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Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Citizen-scientist volunteers are needed for a bat monitoring project.

July 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Orange Grove road work nears end

Orange Grove road work nears end

Project widened section of road to five lanes.

July 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Northwest Fire recruits extrication training

Northwest Fire recruits extrication training

(Caption info) Northwest Fire/Rescue District's academy recruits practice extrication from a car on Wednesday. The class is part of a 14-week training course that covers all manner of fire service. Recruits spend about four days learning extr…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Marana police get new heat-detection cameras

Marana police get new heat-detection cameras

Five cameras now being used by officers.

July 21, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Work begins on Marana Main Street McDonald's

Work begins on Marana Main Street McDonald's

Set to open in October at I-10 and Marana Road.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Tamale Co. opening third location at old Jax

Tucson Tamale Co. opening third location at old Jax

Shop to open in October and offer dine-in, carry out.

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Oro Valley election candidates to tangle in debate

Oro Valley election candidates to tangle in debate

Candidates vying for Oro Valley Town Council and Mayor offices will gather for a forum hosted by Northwest Conservatives.

June 27, 2014 3:00 pm Related Loading…

Oro Valley Chamber seeks nominations for awards

Oro Valley Chamber seeks nominations for awards

The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for members of the business community to salute with its Pinnacle Awards.

June 27, 2014 1:00 pm Related Loading…

Evans Family Musical Merriment to entertain OV crowd

Evans Family Musical Merriment to entertain OV crowd

Evans Family Musical Merriment will perform its humor-infused act at Musical Magic for Kids in Oro Valley.

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Ventana Medical Systems employees strut artistic skills

Ventana Medical Systems employees strut artistic skills

With assistance from the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Ventana Medical Systems is staging its annual Employee Art Exhibition at 5 p.m. July 105p7/10 at Ventana Gallery, 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive1910 E. Innovation Park Drive.

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American Legion aids homeless vets' kids with drive

American Legion aids homeless vets' kids with drive

Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary is collecting gently used clothing for children of veterans who are homeless or in transitional housing.

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Amphi district asks for funding in override election

Amphi district asks for funding in override election

Amphitheater Public Schools will seek a 10 percent increase in its maintenance and operation budget via an override election.

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El Conquistador to light up skies with fireworks

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is throwing an Independence Day party at its Last Territory restaurant, complete with fireworks, music and food.

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Marana district hailed for energy use

Marana district hailed for energy use

Tucson Electric Power saluted the Marana Unified School District for its efficient use of power.

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Oro Valley breakfast celebrates scholarship recipients

Oro Valley breakfast celebrates scholarship recipients

A breakfast ceremony will salute winners of 2014 Steve Engle Memorial/Greater Oor Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

June 19, 2014 1:00 pm Related Loading…

Oro Valley to consider renovating ranch house for $500k

Oro Valley to consider renovating ranch house for $500k

An Oro Valley committee will study the concept of spending $500,000 to renovate a ranch house and whether the investment could pay off in revenues and usefulness to the town.

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Marana trail recognized nationally

Marana trail recognized nationally

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the National Park Service lauded Marana's Wild Burro Trail during National Trail Day festivities June 7, designating it a National Recreation Trail.

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Basketball tournament beckons young players

Basketball tournament beckons young players

The basketball club AZ Knights is staging a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls age 11-14

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Prayer lecture will explore reading, meditation

Prayer lecture will explore reading, meditation

Pyschologist and author James Finley will deliver a talk on prayer called “Entering the Mind of Christ: Exploring Intimacy with God in Prayer.”

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Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain plans Independence Day weekend bash

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain plans Independence Day weekend bash

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, is stretching its Independence Day celebration through three days. It starts with the July 4 Red, White and Bluegrass Barbecue, which includes fireworks and dining, is open to th…

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Catalina State Park offers folk concert

Catalina State Park offers folk concert

The folk band Fried Squirrel will perform at Catalina State Park at 6:30 p.m. July 5.

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Oro Valley police chief named to national group

Oro Valley police chief named to national group

Oro Valley police chief Daniel Sharp garnered a national honor. He was named the International Association of Chiefs of Police representative to the Traffic Incident Management Technical Advisory Group for the American Association of State Hi…

June 13, 2014 3:00 pm Related Loading…

Steam Pump Ranch offers children's crafts through summer

Steam Pump Ranch offers children's crafts through summer

Oro Valley's Steam Pump Ranch will offer free children's crafting programs through September on the second Saturday of each month.

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Interfaith Community Service looks for donations and volunteers

Interfaith Community Service looks for donations and volunteers

Interfaith Community Services, a nonprofit that provides food and assistance to those in need, is seeking help from volunteers and food donors because many of its regular contributors have left town for the summer.

June 12, 2014 3:00 pm Related Loading…

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The Star's Northwest team, Tiffany Kjos and Phil Villarreal, write this blog, which focuses on all of northern Pima County, including Marana, Picture Rocks, Avra Valley, Oro Valley and Catalina; and SaddleBrooke in Pinal County. They welcome contributions via email at northwest@tucson.com

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