Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:00 pm
If there is one thing to be said about Arizona, it's that we
have plenty of trails to hike to better absorb the beauty
surrounding us, despite being in such a dire drought for so long.
It is only recently the higher elevations have been reopened for
visitation, and many of those trails still remain closed,
particularly in areas that have experienced catastrophic fires.
Dawn Morley/The Explorer, Don Garate dressed as Anza.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Myers keeps a three-ring binder of all his findings concerning the Anza Trail.
Dawn Morley/The Explorer, Re-enactors of the Tucson Presidio demonstrate rifle fire at the dedication of the Marana Heritage River Park on May 31.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley resident Joe Myers, explains how Anza and 300 settlers passed through the Marana area more than 230 years ago.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:00 pm
The Boogie Monster was a big hit with many riders at the
Marana's Fall Heritage Festival at the Heritage House on Saturday.
This year's festival celebrated the 235th anniversary of the
journey of Juan Bautista de Anza through what is now Marana. Anza
passed along the Santa Cruz River in October 1775. The National
Park Service officially recognized Marana's portion of the Anza
Trail during the event.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, The Boogie Monster was a big hit with many riders at the Marana's Fall Heritage Festival at the Heritage House on Saturday. This year's festival celebrated the 235th anniversary of the journey of Juan Bautista de Anza through what is now Marana. Anza passed along the Santa Cruz River in October 1775. The National Park Service officially recognized Marana's portion of the Anza Trail during the event.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ora Mae Harn salutes a man dressed up as a member of the Juan Bautista de Anza traveling party. After arriving in a limousine, Ora Mae was honored by the town of Marana last Thursday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Former Marana Mayor Ora Mae Harn is followed by Rick Colling, left, and Frank Belluardo, who were dressed as members of the Juan Bautista de Anza traveling party, as she entered the Marana Municipal Complex last Thursday.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:00 pm
Marana's annual Fall Harvest Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 23,
from 10 a.m. to sunset at Heritage House, 12375 N. Heritage Park
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:00 pm
Steve Ross, representing the National Park Service, talks about
the historical significance of the Anza Trail and its route through
present-day Marana at the Fall Harvest Festival this Saturday.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:00 pm
Joe Myers is not your average history buff.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:46 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:51 pm
TUCSON RODEO PARADE TROPHY WINNERS - 2012
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
The town of Marana is offering extra incentives during October
for families to visit neighborhood parks. Two outdoor events will
get people out to enjoy autumn’s refreshing drop in
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:00 am
March 15, 2006 - Marana existed long before the town became
incorporated in 1977.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:00 pm
n the north end of Continental Ranch where the tract homes of
the Marana suburbs come to a halt, there's a small patch of desert
where 228 years ago a group of weary travelers paused on a cool
October night, a man was scourged, and a trail of history was left
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 pm
Fall harvest fest at river park Saturday
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:00 pm
Aug. 18, 2004 - Construction is underway at Marana's Heritage
Park, bringing it one step closer to reality. Once completed the
park will allow people to view multiple cultural and artistic
exhibits that reflect the history of Marana.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:00 pm
League, meets, state of town fills OV's September
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm
Last week, Ora Mae Harn was called the
"Matriarch of Marana," "The First Lady of Marana," and "a
trailblazer, someone who embodies Marana."
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:00 pm
Sept. 15, 2004 - About 1,000 years ago the Santa Cruz River
Valley flood plain supported a thriving agricultural civilization.
On the northwest edge of what is now Continental Ranch, the Hohokam
Indians used canals to irrigate fields and developed a sedentary
community with an extensive trade network.
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 11:00 pm
For most of its course through the town of Marana, the Santa
Cruz River is usually little more than sewage plant waste water
trickling through a brown, cement-sided scar of a channel.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 11:00 pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:00 am
OVPD to put on drug take-back events in 2010