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2008-07-06 09:00:11

Firefighters fought and monitored several fires Sunday in the Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park. No structures were damaged, and there were no injuries, officials said. The Nuevo and White Tank fires, five miles west of Tubac, have burned about 9,600 acres in Coronado forest. The fires were near full containment Sunday, said Michelle Fidler, spokeswoman for the National Park Service. The Jack Wood Fire burning east of the Chiricahua Mountains was at 8,000 acres....

2008-06-19 06:00:00

By Brian J. Pedersen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 19--A Pima County resident whose property borders a development featuring million-dollar lots is suing the developer over a dispute involving a rugged dirt road through the Tortolita Mountains. Theresa Chamberlain, who owns 20 acres just west of the 1,035-acre Saguaro Ranch development, on June 3 filed a verified complaint in Pima County Superior Court claiming that a public easement that runs north of her property is being...

2005-06-13 21:06:35

PHOENIX -- Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest. But with less than 20 birds remaining in Arizona, the species needs more assistance because the numbers continue dropping, wildlife officials say. The pygmy owls - already threatened by urban sprawl,...


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Saguaro National Park
2013-04-17 16:10:15

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern region of Arizona in the United States. The park contains 91,442 acres of land, of which 70,905 acres comprise a designated wilderness, and is divided into two areas. Both sections of the park contain portions of the Sonoran Desert and the Rincon and Tuscon mountains ranges. The park received its name from the endemic saguaro cacti that occur throughout the area. In 1933, President Herbert Hoover designated the area as a national monument and...

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2006-08-17 19:03:01

The Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a member of the owl family Strigidae that resides in the Southwestern United States. They mainly live in southern Arizona, Texas and parts of California. They migrate to Mexico in September. They are often found in evergreen oak habitat and are easily found during their breeding season. It is the smallest of owls and is about the same size as a sparrow. They are overall gray-brown with white spots on the shoulder and a white bar at the wrist. They are...

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2005-06-02 10:48:03

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Both male and female adults have a forked tail. While the adult males are a glossy dark purple, the adult females are dark on top with some purple on the back, and lighter underparts. Juveniles are grayish-brown above and whitish below, gaining some purple feathers by their first winter. Their breeding habitat is open areas across eastern North America, and also some locations on the west coast from...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.