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  • 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!

  • New mountain bike park one step closer to construction

    New mountain bike park one step closer to construction

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:21:19 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. 

  • 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. 

  • breaking

    Rescue teams come to aid of hiker at Tanque Verde Falls

    Rescue teams come to aid of hiker at Tanque Verde Falls

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-06-07 19:04:06 GMT

    Search and rescue teams from the Pima County Sheriff's Department were called to the Tanque Verde Falls today after a hiker was reported to be suffering from heat-related issues.

    Search and rescue teams from the Pima County Sheriff's Department were called to the Tanque Verde Falls today after a hiker was reported to be suffering from heat-related issues.

  • 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."

  • Queen of the Night bloom watch on at Tohono Chul

    Queen of the Night bloom watch on at Tohono Chul

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-06-07 14:33:14 GMT
    (Source: Tohono Chul)(Source: Tohono Chul)

    Tohono Chul has the largest private collection of Night Blooming Cereus in the entire world. 

    Tohono Chul has the largest private collection of Night Blooming Cereus in the entire world. 

  • 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." 

  • PAW Patrol LIVE set for Arizona stop

    PAW Patrol LIVE set for Arizona stop

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:12:45 GMT
    (Source: PAW Patrol Live)(Source: PAW Patrol Live)

    PAW Patrol Live will stop in Arizona this fall.

    PAW Patrol Live will stop in Arizona this fall.

  • 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. 

  • Temperatures getting hotter, baby Cooper's hawks are hitting the ground

    Temperatures getting hotter, baby Cooper's hawks are hitting the ground

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:44:57 GMT
    A young Cooper's Hawk with feathers and white down showing. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)A young Cooper's Hawk with feathers and white down showing. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding the public that as temperatures get hotter, they may see more baby Cooper's hawks start hitting the ground.  

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding the public that as temperatures get hotter, they may see more baby Cooper's hawks start hitting the ground.  

  • breaking

    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.

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

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

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:53:15 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!  

  • Road to Mount Lemmon to reopen to public Friday

    Road to Mount Lemmon to reopen to public Friday

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:03:39 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    After more than a week, the public will be allowed to head back up to Mount Lemmon starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 14.

    After more than a week, the public will be allowed to head back up to Mount Lemmon starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 14.

  • 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. 

  • Bat workshop offers hands-on experience with AZGFD biologists

    Bat workshop offers hands-on experience with AZGFD biologists

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:19:55 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.   

  • 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.   

  • 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

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:10:03 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.

  • Local Performers ready for show at Hacienda del Sol

    Local performers ready for show at Hacienda del Sol

    Local performers ready for show at Hacienda del Sol

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-05-30 17:01:16 GMT
    Steve Ehlers (Source: KOLD News 13)Steve Ehlers (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Mr. Bing's Supper Club Experience is June 11 at Hacienda del Sol. 

    Mr. Bing's Supper Club Experience is June 11 at Hacienda del Sol. 

  • Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:52:06 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.  

  • 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.  

  • July events at Saguaro National Park

    July events at Saguaro National Park

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-06-30 23:40:15 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • COOL ESCAPES

    Kartchner Caverns State Park a cool (but humid) escape from heat

    Kartchner Caverns State Park a cool (but humid) escape from heat

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:19:25 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:16:38 GMT
    (Source: Arizona State Parks)(Source: Arizona State Parks)

    Want to get away? Olivia Fierro takes us southeast to Kartchner Caverns State Park. 

    Want to get away? Olivia Fierro takes us southeast to Kartchner Caverns State Park. 

  • July events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    July events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-06-28 01:22:12 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. 

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

    Calvary Craft Children's Camp - Ft. Lowell Museum

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-06-28 01:19:20 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! 

  • 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.   

  • 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. 

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

    Stay 'cool' on Saturday nights at the Desert Museum

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:44:02 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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!  

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

    Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:42:51 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.

  • 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.

  • Wildlife rehab center receiving more calls as temperatures rise

    Wildlife rehab center receiving more calls as temperatures rise

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-06-21 01:13:45 GMT
    Veterinarian performing surgery on a coyote’s ear. (Source: Tucson Wildlife Center)Veterinarian performing surgery on a coyote’s ear. (Source: Tucson Wildlife Center)

    The Tucson Wildlife Center has received more than 200 calls from southern Arizona residents with concerns about birds and mammals that they are finding near their homes and at work.   

    The Tucson Wildlife Center has received more than 200 calls from southern Arizona residents with concerns about birds and mammals that they are finding near their homes and at work.   

  • 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.

  • Visitors, campers climb to higher elevation for heat relief

    Visitors, campers climb to higher elevation for heat relief

    Monday, June 19 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-06-19 17:02:05 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    When the temperature gets tough, reach higher. It appeared to be the motto for many who traveled up toward Mt. Lemmon. The escape to a cooler temperature caused even the most nervous of individuals to throw caution into the wind. 

