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Former Cave Creek council member earned stripes in Air Force MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

One by one Gilbert Lopez points at the models on the wall in his home office and tells the story of his history in that particular plane, a collection that includes 17 different aircraft. Whether the memories were run of the mill or the time in Aug. of 1958 when a mechanical malfunction in the T33 he was flying led to both he and his lone passenger ejecting from the plane, which had been flying at 33,000 feet,

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Lopez speaks of his 40 year career as a pilot with an all in a day’s work mentality. The Air Force veteran, who earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, said he knew he wanted to fly from an early age. An Arizona native and 79-year-old Cave Creek resident who spent 10 years on the Cave Creek town council, Lopez grew up in the West Valley. He said he remembers a U.S. Army Air Core runway being used to

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Cave Creek’s Gilbert Lopez served in the Air Force from 1952 – 1957, went on to serve in the Air National Guard, before finishing his career as a commercial pilot.

High Desert rolls into state tournament MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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High Desert Little League, consisting of ages 11 and 12 from Anthem, New River and Tramonto advanced to the state tournament, which starts tonight by going 6-1 to win the District 3 tournament.

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High Desert Little League, begins play in the Arizona State Little League Tournament tonight following a 6-1 run through the District 3 tournament last week in Anthem. The squad consisting of 11 and 12 year-olds from Anthem, New River and Tramonto, bounced back from an early loss to prove themselves the class of the 12-team event. Following an easy win in their opening game of the District 3 tournament the team dropped its second game by an 8-2 margin on June 30. “I think it was the best thing for us,” coach Kevin Trudeau said. “That let us know we weren’t invincible and that

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we’d have to focus and play our best. The kids were down, but they responded.” In winning their final two pool play games the team earned the No. 2 seed out of Pool A. Beginning with their July 7 quarterfinal matchup with Royal Palm, High Desert took their game to another level in elimination play, winning their final three games by a combined score of 37-3. The domination was capped with a 15-3 win over Horizon Little League on July 11, a victory that sent the team to the state tournament. Trudeau said his team has expectations beyond simply advancing to the state tournament.

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The Cave Creek Town Council approved a $16.7 budget for the 2013 fiscal year by a vote of 6-1 at Monday’s town council meeting. The most talked about part of the budget centered on funding toward the Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek Museum as well as to help fund Fiesta Days and Wild West Days. Each of the groups had a member of their board speak on behalf of their organization. David Court, the executive director of Desert Foothills Library, said the library takes pride in the fact that they offer seven day a week service including the ability to get new passports or passports renewals. Johnny Ringo was one of a number of members that spoke on behalf of the Cave Creek Merchants and Events Association. The president of the organization detailed the group’s efforts on behalf of the town to promote a variety of events that draw out of town guests and bring in potential revenue highlighted by Fiesta Days and Wild West Days. “Our plan is to advertise for our events in various media on a local, regional and even national basis,” Ringo said. In providing their credentials and worthiness Mark Stephens, the vice

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Fires north of Valley span 7,431 acres STAFF REPORT

Fire crews continue to work three wildfires north of Phoenix that span 7,431 acres of Tonto National Forest as of press time Tuesday. The fires were believed to have started due to lighting strikes, all being “We are still seeing hot spots and smoke from the interior of two fires, though the fire perimeters have not grown. Our firefighters have done an excellent job holding and securing our firelines,” said Incident Commander Trainee Andy Mandell, from Arizona’s Central West Zone Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team. On Sunday, 83 fire personnel continued with full suppression activities while other resources were released to home units or reassigned to other fires. The total combined containment stood at 60 percent as of Sunday night.

On Monday, the team was to assign one hotshot crew, one engine, one helicopter, and medics to patrol the hot spots on the two active fires. These personnel and resources are expected to remain on scene until the projected containment date of Friday. Arizona’s Central West Zone team took command of the Cooks Complex fires on Friday and expected to turn management back to the Tonto National Forest on Tuesday. There have not been any injuries on the Cooks Complex fires. Maps and information continue to be posted at the Black Canyon City Fire Department. The public may also get the most current information at: inciweb.org – click on Cooks. See sidebar for a complete run down of the details. For information, check online at inciweb.org or fs.usda.gov/tonto

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Some 4,000 Arizona Public Service customers lost power Friday morning. Customers lost power at about 8:42 a.m. after a squirrel got into a Cave Creek substation. The squirrel made its way into the substation on Cave

