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Mr. Simms

Howard “Buddy” Simms at home in Continental, Arizona about age 6. Courtesy Howard Simms   Howard Simms playing the base drum for the 28th Army Band. Courtesy Howard Simms  

Hiking Rincon Peak

Hiking Rincon Peak by Rob Samuelsen Iconic to Tucsonans but especially to Vailites, Rincon Peak rises majestically on the eastern horizon of the Tucson basin.  Its distinctive knob on its 8,482 foot summit visually distinguishes it from its...

Stores Opening

Ryan Companies US, Inc., Diamond Ventures and the city of Tucson gathered today for the groundbreaking of three retail stores at Houghton Town Center; Ross Dress for Less, T.J. Maxx and Petco. Ross, T.J. Maxx and Petco will open in the fall of...

Fundraiser Chris Cobb

Local Vail Resident Climbs High to Support Our Veterans This coming May, local Vail resident, Chris Cobb, will be attempting to climb to the top of North America’s highest mountain peak to raise funds for the Arizona Fisher House. We...

Tucson Water Quality

Tucson Water Quality Monitoring Program by Heidi A. Lytle When we hear public service announcements about water in our desert communities, the message is generally about water conservation and minimal usage. In the wake of the tragic water...

Houghton Road Needs Attention

Houghton Road Needs Attention by C. West Houghton Road has over 12,000 cars that travel it daily and yet this road is literally crumbling away, in many places. Some sections of the road have been washed away clear to the solid white line, where...

Union Pacific Eyesore

Back in August, the Union Pacific Railroad started a project right behind our property line; first a shed and then a 200 foot tower. Let me first say that we bought this house in July of 2015 because of the views from our backyard, the fact...

11th Resource Fair

The Autism Society of Southern Arizona will host the 11th Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair on Saturday, April 1st, in Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium at Kino Park Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona. Registration is at 7:30am...

MLK Award

Monday, the 16th of January, 2017, at the Cienega Boys Basketball game played at McKale Center, for the annual Coaches for Charity MLK Basketball Classic. Lucretia Free, the publisher of the Vail Voice, was celebrated as the 2017 Martin Luther...

Good News

My neighbor, Sharon Fields, who lost her husband a year ago, yesterday, put out a table in front of her home with homemade cookies, Lemonade, and (if you can believe it) a birdseed ornament she made all herself!  The note on her Facebook page...