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Highlights from the April 26 International Trade Summit
Vol. 3, No. 5
By A’kos Kovach
What Arizonan’s Must Do To Be Competitive By Randy Heiss
The bleary eyed began making an appearance around 6 am. As many events that have registration beginning at 7 am, the smell of fresh coffee and the bustle of vendors building displays began in earnest. The final vendor count was 20 booths, with vendors coming in from Tucson, Green Valley, Nogales Sonora, with the most distant vendor flying in from Dallas, Texas.
We keep hearing how far behind Arizona is compared to Texas, New Mexico and California where trade with Mexico is concerned – and it is true. Anyone who attended the Arizona Mexico Commission “As the world tardes” panel discussion in Phoenix a few months ago, you heard former Congressman Jim Kolbe emphasize that Arizona must engage in a cohesive manner to match and exceed what has been accomplished in these competing border trade states.
The second International Trade Summit & Expo attracted a diverse audience from distant locations, but also reflected
These states have positioned themselves for economic competitiveness through strong leadership at the state level. The lack of having a strong state level leader champion economic development is a fact that is holding us back.
strong community support by Santa Cruz County and The City of Nogales. And it did not stop there, as one local group after another showed their support by hosting booths, bringing volunteers and by the best measurement – by their presence at the event. The media was curious as well, with 4 reporters attending. The City of Nogales video-taped all the speakers and plans to post the video online. Hundreds of photos have already been published online at https://www.facebook.com/SEAGOEconomicDevelopment. The host location was the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico. Thanks to cooperative weather the Thursday evening Wine & Cheese reception was held outdoors on the terrace next to the restaurant. Friday breakfast was located on the sundeck overlooking the entire Rio Rico valley, while the luncheon was served in the las Palmas Courtyard, truly beautiful settings with excellent staff service. CLICK HERE to read more
We keep hearing that we need to additional infrastructure to match the investments made by our competing states, this is also true. For example one of the biggest problems we face is the lack of a safe, efficient way to move commercial vehicles from the expanding Mariposa Port of Entry onto I-19. A problem exacerbated by the fact the State Legislature has diverted more than $1.5B of dedicated gasoline tax revenue over the last 13 years and transferred those funds into the State General Fund. These funds were supposed to build roads, bridges and highway infrastructure. Ironically despite a dramatic improvement in the financial condition of Arizona budget proposal being considered for FY 14 continue to divert significant levels of gasoline tax revenues over to the State General Fund. This diversion in spite of a growing $63B longterm funding gap between needs and revenues. The short term alone needs to eliminate a $350M shortfall from the state’s current 5 year highway construction program. Does that make any sense? Our ADOT Director has advised Legislators of these shortfalls and crucial needs only to be told that transportation infrastructure issues are something like 24th on the list of ‘constituent priorities’. Ironically there is little disagreement or debate that economic recovery and future growth are inextricably linked to the development and maintenance of a high quality, efficient transportation infrastructure network. At the International Trade Summit and Expo the audience heard CLICK HERE to read more
From Houston, Texas – please welcome Curtis D. Spencer Curtis Spencer is the President of IMS Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas. Spencer is nationally regarded as an expert on matters related to Logistics and intermodal shipping; ports of entry; rail-served logistics centers; the development and expansion of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ); and Custom’s issues and compliance, specifically those related to Homeland Security. Spencer is regularly featured as a speaker at dozens of national conferences and workshops each year, and has been published in The Journal of Commerce, Pacific Shipper, Inbound Logistics and other news-
magazines. IMS Worldwide, under Mr. Spencer’s leadership, is now a leading consulting firm for developers and real estate trusts who seek guidance as it relates to property value, port efficiencies and site selection differentiators. But Spencer’s real passion has everything to do with FTZ’s. “They are a job magnet”, said Spencer. As more and more multi-national companies take a foothold in a FTZ or FTZ sub-zone the attraction grows even faster, more warehouses, more manufacturers, and more assembly lines all of which spell more jobs. Statistically an investment in a FTZ returns 250 – 300% return on investment (ROI) in the first year, thus not only paying for itself but also creating new commerce and new jobs.
