Superior area a ‘hot spot’ for fire danger By Cindy Tracy Superior firefighters were the first responders on the scene of the massive May 8 Picket Fire, with Queen Valley and Tonto National Forest fast on their heels. The fast response and tireless work of the fire crews last week to battle
this swiftly moving blaze occasioned a posting on the sign of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. The arboretum facility was directly threatened by the conflagration. Its huge sign, visible on U.S. 60, simply thanked the firefighters. No structures were damaged in
the fire that raged for a time over 1336 acres fueled by grass and the Sonoran desert, according to the Tonto National Forest. The cause of the fire that blazed across the landscape two weekends ago at an estimated total cost of $220,000 is still under investigation.
Superior Fire Operations Chief Todd Pryor said that at approximately noon on that Sunday a citizen notice came in that there was a fire in the area of the Arboretum near Picket Post Mountain. “My crew responded to the scene,” he said. The Superior crew had seven
firefighters, he said. Queen Valley also responded through the mutual aid agreement it has with Superior. “They are very strong in wildland equipment,” he said. “They responded with two brush trucks, a command truck and a tender.” Tonto National Forest firefighters
also arrived on the scene quickly, he said. He believes they were already scouting in the area due to a high fire probability warning that day. Tonto took command of the operation almost as soon as it arrived, Pryor See Picket Fire, Page 6
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Bringing home the gold … Sabrina Castillo and Jesse Zavala receive gold medals from Superior Optimists for their honor roll achievements at a May 9 Optimist banquet. (Cindy Tracy photo)
By Cindy Tracy Honor, it is said, is its own reward but it is certainly nice sometimes to receive not only recognition for success and hard work but receive a useful and tangible item to show someone’s appreciation for that effort. That is just what happened at the Superior Optimist Club Honor Roll Banquet May 9 in the multipurpose room at Superior Junior-Senior High. Seniors Christopher Floyd and Monica Ochoa received laptop computers as their reward for the highest level of honor roll achievement attained in Superior Optimists’ award program. Receiving certificates at ceremony under a strict formula of how many times a student is named to the honor roll were Andrea Betancourt, Angela Campos, Jessica Castro, Brianna Denogean, Lindsay Duarte, Ryan Everhart, Morgan Flannigan, Hunter Flannigan, Nicole Godinez, James Gonzales, Megan Mashaw, Cierra Navarrette, Simon Ochoa, Gilbert Romero, Ethan Stavenson, Chris
Villaverde, Richelle Villegas and Matthew Zavala. Receiving bronze medals were Jesse Aguilar, Ariel Alonzo, Kiyoko Alonzo, Ashley Barreras, Grace Calhoun, Jeneca Hernandez, Linda Jones, Michael Lira, Nicole Montoya, Mariza Padilla, Kiara Romero, Yulissa Sandoval and Justene Urquijo. Silver medals were received by Jessica Fraijo, Louie Fuentes, Christine Grap, Eric Smith, Kortney Urquijo and Shayna Wickwire. Awarded gold medals were Sabrina Castillo and Jesse Zavala. Superior Optimist President Mila Lira welcomed attendees to the event. Jose Lira led the Pledge of Allegiance. He is a 1995 graduate of Superior High School and Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. Superior Optimist Board Member Yolanda Guzman gave the invocation. Tom Hill of the Optimist leadership joined Lira in presenting the awards. See Optimists, Page 5
Accolades awarded to Superior’s young athletes; Zavala, Navarrette named Diablo Students for 2010-2011
By Taylor Sheaffer Ritter Wednesday night the general purpose room of the Superior Junior-Senior High School was jam packed with students and their parents as they converged for the handing out of the highest athletic awards achievable from the Superior Junior High School. There were many proud beaming faces of the athletes’ parents present and then, of course, the sometimes awkward embarrassment of being put in the spotlight at such a young age shown on the faces of many recipients, truly not understanding the strength of their achievement enough to be slightly smug in this situation. Ehh, the ability to remain humble in athletic achievement is a quality quickly lost most of the time, so kudos to them. The audience noshed on their lovely meal and sipped refreshing lemonade while anxiously awaiting the awards and specifically the naming of the two Diablo awards. The laudation began, appropriately, with the Football team; Athletic Director William Duarte spoke on behalf of Head Coach Richard Toner, who was
unable to be in attendance at the banquet; Paul Madueno was the assistant coach for the season. Moving on to Volleyball, Head Coach Richard Tameron, along with his assistants Rosie and Joe Tameron, spoke lovingly about working with the girls before giving out their awards; the three gave similar warm speeches about the enjoyment they had in also coaching girls basketball and softball. Luis Navarro, the Head Coach of the boys’ basketball team was on-hand to speak and give awards to each of the gifted athletes. The banquet and awarding of awards was concluded with Athletic Director William Duarte giving out the two coveted Diablo awards, explaining that before they were Panthers, they were Diablos: the female Diablo Award was given to Cierra Navarrette. Matthew Zavala was named the Male Diablo for 2010-11. Each of these students deserves a huge pat on the back for their wonderful contributions to Superior’s athletic awesomeness. See Sports, Page 5
Representative Gosar introduces Federal land exchange proposal into House By Cindy Tracy After months of working with local stakeholders, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01) introduced “legislation geared towards revitalizing the economy of Southeast Arizona and preserving and protecting Arizona’s natural treasures,” according to a statement to the media earlier today. The bill, H.R. 1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011, was cosponsored by Congressmen Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and David Schweikert (R-AZ). Jon Cherry, vice president for Environment, Legal and External Relations at Resolution Copper called the introduction to the House of Representatives by Gosar of the Southeast Arizona
Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 an “important evolutionary step in Rio Tinto’s efforts to develop a mining operation that will bring thousands of new, high-paying jobs and economic prosperity to Arizona.” He said that U.S. demand for this strategicallyimportant metal (copper) continues to grow. The need for jobs remains critical. He said the Resolution Copper Mine near Superior is the third largest known undeveloped copper resource in the world. “The proposed land exchange affords us the opportunity to mine this resource in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible,” he said, “while at the same time giving the Federal government large parcels of
new, high-paying jobs and economic prosperity to Arizona. U.S. demand for this strategicallyimportant metal continues to grow and the need for jobs remains critical.” “The proposed land exchange affords us the opportunity to mine this resource in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible while at the same time giving the Federal government large parcels of high-value conservation land that host important river-based and endangered species habitats, which are currently under private ownership,” he said. “We appreciate the efforts of Representative Gosar and his staff to engage his constituents regarding this important legislation and See Land Exchange, Page 6
Superior School Superintendent Pete Guzman speaks to the graduating class at the CAC-Aravaipa campus. (Jennifer Carnes photo)
Graduating CACAravaipa students reap reward of student success, hard work and dedication By Cindy Tracy An inspiring outdoor ceremony celebrating success and moving forward in life through education took place at Central Arizona College’s Aravaipa campus May 13. Shortly before the 6:30 p.m. graduation for 2011 on the campus, 15 capped and gowned students marched in step to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance and took their places in a special section of chairs on the lawn. These students, representing a wide variety of age groups, received a total of 17 degrees and certificates that night. Zachary Seth Bingham, Angela C. Bruner, Christopher E. Carrillo, Aracelli Castaneda, Maria G. Garcia, Amanda A. Hughes, Samajia Rianne Perez, John C. Prahl, Kari K. Ramsey and Yvette Leigh Trinité-Boulier each earned an associate degree. Garcia, Hughes and Ramsey graduated with honors, meaning their grade point average was 3.5 or above. Garcia and Prahl each received a certificate as well. Certificates were also received by Tracy A. Alvarez, Kelly Rene Fletcher and Sherene M. Ruiz. Guest speaker at the commencement was Pinal County native Pete Guzman. Holding Associate and Bachelor of Arts degrees as well as a Master’s in Education and an administration certificate, he has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal and superintendent during his long career in education. He is currently superintendent in the Superior Unified School District and Cobre Valley Institute of Technology District, which he is credited with building “from the ground up.” He also is principal of Superior High School, Superior Junior High School and John F. Kennedy Elementary in Superior.
