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Pima County has settled with survivors of a man killed during a police standoff outside of his northwest-side home in 2011.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
Five candidates are seeking election for three open seats in this year’s race for the Metro Water District’s Board of Directors.
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Elementary students with Rattlesnake Ridge had the opportunity to partner with Northwest Fire District as part of the department's Mini Muster's program, which helps celebrate Fire Prevention Month. Students were educated on basic fire drills, such as operating a real fire hose and wearing full fire gear. The department also spoke on the importance of taking measures to prevent fires.
The Oro Valley Police Department would like to invite the public to its annual National Night Out. Since 1983, this special crime prevention event has been held by communities across the United States focusing on safety. There will be exhibits and demonstrations along with music, prizes and food. Parents and children will learn about safety in regards to water, internet, poison, drugs and much more. Golder Ranch Fire District and others will also be at the event. The event is being held at the Target Shopping Center at 10555 N. Oracle Road from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17.
The history of Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871 and continued the following day destroying everything in its path. In 27 hours, this tragic conflagration killed more than 250 people, it left 100,000 homeless, and it destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed the week in October in which the 8th day falls.
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District hosted a special ceremony to celebrate the new fire facility in a partnership between Robson Communities and Golder Ranch Fire District. This collaborative effort is what made the station the community possible.
Candidates for Picture Rocks Fire District Governing Board, seated from left: David Putnam, Sherryn “Vicki” Marshall, Sandra Watson; standing, Moderator Jennifer Burns.
Last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District hosted a special ceremon to celebrate the new fire facility. Above, members of the fire department and Robson Communities Management stand together to cut the ribbon.
Chief Randy Karrer addresses SaddleBrooke Ranch residents and other guests to explain the history of this successful partnership between Robson Communities and Golder Ranch Fire District. This collaborative effort is what made the station the community possible.
You may have to change your driving routes for the coming storm due to wash and road closures that are expected.
New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.
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.
Chances are if you have been to an event in Marana that requires a host or emcee, then you have seen KOLD news anchor Dan Marries. Since he first moved here in 1999, Marries has tried to be involved in a wide variety of functions.
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.
In preparation for a second round of storms, the Town of Oro Valley and Golder Ranch Fire District are partnering to provide free sand bags for residents who may need to protect areas of their homes from storm runoff. Due to a limited number of sand bags, only Town of Oro Valley residents and/or residents within the Golder Ranch Fire District service area are eligible.
Oro Valley Mayor Dr. Satish I. Hiremath will offer his fifth State of the Town Address at a luncheon Friday, Sept. 12, starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Oro Valley.
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.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed. Others say the number may be as high as 98 percent. The wide variety of child restraint systems, belt systems and passenger vehicle configurations can make the proper installation of a child’s car seat a challenge. However, incorrectly installed seats put children at risk for serious injuries.
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.