Featured speaker at Apr 26 event John H. Moffatt, Ph.D A native of Tucson and a graduate of Catalina High School, John Moffatt went on to complete several degree programs at the University of Arizona. He has held his current position as Director, Pima County Strategic Planning Office from 2001 to present. Moffat is very involved with many comprehensive projects such as: Aerospace & Defense Corridor Development and Coordination; Project Director for the Pima County Wireless Integrated Network (PCWIN); Revamping IT Systems and Restructuring the Network and Organization; Economic Development; Election Security and serves as a Military Liaison. Moffatt presented an in-depth treatise on planning for our economic future, and the integral components needed for our State to become competitive. The scope includes the development of a master plan to develop the entire Aerospace & Defense Corridor between Nogales Highway and I-10. By connecting the two developing employment centers the project may as well improve freight movement and reduce
commute times. All of these components are an integral part of creating a credible vision for economic development and regional master planning that the taxpayers can understand. As Moffat points out in the power point at this link – at the top of the list of key factors for economic development is Infrastructure. Here Moffat dedicated considerable time to the Mariposa Port of Entry. Next Moffatt described to long term vision for the new I-11 Canada to Mexico corridor. The proposed I-11 would route traffic from Las Vegas through Phoenix directly to Nogales. Moffatt agreed with comments made earlier by SEAGO Executive Director Randy Heiss, strategic political alignments and alliances must be forged, and we must focus on our transportation infrastructure. Moffatt indicated his interest in working more closely with SEAGO in the near future on these and similar efforts. The audience was appreciative of the time Dr. Moffat spent at the Summit, he was one of the first to arrive early in the morning and among the last to depart. We wish to thank Dr. Moffat again for his dedication to the event, this region and our state. CLICK HERE to read mroe
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What is the value of 200- 300 new jobs to Nogales? What is the value of a Fortune 500 company with a local presence? The short answer is multiple millions of dollars. Depending on the type of jobs created and the amount spent to construct facilities and warehouses the economic multiplier effect could easily run in the 2.2 to 3.4 range, which means for each dollar spent locally, that dollar will circulate 2 or 3 or more times in the community. Thus, the actual cash value of just one new $15M building and associated infrastructure could benefit the area by as much as $30 - $40M. Spencer points out that there are new rules and new guidance for FTZ’s; the timeline to expand or open new FTZ’s has been dramatically reduced, and now there is no CLICK HERE to read more
Expo touts border trade, investments By Curt Prendergast, Nogales International
The Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico was abuzz with talk of airplanes, trucks, tomatoes, and road construction as more than 150 people gathered for the International
Trade Summit and Expo on Friday. The event was the second of its kind, with a similar gathering held on Nov. 9 at the Americana Hotel in Nogales, as local political and business leaders work to attract businesses to the area and emphasize Santa Cruz County’s key role in the U.S.-Mexico supply chain. “We have to promote ourselves. Nobody is going to do it for us,” said Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino as he urged greater cooperaCLICK HERE to read more
TUCSON HISPANIC CHAMBER The Tucson Hispanic Chamber accomplished a major milestone this month by exceeding 1000 member businesses. This accomplishment makes our chamber the largest Latino business organization in the State of Arizona! Thank you to our member businesses who value the work that we do and have helped spread the word about our member benefits! The Tucson Hispanic Chamber continues to promote economic opportunities in reaching the fast-growing Hispanic market and advantages to trade with Mexico with its offices and staff in Tucson and in Hermosillo, Sonora. CLICK HERE to read more
GRAHAM COUNTY CHAMBER Our Gila Valley Leadership Class which is now in its eighth year with 16 students is winding down, but not without making an impression. This class VIII raised over $5000.00 to furnish appliances for the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley, these include Whirlpool double oven, 25 cubic foot top mount Refrigerator, 30” vent hood, 1.6 cubic foot microwave, and triple sink, faucet, and drains. In addition they raised enough to donate to the Gila Valley Animal Awareness Group Inc. to help with funding to build a dog park. CLICK HERE to read more
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BENSON CHAMBER The economic environment has the attention and interest of the Chamber directors and some of the members. We are examining everything that effects your business in the area. Everything from 4th Street in Benson, the investors that are looking at our community and how the city permitting and codes effect the life of our community. The question in all of the research is how do we keep the shoppers in town and how do we encourage social and economic growth to the area. The success of the business community depends on the involvement of the Chamber’s membership. This means that we keep the money local, be open and exchange ideas with one another. CLICK HERE to read more
