Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:00 am
Three memory care facilities of varying sizes are either in progress or planned in Oro Valley, and scheduled to be completed by year’s end or early in 2015.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:00 am
At the midpoint of the year - on July 1 - the Mountain Vista Fire District will become what it calls “fully operational” by adding 33 firefighters to its full time staff.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:00 am
The Oro Valley Police Department is trading in its BMW motorcycles and switching brands to the Victory Commander, made by Tucson-based Victory Police Motorcycles.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:00 am
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.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:00 am
The next time you’re pulled over by a police officer in Oro Valley for a traffic infraction, or (we hope not) have an auto accident in the town, your situation probably will be handled by an officer equipped with the latest ticketing and crash reporting.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:00 am
If you’re driving north on Oracle Road between Ina and Magee roads and see flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror, you’ve probably been stopped as part of the Oro Valley Police Department’s HiVE program.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:00 am
Newly-opened Tucson RV Storage sits on a 17 acre parcel in unincorporated Pima County and is believed to be the second largest recreational vehicle (RV) storage facility in Arizona, according to its owner.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:00 am
The Marana Mortuary Cemetery, a nearly three year old operation at 12146 W. Barnett Road in Marana, has begun offering a “green burial” option that gives meaning to the phrase “ashes to ashes and dust to dust.”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:00 am
The Mountain Vista Fire District is on its way to becoming a completely independent fire department with its recent decision to pursue hiring its own emergency services personnel — firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and fire officers.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:00 am
Approximately 75 people attended the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) public information meeting last week to identify the preferred options for the proposed Interstate 11 corridor through southern Arizona. The public meeting was held in the Albert J. Garcia Auditorium on the Pasqua Yaqui Reservation at 7777 S. Camino Huivism.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:00 am
Longtime Northwest area dentist Tom L. Hossfeld, DDS, has decided to retire from dentistry and sold his practice to Steven Priftakis, DMD, effective late in July.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00 am
Northwest Fire District’s governing board approved a contract for Michael J. Brandt to become its fire chief, dropping the “interim” from his current title when the two-year contract kicks in on May 28.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:00 am
A New York developer has bought the Gladden Farms master-planned community in Marana for an undisclosed purchase price.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 am
The Town of Marana has hosted a pair of open houses — the most recent last week at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library on N. Schisler Drive, to help educate the public about the town’s pursuit of a wastewater system.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:00 am
Mountain Vista Fire District has been successful in annexing the Camino de Mañana area in Northwest Pima County and received certification of the annexation from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:00 am
New business startups in Oro Valley have continued to populate the town during the past year, opening a number of specialized services businesses despite a slow economy that’s blanketed the country.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:00 am
Northwest Medical Center (NMC) last week broke ground for a $46 million expansion that will deliver a new surgical wing and add four minimally invasive operating room (OR) suites to the existing dozen ORs in the hospital.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:00 am
The Marana Town Council has authorized the town staff to negotiate with Pima County on one of two options the county recently offered to settle their dispute over the purchase of the Rillito Vista Wastewater Reclamation Facility.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:00 am
Business seems to be improving and sprouting in new forms in Marana, from restaurants to health care facilities, and food markets to personal services providers, according to the Marana Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:00 am
Union Pacific Railroad's double track effort through Arizona from Los Angeles to El Paso has made an appearance in Northwest Tucson, with two major road crossings closed for several days each while UP crews rebuilt them to accommodate the second set of railroad tracks.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 4:00 am
A proposed dog rescue facility on rural property in Pima County’s Northwest side that’s adjacent to a high-density Marana neighborhood has some of the Marana homeowners concerned, even before the dog organization files for a conditional use permit.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 am
Four award-winning artists working in several disciplines will be part of the Fall Open Studios Tour, sponsored by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00 am
Two chambers of commerce in the Northwest — Marana Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce — are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year, not by reveling in past, but by looking toward what they might accomplish in the future.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:00 am
A report by an economic consultant commissioned by the Arizona State Land Department says that state trust land adjacent to acreage being considered for sale to Union Pacific Railroad (UP) for a switching yard would be affected by the sale and that infrastructure improvements to adjacent land should be paid for by the purchaser of the rail yard property.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:00 am
Picture Rocks Fire District firefighter Scott Lackey hunkers low in the doorway with his fire attack team as Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief Bill Foss twists a doorknob and opens a steel door. Blackish-brown smoke billows out of the entrance as the Picture Rocks firefighters start a ventilation fan to help clear the smoke, then crawl into the room, pulling a charged 1-3/4-inch hose line to extinguish the fire.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:00 am
