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With the election results a distant memory, the Mayor and re-elected members of the City Council have secretly made the decision to purchase for $1,000,000, the money losing entities of El Conquistador. Under the secret negotiations, the Town would purchase 45 holes of golf, two swimming pools, 31 tennis courts, a restaurant, and a building it will convert to a community center. The community center will house, among other things, exercise equipment that will help to decrease the revenue and taxes of such businesses as L.A. Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness and other fitness companies in favor of a non-taxpaying entity. Will Oro Valley also get into the restaurant management business? The Mayor indicates the golf course will lose money at first—$1,000,000 to $1,300,000 in the first year but he expects it will become a money maker in a few years. Of course that is pure speculation. The Mayor’s finance people indicate all of the repairs and upgrades will cost no more than $1,500,000 even though members of the existing club’s Grounds Committee provide information that the upgrades will cost between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000 with an additional $400,000 needed to restore the cart paths. We should also remember that the way to finance this boondoggle is an increase in the sales tax for Oro Valley businesses. Wasn’t it Mayor Hiremath who indicated in his re-election campaign rhetoric he was going to put effort into increasing the number of retail businesses in Oro Valley? These are the same businesses that could lose market share because it would cost less to make a major purchase in Tucson, Oracle, etc. to the detriment of Oro Valley businesses. Why shop in Oro Valley if a short distance away, we can save our hard earned money by paying less sales tax?
Mayor Hiremath, Council Members Waters, Snider, and Hornat have all just been re-elected to the town council by wide margins. This is the same group that, during their first term, doubled the Utility tax. Now they are proposing to buy the El Conquistador Country Club and raise the Town’s sales tax to pay for it. We all agree that Oro Valley needs a community center, but we do not agree on whether or not we need to rush into making a commitment that not all desire.
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.
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.
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Applications are now available.
The Marana girls soccer team is excited to invite you to be a part of their annual Marana Lady Tigers Golf Tournament. On September 20th, 2014 you will enjoy a great day of golf at the beautiful Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. The event will include a 4-person scramble, golf cart, range balls, goodie bag, fajita luncheon and awards reception to follow.
On April 17, 2012 Golf Cars of Arizona changed hands with the previous owners retiring and new young owners taking over. There were many plans developed to enhance the customer experience and grow the business to a more complete full service golf car company.
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Club Car is not only electric cars, gas cars are making their return to the market in areas where our customers travel longer distances. Club Car uses a Kawasaki engine to power their gas cars to ensure reliability. We have brand new 2014 cars and a special purchase of 2011 white gas cars that are in great shape.
Music softly played in the background as one picture after another slowly swiped across the screen. There were 103 pictures to be exact – some were small, others were large; some were black and white pictures while others were color. For Reva Webb these mattered little in comparison to the memories that each picture held - a collection of memories from her 103 years of life.
Golf Cars of Arizona is happy to announce a $1,000 discount on all 2014 Club Cars, both gas and electric, valid through the end of the year.
The ninth Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade is slated for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. This year’s parade will once again be celebrating Small Businesses in Oro Valley.
The 9th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade is slated for Saturday, December 14th at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. This year’s parade will once again be celebrating Small Businesses in Oro Valley.
Golf Cars of Arizona changed ownership in the spring of 2012, making Customer Service a top priority company-wide. We are licensed, authorized dealers of the Club Car and Star Car brands and we now service all makes and models of golf cars.
16-year-old student killed in crash after golf cart rolls over
16-year-old student killed in crash after golf cart rolls over
On Saturday, August 10, at 11:48 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls related to a single vehicle rollover crash at North Mountain Vista Boulevard and West Morgan Lane, in San Tan Valley.
Golf Cars of Arizona changed ownership in the spring of 2012, with a new attitude of customer service being our priority. The changes were company wide. We now service all makes and models of golf carts as well as our two main brands Club Car and Star.
Whether it's a bicycle collision or difficulty breathing, the UA community can count on quick help from students trained and certified as EMTs.
The University of Arizona Student Emergency Medical Services, or UASEMS, group has been operational for three semesters and provides assistance in medical emergencies. Its leaders emphasize thorough training and certification.
"We're students at the UA who happen to be EMTs. We're not student EMTs," says Derek Smith, manager of UA Student Emergency Medical Services and a non-degree-seeking graduate student.
When Brandon Murphy arrived at the UA three years ago, he didn't find any options for students to work in EMS on campus. He met up with two other students – who've since graduated – to begin brainstorming a program that students could run. They looked at other universities that have student EMS programs and modeled a club after the best practices they found around the country. It took two years to work through the administration and risk management officials, but they were able to start as a club with ASUA funding and began responding in spring 2012.
UASEMS switched to funding from the student service fee and began expanding hours in fall 2012. As the fall progressed, the group did too, taking on additional days until they were operating from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week.
UASEMS this year was the sole EMS provider at the Tucson Festival of Books, saving the festival $4,000 by not using the Tucson Fire Department. UASEMS also works stand-by at Spring Fling, football games and tailgating and when requested for special events, like the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.
"Anything that occurs on campus, we can be there," Murphy says. "Our members do get put into emergencies where they're the only person there, so we make sure they're held to the same certification. We weren't going to settle for a CPR certification or anything else. We make sure everyone has state certification."
UASEMS finished the semester with 32 student members, most of whom are certified Emergency Medical Technicians, with the same Arizona training and certification as a Southwest Basic Life Support Ambulance. Two EMTs staff each 12-hour shift, sometimes along with an additional Certified First Responder, and typically respond to at least two calls for service. On its busiest day, UASEMS responded to 12 calls in a 24-hour period.
Common calls for service deal with fall victims, injuries from pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle collisions and respiratory distress.
"It's part of our emergency mission to provide a quick, rapid response and be the first to provide care until further medical care arrives," Murphy says.
By checking vital signs and reporting to paramedics, the student EMTs can eliminate a step and save valuable time if a patient needs to be taken to a hospital.
"There are calls where we take the blood pressure while waiting for TFD and give the information right to them so they can load and go. They appreciate it," Murphy says.
Many students join out of an interest in a future medical career, some have even gone on to medical school already, while others are considering EMT as a career. Interest is growing; the group has received 80 applications since the fall that they haven't been able to accept. They're hoping to take on as many as 10 in the fall and hope to expand to providing EMS service around the clock, seven days as week.
UASEMS has a golf cart and two bicycles, all equipped with emergency gear. UAPD ride-alongs are a mandatory part of the orientation, which includes 20 hours of vigorous bike training and instruction on bloodborne pathogens and health privacy laws. The members participate in monthly continuing education courses and perform mock drills during the week.
"It's real-life, in-the-field experience they can't get shadowing somebody in a hospital," says Murphy, a junior in communications from New Jersey. "Here, you're set to a standard and you have a responsibility. That is your patient until further medical attention arrives."
It was crazy enough when Jarrod Thayer hit a 92-yard hole-in-one on day one of the 2013 Roadrunner Classic Member-Guest Tournament.