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Arizona Spotlight for August 11th, 2022

Native plants return to Hermosillo's urban landscape; Tucsonan John Rhodes tells about his family's rodeo history; Meet the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association; and a short story by Aurelie Sheehan.

Forest "greenup" could lead to increased mountain wildfire danger

Monsoon-assisted growth is expected to dry out and may provide fuel for potential fires.

Pima County tourism saw strong rebound in 2021

Report commissioned by local tourism bureau says visitor spending up 77 percent

What will Arizona do as its share of Colorado River water diminishes?

We hear about efforts to reassess state allocations and what may come of a billion-dollar fund established this summer.

Pima County Issues Ground-Level Ozone Advisory

Thursday marks the second consecutive day of an advisory.

Young Arizona filmmaker makes epics in miniature.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Making Tucson more accessible for those with visual impairments; Neighbors come together and transform their alleyway as a means of coping with grief; and a look at the rarely enforced "Stupid motorist" law.

Some fire restrictions ease ahead of the holiday weekend

Officials warn to always check restriction status before starting a fire.

Arizonans benefit from the special scent of the monsoon

Scientists find evidence of health benefits in the desert rain.

Contreras Fire listed as 100% contained

Local management team will hand over control Saturday.

Southern Arizona heat takes annual toll on car batteries

Experts say motorists should plan to buy a new one every 3 years.

Hot Tucson weather expected to lead to season's first monsoon activity

Forecasters say southern Arizona will get most of the state's rainfall this season.

For this summer's water forecast, climate experts are looking back to winter

Snow is the key to water in Arizona and other the Colorado River Basin states.

Adia Barnes on Teamwork and Motherhood.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:Can new technology save water on farms? Plus Chris Dashiell remembers Peter Bogdanovich, and a short story read by author Michelle Ross.

Arizona sees wet, windy weather with rain, snow

Holiday travel impacted by rain and snow

Drought to continue, say weather experts

The 2021 monsoon did little to help.

Forecasters expect drier, warmer winter in Southwest

Drought conditions are expected to continue or worsen across Arizona over the coming months.

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