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Oro Valley picks SV's Jacobs as new town manager

Oro Valley is set to hire Mary Jacobs, the assistant city manager of Sierra Vista, as the town's new manager. Jacobs will take over the post in September.... Read more»

4 finalists for Oro Valley manager post include Sierra Vista ass't manager

Oro Valley has been without a permanent town manager for nearly a year, with one search process that didn't pan out. The Town Council named four finalists for the post on Thursday, including an assistant city manager for Sierra Vista, Mary Jacobs, who was a finalist for the Tucson city manager job two years ago.... Read more»

Police: Oro Valley woman found after being missing for a week

A 63-year-old woman from Oro Valley was located safe after not being seen by her friends and family since last Monday, authorities said. Sheryl Forte was found after police announced that she was missing Monday.... Read more»

Oro Valley ban on using handheld devices while driving taking effect

Don't hold the phone: Oro Valley's long had a reputation as a place where it's easy to get a speeding ticket for doing just a couple MPH over the limit. Now, the town is banning the use of all handheld devices while behind the wheel — even if you're stopped at a light. ... Read more»

Real estate

Tucson could become more of a seller's market in 2017

Tucson's housing market is likely to become a bit more of a seller’s market in 2017 due to an unusually low supply of homes for sale and competition from new residents lured by the growing number of job, say local real estate experts. Decent homes at the low end of the market are already facing a lot of buyers.... Read more»

Motorcyclist dies after hitting Oro Valley guardrail

A 26-year-old man riding a motorcyle in Oro Valley died at the hospital overnight after hitting a guardrail, a police department spokeswoman said. ... Read more»

Mayor: Oro Valley not just for retirees anymore

The town of Oro Valley has long lost its status as a retirement community and now aims to be a family-friendly town for people of all ages, Mayor Satish Hiremath said Thursday.... Read more»

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

OV town manager taking post in Grand Junction

Greg Caton, the Oro Valley town manager since 2011, is moving to become the city manager of Grand Junction, Colo. ... Read more»

Democrats re-elected to Tucson Council, county bonds fail

The Democratic incumbents on the Tucson City Council easily swept their Republican challengers, while the Pima County bond questions lost by large margins. A proposition to ban red-light and speed enforcement cameras in Tucson passed easily, as did propositions to change the City Charter.... Read more»3

Mail early ballots by Thursday — or they may not count

If you have an early ballot for next week's elections in Pima County, Tucson or Oro Valley, drop it in the mail by Thursday or it might not be counted, County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez warned.... Read more»

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