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The latest media rankings for high school football are out and there is starting to be a lot of moving going on as the season gets into its fourth week.
You may have to change your driving routes for the coming storm due to wash and road closures that are expected.
Oro Valley authorities have confirmed that Sahuarita Town Attorney Daniel Jay Hochuli has been charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit.
A suspect linked to the break-in of more than 50 vehicles in the Town of Oro Valley is considered to be in hiding, according to Oro Valley Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Kara Riley.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
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.
On Aug. 26, the Town of Oro Valley conducted its primary election. Previously, the town’s nonpartisan primary and general elections were held in March and May respectively and conducted as mail ballot elections. Due to a recent change in state law (HB 2826), the town is now required to consolidate its primary and general elections with Pima County’s partisan primary polling place election in August, and the general polling place election in November.
New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.
Thursday, Sept. 18
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.
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.
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.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 expressed its appreciation to local firefighters for the valuable service they provide to the community on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members of the lodge prepared and delivered turkey dinners with all the trimmings to eight fire stations in the Golder Ranch Fire District and two in the Mountain Vista Fire District. These dedicated men and women provide service to Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.
It’s been a heck-of-a-summer. Campaigning for re-election to the town council again put me in close touch with folks whose doorbells I poked and whose small dogs became extremely alarmed. One little older woman said she’d vote for me just for coming to her door in the heat.
The Oro Valley Police Department has switched from its BMW motorcycles to Victory Commander. Last week, the motor unit spent two days at the Marana Regional Airport getting familiar with their new wheels.
Tucson is bracing for a huge storm on Wednesday and the local school districts and municipalities are preparing for the worst.