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The course of Arizona football changed Sunday afternoon. News of the program-defining hire of former Houston University and Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin broke just after 1 p.m. local time Sunday—capping an 11-day coaching search that seemed thrice as long, at least. 

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During its Shop Oro Valley Holiday Campaign from Nov. 3, 2017 to Dec. 29, 2017, Town of Oro Valley shoppers spending $25 or more at any Oro Valley business were eligible to submit their receipts for a weekly raffle, sponsored by 119 Oro Valley businesses. Thanks to the generosity of our part…

  • Maxine Goodman, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Tucson has an estimated 284 sunny days, or approximately 85 percent of the year with sunlight, according to Current Results Weather and Science Facts.  The sun doesn’t discriminate. Whether you are fair-skinned or have darker skin, without protection you are subject to skin cancer, the most …

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Now that the 2018 Legislative Session has just begun, as I do each year I want to provide you ways on how to be involved with what is happening at the Capitol.

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Ten-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval will join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a TSO SuperPops program on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall.  Music director José Luis Gomez will conduct the world renowned trumpeter in the performances…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, just after 3 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to Oro Valley Bicycle located at 4749 E. Sunrise Drive for a report of a theft. Deputies learned a man came into the store and test rode a few bikes before leaving. The same man returned appro…

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The Marana Chamber is thankful for our historic and strategic growth in 2017. Our plans for the New Year include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box, and our continued mission to be the voice of business …

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It’s Best of the Northwest season here at Tucson Local Media, and I personally think that’s reason enough for my return to the editor’s note for 2018.

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Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation are following a very successful year with even bigger plans for 2018. The localism movement has been gaining significantly more attention in the past year, as current national gridlock provides few opportunities and solutions. 

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The Gaslight is seeking strong singers and actors ages 18 and older. Previous stage and performing experience required. Please prepare one up-tempo song, 32 bars only. Sheet music needs to be in your appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided, no recorded music. 

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Another Oro Valley resident has been injured Tuesday by a javelina while walking her dog, the third such incident in the Tucson area since March 2017.

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Oro Valley resident Audrey Felice was visited by a Christmas guest. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other p…

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Even as work dies down on the Lambert Lane widening project, drivers are experiencing delays just to the north, along North La Cañada Drive at the entrance to the community center. Last month, crews associated with P.A.C.E. Electrical Construction started the 85-day process of converting the…

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NASA has chosen a team from the University of Arizona as one of two finalists to fly a robotic explorer onto a comet. The Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return mission (CAESAR) seeks to collect samples from a comet to determine its history.

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The lineup for this year’s Tucson Jazz Festival, as has become the norm, is blessed with a fine balance of well-known names and some that are waiting to be discovered. Some traditional jazz bands, and some that offer a twist on the much-loved genre. 

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  • Emily Dieckman, Special to Tucson Local Media
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For one thing, you’ll want to stay away if you don’t like books. It’s also no place for a person who doesn’t like art, music, vintage photographs, good conversation, ice cream or a little bit of adventure. 

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Trico Electric Cooperative in Marana won the Technology/Process Improvement category at the Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace awards sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson. 

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At the beginning of each new year, we tend to look back on the previous year and reflect. Did we accomplish everything we set out to? How did we grow or what new things did we try? What did we leave unfinished or put off for a later date? And most importantly, how do we make the upcoming yea…

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The University of Arizona will have a new head football coach for the first time since 2012, after former coach Rich Rodriguez was fired last Tuesday.   

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Arizona’s childcare subsidies are based on the 75th percentile of child care costs from the year 2000, which is the oldest rate but not the lowest percentile, according to a new study by the National Women’s Law Center. 

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The Keep OV Green Political Action Committee’s mission to reverse recent Oro Valley Town Council’s actions concerning land usage and future development died before it even got started. But that doesn’t mean all are happy with the direction Oro Valley is taking.

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When it comes to Aging Well, many people focus on physical health—exercise and diet. But there are other areas of healthy habits that can provide balance in life, with the added benefits of being good for your brain health, mood, and overall quality of life.

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The holidays are a busy time in Marana. With all of the hustle and bustle from holiday shopping, it can leave a bit of a mess. Now that the holiday shopping season has concluded, it is time to take to the streets and clean things up. 

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Marana High School teacher lands teacher of the year nomination

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A New Year is almost upon us, and with the holidays in the rear-view mirror many of us will start making our New Year’s Resolutions. Some dream big by planning major life changes, while others keep their goals modest with just little life tweaks here or there.

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When a young mother gives birth to her child, her life can shine with a light never seen before. However, when a stroke only three days afterward leaves her completely paralyzed on her left side, the future seems anything but bright. Luckily, the American Heart Association/The American Strok…

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Randy Bazner moved to sunny Oro Valley from the icy reaches of Michigan in 2014, and it didn’t take long before he found ways to become involved in his new-found home.

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People gather on the longest night of the year, shivering in jackets and scarves at the county plot of Evergreen Cemetery. They’re surrounded by simple, flat headstones, mostly absent of flowers or decor. It’s way too cold for all this Tucson blood, reminding everyone why they’re here—to rem…

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In the Marana Middle School cafeteria, dozens of parents and teachers gather around to see their students’ latest projects. These projects demonstrate the students’ creativity and intelligence, however this style of project hardly existed at all when the adults were in school. Yet now, the f…

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This Saturday, Dec. 30,  the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Department of Public Safety, will conduct a multi-agency DUI sobriety checkpoint.

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We have all read the headlines about Arizona’s continued drought and the state’s looming water crisis. In fact, the Arizona State Climate Office documents that Arizona is currently in its 21st year of a long-term drought. So, what does this mean for Oro Valley?

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Many of you see in the Greater Tucson Metro Area, after Thanksgiving, the ringing of the bells for the Salvation Army. There are many volunteers and staff at the Salvation Army who coordinate efforts for this special time of year. Wednesday’s are a special day for the real estate community i…

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The Marana Police Department is doing a number of things to try and make this holiday shopping season a safe one for shoppers, workers and businesses. They recently launched their “Lock It or Lose It” campaign, have increased patrols on heavy shopping days and begun utilizing their Volunteer…