Month: November 2021

Arizona reports bump of 2,917 new COVID cases, 77 deaths
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Arizona reports bump of 2,917 new COVID cases, 77 deaths

Associated Press PHOENIX — A day after reporting fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in weeks, Arizona's daily case count has shot up to nearly 3,000. The state Department of Health Services reported 2,971 new cases Tuesday along with 77 more deaths. Typically, data released on Mondays is lower because of a lag in reporting on weekends. It's not clear how much of this increase may be due to a lag in reporting on a holiday weekend. The latest statistics bring Arizona's total pandemic case count to 1,269,780 and the number of deaths to 22,307. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continued to rise from a day earlier to 2,676. They have been on an upward trajectory after slightly dipping to 2,500 on Thanksgiving Day. Public health experts worry about a major ...
Brews with Hutch: Barrio Brewing Co.
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Brews with Hutch: Barrio Brewing Co.

Barrio Brewing Co. sells flights of 5-ounce pours for $6. Patrons may sample any of 12 standard and 4 rotating beers on draft. Story and photo by TROY HUTCHISONPima Post The craft beer scene around the country has taken off and the number of local breweries has climbed over the years in Tucson.  With the number of breweries increasing in the city, I decided to go around town and share my thoughts on some breweries.  First on the list is one of the oldest breweries in Tucson. Barrio Brewing Co. was established in 1991 as part of a small restaurant called Gentle Ben’s Brewing. About 15 years ago, Barrio Brewing split off into its own building at 800 E. 16th St. Dennis and Tauna Arnold originally owned both businesses, but in recent years, Barrio Brewing has becom...
Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 12
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Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 12

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post  If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver. Since the start of Point Shaver, I have a 60% or higher win percentage every week.  Buffalo Bills vs. New Orleans Saints (Bills -5.5) Both the Saints and Bills are coming off big losses against .500 teams, but the Bills will bounce back and destroy the Saints. The Saints’ offense is very limited and are going against a very good Bills defense. The Bills have a more complete team and obviously a better quarterback with Josh Allen. The Bills win in a blowout and cover, 31-17. Dallas Cowboys vs. Las Vegas Raiders (Raiders +8) I am a Cowboys fan, but I am not an idiot. The Cowboys are on a short week and will be without their two starting wide re...
Thoughts about Week 2 of The Loft Film Fest – and a bonus ‘Julia’ review
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Thoughts about Week 2 of The Loft Film Fest – and a bonus ‘Julia’ review

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “Julia”Directed by: Julie Cohen and Betsy WestRating: PG -13Run time: 1 hour, 48 minutesOpens at The Loft Cinema Nov. 24 Ending parties is a cross between an artform and a sport — it's social gymnastics — and you have to stick the landing.  Everything can go wrong, and if it does, people will remember the end instead of the rest of the festivities. Parties run the risk of going on for too long and plateau, someone can get into a fight or argument, you can start playing the wrong kind of music and people will fall asleep or walk out, etc. Hosts have to perfectly execute the move of telling guests it's over in a way they leave with a smile and good memories.  Party hosts also have to walk the thin line of choosing the right playl...
Dozens of Afghan evacuees sickened
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Dozens of Afghan evacuees sickened

Associated Press TUCSON — Six people were taken to a hospital and dozens of others were treated for suspected food poisoning at a Tucson hotel where evacuees from Afghanistan are staying. Pima County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen says patients reported vomiting. She says the cause of the widespread illness is still being investigated but she expects it will ultimately be linked to food. Cullen says the Pima County Health Department was called to at about 5:30 p.m. Monday to trace the cause of the illnesses. She says 56 people got sick including those who were taken to the hospital. Most were treated on the scene by the Tucson Fire Department, Cullen said.
Suns win 13th straight, beat Spurs 115-111
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Suns win 13th straight, beat Spurs 115-111

Darren Abate/Associated PressPhoenix Suns' Chris Paul, right front, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Keldon Johnson, right rear, as Suns' Deandre Ayton (22) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Nov. 22 in San Antonio. By RAUL DOMINGUEZAssociated Press SAN ANTONIO — Devin Booker scored 23 points, Deandre Ayton had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 115-111 on Monday night for their 13th straight victory. The Suns matched the third-longest winning streak in franchise history. It's their longest since a franchise-record 17 straight victories from Dec. 28, 2006, to Jan. 29, 2007. "I really don't think about nothing, it's really just a number," Suns guard Cameron Payne said. "Honestly, we just went 1-0 today." Phoenix ...
Pima Men’s Soccer wins second national championship
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Pima Men’s Soccer wins second national championship

Pima Men's Soccer pose for a team photo with their trophy at their championship celebration. Story and photo by NATE MARTINEZPima Post The 2021 Pima Community College Men’s Soccer team can now call itself national champions. The Aztecs won an overtime thriller Saturday at Wichita, Kansas, against the CCBC Essex Knights on penalty kicks by a score of 3-2. The second half was highly competitive. Despite both teams attempting multiple shots, neither was able to score, putting the match into Golden Goal time. Golden Goal time is when a 10-minute period of extra time is added at the end of a tied match. The team that scores next is the winner. If the game is still tied after 10 minutes, another period of extra time is to be played with the same rules. The match is then determ...
Pima Women’s Soccer team falls in national championship
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Pima Women’s Soccer team falls in national championship

Photo by Ray SuarezThe Pima Community College women’s soccer team poses with the National Runner-Up trophy after falling to No. 1 Heartland Community College in the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship Nov. 20. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College women’s soccer team closed off the season with an impressive run, reaching the National Final in the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer Championship, where it took penalties to beat the Aztecs. No. 4 Pima met up with No. 1-ranked Heartland Community College in the National Final, where Heartland took an early 1-0 lead before Pima midfielder Kaitlyn Bassett responded making the score 1-1 in the first half. In the second half, Delaney Buntin intercepted a misplaced pass by the goalkeeper and scored to give the Aztecs a brief...
Pima Women’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals
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Pima Women’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals

By Nate MartinezPima Post The No. 4-seeded Pima Aztecs battled through a hard-fought match against No. 5 Holmes (Mississippi) Community College, winning by a 3-2 score at the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Wichita, Kan. It is their second win in Pool D play, advancing them to 17-4 on the season and earning them a spot in the NJCAA Division II semifinals that begin Friday against No. 6 Phoenix College at 1:30 p.m. Maher then assisted Mari Acosta (Sahuarita) with another goal 33 minutes into the match. The score remained 2-0 heading into the half. Less than a minute into the second half, Ravynne Wilson scored a goal for Holmes (14-4-2) to cut the deficit to 2-1. Pima responded four minutes later when Delaney Buntin (Cienega) scored to bring the score to 3-1. At t...
Pima Men’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals
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Pima Men’s Soccer team advances to the semifinals

By Nate MartinezPima Post The No. 2-seeded Pima men’s soccer team won its second Pool B match in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, defeating the defending champions, No. 7-seeded Southeastern (Iowa) Community College, by a 2-0 score on Wednesday at Wichita, Kansas. The win advances the Aztecs (17-1-1) to the semifinal round Friday against an opponent to be determined. Last season, Pima was eliminated by Southeastern (13-8-2) in the semifinal round. It was a competitive first half Wednesday, ending with a scoreless tie. Pima’s offense started rolling following the break. Midfielder Ulysses Torres (Sunnyside graduate) scored inside the box seven minutes into the second half. With 20 minutes left in the match, it was midfielder Jacob Garcia (Walden Grove) who made ...