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The glory days
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.
(BPT) - Your home’s curb appeal is a statement of the property’s style and overall personality. When you look at your house from the street, does the front feel warm and welcoming? If not, it’s time to boost curb appeal. A few simple updates can make a big impact without requiring a large financial or time investment.
(BPT) - Selling or staying, it makes no difference – everyone wants a home that looks great from the curb. Curb appeal comes together when all the elements of a home’s facade are in good shape and working together. Driveways that are cracked or pitted with potholes, dingy front doors and other seemingly minor complaints like a shabby, scuffed mailbox, can all significantly detract from a home’s overall curb appeal.
Anyone who compares the Mota killing with the Trayvon Martin case is sadly under the spell of the sensationalist media, including your publication, which had Mr. Mota convicted before a single word of testimony was given.
Tucson motorists need to be prepared for road restrictions this week on the newly widened section of Interstate 10 between Ruthrauff and Prince roads as crews begin final paving on the eastbound lanes to create a smooth driving surface, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Crews will return one week later to apply the new top layer of rubberized asphalt on the westbound lanes.
Road improvements to the half-mile strip on Costco Place and Costco Drive will begin on March 17 and are expected to take 50 days to complete.
Members of a neighborhood road repair committee in northwest Tucson who say their streets haven’t been revamped since 1980 are hoping to get the attention of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
The first dirt has been moved at Naranja Park, jumpstarting a $2.3 million improvement project scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2015.
Beginning this week, Pima County will be undertaking a river park improvement project on the north bank of the Rillito River from La Cholla Boulevard to Campbell Avenue. This 4.5 mile section of river park is the oldest and most highly used section of The Loop.
During the regular meeting on Nov. 9, the Marana Town Council voted on several measures to improve sidewalks and walkways along with voting to continue efforts to keep town salaries and jobs competitive.
Two more streets and an additional project date have been added to the previously-announced road closures in the Desert Vista Neighborhood. N. Twin Spur Court and W. Periwinkle Place will be closed at 7 a.m. on Friday, November 22 and will re-open at 7 a.m. the following day (Nov. 23). Complete project details and a color-coded street map are below.
On Saturday, August 10, at 11:48 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls related to a single vehicle rollover crash at North Mountain Vista Boulevard and West Morgan Lane, in San Tan Valley.
The moving of utility lines has begun to take place along Oracle Road between Tangerine Road and the Pima and Pinal county line in preparation for the Oracle Road widening project.
Last week, Oro Valley ceremoniously completed the Lambert Lane project with a ribbon-cutting event near the entrance to Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park.
Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 2013, Pima County Department of Transportation along with their contractor, Granite Construction Company, will be closing Alvernon Way/Contractor’s Way from Ajo Way to Aviation Parkway for 24 hours. The contractor will be performing minor asphalt work, fog seal coating, and striping to complete the two-mile bike lane project on Alvernon Way/Contractor’s Way from Ajo Way to 29th Street. The roadway will re-open at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30.
We all know that regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise makes you look and feel good – promoting greater muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, weight control, and cardiovascular fitness.
Starting Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26, 2012, the Pima County Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Authority and their contractor, Ashton Company, will be closing Mona Lisa Road at Magee Road to remove existing asphalt and reconstruct the intersection for final paving.
The following streets will be closed from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on October 22, 2012: Morning Moonlight Lane, Floating Feather Lane, and Silent Dove Way. The streets will be receiving an asphalt preservation treatment. If inclement weather occurs, the project will be rescheduled and residents will be re-notified. Questions regarding the project can be addressed by calling 602-307-0425.
Join the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s “Hunger Walk” 2012 presented by Casino Del Sol Resort on Saturday, Sept. 29, to help make a difference in the fight against hunger in Southern Arizona. Registration is at 8:00 AM and the walk begins at 9:00 AM. The event will start and finish in Sam Lena Park at the Mulcahy YMCA at Kino Community Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way (near Ajo and Country Club). Community Food Bank CEO, Bill Carnegie will be joined by Allison Alexander, Anchor, News 4 Tucson to host the proceedings.
The triple-digit temperatures are here, and so is the threat of a fire starting at any given moment. While fire officials put in nicely in asking the public to be vigilante in these dry summer months, this column will be a little more blunt. The bottom line being, use common sense and respect the land you are using for camping, living or driving.Those of you who smoke, use your ashtray. I still get annoyed when I’ve driving down the interstate in there’s an idiot flicking a cigarette butt out of the window. As the ashes stumbled along the asphalt, I find myself wishing that this is one of those moments where a cop is strategically placed in order to stop them immediately and fine them as much money as possible for putting lives and land in danger.
Fall monsoons are not stopping work to expand, pave and reconfigure local roadways. Drivers can expect delays and even road closures, and should seek alternate routes through the end of the month. They also should use extra caution when approaching a work area or a wash during a rainstorm.
Art Serrano, left, Brett LePage, middle, and Pedro Llamas, all with KE&G Construction Inc., spread asphalt within a turning lane along La Cañada Drive Monday morning. Paving will continue along the road between Ina Road and Calle Concordia through Aug. 26.
La Cañada Drive