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Located just east of Interstate 10 along West Cortaro Farms Road, Carondelet Marana Hospital is expected to bring dozens of new jobs to the community once it opens early next year.

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Can you believe it’s that time of year again? While Santa is busy making his list and checking it twice and houses across the region are stringing up lights, we here at Tucson Local Media were busy building this year’s edition of the Best of the Northwest Contest—and it is finally time to ge…

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An unusually rainy morning made for a soggy Tucson Rodeo Grounds. This allowed the thousands of local students attending the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days to see firsthand the ingenuity of a job in construction, as workers filled the puddles and ditches to keep the event running …

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During his countless trips to Oaxaca, Mexico, Exo Roast and Exo Bar founder Doug Smith realized the variety of mezcal—and therefore what there is to learn about mezcal—is almost limitless. This depth is the reason behind two new changes at Exo Bar: a name change to El Crisol and a new series…

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“Some Enchanted Evening” truly is more than the name of the Oro Valley Theatre Company’s first show of its second season.When guests settle into the shiny new pavilion at Tohono Chul and the cast performs songs from the American musical theater book of Rogers and Hammerstein, accompanied by …

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The temperatures are starting to drop, and that means it’s the perfect time of year for construction and home renovations. As a homeowner interested in starting a home project, you may have questions about permits resources, and best practices when it comes to renovations or additions. Or, y…

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The Bayer Fund awarded two $10,000 grants to the Marana Unified School District supporting the Food & Nutrition, STEM Education and Community Development programs.

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In the immediate aftermath of last Friday’s opening round playoff loss, Canyon del Oro High School football coach Dustin Peace addressed a throng of long-faced teenagers with a tall task on his hands. 

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The Ironwood Ridge girls golf team made history on its home course late last month when they captured their first state title in convincing fashion. The Nighthawks, led by Hannah Ports and her twin sister, Raina, as well as Zoe Newell, lapped the field during the two-day tournament held at O…

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The University of Arizona opened the doors of its new Health Sciences Innovation Building to students and faculty over the summer, but on Monday, Nov. 4 the Tucson public got its first taste of the new nine-story, 220,000-square-foot, $165 million structure.

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A senior care home operated solely by a husband and a wife is not only working towards impacting the lives of its patients but also alleviating the stress of their families.

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This month, UT Press is publishing “America’s Most Alarming Writer,” a collection of essays remembering longtime Tucson reporter and author Chuck Bowden, who died in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga was a frequent collaborator with Bowden and brings us his memories in t…

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In 2004, Sergeant Daniel Somers was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard as part of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team. There, he served in over 400 combat missions. 

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently examining construction bids for the Ruthrauff Road and Interstate 10 traffic interchange. All contractors’ bids have been submitted, and now it’s just a matter of selecting the right one for the job. ADOT expects to select a bid later thi…

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Trash those Jack-O-Lanterns and bust out your menorahs and Christmas trees! The holiday season is officially upon us. 

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The sophomore slump seems to be nowhere in sight for Tap & Bottle’s second annual Invitational Beer Festival. Not only will the event host multiple local brewers, but breweries from multiple other states will attend as well. And brand new this year, whiskey and wine will be on the roster. 

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Boy, do I love the holidays! The opportunity to spend precious time with family and friends, creating memories that last forever. For some it allows time to relax, connect, meditate, read and maybe even get in an early afternoon nap. There is so much to be grateful for.

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In 1862, local mining law allowed individuals to file claims of entitlement to the minerals on a specific plot of land, and also receive a patent to the land itself. At the time, one Saddlebrooke resident filed a number of these mining claims in order to amass land, insisting gold was presen…

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Two of the most consistent high school football programs in Southern Arizona faced off in Oro Valley last Friday night, leaving hometown fans disappointed after 48 minutes consisting mostly of traded punts and defensive stops—a slugfest that ended with Ironwood Ridge falling to Cienega, 10-0.

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Helmets reduce the risk of death in motorcycle crashes by nearly 40 percent. A new collaboration between the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation and RideNow Powersports seeks to get more Arizona motorcyclists secure while also saving them money. 

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After a successful “Three for Free” preview to launch the season, the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona is bringing the vocal arts back to Oro Valley with another free event.

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Marana’s football team practicing two days before their final game of the season, against Nogales High School. The Tigers earned their first win of the season that night, overcoming the Apaches, 29-24.

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The Marana Unified School District is looking for a new leader after superintendent Doug Wilson announced his retirement, affective June 30, 2020. Wilson has served as the district superintendent since 2008. As the chief administrative officer for the district, he manages day-to-day operatio…

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After two months of silence, the Arizona State Land Department reached out to the Town of Oro Valley expressing interest in resuming negotiations over an 885-acre parcel of State Trust land to the west of the town’s boundaries.

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In an effort to maintain “continued, unhindered growth,” the Marana mayor and council are considering enacting a new sales tax increase to provide additional funding for several multi-million dollar infrastructure projects.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson recently received a new vehicle from Bridgestone Retail Operations to provide youths with more opportunities to attend recreational and educational field trips.

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The first event at this year’s TENWEST Impact Festival set the stage for a week of innovation and inspiration, just as it should. The so-called Mayor’s Symposium, facilitated by Tucson’s own Jonathan Rothschild, gathered three former mayors from across the country to talk about the successes…

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If you’re anything like me, staying active can be difficult when most of the week (and weekend) comprises deadlines, meetings and other work-related events. Sometimes, it’s just hard to set aside an hour or two to get your heart rate up when all you want to do is sink into the couch at the e…

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Starting this week and running through Dec. 10, the Town of Marana will hold three public hearings for the Make Marana 2040 General Plan Update. The Marana Planning Commission will hold two public hearings to take additional public comment on the plan. The last public hearing will be in Dece…