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Fighting fires and beyond: Fire Academy class members learn about DMFD ELIZABETH MEDORA STAFF
NORTH VALLEY – What does it take to be a firefighter? In the past six weeks, Daisy Mountain Fire Department Citizen Fire Academy class members have gotten an inside look at the work of a firefighter. The DMFD Citizen Fire Academy provides class members information and hands-on training, which class participants describe as both eye-opening and fascinating. Class member Stacie Priest said she has “learned so much” from the Citizen Fire Academy. Dressed in turnout gear, including the extra weight of an air pack, Priest embraced the Fire Academy experience at last
week’s class – she and the rest of the class got the chance to go up in the ladder truck “basket”, as well as practice with extrication tools on a car from a junkyard. Priest took the Community Emergency Response Team class several years ago, and she put that training to use in August 2014. A resident of Black Canyon City, Priest assisted with flood recovery in BCC after the major storm of Aug. 19, 2014, working in an area that had been isolated by floodwaters. Her experience with CERT encouraged her to delve deeper into rescue and preparedness training through Elizabeth Medora photo
Pictured: Citizen Fire Academy class members heading up in the basket of the DMFD ladder truck.
BCHS administrators retained; disciplinary action taken ANTHEM – The Deer Valley Unified School District announced on Feb. 10 that Boulder Creek High School Principal Lauren Sheahan and Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Jay Kopas will be receiving disciplinary action and will be returning to their posts later this month. Per the DVUSD statement: “District administration has used its discretion to take
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Anthem Rotary introduces Teacher of the Year program ANTHEM – Do you know a fantastic teacher who merits special recognition? The Anthem Rotary is introducing a Teacher of the Year program, awarding three Anthem teachers for their dedicated work with students. Starting this school year, the Rotary will select an elementary school teacher, a middle school teacher, and a high school teacher from a group of nominees, rewarding each
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of those teachers with a $500 check and a Teacher of the Year certificate. “Our club is thrilled to have the honor of rewarding three of Anthem’s best teachers every year, starting with the current school year,” said Ken Anderson, Rotary Community Service Chair, in an email interview. How it works: The Rotary
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the Fire Academy. Paul Schickel, Fire Academy instructor and DMFD Community Services Program Coordinator, said that the Fire Academy includes a combination of hands-on training, lectures, and instructional videos, noting that the multiple modes of instruction allows class members to “get the biggest impact.” Fire crews attend specific classes to offer instruction and help out with demonstrations, and cadets from DMFD assist class members, too, all in an effort to make sure participants get the most out of the experience.
“Where else are you going to have this opportunity?” Schickel said, as class members cut up an old car with saws, practicing patient extrication from a vehicle. Class member Vicki Love was encouraged to join the Citizen Fire Academy by her neighbor, who took the class herself for a second time this year; Love also took CERT several years ago. Love said after going up in the ladder basket that it offered an entirely different perspective for firefighting. “You get to see how to fight the fire from there,” she noted. Love said the class has offered “knowledge of what the firemen do”, including the
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safety precautions and the many aspects of rescue work. The intense level of preparation and hard work necessary for firefighting is represented by the variety of tools on the DMFD ladder truck – everything has a purpose, and rescue scenarios have been carefully thought out to ensure that needed tools will Elizabeth Medora photos
Pictured right: Fire Academy class members practiced cutting into a car with specialized saws, as part of a hands-on demonstration of a patient extrication rescue. Pictured below: The ladder truck, from aloft the ladder. Pictured below right: Class members ascending in the ladder truck basket.
