April 10, 2013 • Vol. 11, No.22
• Black Canyon City
Conservancy turns over preservation efforts
• Cave Creek
• Desert Hills
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• New River
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• North Phoenix
Anthem nixes Arroyo Norte deal MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR
The North Country Conservancy (NCC) has merged its mission, non-monetary assets, and preservation efforts with the Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT), bringing the resources of the two land trust groups together to protect the area’s wilderness. The deal, which has been in the making for some time, was completed earlier this month. NCC was founded more than a decade ago with the focus of preserving the State Trust lands known as Daisy Mountain. They have also worked to advance a trail system for the mountain to promote connectivity with the public. In updating NCC’s strategic plan, the board members saw an opportunity to merge with DFLT and voted unanimously to approve the plan of merger as the best way to build on their extensive efforts. “We believe Desert Foothills Land Trust will be the most appropriate steward of our efforts,” says NCC Chairman, Frank Grimmelmann. North Country Conservancy’s Executive Director, Ann Hutchinson, is joining the DFLT board of directors to promote continuity with the local community and efforts to protect Daisy Mountain. “We are pleased to be able to partner with leaders and supporters of North County Conservancy in order to continue their crucial land conservation efforts in the area” says DFLT executive director Sonia Perillo. Founded in 1991, the Desert Foothills Land Trust has worked to acquire and
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A potential deal, which would have given Arroyo Norte residents an opportunity to pay for the right to use the Anthem Community Center for a $30 annual fee, was voted down by the Anthem Community Council by a 7-0 vote on Thursday. A crowd of approximately 300 turned out, mostly to voice their concerns for such a proposal.
In front of perhaps the biggest audience they have served in front of during their three year term on the Anthem Community Council board President Craig Boates and Jeff Pointer were part of a 7-0 vote against a proposed agreement with Arroyo Norte on Thursday in the final meeting for both men. Acknowledging they were overwhelmed with a flood of emails from Anthem residents, council member after council member said they would vote against the proposal, which would have given residents of Arroyo Norte, located on the frontage road between Anthem and New River, the ability to pay to utilize the Anthem Community Center’s workout
facility and pool. When built out the development will have approximately 300 homes. Proposed by Anthem staff as a potential revenue source and as a way to offset the wear and tear caused by the inevitable use of Anthem parks by their neighbors to the north, an estimated crowd of nearly 300 showed up to speak against the idea. After a one time application fee of $75 Arroyo Norte residents interested in using the Anthem Community Center facilities, would have been able to renew for a $30 annual fee. In exchange Anthem residents would have access to utilize hiking trails through Arroyo Norte. Rather than listen to the
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Cave Creek resident given new lease on life STAFF REPORT
For Cave Creek resident Lloyd Beaman 2012 was perhaps the longest year of his life. That being said it also proved to be one that saved his life. On Saturday the 58-year-old will be in Phoenix with family and friends to celebrate what he calls his second chance at life, by participating in a fundraising event, called the Liver Life Walk. The event, which starts with registration at 8:30 a.m., brings awareness and financial support to the needs of millions of Americans who are battling more than 100 different types of liver disease. The ability to participate in the 5K is somewhat amazing for Beaman. In November 2011, Beaman who described himself as a healthy person, interested in weight training in his
free time, woke up feeling nauseous one day.
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Cave Creek resident Lloyd Beaman and his wife Lyanne on a recent ride following his liver transplant in November 2012. On Saturday he will participate in the Liver Life Walk, a fundraiser in Phoenix.
After vomiting blood he said he felt much better, but his wife
called the Mayo Clinic Hospital and they urged him come in. “I went down there and they discovered I was hemorrhaging and that I’d lost 6.5 pints of blood,” he said. “ After spending four days in the ICU Beaman was released. “I stabilized for a time,” he said. “But I had to continue going back for regular visits to go through numerous checks.” After a time it became clear that his liver was failing. “My condition regressed so fast it was unbelievable,” he said. “I started losing muscle rapidly. I’d weighed as much as 258 pounds. These days I weigh 186 pounds. I started developing a heart issue and had to go on oxygen full time. The liver controls more things than I ever could have dreamed of.”
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Cave Creek Councilman Dick Esser will not be on the ballot for the May 21 runoff election. Following the primary election incumbents Esser along with Shelley Anderson and James Bruce dropped out of the race. Within hours Esser had a change of heart and decided he wanted to run again. When Esser decided to rescind his withdrawal after approval from the town of Cave Creek, Gerald Freeman took him to court with a legal challenge. On April 2 a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Esser ineligible to return to the race. Judge Lisa Daniel Flores stated in her ruling that there is no provision in state law for a candidate to be reinstated on
the ballot after withdrawing. “Arizona law does not permit (Esser) to rescind the valid withdrawal of his candidacy, and ... he is not entitled to have his name on the ballot as a candidate for Town Council in the May 21” runoff election, the ruling said. Esser did not respond to a request for comment. That means Thomas McGuire will be the lone incumbent left to challenge for the four remaining council seats. He will be challenged by Mike Durkin, Reg Monachino, Charlie Spritzer and Eileen Wright. All four candidates received more votes than McGuire in the primary. The May winners will join mayor Vincent Francia, vice major Ernie Bunch and Adam Trenk when the new council is seated in June.
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Cave Creek and Carefree’s 2013 Relay for Life event is seeking participants for their third annual event. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is an overnight event, running from 6 p.m., April 20 to 6 a.m., April 21 at Cactus Shadows High School. Teams will have at least one member of their team walking the track throughout the 12 hours. Those not on the track will have the opportunity to pitch a tent, unroll a sleeping bag, put up tarps during a night on the football field. There will be live entertainment, games, food and fun throughout the evening. Teams of families, friends, coworkers and neighbors are asked to find financial supporters for their efforts. Last year’s event drew 350 people and raised approximately
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involved with this project. In addition to planning for its non-monetary assets, NCC is making a restricted donation to The Nature Conservancy Jason Kalafut to advance work on state trust Cronkite New Services land issues. “It was important to the NCC board to make this The first day of spring was restricted donation separately, as these are funds that had warm and slightly breezy, been raised as part of our State the perfect day for relaxing Trust Land Reform project. As poolside with old friends. It such, we wanted to honor the was the perfect day for a retired will of the donors in making electrician named Cliff to wash this contribution to TNC.” his sparkling-blue Jeep. It was advised NCC Treasurer, the perfect day for a group of gentlemen donning cowboy Shareen Goodroad. The Kiwanis Club of New hats to play bocce. The first day River will be the beneficiary of spring was the perfect day to of NCC’s remaining funds. As do all of these things – naked. At least it was to those at part of a restricted monetary grant agreement, the New Shangri La Ranch, a nudist River Kiwanis will disburse community in New River. Nudism as a whole has been these funds to be used for grant purposes on qualified projects undergoing change in recent that preserve Daisy Mountain’s years, becoming more open, less natural resources, open spaces, male oriented, and more vocal wildlife habitat, and historic in identifying misconceptions or geologic features for the about the lifestyle. “It used to be much more enjoyment of current and future generations. The New cloistered,” said Dot Roy, who River Kiwanis also agreed to had been a nudist all her life, make reasonable efforts to raise noting traditionally 90 percent matching funds when used in of female nudists were brought conjunction with a qualified into the lifestyle by a man. Roy said she made it her disbursement of these funds. “North Country Conser-mission to help show women vancy’s mission to save that it is safe to become nudists Daisy Mountain is crucial to on their own, adding, “I didn’t preserving the quality of life like that attitude that it took a in the local community and man to introduce us. That it ensuring public access to these was taboo for women.” Cliff, 63, spoke about the shift lands in the future. This merger with DFLT will in the culture of nudism, saying result in a more diversified that single males are facing organization uniquely more scrutiny than women. “New members are watched positioned to raise the level of support and awareness for like a hawk. If they do anything conservation efforts in the weird, they’re gone. We won’t region, and the partnerships even talk about it,” Cliff said, we have built over the last ten adding that this goes on for a years will continue,” year until that person has met everyone. Grimmelmann said. Men are watched more closely than women because of concerns that men might be
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Anthem veteran named president of Arizona military post STAFF REPORT
Colonel Rob Welch, U. S. Army, retired, and an Anthem resident has been elected to serve as president of the Arizona Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The chapter, based in Scottsdale, was organized in 1956 and is the oldest MOAA chapter in Arizona. MOAA is active both locally and in Washington, DC, advocating for and assisting veterans and their families. Among many other activities, the chapter supports the annual Arizona StandDown® which aids homeless veterans and is the largest such event in the nation. The StandDown® provides health care, clothing, housing assistance, judicial assistance and many other services needed
council from page 1 litany of residents that signed slips to speak on the issue a preemptive Boates first opened up the floor to the board. Pointer suggested that while the vast majority of the responses were thought out and helpful he didn’t appreciate ones from 10 to 15 percent of people who made personal attacks. One by one they relayed the responses they had received from residents and let it be known they would be voting against the proposal. Anthem residents suggested that the amenities are one of the main draws for people buying in Anthem. They seemed to ask the equivalent of why buy the cow when you can get the milk for (nearly) free, surmising their home values could be sacrificed when compared to Arroyo Norte, which could become a more desirable location for potential home buyers with newer homes than the ones in Anthem, combined with the ability to use Anthem’s amenities. After the 7-0 vote a good portion of the satisfied audience got up and left. The meeting also included the board’s decision to concentrate enhancement funds on three projects. If all five projects under consideration were pursued to their full scale it was estimated Anthem residents would have seen a raise in their dues of $56 annually. On the combined recommendations of the fiscal committee and the community planning and development committee the board
unanimously voted to pursue funding of phase one and phase 2 at Opportunity Way Park, phase one at Liberty Bell Park, as well as what were deemed critically important safety improvements to the Anthem Amphitheater including better lighting and stairs. The committee will report back in either June or July for a proposed schedule for the projects and an estimated use of enhancement funds. It was noted that projects not selected are not dead in the water, but simply are not going to be pursued at the present time. The last update of the night
gave a look at the design concept for the overhaul of 3701 W. Anthem Way The board chose between two designs, both of which could be accomplished for the budgeted $1.3 million. The tentative schedule for the building overhaul would see Anthem seek permitting in May, begin construction in July and complete construction in either November or December, in time for the grand opening in January. The next Anthem Community Council meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., April 24 at the Anthem Community Center.
