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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 provide a renewable “boost” to Tucson Electric Power’s largest local power plant.

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Hard punishment to take

Hard punishment to take

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It’s been interesting over the last week to see the discussion and debate over spanking our children. The debate started after the NFL’s star …

The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

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In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year…

Marana Town Talk: The Marana Harvest Festival is coming in October

Marana Town Talk: The Marana Harvest Festival is coming in October

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Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.

Such the Spot - My daughter got inked

Such the Spot - My daughter got inked

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Recently, my young adult daughter texted me a picture of a tattoo so new that it was still red and puffy around the edges. The tattoo had been…

Pima County Health: Watch for the signs, seek help for depression

Pima County Health: Watch for the signs, seek help for depression

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Once again we share in the sadness of losing one of our most beloved entertainers, Robin Williams. He was someone I grew up seeing on televisi…

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  • Oro Valley mothers to host blood drive for childhood cancer awareness

    Oro Valley mothers to host blood drive for childhood cancer awareness

    It rained. But the sun came back out.

  • The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

    The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

    In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year tenure as a Pima County Supervisor. Meanwhile, she suggested the condition of our roads is the fault of a Supervisor in office less than 2 years. While this clearly demonstrates Bronson’s unwillingness to take responsibility, the board majority’s lack of vision and urgency regarding road repairs for the past two decades is certainly no secret to the rest of us.

  • Gaslight’s “Cronan” a hit

    Gaslight’s “Cronan” a hit

    “Buy tickets now and see it later!”

  • AIA rules against Mountain View

    AIA rules against Mountain View

    The Arizona Interscholastic Association has ruled against the Mountain View High School football program after a special session of the AIA executive board. Mountain View was deemed to have committed two violations stemming from the enrollment of three former Tucson High players.

  • Breakers Water Park Brings Oktoberfest to Marana

    Breakers Water Park Brings Oktoberfest to Marana

    The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.

  • Economy, education discussed at Gubernatorial debate in Tucson

    Economy, education discussed at Gubernatorial debate in Tucson

    In what will likely be the only debate in Tucson, the three candidates running for Arizona governor gathered at the Jewish Community Center on Sept. 18 to take part in the event hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

  • Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Within the City of Tucson’s nearly 227-square miles, there are 30 locations waiting to snap your photo. But you don’t have to smile because those photos are taken only if you violate the traffic rules enforced by red light cameras at select intersections.

  • 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.

  • A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

    A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

    General Election

  • Sahuarita town attorney arrested for DUI in Oro Valley

    Sahuarita town attorney arrested for DUI in Oro Valley

    Oro Valley authorities have confirmed that Sahuarita Town Attorney Daniel Jay Hochuli has been charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit.

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

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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

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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…

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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. 

OV Chamber awards breakfast on Aug. 8

OV Chamber awards breakfast on Aug. 8

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Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at t…

Greater Oro valley Chamber of commerce awards scholarships

Greater Oro valley Chamber of commerce awards scholarships

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Four students have received 2014 Steve Engle Memorial / Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

IRS provides new savings program for retirees

IRS provides new savings program for retirees

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Last week, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules regarding longevity annuities, which can help r…

Delta Dental Foundation opens grants

Delta Dental Foundation opens grants

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The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has announced the opening of its 2015 community grants program, which provides funding to organizations…

Business Calendar - Week of July 16

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Thursday, July 17

Elizabeth Maish leads TMC’s nursing unit

Elizabeth Maish leads TMC’s nursing unit

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For Tucson Medical Center Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Elizabeth Maish, the decision to pursue a nursing and management career cam…

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