Welcome to week five of the high school football season, with a slate full of quality contests to keep an eye on come Friday night.
If you haven’t noticed yet on your weather apps (or the forecast in our paper), it’s starting to feel like fall in the Old Pueblo—and by that I mean the temperature stays under the triple digit mark every once in a while.
Rock out to Elvis, swing along to Sinatra and bop to Burt Bacharach, all in one place. Las Vegas has a foothold in Oro Valley, and it’s not going anywhere—at least through the end of November.
Although the state government started putting dollars back into public education, school districts like Amphitheater Public Schools continue to turn to nearby homeowners to fill the funding gap so local kids can receive a quality education.
Domnique Barnes was wracked with grief after she lost her aunt five years ago, sending her mother to search for an outlet for the then 12-year-old.
Marana Unified School District locations have the chance to learn at an accelerated pace thanks to a unique learning curriculum. The Bright Start Talent Development program is available in kindergarten through second grade at Coyote Trail Elementary, Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary and Twin Pea…
Oro Valley continues to be one of the most engaged communities in Southern Arizona. Let’s face it, we had some meetings this past summer that hosted over 700 people, and that is a prime reason Oro Valley is an award-winning community: we have phenomenal engagement. Very often when people bec…
From living in a cabin in the woods to moving to Tucson, Brandon Shimoda may have lost sight of various issues, but one thing always on his mind is to question and understand history, how it is being interpreted and what we are doing with it. As a Tucson-based poet and author, he has publish…
Ironwood Ridge put on a three-set show in downtown Tucson last Wednesday night, powering past an overmatched Tucson High School squad in straight sets.
All Pell Grant-eligible freshmen attending the University of Arizona living within the state will soon qualify to have the full cost of their regular tuition covered for four years.
1. Don’t miss The Doobie Brothers delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; Diamond Center, Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 and Pima Mine Road; $65-$85; startickets.com.
What does an octogenarian four-star general do to celebrate and reflect on his extraordinary life, his family, and his surroundings? General John Wickham, now 91, started writing poetry for the first time a few years ago. He’s published 70 of his poems in a book titled On Life, Love & Living.
With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…
The Pusch Ridge Lions were mere yards away from their first touchdown of the game against the Canyon Del Oro Dorados last Friday night—and it all came down to a goal line stand.
County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, a Democrat who has served in the office since first winning office in 1992, announced today that she will not seek reelection in 2020.
Ironwood Ridge put on a three-set show in downtown Tucson on Wednesday night, powering past an overmatched Tucson High School squad in straight sets.
All Pell Grant-eligible freshmen attending the University of Arizona living within the state will soon qualify to have the full cost of their tuition covered for four years.
Drive up to Oracle by moonlight—and you should—and you’ll get a gorgeous view of the north side of the Catalinas under a twilit sky.
The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…
A Tucson nonprofit providing character development for children through outdoor and group activities is hosting a benefit party on Fourth Avenue this Friday, and the whole town’s invited.
Welcome to the fourth week of the high school football season, with the shape of the northwest portion of Tucson’s six programs lining up nicely.
The Town of Marana is dedicated to providing an unparalleled quality of life to our residents, businesses and visitors. From highly visible services like road preservation, parks and recreation and public safety, to day-to-day operations like development services and code enforcement, custom…
Arizona will get more than $20 million in State Opioid Response grant funds from the federal government, part of $1.8 billion in grants the Trump administration said it was releasing to states earlier this month.
The Marana Parks and Recreation Department took home a state award last month for “Outstanding Adaptive Program” for the 2018 Cape Chase Fun Run. Town staff accepted the award Aug. 21 at the annual Arizona Parks and Recreation Association awards dinner.
Standing at 5 feet 9 inches, Gavin Davis can easily be identified by his shoulder-length, jet black hair and the determined look in his eyes, visible even through his helmet visor. A relaxed teen off the football field, Davis is more akin to a one-man whirlwind clad in forest green and yello…
1.Celebrate a 50-year friendship shared by two legendary musicians Del McCoury and David Grisman better known as Del & Dawg with a unique collection of bluegrass classics. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30-$75; foxtucson.com.
Hunting groups are applauding new federal rules creating longer seasons, extended hours and expanded methods for hunting and taking different types of game on national wildlife refuges.
With sculpted eyebrows, a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”
Keeping roadways smooth and free of potholes is a never-ending job. While the Town of Marana is wrapping up a pavement preservation program that has been in effect for the last six years, they’re already working on a new one with updated information for the next five.
Ryan Goss knew he wanted to be a police officer since he was a student at Mountain View High School, where he had a positive relationship with the school resource officer. And though he’s still finishing up his college degree, Goss is realizing his life dream as a member of the Oro Valley Po…
A bit of rain and couldn’t cool down the hot food at the 2019 Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge, hosted by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance Sept. 1 at La Encantada.
Five years of debate over the Town of Oro Valley’s golf courses may soon come to a conclusion, as the seven-member town council narrowed their options during last Wednesday’s meeting.
In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, from sunrise to sunset.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, overnight lane closures will take place on Interstate 10 between Cortaro and Pinal Airpark roads beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
We’ve reached the fourth week of the high school football season, giving us a sense of clarity to the way the gauntlet will shake out. We’ve seen several eye-popping performances to-date, including a few noteworthy outings last Friday night.
Taxpayers in Pima County can now view their future property tax statements via email, according to a county release. The program, which allows residents to view their statements at the county website (www.to.pima.gov), saves time for all involved.
After Ted DeGrazia married his wife, Marion, in the jungles of Oaxaca, Mexico in 1947, he returned from their honeymoon with dozens of fresh paintings. The tropical flora and fauna inspired his impressionist art style, as did the small chapel where their wedding took place.
Commuters on Interstate 10 can expect to see road signs more advanced than the standard “Blowing Dust Area” warnings thanks to a federal FASTLANE grant. As the Arizona Department of Transportation finishes up work on their I-10 “Picacho Widening and Improvement Project,” they are also introd…
There are few, if any, special projects we undertake throughout the year at Tucson Local Media with a greater personal connection to me and my family than the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness edition.
It’s been nearly 18 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 rattled the nation’s collective consciousness.
Despite a continuing NCAA investigation of the men’s basketball team and a struggling football team, administrators and coaches from the University of Arizona laid out a bright vision for the school’s athletic department during their annual luncheon on Wednesday.