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  • Mo El-Ali, Special to Tucson Local Media
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In Marana, we value great roads. The Marana Town Council, officials and staff have always understood that pavement preservation is necessary to keep road quality high and life-cycle costs low, and we have been using pavement preservation techniques for the past 15 years to achieve this quali…

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Marana choir and drama educator Sarah Ross felt honored when she, along with her colleague Heidi Barker, won last year’s Marana Branding Irons Award. But her real accomplishment was leading a group of 19 kids, mostly Marana High School students, to becoming the first recipients of the Marana…

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Managing the 54 miles of trails and the wide array of amenities which comprise Marana’s parks and rec system may seem a daunting task, but not when you have over 30 years of recreation experience and have ridden in El Tour de Tucson 22 times.

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Last week, the Marana Town Council unanimously chose Jamsheed Mehta as the new town manager. The council  previously chose Meta to serve as interim manager, in October, when then-Manager Gilbert Davidson was preparing to head to a new position in Gov. Doug Ducey’s office as chief operating officer.

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  • Michelle Jaquette, Special to Tucson Local Media
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As shadows inch down canyon walls and the temperature drop, Sabino Canyon fills with a certain kind of visitor. Native Tucsonans, runners, bikers and walkers like Kim Haesuk come to find sanctuary among the saguaros before night fall.

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Several Marana Unified School District educators and staffers earned awards or certifications last month. All honorees have dedicated themselves to their schools, their district and in turn, the Marana community

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  • Jamsheed Mehta, Special to Tucson Local Media
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January is complete, and the Town of Marana has hit the ground running into 2018.  Last year saw great development in the town, and 2018 promises to be very exciting as we continue to grow and thrive.

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  • Jeff Gardner
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Red, exposed brick, naked light bulbs and cozy food trucks are common affair for contemporary breweries, but during Beer Week in Tucson, there’s a lot more to be seen. In addition to the dozens of collaborations between local brewers and food pairing events, the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl takes…

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On Feb. 24, hundreds of hikers will hit the trails on the Tortolita and Catalina mountain ranges to conquer the seventh annual MOVE Across 2 Ranges—a hiking experience that offers challenges from six to 21 miles, beginning at the Wild Burro Trailhead in Marana and ending at Catalina State Park. 

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The Town of Marana Water Department had a role in two projects that earned a Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards. The awards honor community leaders, real estate projects and economic development oriented programs that overcame great obstacles through unlikely and atypical collab…

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When high school students crowd around a beer pong table with dance music blasting, you might think school would be the last thing on their minds. In this situation, however, that’s exactly where they are. 

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A small cadre of insurance experts have carved their way into the hearts and minds of Marana residents, offering unmatched peace of mind and service to the region. 

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The biggest project underway for the Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department is the new Tangerine Sky Community Park, the popularity of which may even surpass that of the deer sculptures already anointing the entrance. The 17-acre property, which will be the largest park in northeast …

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  • Ed Stolmaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The Marana Chamber is thankful for our historic and strategic growth in 2017. Our plans for 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 work…

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  • Jeff Gardner
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West Ina Road at Interstate 10 is currently filled with construction equipment, detours and dirt. With the environmental assessment on the project stating Ina’s closure could be up to 24 months, many local business owners originally felt concern about traffic rerouting away from their storef…

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There are more than 250 aircraft at the Marana Regional Airport. Some of the vehicles are military, some are private and some are educational. 

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  • Ed Stolmaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The Marana Chamber is thankful for our historic and strategic growth in 2017. Our plans for the New Year 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 …

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Another Oro Valley resident has been injured Tuesday by a javelina while walking her dog, the third such incident in the Tucson area since March 2017.

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The holidays are a busy time in Marana. With all of the hustle and bustle from holiday shopping, it can leave a bit of a mess. Now that the holiday shopping season has concluded, it is time to take to the streets and clean things up. 

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Marana High School teacher lands teacher of the year nomination

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A New Year is almost upon us, and with the holidays in the rear-view mirror many of us will start making our New Year’s Resolutions. Some dream big by planning major life changes, while others keep their goals modest with just little life tweaks here or there.

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In the Marana Middle School cafeteria, dozens of parents and teachers gather around to see their students’ latest projects. These projects demonstrate the students’ creativity and intelligence, however this style of project hardly existed at all when the adults were in school. Yet now, the f…

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This Saturday, Dec. 30,  the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Department of Public Safety, will conduct a multi-agency DUI sobriety checkpoint.

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The Marana Police Department is doing a number of things to try and make this holiday shopping season a safe one for shoppers, workers and businesses. They recently launched their “Lock It or Lose It” campaign, have increased patrols on heavy shopping days and begun utilizing their Volunteer…

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Isela Mariscal is accustomed to moving with her husband and four children. A seasonal farmer worker, Pedro Mariscal spent five years working in apple and cherry orchards in Washington state. A year ago, as the work there dried up, they moved to Marana so Pedro could work on a small, local ranch. 

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Drivers heading from northwest Pima County toward downtown Tucson started using new eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Ina Road over the weekend.

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Marana resident Claire Klingler spotted this Coopers Hawk near her dining room window.. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be …

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The Marana Citizens’ Forum recently proposed a Public Art Policy Development to the town council that could enhance Marana’s sense of place, beauty, tourism and economy. 

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Boston’s Gourmet Pizza in Marana (5825 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive) is hosting an exciting Family Fun Day this Sunday, Dec. 17 from noon to 4 p.m., and the theme is Lunch With Santa. Tickets are $10 per child, pre-sale or at the time of the event. The ticket includes one kid’s meal and one ma…

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Marisa Castro is making sure students experiencing homelessness in the Marana Unified School District can continue their education. A Students in Transition Specialist, Castro was recently awarded Liaison of the Year by the Arizona Housing Coalition.

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A shower of gold glitter unveiled Marana High School’s new title: National Unified Champion School for the Special Olympics of Arizona. The title came on a new banner revealed at the high school’s pep rally last Friday, Dec. 1.

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Last week, several instances of graffiti were found in the boys’ bathrooms at Marana Middle School. Among various inappropriate images and phrases, one stood out: a written statement about a school shooting planned for Tuesday, Dec. 5.