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Get a life – Insurance, that is

Get a life – Insurance, that is

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Though mortality remains alive and well, fewer U.S. residents own life insurance policies nowadays. 

El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

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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…

My View: The voters spoke

My View: The voters spoke

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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…

Monsoon seasons ushers in aerial buffelgrass spraying and protest

Monsoon seasons ushers in aerial buffelgrass spraying and protest

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With summer monsoon rains comes the greening up of buffelgrass, a non-native invasive bunchgrass that chokes out native plants and creates a s…

Why does the outdoor recreation community ignore horseback riders?

Why does the outdoor recreation community ignore horseback riders?

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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…

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  • Bruggeman creating a legacy at Canyon Del Oro High School

    Bruggeman creating a legacy at Canyon Del Oro High School

    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.

  • As program grows, Mountain View High School honors AP successes

    As program grows, Mountain View High School honors AP successes

    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. 

  • Mayor Hiremath lays out town's plan to Jewish Community

    Mayor Hiremath lays out town's plan to Jewish Community

    When Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath took office in 2010 the town was at a crossroads.

  • Coaching legend inspired kids, grandkids and many others

    Coaching legend inspired kids, grandkids and many others

    The impact of Norm Patton can be felt at high schools all over the northwestern part of Tucson and far beyond. 

  • How to Use Turmeric From Morning to Night

    How to Use Turmeric From Morning to Night

    (Family Features) From the celebrity on TV to your coworker at the watercooler, everyone is talking about turmeric. That’s because scientific evidence has been building around the potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. These six tempting recipes – from a morning shake to baked chicken – will quickly make turmeric the new star of your spice cabinet. Find more tips for using turmeric at McCormick.com.

  • Centre Stage basking in the spotlight with Olympic ambitions

    Centre Stage basking in the spotlight with Olympic ambitions

    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.

  • El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

    El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

    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.

  • 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. 

  • A town and its police: Oro Valley’s community department

    A town and its police: Oro Valley’s community department

    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.

  • Gaslight ‘Frankenstein’ a fun family experience

    Gaslight ‘Frankenstein’ a fun family experience

    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.

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