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“Most of this team has been together for the last three years,” he said. “We kind of had a bull’s-eye on our back this time around, but the kids were up for the challenge.” In clinching their third straight trip to the state tournament the team had to beat Horizon a second time. After winning the first matchup by a 5-0 margin, on July 2, High Desert put up five runs in the first inning to seize control in the top of the first inning of the rematch. Following a single by leadoff hitter by Bennett Liebe, Keilan Patten and Daniel Carrizosa came up with backto-back doubles, as Carrizosa staked himself to a lead with a pair of RBIs. The big blow in the inning would come three batters later when Jake Vangysel launched a 3-run homer over the left field fence to make the score 5-0. Carrizosa largely rolled through the Horizon lineup with an overpowering fastball, which he used to strikeout eight of the 15 Horizon batters. “That’s one area where we’re very fortunate,” Trudeau said. “We’ve got 10 guys on this team that can pitch and I wouldn’t be scared to put any one of them in a tough situation. But because our two studs, Daniel, and then Mason Millett have done so well we haven’t really had to go very deep with our pitching.” Horizon got a run back in the bottom of the first inning on a home run by Connor Thompson, who accounted for three of the team’s six hits, going 3 – for –3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

High Desert wouldn’t be denied as they scored in four of five innings, building the lead to 9-2 after three innings. All told they would belt out 17 hits on the night with Carrizosa going a perfect 4-for- 4 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored to lead the way. During the course of the seven games High Desert outscored its opponents by a total of 68-11, while recording five shutouts. The team opens play tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Silver Lake Park in Tucson where they will face the District 8 champions out of southern Arizona. The 14-team event is a double elimination tournament, which runs through July 27.

“The last two years we’ve been to the final four at state,” Trudeau said. “It’s all about staying focused and taking it one game at a time. We’ve got enough pitching to give ourselves a chance.” The tournament winner will advance to represent Arizona in the Western Regional Aug. 3 –11 in San Bernadino, California with the winner advancing to the Little League World Series in Willamsport, Pennsylvania. To follow the results of the state tournament go to e t e a m z . c o m/a r i z o n a d i s t1 2 .

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Belly Dance offered at pair of North Valley locations   Cardio Belly Dance is now being offered at the Anthem Community Center as well as at Mountainside Fitness in Carefree.   The low-impact aerobics class involves percussive hip work, and sustained arm movements, making for a good workout for students of all levels and ages.   Belly Dance Workout is designed to build-up aerobic capacity and physical stamina, coordination and flexibility while building core muscles.   Classes are offered from 10 – 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Anthem Community Center. Classes are offered from 10 – 11 a.m. at Mountainside Fitness along Carefree Highway on Thursdays.   To sign up for classes in Anthem call 623-879-3027. To sign up at the Carefree Highway location call 623-587-9977. For info on the classes call 480-646-0138 or email sandybell69@hotmail.com.   ACTING  Musical Theater of Anthem starts kids early  Musical Theatre of Anthem will offer MTA Minis, a series of performance classes for ages 3-5 beginning in September.  The six week sessions will focus on a various aspects of an MTA show including vocal technique, dance skills, showmanship, basic theater terminology and

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ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will have adult chorale and orchestra auditions and youth orchestra auditions for its upcoming tenth anniversary season from 6 – 10 p.m., Aug. 10 and from 4 – 8 p.m., Aug. 11 at 34975 N. North Valley Parkway, Suite 152 in Tramonto. PMAZ is also looking to hire a youth orchestra conductor who also will play in the adult orchestra and a concertmaster/ mistress for the adult orchestra. The PMAZ Chorale & Orchestra 2012-2013 concert season includes a patriotic salute on Nov. 3 and 4 in recognition of Veterans Day; a return to the

budget from page 1 president of the group, explained that he has 35 years worth of advertising experience and 19 years as a publisher of a magazine to draw upon. It was also pointed out that the group does its work entirely on a volunteer basis. Danny Piacquadio the owner of Harold’s Cave Creek Corral spoke in support of the Cave Creek Merchants and Events Association and the work they do. “I trust the people that work with that group,” he said. “I talked to a lot of the business owners following the July 3 celebration and they were very happy with the events and the turn out. I think it was the perfect example of the

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something we should do.” Mayor Vincent Francia said he could make a similar argument along the lines of Bunch, but said he would support the allocation. The final look at the budget also saw staff recommend bumping up the amount Cave Creek will spend for operations of Spur Cross Ranch, increasing the contribution to $18,000 per month. In explaining why that was necessary staff said that the park has been running extremely lean and they’ve been cutting out small maintenance projects that likely will create bigger repair needs in the future. To offset that increase staff trimmed the miscellaneous grants fund, which had been allocated for $2 million, reducing it by $70,615.

