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The Tucson Classic will take place in late March and will feature a $1.7 million purse.
For the past 13 years, Olympian LaTanya Sheffield has been helping turn students into athletes with her organization, Pops Track Club. The culmination of her effort took place last month, when four of her athletes competed in the USA Track and Field Junior National Olympic Championships in Wichita, Kansas.
The F-35 program has been a contentious one, both here in southern Arizona as well as in Washington. It’s expensive, and has had many problems. I read this week that the F-35 has dropped its first test bomb, and that the program is starting to show signs that the worst is behind it. I certainly hope so. I certainly hope that we have reached a stage where we no longer have to worry about the cost or the noise or the capabilities, and can just focus on giving our nation’s military the best and safest equipment there is.
Every day law enforcement officers put their lives at risk in order to protect others. They commit to being upstanding role models of integrity, respect and honor. From May 10 through May 13, two Marana police officers will take part in honoring those who have fallen in the line of duty by taking part in the Police Unity Tour.
Ironwood Ridge High School head football coach Matt Johnson accepts the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the MaxPreps Tour of Champions. The school was one of 50 schools honored.
For finishing 110th in the country, Ironwood Ridge High School’s football team received the Army National Guard national ranking trophy.
Federal budget policy and the fiscal health of the United States were discussed during a luncheon and town hall event hosted June 29 by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ office.
If it weren’t for National Tequila Day, July 24 might be just another day.
A bartender from BLANCO Tacos + Tequila pours sample tequila tastings on July 24, National Tequila Day.
Mountain View’s Justice Summerset is a national champion. Summerset won the Boy’s 15-16 Division High Jump title at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Humble, TX.
Tucson Turf Elite Football swept all five championships they took part in at the 19th Annual Hike It and Spike It Flag Football Tournamentheld in Roswell, NM last weekend.
Celebrate National Trails Day with a visit to a state or national park, national forest, or nature center in Tucson or Southern Arizona, and experience our great outdoors.
United States Tennis Association hosts the Junior Winter National tennis tournament. Age divisions are 12s and 14s. Junior players have to qualify for this tournament. Multi courts will be in use at Reffkin Tennis Center
Get an adrenaline rush as you watch the American Bicycle Association’s competitive, bicycle motocross racing tournament, USA BMX Southwest Nationals featuring riders of all ages performing tricks, jumps, and deep turns at high speeds. Details: 11 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Tucson Convention Center Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.; $8 parking fee; www.usabmx.com.
Everyone has dreamzappers.
Sheila Foraker, bike ambassador with the Pima County Department of Transportation, uses a hand signal with Nicholas Anderson, 7, of Oro Valley, as he completes his bike run during Oro Valley's National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Town of Oro Valley, the Oro Valley Police Department and Target put on the event in the Target parking lot. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event hosted by police departments across the U.S. and Canada.