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Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott will come together to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Atterbury Wash Greenway at a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The greenway is an integrated network of multi-use facilities for recreation and transportation across the community.
Nominees are being accepted for the fifth annual Tucson Pima Arts and Business Awards.
The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council walked away with an accolade at the 2008 Lumies awards presentation last Sunday at The Fox Theater downtown.
The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) extends its warm congratulations to poet Rebecca Seiferle, selected by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild as the new Tucson Poet Laureate.
Courtesy of Tucson River of Words program, The mixed-media work "Swans of the Pond," by 9-year-old Nicole Anette Skaggs of Manzanita Elementary School, won a first-place honor in the Tucson River of Words contest.
Courtesy of the Tucson River of Words program, The mixed-media art piece "The Frog Eats the Fly," by 8-year-old J.D. Winger of Corbett Elementary School, received a first-place award
Wendy Burroughs knows two types of desert kids.
Oct. 13, 2004 - When Tucson artist To-Ree-Nee Wolf Keiser approaches a public art project she tries to become a conduit of the community's history and culture.
Nancy Young Wright is running for the Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 1 in November.
Four Marana businesses and Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus have been recognized for excellence in service by the Marana Chamber of Commerce.
The calendar for the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council lists four public festivals before the summer of 2009. It also lists a new fashion show, car show and public arts tour, and the organization’s usual lineup of annual events.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved providing space in the Historic Pima County Courthouse downtown and in adjacent El Presidio Park for a permanent memorial that will recognize the tragedy of three years ago, honor those affected, and celebrate the spirit of hope and unity that followed.
The Northwest EXPLORER has asked the 14 Oro Valley Town Council candidates to answer 10 questions about various issues affecting the town. Most of the questions were asked in a way that encouraged the candidates to take a position on the issue or provide specific ideas or solutions. It is the Northwest EXPLORER's intent that in providing the answers to these questions, readers will gain some insight as to where each candidate stands on these issues, how well informed they are about them and how they may govern the town if elected. The candidates were limited to 100 words or less per answer. Five of these questions were published Jan. 28. The remaining five are below.
Pima County Public Library (PCPL) announced that it will receive one of 12 grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to design a Learning Lab, a new space where young people can connect with mentors and peers, as well as new media and traditional materials to pursue their interests more deeply and connect these new skills to academics, career, and civic engagement. Inspired by YOUmedia, a teen space at the Chicago Public Library, and innovations in science and technology centers, these labs will help young people move beyond consuming content to making and creating it.
Oro Valley leaders on Wednesday will discuss the future of the Naranja Town Site.
The Oro Valley Town Council hosted a special meeting June 29, discussing transit issues, prohibiting fireworks and considering appointments to the Conceptual Design Review Board.
Oro Valley's annual Arts in the Park festival has garnered national recognition over the years for the quality and variety of its artisans and entertainment.
June 22, 2005 - Members of the local hotel and resort industry, as well as some residents, are concerned about how Oro Valley will spend an additional bed tax the council recently approved.
The Marana Police Officers Association wants to be heard, and it has a plan for getting town officials to lend an ear.
The Northwest EXPLORER has asked the 14 Oro Valley Town Council candidates to answer 10 questions about various issues affecting the town. Most of the questions were asked in a way that encouraged the candidates to take a position on the issue or provide specific ideas or solutions. It is the Northwest EXPLORER's intent that in providing the answers to these questions, readers will gain some insight as to where each candidate stands on these issues, how well informed they are about them and how they may govern the town if elected. The candidates were limited to 100 words or less per answer.
Three nominees of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council are finalists for 2009 Lumies Arts Awards.
In a unanimous vote July 16, the Oro Valley Town Council approved the fiscal 2009 budget, a spending plan that tops $203 million.
Editor's Note: The story below has been updated since The Explorer went to print. Oro Valley Town Attorney Melinda Garrahan, citing a Pima County appeals court ruling, said the adoption of a utility sales tax could not be referred for public vote.