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New athletic director looks for continued success at Cactus Shadows MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Mike Siwek was about to retire. After 23 years at Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, where he served as a teacher and coach of various sports and then 10 years at Independence High School in Glendale, where he served as the athletic director, Siwek announced he was ready to call it quits. During his final months on the job, as the school’s administration searched and found a replacement for him, Siwek came to an unexpected conclusion. “I decided I wasn’t ready to step away from this,” he said. “I really like working with coaches and student-athletes.” While Independence had moved on, having made a hire to be his replacement, Siwek found a solution that he believes is a perfect fit when he applied for and was hired

to be the new athletic director at Cactus Shadows, replacing Rich Swearengin, who retired at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The veteran athletic director, who started in his new role July 9, said he expects to have a good working rapport with principal Steve Beebee “I’ve known Steve for quite a few years,” he said. “We talked during a girls basketball game up here a couple years ago and from then on it was always a program I watched from a distance.” As a former coach, who had 66 seasons of experience between cross country, track, wrestling and softball experience, Siwek said he has a good feel for what coaches need from their athletic director. “I think to be effective you have to be as attuned to all of your programs as possible,” he said. “I want to find as many ways as I can to support my

coaches. I’ve already gotten the chance to meet some of them and I’ve been impressed.” Siwek also says he knows what he wants to see from his coaches. “Well, you’d love to see wins, but more than that you want to see coaches that help kids to do well in life,” he said. “You want to see them improve both individually and as a team throughout the course of their season. You can learn a lot of life lessons through competitive sports.” Siwek said he believes strongly in the idea of being a student-athlete. “Real simply I think there’s a relationship between a healthy mind and a healthy body,” he said. “You have some kids where sports is the motivating factor that keeps them focused in class.” With a new 39,000 squarefoot building serving as a main entryway to the school

Siwek wants to grow a feeling of community that he already feels is in existence in the community. “My parents grew up in Glen Falls, New York. On Saturday’s everybody at the barbershop would be talking about the high school football game from the night before. I’ve met with the men’s club up here and even though this is a massive district size wise, being a one high school district there is that small-town feel where everybody not only supports the school, but looks as the school’s teams as a form of entertainment to come out and enjoy.” He hopes students at the lower levels in the district grow up thinking about one day being a Falcon. “I think that’s what it’s all about,” he said. “There’s a great camaraderie to growing up in a community and then going and playing together with your

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Mike Siwek is the new athletic director at Cactus Shadows High School.

buddies, representing your school.” The 2012-2013 school year opens on Aug. 9 with the fall sports season getting under way later in the month, highlighted by the football team’s home opener, at 7 p.m., Aug. 24 when they host Boulder Creek in the season opener for both teams.


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events from page 6 performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem. Those auditioning should prepare a musical theater song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length. They need to bring an accompaniment CD or Ipod to sing with or sing a capella if needed. Registration information should be completed prior to coming to the audition and can be found on musicaltheatreofanthem. com. Information about both shows also can be found on the website. Those unable to make the scheduled audition time should contact musicaltheatreofanthem@ gmail.com for an alternative appointment time. ART   Heard Museum North sets summer schedule   The Heard Museum North Scottsdale has a new exhibit, Through the Lens: Dine’ Photographers, which opened earlier this month. The juried show presents a range of photographers and subject matter. Through the

images museum visitors will see the many ways Navajo photographers celebrate the beauty and comment on their home, their land and contemporary life. The photographers will also provide an opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between Navajo culture and mainstream culture via themes such as rites of passage, sports, family and love of the land. Photographers who love to shoot, but need some inspiration are invited to visit Heard Museum North Scottsdale for the “Through Our Visitors’ Lens: Summer Photo Contest.” To enter submit a photo taken at Heard Museum North Scottsdale. Winners will receive a $40 gift certificate to the Heard Cafes, a package of Heard Museum apparel worth more than $50, a private tour of the Heard Museum Collection for the winner and a guest.  Submissions should be emailed to photocontest@ heard.org and include the photographers name, phone number, email address and zip code. Only one entry will be accepted per week. Winners

