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In a recent meeting, the Marana Planning Commission approved a development plan and voted to recommend two rezoning requests, which will now go before the town council for final approval.
As the year draws to a close, so does your opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the many nonprofits that work to make Southern Arizona a better place.
Nominations for BBB Serving Southern Arizona’s 2015 Torch Awards will be accepted from Thursday, Jan. 2 through Feb. 1. The awards program recognizes businesses in Southern Arizona in three award categories:
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has received a $100,000 “Building Capacity in the Regional Food Supply Chain” grant from the USDA. The grant was awarded in September 2014 for a two year period.
A Chase branch outside of Mayor Arturo Garino’s office has consolidated with the bank’s other branch in this border city. Bank of America recently sold its two branches here to Washington Federal as part of a larger deal involving 23 locations in Arizona and Nevada.
In November, Picture Rocks Hiking Club explorers visited Box Canyon, following a wash from Picture Rocks Road at the bottom of Contzen Pass through the Tucson Mountains to the Redemptorist Renewal Center.
With the recent rabies outbreaks in Santa Cruz County, the 2014 Tucson Pet Expo would like to extend it's sympathy to the family's that lost their pets to this terrible disease. Amazing Pet Expos, the producers of the event, would also like to welcome all families who are worried about Rabies to attend the expo with their pets. Animal Birth Control of Tucson will be offering the rabies vaccine for $10 on site.
The Annual CFO Awards Dinner recognizing some of the region’s best.
(NAPSI)—During the bustling holiday season, it can be challenging to balance an organic lifestyle with holiday parties, decorating decadence and comfort food. This year, make sure your family is living organically-even during the sweetest season of the year!
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.
Pusch Ridge became the first Southern Arizona football team to clinch a postseason berth with their 57-0 win over San Carlos. The win locked up their sectional title and gave them an automatic playoff berth.
The Earth Harmony Festival features a highly-popular EcoVillage tour, which gives festival goers the opportunity to explore all things sustainable at one of the country's largest EcoVillages. In addition there will be live music, speakers, a fun and educational children's village, and a vendor village. Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is a 165-acre working organic farm and ranch nestled within the picturesque Santa Cruz River valley. Festival-goers will enjoy nationally-known educational speakers on a variety of sustainability topics including sustainable organic farming, preserving and fostering heritage foods, the importance of food diversity and the "slow food" movement.
After losing their first game of the season, the Ironwood Ridge football team has now rattled off four straight wins and are serving notice that they believe they are the best team in Southern Arizona. The Nighthawks rushed for 328 yards in their 53-16 win over Buena and now appear to be on a collision course towards a late November showdown with defending state champion Salpointe.
Sahuarita improved to 5-0, beating Catalina Foothills 38-28 on Friday night. The Falcons are now 2-2 after the loss.
For the second straight week the CDO football team lost a game in the final moments, while also having to deal with a strange delay. Cienega beat CDO 23-18 in a game that saw the Bobcats take a late lead, then both teams have to deal with a 15 minute delay when the lights went out.
You may have to change your driving routes for the coming storm due to wash and road closures that are expected.
Monday, September 15
The Pusch Ridge and Mountain View football teams were both in action on Friday night, but each had different results.
When the Pima County Board of Supervisors created the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan in 1999 the perception of the plan was that it was for the protection of natural lands outside of or bordering metropolitan Tucson. That perception was amplified in 2004 when county voters ratified the plan through the approval of $165 million in bond funds for environmentally sensitive land acquisition.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, bringing the region’s cultural garden to modern day tastes buds. The culinary event brings up to 50 chefs and restaurants preparing unique salsa recipes and mixologists creating innovative tequila-based drinks along with sweet and savory menu pairings. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a nearly $1.5 million partnership that will allow Pima Animal Care Center, Best Friends Animal Society, and PetSmart Charities to bring a lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project to Pima County.
The high school football season is less than two weeks away, with the bulk of the teams getting started a week later. Here is a week by week schedule of the Northwest teams.
Pima County has won two statewide 2014 Project of the Year awards from the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
After two years as an Arizona State Representative, Ethan Orr has seen the good and bad in state politics. The Republican from District 9 has some huge concerns about the partisan politics that he feels has hurt the state.