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staff members worked together to coordinate the donation drive. Tony Pagni, one of the owners of Zen Dispensary, noted the support the donation drive has received from patients and employees, noting that the patients are all very caring and giving. “Everyone is pitching in right now,” Pagni said on Monday, as he worked with other staff members to get the donations loaded up. When Zen staff learned of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, they immediately began thinking of ways to help those

NEW RIVER – This week, Zen Dispensary employees are delivering a truckload full of supplies to the greater Houston area to help provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Staff and patients have been working together to provide support and show community caring to the hurricane victims, and thousands of items are being donated because of their combined effort. Zen staff members Justin and Tony left Tuesday to deliver the supplies. All 23 Zen Dispensary Pictured left: Zen staff with a truck full of donations collected for hurricane victims.

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New River repaving projects underway NEW RIVER – The Maricopa County Department of Transportation is repaving and making guardrail updates along north valley roadways. The work is scheduled to be completed next month. The roadwork will include New River Rd. from I-17 to Desert Hills Dr., as well as the Black Canyon Highway Frontage Road in the New River Rd. area. The project also includes work on 27th Ave., as far south as the Cloud Road area and as far north as the Photo View Rd. area.

Merrill Gardens holding benefit fundraiser, Sept. 22 Residents of Merrill Gardens developed this fundraiser idea as a way to offer aid to those in need after the recent devastating hurricanes. All funds raised will be donated to the Salvation Army for hurricane relief. The fundraiser runs 12-4 p.m. on Sept. 22, and everyone is invited. The suggested donation is $10. The lunch menu includes a Texas pulled pork sandwich, kettle chips, and a homemade chocolate chip brownie, with the options of takeout or dine-in. For more details, call (602) 4576990. Merrill Gardens is located at 2800 W Rose Canyon Circle.

In an email to The Foothills Focus, MCDOT Public Information Officer Ron Coleman said that the new pavement will help to improve both the ride and safety of the roadway. “There will be lane restrictions and possible delays during construction,” Coleman said. “Please obey traffic control signs and personnel and drive with caution.” To see a list of MCDOT projects, visit http://gis.maricopa.gov/ Projects.

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as well as additional advertising to promote the sale. For those items that didn’t sell, a Goodwill collection trailer will be set up in the Community Center parking lot at 41130 N. Freedom Way, on Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m. A receipt will be provided for tax-deductible donations. For more information, call (623) 742-4563 or email staff@ anthemparkside.org. Annual Run Fore Cancer at Silverado Golf Course SCOTTSDALE – The 5th Annual Run Fore Cancer takes place at the Silverado Golf Course on Sept. 23. All participants will receive a custom race tech shirt and a custom race finisher’s medal. The race starts and ends at the Club House, with two distances, a 5K course and an 8.2K course. Proceeds from the run will benefit St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and Barrow’s Neurological Foundation. For more information, see http:// startlineracing.com.

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Manuel, where art thou? Our kind and friendly tarantula has not yet arrived at my friend Diane Wilson’s house for his annual visit! Twenty-plus years have gone by since he first wandered up the driveway and made a habit of staying with Diane for three months at a time. Manuel, what happened? It’s a scary world out there. Sometimes, Dear Readers, we just need a friend. A friend who will walk miles through a scorching desert, escape the perils of predators, suffer through the wind, rain and dust of monsoons with no map, GPS or cell phone, just to walk up your driveway, saunter in through your open door and once again, grace your life with a visit. That was Manuel. My friend Diane gave us thrilling reports of finding Manuel sitting on a shelf in her laundry room. You see, this is what he does. Shows up unannounced and then lounges around the house for three

months. On the ceiling (would scare me over my bed), in the shower stall (stay dirty that day), on the kitchen counter (eat out) and sometimes just resting on the back of the sofa (keep standing). In other words, Manuel makes himself athome! Let me tell you the story from the beginning. Our spidey, fondly called Manuel, would arrive in late July and leave in early October. The arachnid specialist at the Phoenix Zoo speculates that this tarantula has

companion, just a little creature of God that strolled innocently into the house and decided to hang around. After checking out the premises and the occupant, he liked what he found and keeps coming back. But this year is different. No Manuel. But wait! A smaller tarantula, possibly a juvenile, has come walking up Diane’s drive, through her doorway and has been looking around. He seems to like what he sees and has made himself comfortable.

