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Nearly 300 people, mostly veterans and their families, were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new State Veteran’s Cemetery in Marana.
AMVETS Post 770 will be assisting American Legion Post 102 with the Veterans’ Day Service on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m., at the TEPOA multipurpose building. The commander and auxiliary president will speak along with the first vice president, who will be assisting in the POW/MIA chair ceremony, and the Color Guard will be posting and retrieving the colors.
As the United States’ longest running conflict – the Afghanistan War – draws to a close, the demand for medical, social, financial, educational and other services for veterans is increasing dramatically.
The first dirt has been moved at Naranja Park, jumpstarting a $2.3 million improvement project scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2015.
Securaplane Technologies, Inc. a leading supplier of avionics products for business, commercial and military aircraft, announced its expansion to Oro Valley’s Innovation Park in December 2012.
Members of the Oro Valley Town Council and members of Securaplane Technologies held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month.
Members of the Northwest Medical Center team celebrate during the ground-breaking ceremony for the new construction project.
The news is out, the Town of Oro Valley is moving forward with a $3.4 million aquatic center that will bring Olympic-caliber recognition to the facility, but in the meantime, the pool will be closed this summer.
On Sept. 29, officials came together to dedicate the completion of the La Cañada Drive road improvement project.
Last week, officials came together to dedicate the completion of the La Cañada Drive road improvement project.
Last Friday, the Interfaith Community Services ceremoniously broke ground for its food bank expansion. Construction of the 2,700-square-foot food bank will begin late spring; it is expected to be completed by late fall.
Mountain Vista Fire District held a ceremonial groundbreaking Feb. 10 for its second fire station at the facility site, 1175 W. Magee Road. On hand were, from left. MVFD Administrative Chief Scott Butler, Rural/Metro Fire Chief Tom Brandhuber, MVFD Board of Directors members Earle Ruhnke and Jerry Phillips, Paul Mickelberg of WSM Architects, William Lloyd of Lloyd Construction, and project superintendent Peter Robertson of Lloyd Construction. Work should be completed by November.
On Feb. 10, the Mountain Vista Fire District will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station and administrative facility. The public is invited to attend the event, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility site, 1175 W. Magee Road.
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New fire stations are popping up in several of the fire districts that cover Marana, Oro Valley and unincorporated northwest Pima County.
State and local officials turned out on Tuesday, Aug. 3, for BASIS Charter School's ribbon cutting ceremony in Oro Valley.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, BASIS Charter Schools co-founders Michael and Olga Block speak during the groundbreaking ceremony at the newest site location in Oro Valley Tuesday morning.
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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Priscilla Cornelio, director of the Pima County Department of Transportation, reaches for a bright orange hard hat during the groundbreaking ceremony for the La Cañada: Ina to Calle Concordia road project last Wednesday. Behind Cornelio are Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis and Pima County Supervisor Ann Day.
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Monday's Twin Peaks Interchange groundbreaking ceremony was no gilded-shovel, ounce of dirt affair.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A track excavator ceremoniously breaks ground for the Twin Peaks Interchange project Monday morning. The $50.5 million project has been 15 years in the making.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Beside the stage, a table filled with small commemorative traffic cones sits while local dignitaries and officials speak during the Twin Peaks Interchange groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea offers his "State of the Town" address Friday morning, planning to present "bold plans for Marana's future," a release said.
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