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Santa Catalina Mountains rebounding from Bighorn Fire a year ago

A recent tour of Catalina State Park and Mount Lemmon reveals sprigs of new growth peeking through the forest floor a year after the Bighorn Fire. ... Read more»

Tucson still in middle of warm, dry winter despite 25 inches of new snow in Catalinas

Tucson will see temperatures rise and fall through February, but this winter will stay warmer and drier than normal as the last quarter of a La Niña winter continues — the two feet of fresh snow atop Mt. Lemmon aside.... Read more»

Willow Canyon evacuated as Bighorn Fire tops 30k acres

With the Bighorn Fire on Mt. Lemmon growing larger — hitting 31,000 acres overnight — the Willow Canyon area is being evacuated Thursday morning. The blaze has pushed north toward the Catalina area, also.... Read more»

90k-acre Bush Fire near Mesa, now the largest in the country, forces evacuations

Nearly 1,500 people living west of Roosevelt Lake have been forced to evacuate because of the fast burning Bush Fire, which now is the largest in the country at 89,059 acres.... Read more»

Mt. Lemmon evacuated as Bighorn Fire burns up Catalina Mtns

Residents of Summerhaven must leave their homes Tuesday afternoon because of the approaching Bighorn Fire. "If you are in this area, EVACUATE NOW. Safely move south on Catalina Highway and leave the mountain."... Read more»

Summerhaven warned of possible evacuation as Bighorn Fire climbs Mt. Lemmon

Residents of Summerhaven atop the Santa Catalina Mountains should be "set" to evacuate Sunday night as the Bighorn wildfire has moved up the slopes toward Mt. Lemmon. Residents in the Golder Ranch area below can return to their homes after evacuating Friday.... 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»

Mt. Lemmon brush fire puts Summerhaven on edge

Although a brush fire on Mount Lemmon was extinguished quickly Friday, many of the residents of Summerhaven remain on edge. Most of the mountain is closed because of the high risk of wildfires.... Read more»

Sabino Canyon and Catalina Hwy partly open

Parts of Sabino Canyon remain open, despite the closing of the Coronado National Forest because of the fire danger. The Catalina Highway is open to visitors to Summerhaven and Ski Valley, but most of Mount Lemmon is closed.... Read more»