Wearing all these educational hats, Guzman told the graduates how honored he was to be there because 40 years ago he proudly sat where they sat now. “I truly understand the pressures, sacrifices you had to make to bring you to this proud moment tonight,” he said. The graduates’ journey to continued success goes on, he reminded them. “After 38 years as an educator, my journey is almost over,” he said. “For you the journey continues.” Time moves in the blink of an eye, he told the graduates. “So when opportunity comes, be ready for it. Don’t be afraid to go and grab it.” He told the graduates that possibly at that very moment they were thinking about their next move past graduation or next opportunity for success. So he decided to talk to them about the word “success.” He quoted the iconic auto manufacturer Henry Ford. The auto mogul once said that “some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined See Graduation, Page 4
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Tributes Mary Lou Chavez Acosta April 14, 1934 - May 10, 2011
Mary Lou Chavez Acosta, 77, passed away at her residence Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She was born in Superior, April 14, 1934, to Felix Sandoval Chavez and Ana Maria Escalante, the youngest of nine children. As a homemaker, Mrs. Acosta early on became pro-active in the community, serving as first lady mayor of the town and became the first female on the school board. She was a V.F.W. Auxiliary member and also was a member of the Club Social de Damas. Years before, when the mine closed down, Mrs. Acosta helped many receive gainful employment in carpentry, mechanical work, etc. She became a troop leader in the Boy Scouts, was a precinct committee person for the Pinal County Democrats, and taught English as a second language in the schools. At her church she taught catechism and coordinated for 10 years the parish talent show, often while driving the elderly as a volunteer to appointments. Mary Lou was a “Vista Volunteer,” working with the school board to help those at high risk who were usually youth addicts or school dropouts. Her home furnished an informal shelter for the less fortunate: food,
directional counseling and general help were afforded when necessary. She became a kindly truant officer to direct many back to school schedules. Two sons survive: Antonio: (Tony) of Superior and Andrew of Tempe. There is one brother living: Raymond Chavez of Superior. Numerous nephews and nieces are found throughout various local families: Chavez, Duarte, Guzman, Groves, Kipp, Romero, Lopez, Muñoz, Gallegos, Baltierra, and Byrds. Those preceding Mrs. Acosta in
death are her husband, Tony C.; four brothers, Rogelio Garcia, Ernesto Garcia, Encarnacion Chavez and Marcial Chavez, along with three sisters, Lupe Villareal, Aurora Muñoz, and Mary Jessie Duarte. On Friday May, 20, Rosary will be recited at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 by Father Mark Long with the interment following in Fairview Cemetery. Superior Funeral Home assisted the family.
John Joe Serrano Sr. May 15, 1956 – May 6, 2011
John Joe Serrano Sr., age 54, of Miami, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011. He was born on May 15, 1956, in Ray, the son of Mary J. (Tercero) and Aniceto Serrano. He enjoyed singing, playing the conga drums, the guitar and various instruments; John was a very musical man. He liked fishing, hiking and being outdoors. John enjoyed spending time with his family and was a very happy man.
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He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Albert T. Serrano, Billy T. Serrano and Sam T. Serrano. John leaves behind in loving memory one son, John J. (Elizabeth) Serrano Jr. of Tucson; one daughter, Sofia R. Serrano of Tucson; two brothers, Ruben T. Serrano of Texas and Rudy T. Serrano of Tucson; four sisters, Emily Fernandez of Mesa, Lydia Ferrel of Texas, Alice Moore of Tempe and Mary H. Valenzuela of Chandler; five grandchildren, Jazzmin A. Serrano, Gabriella R. Serrano, Matthew A. Talavera, Richard R. Serrano, Leana R. Talavera and another on the way. Services for John J. Serrano will be held at New Life Church, 955 Main Street, Superior, on May 21 at 10 a.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services, Miami.
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to the SFD for help with the Picket Fire Editor, Superior Sun: I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Superior Fire Department for all their professional help in fighting and controlling the Picket Fire. Their quick action and being first at the fire scene certainly helped
ensure that no serious damage was encountered by the Arboratum. I also wish to apologize for inadvertently not including Superior Firefighters in our last article on the fire. I was not at the scene, as US 60 was closed to the public. I accepted
Letter to the Editor: Feeling disrespected by the mayor Editor, Superior Sun: Like every member of the Superior Town Council, the Mayor was elected to his position by the citizens of Superior. For Mayor Hing to write a letter to the editor of the Superior Sun in the support of one elected council member, Lynn Heglie, with veiled derogatory insinuations regarding another elected council member, Kiki Peralta, is offensive. Obviously the Mayor is angry with the attempt to recall him. He has
expressed this at Council meetings, in a long rambling, incoherent letter to the editor of the Superior Sun, and most recently in the letter printed in the May 11 issue of the Sun. There are voters in this community who would like to see an improved leadership, which starts with the mayor position. To indicate that a voter who supports the recall of Mayor Hing is also against the town council is ridiculous. In fact, it’s Mayor Hing who publicly does not
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Taylor’s Take: The Importance of Being Involved By Taylor Sheaffer Ritter I am about to school you or rather give my opinion as to why it is important to be involved, but let me first admit that I am in fact a hypocrite; from Hippocrates, the Greek who (obviously) was famous for acting in contradiction to his stated beliefs. I don’t mean to be a complete hypocrite (maybe that makes me an incomplete hypocrite?) since I sincerely want to be involved in politics through voting from the small town level right up to the National Level, but I have yet to apply for my Arizona license. I am soon to be married and would rather not go through the serious harassment of reapplying after I’ve changed my name. Maybe I am a geek because of this, but it asks on the voter registration form for my Arizona license number. I have bad luck with this. During the last presidential election, I woke up early, went to my polling station and was beyond the point of serious anger when I found out that I was, in fact, not registered. Let me explain. I had three months prior renewed
my license in Utah and I happened to do this on a morning where I was not in best form. Not only did the woman refuse to let me retake my picture, but to add salt to the wound she apparently also did not register me to vote after I asked her five times. Way Lame. Not only did I look like a guy in my license, but I not able to vote in a landmark election. Let me explain why this situation is the pits: (a) I have a unisex name, (b) even if a resolution requiring MVD employee to pass a hearing test before they are hired, I would not have been able to vote on it, let alone vote for the next president and (c) I am fairly certain multiple people witness the mini-temper tantrum I had upon returning to my car, having been denied my vote. Just a word of advice, if you have a square jaw, even a slightly square jaw like myself, do not cruise in to renew your license when you have bangs, with your hair pulled back, wearing glasses; the results are not awesome. So I am going to approach this as someone who is envious of those who have the ability to vote and especially annoyed by those who have this
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ability and do not take it. Let me be clear…Your vote absolutely counts. It does make a difference. Consider the situation of a small town election where your one vote could be the difference in the election when only 67 people cast their votes—hmmm, in this event one vote is definitely a big deal. See Voting, Page 3
Superior Police Report According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write a citation and release the suspect to appear in court later. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Only criminal citations are listed. All damage amounts are estimates. Items are given to The Superior Sun by the Superior Police Department and reﬂect information available at the time the report is compiled. May 4 A criminal damage report was made at the Superior Police Department. May 4 Criminal damage was reported in the 500 block of Hill Street. May 4 Criminal damage was reported in the 400 block of Gibbs Street. May 5 An accident was reported in the 800 block of Higway 60. May 6 Theft was reported in the 200 block of Magma Avenue. May 6 An accident was reported in the area of Main Street. May 6 Violation of a court order was reported in the 200 block of Magma Avenue. May 6 Burglary was reported in the 100 block of Kellner Avenue. May 7 Alexis Meyer, 25, Superior, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. May 8 Paul Mendez Jr., 20, Superior, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Superior. He was also charged with a liquor violation. May 8 Ruben Barreras, 19, Superior, was arrested and charged with a liquor violation. May 8 Syrena Carrillo, 30, Superior, was arrested and charged with criminal damage. May 9 A report of a possible theft was made at the Superior Police Department. May 10 A report of child abuse was made at the Superior Police Department. May 10 Criminal damage was reported in the zero block of Gorham Street. Calls not listed include one unwanted subject, eight suspicious activity reports, five alarm drops, 15 miscellaneous traffic reports, one juvenile problem, seven disturbances, two information reports, one citizen assist, one fraud report, one fire call, one found property report, one welfare check and one attempt to locate. Citizens are reminded to call Silent Witness at 1-800-358-INFO, Crime Stop at 689-5611 or the Information Tip Line at 520-827-0065 if they have information that may help the police department in solving a crime.
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FCCLA students sweep the competition at leadership conference By Cindy Tracy Superior High School FCCLA students cleaned up at the recent Spring Leadership Conference! The group (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) performed excellently at the conference. Twenty students participated in the April competition.
They came home with 17 gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal. Recognized at a recent meeting of the Superior Unified School District Governing Board, the FCCLA students were introduced by Superior High School FCCLA President Jordan Romero. He said that 16 of the
20 students are national contenders. They have earned the right to travel to Anaheim, California to attend the 2011 National Leadership Conference in mid-July. The school board did give the students permission to make the trip. The plan is for their advisor Valerie Garcia-Denogean to travel
with the students the whole week. Plans for chaperones and adults that will accompany them are still being firmed up. FCCLA advisor Terri Villaverde plans to travel with Career Technical Aide Josie Diaz-Gonzales. Diaz Gonzales has volunteered to chaperone and drive the van with the students’ projects as they are too big
to mail or go in the charter bus cargo area. Parents and or other prospective chaperones are also making plans as to whether they can come. Members of the public and the board had a chance for an up-close-and personal look at students and project displays at the board. The projects the organization and individuals in
it have presented this year range far and wide, from a high-fashion dress and related ensemble made out of the cut out metallic logos from soft drink cans to a display about the FCCLA’s successful cancer walk by candlelight that raised awareness in the community about the disease and those who fight it.
Panthers ﬁnish their season, come up ‘short’ in championships By Taylor Sheaffer Ritter The Superior High School Baseball Season is officially over. The team completed its run at a State Championship but, as Coach Duarte commented, “came up a bit short.”
They played the first round of State playoff against Ash Fork and during this game the team “run ruled” them 14-4. Coach Duarte noted, “It was a tough game regardless of the score.” The Panthers scored 11 runs
in the 1st inning and following this, a new pitcher came in; Coach Duarte explained that the new pitcher “gave us some trouble to the point of only being able to tack on three more runs, but we did it when it counted and still
A benefit golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, at the Queen Valley Golf Club in Queen Valley approximately three miles north of U.S. Highway 60 turn-off. The golf tournament is a fund raiser for the 32nd annual Saint Francis of Assisi Church Fiesta held each September and set this year for the weekend of September 17 and 18. Sponsored by the Fiesta Committee, the tournament is open to the public and for anyone who enjoys playing golf. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. The tournament has a threeman scramble format with a fee of $40 per player. The committee hopes to have approximately 30 to 40 teams participating in the golf tournament. The cash prizes offered will be based on the number of entries. The tournament will include prizes for a Betting Hole, Longest Drive, Close to the Pin and various giveaways. The Betting Hole will be at hole number 10 and the winner will receive 50 percent of the money put up. Additionally, Mulligans will be offered. There are 18 hole sponsorships available at $50 a hole. Any club organization, business or individual who would like to sponsor a hole should call Art (Jap) Ramirez at 520-8270547. Starting with registration, breakfast food items will be available including burros made of chorizo and eggs, red chile, green chile, bean and mixed. The committee is accepting donations for raffle items. Donations of gift cards, food or bath item baskets, tickets, golf bags, ice chests, caps, etc.
