Friday, September 12, 2014 3:25 pm
Before I lived in one, I always thought that neighborhoods with Homeowner’s Associations were better than those without. I imagined manicured lawns and pride of ownership and major curb appeal—all great things when it comes to resale value. I’m here to tell you that I was wrong. Now that I own a home and am subject to CC&R’s, I get to see the good, the bad and the oh so very ugly.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 4:00 am
Upgrades and improvements to the Marana Water Reclamation Facility made during the past year have resulted in a more efficient collection and treatment system, according to the town of Marana’s utilities director.
Oro Valley resident Theresa McLeod was sitting at her kitchen table working on her computer when she saw some movement out the window. Two bobcats walked through the yard and out the gate into the easement next to the house.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:00 am
Through the end of September, the monsoon season will continue to nourish the desert around us, but will also continue to add a safety concern for those in the area.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 11:14 am
On Monday, July 22, the portion of 1st Avenue that extends east from Oracle Road will be permanently closed. After the closure, motorists driving to and from the La Reserve residential area will use La Reserve Drive exclusively.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:00 am
Oro Valley Town Council was faced with a difficult decision last Wednesday when it considered allowing a modification to a conservation easement for an undeveloped residential lot located in the Sunridge II subdivision between Tangerine and Moore roads, east of La Cañada Drive.
Monday, June 3, 2013 9:59 am
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:20 am
The Oro Valley council voted 6-1 on Wednesday night to fund $2.1 million in contingency reserve funds to underground utility lines along Oracle and Tangerine roads in a three-project proposal brought forth by Tucson Electric Power several months ago.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:00 am
After nearly five hours of discussion relating to a zoning amendment of the 110-acre Desert Springs parcel, council had limited time and public input at the Dec. 5 meeting to consider another important issue: the potential authorization of $2.1 million in contingency reserves to fund the underground installation of Tucson Electric Power utility lines.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:00 am
Many of us are small business owners, including farms and ranches. When you have a farm or ranch or own your own business, there is no guarantee your children will want to run the ranch, farm or business like you are doing. You may know that well in advance. A common scenario which I have frequently dealt with is when a large amount of land, or a family owned business, has been passed on to several children and no one wants to run the farm, ranch or family business. Sometimes one child is willing to take over, but the others want their shares in cash.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:00 am
Boilerplate wills and trust documents that can be purchased online, or in stores are not geared toward anyone’s specific circumstances. You are not a boilerplate person and your circumstances are not boilerplate. The boilerplate forms rarely take into consideration the variances in your life, which can include spouses and ex-spouses, or significant others, children, personal property, real property, businesses, other assets, inheritances, and much more.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:00 am
Reminded recently by a friend about a canyon hike not yet
experienced, my hiking boots were making tracks on Ventana Canyon
Trail on a recent mid-January day, with temperatures in the 60s,
and the sky cloudless and windless. Two-and-a-half miles ahead with
1,200 feet in elevation gain lies today’s destination, Maiden
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:00 am
Linda Mayro, director of Pima County’s Cultural Resources &
Historic Preservation Office, will lead the first of two
presentations about the successes of Pima County’s voter-approved
historic preservation and open space bond programs at the 9th
Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Tucson.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:00 am
U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury has granted the town of
Marana’s motion for summary judgment in a federal civil rights case
brought against the town and some of its employees and police
officers by Steven J. Blomquist and Sharyl V. Cummings.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:00 am
Through their attorney, two residents of unincorporated Pima
County have requested that the Town of Marana attorney’s office
file felony kidnapping or misdemeanor unlawful imprisonment charges
against the manager of McClintock’s restaurant at Saguaro
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:00 pm
With prejudice, Pima County Justice Court has
dismissed charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct
against Stephen J. Blomquist.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:00 pm
'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive to begin
Monday, May 17, 2010 11:00 pm
Marana town government has denied a request
from resident Phyllis Farenga to provide her with e-mails generated
by town council members and specific town employees that contain 23
specific key words or phrases tied to a proposed landfill.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:00 pm
Opponents of a landfill on ground west of Marana continue their
pleas to the town council against the project, and in opposition to
annexation of ground intended for the commercial facility.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 am
There's a new wrinkle in the civil court case
filed by four Pima County plaintiffs against the Town of Marana for
abandoning a public easement.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:00 am
Plaintiffs suing the Town of Marana over the
abandonment of a public easement have amended their lawsuit to
include claims of violations of Arizona's gift clause and its open
meetings law by several Marana Town Council members and town
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:00 am
Steven Blomquist, the Tortolitas foothills resident consumed by
a battle with the Town of Marana and Saguaro Ranch developer
Stephen Phinny over an abandoned easement, purchased 22 TV spots
for some $3,000 on a Tucson television station last week to make
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:00 am
Marana Municipal Court has transferred a criminal trespassing
and disorderly conduct case against Stephen Blomquist to Pima
County Justice Court, although a date for it to be heard has yet to
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:00 am
Two residents of unincorporated Pima County
have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Town of
Marana, its town attorney, the police chief, seven police officers
and others, alleging their civil rights had been infringed through
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 pm
Three Marana residents cited for trespassing on a former public
easement abandoned by the town of Marana have had criminal trespass
charges against them dismissed by Oro Valley Municipal Court.
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