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Continuing to pursue a quest initiated in 2003, in 2014 it was time to summit another state highpoint. With deep snow and cold weather blanketing the mountains of most western states, Oklahoma was designated the most likely candidate. Plans got underway.
Damien Rodriguez watches as different types of ammo are demonstrated.
A gun manufacturer's ad designed for the Super Bowl won't be run during the big game because it doesn't meet the NFL's standards for advertising.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department; Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation; the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association, and NRA Sports will host an introduction to shooting clays for women, a free outreach event, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Pima County Southeast Clay Target Center, 11295 S. Harrison Road.
Guns are not the problem
Guns, ammo, flash bangs and less-lethal projectiles were all used during the Pima Regional SWAT Team demonstration put on by some of its Oro Valley Police Department members.
When people need help they call the police. When the police need help, they call on the SWAT team. When SWAT needs help, they call in the K-9 unit.
Rural/Metro Fire Chief Tom Brandhuber and three Rural/Metro firefighters are scheduled to deploy overseas at the end of the month.
Letters to the editor published in the October 28, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
A police officer peeked around a makeshift barricade, looked a second time, and then opened fire.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, An Oro Valley Police Department officer takes cover behind a simulated barricade while two training officers look on.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Spent cartridges litter the shooting range. Oro Valley police officers can fire hundreds of rounds per day during state-mandated training. Recent shortages have driven up ammunition costs for civilians and law enforcement alike.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley Police Department Officer Troy Kranz goes through a firearms qualifying session. Police have to meet state requirements at least two times per year.
The boys of my generation filled lots of notebook paper drawing WW2 and Korean War aircraft. Fighters were cool, but the one we all loved was the B-17.
Republicans nationally and in Arizona are taking the brunt of public disgruntlement with government.
A listing of area recreation activities.