Friday, October 31, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Was It A Drone or A Model Aircraft?

We asked Oro Valley Communications Director Misti Nowak about drone use by the Town Of Oro Valley following our report last week that several residents saw what they thought was a drone flying in or near our town.  This is Misti's response.

"I checked with OVPD and with the Development and Infrastructure Services Department on your question about drones. To our knowledge, the Town is not using any drones or participating in any programs like that. I do know that the Desert Flyers remote-controlled aircraft club flies various sized planes in the area, especially out of Naranja Park. And based on some aerial photos I’ve seen, perhaps RC craft are used to photograph areas of land for sale or development. I’m just guessing here—I have nothing to substantiate that. If the person who spotted the aircraft is certain it was a drone and not an RC aircraft, they could check in with the FAA, because use of those is regulated through that organization."
Safe Treats Tonight

"The Oro Valley Police Department sponsors "Halloween Safe Treats", beginning at dusk throughout Oro Valley neighborhoods. Oro Valley police officers, department staff, volunteer patrol and Explorers are in marked patrol vehicles and wearing police department uniforms. All candy distributed by OVPD are in festive Halloween bags marked "Safe Treats". It's fun for everyone!

For several years, Department personnel have enjoyed making Halloween a safer holiday for Oro Valley families with the "Safe Treats" program. OVPD passes out approximately 2,500 bags of candy throughout various residential neighborhoods and apartment complexes."
Widening Of Some Some Oro Valley Streets To Start In 2016

According to the town's website, the widening of Tangerine west of La Canada Drive will start sometime in 2016.  It will be increased to 4 lands with sidewalks and multi-use lanes.    Other road projects include widening Lambert Lane west of La Canada Drive, to 4 lanes plus bike lanes. This one is to stare ing 2015.  The most important widening, however, will not start until 2021. That's making La Cholla a 3 lane divided street.  See all of Oro Valley's projects here.
Oro Valley Police Chief Sharp Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

"Oro Valley, Arizona (October 27, 2014)
The Town of Oro Valley is proud to announce that Oro Valley Police Department Chief Daniel G. Sharp has been selected to receive the prestigious 2014 J. Stannard Baker Award, given by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety." (Source: Town Of Oro Valley Press Release)
Ironwood Ridge High School Football Ranked In Top 10

Oro Valley's IRidge Football is ranked as a top 10 " at the moment regardless of division.  That is quite at accomplishment. "Ironwood Ridge has quietly won eight games in a row, beating good opponents, including a break-through 48-17 rout of defending Division II champion Tucson Salpointe Catholic last week. Centennial and Liberty know how well-equipped a Matt Johnson-coached team is in the playoffs." (Source)
Protected Owl Killed

Oro Valley, Arizona (October 24, 2014)
The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) and AZ Game and Fish are asking for the public's help with any information regarding a protected Great Horned Owl that was found deceased in the area of La Cholla and Glover Rd on October 24, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m. It appeared the owl was shot by a firearm. Local witnesses reported the owl was often perched on a telephone pole in the area. AZ Game and Fish is offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the prosecution of this incident. Please call 911, 88- CRIME, OVPD (520)229-4900 or Operation Game Thief (800)352-0700.  (Source: Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)

Town Of Oro Valley Offers  Prescription Discount Card

Thanks to a partnership with the National League Of Cities, the Town of Oro Valley offers a prescription drug savings card.  The card is free to all Oro Valley residents regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance. " By using this card you may say the average of 23% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies."  Learn more here.
"Shop Oro Valley This Holiday Season For Weekly Prize Drawings!

Oro Valley, Arizona (October 29, 2014)
The Town of Oro Valley’s annual “Shop OV Holiday Campaign” begins November 3, 2014, and runs through January 2, 2015. During the campaign, residents and visitors who shop in Oro Valley and spend $25 or more may enter their receipt for a chance to win great prizes in a weekly drawing.

There is no limit on entries, and the more receipts you submit, the greater your chances of winning! Participants can submit their receipts online at or in person at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La CaƱada Drive, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (excluding holidays)." (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

1 comment:

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