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Pima Community College women’s basketball player Melody McLaughlin was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Monday.
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.
It is with a mixture of amusement and confusion that I read the cacophony of dissent and support regarding the El Con. purchase. I am going to assume that letter writers are also letter readers. How many times in discussions about downtown Tucson have we heard Portland’s downtown referenced, and the San Antonio riverwalk adnauseam as things and places to emulate. Oro Valley has given itself an opportunity to be in that conversation. A town that is essentially ringed by golf courses in an era when that industry is over built for it’s existing and it’s projected client base can make a cutting edge choice to cut that (by most if not all analysis) financial dead weight.
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.
Four years ago the Tucson community and the entire country were stunned by the events that unfolded on the corner just across the street. In the days that followed, Tohono Chul became a refuge and a place of healing for many. On this anniversary, join us in a day of reflection and remembrance and shared kindness. Admission is free with a donation of canned food to the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank, an organization that has been helping seniors, the disabled and families in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives for 30 years. They are in need of canned spaghetti sauce, meats, fruits and vegetables, dried pasta, rice, beans, cereal, and peanut butter, jams and jellies — be generous.
Does the idea of time travel intrigue you? Are you interested in a good love story and the idea of a magical boat that can transport you four hundred years into the future? If so you will love The Gypsy Trilogy.
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.
Former Mountain View standout Melody McLaughlin was ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Monday.
Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation are pleased to showcase Native American visual and performance arts at the Native American Arts Festival on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23. The goal of the festival is to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about, enjoy, and purchase Native arts and crafts including baskets, carvings, paintings, sculpture, masks, jewelry, and recordings.
The Oak Ridge Boys return to Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 as part of their Boys Night Out tour. Tickets go on sale Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. through Star Tickets and start at $30. Tickets are also available at Desert Diamond’s Rewards Center, which offers a 10 percent discount to Diamond Rewards Members. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. This show is all ages and is sponsored by KIIM FM.
Nearly 300 people, mostly veterans and their families, were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new State Veteran’s Cemetery in Marana.
Tucson celebrates Jesuit missionary Euesbio Francisco Kino as a revered person in local history. Fr. Kino, an Italian, arrived in the Southwest in March, 1699, following the Spanish conquistadores to Christianize the Indians. He was charismatic and energetic, bringing the Tohono O’odham grain seeds, livestock, fruit trees and vegetables -- and a forced change in a way of life lived for thousands of years. European crops joined the corn, beans and squash grown in the desert for thousands of years using intricate canal and mountain terraces to control water.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7 voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a 15.6-mile interstate linking interstates 10 and 19, connecting Raytheon Missile Systems to the University of Arizona Tech Park in an area being called aerospace parkway.
Doing good works—as in volunteering for a charitable cause—is good for you, according to a growing body of research. Those who volunteer their time and energy for any type of philanthropic activities enjoy better physical and mental health. Studies show that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life compared to those who don’t volunteer.
For Pusch Ridge the challenge this week was not winning their game against Baboquivari, but doing so with good sportsmanship and humility. The Lions beat an overmatched Baboquivari squad 48-0 and had the challenge of playing hard, but not upstaging an opponent that does not have the depth to compete.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.
Stay alert. Stay aware. Stay alive.