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El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

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Local equestrians, riding enthusiasts and nature-lovers, rejoice! The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort has opened its stables to begin trail rides, riding lessons, desert adventures and more within the resort’s 500-acre-plus property and the surrounding area.

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Walk This Way: Distracted pedestrians and drivers a deadly mix

Walk This Way: Distracted pedestrians and drivers a deadly mix

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It’s common to see a person using a cell phone while walking.

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

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Last month, I concluded my annual State of the Town Address with this challenge: Let’s be the kind of people who strive to be each other’s BES…

20 years of Pima County success

20 years of Pima County success

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Over the past few months, the debates between candidates for public office have often been about what the county has or hasn’t done for the re…

Steering Column: U.S. driver habits revealed in survey

Steering Column: U.S. driver habits revealed in survey

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Eat, sleep and drive: That appears to be the mantra of many Americans.

Protect you and your family this season: Get a flu shot

Protect you and your family this season: Get a flu shot

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Amy, my wife reminded me this weekend that the boys had not had their flu shots yet this year. It’s always a bit of a challenge coordinating s…

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  • As Trump builds team in New York, door may open for Arizona official

    As Trump builds team in New York, door may open for Arizona official

    President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to tap Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff could open the door for an Arizona official to move to the national stage.

  • Supervisors postpone vote on Monsanto Foreign Trade Zone

    Supervisors postpone vote on Monsanto Foreign Trade Zone

    A controversial project slated for the Marana area has hit a roadblock in its pursuit of a tax break.

  • A leader between the book shelves

    A leader between the book shelves

    Bethany Wilson, a former police officer and member of The United States Air Force, has found her calling between the neat and orderly rows of the Oro Valley Public Library as the institution’s young adult librarian.

  • El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

    El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

    Local equestrians, riding enthusiasts and nature-lovers, rejoice! The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort has opened its stables to begin trail rides, riding lessons, desert adventures and more within the resort’s 500-acre-plus property and the surrounding area.

  • Dorados, Tigers win preseason basketball tournaments

    Dorados, Tigers win preseason basketball tournaments

    The CDO girls basketball team and the Marana girls soccer team won preseason tournaments over the weekend. 

  • Take your grandparents to school

    Take your grandparents to school

    Marana Unified School District elementary schools honored grandparents last Wednesday afternoon. Grandparents and other special guests were invited to visit students at several area schools that afternoon. Estes Elementary School had a huge turnout, with their entire parking lot filled and overflow parking taking up many of the spaces at the MUSD administrative building across the street. “The turnout at Estes is always amazing,” said MUSD Director of Public Relations Tamara Crawley. Grandparents were invited to take classroom tours, do arts and crafts projects, participate in contests and raffles, and the school even turned on the cotton candy machine to provide a tasty treat.

  • Police Beat - Nov. 30, 2016

    Police Beat - Nov. 30, 2016

    Bathroom argument leads to dispute

  • Oro Valley honors local student Grant Grimit

    Oro Valley honors local student Grant Grimit

    Oro Valley took a moment during the Nov. 16 council session to honor another of the community’s youth. Grant Grimit – pictured alongside Councilmember Mary Snider – has the right to call himself an impressive young man. Grimit is a Boy Scout who works within his local community, assisting on annual food drives and community projects and is as an usher and altar server. A sixth grader at Wilson K-8, Grimit is also a straight-A student and a multi-sport athlete: baseball for the CDO Little League, cross country and soon he will begin his wrestling career. Perhaps Grimit’s greatest achievement to date are his medical battles two years ago when he underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his spinal cord.  “His story isn’t just about service to our community and personal success—it’s about overcoming incredible obstacles, that takes a lot of courage and a lot of determination for a young man,” Snider said.

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Gaslight

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Gaslight

    Can Dudley the Elf make it all the way from The North Pole to New York City and recover the stolen Christmas Spirit, or will the evil duo bent on taking control of the holiday ultimately prevail? With the power of song (and dance) on their side, Dudley and his friends are well prepared to charm the hearts and minds of theater-goers young and old at The Gaslight Theatre’s holiday show, “Elf’d.”