    When the temperature gets tough, reach higher. It appeared to be the motto for many who traveled up toward Mt. Lemmon. The escape to a cooler temperature caused even the most nervous of individuals to throw caution into the wind. 

  • Hikers hit trails despite excessive heat warning

    Hikers hit trails despite excessive heat warning

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-06-19 16:26:02 GMT
    Hikers prepare to hit the trails in triple-digit temperatures (Source: Tucson News Now).Hikers prepare to hit the trails in triple-digit temperatures (Source: Tucson News Now).

    Tucson’s excessive heat warning didn’t stop hikers from venturing out on the trails on Saturday.

    Tucson’s excessive heat warning didn’t stop hikers from venturing out on the trails on Saturday.

  • Spring safety on Coronado National Forest

    Spring safety on Coronado National Forest

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-05-05 23:02:31 GMT

    Officials note that as temperatures warm, vegetation is greening up and water is becoming more scarce on the  “Sky Island” mountain ranges across the Forest.  As a result, wildlife movements and patterns are altered, a change which requires renewed situational awareness by outdoor enthusiasts.

    Officials note that as temperatures warm, vegetation is greening up and water is becoming more scarce on the  “Sky Island” mountain ranges across the Forest.  As a result, wildlife movements and patterns are altered, a change which requires renewed situational awareness by outdoor enthusiasts.

  • 6 scorpion facts to make your skin crawl

    Thursday, June 8 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:28:47 GMT
    Friday, June 16 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:42:46 GMT
    (Source: Dan Griffiths)(Source: Dan Griffiths)

    Outside your home, inside the house, these creepy-crawly creatures can be found anywhere.

    Outside your home, inside the house, these creepy-crawly creatures can be found anywhere.

  • New flier is last line of defense to protect hikers from heat illness

    New flier is last line of defense to protect hikers from heat illness

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-06-16 16:17:34 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Several different agencies teamed up in May for the Arizona Extreme Heat Planning Workshop. The event was an opportunity for those departments to discuss new ways to keep people safe during those extreme temperatures.

    Several different agencies teamed up in May for the Arizona Extreme Heat Planning Workshop. The event was an opportunity for those departments to discuss new ways to keep people safe during those extreme temperatures.

  • Keeping safe on the trails during monsoon

    Keeping safe on the trails during monsoon

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-06-15 01:32:02 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The water that comes with the monsoon can be an attractive quality to summertime hikes in southern Arizona, but there are several dangers that casual and experienced hikers should know about.

    The water that comes with the monsoon can be an attractive quality to summertime hikes in southern Arizona, but there are several dangers that casual and experienced hikers should know about.

  • 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. 

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department offers tours to Canyon Lake

    Arizona Game and Fish Department offers tours to Canyon Lake

    Monday, June 12 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-06-12 20:34:18 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:21:40 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering tours to view Arizona's desert bighorn sheep from July 1-2 on Canyon Lake.

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering tours to view Arizona's desert bighorn sheep from July 1-2 on Canyon Lake.

  • Operational changes on Santa Catalina Ranger District

    Operational changes on Santa Catalina Ranger District

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:04:21 GMT

    The overflow parking lot north of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center will close for the summer season beginning May 1, 2017. The lot will reopen next season to accommodate an increase of visitors over the fall, winter and spring months. 

    The overflow parking lot north of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center will close for the summer season beginning May 1, 2017. The lot will reopen next season to accommodate an increase of visitors over the fall, winter and spring months. 

  • Ranch bought by Arizona poised to finally become a park

    Ranch bought by Arizona poised to finally become a park

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:50:49 GMT
    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:53:14 GMT
    Rockin' River Ranch State Park (Source: Arizona State Parks)Rockin' River Ranch State Park (Source: Arizona State Parks)

    A ranch that has largely sat dormant since being bought by Arizona nearly a decade ago is being turned into a state park that will include campsites and recreational opportunities along the scenic Verde River.

    A ranch that has largely sat dormant since being bought by Arizona nearly a decade ago is being turned into a state park that will include campsites and recreational opportunities along the scenic Verde River.

  • Salt River Tubing is not closing

    Salt River Tubing is not closing

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-06-02 15:30:39 GMT
    Friday, June 2 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-06-02 19:28:27 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    There's apparently a Facebook post going around saying the river is closed indefinitely. 

    There's apparently a Facebook post going around saying the river is closed indefinitely. 

  • Arizona Snowbowl kicks off summer season including scenic chairlift

    Arizona Snowbowl kicks off summer season including scenic chairlift

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:36:39 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-05-29 21:41:44 GMT
    Arizona Snowbowl offers scenic chairlifts throughout the summer season. (Source: Arizona Snowbowl)Arizona Snowbowl offers scenic chairlifts throughout the summer season. (Source: Arizona Snowbowl)

    Arizona Snowbowl kicked off its summer season Saturday with daily scenic chairlift rides and other events.

