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Mountain Fire near Cave Creek burns more than 7,000 acres BY TARA ALATORRE

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – A wildfire that sparked on June 7, approximately eight miles east of the Tonto National Forest Cave Creek Ranger Station, continues to burn. The Mountain Fire has scorched almost 7,500 acres with firefighters able to contain 53 percent of the blaze’s perimeter at the time this was written. Officials announced that the Mountain Fire was human caused and still under investigation. Firefighters say the wildfire grew quickly due to gusty winds and plentiful fuel from dry desert grass and brush, but

minimal growth has occurred since June 9. “The Mountain Fire was in lower elevation Sonoran Desert and the fire was carried by a carpet of dried grass, driven by winds. Once the winds died down, firefighters in the air and on the ground were able to make good progress,” U.S. Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Carrie Templin stated in an email to The Foothills Focus. With U.S. Forest Service (USFS) crews making good progress, many firefighters are being moved to other fires

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An aerial view of the Mountain Fire that is burning northeast of the towns Carefree and Cave Creek.

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Drink local craft beer and help Maricopa County approves tentative 2020 budget, conserve Arizona wildlife public comment period open BY TARA ALATORRE

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FLAGSTAFF – A new collaboration between the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and Mother Road Brewing Company will have craft beer lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists all sipping for a cause with the recent release of Conserve and Protect Kölsch. The light, approachable, German-style beer will be available statewide now through the fall, and for every limitededition can sold proceeds will be donated to AZGFD. The funds raised from the Conserve

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BY TARA ALATORRE

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Supervisors unanimously approved a tentative budget for the fiscal year 2020 on May 31, with a $2.57 billion budget that keeps the tax rate remaining flat. The budget includes funding for updated technology and equipment for elections, capital improvements, which include projects for parks an East Valley animal shelter and a new sheriff substation in Avondale, according to a press release from Maricopa County. “Modern, reliable equipment is essential for a county of our size so we can efficiently

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handle the potential record number of voters participating in our democracy in the 2020 elections and beyond,” said Vice Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4. Also included in the tentative budget is continued funding for the Southeast Regional Justice Center, Central Court building, a new jail intake facility and a renovation project of the old Madison jail in downtown Phoenix. “This fiscally responsible and sustainable budget keeps the tax rate steady for our

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PHOENIX – A helicopter rescue at Piestwa Peak on Tuesday was supposed to be routine. When the Phoenix Fire Department pulled up the 74-year-old woman who had tripped and fallen during an early morning hike, the stretcher holding the hiker began to slowly spin. In seconds, the rotations intensified. Soon, the dangling patient was violently churning like a windmill.

The Phoenix Fire Department in a news conference on June 4, said that it had successfully completed 210 helicopter hoist rescues on mountain missions in the course of the last six years. On only two occasions have they had instances of spinning. “We do mountain rescues all of the time, but this particular one gathered quite a bit of attention because during the rescue, she was packaged on a hoist in a Stokes basket and she started to spin,” Assistant Fire Chief Shelly Jamison said.

The basket and woman first swayed before starting to rotate. The rate of rotation accelerated as the crew on the helicopter brought the basket closer to the rotors. Paul Apolinar, the chief pilot of the police department’s aviation unit, attributed the violent rotations to a line that didn’t operate properly. Complicating the crew’s efforts to stop the spin was the fact that the line intended to stop the basket from rotating broke. “Sometimes when we bring the helicopter up from the ground, [the basket] will start to spin,” said Paul Apolinar. “We have a line attached to the basket that’s supposed to prevent that. Today it didn’t.” The spinning continued for about 40 seconds as the crew tried to raise and lower the basket several times. “They tried to stop some of the spin with the line that Paul was referring to, but that didn’t work and it eventually broke,” said Derek Geisel, who was piloting the helicopter during

the rescue. “When they start to lower the load, [the basket] does actually start to stop.” Geisel continued, “And then we slowly brought it back up, it gets into the same downwash from the aircraft and it started to spin again. Once we got the forward flight, the spin got to the point where they were safely able to bring the patient up to the aircraft.” The spinning subsided after about a minute and the basket was brought alongside the crew of the helicopter, which took the patient to an ambulance. Phoenix Fire Capt. Bobby Dubnow was the first to communicate with the woman after she was secured.

“I kind of was able to get in her face a little bit, make sure her eyes were open and told her everything was going to be okay,” he said. Dubnow reported that the injured hiker is in stable condition and “suffered no ill effect from that spin, other than being a little bit dizzy.” “We’re not trying to minimize what happened up there,” Dubnow said. He added: “It’s something we don’t expect, but we anticipate and we train for it. Nothing happened today that we weren’t prepared to deal with. To watch video of the rescue visit TheFoothillsFocus.com.

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Open conversation with Chairman Gates NEW RIVER – Maricopa County Board of Supervisor and Chairman Bill Gates will be holding an “Open Conversation with Chairman Gates” on June 18, from noon to 1 p.m. It will take place at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station located at 1120 W. Desert Hills Drive in New River. The meeting is open to all residents living in New River, Desert Hills and the Anthem area. There will be no meeting in July or August for summer break. NRDHCA monthly meetings NEW RIVER – The New River Desert Hills Community Association (NRDHCA) will be holding its monthly representative’s town hall meeting at 3701 W. Anthem Way on June 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Paul Penzone the Maricopa County Sheriff. The community meeting will take place on June 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at My Crossroads Church at 42425 N. New River Road. The guest speakers will be Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical’s Chief Mark Nichols and Assistant chief Dave Maxwell. They will be discussing the new budget. There will also be a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau present. For more information or questions visit NRDHC.org or email: mail@ NRDHCA.com.

