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(BPT) - Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children?
The Oro Valley Town Council will vote tonight (Dec. 17) on whether to purchase the golf and other recreational amenities of the El Conquistador resort, spending $1 million to acquire the property and committing to a half-cent sales tax increase for improvements and its continued operations.
In a vote on Dec. 11, the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to support the town council’s plan to increase sales taxes and purchase the Hilton El Conquistador country club building, golf course, tennis courts and facilities for $1 million.
I would love to have a municipal golf course in Oro Valley, but not the one proposed.
Let me first state that I am absolutely opposed to the acquisition of the El Conquistador property. I am also in disagreement that Oro Valley needs a community center as one of its top priorities. Lastly, I am shocked that a decision of this magnitude including financial impact to our community is allowed two weeks for input.
The Arizona School Administrators has selected Dr. Doug Wilson, superintendent of the Marana Unified School District as the All Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Size District.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is asking the Board of Supervisors to delay a vote on a controversial Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Healthy Workplace Initiative that was slated for a decision yesterday.
Pima County Board of Supervisors has proposed a smoking ban for employees.
In a move to ensure that the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study continues to move forward, the State Transportation Board approved the next step in the process and the funding to make it happen.
PIMA COUNTY – Public officials and trade representatives from Jinju City, South Korea, met with Pima County officials Friday as part of a four-day economic tour of Phoenix and Tucson.
(BPT) - Henry Ford had three companies fail before he launched the game-changing Model T. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, lost multiple elections and had a mental breakdown before being elected the country’s 16th president. America is a land of second chances made good – which could explain the ongoing trend of more adults returning to college.
(BPT) - Your porch should be a warm, welcoming outdoor living space that offers comfort and helps make a house a home. Whether you want to remodel your porch from the ground up, or just give it a refreshing new look and feel, it’s easier than you think to create a perfect porch.
(BPT) - One in five fatal accidents in America involves a drowsy driver, according to a recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, driving while fatigued is common in today’s business world. Yet the consequences of driving when you’re tired can be tragic.
Pima County has published a new draft of Pima Prospers, the 10-year update of the county’s Comprehensive Plan, incorporating public feedback received over the past year at 25 community meetings, from online comments at www.pimaprospers.com and during presentations to many groups and associations throughout the county.
Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, Dec.12, and is open daily through Sunday Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, adjust travel plans accordingly.
If buying a new home is on your 2015 agenda, it may be to your advantage to sell your present home during the holiday season. Whatever a buyer’s motivation, a holiday sales strategy means one thing for sellers: Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low. Here are a few ideas to consider when weighing whether this route is for you.
Town of Oro Valley Procurement Administrator Brian Garrity has been appointed to the National Procurement Institute (NPI) Board of Directors.
A number of major streets in Pima County’s District 1 will receive road repair work after the Board of Supervisors approved the release of a $5 million pavement rehabilitation appropriation from the county’s general fund.
It has been a slow start to year two of the Mark Felix era at Ironwood Ridge. The Nighthawks’ first six losses all came by 10 points or less.
Pima Community College’s Fashion Design students, in collaboration with Buffalo Exchange, present a pop-up shop featuring custom T-shirt designs for women, men and juniors.
The Board of Coronado Little League unanimously approved a new name for the league. The league is now known as Oro Valley Little League or OVLL.
(NewsUSA) - Millennials want to see the world. According to a study by Boston Consulting Group, Americans ages 18-34 reported a greater desire to travel abroad by a 23 percent margin. While the economy rebounds, travel spending by this group is up.
(Family Features) Handcrafted decor sets a festive tone throughout the house for all your holiday celebrations this season. Deck the halls with these spirited craft ideas from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores that transform your home into a holiday haven with cheerful color across the mantel, personalized gift tags, a whimsical use for ornaments and even a way to include your four-legged friends in the fun.
(BPT) - Any time is a great time for families to talk to their children about giving back and helping those who are less fortunate. Whether you're celebrating a holiday, special occasion, or still haven’t figured out your 2015 resolution, make giving back part of the conversation - from making financial donations to volunteering time and energy, giving can be easy and enjoyable.
Even though the number of homeless children in the state fell last year, Arizona still had one of the highest rates in the nation, with 62,616 such kids in 2013, a new report says.