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Ginsburg’s decades on high court included numerous Arizona rulings

Any case before the Supreme Court has national impact, but a fraction of cases the court decided during Ginsburg’s tenure directly affected Arizona. ... Read more»

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Mt. Lemmon's Molino Basin on fire Sunday night

A ridgeline along Molino Basin glowed at night as the Molino Fire consumed at least 318 acres Sunday, forcing the evacuation of the campground and the closure of Catalina Highway.... Read more»

Mushrooms in the clouds aren't growing like they often do

Dry summer monsoon season has left the Santa Catalina Mountains with a modest mushroom harvest.... Read more»

The way we were

Ambitious road leading to Mt. Lemmon has an interesting history

Construction of the highway up the south face of the Catalina Mountains proved slow and difficult, taking more than a decade. But for hundreds of thousands of county residents, the winding road presents the promise of a respite from the desert heat.... Read more»

Forest Service: Help find person of interest in Mt. Lemmon wildfire

A man driving a green Ford Explorer is a person of interest in last week's Molino Fire on Mt. Lemmon, officials said. The wildfire, which burned about 50 acres, was connected to recreational target shooting.... Read more»1

Missing Mt. Lemmon hiker last seen Monday

A 28-year-old Tucson woman who went hiking in the Catalina Mountains, was last seen Monday. Authorities are searching for Amy Kijewski, whose car was found at the Palisades Trailhead on Tuesday.... Read more»

Family missing on Mt. Lemmon hike found safe

Officials used the cellphone of a missing hiker to find a family of four, who went missing on Sunday night while hiking a Mt. Lemmon trail, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mt. Lemmon Highway closed after winter storm

The storm that left about 50,0000 Tucson customers without power Sunday night also dropped enough snow on the Catalina Mountains to close the leading up to Mt. Lemmon, authorities said.... Read more»

Heavy traffic leads to Mt. Lemmon highway shutdown

Long lines of drivers hoping to get a taste of winter weather on the snowy Catalina Mountains will have to try again another day, as authorities closed the highway up Mt. Lemmon on Sunday afternoon because of overcrowding. ... Read more»

Mount Lemmon digging out from snowstorms

The Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was closed Friday at the base, following several nights of snow that blanked the mountains north of Tucson. Paul Lakers captured the wintry weather in a trip up the mountain on Thursday, before the road was shut down, and sent these photos.... Read more»

Catalina Highway closed at Windy Pt., more snow forecast

Due to continued snowfalls, the Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was closed Thursday at Milepost 13 to all but residents and employees with four-wheel-drive vehicles and chains.... Read more»

Snow falls on Mt. Lemmon, more to come

The mountains around Tucson could be hit with up to 2 feet of snow over the course of the week. After being closed overnight, the Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was opened to residents and employees with four-wheel-drive vehicles and chains on Wednesday morning.... Read more»

Up to 2 ft. of snow on Mt. Lemmon possible this week

The mountains around Tucson could be hit with up to 2 feet of snow over the next few days. The Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon was closed at the base of the mountain Tuesday evening.... Read more»

Mt. Lemmon highway closed by 2″ of snow; Freeze warning overnight Mon.

It's hard to believe Tucson is just more than a month removed from triple-digit temperatures, but the Catalina Highway was closed Monday morning by snow, and there is a freeze warning in effect for Monday night.... Read more»

Mt. Lemmon center to be dedicated Saturday to late author Chuck Bowden

A much-heralded reporter and author who spent much of his life chronicling the people and places of the Southwestern Desert will be honored Saturday as a community center on Mt. Lemmon is named for Chuck Bowden, who died last August.... Read more»

Windy Point fall means chopper rescue for climber

A 32-year-old man who fell about 40 feet while climbing in the Catalina Mountains injured his back and need a lift from a police helicopter Monday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

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