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The latest media rankings for high school football are out and there is starting to be a lot of moving going on as the season gets into its fourth week.
Dennis Grannan, Associate Director of Music at Catalina United Methodist Church in Tucson, will present a special concert on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. The concert is part of the Catalina Organ Festival, a year-long series of concerts, recitals, and other events.
Oro Valley resident John Scheuring sees a lot of buffelgrass and fountain grass in and around town alive, well and green, but would like to see those plants dead, dying and brown.
When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 expressed its appreciation to local firefighters for the valuable service they provide to the community on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members of the lodge prepared and delivered turkey dinners with all the trimmings to eight fire stations in the Golder Ranch Fire District and two in the Mountain Vista Fire District. These dedicated men and women provide service to Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.
Storms affected every football game in Southern Arizona last Friday. There was not a single game in the area that was not delayed or postponed. Two games, CDO/Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge/ Scottsdale Christian did not resume that night.
Choosing a dentist for yourself and family can be very stressful. The dentists and dental team at Creative Smiles Dentistry in North Tucson want to provide you with some information and advice to help you find the dentist that is right for you and your family. Consider the following questions when you interview dental offices:
September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your family prepared for a major disaster? Disasters like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 have put the issue of preparedness at the forefront but most people still confess that they have not taken the necessary steps to empower themselves with the essential materials needed to survive for up to 72 hours. Golder Ranch Fire District would like to charge the public with the task of creating a 72-hour Preparedness Kit for their families.
Yes, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler (2014) rated San Miguel, Mexico the No. 1 place to visit out of the top 25 cities in the world. Can you imagine that it beat out amazing cities like Paris, Rome, Sydney, Prague, Charlston, Kyoto, etc.? Why did the readers rate it so highly? They based their decision on “its great atmosphere, excellent restaurants, culture and ambiance galore!” I can attest to the rating as it is by far my most interesting city and I return to it frequently. And you can too - just come with me on my next trip in March 2015 and you will also know why this city is at the top of the list.
What happens when a coyote falls in love with a human woman? What if he could become human? Follow Coyote as he pursues his dream, falling into a trap set by the shaman he meets one night. Yes, he can shape-shift but he cannot remain in human form once he falls asleep!
Members of the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge honor Sept. 11 with local firefighters. Pictured, Sam Capuano, left, Cpt. Kyle Goodrich, lodge members Barbara Hoag, Ellen Nelson, Kathy Peters, Gary Schoebel, and Pete Paddock.
Three area teams were in action Monday night, with just one earning a win. In addition Catalina Foothills and Marana competed in a weekend tournament, with one of them taking it all.
Monday, September 15
Friday night means a full slate of football games involving Northwest Teams. The highlight of the schedule is the rivalry match-up between Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge.
The Catalina Foothills boys and girls cross country teams swept a three-team race with Empire and Flowing Wells on Wednesday.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
Despite a rough final hole, Catalina Foothills edged Ironwood Ridge 151-152 in their boys golf match on Tuesday. Douglas was third with a 217.
Although the Catalina Foothills girls volleyball team beat Tucson High 3-0 on Tuesday night, they had to battle to do so.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
Join the Tucson Rough Riders for the 21st Annual Trail Dust Days, October 16-19, featuring a weekend of 4-WD fun and games at Catalina State Park with off-road runs, a raffle, games, food, and camping. There will be day runs on Friday and Saturday, catered dinner Saturday evening, poker rally Saturday night, and a raffle Sunday morning.
Numerous fire districts and police departments were busy Monday with the barrage of rescues that came as a result of a storm. Golder Ranch Fire District personnel responded to multiple swift-water rescues in all portions of the district including Catalina, Oro Valley, and State Route 79.
The local culinary community is preparing to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, and a common thread seems to be weaving its way through the otherwise divergent menus of participating eateries.
The latest National Weather Service Forecast indicates that rain will continue through the day. To help assist a safe and orderly commute, Pima County will release personnel on a staggered schedule, beginning at 3:15 p.m. today. Offices will remain open for normal business hours. Essential personnel have been asked to remain until the close of business. Other employees have been asked to adhere to the following schedule: