Oro Valley, Arizona

What is Oro Valley, Arizona known for?


home run

of Oro Valley, Arizona. Kinsler helped lead the baseball team to state titles in 1997 and 2000. He hit (Batting average) .380 as a junior, to earn second-team All-League honors, and .504 with 5 home runs and 26 stolen bases during his senior year, in which he was named first-team All-State and first-team All-League.


style founding

future as an affluent community. Although one tract housing development was built in the area in the early 1950s, the majority of homes in the Oro Valley area were built by individual land owners on large lots in a low density residential style. Founding of the town The community continued to grow gradually, and area residents increasingly desired local control of the land in the area. In the late 1960s, incorporation became a greater focus in Oro Valley. Tucson Mayor James M. Corbett, Jr. expressed great interest in expanding the Tucson city limits to the far north side of Pima County. Corbett vowed to bring the Oro Valley area into Tucson "kicking and screaming," alluding to the reservations Oro Valley residents expressed in joining Tucson. A petition to incorporate began circulation in Oro Valley in 1968. The Pima County Board of Supervisors officially refused to allow Oro Valley to incorporate, and litigation followed. Ultimately, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in favor of incorporation, and in 1974 the Town of Oro Valley was incorporated with only


public high

school (government funded) public schools in the U.S., two of only 12 schools in Arizona included on the list. "Area high schools snag top honors" (broken link) Tucson’s BASIS Charter School made Newsweek's list of the top ten public high schools in the nation. BASIS, which ranked sixth on the 2010 list, also made the list in 2009, when it ranked fifth, and in 2008, when it was ranked first in the nation. BASIS was the top-ranked Arizona school this year. http: www.basisorovalley.org Newsweek2010PressReleaseOroValley.pdf Oro Valley also has three private schools, two of which include high schools (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and Immaculate Heart Preparatory School.) Public schools serving Oro Valley include: align "center" class "wikitable" ! School !! Year founded - Canyon del Oro High School 1962 - Ironwood Ridge High School 2001 - Richard B. Wilson K-8 School 1996 - Coronado K-8 School 1976 - L.W. Cross Middle School 1974 - Copper Creek Elementary School 1988 - Painted Sky Elementary School 2000 - Mesa Verde Elementary School 1978 - Winifred Harelson Elementary School 1960 Sites of interest thumb right upright 1.0 Catalina State Park (Image:Catalinastateparkbyandruvalpy.jpg) in Oro Valley *Steam Pump Ranch: Located in the heart of Oro Valley, the Steam Pump Ranch dates back to the mid-1870s when George Pusch settled in the area. Pusch was an Arizona state legislator and delegate to the original Arizona Constitutional Convention in 1910. The ranch is in the process of being preserved by the town and includes several original buildings from the ranch itself. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2009.


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members of the Town Council, including a directly elected Mayor. The Vice Mayor is appointed by the Council from amongst its elected Councilmembers. The Mayor and Vice Mayor have no special powers and duties beyond chairing meetings, but rather serve as rank and file council members. *Mayor: Mr. Satish I. Hiremath, D.D.S.(term expires November 2018) *Vice Mayor: Mr. Lou Waters (term expires November 2018) The remaining members of the Oro Valley Town Council include: *Mr. Brendan Burns (term expires

May 2016) *Mr. William Garner (term expires May 2016) *Mr. Joe Hornat (term expires November 2018) *Mrs. Mary Snider (term expires November 2014) *Mr. Mike Zinkin (term expires November 2016) The Town Manager is Mr. Greg Caton, who is the third chief administrator of the town in less than four years. http: explorernews.com news oro_valley article_7a8dcea6-87d7-11e0-b637-001cc4c002e0.html


weekly called

to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Boulder, Colorado-based Thirteenth Street Media. The transaction was approved by the bankruptcy judge in March 2010, as part of Freedom's reorganization process. The ''Tribune'' continued operations while the sale was pending. 1013 Communications already owned a free-distribution weekly called the ''Explorer'', serving Oro Valley (Oro Valley, Arizona) and Marana (Marana, Arizona) in north suburban Tucson (Tucson, Arizona).


