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Excessive heat warnings remain in effect until Thursday evening for metro Phoenix, Tucson and other desert communities in south-central Arizona.
Each year, hundreds of spectators descend on Picacho Peak State Park on the way to Tucson to watch re-enactments of an Arizona Civil War skirmish and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde. The event takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15-16 at Picacho, 60 miles south of Phoenix off Interstate 10 at Exit 219.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Arizona transportation officials studying the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson have narrowed the list of alternatives to three.
In the Division I girls final it was sophomore Madison Clarke of Phoenix Xavier who survived the 98-degree heat to beat Tucson Salpointe’s Caroline Amos to win the championship. It was a nice rebound for Clarke who got beat by Courtney Amos of Tucson Salpointe in last year’s final.
A winter storm brought snow to the Tucson area and hail and sleet to the Phoenix metropolitan area Wednesday, disrupting flights, making for slushy rush-hour commutes and creating the rare sight of flurries at a professional golf event in southern Arizona.
TUCSON — Tucson police say the final tally on guns turned in at a buyback event was 206.
As the state’s fastest-growing demographic group, Hispanics also are the fastest-growing market for Arizona businesses.