will be selected by a committee of Heard Museum staff.  The contest ends Aug. 31. Winners will be contacted shortly after the contest closes. For information about the contest email photocontest@ heard.org or call 602-2510244. Heard Museum North Scottsdale’s summer hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. The Gallery Café’s summer hours are from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Heard Museum North Scottsdale is located at 32633 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For information go to heard.org/north.   PHOTOGRAPHY   North Country Conservancy seeks photo entries    The North Country Conservancy is conducting its annual photography contest. Through Aug. 1 they are accepting photos highlighting Daisy Mountain. Amateurs and professionals, youths and adults are welcome to submit entries.   Winners will be awarded cash prices as well as have their entries become part of the

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the plants and animals that live in the riparian zone along Cave Creek. The hike will go through the Jewel of the Creek and along the lower section of the Dragonfly Trail for a distance of 1.5 miles. Some rock-hopping may be required during a twohour hike. Events are $3. For information on any of the events call Park Ranger Kevin Smith at 480-488-6623 or email kevinsmith@mail. maricopa.gov.  POLITICS New River hosts candidates forum The New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) will be hosting its bi-annual “Meet Your Candidates” night at 7 p.m., Aug. 14 at the Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church. NR/DHCA has invited candidates for the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. District 8 Representative, Arizona Legislative District 1 (Senate and Representative), multiple County positions, and Justice of the Peace for Desert Ridge during what is expected to be an event that runs until 9:30 p.m. Tentatively, each speaker will have three minutes to speak. After all the candidates for an office have spoken, there will be a five minute question/ answer period for all the candidates running for that office. The speaking time allotted may change depending on the number of candidates that RSVP. All NR/DHCA community meetings are open to the public. For information, contact Alan Muller at 602-432-2800 or Terry Marron at 623-587-7039 or visit nrdhca.org. Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church is located at 42425 N. New River Road.   SPORTS  Gym hosts Warrior Night for boys  North Valley Gymnastics is hosting a Warrior Night for boys ages 6 – 17 from 5:30 – 9 on Saturday.  Contestants will compete against athletes in their age group during an evening that will include warrior face paint. Cost is $25. North Valley Gymnastics is located at 20815

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On behalf of the Crown King Chamber of Commerce, we would sincerely like to thank you for your concern and generosity during the Gladiator Wild Land Fire experience. It is a comfort to know we were able to count on each other through whatever life brings.

The Gladiator Fire consumed approximately 16,240 acres. The fire originated from a structure on private property deemed accidental. Thankfully

contain this fire was well over $14million for the State. The cost to our local businesses was in the thousands. We would graciously like to thank all of those who donated moneta r i ly, food donations, household items, cleaning items and anything we have missed. All monies were turned over to the Crown King Community Association for distribution to those in need. We were overwhelmed by your generosity. Your kind words and gestures will last a lifetime. The community of Crown King and its businesses are open to the public and we desperately need you all to return. Visitors are reminded to drive defensively; be aware of your surroundings and obey all fire restrictions and closures in the area.

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air force continued from page 1 train pilots in the late 1940s on land that is now the campus for Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale. “I’d watch the biplanes fly right over my house,” he said. “I was 8, 9, 10 years old and I’d wave to them as they flew over. Every once in a while I’d see one wave back. I guess you could say I had the bug from that point on.” After graduating from Peoria High School in 1951 Lopez, a multi-sport athlete in high school, briefly attempted to catch on playing semi-pro baseball. When that didn’t materialize as quickly as he had hoped he enlisted in the Air Force in May of 1952. “I didn’t want to get drafted into the Army,” he said. “I wanted to serve, but I wanted to serve doing it my way.” Lopez said his patience was tested early in his military life as his flying career very well could have ended before it started. He recalls asking a superior to reconsider him as a candidate after he had withdrawn his name from training after becoming frustrated that he was being overlooked to be a pilot. Once he did get the opportunity though he said he took to flying immediately. “I loved it,” he said. “I was a time hog. Every chance I got to go up I took it. It was pretty exciting.” As he got more experience he got the chance to fly more sophisticated planes. “You get into the T33, a trainer for the F80, and you break the ground at 120 miles per hour and are at 200 miles per hour by the time you hit the end of the runway,” he said. “It’s exciting, but you’re

