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A group of students at Copper Creek Elementary School gave the OK sign letting everyone know they were ready, then, within a few seconds, they were transported underwater with a scuba diver at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Australia.
On Nov. 19, the Oro Valley Town Council amended two portions of the town’s zoning code. One portion dealt with businesses temporary signs during extended road construction periods and the other gave the town engineer discretion when it came to where a complex can have an access point off Tangerine Road. Both were approved unanimously with a 6-0 vote.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but for Stacy Gowler, they make great custom cutting boards and coasters.
Last Thursday morning the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Society, released the second wave of bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is moving forward with relocating an estimated 30 bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains, despite the controversy surrounding the project.
Last November, 31 bighorn sheep were released into Catalina State Park. In the next few weeks there will be another release as part of the original project.
Dr. Robert Poston brings his 12 years of experience to Northwest Medical Center and now performs assisted robotic cardiac surgeries.
BASIS Oro Valley high school student Charles Huang, left, and Canyon Del Oro High School students Hunter McAdams and Nicole Enos pose for a picture after being awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the 2014 CFO Awards hosted by Inside Tucson Business.
The school auditorium was packed last week at Ironwood Ridge High School with students, military veterans and local dignitaries as the school’s Veterans Heritage Project Club honored seven local WWII veterans.
One of the 31 desert bighorn sheep takes off into the Santa Catalina Mountains from Catalina State Park as the sun peaks over the ridge Monday morning.
Two groups of sheep were gathered from near Yuma and Quartzsite and relocated to the Santa Catalina Mountains.
One by one, desert bighorn sheep leapt out of their trailer as they were released back into the wild Monday.
Numerous people gathered at Catalina State Park Monday morning to witness the first desert bighorn sheep to take up residence within the Santa Catalina Mountains within the last decade.
All but one of the desert bighorn sheep released Monday were equipped with a GPS collar, which tells officials where they are throughout each day.
Officials brief the people before the release of the desert bighorn sheep on where they will be allowed to stand.
SaddleBrooke resident Susan Shear grew up knowing that her parents had escaped from Nazi Germany in the events that lead up to the Holocaust. But her family really didn’t talk about it and in school, she and her fellow students weren’t taught much more than a paragraph or two mentioning what had happened.
For Emily Rudh’s ninth birthday in September, she told her friends that she didn’t want any presents. Instead, she asked them to bring items that she could in turn donate to the Humane Society.
Oro Valley Town Council spent the Oct. 15 meeting directing staff to compile elements for future agenda items and initiating a 60-day public notice process, which informs the public the council plans to discuss revenue options. The revenue options are primarily tax-based possibilities.
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.