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With Fourth of July on the horizon, many pet owners are thinking about microchipping their pets. Local organizations and will participate in a microchip marathon this Saturday, June 24. 

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When the Marana Town Council decided to create an animal services division rather than working with Pima Animal Care Center, critics questioned whether the town could get all the pieces in place to be prepared for the July 1 start. 

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The Marana Town Council offered Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson a new two-year contract that will keep him on board at least through the 2019 fiscal year. 

  • Gilbert Davidson, Special to The Explorer
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In 1977, a small group of neighbors took the bold step of incorporating themselves into their own town, and all around us we can see the incredible results of that decision.

  • By Gilbert Davidson, Special to The Explorer
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Every year, the town of Marana and the Chamber of Commerce host a State of the Town luncheon to share with the community all that’s happening in Marana. On Friday, April 14, we gathered once again to reflect not only on the activities of the past year, but also on the town’s accomplishments …

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Marana High School’s Top 10 graduates may all have strong academics in common, but aside from that, they are very different. Some were athletes, some were musicians, while some were both. 

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Typically, digging can uncover dinosaurs (or at least their fossils). But in the case of the future location of Marana’s Tangerine Sky Park, dinosaurs served as a different sort of inspiration.

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The Marana football team won the Rich Rodriguez Passing League Tournament on the campus of the University of Arizona. The Tigers went 8-0 in the event that featured more than 20 teams from all over Arizona and New Mexico.

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Few places in the country interact with Mexico as much as Southern Arizona, and several of the region’s jurisdictions have taken a collective stand against President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall expansion along the nation’s southern border. Following the lead of the Tohono O’odham Leg…

  • Ed Stolmaker, Special to The Explorer
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The Marana Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. We are looking forward to advancing our mission as the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in our community for many years to come.

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Last year Marana Town Council Member Patti Comerford took the town’s objective of being a military-friendly community to heart when she began raising money to purchase summer survival bags for homeless veterans.

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  • Brad Allis, Tucson Local Media
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If you know kids in elementary school, chances are they are obsessed with the video game Minecraft. But unless they attend Gladden Farms or Quail Run Elementary, they are not getting school credit for playing the game.

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Despite vocal opposition, the Marana Town Council approved the rezoning of a 103.2 acre portion the Lazy K Bar Ranch property, opening the way for up to 178 new homes.

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As part of its 40th anniversary celebration of Marana’s founding, the Marana Police Department will be wearing special badges that are replicas of the town’s original 1977 badge. 

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Now that Ina Road has been shut down at Interstate 10 for several months, Marana town officials and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce took a stroll to businesses in the area to see how the project has affected them.

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The Marana Parks and Recreation Department is hoping they have a program for you this summer. They have programs for teens, adults and retirees. Whether your interests lie in art, fitness or sports, they have something to offer you. 

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Mountain View High School held their first ever College Signing Day to honor seniors who will be moving on to colleges, trade schools, internships and the military. Nearly 275 students took part in the ceremony.

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Despite vocal opposition, the Marana Town Council approved the rezoning of a 103.2 acre portion the Lazy K Bar Ranch property opening the way for a 178 unit housing development.

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Rattlesnake Ridge was one of just four Tucson-area schools to earn the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation.

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Critics of the Marana Town Council’s decision to form its own Animal Control Department complained that many details of the plan hadn’t been developed at the time of the vote to split from Pima County’s Animal Care Center.

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If there are four things all Tucsonans can appreciate, it’s sauce, shots, snacks and sofas. Luckily for Old Pueblo patrons, products for all four are manufactured right here in Tucson. This town might not be known for it’s booming industry, but these southwest mainstays are definitely desert…

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The Town of Marana, Oro Valley and Metro Water have entered into an agreement to create the Northwest Recharge, Recovery, and Delivery System (NWRRDS) to help reduce groundwater withdrawals and allow the north area of the Tucson Basin aquifer to recover.

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Marana prides itself on being a business friendly community and that does not happen by accident. The town’s strategic plan specifically highlights commerce as one of the five focus areas, but more importantly they have an economic development strategic plan that provides the specifics to br…

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  • Brad Allis, Tucson Local Media
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The Marana Regional Airport will host the US Flight Expo beginning on Wednesday May 3 and it promises to offer something of interest not only for Marana, but the entire region.

  • Brad Allis, Tucson Local Media
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A controversial proposed housing development is again slated to go before the Marana Town Council for approval after being approved by the Marana Planning Commission on April 26. The commission voted 4-1 to approve a rezoning for the area once occupied by the Lazy K Bar Ranch.

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Those breaking traffic laws in Marana are more likely to get pulled over than they were five years ago, but are also less likely to get a ticket. It is part of the Marana Police Department’s goal to educate drivers instead of punishing them. 

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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.

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  • Brad Allis, Marana News
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Aviation history was on display in Marana over the weekend as a number of vintage World War II aircraft came to the Marana Regional Airport as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

  • By Tyler Allis, Special to The Explorer
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Marana’s Founders’ Day has always been a family affair, with a lot of activities geared to the kids. This year’s edition was no different as there were plenty of things to do for kids of all ages, so who better to give a review of the event than 6-year old Tyler Allis?