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  • April and May events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    April and May events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:01:45 GMT

    Looking for something to do that takes advantage of Arizona's warm spring weather?  Why not visit Tubac Presidio Historic Park.  Interested in an event, don't forget to call and make your reservations in advance of attending. 

    Looking for something to do that takes advantage of Arizona's warm spring weather?  Why not visit Tubac Presidio Historic Park.  Interested in an event, don't forget to call and make your reservations in advance of attending. 

  • Southern Arizona parks have big economic impact

    Southern Arizona parks have big economic impact

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:32:13 GMT
    The National Park Service says three southern Arizona attractions drew nearly 200,000 visitors last year who spent $11.4 million in the communities near the park.
    The National Park Service says three southern Arizona attractions drew nearly 200,000 visitors last year who spent $11.4 million in the communities near the park.
  • Everything you need to know about the Pima County Fair

    Everything you need to know about the Pima County Fair

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:30:15 GMT
    (Source: Pima County Fair)(Source: Pima County Fair)

    Everything you need to know about the county fair in a nutshell.  

    Everything you need to know about the county fair in a nutshell.  

  • Tucson Premium Outlets announces 2017 weekly concert lineup

    Tucson Premium Outlets announces 2017 weekly concert lineup

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:29:51 GMT
    (Source: www.saaca.org/)(Source: www.saaca.org/)

    The concert series is a collaboration between Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.  All the music is family friendly, so everyone can attend. 

    The concert series is a collaboration between Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.  All the music is family friendly, so everyone can attend. 

  • April and May events at Saguaro National Park

    April and May events at Saguaro National Park

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:08:20 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.

  • Take a sneak peek at Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    Take a sneak peek at Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-04-19 17:33:32 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Experience the acrobatic beauty of insect energy in motion with Cirque Du Soleil OVO in Tucson.

    Experience the acrobatic beauty of insect energy in motion with Cirque Du Soleil OVO in Tucson.

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

    Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:57:38 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.

  • 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! 

  • UPDATE: Deadline for public comments extended on abandoned mines in Santa Cruz County

    UPDATE: Deadline for public comments extended on abandoned mines in Santa Cruz County

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-18 01:02:59 GMT

    Officials with the Coronado National Forest are requesting public comment on the Draft Report of the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Mansfield Canyon Watershed Mines: Hosey Mine and Dixie Mine (Site), two abandoned mines located on the Nogales Ranger District, Santa Cruz County, Nogales, Arizona.  

    Officials with the Coronado National Forest are requesting public comment on the Draft Report of the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Mansfield Canyon Watershed Mines: Hosey Mine and Dixie Mine (Site), two abandoned mines located on the Nogales Ranger District, Santa Cruz County, Nogales, Arizona.  

  • 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.

  • Cinema La Placita moves to the Tucson Museum of Art

    Cinema La Placita moves to the Tucson Museum of Art

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-04-13 22:14:37 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.

  • 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. 

  • Mutton bustin' & bull riding return to Old Tucson

    Mutton bustin' & bull riding return to Old Tucson

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-04-11 23:07:25 GMT
    Mutton bustin' for the kiddos 3 to 6 years old at Old Tucson. (Source: Old Tucson)Mutton bustin' for the kiddos 3 to 6 years old at Old Tucson. (Source: Old Tucson)

    Looking for a rodeo fix and February is too far away?  Just head on out to Old Tucson for Little Britches and Big Cowboys on April 22 and 23.  

    Looking for a rodeo fix and February is too far away?  Just head on out to Old Tucson for Little Britches and Big Cowboys on April 22 and 23.  

  • 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.

  • Free “Hook to Plate” event at Silverbell Lake

    Free “Hook to Plate” event at Silverbell Lake

    Monday, April 10 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-04-10 21:41:51 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Game & Fish Department)(Source: Arizona Game & Fish Department)

    The clinic is at Silverbell Lake in Christopher Columbus Park, 4600 North Silverbell Road. The event, staging from Ramada 4, is for beginning to experienced anglers.  

    The clinic is at Silverbell Lake in Christopher Columbus Park, 4600 North Silverbell Road. The event, staging from Ramada 4, is for beginning to experienced anglers.  

  • Public is invited to view pit house burn at the Steam Pump Ranch

    Public is invited to view pit house burn at the Steam Pump Ranch

    Friday, April 7 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-04-08 03:21:03 GMT
    Steam Pump Ranch House (Source: Oro Valley Historical Society)Steam Pump Ranch House (Source: Oro Valley Historical Society)

     The burn, which will be attended and monitored by the Golder Ranch Fire District, begins at 10 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. in order to see the replica pithouse. 

     The burn, which will be attended and monitored by the Golder Ranch Fire District, begins at 10 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. in order to see the replica pithouse. 

  • 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! 

  • Agua Caliente Park will get new life

    Agua Caliente Park will get new life

    Thursday, April 6 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-04-07 00:51:37 GMT

    The park, an oasis in the desert on Tucson's far East side at 12325 E. Roger Road, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. At one time, the park had seven ponds but is now down to two due to drought and water consumption from nearby development.  