  • Marana students showcase their coding skills

    Marana students showcase their coding skills

    Two Marana Unified School District elementary schools are among the first to become Computer Science Immersion Schools in the state of Arizona.

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Starting fresh at Begin Again

Starting fresh at Begin Again

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Parting ways with personal belongings after decades of loving use and tender care can be a difficult process, a struggle Linda Vlamakis is wel…

Music & Dance Academy celebrating 20 years with red carpet gala

Music & Dance Academy celebrating 20 years with red carpet gala

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Twenty years ago, Nina Tishkevich was providing individual lessons to 75 musicians. 

Oro Valley Smashburger opening April 6

Oro Valley Smashburger opening April 6

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Oro Valley will soon be home to the region’s newest Smashburger, the fourth since local franchisee Eric Wolf opened Tucson’s first location in…

Local Brewers’ newest ingredient: Crowdfunding

Local Brewers’ newest ingredient: Crowdfunding

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One Tucson-based company, Ten Fifty-Five Brewing, staked its claim to a unique piece of Arizona business history: being the first to seek out …

Paying it forward to troubled teens

Paying it forward to troubled teens

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The first few years of my life would be considered normal by most standards. I was born and raised in Phoenix by two caring and dedicated pare…

HBL CPAs handles all aspects of tax industry

HBL CPAs handles all aspects of tax industry

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Filing taxes was once a much more simple process for both individuals and businesses alike than it is today. The amount of information require…

Local artist brings monsters to life

Local artist brings monsters to life

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Whether assembling and stapling new prints of his comics, inking panels of his book, painting a variety of monsters on canvas or making custom…

Gem and Mineral Show a big boon to Tucson

Gem and Mineral Show a big boon to Tucson

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For the 62nd year in a row, the Tucson Metropolitan Area spent two weeks as one of the premier destinations for gem and mineral trading in the…

Integrated States works to improve the mind through physical activity

Integrated States works to improve the mind through physical activity

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The sound of racquetballs being bounced in harmonious rhythm isn’t a foreign occurrence for anyone who has spent some time at Mesa Verde Eleme…

Prestige Fitness thriving, preparing for expansion

Prestige Fitness thriving, preparing for expansion

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Opening a business in itself takes guts, but this is a whole different thing.

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Thursday, Dec. 17

From Iran to Oro Valley: one woman’s journey through culture and time

From Iran to Oro Valley: one woman’s journey through culture and time

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Though many in Oro Valley once lived in other cities, whether at home or abroad, few have had as difficult and trying a journey to get to the …

Giovanni’s Gelato Café brings a slice of Italy to Oro Valley

Giovanni’s Gelato Café brings a slice of Italy to Oro Valley

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Sicilian native Giovanni Rizza and his wife, Agnes, own and operate Giovanni’s Gelato Café in Oro Valley, an establishment that offers a wide …

SWAT Fitness rebounds under new owner

SWAT Fitness rebounds under new owner

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When Q Jefferson was fired from SWAT Fitness in 2012, he was told, “SWAT Fitness is going a different direction than Q Jefferson.”

CFO of the year guides Amphitheater School District through rocky economic times

CFO of the year guides Amphitheater School District through rocky economic times

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Being a CFO during tough economic times is always a challenge, but what if 15,000 students relied on you to fund their education and those tou…

Sublime Canine hopes to impart a new level of communication between dog and owners

Sublime Canine hopes to impart a new level of communication between dog and owners

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Owning a dog is a full-time responsibility and a commitment never to be taken lightly. The bond often formed between people and their furry fr…

Despite election, town council continues in Oro Valley

Despite election, town council continues in Oro Valley

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When dozens of Oro Valley residents made their way to the council chambers last Wednesday afternoon, the fate of three council members and the…

Concessions made at old town hall site

Concessions made at old town hall site

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The administrative offices for the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation will be relocated to the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center, a chan…

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