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2014-06-18 16:27:55

TUCSON, Ariz., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) is pleased to announce that its Richmond American Homes of Arizona subsidiary recently closed on three Tucson-area properties: Madera Highlands in Sahuarita, Westview Point in Tucson and Sycamore Canyon in Vail. The Estates at Madera Highlands in Sahuarita will feature 56 semi-custom, acre-sized lots backing to open space. This new Richmond American community in the established Madera Highlands masterplan...

2009-11-09 14:42:00

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nineteen members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union who were employed at the Asarco smelter in El Paso will receive full pension benefits as a result of an arbitrator's decision issued late last week. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "Each of these former employees worked at the El Paso smelter for over 20 years," said Bob LaVenture, USW District 12 Director. "They should have received these benefits...

2008-10-12 09:00:20

By ERNESTO PORTILLO JR SOME HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FIND A BETTER FIT IN ALTERNATIVE ED PROGRAM When Sahuarita High School senior Hector Encinas was a frosh, he fell behind in his credits. Although he improved his grades in his sophomore and junior years, he was told his lack of credits made his May 2009 graduation improbable. When Taylor Vance asked to enroll at the high school after the start of fall classes, he was told it was too late. The senior transfer student missed too many school...

2008-10-12 09:00:20

MARANA Grade-schoolers get breakfast at desks Second- and third-graders at Desert Winds Elementary School don't start the school day until they do one thing: have breakfast at their desks. Desert Winds serves a free breakfast to any student who wants it as part of a Breakfast in the Classroom program. The program started its fourth year last week. Roadrunner Elementary School is the only other school in the Marana Unified School District to offer the free breakfast program....

2008-10-10 09:00:42

By ERNESTO PORTILLO JR Easing overcrowding at the high school and following state mandates on teaching non-English speaking students are two issues facing Sahuarita Unified School District voters who will elect three school board members in November. The district is considering a solution to overcrowded Sahuarita High School, which has an enrollment of more than 1,400 students, though it is designed for only 1,200. One idea is to spend $4 million in voter-approved bonds to build a...

2008-09-27 09:00:17

By ERNESTO PORTILLO JR The Sahuarita Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved eight amendments to the general plan, which could lead to the annexation of 25 square miles and a 15,000-home development. The commission is recommending the Town Council adopt the amendments. Two of the amendments were initiated by the town and one is from a Nevada-based developer. Sahuarita wants to incorporate 12,500 acres owned by the state, the city of Tucson and private landowners east of the...

2008-09-12 09:00:35

By ERNESTO PORTILLO JR With two children and no job prospects, Faith Tuohy moved to Sahuarita earlier this year to be near her sister. Tuohy, 34, found a place to live and a job as a certified nurse's aide in an elder-care facility. She can pay the bills and provide the essentials for her children. But one essential she can't do without is a monthly visit to the Green Valley Community Food Bank. It's usually at the end of the month when Tuohy, after paying rent and bills, runs short on...

2008-09-05 09:00:32

By TONY DAVIS FICO, developer behind planned rival for Rosemont line The Central Arizona Project water pipeline that would serve the Rosemont copper mine and Green Valley water companies has a competitor. A major farming company and a big developer are proposing a new pipeline to serve the Green Valley area as an alternative to the earlier pipeline. The first pipeline is being paid for by the company that would run the Rosemont mine. Farmers Investment Co. and developer ANC of the...

2008-08-17 18:00:43

By JAMAR YOUNGER; ERNESTO PORTILLO JR HIGH SCHOOL FULL BEYOND CAPACITY STRESSES EVERYBODY ON FIRST DAY Principal Mark Neish didn't have time on Tuesday to worry why Sahuarita High School is overcrowded. Neish and his staff had to focus on a more pressing issue - how to use a limited amount of classroom space to educate a growing number of students. When classes began Tuesday, more than 1,400 students were expected to walk through the doors at the high school. District officials...


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