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…
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…
The HOPE Animal Shelter located at 8950 N. Joplin Lane, near Cortaro and Interstate 10 in Marana, succumbed to unusually heavy rain during yesterday’s monsoon storms.
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.
The towns of Marana and Oro Valley once again brought together their respective communities to celebrate Independence Day, complete with games, activities, live entertainment—and plenty of fireworks. Marana hosted its most well-attended signature event, the Star Spangled Spectacular , at Cro…
When Marana Mayor Ed Honea was a boy, he’d spend time wandering around his desert town, frequently discovering pottery sherds and arrowheads along the Santa Cruz riverbed and nearby slot canyons.
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 …
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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.
As Marana finishes the third quarter of the current fiscal year, revenues continue to exceed expenditures, with few exceptions.
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.
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.
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…
The Marana Police Department and several of its community partners are conducting a Dispose-A-Med event this Saturday, June 9 at the Target located at 3901 W. Ina Rd.
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.
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.
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.
Janelle Edmonds is a self-proclaimed Supreme Court junkie, taking in amicus briefs and court decisions like most take in music.
Residents of north Marana have been pushing for Kroger to put a grocery store on the plot they own near Gladden Farms, but it seems that battle has been lost. Fry’s parent company, Kroger, has decided to sell the 11 acres of vacant land.
With The Marana Town Council made an official proclamation May 15 giving its support to the 2018 YMCA Community Military Ball, which will be held Nov. 10.
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.
Pima County’s nine public swimming pools open Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 26). All pools will remain open until local school districts resume. Five pools will remain open through Labor Day, Sept. 3
The Marana Unified School District Food Services Department is working to make sure that no children in the community go hungry this summer. MUSD expects to serve over 18,000 free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program scheduled to begin next Tuesday, …
The Marana Town Council authorized another 10 years of investing in creating a downtown Marana that draws new residents, businesses and tourists alike.
The Marana Chamber’s plans for spring and 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 o…
The Marana Unified School District Professional Practice Advisory Committee has invited the public to view “Environmental Science for AP Second Edition” prior to possible adoption and use in the AP Environmental Science course at Marana High School.
Andy Braun’s first reaction to seeing news of the closure of Marana High School during the Red for Ed walkouts was simple, to help those in need.
Town Manager Jamsheed Mehta recently appointed Starla Anderson as interim finance director. She fills the role previously held by Erik Montague, who currently serves as Deputy Town Manager.
Marana’s town manager, Jamsheed Mehta, recently appointed Erik Montague to the position of deputy town manager. Montague has over 22 years of experience in governmental accounting and auditing. He most recently served as the town’s finance director since October 2006.
The Town of Marana celebrated Arbor Day last week, and used the opportunity to break ground on a new community park.
Summer is coming, and Marana is inviting the community to soak in the summer with us. We have a number of great activities for all interest and skill levels as well as all ages. As Director of Marana Parks and Recreation, my team has created programs designed to provide fun opportunities for…
New parks, animal services, national recognitions and plenty of new businesses: Regardless of the metrics, Marana is a premier place to live, work and play.
The young men of the Marana football squad have a new leader in Louie Ramirez, who’s set to bring a deep well of knowledge to the back-to-back section champions.
Marana High School’s robotics team is the 10th-best rookie team in the world. Team 7214, AKA Tiger-OPS, won this distinction after competing at Northern Arizona University last month.
Teachers waved “Red for Ed” signs as passing cars honked their support before school on Wednesday, April 11. Forming a wall of red shirts, roughly 40 Amphitheater High School educators took part in a walk-in to demand better wages and school funding from the state legislature.
For a tense 70 seconds, Thornydale Elementary was a goner. After a roll call vote on closing the community school, Board President Tom Carlson stated the results: 3-1 in favor of the closure.
Carol McGorray’s daughter shared memories of fudgesicles at the beach, Sunday donuts after church, reading the newspaper in her childhood living room—or rather squabbling over the comics section with her siblings—and even witnessing the birth of a baby goat.