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  • 63rd season of Tucson Pops free Concerts in the Park

    63rd season of Tucson Pops free Concerts in the Park

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:24:41 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Pops Orchestra)(Source: Tucson Pops Orchestra)

    Sunday, May 14, Mothers Day opens the 63rd season of Tucson Pops Concerts in the Park. According to a recent release there will be five concerts in this series performed by the Tucson Pops Orchestra on Sundays through June 11.  

    Sunday, May 14, Mothers Day opens the 63rd season of Tucson Pops Concerts in the Park. According to a recent release there will be five concerts in this series performed by the Tucson Pops Orchestra on Sundays through June 11.  

  • Tucson Premium Outlets May 2017 concert lineup

    Tucson Premium Outlets May 2017 concert lineup

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:23:52 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. 

  • Wyatt Earp Days hosted by Tombstone Lions Club

    Wyatt Earp Days hosted by Tombstone Lions Club

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:23:26 GMT
    (Source: Tombstone Chamber of Commerce)(Source: Tombstone Chamber of Commerce)

    Looking for something interesting to this holiday weekend?  Why not head on out to Tombstone, the 'Town Too Tough To Die" and learn more about legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. 

    Looking for something interesting to this holiday weekend?  Why not head on out to Tombstone, the 'Town Too Tough To Die" and learn more about legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. 

  • May and June events happening in southern Arizona

    May and June events happening in southern Arizona

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:16:56 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. 

  • Cinema La Placita moves to the Tucson Museum of Art

    Cinema La Placita moves to the Tucson Museum of Art

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:12:23 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.

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

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

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:11:44 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!  

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

    Stay 'cool' on Saturday nights at the Desert Museum

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:11:34 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. 

  • Possibly rabid fox forces Rose Canyon Lake campground closure

    Possibly rabid fox forces Rose Canyon Lake campground closure

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-05-17 15:19:12 GMT
    Closure of Rose Canyon Lake (Source: Tucson News Now)Closure of Rose Canyon Lake (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Rose Canyon Lake campground on Mount Lemmon is closed because of a possibly rabid gray fox in the area, officials said.

    The Rose Canyon Lake campground on Mount Lemmon is closed because of a possibly rabid gray fox in the area, officials said.

  • TUCSON WEEKENDER: Fun things to do in the Old Pueblo (May 19-21)

    TUCSON WEEKENDER: Fun things to do in the Old Pueblo (May 19-21)

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:35:47 GMT

    It's time for you to relax and enjoy the weekend, and we've got plenty of fun ideas for you and the whole family. 

    It's time for you to relax and enjoy the weekend, and we've got plenty of fun ideas for you and the whole family. 

  • 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. 

  • Seven southern Arizona gems in running for award

    Seven southern Arizona gems in running for award

    Friday, May 12 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-05-12 13:49:22 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Several southern Arizona landmarks are in the running to be called the best attractions in the state.

    Several southern Arizona landmarks are in the running to be called the best attractions in the state.

  • Bear sightings in Santa Cruz County

    Bear sightings in Santa Cruz County

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:27:37 GMT
    Bear sightings in Santa Cruz County (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)Bear sightings in Santa Cruz County (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    Mark Hart, with AZ Game and Fish, said Wednesday, May 10 that people have called about two separate situations since Monday.

    Mark Hart, with AZ Game and Fish, said Wednesday, May 10 that people have called about two separate situations since Monday.

  • 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!  

  • 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.

  • May events at Saguaro National Park

    May events at Saguaro National Park

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-05-10 04:04:50 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.

  • Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Movies in the Park 2017 lineup

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-10 04:00:04 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.  

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

    Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:57:53 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.

  • May events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    May events at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:54:25 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. 

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

    Calvary Craft Children's Camp - Ft. Lowell Museum

    Monday, May 8 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-05-08 21:52:53 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! 

  • AZ Game and Fish searching for young bear in Saddlebrooke

    AZ Game and Fish searching for young bear in Saddlebrooke

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-05-05 23:47:38 GMT
    Stock photo of a black bear (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)Stock photo of a black bear (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

    “This bear appears to be disoriented, and may be unable to find its way out of the community,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a release.  

    “This bear appears to be disoriented, and may be unable to find its way out of the community,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a release.  

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Temporary closure of public lands in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties

    Temporary closure of public lands in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:59:20 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    This includes areas between Highway 82 and Interstate 10 and Highway 83 to Highway 90.  According to the Bureau of Land Management release the closure is for public safety after the recent Sawmill Fire.  

    This includes areas between Highway 82 and Interstate 10 and Highway 83 to Highway 90.  According to the Bureau of Land Management release the closure is for public safety after the recent Sawmill Fire.  

  • Temporary road and trail closure in the Santa Rita Mountains

    Temporary road and trail closure in the Santa Rita Mountains

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:00:51 GMT

    The temporary closure is in place to provide for public safety and to limit traffic while fire suppression activities are underway on the Sawmill Fire. The roads are expected to reopen May 8, 2017, but may open at an earlier date, depending on the success of firefighting efforts.

    The temporary closure is in place to provide for public safety and to limit traffic while fire suppression activities are underway on the Sawmill Fire. The roads are expected to reopen May 8, 2017, but may open at an earlier date, depending on the success of firefighting efforts.

  • 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! 

  • 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.  

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