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The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM) is “a premier base,” named the first installation in the U.S. Air Force for the year 2012, yet the Tucson base is vulnerable to a number of threats, and it needs broad community support, according to Mike Grassinger, an Air Force veteran and Tucson businessman who is in his second year as president of the DM50.
Oro Valley plans to spend more than $30,000 this year marketing itself with the new “It’s in our nature” tagline in various local and national media, Economic Development Manager Amanda Jacobs told a Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce gathering Tuesday at the Oro Valley Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
An effort to recall Oro Valley Vice Mayor Mary Snider and Councilman Joe Hornat is an unfounded, undermining distraction that sends the wrong message to the business community, the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce board of directors believes.
Marana town government is joining the effort to educate citizens and health care providers about Valley Fever, the fungus-caused infection concentrated in the Desert Southwest.
A contractor’s winning bid to reconstruct part of Magee Road in the Northwest is $7.3 million less than the engineer’s estimate, affirming an environment of competitive road construction pricing and encouraging Pima County officials to continue with aggressive fast-tracking of projects.
Marana voters turned out in record numbers for the March 8 election, according to the official canvass results confirmed by the town council on March 15.
Oro Valley has a new bookshop, being operated as a second location for the all-volunteer Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library.
The Town of Oro Valley is trying to determine how to pay for improvements to Lambert Lane, a major east-west roadway connecting La Cañada Drive and First Avenue.
Patty Urch, the volunteer manager of Book Shoppe Too, studies a collection of Shakespeare volumes on sale.
There’s a Northwest Tucson flavor to the 86th annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeo Feb. 19-27 at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.
When Herb Wagner was a kid, he remembers watching his big sister march with a band in the Tucson Rodeo Parade.
On March 8, Marana voters will determine who will fill two open seats on the Marana Town Council. Incumbents Roxanne Ziegler and Russell Clanagan are being challenged by newcomers David Bowen and Jeffrey Gray. Mayor Ed Honea is running unopposed.
Candidates for Marana Town Council offices agree the town must continue its legal and legislative battle to assume control of wastewater treatment services — and the valuable effluent that results — from Pima County. Their responses to wastewater litigation with the county, and legislation intended to force the county to negotiate, are compiled from two candidate forums, held on Jan. 26 at Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain and on Feb. 3 at the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr., Branch Library.