PACC celebrating National Dog Week by cutting adoption fees in half

The price to bring home a dog from Pima Animal Care Center has been reduced to $25 in honor of National Dog Week, Sept. 23-29. This is celebrated in the fourth week of September every year.

  ONLY ON KOLD: PACC pup day trip program gets dogs out of the shelter

This program not only gets them out of the kennel for the day, but gives them a chance to socialize with people and other animals. Fosters can take them out for a few days at a time, even just one if need be. It makes all the difference.

Family-Friendly Toddler Time Tours at Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Colossal Cave Mountain Park is offering the Toddler Time Tours for children and an accompanying adult on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain District offers Youth Outdoor Camps October through April

Campers set up tents and string up tarps for shelter at their base camp, learn how to use a backpack stove to cook hot chocolate and soup, discover the desert’s secrets as they wander through the hidden washes searching for animals and their signs, and learn how to explore the outdoors safely.

AZ Game & Fish suspends search for bear that attacked a hiker

The Arizona Game and Fish Department suspended its search on Thursday, Sept. 20 for a black bear that attacked a 30-year-old Camp Verde man Sunday in the Camp Washington area west of Harshaw Road.

Tucson man uses recycled materials to create a beautiful garden

A local artist has transformed his roommates backyard in an incredible work of art. And all out of recycled or thrown away materials.

Flea, tick products can cause seizures in pets, FDA warns

Flea treatments for dogs and cats can lead to neurological issues, including muscle tremors and seizures, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

“50 Great American Places” author to speak at Patronato San Xavier fundraiser in Tucson

Dr. Glass, the Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will discuss the Mission at two events, one in Tucson and one in Phoenix to benefit Patronato San Xavier, the nonprofit dedicated to preserving and restoring the Mission.

Red Cross: Blood, platelet donations needed in wake of Hurricane Florence

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in southern Arizona.

‘Southside Seven’ recovering well at Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch

The seven horses that call the rescue home for the time being are lucky to be there. They're safe from abuse, able to roam about their fenced-off areas, and can freely munch on some hay. Just months ago, they were starving.

Local skydiving team headed to World Championships

Skydive Arizona is one of the premier spots for professional skydivers, attracting the best of the best.

Special Education Teacher position available at Cochise County Jail

This post is at the Cochise County Jail in Bisbee, teaching special education inmates.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona - Pets of the day for September

Pets available for adoption from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in September.

Rialto Theatre approaches $1 million fund-raising goal

The person whose donation, no matter the amount, gets the foundation to $1 million will receive an annual arena membership worth $500.

Fire caused by roofing tar displaces family of four

Roofing tar helped ignite a fire that displaced a family of four on the southeast side on Tuesday evening, according to officials with Rural/Metro Fire.

MUSD student in top competition

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public recently announced that Adam Velazco, Tortolita Middle School 7th grade student, is one of the Top 300 competitors in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition.

Public comment sought on proposed changes for Sun Tran Routes 10, 17

Public input is sought on proposed changes to Sun Tran Routes 10 & 17. An open house event will be held for the public to meet Sun Tran staff and provide feedback.

Prop 407: Neighbors hope for support at their local parks in November

A welcome sight, that brings a sense of safety. Something city leaders, like Ward 6 councilmember Steve Kozachik, continue to pitch, hoping for the support of voters in November for Proposition 407.

Boeing 777 finds new home in Tucson

The former Cathay Pacific airliner was donated by the company to the Pima Air & Space Museum. Built in 1994, the massive aircraft was a test plane before becoming a part of Cathay Pacific's commercial fleet in 2000, operating more than 20,000 flights across the globe over 18 years.

Wildlife officials search for bear that attacked person near Patagonia

According to the victim, he was charged by the bear as he was hiking in the Washington Camp area, off Harshaw Road south of Patagonia.

Larry H. Miller provides free car seat checks at Keys to Car Seat Safety event

Larry H. Miller Dealerships, in partnership with Safe Kids Arizona and local first responders, is kicking off a series of free Saturday events to help Arizona parents ensure their car seats are properly installed.

