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FROM THE EDITOR: Come on, GV, ring those bells!
If you were at the Walgreens in Sahuarita on Monday morning, that was my wife ringing the Salvation Army bell by the red kettle. She heard they needed some help and signed up. Guess what. They still need help.
Green Valley Gardeners: Citrus in the winter landscape
Generally it takes approximately four hours of temperatures at or below 28 degrees Fahrenheit to damage citrus. Some types of citrus can endure cold spells better than others. The most cold-sensitive citrus are: limes and lemons, followed by grapefruit, tangelo, sweet oranges, mandarins, Meyer lemon
Sahuarita couple indicted in child abuse case
A Sahuarita couple has been indicted on five counts each of child abuse and were arraigned in Pima County Superior Court on Friday. Nicholas Murrieta, 23, and Dominique Rodriguez, 21, are accused of exposing two children to methamphetamine and “unsafe and unsanitary living conditions,” Deputy Pima C
Neto's Tucson: Remembering 'Nando'
Fernando Burruel came from another time, another place. He was born on his family's Sahuarita ranch but grew up in South Tucson on West 29th Street next door to the Valencia Market. That was the family home and hub for a flock of cousins, and tíos and tías, and friends. His family was poor and hard
Tucson police ID man killed in serious vehicle crash on Rita Road
Tucson police detectives identified the man killed in a two-vehicle crash on the city's east side Friday night, officials said. At 6:20 p.m., Geoffrey Hayward, 55, was attempting a left turn when his 2000 Acura TL pulled in front of a Nissan Xterra southbound on Rita Road. The road is between Inters
EDITORIAL: How serious is county about our roads?
In his response to Green Valley News Editor Dan Shearer’s column of Dec. 5 titled “Another deception from our leaders,” on Dec. 12, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry took Mr. Shearer to task for criticizing Pima County and the three Board of Supervisors majority members for failing to fix
Steller column: Judges question hiring of Pima court official linked to indicted ex-judge
When eight Pima County justices of the peace gathered in June 2017, Lisa Royal’s appointment to be court administrator seemed a foregone conclusion. Royal had been court administrator before, so she knew the job, and she had scored top among the half-dozen applicants, judges told me. She also was su
18 Pima County eateries failed county health inspections in November
Eighteen food service establishments failed Pima County Health Department inspections in November. Sixteen passed follow-up inspections, one is awaiting re-inspection and the status of another is unclear.
Walking the walk! Three times, and counting, at De Vierdaagse
De Vierdaagse, known as “The Walk of the World,” rates as the largest-ever annual walking event. In Dutch, Vierdaagse means four days, and this event in Nijmegen in eastern Holland has been held every July since 1916, except during some of the war years.
Forest Service plans camping crackdown along Arizona 260 and Salt Mine Road corridor
CAMP VERDE – As cooler weather approaches Arizona, visitors begin to flock to the Verde Valley to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Many of these visitors enjoy dispersed camping in the Verde Valley on forest lands.
The mystery of the missing saguaro
They say people will steal anything that’s not nailed to the ground. Someone lurking through Green Valley has gone one step further. When the Wood family was visiting their daughter in St. Charles, Illinois, this summer, someone took a seven-foot saguaro from their front lawn.
JUST ADD KIDS: Keys handed over for new school
It’s official. Core Construction handed over the keys to Sahuarita Unified School District’s newest school Tuesday. Wrightson Ridge School Principal Shelly Lizardi and SUSD Assistant Superintendent Scott Downs accepted the keys from project superintendent Joseph Riesgo.
New La Posada intersection slated for July
Sahuarita took the next step toward building an intersection with a traffic signal at the entrance of La Posada with the approval of a design contract Monday night. If everything goes according to plan, the intersection will be mostly finished by the time school starts in the fall – except paving an
Silver Alert issued for elderly man from El Mirage with dementia
EL MIRAGE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Silver Alert has been issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety on behalf of the El Mirage Police Department for 79-year-old Elias Alkasmatti.
IN MY VIEW: Lots of unanswered questions in robbery
The Green Valley News carried an article on Dec. 9 concerning the armed robbery of the Safeway gas station at Duval Mine and La Canada on Jan. 12 (“Convicted robber wanted police to kill him,” Page A3).
Drug-smuggler’s luck runs out
A drug-smuggling suspect slipped through the fingers of investigators once last summer. But a month later, she was caught in the act, arrested and later convicted at Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
Longtime Tucson restaurant Lerua's reaches closure deal to make room for road project
Mike Hultquist has been arm wrestling with the City of Tucson for 30-plus years over closing his family’s Mexican restaurant on East Broadway to make room for a long-anticipated road widening project.
BEAR MARKET? Investors hanging on during roller coaster stock market
With the volatility of the stock market, investors are watching headlines and tickers wondering what will happen next — and what it means for their future. Last week, the S&P 500 hit an eight-month low before recovering Monday; the Dow Jones had another topsy-turvy day Tuesday after a rough first we
22 Tucson restaurants we wish were still open
Thousands of restaurants have come and gone in Tucson over the years. Here are some favorites as chosen by Star staffers and members of the Retro Tucson Facebook group. Dean and Millie Short opened Ye Olde Lantern, formerly the Green Lantern, on North Oracle Road in March of 1959.
EDITORIAL: Bad roads? Look to state for answers
Editor Dan Shearer usually makes a good argument in his occasional columns and editorials in the Green Valley News, and I often find myself agreeing with him. But his Dec. 5 column essentially accused three members of the Board of Supervisors for the poor condition of our roads (“Another deception f