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The four incumbents on the Oro Valley Town Council are taking the steps to run for reelection. Mayor Satish Hiremath, Vice Mayor Lou Waters and councilmembers Joe Hornat and Mary Snider have taken out papers to run for second terms.
Paul Blowers, PhD, originally took on the profession of chemical engineer as a personal challenge. Growing up in his home town in northern Michigan, he saw others bested by the field – and that only drove him harder.
On a cool January morning in 1980, 27-year old Kathryn Armstrong reported to work in a converted home on Calle Concordia that served as Oro Valley’s town hall.
The Desert Southwest has grown hotter over the years. Proof of the warming trend comes in the form of birds’ movements, according to bird scientists.
How business and government leaders view the region’s future is one thing, the mayor said. How to set policies — or even agree on a set of policies — that might improve the region’s future is another thing, especially when it comes to water and land use.
Old police memorabilia — badges, patches and medals — line the south wall of Gordon “Buzz” Hackett Jr.’s garage.
Ty Bowers/The Explorer, Pinal County Sheriff-elect Paul Babeu stands in front of Buzz Hackett's garage wall, which is covered with police patches and badges.
To raucous support, six Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce volunteers shook their booties for charitable causes Saturday night.
He painted a bright picture for the future of Oro Valley-based Ventana Medical Systems.