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A Vail Journey Story: Oscar Monthan

Oscar Monthan, from Rancho del Lago to Aeronautical Engineer Oscar’s journey to become an aeronautical engineer began with the drawing of straws at Rancho del Lago in Vail, Arizona. It was April 1917 and, like many young men, the four...

In Your Dreams – Biking Uphill

By Claire Schild ͞”Dear Claire, Usually, I never remember my dreams; but after a few days of trying your tips, I was finally able to remember one: I am riding my bike on the side of the road behind a friend of mine, and it is very...

Mike Lavelle

‘Tis The Season… For Giving

French author and political theorist Alexis De Tocqueville noticed back in the 1830’s that democracy worked in America due to the propensity of Americans to develop civic associations. In our area, some of these civic associations would...

Pima County Small Business Commission Names...

The Pima County Small Business Commission today named its 2015 Small Business of the Year Award winners. The awards have two categories, Rural and Urban. The winners are: Urban Small Business of the Year: Aztera, LLC, located at 2102 N. Forbes...

The Latest From Pima County District 4...

When Pima County voters go to the ballot box November 3, they’ll be voting on seven propositions totaling $815.8 million that will give them the opportunity to address road repair, economic development projects, historic preservation, parks...

The Vail Parent Network

Parents of students in the Vail School District have a new voice of support for the education of their children. The Vail Parent Network (VPN) was formed this year by a group of concerned people that have come together to advocate for quality...

Will You Donate on Giving Tuesday?

After you’ve given thanks over a festive meal filled with turkey, stuffing, and all thefixings, the shopping season officially begins. It kicks off with Black Friday, continues with Small Business Saturday, and finishes with Cyber Monday...

Rincon Valley Fire District Winter Tips

Finally, Cooler Weather is Here Cooler weather brings the holidays, decorations, and the need for a little heat. But that also means a greater risk for fire. RVFD suggests a few simple tips to ensure a happy and fire-safe winter season. Keep...

Vail Angel Tree Gifts

Angel Tree: Making a Difference in the...

by Heather Stough The season of hope and magic is quickly approaching. This is also the time of year when many Vail parents feel the stress of how they will provide that hope and magic for their children. Thankfully, we have many generous...

IMPACT of Southern Arizona Serving the Needs...

By Barbara McClure, Executive Director Since opening in Vail in 2013, our local IMPACT food bank has grown to serve more than 200 families each month, over 670 different families in total. These families receive a USDA food box designed to...