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Extreme heat, other environmental factors could threaten health of Arizona residents BY KATRIONA MARTIN CRONKITE NEWS
PHOENIX – If you think it’s hot now, just wait: Some climate researchers predict Arizona’s warming climate will have a substantial effect on water supplies and demand by 2060. Not all climate forecasts are so dire, but experts say Arizonans need to prepare for extreme heat, drought and related events. The problem is not centuries in the future, they say, it’s immediate. Last year was the warmest on record in Arizona, and 2018 is on pace to eclipse that. Experts predict temperatures will rise an
additional 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next seven decades. With more heat, researchers say, comes more air pollution and allergens. The Colorado River reservoirs on which Arizonans depend are expected to dwindle due to rising temperatures and an expanding population, and microorganisms that flourish in extreme heat put those water supplies at risk. If these predictions, which have been published by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and a EXTREME HEAT continued on page 13
Beat the heat at a new indoor YMCA offering 1,600 free swim lessons, adventure park in Peoria proclaims Safety Around Water Week PEORIA – A new $1.3 million indoor family adventure park, Uptown Jungle, is having its grand opening on May 1819 in Peoria. Uptown Jungle is part of a growing franchise of indoor air-conditioned parks that are designed to engage families to be healthy and active together while in a safe, clean and friendly environment suitable for all ages. Uptown Jungle’s grand opening is May 18 from 3 to 9 p.m. and May 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. located at 7608 W. Cactus Road. Everyone who attends the grand opening event will receive a free 30-minute pass for their next visit. Unlike the traditional trampoline park, where jumping
is most prominent, the founders of Uptown Jungle wanted to do something totally different. The multi-leveled indoor adventure park is a 15,000 square-foot air-conditioned facility filled floor to ceiling with an interconnected maze of play structures, climbing walls, trampolines and warrior courses; all designed to let kids explore while challenging them and revealing the superhero in any child. “At Uptown Jungle, we see guest visits as an escape for the untamed child in all of us. That’s why we encourage kids to come in ready for a challenge and NEW INDOOR PARK continued on page 8
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Pictured from left to right: Gina Kaegi, the marketing director for Carefree; Darian Townsend, Olympic Gold Medalist and YMCA swim coach; and Tracy McCormick, a board member of the Desert Foothills YMCA, after proclaiming Safety Around Water Week. Photo courtesy of Tara Alatorre/Staff
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PHOENIX – The summer heat has officially arrived in the Phoenix Valley, and unfortunately as temperatures soar, so do the incidents of fatal drownings. In an effort to reduce the number of drownings in Arizona, the Valley of the Sun YMCA is offering free swim lessons from May 21-25 to the first 1,600 registrants, which are open to non-swimmers from ages six months to adults at all 13 of its locations. Registration is open now and must be done in person at a VALLEY YMCA
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TEMPE – The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame had its induction ceremony on May 3 at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, which paid tribute to five incredible women who played a significant role in the state’s history, shaping our state forever – and for the better. The posthumously honored women were selected by a committee based on their contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, which played a significant role in Arizona’s history. The induction ceremony is part of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame’s (AWHF) broader goal of sharing the stories of women that changed our state and nation’s history with their courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion and creativity. “We strive to educate society about the great women of our past,” states the AZWHF mission.
