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500-acre prescribed burn set for Rincon Mountains

Smoke will be visible in the Rincons east of Tucson this week as more than 500 acres on Mica Mountain are set to be cleared with a prescribed fire, officials said.... Read more»

NWS: More mountain snow for Catalinas & Rincons

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains, including Mount Lemmon and Oracle, which will be in effect Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.... Read more»

1000 px: Flying object identified

The Tucson office of the National Weather Service snapped this pic of a giant white flying saucer just east of the city, looming over the Rincon Mountains on Wednesday. A UFO? No, a lenticular cloud, NWS said.... Read more»

Cooler temperatures slow spread of Fox Fire

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains southwest of Cascabel that is believed to have been caused by lightning has now claimed about 3,400 acres of the Coronado National Forest, a spokeswoman for the forest said Tuesday.... Read more»

Lightning causes blazes in Rincons, Huachucas

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains southwest of Cascabel that is believed to have been caused by lightning has consumed about 1,200 acres of Coronado National Forest, a spokeswoman for the forest said Monday.... Read more»

Saguaro Park's plant, animal species studied at BioBlitz

More than 2,000 schoolchildren, 1,300 members of the general public and 170 scientists took part in the BioBlitz, and at the end of the 24-hour period, 859 plant and animal species had been counted.... Read more»