The Town of Florence says they had no idea of Governor Doug Ducey's intentions to close the Florence state prison until he announced it publicly during his State of the State address on Monday, Jan. 13.
The Arizona Department of Education recently doled out official report cards for all public schools in the state, rating them each on an “A” through “F” scale. In the Marana Unified School District, Tortolita Middle School was the sole school to receive an “F” rating.
The Town of Marana is one big step closer toward installing an air traffic control tower at the Marana Regional Airport after the Federal Aviation Administration accepted the town into the Federal Control Tower program last month.
It’s a tale nearly as old as time: Girl meets boy, falls in love, and so on and so forth until it all ends either tragically or “happily ever after.”
It's high noon in Tucson. The sun is bright. The tumbleweeds are rolling through. Somewhere, there's a train off in the distance steaming down the tracks.
Wilson K-8 School’s third-annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math night takes place next Wednesday, Jan. 22, with a new addition: art.
Catalina Foothills Falcons boys basketball lost the top spot on the 4A boys basketball rankings after Phoenix’s Arcadia Titans won against the Marcos de Niza Padres at Arcadia High School Tuesday night.
According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, 52-year-old Brian Hieb died at the scene of a collision on North La Cañada and West Emerine Drive after fleeing from a traffic stop Tuesday night.
Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick announced today she was taking a leave of absence from the office to enter treatment for alcohol addiction.
1. Don’t miss one of the top soul, rhythm and blues, R&B and jazz funk groups Average White Band at the Tucson Jazz Festival. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $33-$53; foxtucson.com.
The U.S. Census Bureau wants you – specifically 57,000 of you, the number of people who will be needed to fill jobs just in Arizona alone for the decennial census in 2020.
After three years of development, a seven-acre greenhouse facility operated by Bayer just outside of Marana is expected to begin operations at the end of January, with plans to begin heading toward at full capacity in March. The facility will produce genetically modified corn.
The Catalina Foothills Falcons boys varsity basketball team soared over the Canyon del Oro Dorados by 21 points during last Thursday night’s game in the foothills.
The Marana boys basketball squad squeaked by the Sahuarita Mustangs by one point last Wednesday night after the Mustangs chipped at a 15-point Tigers at the half.
The start of a new decade seems like the perfect time to start planning for the next decade. My name is Kristy Diaz-Trahan, and I’m your Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Director and I need your help in the development of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The department’s vision statement i…
It’s been the better part of a year since Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp provided his notice of retirement, and roughly one month before he ends his service. The public has yet to hear an update on who will replace him.
Beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, North La Cholla Boulevard will be completely closed between West Lambert Lane and West Overton Road in order to allow construction crews and heavy equipment to operate safely as they work on widening the road to four lanes.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a death at an apartment complex in the 7300 block North Mona Lisa Road after responding to reports of a shooting Sunday night.
General contractor and welding services provider PVB Fabrications, Inc. recently announced that it would expand its headquarters in Marana and add an additional 169 jobs, primarily in operations, project management, quality control, engineering, business development and finance, to its workforce.
The Catalina Foothills boys basketball team soared over the Canyon del Oro Dorados by 21 points during their Thursday night home game.
The Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant has been around for over 60 years selecting rodeo queens to represent communities throughout the state and promote rodeos and the western way of life.
The Marana boys basketball squad squeaked by the Sahuarita Mustangs by one point Wednesday night after the Mustangs chipped at a 15-point Tigers at the half.
Presidential election years also bring local elections for Pima County offices, the Arizona Legislature, school districts and more. In the weeks to come, Tucson Local Media will be shining a spotlight on the offices up for grabs this year. This week, we focus on Pima County, where the retire…
Welcome to a new year and a new decade! The Town of Marana has a very important new year’s resolution for 2020: Give our residents the means to achieve their resolutions and stay on track.
The Gladden Farms area will be getting two new soccer fields and other park amenities after the Town of Marana and land developer amended their development agreement last month.
Tucson’s Angry Crab Shack franchise rang in the new year under new ownership after longtime employees Matthew Prentice and Josh Arnold took over operations.
The El Rio Preserve in Marana will soon benefit from much-needed bank protection along the nearby Santa Cruz River after an agreement was struck between the town and Pima County.
With this decade almost finished, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reflected on an era with his football program that he still describes as “Little Ole’ Clemson.”
Southern Arizona is home to thousands of warm-hearted talented people, who are passionate to help the community without a request for anything in return. Volunteers are integral to our community and to organizations that rely on their assistance, dedication and input.
This holiday season, a few local families received a special delivery from Tucson’s very own Santa Claus. Patrick Cunningham, 65, spends the weeks around Christmas serving as Santa at many locations around Tucson, but the character goes further than his white beard, red robe and jolly demean…
Tucson’s economic forecast looks strong moving into 2020, and as far as economists are concerned, another recession is not likely in the years to come.
When the Marana Town Council unanimously approved their draft of the Make Marana 2040 General Plan, one major component was on everyone’s minds: the Tortolita Preserve.
There are a lot of words to describe Tucson, but boring sure isn’t one of them. For a comparatively small city, there seems to be art bursting out of every crevice and cactus. Picking my favorite albums to come out of Tucson this year was difficult enough, keeping track of all of them is dow…
Whether you like it or not the year is coming to a close next week, and the start of a new one is just in front of us.
For quite some time, golf has been a topic of great interest and discussion in our community, as staff and the council have worked to assess needs and options. Now that council has made some important decisions about golf operations, and a plan is in place, I wanted to take a moment to summa…
The Canyon del Oro girls basketball program crashed to Earth in 2019 after a long stretch of success under coach Kent Senzee. The Dorados posted winning records in five of Senzee’s first six seasons in Oro Valley, before falling to 10-16 a year ago, missing the playoffs for the first time si…
1. Experience the joy and wonder of the holiday season with the award-winning beloved production of The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Tucson. Details: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $17-$56; ticketmaster.com.
Two Marana Unified School District teachers were recognized for their dedication to the profession this month when they received National Board Certification from The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Sean Watkins has led the Ironwood Ridge High School girls soccer program to the brink of history in each of the last four years.
On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild participated in a nationwide day of action to ask Congress to extend the tax cuts the craft beverage industry has enjoyed since January 2018. At the end of this year, a recalibrated Federal Excise Tax rate as part of the Craft Beverage Mod…
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…