The 2018 AWHF inductees were: Erma Bombeck (19271996), Josefina Franco (1897-1972), Maria Garcia (1898-unknown), Margaret Injasoulian (1936-2015) and Bridgie M. Porter (1894-1960). In recent years the AZWHF also introduced a Hall of Fame for living legacies. The 2018 Living Legacy inductees were: Alison Levine, who is one of only 40 people in the world to complete the Adventure Grand Slam (climbing the highest peaks
on every continent plus skiing both north and south poles); and Mary Jo West who was the first prime-time television anchorwoman in Arizona in 1976 covering taboo topics (at the time) such as rape and mental health. Although the AWHF had a 10-year hiatus after state legislatures stopped supporting the program when it inducted Margaret Sanger Slee in 1991, there has been a growing resurgence and popularity of the program since inductions were resumed by the state in 2002. This year’s AWHF ceremony was sold out, which is not surprising with the shifting cultural attitudes that are supporting female empowerment, including viral campaigns shedding light on sexual assault and discrimination such as the Me Too and Times Up movements. “Before me too, there was a we too movement,” said Brenda Thomson, an executive committee member of AWHF, during her welcome speech at the ceremony. With the 2018 inductees added to the Legacy Hall of Fame, there are now 113 women that have been inducted. The following is a brief synopsis of the five newest legacy inductees to the AWHF. Erma Brombeck Brombeck was a syndicated columnist that was carried by 900 newspapers at the height of her popularity. She celebrated the extraordinary and ordinary,
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Deer Valley Family Resource Center Summer Activities GLENDALE – We have lots of exciting parenting activities coming to the Family Resource Center this summer! Classes will begin on June 1st. Registration for classes will begin on May 15th at 9 a.m. (deervalley. ce.eleyo.com). Locations for our programming this summer will be at Copper Creek Elementary, 7071 W. Hillcrest Blvd. Summer hours will be Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oak’s Diner & Flapjacksdebuts “Cod You Eat It All,” Fish Fry CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek’s infamous Oak’s Diner & Flapjacks has launched “Cod You Eat It All,” its first all-you-can-eat cod fish fry on Saturday evenings from 5-9 p.m. The cod entrée is accompanied by coleslaw and an order of large french fries. Oak’s Diner and Flapjacks is located at 6219 E. Cave Creek Road in historic Cave Creek, Ariz. and the phone number is 480.488.5704. Oak’s Diner & Flapjacks debuts “Getting Back to Basics” menu May 9, 2018, Cave Creek,
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Arts at the Rocks concert series CAREFREE – “Arts at the Rocks” Concert Series is excited to bring “Sing-a-Long with Cal;” an opportunity to sing golden Broadway favorites accompanied by Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg at the piano. Maestro Kellogg began his career in the symphonic concert hall, performing with such orchestras as the Antwerp Philharmonic, Monte Carlo Symphony, and Israel Sinfonietta, to name a few. Closer to home he has conducted the Symphony of the Southwest and collaborated with the Arizona Opera. Mark your calendar and join us Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 PM at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Hwy. Participate in the sing-a-long or listen and enjoy with a smile. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Memory Café PHOENIX – Jewish Family & Children’s Service is pleased to announce its June Memory Café will feature the multi-talented musical artist, Dr. Lynne Haeseler. The event will take place at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Haeseler is a versatile artist who has performed internationally and nationally as a soloist, accompanist and dance pianist. Haeseler has distinguished herself as an inventive and integrative
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PEORIA – Jessica Morrison Allstate Agency opened its doors on March 1 in the Vistancia area, and it is a full-service insurance agency that offers home, auto, renters, landlord, motorcycle, ATV, life and business insurance. The insurance agency’s takes a holistic approach to insuring individuals and families against liabilities and its bestselling products are home
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PHOENIX – Brandon Draper was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of an off-duty Daisy Mountain Firefighter. Draper was arrested in January 2017 for an incident at a Phoenix strip club that resulted in the death 37-year-old firefighter Luke Jones. During an altercation Draper,