GREATER DOUGLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A BIG TOP THANK YOU to all who made Tuesday's Culpepper & Merriweather Circus possible... - Douglas Police Department, Arizona Rangers Douglas Company, and Douglas Police Explorers Post 454 for providing security - Christian Life Center, Ministerios Tierra De Bendicion, and Rev. Dan and Maria Morales for co-sponsoring security Ticket outlets: Southwestern Carpets, Everett J. Jones Real Estate, El Chef, the Douglas Visitors Center, and Walmart - Rev. Mary Louise Vigil for assisting our board in ticket-taking - DUSD for allowing Skeeter the CLICK HERE to read more
GREENLEE COUNTY What is the FDI Greenlee County is on the move desipite the challenges of new leadership. Laura Dorrell is the new President. She writes: Currently we are trying to regroup with our new board but we are supporting the Tourism Council with all their activities as well as the Chase Creek Business Association. I will be present and supporting The Friends of the Frisco River clean up on May 25th. I am also involved with Job Shadow with the Clinic but I am part of the committee as well May 14th The Turning Point Monthly May 2013, page 3
BISBEE CHAMBER The Bisbee Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that ticket sales are now underway for the 9th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival. Please visit www.thebisbeebluesfestival.com to purchase your tickets today. We decided to hold the event in Old Bisbee, and turn it into a weekend long event. The Bisbee Blues Festival will be held September 13th – 15th. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bisbee Chamber would like to thank Pro-Em Party rentals for hosting the Bisbee Chamber Mixer, on April 25th at the 555 Grill. This event was an excellent opportunity to network will fellow chamber members. We all had a great time! Dr. Robert Carreira was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing, and donated his portion back to the Chamber. Thank you Robert! Joy Hall from the Bisbee Bug was the winner of the door prize for a free round of golf with cart from Mountain View Golf Course. CLICK HERE to read more
SIERRA VISTA AREA CHAMBER Later this month the Chamber of Commerce will be staging an event that is not only new for us, but to the community also. Game On! Sierra Vista will focus on gaming and collectibles and everyone is invited to attend. With a large military population, veterans of all ages, and families, we felt that Sierra Vista was an ideal place for such an event. The world of gaming and collectibles is as large as the creative imaginations of those who are involved in it. From strategy board games and role playing activities to comics, sports cards, memorabilia and fantasy costumes, the possibilities for this exciting event are expansive. We have teamed up with local business Orbital Games to produce and manage Game On! Sierra Vista, which will be held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, Fort Huachuca, on May 17 & 18. CLICK HERE to read mroe
Regional Events May 8 - FREE Webinar: “Sudden Death: Psychiatric and suicide risks among student athletes”, 6 to 7:30 pm. CLICK HERE to Register. CLICK HERE to view flyer. May 15 - Turning Point Community Organizations Meeting and Update, 7:30 to 9:00 am. Douglas Fire Station. May 16 - Career Fair, 11 am to 3 pm, Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ. Over 50 Companies Attending with Opportunities in: Law Enforcement, Information Technology, Education, Finance, Healthcare and other General Openings. For more (520) 458-9309 or visit: www.seazworkforce.org. Vendor Registration: http://tiny. cc/career_fair_16may2013 FLYER: http:// tiny.cc/spring_career_fair_2013 May 16 - Tucson Diversity Business Matchmaker, 2 pm to 5 pm, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Face-to-face meetings with Government, Supplier diversity professionals and procurement executives. For infomation, email email@example.com or call “Izzy” Gonzalez at (623) 297-8457. May 17 & 18 - Main Street Family Fetival, Block Party between 5th Ave. & Central Ave on Main Street in Safford Saturday 6 to 10 pm. Questions: Mark Efros (928) 4245433. Sponsored by Kempton Chevrolet & The City of Safford. May 17 & 18 - GAME ON! Sierra Vista, Fri., May 17, 6 to 11 pm, Sat., May 18, 10 am to 6 pm. Thunder Mountain Activity Center, Ft. Huachuca. For information, call Sierra Vista Area Chamber at (520) 4586940 or visit http://sierravistachamber.org/ executive-directors-update-april-28-2013/ May 18 - St John’s Bazaar - Once a year the shed at St John’s Episcopal Church resembles a version of Rube Goldberg meets Jules Verne. From the fanciful to the necessary, from antiques to art the good people of Old Bisbee organize an event truly woven into the fabric of life in Bisbee – a Bizarre bazaar to raise funds for numerous
charitable causes. So dig out those dusty boxes in the attic, clear out those treasures in the garage and donate them today – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Thank you~! May 18 - March for Mental Health and Call for Booths, 7:00 am, Apache Middle School-3305 E. Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista. CLICK HERE for info or call (520) 4593228. Hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness, Southeastern Arizona (NAMI SEAZ) CLICK HERE for booth application. May 18 - 12th Annual Copper Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, 10 am to 3 pm. Main Street, Bisbee, Arizona. Registration 8 to 10 am. Hosted by The Bisbee Chamber of Commerce, Co-sponsored by The City of Bisbee. CLICK HERE for flyers and registration Form. May 30 - SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training. 6 to 7 :30 pm, Douglas Visitor Center, FREE training for general public to become trained SKYWARN weather spotters. Sponsored by the National Weather Service and the City of Douglas. Info: (520) 670-6526 or Kenneth.Drozd@noaa.gov CLICK HERE for flyer.
