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Picture Rocks

County bond group members give latest project preferences

County bond group members give latest project preferences

A citizens group considers more than 138 projects to possibly push forward.

September 22, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Picture Rocks leadership club students aid community

Picture Rocks leadership club students aid community

By pitching in to help others, members of a local student group work to improve themselves, as well as their surroundings.

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Picture Rocks jam group celebrates anniversary with shindig tonight

Picture Rocks jam group celebrates anniversary with shindig tonight

If music flows in the heart of Picture Rocks, Hummin’ and Strummin’ is its pacemaker.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Activist fights proposed Avra Valley freeway

Activist fights proposed Avra Valley freeway

Picture Rocks community activist Albert Lannon is most interested in the way he thinks things ought to be, rather than how they are.

February 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Group's name, 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors,' says it all

With efforts to draw public transportation to Picture Rocks stalled, and immobile elderly residents in need of help, neighbors are taking matters into their own hands.

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Picture Rocks Fire District strives to keep community safe with free CPR classes

Applying CPR as quickly as possible to someone suffering cardiac arrest can mean the difference between life and death, Picture Rocks Fire District Chief Brett Lane said. That’s why the district offers free instructional classes to the community.

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In brief

$63,000 grant for lights at skate park approved

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In brief

Optimists to donate to Marana youth swimming program

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In Brief: Brandt officially named new Northwest Fire chief, and more

Brandt officially named new Northwest Fire chief

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Group's transportation help is lifeline

Group's transportation help is lifeline

Living in an isolated, rural environment such as Picture Rocks has its advantages, but it also has some major drawbacks for those without transportation.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Group's transportation help is lifeline

Group's transportation help is lifeline

Chuck Strauss, right, gets a helping hand with groceries from Doug Cassidy, a volunteer driver with Interfaith Community Services. Strauss said the service has been a major help.

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Group's transportation help is lifeline

Group's transportation help is lifeline

Doug and Nancy Cassidy load up a van with groceries. They volunteer with Interfaith Community Services, which has expanded its transportation assistance to the Picture Rocks area. The agency now operates the "Care-a-Van" to help people in need with chores and other needs.

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Picture Rocks residents' water bills expected to rise

Hundreds of Picture Rocks residents can expect to see significantly higher water bills in the coming months, while thousands more will see more modest increases.

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

In brief

'Knee Deep' show coming in April

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Northwest briefs

Church plans free art gallery Sunday

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Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Albert Lannon unloads groceries after a trip to a store on North Silverbell Road, nearly a 24-mile round trip. "It would be nice to have a public transportation option to not have to drive all the time, especially with the price of gas being what it is," said Lannon, 74. Such an option is un…

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Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks residents were hit with a double dose of the cold shoulder in October - not only were hopes for connecting the community to Tucson's public transportation plan scuttled, but a major garbage collector pulled out of part of the area.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Picture Rocks: Bad news times 2

Albert Lannon is frustrated with the road conditions and the lack of public transportation in Picture Rocks. There are 10,000 people in Picture Rocks, more than 3,000 of whom are older than 55.

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Area rec centers to be fixed up

Area rec centers to be fixed up

Repairing or replacing ceiling tiles and installing new energy-efficient lighting are some of the proposed repairs for the Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road.

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Area rec centers to be fixed up

Area rec centers to be fixed up

The replacement of flooring is on the list of upgrades planned for the Picture Rocks Community Center, which was built more than 25 years ago.

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