constantly busy. You can’t be lackadaisical because you have so much to do. You have to have a high sense of awareness.” By April of 1954 Lopez had been transferred to Nellis Air Force Base where he would train in the F-86 Saber jet, the top operational fighter in Korea. He said knowing that he was receiving training from recent pilots returning from Korea, who had actual combat experience, gave it an added measure of intensity. “We’d get up there in formations of four and then you’d go through drills where you’d try and sneak up on other pilots,” he said. Lopez said he was ready to be shipped to Korea when the conflict wound down. After serving five years in the Air Force Lopez came home and joined the Arizona Air National Guard in 1957. While he was going to college during the day he would be at the base in the evening. “It was in the middle of the Cold War and the Russians were always testing us,” he said. “We were always sitting alert at the base. From the time a siren went off you had to be awake and ready to go up within five minutes.” During some down time In 1958 Lopez was flying from southern Arizona to Texas, to take a friend home when he says he remembers hearing a boom and then noticing there was no resistance to his feet, which controlled the rudders on the T33. “We had a mechanical failure at 33,000 feet and the airplane was uncontrollable,” he said. “We ejected in the clouds.”

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Cave Creek resident Gilbert Lopez has a collection of all 17 planes he piloted during a 40-year career. The 79-year-old served for five years in the Air Force before being a commercial pilot.

Descending on Mt. Graham, at better than 10,000 feet elevation, Lopez landed in the top of a tree. By the time he scaled down the tree and found his friend, who had been injured, he knew the two would have to stay the night on the mountain. The next day he said they waited for a good portion of the day, expecting a search party, but decided to start walking out themselves when help hadn’t arrived. “He could walk, but he had a gash on his head so he was slow,” Lopez said. “I had to help him and the terrain was really rocky so we didn’t make very good time. We stayed near water and about halfway down we came across a forest service road where a forest ranger in a truck found us and took us to a doctor.” While that was the closest call of his career as a pilot Lopez was called to active duty in 1961, due to the threat

of Russian aggression in West Germany, but by December of 1962 he returned to the U.S. and normal Air National Guard duty. While he would retire from the National Guard in 1976 after 23 years, Lopez continued his career as a pilot, flying commercially until 1993 when he retired at the age of 60 from Northwest Airlines following a better than 29 year career. In talking about his collection of planes Lopez said he often gets asked by family or friends about what he flew during his career. “It’s just easy to be able to show them,” he said. “I have a lot of fond memories about my time as a pilot.” If you have a unique or rare collection you’d like to share with The Foothills Focus email a brief description to editor Marc Buckhout at ffeditorial@ hotmail.com.

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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-116067 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 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, 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 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL:  M&B THRU TRACT 35 AND 36 IN BLOCK 4 IN STATE PLAT 24 AMENDED EX. PATENT 52417-06, SECTION 16. CONTAINING 1.83 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: M&B THRU S2S2 OF SW; SWSWSE EX. PATENT 102402, SECTION 9. CONTAINING 1.87 ACRES MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 $142,857.00 and consists of 3.70 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) 5424098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. 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 $142,857.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $4,286.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,000.00 . The total amount due at the time of sale is $152,643.00 (less $5,500.00 and less $142,857.00 for Advance Deposit into suspense if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $4,286.00). (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) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) 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 three (3) 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) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Maria Baier State Land Commissioner June 18, 2012


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Mitt remains weak on defense

B a c k shortly after the cooling of the Earth, when I was still working SHIELDS o n political campaigns, one of the iron rules by which we operated was to examine the record and career of our own candidate just as intensely as we researched the statements and positions of our opponent. The logic was solid. If there is something personally or politically embarrassing in your candidate’s background that you will need to defend during the campaign, you need to know all about it as soon as possible. This requires a candid sit-down in private with the candidate, where he is asked directly to confess any dark secret that could, if revealed in the last week of the campaign, sink his candidacy. The procedure was referred to “woodshedding” your candidate. You can be sure, especially after the politically unhelpful surprises produced by the vice presidential pick of 2008 nominee John McCain, that each of Gov. Romney’s prospective 2012 runningmates is being exhaustively “woodshedded.” Recall the Friday before Tuesday’s Election Day in the down-to-the-wire 2000 presidential race between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush, when national press coverage was dominated by the news that Bush had concealed a drunk-driving conviction for 24 years. The Republican’s problems were compounded by the fact that in 1998 Bush had answered Wayne Slater of The Dallas Morning News’ direct question, “Were you ever arrested after 1968?” by untruthfully saying “No.” Which brings us to 2012

