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Hiker charged with felony after dog's paws are burned

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with a felony after a dog's paws were severely burned during a Monday hike at Tanque Verde Falls in Redington Pass, authorities said.... Read more»

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Woman dies on Picacho Peak hike

A 29-year-old Texas woman died while hiking on Picacho Peak on Wednesday. The tourist, who was with her fiancé' and became disoriented, appears to have died from heat-related causes.... Read more»

Taking a hike: Arizonans work out longer than people in most states

People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app. Arizona ranked fifth among states, with an average weekly workout of 79 minutes. California was first, at 87.4 minutes per week on average, followed by Colorado, Washington and Oregon.... Read more»

Poll: Hispanics overwhelmingly support conservation and tourism

A new survey claims that Latino voters in Western states believe the government should protect public lands and they want to be consulted on land-policy issues. Pollsters attributed that sentiment to the generations-long ties many Hispanic families have to the region... Read more»

BP, rangers rescue injured hiker

A hiker lost near Arch Canyon in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was rescued by Border Patrol and National Park Service Rangers on Saturday.... Read more»

Mild winter has rabies season off to fast start

The unusually mild winter is fueling a rabies outbreak among skunks in southern Arizona, and one expert said it’s only a matter of time before the problem begins in northern Arizona.... Read more»

Help fix Mt. Lemmon hiking paths for National Trails Day

For many, a weekend morning means a hike in the mountains. This Saturday, outdoor enthusiasts can get their fresh air fix while pitching in to help maintain trails on Mt. Lemmon on National Trails Day.... Read more»

Hiker turns up after missing overnight in Catalinas

A Michigan man missing overnight in the Catalinas turned up safely Monday after taking a wrong turn on a hike, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.... Read more»

42-mile Pima trail to be developed along CAP canal

Pima County is planning a new recreational trail—open to hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders—along the Central Arizona Project canal west of Tucson.... Read more»

Extreme heat kills 2 Tucson hikers

The heat in Southern Arizona has turned deadly in a manner that's more than metaphorical. Two women have died from heat stroke while hiking near Tucson over the past three days, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said.... Read more»1

Saguaro Nat'l Park plans to re-route Carrillo Trail

Saguaro National Park will hold an open house meeting this Thursday to discuss changes being made to the Carrillo Trail.... Read more»

Forest Service seeks ideas for Arizona Trail upkeep

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking input on creating a maintenance plan for the Arizona Trail in workshops Monday through Thursday.... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

Photos: Tucson comes together to move BEYOND tragedy

Tucsonans showed their strength as a community and commitment to health by commemorating the events of Jan. 8 in a positive way Saturday in a series of communitywide events known as BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit.... Read more»1

Remembering Jan. 8

Tucsonans celebrate health, healing, unity

Tucsonans gathered Saturday morning at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center to commemorate the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting and to celebrate health and unity — the goal of the BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit main event.... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

BEYOND celebrates a united community

The Tucson community will honor the victims and heroes of Jan. 8 with BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit, a day full of events in and around the city that include outdoor activities and a celebration of democracy.... Read more»

Zimmerman trailhead to be dedicated

The Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead will be dedicated Wednesday in honor of the 30-year-old aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was killed in the Jan. 8 attacks. ... Read more»

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