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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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    Marana development on the rise in 2017 with new projects and new businesses

    Marana will be a busy place in 2017 from a development standpoint. There are a number of big projects in every section of the town. Some are town projects, while many others are being undertaken by the private sector, including a number of new businesses coming to the region. 

  • Top Golf coming to Marana

    Top Golf coming to Marana

    Top Golf is coming to the area behind Costco that was occupied by the Practice Tee. The multi-tier golf center is geared as much to nongolf fans as it is golf fans. 

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    Marana Prepares for Growth with Major Infrastructure Projects

    The Town of Marana has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years. In order to manage that growth effectively, we are currently committed to a number of key projects that improve our infrastructure and aim to ensure a high quality of life for all Marana residents, including those who don’t even live here yet!

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

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  • Northwest Fire’s new hires reflect area demographics

    Northwest Fire’s new hires reflect area demographics

    In early September Northwest Fire went about hiring a new batch of firefighters. Unlike previous classes, the fire district wanted to create an opportunity for anyone in the community to have a shot at joining the ranks. That first “green” class was finalized late last month. 

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  • Spring Festival of the Arts returning to Oro Valley this weekend

    Spring Festival of the Arts returning to Oro Valley this weekend

    One of the largest and most captivating arts festivals found anywhere in Southern Arizona is soon to make a return to Oro Valley when the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) hosts the Spring Festival of the Arts this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26.

  • Remembering Oro Valley’s first citizen of the year, a man of many illusions

    Remembering Oro Valley’s first citizen of the year, a man of many illusions

    Unzipping a well-folded Ziploc bag filled with photographs, newspaper clippings and other printed memories she had retrieved from a nearby dresser drawer, Reva Knapp pulled a few of the pictures out with a sad smile and placed the rest next to a photo album already lying on the table. Each featured an older man with a slight, but infectious smile: her husband of 56 years, Jay, who passed away in December.

  • Fourth annual Chinese Spring Festival a smashing success at Sunrise Drive

    Fourth annual Chinese Spring Festival a smashing success at Sunrise Drive

    Earlier this month, Sunrise Drive Elementary School played host to hundreds of students, families, friends and teachers to celebrate Chinese culture and a sense of community at the fourth annual Chinese Spring Festival. Dancing to traditional music, performing choir pieces, playing games and making cultural connections, attendees spent an evening abroad at the inclusive, student-centered learning center.

  • Monsanto withdraws from property tax break

    Monsanto withdraws from property tax break

    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 Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) exception for Monsanto, the company announced they were withdrawing its FTZ proposal with the county.