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Category - In the Area

Parashant National Monument

by Rob Samuelsen of BackcountryExpressions.com The U.S. Department of the Interior is conducting a review of certain National Monuments designated or expanded since 1996 under the...

New Clinic Opens

by Jennifer Ford Benson Hospital is excited to announce the opening of the Benson Hospital Care Clinic.  The clinic is located in the Benson Safeway store next to the Safeway Pharmacy. ...

Local Art Students Visit Museum

The Tucson Desert Art Museum was excited to welcome over twenty students and chaperones from the Vail Art Camp on Friday, June 16th. Their visit consisted of a general tour of the museum...

Tucson Arizona Temple to Be Dedicated

The Tucson Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was open to the public for three weeks this past June. Approximately 100,000 visitors were able to tour the 38...

Vermillion Cliffs

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument by Rob Samuelsen of BackcountryExpressions.com The U.S. Department of the Interior is conducting a review of certain National Monuments designated or...

Desert Mistletow

OBSERVATIONS IN NATURE: Desert Mistletoe[1] By: John R. Leeper There is a slow, silent killer in Vail.  It sucks the living juices from the vascular system of its victim much like a...

Our Beautiful Wild Horses

Our Beautiful Wild Horses Are Losing Their Habitat! by Sage Boyd The Wild Mustang is an American icon.  For Americans, it symbolizes freedom, courage, beauty and power.  Wild horses have...

Construction Updates

Vail, Rita, and Corona Construction Updates by Tom Howard Road Construction Update Houghton Rd/Over Union Pacific Railroad A lot of activity has shown up on this project. Crews have begun...

Havoc Ridge

Havoc Ridge by Rob Samuelson Every time I fly from Tucson, I’m captivated by the overflights of the Rincon Mountains.  It seems the Rincons are in the flight path of almost every inbound...