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Archeologist discusses footprints along Santa Cruz

Archeologist discusses footprints along Santa Cruz

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner will feature the presentation “Footprints along the Santa Cruz: 3,000 Years of Farming Where the Rillito Meets the River” by archaeologist Suzanne Griset in the Dining Hall and Petroglyph Auditorium of the Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center (PRRNC), 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, from 6 to 8:30 pm.

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Marana celebrates 40 years since incorporation at annual State of the Town address

Marana celebrates 40 years since incorporation at annual State of the Town address

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Every year the Town of Marana and the Chamber of Commerce host a State of the Town luncheon to share with the community all that’s happening i…

Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

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Democracy can be messy and complicated. But in some circumstances—like right now in the Town of Oro Valley—democracy in action is a beautiful …

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…

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  • Town council hears from community on $17M bond plan

    Town council hears from community on $17M bond plan

    Last month the Oro Valley town council asked the community to make its opinions heard at the April 19 regular session, and weigh in on a potential, bond-funded improvement plan for Naranja Park. Answering the call were more than a dozen area residents, parents and athletes, each of whom offered a different perspective on the importance of the $17 million plan going forward.

  • MUSD preschool renamed for innovative teacher

    MUSD preschool renamed for innovative teacher

    Marana Unified School District’s Play and Learn (PAL) Center is undergoing a name change to honor a key member of the district. 

  • Gaslight Music Hall to host Up with People founders this summer for two show evening

    Gaslight Music Hall to host Up with People founders this summer for two show evening

    From its beginnings as a vehicle through which 1,000 college-aged youth could voice their ideas at a conference in the mid 1960s, Up with People has become an international education foundation working to bring people closer together through music and community service. With roots in the Tucson region, Up with People returns this summer with founding members Paul, Ralph and Steve Colwell and Herb Allen to play their famous tunes – all at The Gaslight Music Hall.

  • More stops and less tickets working in Marana

    More stops and less tickets working in Marana

    Those breaking traffic laws in Marana are more likely to get pulled over than they were five years ago, but are also less likely to get a ticket. It is part of the Marana Police Department’s goal to educate drivers instead of punishing them. 

  • Local business community benefits from refugees who arrive and thrive

    Local business community benefits from refugees who arrive and thrive

    When Hussein Haki and his family fled Iraq and came to Tucson in 2008 he needed a job. In Iraq he was an architectural engineer, but buildings and materials are different here, he claims. Now, he owns and runs local businesses Babylon Market and Kebab King. 

  • United Healthcare is jeopardizing  its members’ access to local healthcare services of Northwest Healthcare

    United Healthcare is jeopardizing its members’ access to local healthcare services of Northwest Healthcare

    Local residents with United Healthcare health insurance should be concerned. Your access to high-quality healthcare services at Northwest Healthcare is at risk.

  • Families working to raise funds to fight blood cancer

    Families working to raise funds to fight blood cancer

    When Jude Anderson recently celebrated his fifth birthday, he was surrounded by aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and other family members. To ring in the occasion, the party enjoyed a taco bar (Jude’s choice), two cakes, a piñata and some quality time playing with Legos. Caught up in the excitement, the man of the hour chattered away with his friends, ate what he calls “Dragon Tacos” and made his rounds collecting candy.

  • Marana 2340 Foundation making a difference

    Marana 2340 Foundation making a difference

    From the first day students in the Marana School District step into their kindergarten classrooms until the day they toss their caps in the air for graduation, a student will spend 2,340 days in school. 

  • Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

    Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

    Democracy can be messy and complicated. But in some circumstances—like right now in the Town of Oro Valley—democracy in action is a beautiful thing. Boiled down to its simplest components, it looks like this:

  • Congressman Tom O’Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration

    Congressman Tom O’Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration

    Congressman Tom O’Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona. He recently appeared for a one-on-one interview on the televised edition of Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel. This Q&A is an edited excerpt from that conversation.

Pool season means it’s time to think water safety

Pool season means it’s time to think water safety

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Too often, firefighters hear people say, “I only turned my back for a few seconds.” Sadly, just a few seconds is all it takes for a child to d…

Kids Camp

Kids Camp

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Among the scenic views of Tucson’s northern region are a variety of summer camp choices for children of all ages and interests; spanning the p…

Chef Ryan Clark’s new Spring menu at Casino’s Del Sol’s PY Steakhouse

Chef Ryan Clark’s new Spring menu at Casino’s Del Sol’s PY Steakhouse

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You might say Chef Ryan Clark has a compression obsession.

Tax time tips to help you complete your taxes

Tax time tips to help you complete your taxes

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This year’s deadline to file your 2016 federal income tax returns is Tuesday, April 18. Yes, usually the annual tax scramble takes place on Ap…

Luncheon celebrates the best of Marana Unified School District

Luncheon celebrates the best of Marana Unified School District

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Marana Unified School District students, teachers and staffers were honored last week as the Marana 2340 Foundation held their annual Celebrat…

Monster truck brings hope to Roadrunner student

Monster truck brings hope to Roadrunner student

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It is not everyday that you see a Monster truck at your school, so you can imagine the surprise as students at Roadrunner Elementary School ve…

AMVETS Post 770: Breakfasts and anniversaries with area veterans

AMVETS Post 770: Breakfasts and anniversaries with area veterans

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ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE AMVETS POST 

Turns out the magical mystery dam in Santa Cruz River was not much of a mystery afterall

Turns out the magical mystery dam in Santa Cruz River was not much of a mystery afterall

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In terms of mysteries, the “Mystery of the Santa Cruz Dam” will never rival those tales crafted by Agatha Christie or Raymond Chandler, in fac…

Marana Prepares for Growth with Major Infrastructure Projects

Marana Prepares for Growth with Major Infrastructure Projects

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The Town of Marana has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years. In order to manage that growth effectively, we are currently committed to …

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…

High-Mile Club: Oil changes for older cars

High-Mile Club: Oil changes for older cars

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Your car has been a faithful steed for years, and you want to keep it running perfectly.

Monsanto withdraws from property tax break

Monsanto withdraws from property tax break

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Less than a week before the Pima Board of Supervisors was to vote on whether or not it would endorse a controversial greenhouse project for a …

Marana High teacher honored before UA basketball game

Marana High teacher honored before UA basketball game

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Marana High School teacher Alf Bergesen was honored prior to the University of Arizona men’s basketball game against Stanford as a finalist fo…

Cooking up Creole, Cajun traditions in Old Pueblo

Cooking up Creole, Cajun traditions in Old Pueblo

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It’s more than just a few letters that distinguish the Cajuns from the Creoles in the Pelican State.

The Curtain is Rising

The Curtain is Rising

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So the wreaths are put away as are the menorahs, and everything you have now is less of everything you had, and is tidy and tucked away in tho…

Late concessions lead to development’s approval

Late concessions lead to development’s approval

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The Marana Town Council voted to approve a controversial rezoning for a 674-home development plan after the homebuilder negotiated with neighb…

Highlands resident working to  preserve after-school program

Highlands resident working to preserve after-school program

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A decade ago, Dot Santy decided to make Christmas a little brighter for the students enrolled in Project YES. 

Sold Pueblo visions

Sold Pueblo visions

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Michael Cajero has never been an artist of muted views. An expert at making desolate figures out of burnt papier-mâché and twisted wire, Cajer…

Dance Away

Dance Away

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After opera singer Bernard Bermudez’s lush baritone vocals stole the show at a Ballet Tucson concert last year, he got a repeat invitation. Th…