Training & Funding Opportunities From HUD’s Southwest office of Native American Programs HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs is pleased to share the attached Weekly Information Bulletin highlighting Training Opportunities, Funding Announcements, and Tribal News throughout our southwest region. For additional program information, HUD’s PIH Notices to Tribes and TDHEs are electronically posted to the internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/regs/ notices.cfm. Additionally, find government forms and applications on USA.gov's Government Forms page. If you have questions or need additional information from our office, please feel free to contact us at (602) 379-7200 or visit our website at www.hud.gov/codetalk. To subscribe to SWONAP’s emailing list, click here http:// w w w. h u d . g o v / s u b s c r i b e / s i g n u p . cf m?listname=SWONAP%20All%20 Tribes%20TDHES&20&list=SWONAPALL-TRIBES-TDHES-L
The misunderstood multiplier ByDr. Robert Carreira Director, Center for Economic Research, Cochise College
One of the most commonly cited and often misunderstood economic principles is the multiplier effect. It tells us that spending a certain amount of money in the economy will generate an overall economic impact larger than the amount initially spent. The reason is when a firm receives money it spends some of it on the output of other firms. For example, if a construction firm is paid to build a home, it spends some of the money it receives to buy construction materials. Also, both the construction firm and the business selling construction materials use some of the money they receive to pay employees, who in turn spend on groceries, dining out, rent, utilities, healthcare, and so on. The Turning Point Monthly, May 2013, page 4
We refer to the initial spending on the home construction as the “direct impact.” The money the construction firm then spends on the output of other firms—everything from construction materials to utility bills to rent to insurance to office supplies— we call the “indirect impact.” Households receiving money in the form of wages and salaries from both the direct and indirect impacts, and then spending that money in the economy, we call the “induced impact.” The total economic impact is the sum of the direct, indirect, and induced impacts. Modeling systems such as the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Regional InputOutput Modeling System, or RIMS, estimate the size of the indirect and induced impacts based on the industry and region CLICK HERE to read more
SEAGO Grand Opening Come and help us celebrate our official grand opening, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Food- Fun- Fancy
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Substance Abuse Awareness follow up from Graham County Each April the Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition partners with local and state agencies and businesses to educate the community on substance abuse related issues, this year was no exception. The month began with a proclamation signing by governmental leaders in Graham County, with an emphasis on Prescription Drug Abuse. The 8th Annual Graham-Greenlee Substance Abuse Awareness Conference was held at Eastern Arizona College. This year the Graham County Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) were able to partner with SADD groups from Greenlee County, Douglas and Sierra Vista to establish a Youth Division. This group identified Marijuana, Underage Drinking, Bullying and Setting Personal Goals as the topics they felt were the most prevalent with youth. Seventy nine youth attended the conference representing seven different communities. One hundred and fifteen adults attended the Adult Division,
topics this year included: Prescription Drugs, Marijuana, Synthetic Drugs, Bullying, Mental Health First Aid and even Nutritional Addiction. The conference ended with a presentation by Mr. Bobby Petrocelli. Bobby is a Certified Speaking Professional and has earned the highest designation of the National Speaking Association and International Federation of Professional Speakers. He shared with the adults and the youth that “You Matter”. “The Power of Every Decision”…The Importance of Every Moment”.
