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A front-loader carries river silt toward an ad-hoc embankment after the swollen Cañada del Oro wash blanketed the only road for Catalina State Park with nearly 4-feet of silt and water stranding around 250 campers in the park.

Around 300 people were stuck inside Catalina State Park north of Tucson after flooding blocked access to the single entrance road. State officials had to wait until the water receded before they began clearing debris with a front-loader this week. Read more»

Last month, a boulder bearing a Native American petroglyph was rolled over and vegetation destroyed at Catalina State Park, north of Tucson. Federal authorities are investigating. Read more» 2

A bit tentatively, 31 bighorn sheep leapt from a trailer and disappeared into the rocky desert scrub as a herd was released in the Catalina Mountains on Monday morning — replacements for sheep that died out in the area on the 1990s. (with video) Read more» 1

Searchers prepare to hike into the Catalinas in an attempt to locate a missing tourist.

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»