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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, …

  • Ed Stolmaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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.

  • Jim Conroy
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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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The Marana Town Council unanimously agreed to changes that make it easier for developers to invest in its future downtown.

  • Christopher Boan
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Sarah Whaley has worked at Marana High School for four years, moving into her current role as dean of students and athletic director two years ago. She previously served as a girls basketball and volleyball coach at Marana. She previously worked as an English teacher and girls basketball and…

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Students from Estes Elementary School joined their parents and teachers to participate in Walk ‘n’ Roll to School Day last Friday, April 6. The event encourages active ways for children to get to school, and to improve air quality and safety around schools and neighborhoods.

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The Marana Town Council is accepting applications for the council seat that’s open due to the death of Councilmember Carol McGorray.

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Tears and heartfelt pleas dominated the Marana Unified School District Board Meeting last week as over 300 people squeezed into Thornydale Elementary School to discuss its possible closure. Many were wearing shirts that read #SaveThornydale. There was still a line out the door into the parki…

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The residents of Marana will once again weigh in on the town’s future by electing several members of the town council. This year, Vice Mayor Jon Post and Councilmembers Herb Kai and Patti Comerford and Jon Post are up for re-election.

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Spring 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 …

  • Logan Burtch-Buus
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Mountain View High School visited Ironwood Ridge High School last Thursday for girls tennis. Mountain View fell 3-5, with one match called for darkness.

  • Linda Hampton, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Carol McGorray was the very foundation of the Community Food Bank in Marana.

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It is with great sadness that the Town of Marana recently informed the community of the passing of Town of Marana Councilmember Carol McGorray on Thursday, March 22. She is survived by six of her seven children.

  • Lisa Shafer, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Last July, the Town of Marana began providing animal services to the community, and the strategy has proved to be a success. The animal services division has been working with the Marana community for over seven months, providing high levels of customer service.

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Most people believe bats primarily live in caves, but the concrete crevices under the old Ina Road bridge in Marana have provided thousands of migratory Mexican free-tailed bats with perfect roosting habitats for years.

  • Jeff Gardner
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To help out hopeful candidates and to offer a refresher course for incumbents, the town of Marana is holding a Council Candidate Orientation and Voter Registration seminar in early April, just before the beginning of candidate filings. 

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Boston’s Gourmet Pizza, Marana (5825 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive) is hosting an event this Thursday, March 29 to benefit Marana Tigers Baseball. Boston’s Pizza pledges to donate a portion of its food sales between 4 and 8 p.m. to the Marana Tigers Baseball Boosters.

  • Mark Nelson
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On a winter night in January 1993, by opening a doorway we experienced a stunning physiological revival. We left a world with an oxygen level around 14 percent; equivalent to being on a 15,000-foot-tall mountain. In fact, we were at a 3,900-foot elevation in southern Arizona. Oxygen had been…

  • Monique Hagberg, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The Town of Marana has made a commitment to providing free, family-friendly entertainment for our residents. Whether you want a relaxing night under the stars or an activity-filled afternoon at our major festivals, we have something for you.

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Discover Marana recently announce the launch of its second gastronomy tour, “A Taste of the Wild: The Marana Wild Foods Gastronomy Tour.” The tour explores foraging and wild food flavors with experts Dr. Suzanne Fish, University of Arizona Emerita Professor and Arizona State Museum Curator, …

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Marana Unified School District recently announced that its Marana Cares Mobile will operate during spring break, Monday–Friday, March 19–23, at select locations.