be available to crews. The tools on the truck include a variety of saws that allow firefighters to do everything from gaining entry to burning buildings to cutting into a crumpled car to rescue a trapped occupant. The truck has a full medical emergency kit, as well. During the class, Schickel noted that saws are sometimes used in firefighting to cut a hole in the roof of a burning structure to allow smoke and heat to escape, which expedites searching for anyone trapped in the building and allows firefighters to stay in the structure longer. Multiple steps are taken to control the fire, and once a
fire is under control, firefighters will salvage what they can for homeowners, as well as cover up furniture with tarps or move it outside, if possible. “We will try to take care of your stuff the best we can,” Schickel said, explaining the salvage process. “We want to save the stuff that is not readily replaceable.” This includes items like photos, awards, jewelry, and other valuables. The ladder truck allows firefighters to direct water aerially, with both precision and extreme force to put out large structure fires more safely and quickly. DMFD Captain Lon Spencer listed other tools on the ladder truck, including a vacuum that
can suck up water from a home flooded by a broken pipe or something similar, jacks to lift up cars, generators to power equipment, and multiple hooks and other tools to help gain entry to homes in emergency situations. Spencer also explained that the truck includes four outriggers, which stabilize and level the truck when the ladder is in use. For class member Lisa Johnstone, the Fire Academy has been a learning experience in a special, bittersweet way. Johnstone’s husband was a Phoenix Fire firefighter who was well-known and well-loved throughout the community; he passed away in an off-duty accident over two years ago. The Fire Academy has allowed Johnstone a glimpse into her husband’s day-to-day work, and she said she is grateful that DMFD is offering this class. “This program is so amazing to me,” she described. “This has been a beautiful experience.”
For all the class members, the Citizen Fire Academy offers an 8-class look at the life of a firefighter and the day-to-day dedication required for the job. “You get a whole new admiration for these guys,” class member Love emphasized. Class participant Priest concurred, saying the Fire Academy helps show “who our true superheroes are.” Special thanks to DMFD Engineer Mike Mattingly for the ladder truck demonstration!
The 2017 Citizen Fire Academy is almost over, but you can learn more about rescues and emergency preparedness in another class from DMFD, starting March 2: Community Emergency Response Team training. Find out about signing up for CERT by contacting Paul Schickel at (623) 695-1424 or Paul. Schickel@DMFD.org.
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Black Canyon City community cleanup BLACK CANYON CITY – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, has announced a community cleanup in Black Canyon City. The cleanup will be at the Black Canyon City Transfer Station, 21000 E. Landfill Rd. The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents at no charge on March 1, 3, and 4, and March 8, 10, and 11, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Accepted items include household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted are loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, and batteries. This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted. For additional information, contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183. Red Cross blood drive to be held at YMCA SCOTTSDALE – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an
appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. A blood drive will be held on Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA, 34250 N 60th St, Building C, in north Scottsdale. Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. All those who come to donate now through Feb. 26 are eligible to receive a $5 Amazon. com gift card. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1(800) RED CROSS (1-800733-2767). Builders’ Club to be held on Feb. 23 CAVE CREEK – Kids 4 and up are welcome to attend the Desert Foothills Library’s monthly Builders’ Club, to be held this month on Thursday, Feb. 23, 4-5 p.m. The library has both chunky and regular LEGO blocks available for little builders, and this month’s theme is goofy creatures. Call (480) 488-2286 to register.
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For more information on Desert Foothills Library events, see www. desertfoothillslibrary.org. The Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, in Cave Creek. Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center hosting educational conference PHOENIX – The Muhammad Ali All Star Conference for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, as well as health care and wellness professionals, will be held on Saturday, March 4, at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Attendees can learn about Parkinson’s disease from medical experts at the Muhammad Ali All Star Conference. Presented by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and in partnership with the Baehr Challenge, the Muhammad Ali All Star Conference will provide information about the latest advances and opportunities related to research and treatment options, including deep brain stimulation and the importance of exercise, hope and resilience, as well as mental fitness. The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the Baehr Challenge have joined forces to combine their Annual Morris K. Udall Educational Symposium and the Baehr Challenge All Star Conference, respectively. Both organizations are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. An estimated 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. To register, go online to www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/ register or call 1(877) 602-4711. Daisy Mountain Veterans to honor Vietnam Veterans ANTHEM – The Daisy Mountain Veterans has announced they will hold a ceremony honoring DMV Vietnam Veterans. Thirty of its members who served in Vietnam will be honored at the Anthem Veterans Memorial on
Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. DMV members noted that some of these veterans hold multiple combat decorations but have never been recognized for their service. This event will offer recognition of their service. Each honoree will receive the Department of Defense 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Medallion and a commemorative lapel pin. Presenting the awards will be Admiral Vernon Clark (Retired, USN) former Chief of Naval Operations, and former member of the Joint Chiefs and Major General Louis Prentiss Jr. (Retired, USA). The event also will include music by The Arizona Veterans Band under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Tony Gonzalez (Retired, USA) and patriotic pageantry. The public is invited to attend this ceremony to pay tribute to hometown heroes. Seating and parking are limited; lawn chairs are welcome. The ceremony should conclude before noon. Survey looks to measure off-highway vehicle financial impact NORTH VALLEY – The popularity of off-highway vehicles has exploded throughout the state, and Arizona State Parks and Trails and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are turning to OHV enthusiasts to help shape the future of the activity statewide. With scenic trails and great weather, Arizona continues to draw OHV enthusiasts from across the country to access motorized trails. To better plan for the future of the activity statewide, Arizona State Parks and Trails partnered with Arizona State University to produce an economic impact study to measure the broad effect the activity has in our state. Over the next 12 months, the public is invited to complete a survey, either electronically at www.azstateparks.com/ OHV or at various riding areas throughout the state. The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete. The economic impact study
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community news FIFTH ANNUAL RECYCLE & DONATE was last completed in 2002 and found that OHV recreation in Arizona had a $4.25 billion impact. In addition, the activity supported nearly 37,000 jobs, contributed to $1.1 billion in household incomes and added $187 million to annual state tax revenues. For more information on OHV riding in Arizona and to take an online safety course, visit www.azgfd.gov/OHV. ProMusica Arizona presents Moonlight Journey ANTHEM – ProMusica Arizona will be transporting audiences through a kaleidoscope of adventures at the Moonlight Journey concert, happening Feb. 25 in Anthem. This experience will be a multimedia adventure featuring breathtaking time-lapse photography accompanied by the music of Beethoven, Ola Gjello, Dvorak, Eric Whitacre, and more. From sunset to daybreak, an exciting Moonlight Journey awaits you. Dates and venues for the concerts are Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, in Anthem, and Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., at American Lutheran Church, in Sun City. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pmaz. org or call (623) 326-5172. Astronomy Club screening film about gravitational waves ANTHEM – The documentary ‘LIGO Detection’ will be shown at the Anthem Civic Building on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m. This presentation is made possible by the Desert Foothills Astronomy Club. On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a signal that was later confirmed to be from a pair of merging black holes over 1 billion light years from Earth. It confirmed Einstein’s 1905 prediction of gravitational waves, one of many stemming from his theory of general relativity. This event marked the
first direct detection of black holes and the culmination of nearly 40 years of work by a global team of physicists. Kai Staats, MSc has worked with LIGO as a documentary filmmaker since 2013, producing three NSF funded films. ‘LIGO Detection’ is his third film. Co-presenter Dr. Michele Zanolin, is head of the LIGO supernova detection team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. Staats recently joined Zanolin’s research, leading the application of Machine Learning to isolate the signals of supernovae in gravitationalwave data, a challenging task since those signals are much weaker than any previously detected. Following a brief intro to LIGO, they will present ‘LIGO Detection,’ then conclude with a discussion of current research, along with Q&A. This presentation is open to the public at no charge, and no RSVPs are required. Yoga in the Rainforest class to be held at Butterfly Wonderland SCOTTSDALE – Butterfly Wonderland is inviting guests to experience Yoga in the Rainforest on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This hour-long class will guide attendees through a series of yoga poses to help build strength and gain flexibility. Modifications and adjustments will be offered so any level of student will feel supported. Breathing and meditation techniques throughout the class will allow students to find peace and steadiness within their personal practice. Students will be invited to enjoy the beauty of butterflies while connecting to the beauty within. This class is recommended for ages 18 years and older. Cost for the class is $20 per person, and pre-registration is required. To register, call (480) 800-3000 ext. 210 or go online to www.butterflywonderland.com.
