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Needles. You either love them or hate them.
There is a lot written about the cost the Town might incur with the proposed purchase of the El Conquistador Club. One thing I believe is overlooked is that golf is a sport, much like baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, archery, swimming and lacrosse. The Town currently funds the upkeep and maintenance of numerous sports activities/facilities at a cost to the residents and those who use the facilities. Why should golf be any different? Golf is an excellent recreational sport for all ages, whether you are young and interested in an individual oriented sport or older and looking for exercise and companionship.
Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) officers recently apprehended two Tucson area men in their 30s for poaching three white tailed deer, one of which had twin fawns, for a total of five dead deer in the illegal killings.
(NAPSI)—For the fifth consecutive year, warrior-athletes from across the country compete in Paralympic-style competitions—demonstrating their resilience, camaraderie and courage.
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 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.
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of campfires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience.
Calling all parents - Did you know school ends in just 36 days? Are you ready? Your Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Department is. We have an interesting and exciting line-up of programs and events that is sure to meet the interests of every child.
The Northwest Adventure Day Camp program is a non-traditional program which features traditional camp activities horseback riding, archery, climbing tower, crafts, music, nature programs, sports, as well as an outdoor pool where campers can swim.
For nearly a century, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has led the way as Tucson’s largest and most respected provider of summertime activities for kids. The cornerstones of the Y camps and what make them special are honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. In addition, the Y adds a unique component to help children develop positive identities, values, and social skills. These building blocks are essential for young people to grow up to be healthy, competent, caring, and responsible adults.
It doesn’t have to be your birthday to celebrate in Oro Valley this spring.
There may be somebody new handling the gavel in Oro Valley this November.
The first dirt has been moved at Naranja Park, jumpstarting a $2.3 million improvement project scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2015.
Are you looking for great community events and entertainment? There are so many exciting events happening in Oro Valley over the next few months, it is difficult to keep track! The Town hasn’t always been this busy with large-scale events, which begs the question: What has changed?
“Exciting” is the word used by Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson to describe the approaching 2014 calendar year as the town continues to trend in the right direction following the nation’s hard-hitting 2008 recession.
The planned Archery West Trail at Lambert Park is a very, very bad idea. Here are the top reasons why: 1. This trail is dense with cholla, saguaro and palo verde high-desert (beautiful) with steep washes, rocky slopes. It seems dangerous to have people hunting lost arrows in such an area. 2. The trail is frequented by families, joggers and dog-walkers. If it is now being used by people shooting arrows - those other people will not use the trail. Letting the archer use this trail makes it exclusionary to them. 3. The archery people already have a large range area and an east trail. Giving them another trail does not seem fair to the entire Oro Valley community - of whom only a very, very small percent do archery. What percent of the park will now be devoted to archery? (10-20-more?) 4. The entrance to the west trail (there are two) used by the archery people requires them to cross the main entrance road - this can be a busy road and I notice people tend to drive faster than they should (another hazard). 5. There are many rattlesnakes and scorpions in this area. Is the town prepared for people filling claims that they were bitten while picking up their fallen arrows or sliding down the embankments? 6. There are several large birds of prey and a large owl that frequent the area. They rely on finding small critters to eat. Having the archery people going off the paths will disturb the wildlife, which many other people enjoy. 7. Several houses in the community of Copper Creek are within shouting distance; their back yards are visible from this trail. I suspect children often play in the area behind those houses - all within shooting distance of a stray arrow. 8. The archery craze is hot now, because of the “Hunger Games”...but what about in a few years when the fad has passed and the targets are now in disrepair - who will be responsible for maintaining them in our harsh desert climate. 9. What about money to create a dog park area? It seems to me that the people with dogs in Oro Valley have been waiting for this for many years. This needs to be reconsidered immediately!
Staff with the Town of Oro Valley will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Oro Valley Archery Range by giving guests free archery access through the end of the year.
Danny Fapp aims his arrow down range at the Oro Valley Archery Range during the ribbon cutting ceremony one year ago.
Reflecting on Oro Valley’s growth during the past year, Mayor Satish Hiremath left no one out as he honored the efforts and success of the town residents at the annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon.
Introduction to Archery
Up to $1,250 in reward money is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the possible illegal killing of a deer last year on the opening day of the 2012 archery season for the species.
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Parks and Recreation Month. This July, the National Parks & Recreation Association wants everyone talking about what they love about parks and recreation and why parks and recreation are so vital in our lives.
Arizona Outdoor Women, a group started to give women 18 and older the opportunity to learn camping, whitewater rafting, off-road driving and other outdoor activities in a relaxed atmosphere, has slots available in one-day and weekend workshops planned for summer and fall.