Friends and family members of 19-year-old Raymundo Lopez Casillas have rallied to support him after he accidentally shot and killed his 17-year-old nephew last month. They describe him as a reserved, non-confrontational and harmless young man who made a mistake, but a U.S. Magistrate judge b…
We are excited to announce we have reached an important milestone: The Marana Chamber of Commerce now has more than 600 members. This is important to the community because through our members, we offer even more resources for goods and services and it keeps the money in our local economy. Win, win!
Despite a growing population, the Town of Marana has kept its budget growth near 2 percent for years, and did so again last week with the passage of next year’s spending plan.
Our fiscal year comes to an end June 30, and we begin a new phase of projects and initiatives as outlined in the 2019-20 budget. Our total budget for the new year is approximately $143 million, a year-over-year increase of 1.5 percent. Of that total, $73 million is dedicated to operating cos…
From the building layout to the student seats, most everything at the Marana Unified School District’s new computer science school is built with the future in mind. The Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School, located at 5650 W. Moore Road in Marana, is nearing completion, and set to open for the fir…
School is out, the temperature is rising and summer is upon us! At the Town of Marana, we look forward to the summer months because there is so much to do in our community.
The Marana Chamber’s plans 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 our community.
Though he’s only 18 years old, Marana High School’s most recent valedictorian is already preparing himself for a rewarding career as an engineer.
May has been officially designated “Building Safety Month” in the Town of Marana, and town staff have been working hard to showcase the importance of safe and resilient construction, fire prevention, disaster mitigation and new technologies in the construction industry.
Millie Denton knew she wanted to be a doctor from the time she started taping ankles at her high school’s football games. Now, the recent Mountain View graduate will attend the University of Arizona in the fall to study neuroscience.
The skilled makers, bakers and producers of Marana will be front-and-center this Saturday, with plenty of local crafts and homemade goods on display.
The Marana Chamber’s plans 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 our community.
The Marana Police Department announced the passing of one of its own with the news that Detective Michael Torres passed away Friday, May 3. He began his career with the Tucson Police Department in 2005, where he served as a patrol officer, field training officer and investigator.
As more people move to Marana the town is seeing growth in all parts of their operating budget, with revenues and expenditures increasing over last year.
At Marana’s recent State of the Town luncheon, Mayor Ed Honea was joined by town staff to highlight all the projects they’ve accomplished this past year—and there were many.
A new, state-of-the-art senior living facility is expected to open in Marana next year, with nearly 70 jobs needing to be filled.
When the final school bell rings in May, dozens of community centers throughout Tucson will host weeks-long summer camps for aspiring athletes and artists alike.
The Reid Park Zoo offers an adventurous summer day camp experience every year for kids entering grades one through eight. From June through July, children get the chance to play wildlife-themed games, make arts and crafts, and most importantly, go behind-the-scenes to interact with a variety…
With the end of the school year just weeks away, it’s time to start planning for the summer. While some in Tucson take the rising temperatures and increasingly sunny days as a sign to pack up and head for cooler climates, there are plenty of residents throughout the metro area who live in Th…
On Friday, April 5, police arrested Dorothy Flood, 55, on two counts of first degree murder after two boys were found dead in a home on the 2400 block of West Kessler Place in Flowing Wells.
The Town of Marana hosted its annual Founders’ Day celebration over the weekend, which kicks off with a parade celebrating the history of Marana and its modern residents and businesses. Tucson Local Media sponsored the event and marched in the parade celebrating the importance of community news.
The Marana Police Department will receive $308,800 from the federal Operation Stonegarden grant program, despite Pima County’s decision to reject the money last September.
On Wednesday, March 6 the Marana Police Department held its annual awards ceremony. The event recognized police officers, volunteers and civilians who contributed to the mission of providing unparalleled service, unwavering protection and uncompromised integrity.
The Marana Chamber’s plans include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think outside of the box and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in our community.
A man is dead after being involved in a fatal shooting with a Marana Police Department Officer on Sunday, March 31.
An interactive tour coming to Marana gives the term “history lesson” a whole new meaning. This WWII plane tour brings real, fully restored World War II-era planes to Marana for a chance to brush up on history and experience what it was like to be around these giant metal birds.
This Saturday is the return of Marana Founders’ Day, one of my favorite events in the town. Founders’ Day is a great way to remember Marana’s humble beginnings, while also celebrating where we are going as a community.
The Pima County Sheriff’s department is currently searching for Sara Galloway, 38, who was last seen the morning of Thursday, March 21 at her home in the 10600 Block of West Massingale Road.
More than any other event in town, the Marana Founders’ Day celebrates local people and culture. And this year’s Founders’ Day celebration brings the cultural exploration to another level, by examining the past, present and future of the community.
There’s much to look forward to during the month of March. March Madness, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Equinox—and now Marana’s Community Conversations!
Filling big shoes is never an easy thing to do, especially when the shoes belong to Ed Stolmaker. After 15 years as president and CEO of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, Stolmaker is retiring and Audra Winters is stepping in.
I am very happy to be here in Marana. The first month has been whirlwind of meeting with our members and our community partners. I am looking forward to building upon Ed Stolmaker’s legacy by continuing to build these important friendships and strategic partnerships.
At Marana Parks and Recreation, we try to serve the diverse needs of our residents. We have events for the most elite athletes to those just beginning their fitness journey. We offer classes to enrich the mind, and we provide training to those just starting their first jobs as a baby sitter …
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.
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.
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…
While many films have used Southern Arizona for its scenic outdoor locations, future productions will be able to take advantage of the region’s new indoor film location, Modern Studios. With 7,000 square feet of production studio space, the new Marana business contains more indoor film space…
With a full year of outdoor-friendly weather, it’s no wonder cyclists, joggers and other health conscience residents can be found taking advantage of the region’s many trails, parks and outdoor facilities. The towns of Marana and Oro Valley are taking advantage of the kind weather and beauti…
Happy new year! While it may seem like 2019 has only just begun, the Town of Marana is busy preparing for year 2020 and beyond. This means taking a closer look at all our town services and programs, identifying new areas for strategic growth, and continuing to prepare our community for 20 ye…
It is not uncommon for Marana school counselors to receive calls from crying parents. However, more and more of the calls are coming from places of gratitude, rather than concern.
Each year, Marana gets bigger and bigger in both size and population. With steady growth over the past few decades, it’s safe to say the Marana Police Department’s officers can’t be everywhere at all times.
A student at DeGrazia Elementary School in Marana has been arrested after the Pima County Sheriff’s Department investigated a alleged shooting threat made concerning the school.
The Town of Marana received about $1.5 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to design and construct a new lift station and force main to pump sewage from the Adonis Mobile Home Park’s two over-capacity lagoons into the municipal sewer system.
Pima County residents are invited to dedicate some time to improving their personal relationships and physical wellbeing this Saturday, and the towns of Oro Valley and Marana are stepping up to the challenge.