An Oro Valley councilman predicts that a management study of the town’s police department is not a dead issue and might resurface in some form in the next 60 to 90 days.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:00 am
The stretch of West Ina Road between Silverbell Road and Star Commerce Way that includes a bridge across the Santa Cruz River will look quite different in a few years after the town of Marana and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) turn the two-lane road into a four-lane improved roadway.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:00 am
The Arizona State Land Department is reviewing two reports of consultants charged with preparing an engineering assessment and an economic assessment of the possible sale of 900 acres of state trust land near Picacho Peak to Union Pacific Railroad for a proposed switching yard.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:20 pm
A near-standing room only crowd of approximately 125 individuals filled a room at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center last week to voice their opinions at an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) public hearing on the Interstate 10/Ina Road Traffic Interchange to Ruthrauff Road Traffic Interchange Study.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:00 am
Northwest Medical Center's (NMC) Total Joint and Spine Surgery programs have each earned a Disease Specific Care Certification and a Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission, a national accreditation and certification organization.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 4:00 am
Three Northwest school districts are keeping an eye on Arizona statehouse legislation that, if signed by Governor Jan Brewer, would assess criminal penalties for anyone using an electronic or digital device to harass, intimidate or threaten another person.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:00 am
Work on Union Pacific Railroad’s double track effort through Arizona from El Paso to Los Angeles is continuing, with most of the track being laid in Pinal County. However, the railroad’s plans for a larger switch yard near Picacho Peak are now on hold.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:00 am
Annexations by Northwest area fire districts are blooming this spring as quickly as desert flowers. The Northwest Fire District has four annexations in progress, Mountain Vista Fire District has one, and Golder Ranch Fire District has the largest annexation of them all.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:00 am
Northwest Medical Center continues to fulfill its promise to see
emergency room patients in 30 minutes or less since last October,
and plans to continue the program through 2012 and the foreseeable
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:00 am
The Oro Valley Town Council has taken action on three amendments
to its General Plan that could mean an increase in the number of
high-density residential units available in the town.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:00 am
According to real estate professionals, the last couple months
have been good ones for the housing market in the Northwest Tucson
region, with home sales showing an uptick in buyer activity.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:00 am
A second annexation petition of Northwest Tucson properties
proposed by the Northwest Fire District has failed to secure the
required number of signatures to be successful.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:00 am
An improved highway along a stretch of Interstate 10 through
Northwest Tucson may be in your future once the Arizona Department
of Transportation (ADOT) investigates all the options after taking
comments and suggestions from the public.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
The deadline for submission of an annexation petition for the
Teal Blue Trail area in unincorporated Pima County to be brought
into the Northwest Fire/Rescue District has passed without enough
property owners agreeing to be annexed.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:00 am
A year and a half after moving into a new 13,000-square-foot
facility in Catalina, the Golden Goose Thrift Shop continues to
grow and thrive, offering the public a variety of goods that fills
the space to near overflowing.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am
Mortgage interest rates continue to remain at near-historic lows
throughout the country, and many homeowners in Northwest Tucson are
taking advantage of those rates, seeking to refinance their
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 am
Voters in the Marana Unified School District will get an
opportunity on Nov. 8 to determine if they want to reauthorize a
$6.4 million override approved in 2007 for maintenance and
operations in the district.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:00 pm
With the monsoon season in full swing in southern Arizona,
there’s always the possibility that someone will try to cross a
flooded wash in a vehicle and be swept away or fall into a flooded
wash from the bank side.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:00 am
Mountain Vista Fire District’s board of directors last week
voted to discontinue service to the Teal Blue Trail,
Thornydale/Moore Road and Camino de Manana III areas effective Oct.
1. All three are areas the neighboring Northwest Fire District is
offering to annex.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:00 am
Who’s watching over you in the hospital overnight?
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:00 am
Twenty-five residents and business owners along the Tangerine
Road Corridor stretching from I-10 in Marana to La Cañada Drive in
Oro Valley took a first-hand look at proposed access points to the
roadway during a public meeting last Thursday in Oro Valley Town
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:00 am
Kennedy Funding Inc., and its partner, Anglo-American Financial
LLC, the investor groups that won control of Saguaro Ranch in the
Tortolita Mountains earlier this month after a trustee sale, plan
on selling the entire property to a developer.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 am
Marana Unified School District has begun tapping $43 million in
bond funds for capital projects authorized by voters last November
to improve school and athletic facilities, recondition parking lots
and purchase a fleet of new buses.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 am
Property owners in unincorporated Pima County in Northwest
Tucson who aren’t currently part of an organized fire district have
a few options open to them, according to the state fire marshal.
But unless those property owners choose annexation, they face the
prospect of losing fire protection for their homes and property
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:00 am
Residents in unincorporated Pima County in Northwest Tucson got
a reprieve from Rural/Metro Corp. last week when the company
extended its fire protection subscription services for 60
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