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Maricopa County Libraries summer teen volunteer orientation ANTHEM – The library wants YOU for this year’s Summer Reading Program (SRP)! Volunteers help register kids, teens and adults for the summer reading program, assist with library events, shelve library books, etc. Interested teens can download forms online or pick up a teen volunteer application packet at the customer service desk; fill it out and bring it with you to orientation. Registration IS needed. Ages 12-18. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE orientation session for the whole SRP. This program is co-sponsored by the New Friends of the North Valley Regional Library. The orientation takes place on June 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Valley Regional Branch, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway. For more information call 602652-3000 or visit MCLDaz.org. Youth for Troops: Disneyland Park Hopper raffle ANTHEM – Win one of 5 Disneyland Park Hopper Fun Packs by entering in Youth for Troops Freedom Isn’t Free Community Service Event. Each Fun Pack includes four single day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets valued between $588 and $740. All five drawings will occur on July 14, at the event and tickets are $20 each. Only 500 tickets were printed so get yours soon! Tickets can be purchased by emailing Youth for Troops, attending any of their events, or stop by Denny's in Anthem to get your tickets and thank you gift, which is a free Coola Suncare package. Each ticket purchased will send one care package. For more information email:Youth4Troops@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page. Youth for Troops ANTHEM – Youth for Troops and the Daisy Mountain Veterans invite all ages to help make plastic mats on the 3rd Tuesday each month from 6:30-

8 p.m. upstairs in the Anthem Civic Building. This month it will take place on June 18. Need a great Father’s Day gift? Get him tickets to “One of These Nights,” a tribute show to the Eagles band on Saturday, June 15. Use the code http:// bit.ly/EaglesY4T and a portion of your ticket purchase will help send more care packages to deployed troops. There will be a cash 50/50 raffle, too. Come out and enjoy some classic music and support Youth for Troops! Email Youth for Troops if you would like to volunteer at this event and help with set up, tear down, or drawing ticket sales during the show. For more information visit YouthForTroops.org or email: Youth4Troops@gmail.com.

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Qigong Class in Carefree CAREFREE – Qigong practice group has started again and meets every Sunday from 9-10 a.m. and meets at the Sonoran Foothills Community Center. Qigong is a very gentle exercise program that moves to music and is fun. It improves balance, flexibility, strength, heart health, the immune system and mental focus. It promotes relaxation and helps to reduce stress. All donation will go to the non-profit Healer Within Foundation. New people are welcome and can attend any session. The Sonoran Foothills Community Center is located at 31910 N. Foothills Drive Phoenix, AZ 85085

Final Maricopa County Budget Adoption PHOENIX – The Maricopa County will hold a meeting on June 24, at 9:30 a.m. for a final budget adoption. The meeting will take place in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room at 301 W. Jefferson Street on the 10th floor in downtown Phoenix. Residents can view the budget online at: www.maricopa.gov/197/ Budget-Office.

Cave Creek landfill injection well update CAVE CREEK – Maricopa County is in the process of cleaning up groundwater underlying the Cave Creek Landfill. The project is in Phase 1 of the clean-up, drilling the injection well, which has a time frame of June through August of 2019. A truck-mounted drilling rig will drill, develop, and test the well. At the well site property, the drilling company will construct a 24-foot noise barrier panel system to completely surround the drilling area and reduce noise and light

Property tax levy adoption PHOENIX – Maricopa County will be holding a meeting on August 19, at 9:30 a.m. regarding a property tax levy adoption. The meeting will be held at 301 W. Jefferson Street on the 10th floor in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room in downtown Phoenix. For questions and comments regarding this call Maricopa County’s Budget Office at 602506-7280. Or visit www.maricopa. gov/1323/Questions-andSuggestions. Celebrate Father’s Day at MIM PHOENIX – Treat dad to a family drumming workshop this Father’s Day and learn the basics of African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming on Sunday, June 16, at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). All


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Bonjour Phoenix is looking for host families PHOENIX – Each year, Bonjour Phoenix invites 15 students from all over France to live like American teens in volunteer Valley homes. They come to experience American life, culture, see the beautiful Southwest and of course, practice their English. It needs outgoing and fun families to host students this summer, so it can connect these wonderful kids with wonderful families. For more information visit bonjourphoenix.com or email: bonjourphoenix@cox.net. ‘Mickey’s Jukebox, a Tribute To The Music of Disney’ FOUNTAIN HILLS – Copperstate Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of a brand new, interactive musical revue, Mickey’s Jukebox, A Tribute to the Music of Disney. In this one-of-a-kind musical, audience members who arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain, are invited to select their favorites from our giant jukebox of over 100 of the greatest Disney songs ever written. The choices are tallied and a brand-new revue, created by the audience, is brought to life before their very eyes by our talented and versatile cast. Each show is as unique and as different as the audience that created it! Performances are June 14-August 4 at the Mainstage Too at Fountain Hills Theater. Tickets range from $18-$33, veteran, active duty, student and senior discounts and group rates available. All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Box Office at (480) 837-

9661 x3 and at our website at fhtaz. org. Hours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Attend Alzheimer’s workshop on June 11 PEORIA – In partnership with Banner Sun Health Research Institute, the PeoriaSUPPORT is offering an educational workshop, Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease. Join this interactive session on Tuesday, June 11 at the Peoria Community Center from 10 to 11 a.m. The workshop hosts will sort through the myths about the disease, share the truth, and discuss the future of Alzheimer’s. Also, the workshop will include easy steps you can take to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. This workshop is free but requires registration. To sign up, contact peoriasupport@peoriaaz.gov or 623-773-7070. Be a Junior Firefighter for Peoria Reads on June 13 PEORIA – Mayor Cathy Carlat’s summer reading program, Peoria Reads, kicked off its fourth year this past weekend at Sunrise Pool. Next up, learn to spray a fire hose at Sunrise Mountain Library on Thursday, June 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department. All summer long join the fun by signing up for Peoria Reads at a Peoria library, track the books you have read and attend all five free events to be entered to win prizes. For more information, visit PeoriaAZ.gov/library.

Cooling Stations and Heat Relief available in Peoria PEORIA – Starting in April, the city of Peoria began collecting water for the Heat Relief Network. This program creates awareness of the dangers from extreme heat, coordinates resources and provides maps of the Heat Relief Network resources for those in need during the summer months. The ultimate goal of the Heat Relief Network is to prevent heat-related deaths. The city is encouraging people to donate bottled water to the Development Community Services Building (DCSB), Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer. The DCSB is located at 9875 N. 85th Ave. For those in need of water or heat relief, visit DCSB or the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson Street.

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Do you believe that the way we look has a lot to do with the way we feel? If so, read on. Evidently not only people, but birds with “enhanced beauty” will have improved self-esteem. A group of scientists have made the discovery that they say proves that “clothes make the man” is more than just a theory. Well, in this experiment, the “man” is a male barn swallow and the “clothes” are magic marker dark streaks “painted” on their breasts and feathers. Yikes! Now we have birds getting their hair dyed to improve their looks. Suddenly, even the wimpiest of male birds became chick magnets with increased testosterone levels. The biology professors who conducted the research claim that when birds feel more attractive and “sexy” to chicks (oops, I mean female birds) it triggers a series of “body

chemistry changes.” Okay, so the “marked-up” barn swallows act differently. It seems with a few strokes of a black marker that male birds began to “strut their stuff ” in very aggressive ways. The birds acted like steroid-taking, pumped-up body builders on Venice Beach. These barn swallows were getting plenty of female bird stares, chirps and flirtatious wing-flapping. Sadly, the poor birds that were left “unmarked” began to become passive and depressed. One scientist calls it the ultimate proof that outward appearances do indeed translate to higher self-esteem, more energy and better breeding opportunities. Hey, is it possible that this “bird doctor” actually has a bird brain? We’re talking barn swallows here! It does seem that most Americans have become obsessed with “outward beauty.” Too bad the bird world has to follow. Next it will be frogs, fish, maybe even lizards. Actually, I have a few adorable lizards living in my backyard and one of them seems to constantly do push-ups in front of the others. This is the male’s way of “puffing up” for the female lizard (or cooling off). Showing

off those bulging muscles is just one more way for the lizard to win a heart. Let’s face it, looks matter. From reptiles to people, there is power in outward appearances. I guess I was hoping that the animal kingdom would be more enlightened and that maybe a lizard without the biggest biceps would still get the girl. Or that the pale, “natural” barn swallow can find a mate. It would be nice to believe that it is only humans who seem to be swallowed up (no pun intended) by good looks. Let’s try an experiment for one week and forget about outward appearances and focus on qualities like kindness, generosity and love. Oh, I have plenty more to say on this topic, but I do have a hair and manicure appointment that I can’t miss. Truth is, maybe a little magic marker (or make-up) and a few more push-ups are pretty darn good ideas. If we look good . . do we feel good? Hmmm, maybe more research is required. I better get to the gym and will report back to you. Next week. Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a story of a comment? You can email Judy at judy@judybluhm.com.

Riverview development approved by commission, moves on for final approval BY TARA ALATORRE

PHOENIX - Last week the City of Phoenix Planning Commission unanimously approved to recommend a rezoning request to increase the residential zoning density on a 55-acres located near 43rd Avenue and Circle Mountain Road for a proposed subdivision. The request, which was submitted by developer El Dorado Holdings, to increase the housing density to three homes per acre so 170 new homes can be built for the Riverview development will now move on, seeking final approval from the Phoenix City Council. The commission did add

some stipulations to the rezoning request, which include that the development not exceed 170 lots and that a lift station be relocated, according to a Phoenix spokesperson. If it is approved by the council, the developer will still need to seek approval

from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to modify the flood boundary before construction could begin. The Phoenix City Council will hear the rezoning request at its meeting on July 3, at 10 a.m. in downtown Phoenix.

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Maricopa County gets rid of overdue fines at its public libraries, a first in Arizona PHOENIX – Maricopa County is welcoming thousands of customers back to its public libraries. The Board of Supervisors voted to eliminate overdue fines – and to waive existing overdue fines – at the County’s 18 public libraries. “Libraries are an important resource for children and adults to learn about and connect with their community and world,” said Chairman Bill Gates. “This is why we have decided to discontinue collecting daily overdue fines and to waive any existing fines that can build up and lead to blocked accounts for people who can least afford them, giving everyone a fresh start.” This measure, which went into effect on May 22, only applies to Maricopa County Library District libraries. While part of a growing national movement, Maricopa

County is the first public library system in Arizona to take this step for all customers. “We’re proud to be the first system in the state to remove this barrier between our residents and a vital community resource,” Chairman Gates said, who also represents District 3. Maricopa County determined that overdue fines account for less than one percent of its budget, meaning there is no significant financial impact by eliminating the fees. “No one should be kept from libraries because of overdue fines,” said Cindy Kolaczynski, Director of the Maricopa County Library District. “Collecting fines isn’t a quick process. Our staff would much rather help customers explore and discover.” Although the Maricopa County Library District receives about $300,000 from overdue

fine payments each year, the number has been dropping, according to Kolaczynski. She also points out that the number, “doesn’t account for the resources it takes to collect payments.” “Coupled with the rise in digital items, which auto-return on the due date, it just makes sense to eliminate overdue fines,” she said. County officials are encouraging the public to renew their county library cards either online or in-person and register for the annual summer reading program happening through June and July. “Everyone can earn great prizes, including a free book,” Kolaczynski added. “You don’t need a library card for the program, but it definitely improves the experience.” For more information or to register visit: read20az.com.

