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Photos: Saturday's Tucson rodeo action

Saturday at the 90th Fiesta de los Vaqueros, cowboys and cowgirls put their horses and steers through their paces.... Read more»

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90th annual rodeo parade to trot through South Side streets

For the 90th year, horses, wagons and bands will march, roll and clip-clop through Tucson's streets Thursday morning, marking the annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Thursday and Friday, local school districts and Pima Community College will be closed for Rodeo Break.... Read more»

Coronado National Forest will waive fees for Presidents Day weekend

The Coronado National Forest will waive day-use fees over the weekend to mark Presidents Day. ... Read more»

Border agents rescue lost hunter

Border Patrol agents rescued a lost hunter Tuesday after family members reported him missing near Douglas. ... Read more»

‘Robot fish’ helping officials determine when, how to stock

Arizona Game and Fish Department equips rainbow trout with dime-sized radio transmitters and identification tags as part of a program to study how far stocked fish range and collect other data.... Read more»

Arizona nat'l park attendance drops 20% since 1990

Attendance at Arizona national parks has declined by almost 20 percent– from 20.37 million to 16.66 million – over the past 24 years. Sunset Crater’s decline has exceeded 60 percent during that period.... Read more»

Game and Fish: Fewer condors with lead poisoning

Fewer California condors were treated for lead poisoning over a one-year period ending in August. While the reason isn't clear, a state wildlife official said may have to do with more hunters in Arizona and particularly Utah taking steps to keep lead out of the environment. ... Read more»

New state law allows transfer of big-game tags to disabled vets

Dale Lewis. a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran with heart problems, was able to experience the adrenaline of hunting once more with a big-game tag donated under a new state law created to help veterans disabled during their service.... Read more»

Poll: Western voters oppose giving federal lands to states

A poll says 52 percent of voters in eight Western states don't think federal lands should be shifted to state control. An Arizona bill to do that was vetoed in 2012, but Utah law calls on the federal government to cede lands there by Dec. 31. Few expect that to happen.... Read more»2

Bag limit increased for Az dove-hunting season

Dove hunting season is here, and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has raised the daily limit from 10 to 15. Early next year minors will be allowed to take the same number of doves as adults. An environmental group says hunters are treating the birds as "cheap skeet." ... Read more»

Feds order 6 state plants to cut emissions, clear nat'l park skies

The EPA set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas in the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon.... Read more»1

County approves $1.5M partnership to sterilize, release feral cats

Pima County is instituting a "life-saving" trap-neuter-return program to address the problem of feral cats. The county euthanizes about 1,600 feral cats per year. A $1.5 million partnership was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.... Read more»1

Poison center: Baby rattlesnakes are active, dangerous

Arizona rattlesnakes and their offspring are active and residents should be on the lookout for them over the next few weeks. Baby rattlesnakes, born in July and August, strike without warning and have enough venom to be a serious health hazard, authorities said.... Read more»

Last chance for input on Sabino Canyon plan

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input about new recreation plans at Sabino Canyon. The meeting will be held Tuesday at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center from 6-8 p.m.... Read more»

Experts: Water-safety message needs to reach all ages, all bodies of water

Gilbert dad Cody Thomson has a problem with pool-safety campaigns: the pool part. Thomson, whose then 6-year-old son, Brenan, drowned in a canal in 2011, said safety campaigns need to remind people that drownings and water-related injuries don’t only occur in pools.... Read more»

Endangered razorback sucker makes comeback

Researchers have found evidence that razorback suckers, once thought to have disappeared from the Grand Canyon, have moved upriver from Lake Mead and are reproducing in the canyon. The endangered fish was last seen in that part of the Colorado River in the 1990s. ... Read more»

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