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Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance invites the public to join in gallery reception, food, art discounts, local business promos, kids’ fun and more during a special food-truck roundup on Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., eclectic eats will accompany the free Northwest Block Party, where attendees can view arts exhibits and open houses from neighborhood businesses, at the northwest corner of Oracle Road and Ina Road.
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road.
Northwest Fie District crews responded to the 11,400 block on North Vista Ranch Place near Thornydale and Tangerine Roads just after 4:00pm for a house fire. The residents were preparing for a dinner party when they saw fire coming from their microwave oven. The couple and a neighbor who was over for the dinner were able to evacuate safely and call 9-1-1.
Northwest Fire crews were called to the 3800 block of West Massingale Road just before 8:00 pm after a 12 year-old boy reported to his Grandmother that he had set the back porch on fire. The child had obtained access to a lighter, wood sticks and a gasoline can and then started the fire.
Although it is technically monsoon season, there has been nothing more than scant traces of rain. If the National Weather Service’s projections are accurate, Southern Arizona may not see a lot of rain in July either.
As a child, John Faruolo’s friends flocked to his house to play wiffle ball. Decades later, nothing has changed, though the facilities have been upgraded.
(BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today. At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.
No injuries were reported following a fire in the town of Oracle that burned through 3.96 acres on June 12.
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As warm temperatures, high winds, and low humidity arrive in Arizona, local fire officials are urging the public to use every precaution possible when dealing with fire.
Pima Community College recently appointed David Dore as the new Northwest Campus president. He will assume his new position July 1.
At 61 years old, the last thing Tucson resident Lynda Phillip thought she’d be doing is starting over. After all, she had already accomplished so much – from raising two children as a single mother, to playing professional basketball on the first-ever women’s team, to finishing her career in the city court system.
Lynda Phillip, whose house was recently destroyed by a fire, tears up while recalling certain items she lost in the fire. Lynda is fighting to remain optimistic about what the future holds.
The fire caused about $80,000 in damages to Lynda Phillip’s house.
Rascal, Lynda Phillip’s 18-year-old cat, was rescued by a passerby who noticed it inside Lynda’s burning home.
A white wing dove sits on a half-burned branch of a palm tree outside of Lynda Phillip’s northwest home, which was damaged in a fire on May 3.
To donate to the Phillip House Fire Recovery Fund, visit https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/hfl4/phillip-house-fire-recovery-fund.