The Sahuarita Times

News and Updates

Rancho Sahuarita is a dynamic community – one where things are constantly growing, changing, and moving. These changes are important to our residents, and we want them to continue to play a vital part in all that makes our community so great. This is the place where you can find information regarding news and updates that affect the community, whether it is local and related only to Rancho Sahuarita, or if it involves the community or the Town of Sahuarita in an even bigger way. Take a look at all we’ve been up to.


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    Inside the Lifeguard Station – from Rancho Sahuarita

    Did you know that the first lifeguards in America were police officers?

    When recreational swimming became popular in the 1800s, professional lifeguards didn’t exist. Police officers without special training were the first people to perform water rescues. Eventually, city governments began hiring people trained in water rescue to stand watch at lakes and rivers – the first “lifeguards.”


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    AZEDNEWS: Sahuarita Students Receive Book Donation from Veterans Groups

    (Sourced for, August 19, 2014)

    Breaking down barriers and establishing community ties to provide students with authentic rich learning experiences is one goal of the new courses offered at Walden Grove High School.

    Last year the high school in Sahuarita Unified School District began offering a new option for English IV to seniors. The response was so overwhelming that they ar...


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    Rancho Sahuarita Hires Senior Vice President

    SAHUARITA, Ariz. – July 29, 2014 – Local master planned community developer Rancho Sahuarita has hired real estate industry veteran Mike Brilz as the company’s senior vice president.

    Brilz will be responsible for the implementation of the Rancho Sahuarita Community Facilities District, and strategic planning for the Rancho Sahuarita Management Company, the Sahuarita Water Company and the ...


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    Sahuarita Sun, IN MY VIEW: Back propositions for strong schools

    We recently attended a Metropolitan Pima Alliance breakfast panel on the future of growth in Southern Arizona. As the discussion shifted from where we have been to where we are going – and how we will get there – the focus turned, predictably, to education.

    The panelists included two of the region’s prominent homebuilders. Builders have a unique vantage point on the economic trends that i...


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    Arizona Daily Star: Sahuarita superintendent honored for leadership

    (August 3, 2014) -Sahuarita Unified School District Superintendent Manuel Valenzuela is being honored with the University Council for Educational Administration’s Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. Sahuarita Unified School District Superintendent Manuel Valenzuela is receiving national recognition for leadership and his efforts to prepare future administrators.

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