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Less than a week after making some dramatic realignment decision, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has reviewed the data used and made some alterations to the initial placements after athletic directors complained about some curious decisions.
The Town of Oro Valley is asking residents to give their input on budget priorities using a new online questionnaire. Oro Valley has usually held open forums to get the residents opinions, but the town says those usually had low attendance. The survey, titles 5 Questions in 5 minutes, asks participants to rank which areas of public service should be the highest priority when working out the budget. The town has also put together a budget information page for residents to look over.
(Family Features) If you’re looking for a little variety to spice up your life, cooking with a versatile veggie such as the sweet potato may give your menu the satisfying kick you crave, along with a healthy dose of the nutrients your body needs.
On Tuesday the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years.
Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.
Although the 2015-16 fiscal year doesn’t begin until July 1, 2015, Town of Oro Valley staff has already begun the budget process. Many months of preparation go into this document, which serves not only as a guideline for spending, but also as: a policy document, the budget indicates what services the Town will provide during the next year and spells out the level of services and reasons for their provision.
Stanley Johnson has been honored for his efforts in a pair of Arizona wins last week with Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Monday.
Arizona took advantage of two Colorado starters out with injury and beat the visiting Buffaloes 68-54 despite a career night from Askia Booker.
Casa Grande won a huge game against the Marana girls basketball team 67-56 and now control their own destiny in Division II, Section VI. The Cougars and Tucson High are both undefeated in sectional play. Marana and Mountain View are tied for second.
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Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
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.
Former astronaut James A. McDivitt and four-star general Earl T. O’Loughlin are special guests at the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at SaddleBrooke One clubhouse. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen in to the conversation between these two American heroes as they discuss their phenomenal Air Force and NASA careers and decades of service to our country. Following their conversation there will be an opportunity for Q&A with attendees.
While student athletes don’t have many scholastic worries over the winter break, they hardly have time off. Most northwest teams competed in holiday tournaments.
(NAPSI)—The Guard is a component of the Army that is composed of men and women who serve their country, state and community on a part-time basis. These Citizen-Soldiers—sons, daughters, students, neighbors—tend to hold civilian jobs or attend college when not serving and training.
(BPT) - You probably don’t need a poll to know that Americans don’t like body hair, but there are plenty that confirm exactly that. In fact, multiple polls indicate that the majority of American women shave their legs and underarms, and many men engage in hair removal on at least some part of their bodies (other than the face).
(Family Features) Diets don’t work.
(BPT) - At first thought, the dead of winter may not seem to be the optimum time to replace your garage door. In fact, quite the opposite is true: frigid temperatures and brisk winds readily prove the need to upgrade your garage door from an older non-insulated version to a modern, energy efficient garage door.
Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many ways, an amazing year to be a video game enthusiast, with high quality games and innovative studios churning out triple-A games and working on fresh ideas to keep the gaming world alive in the coming years. For every upside, however, there is some bad. 2014 was also one of the worst years for gaming; high budget games by big name studios fell into a rut of profit-oriented gaming, the “freemium” craze created a large black mark in the gaming world, and the battle for name brand supremacy became even more intense as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony pitted fans of their hardware against one another.
Both Arizona and Boise State have had some of their best moments at the Fiesta Bowl and the two will meet on Dec. 31 in the game in Glendale.
I would love to have a municipal golf course in Oro Valley, but not the one proposed.
University of Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III was given the Rotary Lombardi Award in Houston on Wednesday, presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding defensive lineman or linebacker. The selection committee is made up of Division I head coaches, media personnel and former winners and finalists of the Rotary Lombardi Award. He also won the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday.
(NAPSI)—The holidays are about families gathering together to celebrate and to discuss issues of importance to everyone, including older members of the family. For this reason, an annual campaign called Home for the Holidays was established to provide families with information to help stimulate a dialogue about major issues affecting their older loved ones. This year’s campaign focuses on the risks to brain health for older adults and offers some simple strategies to help mitigate those risks.