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In her recent monthly column for The Explorer, District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller asserts that Pima County lacks the leadership to solve the county’s road maintenance problem. Supervisor Miller’s comments are very disappointing – as well as inaccurate.
With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.
Northwest Fie District crews responded to the 11,400 block on North Vista Ranch Place near Thornydale and Tangerine Roads just after 4:00pm for a house fire. The residents were preparing for a dinner party when they saw fire coming from their microwave oven. The couple and a neighbor who was over for the dinner were able to evacuate safely and call 9-1-1.
Thursday, Aug. 14
As water levels continue to drop from regional-area groundwater wells, the City of Tucson and Metro Water District are in the beginning stages of counteracting the decrease by exploring how to combine groundwater with CAP (Central Arizona Project) water, which delivers about 1.5 million acre-feet of water annually from the Colorado River.
Little League softball usually takes a back seat to Little League baseball, but it is hard to argue with the track record of success at Thornydale Little League. The league based out of Arthur Pack Park has been dominant.
Thornydale Little League Softball All-Stars have a rich tradition of success when many other leagues have struggled.
Although host Thornydale was unable to win the Junior Softball All-Star West Regional, they did finish strong in the event, beating Tillamook, Oregon 16-3 in the consolation final.
On August 4, 2014 the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) publicly released 2014 AIMS results and the A-F school letter grades for schools throughout the state. The Marana Unified School District earned a high profile of B. One elementary school earned the ADE’s highest Achievement Profile of an A and fifteen Marana schools earned the Achievement Profile of a B.
Marana Unified School District students will begin the school year
The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.
Thornydale’s run at the Arizona State Little League 9/10 Softball Tournament came to an end on Sunday night. Thornydale fell 7-0 to Ponytail GSL, their second loss in the double-elimination tournaments.
The Thornydale 9-10 Softball All-Stars stayed alive in the state tournament with a 1-0 win on Saturday night.
Thursday, July 17
On July 9, 2014, at approximately 6:27 p.m., Foothills District deputies responded to the 13,500 block of N. Thornydale Road reference a burglary in progress.
The District 5 Little League baseball tournaments have all but come to a close. Just two area teas are still alive and when the weekend is over four area teams will have won district titles.
The first week of the District 5 Little League All-Star tournaments are over and things are really starting to take shape. After a full week and a busy weekend one champion has been crowned, and the championship brackets are set.
The statistics said Mountain View High School graduate Jessica Sipe should not have been there. She had a better chance of being pregnant than playing in a national championship game. She had a better chance of being in jail than being the potential go-ahead run. The statistics said she was far more likely to be in rehab than crossing home plate. However, Sipe decided at a young age that she was going to defy the odds.
The first night of District 5 All-Star baseball and softball tournaments began on Monday. Here are the results as well as Tuesday’s match-ups.
The District 5 Little League All-Star Tournaments begin on Monday and a handful of area teams will be in action.
District 5 All-Star tournaments begin on Monday. Here are the Thornydale LL rosters:
The PGA Tour announced last week that a new tournament was coming to northwest Tucson. The Tucson Classic, a PGA Champions Tour event, will be played in Tucson’s Omni Tucson National Resort between March 16 and 22, next year.
Lisa Rickel from Thornydale Elementary holds a $5000 check from the WalkOn! Challenge.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently awarded two Marana teachers a $5,000 grant for each of their schools to fund health-related programs in Arizona. The grants were awarded based on the winners’ exceptional execution of the 2014 Walk On! Challenge.