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The county has finished improvements to a disputed stretch of road along the east side of Pantano Wash, which area residents had used and maintained for years before learning last year that it could be closed for good.Property records showed the rural neighborhood’s preferred route was actually a sewer easement ac...
The county has finished improvements to a disputed stretch of road along the east side of Pantano Wash, which area residents had used and maintained for years before learning last year that it could be closed for good.
Property records showed the rural neighborhood’s preferred route was actually a sewer easement across private land, not a designated road. Then construction began on a pair of new tract-home developments in the area, threatening to erase the path altogether and leaving homeowners and visitors to the 109-year-old Leon Ranch Cemetery with a steep, single-lane track as their only access.
The road closure would have impacted about two dozen homes, but the graveyard is what drew the county into the dispute. More than 150 people — most of them Hispanic — from some of Vail’s earliest families have been buried in the small, desert plot since 1913.
Developers Pepper Viner Homes, Richmond American Homes and the Estes Company eventually agreed to donate the necessary land for the road and the county agreed to upgrade it, after a lobbying effort by nearby homeowners and the stewards of the cemetery. The county will also handle maintenance of the road from now on.
That $233,000 project was completed last month, just in time for family members to make their annual pilgrimage to the modest burial ground to clean and decorate their loved ones’ graves ahead of Día de los Muertos.
“It was great to see the road done. It really met my expectations,” said Sarah Mayer Hiteman, whose great-grandparents and other relatives are buried at the cemetery. “I’m grateful to everyone who was involved in getting it done.”
Mayer Hiteman singled out now-former County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry for recognizing the need to preserve access to the neighborhood and its historic cemetery.
She was also glad to see the removal of a gate that was used to close the road a number of times since early last year.
“I think the next step is to see that the road is named,” she said.
Right now, it still appears on Google Maps under two different names: Monthan Ranch Road and Pugly Lake Drive.
As far as Mayer Hiteman is concerned, the whole three-quarters-of-a-mile-long stretch should be called Leon Ranch Road. She hopes to see a street sign or two out there some day to “honor the pioneer families of Vail,” she said.
The principal of Mesquite Elementary School said three men came to her office last year and threatened to arrest her over COVID-19 protocols.TUCSON, Ariz. — Editor's Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast.One of the men who made national news last year after threatening to zip-tie an e...
The principal of Mesquite Elementary School said three men came to her office last year and threatened to arrest her over COVID-19 protocols.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Editor's Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast.
One of the men who made national news last year after threatening to zip-tie an elementary school principal in Vail over COVID-19 protocols was found guilty in court this week.
In September 2021, Kelly Walker and two other men showed up at Mesquite Elementary School to zip-tie the school's principal, Diane Vargo, after one of the men's children was told to quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure.
According to the VUSD officials, the decision to place the child under quarantine was made per state policy, citing that when a school in Arizona experiences a positive case of COVID-19, it is required to report the case to its county health department - in Vail's case, Pima County Health Department.
As heard in the video live-streamed on the business owner's Instagram page, the student's parent reportedly told the principal that quarantining would force his child to miss a school field trip. The principal said one of the individuals was carrying “military, large, black zip tie" during the discussion.
"They were telling me that they were going to arrest me and my assistant. And I was scared,” Vargo said last year.
Kelly was found guilty of two charges of disrupting an educational institution. He's scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17.
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Copy This Embed Code: Ad VAIL, Ariz. (KGUN) — As many schools across the country struggle to hire teachers, the Vail School District is having record breaking hires by adding 188 new teachers to the district this upcoming school year."I've always said I've always wanted to be a teacher. My grandma would pick me up from school when I was little, and I would teach her what I was taught that day and my mom's a teacher too," Kat Kirby, said. "So I have a whole family of teachers."Kirby is one...
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VAIL, Ariz. (KGUN) — As many schools across the country struggle to hire teachers, the Vail School District is having record breaking hires by adding 188 new teachers to the district this upcoming school year.
"I've always said I've always wanted to be a teacher. My grandma would pick me up from school when I was little, and I would teach her what I was taught that day and my mom's a teacher too," Kat Kirby, said. "So I have a whole family of teachers."
Kirby is one of 188 new teachers the Vail Unified School District has hired for this upcoming school year.
This is Kirby's first job teaching. With school starting on Monday, she like many of her future students is a bit nervous.
"Teaching in front of the kids. So it's a little nerve wracking at first just having all of these like, eyes looking at you," Kirby said. "But I know with time, I'll just get used to it and it'll be okay."
Teachers are in high demand with several districts throughout our state struggling to staff every classroom.
"It was overwhelming because there's a lot of schools that need teachers," Kirby said. "And again, like narrowing it down was hard but just doing the research was easier."
