We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • Updated
  • 0

Veterinarian and national leader in online education Julie Funk is joining the University of Arizona as dean of the proposed College of Veterinary Medicine, effective March 18, 2019. She currently is consulting for the UA on its proposed veterinary medicine program.

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • Updated
  • 0

New westbound Interstate 10 lanes at West Ina Road in Marana will open to traffic this weekend, another step forward for a two-year project improving traffic flow and safety at the busy interchange.

  • 0

As we get ready to end the year and launch into the next, are you wondering how you did with your fitness goals, and what New Year’s resolutions will motivate you to do your best in 2019? 

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 2

Oro Valley has long held bragging rights for the best roads in the region, and that’s because the town continues to make thoughtful investments every year in the maintenance and upkeep of our roadways. We understand how quality infrastructure is a vital component to quality of life. Quality …

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

The Oro Valley Council Chambers was packed with residents last Wednesday, Nov. 7, as new Mayor Joseph Winfield and councilmembers Melanie Barrett, Joyce Jones-Ivey and Josh Nicolson were sworn into office and conducted the first council meeting of their four-year terms.

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

It’s almost Halloween, and you’re probably almost as excited as your kids. Parties, costumes, trick-or-treating…it’s one of the holidays most looked forward to by children and parents, alike. But even as you’re putting the finishing touches on costumes and making that last candy run to the s…

  • 0

Restaurateur Sam Fox is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Wildflower this month. Since opening Wildflower, Fox has launched Fox Restaurant Concepts, which now runs nearly 50 restaurants around the country in eight different states, including Tucson’s Blanco, North, Culinary …

  • 0

It all started a few years back. October in Oro Valley used to be just like any other month, calm and peaceful. Sure, we had the regular run-ins with the common spine-tingling desert dwellers like rattlesnakes, scorpions, tarantulas and other creepy crawlies. But the things that inhabit Oro …

  • 0

Nineteen of the 33 store lots at the Oro Valley Marketplace are empty, and a new one is clearing out soon. Dick’s Sporting Goods in set to close its Oro Valley location on Sept. 12, with plans to relocate to the Tucson Mall.

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

While Joe Winfield faces off with Satish Hiremath for the fate of Oro Valley’s top spot, three town residents are on a mission to bring a new vision to the dais. Josh Nicolson, Melanie Barrett and Joyce Jones-Ivey are in the midst of their campaigns to unseat the incumbents and believe they …

  • 1

Last Monday, July 23, construction crews began hacking away at the tile roof of the Oro Valley Police Department’s southern substation. The building, located at 500 W. Magee Road, will receive a $5.3 million expansion extending to the south and the east, along with a brand new second story.

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

Instead of spending her Fourth of July holiday playing games with her friends and hanging out with her family, one Oro Valley youth decided to do something a bit more patriotic—gathering funds for veterans. Already this is impressive, but even more so when you find out she’s not even in midd…

  • 0

The word “growth” is one that always stirs strong opinions and intensive discourse in Oro Valley. This has been a constant in my 19 years of planning service, and the high level of community involvement has served the town very well. A direct result is that travelers along North Oracle Road …

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 1

While the summer might still be scorching, the recently revealed lineup for the 2018 Oro Valley Music Festival is sweet enough to make us want to get outside and listen to some live music. 

  • 0

I began working for the Town of Oro Valley in late May, and I am thrilled to serve the Oro Valley community as the new director of community and economic development. It hasn’t taken long to validate my initial positive impressions, having already met with hundreds of people who have helped …

  • 0

While the Oro Valley Stormwater Utility continues to be proactive in managing washes and addressing potential flood issues, the Town of Oro Valley will still be providing free sandbags for residents who may need to protect areas of their homes from storm runoff.

  • 0

A series of improvements to Oro Valley’s parks is on the way, with the venerable James D. Kreigh and Naranja Park both receiving support. 

  • 0

I was I was born practically on the banks of Darby Creek, in a hospital up slope from the stream, and it’s only a slight exaggeration to say that its meandering waters drew the map of my suburban Philadelphia childhood.

  • 0

Glen Frey in the ’80s said it best: “The heat is on!” and for those of us in Southern Arizona, we can definitely feel it. 2017 was record-level hot for Oro Valley, and all indications are that 2018 won’t be any cooler. Now I don’t have to tell you that one of the best parts of living here ar…

  • 0

The Town of Oro Valley is now accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving as a representative to the Regional Transportation Authority’s Citizens Accountability for Regional Transportation Committee.. Interested Oro Valley resident can contact the Town Clerk’s Office …

  • 0

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 …

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

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…

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 1

The Town of Oro Valley’s fiscal year is coming to a close next Saturday, June 30, and with it, some significant accomplishments achieved for the community. Major capital projects were completed on-time and under budget, including Lambert Lane widening and safety improvements, two additional …

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

The Town of Oro Valley will move into the new fiscal year next month with a finalized spending plan after Town Council unanimously passed its next budget on June 6. The $142.9 million budget constitutes a roughly 11 percent increase over the current year.

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

Oro Valley’s mayor will openly admit he’s a little behind on the times when it comes to using social media, but he’s starting his Facebook career with a strong message aimed at his challenging candidates: stop being so disingenuous.

  • 0

The Old Glories that have traditionally hung outside Oro Valley veteran posts were retired into traditional triangles and put to rest under the midday sun as the military bugle melody “Taps” played in the background.

editor's pickspotlighttop story
  • 0

With cheers of joy and pride, the graduating girls of Camp Fury 2018 celebrated the completion of their five-day program earlier this month at The Angel Charity Place for Girls here in Tucson. 

  • 0

Jeff Scurran tucks a full head of silver hair beneath his trademark white Nike visor on a blustery late May evening. The larger-than-life figure in Arizona high school football looks out over a practice field tucked between two softball diamonds at Catalina Foothills High School. 

  • 0

Oro Valley resident Shirl Lamonna has been photographing a family of great horned owls. 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 …

  • 0

June has arrived in Oro Valley! Aside from the intense heat, no school, and anticipation for upcoming summer vacation plans, what else is there to look forward to in the month of June? How about spending quality time with dad and the entire family right in your own backyard? Just because Fat…