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Back to School

With school officially back in session this month, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department would like to reassure all parents that we are working diligently to keep your little ones safe on their journey to and from school. We will be conducting...

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To all in the Vail Valley, I wish you a very Happy New Year. As we embark on this journey together, I want to thank you for electing me to serve as your District 4 Supervisor. I am honored, humbled, and ready to get to work. 2017 has the...

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Why Should My Dentist Care If I Snore?

At Desert Dental, our comprehensive new patient examination is, well, comprehensive. Some of the questions we ask patients may be a first for them at a dental appointment. Here’s a great example of a question most patients haven’t heard...

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Vail – 1948: Two Young Men Learn the...

    Maxie Allen and Jim Matthews were busy having desert adventures and looking for odd jobs after school and on Saturdays to finance their purchases of gum, candy and soda pop at the adobe store between the railroad tracks in Vail...

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Dreams

Dear Claire, I had a dream that I was an oak tree. But then my dream changed, and I just lived near an oak tree. I knew that the oak tree represented me, and I lived on the corner of the street where the oak tree was. The oak tree was on the...

From the Editor

Recently, it was pointed out to me that I was seemingly in a grumpy mood. Which was true and something that I noticed myself. Upon reflection, I realized what was bothering me. Like all of us, I have been subjecting myself to a barrage of...

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One Veteran’s Halted Reunion for 2017

One Veteran’s Halted Reunion for 2017 by Kimberly Cross   The New Year is starting out a little differently than expected for one military member.  On August 20th, 2016, Army Specialist Mark Morales of the California and Arizona National...

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We’ve Got Some Good News!

  Last year,  an anonymous donor, who is also a motorcycle rider, provided the Pima County Sheriff’s Department with 10,000 dollars, to distribute that money to people in need, as the deputies of the motorcycle unit came across them, at...

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An Occurrence on Cat Street

by Khevin Barnes One day, many years ago, I decided I wanted to visit China.  And so my aim as a solo traveler in search of a new and memorable experience landed me aboard a gigantic 747 aircraft somewhere over the East China Sea and on my...

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Group Bicycle Rides Offered in Vail

Group Bicycle Rides Offered in Vail by Steve Watts Arizona’s largest bicycle club will expand their Tucson based group bicycle rides into the Vail area in 2017.  The Greater Arizona Bicycle Association now has three group ride leaders living...

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Hiking the Grand Canyon

by Rob Samuelsen According to the Grand Canyon National Park Service website, they discourage hikers from going from one rim to the other in a single day. Obviously, they are speaking from years of experience, an experience we witnessed on...