Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:13 pm
Golf Cars of Arizona is happy to announce a $1,000 discount on all 2014 Club Cars, both gas and electric, valid through the end of the year.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 9:56 am
The ninth Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade is slated for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. This year’s parade will once again be celebrating Small Businesses in Oro Valley.
Monday, October 14, 2013 4:00 pm
The 9th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade is slated for Saturday, December 14th at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. This year’s parade will once again be celebrating Small Businesses in Oro Valley.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:00 am
Golf Cars of Arizona changed ownership in the spring of 2012, making Customer Service a top priority company-wide. We are licensed, authorized dealers of the Club Car and Star Car brands and we now service all makes and models of golf cars.
16-year-old student killed in crash after golf cart rolls over
16-year-old student killed in crash after golf cart rolls over
Monday, August 12, 2013 9:27 am
On Saturday, August 10, at 11:48 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls related to a single vehicle rollover crash at North Mountain Vista Boulevard and West Morgan Lane, in San Tan Valley.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:00 am
Golf Cars of Arizona changed ownership in the spring of 2012, with a new attitude of customer service being our priority. The changes were company wide. We now service all makes and models of golf carts as well as our two main brands Club Car and Star.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:43 pm
Whether it's a bicycle collision or difficulty breathing, the UA community can count on quick help from students trained and certified as EMTs.
The University of Arizona Student Emergency Medical Services, or UASEMS, group has been operational for three semesters and provides assistance in medical emergencies. Its leaders emphasize thorough training and certification.
"We're students at the UA who happen to be EMTs. We're not student EMTs," says Derek Smith, manager of UA Student Emergency Medical Services and a non-degree-seeking graduate student.
When Brandon Murphy arrived at the UA three years ago, he didn't find any options for students to work in EMS on campus. He met up with two other students – who've since graduated – to begin brainstorming a program that students could run. They looked at other universities that have student EMS programs and modeled a club after the best practices they found around the country. It took two years to work through the administration and risk management officials, but they were able to start as a club with ASUA funding and began responding in spring 2012.
UASEMS switched to funding from the student service fee and began expanding hours in fall 2012. As the fall progressed, the group did too, taking on additional days until they were operating from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week.
UASEMS this year was the sole EMS provider at the Tucson Festival of Books, saving the festival $4,000 by not using the Tucson Fire Department. UASEMS also works stand-by at Spring Fling, football games and tailgating and when requested for special events, like the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.
"Anything that occurs on campus, we can be there," Murphy says. "Our members do get put into emergencies where they're the only person there, so we make sure they're held to the same certification. We weren't going to settle for a CPR certification or anything else. We make sure everyone has state certification."
UASEMS finished the semester with 32 student members, most of whom are certified Emergency Medical Technicians, with the same Arizona training and certification as a Southwest Basic Life Support Ambulance. Two EMTs staff each 12-hour shift, sometimes along with an additional Certified First Responder, and typically respond to at least two calls for service. On its busiest day, UASEMS responded to 12 calls in a 24-hour period.
Common calls for service deal with fall victims, injuries from pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle collisions and respiratory distress.
"It's part of our emergency mission to provide a quick, rapid response and be the first to provide care until further medical care arrives," Murphy says.
By checking vital signs and reporting to paramedics, the student EMTs can eliminate a step and save valuable time if a patient needs to be taken to a hospital.
"There are calls where we take the blood pressure while waiting for TFD and give the information right to them so they can load and go. They appreciate it," Murphy says.
Many students join out of an interest in a future medical career, some have even gone on to medical school already, while others are considering EMT as a career. Interest is growing; the group has received 80 applications since the fall that they haven't been able to accept. They're hoping to take on as many as 10 in the fall and hope to expand to providing EMS service around the clock, seven days as week.
UASEMS has a golf cart and two bicycles, all equipped with emergency gear. UAPD ride-alongs are a mandatory part of the orientation, which includes 20 hours of vigorous bike training and instruction on bloodborne pathogens and health privacy laws. The members participate in monthly continuing education courses and perform mock drills during the week.
"It's real-life, in-the-field experience they can't get shadowing somebody in a hospital," says Murphy, a junior in communications from New Jersey. "Here, you're set to a standard and you have a responsibility. That is your patient until further medical attention arrives."
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:00 am
It was crazy enough when Jarrod Thayer hit a 92-yard hole-in-one on day one of the 2013 Roadrunner Classic Member-Guest Tournament.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:29 am
Hit the links for Tucson’s newest golf tournament: ZERO Prostate Cancer Golf - Tucson! Join Arizona Institute of Urology and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort. The tournament is part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, America’s premier men’s health event series, taking place in cities across the nation in 2013.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00 am
Set along the high Sonoran Desert near the Tortolita Mountains, the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a scenic getaway for locals and tourists, who will find a luxurious southwestern resort experience with their stay.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:35 am
Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott will come together to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Atterbury Wash Greenway at a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The greenway is an integrated network of multi-use facilities for recreation and transportation across the community.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:30 pm
El Conquistador Golf Club at the award-winning Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort has a reputation in Tucson for providing fun, scenic golf in a resort setting. Opened in the early 1980’s, the club has filled a niche in Oro Valley providing all the amenities for an active lifestyle, including golf, tennis, two pools, and expansive health club facility and several dining options. The Club has recently invested nearly $3 million to enhance its two golf courses – The Conquistador Course and The Cañada Course.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:31 pm
Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living and Highlands Mobile Home Park partnered up this year for the golf cart Christmas parade.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:10 pm
On Dec. 4 between 7:00am and 3:00pm the Marana Police Department will be conducting an Impaired Driving Education and Awareness Demonstration at Marana High School.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:34 pm
Amber Lights Retirement Community
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:00 am
The Town of Oro Valley’s council meetings are back in full swing, following a two-month summer break, and it hasn’t taken long for some discord to surface between the council members.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:00 am
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:50 pm
The Best of the Northwest received nearly 400 votes
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:00 am
A couple of things that have never happened took place last week during the 14th annual Mountain View Collegiate Women’s Golf Invitational in SaddleBrooke. For the first time ever, there was a hole-in-one and a playoff.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:00 am
Fun-Day Golf Outing Helps Oracle State
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
The SaddleBrooke Rotary Club’s 14th annual Fore for Kids Charity
Golf Tournament will take place Friday at the Mountain View Golf
Club in SaddleBrooke. All proceeds will benefit youth charities in
Pinal and Pima counties.