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…
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.
Since hiring Jeff Scurran prior to the 2013 season, the Catalina Foothills High School football program has had their best run of success in the school’s history. The Falcons enter the 2016 season full of optimism, not only hoping to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season, but looking to make their deepest postseason run in school history.
What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:
After two candidates’ forums within the Oro Valley town council primary election one thing can be stated for certain: There is a divide among the community and council strong enough at times to become a palpable force within a room.
Though he may have not been on the dais during the second candidate forum, or even in the room, one member of the Oro Valley community had both his name and political action committee brought forth multiple times.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The organization has been responsible for a number of transportation projects around Pima County, with many directly or indirectly benefitting the Northwest part of town.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of the many Ritz Carlton Hotel Company properties to offer electric car charging stations.
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.
Two area teams will kick off the season when Marana and Ironwood Ridge square off on Friday in a “Zero Week” game. It also marks the team’s debut in the new Division 5A, after the Arizona Interscholastic Association went through another batch of realignment.
The Valley View Early Learning Center and its staff were prepared for the more than 200 pre-k students which came returning to the halls of the recently expanded school last week. Having undergone an expansive expansion process, the school now has a greatly expanded outdoor space, classrooms and more.