The month ended with the Annual Spring “Dump the Drugs” Day. This is an event where all adult community members are asked to “Spring Clean” their medicine cabinets and bring prescription and over-the-counter medications to the event for collection by local law enforcement agencies for proper disposal. This event is in conjunction with the Nationwide Takeback day and eliminates the possibility of them being flushed down the toilet, dumped down the drain or being abused/misused. This year 155 lbs of prescription drugs were collected CLICK HERE to read more
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Friday, May 17 • 6 pm to 11 pm Saturday, May 18 • 10 am to 8 pm Ft. Huachuca, Arizona Gaming and Collectibles Everyone is Invited! FREE Admission! Strategy Board Games Role Playing Games Video Games Comics Sports Cards & Memorabilia For info, visit www.sierravistachamber.org or call (520) 458-6940
To everyone who attended the April 26 International Trade Summit & Expo: Thank you~!~ By A’kos Kovach
Legendary Tombstone began with Ed Schieffelin By Don Taylor
Have you ever watched an ant colony expand their housing area? They are masters of engineering, proficient and efficient. They understand the task and set out promptly to accomplish the goal. Similarly the staff at the Esplendor Resort were given a set of tasks and at least two challenges, yet they set about preparing and organizing for the April 25 Wine & Cheese Reception and the April 26 International Trade Summit & Expo with professionalism and determination. At the end of the second day everyone said the same thing – Mission accomplished.
tables had displays. By 7:30 Friday morning we had 19 vendors including the front desk of the Esplendor, and at 8:30 we added #20.
The transformation of the resort lobby was textbook – break it down, move it out, then build it up with new parts. The furniture, flowers and fixtures in the lobby area were all removed, only the fireplace, ATM machine and front desk remained in place. Once everything was removed in marched the folding tables. Then came the tablecloths. By 4 pm some of the vendors had begun setting up – by 6 pm all of the first 10
Vendors were encouraged to bring door prizes which we also publicized. The Esplendor Resort gave two gifts, a round of golf and an overnight stay. The winner of the pair of certificates gave his round of golf away to a local resident, but planned to use the overnight stay. Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino, an accomplished watercolor artist,
We organized a little game called Vendor Bingo – (see sample) – everyone was encouraged to participate and thus increase the number of people who visited each vendor table. Our vendors were delighted with the results. Many of them specifically came over and thanked organizers for the consideration given to the vendors, high visibility location (the resort lobby – which meant not only attendees, but all resort visitors could view the vendor booths.
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Wyatt Earp and Tombstone might not have been the stuff of legends had it not been for a shrewd prospector named Ed Schieffelin. Tombstone City Historian, Don Taylor, tells the story of Ed Schieffelin in this guest post. You’ll see how the “town too tough to die” got its name and how mining changed the landscape of Apache country that we now know as Cochise County. Ed Schieffelin: prospecting in the Arizona Territory A second generation prospector, Schieffelin came to Arizona, following after his father had headed west during the Gold Rush era in 1852. For years, Schieffelin looked for mineral wealth in California, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. He made a living at various jobs: he was a miner, a stagecoach driver, a teamster, and a wood cutter. But he was always prospecting.
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Schieffelin spent time in Mohave County in the Arizona Territory, but he became disenchanted with it. He chose to explore the Apache-infested lands to the south. He wasn’t so naive as to enter the region alone. He joined a party of Hualapai scouts who were relocating to Camp Huachuca (what is now Fort Huachuca, still an active Army post) to pursue renegade Chiricahua Apaches. The group reached their destination on May 29, 1877. Using Camp Huachuca as a base, Schieffelin trailed several scouting parties, but this didn’t give him enough time for prospecting. He struck out on his own.
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Willcox Wind Farm Seeks County Approval Carol Broeder Arizona Range News
A Texas-based company is looking to build a 51-megawatt wind farm in the desert, about 21 miles west of Willcox, near Muleshoe and War Bonnet Ranch Roads. Glenn Holliday of Houston, Texas, said Torch Renewable Energy, LLC (TRE) is submitting a Special Use Application (SUP) for development of the Red Horse 2 Wind Farm, in a Feb. 21 letter to Cochise County Planning Manager Michael Turisk. “The proposed project will consists of 2128 wind turbine generators and produce 51 MW of clean renewable energy to be sold to Tucson Electric Power,” Holliday told the Range News. The wind turbines will be up to 487 feet in total height, with a blade diameter of 191.5 feet. The electricity generated by the project will produce enough renewable power to serve about 11,000 homes.
As to the projects economic impact, Holliday said that Red Horse 2 LLC “will invest between $100 - $125 million in infrastructure in Cochise County related to the project.” “We will source as much local talent and materials as possible during construction,” said Holliday, adding that secondary impacts of about $2.3 million “will be spent in the community during the construction phase for local services and local materials.” “The project will also create about four long-term stable high paying jobs for local residents,” he said. “The project will create up to 50 direct jobs to Arizona during construction and hundreds of indirect jobs and revenue from the local economy from out of town consultants during the construction phase,” according to the document, “Project Description and Proposed Use.”
