it a place to hold its major league spring training games. The Brewers are looking for a place to play following a contract issue with Glendale, Arizona and a stadium proposal which failed in Gilbert. 

  • Businesses around UA eager for student spending

    Businesses around UA eager for student spending

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:07:33 GMT
    Businesses happy that UA students are returning to school. (Source: Tucson News Now)Businesses happy that UA students are returning to school. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    You don't have to walk far down University Boulevard to find the signs of students returning to the University of Arizona campus. Sidewalks are filling up and shops have "Hiring Now" signs in their windows. 

    You don't have to walk far down University Boulevard to find the signs of students returning to the University of Arizona campus. Sidewalks are filling up and shops have "Hiring Now" signs in their windows. 

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