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Get a life – Insurance, that is

Get a life – Insurance, that is

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Though mortality remains alive and well, fewer U.S. residents own life insurance policies nowadays. 

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…

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  • Mountain View renames field for coaching legend

    Mountain View renames field for coaching legend

    As part of their thirtieth  anniversary celebration, Mountain View High School honored the first man to guide their football team. During last Friday night’s homecoming celebration the school named the field after legendary coach Wayne Jones. 

  • Mayor Hiremath lays out town's plan to Jewish Community

    Mayor Hiremath lays out town's plan to Jewish Community

    When Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath took office in 2010 the town was at a crossroads.

  • Marana contributes to wildlife corridors

    Marana contributes to wildlife corridors

    The Marana Town Council approved funding for its portion of five wildlife corridors to be built as part of the Tangerine Road expansion project last week.

  • El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

    El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

    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 emotions that naturally results whenever people are faced with change and transition. But when a change occurs, we have two choices: 1. Deny and resist, or 2. Be a productive part of the prospect for improvement.

  • Park dedicated to much-loved Ann Day

    Park dedicated to much-loved Ann Day

    A bright, calm Saturday morning at the park: children playing out on the lush, green grass, dogs racing across the open terrain and family members preparing for a kid’s birthday party: The perfect setting to commemorate and honor the life and work of Ann Day, the former Arizona state lawmaker and Pima County supervisor.

  • There’s a home for your kitchen scraps besides the landfill

    There’s a home for your kitchen scraps besides the landfill

    Before Shannon Sartin returned home to Tucson, she noticed a program in Seattle that collected kitchen scraps as part of a city-wide compost effort.

  • Police and fire keeping the community’s smallest passengers safe

    Police and fire keeping the community’s smallest passengers safe

    Last week was designated “Child Passenger Safety Week,” and several first responders organizations within northwest Tucson came together to make sure that the youngest members of the community were strapped safely and securely within their seats—and that their guardians were educated on proper technique by our community’s bravest.

  • Garden lovers prepared, Tohono Chul gearing up for Fall Plant Sale

    Garden lovers prepared, Tohono Chul gearing up for Fall Plant Sale

    The fall equinox is now in the rearview and the Tucson area can finally say goodbye to summer and welcome fall – the name adopted locally for the brief window of temperate climate before dipping into the morning frost of desert winter.

  • ‘Tombstone-Rashomon’ to be filmed at Old Tucson

    ‘Tombstone-Rashomon’ to be filmed at Old Tucson

    It’s one of those intriguing tales that can be told over and over without losing its edge. That said, the legend of Tombstone — specifically as it relates to the Earps and OK Corral gunfight — has never been told like this. 

  • OV Dollars coming to an end

    OV Dollars coming to an end

    Spend your OV Dollars while you can.

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