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Horseshoe Bend Undergoes Changes to Manage Growing Crowds

Parking restrictions and a new viewing deck are part of efforts to accommodate a projected 2 million visitors this year.

Grand Canyon Gets Grant to Help Catch Drunken Drivers

$10,000 will go toward a device to read blood-alcohol content at the park's South Rim entrance.

Saguaros in Oro Valley Park Shot With Arrows

The Oro Valley Police are looking for the cactus vandal.

Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions

Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.

City Council Sets Details For November Parks Bond

Financial oversight mechanisms put in place by a 5-1 vote.

Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers

Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.

Pima County Gets Money for Federal Land

A federal program sends millions to the county for untaxable land

Appeal of Sabino Canyon Tram Change Could Mean Lapse in Service

A pending appeal of the new contract award could delay the start of operations by the new operator.

Tucson Council Mulls Fate of Money-Losing Golf Courses

The Silverbell and Fred Enke courses aren't making a profit and will require capital improvements in the coming years.

Tucson's Parks Descend in National Ranking Again

The scores of 100 cities look at acreage, access, funding and recreational amenities.

Park Service: Saguaro National Park Adds $88M to Economy

Economic impact of park grows 20 percent in one year, the agency said in an annual report.

Supervisors Approve Turning Green Valley Golf Course Into Park

130 acres will be donated to the county, which will spend $90,000 rehabilitating the golf course

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".

Study to Look at Options for Summerhaven's Main Road

Pima transportation official says traffic congestion can be an issue during snow storms, summer weekends.

Park Service Wants Grand Canyon Icon to Reflect Native American Heritage

The agency is proposing transforming the Desert View Watchtower into an inter-tribal heritage site.

800 Words Season 2: Episode 7

The first anniversary of his wife's death looms large for George.

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