Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:00 am
In regards to Mr. Zinkin, please quit catering to the special interests in Oro Valley. Mr. Zinkin was elected by the taxpayers of Oro Valley to get more fiscal responsibility in its departments. He simply questioned the overtime spending, and has since been attacked by the special interests. Why wasn’t he attacked prior to this? I wonder? The people of Oro Valley are not third graders, and can see beyond your front page slamming of Mr. Zinkin. You know, the extremely minor, no damage parking lot collision.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, the communities of Tucson, Marana and Oro
Valley came together to remember, reflect and honor the victims of
the January 8 shooting. From vigils, to Safeway unveiling a
memorial where the shooting occured, thousands turned out at
various events. First responders to the tragedy were honored.
Heroes from the horrific day were recognized, and activities were
centered around healing. The weekend was capped off with the
University of Arizona candlelight vigil, where Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge, and candles were lit for all 19
Numerous elaborate and sometimes expensive gifts fill the
office, including this pencil-drawn picture with signatures that,
with the frame, stands more than 3 feet tall. The framed artwork
was donated anonymously.
Summer intern Mary Myles sorts though numerous posters and gifts
given to Gabrielle Giffords to determine who made and sent each
item. The office has made it a point to personally thank, if
possible, each group or person who has sent something to
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:00 am
As I was riding through Oro Valley on a Saturday morning in January, I passed several signs bearing the logo, recall Mike Zinkin. Having followed this witch hunt in the press, I wondered how many of us have ever uttered words we wish we could retrieve. He apologized, did we? And if we don’t want a watchdog to oversee our expenditures and policies, but just another good ole boy, then we get what we deserve, which is a mayor who thinks he can rule with an iron hand and be a dictator. I will not accept the current state of politics in Oro Valley and will support Mike Zinkin, no matter what the outcome.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:00 am
Mike Zinkin - a councilman whose duty it is to represent the citizens of Oro Valley - has, since taking office a year ago, had several sexual complaints against him, filed by female town employees. Public documents show him to be a man who makes derogatory comments about minorities, who offended the only female council member with vulgar language in a private meeting, and who now, we learn, can’t even take responsibility for backing into another man’s vehicle at a football game and leaving the scene without filing a report with police.. Zinkin always seems to have a ready excuse and a pointed finger, blaming others for his actions. Now he blames Oro Valley police for his “(hit and run incident”). The Pima County Sheriff is handling the Zinkin case. Maybe he should blame them too. I find this morally bankrupt man to be an embarrassment to Oro Valley. I support the Mike Zinkin recall.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:00 am
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit organization that is volunteer driven and over the past five years has raised $40 million to help further research, support patient programs and educate the public on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 am
On the first Friday night in October, as the Mountain View High School football team took to the field, some people in the audience cheered, while others quietly had tears well up in their eyes.
Mountain View head coach Clarence “Bam” McRae, right, talks with Richie Estrada, 22, while the entire team donned pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness month.
Earlier this month, Mountain View High School football players wore pink jerseys for a game in support of breast cancer awareness. The jerseys will later be auctioned off.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:42 am
Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies
and area retailers to sponsor “Be a Santa to a Senior,” a program
that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors
in Greater Tucson area.
Monday, October 24, 2011 10:25 am
After six months of chemotherapy and 33 rounds of radiation,
Kathy Anders is not yet considered a breast cancer survivor, but
she is well on her way.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
In April of last year, Marcia Hay traveled to California to see
her brother, Philip McCulloch Jr., return to the United States
after being deployed in Afghanistan with the United States Marine
Corps. While serving in Afghanistan, the vehicle Sgt. “Mac”
McCulloch was riding in was hit with a rocket-propelled
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:00 am
After the Jan. 8 assassination attempt that nearly ended her
life, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has become a household name,
with the world watching as she continues to defy the odds.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:00 pm
Earlier this month, Irma Sankman, who is on the board of Friends
of the Oro Valley Public Library, and artist Gail Munden, left,
dedicated the newest art addition to the Oro Valley Library. Munden
created the artwork on the wall behind them to include names of
people who have donated to and supported the library.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Earlier this month, Irma Sankman, who is on the board of Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library, and artist Gail Munden, left, dedicated the newest art addition to the Oro Valley Library. Munden created the artwork on the wall behind them to include names of people who have donated to and supported the library.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:00 am
With an eye on projects and benefits the town would receive, the
Marana Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting March 16 to
throw its support behind all six questions listed on Pima County's
bond election scheduled for May 18.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:00 pm
Kenneth "KC" Carter is running for a two-year seat on the Oro
Valley Town Council because he believes he has what it takes to
represent his fellow citizens.
Sunday, February 9, 2003 12:00 am
Lisa Secan and Mary Snider are moms on a mission.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:00 pm
(Family Features) If the decadent dishes and busy schedules of the holiday season have set back your efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, fear not. With the right plan in place, it's easy to get back on track, re-energized and refocused for the year ahead.
Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—When it comes to giving back to the community, there are many people, professionals and volunteers, who work hard to make a difference in the lives of others.
Ethan Harris is a recipient of a 2013 Dependable Leader Award for being a dependable and exceptional role model. (NAPS)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Rosacea is a common skin disease that mainly affects the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. The condition usually affects people between 30 and 50 years of age, and tends to be more common in those with fair complexions. While more women than men are diagnosed with rosacea, the symptoms tend to be more severe in men.