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Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

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The spring signing period for high school athletes to sign letters of intent to play sports in college began last week and on Wednesday, April 12, a number of Northwest athletes inked those documents to continue their athletic careers. 

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Didn’t we make a promise?

Didn’t we make a promise?

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Over the weekend many of us saw protests break out at most large-city airports, such as JFK in New York City and San Francisco. The protesters…

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

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My son is 15 years old, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique child in my life who brings me joy. But like many pare…

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

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Governor Ducey’s new budget again shortchanges both students and teachers.  A report from Capitol Media Services on the 13th of this month, re…

Shake those branches

Shake those branches

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It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. …

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

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Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 due to the weather forecasts for the weekend.  

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  • Golder Ranch mourning loss of  passionate, community-driven firefighter

    Golder Ranch mourning loss of passionate, community-driven firefighter

    Last Monday, April 11 was a dark day for the Golder Ranch Fire District when one of its own, firefighter Jose Samaniego, passed away surrounded by his family. 

  • “Gifted” adds up to a splendid movie experience

    “Gifted” adds up to a splendid movie experience

    We’ve been awed by brilliant movie minds before, each attempting to cope with the deep personal pain their special brain powers often creates. Russell Crowe shocked us in “A Beautiful Mind” as a Nobel Laureate in Economics. A young Stephen Hawking at Cambridge was superbly personified by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything”. And nobody can forget Matt Damon’s 20-year-old character with the skyrocket IQ, sparring in verbal jujitsu opposite Robin Williams in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting.” But lacking from the annals of cinema history is the female child genius whose mind-blowing talents jolt theater audiences. Until now.

  • Gaslight Music Hall to host Up with People founders this summer for two show evening

    Gaslight Music Hall to host Up with People founders this summer for two show evening

    From its beginnings as a vehicle through which 1,000 college-aged youth could voice their ideas at a conference in the mid 1960s, Up with People has become an international education foundation working to bring people closer together through music and community service. With roots in the Tucson region, Up with People returns this summer with founding members Paul, Ralph and Steve Colwell and Herb Allen to play their famous tunes – all at The Gaslight Music Hall.

  • Renderings show Ina Project vision

    Renderings show Ina Project vision

    The Ina Road Overpass project is well underway, but there are still nearly two years of construction left. With so much of the area torn up, it can be difficult to envision what the finished area will look like, but thanks to an ADOT artist’s rendering, we can start to see why all the hassle may be worth it. For more info on the project, go to the ADOT website www.azdot.gov/projects/

  • United Healthcare is jeopardizing  its members’ access to local healthcare services of Northwest Healthcare

    United Healthcare is jeopardizing its members’ access to local healthcare services of Northwest Healthcare

    Local residents with United Healthcare health insurance should be concerned. Your access to high-quality healthcare services at Northwest Healthcare is at risk.

  • Four teachers honored with crystal apples and kind words

    Four teachers honored with crystal apples and kind words

    Ironwood Ridge High School sophomore Connor Taylor says he has great respect for his teacher A.J. Lepore, the school’s director of choral activities, though he admitted he has a sarcastic way of showing it.

  • POP tennis arrives in Southern Arizona, giving active adults a fun court alternative

    POP tennis arrives in Southern Arizona, giving active adults a fun court alternative

    If you hear a popping noise coming from the tennis courts at Heritage Highlands, it is not a premature New Year celebration of champagne corks or firecrackers, but the sound of the newest sport to arrive in Southern Arizona—POP tennis. 

  • Marana Bluegrass Festival promises three days of musical fun

    Marana Bluegrass Festival promises three days of musical fun

    The Marana Bluegrass Festival has always been a family friendly event, but this year’s fifth edition of the multi-day concert at Ora Mae Harn Park is really trying to introduce children to the art form. 

  • Local urgent care to close,  new emergency facility to open

    Local urgent care to close, new emergency facility to open

    Northwest Healthcare, while planning to move out of one facility in the Marana area, plan to have a larger presence in early 2018 when they open a freestanding emergency department (FSED) adjacent to the Tucson Premium Outlets at Twin Peaks and I-10.

  • Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

    Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

    The spring signing period for high school athletes to sign letters of intent to play sports in college began last week and on Wednesday, April 12, a number of Northwest athletes inked those documents to continue their athletic careers. 

Rest in Peace Samaniego

Rest in Peace Samaniego

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I was on Facebook when I saw the announcement of the passing of Golder Ranch Fire Fighter Jose Samaniego. I instantly recognized his face but …

Marana Softball making moves

Marana Softball making moves

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Despite a slow start to the season the Marana softball team is in the thick of things in their section, and could find themselves in the posts…

Kids Camp

Kids Camp

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Among the scenic views of Tucson’s northern region are a variety of summer camp choices for children of all ages and interests; spanning the p…

One jam packed, amazing weekend of sports

One jam packed, amazing weekend of sports

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This is always a great time of year for sports, but this particular weekend was a perfect confluence of athletics that made for an amazing wee…

Three more area athletes choose their schools

Three more area athletes choose their schools

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The Pima Community College volleyball program received a big local signing earlier this week at the West Campus.  

Marana Chamber brings on Mark Mittelstadt as event coordinator

Marana Chamber brings on Mark Mittelstadt as event coordinator

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The Marana Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary along with our community partner, the Town of Marana’s 40-ye…

Chef Ryan Clark’s new Spring menu at Casino’s Del Sol’s PY Steakhouse

Chef Ryan Clark’s new Spring menu at Casino’s Del Sol’s PY Steakhouse

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You might say Chef Ryan Clark has a compression obsession.

POP tennis arrives in Southern Arizona, giving active adults a fun court alternative

POP tennis arrives in Southern Arizona, giving active adults a fun court alternative

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If you hear a popping noise coming from the tennis courts at Heritage Highlands, it is not a premature New Year celebration of champagne corks…

Tax time tips to help you complete your taxes

Tax time tips to help you complete your taxes

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This year’s deadline to file your 2016 federal income tax returns is Tuesday, April 18. Yes, usually the annual tax scramble takes place on Ap…

Several school athletes sign to college teams

Several school athletes sign to college teams

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Soccer standout Victoria Guitierrez is the latest Marana student to extend her athletic career at the collegiate level. Guitierrez signed with…

Luncheon celebrates the best of Marana Unified School District

Luncheon celebrates the best of Marana Unified School District

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Marana Unified School District students, teachers and staffers were honored last week as the Marana 2340 Foundation held their annual Celebrat…

Oro Valley snowbirds running, biking and swimming laps around the competition

Oro Valley snowbirds running, biking and swimming laps around the competition

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When Tim Cronk and Heather Webber retired from their careers as air traffic controllers, the exercise enthusiasts said they began looking for …

Lehman wins Conquistadors Classic on PGA Tour

Lehman wins Conquistadors Classic on PGA Tour

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A late charge propelled Tom Lehman (-20) to the win at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic. Leman used a third round 66 to edge Steve Stricker b…

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus celebrates new partnership  with Oro Valley, launches Northwest Voices ensemble

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus celebrates new partnership with Oro Valley, launches Northwest Voices ensemble

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Starting next Friday, Oro Valley and the rest of the northwest region will benefit from an infusion of choral music and cowboy-style rope perf…

Journalist Evan Thomas talks about his new Nixon biography and the current political landscape

Journalist Evan Thomas talks about his new Nixon biography and the current political landscape

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Longtime Washington journalist Evan Thomas is the author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, a biography of former president Richard Nixon that was…

Eating Community

Eating Community

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Although some may say it’s old news Tucson was recognized as a City of Gastronomy, others say food and drink in this desert town should always…

Remembering Pastiche’s Pat Connors

Remembering Pastiche’s Pat Connors

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When I first interviewed Pat Connors more than a decade ago, I learned about the pairing of fried avocados and Irish whiskey.

Softball teams off to fast starts

Softball teams off to fast starts

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Ironwood Ridge and Canyon Del Oro high schools are off to fast starts this softball season. 

Northwest basketball all-star teams

Northwest basketball all-star teams

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For the All-Northwest Basketball All-Star teams were worried less about positions and more about overall ability. Unlike some of our other tea…