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The Town of Oro Valley is in the beginning stages of annexing 107 acres of land northwest of Ina and Oracle roads.
He’s played trumpet solos with the Count Basie Orchestra and the Boston Pops, and he’s appeared on PBS. In 1988, he played the role of Louis Armstrong in the nationally touring musical “Satchmo.”
June 30 was a rather normal day for the Marines and sailors of the advisor team attached to the Afghan National Army’s 6th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps, at Patrol Base Dehmazong, Afghanistan.
The Northwest EXPLORER's coverage of Oro Valley's March 12 primary election continues with in-depth profiles of the mayoral candidates. The coverage will continue in the next two issues with the council and mayoral candidates' responses to general leadership questions on Jan. 30 and an issue-related questionnaire on Feb. 6.
Many people gathered at the James D. Kriegh Park on Jan. 7 to participate in the Oro Valley Family Fun Day. The event was one of nearly 40 others sponsored by BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit; a coalition organized by Gabe Zimmerman’s family and friends to develop outreach plans encouraging community members to come out into Tucson’s public lands to strengthen the sense of community, and to take advantage of Tucson’s beautiful spaces, with the full awareness that getting out and active with others promotes physical and mental health.
Raul Rubin Ramos, suspected by police to have been connected to nearly 50 burglaries last year throughout Pima County, has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to 14 counts of third-degree burglary.
The Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) organization has found itself in the public eye following a leadership exchange meeting to San Diego in May.
The Northwest EXPLORER's coverage of Oro Valley's March 12 primary election continues today with in-depth profiles of the council candidates. Profiles of the mayoral candidates will appear in the EXPLORER'S Jan. 23 issue.
Joe Bourne says that once people find out what he does for a living - and in whose company he has done it - they often ask him why he's living in Oro Valley.
Even before the Oro Valley Aquatics Center officially opened last spring, town officials were beaming about the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships event that was slated to take place more than a year after opening.
In a 3-2 vote at its April 7 meeting, the Oro Valley Town Council approved a controversial incentive package that gives Vestar Development Co. up to $23.2 million in sales tax rebates over the life of an agreement on Oro Valley Marketplace, a large-scale shopping mall planned at Oracle and Tangerine roads.
June 1, 2005 - As he made his way across the infield during batting practice May 19 at Tucson Electric Park, Alan Zinter was rudely met by a line drive off the bat of teammate Scott Hairston, forcing the Sidewinder first baseman to leap to safety.
When one says they have a recording studio in their home, usually a microphone in a closet with some padding comes to mind. This is not the case at Gary Nieman’s house where he owns and operates Mattlind Studios.
“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.
June 15, 2005 - Oro Valley Town Manager Chuck Sweet was given the task of developing a strategic plan for the town for the first time in its 31-year history as part of his annual performance goals set last September.
May 10, 2006 - On May 16, Oro Valley voters will choose three town council candidates from a field of six who will sit on the council for the next four years. On a council of seven, these three councilmembers will have an enormous impact on the town's future.
June 15, 2005 - On the hottest Saturday morning of the year, sitting on a cool stone bench tucked away in a corner of the plaza outside the Oro Valley town hall, three women are wrapped in a warm breeze and pleasant conversation.
On his 10th anniversary March 1 as Oro Valley's Town Manager, Chuck Sweet became the longest serving town manager in the town's 29-year history. In that time he has clearly made his mark as a survivor.
The Town of Oro Valley is home to much quiet beauty, powerful landscape, and a calm temperament. The last collective personality that Oro Valley could possibly draw attention for is as a rowdy and rambunctious enclave that knows how to sing and dance the night away. The Great American Playhouse (GAP), however, is trying to change that.
September 21, 2005 - When a journalist with ABC News spotted Fernando Giordano boarding up his New Orleans arts supply store one windy day in late August, he recognized good material for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
March 23, 2005 - Last week in Mesa the street department was busy tearing up the pavement and making cracks, scratches and potholes in the once smooth asphalt.
May 10, 2006 - For years, Oro Valley leaders have concentrated their efforts on getting as many cash registers inside the town as possible. With the way commercial developers and businesses have been courted by the town's administrators, it would seem a sure bet that any contributor to the town's prized retail sector would be treated like royalty by town officials.
Bob Witek, who turns 74 in July, probably has as many big-band era recordings as any radio station around, not surprising since he's been collecting from the age of 10.
Christina Vanoverbeke, CVanoverbeke@ExplorerNews.com