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Burro Fire Indicator of Extreme Dry Conditions, Official Says

Those celebrating Independence Day should be cautious due to abundance of dry fuels for wildfire.

Mount Lemmon: Big Weekend Crowds; Be Prepared

Holiday expected to draw campers, picnickers, hikers, sightseers to cool mountaintop.

New Plan for Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery, 35 Years Later

Plan calls for focusing recovery efforts for endangered wolf in Arizona.

Government to Study Predator Program's Danger to Ocelot

Federal study tries to keep predator-prevention program from harming the endangered wild cat.

Foundation to Put $20 Million into Restoring Colorado River

Walton Family Foundation wants long-term health for nation's 'most-endangered' river.

Raising Awareness about 'Water Banking,' Mainstay of Arizona Water Strategy

UA Water Resources Research Center says banking, recharge and recovery not well understood by the public.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

Cicadas Soundtrack Arrival of Summer, Monsoon in Arizona

Region hosts more than four dozen species.

Incoming Storm Could End Heat Wave

A storm system heading for Tucson means temperatures could get back to normal.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

See a Young Cooper's Hawk on the Ground? No Need for Concern

Coopers Hawks learn to fly 'from the ground up.'

Fire Burns Buildings in Sonoita, Prompts Evacuations

The Encino Fire has burned 1,300 acres and eight buildings, according to fire officials.

Tributary Projects Aim to Improve Health of San Pedro River

Watershed work aims for increased flows and health of the undammed river.

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