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Didn’t we make a promise?

Didn’t we make a promise?

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Over the weekend many of us saw protests break out at most large-city airports, such as JFK in New York City and San Francisco. The protesters…

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

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My son is 15 years old, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique child in my life who brings me joy. But like many pare…

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

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Governor Ducey’s new budget again shortchanges both students and teachers.  A report from Capitol Media Services on the 13th of this month, re…

Shake those branches

Shake those branches

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It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. …

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

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Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 due to the weather forecasts for the weekend.  

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  • Top Golf coming to Marana

    Top Golf coming to Marana

    Top Golf is coming to the area behind Costco that was occupied by the Practice Tee. The multi-tier golf center is geared as much to nongolf fans as it is golf fans. 

  • Marana development on the rise in 2017 with new projects and new businesses

    Marana development on the rise in 2017 with new projects and new businesses

    Marana will be a busy place in 2017 from a development standpoint. There are a number of big projects in every section of the town. Some are town projects, while many others are being undertaken by the private sector, including a number of new businesses coming to the region. 

  • Northwest Fire’s new hires reflect area demographics

    Northwest Fire’s new hires reflect area demographics

    In early September Northwest Fire went about hiring a new batch of firefighters. Unlike previous classes, the fire district wanted to create an opportunity for anyone in the community to have a shot at joining the ranks. That first “green” class was finalized late last month. 

  • Osteoporosis 101: What every woman needs to know [Infographic]

    (BPT) - Women make up more than 80 percent of the 200 million people who suffer from osteoporosis worldwide. This chronic bone disease, characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, can lead to a heightened risk of fractures and can seriously impact quality of life. By understanding the facts and getting tested, women can understand their risk and take action to protect their bones.

  • Spring Festival of the Arts returning to Oro Valley this weekend

    Spring Festival of the Arts returning to Oro Valley this weekend

    One of the largest and most captivating arts festivals found anywhere in Southern Arizona is soon to make a return to Oro Valley when the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) hosts the Spring Festival of the Arts this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26.

  • Marana Prepares for Growth with Major Infrastructure Projects

    Marana Prepares for Growth with Major Infrastructure Projects

    The Town of Marana has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years. In order to manage that growth effectively, we are currently committed to a number of key projects that improve our infrastructure and aim to ensure a high quality of life for all Marana residents, including those who don’t even live here yet!

  • Turns out the magical mystery dam in Santa Cruz River was not much of a mystery afterall

    Turns out the magical mystery dam in Santa Cruz River was not much of a mystery afterall

    In terms of mysteries, the “Mystery of the Santa Cruz Dam” will never rival those tales crafted by Agatha Christie or Raymond Chandler, in fact it was no mystery at all, but for a few days last week a new dam in the river raised some questions. 

  • Old West Flavor

    Old West Flavor

    When someone mentions the word steakhouse, eyebrows raise. What’s the occasion? Is it Dad’s birthday? Who’s getting married? For most, going to a steakhouse and ordering up a prime cut of meat means something special is going on. Either an upscale environment or a funky cowboy style ranch house also means it’s going to be an expensive meal.

  • Kuisine by Kathy - The right cut for corned beef

    Kuisine by Kathy - The right cut for corned beef

    With St. Patrick’s day approaching, I thought it would be helpful to distinguish between the different cuts of corned beef. It’s important to know which cut is the best choice, and most important, how to cook the perfect brisket.

  • Area teams active in state basketball playoffs

    Area teams active in state basketball playoffs

    Area girls basketball teams have found great success in this year’s state basketball tournament. Six area schools qualified for the postseason and four advanced to the quarterfinals or beyond.