Consider the kind heart and calm disposition that it takes to open your home to a big, fat spider! an established migration pattern which has been likely imprinted into the offspring. And since a female tarantula can live twenty-five years (males usually ten to twelve years), it might be safe to say that this furry little beast is actually a son or daughter of Manuel. It all started one July day, when Diane noticed something with a big belly and hairy legs walking into her house through an open door (no, it wasn’t her neighbor). Yikes, a spider of the biggest, furriest kind was strutting around her kitchen! Consider the kind heart and calm disposition that it takes to open your home to a big, fat spider! Not a pet, nor a

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to find out how they could help. Donated supplies include cases of bottled water, nonperishable food, diapers, baby formula, personal hygiene products, clothing, games, and cleaning supplies, like detergent and bleach. Some patients also donated funds towards the relief effort. All supplies will be delivered to a distribution point designated by Haul.org, which will send the donations where they’re needed most.

In addition to the truckload of supplies, Zen Dispensary is donating $5,000 to a relief organization, either Haul.org or the Red Cross, Pagni noted. For Zen Dispensary, this donation drive is a way to share the ‘community of caring’ spirit. “The cannabis community cares” is their tagline, Pagni said. Thanks to this caring community, Texas communities in desperate need are getting help and support.

Thermal cameras at Loop 101 ramps successfully detect wrong-way vehicles PHOENIX – Thermal cameras now being tested for detecting wrong-way vehicles on freeway off-ramps in the Phoenix area successfully alerted authorities to two recent overnight incidents along Loop 101 in the northwest Valley. Early on Sept. 10, a thermal camera being tested at the Loop 101 interchange at 75th Avenue detected a wrong-way vehicle entering the eastbound freeway. The detection triggered an alert to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Traffic Operations Center, which activated warnings on overhead message boards, and to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. State Troopers found the vehicle stopped along the left shoulder of northbound 101 near Grand Avenue, and no crashes occurred. Early on Sept. 11, a thermal camera detected a vehicle apparently traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Bell Road that then made a wrongway turn to the northbound Loop 101 off-ramp. ADOT and DPS were again alerted to the detection. Video from the thermal camera shows the driver turning around at the top of the ramp and apparently returning to Bell Road. State Troopers who responded didn’t locate the vehicle or driver. ADOT recently programmed existing thermal cameras used for traffic-signal sequencing at 11 freeway interchanges to test detection of vehicles entering off-ramps in the wrong direction.

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Local Soroptimist chapter to host 40th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Pictured: Participants at a past Soroptimist spaghetti dinner.

CAVE CREEK – Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills will hold their 40th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 10. This spaghetti dinner is a local tradition. For the past 15 years, the dinner has been hosted at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, coffee, tea, and lemonade. Adult tickets cost $15, and children’s tickets cost $7; children under 5 years of age are free with a paid adult ticket. Tickets will be available in advance from Soroptimist members or available at the door. This event also includes a silent auction and raffle.

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TRRFCC Horsemanship program expands, offers more opportunities for students

SCOTTSDALE – Students at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School will have the opportunity this school year to get hands-on equine experience through the TRRFCC Horsemanship Program. This program gives students the chance to practice leadership, team building, cooperation, and other character skills through interactions with horses. Horseshoe Trails, located in the Cave Creek Unified School District, is the only public school in the nation to offer the TRRFCC Horsemanship Program. Beginning this school year, Horseshoe Trails has announced, in partnership with the TRRFCC Horsemanship Board of Directors, that the TRRFCC Horsemanship Program will be expanding to include more students.