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and the self-inflicted wounds of Republican candidate Mitt Romney, a man of significant personal wealth, who has been running for the White House for most of this century. Yet, almost daily, we get the drip-drip-drip of incomplete reports about Romney’s tax-sheltered investments in far-off lands, including Luxembourg, Ireland, Australia, Ireland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. In the only complete tax return he has made public, the one for 2010, there was one more gift to beleaguered Democrats: news that the blind trust held by Ann Romney included a $3 million Swiss bank account that had not been fully reported on Romney’s previous financial disclosure statements. The Romney household didn’t need the extra money. But the candidate does need more political good will. That’s why, long before his 2008 presidential run, all of these foreign affairs relating to his personal piggy bank should have been shuttered. Here’s what we know. Romney and his campaign are spending a lot of time, effort and energy trying — with less than limited success — to explain why his tax-shelter investments in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda prove that he really understands the plight of struggling American families in Flint, Mich., or Steubenville, Ohio. We also know that Romney, who has been running full-tilt for president for at least the last six years, has had advising him some smart, savvy and experienced people. We can be sure that Romney, a man of keen intelligence, has been told more than once by at least some of these more candid, savvy counselors that Swiss bank accounts and Caribbean portfolios do not signal the “regular guy” who knows the hopes and anxieties of ordinary Americans and with whom

Romney needs to tap into Reagan ghost T h e ghost of Ronald Reagan is about to haunt P reside nt Obama. O’REILLY If Mitt Romney has any political savvy at all, he will begin channeling the late president and introduce his ghost into the economic debate forthwith. Back in July of 1980, when Reagan was challenging President Jimmy Carter, the unemployment rate in America was 7.8 percent — close to what it is now. But the inflation rate was more than 13 percent, and that was eroding American wealth at a frightening clip. Reagan seized on the economic turmoil to hammer Carter as an incompetent, and that won the election for the former actor and governor of California. After Reagan moved into the White House, he walked the walk. He convinced Congress to drop the federal income tax rate for the wealthiest Americans from an incredible 70 percent to 28 percent. Reagan also held the line on federal hiring. During his

eight years in office, just 12,000 federal workers were added to the payroll. By contrast, Carter hired 100,000 federal employees in four years. As history unfolded, the American economy roared back during the Reagan era, making him a hero to free-marketers and smallgovernment devotees. His legacy was built on robust capitalism and effective opposition to the communist world. In 2012, America is not bedeviled by inflation, but we are stuck in the economic mud. Under Obama, government spending has reached record levels, and in three years, Obama has added about 130,000 federal workers to the payroll: more than 10 times the number Reagan added in five fewer years. It is breathtaking. And now Obama wants to jack up tax rates on the affluent all over the place. Income, capital gains and dividends all will be taxed at a significantly higher rate if Congress goes along with the president. Again, this is the exact opposite of what Reagan did. What Obama hopes to accomplish is hard to ascertain.

The feds will derive about $85 billion in extra revenue a year if the president’s proposed tax hike is passed. But listen to this: The feds spend $85 billion every eight and a half days, according to the Treasury Department. Talk about putting your finger in a leaking dike. Of course, the downside of raising taxes on the wealthy is that it might further constrict investment and consumer spending, thereby harming the already fragile economy. Is that risk really worth eight and a half days of revenue? And so the ghost of Ronald Reagan hovers, just waiting for a Romney séance in order to make his presence felt. We do indeed live in scary times. Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.” To find out more about Bill O’Reilly, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com. This column originates on the website www. billoreilly.com.

Former Anthem resident got by without dog park I recently saw anthemlovesdogs.com from a group of people in Anthem seeking a pet park. Apparently some members of the group received citations for letting their dogs run loose in the Community Park. Breaking the law does not seem to be the best way to achieve benefits. To my knowledge there has never been a dog park in Anthem as mentioned in the website. However, I do remember a group of people a few years ago trying to get a dog park in Anthem. I understand there was no land available. I lived in Anthem for almost five years and walked my dog on a leash in the Community Park. Sandra Richie, Phoenix

they would enjoy sharing a cold beverage. So we come to one of two conclusions: Either maximizing his personal, after-tax profits has continued to take precedence over — even to the point of putting at political risk —

Romney’s presidential dreams, or he’s a guy who doesn’t want to hear blunt, unpleasant truths from his advisors. Neither alternative is especially reassuring to stilldeciding voters. For Mitt Romney, it’s woodshed time.

