- Your Voice
Exhibition Duration: January 8th through February 4th
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
The bighorn sheep reintroduction project in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is ill-advised. The habitat on the mountain isn’t suitable, and the sheep have a right to live their lives without heavy handed management.
The Oro Valley Marketplace was set alight with the bright faces of hundreds of children and their parents, each anticipating the arrival of the big man in red himself.
American Legion Tucson Mountains Post 102 regular meetings are the first Tuesday of each month – September through May at the Tucson Estates Recreation Hall. Our next Post 102 meeting is Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. We encourage all eligible veterans to join us, get acquainted and help to serve the veterans in our area. Dec. 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and we will especially remember all the veterans of World War II.
While the local retail stores have been working to get us all in the holiday spirit – to the point where all at one time the stores had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations up, it is the time of year to start thinking about giving.
Five-time Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt delivers another gritty performance in this intense, gripping World War II thriller. The 50-year old actor more than holds his own as the very capable and confident Army sergeant leading a five-man tank crew against Nazis in 1945 Germany. Pitt, along with the other well cast soldiers in the movie, poignantly demonstrate the horrors found on the battlefield while showcasing the courage to stand up for each other even when their situation turns dire.
Thursday, Oct. 16
The history of Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871 and continued the following day destroying everything in its path. In 27 hours, this tragic conflagration killed more than 250 people, it left 100,000 homeless, and it destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed the week in October in which the 8th day falls.
Hundreds of neighbors visited Picture Rocks Community Center on Sept. 20 for a Community Resource Fair. Over 30 displays brought information on local resources and issues along with flu shots, popcorn and sno-cones and useful take-aways. Scouts, 4H Clubs, United Way’s Elder Alliance, Sheriff’s Auxiliary, Abbett Library, Marana Health Center and Food Bank, Citizens for Picture Rocks, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and others spoke to community needs.
University of Arizona Police Officer Andrew Lincowski joined planetary scientists at NASA this summer to search for exoplanets that might have the potential to harbor life.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
Stay alert. Stay aware. Stay alive.
Oro Valley Mayor Dr. Satish I. Hiremath will offer his fifth State of the Town Address at a luncheon Friday, Sept. 12, starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Oro Valley.
5:39 PM UPDATE: All Pima Community College classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day due to the storm.
The third annual Tucson 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place starting Sunday morning, Sept. 14. The event is sponsored by the Climb 4 the Fallen (C4TF) Group. The stair climb will be held at the Bank Of The West building, located at 5151 E. Broadway in Tucson. Arizona firefighters will make an exhausting physical tribute to their fellow firefighters who died on 9/11.
An Aug. 18 Board of Supervisors decision means the majority of homeowners in Pima County will see an increase in their property taxes in the new fiscal year.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has announced Jeffrey Schott as its new spa director at the Sonoran Spa. Along with this new hire, Westward Look has additionally named 3-year associate Christopher McLaren as the new catering sales manager.
If you are a Marana resident or work or own a business in the town and have an interest in how policing gets done within the town limits, then you might consider signing up for the Marana Police Department’s (MPD) Citizens Police Academy.
WASHINGTON – Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut carbon emissions from power plants in half over the next 15 years.
Pima County has won two statewide 2014 Project of the Year awards from the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association.