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Life jacket exchange events start statewide on May 19 PHOENIX — Have an old, worn out life jacket? Swap it for a new one. 2018 marks the 10year anniversary of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) life jacket exchange program, and it’s starting with a statewide push to ensure everyone in Arizona is safe on the water this summer. Last year AZGFD swapped more than 800 old life jackets for brand new, fully functioning life jackets in the person’s appropriate size. And this year the department is aiming to reach 1,700 people with new life jackets — a record-setting number for the state. “Life jackets save lives,” said Josh Hoffman, AZGFD’s boating safety education coordinator. “The exchange events are an amazing opportunity for Arizona’s boaters and paddlers to make sure they have a life jacket that fits correctly and is in good condition.” From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19, AZGFD is holding life jacket exchange events at eight locations throughout the state: • Bartlett Lake: Jojoba Ramp • Canyon Lake: Palo Verde Ramp • Lake Havasu City: Windsor 4
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• Lake Pleasant: 10 Lane Ramp • Saguaro Lake: Main Ramp • Bullhead: BCFD Fire Station #2-1230 Hwy 95 • Meadview: Lake Mead Plaza, 330 Meadview Boulevard • Willow Springs: Boat Ramp During the exchanges, people with old, worn out and lesseffective life jackets can swap them for a new one, while supplies last. Please note that Type I and Type II life jackets will not be accepted. Before heading out on the water, it’s important that boaters check to ensure that their life jackets are in good condition and that they are the right size and fit for passengers. When inspecting life jackets, look for any rips or tears, missing straps, broken fasteners, and to ensure that the flotation hasn’t shifted. Based on observations from AZGFD’s boating education program, life jackets should be inspected each boating season due to the environment’s impact on their materials. State law requires all passengers 12 years old and younger to wear a life jacket while on board and each passenger must have a properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guardapproved life jacket available. May 19 is also the start of National Safe Boating Week, an effort to spread the message that wearing a life jacket is the simplest way to ensure an individual’s safety on the water. Drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2016, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Of those, approximately 83 percent were not wearing a life jacket. Those statistics are reflected in Arizona: There were 12 recreational boating fatalities in the state last year, and in the majority of cases (eight), the individual drowned and was not wearing a life jacket.
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Valley YMCA branch. The free lessons are part of National Water Safety Month and YMCA’s Safety Around Water program, which are designed to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills to keep children safe around and in water. “We are one of the worst state’s in the nation for drownings,” said Darian Townsend, an Olympic Gold Medalist and YMCA swim coach, at the press conference last week. “To have that statistic be a part of a sport I love and the water that I love is really scary, and it is something that we want to change.” The YMCA had a press conference at the Maryvale Family YMCA on May 9 to announce the free water safety lessons along with its partners, the Phoenix Fire Department, SRP and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona (DCPA). “Before you swim you’ve got to become water safe,” Townsend said. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 and is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14 in the U.S. In 2016, Arizona had 78 water related incidents and 52 of those incidents were adults, according to the DCPA. “We lose more adults to drownings in this state than
we do children,” said Melissa Sutton, the president of the DCPA. “In 2018, we have already had 22 waterrelated incidents. Ten of those have been fatal, five of them have been pediatrics, five of them adults.” Sutton says that despite the grim numbers, drownings have decreased substantially over the years as organizations, first responders and communities have become more engaged in educating communities about water safety. In 1988, Arizona had 64.8 drowning incidents per 100,000 kids, today it is only 8.1 incidents per 100,000 kids, which Sutton says proves that drowning prevention education is making a difference. “Its up to all of us to educate as much as we can, and we are making a difference,” said Sutton. Dan Chetham, the division chief for the Phoenix Fire Department spoke at the press conference last Wednesday as well, and he stressed the importance of having the appropriate adult supervision while watching children around the water. “It only takes a few seconds, so please be diligent,” said Chetham. “Utilize these great classes and facilities at the Y here in your community.” Ensuring that the supervising adult is physically capable of a rescue, knows how to perform CPR and is vigilant