    The park, an oasis in the desert on Tucson's far East side at 12325 E. Roger Road, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. At one time, the park had seven ponds but is now down to two due to drought and water consumption from nearby development.  

  • Saguaro National Park East offers summer camp options

    Saguaro National Park East offers summer camp options

    Thursday, April 6 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-04-06 23:28:30 GMT
    Junior rangers on a hike in 2016. (Source: Saguaro National Park)Junior rangers on a hike in 2016. (Source: Saguaro National Park)

    This camp will be available to youngsters aged 6 to 11 years old. There will be a variety of activities that focus on the country's national parks, like hiking, games, arts and crafts as well as presentations from park rangers and volunteers. 

    This camp will be available to youngsters aged 6 to 11 years old. There will be a variety of activities that focus on the country's national parks, like hiking, games, arts and crafts as well as presentations from park rangers and volunteers. 

  • PCSD: Heat and Hiking Safety tips

    PCSD: Heat and Hiking Safety tips

    Thursday, April 6 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-04-06 04:31:37 GMT
    (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    The need to take every precaution is becoming more imperative. Hiking or other outdoor activities should be limited to early morning hours and be completed no later than 10 a.m. each day. 

    The need to take every precaution is becoming more imperative. Hiking or other outdoor activities should be limited to early morning hours and be completed no later than 10 a.m. each day. 

  • Visit Casa Grande Ruins National Monument for free on the weekends

    Visit Casa Grande Ruins National Monument for free on the weekends

    Thursday, April 6 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-04-06 04:24:02 GMT

    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, along with over 400 other national park sites, will be open to the public free of charge to observe National Parks Week.  

    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, along with over 400 other national park sites, will be open to the public free of charge to observe National Parks Week.  

  • Swift Trail/State Route 366, seasonally-closed campgrounds reopen

    Swift Trail/State Route 366, seasonally-closed campgrounds reopen

    Thursday, April 6 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-04-06 04:21:44 GMT
    (Source: The Forest Service - Coronado National Forest)(Source: The Forest Service - Coronado National Forest)

    The unpaved portion of State Route 366, also known as the Swift Trail, will reopen Saturday, April 15.

    The unpaved portion of State Route 366, also known as the Swift Trail, will reopen Saturday, April 15.

  • AZ Reps accepting entries for 2017 Congressional Art Competition

    AZ Reps accepting entries for 2017 Congressional Art Competition

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-04-05 23:02:32 GMT

    The yearly competition is open to high school students, grades 9-12 that live in the 2nd and 3rd districts. 

    The yearly competition is open to high school students, grades 9-12 that live in the 2nd and 3rd districts. 

  • 'Deja vu' for Richard Pryor Jr. as he too shoots movie at Old Tucson

    'Deja vu' for Richard Pryor Jr. as he too shoots movie at Old Tucson

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-04-05 18:57:35 GMT
    Richard Pryor Jr. filming at Old Tucson. (Source: Avondale Pictures)Richard Pryor Jr. filming at Old Tucson. (Source: Avondale Pictures)

    "Stir Crazy" is one of those movies so many of us have seen. Did you know a lot of it was filmed in Tucson?  And now a family tradition continues as the son of Richard Pryor comes to the Old Pueblo where crews are shooting a new film at Old Tucson. 

    "Stir Crazy" is one of those movies so many of us have seen. Did you know a lot of it was filmed in Tucson?  And now a family tradition continues as the son of Richard Pryor comes to the Old Pueblo where crews are shooting a new film at Old Tucson. 

  • Saguaro National Park in need of volunteers for weekend buffelgrass pull

    Saguaro National Park in need of volunteers for weekend buffelgrass pull

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-04-05 00:10:05 GMT
    Buffelgrass (Source: NPS photo/Bethany Hontz)Buffelgrass (Source: NPS photo/Bethany Hontz)

    Interested in helping Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District (East) get rid of an invasive grass?  Then this is the event for you.   

    Interested in helping Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District (East) get rid of an invasive grass?  Then this is the event for you.   

  • Mexican wolf captured in Chiricahua area of Arizona

    Mexican wolf captured in Chiricahua area of Arizona

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:11:22 GMT
    Female Mexican wolf found in Chiricahua area earlier this week. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)Female Mexican wolf found in Chiricahua area earlier this week. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    The female wolf is part of the ongoing reintroduction effort, she was relocated to the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico where it is reported she is in good health. 

    The female wolf is part of the ongoing reintroduction effort, she was relocated to the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico where it is reported she is in good health. 

  • Celebrate Sierra Vista’s cultural heritage

    Celebrate Sierra Vista’s cultural heritage

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:35:50 GMT
    (Source: City of Sierra Vista)(Source: City of Sierra Vista)

    Hosted in conjunction with the City’s Commission on Cultural Diversity, this free public event will offer a variety of exhibits, ethnic cuisine, and multi-cultural entertainment throughout the day. There is no charge of admission and food and refreshments will be available for sale. 

    Hosted in conjunction with the City’s Commission on Cultural Diversity, this free public event will offer a variety of exhibits, ethnic cuisine, and multi-cultural entertainment throughout the day. There is no charge of admission and food and refreshments will be available for sale. 

