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We are officially two months into the new fiscal year and we are excited about what’s to come. Just as last year provided the Town with a number of milestones and accomplishments, fiscal year 2019 is already promising to be a great one for exciting projects in our community. By the end of th…

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Dozens of men, women and children gathered under a forest green pavilion on an overcast Friday morning to celebrate the opening of Marana’s newest park. 

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On Tuesday, July 10, a monsoon rolled over Marana, pouring rain, shooting lightning and derailing a train. Unsurprisingly, the Town of Marana government was left with quite a mess to clean up. 

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Although Estes Elementary employs a fleet of seven school buses, they become a primarily walk-in school for one day out of the year: The first day of school. 

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If you drive around north Marana, you’ll see clusters of campaign signs promoting Marana Town Council candidates. Some signs are small, with a name and simple slogan. Others are larger, flashier, with a photo. 

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Marana’s newest hospital broke ground earlier this month, and plenty of dignitaries attended the ceremony.

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July 1 is the start of the new fiscal year for the Town of Marana, and it is always an exciting time for us. Not only does the new budget go into effect, but it is a period where we start to look forward to the next year and beyond. Less than a week before the new fiscal year began, the expa…

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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In anticipation of the coming rains of monsoon season, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags every Tuesday morning starting June 19.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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, …

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.