The Foothills Focus about keeping their eyes on the swimmers are all important factors in preventing a drowning, the fire chief reiterated. “The impact of a drowning, it doesn’t stop there with the victim, the ripple effect that it has with the family, the ripple effect that it has on the community, even for us first responders,” said Chetham To reinforce the importance of proper adult supervision around water SRP is providing a new tool called the Water Watcher tag, which is a large badge that is worn by the designated adult supervising children around water. The Water Watcher tag includes a pledge to actively watch all children by keeping your eyes on the water, avoiding distractions, calling 9-1-1 in an emergency and using CPR if a drowning does occur. SRP printed 10,000 tags and they will be available at YMCA locations, including the Desert Foothills location in Carefree starting May 21. The Town of Carefree was present at the press conference and made a formal proclamation along with eight other municipalities to make May 21-25 Safety Around Water Week. The free swim lessons will be donated every year during the newly proclaimed Safety Around Water Week, which is donated from community partners like SRP and other donors. Peyton Tune, the Chief
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Local realtor donates 55 pet beds to Maricopa Animal Control
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ADOT gains drones through federal program Will help with bridge inspections, highway surveying work
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SCOTTSDALE — Jenafer Forrest, an affiliate agent with the Scottsdale at Pinnacle Peak office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and her friend Savannah Bogat made 55 pet beds, which they donated to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. “When we sold a recent house, we had a half-dozen large, yardsized trash bags full of linens, towels, pillows and blankets. I wanted to donate everything, but much of it was old and too well worn, so I decided to make pet beds for local shelters,” said Forrest. “The animals should be very comfy until they find their ‘furr-ever’ homes.” Forrest sewed 55 pet beds out of pillowcases, beach towels, shower curtains and horse saddle pads, and Bogat stuffed them with towels, sheets, foam mattress toppers and even an old terry cloth bathrobe. “Maricopa County Animal Care and Control graciously and gratefully accepted the beds,” said Forrest. “I took my son Carter with me...he was comforted knowing that the cats and dogs would have soft, homemade beds until they are adopted.” For more information about Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, visit coldwellbankerhomes.com.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding drones to help its engineering staff safely and more efficiently inspect hard-toreach areas on some bridges and perform surveying work along state highways. Through a federal innovative technology grant, ADOT has eight new aerial drones that will be part of the agency’s mission to enhance safety and efficiency while shortening highway project delivery time. The grant to fund the drones is from the Federal Highway Administrationsponsored Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation program. “We are committed to building a culture of innovation at ADOT to improve the safety and reliability of a statewide transportation system that millions of people depend on every day,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. The drones provide ADOT with an important tool for maintaining safe bridges. “State highway bridge inspections will still be done by our inspectors, but as an example, a drone can help our teams safely get video or photos of places that are difficult to see,” said David Eberhart, ADOT state bridge engineer. The drones will go into service later this year, after selected
ADOT employees go through training in order to be certified as drone pilots. “Drones will play a role in surveying areas near state highways where rock fall or ground movement are potential hazards,” said J.J. Liu, manager of geotechnical services for ADOT’s Bridge Group. “We’re focused on the safety of the traveling public in monitoring such locations. A drone can collect photos and other information across a larger survey area while helping to keep engineers or geologists out of harm’s way.” In addition to the eight new drones, ADOT has already been using one drone since last year for a variety of purposes, including surveying a section of State Route 88 northeast of Apache Junction damaged by storm runoff last year. Drone video gathered by ADOT’s Engineering Surveys Section assisted agency staff in preparing for a repair project last fall. The Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation this spring approved the use of $18,100 in federal funds and $4,525 in state matching funds for the new ADOT drones. The council was formed in 2012 as part of a Federal Highway Administration program to implement innovative and efficient investments in transportation infrastructure.
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Art and the Metaphysics of Life
Pictured: Arlen Madole’s watercolor titled “Charlie’s Garden.”
