- Your Voice
(StatePoint) These days, the focus of the holidays is often on consumerism -- from gift cards to glitzy décor to formal place settings. Whatever your religious beliefs, you may be looking for ways to incorporate more spirituality into the season and beyond.
On Nov. 6, the Town of Oro Valley received an award for Best Public Outreach General/Comprehensive Plan category from the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), for its work on Phase 1—Let’s Talk—of the Your Voice, Our Future project. Your Voice, Our Future is the Town’s general plan update, as required every ten years by Arizona state statute.
Here is your chance to win a variety of prizes in the name of helping those less fortunate during the holiday season. All you have to do is get into the giving spirit, as The Explorer and Tucson Local Media has teamed up with Interfaith Community Services (ICS) for a second year.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
The Town of Marana’s efforts to improve citizen engagement through the use of new technology were recognized this week when Marana was named one of the best governments for its size by the e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program.
Despite the objections of many in attendance, the Marana Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend two proposals to the Town Council in regards to the Lazy K Bar Ranch development.
(StatePoint) Many new jobs in local towns nationwide are coming from a somewhat unexpected place, according to new statistics. Local jobs nationwide are increasingly tied to consumers and businesses abroad, say researchers.
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love! Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tucson's newest and
Health care “navigators” in Arizona said they learned a lot during last year’s bumpy rollout of Obamacare and are ready to apply lessons learned to the second round of open enrollment that kicks off Saturday.
Oro Valley Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. This is the second time Oro Valley Hospital has earned the designation.
(NAPSI)—A company that manufactures outerwear has created a campaign to honor everyday heroes.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is accepting nominations for the second annual TEP BrightEE Awards, which recognize customers and other community partners for energy savings achieved through the company’s energy efficiency (EE) programs.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will award a total of $100,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to at-risk children, families and seniors.
On Tuesday, we honored our veterans on Veterans Day. We, as a country, take this day to pay respect to those men and women who have served honorable in the U.S. military. It is important that we take time to pay tribute to those who sacrificed for us.
Nearly 300 people, mostly veterans and their families, were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new State Veteran’s Cemetery in Marana.
Health Department urges vaccination as flu season officially begins
(NAPSI)—If you are a servicemember or veteran facing financial struggles, you’re not alone—and help is available.
Proposition 487, also known as the Phoenix Pension Reform Act, was rejected by voters Tuesday night by a wide margin.
What started out as a joke has become an important fundraiser for the Arizona Youth Partnership. Staffers and friends of the group are preparing to run in their fifth Ragnar Overnight Team Relay Race.
While the local retail stores have been working to get us all in the holiday spirit – to the point where all at one time the stores had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations up, it is the time of year to start thinking about giving.
A citizen response to the article written by Mr. Randy Metcalf, published in the Oct. 22, in The Explorer, summarizing discussion surrounding a “Motion to Initiate a 60-day Public Notice Process” for future discussion regarding revenue options for the Town of Oro Valley:
Desert Winds Elementary
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
Marana announces the appointment of Jeremy Knight as its new Director of Music. A Tucson native, Knight is a professional singer, music teacher, and choir conductor with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He has taught music privately and in schools for over ten years, and previously conducted a local Episcopal Church choir.