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Benjamin; stepsons Randy and Tom Stein; daughter Holly; David

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numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandson. A great loss as he had a vast knowledge and stories of our New River community and Arizona. We will miss our hero!

The burial was Friday May 31, 2019. Joel was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Thelma and brother Patrick and eldest Stepson John Stein. He is survived by: his wife of over 33 years, Patricia; son

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Joel Wayne Hammond NEW RIVER – Joel Wayne Hammond passed away on May 21, after long illness at the age of 74. He was born in Peoria, Illi., to Virgil and Thelma Hammond. He graduated from Paradise High School and served with the US Navy as a Sea Bee (construction battalion) in Vietnam. He worked at Jorganson Steele as a burner and in the family business, Hammond Specialties, in Phoenix for over 30 years. He and his family loved fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and caring for family as well as friends and neighbors. He hiked the Superstitions often and rode his horse over the area where he is now buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

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burning around the state. Bartlett Dam Road reopened along with the Bartlett Lake recreation area and the Horseshoe Lake recreation areas, according to Templin. “Please be careful driving along the Bartlett Dam and Horseshoe Dam roads and we ask that you don’t stop along the roadway, or walk around in the burned areas,” stated the incident web information system for USFS. There may also still be smoke visible to residents in the area throughout the day due to interior pockets of fuel igniting. As of June 11, there were 55 personnel on scene at the Mountain Fire, with two crews and two engines assigned to monitor and patrol the fire’s edge. Firefighters biggest weather concern at the time this was written was the excessive heat warning issued this week in the area. Temperatures are expected to spike over 110 Fahrenheit on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Although Rural Metro Fire Department (RMFD) in Cave Creek was not assigned to the Mountain Fire besides the original dispatch, the station served as a donation center, collecting donated goods from

the community. “We received hundreds of bottles of water, Gatorade and packages of snacks,” Shawn Gilleland, the public information officer for RMFD said, while expressing immense gratitude to the community. Gilleland explained that RMFD did not have to ask for donations because it received an outpouring of support from locals that reached out wanting to help crews fighting the blaze on the fringes of their towns. “All the supplies have been delivered to restock in preparation for the coming fire season,” he said. Fire officials expect a busy fire season with the exceptionally wet spring that brought a superbloom to Arizona, which has now dried up and essentially turned into wildfire tinder. “We can not stress enough the importance of being fire wise during these times of increased fire danger,” Gilleland said. RMFD has responded to six brush fires in the Cave Creek and Carefree area and another five fires in the Rio Verde/ Scottsdale corridor this season. Firefighters have these tips for residents: •

Create a defensible space around your home that is 30-feet or more.

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$1.5 million for process and technology improvements that support the strategic goal of becoming an alldigital county by 2022.

$100,000 to update unincorporated area plans for the next generation

Three new positions for the County’s Innovation Studio, focused on process improvement that in 2018 saved an estimated $1.5 million dollars.

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residents while investing in the kinds of technology and infrastructure that works to serve citizens better,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District 3. The board noted the importance of the county making smart investments so it can support the infrastructure of the growing population, which is the fastest in the nation. “These investments include strengthening public safety, improving the voter experience, preserving and enhancing our open space, and utilizing technology and process improvement to save money and make our county government more efficient while providing better service,” Chairman Gates said. “I am grateful to my colleagues on the Board and to all departments for

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• budgeting in a way that plans for, and protects, the future.” According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Maricopa County added the most people out of any county in the nation, with 81,244 people moving here between July 2017 and July 2018.

To modernize the infrastructure needed to support the explosive growth, the 2020 budget allocates $296.9 million for capital improvement projects, according to the press release. “I am proud to be part of the team that continues to pass budgets that protect our taxpayers while serving the

needs of our ever-growing county population,” said Supervisor Jack Sellers, District 1. “I’m pleased the tax rate won’t change nor is the county required to take on debt to fund operations.” At a time when many other counties are taxing as much as they are allowed by state law, Maricopa County says its tax levy is $140.5 million below the maximum, while other counties are taxing the maximu allowed by state law. “This budget supports the Maricopa County of the future by building on a great foundation of innovative planning and fiscal intelligence to move us forward,” said Supervisor Steve Chucri, District 2. Other highlights from the county’s press release include: •

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The Foothills Focus aromas, and a dry, mild biscuit malt finish, according to the brewery’s website. “We want all Arizonans to know about the agency’s efforts to conserve and protect 800-plus wildlife species in the state,” said Ty Gray, director of AZGFD. “With Mother Road’s launch of Conserve and Protect Kölsch, we’re talking to a new audience that cares about sustainability, enjoys the outdoors and wants to contribute to wildlife conservation." The public also is invited to share their love of Arizona wildlife and support of the collaboration by tagging photos with #cheerstoAZwildlife. In addition to supporting this unique collaboration, the public can contribute directly to Arizona’s wildlife by becoming a Conservation Member at azwildlifehero.com/join. Your annual gift will ensure the department’s sciencebased, on-the-ground conservation work can continue to make a difference for generations to come. Mother Road distributes statewide in Arizona with Hensley Beverage Company and its partners. For more information, visit motherroadbeer.com.

