- Your Voice
In regards to the recent vote by the Oro Valley Town Council majority to approve the acquisition of El Conquistador country club, I want to express my support for the plan and vote. Many Oro Valley residents like me are in support of this project, but once again a vocal minority are speaking out and making this seems like a horrible idea. The opportunity to purchase 300 plus acres of influential property along with the buildings valued at $3.25 million for $1 million is a great deal. Sure, the property needs improvement and upgrades, but that’s part of operating any piece of property. Once the initial repairs are made, the subsequent maintenance should not be anything beyond the level of maintenance at other municipal facilities that the town already owns. To build facilities like this today, it would cost the town nearly $20 million. In that sense, this acquisition should be a no-brainer.
I was very disappointed to discover that a small group of citizens is planning a legal move to block the Oro Valley acquisition of the El Conquistador Country Club (ECCC) property, which jeopardizes a much-wanted community center. Sadly there is also a group of Sun City residents who have joined in. This group is only concerned with their own interests and not the greater good of Oro Valley.
Join the Oro Valley community for a festive evening of live entertainment, activities for children, free refreshments, the lighting of the OV Holiday Tree and a special appearance by Santa on a Golder Ranch Fire truck. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace (on the southwest corner of Oracle & Tangerine).
Developing lean muscles through small movements, Pure Barre, helps women strengthen and tone their bodies.
When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
Oro Valley Police Dept.
The controversy surrounding where to place tens of thousands of children crossing the U.S. border, mostly in Texas, continued in Oracle last week as organized protests were held to protest and support up to 50 children being placed at a boys’ school.
Ironwood Ridge High School
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
Just after 9:30 p.m. Northwest Fire District responded to Oracle and Rudasill Roads after several 9-1-1 calls were received reporting a pedestrian had been struck by a car.
If you’re lucky, you will soon be able to see not just birds, snakes, lizards, coyote, javelina, and deer but also bighorn sheep when you visit Catalina State Park. If this happens, it will be due not so much to luck of course as to the hard work and dedication of many people including the folks at the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. They are working together on a multi-year project to reintroduce bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains. The goal of the current project is to have a population of 110 bighorn sheep in these mountains at the end of a three-year period.
Oro Valley Town Council, last Wednesday, unanimously approved a conceptual site plan for Stone Canyon Enclave, a medium density residential 36-lot single-family residential subdivision in the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development.
Wanting to expand their business into the northwest area, owners and married couple Pete and Jeanne Snell recently opened their second Fleet Feet running store.
Owners and married couple Pete and Jeanne Snell their second Fleet Feet store in the Oracle Crossings shopping center. Fleet Feet is a walking, running and fitness store.
The moving of utility lines has begun to take place along Oracle Road between Tangerine Road and the Pima and Pinal county line in preparation for the Oracle Road widening project.