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Town employees aren’t to blame

Town employees aren’t to blame

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It is tough for the group who worked diligently for weeks to find out in heartbreaking fashion that thousands of signatures were thrown out on…

Longer terms in auto loans have become the norm

Longer terms in auto loans have become the norm

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It’s taking a lot longer to pay off that new or used car nowadays.

Oro Valley Town Talk: Investing in Oro Valley on your behalf

Oro Valley Town Talk: Investing in Oro Valley on your behalf

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The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-squar…

Guest Column: Rally the residents, it’s time to get involved

Guest Column: Rally the residents, it’s time to get involved

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Looking at recent events that have occurred in the past few weeks I am reminded of a famous quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make the…

Caring about a balanced budget

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Marana Mayor Ed Honea doesn’t care if the state balances its budget (Explorer Feb. 21).  I (and a lot of others) do care that the state has a …

Budget is wrong direction

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We’ve had a few days to look over our new governor’s budget proposal.  Since I think of myself as a fiscal conservative, I’m all for budget cu…

In favor of civics lessons

In favor of civics lessons

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While most of the talk last week centered around the new governor’s State of the State address and then the $9.1 billion budget proposed on Fr…

Why the rush for approval

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HSL Properties President Humberto S. Lopez recently spoke at the Greater Oro Valley Chamber’s breakfast.  He commented on the sale of the Hilt…

Thoughts on Gov. Ducey

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I wonder if any of the readers in Oro Valley were paying attention to Gov. Ducey’s State of the State speech? One of the things that really ju…

What were they thinking?

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The Oro Valley Town Council has really done it now.  They’ve stepped in places that they know nothing about and it has a very unpleasant odor.…

A new approach to community input on budget process

A new approach to community input on budget process

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Although the 2015-16 fiscal year doesn’t begin until July 1, 2015, Town of Oro Valley staff has already begun the budget process. Many months …

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

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Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re …

Musings from mom

Musings from mom

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Instead of talking politics, and drama – this week we’ll change things up and focus on another circus world. That world would be the lives bus…

Let the voters decide major issue

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On Dec.17, the mayor, with the votes from three other Oro Valley Council Members passed an Ordinance and a Resolution to raise our sales tax a…

Be part of the opportunity

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It is with a mixture of amusement and confusion that I read the cacophony of dissent and support regarding the El Con. purchase. I am going to…

Marana Town Talk: 2015 is slated to be another exciting year

Marana Town Talk: 2015 is slated to be another exciting year

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Every year is exciting in the Town of Marana. Our community is one of great dreams and unlimited potential for the more than 40,000 who call it home.

Time? Spend time working with the town

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There is a lot written about the cost the Town might incur with the proposed purchase of the El Conquistador Club.  One thing I believe is ove…

A look ahead

A look ahead

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While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.

Let’s see what the people think

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I have read with interest the ongoing “conversation” regarding the town purchase of the El Conquistador property, including the latest letter …

Explorer article problematic

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I found the front page article in your last edition penned by Hillary Davis to be problematic on many fronts.

Northwest Chatter

Town employees aren’t to blame

Town employees aren’t to blame

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It is tough for the group who worked diligently for weeks to find out in heartbreaking fashion that thousands of signatures were thrown out on…

Longer terms in auto loans have become the norm

Longer terms in auto loans have become the norm

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It’s taking a lot longer to pay off that new or used car nowadays.

What’s in store for the national housing market in 2015?

What’s in store for the national housing market in 2015?

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The calendar reads January 2015, and that can mean only one thing: it’s prime-time predictions season. Everyone, it seems, is clamoring to kno…

Oro Valley Town Talk: Investing in Oro Valley on your behalf

Oro Valley Town Talk: Investing in Oro Valley on your behalf

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The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-squar…

A strong partnership to encourage civics

A strong partnership to encourage civics

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As students in middle and high school, we learned about our federal government in civics classes. We became well-versed in the Constitution, t…

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  • Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    The Oro Valley Town Clerk has rejected the petition filed by opponents of the town council’s decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses because the signature sheets did not bear a serial number.

  • Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to a burglary alarm.  Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes and observed a male leaving the business and running towards the rear of the business.  After a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody.  Officers found the front door glass smashed in and several packs of cigarettes and alcohol on the ground of the Walgreens. 

  • Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    From U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s position atop decrepit buildings in Iraq, his hidden presence seemed like anything but unknown to those in his close proximity. U.S. ground troops, going door-to-door searching for insurgents, gained confidence knowing that America’s best-ever sniper was providing them over-watch protection from high above. Enemy forces also grew to know of Kyle’s legendary marksmanship skills and close whereabouts, witnessing their al-Qaeda in Iraq members dropping dead after each single shot from Chris’ rifle. No one, however, was more aware of Chris Kyle’s presence and four tours of duty in Iraq than his wife, Taya Kyle, left behind in San Diego. It’s that marriage and relationship between Chris and Taya Kyle that “American Sniper” steadies upon, takes aim at, and, ultimately scores a direct hit for viewers. Between sighting in terrorist targets and actually pulling the trigger as Kyle, Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper must control his breathing—the same task moviegoers must master in this heart-pounding, emotional true story.

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  • Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    The latest rendition from the local theater group at The Great American Playhouse rolls back the clock to a time when the mystical Aztecs ruled the land, but that doesn’t mean that 20th century rock songs are in short supply. As musical and well choreographed as ever, the most recent GAP play brings a new twist on a familiar character.

  • Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police have arrested one man in connection with an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at the Marshall's on Oracle and Magee. 

  • Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    The Marana Police Department took an afternoon to honor their own. The department held its 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 14, at The Highlands at Dove Mountain Conference Room. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema handed out 13 awards to 24 recipients.

  • It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.

  • TOOTH files lawsuit over Town of Oro Valley referendum rejection

    TOOTH files lawsuit over Town of Oro Valley referendum rejection

    Opponents of the Town of Oro Valley’s decision to buy the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities are suing the town clerk for rejecting the petition they filed to send the purchase to the ballot.

  • Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new taxes and takes from education and local municipalities.

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