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Voters will decide in the November election whether or not to approve a $22.34 million bond to fund upgrades for the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).
When the Pima County Board of Supervisors created the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan in 1999 the perception of the plan was that it was for the protection of natural lands outside of or bordering metropolitan Tucson. That perception was amplified in 2004 when county voters ratified the plan through the approval of $165 million in bond funds for environmentally sensitive land acquisition.
Residents of four homeowner’s associations are butting heads with Davis Development and Properties, LLC over a proposed neighborhood development in proximity to Canada Del Oro’s Highlands Wash.
On August 18, Donna Rose Smith accepted a plea agreement in the death of her son, Patrick Michael Smith.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a nearly $1.5 million partnership that will allow Pima Animal Care Center, Best Friends Animal Society, and PetSmart Charities to bring a lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project to Pima County.
Oro Valley Police Department
Michael Santo did not grow up “a pit bull guy.” He was not a “pit bull guy” when his friend told him about dogs in trouble. He was not a “pit bull guy” when he and a friend stole dogs from someone who was fighting them.
Kuper, a recent S.O.S diversion and his housemate Dash. The owner adopted Kuper from PACC and attempted to return the dog because he and Dash did not get along when they met. Volunteers assessed it may have been a poor doggy introduction. The owner went home and with the advice from a dog trainer was able to assimilate the new dog into the home. Photo was taken 2 weeks after adoption.
Since its inception on May 17, a help desk also known as Support Options Solutions (S.O.S.) at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has diverted 32 animals from being surrendered to the shelter. S.O.S is organized by No Kill Pima County (NKPC) and staffed by NKPC and PACC volunteers only 8-11 hours a week. The goal is to have it staffed during all open shelter hours. More volunteers are needed to reach this goal.
The man who took hostages in an Oro Valley neighborhood after being pursued by police for distributing narcotics was armed with three .44 Magnum revolvers when he took his own life around noon on April 4.
A number of questions still loom in the minds of the loved ones of Joshua Switalski, the 22-year-old Tucson resident who was shot and killed in Oro Valley last year during a traffic altercation.
Would you like to be able to watch flocks of butterflies flutter by? Now is the time and Southern Arizona is the place. Late spring and early fall are peak butterfly viewing times throughout the area. There are over 250 species of lepidoptera that call the southwest home, so there are many to look for. For ease of viewing, entice these “flying flowers” into your yard. There are five simple steps to creating a habitat for them (and you) to enjoy.
In a 911 recording played during day one of the trial of David Arnold Mota – the man charged with shooting and killing 22-year-old Joshua Switalski in a road rage case in Oro Valley – Switalski’s girlfriend, April Taylor, can be heard frantically yelling, “Oh my God, he’s been shot… Josh, stay with me.”
A jury will be selected tomorrow in the case of David Arnold Mota, the man charged with shooting and killing 22-year-old Josh Switalski last February during a road rage incident in Oro Valley.
Two Mountain View High School teenagers have been arrested for conspiring to murder an 18-year-old woman.
Mountain View High School students Wyatt Bowman,left, and Kevin Pettitt, right, were arrested by Pima County Sheriff deputies for one felony count each of conspiracy to commit murder. The two had planned to kill Pettitt’s 18-year-old ex-girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child, over custody and money issues.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber works to bring financial certainty to Southern Arizona counties and to increase funding for preventing and fighting devastating wildfires.
Two recent cases of suspected wildlife feeding, one of which involved a woman reportedly being bitten by a javelina, has led to the Arizona Game and Fish Department warning residents of Pima and Pinal counties that it’s dangerous and illegal to do so by state law.
According to Marana resident Alex Tisch, if you die with two kidneys, you didn’t do doing something right in life.
Come meet your new best friend at a number of January beagle events.
The Town of Oro Valley has agreed to pay $260,000 as part of a settlement agreement in the case of Guerena v. Pima County.
No Kill Pima County will be putting on a free public event on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to talk about how to address behavioral problems that dogs have whether that be barking, health issues, aggression, house training etc.