community events

communities in the country where police officers are present at every public school http: www.tucsonnewsnow.com story 20617542 oro-valley-in-national-spotlight-for-school-resource-officer-program The OVPD holds many community events on a monthly basis, such as the Dispose-A-Med program where citizens can dispose of unused or expired prescription medications, the Shred-A-Thon where citizens can securely dispose of sensitive documents and records, Digital Child Identification which provides parents with a "biographical docket" of their child's information, the Citizen's Police Academy to increase the public knowledge of the Oro Valley Police Department, and the Darkhouse program where homeowners can request that police members check their vacant residences while they are out of town. The Oro Valley Citizen Corps Council, appointed by the Mayor, is also a task force involved in community public safety. Education Public schools in Oro Valley are administered by Amphitheater Public Schools of Tucson. Oro Valley is served by four elementary schools, two K-8 schools, one middle school, and three high schools (Canyon del Oro High School, Ironwood Ridge High School) and the new BASIS Oro Valley. In 2007, ''Newsweek Magazine (Newsweek)'' rated both Canyon del Oro and Ironwood Ridge in the top 5% of public schools (Public school (government funded)) in the U.S., two of only 12 schools in Arizona included on the list. "Area high schools snag top honors" (broken link) Tucson’s BASIS Charter School made Newsweek's list of the top ten public high schools in the nation. BASIS, which ranked sixth on the 2010 list, also made the list in 2009, when it ranked fifth, and in 2008, when it was ranked first in the nation. BASIS was the top-ranked Arizona school this year. http: www.basisorovalley.org Newsweek2010PressReleaseOroValley.pdf Oro Valley also has three private schools, two of which include high schools (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and Immaculate Heart Preparatory School.) Public schools serving Oro Valley include: align "center" class "wikitable" ! School !! Year founded - Canyon del Oro High School 1962 - Ironwood Ridge High School 2001 - Richard B. Wilson K-8 School 1996 - Coronado K-8 School 1976 - L.W. Cross Middle School 1974 - Copper Creek Elementary School 1988 - Painted Sky Elementary School 2000 - Mesa Verde Elementary School 1978 - Winifred Harelson Elementary School 1960 Sites of interest thumb right upright 1.0 Catalina State Park (Image:Catalinastateparkbyandruvalpy.jpg) in Oro Valley *Steam Pump Ranch: Located in the heart of Oro Valley, the Steam Pump Ranch dates back to the mid-1870s when George Pusch settled in the area. Pusch was an Arizona state legislator and delegate to the original Arizona Constitutional Convention in 1910. The ranch is in the process of being preserved by the town and includes several original buildings from the ranch itself. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2009.


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'' magazine reported Oro Valley was one of the best places to live in 2007 and 2008. "Best Places to Live: Money's list of America's best small cities" ''Nick Jr. (Nickelodeon Magazine) Family Magazine'' rated Oro Valley as one of the "Ten Most Playful Towns in America" in 2004. The magazine used criteria such as schools performing in the top third of their states, favorable student

-teacher ratios, general safety, library programs, and access to arts and recreation activities. In 2005, Oro Valley was named one of "America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities" in the publication by Grey House Publishing. The publication specifically noted the excellence of Oro Valley's schools (Amphitheater Public Schools), medical facilities, and golf courses. According to FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) statistics, in 2006 Oro Valley ranked #1 in the State of Arizona

Identification which provides parents with a "biographical docket" of their child's information, the Citizen's Police Academy to increase the public knowledge of the Oro Valley Police Department, and the Darkhouse program where homeowners can request that police members check their vacant residences while they are out of town. The Oro Valley Citizen Corps Council, appointed by the Mayor, is also a task force involved in community public safety. Education Public schools in Oro Valley