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Trout Challenge lures anglers, conserves native fish species

Pictured: Apache Trout, which are a native species to Arizona.

WESTERN UNITED STATES Deep in the West, under a secret rock in a cool stream, lies a prize worth finding. Anglers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Western Native Trout Challenge and put the lure of the West on their bucket list. In addition to earning bragging rights and prizes at the Expert, Advanced and Master Levels, participants will help the Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) conserve 21 species of native trout. “The Western Native Trout Challenge highlights the opportunity to fish for numerous native trout throughout the West including Apache trout in Arizona, a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act,” said Chris Cantrell, Aquatic Wildlife Branch Chief for Arizona Game and Fish Department. The 12 states where these native trout can be found are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The state fish and wildlife agencies in each of the 12 states are partnering on the effort, along with the U.S. Forest Service, the federal Bureau of Land Management and Trout Unlimited. Native trout are the embodiment of the West. The wild rivers, alpine lakes, and trickling arroyos — the fiber of Western geography — are the habitat for the redband, the cutthroat, and the Gila. “Thanks to conservation efforts led by Arizona Game and Fish Department, select waters are now open, and we look forward to welcoming anglers to our state,” Cantrell said. The Western Native Trout Challenge invites anglers to help celebrate this legacy by catching native trout and char in each of the 12 Western states, at their own pace.

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There are three levels of achievement: Participants who catch six trout species across four states will earn “Expert Caster” rewards. Those who catch 12 trout species across eight states will earn “Advanced Caster” rewards. And those who catch 18 species across all 12 states will not only enjoy the adventure of a lifetime, they will also be designated as a “Master Caster” with rewards to match. “We’re thrilled to be launching this fun way to support native trout conservation across the West,” said WNTI Coordinator Therese Thompson. “For every $25 program registration fee, $23 will go directly back to conservation projects that are helping native trout populations thrive. We want anglers to learn about these unique species and where they can go to catch them." Anglers can get details on which fish to catch and where to find them by registering on the website, Wester nNativeTroutChallenge.org. Registration is $25 per adult and is free for those 17 and under. "In addition, catching the selected species helps conserve them by promoting angling and fishing license sales for native trout species, which also supports conservation efforts. It’s a wonderful way to help conserve these beautiful species, in beautiful places, at your own pace,” Thompson said. The Western Native Trout Challenge is complementing a similar effort in some states. Anglers can participate in the Western Native Trout Challenge at the same time they participate in state specific programs. Learn more, and register at WesternNativeTroutChallenge.org. Or follow the action on social media.


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Specialized roadside assistance for wheelchair users comes to Phoenix

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Phoenix – Getting stranded with a vehicle broken down is an inconvenience for the average driver, but for a driver or passenger with mobility challenges, it can be much more than an inconvenience. Safety concerns and the fear of getting stuck on the road are major pain points for those who travel in wheelchairs. Unfortunately, most roadside service or repair companies aren’t typically equipped to assist with getting accessible vehicles back on the road, and they’re especially not prepared to assist individuals with mobility challenges using the accessible vehicle. That’s why Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, is partnering with Mobility Roadside Assistance™ (MRA) and AtHome Service™ provided by Wrench, Inc. to deliver the VMI Assurance program— an exclusive solution offered by VMI. “This partnership furthers VMI’s commitment to empower people with disabilities by giving them more options and greater confidence to live an independent lifestyle,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of VMI VMI will provide one year of complimentary roadside assistance for customers who purchase a new or used vehicle with a new conversion from VMI, AMS Vans or Revability. What makes this different from other roadside services is that in addition to taking care of the vehicle, MRA will also assist

the driver and passengers with paratransit service, ensuring they don’t end up stranded on the side of the road. “When our customers purchase an accessible vehicle from VMI, AMS Vans or Revability, we want our customers to feel assured that we will do everything possible to provide the best ownership experience for many years to come,” Shaughnessy said. Once the vehicle and owner are transported to a safe location, Wrench, Inc. mobile mechanics will provide the convenience of certified automotive technicians dispatched to the customer’s home, office or other location to complete the repairs and get their vehicle back on the road again. This dual approach to vehicle service and support will ensure a peace of mind for customers whenever they set out for a drive in their vehicle. MRA’s specialized service also includes troubleshooting with a mobility technician,

service for the accessible vehicle’s wheelchair lift or ramp, as well as tire repair and/or replacement. MRA will also provide all the standard roadside services such as towing, vehicle jump starts, emergency fuel and vehicle lockouts. VMI/AMS Vans/Revability customers will get MRA’s roadside assistance membership for one year. They will receive a personal MRA ID card and access to all the benefits at no cost to them. VMI will begin rollout of the VMI Assurance program in July, beginning with its Signature Dealer Network. “Combining VMI’s products with our growing service-based platforms, we will be able to offer Mobility Roadside Assistance™ to an even greater number of families, individuals, veterans, and businesses that deserve our very best in service,” said Jim Speer, founder at MRA. Wrench, Inc. will provide the extended convenience of any repairs or maintenance required on location for the customer with a team of certified mobile mechanics. “Our goal is to give customers the freedom to go about their day, tending to more important things,” said Edward Petersen, Co-Founder and CEO at Wrench.com. “We are thrilled to partner with VMI and bring this extra sense of mobility freedom to its customers.” For more information visit: VMI vmivans.com, Revability, Inc. revability.com, AMS Vans wamsvans.com.

