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  • Ed Stolmaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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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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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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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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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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…

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Isela Mariscal is accustomed to moving with her husband and four children. A seasonal farmer worker, Pedro Mariscal spent five years working in apple and cherry orchards in Washington state. A year ago, as the work there dried up, they moved to Marana so Pedro could work on a small, local ranch. 

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Drivers heading from northwest Pima County toward downtown Tucson started using new eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Ina Road over the weekend.

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Marana resident Claire Klingler spotted this Coopers Hawk near her dining room window.. 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 …

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The Marana Citizens’ Forum recently proposed a Public Art Policy Development to the town council that could enhance Marana’s sense of place, beauty, tourism and economy. 

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Boston’s Gourmet Pizza in Marana (5825 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive) is hosting an exciting Family Fun Day this Sunday, Dec. 17 from noon to 4 p.m., and the theme is Lunch With Santa. Tickets are $10 per child, pre-sale or at the time of the event. The ticket includes one kid’s meal and one ma…

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Marisa Castro is making sure students experiencing homelessness in the Marana Unified School District can continue their education. A Students in Transition Specialist, Castro was recently awarded Liaison of the Year by the Arizona Housing Coalition.

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A shower of gold glitter unveiled Marana High School’s new title: National Unified Champion School for the Special Olympics of Arizona. The title came on a new banner revealed at the high school’s pep rally last Friday, Dec. 1.

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Last week, several instances of graffiti were found in the boys’ bathrooms at Marana Middle School. Among various inappropriate images and phrases, one stood out: a written statement about a school shooting planned for Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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North side residents hankering for some early holiday fun have to travel no further than the towns of Marana and Oro Valley this weekend to feel a bit of the jolly spirit. Decked out with live performances, local vendors, ample food and a bit of arts and culture, the Oro Valley Holiday Festi…

  • Danyelle Khmara
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County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry has a new plan to hike the local sales tax to fix Pima County’s deteriorating roads, but the success of that proposal will hinge on persuading state lawmakers to allow the Pima County Board of Supervisors to approve a sales tax with less than unanimous …

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Teenage girls crunch down on chocolate-covered bugs. Chewing slowly, they glance sideways at each other. A boy grabs a few and pops them in his mouth.

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Tucson Premium Outlets will offer expanded holiday hours to accommodate the needs of busy shoppers, beginning Thanksgiving. To enhance the holiday shopping experience, Tucson Premium Outlets is implementing shopper appreciation programs that will take place throughout the holiday season, inc…

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The Marana Town Council approved the construction of up to 1,000 homes in The Villages of Tortolita in exchange for the developer covering upfront costs for improvements to the Marana freeway interchange, an extension to Adonis Road and construction of a new Tortolita freeway interchange.

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A plea deal has been offered to former Marana police officer Dionysius Cazares. A court date on the status of said plea is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Dec. 13.

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The Town of Marana Animal Services is partnering with No Kill Pima County for a free microchip clinic this Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11a.m to 2p.m. at Marana Heritage River Park, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive.

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At the end of this week, I will formally become the interim town manager for the Town of Marana. Thank you, Marana Town Council, for entrusting me with this responsibility. I look forward to serving this great community with the zeal and conviction we have all grown accustomed to from our to…

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On Saturday, Nov. 18, Marana’s Heritage River Park will be host to food trucks, music and event booths in a festive send off for hundreds of cyclists beginning one of the largest bike-riding events in the nation, El Tour de Tucson. 

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This Saturday, Nov. 18, shoppers at participating Albertsons and Safeway stores are invited to be part of the Super Saturday Turkey Drive. Participating stores on the north side include: Safeway, 9705 N. Thornydale Road; Safeway, 9100 N. Silverbell Road; Albertsons 5085 N. La Cañada Drive.

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Marana voters overwhelmingly rejected a budget override for the Marana Unified School District that would have tacked an additional 3 percent to the 10 percent override approved last fall.

  • Logan Burtch-Buus
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The first time I was asked my opinion on Prop. 454’s chances of passing last Tuesday’s ballot, it was early July. The unanimous showing of support from council, and the many talks with young athletes, their parents and coaches still hung heavily in my mind—and I told that person that I would…

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A new scholarship is being offered by the Marana Chamber of Commerce to encourage high school students and other individuals to pursue careers in health care fields.

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Local business owner Julie Simons is sick of the health care tug-of-war. She’s a member of the new health care advocacy group, Arizonans United for Health Care Coalition. They’re working to inform people about healthcare issues, including how to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

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The Friends of Ironwood Forest invite the public to participate in a free Hike the Monument event Saturday, Nov. 4 at Ironwood Forest National Monument, near Marana. Participants may see endangered plants, desert tortoise, desert bighorn sheep, petroglyphs and more on educational hikes led b…