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THURSDAY Black Mountain Church hosts rummage sale Black Mountain United Church of Christ,will hold their annual Spring rummage sale from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday in Scottsdale. Proceeds go to support the missions of the church. The church is located at 30600 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Arizona Opera performs at MIM The Marriage of Figaro will share the spotlight for a 7 p.m., Thursday performance at the Musical Instrument Museum. The show, a collection of debuts and accolades spanning the globe, will include the quartet performing their signature operatic roles and other selections from various generes. The show features Sari Gruber, Joelle Harvey, Jason Hardy and Daniel Okulitch with Arizona Opera Head of Music Allen Periello on piano. Tickets range in price from $37.50 - $42.50. For information on The MIM go to themim.org or call 480-478-6000. Musicfest hosts putting contest at Desert Highland The Arizona Musicfest Putting Tournament for Scholarships will take place at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Desert Highlands Golf Club. The extensive (par 41) putting course features more than 60,000 square feet of putting surface. The entrance fee includes great prizes, the Holein-One Challenge, mulligans, the Clubhouse Party and more. Participants need to bring their putter. Interested golfers may sign up as an individual and Arizona Musicfest will pair participants. They can also sign
up as a twosome, threesome or foursome. Registration begins at 1:30p.m. with a shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. The tournament, which sold out last year, is limited to the first 80 who sign up. A clubhouse party will follow at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, wine, music, an auction and more. Registration is $100 for the tournament and party, or $40 for only the party. Hole sponsorships are $200. Download the registration form at azmusicfest.org or call 480-488-0806. Desert Highlands Golf Club is located at 10040 E Happy Valley Road in Scottsdale. Double Entendre performs at MIM Doulbe Entendre, will perform at 7p.m., Thursday at the Musical Instrument Museum. The show features two lead couples from both casts of “The Marriage of Figaro” as they share the spotlight. The quartet of Sari Gruber, Joelle Harvey, Jason Hardy and Daniel Okulitch with Allen Perriello on piano, will perform their signature operatic roles and other selections from a variety of genres. Tickets range from $37.50 – 42.50. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For information call 480-478-6000. FRIDAY Anthem Library celebrates Jazz music Fran Rosenthal will discuss Jazz history during a 90 minute presentation from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Friday at the North Valley Regional Library. Fran Rosenthal will take attendees on a trip through Jazz history, discussing styles and history through the Big Bad Era. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending are asked to register
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by calling 480-488-2286. North Valley Regional Library is located at 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem. For information go to to mcldaz.org. SATURDAY New River restaurant hosts chili cookoff, state hot wing contest The Station in New River will host their 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. In addition to the 2nd annual Chili Cook-off at The Station there will be a hot wing contest, People’s Choice Chili and a salsa contest. A showmanship contest in which contestants are encouraged to dress up and act foolishly is also part of the festivities. Festivities will include a 50/50 raffle and entertainment and Cow Pie Bingo. Admission is free, tasting cups are $5 for all day tasting or at least until the chili is gone. All proceeds benefit Tyler Hallsey, an Anthem youth battling a brain tumor. For information on Hallsey go to facebook.com/ whateverittakestylerhallsey. Celebrity and public judges are needed. Sponsorships are being accepted. Please donate so we can support Hallsey. The cookoff supports the New River area including Anthem and Black Canyon City. The Station is located in New River on the frontage road between Anthem and New River east of I-17 just south of exit 232. Potential contestants, judges can call Norman or Sharren at 623-742-6476. Jackass Acres hosts shot clinic Anthem Pets is hosting a low cost shot clinic from 9 a.m. noon, Saturday at Jackass Acres Dog Park. Residents can bring their dogs and cats to Jackass
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Acres Dog Park for their annual shots at a greatly reduced price. Services are provided by Dr. Tom Ratke from Academy West Animal Hospital. Shots available include a three year rabies shot, canine DHLPP, or bordetella at $15, feline shot for $20, AVID micro chip for $25, rattlesnake for $25. Jackass Acres Dog Park is located on the east side of I-17 on the frontage road between Anthem Way and New River Road. Cave Creek church helps cope with cancer Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church will host a Coping with Cancer meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday in Cave Creek. The topic will be advocating for your needs as a cancer survivor. Tools to assist in getting needs met in cancer care will be offered. A discussion period will follow the presentation. Anyone whose life is impacted by cancer is welcome to attend. Reservations are highly recommended. The church is located at 6502 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For information or to RSVP call 480-488-3283. Boulder Creek choir hosts car show The Boulder Creek High School Choir Booster Club is hosting its inaugural car show from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday in the school’s parking lot. Cash prizes will be awarded, with winners chosen by event patrons. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of platform risers for the choir. Early registration is $25 per vehicle, or $15 per vehicle for BCHS students. Day of registration is $30 and $20. To register, contact Steve Leming
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EastonAshe performs Top 40 songs to the classics and across generations. Along with the free music drink tickets and food will be available for purchase. El Pedregal Shops and Dining is located at 34505 N. Scottsdale Road. For information about the event call 480-488-1072 or go to elpedregal.com. TUESDAY Anthem Library offers yoga storytime for preschoolers Yoga storytime for preschoolers is set for 1 p.m., Tuesday at the North Valley Regional Library. Participants will stretch imaginations with stories, music and finger plays. The classes will end with a simple craft. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable, suitable clothing for exercise. Yoga student teacher, Amanda Sinha, will teach this class along with one of our children’s librarians. No reservation is needed, but space is limited. North Valley Regional Library is located at 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem. For
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theFoothillsfocus.com information call 602-652-3000 or go to mcldaz.org. Deer Valley resource center hosts play group The Deer Valley Family Resource Center will host a stay and play playgroup from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday at New River Elementary. The event, sponsored by the Deer Valley Family Resource Center, is free for newborns to five-years-old. Parents will have the chance to spend time talking, sharing experiences and making friends while interacting with other families. New River Elementary School is located at 48827 N. Black Canyon Freeway in New River. For information or to register call 623-445-3941. Boomer dating expert speaks in Cave Creek Jane Morrissey will speak from 4 -5:30 p.m., Tuesday at
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Boulder Creek needs strong finish to earn state berth MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR
For the first time since the season-opening Dorado Classic in Tucson the Boulder Creek Jaguars met up with the Mesa Mountain View Toros on Thursday.
Six weeks into the season Evah Taylor said she has seen plenty of strides in her young team, but unfortunately for the Jaguars they still haven’t found an answer for Toros senior pitcher Valerie Kaff.
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oversees the Visitor Center and is very proud of the amount of commerce its tourists brings to its business community. The music starts at 2 p.m. and won’t conclude past midnight. The cost is by donation only for both adults and children, all day long. The line up of musicians is varied to appeal to families during the day and adults at night who want to dance and rock and roll under the stars in the cool Bradshaw Mountains. Live music starts with Chris,
The Foothills Focus “Gypsy Wilson” playing acoustic guitar and harmonica. Black Canyon City’s own “Karmann & Kompany”, will feature music in folk, country, gospel, contemporary and blues and be on stage from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.. kandkband.com Local favorite “Route 66” plays light rock and the blues and will be entertaining the dancing crowd from 7 until 9 p.m. reverbnation.com/ route66bandphoenix Ending the night will be “The Crue Tribute”, honoring Motley Crue, and will be hard rock and roll songs along with full Crue costumes. ‘The Crue Tribute” has captured the distinct Motley sound and is known for their over the top live show. Loaded with all the sights sounds and debauchary you come to expect. reverbnation.com/ thecruetribute Chilleens on 17 is ten minutes north of Anthem off of I-17 exit 244, 623-3745794. For questions call the Visitors Center at 623-374-9797.
FACEBOOK.COM/TheFOOTHILLS.FOCUS ENVIRONMENT Earth Day celebration set for Carefree Green Cave Creek and the towns of Carefree and Cave Creek will celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., April 20 at the Carefree Town Center. This year’s focus is on water conservation. Events include kid programs and activities. See and hear Wild at Heart Raptor Rescue, electric car demonstrations, first aid in the desert, xeriscape landscaping techniques, solar use demonstrations and a chance to meet Green Cave Creek Man. Attendees will have a chance to earn a live xeriscape plant for their water saving garden. For information go to greencavecreek.org HEALTH Health Expo set for Black Mountain Foothills Community Foundation, Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain and Desert Foothills YMCA are hosting a free Healthy Community Expo from noon – 4 p.m., April 20.
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With a focus on improving health and well-being, the expo will feature more than 40 exhibitors offering health checks and screenings, kids’ activities, games and prizes, demonstrations, prevention counseling and much more. The event precedes the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Cactus Shadows High School football field. The Healthy Communities Expo is the first major Black Mountain Partners initiative. The three organizations are co-located at the foot of iconic Black Mountain at 60th Street, just south of Carefree Highway. FUNDRAISER Jimmy Buffett Night aids Anthem Pets Anthem Pets is having Jimmy Buffett Night from 5 – 9 p.m., April 20 at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant. For a $29.50 donation participants get burgers, fries and a soft drinks. There will
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Karen Leeds and Bela Fidel will host an open house from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Sunday at Leeds’ Scottsdale studio. Art on display will include original scarves, mixed media, oil, oil pastels, encaustic, encaustic monoprints, framed and loose silks, acrylic and small gifts. The studio is located at 7507 Roy Rogers Drive, near Dynamite and Scottsdale Roads. For information on Leeds art go to karenleeds.com. For information on Fidel’s art go to belafidel.com. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by contacting Leeds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-321-0219 or Fidel at either email@example.com or by calling 480-221-6947.
softball from page 11 After 7-1 and 6-2 defeats at the hands of the Toros in February the Jaguars fell 8-2 in their third meeting. “All the girls have grown as players,” Taylor said. “I like the effort, but we’re making mistakes that hurt us at times. I’d rather we go for it though. If we’re diving for balls and being aggressive I can live with mistakes.” On Thursday Kaff, who has accepted a scholarship offer from Michigan State, proved the biggest obstacle. The right hander, who struck out 16, had a perfect game through 3 2/3 innings. “Chances are you’re going to face tough pitchers like that in the state tournament so we’re going to have to figure it out,” Taylor said. After striking eight out of the first nine batters, Kaff finally was met with some resistance from the Jaguars offense in the bottom of the fourth. Trailing 5-0, the Anthem squad put together a two-out rally. After freshman Brianna Binns reached on an error, to end the perfect game, sophomore Brice Phebus drew a walk to bring catcher Aubrey Ledbetter to the plate. The sophomore ripped a pitch just inside the third base bag into the corner in left field. Along with breaking up the no hitter she erased the shutout and momentarily got her team back within striking distance at 5-2. Mountain View was unfazed though, responding with one in the fifth and two in the sixth to win going away. After seeing her team only come up with two hits Taylor acknowledged her team will have to be at its best down the
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stretch of the regular season if they are to earn a state berth. On Friday they bounced back with a 12-2 win over Ironwood. With 10 games remaining the Jaguars (12-10) sit at No. 22 in the Division I power rankings. The top 24 teams make the Division I playoffs. “We’re going to need a strong finish,” she said. “Obviously Mountain Ridge is a great team. They’ll be really tough, but a lot of those other games are very winnable if we come ready.” The Jaguars upcoming schedule includes a trip to Sandra Day O’Connor to face the Eagles on Thursday, a home game with North Canyon on Friday before a trip to Ironwood on Monday and a visit to Mountain Ridge on Tuesday. To view the team’s complete schedule go to maxpreps.com and search Boulder Creek.
CACTUS SHADOWS The Falcons up and down season has seen the team’s offense come alive of late. Following Monday’s 19-10 loss to Goldwater Cactus Shadows (7-14) the Falcons had scored double digits in four of their last six games including an 11-1 win over Camelback on Thursday. Even in one of their losses during a 3-3 stretch the Falcons put up nine runs in a one-run loss to Notre Dame on April 2. On Tuesday the Falcons took on South Mountain (results unavailable at press time). Their upcoming schedule includes a Friday trip to Prescott to take on the Badgers before a game at Thunderbird on Tuesday. To view Cactus Shadows schedule go to maxpreps.com and search Cactus Shadows. Varsity softball games are scheduled to start at 3:45 p.m.
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Boulder Creek selects new basketball coach MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR
Coaching is in Ryne Holstrom’s blood. The 26-year old said he grew up in the gym shooting baskets while watching teams coached both by his grandfather and then his father. Despite a football career at Northern Arizona University, one in which he started his final three seasons at tackle on the Jaguars offensive line, he said his first love was always basketball. “I would have chosen basketball over football to play in college, but at 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds my opportunity to get college paid for was on the football field. I fell in love with football at NAU and enjoyed
my time, but I always figured I’d coach basketball at some point.” On April 3 Holstrom received word that he will be the next boys basketball coach at Boulder Creek High School, replacing Randy Walker who stepped down at the end of the 2012-2013 season. During a five-year tenure Walker led the Jaguars to four state tournament appearances including a state championship during the 20092010 season. “I’m ecstatic to be able to come in to a well established program,” the Portland, Oregon native said. “I’m looking forward to getting in and starting to work. I like to play an aggressive style where our defense creates offense. I want to dictate the pace for opposing offenses. I try to work on the
Ryne Holstrom was named Boulder Creek High School’s next varsity basketball coach on April 3. Holstrom and his wife, Grace, who met as students at Northern Arizona University, have spent this school year in Eloy, Arizona where Ryne coached at Santa Cruz Valley High School .
competitive spirit of my players. They’ll be ready to fight for 32 minutes.” The 2010 Lumberjacks graduate said he tried to exhibit that never say die attitude as a player. He said one of the most individually satisfying moments of his NAU career came in a road game at Northern Colorado his junior season. “Our quarterback threw an interception down near the end zone,” he said. “I was a big guy, but I remember hearing stuff about pursuit angles and I started after the guy that made the interception. Down toward the other end of the field our quarterback slowed him up enough that I was able to make a touchdown saving tackle. It was probably 70 yards down the field. They had a penalty on the
very next play and ended the drive by missing a field goal. We ended up winning that one (2522). I was never the best athlete on any team I played on, but I always tried to be one of the hardest working players.” After his days at NAU Holstrom said he attempted to make a bid at an NFL career, but after stints in the Arena Football League with the Philadelphia Soul and Kansas City, the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League his final bid to stick in professional football saw him cut by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. “It was a little bit sad, but I wasn’t consistent enough,” he said. “My body had been through enough so it was very easy for me to step away at that point.”
