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…
Though she may walk the halls of Ironwood Ridge High School, 18-year-old junior Joy Mona has through her artwork claimed a bit of national exposure over the summer. Mona spent time in Washington, D.C. after her pen-and-ink portrait of Mahatma Gandhi entitled “Peace,” was chosen to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:
More than a year after its grand opening, the Comcast Center of Excellence at 4690 N. Oracle Road – former home to Grand Cinemas and American Home Furnishings – continues to make its economic footprint felt in the Tucson region and beyond.
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.
Over the course of four candidates forums, a lot of claims were made by those running for mayor and town council of Marana. Just like their national counterparts, there were some mistakes made by the candidates. Although the errors did not seem intentional, some of them could give the wrong impression to voters.
Coming to an end on June 30, the Town of Oro Valley finished the 2015/16 fiscal year with just over $10.5 million in its general fund, an increase of about $402,000.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking in front of hundreds of fellow community members, founder of the Music & Dance Academy Nina Tishkevich said that every successful business starts with a great idea. Once that concept is established, she said the right people must follow. Whether it is individuals working in the business, the customers or supporters, Tishkevich said having a strong team is vital.