Giant Owl Sculpture Watches Over Ash Canyon Adam Curtis Sierra Vista Herald
Nearly two years after the Monument Fire ravaged the area around his house, one Hereford homeowner’s sense of whimsy is rising from the ashes. Emerging out of the charred remnants of a once-towering oak tree, a 7 1 ⁄ 2-foot-tall owl now sits at the base of Ash Canyon, gazing out at Arizona 92. The owl joins a large gray eating utensil, a literal fork in the road, on Bob Norquist’s property, making it even more of a landmark for passing drivers. On a recent day, the artist responsible for the fork, Bruce McKellar, carved into the hard oak with a chain saw, massaging it to better resemble a large “hoot” owl. The accomplished woodworker said it has been difficult work.
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San Carlos Council Approves Health Care Agreement The San Carlos Apache Tribal Council approved a Confidentiality and Exclusivity Agreement with Banner Health on April 10, 2013 to allow the proposed San Carlos Apache Hospital Corporation and Banner Health to explore how they may work together to manage and administer the new San Carlos Service Unit. Under the agreement, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Banner Health have 90 days to decide whether to move forward. “For too long we have faced inadequate health care services and soaring rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and hypertension,” said Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe. “Now, with our beautiful new hospital that will be complete in June 2014, we have the opportunity to improve the delivery of health care services and improve disease prevention for the San Carlos Apaches. Banner Health has a proven record and we need to find out
more what they can do for us. We must do this for our children and our future. ” Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services and a nursing registry. “Many tribal members currently receive health care services from Banner Health in Phoenix,” said Ron Bunnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Banner Health. “Our patients recognize the quality care we deliver. Bringing Banner Health to the Reservation is an opportunity for our patients that we seek to explore with the Tribe.” CLICK HERE to read more.
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“You have to go with the wood, whatever the wood says is what you do,” McKellar said. “Whatever’s on the inside is the surprise, and that’s what I like.” McKellar regularly makes realistic cowboy-hat and boot sculptures out of mesquite, a wood considered hard. “Oak’s harder,” he said. The tree also had some unexpected nails in it, plus hollow areas commonly found in oaks. That last trait fits in perfectly with the theme Norquist and his wife, Patricia Norquist, have come up with for their home. They recently got their street named Hoot Owl Hallow and have a custom mailbox in the works, complete with metal replications of owls that Bob’s sister drew. It gives a sense of playfulness to the prop-
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St. John’s Bizarre Bazaar May 18th
Once a year the shed at St John’s Episcopal Church resembles a version of Rube Goldberg meets Jules Verne. From the fanciful to the necessary, from antiques to art the good people of Old Bisbee organize an event truly woven into the fabric of life in Bisbee – a Bizarre bazaar to raise funds for numerous charitable causes. So dig out those dusty boxes in the attic, clear out those treasures in the garage and donate them today – contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you~!
Nogales Mayor Celebrates Arbor Day with Boy and Girl Scout Troops Mayor Arturo Garino, along with Boy and Girl Scout Troops from Nogales, Ari-
zona, planted trees at the new Hohokam Soccer Field on Saturday, April 20 in early observance of Arbor Day.
“It is very important when children participate in activities like these.” said Mayor Garino “These children will grow alongside these trees and it will be something they can look back and remember that they helped participate in beautifying the community.” The Girl and Boy Scout troops were first given a short lesson on the history of Arbor Day and the history of the new soccer field and why it was given the name of Hohokam. CLICK HERE to read mroe
April 26 Panel speakers -
Growing Greenlee - the momentum continues -
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Stagecoaches, Trains and Planes Located in southeastern Arizona, Sierra Vista’s documented history dates back 13,000 years to the Clovis people – hunters of the now-extinct mammoth and large game. In later years, the area was home to Cochise and Geronimo, whose conflicts against the U.S. Army are legendary. Also known as the “Hummingbird Capital of the United States,” Sierra Vista is one of the must-see places in the world for bird watchers and naturalists. With so much to see, we invite you to visit Sierra Vista and encourage you to explore our attractions, learn about southwestern military history, visit our ghost towns, be amazed at the archaeological finds, mountain bike in the canyons and hike along the river. Transportation has always been a key element in the establishment of a territory, whether it be in the transportation of goods or people. And probably there has been no place more reliant upon transportation than the western United States. Not only were the distances far between towns but the terrain was inhospitable and the threats of aggression were real. CLICK HERE to read mroe
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