Sponsored by
picacho peak

picacho peakRSS

Blankets of color harder to find during Arizona’s subpar wildflower season

Arizonans won’t have much luck finding many wildflowers this year, and some experts fear the future will have fewer Mexican and California poppies – as well as lupine, chicory, fiddlenecks and a host of other wildflowers – as the Southwest continues to heat up and dry out.... Read more»

Arizona parks find a way to survive through COVID pandemic

In 2020, about 2.9 million people came from across the nation to Arizona’s 30 state parks and historic sites, which include Picacho Peak, where the westernmost Civil War battle was fought to a draw; the Tombstone courthouse where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday faced trial; and a memorial to the Granite Mountain Hotshots, 19 firefighters killed in a 2013 wildfire.... Read more»


Stolen Picacho plaque honoring Confederate cavalry was missing historical facts

Stolen Confederate plaque at Picacho Peak misrepresented about actual history as part of a long-standing project to vindicate the Southern cause and perpetuate a certain narrative about who we are as a country and a state.... Read more»

Civil rights leaders want six Confederate memorials in Arizona removed

Local civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.... Read more»2

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»

Updated: Dust-storm crashes kill one, injure many near Picacho, Casa Grande

Zero visibility during a massive dust storm led to the death of one man and many injured in a series of collisions on I-10 near Picacho Peak midday Tuesday. Westbound lanes of the highway remained closed during the evening.... Read more»

Heat advisory: Mercury could hit 112 west of Tucson

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Tuesday for western Pima County, central Pinal County and the Tohono O'odham Nation, including Ajo, the Picacho Peak area and Eloy.... Read more»1

Local efforts help stave off state park closures

Rock concerts and raffle tickets are saving endangered state parks across Arizona from closure.... Read more»