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of the Arizona Sidewinders traveling tournament team. During his years of service one of Frank’s teammates talked him into thinking about a career as a barber after he was released from his service obligation. True to his adventurous and creative nature, Frank went to school on the G.I. Bill for his license and worked for 10 years in a salon. In an interesting twist of fate Breck Hair Products Company approached Frank to join their professional salon division in New Jersey and off he went on the next leg of his career. He remained with Breck for over 20 years retiring as a national sales and marketing manager. This coincided with Breck downsizing and selling off their consumer products businesses to Phoenix based Dial Corporation. Frank found himself in Phoenix much of the time as a consultant for Dial, which led to Frank and his wife’s decision to retire in Goodyear, Ariz., for the next phase of their lives. Frank describes his neighborhood as “relatively quiet” until his saws and grinders begin their work. Today, Frank is chipping into the next phrase of his “sculptured life” as a gourd artist and what a success he is! Inspired by the Native American arts and gourds the Heard Museum has become his favorite go to place to research designs, forms and techniques grounded in the native traditions. “While I do sometimes use traditional materials such as feathers, horse hair and

ink dyes, my renditions are usually of bright acrylic colors, inlays of turquoise and semi precious stones,” he says about his work. Frank Williams is always evolving. Inspired by rock Cairns he observed when hiking, the thought crossed his mind that maybe he could build these ancient markers out of gourds instead of stone. They would lead to a new form of patio and yard art and were much easier than rocks to transport. This idea evolved, and soon it was necessary for the use of metal supports, which sent Frank off to welding class. He purchased a welder and started incorporating metal into his work. Now in addition to masks, vases and cairns created from gourds, Frank also creates freestanding metal sculptures and shamans that include gourds, flagstone, faux stone and even saguaro skeletons. His creations are in high demand across the country. He has exhibited at: The Arts HQ Gallery in Surprise; Gold Rush Days in Wickenburg; Wigwam Resort’s Art and Wine Festival in Litchfield Park; and in the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour at “The Ranch,” hosted by artists Judith Durr and Roger Kull. To view an expanded body of artist Frank Williams’ work, read more about his incredible journey or to contact him visit Gourd-Geous.com. Contact Shea Stanfield at flowingquill@yahoo.com.


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Movie Review

DARK PHOENIX Director: Simon Kinberg

Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jessica Chastain Monte’s Rating 2.75 out of 5.00

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Before “The Avengers,” before “The Justice League,” before “Spider-Man,” the foundation for the modern era model for comic book movie franchises was started with a film released in 2000 called “X-Men.” Nineteen years later and the X-Men have gone from wrapping up one storyline to rebooting the entire series of characters altogether. The 12th installment of the long-standing franchise concludes once again with the film “Dark Phoenix.” Director Simon Kinberg, who has produced a wealth of action and comic book films, helms his first feature with “Dark Phoenix.” Unfortunately, the results aren’t terrific but there are some moments of potential with certain characters in the spectacle. For a franchise that has seen its progression roller coaster from fantastic heights to disappointing depths, “Dark Phoenix,” though not the worst in series, deserved a

better sendoff for its characters and storyline. Professor Xavier’s (James McAvoy) School for Gifted Youngsters has grown into a veritable superhero training academy, and for some a safe place for young mutants to educate themselves and hone their powers for inclusion into the “normal” world. Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Professor X’s prized pupil, continues to develop at staggering pace along with the rest of the young team, which features Ororo “Storm” Munroe (Alexandra Shipp) and Scott “Cyclops,” Summers (Tye Sheridan). The team leaders being Raven “Mystique” (Jennifer Lawrence), and Hank “Beast” McCoy (Nicholas Hoult). During a mission into space the X-Men team encounter a powerful force that embeds itself into Jean Grey, turning her into an unstoppable force consumed by anger and rage. The character of Jean Grey is a fascinating and intriguing

villain, a force of dominance amongst the X-Men world, but also a character with a rich backstory who is directly connected to all the core characters in this world. There are narrative themes associated with trauma that shape the story early in “Dark Phoenix.” Jean has a past steeped in pain and sorrow, her newly achieved power opens up these memories that Professor Xavier has been trying to hide; unknowingly adding to the traumatic elements that Jean has already experienced in her life. The story does a nice job initially of displaying the turmoil Jean has been through, while also proposing that Professor Xavier’s best intentions for the mutant world may be more self-serving than helpful. It’s a nice element introduced for these characters. Unfortunately, these interesting insights and intriguing narrative themes dissipate as Jean grows into a force that is being hunted by the X-Men, the government and an old foe named Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The film quickly introduces another villain, a rogue group of aliens led by a determined and stoic Jessica Chastain. And all the work to establish “Dark Phoenix” into a Jean Grey focused film disappears into the same familiar formula we’ve seen before in the X-Men universe. While this narrative formula isn’t necessarily bad, there are some nicely composed battles and some interesting references for fans. However, after 12 films it just feels overly familiar. Turner isn’t provided the proper character to develop

here. Any nuance of emotion is replaced with big bursts of raw anger and sadness that never feels necessary, not providing the scenes with the kind of power they are shooting for. Ms. Turner is a talented actress capable of so much more. Even Lawrence and McAvoy aren’t provided the character structure to build upon.

Fassbender’s Magneto character doesn’t change much throughout these films, so the actor does a decent job of being brooding and filled with rage, hellbent for revenge. “Dark Phoenix” has a few moments when the action takes over. Director Kinberg seems most comfortable during these big scenes, nicely composing effects with crisp clarity and utilizing the best abilities from the characters to showcase some great fight moments. It’s a shame that more attention wasn’t provided towards the story or characters interacting throughout. The film is trying hard to rise above the others in this franchise, and although it’s far from terrible, “Dark Phoenix” gets lost along the way.

