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Finding the cave in Cave Creek with the Desert Foothills Land Trust

Pictured: Approaching the cave in Cave Creek during a guided hike on a 13-acre land preserve with the DFLT .

Photo courtesy of Tara Alatorre/Staff

Water station to ease New River water woes, delayed again



CAVE CREEK – Ever wonder what puts the cave in Cave Creek? Or who the ancient people were that once inhabited this harsh yet spectacular landscape, leaving their antique graffiti marks on the cliff walls? Also, who were those crazy people that volunteered to live here prior to air conditioning? Well sign up for one of the hikes offered by the Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT) and indulge your curiosity

NEW RIVER – The private utility company EPCOR announced that it can’t finish building the Anthem water station before the April 30 deadline, which is when the City of Phoenix will cut off access to its fire hydrants that water delivery trucks use to service the area. The original site plan was approved last December in cooperation with Anthem, so EPCOR could quickly build and operate a water hauling station for residents in the Desert Hills and New River areas. However,

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over the last few weeks the plan was forced to be revised several times delaying EPCOR from even breaking ground on the site. In February the site had to be relocated slightly due to right-of-way concerns brought on by Maricopa County, then the revision of the plan had to be approved by the Anthem Community Council. Now, EPCOR has discovered that the 1.3-acre parcel is part of the Army Corps of Engineers EPCOR

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Free consultation sessions, workshops for aspiring authors at Anthem library TARA ALATORRE STAFF

ANTHEM - The North Valley Regional Library located in Anthem at the Boulder Creek High School campus was awarded a $5,000 mini-grant to host a Writers in Residence program along with four other libraries around the state. The mini grants were funded through the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records under the direction of Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who is extremely fond of the program, according to representatives from her office. “Grants like these make it possible for aspiring writers to learn from experienced authors,” said Secretary Reagan. “It’s just another example of libraries

providing great educational opportunities.” The program promotes writing in communities by connecting local, professional authors to serve in local libraries. Authors will spend time at the library during their residency composing new works and providing education for community members. Each library will host two authors, one for a residency from February to April and a second for May to July. Each recipient library listed received a grant of $5,000: • Glendale Public Library • Maricopa County Library • District North Valley Regional Library • Mesa Public Library • Pima Public Library

• Tempe Public Library “If you haven’t visited your local library in a while, you may not realize that libraries are so much more than just a place to get a book,” Secretary Reagan said in a press release. “They are community centers and a place where people can connect with their community.” Tina Radcliffe is the North Valley Regional Library’s resident author from now until the end of April. She has been a freelance writer for over twenty years, and is a founding member and manager of Seekerville, a 13-author blog. Seekerville has been a Writer’s Digest “101 Best Websites for Writers” award winner 2013-2017. She currently resides in Arizona writing heartwarming

romance, according to her website. Radcliffe will be available for 30-minute appointments during her residency for free consultation hours until the end of April on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m.-1p.m., and varied times on Saturdays. Radcliffe will provide aspiring writers with comments, suggestions, encouragement and answers any questions they have during the scheduled consultations. Her next scheduled events as the Writer-in-Residence is “Do You Need a Literary Agent?” workshop that takes place on April 14 at 1 p.m. and “Building Your Writer Platform” on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m.




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Doctors use experimental skin spray to help Peoria woman heal from flesh-eating bacteria

“I’m not going anywhere,” Christin Lipinski said she told her husband, Nathan Lipinski, after she was hospitalized with flesh eating bacteria, a rare disease that only 1 in 200,000 get, according to Dr. Kevin Foster, a surgeon at the Maricopa Integrated Health System-Phoenix.

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PHOENIX – Christin Lipinski’s battle with flesheating bacteria started when she was diagnosed with the flu in January. The Peoria woman was only a little worried when she had pain and soreness in her upper left arm. She thought she had pulled a muscle. She remembers going to the hospital with a fever, but nothing much about ending up in an intensive care unit. She was heavily sedated, on life support, for about two months.

On Thursday, she talked to the news media as her husband, Nathan, sat at her side. She spoke of 23 surgeries to remove the infected tissue and reconstruct the skin on her arm. “When I first woke up, I thought I was in a car accident,” she said. “I’ve heard of flesheating bacteria before, but I have never, ever thought I would have gotten that.” Lipinski, 37, was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly flesh-eating bacteria that doctors say kills one in 200,000 people. Once the surgeries were

completed, said Dr. Kevin N. Foster, a surgeon at Maricopa Integrated Health SystemPhoenix, doctors used an experimental procedure to help the wounds heal faster. Doctors used ReCell, a spray that promotes faster regeneration of skin cells. It’s routinely used to treat burns. Foster said it was possibly the first case in the world to use ReCell on necrotizing fasciitis.

They had to seek approval for the procedure from the Food and Drug Administration, which granted it within 48 hours. The FDA allows the use of the spray on burns but has not approved for treatment of necrotizing fasciitis. The process starts with collecting a small piece of patient’s skin and putting it in an enzyme that separates cells into a solution that’s sprayed onto the affected area, Foster said. In addition to its rapid healing properties, ReCell improves the look and function of the skin. Foster said doctors are puzzled that usually harmless bacteria that live on everyone’s skin can cause such a deadly disease. “We don’t understand why some people get and why some people don’t get it,” he said. People with weakened immune systems can be at risk of necrotizing fasciitis, but it is usually young, healthy people with no risk factors who get the disease. Lipinski just had “bad luck,” Foster said. The hospital usually has one to five patients with symptoms that look like flesh-eating bacteria but are simply bad infections. Lipinski had a true necrotizing fasciitis – the wound was big and required a lot of reconstruction.

Lipinski said that once she recovered from the sedation and became aware of what was going on, she was determined to get well. “I’m not going anywhere. I will get over this and get home,” Lipinski remembers telling her husband. Nathan Lipinski said he can’t wait for his wife to continue working on her recovery at home. She’ll need physical therapy after she leaves the hospital. He said his thoughts are about “what I can do for her to get her back to the wife that I love, get her back in her routine and make her as comfortable as possible.” Now Lipinski has other, important things on her mind. She’s eager to return to teaching. And her three kids made a list of things to do after she comes back. First on the list is snuggle time.

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County Supervisor Bill Gates: New River Area Plan Meeting April 18 PHOENIX – Join Supervisor Bill Gates and Maricopa County Staff for an information session as we discuss the process for updating the New River/ Daisy Mountain Area Plan on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Stepping Stones Academy in the Multi-Purpose Room located at 35812 N. 7th Street. In this meeting we will provide an overview of current regulatory statutes, an overview of the 1999 Area Plan, and discuss guidelines and a timeline as we move forward. This meeting will not specifically address any one issue as we will have multiple future meetings to address individual issues as they arise throughout the process. The normal Tuesday meeting on April 17 at noon has been cancelled and the Wednesday meeting held in its place. If you have questions, a concern, or need assistance on any issue please contact my office at District3@mail. or call 602-506-7562 NVSO: Announces dates for Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings Auditions PHOENIX - North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) is pleased to announce the first audition dates for the youth ensembles’ upcoming 2018-19 season.

NVSO provides a wonderful opportunity for all levels of youth string players, to include a nonaudition beginner’s group (North Valley Symphonettes), and opportunities for intermediate and advanced string players to audition and play in North Valley Youth Strings or North Valley Youth Orchestra. If you can meet weekly to rehearse and are willing to commit to the necessary practice, NVSO wants you in one of their three youth orchestras. Auditions are being scheduled for a variety of time slots on May 20, and June9-10. Audition instructions and excerpts can be found at the “Join Us” tab at the website, northvalleysymphony. org. If interested in auditioning, contact Josh Lynch at joshl@, or fill out the “Contact Us” page at the website. Schedule your audition as soon as possible – appointments will fill up quickly. North Valley Youth Orchestra and North Valley Youth Strings rehearse at the North Canyon H.S. band room and choir room Mondays, 5:00-6:30 p.m., beginning August 20. NVSO also offers a training orchestra, North Valley Symphonettes, that does not require an audition. NVS provides a fantastic way for young string players to experience playing in an

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New River/Desert Hills Community Association OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monthly “Representative Town Hall” meetings: 2nd Friday 9-11 AM

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At: Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical #145 - 1120 W Desert Hills Dr The New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) is dedicated to the preservation of our Community and its rural life style, as reflected by the Maricopa County Land Use Plan (Daisy Mountain Area Plan aka New River Area Plan). We are working to make our community the best in Arizona and we need your support. Please visit our website for more up to date information & maps to locations.

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orchestral environment, performing outside of school or private lessons. NVS is open to players with at least one year of experience or more, and rehearse Mondays at North Canyon H.S., 5:006:30 p.m., beginning August 20. If interested in joining North Valley Symphonettes, contact Music Director Kevin Kozacek at conductor@ All three NVSO youth ensembles will perform a free concert Saturday, May 5th, 3:30 p.m., at Cactus Shadows High School. Recycle Fashion Show during Planetpalooza Festival PHOENIX – WHAM Art Association and the city of Peoria are hosting a student and adult fashion show during the 3rd Annual Planetpalooza Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Westwing Park, 27100 N. Westwing Pkwy. This year, the festival will feature a Recycle Fashion Show where youth and adults can create high fashion looks using recycled materials, walk the runway and compete for prizes. For more information and for entry forms, visit www.peoriaaz. gov/recyclefashionshow. Final Concert of ProMusica Arizona’s 15th Season! PHOENIX – ProMusica Arizona singers will be joined on stage by church choirs for over 100 voices performing Sunrise Mass by modern composer Ola Gjeilo. The hauntingly beautiful arrangement for choir and strings can only be described as sublime. The orchestra takes the spotlight in the second half of the concert with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. A multimedia background of beautiful scenes from nature completes a truly exceptional experience. It’s a concert worthy of our 15th anniversary celebration not to be missed! The showtimes are as follows: • Friday, April 13 - 7:30 pm at American Lutheran Church,

17200 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City 85373 • Saturday, April 14 - 2:00 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 N 7th St, Phoenix 85022 • Sunday, April 15 - 2:00 pm at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale 85254 Ticket Prices: Adults $20; Seniors (65+)/Military $18; Students (16-22) $12; Children 15 and younger free with a paid adult; free student rush tickets are available 15 minutes before each performance, based on availability. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.PMAZ. org or call 623-326-5172. Tickets also available at Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry located in the Safeway shopping center in Anthem. Cave Creek & Carefree Italian Festival CAREFREE – The Carefree and Cave Creek Italia-America Club is a non-profit entity and our annual Carefree Italian Festival is our major fundraiser of the year. The festival takes place at Corrado’s Italian Restaurant at 100 Easy Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. • Below is a schedule of activities planned: • Bocce Ball for Fun • Grape stomping contest • Pizza Dough throwing contest • Italian Music • Gelato/Italian Ice/Italian Sodas • Espresso • Italian Classic Car Show • Italian Farmers Market • Kid Zone that includes-face painting, spaghetti eating contest and more! • Taste of Little Italyshowcasing most of the local Italian restaurants A portion of the proceeds to benefit Domestic Shelters, a service of Theresa’s Fund. For more information about the festival contact Michael Farrar at mikef.soho@ April Lunch and Learns at Merrill Gardens ANTHEM – Merrill Gardens

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community news at Anthem is hosting free Lunch and Learn workshops on Thursdays from April 12-26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s topics are: April 12, Sally Ann Martinez, Heaven’s Light Wellness; April 19, John Drew, Desert Foothills Landscape; April 26, Michael Otradovec, Ameriprise Financial Services. You must RSVP three days prior to the event, by calling 602-4576990 or visiting Merrill Gardens is located at 2800 W. Rose Canyon Circle. CAVE CREEK – Etania Jewelry & Boutique will be hosting a Trunk Show April 13 & 14. Our artist this month is Geoffrey Brown from Prescott. Born to a family of wit and artistry, Geoffrey Brown found early expression for his talents as a commercial artist in San Francisco. In 1970 he began turning his designs into brass and silver jewelry, selling as a street artist at festivals and to upscale stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue. He loved to explore San Francisco to sketch the beautiful wrought iron and stained-glass artwork of the city’s ornate homes. Most of these designs were classic Victorian and Nuevo period creations, and you can still see their influence in the flowing lines and asymmetric balance of Geoffrey’s current offerings. Geoffrey Brown is now a prominent jewelry designer and manufacturer in Northern Arizona. He has done work for the Phippen Museum and Arizona Highways. He has even had his ensembles worn by movie stars and to White House events. Geoffrey has been a goldsmith and has owned jewelry stores in the Prescott area since 1978 and currently designs for numerous galleries in the United States. Geoffrey’s designs are inspired by nature and reminiscent of Art Nouveau design. They are usually highlighted with unique, one-of-a-kind gemstones and include limited editions of rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants. He also offers original hand wrought pieces which are inspirations of the moment and

are not reproduced. Be sure to come in and see this unique, beautiful collection! They will be available for 2 days only at Etania Jewelry & Boutique, 6140 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Hours are 10:30 -6 both days. For more information, please call 602-429-0505. Six Gun Entertainment at Frontier Town CAVE CREEK – The Wild West will come alive with a vengeance on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Frontier Town in Cave Creek as awardwinning Six Gun Entertainment performs a western shootout show known as Frontier Justice at 12 p.m. Admission is free to the public. Six Gun Entertainment, LLC offers headlining, authentic Wild West theatrical stunt and acting performances for special events, stage, film and television; high quality production services; and acting and stunt coordination and direction for explosive action that mirrors the true Wild West. Frontier Town, is located at 6245 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Ariz.; for more information visit PVCC Bright Stars in Paradise Gala PHOENIX – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 6 p.m. The Paradise Valley Community College will hold a gala that benefits student scholarships. The event takes place at JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Saguaro Ballroom, 5350 East Marriott Drive. There will be live music,

dinner and cash bar, it is semiformal attire. Tickets are $130 and can be purchased at For further information contact Ellen Hedlund at ellen.hedlund or call 602-787-6684. Cave Creek Filiberto’s offers Monday Mini Taco Madness Cave Creek – Every Monday during the month of April 2018, Filiberto’s will offer Mini Taco Madness, five mini tacos filled to the brim and a medium soda for only $8, all day, all night long. In addition, the new restaurant will offer a bean and cheese burrito for only $3.50 during April! Filiberto’s Cave Creek is located at 31414 N. Cave Creek Road. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 6 a.m.-Midnight. For more information call 480-488-3624. Opportunity to learn about Democratic Candidates in AZ DESERT HILLS – Hear from and learn more about

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Democratic candidates running for office in 2018 at the next Arizona Legislative District 1 (LD1) Democrats meeting. This month’s speakers include Arizona Democratic Party Vice Chairman Jevin Hodge and candidates for the Arizona State and House of Representatives. The meeting is April 17 at 7 p.m. at Desert Mountain School located at 35959 N. 7th Ave. Desert Hills, 85086. LD1 Democrats was established to activate the Democrats living in the area between Anthem and Cave Creek. Visit for more information and maps. Cave Creek Museum Stamp Mill Run CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Museum has Arizona’s only fully operational ten-stamp ore crushing mill on April 14 at 1:30 p.m.! Come watch the ten 1000 lb. stamps slam down in synchronized precision, hear the pounding echo against the desert foothills, just as it did 100 years ago. Our stamp mill was carried down from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one operating within 5 miles of its original site.

This events is free of charge, although donations are cheerfully appreciated. Reservations are always suggested and may be made by calling 480-488-2764 or emailing: Black Canyon City rabies clinic, licensing BCC – On April 14 rabies vaccinations will be available at Ming and More located at 34430 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. An Animal Control Officer will be at the clinic to sell dog licenses. Cordes Lakes rabies clinic, licensing CORDES LAKES – On April 15 rabies vaccinations will be available at Holly’s Market, 15970 S Cordes Lakes Dr. from 10.a.m. – 2 p.m. An Animal Control Officer will be at the clinic to sell dog licenses. Any questions? – please call the Animal Control Office directly at 928-771-3282.


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Oh Loyola, how we prayed that you might win, but bravo to the basketball team from Chicago that had an incredible, thrilling, fantastic journey all the way to the Final Four. When a team ranks 46 and makes it to that sacred level of playing, it became almost more than we Americans could handle. Okay, so perhaps you were rooting for another team. Maybe your brackets got busted, but what a show we had. It was the amazing underdog story with a 98-year old nun thrown into the mix. Who says prayer is no longer in schools? Every kid who has taken a math test or tries out for a team, knows how to pray. And Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt showed us that praying for your team, sitting by the sidelines with rosary beads and asking God to shine a light on a few young men,

is a good thing. Perhaps it was a touching reminder that there is nothing “too small” to ask for when it comes to the Almighty. And Sister Jean has become the biggest selling bobblehead in the history of bobbleheads! A chaplain and honorary assistant coach for her beloved team, she is a star in her own right. A nun with a mission, giving encouragement and spiritual guidance to young athletes who broke through a 33- year championship drought. Maybe the reason people love sports so much is because it transports us to another world. Yes, the planet has troubles. There might be plenty to worry about. But then we watch sports and are suddenly able to witness greatness, and sometimes even miracles. How can anyone explain how Ester Ledecka from the Czech Republic won the Olympic downhill super-G gold medal when this was unthinkable, ridiculous and shocking? She sped down a mountain, beating the favorites, shocking the world! She is a snowboarder who borrowed skis and had the run of her life, stunning an impressive field of top athletes. The announcer at the games was in such disbelief,

he couldn’t even speak. Baseball season begins. Go watch a game at Chase Field and soak in the hoopla of a live organ player, delicious hotdogs, cold beer and the players that throw, hit, run and catch in ways that seem impossible. Speedballs at 95 miles-per-hour, batters connecting with the thwack of a broken bat, flyballs caught on the run, sliding and stealing bases, it’s all there for us to soak up and admire. Sports can lift us up, show us glory, make us cheer and let us appreciate the efforts of devoted athletes who Believe. Getting back to prayer, Sister Jean was there to comfort her team as they felt the sting of a heartbreaking loss and knew their Cinderella story had ended. Tears, grief and despair engulfed the young players. Sister Jean helped them feel pride in their great achievements and hope for another chance next year. “Your lives will never be the same,” she said softly to her team. “You have shown courage, skill and resolve beyond our wildest dreams. You are winners.” Amen Sister! Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@judy

Anthem to host ‘Go Green’ recycling event ANTHEM – Residents are invited to attend the Anthem Community Council’s semiannual Go Green event on April 14, from 8-11 a.m., at the Anthem Community Park lower parking lot. Participants must provide one form of Anthem residency identification before recycling items. Residents are asked to enter from Whitman Drive and exit onto Gavilan Peak Parkway in order to assist with traffic flow; must be in line by 11 a.m. to participate. Republic Services, with assistance from Pro-Shred, Safety Kleen, Lighting Resources LLC, Goodwill, MCSO and other community partners, make the event possible

for residents to recycle items. A summarized list of acceptable items includes (subject to change): • Computer equipment • Point-of-sale equipment • Telecom equipment • Printing equipment • A/V equipment: • Batteries: • Electronic components • Other electronic items: test, lab and medical equipment (no radioactivity), cables and wire, connectors, ballasts, power strips, etc.; • Household appliances: Items containing Freon will not be accepted; • Latex and water-based paint: Up to five gallons; note deposit is measured by

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PHOENIX – Do you love to laugh? Do you love good food and drinks? Looking to escape reality for a few hours? Then look no further than Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy located east of the Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix. Owners Rick and Tammy Bronson have owned the North Phoenix comedy club since its inception, which will be four years this summer. However, they are no newbies to the entertainment venue scene, the Bronson’s have venues in Canada, Minnesota and soon in New Jersey. Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy is open six nights a week providing drinks, foods and most importantly a large supply of laughter for its audiences. “Guests come here to laugh!” said Rick Bronson.

The comedy isn’t the only thing that is top-notch here either. Several of the guests come here just for Rick’s Canadian inspired Poutine. For you desert dwellers out there who may not be familiar, poutine is a hearty dish of French fries that are topped with gravy and cheese curds. A full complete dinner menu with gluten free and vegetarian options are available throughout all shows and they also offer “Dinner & Show” packages. Guests that spend over $25 on food or drinks will receive one complimentary ticket to a future show. The Heckler Lounge is located just adjacent to the comedy club and is open before and after each show serving up signature cocktail drinks. An upcoming special presentation at the club is Fortune

Feimster, who is a performer and writer on “Chelsea Lately” and is a series regular actor on “the Mindy Project” playing the character nurse Colette. She will be performing shows at the club on April 20-21. Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy has shows nightly Tuesday through Sunday, and two shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests must be at least 16 years or older, and minors must be accompanied by an adult or parent. “We Love what we do! We Love Comedy!” Rick said. “We Love our Audiences! What can we say, we are passionate about what we do.” The comedy club is located at 5350 E. High Street #105 in Phoenix. For more information about upcoming shows or tickets visit or call 480-420-3553.

MCSO warns public about phone scam impersonating employees TARA ALATORRE STAFF

NEW RIVER – The Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office is alerting residents about a phone call scam that has callers impersonating law enforcement officials demanding immediate payment from victims for unpaid fines or missed jury duty . The caller impersonates an MCSO employee and states that immediate payment must made by sending a money order

or by meeting them in person to collect the payment. The victims are led to believe that if they do not pay immediately a warrant will be issued and they will risk being arrested, according to MCSO. The scammers are successful in convincing their victims because they reference personal information including name, date of birth and phone numbers.

MCSO wants to remind residents that MCSO will not ever ask for money over the phone or request to meet you in person to take your money. If you receive an unusual phone call from someone identifying themselves as MCSO staff, do not provide your personal information. Report the phone call to the MCSO non-emergency number at 602-876-1011.

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northbound or southbound, and its access would be controlled by a series of gates or another similar mechanism along with signs indicating that the lanes are open for use. The flex lanes or reversible lanes would have northbound access near Black Canyon City and southbound access near Sunset Point. The flex lanes would allow traffic to flow better by opening an additional lane when needed during peak times and could be used when needed for holiday congestion or accidents. The improvements were spurred on by a study ADOT

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In The Kingdom of Glass

Pictured: Charlie Wolter’s glass artwork “Creekside Autumn.” SHEA STANFIELD

There are few things in life more brilliant and uplifting than the gleaming, shimmering, and transparent glow of colored glass illuminating our world. Local artist, Charlie Wolter, is one of the grand masters in the kingdom of fused glass design and construction. Growing up in a small farming community in Minnesota Charlie was a long way from the glass presence that occupied the larger cities. After high school he attended North Dakota State University, in Fargo, N.D., where he played football while working toward his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation Charlie moved to Northern Illinois where he began his career in the aerospace industry. During his climb up the career ladder he would hit the rungs of Rockford, Ill.; Arlington, TX.; San Francisco, Calif. and finally, Long Beach where he met his wife Joanie. Nearing the culmination

of his career, Charlie became aware of a need for a new rocket nozzle coating system to protect metal nozzles from erosion and oxidation. Within a year, Charlie had not only completed the development effort, but had the coating qualified for use on the guidance system nozzles on a new defense missile program. The coating has become the baseline on a number of additional development programs. While living in Long Beach, Charlie started working in stained glass. He began by making windows for their home and was soon commissioned to make windows for friends’ homes as well. In November 2006, after several vacations to Sedona, Ariz. Charlie and Joanie decided they had found their perfect retirement area, and by June 2007 they were happy homeowners there. Retirement, in the common definition, was not in the stars for Charlie, he immediately

started a consulting business. While Charlie was busy with that, Joanie became an active member at the Sedona Arts Center. Because of her involvement Charlie became increasingly interested in the arts and accepted a position on the Center’s board. During this time Charlie also took a class in fused glass. “Fused glass was a natural fit for me with an existing glass hobby and much of my career involving the thermal processing of exotic aerospace materials,” as Charlie remembers. He then traveled to Las Vegas to the Glass Craft and Bead Expo where he took additional classes in fused glass. He then took what he learned from his instructors and integrated it into his own techniques. Today, Charlie and Joanie Wolter, live in North Scottsdale where they both have home studios under the name of Cuvee (a blend of humor, creativity, imagination and media). He and Joanie both are members of the Sonoran Arts League and a host studio during the annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour held each November. Charlie is honored to be the artist and creator of the 2016 and 2017 Blue and Gold Gala Award for the Arizona Agricultural Education/ Future Farmers of America

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If you live in or near the city, go outside and listen to the world. There is constantly some kind of noise humming about in the atmosphere. When you venture into nature or far outside of the city limits, the quiet can be comforting. However, it can be somewhat unnerving and lonesome. Silence is a powerful tool in cinema, it can heighten a scene of drama, play a critical role for a punchline in comedy, or rattle the nerves in horror films. Alfred Hitchcock was a master of using silence to heighten suspense to effectively craft perfect horror scenes. Think about the moments of silence in “Psycho” or the wordless moment in “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Hitchcock understands that silence, in its many different forms, is one of the most effective tools in a filmmaker’s skill set. John Krasinski, famous for his role in “The Office” television show, writes and directs the new horror film “A Quiet Place.” Playing with silence as the tool for tension, Mr. Krasinski crafts an exceptional horror film that utilizes an effective arrangement of classic horror movie tropes and setups to make a simplistic premise pulse with suspense.

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while taking in some of the most pristine, exclusive desert landscapes in the entire Valley. The non-profit organization has conserved 750 acres on 25 preserves to date through the cooperation of public and private partnerships. DFLT is an accredited land trust and was formed in 1991. It is led by an all-volunteer board conserving the most sensitive and important spaces in Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale, which is considered the desert foothills of Arizona. “In 2016, the Land Trust was awarded renewed and accredited status at the highest level by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission – a mark of distinction in the land trust community,” said DFLT Executive Director, Vicki Preston. Ten of the preserves are open to the public for passive recreation, and the four preserves not open to the public allow for seldom guided hikes with small groups, which are free and normally offered October through April. “Other than the cave, we offer occasional hikes to our H.B. Wallace Preserve at Lone Mountain, Cottonwood Canyon Preserve and Sierra Vista Sanctuary; all which are not preserves open to the public,” she said. These private guided hikes are with trained stewards and docents that share their knowledge about the flora, fauna and history that make each place so unique and special. The Foothills Focus joined

DFLT on their “Preserve at the Cave Tour” on March 3, on a perfect desert spring day. The cave preserve is on a private 15acre conservation easement that was granted to the trust in 1996. It sits adjacent to two other easements are about 13 acres in total, for a total of 30-acres of protected land surrounding the cave and the creek. “We use the word cave pretty liberally, it is actually a 100foot rock outcropping that was naturally carved into a cliff,” Preston said to the group of about 12 eager people at the DFLT office before the hike. The cave hike is great for beginners, it is only about a mile and a half round trip. It basically begins off the driveway of a home with a decent right down to the Cave Creek wash, which is one of the last free flowing creeks in the county. As soon as your boots hit the wash, a giant cottonwood tree towers over you. It almost serves as a reminder that despite the cacti and creosote surrounding the entire area, this is indeed a riparian eco system that is alive and thriving. “Usually the creek is flowing this time of year, but with the horrible drought we are in right now it happens to be dry today,” said Preston as we set off to the cave. The trail gently meanders on the flat, sandy areas of the wash and is surrounded by some of the biggest, healthiest saguaros I have ever seen – and I am second-generation Phoenician. Although the hike is only a little over a mile it takes about three hours to complete because DFLT volunteers stop and take the time to explain the different species of cactus,

Pictured: Steve Jones, a DFLT docent and biologist holds a carved bone tool found in the cave.

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The Foothills Focus birds, edible plants, geological formations and historical context of the area. “The Gila woodpeckers love these berries,” Steve Jones, a geologist and botanist that volunteers for DFLT says to the hikers, while pointing out a desert mistletoe. “If you are ever walking in the desert and smell a wonderful sweet and spicy smell it is probably this plant.” Shortly after the hiking group literally stops to smell the flowers, we hear a rustling in the shrubs, someone spots deer only a few feet away from us; unphased they slowly move out of the area. Once we get into the cave the temperature immediately drops, it is about 60-feet wide, and 50feet high and deep. Geologists say it was naturally carved from wind and the water-flow from Cave Creek, which is estimated to have flowed for millions of years. This place is notable not only for it’s cave, but because of its historical significance as well as some ties to some of the quirky characters of Cave Creek. The site was occupied for 11,000 years, first by Hohokam and in more recent history by the Tonto Apache tribe. There are several petroglyphs on the cave walls that date back over 2,000 years, worn floor mortars and a smoke-stained ceiling, all left behind from past residents. It is also the presumed location of the Christmas Day Indian massacre that happened in 1873 after a battle ensued between the U.S. Calvary and small band of renegade Apaches living in the cave. “They refused to go to the reservations and in the winter, they would come here, and they would grind their corn and hunt deer, this was a primary location for them,” said Chuck Holt, one of our guides on the hike who is giving an oral history of the cave. After they were discovered they army attacked, and nine Apaches were shot dead. The living tribe members watched the Calvary burn their food stored for the winter as part of the “surrender or starve” enforcement of the Indian Removal Act.

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Pictured: DFLT Executive Director shows hikers the floor mortars used by Native Americans that once resided in the cave.

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Then, in the early 1900’s the cave became the final home of a notorious local, Edward G. Cave, or “Old Rackensack,” a miner and raconteur. He was rumored to have given Cave Creek its name, but historians debunked the myth later. Once he became older and could not live alone, he was placed in a home, but refused to stay there and demanded that they let him live in the cave by himself. ‘He lived there collecting $6 a month from the government

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In Loving Memory: Mary K. Williams CAVE CREEK – Mary K. Williams, born July 27, 1927, in McKeesport, Penn., and recently died at age 90. She was a 40-year resident of Cave Creek, Ariz., and also resided in Fairfield, Conn. from 1967 to 1978. Mary K. married William F. “Bill” Williams in 1951, sharing 59 years with him until his passing in 2010. Mary K. attended Millersville State Teacher’s College in Penn., pursuing studies in Secretarial/Admin. She typed and edited Bill’s first book, “Principles of Automated Information Retrieval” in 1965. Later, Mary K. worked as the Secretary of the Cave Creek Elementary School. Mary K. played tennis and golf; traveled to many exotic locales; was an accomplished bridge player, and an amateur archeologist. After her secretarial career, Mary K. earned her Real Estate License and worked for Cave Creek Realty and Russ Lyon Realty, among others. Over the years, she held several positions at the Cave Creek - Carefree Association of Realtors, including that of President, in 1991. Mary K. was a member of the Mother’s Club, the Cave Creek Archeological Society and Our Lady’s Guild at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree. Her family remembers Mary K. for her laughter, her joyous spirit, her loving kindness and her optimistic, can-do attitude. Mary K. is survived by daughters, Monica Smith of Tempe; and Kathryn Williams, with whom she lived in Cave Creek for her final 7 years of life;

her grandchildren Michael Smith, Rachel Smith and Lawrence Williams; and 3 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Larry; grandson, Colin; sisters, Claire and Anna Mae; and brother, William. Love and appreciation go to Olga Ciurdas who was her caregiver as well as her beloved friend for 5 years. Services for Mary K. are as follows: Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, will be held at St. Paul Roman Catholic Parish Church, 330 W. Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85023. A Reception will be held in the Church Hall at noon. Afterward, Mary K. will be lovingly interred at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Road. All are invited to attend.

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(ACOE) designated “National Area of Open Space (NAOS).” The parcel is a part of the 404-mitigation planning and was set aside specifically for drainage when the Anthem development was originally built. “They [ACOE] served us the day before we signed our agreement, so it was a little late in the game,” said Troy Day, EPCOR’s Vice President of Operations in Arizona. The setback in the construction is unsettling for many residents who rely on water deliveries because their wells have dried up, or they are not connected to a municipal water source. The City of Phoenix will cut off water haulers access to fire













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hydrants for residential water deliveries on April 30, because the companies were using dust permits for home water deliveries, which is against code and infringing on the city’s 100-year water plan. The ACOE has been working with EPCOR since March to resolve the situation so the utility company can finally break ground and provide hundreds of residents with drinking water. The ACOE suggested that the parcel of land could be removed from the NAOS designation for an expedited solution. “The Corps have been just awesome,” Day said. The Anthem Community Council sent the official letter requesting that the parcel be removed as a NAOS to the ACOE Los Angeles office, and it is waiting for

approval. Once Anthem and EPCOR receive approval, the muchanticipated construction can finally begin. “They’ve [ACOE] have been amazing, this is all out of their goodwill,” Day said. “They did not have to agree to remove the designation.” Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, who represents the New River area, was not available for comment at the time this article was written, but he has worked with the City in the past by getting deadlines extended. Gates will be holding a community meeting on April 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Stepping Stones Academy at 35812 North 7th Street. There is no date set yet for when the water station will be completed because everything is contingent on the ACOE’s approval.



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PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is proposing amendments to the rules that manage the taking and handling of wildlife within public state lands and parks after the FiveYear Review Report was recently released and prepared for the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council. According to the report the commission is proposing to replace the term “individual” with “person,” for all rules where applicable, with person being defined as a corporation, company, partnership, firm association or society as well as a natural person. AZGFD Commission also recognized the need

to evaluate the use of trail cameras as it relates to fair chase hunting ethics and directed the department to evaluate and make recommendations to prohibit use of trails cameras that send a wireless remote signal to another electronic device. In addition, AZGFD is proposing to amend the definition of “aircraft” to address the use of drones and amend the rules to address the use of hybrid devices for the taking of wildlife, due to the significant increase of their use. The changes also address “smart guns.” The review report addresses 20 rules in total under the AZGFD’s Article 3, “Taking and Handling Wildlife,” that include hunting, fishing, tagging and trapping wildlife within state lands.

Public comments about the proposed rulemaking will be accepted through April 15: • E-mail: rulemaking@, or jcook@ • U.S. Mail: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Jay Cook, Regional Supervisor FOR6, 7200 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85207. • Telephone: Jay Cook, Regional Supervisor (480) 324-3540. The final rule will be presented at its May 4 meeting at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 700 W. Beale St., Kingman. Visit https://www.azgfd. com/agency/rulemaking/.

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Pet of the week: Javi ANTHEM – Meet Javi! A 10-pound Black and White Domestic long hair cat. Approximately 5 years old. Just look at those cute paws! This sweet feline is shy with new people, but once he gets to know you will follow you around to keep you company. His favorite thing is to curl up in sunny spot and take a cat nap or curl up on your lap. He is litter box trained and understands “stop,” “down,” and “no,” commands. Javi knows what he wants and will meow to let you know when he wants attention or more food. Javi is an indoor cat, up to date on shots, and will be microchipped soon. If you would like to meet Javi please fill out a matchmaker form at form/41676646153157. His adoption fee is $40.

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