Students in grades K-2 will be nominated by their homeroom teacher to participate in TRRFCC Hoofprints, which will consist of students partnering with a horse while learning about self-confidence, character, and communication. Students in grades 3-5 will submit an interest form to their teacher by Sept. 18 to be eligible to participate; students will be working in small groups of peers from different classes and participate in meaningful, targeted instruction with the horses. Students in grade 6 have the opportunity to apply to be TRRFCC Mentors. These mentors will co-lead small group activities with an adult volunteer while working with third and fourth grade students. Students and horses can enjoy their lunches together on ‘Graze Dayz’. One day a month, a small group of students from grades 3-5 will bring a sack lunch and come down to the arena during their regular lunch period. They will feed the

horses, eat their lunches in the outdoor classroom, and spend a little time with all of the horses who are visiting that day. The Horsemanship program is now in its ninth year. The program is based on the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship (TRRFCC). The organization defines its mission as “to provide all students the opportunity to strengthen character through a hands-on equine experience by creating a positive and safe environment that promotes sensitivity, confidence, and independence in students through communication with horses.” Families can support this program in several ways. A Family Fun Night is planned at the Buffalo Chip in November. See more about this and other events at www.trrfcchorsemanship.org. Learn more about Horseshoe Trails Elementary at www.ccusd93. org/Domain/11.

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William Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records, describes Darin Mahoney’s music as, “Traditional and familiar with melodies that are deeply heartfelt. The overall impression is being in a place you know well and love deeply, yet being suddenly amazed that the view, from this place, is so spectacular.” The journey for a life in music began for Darin in a small rural town in Michigan, and continued when, at the age of 10, his family moved to Laveen, Arizona. As a young man, he remembers being enamored with the lilting storytelling qualities in the songs of John Denver, but as he grew older and began to teach himself the guitar, his tastes shifted to Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Michael Hedges, and Will Ackerman. In fact, Darin, with a new solo album in the works, has had the opportunity to work with Will Ackerman on two of the songs that will occupy tracks on his new project. Music took priority for Darin when he was diagnosed with cancer in the prime of his life. He remembers, “It was then my life started and ended, all at the same time. That was the point music ‘chose’ me, taking on a new significant influence in saving my life.” During this time, artists like Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, and Alex deGrazzi become an intricate part of Darin’s survival and healing during his chemotherapy treatments. His first album, produced by Rexomatic Productions, In the Grain was written documenting his experience with cancer and healing. This manifested into collaboration with Flutist Sherry Finzer, on the album Transformation. Daren shares, “This album embraces all that needs to be heard and experienced without words, during the recovery process.”

Darin is not only a gifted musician and songwriter, he is also a Luthier, an individual who builds and repairs string instruments, generally consisting of a neck and a sound box, such a guitars, violins, and others, current and historical. Darin knows the structure of music inside and out, quite literally from beginning to end. His business, Mahoney Guitars, where he builds and repairs stringed instruments, is located in Chino Valley, Arizona. He bases his performance and music production business from the property, as well. Always on the move with his music, Darin is a highly sought-after performer about the Prescott and Phoenix areas, not only as a solo artist, but also as a member of two duos performing with Becky Dalke and Sherry Finzer. Chasing Recess, also one of his groups, is well known and extremely popular throughout northern Arizona. Darin’s most recent collaboration, as a member of the band Trialogue, is with Sherry Finzer and 9-time Grammy nominated, world music percussionist Will Clipman. Their album Trialogue won the Zone Music Records Best Instrumental AlbumAcoustic for 2016 this past May. Previously, Darin and Sherry’s album Transformation won the One World Music Album of the Year in 2013. Darin would say, “I am definitely living my dream, there is nothing more satisfying

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than composing a song on an instrument I created!” Darin’s participation in music events and fundraising expands across the country. He recently traveled with Sherry Finzer to do a TedX presentation on the connection between music and the healing process. Darin’s foundation in Bluegrass, Country, Rock & Roll, Americana, and Celtic style provides an endless variety of imaginative, inclusive and soulful sounds. Regardless of the venue or project, Darin’s goal is to “produce with purpose”, helping others through life’s highs and lows, providing balance and healing. For Darin, “Music is much more than just a click track or a formula produced in a ‘song-mill’ with the purpose of dominating airwaves in pop culture. It has the power to draw out emotion, express what otherwise could not be expressed, and to heal the mind, body, and soul.” Samples of Darin Mahoney’s music can be found at his web site, www.darinmahoney.net. The web site also includes information on Mahoney Guitars, Darin’s performance schedule, and contact information if you would like help engineering your own musical project. Contact Arts Columnist Shea Stanfield at flowingquill @yahoo.com.