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Continued from Page 2 It is just as important, maybe more so, to vote in your hometown election as it is to vote in the national election. You are not just voting on who gets into office, you are voting on things that affect your life…such as Medical Marijuana or SV-1070. I would venture to say that the majority of the citizens of the United States truly do not understand exactly how much the government (i.e. the people voted in to make decisions for you) actually impacts their lives. Think about the milk that you pour over your cereal in the morning; the government has hoards of regulations affecting how it is produced, bottled, sold, etc. Think about the tires on your car, the government requires sets of standards to be met for production, testing, materials, sale, etc. Think about your body, a thing that subconsciously many people believe has nothing to do with the government and is completely in their control; not the case, on face value, the government dictates every aspect of what you can put into or have done to your body. Now, I am not trying to assert any political opinion here, rather I am merely trying to project just exactly how much the government has to do with you, and I have only given a few examples. The reason you vote is simply to officially cast your opinion as to what you believe should be done, basically, with your rights and taxes; wouldn’t you like some say in what happens to that money taken from you every pay check and every time you spend money on anything? If you don’t vote then you don’t have an opinion and to be frank, it is rather rude to voice that opinion if you knowingly do nothing to back it up. Don’t let it come to the point where, due to the sting of taxes, you are forced to act. As my father always lovingly tells me, Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Get involved!
won the game.” Chris Grap pitched that game and giving-up only one hit, but struggled with control at times having six walks. “Everyone chipped in from the plate as this has been the case in most of our victories,” Coach Duarte concluded about the game against Ash Fork. On Saturday, May 7, the game was classic. Martin Granillo started for Superior on the hill against Tyler Mills and the Gila Bend Gila Monsters. Coach Duarte explained, “Granillo pitched 7 2/3 innings and
accumulated 12 strikeouts in the process. He pitched phenomenally and I have seen him grow as a player even though we came up short in extra innings.” Granillo also added three hits with two triples and three RBIs in this game. “The rest of the team,” Duarte said, “also played with all their heart and came ready for battle with the defending state champions.” This game easily could have gone either way considering the talent represented on both teams. “It was a shame that someone had to lose, unfortunately that was us,”
Duarte said. The final score was 10-7, ending the Panthers run for a state championship. The team will luckily only lose two seniors following graduation with everyone else returning, along with a strong freshmen class that will be coming up for next year. “As a coach I would like to thank everyone parents and fans, who supported us and the softball team this year and hope to keep up the tradition of success here at Superior Junior/Senior High School for a very long time,” Duarte said. Better luck next season, guys!
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Pet of the Week ... Keen-eyed and alert, the intelligent and adorable young canine Spot was born at the town animal shelter and knows no other life. Happy and healthy, the beautiful animal replete with classical good looks would be an asset in any household and just needs the right ‘FOREVER HOME’ to be offered. Ready for adoption, Spot’s information and that of any adoptable animal at the shelter, which is now being operated by Superior Animal Rescue (SAR), is available by calling SAR President and Adoption Coordinator Carol Dodge at 602-999-9106. Call the Town of Superior at 520-689-5752 or contact Jed Lant at the town’s public works department for pick-up of stray animals. The shelter is open to visitors by pre-arrangement. Community members and visitors are invited to come and tour the facility, visit with volunteers there and spend time with the animals. Call Dodge for an appointment. Volunteers are also being sought to help care for animals or to provide temporary housing for pets sheltered off premises. Individuals are also needed to walk the dogs, providing them with socialization and attention. The Superior Sun publishes Pet of the Week as a service to the community and animals who need care. Adoption fees apply. The Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital (MASH) is coming to Superior May 26. MASH provides access to low cost spay/neuter services. Prices for spay/ neuter start at $35 for cats and $65 for dogs. Contact MASH for full details and to book appointments. The phone number for MASH is 480-656-4479. To book an appointment online, visit www.mashvet.net. Superior Animal Rescue can be reached at 602-999-9106, or email@example.com or 520-827-0886. MASH does not spay or neuter any dog or cat more than five years of age because of possible complications that can arise in older dogs while under anesthesia. They also do not spay or neuter English Bulldogs. (Cindy Tracy photo)
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Continued from Page 1 to.” Guzman said he chose the topic of success because the students had already achieved success by being members of the graduating class. And success, regardless of how they define it, is also something the graduates can strive for all of their lives. “No matter what the job you have or the amount of education you have or wish to get, success in doing it is the underlying factor,” he said. He said that personally he sees four
keys captured in the word “success.” These are competence, values, teaching and responsibility. Each member of the graduating class is competent or they would not be there, he said. Values are needed as well to compliment competence. Exactly what values does he recommend? He listed treating others as you want to be treated, being the best at what you do and contributing to the group to which you belong. Guzman told a story about a man who had tried to discover the secret known to those who had achieved
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success. The man distilled all his research down to two words: “I will.” That meant, Guzman said, “I will do the best I can today; I will treat people as I want to be treated and I will contribute to the groups I belong to.” The keys of “teaching” and “responsibility” were left in understanding success, Guzman said. “I have often been amazed at how often people find themselves teaching,” he said. “I don’t mean only in the classroom. I mean in every normal day.” We teach by what we do, he said. We teach by what we say. People teach one another whether they know it or not. “We learn from one another,” he told the graduating class. “You have been and will be a teacher.” And the final key is responsibility. Guzman broke that down further into “personal responsibility, professional responsibility and public responsibility.” He said successful people are responsible for their own well-being
and the well-being of their families, friends, neighbors and fellow workers. “They are also responsible for maintaining and improving in their professions,” he said. “For some of you this is something coming in the near future. For some of you others you are already doing this.” Successful people also assume public responsibility by getting involved to make a positive difference, volunteering their time, making donations that are appropriate and voting in local, state and national elections. “It is our American way,” he said. Chosen as student speakers at the ceremony were Amanda Hughes and Aracelli Castaneda. Hughes opened her address by thanking Dr. Doris Helmich, Vice President of Student Services, the governing board and other dignitaries. “And so here we are,” she said to her classmates. “This is a very important time in our lives.” She said this was not about the grades, not about the tests or the perfect attendance. “This is really
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Cinco de Mayo & The Passing of Our Uncle Emilio Palacio