  • Lineup announced for Catalina State Park's Outdoor Concerts

    Lineup announced for Catalina State Park's Outdoor Concerts

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:39:49 GMT

    Artists have been announced through July for the 2017 Outdoor Concert series at the Catalina State Park (11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737).   

    Artists have been announced through July for the 2017 Outdoor Concert series at the Catalina State Park (11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737).   

  • Registration for the 2017 Swim Team Program begins

    Registration for the 2017 Swim Team Program begins

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:32:03 GMT
    (Source: Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation)(Source: Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation)

    Looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer? Registration for the 2017 season for the Pima County Swim Team Program is underway. 

    Looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer? Registration for the 2017 season for the Pima County Swim Team Program is underway. 

  • Alamo Canyon Campground facility upgrades completed

    Alamo Canyon Campground facility upgrades completed

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:40:48 GMT
    (Source: National Park Service)(Source: National Park Service)

    With the installation of a parking pad, wheelchair ramp, and handrails, the restroom facilities at Alamo Canyon Campground are now equipped to better serve the needs of all visitors.

    With the installation of a parking pad, wheelchair ramp, and handrails, the restroom facilities at Alamo Canyon Campground are now equipped to better serve the needs of all visitors.

  • Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:27:41 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.  

  • April events happening in southern Arizona

    April events happening in southern Arizona

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:50:43 GMT
    (Source: http://www.visitarizona.com/)(Source: http://www.visitarizona.com/)

    Looking for something to do to enjoy the spring weather in southern Arizona? Check out this list and make your plans. 

    Looking for something to do to enjoy the spring weather in southern Arizona? Check out this list and make your plans. 

  • Saguaro National Park offers summer youth employment opportunity

    Saguaro National Park offers summer youth employment opportunity

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-03-23 22:41:14 GMT

    The Youth Conservation Corps eight week program is open to teenagers from 15 to 18 and consists of three main components - conservation work, environmental education, and outdoor recreation.   

    The Youth Conservation Corps eight week program is open to teenagers from 15 to 18 and consists of three main components - conservation work, environmental education, and outdoor recreation.   

  • 44 acres added to Saguaro National Park east

    44 acres added to Saguaro National Park east

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:39 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:39:58 GMT

    The Trust for Public Land transferred 44 acres to Saguaro National Park (East district) located north of Vail, on Wednesday, March 22 according to a recent release.  The new acreage adds a critical water resource to SNP east.   

    The Trust for Public Land transferred 44 acres to Saguaro National Park (East district) located north of Vail, on Wednesday, March 22 according to a recent release.  The new acreage adds a critical water resource to SNP east.   

  • Rescue teams ready as hikers hit trails in southern Arizona

    Rescue teams ready as hikers hit trails in southern Arizona

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-03-14 22:07:22 GMT
    People board the tram for the ride into Sabino Canyon on Tuesday. (Source: KOLD News 13)People board the tram for the ride into Sabino Canyon on Tuesday. (Source: KOLD News 13)

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety Helicopter Ranger Team airlifted six people to safety on Sunday, March 11, according to DPS.

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety Helicopter Ranger Team airlifted six people to safety on Sunday, March 11, according to DPS.

  • Carr Canyon Road, campgrounds reopen for season

    Carr Canyon Road, campgrounds reopen for season

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-03-07 22:05:05 GMT

    Looking to go camping in the Cochise County area this weekend?  Several locations have reopened for the season, according to officials with the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District.   

    Looking to go camping in the Cochise County area this weekend?  Several locations have reopened for the season, according to officials with the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District.   

  • New for AZ State Parks and Trails - Oracle State Park now open all week

    New for AZ State Parks and Trails - Oracle State Park now open all week

    Thursday, March 2 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-03-02 22:54:51 GMT
    (Source: Arizona State Parks and Trails)(Source: Arizona State Parks and Trails)

    Oracle State Park was the last one in Arizona to fully reopen to the public, after restrictions were put in place at several parks in 2009. 

    Oracle State Park was the last one in Arizona to fully reopen to the public, after restrictions were put in place at several parks in 2009. 

  • Coronado National Forest announces fee-free days for 2017

    Coronado National Forest announces fee-free days for 2017

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-02-15 00:43:33 GMT

    The Coronado National Forest, as part of the National Park Service, is announcing its fee-free days for 2017, the second of which is coming up on Monday, Feb. 20 - President's Day.   

    The Coronado National Forest, as part of the National Park Service, is announcing its fee-free days for 2017, the second of which is coming up on Monday, Feb. 20 - President's Day.   

  • National Park Service opens lottery for 2018 Grand Canyon river trips

    National Park Service opens lottery for 2018 Grand Canyon river trips

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:23 PM EST2017-02-13 22:23:07 GMT
    (Source: Grand Canyon, National Park Service)(Source: Grand Canyon, National Park Service)

    Have you always wanted to ride down the Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon?  Well here is your chance, the National Park Service has opened the lottery for river trip permits for 2018.  

    Have you always wanted to ride down the Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon?  Well here is your chance, the National Park Service has opened the lottery for river trip permits for 2018.  

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