Kiana Kom-Loomis accepts her diploma at the Ironwood Ridge Graduation.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:00 am
From a field of close to 300 volunteers who donate about 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually, the Town of Oro Valley this recognized 13 nominees as finalists for Volunteer of the Year.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 11:19 am
The unofficial results for the Marana Unified School District show all three incumbents in the lead.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 am
The Marana Unified School District has three of its current school board members seeking reelection as their terms expire, with one challenger.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:50 pm
There are some important decisions facing voters come the Nov. 6 General Election, and one big race earning a lot of attention in the Northwest is between Democrat Nancy Young Wright, and Republican candidate Ally Miller who are seeking to replace Ann Day in District 1 of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:00 am
An Oro Valley councilman predicts that a management study of the town’s police department is not a dead issue and might resurface in some form in the next 60 to 90 days.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:00 am
As the 2012-2013 school year is soon to kick off, a total of six seats from the Amphitheater and Marana School Districts’ governing boards will be up for grabs come the November General Election.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:43 am
Doucette, Annie C. 81, of Tucson, passed away June 12, 2012. Annie was born March 5, 1931, in Van Buren Maine. She was raised in an orphanage. Family meant the world to her. Annie was a 25-year resident of Marana before moving to Tennessee for 17 years. She recently returned to Marana. Annie is survived by children, Carol & Mel Worthey of Tucson; Anna and Francisco Noriega of Red Rock; Steven & Louise Doucette of Kingman; Michael and Bernadeen Doucette of Tucson; Chuck & Brenda Doucette of Tucson; Franklin and Kim Doucette Jr. of Tennessee; Donald & Patty Doucette of Massachusetts; Bruce and Pam Doucette of New Hampshire; Mark & Patricia Doucette of Tennessee; Brian Loomis of Phoenix; Sister Madeline Shepherd of Michigan; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, including a recently reunited niece Cindy Johnson of Pennsylvania. Annie is preceded by her husband Franklin A Doucette Jr., son Joseph, 3 brothers and a sister. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 16, at The Living Word Baptist Church, 13526 N Sandario Rd, Marana, AZ. Arrangements by Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:00 am
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks girls’ tennis team added to an already successful season by defeating the Mountain View Mountain Lions 9-0 on April 11. The win came without Ironwood’s number one ranked Sara Brown, who will return before the Nighthawks look for redemption against Catalina Foothills on April 19. Foothills is the only team to beat the Nighthawks so far this season.
Ironwood Ridge High School's Marissa Baca returns a serve during her match last week against Mountain View's Katelyn Loomis.
Mountain View's Katelyn Loomis returns a shot.
Monday, April 16, 2012 11:11 am
The Oro Valley community is mourning the loss of former Town Councilman Kenneth “KC” Carter, who died on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:01 am
The NFL officially punished the New Orleans Saints this past Wednesday for the so called “Bounty Program”. The NFL concluded its investigation that proved former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams guilty of administering an illegal bounty program, which started in 2009.
Oro Valley Business Club member and former Oro Valley Mayor Paul
Loomis gets a shoulder massage demonstration by Shahin Urias, the
owner of Sports Clips in Oro Valley, during Saturday's business
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 am
Decade-old tax warning comes true
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis passed the torch to new Mayor Satish Hiremath.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
On a cool January morning in 1980, 27-year old Kathryn Armstrong
reported to work in a converted home on Calle Concordia that served
as Oro Valley’s town hall.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:00 pm
'Founding Fathers,' Constitution poster given to local
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:00 pm
OV council knows it must define problem
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:00 pm
Former Oro Valley Town Manager David Andrews and former
Councilwoman Salette Latas were married on Saturday, June 12 at
Lakeside Weddings and Events in Las Vegas, Nev.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:00 pm
The Town of Oro Valley and its police department cut the ribbon
Friday, July 16, on the new OVPD substation located in Oro Valley
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, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm
Selection of a community member to fill an
opening on the Oro Valley has been rescheduled from last week to
Wednesday, June 9.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm
Oro Valley mayor and town council members were
sworn in last week, officially inaugurating a new era in local
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Former Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis, left, stands with Councilman Barry Gillaspie after Loomis was recognized at a town council meeting for his 12 years of service. Loomis recently lost his bid for a fourth term as mayor.