It looks like this summer might be a little hotter than anticipated. Breakers Water Park will not be opening after its winter closure. The only water park in the Tucson area, just off I-10/Tangerine Road in Marana, generally opens in late May, however all signs lead to the park being remaini…
For the third straight year Marana was named one of Arizona's top 10 cities in which to live by HomeSnacks.com, a website that uses recent data to paint a picture of what’s happening in a region.
Red, exposed brick, naked light bulbs and cozy food trucks are common affair for contemporary breweries, but during Beer Week in Tucson, there’s a lot more to be seen. In addition to the dozens of collaborations between local brewers and food pairing events, the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl takes…
Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath has occupied the town’s most prominent position for the better part of a decade. This November, he hopes that residents afford him the opportunity to add four more years to that tally.
The Town of Oro Valley is beginning the annual process of developing its operating and capital budgets for the 2018-19 fiscal year, and encourages citizen input in this important process. The feedback received will be taken into consideration by the mayor, council, town management and staff …
The Oro Valley Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS § 13-3825, which requires law enforcement agencies to make notifications that will enhance public safety and protection.
Now that the 2018 Legislative Session has just begun, as I do each year I want to provide you ways on how to be involved with what is happening at the Capitol.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, just after 3 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to Oro Valley Bicycle located at 4749 E. Sunrise Drive for a report of a theft. Deputies learned a man came into the store and test rode a few bikes before leaving. The same man returned appro…
On Friday, Dec.15, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department contacted the Marana Unified School District regarding the arrest of 60-year-old crossing guard Bill Cruz on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
The Town Oro Valley was named "The Safest City in Arizona" by Safe Home on Wednesday, thanks to the town’s low crime rate and ratio of police per population.
Next Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m., Chabad of Oro Valley will host a community-wide Hanukkah celebration at the Oro Valley Public Library (1305 W Naranja Dr.) to celebrate the Jewish holiday. What will be unique about this event will be the activity that leads it off, one that is assured to r…
Last week, several instances of graffiti were found in the boys’ bathrooms at Marana Middle School. Among various inappropriate images and phrases, one stood out: a written statement about a school shooting planned for Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The Arizona Board of Regents approved on Thursday the University of Arizona’s $255 million development plan for 2018, which includes six university projects for the next fiscal year, including an $8 million bond that brings a UA veterinary medicine program to Oro Valley.
If early results are any indication, voters in Oro Valley have once again turned down a bond package for development at the Naranja Park site.
Amphitheater Middle School (315 E. Prince Road) and Prince Elementary School (125 E. Prince Road) experienced significant vandalism over the weekend. Amphitheater Middle School was broken into sometime late Saturday night into early Sunday morning (approximately 12:30 a.m.) and sustained ex…
When a woman or man diagnosed with breast cancer must remove their breast tissue, 23 percent of them aren’t told about their breast reconstructive options.
A striking statue of a dying horseman, crafted in fiberglass by the late, acclaimed Luis Jimenez, has long languished in a distant downstairs gallery in the Tucson Museum of Art.
Tucson’s Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, in partnership with the Oro Valley Police Department, the Golder Ranch Fire District and members of the Law Enforcement Wives Club, teamed up to provide a basic necessity to victims of domestic violence that easily gets overlooked—pillows.
Many public schools received grades from the state’s new A-F Accountability System earlier this month that were strikingly worse than previous grades. Three days later, the Arizona State Board of Education announced the grades were “preliminary,” and the system required revisions.
The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort removed an upcoming immigration conference hosted by the VDARE Foundation, a nonprofit organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist hate group.
It was Friday the 13th, and a 97-year-old Oro Valley resident and WWII veteran was experiencing the wrath of the unlucky day in full force.
Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy wants a county-wide half-cent-sales-tax increase to deal with the county’s dilapidated roads.
Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson is leaving his post in Marana to take over as chief operating officer in Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, where he plans to make Arizona a leading state.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson to serve as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the State of Arizona.
In a letter dated Oct. 11, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry sent an email to Oro Valley town manager Mary Jacobs regarding District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller's alleged statements on the Let Oro Valley Excel blog.
If anyone has ever complained that there is nothing to do in Tucson, the International Festivals and Events Association has just officially proven them wrong. Tucson has been named a World Festival and Event City, one of only nine around the globe.
At its Sept. 19 meeting, the Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to contribute $20,000 to Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court, which expanded to assist veterans throughout Pima County in 2012. Oro Valley approved a $75,000 contribution in July.
The Marana Unified School District recently received a little more than $278,000 in grant funding from The Arizona Department of Education for the School Safety Program, which provides additional school resource officers and juvenile probation officers to schools in the district. The grant p…
Topgolf has announced hiring plans for its 38th location, located at 4050 W. Costco Place in Marana, which will open late fall. Approximately 300 new jobs have been posted online at topgolf.com/careers, and MISSION: Ambition auditions begin in three weeks.
Back in May, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to send a $17 million bond question to the Nov. 7 ballot. The funds would be used—if approved by Oro Valley voters—to further develop the Naranja Park site by adding multipurpose fields, baseball/softball fields, a playground and sev…
Christiana Duarte, a recent graduate from the University of Arizona, has been identified as one of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.
A human Pink Hard Hat Ribbon was created last Friday by over 525 people on the Banner Health construction site, launching Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ninth annual event was run by EMCOR Group Inc. to promote their “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” campaign.
The University of Arizona team behind OSIRIS-REx talk about the space robot like it’s their baby, because it is: They built it, they raised it (it takes a village, you know), and when the time came last September—as it does for all parents—they launched it into space at thousands of miles per hour.
In an effort to create positive relationships with local businesses and residents, the Marana Police Department strives to ensure that every interaction with the public is a positive one.
In July, AJ Shaffer, a well-spoken nine year old who can really rock a fedora, traveled to Washington D.C. to sit down for meetings with politicians like Rep. Tom O’Halleran and Sen. Jeff Flake.
On Wednesday, Aug. 16, just after 3:00 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the CVS store located at 4748 E. Sunrise Drive for a report of a theft. Upon arrival, deputies learned two female suspects entered the store and taken multiple bottles of liquor from a locked …
Next Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Town of Oro Valley will host an informational open house on Prop 454: Naranja Park Bond.
The Marana Police Department is happy to announce its next Citizen Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy is designed to provide citizens and the business community with a greater understanding of the department and its operations through classroom instruction and hands-on experiences.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10 a man described as "an older Caucasian male" walked into the BBVA Compass bank located at 7645 N. La Cholla Blvd. and demanded money.
According to the Marana Police Department, the driver has been identified as a 44-year-old Picture Rocks resident with non-life threatening injuries.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of legendary Amphitheater High School football coach Vern Friedli will take place this Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Amphitheater High School Gym, 125 W. Yavapai Road.