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Last week, James D. Kriegh was honored at the park named after him in 2001. The ceremony coincided with the town’s 40th anniversary. Kriegh was an advocate for the town’s incorporation, a public servant, and served as a member of the town council and as a town engineer. Family and friends, as well as town staff, were present for the commemoration.
Soccer fields at Riverfront Park in Oro Valley will be closed Oct. 6 through Oct. 18, for over-seeding, which provides high-quality turf surfaces on high-traffic areas. The best time to perform this process is during the fall months, when temperatures are ideal and competing weeds are at a minimum. Please note that the field lights will not be turned on in the evening during this time.
Kevin Kriegh, son of James D. Kriegh, stands with his aunt Ethelyn Fennell during the formal dedication of James D. Kriegh Park in Oro Valley. The park was named after him in 2001 and the ceremony coincided with the town’s 40th anniversary.
Oro Valley town staff and community members unveil a plaque dedicating the park in honor of James D. Kreigh.
The application and appointment process for Boards and Commissions in the Town of Oro Valley is now online, improving convenience and efficiency for residents interested in serving on a board. Within a few clicks, citizens can easily visit the town’s website, review vacant positions, submit their application and receive correspondence on the status of their application.
During the Oct. 1 Oro Valley Town Council meeting, mayor and council incorporated a new 39-acre property and rezoned it, amended the town code for elections, and approved the programming components for Naranja Park.
Oro Valley Police dept.
Late last month, Oro Valley resident Shirl Lamonna took this wonderful sunset photograph from a trail near Hohokam Park in Rancho Vistoso.
Kristy Brower has a bright, open space for children to sit on the floor with their xylophones and a roomy niche to store her class set of violins— space that was once something of a luxury in a school that, until recently, just wasn’t big enough for all the enrichment educators wanted to provide at Harleson Elementary School.
Monday, September 29
Apparently Brian Clymer, Esq. does not attend many Pima County Board of Supervisor meetings. If he did, he would have a better idea of what really goes on in Pima County. Supervisor Miller votes 90 to 95 percent of the time with the other board members. She does not vote with them, when something is not transparent or not in the best interest of the tax payers.
It rained. But the sun came back out.
After losing their first game of the season, the Ironwood Ridge football team has now rattled off four straight wins and are serving notice that they believe they are the best team in Southern Arizona. The Nighthawks rushed for 328 yards in their 53-16 win over Buena and now appear to be on a collision course towards a late November showdown with defending state champion Salpointe.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.
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.
Pima County Sheriff’s Dept.
In his fifth State of the Town address on Sept. 12, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath said he is proud of what continues to be accomplished in the community located six miles north of Tucson.
Tucson is bracing for a huge storm on Wednesday and the local school districts and municipalities are preparing for the worst.
On Sept. 3, the Oro Valley Town Council rezoned and approved the development of a store that will have a functional water feature. The council also approved the use of larger banner signs that will be along Ina Road to promote Tohono Chul Park.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.