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My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

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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…

A serious conversation about distracted driving

A serious conversation about distracted driving

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Distracted driving has been a concern for public safety professionals long before the invention of the cellular phone, texting, snapchatting, …

Put children first:  An invitation to legislators and professionals to  First Things First Early Childhood Summit

Put children first: An invitation to legislators and professionals to First Things First Early Childhood Summit

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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…

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

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With age comes popularity. 

Guest Opinion:  The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

Guest Opinion: The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

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At the May 19th Oro Valley Council meeting, Shirl Lamonna, failed Council Recall Candidate, addressed the Council during the Public Hearing on…

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  • A serious conversation about distracted driving

    A serious conversation about distracted driving

    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. 

  • Catalina Foothills High School football: Falcons flying high for 2016 season

    Catalina Foothills High School football: Falcons flying high for 2016 season

    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.

  • Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:

  • Oro Valley candidate forum reaches round two

    Oro Valley candidate forum reaches round two

    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. 

  • Mailers cause a fuss in election proceedings

    Mailers cause a fuss in election proceedings

    Though he may have not been on the dais during the second candidate forum, or even in the room, one member of the Oro Valley community had both his name and political action committee brought forth multiple times.

  • Regional Transit Authority has benefitted northwest communities with projects

    Regional Transit Authority has benefitted northwest communities with projects

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The organization has been responsible for a number of transportation projects around Pima County, with many directly or indirectly benefitting the Northwest part of town. 

  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain looks to attract eco friendly travelers

    Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain looks to attract eco friendly travelers

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of the many Ritz Carlton Hotel Company properties to offer electric car charging stations. 

  • Tigers, Nighthawks return for 2016 football season

    Tigers, Nighthawks return for 2016 football season

    Two area teams will kick off the season when Marana and Ironwood Ridge square off on Friday in a “Zero Week” game. It also marks the team’s debut in the new Division 5A, after the Arizona Interscholastic Association went through another batch of realignment. 

  • Oro Valley council candidates

    Oro Valley council candidates

    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. 

  • Valley View expanded and ready for students

    Valley View expanded and ready for students

    The Valley View Early Learning Center and its staff were prepared for the more than 200 pre-k students which came returning to the halls of the recently expanded school last week. Having undergone an expansive expansion process, the school now has a greatly expanded outdoor space, classrooms and more.

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