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TEP now accepting nominations for 2015’s ‘Brightee’ Awards

TEP now accepting nominations for 2015’s ‘Brightee’ Awards

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Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is accepting nominations for the second annual TEP BrightEE Awards, which recognize customers and other community partners for energy savings achieved through the company’s energy efficiency (EE) programs.

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Executive excuse

Executive excuse

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Right after the results of the midterm elections poured in and many Democrats across the country were making concession speeches, President Ob…

Feeling thankful this season

Feeling thankful this season

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It’s the time of year when we all feel more thankful for everything we have. We count our blessings a little more and appreciate the people an…

Good News for District 1 - Arterial roads to get repairs this year

Good News for District 1 - Arterial roads to get repairs this year

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I am very pleased to announce that District 1 will be receiving a large portion of the $5 million allocated for road repairs this year. Althou…

Holiday shopping avoidance gift list

Holiday shopping avoidance gift list

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I’ve always gotten excited about the holidays and this is primarily due to the pleasantly improved attitudes displayed by most people. Many fo…

Have you given up?

Have you given up?

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Remember the song, “Is That All There Is?” 

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  • Veterans’ memorial dedicated at Mountain View High School

    Veterans’ memorial dedicated at Mountain View High School

    Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.

  • Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Blood dripped from his face and lacerations covered his arms. Dallin Wengert lay unconscious as his body jerked around in a fit of seizures. Amy Wengert sat by her husband in the helicopter praying – praying that he would live.

  • El Tour Route Changes for 2014

    El Tour Route Changes for 2014

    Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson route skirts the edge of Tucson, so if you are out and about in your car on ride day, it’s very likely you will encounter some of the 9,000 cyclists, 2,600 volunteers and officials on the route – as well as many thousands of spectators. Please be on the lookout.

  • It’s no secret: Gaslight’s “Secret Santa” a hit

    It’s no secret: Gaslight’s “Secret Santa” a hit

    Someone once asked me what my favorite thing about Gaslight Theatre is.

  • Local high school athletes sign on

    Local high school athletes sign on

    A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week. 

  • El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 22: See map to avoid delays

    El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 22: See map to avoid delays

    With more than 9,000 bicyclists from around the world, El Tour de Tucson is an event that attracts people of all abilities and ages.

  • Bighorn Sheep released, TV Host Jack Hanna present

    Bighorn Sheep released, TV Host Jack Hanna present

    Thursday morning the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Society, released 11 ewes and three rams into the Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • Teen brothers carjack man with airsoft pistol, wreck following pursuit

    Teen brothers carjack man with airsoft pistol, wreck following pursuit

    On November 25, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call around 1:40 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery that took place in the 6400 block of North Oracle Road (near the intersection of North Oracle Road and West Orange Grove Road).

  • Pair of NW robbery attempts

    Pair of NW robbery attempts

    Detectives with the Sheriff’s Robbery Unit are investigating two possibly related attempted robberies. The first incident occurred on November 8, 2014, at approximately 8:30 PM. A 70- year-old woman was at the Hampton Inn at 5950 N. Oracle Road with a group of people. The suspect began tugging at her purse in an attempt to steal it. In the struggle, the woman fell to the ground and suffered minor cuts and bruises.

  • Three burglary suspects arrested in Oro Valley

    Three burglary suspects arrested in Oro Valley

    Oro Valley, Arizona (November 19, 2014)-On November 14, 2014, Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) patrol officers responded to an Oro Valley home in reference to a burglary.  The victim reported over $20,000 worth of items stolen.  OVPD patrol conducted a canvass of the area and were able to identify two suspicious vehicles in the area at the time of the burglary.

Tucson ranked 116th in Wallet Hub budget study

Tucson ranked 116th in Wallet Hub budget study

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With 150 cities included in its analysis, Wallet Hub recently conducted a study that examined the overall competency of an adult American’s bu…

Oro Valley Police Reports

Oro Valley Police Reports

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Oro Valley Police dept.

Nation’s new-home industry on track for strong fourth quarter

Nation’s new-home industry on track for strong fourth quarter

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After stalling out in the first half of the year, the national housing recovery appears to be on solid footing for a strong year-end finish, a…

Tucson Tamale Company opens third location

Tucson Tamale Company opens third location

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Tucson Tamale Company will celebrate the grand opening of their third location on Oct. 18, 2014. The renovated 2,400-square-foot space is loca…

TEP steam booster nears completion with installation of ‘solar receiver’

TEP steam booster nears completion with installation of ‘solar receiver’

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Construction of an innovative solar power system reached a milestone recently, when crews install a giant ‘solar receiver’ that will help prov…

New leaders, directors on Oro Valley Chamber board

New leaders, directors on Oro Valley Chamber board

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New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.

Business calendar - Week of Sept. 17

Business calendar - Week of Sept. 17

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Thursday, Sept. 18

Ventana Medical Systems expanding into Marana

Ventana Medical Systems expanding into Marana

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A worldwide leader in innovative cancer diagnostic solutions, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. is expanding its research into the Town of Marana …

Marana Chamber hosts annual awards

Marana Chamber hosts annual awards

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With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.

Pima County One-Stop Career Center seeking health-care employers

Pima County One-Stop Career Center seeking health-care employers

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The Pima County One-Stop Career Center has funds for health-care employers to participate in a pilot training program aimed at improving emplo…

La Belle Fleur Photography now open in Tucson

La Belle Fleur Photography now open in Tucson

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Southern Arizona’s premier newborn photographer is now open for business in the Tucson area. Heather Davis, owner and photographer at La Belle…

Great American Playhouse offering energetic family fun

Great American Playhouse offering energetic family fun

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Are you ready to get Beetle-Juiced? Catch the spooktacular classic with a twist, September 5 thru November 15, only at The Great American Playhouse!

J. Braun Salon has expanded

J. Braun Salon has expanded

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Indigo Salon Spa, a long time favorite northwest Tucson/Marana Hair and Spa destination, has closed its doors and relocated to a brand new loc…

Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named

Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named

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Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus …

Oro Valley chamber hosts annual awards breakfast

Oro Valley chamber hosts annual awards breakfast

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The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet on Aug. 8, honoring local businesses and residents for continued co…

Business Calendar - Week of August 14

Business Calendar - Week of August 14

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Thursday, Aug. 14

Cellular Connection opens first store in Tucson

Cellular Connection opens first store in Tucson

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The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announces today the opening of its first store in Tucson, …

World View offers out-of-this-world experience

World View offers out-of-this-world experience

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Soon, you won’t have to be an astronaut to fly to outer space. 

Tucson Land and Housing forecast is optimistic, cautious

Tucson Land and Housing forecast is optimistic, cautious

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A panel of developers and builders agreed to an optimistic, if cautious outlook on the Tucson market last week at the annual Tucson Land and H…

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