Woodbury Fire in Superstition Wilderness now at 1,400 acres

[Update: Tonto National Forest officials on Twitter said it is now 5,000 acres. “#WoodburyFire Update : 5000 acres, Type 3 Incident Management Team has assumed management of the fire at 0600. #AZFire” they wrote at 7:47 a.m. June 11 @TontoForest.] Three crews and five engines are assigned to the Woodbury Fire burning in the Superstition […]

Hashbrowns, History and Hiking events coming to Superior

The Legends of Superior Trails Inc. will conduct a series of fundraising events called Hashbrowns, History and Hiking. The fee is $20 and includes a breakfast, a presentation on local history and a guided hike. The events will be on the second Friday of each month. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m. at the […]

‘Forest bathing’ walks end, begin year at state park

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park will end 2018 and begin 2019 with guided “forest bathing” walks. The walks, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing,” will take participants on a journey where they will “explore nature through the senses as we slow the body and still the mind, cultivating a sense of […]

Therapy guide leads ‘forest bathing’ walks at Boyce

Carol Roberge invites visitors to Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park on a guided walk inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing.” The walk will “slow the body, relax the mind and awaken the senses as we open our heart and allow ourselves to experience the beauty and medicine of nature,” according to […]

Magma Copper smelter chimney stack safely demolished

Resolution Copper’s demolition contractor on Nov. 10 safely completed the controlled demolition of the Magma Copper smelter’s chimney stack. The stack at the West Plant adjacent to the Town of Superior was structurally unsound and posed a threat to safety, according to a release. “Resolution Copper’s No. 1 priority is ensuring the health and safety […]

Controlled demolition slated for Magma Copper smelter chimney stack in Superior

Controlled demolition of the Magma Copper smelter complex is the latest phase in Resolution Copper’s reclamation project at its West Plant site in Superior. All smelter buildings have been demolished and cleanup of contaminated waste materials is ongoing. A target date of Saturday, Nov. 10, has been set for controlled demolition of the 293-foot chimney […]

Boyce arboretum looks forward to ‘Peak Week’

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park invites everyone to a fall foliage festival. According to arboretum officials, Peak Week should be on schedule for Thanksgiving weekend, and the Fall Foliage Finale Festival “capitalizes on the color,” according to a release. “The Arboretum’s famous Chinese pistachio trees typically show their vivid shades of harvest gold, pumpkin orange […]

Butterfly walk Aug. 25 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Ron Rutowski, an Arizona State University research professor, is hosting a butterfly walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. He is adept at finding Aristolochia watsonii (Dutchman’s Pipe) and the striking Pipevine Swallowtails that associate with it, according to a release. People on the walk will learn the […]

Fine art ‘paint and wine’ classes at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior offers a chance to experiment with art noon-2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, with an engaging teacher who is known to share a glass of wine with her students to help inspire creativity. Carla Keaton, owner of the Keaton Fine Art gallery, launched a new series of […]

Author, bird expert leads visitors on walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Rick Wright, a New Jersey author and authority on birds, will spend three days next month at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park in Superior as an “ornithologist in residence.” Mr. Wright is known as a leader at Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and author of the American Birding Association’s “Field Guide to Birds of Arizona.” He […]