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Oro Valley's top cop heads Rotary club

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Northwest Tucson school notes

Coronado gets ADOT funds for project

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Ruthrauff-to-Prince stretch to be 4 lanes in each direction

Ruthrauff-to-Prince stretch to be 4 lanes in each direction

The almost-three-year I-10 widening project may be a fading memory, but brace yourself for a blast from the past: Come fall a similar project will start up when a Phoenix contractor begins expanding the interstate from West Ruthrauff Road to West Prince Road.

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Trico Electric opens SunWatts farm

Trico Electric opens SunWatts farm

A full slate of local officials turned out last Thursday for the dedication and opening of Trico Electric Cooperative's SunWatts sun farm.

July 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Escape boredom at Monkey Business

Escape boredom at Monkey Business

This is part of a series of weekly features about fun forays for families.

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A wider Orange Grove, La Tierra to La Cholla

Widening of West Orange Grove Road is likely to start in less than a year, though plans for the project are curtailed from others considered about 10 years ago.

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Job-seekers forming networking group in Tucson

The Tucson Job Seekers Network Group is looking for people who are in search of jobs.

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Neighbors: The $5 Project gives small charities much-needed exposure, donations

Neighbors: The $5 Project gives small charities much-needed exposure, donations

When the American Red Cross enabled people to make $10 donations via text message to help victims of the earthquake that rocked Haiti in January 2010, the organization did more than collect much-needed financial assistance.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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School notes

Annual school supply drive under way

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In brief

OV Council names new board members

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Turmoil has abated at AV Fire District

Turmoil has abated at AV Fire District

The Avra Valley Fire District heads into the new fiscal year - which began Friday - with a much rosier outlook than it has had in years.

July 07, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Marana takes 2nd in national contest; wins 1-acre orchard

The Marana Community Food Bank's Heritage Farm, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive, won an orchard on Friday by placing second in the nationwide Communities Take Root contest sponsored by Dreyer's Fruit Bars.

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UMC Orange Grove expands care, facility

Right on schedule, the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC Orange Grove began treating radiation oncology patients early last month.

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Pelican continues to elude capture by officials

A pelican became Marana's biggest flight risk last week.

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9/11 flag to be raised Friday in Tucson

The ceremonial National 9/11 Flag will be raised at 6:30 a.m. Friday at La Toscana Village shopping center, 7090 N. Oracle Road, to mark the passage of six months since the Jan. 8 shooting rampage.

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Pelican evades capture in Marana

A pelican became Marana’s biggest flight risk last week.

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Marana Heritage Farm wins orchard

The Marana Community Food Bank’s Heritage Farm, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive, won a fruit orchard this morning by placing second in the nationwide Communities Take Root contest sponsored by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars.

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Get free ice cream today, Friday around Tucson

Blue Bell is offering free, four-ounce sample cups of its new flavor, Dessert Trio, at four Pima County locations today and Friday in honor of National Ice Cream Month, which begins Friday.

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School notes

TV show may feature students from CDO

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In brief

Oro Valley pool open July 4 for party

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Take free tours of businesses in Marana

Take free tours of businesses in Marana

Thousands of people each day drive past the foreboding brown and gray smokestacks of the CalPortland Co. - formerly Arizona Portland Cement Co. - on the west side of Interstate 10, just south of West Tangerine Road.

June 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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New vice mayor, budget for Marana

Marana has a new vice mayor and a new budget, following the June 21 Town Council meeting.

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Take free tours of businesses in Marana

Take free tours of businesses in Marana

A water truck approaches the 225-foot kiln. Dust control is a major pastime at the cement plant. "You're building a powder, and it's very hard to contain it," said production control supervisor William White, who has worked at the plant since 2000.

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Town interns put experience online

Marana's summer internship program has returned from its budget-induced hiatus, and this year it has a twist: The town's two interns are blogging their way through the summer.

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Take free tours of businesses in Marana

Take free tours of businesses in Marana

Larry Duke watches as Tammy Haley uses a special visor to look into the kiln's burner pipe, where rock - called "clinker" - is being tossed around at about 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Marana food bank needs votes today, Thursday in bid for orchard

The Marana Community Food Bank's Heritage Farm, 12375 N. Heritage Park Drive, still has a chance to win an orchard from Dreyer's.

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Oro Valley Town Council plans to consider banning fireworks

Oro Valley could be the next municipality to ban its residents from setting off fireworks due to the high risk of wildfires.

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Oro Valley council looking at fireworks ban

Oro Valley could be the next municipality to ban its residents from setting off fireworks due to the high risk of wildfires.

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Eastbound Orange Grove to close under I-10 tonight

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close all eastbound lanes of West Orange Grove Road underneath Interstate 10 beginning at 8 tonight through 4 a.m. Friday.

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In brief

OV Town Council cancels August meetings

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School notes

5 to share $10,000 for college studies

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Border Patrol boss speaks at luncheon

Technology has helped make the U.S.-Mexico border more secure, but people have gotten more violent in recent years, Border Patrol Agent in Charge of the Tucson station Roger San Martin told the Marana Chamber of Commerce at its monthly luncheon June 16.

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Summer Family Faves: Stay cool, have fun without breaking the bank

Summer Family Faves: Stay cool, have fun without breaking the bank

This is part of a series of weekly features about fun forays for families.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Business as usual

Tower Theatres has remained open throughout a bankruptcy reorganization that began in May 2010.

June 22, 2011 9:44 am
Neighbors: New guide to historic areas is published

Neighbors: New guide to historic areas is published

A new map and guide of Tucson's historic neighborhoods that's been more than a year in the making is set to roll off the presses this week - just in time for the 2011 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Tucson on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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How to donate supplies for Wallow Fire pets and rescuers

Marana pet groomer, Teddy's Dog House, 3906 W. Ina Road, has teamed up with World Care to collect supplies for pets displaced by the Wallow Fire and for rescuers who are working in the area.

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One Good Earbud safer for joggers, bicyclists

One Good Earbud safer for joggers, bicyclists

Kevin Goldstein prefers not to be called an inventor.

June 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Marana advances on many fronts

Plans are proceeding smoothly for Marana's Star-Spangled Spectacular, the town's Independence Day celebration, an official told the town council on June 7.

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Oracle school bonds vote due today

The Oracle Elementary School District Governing Board is to decide today whether to call for a $15.4 million bond election in November.

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In brief

Dispose-A-Med event Saturday at Target

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In N. Marana, restaurants are scarce

In N. Marana, restaurants are scarce

It can be an adventure finding a place to eat on the fly in northern Marana.

June 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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One man develops One Good Earbud

One man develops One Good Earbud

Kevin Goldstein prefers not to be called an inventor.

June 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Marana businessman offers one-earbud option

Kevin Goldstein prefers not to be called an inventor.

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School notes

District simplifying web domain

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In brief

OV manager on paid leave pending move

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Marana mayor to receive salary increase

Marana Mayor Ed Honea is scheduled to receive a pay increase July 1, his second since 2009.

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Marana graduate heading to Miss Arizona pageant

Marana graduate heading to Miss Arizona pageant

New Marana High School graduate Chelsee Moe was born in North Dakota, but she's all about Arizona now.

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School notes

Kids can eat free at schools this summer

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In brief

Staples coming to Marana Marketplace

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Marana council OKs tentative '12 budget that lists new jobs

The Marana Town Council adopted a tentative budget of nearly $127 million at its May 24 special session, with plans to approve the final version at its June 21 meeting.

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