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On the ground at the Wallow Fire in Arizona, May 2011

Arizona Fire Season Looks Bad, But Not Worst in West

El Niño weather makes Pacific Northwest and California more susceptible to fire.

There are $3 million in improvements for Colossal Cave Mountain Park in the recommended 2015 bond package.

Colossal Cave Will Have First New Operator in 52 Years

Ortega National Parks, which runs Carlsbad Caverns, will take over Pima County site.

Finding Abbey

Sean Prentiss' book explores the complicated legacy of Edward Abbey, and follows his footsteps through the Sonoran Desert region.

CAP officials say up to 160 million gallons of water poured through a rupture in a CAP canal before engineers were able shut off the flow from the Colorado River.

Arizona Water Chief: California Should Share Drought Burden

During shortage, Arizona absorbs majority of cuts of Colorado River allocations.

'Operation Chill Out' Starts for Tucson's Homeless

The Salvation Army of Tucson going to parks to hand out water, hats, sunscreen.

The sun sets in the Arizona desert wilderness.

Feeling Ill? 104-Degree High, Ongoing Heat May Be Reason

Pima County health officials warn of dangers of extreme temperatures with summer upon us.

Flooding underneath La Cholla bridge at the Cañada Del Oro Wash in Tucson.

EPA Rule Could Protect Tucson's Washes; Businesses Object

Rule extends law to seasonal waterways that criss-cross the city; some businesses object.

When It Hits 100: Water Use Doubles in Tucson Summer

Even at that, Tucson a 'model' for conservation, consumption, city utility official says.

Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, curator of mammology and ornithology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, discusses the multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep.

Reintroduced Bighorns Thriving in Santa Catalina Mountains

Six lambs born last year still alive; no reported deaths in five months, state game officials say.

Pebble Creek has 4,359 houses, and nearly one-quarter, 1,002, have rooftop solar.

Solar on The Rise: One Community Takes to the Sun

Part 2: More than 1,000 homes in Pebble Creek, near Phoenix, are powered by solar.

Smoke from Oak Tree Fire (center right) drifts to east. This aerial view is from the south with State Route 83 on left side.

Brush, Grassland Fire Near Sonoita 90% Contained

Human-caused blaze burns 2,023 acres near Highway 83, but no threat to structures.

Ozone Warning Comes with Approach of Summer

Vehicle emissions, other pollution sources react to heat, form haze that can be unhealthy.

Solar on the Rise: Will Arizona be the Persian Gulf of Solar?

Part 1: When rooftop panels outnumber swimming pools, we'll be there, expert says.

'Macho B,' a jaguar snared in Southern Arizona in 2009 and fitted with a tracking collar. He was later recaptured and euthanized.

Ranchers Sue Feds over Proposed Jaguar Habitat

750,000 acres along Arizona, New Mexico borders with Mexico would come under protection.

Smoke from Oak Tree Fire (center right) drifts to east. This aerial view is from the south with State Route 83 on left side.

Sonoita Fire 50% Contained; 'Growth Potential Low'

At 2,023 acres, human-caused blaze burning east of Highway 83, no threat to structures.

When It Hits 100: Those Who Keep Cool Air Blowing

Repairman says in the summer, his customers are always happy when he arrives.

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