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Dry Weather Pushing Tucson Area to Peak Wildfire Season

Lack of moisture, high temperatures and windy days make for prime fire conditions.

Are "Dark Skies" Good for Tucson?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Democratic candidates for governor talk education funding; Michael F. Blake on "The Cowboy President", and a backstage visit with "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Students Celebrate Santa Cruz River with Poems and Art

Pima County's Living River of Words contest inspired by visits to flowing river.

Lifeblood of the Desert: Restoration Brings New Life to Santa Cruz River

The river has supported four millennia of agriculture and growth in Tucson.

'Where the Water Goes': David Owen Looks at the Past, Present & Future of the Colorado River

Also on Arizona Spotlight: members of Tucson's black community share and contrast their experiences; author Victor Shamas explores 'Deep Creativity'.

George Brookbank, Gardening Author and Advocate, Dies at 93

Brookbank inspired thousands of people with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

The Evolution of Television According to David Bianculli

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson students working for political change on behalf of teachers; and artist & author Beth Surdut on mountain lions, and when the hunter becomes the hunted.

The Art of Paying Attention: Mountain Lions

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on mountain lions, and how sometimes, the hunter can become the hunted.

Weather Service: Rainy Spell Not Sufficient to End Drought

Wet and humid week may push back some wildfire activity.

Spotlight Session: Calexico

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The legacy - and future - of uranium mining in Northern Arizona; and Robert Beverly's poetic tale of what happened when Lady Melody met Mister Intensity.

Public-Private Partnership Submits Proposal for Sabino Canyon Tram

The bid includes electric vehicles, electronic payment and shuttle service.

A Desert Museum for Art and History

Tucson has two different attractions with "desert museum" in their names.

TEP Asks for Wind Power Proposals to Power 31K Homes

Utility aims to triple current wind-generated power in coming years.

What Happened to Edible Baja Arizona?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Differing opinions on how money should be spent at the border; Indigenous Voices presents spiritual elder Mona Polacca; and paying attention to Gila woodpeckers.

The Art of Paying Attention: Gila Woodpecker

Beth Surdut finds much more to these marvels of natural engineering than is obvious to the eye...or ear.

Done With Your Christmas Tree? Treecycle Dropoffs Now Open

Program takes old Christmas trees and turns them into free mulch.

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