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LEGAL NOTICE Copyright Notice: All rights reserved re common-law copyright of trade-name/trade-marl MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM© - as well as any and all derivatives in the spelling of said trade-name/trademark ̶ Common Law Copyright© 1981 by Marquita Shanee Graham©. Said common-law trade-name/trade-mark MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM©, may neither be used, nor reproduced, neither in whole nor in part, nor in any manner whatsoever, without the prior, express, written consent and acknowledgement of Marquita Shanee Graham© as signified by the red-ink signature of Marquita Shanee Graham©, hereinafter “Secured Party”. With the intent of being contractually bound, any juristic person, as well as the agent of said juristic person, consents and agrees by this Copyright Notice that neither said juristic person, shall display, nor otherwise use in any manner, the common-law trade-name/ trade-mark MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM©, nor the commonlaw copyright described herein, nor any derivative of, nor any variation in the spelling of MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM© without the prior express written consent acknowledgement of Secured Party, as signified by Secured Party’s signature in red-ink, Secured Party neither grants, nor implies, nor otherwise gives consent for any unauthorized use of MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM©, and all such unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Secured Party is not now, nor has Secured Party ever been, an accommodation party, nor a surety for the purported debtor, i.e. “MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM”, nor any derivative of , nor for any variation in the spelling of, said name, nor for any other juristic person, and so-indemnified and held harmless by Debtor, i.e. “MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM”, in holding harmless and Indemnity Agreement NO. MSG-092381-HHIA dated the TwentyThird day of the Ninth Month in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty One against any and all claims, legal actions, orders, warrants, judgments, demands, liabilities, losses, dispositions, summonses, lawsuits, costs, fines, liens, levies, penalties , damages, interests and expenses whatsoever, both absolute and contingent, as are due and might become due, now existing and as might hereinafter arise, and as might be suffered by, imposed on, and incurred by Debtor for any reason, purpose, and cause whatsoever, Self-executing Contract/Security Agreement in Event of Unauthorized Use: By this Copyright Notice, both the juristic person and the agent of said juristic person, hereinafter jointly and severally “User”, consent and agreed that the use of MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM© other than authorized use as set forth above constitutes unauthorized use, counterfeiting, of Secured party’s common-law copyrighted property, contractually binds User, renders this Copyright Notice a Security Agreement wherein User is debtor and Marquita Shanee Graham© is Secured Party, and signifies that User: (1) grants Secured Party a security interest in all of User’s interest in assets, land and personal property, in the sum certain amount of $500,000.00 per each occurrence of use of the common-law trade-name/trade-mark MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM©, as well as for each and every occurrence of use of any and all derivatives of, and any variations in the spelling of MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM©, plus cost, plus triple damages; (2) authenticates this Security Agreement wherein User is debtor and Marquita Shanee Graham© is Secured Party, and wherein User pledges all of User’s assets, land, consumer goods, farm products, inventory, equipment, money, investment property, commercial tort claims, letters of credit, letter-of-credit rights, chattel paper, instruments, deposit accounts, accounts, documents, and general intangibles, and all User’s interest in all such foregoing property, now owned and hereinafter arising, and wherever located as collateral for securing User’s contractual obligation in favor of Secured party for User’s unauthorized use of Secured Party’s common-law-copyrighted property; (3) consents and agrees with Secured Party’s filing of a UCC Financing Statement in the UCC filing office, as well as in any county recorder’s office, wherein User is debtor and Marquita Shanee Graham© is Secured party; (4) consents and agrees that said UCC Financing Statement described above in paragraph”(3)” is a continuing financing statement, and further consents and agrees with Secured Party’s filing of any continuation statement necessary for maintaining Secured Party’s perfected security interest in all of the User’s property and interest in property, pledged as collateral in this Security Agreement and described above in paragraph “(2)” until User’s contractual obligation theretofore incurred has been

