- Your Voice
Oro Valley, Arizona (November 19, 2014)-On November 14, 2014, Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) patrol officers responded to an Oro Valley home in reference to a burglary. The victim reported over $20,000 worth of items stolen. OVPD patrol conducted a canvass of the area and were able to identify two suspicious vehicles in the area at the time of the burglary.
The Oro Valley council on Dec. 17 is tentatively slated to revisit an October agenda item related to exploring additional revenue options.
Canyon Del Oro High School senior Bridget Doucet finished her final season in cross country on top of the podium, winning the Division II State Championship. However, for any other runner, it may have been just the final race of her high school career, but for Doucet it capped off a marathon of not only becoming the best in her favorite sport, but also in defeating a yearlong battle against anorexia.
On Nov. 6, the Town of Oro Valley received an award for Best Public Outreach General/Comprehensive Plan category from the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), for its work on Phase 1—Let’s Talk—of the Your Voice, Our Future project. Your Voice, Our Future is the Town’s general plan update, as required every ten years by Arizona state statute.
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.
When Canyon Del Oro senior golfer Chris Meyers signed a national Letter of Intent to accept a golf scholarship from Stanford, he completed a lifelong dream to go to the school. Even a year ago signing with the Cardinal seemed unlikely.
A new study by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) shows that overall, high school students in Pima County are using fewer drugs than they were in 2012, the last year data was collected.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
Most of us remember Michael Keaton’s successful string of comedies in the early 1980s that started off with “Night Shift” and “Mr. Mom”. Afterwards, he starred in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated “Batman” in 1989. By 1992, he once again played the caped crusader in “Batman Returns”, earning Keaton widespread acclaim. Then something happened; Keaton’s movies were more “misses” than “hits” until he seemed to disappear from cinema screens overnight. Keaton’s career had fallen into the category of insignificance. He missed out on meatier roles and blockbuster box office winners. Years later, even as he found himself providing voices to successful animated films (“Cars”, “Toy Story 3”), Keaton was never handed that potential Academy Award acting part or movie. Until now.
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.
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love! Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
Last week, Oro Valley resident Clif Lines captured this ominous sky from his back yard.
Oro Valley Police Department Officer Shawn Benjamin shows an emptied bottle of oxycodone pills at a Prescription Drop Off Event in 2010 where unused and unwanted prescription medicine can be handed over to be properly disposed of.
Oro Valley Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. This is the second time Oro Valley Hospital has earned the designation.
Sophomore infielders Trey Stine (Ironwood Ridge HS) and Brandon Burke (Canyon del Oro HS) signed and will play for New Mexico State University next fall.
A number of Northwest area athletes have committed to play their sports at the college level. Wednesday was the first day they could sign Letters of Intent/
BASIS Oro Valley high school student Charles Huang, left, and Canyon Del Oro High School students Hunter McAdams and Nicole Enos pose for a picture after being awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the 2014 CFO Awards hosted by Inside Tucson Business.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) $30,000 in overtime funding to support driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement.
Those anticipating the arrival of the Big Horn Commerce Center in Oro Valley will have to wait a little bit longer.
Members of Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 distributed dictionaries to third-grade students at Casa Christian, Copper Creek, Immaculate Heart, Mesa Verde, and Wilson elementary schools in Oro Valley. Project Chairperson Joyce Garcia purchased 320 dictionaries, and with the help of lodge members, presented each student with a dictionary that includes the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the history of the American Flag.
Oro Valley Police Dept.
Inside Tucson Business hosted its annual CFO of the Year awards on Nov. 5, with town officials from Oro Valley and Marana bringing home awards.
This latest Christopher Nolan film challenges audiences to keep up with the director’s cerebral vision and fast-paced storytelling. “Interstellar” moves at a speed and distance that doesn’t afford us, the moviegoers, the time to get complete answers along this fascinating journey. With such vast space to cover in the film, Nolan must play loose with the math and science equations, staying focussed instead on the many threats facing the talented cast. After all, the stakes are high; Earth is becoming uninhabitable and another planet must be found…right now. Like a rock skipped across the smooth waters of a lake, Nolan couldn’t slow down to fully explain the mathematics of gravity, Einstein’s theory of relativity, or how space travel was possible from a Midwestern farm to deep inside a wormhole. That deceleration would’ve halted the 3-time Oscar nominated director’s story and sank this movie. Cleverly, Nolan decided to toss one life and death challenge after another at the cast and audience, keeping both groups entertained while the rock (the main story) skips along at a high velocity.