Southern AZ: Halloween, pumpkin patches and corn mazes for 2018

October is just around the corner and you know what that means - pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and Halloween!

Women Under the Sun - AZ hosting a charity golf tournament for NAMI of Southern-AZ

They are hosting a golf tournament, at the OMNI Tucson National Resort, on Friday, Sept. 21 with proceeds benefiting the Southern Arizona Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Old hotels give new life to downtown

One of those, Nicole Dahl, the creative designer and general manager of The Hotel McCoy, who, along with a group of California investors has created a one-of-a-kind hotel in Tucson.

Operation Homefront accepting nominations for 2019 Military Child of the Year

Military Child of the Year is a celebration of the achievements of military children. Nominations are open through Dec. 5, and all awards will be presented at a recognition gala April 18, 2019, in Washington D.C.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: City of Tucson accepting proposals for new murals downtown

The city is currently accepting proposals from artists for the second round of the program, offered through the City of Tucson Mural Arts Program and Tucson Arts Brigade.

Colossal Cave Mountain Park extending Friday, Saturday hours

New extended hours on Friday and Saturday for Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

Friends remember legendary Old Tucson icon

Old Tucson said goodbye to one of their own earlier this week, the legendary Jack Young.It was a tough loss for those at Old Tucson. They called Young the treasure Tucson didn’t even know it had.

Cochise County residents assured voter registration postcard is not a scam

Cochise County residents who have received a postcard from the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) requesting they check their voter status are being advised the correspondence is legitimate.

Pima County in need of volunteers to maintain trails

Volunteers will monitor about five miles of trail, cleaning it up when necessary.

Pima County looking at extending parts of the Loop

Many residents have likely biked or jogged on what's known as "The Loop", which covers more than 50 miles in and around the Tucson area. Pima County leaders are working on a plan to extend parts of it on the north and east sides.

Amateur, professional photographers invited to enter AZ Highways contest

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in the magazine’s annual photography contest. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15.

Tucson Tamale Company original location closing Sept. 23

The original Tucson Tamale Company location is closing after more than a decade.

AZ Department of Agriculture investigates well-being of horses in Vail

Photos of two horses, in not-so-good shape, generated a lot of buzz on social media last week.

Stretch of Broadway Boulevard on east side getting a facelift

The project includes adding two lanes to East Broadway Boulevard from Harrison to Houghton roads, making the entire two-mile stretch four lanes total. Other improvements include bicycle lanes, sidewalks, LED lighting, new storm drains, along with a HAWK signal at Gollob Road.

September, October events at Tubac Presidio

Events happening in October at Tubac Presidio

Sonoran Corridor: ADOT wants to know what the public thinks

Nearly halfway through a three-year environmental study, state and federal transportation officials want public input on a proposed Sonoran Corridor connecting Interstate 10 and Interstate 19 south of Tucson International Airport.

Sign up now to volunteer for United Way of Tucson's 2018 Days of Caring

Days of Caring pairs up volunteers with community involvement projects over a two-day period, this year it is Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20.  Volunteers can sign up for projects that run from painting and weeding to dog-walking and bicycle assembly, and much more.

PACC participating in PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

Looking for a new 'fur'ever friend? This weekend is your chance, as Pima Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees at three participating PetSmart locations and the main shelter location.

Operation School Bell in Tucson opens its doors for the new school year

The Assistance League of Tucson opened Operation School Bell's doors once again on Friday, Sept. 7 and welcomed the first busload of Tucson area children to pick out their new school clothes.

3rd annual Women Warriors event

This year the event is focusing on healing, healing minds, bodies and spirits. There will be organizations such as Gift Horse, Find Your Fins, PGA Hope, Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports, Amanda Freed Meditation and Yoga and Connected Warriors. There will also be agencies there from the Department of Veterans' Services, Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, Rally Point Arizona, Primavera Project Action for Veterans, and more.