NVCA holding ceremony to celebrate construction progress ANTHEM – North Valley Christian Academy will hold a ‘topping out ceremony’, scheduled for Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. School leaders, Board of Trustee members, key donors, and construction personnel will meet on-site to celebrate this important milestone in the construction of NVCA’s new 72,000 square foot campus, located at 33655 N. 27th Dr. The event is planned to commemorate the halfway point in completion of the campus for opening fall 2017. In their new location, NVCA will provide a liberal arts education for 600+ students, grades Pre-K through 12. With the addition of high school classes, the new school will offer an expanded curriculum and a strong technology platform, as well as a full range of athletic programs, performing arts, and STEAM classes. NVCA is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 academic year. See more details on the school at www.gonvca.org.
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She baked her last pie. It was with the usual flakey home-made crust and as Mother likes to say, “real cherries.” No “canned concoction” that looked like red goo. No, this was a proper, old-fashioned pie. If I tried to count the number of pies my mother has made in her lifetime (94 years) it would surpass my wildest dreams. Because baking is what she did…and she did it very well. Sometimes I think that flour was the glue that kept my family together. No matter why we were gathering…a wedding, holiday, funeral, graduation, christening, family reunion, Sunday dinner, church social, school luncheon, or going away party, my mother’s bread, cakes, cookies, and pies were the consistent staple that we could all rely upon. Children grew up, grandparents aged, some family members died, others moved away, and we all changed like the photos in an old picture album. Except the things my mother baked. Those pies never changed.
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disciplinary action within the parameters of district policy. The district and Boulder Creek High School staff look forward to working with students, parents, and staff to rebuild relationships and the trust of their school’s stakeholders.” The administrators were placed on leave after a parody video depicting Sheahan as
My mother took baking to a new level that most of us will never reach. What is her secret? Make sure you use the best ingredients. Don’t rush or your cake will flop. Never try to cut corners when you are making something special. Use the right utensils and tools! Measure twice and get it right before you go mixing ingredients together. Be patient. Goodness takes time. My mother’s rolling pin is an old wooden relic that is a much sought after item in my family. So far myself, three nieces, two daughters and two grandsons are vying for it. It must be fifty years old, but if inanimate objects could talk, this piece of wood would hold a treasure trove of family stories. The times we rolled out cookie dough to shape into Santa Claus cookies. The meat pies she made for Sunday dinners. The apple pies she made for my father’s funeral. Like familial DNA, this rolling pin is the thread that is woven throughout my family’s history. What personal possessions are important to you? Leaving a house filled with memories and stacked with sixty-plus years of books, dishes, clothes and furniture might have to be boiled down to a few simple things. Going into assisted living is the epitome of “down-sizing.” All things must fit snugly in a place you never wanted to go and at a time you never thought would come. So we choose wisely. This teapot, that photo, those two chairs. Baking
utensils, glassware and other treasures all left to another generation. Abandoned but not without tears. But why cry over a ninety year old cut-glass cruet that your mother brought over from England? And that one hundred year old steamer trunk has to stay. The china you dined on, the sewing machine you made a thousand frocks on…all have to remain in a house for the kids and grandkids to sort through. And honor. So as we lovingly pack and try to give new life to objects, that seem to be colluding with one another, screaming, “We do not want to leave this place!” One million seniors have moved into assisted living facilities in the past few years and by the year 2030 over six million will be residing there, most moving directly from their own homes. My mother went into her “new home” with a positive attitude and open mind. She says on a good day, she can read, meet people, check out what the family is doing on Facebook and experience the unexpected pleasure that comes from having others do the cooking and cleaning. On the first day in her new place, at dinner she was served a piece of apple pie. Staring at it for a few minutes, she laughed and said, “I may not be able to bake any longer, but I can still eat.” No rolling pin required. Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@ judybluhm.com.
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Both administrators received a strong directive to take steps to rectify the situation with actions such as community meetings, parent meetings, and further communication with parents and students. No date was specified for the disciplinary actions.
as President Donald Trump made for staff only became public; the video was sent to national media, creating a larger reaction as people around the country responded. In response to a public records request from The Foothills Focus, DVUSD sent over information that stated both administrators will be put on 10 days of unpaid leave.
