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In the June 11 edition of the Explorer, a reader complained that politics didn’t belong in a weekly shopper, but then proceeds to weigh in on Richard Brinkley’s so-called hoax on climate change. I agree with the writer about Mr. Brinkley’s article especially where he pulled out his facts from his (derriere), but I don’t agree with his premise that The Explorer is a weekly shopper.
I would like to respond to the Explorer editorial from April 23 entitled, “It’s time to move on.” The editor makes the case that anti-abortion lawmakers focus not on the dated issue of abortion but on the primary issues people face, such as the poor economy. Abortion continues to be discussed and debated by lawmakers because it is a valid issue which addresses the essence of who we are as a nation. Political representatives are charged to do what is morally right for society and to address the concerns of those they represent. The reason the issue does not go away can be seen in our nation’s founding document. The Declaration of Independence acknowledges that our Creator, who created each one of us, is the One who endows each human creature with the right to live. To thwart these intentions is to act counter to what America was founded to be.
I am so impressed with your newspaper, and would give anything to see you expand to Sahuarita (especially) and Green Valley. The Wick Newspapers are just not the information sources needed to really inform the towns, especially Sahuarita (where I actually live, with a GV zip code) as the residents are so lacking in full disclosure of what is happening.
May 6, 1993: The first edition of Oro Valley News is printed.
Oro Valley News and Explorer logos through the years.
The CD8 special election was just the tip of the iceberg as election season pulls into full swing. Now we have new districts, a lot of races and plenty of candidates working to gain the advantage. It’s no secret that with every press release and every request, politicians are nothing short of self-serving. Candidates and their campaign managers are all about helping their cause, promoting a platform and working to outdo their opponents. Through this strategy, they have no problem using the media.
Oro Valley Police Department Explorers, from left, Cesar Morfin, Zach Runice, Cheyenne Sanchez, and George Chaves, run through a scenario where they were in search of a downed officer.
Golder Ranch Fire District Explorers participate in a two-week academy at the training facility where they learned some of the basics of becoming a firefighter.
Anthony Rios empties the water from a fire hose at the Golder Ranch Fire District training facility.
A Lifeline helicopter lands at the Golder Ranch Fire District training facility as part of the Explorer Academy.
Tyler Drury helps guide a hose back onto a truck during the Explorer Academy, which ended last week.
The Explorer Newspaper’s J.D. Fitzgerald tries his hand at controlling a fire hose during the Explorer Academy.
Cheyenne Sanchez, acting as a police officer, interviews a suspect during the Explorer Academy last week.
Recently, Beth Ernst, Splendido’s Life Enrichment Manager and Program Coordinator Hollis Egan, stepped out from a pool party with the residents of Splendido, to talk about the rich assortment of programs available to those who live there. Splendido is an industry leading Continuing Care Retirement Community in Tucson, home to about 300 residents. It is part of The Plaza Companies, an award-winning Arizona developer and Mather LifeWays, an Illinois not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by providing senior living residences, and by researching and implementing Ways to Age Well.
Want to win an iPad Mini before the holidays? What about a custom-made necklace and bracelet, or a family four pack to visit Out of Africa in Sedona? This year, The Explorer is collecting toys and goodies for the children at the University Medical Center Diamond Children’s Center. The Diamond Center has children of all ages from newborn, to pre-teens, to teenagers who are often overlooked in medical centers.
Here is your chance to win a Kindle Fire, a restaurant gift basket valued at $240, or a custom-made necklace. All you have to do is get into the giving spirit just in time for the holiday season.
First let me state that I agree with Mrs. Grimes that indeed “We can do better” in the healthcare provided to our “Wounded Warriors.” However, it would be shortsighted on our part as a nation to imply that the latest revelation regarding the Phoenix VA Hospital is a new occurrence within the VA Hospital system … for it is not.
Like many businesses throughout the years, The Explorer has gone through many changes - new names, new owners and staff. As The Explorer made changes throughout the years, the community newspaper’s front page was there to display a new name, new design or bring readers coverage of major events such as local reaction to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 to the local shooting on Jan. 8, 2011 that critically wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.