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Identification which provides parents with a "biographical docket" of their child's information, the Citizen's Police Academy to increase the public knowledge of the Oro Valley Police Department, and the Darkhouse program where homeowners can request that police members check their vacant residences while they are out of town. The Oro Valley Citizen Corps Council, appointed by the Mayor, is also a task force involved in community public safety. Education Public schools in Oro Valley are administered by Amphitheater Public Schools of Tucson. Oro Valley is served by four elementary schools, two K-8 schools, one middle school, and three high schools (Canyon del Oro High School, Ironwood Ridge High School) and the new BASIS Oro Valley. In 2007, ''Newsweek Magazine (Newsweek)'' rated both Canyon del Oro and Ironwood Ridge in the top 5% of public schools (Public school (government funded)) in the U.S., two of only 12 schools in Arizona included on the list. "Area high schools snag top honors" (broken link) Tucson’s BASIS Charter School made Newsweek's list of the top ten public high schools in the nation. BASIS, which ranked sixth on the 2010 list, also made the list in 2009, when it ranked fifth, and in 2008, when it was ranked first in the nation. BASIS was the top-ranked Arizona school this year. http: www.basisorovalley.org Newsweek2010PressReleaseOroValley.pdf Oro Valley also has three private schools, two of which include high schools (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and Immaculate Heart Preparatory School.) Public schools serving Oro Valley include: align "center" class "wikitable" ! School !! Year founded - Canyon del Oro High School 1962 - Ironwood Ridge High School 2001 - Richard B. Wilson K-8 School 1996 - Coronado K-8 School 1976 - L.W. Cross Middle School 1974 - Copper Creek Elementary School 1988 - Painted Sky Elementary School 2000 - Mesa Verde Elementary School 1978 - Winifred Harelson Elementary School 1960 Sites of interest thumb right upright 1.0 Catalina State Park (Image:Catalinastateparkbyandruvalpy.jpg) in Oro Valley *Steam Pump Ranch: Located in the heart of Oro Valley, the Steam Pump Ranch dates back to the mid-1870s when George Pusch settled in the area. Pusch was an Arizona state legislator and delegate to the original Arizona Constitutional Convention in 1910. The ranch is in the process of being preserved by the town and includes several original buildings from the ranch itself. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2009.


popularizing

increasingly settled in the Arizona Territory, following the Mexican-American War and the subsequent Gadsden Purchase including Southern Arizona. George Pusch, a German (German people) immigrant, settled in the area of Oro Valley in 1874, establishing a cattle ranch. This ranch was unique because it utilized a steam pump to provide water, eventually popularizing Pusch's property as the Steam Pump Ranch on the Cañada del Oro. The steam pump was one of only two in the Arizona


school made

school (government funded) public schools in the U.S., two of only 12 schools in Arizona included on the list. "Area high schools snag top honors" (broken link) Tucson’s BASIS Charter School made Newsweek's list of the top ten public high schools in the nation. BASIS, which ranked sixth

Oro Valley, Arizona

'''Oro Valley''', incorporated in 1974, is a suburban town located southeast of the state capital of Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona).

Oro Valley is situated in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains at the base of Pusch Ridge. The Tortolita Mountains are located north of the town, and vistas of the Tucson valley are to the south. The town occupies the middle Cañada del Oro Valley. Oro Valley hosts a large number of residents from around the US who maintain second or winter homes in the town.

In March 2008, ''Fortune Small Business (Fortune Magazine)'' magazine named Oro Valley #44 on its list of "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" a business. Quick Facts The August 2008 issue of ''Family Circle'' magazine featured Oro Valley as one of the top ten best towns for families in America. Weiss, Michael J. "10 Best Towns for Families: 2008" ''Money (Money (magazine))'' magazine reported Oro Valley was one of the best places to live in 2007 and 2008. "Best Places to Live: Money's list of America's best small cities" ''Nick Jr. (Nickelodeon Magazine) Family Magazine'' rated Oro Valley as one of the "Ten Most Playful Towns in America" in 2004. The magazine used criteria such as schools performing in the top third of their states, favorable student-teacher ratios, general safety, library programs, and access to arts and recreation activities. In 2005, Oro Valley was named one of "America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities" in the publication by Grey House Publishing. The publication specifically noted the excellence of Oro Valley's schools (Amphitheater Public Schools), medical facilities, and golf courses. According to FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) statistics, in 2006 Oro Valley ranked #1 in the State of Arizona for the lowest levels of both violent crime and property crime, among cities with populations of 5,000+. It was also ranked #1 every year from 2001 through 2005 in either category or both. http: www.idcide.com lists az on-population-2006-violent-crime-rate.htm http: www.idcide.com lists az on-population-2006-property-crime-rate.htm

The town hosted the 2006 Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships at the Oro Valley Country Club. Oro Valley Country Club was also the site for the 2006 Girl's Junior America's Cup, a major amateur golf tournament for the Western United States Annual events in Oro Valley include the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts, El Tour de Tucson bicycle race, the Tucson Marathon, the Cactus Speed Classic for inline skaters (inline skating), and the Arizona Distance Classic.

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