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Category - In the Area

Filaree by John R. Leeper

On a recent excursion into the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve my companion began referring to many of the plants as weeds. I commented with a simplistic definition; a weed was a plant...

Houghton Town Center

Houghton Town Center Popeye’s and Jersey Mike’s will begin building soon. Details to follow. A medical office is being constructed next to Northwest Emergency. The building will be...

Houghton Road Concerns

By Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy I hope this finds you well and enjoying the New Year. Unfortunately, last month a local teenager died in a single car incident on Houghton...

“Two” Armies and How Playing the Bass Drum Changed...

“Two” Armies and How Playing the Bass Drum Changed Howard Simms Life by J.J. Lamb Howard Simms stepped off the train at Ft Knox. It was 1946. He was only 15 years old. Through his...

Hiking Rincon Peak

Hiking Rincon Peak by Rob Samuelsen Iconic to Tucsonans but especially to Vailites, Rincon Peak rises majestically on the eastern horizon of the Tucson basin.  Its distinctive knob on its...

Fundraiser Chris Cobb

Local Vail Resident Climbs High to Support Our Veterans This coming May, local Vail resident, Chris Cobb, will be attempting to climb to the top of North America’s highest mountain...

Tucson Water Quality

Tucson Water Quality Monitoring Program by Heidi A. Lytle When we hear public service announcements about water in our desert communities, the message is generally about water conservation...

Houghton Road Needs Attention

Houghton Road Needs Attention by C. West Houghton Road has over 12,000 cars that travel it daily and yet this road is literally crumbling away, in many places. Some sections of the road...