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After devastating floods in Arizona in 1976, 1977 and 1978, the Arizona State Legislature established county flood control districts as special taxing districts to provide floodplain management and flood control improvements. In Pima County, the Board of Supervisors created the Pima County Flood Control District in 1978 with the board serving as the district’s decision-making body.
5:39 PM UPDATE: All Pima Community College classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day due to the storm.
As water levels continue to drop from regional-area groundwater wells, the City of Tucson and Metro Water District are in the beginning stages of counteracting the decrease by exploring how to combine groundwater with CAP (Central Arizona Project) water, which delivers about 1.5 million acre-feet of water annually from the Colorado River.
At the midpoint of the year - on July 1 - the Mountain Vista Fire District will become what it calls “fully operational” by adding 33 firefighters to its full time staff.
As veteran members of the Tucson-Mexico Trade Coalition, Councilman Joe Hornat and I travelled to Ciudad Obregon, Sonora earlier this month, at the invitation of mayor Rogelio Diaz Brown.
Five years ago, when our nation was hit with a recession, families, businesses and governing bodies were making difficult decisions on how to best manage resources. The recession forced many Americans to limit spending and make cuts. Similarly, the Town of Oro Valley was tasked with providing outstanding services with limited resources. While the scope and quality of government services varies across the country, Oro Valley has four major areas of focus: public safety, roads, water and parks and recreation. These particular services are vital to the success of our community, and it is our responsibility to deliver these services at an exceptional level.
Catalina State Park debuts the first concert series at the park on the first Saturday of the month from August through October 2013. Visitors will enjoy an evening concert amid the beautiful landscapes of Catalina State Park.
Rural/Metro Firefighters in the Catalina Foothills responded to a residential structure fire at approximately 2 a.m.this morning in the 7100 block of north Finger Rock Place. While en route first arriving engine crews reported smoke and flames visible from blocks away. Making their way in this gated, picturesque neighborhood and up a narrow driveway, firefighters found a fire on the upstairs patio where investigators have determined the cause to be an unattended built in barbecue grill. The heat melted the shut off valve and fire from the pressurized gas lines created direct flame impingement on the home.
The Old Pueblo has been hit with heavy rainfall and high winds over the past few days, with more on the radar. Rural/Metro Fire Department wants to remind everyone to be safe and avoid crossing running washes.
Arizona Illustrated, Southern Arizona’s week-night news magazine series for over 30 years, and the flagship local TV production for Arizona Public Media (AZPM,) has undergone a make-over. The new AZ Illustrated (pronounced A-Z-Illustrated) debuts in its regular week-night time slot at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013. The new AZ Illustrated features different hosts and topics each night – Metro, Science, Nature, Arts and Politics – offering insight and discussion relevant to Southern Arizona audiences. Tapping into the wealth of talent and experience of AZPM’s award-winning producers, reporters, and production team, while introducing new specialists from the community, the series will feature new voices, new stories and a new focus.
Mata Ortiz Pottery demonstrations will be held at Kartchner Caverns State Park on December 15, 2012 and January 28, 2013. Demonstrations will take place at 11am and 1pm in the park theater on the event days. Learn more about Mata Ortiz pottery and see examples during the demonstrations.
Welcome to Oro Valley. We’re proud to be part of the Tucson-Metro area’s Northwest region, but we’re prouder still of the unique qualities and amenities that make Oro Valley an extraordinary community.
The Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park will open and the popular Pontoon Boat Trips will begin on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Visitor Center will be open from 8am until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays this season.
The Oro Valley Town Council got back to work last Wednesday night, following a month-long break.
As the Town of Oro Valley continues to negotiate with the Regional Transportation Authority to take over the Coyote Run Transit System, a recent court ruling could eliminate the need for further discussions.
Metro Water starts to use solar energy
OVBC to host ‘picnic' meeting on July 7
Thursday, May 12
Census results, state budget cuts and a slowed economy has caused the Town of Oro Valley to face tough decisions regarding its 2011-2012 fiscal year.
With a Thursday decision, the Central Arizona Project board of directors has given Southern Arizona water subcontractors – including the towns of Oro Valley and Marana, along with Metro Water and the Flowing Wells Irrigation District – greater certainty for year-round access to supplies.
Voters in the Northwest Fire District elected a pair of new faces to the governing board.
Consider a lower speed on new bridge
Experts and elected officials from across southern Arizona met Friday, Oct. 29 at Oro Valley Town Hall to discuss the future of the area's most precious natural resource: Water.