Features - Explorer

back Side Panel
Our language describing vehicle incidents should change

Our language describing vehicle incidents should change

Posted:

The word “accident” tends to roll off the tongue when discussing a car crash.

Why listing now will pay off later

Why listing now will pay off later

Posted:

Convential wisdom says to wait until spring – the housing industry’s unofficial selling season — to list your home. Recently, however, industr…

DeGrazia Gallery embracing the night

DeGrazia Gallery embracing the night

Posted:

The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, a long-standing artistic gem nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, recently unveiled its newes…

Opioids could become the next big crisis in traffic safety

Opioids could become the next big crisis in traffic safety

Posted:

Painkillers have come a long way since aspirin. But now they’re potentially affecting the ability to drive safely.

HERS Ratings: It pays to know the score

HERS Ratings: It pays to know the score

Posted:

In sports, if you want to know how well your team is playing, you check the scoreboard. That simple concept has made its way into the housing …

Three things every homebuyer should know

Three things every homebuyer should know

Posted:

A house is many things. It’s a home to call your own. A conduit for plugging into a new community and a place where you and your family will b…

Summer getaway yields fun, French connections

Summer getaway yields fun, French connections

Posted:

I had a great time speaking French during my travels this past summer. In case you’re wondering which of the over 40 francophone countries/ove…

Change your lifestyle and save your heart this year

Change your lifestyle and save your heart this year

Updated:

Every year at this time of holiday cheer, we read articles in the newspapers and magazines about heart disease. I find these articles extremel…

Gardening with Soule: Captivating cyclamen

Gardening with Soule: Captivating cyclamen

Updated:

This time of year, nurseries, garden centers and grocery stores are swamped with the ubiquitous poinsettias in a vast array of colors and size…

Why you should buy in a good school district

Why you should buy in a good school district

Posted:

Buying a house that’s located in a good school district is a smart move, even if you don’t have school-age children, real estate experts say. 

Buying is cheaper than renting for millennials, study shows

Buying is cheaper than renting for millennials, study shows

Posted:

To own or to rent: It’s a question that continues to weigh on the minds of homebuyers everywhere. While the price gap may have narrowed over t…

Celebrate with gardening books

Celebrate with gardening books

Posted:

The first Saturday of November is National Book Lovers Day. Books of all kinds, in all formats, are grand, but for me nothing beats a printed …

Police Beat

Police Beat

Posted:

On Sunday, Sept. 27, around 8:20 p.m., Oro Valley Police Department officers responded to the Hilton El Conquistador hotel in reports to a man…

Oro Valley is the place to be during zombie apocalypse

Oro Valley is the place to be during zombie apocalypse

Updated:

Considering moving out of Oro Valley? Think again. Just in time for Halloween, a real estate company has released a list of the communities fr…

Buying a home for today…and tomorrow

Buying a home for today…and tomorrow

Posted:

As anyone who’s ever purchased a home can attest, there are dozens of small and large decisions involved, ranging from what style of fixtures …

Marana Cricket store robbed at gunpoint

Marana Cricket store robbed at gunpoint

Posted:

Police are asking for information about a man who robbed the Cricket store in Marana at Cortaro Road and Marana Pavilions this morning around 10:45. 

Gone Cupcaking, Halloween Bash and Day of the Dead celebration planned at Tucson Mall

Gone Cupcaking, Halloween Bash and Day of the Dead celebration planned at Tucson Mall

Updated:

Halloween is just around the corner, and the Tucson Mall has plenty of festivities to help celebrate the scariest holiday of the year.

What does ‘going green’ mean to homebuyers?

What does ‘going green’ mean to homebuyers?

Posted:

Green. Eco-friendly. Sustainable. We all hear those words on a daily basis, and, quite honestly, that’s a good thing. 

Celebrate National Spinach Month by planting your own

Celebrate National Spinach Month by planting your own

Updated:

It’s time to celebrate because October is National Spinach Month. 

Women’s car care clinic advancing, becoming more hands on

Women’s car care clinic advancing, becoming more hands on

Updated:

Build it and they will come.

Northwest Chatter

Fuel quality makes a difference

Fuel quality makes a difference

Posted:

Not all gasoline is created equal, and AAA has discovered significant differences in the quality of gas sold at U.S. retailers.

Oro Valley water now and into the future

Oro Valley water now and into the future

Posted:

Water supply in Oro Valley is an integral part of our community for both public health and economic vitality. Having an adequate water supply …

A message from Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema: To Our Marana Community

A message from Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema: To Our Marana Community

Posted:

To Our Marana Community

My Turn: Why I wear orange

My Turn: Why I wear orange

Posted:

The violence of hate is the denial of the image of God in all human beings.

Move over law provides necessary margin of safety

Move over law provides necessary margin of safety

Posted:

Two recent deaths on Arizona’s highways are a grim reminder to motorists to stay focused – and move over.

Most Popular

  • Former Wildcats gymnast sees business booming

    Former Wildcats gymnast sees business booming

    It’s tough enough to open and sustain a small business in today’s economic climate. The recession may be over, but it’s not a booming economy. Deanna Graham has not only successfully opened a gymnastics and dance studio, but she just opened her second location.

  • Gladden Farms Elementary celebrates opening

    Gladden Farms Elementary celebrates opening

    More than 300 people turned out Wednesday, July 20, for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Gladden Farms Elementary School, the newest school in the Marana Unified School District.

  • Bisbee Breakfast Club carves out unique niche in Marana

    Bisbee Breakfast Club carves out unique niche in Marana

    Since opening in Marana the Bisbee Breakfast Club has carved out a place for itself as an old-fashioned, family-friendly, locally owned diner.

  • Challengers win endorsements in Oro Valley town council races

    Challengers win endorsements in Oro Valley town council races

    The primary campaign in Oro Valley is in full swing, with each of the six candidates either vying return to one of the three seats up for grabs or unseat one of the incumbents on the seven-member town council.  

  • Oro Valley water now and into the future

    Oro Valley water now and into the future

    Water supply in Oro Valley is an integral part of our community for both public health and economic vitality. Having an adequate water supply is fundamental to the quality of life for any community. Having and maintaining adequate water supplies in the arid West will always be a challenge. But in Oro Valley, whether it is drought, climate change, growth, politics or other challenges, you will still have adequate water supply, because we are taking the steps to ensure our community has water now and into the future. 

  • Sign wars part of Oro Valley elections

    Sign wars part of Oro Valley elections

    The presence of political signs is a surefire indication that the political season is in full-swing. Dotting the sides of right-of-ways and private property are signs from political candidates, political action committees and private citizens expressing support or distaste for the candidates running for office.

  • Mountain View principal looks for successful second year

    Mountain View principal looks for successful second year

    Todd Garelick goes into his second year as principal of Mountain View having learned a lot from year one. 

  • Historic Marana steakhouse has a rich history

    Historic Marana steakhouse has a rich history

    The Town of Marana has a rich history, but the construction of I-10 in the 1960s demolished many the historic businesses in what was then the center of town. 

  • Smart Tips for Kids Eat Right Month

    Smart Tips for Kids Eat Right Month

    (StatePoint) Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development.

  • Construction begins on two Marana traffic projects

    Construction begins on two Marana traffic projects

    Motorists, prepare yourselves: The dust is about to start flying on several large road construction projects in Marana this year. 

Close