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After initially moving back to Portland where he got to work pursuing coaching and teaching, actually working at a rival school from his days as a prep star, Holstrom and his wife Grace returned to Arizona. Moving to Eloy, Holstrom accepted his first head coaching job at Santa Cruz Valley High School. Inheriting a program that had gone winless during the 2010-2011 season, Holstrom led the Division III program to a 4-18 season. While he wasn’t the most experienced candidate of the eight the Jaguars interviewed for the position, Boulder Creek athletic director Matt Hreha said he and the selection committee couldn’t help but take note of Holstrom’s passion. “I think his enthusiasm impressed us,” he said. “I think how articulate he was in laying out a plan for improving the program was impressive. He has ideas for getting the feeder schools involved. He said he wants to compete for state championships year in and year out.” Beyond the efforts in the gym Hreha liked the feedback he got about the impact his new coach has on his student-athletes. “His athletic director at each of the last two schools he has been at had glowing reviews of him,” he said. “At Santa Cruz they had a serious problem in recent seasons with players being academically ineligible, but in his season leading the program he pretty much eliminated that issue.” Moving to Anthem was also a motivating factor. “My wife’s parents live off the Carefree Highway and we’re looking to raise a family,” he said. “Anthem is a beautiful area and I really haven’t heard anything but positives about the community.” Whether there is a teaching job available at Boulder Creek High School for the 2013-2014 school year or whether he’ll have to take a job somewhere else in the district Holstrom is looking forward to getting started. “I always was a gym rat in high school,” he said. “With the football background I know the importance of strength and conditioning too. I like to lift and run with my players. I think it’s easier to work when you have a coach that’s putting in the time with you. I’m not going to be able to do it forever, but I will run and lift with them. Because I’m young I think I can relate to the kids and understand where they’re coming from. We’ll do things the right way by stressing academics and hard work.”
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Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Public Road and Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU SESESW, SECTION 14. CONTAINING 0.70 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: M&B THRU N2N2NW; NENENW, SECTION 23. CONTAINING 6.78 ACRES MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: M&B THRU NENENE; N2NENW, SECTION 23. CONTAINING 6.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTION) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $1,124,796.00 and consists of 13.73 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $1,124,796.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $33,744.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $1,164,540.00 (less $6,000.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $1,158,540.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/ or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. ADDITIONAL CONDITION Pursuant to A.R.S. 37-214, this sale is subject to approval by the Board of Appeals. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner March 26, 2013
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Volunteers sought to plan Anthem’s 15th anniversary STAFF REPORT
The Anthem Community Council seeks members to serve on its 15th Anniversary Committee and a chairperson and committee members to serve on Anthem Neighborhood Watch, an ACC affiliate group. Established in 1999, 2014 marks Anthem’s 15th year of existence. The 15th Anniversary Celebration Committee will meet one to four times per month throughout 2013, and as needed in 2014, to plan for and implement a yearlong celebration of Anthem. Activities could range from a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an updated Adventure Playground, creation of a memory book, a grand opening for the new civic building, or hosting a special community event. To apply to become a
volunteer committee member, interested participants should submit their name, contact information, qualifications, and a brief background of their life and experience in Anthem expressing why they are interested in serving on the committee to jkollings@ anthemcouncil.com. Applications are being accepted through mid April. All Anthem residents and business owners are eligible, ages 13 and older. For more information: www. onlineatanthem.com/content/ ant hem-teens-and-adultsapply-now-for-anthem-15thanniversary-committee. The Anthem Neighborhood Watch (ANW) is seeking volunteers to play a leadership role and as committee members for ANW. The ANW chairperson is responsible for
Anthem Prep coach hosts football camp STAFF REPORT
The 9th annual Let It Fly Football Drills & Skills Camp is under way. Anthem Prep football coach Mark Huston invites youth, ages 6 – 18, to turn out from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., every Saturday at Anthem Community Park. The one-time Northern Arizona University quarterback promises a challenging and productive experience throughout the months of April, May, June and July. Huston sets the camp up to mimic workouts used by athletes at the higher levels, with a series of 12 stations focusing on developing different skills in a fast-paced environment. He touts a 10 to 1 ratio of athletes to coaches, allowing for personalized instruction. The camp is designed for athletes of any level. Along with a number of experienced youth coaches,
campers also receive instruction from graduates of the camp, many of whom are current Boulder Creek High School football players. Huston said looking ahead to the 2013-14 school year there will be close to 50 former Let It Fly Football Drills & Skills Camp attendees playing for the Boulder Creek varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams. After working with 176 athletes last year Huston is hopeful this year’s camp will draw more than 200. Campers can pay $30 per Saturday session, or get progressively better deals for committing to more weekly sessions. The Anthem Community Park field is located at 4600 West Fortune Drive in Anthem. For information on the camp, go to: www.letitflyfootballcamp. com, call 623-498-0577, or email Coach Huston at: coachmark@ letitflyfootballcamp.com.
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leading volunteers who work with local law enforcement agencies to help reduce crime and vandalism in the community, and to provide guidance and direction to the volunteers as they plan and implement events and meetings. ANW works as an affiliate group under the Anthem Community Council, and is charged with collaborating with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Phoenix Police Department, North Valley Posse, and Daisy Mountain Fire District to help inform and educate Anthem residents on ways to prevent and reduce crime. To volunteer, complete and return an interest form no later than April 30: www. on lineatanthem.com/sites/ default/files/volunteer-interestform_0.pdf
Deer Valley Resource Center welcomes Families STAFF REPORT
The North Phoenix Regional Council of First Thing First and staff are offering a tour of the Deer Valley Family Resource Center from 2 – 3 p.m., April 19. First Thing First is a statewide organization that works to ensure all children five years old and younger are healthy and prepared for kindergarten. The North Phoenix Regional Council is responsible for allocating funds for programs serving young children in the North Phoenix region including Anthem and New River. The Desert Valley Family Resource Center is located at Desert Winds Elementary at 19825 North 15th Ave. Guests will learn how the family resource center strategy is improving the health and future success of children in that community. For information call Marlene Hanan at 602-7715024 or email@example.com.
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Cave Creek candidate bids to preserve rural lifestyle
Cave Creek was a frontier town. The date is July 8, 1986, and, on that date, Cave Creek achieved her independence. The spirit of Cave Creek was preserved for the future. I am running for Town Council to preserve and protect the spirit of Cave Creek, past, present and future. I want to continue the legacy given to us by these pioneers. Unfortunately, Cave Creek is fast losing its brand as a “frontier town.” The upcoming hot and wild Cave Creek Town Council runoff election will determine the destiny of our town. The elected Council will sit for 3½ years and will adopt a new General Plan for Cave Creek. The incumbents lack leadership, accountability, and transparency. It has been a hands-off, rubber stamp Council for several years. The spirit of Cave Creek and our unique rural lifestyle are in jeopardy. In the last year alone, we have had to fight three major battles to save our town – two rezonings of residential land to
commercial and a property tax. Due to a $60 million debt, it is inevitable that we will continue to face the threats of commercial development. The incumbents are willing to sacrifice the spirit of Cave Creek and our lifestyle for revenue – rezoning residential land to commercial. Without a change in Council, what will remain of Cave Creek – the Cave Creek Museum and the Cave Creek Cemetery? Not if I can help it. My pledge to the citizens of Cave Creek, I will: • Hold fast to the General Plan • Preserve our unique rural lifestyle • Protect Desert Rural zoning • Never place commercialism in the path of your horses or homes Put me on the Council so I can do this job. Eileen Wright Cave Creek
Carefree doctor suggests diet alterations to prevent cancer This year, an estimated half a million Americans will lose their lives to cancer. Today, with new technologies providing advancements in the treatment of cancer each day, more lives are being saved than ever. However, there are several things we can do to defend against cancer in the first place. This April – National Cancer Control Month – is the perfect time to educate oneself on them. The most obvious advice to reduce your risk includes upping cardiovascular exercise, quitting smoking and limiting both alcohol and sun exposure. However, have you considered thinking outside the box when considering what to put inside your body when it comes to proactive cancer prevention? As someone who’s lost his father and two brothers to this disease, the connection between nutrition and cancer prevention is a topic near and to my heart. As such, here are some lesser-known suggestions to reduce your risk – all focused on converting your colon into a cancer-fighting machine:
• Convert to a low saturated fat diet, which can change how much liver bile is delivered to the colon. This, in turn, reduces the concentration of bad, cancer-inducing bacteria growth. • Take a prebiotic supplement like Prebiotin, developed right in Carefree and available at most health food stores like Cooper’s Nutrition, which feed good bacteria in the colon, allowing good to outnumber bad. • Take broccoli sprout capsules, which are notoriously high in sulforaphane (SFN), the strongest cancer-fighting agent found in food. When you – or someone you love – get a diagnosis of cancer, it is like a punch in the face. Starting today, let’s punch cancer back! Frank W. Jackson, M.D. is a Carefree resident and colon health educator with more than 40 years of research on the colon’s link to obesity, cancer, heart disease, GIrelated diseases and more. www. jacksogi.com.
