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Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson route skirts the edge of Tucson, so if you are out and about in your car on ride day, it’s very likely you will encounter some of the 9,000 cyclists, 2,600 volunteers and officials on the route – as well as many thousands of spectators. Please be on the lookout.
Those anticipating the arrival of the Big Horn Commerce Center in Oro Valley will have to wait a little bit longer.
Oro Valley Town Council spent the Oct. 15 meeting directing staff to compile elements for future agenda items and initiating a 60-day public notice process, which informs the public the council plans to discuss revenue options. The revenue options are primarily tax-based possibilities.
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.