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It has been said that watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life, a mirror to one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful. Unpredictable and colorful are two of the many descriptors for local artist, Arlen Madole’s life. Her enthusiasm for embracing the unpredictable opportunities in life are transformed into a stream of brilliantly executed watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings. Growing up in western Montana, Arlen always thought of herself as an artist. Arlen’s grandfather was a graphic artist and designer for Irish linen mills in Belfast, Ireland, where fine fabrics were manufactured. Without a doubt, her grandfathers designed linens would become staples in early American households and celebrations. Arlen intuitively knew, from a young age, she had the ability of being creative, a gift she relies on, “like a true friend.” She was formally educated
at Boise State University where she received a Bachelor’s in Education, and then completed her Master’s in Adult Education with an emphasis on International Language at Oregon State University, in Corvallis. After graduation Arlen traveled worldwide teaching art, taking workshops, visiting museums and galleries. She also worked with a Japanese corporation, in Yokohama, teaching executives advanced English in negotiations. Eventually, she moved to Thailand where she worked as an English instructor with university personnel and traveled the country. Although her job was primarily as an English teacher while overseas she continued to teach adult watercolor classes in her home. Once she completed her time in Asia, Arlen moved to Idaho where she married her husband James, a retired Army Colonel, who also taught English as his second career.
They opened First Street Gallery in Eagle, Idaho where Arlen continued teaching with adults and helped high school students prepare their portfolios for university entrance. When Arlen and James decided to retire Arizona was their first choice. They had many family and friends in Surprise, so that became their destination. Today, Arlen is a member of the Sun City Grand Art Club, Vanguard Artists and Neu Art Group, this provides her with the opportunity to exhibit in venues throughout the valley including Surprise City Hall, the Colonnade, HQ Gallery and Holland Gallery in Carefree, just to name a few. Arlen continues to teach and this summer she will conduct workshops at WHAM in Surprise. To view a selection of Arlen Madole’s watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings visit Arlenm. fineartstudioonline.com or artbyarlen.blogspot.com. Arlen can be contacted by email at email@example.com for updates on her scheduled exhibits and adult art classes. Contact Arts Columnist, Shea Stanfield, on flowingquill@ yahoo.com.
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movie review LIFE OF THE PARTY Dir: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Adria Arjona, Molly Gordon, Luke Benward, and Maya Rudolph Monte’s Rating 2.00 out of 5.00
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variety of sources, come true, the health of Arizonans could quickly be at risk, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Climate and Health Program website. One Vice reporter even said Phoenix would become unlivable. “Heat places a lot of stress on the body, and humans and animals need to get some daily relief from the heat,” said Nancy Selover, the state climatologist for Arizona. “If there is no air-conditioned place they can go for relief, people with underlying health problems may be at risk. This is a problem for people with heart conditions, respiratory conditions and the elderly.” Also of concern are extreme weather events, such as dust storms and heat waves, which are expected to become more common due to climate change and other factors. These events also pose higher risks to human health, according to the CDC. 2017 was the warmest year on record for Arizona, with the hottest day reaching 119 degrees on June 20 – 3 degrees lower than the record set in June 1990. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center estimates that 2018 will be another record-breaking year. The first month of 2018 was the third warmest January recorded for Phoenix, which is one of the fastest warming cities in the country. “We are seeing warmer temperatures statewide over the past 30 or so years, both in the daytime temperatures and the nighttime temperatures,” Selover said. Urban areas are seeing larger temperature increases than rural areas, Selover said. Emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are among the factors suspected of contributing to increasing temperatures. “The natural environment of the desert and the irrigated agriculture both cool very quickly at night, so they do not exhibit the warmer nights that the city does,” Selover said. “That is a climate change that is totally attributable to our activities.” Phoenix is ranked the second-fastest warming city in the United States, according to the World Atlas website – Prescott was fifth and Tucson seventh on the list. Arizona’s 7 million residents already struggle with higher temperatures and hotter seasons, and Selover said it will only get worse for their health. Preparing now for these events will help “ensure that our communities are adequately prepared for health challenges,” according to the CDC’s Climate and Health Program website. The following depicts the potential
