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The Marana Chamber of Commerce’s fall plans 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 working to build economic growth and ensure a high quality of …

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The Town of Marana is receiving an extra dose of culture this month with the Marana Art Expo. 

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As many in the business community already know, Ed Stolmaker will step down as president and CEO of the Marana Chamber of Commerce at the end of the year. For the past 15 years, he has not only managed the inner workings of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, but transformed it into an integral …

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Even though the Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department is currently in the midst of its Fall Into Fun + Fitness campaign, the department took a look back at its Summer 2018 programming, and found that public participation was up. 

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Almost one year ago, the Pima Council on Aging set up an office inside the Marana Community Food Bank on West Grier Road. This office is key to the council’s mission of reaching out to the elderly and the disabled in Marana. Every Tuesday, anyone can drop in and receive free consultations ad…

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It’s doggy paddle time at Picture Rocks Pool. On Saturday, Sept. 22 the pool will open its doors to our canine friends for one day only. Dogs at the public pool are usually not a good idea, but because the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation needs to drain the pool on the 23r…

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 The incumbents on the Marana Town Council held onto their seats in last week’s election, knocking back challengers who called for a change in the town’s leadership.

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After 15 years of forming lasting and memorable relationships with my friends in the business community, I will be stepping down as Marana Chamber President and CEO, effective December 31. I have dealt with health issues over the past several months that have occasionally kept me out of the …

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Dozens of men, women and children gathered under a forest green pavilion on an overcast Friday morning to celebrate the opening of Marana’s newest park. 

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We are officially two months into the new fiscal year and we are excited about what’s to come. Just as last year provided the Town with a number of milestones and accomplishments, fiscal year 2019 is already promising to be a great one for exciting projects in our community. By the end of th…

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Dozens of men, women and children gathered under a forest green pavilion on an overcast Friday morning to celebrate the opening of Marana’s newest park. 

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On Tuesday, July 10, a monsoon rolled over Marana, pouring rain, shooting lightning and derailing a train. Unsurprisingly, the Town of Marana government was left with quite a mess to clean up. 

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Although Estes Elementary employs a fleet of seven school buses, they become a primarily walk-in school for one day out of the year: The first day of school. 

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If you drive around north Marana, you’ll see clusters of campaign signs promoting Marana Town Council candidates. Some signs are small, with a name and simple slogan. Others are larger, flashier, with a photo. 

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Marana’s newest hospital broke ground earlier this month, and plenty of dignitaries attended the ceremony.

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July 1 is the start of the new fiscal year for the Town of Marana, and it is always an exciting time for us. Not only does the new budget go into effect, but it is a period where we start to look forward to the next year and beyond. Less than a week before the new fiscal year began, the expa…

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Four incumbents and three challengers are running for a place on the Marana Town Council this year. Tucson Local Media caught up with the four incumbents to talk about their time on the council thus far, and find out what they see for the future of the town. Next week, we’ll catch up with th…

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In light of yesterday’s storms, which caused a Union Pacific train to derail in the Marana area, and continued forecasts of rain through the week, the Town of Marana has decided to add this Friday, Friday, July 13 as an additional day for sandbag distributions. Residents can collect sandbags…

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Thousands of films have used Arizona as a setting over the last century, and a large portion of that work took place in Southern Arizona. Films like “3:10 to Yuma,” “Rio Bravo” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales” used the Old Tucson Studios to create a rough, Western aesthetic. 

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Summer of 2018 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 that works to build economic growth and quality of life in …

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Who teaches the teachers? When the subject is how to prepare students for the scientific world of tomorrow, it makes sense they could use a little help. Luckily, a local teacher was up for the challenge, and started the STEMAZing Project, a Pima County School Superintendent's Office program …

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Every year, Americans across the nation celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 in many ways, all of which could be described as truly American. Barbecue, sports games, family gatherings, live music—and of course—fireworks, it’s a longstanding tradition to share i…

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Speaking to the Marana Town Council last Tuesday, June 19, town manager Jamsheed Mehta said the town has taken great strides this year, highlighting some of those accomplishments during council’s last meeting before summer break. 

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There is a lot going on at Marana Regional Airport. Town staff are constantly working on ways to improve the facility and provide better service to those using the airport, whether they are long time tenants or travelers making a quick stop in Marana. 

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Carondelet Health Network recently announced plans to expand northward with the construction of a  32,500-square-foot microhospital near the intersection of West Cortaro Farms Road and Interstate 10. The facility is expected to open in Spring 2019.

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In anticipation of the coming rains of monsoon season, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags every Tuesday morning starting June 19.

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Seven candidates are on the ballot for Marana Town Council elections this August, running for four seats. Longtime incumbents Patti Comerford, Herb Kai and Vice Mayor Jon Post along with recently appointed John Officer will run against three challengers: Jack Neubeck, Jeff Gray and Mace Bravin.

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Northwest Emergency Center Marana, located across from Tucson Premium Outlets at 6350 Marana Center Blvd., is now open. Full service emergency department care is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Summer of 2018 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 that works to build economic growth and quality of life in o…

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At one month old, Luke Sorensen was abandoned in front of a police station in his birth country of China. Now, at 17 years old, Marana High School’s 2018 valedictorian is preparing for his first semester at Harvard. 

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When Ben Campbell first attended monthly chess club meetings at Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, he didn’t realize the role the library played in the community. But before he knew it, he was volunteering to help with club activities. 

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The 2018 graduating classes from each of the region’s public high schools marched onto fields last week amidst screaming parents, metallic balloons—and giant replicas of their own faces—to mark the end of a major chapter in their young lives.

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With much excitement in the air, the Marana Unified School District was joined by community supporters and elected officials last week to churn some dirt on the district’s first K-8 school.