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“Everything down here floats…” If you were a fan of Stephen King and watched television in the fall of 1990, there’s a good chance that you didn’t look at clowns the same way ever again. King’s novel “It” was made into a two-part television miniseries, starring Tim Curry as the menacing, dancing clown named Pennywise who tormented a group of young people in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. The film is still regarded by many people as one of the most traumatic film experiences, turning jovial clowns into the stuff of nightmares. After losing writer/director Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”), the retelling of Stephen King’s story looked bleak. However, director Andy Muschietti, who last helmed the horror film “Mama”, stepped in and composed a film that is much more successful than early insights might have suggested. “It” taps into 1980s nostalgia and mixes it with highlights of King’s expansive story, utilizing a group of young characters that add substance to the horror that is coming for them. Derry is a small town with a high historical death count and a current rash of missing children. Some think the town is cursed, but for a group of friends, the mysterious circumstances in their town has taken a sinister shape, a clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) who feeds on the fear of his victims. For Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), the terror has taken a personal turn: his brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) is an unfortunate victim. Bill, along with his friends, are tormented by Pennywise, forcing them to either face their fear or succumb to it. Stephen King’s stories have a unique way of creating a sense of dread for everyone involved; even the stories that are structured within the lives of adolescent people, the characters aren’t exempt from being forced to deal with mature situations. It’s no different here. The children deal with a

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undercut the rather impressive performance from Bill Skarsgård. When the actor is given an opportunity to provide the character some personality, the result is completely chilling. In one scene involving a spooky, decrepit house, Pennywise is given the stage to taunt and torment in exceptional fashion. Within the Loser’s Club – that’s what these teenagers call their band of outsiders – is a young person that you can identify with. The foulmouthed jokester Richie (Finn Wolfhard) has a smart quip for every situation, Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) has asthma and allergies, and Beverly (Sophia Lillis) is the lone lady with enough confidence to match all the boys in the group. Leading the charge is Bill, a kid with a stutter that also feels like the friend we all hoped to have in school. These characters are nothing without the talented performers behind them; their character’s personalities seem so genuine and heartfelt throughout the film. Lillis is a particular standout amongst the group; her character is strongwilled and provides the courage that promotes the boys to act. At over two-hours in length, “It” never seems to lose much steam. This is partly because the character story is so well composed, which keeps the attention off the horror film that never fully commits to creating something that is very scary or unnerving. Still, “It” is much better than I was expecting and, not surprising for those that have seen the original television film or read the book, we will have an opportunity to float again.

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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NOS. 16-119188 & 16-119585 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENTS 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, October 10, 2017, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, perpetual right of way easements for the purpose of a Public Road with Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit:

SALE NO. 16-119188 TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU SWNW, SECTION 11. CONTAINING 4.76 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) Said right of way easement has been valued at $479,303.00 and consists of 4.76 acres, more or less. SALE NO. 16-119585 TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU NENESW, SECTION 10. CONTAINING 0.59 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) Said right of way easement has been valued at $59,870.00 and consists of 0.59 acres, more or less.

For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application files as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Additional requirements and conditions of these right of ways 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.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 FOR 16-119188: (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 $479,303.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $14,379.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $498,682.00 (less $5,000.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $493,682.00). (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. TERMS OF SALE FOR 16-119585: (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 $59,870.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $1,796.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $66,666.00 (less $5,000.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $61,666.00). (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 FOR SALE NOS. 16-119188 & 16-119585: (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 each right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way 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.

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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-119171 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 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of Two (2) Drainage and Slope Easements situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 5, BLOCK 12 IN STATE PLAT 44, SECTION 24. CONTAINING 0.67 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 $153,715.00 and consists of 0.67 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 $153,715.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $4,611.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $160,826.00 (less $2,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $158,326.00). (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 either 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.

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) Lisa A. Atkins Commissioner. July 25, 2017

Ruben Ojeda (for) Lisa A. Atkins Commissioner. July 25, 2017


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