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A long-running debate over two major General Plan amendments in Oro Valley has moved beyond the Planning and Zoning Commission after each passed in a 6-1 vote on Nov. 20.
I am very pleased to announce that District 1 will be receiving a large portion of the $5 million allocated for road repairs this year. Although the County Administrator did not approve of road repair funds being allocated for neighborhood roads, there was some good news for residents when the Board approved $1.9 million for arterial road repair projects in District 1 at the November 18th Board of Supervisors meeting. While I did ask for consideration of funding neighborhood roads in failing condition, I was informed by the Director of Transportation that only arterial roads would be addressed. Regardless, at this time of Thanksgiving, I am very thankful that my fellow Supervisors approved any funding for District 1 road repairs and hope we can continue to work to find solutions to our road problems.
(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Census Bureau, homeowners spent $130 billion on remodeling projects last year. If you hope to join them anytime soon, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. After all, a kitchen remodel can give you one of the best returns on investment as long as you know where to save and where to spend.
Sai Tummala, a junior forward on the Arizona State men’s basketball team, is taking on greater challenges than most student athletes.
(BPT) - What are you thankful for this season? Your loved ones? Your health? Your possessions? You probably have plenty of reasons to feel thankful but in your community and around the world there are others who may not be as fortunate, and need the help of those willing to give, especially during the holiday season. So if you’re ready to give back this year, here are 5 ways you can help people in your local area and beyond.
(BPT) - The chaos of the holiday season can leave even the most organized person feeling a little hassled. You have to balance your schedule that’s filling up with holiday activities, your to-do lists of gift shopping and getting ready for guests, and your budget that’s struggling with added seasonal expenses. It all makes these last few weeks of the calendar year feel a bit overwhelming.
Those anticipating the arrival of the Big Horn Commerce Center in Oro Valley will have to wait a little bit longer.
The officials behind one of two planned Marana outlet malls celebrated the construction of their major project Thursday with an official groundbreaking.
Nearly 300 people, mostly veterans and their families, were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new State Veteran’s Cemetery in Marana.
(BPT) - The life of a homeowner is unpredictable. It is inevitable you will encounter necessary home fixes and even an occasional disaster. From storm-damaged roofs and extended power outages to a cabinet door ready to fall off its hinges, it’s important to fix issues quickly before they become a hazard to your family, pets or visitors.
The Children’s Museum Tucson announced today the location of the future Children’s Museum Oro Valley. The museum will be located at the Steam Pump Village Shops, at 11015 N. Oracle Road. The 3,300 square foot space will offer visitors daily programming and hands-on, interactive exhibits focused on early childhood education experiences with an emphasis on art, literacy, health and wellness, science-based activities, and school readiness programming.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona’s Holiday Adopt-a-Child is underway. Gifts will be provided to 200-225 local low-income children, newborn to eighteen years old, to make their holiday season extra special. You can be part of this project. For each child you adopt, you will receive his or her personalized wish list which will include clothing items and two toys. We ask that you purchase new items and plan to spend between $50-$75 per child. Gifts will need to be wrapped and brought to IMPACT of Southern Arizona in mid-December.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors in December will take a second look at a proposed 50-acre development in the Catalina Foothill area after a 4-1 vote favored delaying a decision in an Oct. 21 public meeting.
Development at the Ina and Silverbell intersection and town water agreements got most of the attention at the Oct. 21 Marana Council meeting. The council hosted four separate public hearings to discuss the issues.
A two-year study to determine the feasibility of Interstate 11 – a corridor connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas and potentially Mexico to Canada – has been completed, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
Shared Services Center Tucson, a provider of business office support services and an affiliate of Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital, plans to create 200 new jobs in the Tucson region.
State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
Road repair continues to be a hot topic in Pima County, and now, a Sept. 26 memo released by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry looks to clear up what he says are common misconceptions on how the county uses its Department of Transportation (DOT) funding.
(Family Features) Date night doesn't have to require reservations at an overpriced restaurant or an over-the-top production. You can easily turn your own home into the perfect romantic setting for a special night you both deserve.
After devastating floods in Arizona in 1976, 1977 and 1978, the Arizona State Legislature established county flood control districts as special taxing districts to provide floodplain management and flood control improvements. In Pima County, the Board of Supervisors created the Pima County Flood Control District in 1978 with the board serving as the district’s decision-making body.
The final venture on Amphitheater Public Schools’ bond project list is a new Oro Valley elementary school.
Kristy Brower has a bright, open space for children to sit on the floor with their xylophones and a roomy niche to store her class set of violins— space that was once something of a luxury in a school that, until recently, just wasn’t big enough for all the enrichment educators wanted to provide at Harleson Elementary School.