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Dear Lord Hiremath

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Lord Mayor Satish  Hiremath opened his chambers on Dec. 17 as required by law to allow citizens to observe Council’s passage of the tax increa…

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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Lowly taxpayers Have No Say

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I attended the Oro Valley Town Council meeting last night and was dismayed that Mayor Hiremath seems to think he is King. He and he alone nego…

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.

Flip OV vote trend

Flip OV vote trend

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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…

It’s time for school donations and earning a tax credit

It’s time for school donations and earning a tax credit

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Every year around this time, my wife and I make a $400 donation to public schools and I write a column about it. It may sound like I’m braggin…

Golf purchase is an opportunity

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Sorry, Thelma Grimes, but I take issue with your article. Your critique of the Oro Valley Town Council’s recent decision does not bear scrutin…

Shocked by council behavior

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After reading the Explorer this past week, I was absolutely shocked to learn about the upcoming vote by our city council to purchase the El Co…

Check reality on tax plan

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So here’s a new revenue idea for Oro Valley… start a lottery to pick the date when the public realizes the real amount of taxes they have voted for. 

OV residents in for sticker shock

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With the election results a distant memory, the Mayor and re-elected members of the City Council have secretly made the decision to purchase f…

Don’t support current plan

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I would love to have a municipal golf course in Oro Valley, but not the one proposed.

Taxes are taxes

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The heading in the Explorer reads, Oro Valley to buy Hilton golf course raise taxes: In her column, the editor questions the reasoning for get…

Letter to OV council

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Let me first state that I am absolutely opposed to the acquisition of the El Conquistador property.  I am also in disagreement that Oro Valley…

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

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My grandparents—who winter in Yuma—drove up for Thanksgiving. They stayed three nights, during which time we ate, drank and were generally mer…

Commend HSL Properties

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Great Gift to the Town of Oro Valley

The secret is out

The secret is out

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After more than a month of speculation, the Oro Valley Town Council finally thought it was time to include those taxpaying citizens in on the …

Marana police to increase patrols during holidays

Marana police to increase patrols during holidays

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It’s that time of year again. The holidays are here and residents and visitors are hustling from store to store searching for just the right g…

Why rush into such a big purchase?

Why rush into such a big purchase?

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Mayor Hiremath, Council Members Waters, Snider, and  Hornat have all just been re-elected to the town council by wide margins.  This is the sa…

Bighorn sheep project is ill-advised

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The bighorn sheep reintroduction project in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is ill-advised. The habitat on the mountain isn’t sui…

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Gamer's Scoop - A look back at the year that was for video games

Gamer's Scoop - A look back at the year that was for video games

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Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many wa…

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…

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  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Deputies discover hazardous conditions and illegal still

    Deputies discover hazardous conditions and illegal still

    On Dec. 23, at approximately 6 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) dismantled an illegal alcohol distilling operation at an apartment complex located at 2300 West Ina Road.

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

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

    The State Transportation Board has unanimously approved $15 million in funding to conduct a tier one environmental impact study for the proposed Interstate 11, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect Nogales to Las Vegas – and, likely in the longer run, Mexico to Canada. 

  • Crime rate increases during the holidays

    Crime rate increases during the holidays

    The holidays are an exciting time of year, but a new survey shows pressures and changes in routines can leave inattentive Arizona homeowners and shoppers vulnerable to disaster.

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