Stop Asking, ‘How Did You Like ...’ I’m shopping for a sweater online, and as so often happens, up pops a “tell us what you think” box. Or I’m on social media, and another social media company hijacks the screen, trying to sell me another product. Then there’s: “How did you like the app?” “Tweet about us.” “Leave a review.” This does three things: It diverts my attention from the task at hand, it steals my time, and it annoys the hell out of me. Go away. Stop harassing me. You’re panhandling for information. I often use the Open Table app to make a restaurant reservation. The morning after, my inbox will inevitably hold a demand/request that I review the restaurant: “How did you like the meal?” My first childlike response is to wonder why I’m being asked. If I liked the meal, I’ll go back. If I didn’t, I won’t. Now I understand what is wanted. I’m being asked to enhance the site’s value without being paid for my labor. This is the business model underlying the Yelp-y world of amateur reviews. And it’s not always a nice business. Very busy people don’t review a restaurant unless they’re very busy owning it or very busy running a competing establishment. (To outsiders giving your honest all: Why do you do it?)
In olden days, a professional restaurant reviewer — and some still exist — had a name and reputation attached to the opinion. I might disagree with a reviewer’s priorities, but I knew where that person was coming from. And I could reasonably assume that he or she had no economic interest in the business being measured. Moving on, don’t you marvel at being asked why you unsubscribed from an email list? That happened after I unsubscribed from Fandango’s “FanMail.” The reason, which I’ll share only with you, is that Fandango kept sending messages about movies I would not see if lightning destroyed my cable box and Netflix burned down. In truth, I don’t recall signing up for FanMail, though chances are that I did so in an inattentive moment. Anyhow, after clicking “unsubscribe,” up came, “Help us improve your FanMail.” Yeah, in my next life. I once used Teleflora to send Mother’s Day flowers and got trapped in some exotically crafted email dungeon. Some sites keep you permanently imprisoned unless you redo your email preferences. I tried this on Teleflora, but to no avail. Small print on the bottom of the pest message: “This is a one time only email message to thank you for
your business, so there’s no unsubscribe option.” Forgive my presumption. Perhaps after a glass too many, I had asked to receive “special offers.” If so, I accept my punishment. But, your honor, I did not deserve a life sentence. Teleflora recently sent an email with this subject: “Get 25 percent off when you write a review.” If I do, please lock me up. Some of you may be thinking: What’s her problem? Doesn’t she know how to filter email messages? To answer, she does know how, but that’s not the point. The point is that these are vendors I’ve sort-of invited into my life. I’ve created accounts with them. They should respect my time and intelligence and not bombard me with phonyfriendly social-media talk about wanting to know what I think about this or that. Some computer wants to know so that its human master can monetize my free labor and use the proceeds to buy a vineyard in Sonoma. I respect that aspiration. But as they say, time is money, and some of us don’t work for free. To find out more about Froma Harrop, and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators webpage at www. creators.com.
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Diamond Canyon students recognized
ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 53-116506 Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Lower Level Auditorium, Phoenix, Arizona, trust lands situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRM, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL:
M&B IN SWSW LY SOUTH OF C.A.P., SECTION 29, CONTAINING 2.34 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
NORTHEAST CORNER OF TATUM BOULEVARD AND UNION HILLS DRIVE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA
BENEFICIARY: P ERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) Submitted photo
Students from Anna Kramer’s third-grade class at Diamond Canyon Elementary School were treated to a pizza party by members of Anthem staff and the Anthem Community Council on April 2. STAFF REPORT
The Anthem Community Council treated third grader at Diamond Canyon Elementary School to a pizza party on April 2. The party and recognition were earned by Anna Kramer’s third grade class for having the most attendees at the Anthem Family Day, which took place Jan. 24 at the Anthem Community Center. The meeting was the first in a series of four events designed to help keep area youth drug free. The next event in the series is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 17, at the ACC Community Center. Anthem area residents are
invited to attend the program developed and presented by the Phoenix Police Department, Black Mountain Precinct, using police resources, partners, and the community to reduce, suppress and prevent drug use, and affiliated burglaries within the North Valley. The presentation will take a graphic look at the effects of drug abuse. It is recommended participants be mature middle and high school-aged students with their parents or guardians in attendance. The Anthem Community Center is located at 41130 N. Freedom Way in Anthem.
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For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the purchase application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. The land has been appraised at $375,000.00 and consists of 2.34 acres, more or less. There are no reimbursable improvements. The above described lands are sold subject to existing reservations, easements, or rights of way. The ASLD does not represent or warrant that access exists over lands, which may intervene respectively between the above parcel(s) and the nearest public roadway. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-3000. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. Pursuant to the provisions of A.R.S. §37-231, the state of Arizona or its predecessor in title, reserve and retain all rights and all forms of access to all oil, gas, minerals, hydrocarbon substances and gaseous substances or any other material which is essential to the production of fissionable materials as provided by the rules and regulations of ASLD and the laws of Arizona. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) 10% of the appraised value of the land, which is $37,500.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the appraised value of the lands, which is $11,250.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $5,000.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $2,000.00; (5) Reimbursable Costs and Expenses, which are $1,800.00; (6) Patent Fee of $200.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $57,750.00. (less $8,800.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $48,950.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the land and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price, less the amount paid under (A)(2) above. If the purchase price exceeds $10 million, the Selling and Administrative Fee will be the greater of $300,000.00 or 2.5% of the purchase price, less the amount paid under (A)(2) above. If the purchase price exceeds $25 million, the Selling and Administrative Fee will be the greater of $625,000.00 or 2.0% of the purchase price, less the amount paid under (A)(2) above. (C) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A) (3) above. (D) The ASLD Commissioner has determined that, when and if the successful bidder performs all acts required to become entitled to a Patent, a Broker Commission shall be paid from the Selling and Administrative Fee collected by ASLD pursuant to A.R.S. § 37-107 (B)(1) to a broker otherwise eligible to receive a commission under Arizona Administrative Code: Title 12. Natural Resources: Chapter 5. Land Department: Article 4. Sales (R12-5-413). The Broker Commission shall not exceed $5,000.00 and shall be paid from the Selling and Administrative Fee. Any fee collected in excess of a brokerage commission paid shall be collected and retained by ASLD. No commission shall be paid to the broker until a Patent has been issued to the successful bidder by ASLD. (E) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust.
Mr. Cat is a young 12-pound black and white short-haired cat with a lot of personality. He enjoys a vigorous game of tug-of-war or just keeping you company at your computer. When you are active, he is active. Your activities are his activities. He loves to be petted and purrs happily. He was found wandering in Anthem. He has been vet checked and neutered and ready for adoption. He is intelligent and trainable. Mr. Cat would not be suitable for a household with dogs or small children. Contact Anthem Pets/Jackass Acres K-9 Korral, for info and to see Mr. Cat at 623-551-2234 or by email at email@example.com. To view other adoptable pets go to anthempets.com Anthem Pets is a 501c-3 non profit helping the pets of the North Valley since 2005.
BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total appraised value of $375,000.00. A bid for less than the appraised value of the land or by a party who has not inspected the land and/ or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. Additional bidding increments shall be a minimum of $10,000.00 thereafter. Bidding will be conducted orally. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction, that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder and that they are purchasing the property AS IS. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions, all ASLD files pertinent to the purchase application file including the purchase application file, and all other public agencies regarding this property. Notice is hereby given that the property shall be purchased in an “ASIS” condition “WITH ALL FAULTS,” with no representation or warranty being made by ASLD of any type or nature. All bidders shall acknowledge and agree pursuant to the aforementioned affidavit
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that they are purchasing the property solely upon the basis of their own due diligence and investigation of the property and not on the basis or any representation, express or implied, written or oral, made by ASLD or it agents or employees, except as set forth in writing herein. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, notice is hereby given that ASLD makes no warranty as to the following: (a) the physical condition or any other aspect of the property, including, but not limited to, the uses to which the property may be put, the ability to construct additional improvements or modify existing improvements on any portion of the property or the ability to obtain building permits for any portion of the property, the conformity of the property to past, current or future applicable landscaping, parking, zoning or building code requirements, the existence of soil instability, past soil repairs, soil additions or conditions of soil fill, susceptibility to landslides, sufficiency of undershoring, water retention characteristics of the property, drainage onto or off of the property, the location of the property either wholly or partially in a flood plain or a flood hazard boundary or similar area, or any other matter affecting the stability or integrity of the land or any improvements constituting the property; or (b) the sufficiency of the property for purchaser’s purposes or as to its continued operating conditions or usefulness. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are hereby expressly disclaimed. This notice shall survive the delivery of the Certificate of Purchase and Patent for the subject property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payments as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. (F) A representative of the bidder, other than the registered broker/ salesperson, must attend and bid on behalf of the bidder. BROKER INFORMATION: In the event the potential bidder is represented by a broker seeking a broker commission pursuant to A.R.S. §37-132(B)(2), it is the responsibility of both the potential bidder and the designated broker to register with ASLD no later than three (3) business days prior to the date of auction. Registration must be submitted on the ASLD’s Broker Registration/Bidder Certification form in accordance with R12-5-413. Original signatures of Broker, Salesperson, and Potential Bidder must all appear on one form. Facsimile copies will not be accepted by ASLD. The real estate broker/salesperson of the successful bidder who has so registered with ASLD for this Auction will be required to sign an affidavit that he/she is licensed pursuant to A.R.S. §32-2101, et. seq., identify his/her client as the successful bidder, has no other affiliation with the successful bidder other than as a procuring broker and that he/she actually procured the successful bidder for this Auction. Broker Registration forms will not be accepted by ASLD for Public Auction No. 53-116506 after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 542-2636. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Max D. Masel (for) Vanessa P. Hickman State Land Commissioner State Land Department Seal February 11, 2013 Disclaimer: This map is designed for general overview purposes only. Unless otherwise stated all depictions are approximate. Prospective bidders should review all information in ASLD’s records relating to the property and seek technical or legal advice as needed to assure the understanding of all legal descriptions, plat maps, surveys, and other documents relevant to the property. Contact ASLD, Real Estate Division at (602) 542-3000 for additional information.
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623.465.8765 At Riverside Plaza in New River Next to GiZmo’s Sports Bar
MOBILE DOG GROOMING Professional Service
Rover Done Over, LLC Call Russ at:
Res. ROC272471 • Com. ROC273517
Carpet $25/room Tile & Grout $0.30/sf 10% OFF Carpets We also offer natural stone, mattress and rug cleaning!
30 years experience!
Min. Order $500 Expires4/30/13
Call for FREE Estimates VALLEY WIDE
Visit our website for BEFORE & AFTERs,Videos and customer testimonials www.JCSClean.com
Air Conditioning & Appliance Co.
10% OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE!
Carpets Upholstery Mattress Stone Tile
• BBQ • Stone Veneer • Fire Pits • Pavers/Flagstone • Bee Hives • Outdoor Kitchens • Sidewalks • Driveways • Patios • Fences & Custom Gates
“Servicing PCs in your home or at your office”
A/C Repair & Replace
Roc#242875 Bonded • Insured
Heating & Air
42104 N. Venture Drive, D-122 Anthem, AZ 85086
Individual and Small Business Tax Returns NEW CLIENTS RECEIVE
16 Years In Business!
Ethical Accounting, Tax and Business Advisors
Imagine... LOCAL, PROFESSIONAL AND RELIABLE!
LOW HOURLY RATES
Call Larry - 623-551-1309 Cell - 623-687-7491
NEW CLIENTS! 602-319-5036
a/c - heating
Block Walls • Stucco Repairs • BBQ • Fireplace Concrete • Ret-Walls Flower Beds • Iron Gates
Cars, JOBS Real estate And MORE in the classifieds
FIND Cars, JOBS,Real estate And MORE EVERY WEEK in the classifieds SECTION
PUT YOUR AD HERE FOR AS LITTLE AS $27.50/Wk CALL 623-465-5808 FOR MORE DETAILS!
The Foothills Focus
“We Are At Your Service” Garage Doors & Openers
Repair – Service – Install
24 Hour Service Free Estimates
Mention This Ad & Save $20 Off Any Service
Custom Mirrored Walls
D-BOSS Roll Offs
Mirror Removal Windows • Arcadia Doors Shower Enclosures Glass Tops & Shelves Workout Rooms
Licensed • Bonded • Insured ROC#222932
20 yd, 30 yd and 40 yd containers for rent Demolition (interior/exterior) Grading/Excavating Haul Away and Cleanup Office:
Jody’s Trucking “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service”
30 years experience
Commercial & Residential · Remodel New Construction · Custom Lighting LED, Security lights · Troubleshooting Phone/TV · Panel Upgrades
• Granite • ABC • Sand •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders • Arena Sand • Rip Rap
James Chuba - Owner
623.377.1772 jrc.electric.com | lic. 276370
Bonded Insured Free Estimates Valleywide
Jami (602) 558-8158 Christy (602) 516-6866
10% OFF FIRST SERVICE
The Total Cleaning Specialist!
Jody’s Trucking RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Cleaning Services Windows Pressure Wash
mustang •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders tractor co.
Gift Certificates Available!
• Arena Sand • Rip Rap
602.569.1077 • Grading phoenixcleaningservice.com • Arena Work Hydraulic hoses • Decorative Stone Buck@Jodystrucking.com
POWER & LIGHTING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR EXPERTS
Best Price & Value!
1/4" Minus Madison Granite 1/2" Minus Madison Rock 3/4" Minus Madison Rock 3/4" Screened Madison Rock Clean Dirt, ABC, Sand
LED Lighting Retrofit for Home & Landscaping Licensed - Bonded - Insured ROC#169354, 169355 Res & Comm
Don’t be left in the Dark
CITY WIDE FENCE Wood • Chain Link Ornamental Iron Pool Fencing Farm Fencing • Corrals Electric Gate Operators Fence Repair
ADVERTISING WORKS! CALL 623-465-5808
Custom Glass Shower Doors & Enclosures Window Glass Replacement Custom Mirrors Glass Table Tops & Shelves. Come and visit our custom glass showroom behind the Dairy Queen in Cave Creek.
1"& 1/2" New River Cobble 3/8" Minus Table Mesa 1" & 1/2" Table Mesa Rock
602-403-2889 Credit Cards Accepted www.landscapehauling.com
www.aboveandbeyondglass.com ROC 233846 & ROC 236899
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Cars, JOBS Real estate And MORE in the classifieds
• Madison Granite • Dirt • Sand • ABC • Rip Rap • Surface Boulders
... and much more!
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house cleaning Hydraulic Hoses & SANDRA’S Small Equipment 46641 N. Black Canyon Hwy. New River, AZ 85087 A Quality, Detailed Repair and maintenance email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cleaning Service RICK HALL 602 377-5966
Base boards, blinds, shutters, ceiling fans, cabinets, light fixtures cleaned, vacuuming of furniture etc.. Everything included in one basic price. Move In & Move Out, One Time Cleaning, Weekly, Bi-Weekly & Monthly. Servicing Anthem to Cave Creek, New River, N. Scottsdale & beyond
Bonded & Insured
Call Sandra 480-807-0022 Cell 480-707-8610
S ERVICE & LANDSCAPE Private BONDED IndependentINSURED Contractor
IDDINGS & SONS LANDSCAPING INC Designing and Maintaining Landscapes for over 20 years!