ver the years, many of you have probably attended funerals in Superior to observe our Uncle Emilio at the podium paying his respects to whomever had passed by expressing his heartfelt words . He always thought doing so was as an important spiritual ritual. n the last two years, Emilio spoke at the funerals of his sisters, Carol Santa Maria, and my mother, Helen Martinez. He would say that while they were his older sisters, they were also his mothers, since they had raised him. It was almost as though he knew he would soon be following them to heaven. I’d like to continue his ritual, with a few words to celebrate his life. any of you know Emilio (nicknamed “Chi Chi”) was in a lot of pain prior to his passing. So early morning on Cinco de Mayo, after having received word that he had passed, I had a feeling of relief rather than sadness. And I also knew that he had purposefully chosen Cinco de Mayo to leave this world . Why? Just think about who he was. milio loved being Mexicano, wore it on his sleeve, felt it in his heart, and enthusiastically embraced Latino culture . He was enamored with mariachi music; resembled a mariachi, and even wore a mariachi outfit. He had it all—yeah, he lacked a mariachi voice; he couldn’t sing. Oh well, that is a skill he will acquire in his next life. milio also loved the Spanish language. I remember back in the 1970s, some guy was screaming at us about some real estate deal that had gone array. Emilio looked him in the eye and said…“Yo no hablo ingles.” Emilio’s comment literally baffled the man who stormed out of the room. Even back then, Emilio believed that Spanish (not English) is this country’s official language. milio was the consummate Don Cinco de Mayo. It was only fitting (and no coincidence) that he passed on the revolutionary day that Mexico gained its independence from the French. ere is some Palacio family history: Our Uncle Emilio was named after his father, whose first name was also Emilio. His father (our grandfather) was a coal miner in Estudias, Spain , who emigrated to this country through Mexico , with our the cousins, the Diaz family. Our grandfather landed at the copper and silver mines of Zacatecas, Mexico, where he met his wife (our grandmother) , and later journeyed to Jerome/ Cottonwood, where Emilio’s father was an entrepreneur and businessman during the Great Depression. milio’s parents passed at a very young age, leaving 9 young children orphaned. The children left Jerome for Superior. Of nine , our Uncle Emilio is the 5th sibling to pass. Emilio’s passing is preceded by his oldest brother, Albert, and Gonzalo, who had 3 sons, Randy, Johnny and their older brother, Raymond Palacio, who we laid to rest last month in California. Recently, Emilio’s two sister’s also passed: the family’s matriarch, our Aunt Carol Santa Maria, and my mother, Helen Martinez. ike father, like son, our Uncle Emilio followed in his father’s footsteps. Emilio II. also had a penchant for business and being self-employed. (Generations have now brought us an Emilio V.) In his early years, Emilio tried to be like most and work for someone else. In that vein, he took a job with Magma Copper Company. Instead of going to work and doing his job, like my father (Liberato Martinez) did for 43-years, Emilio chose to instigate the organizing of a labor union at Magma—which didn’t sit well with management. Of course, he got bounced in a New York minute—lucky for him. But, it is just one example of how Emilio always stood up against injustices, and stood for creating a system to improve working conditions for copper miners. milio then ended up in Chicago, where he worked in the meat packing industry. He didn’t last long there either because he probably tried to organize a union like he did at Magma. Since the bitter cold Chicago winters did not sit well with Emilio, he returned to the west coast. milio then journeyed to Salinas, California with his family, whereas an businessman he sold merchandise to the campesinos from his store, or from the truck of his car. He would always talk about the plight of farmworkers, their leader Cesar Chavez, and their struggle to unionize. fter Salinas, in the 1960s, he found his way to Manhattan Beach, where he purchased the El Rancho Motel, and raised his family. Emilio and fellow Superiorite, George Mariscal, did real estate deals in that beach community before it became prime real estate. n the late 1970s , my Uncle took me under his wing in Manhattan Beach . He told me that since I was not very smart, I should get into real estate. He would say…“you don’t need brains to make money in real estate, you just need a good eye.” He showed me how to drive through neighborhoods to look for property (something I still do). We did business deals together, some were good , some not. Like all business transactions, we had our bumps in the road over money. That’s business. My mother would always say that I should have been his son. What’s important, like many others, I learned from my uncle and enjoyed doing so. uying and selling whatever was Emilio’s indelible trademark . He never met a deal he couldn’t buy or sell. For instance, our cousin Oscar Santa Maria, recounts this story when Emilio owned a body shop in Superior: Oscar had a 1938 Ford coupe he wanted painted jet black. Emilio agreed to perform the service, but when Oscar went to pickup his car it was painted—bright canary yellow. Oscar, in shock, asked what had happened. In classic form, Emilio explained…“I got a good deal on yellow paint, I figured you would like the color.” Oscar’s response: “Mexicans don’t drive yellow cars” [it’s counter-cultural]. milio would say…“You make your money when you buy, if you buy at the right price, then you can sell at a reasonable price, and you can’t go broke, making a profit.” To this day, many Ivy League graduates don’t understand that street-smart concept of business. An Ivy League graduate Emilio was not—instead, he would always say that he was a “baby-class dropout.” milio would always seek different ways to make money, because he resented the thought of working for someone else—a mark of a true entrepreneur. In his younger days, he quickly made money and would spent it even more quickly on others. He was known for his kindness, his generosity and his humor. He was always the life of the party; he loved to live on-the-edge, and he always would run against-thewind. Whereas Emilio found religion in his later years to provide him serenity, in his heyday, he was no doubt a multi-dimensional, wild kind of guy. His name is synonymous with being a trailblazer. Also, mediating disputes—particularly among family—was another one of his finest traits. The Palacios will need someone to fill the void. “Yo no soy raton de solo agujedo, ” he would say. And he wasn’t. fter the passing of the Palacio family’s parents, 8 of the 9 children, remained close-knit . Only the youngest , our Uncle Pete, was separated from his brothers and sisters. Our Uncle Peter somehow found his way to California at the early age. Instead of finding a home in Hollywood or Beverly Hills, our Uncle Pete landed in East Los Angeles’ , Barrio Maravilla. Translated to English, “Marvilla” means “wonderful.” Barrio Marvavilla is anything but “wonderful”. To this day , it is a community fraught with gangs and crime. Our Uncle Pete inevitably got caught in its web of destruction. We should praise Emilio, who went to his younger brother’s rescue and brought him under his wing. Today, our Uncle Peter resides in Arizona and is alcohol free. Like Pete says…“Thank the Lord, I’m saved.” It was Emilio who saved him (with a little help from the Lord)—that is a sobering fact. n the 1970s, my uncles Emilio and Peter and I would love to drink together, tell stories, then they would begin arguing over nothing. Oh well, a Palacio tradition. Peter will one day join Emilio in heaven, where they will sit and argue over nothing. But on thing is for certain, as always, they will possess an unconditional love for one another. uffice it to say, I always thought returning to Arizona from Manhattan Beach would be a difficult transition for Emilio and his family to make, and it has been. Going from the beach to Queen Valley is an abrupt change. But, I believe it was important because this copper mining town named Superior will always run through Emilio and Carol’s blood. ach year, on Cinco de Mayo, our thoughts will be with our Uncle Chi Chi. Heaven is for real; for certain, he will get there. If they don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in heaven, you can bet Emilio will instinctively organize an effort to start the tradition, just like he tried to jumpstart a labor union at Magma in the 1940s. Emilio’s saving grace, however, is that the Lord won’t boot him out, like Magma did. At least we hope not. To our Aunt Carol, their children and grandchildren—our condolences. Tio Chi Chi, Que en Paz Descanse! ~Ronnie L. Martinez, nephew
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Color guard ... The Ray High School Jr. ROTC served as the Color Guard for the Central Arizona College - Aravaipa Campus graduation Friday. (Jennifer Carnes photo) about our journey, this important milestone. It is really about our set goals, commitment to see it to the end and the wisdom we’ve gained along the way.” And, more importantly, she said, it was about the people they had met along the way. “Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this significant day, as it is a great honor,” Castaneda said after she acknowledged those in attendance. “Today we celebrate our accomplishments as graduates and reflect upon the efforts necessary to reach this stage. Endless hours of study, mounds of homework and an infinite amount of sacrifice, dedication and persistence to stick it out have gotten us to this place.” Following the speeches, introductions and acknowledgements, Gladys Christensen, President of the Board of Governors awarded the degrees and certificates. The
members of the class of 2011 moved the tassels on their mortar board hats to the other side, the age old symbol of graduation. Shepherded by their proud CAC mentors and leaders and the applause of the standing audience members, the graduates marched out to the music of the Recessional. Also participating in the CACAravaipa campus graduation was the Ray High School ROTC who solemnly presented the colors at the beginning of the program. Copper Basin Idol Miranda Aviles sang the National Anthem. Vice President of Instructional Programs and Services Dr. Donald M. Pearl explained academic regalia. President Dennis A. Jenkins gave a history and recognition of the candidates. Faculty Senate President Ben VanDerLinden presented the candidates. Maria Munoz called the roll before the graduates walked in the Recessional.
