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Free presentation on the future of U.S. and Arizona education this Sunday

Free presentation on the future of U.S. and Arizona education this Sunday

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In an effort to inform and communicate with the community, the Southern Arizona Political Action Group (SAPAG) has partnered with Arizona State University Associate Professor of Education David Garcia to host a presentation entitled “The Future of Education in Arizona and the U.S.”

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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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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To say that Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) Deputy and current Interim Police Chief Aaron LeSuer has had a busy schedule this month would …

Town creates Animal Services Division

Town creates Animal Services Division

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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.

Tortolita students get a hands-on look at history

Tortolita students get a hands-on look at history

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History came alive for students at Tortolita Middle School when the school hosted its annual World War II day, with students interacting with …

Manager Message- Marana to Create Animal Services Division

Manager Message- Marana to Create Animal Services Division

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On March 14, the Marana Town Council voted to begin the process of providing animal care and enforcement. As part of this new program, we will…

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

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After a lengthy discussion, both across the dais and from within the community, the Oro Valley town council unanimously gave the green light f…

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…

Angels actress uses golf to educate

Angels actress uses golf to educate

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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 …

Community bike swap returning to Oro Valley this weekend

Community bike swap returning to Oro Valley this weekend

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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 …

Pancake-loving sisters find success in breakfast mixes

Pancake-loving sisters find success in breakfast mixes

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Oro Valley resident Kim Vanderwerf and her sister Jan Claxton spend their Saturday mornings at the Heirloom Farmers Market at Steam Pump Ranch…

A Beast: “Beauty” breaks box office records

A Beast: “Beauty” breaks box office records

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The best opening weekend for the month of March ever, Disney’s live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast” hauled in a record-breaking $170 milli…

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

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

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When Tim Cronk and Heather Webber retired from their careers as air traffic controllers, the exercise enthusiasts said they began looking for …

Lehman wins Conquistadors Classic on PGA Tour

Lehman wins Conquistadors Classic on PGA Tour

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A late charge propelled Tom Lehman (-20) to the win at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic. Leman used a third round 66 to edge Steve Stricker b…

Oro Valley proclaims March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

Oro Valley proclaims March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

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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 commun…

Northwest blood donation locations for National Volunteer Month

Northwest blood donation locations for National Volunteer Month

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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to …

Oro Valley staff reviews Walk the Block results

Oro Valley staff reviews Walk the Block results

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Last month, hundreds of Oro Valley residents gathered at the intersection of North La Cañada Drive and West Lambert Lane for the chance to cas…

Council approves bond issuance to fund wastewater expansion

Council approves bond issuance to fund wastewater expansion

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The Town of Marana’s planned wastewater plant expansion has been in the works for some time, but now has funding in place to make sure it move…

Estes Elementary celebrates kindness as part of greater goal

Estes Elementary celebrates kindness as part of greater goal

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While “kindness” can be sort of a catch-all term used in schools, a number of Marana Unified School District schools are using the concept as …

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus celebrates new partnership  with Oro Valley, launches Northwest Voices ensemble

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus celebrates new partnership with Oro Valley, launches Northwest Voices ensemble

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Starting next Friday, Oro Valley and the rest of the northwest region will benefit from an infusion of choral music and cowboy-style rope perf…

Mountain View St. Baldrick’s event raises over $7,000 for research to help kids

Mountain View St. Baldrick’s event raises over $7,000 for research to help kids

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The cafeteria at Mountain View High School resembled a school carnival than a fundraiser for pediatric cancer, but that was the point.