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Your public library thriving in digital age

Your public library thriving in digital age

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The rise of the Internet and digital books were supposed to endanger the future of public libraries. Perhaps they will some day, but in Pima C…

Summer is coming and it’s bringing high temperatures

Summer is coming and it’s bringing high temperatures

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I look forward to our warm sunny days and the many activities that help us survive the summer temperatures. Swimming, early morning walks, or …

Why travel insurance is critical

Why travel insurance is critical

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With the unexpected happening more often nowadays, buying travel insurance for your next trip seems more like a necessity than an indulgence.

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…

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  • What’s that smell? Mystery odor has officials looking for answers

    What’s that smell? Mystery odor has officials looking for answers

    Residents in north Marana, particularly in the Gladden Farms area, are complaining of a strange smell and accompanying white smoke. The smell began a few weeks ago and has been so bad in some areas that residents have been forced to stay indoors and close windows. 

  • Prop 123: Still on the fence?

    Prop 123: Still on the fence?

    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 Janice Palmer, vice president of the Helios Foundation, speaking in support of the prop; and Mogran Abraham, chair of NoProp123, speaking against the proposition.

  • Ironwood Ridge HS inducts first hall of fame members

    Ironwood Ridge HS inducts first hall of fame members

    At an event normally dedicated to recognizing the highest achieving graduating seniors, Ironwood Ridge High School recently honored three members of the Nighthawk community for the significant impact each has had on the student body, their families and the school as a whole. A dedicated parent, an IRHS teacher and a former nighthawk; three of the school’s finest examples of sterling community members were honored as the inaugural inductees into the Ironwood Ridge Alumni Hall of Fame.

  • Concerned spectator not happy with Wilson

    I attended the 8th grade baseball game between Wilson and Flowing Wells Junior High schools on Thursday, May 5 at Wilson K-8. As a spectator, with no child on either team, I was appalled at the clear lack of sportsmanship displayed by Wilson. The coaches were shouting at the players to “Make it Hurt” while at bat. The Wilson boys failed to remove their hats and pay respect at the end of the game. One boy responded to a parent who commented about them failing to remove their hats by giving a thumbs up and saying “You’re Welcome.” And the parents, were some of the most classless group I’ve witnessed.

  • It’s going to be one amazing summer in Oro Valley

    It’s going to be one amazing summer in Oro Valley

    At Oro Valley Parks & Recreation, 66 camp options + 97 swim options + 8 free movie events = 1 amazing summer!

  • Fraud Alert: Sophisticated skimming devices found at gas station

    Fraud Alert: Sophisticated skimming devices found at gas station

    The Marana Police Department is investigating the presence of sophisticated card-skimming devices at a Marana-area Circle K. The devices were installed on the store’s gas pumps with the intent of stealing credit card information. 

  • CDO teacher finds herself in ‘Jeopardy!’

    CDO teacher finds herself in ‘Jeopardy!’

    Every year since she was 16 years old, Canyon Del Oro High School English teacher Tenaya Snider has auditioned to be on “Jeopardy!” 

  • Oro Valley easing the pain of Troon shortfall

    Oro Valley easing the pain of Troon shortfall

    In an effort to recoup unexpected shortfalls at its new community and recreation center, the Oro Valley Town Council took several actions during the May 19 regular session. 

  • First wildlife passages in Sonoran Desert dedicated upon completion

    First wildlife passages in Sonoran Desert dedicated upon completion

    Trekking up the side of the new wildlife bridge on North Oracle Road last Tuesday were nearly 200 people; local families, government employees, members of the media and representatives of non-governmental organizations—not exactly the travelers the overpass was designed for.

  • USS Arizona memorial looking for final hour funds

    USS Arizona memorial looking for final hour funds

    This year, Dec. 7, marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Whether through family ties, school lessons, documentaries or any other various medium, the events of that day will truly live forever in the annals of our nation, and the world’s history.

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