The Marana Regional Airport doesn’t have an air traffic control tower, but town and airport staff are hoping Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick can help make one a reality.
Housing trends are like a time capsule. Each decade has its own hallmarks that serve as signs of the times. Remember the gold shag carpet and avocado-colored appliances of the ’70s? The teal and salmon Southwest color palette of the ’80s? How about the minimalist décor of the ’90s?
Southern Arizona is a top-flight tourist destination for people from across the world. Our generally-mild weather brings visitors here most months of the year to hike, play golf, check out attractions and stay in world-class resorts.
The Marana Town Council held a special study session in addition to their normally scheduled meeting on Feb. 17 and a few major decisions were made.
The Town of Oro Valley will begin collecting its increased sales tax starting Sunday, regardless of the outcome of a court case seeking to send the purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses to local voters.
(BPT) - Four-month old Lily Campos sits on her father’s lap, one chubby hand in her mouth, the other patting the farm animals in the book in front of her. As the pages turn, she reaches for the pictures, squealing and gurgling with excitement as her father reads.
(NAPSI)—Thanks to new technology, it’s an exciting time for small and midsize businesses. That’s because many are finding that increased access to new technology—such as cloud and mobile solutions—can provide access to services that were never within their reach before, helping them grow and be more productive.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has denied a bid to delay the Town of Oro Valley's negotiations and purchase of the El Conquistador Country Club and golf courses, reasoning that the court will have rendered its decision before the town's expected deadline to close on the deal.
The new year is shaping up to be a big year for the Arizona Department of Transportation, as the agency will be working on several new and existing projects that will aid economic development and support the efficient movement of goods and services across the state.
From the 1970s until 1998, not a single Mexican gray wolf roamed the Southwest. Now there are more 100 of them in Arizona and New Mexico, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.
Alcohol stored in an unlocked cabinet, a dirty fish tank and a smelly diaper bin – that’s just a sampling of the health and safety infractions federal inspectors spotted at a handful of Arizona child care centers.
The Marana Town Council had a busy day on Feb. 10, conducting both special study session and a special meeting.
(NAPSI)—Every 4½ minutes in the U.S., a baby is born with a birth defect leading to hospital-related economic costs that exceed $2.6 billion annually—but the risk of birth defects can be decreased.
(StatePoint) The world’s information is doubling every two years, according to a recent Digital Universe study. As demand increases, where will all this data be stored reliably and cost effectively? Some experts say the future lies in advanced modern data tape.
Oro Valley is streamlining its already-expedited Economic Expansion Zone process.
A Pima County Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) has been meeting for the past several years to put together a bond proposal for voter approval. The slow economic recovery has postponed the measure several times, but the BAC is now looking at November 2015 with a proposal that will cap at $650 million. It was much higher, but Chair Lawrence Hecker, Vice Chair Carolyn Campbell and County Administrator Chuck Hucklelberry met without the full BAC to revise the dollars downward.
Universal Design is a term you may not yet be familiar with, but probably will hear more about in the future.
For the 14th consecutive time, Canyon del Oro High School’s Academic Decathlon team has dominated the Arizona Academic Decathlon Region III Competition. The competition was held on February 6 and 7 at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, AZ.
The team earned the highest score in the state of Arizona and the 9th highest score to date this year in the United States with a total score of 46,756.9 points. The team members earned a total of 69 medals, and thousands of dollars in scholarships and cash prizes.
Chris Yetman, a math teacher at CDO and the team’s advisor has had the opportunity to help mold his students throughout their high school career.
"This team is special because I've known them since they were freshman and my son is on the team," said Yetman.
Nicole Enos, a senior, earned the highest score amongst all of the competitors to lead CDO to victory over 13 other teams from Pima, Yuma, and Cochise counties.
"I am really proud of the way these kids have been working. Starting back in May, they have been working consistently with great focus to achieve a goal," said Yetman.
Yetman starts preparing the students early in the school year and the results have paid off.
"Starting in August, we study every single day learning material, practicing our speeches and interview skills anywhere from a half-hour or more," said Yetman.
Academic Decathlon teams are made up of nine students: Three A" or Honor students, three "B" or Scholastic students, and three "C" or Varsity students. Students compete in ten areas: art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and speech.
The state competition is coming up next on March 13 and 14 at ASU Polytechnic Campus in Mesa. Nationals are April 16 - 18 in Garden Grove, CA.
For more information on the CDO Academic Decathlon team, please contact Chris Yetman at 520-696-5674.
(NewsUSA) - There is no doubt the economy is healthier than it has been in quite some time. One has only to look to the news to discern that the U.S. is in the midst of an economic growth spurt.
Soon I will release for public review the latest update of the Pima County Economic Development Plan. After a period of review and consideration of public comments on the plan, I will submit it to the Board of Supervisors for consideration and adoption sometime in March.
Last month Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his new proposed budget and it left municipalities around Arizona analyzing the numbers to see how they will be affected. Marana was no different. Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson took a long look at the budget and had some opinions on how the town and its residents will be impacted.
A new report from the National Restaurant Association predicts Arizona’s restaurant industry will lead the rest of the country in growth this year and will continue to do so for at least the next 10 years.
(NewsUSA) - With the vast majority of the 10,000 or so baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 15 years wanting to remain in their current residence as long as possible, "aging in place" may hinge on how well outfitted for health, safety and comfort their homes are.