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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.
The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.
Ironwood Ridge High School
The 2014 Boys and Girls State Junior Golf Championship will be held at The Gallery Golf Club, on July 8 and 9, 2014. For the sixth year in a row, the 2014 Arizona Boys & Girls State Junior Championships will be administered by the four state golf associations, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA), Southwest Section PGA, Arizona Golf Association and the Arizona Women’s Golf Association.
Estes Elementary School, in the Marana Unified School District, has earned the 2014 A+ School of Excellence award presented by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
The Gallery Golf Club, set in the scenic Tortolita Mountains in Marana, Ariz. near Tucson, is proud to once again host the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships on the club’s North Course April 25-27, 2014.
Best Mom and Pop Business Two-time winner
The Marana Unified School District (MUSD) recently named three employees, 2014 MUSD Employees of the Year.
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (February 19, 2014) – The Town of Oro Valley and Town of Marana will once again partner to host the third annual Move Across 2 Ranges hiking challenge on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to noon.
Starting this summer, Simon Property Group will begin development on a premium outlet mall in Marana at the Twin Peaks/I-10 interchange.
It’s tough to turn tragedy into something positive.
Two competing developers are in a race to build premier outlet malls on Tucson’s northwest side.
Each year brings the promise of exciting new opportunities for communities across the country. In Marana, we are optimistic that 2014 will be a year filled with positive developments that move our town forward in many ways.
The Arizona High School Cycling Mountain Bike League was organized in 2012 to provide competitive mountain biking programs for high school students, with the first full season recently coming to a close.
If you’re lucky, you will soon be able to see not just birds, snakes, lizards, coyote, javelina, and deer but also bighorn sheep when you visit Catalina State Park. If this happens, it will be due not so much to luck of course as to the hard work and dedication of many people including the folks at the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. They are working together on a multi-year project to reintroduce bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains. The goal of the current project is to have a population of 110 bighorn sheep in these mountains at the end of a three-year period.
Maracay Homes continues to expand into the northwest area with three new residential developments in the works in the towns of Marana and Oro Valley.
Summer is over and everyone is ready to get outdoors again. That’s especially good news if you’re a hiker and live in or near Marana.
Just in time for Halloween, the Marana Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free Eerie Hike of the Tortolita Mountains on Oct. 16.
There are countless reasons why we should be thankful to live in Southern Arizona. Near the top of my list are the abundant, beautiful and accessible hiking trails in Marana’s Tortolita Mountains.
Marana’s Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its guided hike program starting Sept. 14. Through May, the Town offers free hikes in the Tortolita Mountains second Saturday at 8 a.m. The group meets at the Wild Burro Trailhead on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (14810 N. Secret Springs Drive).