health effects for Arizona residents as climate change and additional factors contribute to the rising temperatures in Arizona. Hover over the data for more information. (Graphics by Katriona Martin/Cronkite News) Heat The state’s average temperature is projected to increase by more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit by 2090, according to States at Risk, a project through Climate Central, a nonprofit news organization aimed at showing Americans the impacts of climate change. This means that heat waves could become more common, which will particularly affect Arizonans unable to shelter from the heat. This includes more than 200,000 people living
in poverty, ages 5 and younger or 65 and older, who are especially vulnerable to the heat, according to States at Risk. This number is likely to increase if the warming trend continues. Water and food As Arizona gets hotter, demand for water will increase, thus reducing the supply. “We are currently in the 23rd year of a drought,” Selover said. “We have had 37-year dry periods in the past without any warning that might be related to greenhouse gases, so we can’t automatically blame the drought on climate change, but the two are likely related.” Lake Mead, one of Arizona’s main
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water sources, has dropped more than 7 feet since 2011 and continues to fluctuate, according to the USBR. Arizona relies on what the Environmental Protection Agency calls intermittent, ephemeral and headwater streams (I/E/H) for public drinking water, according to an EPA analysis, but air pollution and growing populations of microorganisms could contaminate those supplies. The Colorado River supplies Arizona with 39 percent of its water, according to the USBR. A water shortage could cause food shortages, which could lead to malnutrition, according to the EPA. Air From 1980 to 2015, CO2 from fossil fuels in Arizona have increased by 38.2 million metric tons. As this number continues to rise, breathing difficulties and respiratory diseases will increase, according to the EPA. According to the National Institutes of Health, air pollution has been associated with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, as it is a carcinogen to humans. Allergens also could increase as temperatures rise. “As air pollutants build up and higher temperatures create more pollen in the air, stronger airborne allergens come with it,” according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. This may affect those who have severe allergies already, as well as increase the length of allergy seasons, according to Lung.org. Temperatures may continue to rise in Arizona, so planning ahead and taking care of yourself when outside can help keep you safe and prevent heat-related incidents. Check the Air Quality Index before going outside each day to avoid situations where allergies could be most harmful.
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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-119781 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Public Road and Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL:
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For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $2,851.00 and consists of 0.036 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.azland.gov. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $2,851.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $86.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $5,437.00 (less $2,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $2,937.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A)(2) above. (C) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240(B), the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than ten (10) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 542-2629. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Lisa A. Atkins Commissioner April 12, 2018
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Peoria Police Chief Roy Minter announces retirement PEORIA – This week Peoria Police Chief Roy Minter announced his retirement after more than seven years of serving the city of Peoria. “Chief Minter has truly left a mark on not just Peoria, but many Valley cities. His leadership has been instrumental in modernizing Peoria’s policing efforts,” said Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne. In his time at the Peoria Police Department, Chief Minter transformed the department into a highly professional, community-oriented agency. Some of his most important accomplishments include achieving the Gold Standard Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, opening the Pinnacle Peak Public Safety Facility, implementing new technologies such as body-worn cameras and Smart 911, reducing crime rates, and enhancing the city’s community policing programs and partnerships. “His successful launch and implementation of the community policing approach has greatly helped our city to forge important partnerships
with community groups and local businesses, all with the goal of building safe environments for our residents,” said Tyne. “The result has led to Peoria’s reputation as one of the safest communities in the Valley.” With more than three decades of public safety experience, Chief Minter has been a dynamic community leader and a consistent presence at city events, groups and businesses in Peoria. Throughout Chief Minter’s law enforcement career, he was the chief of police for city of Denton, Texas, police commander for city of Aurora, Colorado, and police officer for the city of Houston, Texas. “His leadership has contributed to a city where families feel safe in their homes and in their neighborhoods. His retirement is hard-earned, and the city council and I wish him all the best as he heads into this exciting next phase,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. While the city begins recruiting for his successor, Chief Minter will stay on in his capacity until a new chief is hired. The recruitment process is expected to take four to six months.
MCDOT to begin bridge construction May 21 TARA ALATORRE STAFF
NEW RIVER – The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has scheduled bridge sealing work to begin May 21 and continue through the month of June in New River. There have been several digital signs throughout New River announcing the construction in the area. The locations of the bridge sealing construction are New River and the I-17 Frontage roads and the Carefree Highway and 42nd Avenue. This construction is not a part of the MCDOT’s New
River Road safety improvement study, which is looking at several alternatives that address visibility and general safety on New River Road between Desert Hills Drive and the Black Canyon Highway. MCDOT recently held an open house at New River Elementary to gather community input about the proposed alternatives and the study, but that information is still being finalized and is not related to the upcoming bridge construction. The finalized safety improvements on New River Road should be announced sometime this summer.
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DVUSD announces revised school-year calendar TARA ALATORRE STAFF
PHOENIX – The Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) recently announced its revised school schedule on May 9, which will make up for the lost instruction days due to the historic statewide teacher walk out. The last day of school for all DVUSD schools will remain May 24, and it will be an early release day for all students. However, state law requires that the district have a minimum of 180 instruction days a school year, and since schools were closed for five days during the walk out some revisions had to be made to the current DVUSD calendar. “Thank you for your patience as we consulted with our attorney, worked
through logistics, and had our Governing Board approve the changes,” stated letter sent out to parents from DVUSD Superintendent Curtis Finch. “We have tried our best to limit inconveniences to our families, while fulfilling our commitment to educate students.” Here are the schedule changes for DVUSD schools according to grade level. K-6, K-8 and Middle Schools: May 4 was revised to make a full day of instruction rather than a half day. As a result, these students have exceeded the required number of instructional minutes. Ceremonies for eighth grade students will still take place on
Wednesday, May 23, as previously scheduled. High School: May 4 was revised to a full-day from a halfday, and May 23 is now scheduled to be a full-day as well, which fulfills the mandated instruction time. High School students taking four courses or fewer: High school students that take four courses or fewer will have an extended schedule for the remainder of the school year that includes study hall and lunch periods. The extension of the schedule will provide students with the required instruction time. For more information or questions contact your child’s school directly or go to dvusd.org.
$5 charity chips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month PEORIA – Discount Biker Supply in Mesa has selected the Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as its charity of choice for the month of May 2018. According to Mick Degn, executive director for the Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF), the proceeds generated by the generosity of Arizona businesses and individuals will help AMSAF offer more discount scholarships to new and long-term riders. “AMSAF is honored to be one of the charities selected by Discount Biker Supply to receive monies to keep more riders safer on our roadways,” says Degn. “During the year,
Discount Biker Supply, and owner Rhino, are selling chips for $5. The money goes to our organization, AMSAF, which is honored to be named a designated charity. However, everyone can help make a difference in making our roads safer for motorcyclists and drivers by donating to our 501c (3), which is focused on promoting motorcycle training and driver awareness.” Degn says charity chips are available at Discount Biker Supply’s website, discountbikersupply.com/ chips, or mail a check made payable to Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation to Discount Biker Supply, PO Box 52481, Mesa, Ariz., 85208. Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness
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Pet of the week: Oscar Now Accepting
Meet Oscar! He is no grouch. Oscar is an 11 pound white and Tabby domestic short hair cat. He was found with a piece of paper duct taped to him that said “free cat.” He is amazing with other cats! He respects other males and does great with females. They are starting to spend more time together snuggling and playing. He actively plays with dogs too! He has not once hissed, scratched, or bit at adults, kids or any of the other pets. Oscar is up to date on shots and microchipped. He is currently living with a foster but is looking for his furever home. He is the purrfect cat. If you would like to meet Oscar, please fill out a matchmaker form on Anthem Pets website. www.anthempets.org. Or use this link, http://form.jotform. us/for m/41676646153157. The adoption fee is $40.
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