To find out more about Mark Shields and read his past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.

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public notice ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-108856 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 Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, 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 5 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU E2NW; M&B THRU SENW; N2NESW; M&B THRU S2S2SESW; M&B THRU S2SESESW. SECTION 11, CONTAINING 4.85 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL:  M&B THRU N2N2NENW; M&B THRU N2NENESW, SECTION 14. CONTAINING 0.44 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SEVERANCE DAMAGE PARCEL: M&B THRU SENW; N2NESW, SECTION 11. CONTAINING 0.82 ACRES, MORE OR LESS BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 $400,625.00 and consists of 5.29 acres, more or less. Said severance damage has been appraised at $71,431.00 and consists of 0.82 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 files associated with the described land are 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.land.state.az.us. 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 $400,625.00; (2) The appraised value of the severance damages, which is $71,431.00; (3) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $12,019.00; (4) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (5) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $18,000.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $504,575.00 (less $20,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $484,075.00). (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) (3) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) 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)(4) 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 three (3) 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. 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English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602396-8726. VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! 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. Tires. 4 Michelin P 265 70R 15 1 BFG $50. 623-551-1129 Trailer, Diamond Plate, Pindel Hook, 30ft, 28,000 goose. Equipment or hay trailer. Clean. 623-465-4493 Drag Triangle, 12x12 ft, 400 lbs w/ flip over rippers. $1200 new, now $450. 623-465-4493 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692

area. $30 30 minutes, package discounts. Lloyd, 623 322-9306 Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480215-1776 www.vipervoidance. com REMEMBER TO ADOPT Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. www. pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com Services Offered Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www. davesmobiletrailerservice. com 602-361-6551 Summer is here and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602920-4989 or 480-325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you Desertscape Nursery Open Daily 623-492-0799 Sporting Goods Guns: 12GA side x side shot guns 4 each $399ea. Dennis 602-5799954

SELL YOUR UNWANTED GOLD jewelry and Get Cash! Ranked #1 on NBC’s Today Show. SellYourGold Call to request a Free Appraisal 1-866-616-4043. (AzCAN) Music Lessons MUSIC LESSONS: piano, clarinet, saxophone. Beginner to intermediate, 10 to adult. Happy Valley mall / Jomax Rd

Real estate Commercial Property Historic Opportunity! Own the 108 yr old Crown King General Store! Real Estate, Business, Post Office, Gas Pump & more. Small house included. Historic mining town in tall pines of Crown King. Learn more about our town & store at www.CrownKingAZ.com Escape from the rat race! Owner/ broker 602-717-6363 C-3 For Lease approx. 850 to 3000 sqft. Was Riverside Food Mart in the New River Plaza. Very reasonable to match economic

times. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. Frontage Road. 623-640-7978 Room For Rent Big House in gated area southwest of Cave Creek/Carefree Hwy. 2 rooms joined by private bath. Bedroom furnished. Garage, cable, wi-fi. Private entrance. Access to house, kitchen and pool. Washer/dryer, personal fridge. Non=smoking, no pets. Room ready to move in. Utilities incl. $600mo plus $400 dep. Clean person. 480-488-3215

Roommate Wanted 2 rooms for rent in Anthem. Wifi, Direct TV. Shared common living area. $500 mo plus security deposit, includes utilities. Non Smoker & Non Drinker. 623-6808231 Rentals One bedroom house for rent, New River. $600/mo + electric 602527-3171 1565 Sq Ft Home on almost 1/2 acre with double garage. On hill great views. A/C 3 bedrooms 2 full baths. Lived in for one year. $895

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Expect the Unexpected Introducing an all new dining experience at Carefree Resort with the newly reinvented Lariat restaurant. Boasting an impressive new menu featuring traditional, innovative cuisine and a modern lounge serving signature cocktails, The Lariat takes dining to a whole new level.

Join us Saturday Nights for our Prime Rib Special*. Enjoy a savory 8 oz. slice of prime rib with a baked potato and chef’s choice of vegetables for only $14.95

Prime Rib Special $14.95 For reservations call 480.488.5300 *Excludes tax & gratuity. Reservations suggested.

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