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

When Tim Cronk and Heather Webber retired from their careers as air traffic controllers, the exercise enthusiasts said they began looking for different outlets for their athletic inclinations. First the longtime couple turned to cycling, then skiing and snowboarding, though they would soon enjoy the thrills of rock climbing, base jumping and even develop a taste for skydiving. Though jumping from airplanes and leaping off cliffs contained a fair bit of thrills, they soon found themselves pursuing fitness goals of a different nature: triathlons. What began as recreational swims in a lake near their East Coast home was the beginning of an impressive endurance career for both athletes. 

Lehman wins Conquistadors Classic on PGA Tour

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 by a single stroke at the event held at the Omni National. 

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

Starting next Friday, Oro Valley and the rest of the northwest region will benefit from an infusion of choral music and cowboy-style rope performance thanks to a new partnership between the town and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus. 

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

Longtime Washington journalist Evan Thomas is the author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, a biography of former president Richard Nixon that was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year by Time Magazine and was praised as a “fully rounded portrait” by the New York Times Book Review. Tucson Local Media recently talked with Thomas about his book and Nixon’s presidency.

Eating Community

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 be celebrated along with its food-loving entrepreneurs.