Jennifer Fuchs, Special to The Explorer Posted:
When the Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club and its golf and tennis facilities, we all felt the storm of mixed emot…
Mari Herreras, The Explorer Posted:
I yelled into my mailbox today and heard a deafening echo. For the first time in months, this newspaper hasn’t received a letter to the editor…
Albert Vetere Lannon, Special to Desert Times Posted:
With summer monsoon rains comes the greening up of buffelgrass, a non-native invasive bunchgrass that chokes out native plants and creates a s…
Maddy Butcher, Special to The Explorer Posted:
The cover of a recent outdoor-gear catalog featured two men on horseback looking cool and competent. Marvelous, I said to myself: An outdoor r…
Valerie Vinyard, Special to The Explorer Updated:
As summer comes to a close and Arizona schools start up again, many Arizonans are deciding to travel during the final three-day weekend of the…
Several weeks into her eighth year at Canyon del Oro High School, 29-year-old history teacher Elizabeth Bruggeman looked back at the beginning of her career, when the University of Arizona graduate was at the helm of a class all her own.
Over the past few years Mountain View High School has made a big commitment to offering advance placement options for a variety of academic interests. From traditional AP courses like AP US History to AP Music Theory, the Mountain View administration wants to offer something for everyone, so that any students can leave the school with college credit.
Having celebrated its landmark 30th event in Chandler, Ariz. less than a month ago, one of Arizona’s premier mixed martial arts promotions, the World Fighting Federation, is returning to Tucson for another night of thrilling amateur and professional fights within WFF cage. On Oct. 1 Casino Del Sol Resort is hosting WFF 31 at the AVA Amphitheater, and the fight card is already competing with WFF 30’s fight of the year atmosphere.
Watching 11-year-old pole sports phenom Paige Olson go through her complex and physically taxing routine in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of fellow athletes in London at the 2016 World Pole Sports Championship, coach Katrina Wyckoff said that she couldn’t call what happened next a surprise.
When Oro Valley Police Department Police Chief and Interim Town Manager Daniel Sharp asks town residents what level of crime they find acceptable, the reaction is often immediate.
The impact of Norm Patton can be felt at high schools all over the northwestern part of Tucson and far beyond.
For more than a decade, hundreds of families from throughout Oro Valley brought tables, chairs and potluck breakfasts to a normally busy roadway within the town and staked claims on pristine spots with a good view down the street. With the crowd piling up, thousands of eager onlookers leaned out and over one another to catch a first glimpse of the Oro Valley Holiday Parade.
The Town of Marana has hired a new Tourism and Marketing Manager.
When the Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club and its golf and tennis facilities, we all felt the storm of mixed emotions that naturally results whenever people are faced with change and transition. But when a change occurs, we have two choices: 1. Deny and resist, or 2. Be a productive part of the prospect for improvement.
As lightning flashes, thunder crashes and bats flitter past a man – Victor Frankenstein – toils away at his most recent scientific breakthrough, the creation of life. With the secrets of the universe within his grasp, his faithful assistance flips the switch to harness nature’s raw energy to power his monstrosity and bring it to life.