Thursday, August 2, 2012 11:16 am
The Arizona State Credit Union, 6456 N. Oracle Road, held a re-grand opening event on Tues., July 31, at 11:30 a.m. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild as well as various Tucson and Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce officials were in attendance for the formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:00 am
Crossroads at Silverbell Park in the southwestern part of Marana
is the town's newest park and one that reflects the community's
cultural and archeological history.
Alan M. Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, This obelisk on Silverbell Road depicts Marana’s contemporary period. It is one of 10 that illustrate the various eras of Marana’s history at the Crossroads at Silverbell Park.
Alan M. Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The remains of the cistern that once stood at the Bojorquez-Aguirre Ranch also is fenced for protection.
Alan M. Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Ten obelisks, five on Silverbell Road and five in the Crossroads at Silverbell Park, are double-sided and stand 10 feet high by 3 feet wide. Each has mosaic panels inset on its front and back depicting concepts from a specific era.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:00 am
There were times the year 2010 had people biting their nails,
the way Spencer Garrett did at a spelling bee last winter. Other
moments were sublime, other people memorable. Here are some of the
images and people that mark a year’s passing.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, There were times the year 2010 had people biting their nails, the way Spencer Garrett did at a spelling bee last winter.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Volunteers picked up debris left by illegal traffickers on the Ironwood Forest National Monument west of Marana.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Students remembered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana’s first lady, Ora Mae Harn, died in July at the age of 77.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A monsoon storm filled the Sonoran Desert sky.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis passed the torch to new Mayor Satish Hiremath.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Grapes were cut with care at Steve Nannini’s Magee Road vineyard.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro’s Ka’Deem Carey was a wonder on the football field. He finished his career with 82 touchdowns.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm
A unanimous Marana Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt a
two-year, amended memorandum of understanding with the Marana
Police Officers Association that governs wages, benefits and
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:00 pm
A new study of the Arizona prison population
reports that nearly all inmates have had prior convictions or
committed violent felonies.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:00 am
The Regional Transportation Authority board
last Thursday gently applied the brakes on a proposal to move
Southern Arizona down the road to a countywide bus system operated
by the RTA.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:00 pm
Rep. Vic Williams updates the 2009 Legislature for the Oro
Valley Republican Women's Club at its luncheon Friday, May 8, at
the Oro Valley Country Club.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:00 pm
Workers try to find a leak in the lining of a reclaimed water
pond off La Cañada at the Hilton El Conquistidor Golf Country Club.
The Town of Oro Valley paid to have piping and lining installed
last year and to have the pond turned into a reservoir of reclaimed
water. The work being done is still under warranty and not costing
the town any additional money.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer