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Thousands mourn slain New River MCSO deputy

Construction on I-17 bridge north of Jomax continues MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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Police personnel turned out by the hundreds to honor the late Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy William Coleman, who was laid to rest on Friday. Coleman, a 50-year-old New River resident, was shot and killed on duty on Jan. 8.

The $1.8 million project, which began last August, has two separate pieces of the bridge being built on either side of the freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation is building the bridge through a federal transportation enhancement program, which provides funding for projects ranging from sidewalks, bike paths


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APS responds to public concern MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR


A number of benefits some big and some small have already happened and still more are upcoming as Anthem and New River have rallied to support the family of the late William Coleman. Coleman, 50, was killed in the early morning hours of Jan. 8 while responding to a security alarm that went off in Anthem. The MCSO sheriff deputy was fatally shot by Drew Ryan Maras, 30, who had killed a New Hampshire couple in Sedona, just two days prior. Coleman, a New River resident, who is survived by his wife Beth, and four children was laid to rest Friday at Phoenix Memorial Park in Phoenix following a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix. The emotional service drew a near packed house as Coleman’s sister Julie Young, his oldest son Joe, his brother Rich as well as a pair of his colleagues and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The overwhelming sentiment was that Coleman, a 20-year veteran of the force, prided himself on helping people regardless of whether he was on duty or not. “He was our go-to-guy,” said his brother Rich Coleman, citing several missions he and his brother had set out on. “He was 100 percent committed and he did it from the heart.” A slide show of photos played to Toby Keith’s Cryin’ For Me as those in attendance repeatedly got to see Coleman enjoying time with his family, friends and coworkers.


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The state’s most used northsouth bound freeway will no longer be an obstacle for North Valley recreationalists come this summer. A bridge being build next to the Central Arizona Project canal’s crossing, north of the Jomax Road interchange is scheduled to be completed this summer, giving hikers, runners and

bike riders the chance to continue their journey east or west of the freeway. “I-17 is a huge obstacle for recreationalist,” Central Arizona Project’s Tom Fitzgerald said. “You’ve got Dean’s Hill on the west side of the freeway and then the Sonoran Preserve on the east side. Beyond that it gives people a way to get to the Norterra shops off of Happy Valley and commuters another way to get to work.”


APS announced a couple of changes to a project that will impact Desert Hills residents at the Jan. 10 New River/ Desert Hills Community Association meeting. For the approximately 70 people in attendance it’s a start, but far from what they’d ultimately like to see regarding a project that is supposed to improve the consistency of electrical service to the area. Just five days removed from a meeting outside of a Desert Hills home, attended by approximately 20 members of the community, and following numerous calls by customers in the area Kendra Cea, APS’s Community Franchise & Outreach Consultant, announced that the project, some six miles of line that had been scheduled to be completed in June, now won’t start until the fourth quarter of 2012 at the earliest.


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Approximately 70 members of the Desert Hills community turned out to voice their concerns at the New River/Desert Hills Community Association meeting Jan. 10. APS representatives discussed plans to install 64-foot power lines in the area.

The cause for the delay was an overwhelmingly negative reaction from members of the community on a new 69,000 volt line that would have seen poles on both the east and west side of the street. The existing lines on the east side of the street in the community are 12,000 volt lines


that power local homes. The new lines, which will stand 64 feet above ground, which is 10 to 15 feet taller than the current poles, will help send power between substations at Gavilan Peak and a newer Gateway substation.


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Anthem offers overview of economic analysis conducted on community

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The Desert Foothills Land Trust will host its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 25 at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. Grace Schoonover, with the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will speak about the types of archaeological resources found in the area, as well as ways the Society and Land Trust are working to protect them. Representatives from the Land Trust will also share information about their activities in 2011 and goals for 2012, as well as elect new board members. Other upcoming events include a volunteer orientation session on Feb. 2. Land Trust representatives will share information about the organization and volunteer opportunities, including assistance with special events and office activities, as well as workdays on preserved lands. The orientation session is a review for current volunteers and an overview for those considering volunteering. Registration for the session is requested by Jan. 31.

Additionally, for those particularly interested in land stewardship and management activities, the Land Trust is offering six indepth Steward and Docent Training classes, which will cover natural history, geology, invasive species and other topics related to preserve management and outreach activities. Stewards and Docents must complete all six courses, plus the volunteer orientation session. Upon completion of the training, Stewards and Docents have the opportunity to “adopt” a preserve to assist the Land Trust with monitoring and management activities, lead guided hikes and provide preserve visitors with information. These sessions take place Thursday mornings from February 16 to March 22. Space is limited and reservations are required. The Land Trust is also continuing their winter and spring hike series with guided hikes scheduled almost every weekend through late April. Many of these hikes visit preserves that are privately owned and are only able to be

visited by the public with one of the Land Trust’s representatives. Experienced docents and hike leaders can provide information on local natural history and the Land Trust’s activities. Hikes are free, but space is limited and registration is required. To view a list of upcoming hikes go to php for the latest information. Registration for guided hikes is required. Please e-mail the Land Trust at at least one day before the hike with the number of people who would like to attend. This allows the Land Trust to share the meeting location, directions, special instructions or cancelations with you. The annual meeting takes place at 7415 E. Elbow Bend Road in Carefree. The volunteer orientation sessions are at the Desert Foothills Land Trust office at 7518 E. Elbow Bend Road in Carefree. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at 480-488-6131 or by Tuesday.


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Due to the growth in the area Cea said there is an overload demand. If Gavilan Peak’s substation were to fail there isn’t a backup to power the area as things stand. APS is going back to the drawing board with the intention of keeping all power lines on the east side of the street with the goal of using as few poles as possible to complete the project. Many members in the audience questioned Cea about why their properties had been staked and said that was the first time they had become aware of the project. Cea said that none of the current spots necessarily will be where the poles end up. Acknowledging that APS didn’t do a good job of informing the neighborhood about the project, she vowed that they will be kept abreast of the project moving forward. While APS was conciliatory in some regards, including agreeing to go with rust colored poles as opposed to a gray galvanized color that they typically use, the crowd was left frustrated by other points. Time and again the crowd asked about having the power lines buried, citing the health risks of living next to 69,000 volt lines, the visual eyesore taking away from their scenic desert landscape and what they feel is a subsequent drain on their property values. Several indicated they would sell their homes rather than live underneath the powerlines. Cea explained that the cost of burying lines is approximately five to six times more expensive as above ground wires and estimating that the above ground project will cost $4.1 million. While APS will bury lines, it falls to the subscribers or some other entity to foot the additional cost. Members of the crowd asked

to be given a figure as to what the actual cost would be to bury the approximately six-mile line. Past NRDHCA president Shareen Goodroad suggested that residents should consider going to Maricopa Board of Supervisors Chairman Andy Kunasek, who represents District 3, to get him involved with their concerns. The other question posed was why APS couldn’t use an alternative route besides using Desert Hills from 7th Ave. to 12th St and then Desert Hills to Carefree Highway. Cea said the current plan was one that was designed, with public input, 10 years ago. That didn’t sit well with the audience, as multiple people pointed out that few of the current homes that would be affected were around back then. Several members of the audience suggested that putting the power lines along already widened 7th St. would make a lot more sense than to build on their residential streets. They also suggested simply going along Carefree Highway as another alternative. “I’d love to look at other lines, but the fact is we have right of way, easements and permits taken care of for our current route,” Les Rainey, APS Transmission Construction Manager said. “We really can’t win in this business. Nobody wants them in their neighborhood.” By the end of the meeting APS had accepted NRDHCA president Alan Muller’s invite to return for the next NRDHCA meeting, set for 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14 at the Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, located at 42425 N. New River Road. To view the map of the power line route go siting/NCroutemap.pdf For information on the New River Desert Hills Community Association go to

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Residents and local business owners are invited to attend a community forum regarding the economic analysis of the Anthem community at 6 p.m., tonight at Anthem Community Center. The Anthem Community Council (ACC) has contracted with ESI Corporation of Phoenix to conduct an economic analysis of the Anthem community for the purpose of preparing an Economic Development Strategic Plan. This study will serve as a critical foundation

for the efforts of ACC staff and the Economic Development and Marketing Committee (ECDMC) members who will be launching this plan for the benefit of Anthem residents and business owners. The study includes data collection and analysis of Anthem’s demographics, housing market, workforce, retail market and industries; identifying target industries for Anthem’s recruitment efforts; and drafting goals, strategies, implementation and performance objectives for an economic development strategic plan.

Anthem Council candidates must commit tonight STAFF REPORT

The candidates running for the Anthem Community Council will be announced sometime Thursday morning. Three seats will be at stake when Anthem residents vote in March. Board Vice President Bob Copen in Parkside, Ron Jerich’s seat in Country Club, and Emily Wrinkle in The Villages all will see their 3-year-terms come to an end. As of press time it was unknown whether the three are running for reelection. The only newcomer that has announced their candidacy is Holly Matson, who will run for the seat to represent Country Club. Check the paper’s

Facebook page thefoothills.focus on Thursday to see a list of candidates running. There will be a meet the candidates night at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 2 with Country Club candidates meeting at Ironwood Clubhouse and Parkside candidates meeting in the Pioneer Room at the Anthem Community Center. Ballots, which will be mailed to Anthem residents on Feb. 6, are due at the HOA office by midnight March 14. The results of the voting will be announced March 28 and the new board members will be seated on April 25. For information call 623-742-6050.

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FUNDRAISER Golf tournament aids Jaguars baseball The Boulder Creek High School baseball program will have their 8th annual golf tournament at 12:30 p.m., Saturday at Anthem Country Club’s Ironwood Golf Course. The 4-man best ball scramble will include long drive, closest to pin and longest putt competitions. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Prizes also will be given to the top three teams. There will be various other prize giveaways. Following the event there will be a live auction. Post tournament festivities will take place at Legend’s Bar and Grill beginning at 6 p.m. Cost to participate is $100. The tournament is also looking for sponsors. For information on playing in the event or being a sponsor email joe.mcdonald@,,

Pasta dinner aids animal rescue The fourth annual Foothills Animal Rescue Pasta for Paws is set for 6 p.m., Jan. 26 at Harold’s in Cave Creek. The evening will include a pasta dinner, silent auction, balloon pop prizes, a live band and more. Tickets are $25 and are available at the FAR Shelter and Boutique as well as Harold’s. Those interested in donating an item for the silent auction or offering a gift certificate for the balloon pop prizes can call Kathy Gaines at 480-452-2002 or kjwilson9999@ A tax donation receipt will be made available. Desert Foothills women host annual event The annual Desert Foothills Woman’s Club Fundraiser is set for 11 a.m., Feb. 9 at the Fairway

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Now 19 games into the season Boulder Creek coaches and teammates are no longer surprised by the skill of freshman Darian Slaga. “Her teammates trust her,” first-year coach Josiah McDaniel said. “She’s a better decision maker than she was at the start of the season. She’s letting the game come to her. We tell her she simply has to take care of the ball and make the easy play.” The guard, who seems to make all the plays look easy, has never failed to score in double figures for the Jaguars girls basketball team. Averaging better than 19 points a game on 44 percent shooting Slaga, in fact, has only scored below 15 points once. The Jaguars (14-5) headed into Thursday’s game looking to avenge one of their five losses, a 54-47 loss to Sandra Day O’Connor on Dec. 17, which left the coach concerned. “They outhustled us in that game,” McDaniel said. “We talked about it afterwards and said that can’t happen again.” On Thursday Boulder Creek came out sluggish against O’Connor, which played a 2-3 zone defense against the host Jaguars. As quickly as he called a timeout, less than three minutes into the game with his team down 6-0, McDaniel rejected the hypothesis that his team looked unsure as to how they wanted to attack the Eagles defense. “Not at all,” he said. “We knew exactly what we were supposed to do against their zone. We weren’t doing it. That’s why I called timeout.” Slaga chalked the slow start up to nerves. “Coach makes it absolutely clear that there is no excuse to turn the ball over against a zone defense,” Slaga said. “At the beginning we were just anxious I think.” The point guard said she felt like she needed to make some plays to get her team going offensively. “I thought later on we mixed it up pretty good and got

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Boulder Creek freshman Darian Slaga takes aim in Thursday’s first quarter. Slaga scored 14 of her game-high 24 points in the first quarter. To view more photos from Thursday’s game go to thefoothills.focus.

different people going, but at the start I was looking for my shot,” she said. After sophomore Molly Collins got the Jaguars on the board with a three pointer from the wing it was Slaga asserting herself as the best player on the floor the rest of the quarter. On 5-of-5 shooting Slaga scored the last 14 points of the quarter for her team, draining three three-pointers as she turned the team’s 6-0 deficit into a 17-14 lead at the end of the quarter, equaling the Eagles output by herself. In the second quarter the Jaguars defense helped open the lead as Boulder Creek limited O’Connor to only 1-of12 shooting. If it weren’t for the Eagles ability to get to the free throw line, where they scored 11 points, the deficit would have been larger than 27-19.

“We pretty much spent the whole Christmas break working on our defense,” Slaga said. “We move pretty well on the flight of the ball.” In deploying their full-court pressing defense the Jaguars made O’Connor work simply to get the ball into the offensive end of the court. “We’re pretty fast so it makes a lot of sense for us to play full court defense,” Slaga said. In the second half O’Connor kept the game within striking distance, again by making a living at the free throw line. Through three quarters 18 of the Eagles 32 points had come from the free throw line. When they were forced to make contested shots the Boulder Creek defense limited the Eagles to 7-of-31 from the field.


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“We threw the ball around too much,” McDaniel said. “We’re still young, so we’ve got a lot of improving to do, but we’re making progress. We’ll get there.” On Tuesday the Jaguars traveled to Prescott (results unavailable at press time) before a back-to-back set at Cactus Shadows (4-15) Thursday and home against Mesa (3-13) on Friday. The Prescott home and home series, Tuesday and then on Jan. 27, book end a stretch where the Jaguars play four straight sub .500 teams, seemingly an opportunity to put together an extended winning streak.


first time this season as both senior Kasey Winter and junior Delaney Swadder returned in reserve roles after missing an extended amount of time due to injuries. Slaga finished with a gamehigh 24 points to pace the Jaguars and was joined in double figures by junior Sam Young, who finished with 15 points.

“It took us to the fourth quarter, but instead of getting mad we finally adjusted to the way the game was being called,” McDaniel said. “It would be nice to see us make that adjustment earlier, but I like our aggressiveness on defense.” The coach also was encouraged to have his full compliment of players for the

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Boulder Creek’s Cait Cvelich goes up for a shot while being defended by Sandra Day O’Connor’s Bailee Brown in the Jaguars 59-50 win Thursday. To view more photos from Thursday’s game go to facebook. com/thefoothills.focus.

The Falcons went in Tuesday’s matchup against Greenway (results unavailable at press time) looking to put an end to a five-game skid. On Jan. 10 the Falcons fell in a 45-44 loss to Shadow Mountain. Aside from that game though, Cactus Shadows has struggled to be competitive, with recent losses of 19, 26, 33 and 16 points. After the Thursday matchup with the Jaguars the Falcons will take a second crack at Shadow Mountain, traveling to Phoenix Friday to take on the Matadors for the second time in ten days.

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origins, and provide a verbal range of value. The fee is $20 per item, with a limit of two items per session. Guests may attend more than one session. Evelyn Johnson, Cave Creek Museum’s executive director, said she’s always amazed at the variety of items people possess. “We’ve seen people bring in signed Tiffany lamps, full ceremonial Native American wedding attire, beautiful glassware, paintings, and other vintage items. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s event brings and hearing the stories associated with each item!”

Morton said gold, silver and platinum continue to be strong, and that some antiques from China are in demand. “China has had quite an impression on the economy.  Collectors and speculators in the antiques market are “banking” on antiques from China.  Everything from jades, bronzes, ivory, Cloisonne, brass censors, and porcelains are in demand.  Chinese furniture and furnishings, such as carved furniture, screens and rugs have had less appeal,” he said. Morton is also seeing more consignment stores opening to help push the sales of modern and vintage furniture and furnishings with realistic pricing.  “This is a welcome need for those wanting to sell Grandma’s funky retro modernist pieces,” he said.  New this year: a certified jeweler will be on hand to purchase gold and silver, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Museum. The Museum will also host “A Miner’s Diet” children’s program on Sun., Jan. 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission to the children’s program is free, but because seating is limited, reservations are suggested. For information, call (480) 488-2764, or visit www.

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Phoenix Open salutes military, first responders STAFF REPORT

Melba Louise McCarter Melba Louise McCarter, 81, died Jan. 4, 2012, at her Desert Hills home. Originally from Alabama, she and her family lived seven years in Tampa, Florida where she worked briefly as a real estate agent. The family relocated to Arizona in 1978. She is survived by her husband of 52 years,

Charles F. McCarter and her three children, Belinda, Jenny and Scott McCarter. A loving wife and mother, she was a homemaker and the “glue” that held her family together. Services were held at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Friday.

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Black Canyon City, at 34501 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy, in the Canyon Corner strip mall next to the dentist’s office. To find the store Valley residents head north on I-17 to exit 242. At the exit tobacco enthusiasts go left across the overpass, then take a right into Black Canyon City. The store is a mile down the main road on the right. Cigarettes start at $4.99 a pack, with popular brands

like Marlboros, Winstons and Camels from $6.85, tax included. The shop has more than ten different brands at the lowest prices in town and is open to suggestion for different brands. Customers looking for different brands are encouraged to make recommendations. Beyond tobacco items the store has a selection of food and beverages and other items such as shampoo.

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Bagel Boy Productions, at Runway 21 Studios in Scottsdale is looking for amateur chefs and cooks for their new show, “The Great American Amateur Kitchen”. The show, with host Simon Stanley, will be visiting the homes of regular people across the country spotlighting normal, everyday Joe’s and Josephine’s as they prepare dishes that they are “famous” for. Stanley, an Anthem resident, is asking people to send him an email with their favorite homemade dishes. They will select three of the best each week and send the American Amateur Kitchen Tour Bus, filled with a production crew to people’s

kitchens. Surrounded by a TV crew and a bevy of family and friends, these aspiring, albeit amateur chefs will then get a chance to cook their “signature culinary masterpiece” – a dish that will be shared with a national audience. The Web/Television series is set to begin shooting in February and plans to tape a full slate of 13 episodes shot in cities across the country. People are urged to nominate themselves, friends or family on the show’s website at For information email simon@ or call 480-348-3877.

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ProMusica sets audition schedule for Pirates of Penzance ProMusica Arizona will conduct auditions for their concert version production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Pirates of Penzance. Auditions will take place on Jan. 28 with rehearsals beginning Feb. 14. The show runs April 20-22. Among the roles being auditioned for will be The Pirate King Bass/Baritone, Mabel

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community events Continued from page 5 House at Grayhawk Country Club in Scottsdale. Proceeds from raffles and silent auction items will go to benefit educational scholarships and community projects in North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek. The theme for the event is “Hoops and Boots: featuring Tony Duncan, an Apache Hoop Dancer and The Cowgirl Historical Foundation’s Fashion Show. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite western attire. Lunch will be served at noon with a social/cocktail hour beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $55 per person and open to all who are looking to support the Desert Hills community. Grayhawk Country Club is located at 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. For information or to purchase tickets call Carol Wilson at 480-488-0341. Concert aids multiple charities An Enchanted Evening – a Concert by Janet Morel with Heirloom, featuring a soprano and string trio will headline a concert to benefit three Desert Foothills charities at 7 p.m., Friday at Coolwater Christian Church in Scottsdale. Joining Morel will be flutist Sue Blanchard, violinist Susan Keedy and pianist Joyce McKean. They will perform classical and opera arias as well as Broadway hits, and sacred music from spirituals. There will be wine and cheese served during intermission. Dessert and coffee will be available immediately following the concert. Tickets to this musical evening are $30 and are limited to the first 200 guests. If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Laura Ensign at 480510-8203 or Julie Williamson at 480-595-6566. Coolwater Christian Church is located at 28181 N. 56th St. (SE corner of 56th and Dynamite) in Scottsdale.

Restaurant Aids New River Rescue Horseshoe Café in Wickenburg and Dreamchaser Horse Rescue located in New River have teamed up to raise funds for the rescue. From 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jan. 28 – 29 the Café in Wickenburg, located at 207 E. Wickenburg Way will host a fundraiser for the rescue complete with a silent auction and raffle of horse related items and Dreamchaser merchandise as well as breakfast. Dreamchaser Horse Rescue, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and accredited American Sanctuary. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature horse related silent auction items, raffles, and Dreamchaser merchandise. Dreamchaser has rescued more than 300 horses with 13 saved in 2010, and three pregnant mares saved in 2011 along with one thoroughbred. Abused, neglected and abandoned horses, most of which were at Premarin farms or feedlots, destined for slaughter, have been rescued by Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation. The all-volunteer organization gentles and trains the horses to prepare them for adoption into qualified homes. Dreamchaser’s operating and horse related expenses average $10,000-$12,000 per month and fundraising events are one of their main sources of income to pay for these expenses. For information on Dreamchaser go to or call 623-910-6530 or 623-640-7173. Golf tourney aids Boys and Girls Clubs The annual Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational, supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is set for Feb. 9 – 10 beginning with a mix and mingle event from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort on Feb. 9. The event, bringing together more than 200 golfers as well as local and national sports celebrities, supports the youth development programs for children and teens served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. The event costs $150 per person.

After a mix and mingle at an upscale cigar dinner at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort on Feb. 9 there will be a golf tournament beginning at 10 a.m., Feb. 10 at the Phoenician Golf Club. Registration is at 10 a.m. with the shotgun start at noon. Sponsorships and foursomes

are available. Foursome packages range from $3,600 $10,000 and include a chance to golf with a celebrity golfer, tee gift package for each golfer and a hole sponsorship. Contact Chris Marshall at 480-344-5681 or for detail or go to

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community events Continued from page 11 is hosting a free educational event at 6 p.m., Thursday in recognition of January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The discussion will address the link between Human papilloma viruses and cervical cancer, cervical cancer vaccination, prevention and treatment options. John Pope, MD, Physician Director of Pediatric Services will present information on the vaccination approved for cervical cancer while Mike Janicek, MD, Medical Director of the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Program will discuss the current and new treatment options available for cervical cancer. This interactive and informative program will give participants useful information on these topics and recommendations to help them make the right choices. This event is free and open to the public.  Cervical cancer patients, parents and teenagers interested in learning more about the cervical cancer vaccination,

prevention and treatment options are encouraged to attend. It will be held in the first floor conference room of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, located at10460 N. 92nd Street in Scottsdale. Registration is required by visiting or calling 480-882-4636. Hospice offers series on dealing with grief Hospice of the Valley will have a free series of talks about grief and mourning that will address the fundamentals of getting through grief, common myths and misconceptions, and ways to get through the holidays and special milestones. The talks are all scheduled at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. Meetings will be at 10 a.m. and last 60 -90 minutes. Listed are the dates and topics: • Friday, Picking up the Pieces: When a Spouse or Partner Dies, Part I • Feb. 10, Picking up the Pieces: When a Spouse or


Partner Dies, Part II • April 13, Helping Another in Grief For information, contact Joan Zecherle at 602.330.9606 or Hospice group meets in Anthem Hospice of the Valley is holding a free grief support group, Picking Up the Pieces in the Midlife, which will address how to manage challenges when a spouse or partner dies. The group meets 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Feb. 14 at the North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem. The group will address issues such as shifting identity from a couple to a single person, dealing with loneliness, negotiating relationships with friends, family and social networks, and finding new roles as a parent or grandparent. Reservations are requested by calling 602-636-5390.

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PERFORMANCES Piano duo comes to Scottsdale Anderson and Roe Piano Duo will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale. The Julliard graduates have appeared on NPR and MTV, tourned North America and beyond, and performed in nearly every New York City venue imaginable from Carnegie Hall to children’s hospitals. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. Tickets range in price from $13 to $39. For information go to or call the box office at 480-585-9448 ext. 213. HIKING Cave Creek releases January schedule Cave Creek Regional Park recently released its event schedule for January that includes classes, hikes, an exercise series as well as equestrian opportunities. A complete list can be found at cave_creek. Plenty of water and proper hiking shoes are recommended for all events. Thursday: At 9 a.m. the second in a series of hikes designed to help participants reach fitness goals will leave from the Slate Trailhead. The 3.2 mile easy hike will include advice from the ranger about some tips on clothing and gear. Thursday: At 3 p.m. an hour-long ride with the Ranger will leave from Cave Creek Trailrides. The fee based program will introduce riders to the Cave Creek Park and the Sonoran Desert on horseback. Registration is required. For information or to register call 623-742-6700. Friday: At 9 a.m. a two-hour 1-mile hike will give participants a chance to learn about the region’s desert plants, explaining how they survive in such a harsh climate. The hike will start from the Go John Trailhead. Saturday: At 9 a.m. those interested in learning to shoot a compound or recurve bow should show up for Archery 101 at the group campground.

Participants will experience a safe basic introduction to recreational and internationalstyle target archery. Equipment is provided. The program is open to ages 8 and up. Advanced registration is required. The class is limited to 20 participants. Those attending are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. For information or to register call Ranger Sarah at 623-465-0431 x 202. Sunday: At 8 a.m. equestrian enthusiasts will get an Old West experience during a five hour adventure by Cave Creek Trailrides. The day begins with an introduction to the world of horses, including anatomy and feeding to cost of ownership and tack. The second station offers riding instruction and an introduction between rider and horse as they prep for a scenic trail ride through Cave Creek Regional Park. In step three the Ranger introduces riders to the animals that call the Sonoran Desert home. Participants also will be given a chance to pan for gold while learning about the mining history of the area. The program is geared toward fourth and fifth graders, particularly girl scouts looking to earn a horse rider or fan badge. Registration is required. For information call 623-742-6700 or email Jan. 25 – At 10 a.m. the Nature Center will offer Polliwogin’ Storytime, geared toward the community’s youngest nature enthusiasts. The themed program is set around a children’s book. Activities will follow and may include live animals, songs, crafts, a short hike and or games. “Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots” is the title of the book. Attendees should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

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Hands Across Anthem will have a fundraising effort for the family of William Coleman from 2 -5 p.m. on Sunday at the corner of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway.

Whether it was a water fight with his brother-in-law that got a little out of hand, going country dancing, hunting or even doing a stellar impression of Tweety Bird or Sylvester, the father of four, exhibited a zest for life. “Bill would not want us sitting here being sad,” Young said. “He’d be saying people lets get past this and go have a beer.” Young also read from a letter written by an Anthem teacher who talked about the impact Coleman’s visits had on her students. “Deputy Bill came in to speak on stranger danger, gun safety, hug a tree and other topics. Not only did he provide them with information to keep them safe, he made such an impact on the students that several said they would like to be police officers when they grew up. For 120 kids he made a big difference. Your efforts will impact generations, through lives saved and all the good you did.” Sheriff ’s Deputy Shannon Reed shared the story of a young man from Desert Hills who met Coleman when sheriff ’s deputies were responding to a report of shots being fired in the desert near where the young man was partying with friends before he left for military boot camp. Coleman treated the teens with respect and dignity, Reed said, and the young man said the meeting gave him even more confidence that he wanted to be in law enforcement. “Bill, you made a difference in other people’s lives, and you just thought it was another day at work,” Reed said. North Phoenix Baptist Church Pastor Dan Yeary challenged

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police personnel in attendance at the funeral to live up to the standard Coleman set. “Whenever Bill’s children see one of you in uniform it will remind them of their daddy,” Yeary said. “You have a responsibility to make him look even better than he was.” Following the memorial Coleman was laid to rest at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary. An account has been set up with Desert Schools Credit Union to assist Coleman’s family. Anyone wishing to make donations should make them to the Deputy Coleman Memorial Account: 6000123586. On Thursday Wendy’s in Anthem had a benefit in support of Coleman and Ocho Locos Mexican Restaurant and Catina had one complete with a silent auction on Monday. Police personnel ate for free during the event. Upcoming events include Hands Across Anthem set for 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday at the corner of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway. The event will include a human chain and show of solidarity. Signatures, well wishes and donations will be collected to support the Coleman family. At 12:30 p.m., Jan. 29 Anthem churches will host a Saluting Anthem’s First Emergency Responders at Anthem Community Park. Those interested in participating in the S.A.F.E.R. event are encouraged to go to For information call Mike Marshall at 928-853-6758. or email mike.marshall@

and multi-use trails. So far, crews have constructed the approach sections of the bridge outside of the I-17 frontage roads on either side of the freeway. When the bridge is place at the CAP Aqueduct Trail it will stretch 891 feet in length when it stretches across I-17 and the freeway’s two frontage roads. ADOT says this spring, four sections of steel trusses will be lifted by crane onto bridge piers that are already in place at the crossing. The installation of the trusses will require overnight closures of I-17 on at least two weekends, between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel says staff will be able to provide drivers with more information about detours, including the use of the new section of Loop 303, once the installation schedule is finalized. The estimation is the

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A bridge over I-17 next to the Central Arizona Project canal, north of Jomax, will be completed this spring. The $1.8 million project is expected to not only help recreational, hikers and bikers, but also provide an alternative mode of transportation to driving for North Valley residents.

installation will take place in late February or early March on consecutive weekends. Until then the City of Phoenix is working to improve the existing trails, making them more visible to potential trail users. Fitzgerald said CAP is very interested in working with

government agencies as they potentially have 336 miles worth of trails taking people from Tucson all the way to Lake Havasu that could be linked with the help of government funding.

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Crown King: A road worthy of travel SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Traveling the now 28 miles of dusty, washboard dirt road up to the town of Crown King may seem daunting to some folks… but we challenge you to step back in time to the early 1900s when this “living ghost town” was at the peak of its prosperity. At its peak, the fabled Bradshaw Mountains, home to Crown King, produced a king’s ransom in silver and gold at its peak. Those vast riches inspired a railroad entrepreneur by the name of Frank Murphy to extend his Prescott and Eastern Line from Mayer into the heart of the majestic Bradshaws. Many folks warned Murphy of the challenges this maze of rugged perpendicular grades, complicated by steep canyons and rocky summits of crumbling granite would be for the completion of the railway. Inviting the challenge Murphy began building his rail line that

is best remembered as “Frank Murphy’s Impossible Railroad”. The Crown King Line stretched east from Mayer across the vast cattle country to Cleator. From there it was 13 treacherous miles, rising 3,000 feet in elevation into Crown King. The track had many kinks and loops and on some of the narrow switch backs the steam engine had to head up a short ways beyond the switchback, then reverse uphill to the next hairpin turn before heading forward again. Four switchbacks still remain. After completion the new railroad brought civilization to Crown King. The Line ran from 1903-1926. By the early 1920s the ore started to play out and the line went into decline. The treacherous terrain took its toll on the old iron-bellied locomotives. The last train pulled out of Crown King in November 1926 and soon after the Santa Fe pulled up the tracks. The old trestles were planked

over to make way for automobile traffic. The famed old tracks are now the washboard dirt road leading visitors to the refreshing, cool pines surrounding the town of Crown King. We welcome visitors to Crown King, Arizona, a historic gold mining town, nestled in the cool pines high in the scenic Prescott National Forest. Our secluded, isolated, quaint town is located just 90 minutes north of the Valley in the beautiful pinecovered Bradshaw Mountains. Our town is made up of about 80 to 100 fulltime residents however the population is increased somewhat in the summer by those who own vacation cabins/ houses. Crown King’s elevation is approximately 6,000 feet so the area provides lovely, cool temperatures for those who are eager to escape the summer heat of Phoenix. Visit our website at to help plan an adventure.

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Slow start dooms Cactus Shadows in home loss MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Despite being their third game in three nights the Cactus Shadows boys basketball team exceeded the 70 points plateau for the 10th consecutive game. Heading into the game with a 9-4 record, reaching the 70 point benchmark had been an almost certain recipe for success as the Falcons were 7-1 in such contests. But the Apaches of Nogales would set the bar much higher. Last year’s 25-5 state champions, at the 4A Div-I level, came out on fire in the Jan. 11 matchup. While the Falcons battled back in the game, they never led in a wire-to-wire 88-78 win for the visiting Apaches (15-3). “They shot the ball extremely well,” Falcons first-year coach Jamaal Scott said. “This kind of game will help us come playoff time. They’re a seasoned team. You don’t run across a team that can put five guys on the court that can shoot it like that real often. As good as they shot it they’re exceptional passers too.” And while Scott was quick to hand out praise to the opponent he wasn’t down on his team, despite the loss.

“I think this type of game should prove to them that we can play with anybody,” he said. “We didn’t use fatigue as an excuse. We fought them tooth and nail. I never thought we were going to lose.” That may have been the case, but the coach’s optimism was put to the test, almost from the opening tip as Nogales raced out to a 12-2 lead barely two minutes into the game. In making five of their first six shots the visitors hit an array of three pointers and driving runners off one foot that would make local marksman, and Suns star, Steve Nash proud. After a quick timeout by Scott the sharp-shooting Apaches continued their barrage, making 11-of-15 shots in the quarter, a torrid 73 percent clip, to race out to a 27-16 advantage. For the half Nogales would shoot 63 percent, but a scrappy Falcons team, which forced a handful turnovers, with their full court pressure managed to hang around, trailing by 11 at the half. Not much changed through the early stages of the third quarter as the halftime break did nothing to cool off Nogales, which was led by senior Joseph Monreal. The Apaches guard

seemingly made everything he threw up, going for a game high 34 points on 13-of-21 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three-point range as the Falcons too often failed to recognize and contest the Nogales sharpshooter. On the rare occasion that the guard missed, his teammate, junior Brian Cervantes, often came up with the offensive rebounds. Cervantes added 20 points, missing only two times in 11 attempts. “Those hurt,” Scott said of the second chance points. “We didn’t get enough stops and when we did force them to miss we didn’t secure the rebounds.” Offensively the Falcons kept within striking distance thanks to senior Austin Horton, who was steady throughout the night, making 8-of-14 shots on his way to a team-high 23 points, his high on the season. Cactus Shadows also got a boost from freshman Xavier Smith, who made 6-of-9 shots on his way to 17 points, his high as a varsity player. “He has potential for sure,” Scott said. “With younger players it can be frustrating because there are highs and lows as they try to become consistent, but he has a bright future.” Still down 11, at 60-49 with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Falcons made their best run of the night as Horton converted a driving attempt and was fouled for a three-point play, followed by a Mike Rabbini three-pointer and one out of the corner by Smith to close the corner, pulling the Falcons within four heading to the fourth quarter. That would be as close as the Falcons would get though, as Nogales’ passing set the Apaches up for an 11 field goal fourth quarter, with 10 coming in the paint. All told Nogales hit 35-of-57 shots from the field for an unheard of 61 percent for the game.

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Cactus Shadows Mike Rabbini takes the ball to the basket against a trio of Nogales defenders Jan. 11 in a 88-78 loss to the Apaches. To view more photos from Thursday’s game go to thefoothills.focus.

Up next for the Falcons was a trip to Greenway (9-5) Tuesday for a rematch with the Demons (results unavailable at press time). In the first matchup between the two teams, at Cactus Shadows, the Falcons won 71-65. The week’s other game is also on the road as Cactus Shadows travels to Shadows Mountain (6-11) to take on Scott’s high school team, the Mauraders.


The Jaguars are 4-1 to open 2012, moving to 14-4 overall with wins over Mesa and Sandra Day O’Connor and a loss to Westwind Prep Academy. In their win over O’Connor

Thursday the Jaguars posted a season-high 81 points in a 30 point blowout of their old Northwest Region rival. They followed that up with a 7854 trouncing of Deer Valley, another old region rival on Friday. On Tuesday the Jaguars played their third game in four nights when they hosted Prescott (results unavailable at press time). The upcoming slate includes a Thursday game at home against Goldwater before travelling to Prescott to take on the Badgers Monday. Varsity basketball games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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The Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon will hosts its 15th annual Chili Cook-off in conjunction with both the state’s jalapeno eating contest and the state championship salsa contest as well as a green chili contest from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Jan. 28. The Chili Appreciation Society of Arizona also will give out various awards including the Showmanship contest, given to the person with the best costume. Other festivities will include a 50/50 raffle and entertainment, Cart of Cheer and bingo. Admission is free. Tasting cups are $5 for all day tasting until the chili is gone. Celebrity judges are needed.

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Anthem Art Gallery will have an opening reception from 7 – 9 p.m., Jan. 28 to give art fans an opportunity to meet Julie Carpenter and Becky Rabb, the featured artists currently on display. Light refreshments will be served. A portion of sales will go to support art education

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will support Boulder Creek student Katie Wagner, who was diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer last year. The Roadrunner is located east of I-17 at the New River exit (232), .25 miles north on the frontage road. For information about the contests contact Sharren at 623-742-6476. BEFORE THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES Case No.: 2012-EMS-T101-DHS EMS No. 3692 NOTICE OF INTENT TO WAIVE HEARING TO AMEND LEGAL ADDRESS. In the Matter of: Black Canyon Fire District dba Black Canyon Fire Department, Applicant. PURSUANT TO an application filed on September 6, 2011, the Black Canyon Fire District dba Black Canyon Fire Department requests to amend its Certificate of Necessity in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R9-25-905. PURSUANT TO Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §§ 36-2232(A)(4) and 36-2234(C) the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (Director) may amend a Certificate of Necessity and waive hearing on the submitted application respectively. THE DIRECTOR GIVES NOTICE that unless a written request for hearing regarding this application is received by the Office of Administrative Counsel and Rules, Arizona Department of Health Services, 1740 West Adams, Room 203, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, by 5:00 p.m. January 27, 2012, the Director will issue an amended Certificate of Necessity to allow the requested amendment based on the following information and other evidence currently on file: 1. The Applicant holds Renewal Certificate of Necessity, No. 121, valid through March 6, 2014. 2. The Applicant submitted an application for a change to its current Certificate of Necessity with the appropriate filing fee. 3. The Applicant has requested that its current Certificate of Necessity be amended in accordance with A.R.S. § 36-2201(8)(g). Therefore, the following entry on the Certificate of Necessity will be removed: “Central Operating Station: Black Canyon City, Arizona (19381 East Mud Springs Road)” and will be replaced with the following proposed language: “Legal Address: 35050 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324” 4. No other changes to any of the terms under Certificate of Necessity Number 121 have been requested. 5. Details of the Applicant’s request for the changes stated above are open to the public and are contained in its application on file with the Clerk of the Department, Arizona Department of Health Services, 1740 West Adams, Room 203, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. Dated this 6th day of January, 2012 Robert Lane Director’s Designee


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Anthem man wonders what happened to being neighborly? It’s hard to imagine two people/strangers walking past one another on an unpaved rural road without sharing a greeting of some sort. I’m not saying that sort of interaction never happens for us in our modern, urban day to day busyness but for the number of times we pass by each other on our way from one task to the next, or stand in lines at a checkout, we have many chances to connect but usually don’t. You think it’s because we are taught at an early age not to talk to strangers? Or maybe because we once made eye contact with some large angry person who threatened us with a “What chew lookin at” glare. Is it fear, a habit we learned to protect ourselves from potential stranger danger? Are we humans that scary or are we so lost in our own thoughts and concerns that we barely notice one another? I took a leisurely bike ride earlier today. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees in in January in Phoenix so there were lots of people walking about that I passed along my way including people walking their dogs or jogging or bicycling like myself. I rode for almost an hour and the reason I’m writing this is when I got back home I felt sad noticing that most people don’t look up, don’t make eye contact, don’t say hello, smile, wave, nod or in some other manner acknowledge one another. We passed each other, but except for a couple of exceptions, I couldn’t make eye contact with anybody! Am I weird that I look at people when I am out and about? The few that did look up or return my efforts appeared grim and determined like they were preoccupied with some pretty important concerns or  just very focused on getting to their destination, or something.  I understand to an extent that a woman alone outside is going to be cautious and protective of herself when passing by a man but it’s not 4 a.m. in a deserted parking lot, it’s 2 p.m. in broad

daylight. Men usually appear even less present and when they do return a greeting, more often it’s with a quick wave or nod of the head Clint Eastwood style, cool and busy as in-busy, don’t interrupt or bother me. They’re not writing a novel for crying out loud, they’re taking a walk! I remember back in high school the importance of looking tough and manly but hey-we’re adults now, aren’t we? I find it’s easier to engage teenagers briefly and they will usually acknowledge your greeting with some sort of reply. Even younger kids look at every thing in the world because they’re still curious and not too afraid although they’ve been trained in “stranger danger”. They almost always look at the world around them, perhaps cautiously but at least they are present in the world here and now. Grocery stores seem to provide the best opportunities for interaction. Probably because we know we’re not going anywhere fast when we’re in the check out lane so we slow down and relax a bit. Plus, we’re kinda trapped right?  I’ve had some enjoyable exchanges while waiting which certainly makes the time pass more quickly and pleasantly. And speaking of speaking to each other in grocery stores, why does every body automatically apologize when they notice they are blocking you from reaching the mayo or getting their cart past yours? It just happens so rapidly I find myself replying, “No problem” to thin air. You would think by now after hundreds of these encounters, we’d start to relax and get it-we’re all in this thing together; this line, this aisle, this community, this world. I dunnoLike everybody else I value my alone time and also have my days when I’m stressed and locked inside my own thoughts. Even so, I try to remember that it makes me feel better when I connect, even slightly to another fellow human being. It’s good for the soul and good for the

heart. It even reminds me to let go of what ever I’m dwelling on, especially if it’s just making me worried or upset. A friend of mine told me she likes to keep an intention of leaving every place she goes just a little lighter and brighter and in better shape then when she arrived. I try to keep this in mind. I am more aware of the responsibility I have and the impact I make on the world around me and every person that comes within my orbit, however briefly. Maybe we just need to wake up to the fact that whether we are conscious of it or not, intentional or oblivious we all do impact the world, we all do make a difference. Am I bringing warmth into a world that is often cold and troubled or am I lost inside myself and adding to the isolation of modern urban life. I try to remember to embody the change I wish to see in this world but I often forget this. Ya know, I seem to recall a long time back there was this dude who had a ton of friends following him around everywhere. He suggested that we love our neighbors. “Neighbors “sounds a little more approachable than “strangers”. Words are powerful, strange can be a scary word. So can “change”. Maybe we just need to steel ourselves and be courageous and stay aware that we affect the quality of the world around us each day in positive or negative ways. For whatever our reasons are to keep to ourselves in public, keep in mind that the world needs all the kindness and light it can get and we are the one’s who choose to express that or not. Either way, you make a difference, we make a difference. Something to think about. Just sayin... Harvey Rabichow, Anthem To respond to Rabichow’s letter email or go to his blog at otterssong.

Phoenix PD officer looks to provide link between force and community Let me start off by offering my condolences and prayers for the family and friends of MCSO Deputy William Coleman. It is incidents like this that make us all aware of the sacrifices that are made by law enforcement as they work to protect everyone from harm. Let us remember his service to the community by getting involved in making our community a better place to live. Improving the community so that everyone has a better quality of life is one of our goals as Community Action Officers here at the Phoenix Police Department. Communication is an important part of our jobs as police officers and keeping the lines of communication open between the residents we serve and our officers is an integral part of our Community Based Policing philosophy. As the Community Action Officer assigned to the Black Mountain Precinct that covers the area of publication for the Foothills Focus, I am looking forward to increasing this communication and partnership to help improve the community and to keep residents informed as to exceptional incidents in our area. I have been an officer with the City of Phoenix for more than 22 years and have held a variety of assignments. For the last 14 years my time has been spent working with communities as a Community Action Officer or Neighborhood

Enforcement Team Officer. These assignments are at the forefront of our involvement with the community and allow officers to partner with community members, businesses, community groups, and neighborhood associations to help improve the quality of life for all residents using a variety of innovative modern law enforcement tactics or problem solving methods. A portion of my job duties is to teach a variety of different crime prevention topics that will help residents stay safe using some common sense methods or inexpensive items to reduce your chances of being a crime victim. These topics will range from Burglary Prevention, Auto Theft Prevention, Identity Theft, Personal Safety, Internet Safety, Business Safety and Block Watch just to name a few. In the coming months I hope to use this new partnership between the Foothills Focus and the Phoenix Police Department to educate and inform the readers. I am available by email or phone to discuss issues of concern that may arise in your neighborhood and if you are not in the City of Phoenix, I can get you to the person who can help you. I can be reached at 602-495-5238 or at Tim Mitten, Community Action Officer City of Phoenix Police Department

The Foothills Focus encourages submissions from the public for the editorial page. Respond to the columnists, fellow letter writers, or let us know about something all together different making an impact in your community. Submissions should be kept to less than 400 words. Send letters to If e-mail is unavailable fax submissions to 623-465-1363 or send them by mail to 46641 N Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087. Include your name, your city and a phone number where you can be reached.

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Please visit our website at to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $.50 per word and must be prepaid. Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds are accepted over the phone.

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VOLUNTEER-SPONSOR-ADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www.dreamchaserhorserescue. org or Susan at 623-910-6530 MISC. For Sale: container 28x8 $1500. Stainless steel appliances all LG. Dishwasher, glass top stove/convection with range hood, refrigerator $2000 for all 602-568-1044

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Steel Buildings Steel Building Sale. Inventory Discount Sale. 30x40, 42x80, 100x100. Erection Available Must Sell, Will Deal. 40 yr paint. Source # 1LB. 928-257-4875 Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www. REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602506-PETS. Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 RVS SELL YOUR RV FAST! Online at Millions of RV shoppers. Thousands of RVs SOLD. Serving RV traders since 1999. or call 888-752-1344. (AzCAN)

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Roommate Wanted Roommate wanted in Anthem. 4 bedroom / 2 bath home with pool. $550 monthly. 602-309-0459 Rentals Blk Canyon Cty, 3 bdrm 2bth, garage, fenced, RV parking $900 602-717-3641 CAVE CREEK, one bed, one bath, 1100 sq.ft. $1000 month includes utilities, 1yr lease, Non-smoker. Views! 480-5955567 For Rent: 1 bedroom furnished apartment, utilities included. $150 a week. $200 deposit. Black Canyon City, AZ Cell 602-751-8830

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Land For Sale SHOW LOW AREA. LAND BARGAIN, 7 Acres, $19,900. New price. Motivated seller. On county road with electric. Owner financing. Beautiful land. ADWR available. Call Windsor Valley Ranch / AZLR 866-552-5687. NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA 320 acres, $58,750. Great getaway location. Attractive lender financing. AZLR 1-866-621-5687.


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