- Your Voice
This morning, longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Dupnik, who has served as sheriff for since 1980, made the announcement on the Bill Buckmaster Show.
Looking at recent events that have occurred in the past few weeks I am reminded of a famous quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Involvement in your local government is truly paramount to reminding elected officials of what you would like to see happen in our community, especially when it comes to the use of your tax dollars.
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.
Senior citizens 55 and older will get an insider’s view of the Drexel Heights Fire District through their Senior Citizen’s Fire Academy. This free educational program provides citizens with safety classes plus an exclusive look at Drexel’s emergency operations. Participants will learn more about the organization while refreshing their fire and life safety skills.
Oro Valley Police have arrested one man in connection with an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at the Marshall's on Oracle and Magee.
Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.
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.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jamie McNeely radios to dispatch his whereabouts.
On January 17, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m., San Xavier District deputies responded to a collision at West Valencia Road and Vahalla Road. When deputies arrived, they learned a passenger car, eastbound on Valencia Road, collided with a northbound passenger car on Vahalla Road that failed to stop at a stop sign.
Teachers who want to learn more about impacts of stormwater pollution and other facts about the water cycle to apply to their classroom curricula have the opportunity to learn more at events held by Arizona Project WET, a program of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and supported by Pima Association of Governments and its Clean Water Starts With Me outreach campaign.
Update, Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m.:
The Pima County Stadium District and M1 Baseball, LLC have finalized a deal to bring professional baseball to Kino Sports Complex in 2015.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
A woman who tried to hire an undercover officer to kill a relative in 2013 has accepted a plea agreement, according to a media release from the Oro Valley Police Department.
The people behind the Tangerine Road corridor improvements are getting together this Wednesday, Jan. 14 to present updates on the project. The event will begin at the Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada, at 6 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m.
I’ve discovered some fascinating things along my culinary and cocktail journey this year and have had the privilege of sharing them with you on these pages every week.
In December, Arizona’s State Transportation Board (STB) approved $15 million to initiate the environmental impact studies (EIS) needed to build the proposed Interstate 11 highway from Wickenberg to Nogales. The unanimous action followed a two-year study by the Arizona and Nevada Departments of Transportation urging construction of the new highway. Funding came from putting a number of just-approved construction and repair projects on indefinite hold.
Every year, people all across the country participate in a time-honored tradition and make bold New Year’s resolutions. Many of these resolutions have to do with improving our health and, sadly, many of them are broken by the end of January. It isn’t that we give up so much as we are overwhelmed. We have the best of intentions, but sometimes our resolutions are a bit too super-sized. Running a marathon might sound great on January 1, but thirty days later it can feel impossible.
Representatives form the Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley, Pima County and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would like you to join them for an open house to get an update on the Tangerine Road corridor improvements.
Just before 4:30am on Sunday, crews from Northwest Fire District were dispatched to the 7100 block of North Via Venezia, near Ina and Oracle Roads, after reports were received that a car had crashed into a home and a large gas leak was present.
Happy New Year. I hope you are still adhering to your New Year’s resolutions. While county governments don’t necessarily make New Year’s resolutions, they do have goals and plans for the year, albeit generally geared toward fiscal years, which in Arizona are from July to June.