The Northwest Explorer

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Explorer Newspaper
Explorer newspaper logo.png
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) 10/13 Communications
Publisher Ryan Kedzierski
Editor Thelma Grimes
Founded 1993
Language English
Headquarters 7225 N. Mona Lisa Road, #125
Tucson, AZ 85741
United States

The Explorer Newspaper is a weekly newspaper in Tucson, Arizona, United States.[1][2]

Its coverage area includes the towns of Oro Valley and Marana and the communities of Catalina Foothills, Casas Adobes, Catalina, SaddleBrooke, Tortolita, Oracle, along with neighborhoods in the City of Tucson and Pima County.

It is the 9th largest newspaper in Arizona, with a circulation of 47,475.[2] In 2007, it was sold to Thirteenth Street Media.[3] It became part of 10/13 Communications, owner of the East Valley Tribune, in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Mary Paganelli, Kate Reynolds, Insiders' Guide to Tucson, Globe Pequot, 2008, p. 333 [1]
  2. ^ a b Mondo Newspapers circulation
  3. ^ 'Explorer' Sold; New Owners Hand out Pink Slips
  4. ^ 10/13 Communications

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