Nearly century old documents provide a peek into county’s history FLORENCE – The pages may be somewhat faded, the type is very small and the people are long gone, but a set of documents, almost 100 years old, reveals life in Pinal County at the beginning of statehood. This surprising find comes to the county via Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco who presented the historical documents to Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Pete Rios. “Mayor Insalaco told me he received these documents from a contractor in Apache Junction,” Chairman Rios said. “The contractor was renovating a home in Florence when he came across them. They are in great shape after all this time.” The five documents presented to Chairman Rios are entitled: ‘Report of The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.’ The dates range from 1912 to 1916. The Clerk of the Board at the time was C. H. Niemeyer who had the documents printed by the Arizona-Blade Tribune in Florence. “Basically, this is similar to an annual financial report,” Chairman Rios said. “The books list all assessments, indebtedness and value
of property owned by the county at that time. It’s really a fascinating look into Pinal County when Arizona became a state.” Peering through the pages that take you back almost one hundred years, the documents show a county that was growing thanks to agriculture, railroads and mining. A vast majority of the $5,172,215 of assessed valuation came from those occupations. Chairman Rios was struck by some of the items that were assessed as valuable property in the county. “It reports that Pinal County had 15 automobiles valued at $5,800 and two motorcycles valued at $125,” Rios said. “Horses, donkeys and other livestock were tallied also.” The documents were handed over to Clerk of the Board Sheri Cluff who will store the reports in a vault. They will be placed in the 1891 Courthouse when the renovation is complete. “It’s says here that our tax bill was $3.00 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation,” Chairman Rios said. “Today we are at $3.99. We’ve only gained a penny a year since these books were published.”
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Certificates … A number of Superior students received certificates May 9 from Superior Optimist for their honor roll success. Not all certificate recipients are pictured. (Cindy Tracy photo)
Highest reward … Seniors Monica Ochoa and Christopher Floyd were awarded laptop computers for their achievement in being named to the honor roll during their high school career in accordance with the requirements of the Superior Optimist honor roll achievement program. The award was made at the organization’s May 9 honor roll banquet held at the junior-senior high school. (Cindy Tracy photo)
Bronze … Superior Optimists’ awarded bronze medals May 9 to students who met certain criteria in the organization’s honor roll achievement award program. Not all bronze medalists are pictured. (Cindy Tracy photo)
Continued from Page 1 Senyssa Manriquez was the keynote speaker. She is a 2005 SHS graduate and an environmental specialist with
Continued from Page 1 Jr. High Football: Most Improved Player: Marcus Hiracheta Outstanding Offensive Lineman: David Vanwinkle Most Valuable Player: Matthew Zavala. Jr. High Volleyball: 7th Grade Most Valuable Player: Gabrielle Salcido Most Spirited Player: Erin Contreras Most Improved Player: Arianna San Miguel Most Improved Player: Keana Torres Most Improved Player: Ivie Lopez 8th Grade MVP: Cierra Navarrette MVP: Hunter Flanagan Most Spirited Player: Lindsay Duarte Most Improved Player: Janessa Perez Most Improved Player: Alysia Fuentes Jr. High Girls Basketball: MVP: Cierra Navarrette Most Improved Player: Hunter Flanagan Most Improved Player: Lindsay Duarte Most Defensive Player: Gabrielle Salcido Jr. High Boys Basketball: Outstanding Offensive Player: Andrew Lopez Outstanding Offensive Player: Ricky Longoria Outstanding Defensive Player: Elias Olmos Most Improved Player: Anthony Denogean Most Improved Player: Eric Oatis MVP: Matthew Zavala Jr. High Baseball: Outstanding Defensive Player: Paul Madueno Most Improved Player: Anthony Denogean MVP: Matthew Zavala Jr. High Softball: Most Improved Player: Alysia Fuentes Most Improved Player: Arianna San Miguel Most Defensive Player: Cierra Navarrette Most Defensive Player: Ivie Lopez Most Offensive Player: Phalicitee Thomas MVP: Hunter Flanagan MVP: Gabrielle Salcido
Resolution Copper. In her address, Manriquez urged the students to take every opportunity that is given to them in school. And, she said, “The best advice I can leave with you today is listen to and respect your teachers, parents and anyone who puts forth
the time and effort to encourage you. At times you may feel that they are pressuring you and nagging you or just on your case. But in reality they see potential in each and every one of you and they are trying to get you to aim high and believe in yourself.”
Silver … Student Eric Smith received a silver medal for his honor roll achievements at the May 9 Superior Optimist honor roll awards night. Not all silver medalists are pictured. (Cindy Tracy photo)
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Superior Church Directory THe PReSBYTeRIAN CHURCH OF SUPeRIOR 100 Magma Avenue Superior, AZ 85273
Pastor Jeanne Evenson Worship Service Sunday: 10 a.m.
Coffee & Fellowship immediately following worship. Youth Group for 7th-12th graders Sunday Afternoon. Our church is open for prayer the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Wednesday Study 6:30 p.m. www.superiorfirstbaptist.net
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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH 11 Church Avenue MASS SCHedULe: Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. Confession: Saturday 4-4:40 p.m. or upon request Rectory and Parish Office, 689-2250 Rev. Mark Long
New Life Church New Life Fellowship Inc.
955 W. Main Street (520) 827-9116 Sunday Morning Service: 10 am Sunday Youth Group (ages 5-12): 4 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm Friday Youth Group (13-18): 5:30 pm (located at Robert & Linda Doane, 658 W. Wight St., 520-483-2917)
Pastor Mel Korb Everyone welcome Non-denominational We are a grace based Evangelical Church.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona
The Mining Brief By Lana Jones Copper prices fell below $4.00 per pound recently but may be recovering. July copper was trading at $3.99 per pound Tuesday morning. Resolution Copper Representative Paul Gosar introduced a revised bill to
the House of Representatives proposing a federal-private land exchange. Resolution Copper needs the land exchange to advance its mining plans near Superior. The revised bill is similar to earlier versions that have been introduced to Congress but
failed to pass. The bill would allow for the exchange of 2,400 acres of federal land for over 5,000 acres of private land. The federal land is in the Tonto National Forest and includes the Oak Flat area. The private lands, which were chosen based on their
conservation value, are spread throughout Arizona and include the 7B Ranch parcel along the San Pedro River near Mammoth. Gold Hawk The Oracle Ridge Copper Mine’s high-grade copper deposit has been confirmed,
Gold Hawk reported last week. Assay results from its continuing drilling program show 4.63 percent copper with silver and iron as likely byproducts. The drilling program is advancing, with 10 holes and 7 assays completed. An additional
5,200 feet of drilling is left in the Phase One drilling program. Engineering and design work is under way to reinstate the mine. Gold Hawk estimates that its processing facility could produce high-grade copper concentrate at a rate of about 140 tons per day.
