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Living in a teepee outside Taos, New Mexico in the summer of 1979, someone asked Jane Hamilton what planned to do once winter arrived.

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Didn’t we make a promise?

Didn’t we make a promise?

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Over the weekend many of us saw protests break out at most large-city airports, such as JFK in New York City and San Francisco. The protesters…

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

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My son is 15 years old, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique child in my life who brings me joy. But like many pare…

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

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Governor Ducey’s new budget again shortchanges both students and teachers.  A report from Capitol Media Services on the 13th of this month, re…

Shake those branches

Shake those branches

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It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. …

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

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Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 due to the weather forecasts for the weekend.  

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  • Oro Valley unanimously removes storage prohibition for single property within Steam Pump Village

    Oro Valley unanimously removes storage prohibition for single property within Steam Pump Village

    After a lengthy discussion, both across the dais and from within the community, the Oro Valley town council unanimously gave the green light for a storage facility at Steam Pump Village on Wednesday, March 15.

  • Oro Valley snowbirds running, biking and swimming laps around the competition

    Oro Valley snowbirds running, biking and swimming laps around the competition

    When Tim Cronk and Heather Webber retired from their careers as air traffic controllers, the exercise enthusiasts said they began looking for different outlets for their athletic inclinations. First the longtime couple turned to cycling, then skiing and snowboarding, though they would soon enjoy the thrills of rock climbing, base jumping and even develop a taste for skydiving. Though jumping from airplanes and leaping off cliffs contained a fair bit of thrills, they soon found themselves pursuing fitness goals of a different nature: triathlons. What began as recreational swims in a lake near their East Coast home was the beginning of an impressive endurance career for both athletes. 

  • Pancake-loving sisters find success in breakfast mixes

    Pancake-loving sisters find success in breakfast mixes

    Oro Valley resident Kim Vanderwerf and her sister Jan Claxton spend their Saturday mornings at the Heirloom Farmers Market at Steam Pump Ranch, handing out miniature pancakes and showing off the versatility of their breakfast mix. Also known collectively as Girls From Arizona, the sisters have spent a great deal of time amongst whole grain and spices, perfecting their product.

  • Town creates Animal Services Division

    Town creates Animal Services Division

    The Marana Town Council voted 5-2 last week to create a Marana animal-control department and sever ties with Pima County’s Pima Animal Care Center.

  • Angels actress uses golf to educate

    Angels actress uses golf to educate

    When many of us think of Cheryl Ladd we think of her solving crimes as one of Charlie’s Angels, or her role in last year’s “The People vs. OJ Simpson.” What many of us do not realize is the former actress, model and singer is an avid golfer out there doing good. 

  • Oro Valley proclaims March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

    Oro Valley proclaims March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

    More than just a regular Tuesday, March 21 is also known as World Down Syndrome Day, the aim of which is to encourage citizens of every community to work together to promote the respect and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome as well as celebrate their own contributions to our world. In an effort to aid in the global mission of inclusion and understanding, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath announced last Wednesday, March 15 that the town would participate in World Down Syndrome Day. Hiremath said Oro Valley always looked to recognize the struggles – and success – of all its residents. 

  • Round table with interim chief Aaron LeSuer: The man behind the badge

    Round table with interim chief Aaron LeSuer: The man behind the badge

    To say that Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) Deputy and current Interim Police Chief Aaron LeSuer has had a busy schedule this month would come across as a slight understatement. Though he has worn the badge for nearly three decades, his move to the department’s temporary leading role only came to be roughly three weeks past.  Despite the added responsibility, LeSuer said he is honored to have been selected to take over after deputy chief and former interim chief Larry Stevens retired at the end of February.

  • Luncheon celebrates the best of Marana Unified School District

    Luncheon celebrates the best of Marana Unified School District

    Marana Unified School District students, teachers and staffers were honored last week as the Marana 2340 Foundation held their annual Celebration of Excellence luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

  • Community bike swap returning to Oro Valley this weekend

    Community bike swap returning to Oro Valley this weekend

    Riding back into Oro Valley this Saturday, March 25, at Steam Pump Ranch is BIKE. SWAP. SELL., the town’s bike swap servicing the communities of north Tucson. Celebrating the strong cycling culture in the region, the event will give area residents an opportunity to comb though a diverse selection of parts and components from more than a dozen vendors.

  • Rooster + Duck = Ducken

    Rooster + Duck = Ducken

    Call him Ducken. Call him Chucken. Call him whatever you want. What’s important is not the name, but the fact that this five-day-old rooster-duck crossbreed defied the odds of Mother Nature to even be born, despite the fact it was born with what appears to be a chicken leg protruding from its head.

On the road to equity, the Homestretch Foundation supports female athletes and looks to create a better world for all

On the road to equity, the Homestretch Foundation supports female athletes and looks to create a better world for all

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Whether along the Rillito River Trail, up the 26-mile climb to Mt. Lemmon or at various other popular locales across the metro area, thousands…

RTA MainStreet program helps businesses affected by Ina construction

RTA MainStreet program helps businesses affected by Ina construction

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Although many businesses are going to be adversely affected by the Ina Road Project, there are plenty of tools to help them through the projec…

Town’s “Project Ina” app is live

Town’s “Project Ina” app is live

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Since plans for the Ina Road Interchange project were announced several years ago, the town of Marana has been examining ways to help business…

The Hacienda at the River development: A new kind of senior living

The Hacienda at the River development: A new kind of senior living

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If in 1987 you asked David Freshwater and David Barnes if by 2017 they thought they’d be managing 39 retirement communities nationwide—and now…

ADP to add 250 Jobs to its workforce in Tucson

ADP to add 250 Jobs to its workforce in Tucson

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ADP is adding 250 positions to its Tucson workforce, bringing the number of ADP associates in Tucson to 400 and nearly 2,000 ADP associates wo…

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 stab…

Business calendar - Nov. 30, 2016

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Thursday, Dec. 1

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 …