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Opponents of the Town of Oro Valley’s decision to buy the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities are suing the town clerk for rejecting the petition they filed to send the purchase to the ballot.
The Oro Valley Town Clerk has rejected the petition filed by opponents of the town council’s decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses because the signature sheets did not bear a serial number.
Organizers of the referendum petition drive that could reverse the Town of Oro Valley’s planned purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses handed the town clerk more than 3,000 signatures Thursday.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is now a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.
Coronado Little League has become Oro Valley Little League. In early December, the executive board voted unanimously to make the name change to better reflect their demographics.
The Board of Coronado Little League unanimously approved a new name for the league. The league is now known as Oro Valley Little League or OVLL.
Please join us for the IMPACT of Southern Arizona Golf Classic on Jan. 30, 2015. The event is dedicated in memory of Bob Richards, a passionate supporter of IMPACT of Southern Arizona and past Board member and president. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful del Lago Golf Club in Vail.
It was a busier than normal night at the Marana Town Council last Wednesday, and it could have been an even busier session had a council action agenda item not been taken off the board. As it was, the council held the first of two public hearings over the possibility of building a new police station.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
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.
Officers from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the Oro Valley Police Department and their respective volunteers file vehicles through the northbound lanes of Oracle Road during a sobriety checkpoint in 2011.
Earlier this month 13 Oro Valley Dolphin football players were honored at a scholarship luncheon for the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation.
For Emily Rudh’s ninth birthday in September, she told her friends that she didn’t want any presents. Instead, she asked them to bring items that she could in turn donate to the Humane Society.
The Golder Ranch Fire District will celebrate employees at the annual Employee Recognition event held on Nov. 7 at the Canyon Del Oro High School auditorium. At the event, both administrative and field employees will be recognized for their outstanding work. Additionally, a community recognition award will be given to a community partner who displayed exceptional collaborative efforts over the last year.
As usual, Ms. Ottoboni goes into any situation with her mind already made up. Those of us who are loyal readers of the Opinion page to the Explorer are used to her rants.
Oro Valley residents are in the midst of turning a vision into reality.
The Town of Oro Valley is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Volunteers of the Year. Nominees should embody the spirit of volunteerism by going above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to better our community. One man and one woman will be selected based on the outstanding nature of their volunteer efforts and will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Dec.11, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.
The Town of Oro Valley is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Volunteers of the Year. Nominees should embody the spirit of volunteerism by going above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to better our community. One man and one woman will be selected based on the outstanding nature of their volunteer efforts and will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.
Oro Valley resident John Scheuring sees a lot of buffelgrass and fountain grass in and around town alive, well and green, but would like to see those plants dead, dying and brown.
Oro Valley residents John Scheuring, right, and Ed Nigl are volunteering their time spraying herbicide on buffelgrass and fountain grass around town.
Oro Valley residents John Scheuring, left, and Ed Nigl are volunteering their time spraying herbicide on buffelgrass and fountain grass around town. Up until the end of this month is the optimal time to spray and kill off these invasive plants.