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Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

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From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.

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Remember both sides

Remember both sides

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Over the weekend, like many, my heart sank when I heard the news of two New York officers sitting in their patrol car when a man came up and b…

The county administrator’s nicotine-free initiative - government overreach?

The county administrator’s nicotine-free initiative - government overreach?

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2014 was a good year for Pima County

2014 was a good year for Pima County

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The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

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Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? Th…

ON the Menu - Local restaurateur is serious about authenticity

ON the Menu - Local restaurateur is serious about authenticity

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Local restaurateur Grant Krueger is serious about authenticity, even if it means inviting a few worms to happy hour.

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  • Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents who oppose the Town Council’s recent decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities for a town community center have filed an application for a referendum petition, potentially allowing local voters to ultimately decide.

  • Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month. 

  • Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

    Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

    From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.

  • Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    A split Oro Valley Town Council voted to move ahead with negotiations to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses for a municipal community center Wednesday. 

  • 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.

  • Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

    Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

    Keurig Green Mountain announced announced that is recalling more than 6.6 million beverage-brewing machines in the U.S.

  • Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

    Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

    Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been sentenced to two years probation and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a May 20 incident in Oro Valley involving his estranged wife. 

  • Marana Police investigating 'stranger danger'

    Marana Police investigating 'stranger danger'

    The Marana Police Department is investigating two recent reports of juveniles being approached by suspicious vehicles. Detectives are following up on both of these cases. The reports do not appear to be related to each other at this time.

  • Flip OV vote trend

    Flip OV vote trend

    It’s going to only take one of the current majority to do the right thing and vote to table, or against, the proposed golf course purchase and sales tax increase tonight (Dec. 17). It’s going to take one of the majority, consisting of Mayor Satish Hiremath, Councilman Joe Hornat, Councilwoman Mary Snider or Vice Mayor Lou Waters, to say no to this ill-advised, badly-planned prospect.

  • Oro Valley Police Reports

    Oro Valley Police Reports

    On Saturday, Dec. 6, at about 11:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. 1st Ave. in response to an assault. The victim, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, told police that at about 11:40 a.m., he was standing in front of the store and ringing a bell. At that point, a man parked his car near the entrance, got out of his car and walked toward him screaming profanities, calling him a pedophile and told him to stop staring at his daughter. The victim told the man he was not staring at his daughter. The man then spit on the victim, and then used both hands to push him and knocked him to the ground. The victim said he threw his bell at the man as he got in his car and drove away. Police watched surveillance footage that showed the incident and a witness gave them the license plate number to the suspect’s car. Later that day, police went to the suspect’s house but at that time, were unable to make contact with the man. The victim said he wanted to prosecute in this case.

State board approves $15 million environmental study for I-11

State board approves $15 million environmental study for I-11

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The State Transportation Board has unanimously approved $15 million in funding to conduct a tier one environmental impact study for the propos…

Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

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Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been sentenced to two years probation and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a May 20 i…

Tax credits still available for nonprofit donations

Tax credits still available for nonprofit donations

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As the year draws to a close, so does your opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the many nonprofits that work t…

Oro Valley Police Reports

Oro Valley Police Reports

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On Saturday, Dec. 6, at about 11:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. 1st Ave. in response to an assault. The vic…

TSO to perform just for kids program

TSO to perform just for kids program

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Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quintet for a tale of what happens to a chicken who is left behind at the County Fair at the next Ju…

Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

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Keurig Green Mountain announced announced that is recalling more than 6.6 million beverage-brewing machines in the U.S.

Beyond Tucson Family Fun Run

Beyond Tucson Family Fun Run

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4-Mile and 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk Saguaro National Park - Tucson Mountain (West) District

Marana adds extra Christmas tree light shows

Marana adds extra Christmas tree light shows

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Whether you loved it or missed it, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is replaying every night at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 8 through Jan. 5. …

A Day of Kindness and Reflection; Remembering January 8

A Day of Kindness and Reflection; Remembering January 8

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Four years ago the Tucson community and the entire country were stunned by the events that unfolded on the corner just across the street. In t…

Early Christmas for students from Roadrunner

Early Christmas for students from Roadrunner

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Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District and Laguna Elementary School in the Flowing Wells Unified School District. On Saturday…

Marana Police investigating 'stranger danger'

Marana Police investigating 'stranger danger'

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The Marana Police Department is investigating two recent reports of juveniles being approached by suspicious vehicles. Detectives are followin…

Golf tournament at Quail Canyon Golf Course on Dec. 27

Golf tournament at Quail Canyon Golf Course on Dec. 27

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For those looking to enjoy some golfing in the next week, a 18-hole golf tournament will take place on Saturday, Dec. 27 at Quail Canyon Golf Course.

Students take a virtual tour of the Great Barrier Reef

Students take a virtual tour of the Great Barrier Reef

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A group of students at Copper Creek Elementary School gave the OK sign letting everyone know they were ready, then, within a few seconds, they…

Northwest Fire has new life-saving device thanks to grant

Northwest Fire has new life-saving device thanks to grant

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The Northwest Fire District has a new lifesaving device thanks to a grant. The fire district purchased a hydraulic extrication tool, which are…

OV council set to vote on tax increase, $1M acquisition

OV council set to vote on tax increase, $1M acquisition

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The Oro Valley Town Council will vote tonight (Dec. 17) on whether to purchase the golf and other recreational amenities of the El Conquistado…

MUSD’s Dr. Doug Wilson wins administrator award

MUSD’s Dr. Doug Wilson wins administrator award

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The Arizona School Administrators has selected Dr. Doug Wilson, superintendent of the Marana Unified School District as the All Arizona Superi…

After 20 years Meaders says goodbye to department she helped build

After 20 years Meaders says goodbye to department she helped build

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Ann Meaders was there when the Marana Utilities Department started in 1997 and has seen the department grow as the town has grown. Meaders ret…

County delays vote to ban smoking

County delays vote to ban smoking

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Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is asking the Board of Supervisors to delay a vote on a controversial Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Health…

Mother of wounded soldier works as Fisher House advocate

Mother of wounded soldier works as Fisher House advocate

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The incoming arrival of a Fisher House means out-of-state families can stay closer to their injured veterans – and for Tucson mother Libby Man…

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