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Club of Anthem will contact the PTA or its equivalent of each eligible school and offer that organization the opportunity to participate in the Teacher of the Year award program. Only candidates nominated by a school’s parent organization will be eligible to compete for an award. Any full-time teacher who works in a public, charter, or private school in Anthem is eligible to be nominated for the award. Each parent organization can nominate one teacher from its K-8 school for each award, so K-8 schools’ PTAs can nominate one K-5 teacher and one middle school teacher. In the case of Boulder Creek High School, the PTA at Boulder Creek can nominate up to five teachers to compete for the Teacher of the Year award. “Even to be nominated for these awards is a big deal because the PTSAs for each school are putting forth a major effort to identify and put forward just
one candidate from that school to compete for each award,” Anderson said. For several years, The Rotary Club of Anthem has been awarding scholarships to Anthem high school seniors, and Anderson noted that the Rotary could see that these hardworking students and their peers couldn’t succeed without the hard work and dedication of great teachers. “So The Rotary Club of Anthem decided it was high time our teachers – at all levels – received some recognition for the critical role they play in preparing our kids for life,” Anderson explained. Anderson described some of the qualifications for the award, noting that winners would, of course, be excellent instructors. “They also will be individuals who go beyond class instruction to find ways to motivate and inspire students to reach greater heights. Finally, we are seeking nominees who are deeply involved in community service outside of the school. We all remember a special teacher or teachers who reached us when
The Foothills Focus we were kids. Those are the teachers the Rotary Club wants to reward,” Anderson said. The PTAs of the eligible schools have the nomination materials for the award, and the nomination deadline is March 15. A selection committee appointed by The Rotary Club of Anthem will collect nominations, evaluate the candidates, and choose the three winners. The winners are expected to be announced sometime in May. The Rotary’s motivation in creating this award to show teachers how much the community values them. “Our teachers are a vital part of our community. They raise their families here. They are our friends and neighbors,” Anderson emphasized. “Unfortunately, Arizona is at or near the bottom when it comes to paying teacher salaries. While the Rotary Club of Anthem cannot fill that gap, we want to do what we can to let our teachers know that this community values them and appreciates them.”
Concerto Competition winner to perform Strauss Horn Concerto PHOENIX – North Valley Symphony Orchestra principal French horn player Philip Johnson will perform Franz Strauss’ Horn Concerto Op. 8 on Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m., at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. Johnson was the winner of NVSO’s concerto competition held last September, with seven contenders vying for the opportunity to solo at an NVSO major concert. Johnson completed his undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University, where he had the opportunity to study and perform under the direction of Dr. Patricia Hoy, former NAU Director of Bands, Director of the School of Music at the University of Memphis, and Dean of the Boston Conservatory. During this time, Johnson studied with his lifelong friend and musical
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mentor, Larry Conrad, a 28year veteran of the Phoenix Symphony, with thirteen of those years serving as principal horn. Johnson has additionally performed with the Flagstaff Symphony, Flagstaff Festival Orchestra, Chandler Symphony, and is in his third year as principal horn for the North
Valley Symphony Orchestra. He recently retired as a Captain with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (State Police), where one of his duties was the Bugler for the Honor Guard. The concert will also feature the winner of the Summerford Violin Concerto Competition, yet to be announced, playing Accolay’s Violin Concerto #1 in a minor. In addition to performing at an NVSO major concert, this annual competition for NVSO Youth Orchestra members offers a prize of a violin hand-made by Jody Summerford, a local luthier. The NVSO Orchestra will also perform Prokofiev’s Symphony #1 Op. 25 “Classical” and Dvorák’s Symphony #7 in d minor Op. 70. Tickets for this NVSO performance are $5 and are available at www.northvalleysymphony.org/ buy-tickets.