fully satisfied; (5) consents and agrees with Secured Party’s filing of any UCC Financing Statement, as described above in paragraphs “(3)” and “(4)” as well as the filing of any Security Agreement, as described above in paragraph “(2)”, in the UCC filing office, as well as in any county recorder’s office; (6) consents and agrees that any and all such filings described in paragraphs “(4)” and “(5)” above are not, and may not be considered, bogus, and that User will not claim that any such filing is bogus; (7) waives all defenses; and (8) appoints Secured Party as set forth below under “Payment Terms” and “Default Terms”, granting Secured Party full authorization and power for engaging in any and all actions on behalf of User, as Secured Party, in Secured Party’s sole discretion, deems appropriate, and User further consents and agrees that this appointment of Secured Party as Authorized Representative for User, effective upon User’s default, is irrevocable and coupled with security interest, User further consents and agrees with all of the following additional terms of Self-Executing Contract/Security Agreement in Event of Unauthorized Use; Payment Terms; In accordance with fees for the unauthorized use of MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM© as set forth above, User hereby consents and agrees that User shall pay Secured Party as unauthorized-use fees in full within (10) days of the date User is sent Secured Party’s Invoice, hereinafter “Invoice,” itemizing said fees. Default Terms: in event of nonpayment in full of all unauthorized-use fees by User within (10) days of date of invoice is set, User shall be deemed in default and; (a) all of User’s property and property pledged as collateral by User, as set forth in paragraph “(2)” immediately becomes, i.e. is property of Secured Party; (b) Secured Party is appointed User’s Authorized Representative as forth above in paragraph “(8)”’; and (c) User consents and agrees that Secured Party may take possession of, as well as otherwise dispose of in any manner that Secured Party, in Secured Party’s sole discretion, deems appropriate, including, but not limited by, sale at auction, at any time following User’s default, and without further notice, any and all of User’s property and interest, described above in paragraph “(2),” formerly pledged as collateral by User, now property of Secured Party, in respect of this “Self-executing” Contract/Security Agreement in Event of Unauthorized Use,” that Secured Party, again is Secured Party’s sole discretion, deems appropriate, Terms of Curing Default; Upon event of default, as set forth above under “Default Terms” irrespective of any and all of User’s Property and interest in property, described above under “Default Terms,” User may cure User’s default only re the remainder of User’s said former property and interest property, formerly pledged as collateral that is neither in the possession of, nor otherwise disposed of by Secured Party within (20) days of date of User’s default only be payment in full. Terms of Strict Foreclosure: User’s non-payment in full of all unauthorized-use fees itemized in invoice within said twenty-(20) day period for curing default as set forth above under “Terms of Curing Default.” authorizes Secured Party’s immediate non-judicial strict foreclosure on any and all remaining former property and interest in property, formerly pledged as collateral by User, now property of Secured Party, which is not in possession of, nor otherwise disposed of by, Secured Party upon expiration of said twenty-(20) day default-curing period. Ownership subject to common-law copyright and UCC Financing Statement and Security Agreement filed with the UCC filing office. Record Owner: Marquita Shanee Graham©, Autograph Common Law Copyright © 1981. Unauthorized use of “Marquita Shanee Graham” incurs same unauthorized fees as those associated with MARQUITA SHANEE GRAHAM©, as set forth above in paragraph “(1),” under “Selfexecuting Contract/Security Agreement in Event of Unauthorized Use.” Notice for the county clerk for any county in (Arizona) and record court for original, is notice for all. NOTICE: Using a notary on this document does not constitute any adhesion, nor does it alter My status in any manner. The purpose for notary is verification and identification only; not for entrance into any foreign jurisdiction. I certify and solemnly affirm on my own commercial liability, under penalties of perjury by the laws of (Arizona) and in nature of [ 28 U.S.C. § 1746], that I have read the contents herein and to the best of my knowledge and belief state same as true, correct, complete and not misleading.

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Scottsdale Philharmonic invites young musicians to audition for orchestra

The Scottsdale Philharmonic is looking for musicians grades 7-12 to audition for its new youth orchestra. Anyone interested can download the application and arrange an audition online at ScottsdalePhilHarmonic.com.

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SCOTTSDALE — Do you know talented young musicians, grades 7-12? Be sure to let them know about the new Youth Orchestra sponsored by the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “Our mission is to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages,” Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic said. “Our mission is growing. This past year, we began work to form a Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for all students in the Valley grades 7-12. The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Daniel Atwood, will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the New Vision Center located at 18010 N. Tatum Blvd in Phoenix, 85032. The group plans four concerts between October 2019 and May 2020. We’re excited to move forward with our auditions and practices,” Partridge said. Admission to the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

is by audition. Musicians who would like to arrange an audition can visit their website for more information and to download the audition application. Scholarships are available to help with the application and participation fees. “We are also working to create an Annual Scottsdale Children’s Concert to introduce all third graders to classical music,” Partridge added. “For the past two years, we provided music camp scholarships to underprivileged youth." For more information, visit scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077. About the Scottsdale Philharmonic Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. About 120 volunteers, including over 75 professional musicians, continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances.

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Pictured: Seth Backus. BY TARA ALATORRE

VERDE VALLEY – The Yavapai County Sheriff ’s Office (YCSO) is seeking a wanted fugitive, who they believe is armed and dangerous and is known to frequent the Cottonwood, Cornville, Bridgeport and Camp Verde area. Seth Backus is wanted on a probation violation warrant out of Gila County, and on four additional warrants out of Yavapai County for burglary, felony theft and misconduct involving weapons from an incident that occurred in September 2018, according to YCSO. Allegedly he is also wanted on an aggravated assault charge where he injured a Yavapai County Detention Sergeant’s hand while

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Clarification In the June 5, 2019, issue in the article featuring Borderlands Brewing and Public House on page 3, a technical error occurred in the print version of the newspaper. In the print version in the second paragraph the sentence read that the brewery was located “across from the airport in garage.�

The sentence should have read: Borderlands Brewing and Public House will be located near 7th Avenue and Deer Valley road across from the airport in the Old Anthem Automotive garage. The Foothills Focus apologizes for any confusion it may have caused readers.


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Pet of the week: Meet Dobby really likes to eat and is picky about his food! Dobby also travels great in the car, but he likes to lay on your lap, which is great if you’re not the driver. Anthem Pets and his foster parents can only say good things about him. This puppy is amazing and will make a great family pet. His adoption fee is $150. For more information about adopting Dobby visit AnthemPets. org and fill out a matchmaker form. Anthem Pets is also in need of fosters.

ANTHEM – Dobby has a great personality, and he's very friendly with men, women, kids of all ages, dogs of all sizes and cats. He's curious and a fast learner, loves to cuddle and play with dog toys. He can be protective over his toys and will eat other dog's food if he has access. He sleeps in his crate all night and is fine in there during

the day if you leave but he'll bark some. Dobby can be weary of strangers (may growl but hasn't snapped or attempted to bite anyone) and still has accidents inside because he's a puppy. But we're working on that and he's doing really well. He's very active outside and likes to run for a toy or ball and is good on a leash. Dobby

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