    Arizona Snowbowl kicked off its summer season Saturday with daily scenic chairlift rides and other events.

  • Grand Canyon's North Rim faces limited services at reopening

    Grand Canyon's North Rim faces limited services at reopening

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:45:40 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-05-04 15:51:37 GMT
    The Grand Canyon (Source: National Park Service)The Grand Canyon (Source: National Park Service)

    Grand Canyon National Park officials say the North Rim will open as scheduled May 15 but some services will be limited while a water supply pipeline is repaired after being damaged by rockslides over the winter.

    Grand Canyon National Park officials say the North Rim will open as scheduled May 15 but some services will be limited while a water supply pipeline is repaired after being damaged by rockslides over the winter.

  • Salt River tubing season underway

    Salt River tubing season underway

    Monday, May 1 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-05-02 02:35:09 GMT
    Monday, May 1 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-05-02 03:21:59 GMT
    Several hundred people went out to the river just north of Mesa to take advantage of the opening. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Several hundred people went out to the river just north of Mesa to take advantage of the opening. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Tubing season on the Salt River kicked off on Monday. Several hundred people went out to the river just north of Mesa to take advantage of the opening. 

    Tubing season on the Salt River kicked off on Monday. Several hundred people went out to the river just north of Mesa to take advantage of the opening. 

  • Summer 2017 Parks & Recreation Program Guide now available

    Summer 2017 Parks & Recreation Program Guide now available

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:42:59 GMT
    (Source: Oro Valley)(Source: Oro Valley)

    Summer is just around the corner, but the Summer 2017 Parks and Recreation Program Guide for Oro Valley is already here, so get a jump-start on planning your summer activities and camps for the kids! 

    Summer is just around the corner, but the Summer 2017 Parks and Recreation Program Guide for Oro Valley is already here, so get a jump-start on planning your summer activities and camps for the kids! 

  • Water conditions on Upper Salt River could draw thousands of tourists to raft

    Water conditions on Upper Salt River could draw thousands of tourists to raft

    Monday, April 17 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-04-17 14:57:58 GMT
    Monday, April 17 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-04-17 14:57:58 GMT
    Brendan Grady, a tour guide with Salt River Rafting, said they have thousands of people who try the rapids. (Source: Erica Apodaca/Cronkite News)Brendan Grady, a tour guide with Salt River Rafting, said they have thousands of people who try the rapids. (Source: Erica Apodaca/Cronkite News)

    Every spring, the Upper Salt River draws whitewater rafting enthusiasts to eastern Arizona, but a successful season depends on Mother Nature. Several tour guides said they expect this year’s season to be busy since the water conditions are better than they have been in seven years.

    Every spring, the Upper Salt River draws whitewater rafting enthusiasts to eastern Arizona, but a successful season depends on Mother Nature. Several tour guides said they expect this year’s season to be busy since the water conditions are better than they have been in seven years.

  • Arizona temperatures are warm, but the water’s still cold

    Arizona temperatures are warm, but the water’s still cold

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-04-12 23:01:45 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    With that in mind, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds watercraft users that while temperatures may be warm, water temperatures remain between the 50s and 60s at many of Arizona’s boating havens. 

    With that in mind, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds watercraft users that while temperatures may be warm, water temperatures remain between the 50s and 60s at many of Arizona’s boating havens. 

  • Seasonal opening of Rustler Park Campground in the Chiricahuas is delayed

    Seasonal opening of Rustler Park Campground in the Chiricahuas is delayed

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-04-11 22:40:34 GMT
    (Source: Coronado National Forest)(Source: Coronado National Forest)

    According to a USDA Forest Service release when crews were readying the area for the normally scheduled opening date of April 1, they found a large number of trees in and around the campground that had been toppled or uprooted during recent wind storms.

    According to a USDA Forest Service release when crews were readying the area for the normally scheduled opening date of April 1, they found a large number of trees in and around the campground that had been toppled or uprooted during recent wind storms.

  • AZ Diamondbacks expand Dog Days of Summer program

    AZ Diamondbacks expand Dog Days of Summer program

    Friday, April 7 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-04-08 01:25:05 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)(Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)

    Launched in 2016, the Dog Days of Summer program ticket package was only for Sunday games, but with this new season that kicks off on Sunday, April 9,  you can now buy tickets and bring your dog on Monday too! 

    Launched in 2016, the Dog Days of Summer program ticket package was only for Sunday games, but with this new season that kicks off on Sunday, April 9,  you can now buy tickets and bring your dog on Monday too! 

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    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:28:49 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

  • Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:33:52 GMT
    Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

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