Southwest Ambulance responded to our town to cover EMS (Emergency Medical Services) while the fire crew was out,” he said. When Superior Fire first arrived, he recalled, they were pointed immediately to the area of origin of the fire. “I believe it was about five acres at the time,” he said. The winds were extremely heavy, Pryor said. The gusts were driving the fire very rapidly. “It quickly became obvious to that crew that they were not going to be able to hold it there,” he said, “so they pulled back to the closest natural firebreak, which was the highway.”
By that time Tonto and Queen Valley agencies were on the scene, he said. “They attempted to hold the fire at the highway,” he said. “For the most part they were successful. It did attempt to jump at several spots.” He said the fire at that time was still being moved by the wind. “It drove the fire all the way across that four lane highway,” he said. “That can tell you how heavy the fire was and how fast it was moving.” At that point, he added, the wind did shift a little to the west. It started to drive the fire towards the Arboretum. The crews repositioned to protect the park. “They pretty much drew a line at the edge of the Arboretum and tried to hold the fire there, and for the most part, that proved to be very successful,” he said. Tonto still had a presence out in the area as late as Wednesday of last week, Pryor said, doing “mopup.” He said they were making sure nothing rekindles in the blackened 1000+ acreage that had burned so rapidly and just as rapidly been dealt with by the firefighters. “Those fires can get in, smolder in out of the way areas and flare back up later,” he said. “So they go
out and physically check all those areas and knock any fires down. It is quite challenging because the fire went all the way to the top of Picket Post so they had to send hand crews all the way to the top. Those guys get nothing but my respect for the amount of effort they have to put in. It is a very physically demanding
job.” It was a coincidence that the May 8 Sunday had been red-flagged as an “extreme fire danger day” because of the heat, humidity and fuel level for the fire to feed on. “Superior has always been a hot spot for fire, especially wildland fire” Pryor said. The town is right on the boundary
of the high and low desert, he said. “This means that we have heavier foliage than you’d expect down in the Valley but not the heavier trees that would protect the undergrowth,” he added. So there is a little heavier fuel load and the fires run a little faster,” he said, “and this fire ran very quickly.”
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be sealing pavement cracks on an 11-mile stretch of US 60 from May 18 through June 8. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. What to expect during construction: • ADOT will be working on northbound and southbound US 60 from milepost 225 southwest of Superior to milepost 236 northeast of Superior. • Lane restrictions will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Work crews will direct motorists through the lane closures in the work zone. • Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes. • Wide loads exceeding 12 feet will not be permitted during working hours. While lane restrictions are in effect, motorists from the communities of Superior, Kearny, Miami and Globe should allow extra time for travel to and from the Phoenix metropolitan area. The construction schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties. As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
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was proud to put forth a bill that will create jobs for Arizonans. “Arizona has an abundance of natural resources and this is the perfect example of how we can utilize these resources, while ensuring that the environment is protected,” he said. “This jobs bill has been long awaited by the people of Arizona and it is time we put this region of the country back to work. Furthermore, utilizing this copper gives our nation a jump start on emerging technologies such as wind and solar power, battery powered cars and other renewable, clean energy resources.” Gosar had traveled the district and engaged stakeholders vested in the legislation to ensure the legislation was crafted “in the best interest of the constituents of Arizona’s First Congressional District and the state in mind,” according to the media statement. Further, it said, the legislation has bipartisan support throughout the district and is backed by the majority of Arizona’s delegation to the United States Congress. “Senators McCain and Kyl are fully committed to moving this legislation in the United States Senate, ensuring it is signed into law,” the media statement said. “The world runs on copper, whether it’s in electromagnetic motors, transformers, circuit boards, plumbing lines, currency and so much more,” said Pinal County Supervisor and Chairman Pete Rios. “Copper made Arizona great in the last century and this Resolution Copper project can make Arizona a technology leader with state of the art jobs in mining. It will bring professional jobs and prosperity to a rural region of our state. I urge Congress to support Representative Gosar’s bill because it is good for America, not just Arizona,” said Pinal County Supervisor and Chairman Pete Rios. “The introduction of Representative Gosar’s major jobs legislation, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011, is a long-awaited action in today’s economic climate,” said Gila County Supervisor Michael Pastor. “Many hurdles have been crossed in creating this economic development and jobs program, which will benefit all taxpayers, local, state and national. Our hope is that this most important legislation is passed by Congress in a timely manner,” said Gila County Supervisor Michael Pastor. If you’d like to see a video of Gosar’s announcement, go to http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmFg0_ dXVGo.