Another new teacher on the roster this year is Erin Wilkinson. Wilkinson has taught over two decades. She says being a teacher can be tough especially in the aftermath of the pandemic.
"It seems to like it has evolved quite a bit from when I first started," Wilkinson said. "I feel like education has become more student centered, rather than teacher centered, working with kids based on where they're at, rather than where we want them to be."
While the job can be tough, she says it's very rewarding.
"I think that helping kids grow. Helping students become better than they were yesterday," Wilkinson said. "Those things are an amazing blessing if you're willing to accept kind of the challenges."
Currently VUSD is looking to hire six more teachers for the school year.
For other schools looking to their success on hiring, district officials give credit to their 'A' plus ratings for several schools in the area.
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Copy This Embed Code: Ad Before the students arrive to class on their first day back from break, the third grade classroom at Desert Willow Elementary is still. The decorations are freshly glued to the walls and the desks holding nothing but a single piece of paper that reads "Welcome back to school".The movement in the classroom comes from its teacher Keeley Carney as she cuts out more decorations, placing the finishing touches on the library and wall of future student's work. Carney is one of the 188 new teac...
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Before the students arrive to class on their first day back from break, the third grade classroom at Desert Willow Elementary is still. The decorations are freshly glued to the walls and the desks holding nothing but a single piece of paper that reads "Welcome back to school".
The movement in the classroom comes from its teacher Keeley Carney as she cuts out more decorations, placing the finishing touches on the library and wall of future student's work. Carney is one of the 188 new teachers hired by Vail Unified School District, a record breaking number of new hires.
"There’s a lot of preparation involved especially for new teachers because we start out virtually with nothing," she said. "So we walk in the room and there's some tables and a desk and some students desk and we just have to figure out how to organize that and get supplies to decorate the room."
She spent countless hours with the other third grade teachers preparing for the school year. While this is her first year teaching her own classroom, there was a time where she didn't think she would end up here.
"Growing up both of my parents were teachers and after seeing them spend so much time in the classroom I thought I never wanted to teach,” she said.
But after becoming an aunt, she changed her tune.
"I realized that I loved kids and I love hanging out with them," she said. "And I love teaching things and I like learning myself so this was the best place for me."
As a new teacher, she's seen how the field has changed over the last few years and the challenges teachers in Arizona face. From mass school shootings to low teacher pay, it's difficult to retain many teachers. But for Carney, she's ready to face the challenges.
"My mission is to keep my students safe and i'll do everything i can to make that happen," she said. "I'm not afraid everyday in the classroom, i'm just aware."
And she said she's not planning on leaving the classroom anytime soon.
"I think what keeps me going is that I'm going to be the person there every single day for every child in my classroom,” she said. ----
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There was a time in Vail when residents were ecstatic that a Dairy Queen opened near the local church and post office. Within the last ten years, however, Vail and the Rita Ranch area has expanded.Where there was once miles of raw desert now stands a vibrant community, including new and exciting Vail and Rita Ranch restaurants like Serial Grillers and ...
There was a time in Vail when residents were ecstatic that a Dairy Queen opened near the local church and post office. Within the last ten years, however, Vail and the Rita Ranch area has expanded.
Where there was once miles of raw desert now stands a vibrant community, including new and exciting Vail and Rita Ranch restaurants like Serial Grillers and Bowld.
Here's a list of local favorite Vail and Rita Ranch restaurants to try.
Guide to 16 Restaurants to in Vail & Rita Ranch
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While closer to Corona de Tucson, Argenziano’s was the first Italian restaurant all Vail citizens went to for birthdays and special occasions. They offer both pizzas both classic — like the margherita —and inventive — like the taco pizza.
The menu features Italian-American favorites, including meatballs and stuffed shells.
Keep up with Argenziano's on Facebook.
Huge pizza slices, subs, and calzones... it's comfort food that satisfies.
End your meal with a bite of sweetness in cannolo form and delight in the fact that they deliver to Vail residents.
Keep up with Arizona Pizza Company on Facebook.
Bowld restaurant and meal prep opened in March 2019.
The counter-service restaurant features a menu focused on a variety of bowls and “rowls,” which are items rolled in ham, breaded and fried or griddled.
Keep up with Bowld on Facebook.
Tucked away in the Civano neighborhood, the Civano Coffee House is a hidden gem. Whether you’re stopping by for an espresso in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening, the cozy atmosphere invites you to stay and relax.
Or, take your coffee to go and walk around the beautiful Civano Nursery.
For more information, visit civano.com.
It might be surprising to learn that there is a golf course and club in Vail, but soon you’ll be looking for reasons to go play a round or two.
The Hacienda del Lago is both the clubhouse and the restaurant. Sit on the patio and enjoy the Campfire, a comforting stack of hash browns, eggs, and gravy, or stop by for a pint of beer as a celebration after hitting a hole in one — the bar is open until 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, visit dellagogolf.net.
