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More than 160 cars of various makes from several different eras were on display at the Oro Valley Marketplace as part of the 11th annual Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival, hosted by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

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In the realm of ghost towns, it’s rare for a location to experience a boom and bust, and then an entirely separate second boom and bust. It’s also rare for the residents of such a community to remain dedicated to their former home, decades after leaving it. But, such is the case for Silver Bell.

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A member of the Mountain View High School staff was recently recognized for her work when Jill Hurt was named a finalist for the 25th annual Arizona Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Outstanding High School Faculty Awards Program.

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On Jan. 8, a Scottsdale resident accidentally struck and killed a Salt River police officer while texting and driving. This incident refueled the constantly burning debate about a statewide distracted driving ban in Arizona, one of only three states without a law to prohibit all texting whil…

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You see it every day. Maybe you’re driving to the grocery store to pick up a pint of your favorite ice cream, or you’re taking your kids to school or running a quick errand to the bank. You look over and catch a glimpse of a driver in the lane next to you, or at the traffic signal, and they …

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The hum of construction equipment serves as background noise most afternoons as people visit Mercado San Agustin or the MSA Annex. The sound of a construction project in the works is nothing new for people who have lived just west of Interstate 10 near Congress Street or who frequent the are…

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The Town of Oro Valley recently received an unmodified opinion from its independent auditor, Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C., meaning that the town completed another fiscal year with proper accounting practices. However, at the last council meeting, the accounting firm indicated there was a …

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With ongoing debate on how our economy is doing, we at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona are staying focused on the fact that we still have a long way to go for the women and children in our community. As the new CEO of the Women’s Foundation, where our mission is investing in women…

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From park closures to event programming, trail conditions and plenty more, Marana residents and visitors can now stay up-to-date with the local environment thanks to a smartphone app recently released by the town.

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Arizona lawmakers’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national border security emergency on Friday split along party lines, with Democrats blasting the move as “fear-mongering” that sets “a dangerous precedent.”

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On Thursday, Feb. 14, just after 2:00 p.m., a "use-of-force encounter" at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex resulted in the death of 53-year-old David Ray Maxwell. The corrections officer involved, Jason Hubert, was placed on administrative leave immediately following the encounter, …

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Julie Vernon didn’t understand the information in front of her, or maybe she just didn’t want to. The email from her radiologist was full of scientific jargon and MRI scans, but one thing stood out: vestibular schwannoma, a brain tumor. 

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According to a press release issued by the Oro Valley Police Department the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 13, officers arrived at the home around 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a deceased adult female inside the home. There were two young children home at the time.

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A gem show booth must display something new. Whether selling silver, dolomite or muonionalusta, the latest quirk or knick-knack will catch the wandering eye and provide an advantage. If it’s simply crates of loose gems, a mineral mogul may just approach and buy the whole stock for a few thou…

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In and effort to preserve the Colorado River and Lake Mead’s water level, Arizona lawmakers passed a Drought Contingency Plan in the late hours of Thursday, Jan. 31.

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By the time Marana resident Brendan Pajor was two months old, he’d already undergone two open heart surgeries. Now nearing his first birthday, Brendan is doing well, though there are some lasting effects from his journey so far.

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Rodeo clown and barrelman John Harrison’s wife, Carla Harrison, likes to tell him that he should never doubt the love between them is real. It’s definitely not superficial, anyway.

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Mayor Joe Winfield, Vice Mayor Melanie Barrett and councilmembers Josh Nicolson and Joyce Jones-Ivey successfully campaigned for their seats on the Oro Valley Town Council with a promise to listen to community members and address the controversial purchase of the El Conquistador golf course …

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Under the guidance of Associate Editor Jeff Gardner, the Tucson Local Media Brew Review Crew undertook the dangerous assignment of reviewing various craft beers as part of Arizona Beer Week. Here are the results.

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It was the winter of 1914, the early months of World War I, and combatants throughout Europe participated in a series of unofficial Christmastime ceasefires that included burial ceremonies, gift exchanges and even reported games of soccer. 

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Marana continues to be at the forefront of housing and population growth in southern Arizona. In the past year, we opened a new park, widened a major transportation corridor and finished a wastewater expansion project that will accommodate up to 10,000 new homes. Our population exceeds 47,00…

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A local dog owner and his four-legged friend were reunited last week by the Marana Police Department after officers noticed the missing dog while working a separate case.

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Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona is pleased to announce a $20,000 gift from Fry’s Food Stores and The Kroger Foundation in support of their Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative. With these funds, Fry’s is adopting a meal delivery route to provide special-diet meals for homebound seniors and a…

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A previously deported Mexican national with a violent criminal history was among a group of 10 illegal immigrants recently apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection near Casa Grande.

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Marana Police would like to know the identities of two men working together to steal purses by starting a conversation with the victim as a distraction while the other steals the purse.

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What began as a small showcase at an elementary school now brings Tucson an estimated $120 million annually—but how? The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and with it, the City of Tucson expects over 60,000 visitors from out of town during the surrounding…

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While driving to work in the morning, Melissa Brown practices dance choreography in her head. She’s memorizing the moves for her upcoming performance in “Dancing with the Deaf Stars,” a bi-annual dance competition hosted by the Arizona State Schools For The Deaf And The Blind.

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Three regions in Arizona grow grapes for wine, two of them in the southeast portion of the state (Willcox and Sonoita-Elgin) with the third being a 35-mile-long region in Verde Valley.  All are receiving regional, statewide and national recognition. 

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One amazing trip to Greece was all it took for Diana Madaras to realize her true calling. Picking up the paintbrush and walking away from her professional career, Madaras opened a gallery and began painting her own masterpieces. 

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While last January seemed as though it would drag on for eternity, the first month of 2019 has gone by in a flash—with little more than a turned page on the calendar to mark its passing. While many of you may be preparing to celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day, we have a bit of a differ…

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A tumbleweed floated atop a green pond near the eighth green at the Club at Vistoso in Oro Valley. The slowly evaporating water hazard is bordered by unkempt Bermuda grass fairways that lie dormant on all sides, with a putting green that’s more dirt than grass.

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On Monday, Feb. 4 just after 4:30 p.m the Oro Valley Police Department received call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of Granville Canyon Way and Bandanna Way.

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Arizona lawmakers beat a midnight deadline set by the federal government by just a few hours Thursday, agreeing on a plan to balance drought and water supplies in the Colorado River Basin.

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Denver the giraffe is hitting a big milestone Friday, Feb. 1, and all Tucson’s invited to her big party. Kicking off at 10 a.m, the zoo crew will welcome the public. The first 20 people in line event get to feed Denver a birthday biscuit.

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The Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District Board voted in favor of moving forward with a $2.5 million contract to replace the ice-making system at the Tucson Convention Center on Tuesday.

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Having a well-rounded approach is the key to helping someone recover from an injury or maintain an active lifestyle, said Todd Lutz, Get Fit program coordinator at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the largest seizure of fentanyl in agency history after $4.6 million worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine was seized Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Port of Nogales. The drugs weighed roughly 650 pounds, according to CBP.

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The 16th annual Oro Valley Cup Golf Tournament takes place Friday morning, though registration is still open for any interested golfers. All funds from the event directly benefit Project Graduation, a graduation night party for high school seniors in the Amphi Public School District.