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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…

Arizonans taking one last holiday for Labor Day

Arizonans taking one last holiday for Labor Day

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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…

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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. 

  • World Fighting Federation celebrates achievements before Oct. 1 Tucson show

    World Fighting Federation celebrates achievements before Oct. 1 Tucson show

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Oro Valley parade to end after 11 years

    Oro Valley parade to end after 11 years

    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.

  • Trail access issue touches nerve within outdoor community

    Trail access issue touches nerve within outdoor community

    The use of Honey Bee Canyon Trail - utilized by cyclists, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts - has been a point of contention between local residents of the Honey Bee Ridge Estates and Rancho Vistoso and those who utilize the trail for several years.

  • Marana announces new tourism director

    Marana announces new tourism director

    The Town of Marana has hired a new Tourism and Marketing Manager. 

  • Ina dig reveals early irrigation practices

    Ina dig reveals early irrigation practices

    On the grounds of Pima County's Ina Road wastewater treatment facility, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient farming community that could potentially rewrite the history of human settlement in the Southwest.

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