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Wigwam Festival of Fine Art happening Feb. 17-19 WEST VALLEY – The Wigwam Festival of Fine Art returns to the West Valley for three days of extraordinary fine art, wine, and music, on Feb. 1719, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Enjoy authentic Southwest charm on the picturesque grounds of the historic Wigwam Resort, where you’ll discover over 100 juryselected Fine Artists exhibiting in an outdoor gallery setting. Widely recognized by collectors, this event draws renowned artists from across the country displaying original works of art from contemporary to traditional, in a wide range of
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Wild West Fest runs in Cave Creek, March 10-12 CAVE CREEK – Arizona Wild West Festival will take place March 10-12, in Cave Creek. “This is the second year for this unique western/music festival,” said Fran Booth, chair of the event. “Festival attendees will enjoy everything from gunfight performances and team treasure hunts to a professional stuntman rivalry, wild and crazy western entertainment and some of the best music in the territory. There has never been a festival like it in Arizona.” On Friday, March 10, the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse will host an evening of high intensity bull riding known as Battle in the Saddle. Bull riding takes place at 8, 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. On Saturday, March 11, western, country western and southern rock bands battle for the top title as the best local western band around, during Kickin’ ‘n Pickin’. The oneday music event, which will be judged, will conclude with a prize for the winning musical act. The Horny Toad will feature music for judging at 1 p.m., the Buffalo Chip’s band will play for judges at 2 p.m., the Silver Spur Saloon at 3 p.m., and Outlaw Annie’s at 7 p.m. During Guns of Anarchy, gunfighter performers from around the U.S. will compete during a competition for first, second, and third place cash prizes; performances take place March 11-12. In the Elegance in History competition, contestants will showcase their best in period-correct wardrobe. The competition will be professionally judged at Frontier Town and will happen March 11 at noon. Don’t miss a screening of Copper Wind, Arizona’s first full-length western film, at the Sanderson Pavilion on the evening of March 11; sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln.
Get rockin’ with Rock the District during the festival! During this event, teen bands play their best country music for the crowds at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats. March 11 is a “band-off ” between rockers and crooners; March 12 bands play for fun; the musicians play both days from 12-2 p.m. At Hooligan’s Treasure Hunt on March 11, teams of two to four receive a set of clues for this fun western hunt from representatives on the west lot of Frontier Town, then figure out where to find “treasures “at each stop. The first three winning groups receive a prize; the treasure hunt runs 12-1:30 p.m. Bust the Dust at Outlaw Annie’s arena will feature some of Arizona and Hollywood’s best stuntmen, as they compete on an obstacle course filled with high falling, knuckle brawling challenges for prizes and bragging rights. Come between 8-11 a.m. for a cowboy breakfast and Bloody Mary bar; this event happens March 11, 12-2 p.m. Six Gun Entertainment, LLC, in conjunction with cavecreeklive. com, Booth Communications, Inc., Southwest Stunt Association, Southwest Industrial Rigging, and other community sponsors, produces Arizona Wild West Festival. For more information, call (602) 4003330 or visit cavecreeklive.com.
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The Coyotes and captain Shane Doan put another Valley sports icon on ice ANNALIESE LEON CRONKITE NEWS
GLENDALE — It didn’t take long for Josh Margulies, the Arizona Coyotes new vicepresident of marketing, to realize how much of an icon Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is in the desert. “Outside of John McCain, he may be the most famous person in Arizona,” Margulies said. “You turn on sports radio, they’re always talking about Larry Fitzgerald. You turn on the news on television, they’re talking about him. It’s hard to miss that with him.” Margulies moved to the Valley of the Sun just six months ago from the Bay Area. It also didn’t take Margulies, who moved to the Valley from the Bay Area six months ago very long to see an opportunity in Fitzgerald’s popularity with almost all Arizona sports fans. He and the Coyotes decided to produce a cross-over bobblehead featuring Fitzgerald in a Coyotes sweater. The first 10,000 fans will receive a miniFitz at Saturday’s Coyotes game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Gila River Arena. To promote the event, the Coyotes invited Fitzgerald to join Coyotes captain Shane Doan on the ice. Although Fitzgerald grew up in hockey country in Minnesota, he had never worn a pair of skates before. “I played basketball when I grew up, so I never really had
