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Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle in Oro Valley.
Many northwest residents may have noticed what felt like an earthquake on Saturday night. That is exactly what the rumbling around 10 p.m. was. A 5.2 earthquake on the Arizona/New Mexico border had many wondering what was going on.
(NAPSI)—According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 50 percent of an average U.S. home’s energy bill can be linked directly to cooling and heating costs, which amounts to approximately $1,100 per year, depending on location.
After a lengthy discussion about the Steam Pump Ranch property, the Oro Valley Town Council voted to hold a study session within the coming year that involves the council and an ad hoc committee.
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(NAPSI)—Increasingly, when it’s time to move out of a college dorm, into a first apartment or on to a new home, consumers are saving time, trouble and money by doing it on their own.
As a result of the El Paso stadium construction not being complete, a four game series will be played in Tucson at Kino Stadium between the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres), formerly the Tucson Padres, and the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). The games will be April 11 – 14. Long time Triple-A General Manager Mike Feder and former Tucson Padres staff will oversee operations at Kino Stadium. Barring any unforeseen circumstances in El Paso stadium construction, these will be the only four Triple-A games in Tucson in 2014.
As questions loom over the fate of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet, the Pima County Board of Supervisors announced its position against recommended cuts by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to retire the base’s most popular fighter jet.
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM) is “a premier base,” named the first installation in the U.S. Air Force for the year 2012, yet the Tucson base is vulnerable to a number of threats, and it needs broad community support, according to Mike Grassinger, an Air Force veteran and Tucson businessman who is in his second year as president of the DM50.
PHOENIX – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated more than 1,100 square miles of southern Arizona and New Mexico as critical habitat for the endangered jaguar.
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Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O’Conner presented Mike Feder and Nancy Martin with Presidential Citations during the Opening Session of the Baseball Winter Meetings today at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. These citations are special awards issued by O’Conner to recognize exemplary service on behalf of Minor League Baseball.
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The Tucson Padres return home Wednesday, August 21 for a nine-game homestand, the final nine Triple-A games in Tucson. The first five games are against Tacoma (Mariners affiliate) and their prospect-filled starting rotation, including Taijuan Walker. The last four games are against Reno (Diamondbacks affiliate), the franchise that used to call Kino Stadium home as the Sidewinders. It was believed when the team moved to Reno following the 2008 season that Triple-A baseball was gone forever. Three years later the Tucson Padres and Triple-A baseball returned for the 2011 season. Tucson Padres General Manager Mike Feder said “you can never say never as far as Triple-A baseball returning to the Old Pueblo, but this is goodbye for now.”
The most famous mascot in all of sports is returning to Kino Stadium on Saturday, August 24 for the Tucson Padres 7:05 p.m. game against Tacoma. The San Diego Chicken first appeared at a Triple-A baseball game in Tucson in 1989 and wanted to give one last performance in honor of the Tucson Padres final season. The San Diego Chicken and Johnny Bench also filmed the TV show “The Baseball Bunch” in Tucson from 1981 – 1985.
The front page of today’s (June 19) Explorer certainly offered a study in contrasts between two men. First, there was the heartwarming feature story about the retirement of Safeway manager Mike Hennings, whom I don’t know but who sounded like a really compassionate, dedicated individual. On the other hand, there was the article about the new state budget and Medicaid expansion plan. Sen. Al Melvin was quoted bemoaning the fact that 15 rational Republicans had the audacity to seek a compromise with Democrats so the state could expand health care coverage to the needy at basically no cost to the state. (The federal government would pay for the bulk of the cost, with Arizona hospitals—who supported the expansion—picking up the rest.)
Oro Valley Councilman Mike Zinkin is looking to clear his name after comments made earlier this month by Mayor Satish Hiremath regarding the councilman’s town-funded trip to the Congressional City Conference for the National League of Cities in Washington D.C.
The Tucson Padres are partnering with Tucson Values Teachers to provide complimentary tickets to area school teachers on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Teachers can show their school ID at the box office and receive two free box seats to either Friday or Saturday’s game. Both games start at 7:05 pm.
In his usual fashion, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath allowed each member of council to speak first when it came to last Wednesday’s discussion over the town’s tentative budget adoption.
Town of Oro Valley Councilmember Mike Zinkin has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona.
The Tucson Padres and the Pima County Sports & Tourism Authority have announced the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres will play a split-squad Spring Training game at Kino Stadium on Sunday, March 17 at 1:05 pm. The game pairs the Tucson Padres Major League affiliate against the Major League team closest to Tucson. Both teams have a second Spring Training game that day in the Phoenix area.