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Last week, James D. Kriegh was honored at the park named after him in 2001. The ceremony coincided with the town’s 40th anniversary. Kriegh was an advocate for the town’s incorporation, a public servant, and served as a member of the town council and as a town engineer. Family and friends, as well as town staff, were present for the commemoration.
During the Oct. 1 Oro Valley Town Council meeting, mayor and council incorporated a new 39-acre property and rezoned it, amended the town code for elections, and approved the programming components for Naranja Park.
Rick Furrier looks on as Beverly Hall checks the tire pressure gauge.
The minimum requirement for a hair donation to Locks of Love is 10 inches. But when 11-year-old Jazzmin Juerta saw a picture of a bald 3-year-old in a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital advertisement, she decided to donate a bit more than the minimum.
On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Oro Valley Police Department received a call at about a quarter to 10 at night. The man on the line told police that his father just shot his mom and he was hiding in his closet. He went on to tell police that his father had been drinking and could not safely leave the house. The line was then disconnected.
The Citrus Shrimp is one of many appetizers offered at The Gallery.
Oro Valley resident John Scheuring sees a lot of buffelgrass and fountain grass in and around town alive, well and green, but would like to see those plants dead, dying and brown.
Ironwood Ridge High School volleyball player Aunesty Jantz.
Breakers Water Park’s 1.3 million gallon wave pool helps park visitors a place to relax and cool off during the hot summer months.
On Sept. 3, the Oro Valley Town Council rezoned and approved the development of a store that will have a functional water feature. The council also approved the use of larger banner signs that will be along Ina Road to promote Tohono Chul Park.
In the Oro Valley primary election, incumbent Mayor Satish Hiremath was reelected over challenger Pat Straney.
Last week in the Oro Valley primary election, the two incumbent council members, Mary Snider and Joe Hornat, along with incumbent Vice Mayor Lou Waters were re-elected over challenger Don Bristow.
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.
Copper Creek Elementary School held its annual fundraiser, the Hawk Walk, last week. In lieu of selling candy or similar items, students get donations from family and friends. They then walk around a course that covers most of the school’s campus while encountering many surprises along the way.
Tucson has received about 3.18 inches of rain during the monsoon season so far. Though very little rain fell this past weekend in the area, a fair amount of lightning has been seen throughout the northwest. The monsoon season officially ends Sept. 30.
In preparation for the 2014 football season, read what the northwest football teams are doing to prepare for their competitions on the gridiron.
In the midst of an election season in Oro Valley where the mayor and three councilmembers are up for reelection, the topic of the town’s budget has been brought up along with a council seat challenger saying funds have not been properly managed.
In honor of National Model Aviation Day, The Sonoran Desert Flyers will be putting on a demonstration and air show this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.
In the midst of an election season in Oro Valley where the mayor and three council members are up for reelection, the topic of the town’s budget has been brought up along with a council seat challenger saying funds have not been properly managed.
The school year began for Marana Unified School District's Butterfield Elementary School Monday morning.
Mayoral Race: A day before early ballots were mailed out to residents on July 31, the Oro Valley Town Council and Mayoral candidates participated in a debate with topics ranging from budget, policy, collaboration, businesses and the future of the town in front of a little more than 100 people.
For two sessions from June through July, Oro Valley held its Art at the Ranch recreational program where kids explored all forms of art at the Steam Pump Ranch.
The republican candidates for Arizona governor spoke and answered questions during the monthly SaddleBrooke Republican Club meeting on May 14. The candidates running are, from left to right, Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, Frank Riggs, and Scott Smith.
Wayne Larroque, the program director for the SaddleBrooke Republican Club, leads the discussion for the republican candidates running for Arizona governor.
Arizona governor republic candidates, from left to right, Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, and Frank Riggs listen as Scott Smith answers a question.
The Oro Valley Police Department has had a decent response to its monthly Coffee with a Cop program, where they invite the public to sit down with them over a cup of Joe to talk about issues, concerns, or simply get to know the men and women serving on the police force in their town.
As law enforcement agencies and the public become savvy to a specific form of a scam, criminals are finding different ways to manipulate victims out of their hard-earned money.
A Jeep drives along La Cañada Drive through a construction area.
Construction is expected to be completed some time in August.
La Cañada and Orange Grove road will be closed for two weekends during grading.
Pima County Department of Transportation is charging the contractor Select Development, $2,500 per day that they are late after the scheduled July 1 completion date.
Covering all aspects of how the town operates and on topics where debate has sparked in the past, the candidates for the Oro Valley mayor’s seat and the three available council seats participated in the first public forum on July 9.
Oro Valley School Resource Officer Kevin Mattocks stands in the hallway as students at Wilson K-8 travel between classes.
Though she had never built a mobile application before, Oro Valley’s Lisa Gallardo volunteered to step up and learn how. In doing so, she kept the process in house, helping to keep costs low.
At the request of the WLB Group, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to modify the review process for the Kai Naranja Development.
With the help of Lisa Gallardo, the Town of Oro Valley recently created a mobile application to help visitors and residents have quick and easy access to the information about the town and its amenities.
For quite some time, the 213-acre plot of land known as Naranja Park in Oro Valley has sat with very little improvements as there were many discussions surrounding what to do with the property.
Oro Valley Town Councilman Joe Hornat feels there are some things that aren’t done yet, in his mind, and is seeking reelection to see those things come to fruition.
Oro Valley Vice Mayor Lou Waters is seeking reelection to prevent the tendency to what he views as backwards.