El Coronado Family Restaurant has been in operation since 1983. The staff is friendly and helpful and the servings, generous.
Standard Mexican fare is served, including enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, and combination plates served with beans and rice. Try the Menudo and Shredded Beef Enchilada with green sauce.
Weekly specials take place on Tuesday for Taco Tuesday and Saturdays for Margarita Specials.
For more information, visit elcoronadotucson.com/menu.
Tucked in a strip mall and labeled as a "dine in and carry out Asian Bistro," Happy Wok offers Chinese and Asian-fusion appetizers; soups; noodle dishes; Chow- and Lo Mein; fried rice; meat, vegetable, and shrimp plates; and Egg Foo Young.
The Chef Specials feature Hot & Spicy Shrimp & Chicken, Hunan Triple Delight, Kung Pao Combo, and Coconut Shrimp, to name a few.
Try the Hunan Triple Delight, specific to the Hunan region of China, which features chicken, beef, shrimp with broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, water chestnut, bamboo, and onion in a spicy Hunan sauce.
For more information, visit happywoktucsonaz.com.
Luckie’s is the quintessential takeout spot, perfect for stopping by after doing your grocery run.
The menu includes Thai classics like papaya salad, pad Thai, and larb, and also includes other favorites like Vietnamese pho and Chinese egg foo young.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, Luckie’s will provide it both quickly and deliciously.
For more information, visit luckiesthaifood.com.
A classic neighborhood bar, Montgomery’s offers staples like burgers, wings, and sandwiches, as well as a wide-ranging drink menu.
The atmosphere is welcoming and family-friendly, a perfect place to stop for lunch on the way to local landmarks like Colossal Cave.
Find menus and more at montgomerysvail.com.
Despite the name, Papa Locos is known for more than just their tacos and burgers—though those alone are worth a visit.
The menu is full of creative dishes, like the breakfast enchiladas filled with eggs, or the Enchi-Locos Platter, featuring fresh corn masa filled with meat and fried.
They also feature both Sonoran and LA-style hot dogs to satisfy your cravings.
Keep up with Papa Locos Tacos & Burgers on Facebook.
Ever had a molcajete?
Rancho Rustico specializes in the traditional Mexican dish, where sizzling hot meat and vegetables are served inside a stone bowl.
The menu also offers Tucson classics like chimichangas, and plenty of seafood to remind you of a trip to Rocky Point.
For more information, visit ranchorusticorestaurantaz.com.
Named one of Tucson’s most underrated restaurants by Maynards Market & Kitchen executive chef Brian Smith, Sa-Ing features a vibrant menu of classic and craveable Thai dishes.
Everything on the menu is sure to please, from curry to stir-fried noodles. Pair the spicy food with a creamy, smoky Thai tea, and you’ll be able to imagine you’re far away from the Tucson fast-approaching summer heat.
For more information, visit thaitucson.com.
Serial Grillers expanded southeast with its third location.
This location seats 282 people — double what the second location can hold, and triple the size of the first location on Speedway Boulevard.
Although the local chain is known for its pizza and sandwiches, it also features 65 taps that include both beer and wine.
Get the signature Bone Collector pizza with mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, boneless wings, scallions, ranch, and buffalo sauce and wash it down with a beer from their extensive selection.
For more information, visit serialgrillersaz.com. Keep up with Serial Grillers on Facebook.
Earlier this year, Tay's Brew House expanded to include a barbecue restaurant (with a bar) on site.
The menu features Meat Plates (choice of one to three meats and two sides), Sandwiches, Kids Meals, Family Ranch Packs, or individual meat servings — brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken.
Be on the lookout for weekend drink specials and have fun outdoors with games, such as bowling and cornhole.
Keep up with Tay’s BBQ on Facebook.
This specialty coffee house has a family focus and is supplied by local company, Presta Coffee Roasters.
Viva features a variety of drinks and treats in addition to activities like story time, monthly book club, and family game night.
For more information, visit vivacoffeehouse.com.
This hot, new wings spot offers regular or boneless wings in a variety of flavors. There are 11 flavors, including their fiery house sauce, Buffalo Hot, Garlic Parmesan, Honey Mustard, and Chile Lime.
In addition to wings, you'll find Appetizers, Chicken Tenders, Buffalo Shrimp, Combos, Fries and Sides, Hot Dogs, Salads, and Sandwiches on the menu.
They're open daily with the option of take out.
Keep up with Wings on Fire on Facebook.
Have any suggestions for additional Vail and Rita Ranch restaurants to try? Let us know below.
[This article was originally written on June 20, 2018, and most recently updated on May 14, 2019. Kate Severino contributed to this article.]