Pima County Fair Wrapping Up This Weekend

The Pima County Fair concludes its 11-day run this weekend, operating from 10:00am – midnight on its final weekend. Held at the Pima County Fairgrounds located at 11300 S. Houghton Rd., this annual event has been one of Tucson’s largest for the last 100 years. Among the many activities occurring at the fair are carnival […]

New Oro Valley Councilmembers Elected

The recently held Primary Election in Oro Valley to determine three town council seats resulted in one incumbent retaining his seat, while two new members were elected. For the first time in history each of the elected candidates received more than 50% of the vote, resulting in no General Election being necessary. Joining incumbent Bill […]

Arizona Distance Classic

One of the most popular running competitions in Southern Arizona has become the Arizona Distance Classic held within Rancho Vistoso. This year’s event is being held on Sunday, March 25th and will start as usual at Ventana Medical Systems, located at 1910 Innovation Park Drive. There are many divisions and race lengths set up to […]

Oro Valley Chile Festival

In two weeks the 7th Annual Chile Festival is coming to the Oro Valley Farmers’ Market. This event takes place from 8am to noon on Saturday, September 17th. Each Saturday the Oro Valley Farmers’ Market takes place at the Oro Valley Town Hall located at 11000 La Canada (La Canada & Naranja). The Chile Festival […]

Sportspark – Athletics For All Ages

Long a staple of Tucson adult athletics, the Mike Jacobs Sportspark offers a variety of athletic leagues for the sports-minded with easy access just off of I-10 & Ina Road. A property of the Pima County Parks & Rec, Sportspark is currently operated by Championship Sports LLC which administers the leagues and manages the park. […]

Brandi Fenton Splash Pad

Summer in Tucson can limit outdoor daytime activities once the temperature creeps up. A welcome respite from the searing heat for younger kids is the Splash Pad at Brandi Fenton Park, open daily from 7am – 7pm. Not familiar with a splash pad? It’s essentially a waterpark without slides or standing water….think of it as […]

UA Football Schedule 2011

The University of Arizona Wildcat football team started last year as one of the hottest teams in the country, winning seven of their first eight games. Their play later in the year left much to be desired as they lost their last five games, including a match up with Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl, […]

Darkhouse Program – Oro Valley Police

The Oro Valley Police Department offers a fantastic program you may not have heard about that may benefit many Oro Valley residents who travel frequently or have seasonal residences. Called the Darkhouse Program, this unique benefit comprises periodic external security checks of your home by a police officer or a Citizen Volunteer Assistants Program member […]

Pump It Up

With summer vacation just around the corner, families with young children may be looking for ideas to keep the kids busy. One option that avoids the heat and is in a safe environment is Pump It Up; an indoor inflatable playground company. Going well beyond the simple “jumping castles” found at children’t birthday parties, Pump […]

Reid Park Zoo – A Kid’s Safari

Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo has long been an attraction for residents and visitors alike, but perhaps its biggest clientele is the Old Pueblo’s families. While certainly not the draw or size of the nation’s biggest zoos this may be beneficial for day trips with children who can become restless and tired. Originally founded in 1965, […]