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Oro Valley Police Department lieutenants honored as life savers by Department Public Saftey

Oro Valley Police Department lieutenants honored as life savers by Department Public Saftey

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Heidi Jo Tharp Sherman of Prescott, Arizona had been driving her 1998 Cadillac Caterra back from the Phoenix area when the car would no longer…

Prop 123: Still on the fence?

Prop 123: Still on the fence?

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On May 4 the Oro valley Business Club is hosting a forum on Proposition 123 at the Oro Valley Country Club, from 12 to 1 p.m. Speakers are Jan…

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

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Let’s decide as a community that enough is enough.

My Turn: Outside the town limits are lessons

My Turn: Outside the town limits are lessons

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I’m sitting on log watching the Gila River rush by not far from where it meets the San Francisco River. It’s beautiful. I’ve only been on the …

Oro Valley embarks on inclusive budget process for FY 2016-17

Oro Valley embarks on inclusive budget process for FY 2016-17

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Budget season is well under way in Oro Valley. This is the time when important decisions are made about how the town’s resources will be alloc…

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  • Six Mountain Lions to keep careers alive

    Six Mountain Lions to keep careers alive

    While most teams held their signing day ceremonies the week prior, Mountain View held theirs last Wednesday, April 20. Six Mountain Lions signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships at the collegiate level. 

  • Local craftsman lands major gig at awards ceremony

    Local craftsman lands major gig at awards ceremony

    When local craftsman Brendan Sherer got the call asking him if he’d be interested in crafting dozens of customized miniature rocking chairs for the gift bags for this year’s Emmy Awards, one question popped into his head.

  • Star Fox Zero Review: New game falls short of being best entry in series

    Star Fox Zero Review: New game falls short of being best entry in series

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  • Oro Valley golf courses undergoing summer maintenance closures

    Oro Valley golf courses undergoing summer maintenance closures

    Town-owned golf courses in Oro Valley will experience closures this summer in order to accommodate capital improvement projects on the Canada, Conquistador and Pusch Ridge courses. Included in the town’s capital investment plan is aerification and overseeding, as well as less standard projects like bunker care, storm drainage improvements, turf reductions and more.

  • Thousand-foot slide coming to Oro Valley this weekend

    Thousand-foot slide coming to Oro Valley this weekend

    Though summer is still a few weeks away, those lucky enough to bask in the warm Arizona weather have the opportunity to head outdoors and have fun much earlier in the year. Also taking advantage of the Sonoran Desert is Slide the City, which for the past two years has brought its 1,000 foot water slide to cities across the world with one mission: to turn city streets into veritable block parties.

  • Enough is enough

    Enough is enough

    Let’s decide as a community that enough is enough.

  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle and killed on Northwest side

    Pedestrian struck by vehicle and killed on Northwest side

    A male pedestrian was walking southbound on the sidewalk on First Avenue approaching Palisades when he was struck by a vehicle at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

  • Coyote Trail celebrates 20 years with a special night

    Coyote Trail celebrates 20 years with a special night

    Twenty years ago, Principal Dan Johnson was put in charge of a brand new school, tasked with not only getting the building open, but planting the seeds for the community that would inhabit the school. 

  • Amphi Schools flip the switch to go solar on Earth Day

    Amphi Schools flip the switch to go solar on Earth Day

    La Cima Middle School sixth grader Glenn David flipped a ceremonial switch last Friday, April 22, to celebrate both Earth Day and the Amphitheater Public School District’s ongoing initiative to reduce its carbon footprint with the goal of becoming one of the top 5 “greenest” school districts in the nation.

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