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With two zoning code changes to two separate locations, the undeveloped properties on the east side of First Avenue in Oro Valley are soon going to be built upon.
In the end the Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
Nearly 300 people, mostly veterans and their families, were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new State Veteran’s Cemetery in Marana.
13 members of the Oro Valley Dolphins were awarded for academics. Front Row L-->R Tyler Cruce, Colby Harris, Tyler Mustain, Jake Mustain, Jaren Keating. Back row L-->R Carl Menke, C.J. Mustain, Luke Straka, Kai Spencer, Brian Zelt, Jack St. Louis, Jack Eigen. Not pictured Morgan Narcaroti.
Earlier this month 13 Oro Valley Dolphin football players were honored at a scholarship luncheon for the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
In Oro Valley, the Primary Election (Aug. 26 election day) is the first round of voting where all initial candidates have the potential to receive votes in order to advance to the General Election or win outright. Registered voters will select a candidate for each open seat, and in the case of this year’s local election, residents will select one candidate for the open Mayoral seat and three candidates for the three open Councilmember seats. If the candidates do not win outright, then the candidates receiving the highest amount of votes candidates per remaining open seat) move on to the General Election (Nov. 4 election day). Oro Valley has non-partisan elections, which means that candidates are elected regardless of their political affiliation.
At the request of the WLB Group, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to modify the review process for the Kai Naranja Development.
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
This year saw an epic catalogue of YouTube hits. From twerking to shaking to cute kids, 2013 had hundreds of viral trends to remember— some with reverence, others with disgust and others still with sheer confusion.
Governor Jan Brewer has announced the Arizona Department of Veterans Services has been awarded a $7.6 million federal grant to establish the new State Veterans’ Cemetery in Marana.
The high-powered offense of the Tucson High Badgers (6-1) proved too much for the defending D-II state champion Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks (5-2) on Friday night.
“The Grandmaster” tells the story of the legendary martial-arts master, Ip Man (or Yip Man or Yip Kai-man), or as he is known in the United States, the guy who trained Bruce Lee. It is a kung-fu film that is heavy on the drama and light on the mysticism, making it one of the classiest martial-art movies I’ve seen. It may not have as much fighting as some genre fans would like, but the action sequences it does have are extremely well produced.
After capturing the Division II State Championship last year, the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will look to rebuild this year, returning only one starter out of 22 spots from the 2012 season.
MARANA TOWN COUNCIL
Marana voters spoke loud and clear in the town’s March 12 Primary Election.
With the unofficial election results flowing in for the Town of Marana's all-mail election.
The Town of Marana’s election season has officially arrived. Beginning last Thursday, the Pima County Recorder’s Office began to mail out ballots to approximately 20,000 registered voters in town.
Marana will hold its first all-ballot-by-mail election beginning with the March 12 primary. The Pima County Recorder’s Office will send ballots by first-class mail to all registered voters beginning Feb. 14. Signatures on all returned ballots are verified by the County Recorder’s staff, which has at least 10 years of experience with verification and is trained by a forensic document examiner every two years.
As the season continues, the Canyon Del Oro wrestling team recently hosted Cholla High School, Flowing Wells High School and Walden Grover High School on Jan. 9.
While the Town of Oro Valley will retain all current council members until at least June of next year, the Town of Marana will have a busy election season come March, when four incumbents and two challengers will compete to earn a seat on council.
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear the Town of Marana’s case relating to a ballot measure that would have allowed the municipality to own and operate a wastewater facility without seeking voter approval in next year’s town elections.
As the Town of Marana awaits word from the Arizona Supreme Court regarding its litigation case with Pima County over control of the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility, staff and council are taking necessary steps at the local level that could reduce the amount of time spent in court.
Ironwood Ridge could be excused for looking past Catalina Foothills, and thinking about their season finale at Salpointe Catholic.
The Ironwood Ridge football team improved to 3-0 Friday night, despite a turnover-plagued game that led to a 42-13 victory over Tucson High.