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The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Contained at 50 Acres

'Molino Fire' in brush, grassland led to closure of Mount Lemmon road.

Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Desert

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The American Friends Service Committee marks 100 years working for justice; Celebrating growth at the Mission Garden Project; and the US Poet Laureate Herrera visits a Tucson elementary school.

Spring Weather Draws Hikers, Then Rescue Teams

Many hit the trail unprepared for the reality of hours in the sun.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

2017: The Year of the Hummingbird

Tucson Audubon Society holds a big celebration for the little bird.

O'odham Leaders: Plan to Build Border Wall Desecrates Sacred Land

Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA archaeologist shares new understanding of the Mayan civilization; Tucson author collects essays about Mormon women's experiences; Tucson Audubon Society pays tribute to hummingbirds.

Inside the Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

Also on Arizona Spotlight: From the Women's March to a Political Movement; Géza Röhrig's Holocaust Remembrance

Take a Break in Tiger's Tap Room

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An endangered species update; Digna Theatre Company combines art with human rights; Adiba Nelson essay; and sculptor Barbara Grygutis honored with new book.

Study: Lake Mead Shortage Could Slow Home Construction, Agriculture

Drought declaration would cause rationing that would affect adequate water supplies.

Vanishing Sand at the Grand Canyon

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2017 Arizona legislature starts work; exploring diction with Anna Risley; and film & stage stars Renèe Taylor & Joseph Bologna visit Tucson with "My Life on a Diet".

2016 Likely 2nd Hottest Ever in Tucson; 2014 Was No. 1

Last 3 Years will rank as hottest in Old Pueblo for average temperature.

First Day Hikes Celebrates 60th Year in Arizona State Parks

Come Sunday, more than 60 events will be held statewide, 7 in Southern Arizona.

Fish Thriving - Guess Where? - in Santa Cruz River Near Tucson

Improved water quality from treatment plants provides year-round flow.

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