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Josh Wright and his 4-year-old daughter Delaney pose as Sara Wright takes a photo of them while dropping their other child off at school on his first day of class.
“The Hunger Games” hype-machine is back in full force with everything from local car dealerships to makeup companies and Subway sandwiches jumping on the Everdeen bandwagon. It’s ironic that this movie which attempts to make a statement on the negative influence that media has on society is so successful at manipulating those very institutions, making this film franchise a pop cultural juggernaut capable of mowing down its cinematic competition and common sense with unreasonable and unstoppable force.
A stellar defensive effort and a record-breaking performance from Ka’Deem Carey helped Arizona upset fifth-ranked Oregon, 42-16, giving the Wildcats their first victory over a top-five opponent since a 2007 victory over the Ducks.
The Town of Marana has hired new economic development/strategic initiatives manager, Curt Woody. Woody started work on March 19, and with an annual salary of $75,000.
Think green this Halloween
Josh Wright has resigned from his position as director of strategic initiatives for the town of Marana to become the town manager of Wickenburg.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is drawing criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, who have expressed concerns over how proposed borders for the state’s legislative districts have been redrawn.
Men wearing orange jumpsuits, bearing the words “Arizona Department of Corrections” may soon be seen in Oro Valley working on landscaping and other unfinished projects.
Applicants sought for OV P&Z spot
When we contemplate the services municipalities provide, we generally think about the basics: public works to maintain streets and sidewalks, utilities to deliver clean drinking water, and public safety officers to respond promptly when help is needed. If Marana offered only those services, we would continue to be a very good community in which to live and work.
The Marana Chamber of Commerce has announced its board of directors for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The new chairman of the board is Steve Miklosi, general manager of the Breakers Water Park. Miklosi served as the chairman-elect during the previous fiscal year.
While the road to economic recovery remains lengthy, officials in Oro Valley and Marana are excited about several developments coming to the Northwest region.
Happy birthday, America! Tucson has planned a weekend filled with celebrations to mark the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Instead of being rivals, the towns of Oro Valley and Marana are teaming up to achieve the common goal of attracting tourists and improving economic development.
Northwest resident Cory Driggs, carrying the American flag, leads the 10:30 a.m. wave of people during the Warrior Dash on Saturday in Florence, AZ. The Warrior Dash is a 3.4-mile obstacle race that more than 6,000 people participated in on Saturday and more than 7,000 on Sunday. Northwest residents Ben Hackett, Mike Dillard, Steve Valenzuela, Kevin Levine, Kathy Zabrinski, Patrick Smith, Julie Smith, Autumn Hardy, Josh Hardy, Jackson Wright, and Nathan Updike.
Marana is paying a Phoenix firm $3,000 a month to represent the community at the Arizona Legislature.
The Town of Marana has won two more Common Ground Awards from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance.
Explorer staff report
Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a supplier of precision engineered components and aftermarket services and Marana's largest non-retail private employer, has chosen its I-10 location to expand and upgrade in support of current and projected business growth.
Marana is offering to reimburse construction sales tax revenues to new employers who create higher-paying jobs, improve the appearance of the I-10 corridor and provide internships to high school and college students.
The Town of Marana has completed its strategic plan for economic development, a 30-page roadmap that identifies what industries Marana wants, where they would be encouraged and how they would be pursued.
Attention, snowbirds: Before you fly this spring, Marana wants to count you.