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As one of the leading cancer research centers in the nation, Ventana is expanding. There are plans to have facilities in both Oro Valley and Marana.
A Ventana Medical Systems employee works at the Oro Valley location.
The original ranch house at Steam Pump Ranch, above, was likely built in the 1880s. Architects call the building an example of transitional Sonoran style, with its adobe walls and timber-framed roof.
In 2007, Ka’Deem Carey’s freshman year, he and his family believed the NFL was possible in his future.
Oro Valley Councilman Mike Zinkin came under scrutiny from members of the public and fellow council members after allegations of harassment surfaced in December. With the citizen’s group not collecting enough signatures by the set deadline, the first-term councilman will not be facing a recall election at this time.
Oro Valley Councilman Mike Zinkin.
The mountains and native scenery are major reasons the Arizona Distance Classic has made it 10 years in Oro Valley.
Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp has been with the department for 13 years.
Sen. Al Melvin is considering a much larger role in Arizona politics as he forms an exploratory committee for governor.
With construction under way for a massive aquatic center in Oro Valley, the pool will be closed this summer. There are other options for swimmers.
Former Oro Valley Councilman Kenneth “KC” Carter died on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack. Carter, who is remembered fondly by friends and colleagues, was 84.
Former Oro Valley Councilman Kenneth “KC” Carter who passed away at the age of 84.
The Oro Valley Public Library is often referred to as a community treasure. However, the facility is also costing the Town an added $600,000 per year.
Gabe Zimmerman was killed along with five others in the Jan. 8 shooting. Zimmerman’s name will be remembered at the Capitol.
Dunk tanks have added to the fun of earlier Marana Founders’ Day events. The Explorer will post photos of this year's event online during the weekend.
Canyon Del Oro’s Josh Brown makes the catch, despite Mountain View’s Devon McPeek’s defensive effort for Mountain View in an earlier-season contest. Mountain View and CDO are 3-2.
Carpooling, or car sharing, is another option to cut costs of car travel. It also reduces the number of carbon emissions and traffic congestion.
Brazilian-born Linus Lerner, the music director of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, has conducted orchestras, operas, choruses and instrumental groups at home, in the United States, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain and Mexico.
The Town of Marana will host fireworks as part of its Star-Spangled Spectacular on July 4. Events will start at 6 p.m. at Arizona Pavilions; the fireworks are expected to launch around 9 p.m.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was honored for his use of innovative equipment and technology, tough stance on illegal immigration, and regional efforts to improve public safety, among other achievements.
Historically, the “Queen of the Night” cactus blooms sometime between late May and mid-July. Watch the park’s website – www.tohonochulpark.org – or call the bloom hotline at 742-6455, ext. 915, for updates.
A man unloads his garbage at the Tangerine Landfill early last year. The landfill could soon generate 1,400 kilowatts of electricity each hour from methane gas.
Horses make their way down the final stretch during a race at Rillito Racetrack.