Continued from Page 1 said. “I believe they did a very good job meeting their objectives,” he said. One of these objectives was to protect traffic, which is why they closed U.S. 60 for a number of hours. “They didn’t want anybody to get into accidents in the smoke and the fire,” he said. Another goal was protecting the Arboretum. Pryor said that the flames burned areas of the high trail but cultivated areas remained relatively untouched. “San Carlos sent a crew and
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Continued from Page 1 look forward to passage of the bill so that we can deliver the jobs and economic benefits of this project.” “This project will result in creating 1000 plus sustainable jobs now and for the future. Congressman Paul Gosar has been more responsive with this issue than any Congress person in years,” said Superior Mayor Michael Hing. Roy Chavez, spokesperson for the Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Coalition (CCRMC), said that the coalition does not support the proposed legislation. “We are not happy with the bill,” he said. It is basically the same as previous versions of the proposed legislation, he said. It does not address the concerns of the CCRMC in regard to the economic interest of a foreign company benefitting from local resources or the concerns of local tribal groups that do not support the land exchange. The CCRMC also has environmental concerns that center on the land exchange. Chavez said that wording in the proposed bill does not meet these concerns. In his statement, Rep. Gosar said he
REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR Pursuant to the provisions of A.R.S. 9-402, the Town of Superior gives notice of the intent to receive and consider bids for the sale of the following properties located within the Town of Superior, Pinal County, Arizona. PROPERTY: Commercial property located at 271 W. Main St., (Pinal County Assessor # 106-12-3860), the minimum bid to be considered by the Town of Superior will be Two hundred-fifty thousand ($250,000.00) dollars. Bids for this property must include a proposal on remodel or intended use of property, including a timeframe to be approved by the Town Council. These parcels/properties will be sold “as-is”, the Town of Superior makes no claims as to the condition of the property stated or implied. Each interested bidder shall verify any and all material facts important to the bidder. The successful bidder will pay all closing costs for this transaction at close of escrow. Prior to submitting any bids, you are required to contact the Town Manager for additional disclosures that may be of material importance to the bidder. All bids shall be in writing and sealed. Such sealed bids must be received by the Town of Superior, Attention Town Manager Melanie Oliver, at 234 Golf Course Rd., Superior, Arizona 85173, on or before 5 pm Friday, July 8, 2011. Please contact the Town Manager at (520) 689-5752 with any questions. The Town of Superior reserves the right to reject any, or all, bids and to waive any formalities or irregularities in any proposal. Dated this 26th day of April, 2011 /s/ Melanie Oliver, Town Manager SUN Legal 5/11/11, 5/18/11
ORDINANCE NO. 110 AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, AMENDING CHAPTER 9 HEALTH AND SANITATION ARTICLE 9-1 GARBAGE AND TRASH COLLECTION OF THE TOWN CODE BY AMENDING SECTION 9-1-4 (C) THEREIN ENTITLED “RATES, BILLING AND ENFORCEMENT” THEREOF, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA: Section 1: That Article 9 of Chapter 9 of the Town Code of the Town of Superior as previously adopted is hereby amended by replacing the prior provisions of Section 9-1-4 of Article 9 in Chapter 9, which shall henceforth provide and read as Exhibit “A”, incorporated herein by reference, consisting of one (1) page, being Section 9-1-4. Three copies of said exhibit are on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Superior, Arizona, and are hereby made a public record and shall become a part of the Town Code of the Town of Superior on the effective date hereof. Section 2: All ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Town Code in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. Section 3: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of said Section 9-1-4 is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions there of. Section 9-1-4 (C) RATES, BILLING AND ENFORCEMENT C. All billings are payable within twenty (20) days of billing. A penalty of 3% percent of the unpaid amount shall be added to all accounts where payment is not received within forty five (45) days of billing. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council and approval by the Mayor. PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Superior, Arizona, this 5th day of May, 2011. ATTEST: Town Clerk, Melanie Oliver APPROVED: Mayor Michael Hing Effective Date: June 5, 2011 SUN Legal 5/18/11
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May 3, 2011 (Oracle, AZ) The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition with funding from the Arizona Commerce Authority is introducing a Business Success Center to serve the residents of Eastern Pinal County. The Business Success Center (BSC) will be located at the Aravaipa campus of central Arizona College on Highway 77 between Mammoth and Dudleyville. Services offered for small business include: business planning and assessment, business skills development, leadership development, employee development as well as customized training and workshops. State of the art tools such as broadband Internet access, laptop
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begin at 6:30 a.m., with a shot gun start at 7:30 a.m. The tournament has a three-man scramble format with a fee of $40 per player. The cash prizes offered will be based on the number of entries. The tournament will include prizes for a Betting Hole, Longest Drive, Close to the Pin and various giveaways. For more information, contact call Art (Jap) Ramirez at 520-827-0547 or Queen Valley Golf Club at 520-463-2214. MUD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT IN WINKELMAN Saturday, June 11, come out to the Winkelman Flats Public Park for the Mud Volleyball Tournament. Cost is $10 per person. There will be prizes for 1st place winners, a concession stand, and all proceeds will go to Hayden-Winkelman Little League.. Call Ana Lopez at 520-237-1289, or, Rita ArandaPina at 520-216-1054 for more information. Please come out and support the kids! LUCY DELGADO BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT Come play in the Lucy Delgado Benefit Golf Tournament , June 11, at Queen Valley Golf Course. Lucy has been in the hospital since December 27, due to an auto accident. The format will be 3 Man Scramble, cost is $40 per player, with sign in at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m. Contest holes, food and raffles will be part of the fun. First, second, and third prizes will
be determined by the number of teams. For more information on the game, or how to help if you don’t play golf, please contact Ruben Delgado at 520-827-0053, Al Delgado at 520-827-0452 or Richard Montgomery at 480-5288914. NORTHERN PINAL DEMOCRATS CLUB MEETING The next meeting of the Northern Pinal Democrats Club will be Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. The location is the Queen Valley Community Center, (across the street from the golf course). Organizer Mike Weaver will discuss the various education issues in Pinal County. Call Jon Kolton at 602-803-327 for further details. WEATHER STATION WEB CAM The webcam for the Superior Highlands Weather Station is back online. You can see it by clicking on “Weather” at the top of the Town of Superior Home Page: http://superior-arizona.com/. When the weather station website opens, scroll down to the window for “Radar, Satellite, Webcams” and click “Webcams”. The view will be of the area south of the Superior Highlands housing development. The webcam is on 24/7 and a 24 hour time-lapse video can be viewed by clicking on “View” and when the page opens, scroll down to the date you would like to view and click “View Video.” BOOT CAMP EXERCISE PROGRAM IN SUPERIOR There will be a new boot camp exercise program in Superior. If interested, come into the Uptown Cafe on Main Street to sign up or for more information. The class is from 5-6 p.m., every Tuesday. There is a $5 fee. Bring your own exercise mat. SUPERIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Superior Historical Society is open on Wednesdays and Fridays, from noon until 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., depending on volunteer availability. Fund raisers include a DVD “Silver, Copper and Sweat,” The Story of Superior and a cookbook, Copper Country Cookin’, with traditional recipes and memorable pictures and story of Superior. The Bob Jones Museum is open for most events, and, we invite all who are interested to join our membership. BINGO AT VFW POST #3584 Bingo is bigger and better, prize wise, at the VFW Post # 3584 in Superior. Come have fun on Friday nights, starting at 7 p.m. There’ll be 20 games of the regular, jackpot and special type and a snack bar, with a regular bar open from 5 p.m. WALL OF HONOR VFW Post 3584 is seeking photos of veterans and military personnel to be displayed at the VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona. Past veterans, be it you or your husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, any relative or friend, we want to honor all veterans. To donate photos to be placed on the Wall of Honor, contact Debbie at 689-5820 or Rene at 689-2428 or any member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona. PARKS & REC CLASSES Superior Parks & Recreation offers a Tae Kwon Do class every Saturday morning at the Superior Senior Citizens Center on Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. For registration and/or more information, come to the Senior Center on Saturday or contact Parks & Recreation Director Barbara Arriola at 520-827-0052. BINGO AT ARBORETUM APARTMENTS The Arboretum Apartments in Superior have bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. They play 18 regular games and two black out for prizes. They have an intermission with snack and punch. Come and have fun. ZUMBA® A Zumba® exercise class is being offered to the community by on Monday and Wednesday nights at the Superior Senior Center. Contact Parks & Recreation Supervisor Barbara Arriola at 520827-0052 for details.
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