Mari Herreras, The Explorer Posted:
For the first time in weeks, the opinion page has caught up on letters to the editor. I don’t think I need to explain to dedicated readers who…
Lieutenant Chris Olson, Special to The Explorer Posted:
Distracted driving has been a concern for public safety professionals long before the invention of the cellular phone, texting, snapchatting, …
We hear a lot about K-12 education here in Arizona and we know the critical need for funding and upgrading our K-12 schools, but what about ea…
Valerie Vinyard, Special to The Explorer Posted:
With age comes popularity.
John Gorman, President of Men’s Golf Association El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Posted:
At the May 19th Oro Valley Council meeting, Shirl Lamonna, failed Council Recall Candidate, addressed the Council during the Public Hearing on…
Distracted driving has been a concern for public safety professionals long before the invention of the cellular phone, texting, snapchatting, tweeting and Instagram. However, it wasn’t until wireless communication technology was introduced to the daily driver that vehicle crashes on our roadways and highways spiked. In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute (NHTSA) estimated 3,000 deaths annually are the result of distracted driving. Moreover, it was reported that same year an additional 431,000 people were injured due to distracted driving.
Since hiring Jeff Scurran prior to the 2013 season, the Catalina Foothills High School football program has had their best run of success in the school’s history. The Falcons enter the 2016 season full of optimism, not only hoping to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season, but looking to make their deepest postseason run in school history.
What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:
Six members of the Oro Valley community have decided to face the public as candidates in the upcoming primary election to fill the ending terms of three councilmembers; Mike Zinkin, Brendan Burns and Bill Garner, all of which have submitted their names into the election as incumbents. Running to gain a seat on the council are residents Rhonda Pina, Bill Rodman and Steve Solomon.
Pima County Assessor Bill Staples is so confident about his work in office for the past 12 years that he says he isn’t asking for monetary contributions or currently seeking endorsements for his re-election campaign as he faces a challenger in the August Democratic primary.
Marana will be a busy place this fall. In addition to their two traditional signature events and regularly scheduled concerts and movies, the town will see two new events take place.
Dan Post is running for Mayor of Marana and has vast public service experience to draw from. A retired rancher and business owner, Post has served on the Marana Unified School District Governing Board nine terms, nearly 36 years, having served as president several times. He has also served on the board of the Cortaro Water Users Association and the Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District and has served as chairman for both. He is also involved with the Town of Marana Western Heritage Committee, a non-profit group that operates the rodeo grounds.
After two candidates’ forums within the Oro Valley town council primary election one thing can be stated for certain: There is a divide among the community and council strong enough at times to become a palpable force within a room.
For the first time in weeks, the opinion page has caught up on letters to the editor. I don’t think I need to explain to dedicated readers who keep informed that this is once again another volatile political season. In both towns we cover, Marana and Oro Valley, incumbents are facing challenges for town council seats. Nationally, we are in the midst of a presidential race that—if you had a chance to read this past Sunday’s New York Times—is literally splitting families apart with one spouse voting for a different candidate than the other.
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