• Professional Maintenance • Tree Trimming • Irrigation Specialist • Water Features • BBQ’s/Fireplaces • Pavers/Hardscapes • Landscape Lighting
Dumptruck & Bobcat Service
Min. Order $500 Expires 4/30/13
not a licensed contractor
Desert Hills Landscape Hauling
• BBQ • Stone Veneer • Gazebo/Ramadas •Fire Pits •Pavers/Flagstone • Bee Hives • Outdoor Kitchens • Water Features • Clean Ups • Tree Trimming • Accent Lighting • Curbing • Turf •Irrigation • Boulders • Block Fences & Custom Gates
480.389.8131 Private Independent Contractor
10% OFF “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service”ENTIRE GRADING PURCHASE! • Granite • ABC • Sand
PROMPT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON!
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Affordable Dependable Owner Operated WeeklyBiweekly MonthlyMove In/Out TramontoCave Creek AnthemDesert HillsCarefree TerravitaTroonScottsdale
JRC ELECTRIC ALL PHASES
Let us create the perfect environment for you!
623-465-2546 623-297-7584 Landscaping.com www.IddingsandSons
Bonded, Insured & Licensed #ROC166390
• Hardscapes • Decks • Irrigation Systems • Low Voltage Lighting • Arborculture • Removals • Maintenance • Cleanups
Call for your
602.885.1696 BONDED | LICENSED | INSURED ROC 361729483
North Valley Landscaping Quality you deserve for a great price you can afford. • Spring Clean Up • Weed Control • Maintenance • Clean-ups • Irrigation/Repair • Installation/Renovation • FREE Estimates • FREE Lawn Treatment
Call Today 480-388-9442
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Potter Landscaping M&J General Contracting
623.465.0952 www.mikescreativescapes.com Bonded & Insured ROC 150017, 203168
Sprinkler Repair Landscape & Maintenance •A ffordable Same Day Service • Dependable • Guaranteed • 12 Years Experience
“No Job Too Big Or Small” ROC
Interior - Exterior painting
Specializing in Quality Termite Control
Cabinet Refinishing Glazing/Lacquer
Also All Phases of Pest Control Services Including: Africanized Bees • Roaches Wasps •Spiders • Crickets Pack Rats Pigeon Control • Scorpions Ants • Ticks
IRRIGATION LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING MASONRY
ONE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR HOME’S NEEDS!
cell: 928.583.4789 AZ ROC# 196109
Natural Choice LANDSCAPING, LLC
Locally owned & operated in Cave Creek, AZ
• Maintenance • Clean-ups • Installation • Tree Trimming • Block Walls • Hauling • Pavers • Drip System • Landscape Repair Lighting
I8479BC, Licensed, Bonded, Insured
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Mini S70 and 324 Excavator
Perfect for tight areas Like 10 men and 4 wheel barrels Over 400 jobs Contractor’s Welcome
MikesBobcatServices.com 480-440-1779 ▪ 480-575-7197
INSURED/NOT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR
I DO PAINT! 30 Years Experience
Retired Illinois Contractor
623.587.5684 Not A Licensed Contactor
Professional Pet Care Equine • Canine • Feline
Call: Matt Lilly 602-434-2846
Neuromuscular therapist with 15 years of experience
Convenient N.Phoenix location
Neuromuscular therapy for relief of muscle tension and pain Beth Deckman, LMT
“a full body massage just feels great! ”
NEW CUSTOMER DISCOUNT!
480.415.2323 Advanced Reservations Required SERVING NORTH SCOTTSDALE CAVE CREEK & CAREFREE
D-BOSS Roll Offs
Jody’s Trucking “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service” • Granite • ABC • Sand •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders • Arena Sand • Rip Rap
Haul Away and Cleanup
plumbing Water Softeners
Private Independent Contractor
TVs Sold and Installed
We’ve been making it better for over 50 years.
Surveillance Call Cameras Pete!
Free Water Evaluations
www.nancyspetservice.com B.A. Equine Science Bonded & Insured
Installation & Service
CALL 623.465.0463 SYNTHETIC LAWNS
Member Pet Sitters International Certified Professional Pet Sitter
Airport • Business • Personal
• Putting Greens • Dog Runs • Lawns
10% OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE! Min. Order $500 Expires 4/30/13
Call for FREE Estimates VALLEY WIDE
Online at: SoftWater PlusAZ.com
Professional Water Treatment Services starting at
Nancy’s Pet Service
• 20 Years Experience • Arizona Native • Anthem Resident • Owner Operated • Irrigation Specialist • Maintenance Expert • One Time Clean Ups • Tree Trimming • Routine Maintenance • FREE ESTIMATES
MC/VISA ROC 42482
PRIVATE CAR SERVICE
Remodel & Repair
Ryan Plumbing Co. Licensed since 1974
Coupon must be presented at time of service.
Imagine... LOCAL, PROFESSIONAL AND RELIABLE!
ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL ON BLACKFLOW PREVENTION
20 yd, 30 yd and 40 yd containers for rent
Roc 229421 Licensed • Bonded • Insured
FREE ESTIMATE BY PHONE
KEYS to the DESERT
Customer Satisfaction And Attention to Detail Guaranteed!!
Licensed | Bonded | Insured
Design, Install, Remodel
Pavers, Concrete, etc
The Foothills Focus
• Softeners $895 • Reverse Osmosis $395 • Water Heaters $595
(623) 551-PETE (7383) wells & pumps
The Foothills Focus
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Please visit our website at www.thefoothillsfocus.com to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $.50 per word .and must be prepaid. Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds WILL BE accepted over the phone. Notices DIVORCECARE, FREE, every Wed. at 7 pm. More info at canyonchurch.org JOIN THE JACKASS ACRES DOG PARK! WWW.ANTHEMPETS.COM Looking for ladies to play cards and games. Saturdays at Library at Boulder Creek HS 623-465-9317 WANTED: Gutenberg Bible. Was family heirloom, sold by exhusband in New River. If you know of it’s existence PLEASE ALLOW us to re-purchase. 928-910-2290 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian Lost Pets Lost Male Miniature Pinscher. Name: Taz Color: Black and Tan. Age: 2 years, Weight: 7 lbs (very small)
REWARD no questions asked! Lost at crossroads 14th St. and Circle Mountain Rd. New River AZ. Call at sightings Please contact us with any information on Taz: 480-329-5596 or 602-481-6879 ADOPTION ADOPT: Childless teacher (33) and devoted husband (37) wish to adopt; promise unconditional love, education, many opportunities. Expenses paid. Habla Espanol. Kristie/Gabe. 1-888-985-4189 TOLL-FREE. (AzCAN) ATV/Cycle/Etc 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023
REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Historic Opportunity! Own the 108 yr old Crown King General Historic Opportunity! Own the 108 yr old Crown King General Store! Real Estate, Business, Post Office, Gas Pump & more. Small house included. Historic mining town in tall pines of Crown King. Learn more about our town & store at www. C r o w n K i n g A Z . c o m Escape from the rat race! Owner/broker 602-717-6363 Manufactured homes MOBILE HOMES with land. Ready to move in. Owner financing with approved credit. 3BR 2BA. No renters. 602-8421250. LandHomesExpress.com. (AzCAN) Rentals 1 bedroom condo in Carefree $695/month plus deposit and utilities 480-488-3637
Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 Cable/Satellite TV DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/ month (for 12 months) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available). SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY Installation! CALL 888928-6798. (AzCAN) Child care Home Daycare in Anthem. Safe, secure, and fun loving environment. Small group, bachelor’s degree with 10+ years experience. 623-551-4140 Help wanted Rock Springs Café is hiring!! All positions. Apply in person. Drivers: OTR Hopperbottom for HCT. Great mileage pay loaded/ empty and great equipment. A great trucking job! CDL-A, 1 yr exp. Clean MVR. 877-714-2513. Part time Caregiver/cook. Starting 9.00/hr. DPS card - CPR & TB Required. Contact Ronnie 480-244-5326 ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 83 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: w w w. c l a s s i f i e d a r i z o n a . c o m . (AzCAN)
VETERANS WANTED! Train to drive BIG RIGS! Southwest Truck Driver Training. Use your GI Bill to get your CDL and EARN $35K your first year! Pre Hire Letters before you even begin training! Call Today: Phoenix - 602-904-6602, Tucson 520-216-7609 www.swtdtveterans. com. (AzCAN) TEACHERS. Certified Highly Qualified Elementary & Middle School. Speech Pathologist, Principal. Full-time Classified Assistant Food Service Director. Details: http://www.gesd32. org 928-627-6545. Gadsen Elementary School District #32. (AzCAN)
KNIGHT REFRIGERATED: CDL-A truck drivers needed! Get paid daily or weekly, consistent miles. Pay incentive & benefits! Become a KNIGHT of the Road. EOE. 855-876-6079. (AzCAN) GORDON TRUCKING, INC. CDL-A Drivers Needed! Immediate Openings! Full time, Part time positions. Consistent Miles & Time Off! Full Benefits, 401k, Recruiters Available 7 days/ wk! TeamGTI.com 866-837-5997. (AzCAN) Instruction HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA from home. 6-8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma. Get a job! No computer needed. FREE brochure. 1-800-2648330. Benjamin Franklin HS www.diplomafromhome.com. (AzCAN) AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job Placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370. (AzCAN) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-2161541 www.CenturaOnline.com. (AzCAN)
MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES Needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. No Experience Needed! Job placement after online training! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed. 1-888-9266058. (AzCAN) Livestock & Supplies TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726.
VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www. dreamchaserhorserescue.org or Susan at 623-910-6530 Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixturegreat for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-Sell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 MISC NEW 9 FOOT PATIO FLEXX UMBRELLAS $59 & BASES $39 WHOLESALE PRICES. WE SELL SOLAR STREET LIGHTS & LED LIGHTS TOO. 602-558-7777 FELICEBISCOTTI. Italian Biscotti Baked the traditional way - or with a touch of the unexpected! http:// felicebiscotti.com Dog runs, 12 – 12ftx6ft. Chain link panels with gates and hardware. $700obo. 623-742-0369 602-214-5692 12 horse panels. $500obo. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture-great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Misc Wanted Free Clean fill dirt wanted near New River and Circle Mtn. roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194 Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692
Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602-506-PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com Services Offered HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PART-TIME RESIDENTS Leave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices.com 480-567-6029 Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www. davesmobiletrailerservicecom 602-361-6551
Airstream Trailer in west Cave Creek. Paved road, fenced yard, covered porch. Water and trash service included. 480-326-2480 Nature Ranch in New River. $1500/mo, 2bed, 2bath and office on 2.4 acres. Horse setup optional. Info at www.SongdogRanch.com, Call 928-301-7578 Real Estate ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: w w w. c l a s s i f i e d a r i z o n a . c o m . (AzCAN)
Charming Spanish Territorial Home on 2+ acres overlooking Cave Creek. Fantastic views, private. Multigenerational home 2 master suites, separate guest quarters, open floor plan. 2800 sq ft + 1200 sq.ft guest. $450,000 obo. Call 510-434-4113. LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE 62+ senior apartment? Superior Arboretum Apartments, immediate occupancy, one bedroom & studios, on-site laundry & utility allowance. Rent based on Income Guidelines. 199 W. Gray Dr., Superior, AZ. Call 1-866-962-4804, www.ncr. org/superiorarboretum. Equal Housing Opportunity. Wheelchair accessible. (AzCAN)
TWO HOMES on 2.5 acres each in Golden Valley, AZ. 24 miles from Laughlin, NV. 5BR, 3BA & 3BR, 2BA. $400,000. 928-279-4018 or 928-565-5106. (AzCAN) LAND FOR SALE CLIENT LOOKING FOR LAND WITH WATER, 2 acres for home and workshop. 623-680-9609 Kay at Century 21 Desert Estates. NW AZ MOUNTAIN RANCH Foreclosure Steal. 38 acres in secluded valley at clear 5,200’ bordering 640 acres of State Trust. Free well access, loam garden soil, sweeping mountain views, maintained road. $25,800, $2,580/dn, $250/mo. Guaranteed financing. Chris at 1st United 602-478-0584 for brochure. sierraverderanchsale.com. (AzCAN)
** Flooring ** ** ALL REPAIRS ** Restretch, Pet Damage, Sales, and Install. Call today for a “FREE” estimate: Carpet, tile, laminate, hard wood, stained concrete. Licensed, Bonded, Insured, R.O.C. 224477 Call Me/Travis in Anthem 623-210-0803 or TFSArizona@gmail.com In-home yoga sessions from certified instructor. Asana (poses) and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). Increase strength and flexibility, decrease stress, be happy! Call Michele 602-292-3305
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance
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Tired of searching for a Rental? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn 480-326-8825 at absolutely no cost to you!!
In-home sessions by experienced, certified teacher. Various grades and subjects. Homework help, math and language, organization and study skills, Academic Therapist. Call Michele 602292-3305
AZ STATEWIDE LENDER REPO land sale. Prescott area, Ruger Ranch, 36 AC, $54,900, privacy, end of road location, great views; Show Low area, Windsor Valley Ranch, 6 AC, $19,900, county maintained roads; cabin on 8.9 AC, $89,500, completely renovated w/2BRs; Safford area, Eureka Springs Ranch, 36 AC, $19,900, great views, easy access; Williams area, Southrim Ranch, 36 AC, $24,900, near the south rim of the Grand Canyon, trees, views; Financing available. Beautiful land. Priced for quick sale. Buy for pennies on the dollar. Call AZLR. ADWR Report available. 888-903-0988. (AzCAN)
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Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for experienced, hard-working Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. A successful candidate will be an experienced outside sales professional , preferably in print media, an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, passionate about details, honest and have the willingness to prospect and make cold calls. Please email resume to:
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748 E Bell Rd Suite 105
CLEARANCE CENTER (On Bell road just east of 7th street, next to the AT&T store) • SCOTTSDALE 15227 N. 87th Street (Next to Starbucks, across from WalMart)
• SCOTTSDALE/CAREFREE 32619 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(Summit Safeway/Target Shopping Ctr)
• SUN CITY AMERICAN BED BY SLEEPSOURCE 10050 W. Bell Rd.
(On corner of 99 Ave, and Bell behind McDonalds)
HOURS: M-F 10-7 SAT. 9-6 SUN.11-5 **Sizes vary on quoted monthly payments. This monthly payment does not include sales tax or any additional items purchased at time of sale. OAC. Additional charges may apply. See store for details
602.482.2087 480.348.5688 480.488.5880 623.875.6034
• ANTHEM 42211 N 41st Dr #101 (West side of the Fwy. by U-Haul in Anthem Commerce Park) 623.551.4553 • ARROWHEAD 7480 W. Bell Rd. (NE Corner of 75th Ave and Bell Rd. Behind Mimi’s Cafe)
We’re growing! Our Adult Day Center and Work Program for higher functioning individuals with developmental disabilities is moving to a new, much-larger facility right next to our current campus located at Carefree Highway and I-17! PLUS! We’re proud to announce the opening of a brand new center serving clients who require a higher level of care opening in April of 2013! • Programs designed for both higher and lower functioning adults with developmental disabilities • Work Program • Transportation Provided
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN THE GREATER ANTHEM, BLACK CANYON CITY, CAREFREE, CAVE CREEK, DESERT HILLS, NEW RIVER and TRAMONTO AREAS!
Call Today! Enrollment is limited.
ADDS is a licensed agency with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
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Built for Families Ironwood Ridge is located in the beautiful master planned community of Vistancia where residents can enjoy family friendly activities and some of the finest amenities around. Surrounded by mountain preserves, Ironwood Ridge exudes natural beauty. Its open spaces and vista views provide a respite from the busyness of Phoenix, but its proximity keeps you connected – top-rated schools, shopping and fine dining are all within reach.
Three Community Pools with Two Waterslides
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Nearby parks, event lawn and walking trails Basketball and Tennis Courts
— plus — No HOA Due s for One Yea r*
Playgrounds and Tot Lots 15 Minutes to I-17 31686
LiveatIronwoodRidge.com | 623.255.3392 *Offer valid on new home purchases from 1/1/13 to 3/31/13. Valid only on Taylor Morrison Phoenix homes. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All incentives, pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice. Please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate for details and visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers. Taylor Morrison/Arizona, Inc., AZ ROC # 179178B . © February, 2013, TM Homes of Arizona, Inc., AZ DRE # CO535669000. All rights reserved.