News Briefs – Tucson December 2020

Casino Del Sol wins gold in Travel Weekly awards

Casino Del Sol has won a coveted Gold Award in the 2020 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, representing the best in the travel industry. Casino Del Sol was honored in the overall–casino resort/hotel category and is the only Arizona property to be recognized.

“This prestigious award really reflects our staff’s hard work to provide guests with memorable experiences each and every time they visit,” says Kimberly Van Amburg, the CEO of Casino Del Sol.

“We proudly offer award-winning dining, the latest gaming options, championship golf, a luxurious spa and much more. I am very proud of our entire staff that continues to work so hard to provide top-notch service to our guests.”

With entries from around the world, the Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another; instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the extensive experience of Travel Weekly.

To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners or may have no winners at all. Casino Del Sol is the only Magellan Award winner in the overall–casino resort/hotel category.

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Man receives 78-month sentence for shooting
at building

Jose Maria Moreno, 20, of Tucson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 78 months in prison. Moreno previously pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm at an occupied structure.

On December 12, 2018, Moreno drove by the victim’s residence multiple times on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation. Moreno then got out of the vehicle and fired three shots at the residence, hitting a bedroom at the front of the home. At the time of the shooting, Moreno knew that multiple people lived at the residence. Five people were in the house when he fired the shots, including three adults, two of whom were registered members of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, and two minor children. No one was injured.