time to get on skates,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s always something I’ve wanted to do, but I just never tried it. It’s hard to even walk on regular ground with them.” It was Fitzgerald’s idea to get on the ice, though. “We thought it would be really fun to get him out to a practice,” Margulies said. “Originally, he was supposed to just watch practice. But he said, ‘hey I would like to take a slap shot.’ So I said ‘Let’s get you on the ice with Shane.’ ” Margulies came up with the idea for the bobblehead after seeing a photo blow up of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson in a San Jose Sharks jersey. It got Margulies to thinking about who would be the “pie in the sky,” coolest Arizona athlete that he could approach from one of the Valley’s other pro franchises. “Obviously, Larry Fitzgerald was the first person to pop into my head,” Margulies said. Fitzgerald was recently named co-winner of the Walter Payton Man of Year Award. Perhaps the only Valley athlete as highly-regarded as Fitzgerald is Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who has been with the organization since the team relocated to Arizona from Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1996. Doan, more than anyone, understands Fitzgerald’s standing with Arizona sports fans. “As an athlete, you just
about the bobblehead. The plan was to schedule the game on a night that landed on the 11th of a month, in reference to Fitzgerald’s No. 11 football number. Then the marketing gods did Margulies a favor. “We had a game on the 11th of February and on the 11th of March, and the 11th of February happened to be against Pittsburgh,” he said. Fitzgerald spent his college football years at the University of Pittsburgh. Photo by Shelby Hyde/Cronkite News
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald jokes with Arizona Coyotes players during his skate Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona.
appreciate his dedication to his sport, and the way that he handles himself off the ice is an impressive thing . . . well, off the field,” Doan said. The respect is mutual. “He’s stuck around a heck of a lot longer than I have,” said Fitzgerald, who announced Feb. 1 that he would return to the Cardinals for another season. “This community should be very thankful for his loyalty, his dedication. And I know he’s a great mentor for this (Coyotes) team. He’s selfless,” Fitzgerald said. The Coyotes organization already had ties with Fitzgerald because he had taken part in past Coyotes events, and Margulies decided to reach out to Fitzgerald and his agent
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The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, located at 25150 North Pima Road, in Scottsdale. Tickets are $40 for premium seating, $25 for general admission, and free for students. Tickets are available online or at the door. For more details, go online to www.PinnacleConcerts.org or call (480) 303-2474.
CSHS teacher appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Educational Advisory Group SCOTTSDALE – Jeff Walker, Economics & Entrepreneurship teacher at Cactus Shadows High School, was recently appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Educational Advisory Group. He attended training, there where he participated in a Town Hall meeting with the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen. Through a competitive process, only 20 teachers were chosen to serve as advisors to the Fed on educational matters. Aside from critiquing new educational materials, educators
on the panel have access to a full-time economist working at the Bank and will also receive regular updates on Fed activities and economic analyses. Additional responsibilities include publicizing the Fed’s educational materials at professional conferences and attending further training sessions both locally and in San Francisco. Cactus Shadows principal, Dr. Steve Bebee, said, “Jeff Walker has been a welcome addition to the Career and Technical Education
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Taylor Morrison to hold Ironhorse community grand opening event SCOTTSDALE – Taylor Morrison will unveil its highly-anticipated north Scottsdale community of Ironhorse with seven, all-new Arizona floorplans. The public grand opening event will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m.2 p.m. “Taylor Morrison’s new home designs at Ironhorse were developed with area homebuyers in mind,” said Todd Hahn, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison’s Phoenix division. “These single-story plans offer great variety in size and options while delivering the luxury Scottsdale homebuyers desire. Homebuyers won’t want to miss these.” The seven new floor plans showcase homes that will offer single-story living in a beautiful desert location near McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Taylor Morrison will debut four new floorplans in its Venture II Collection, the Arabian, the Appaloosa, the Palomino, and the Mustang. Each floor plan offers specialty design options, including courtyard entryways, dramatic foyers,
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Changes proposed for boating and water sport rules, fees NORTH VALLEY – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comments on multiple proposed boating and water sports rule changes. The deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule changes is Sunday, March 5. Those with questions or wishing to submit a comment can mail them to 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086; e-mail email@example.com or call (623) 236-7390.
The following are among the proposed changes: • Requiring a signature be notarized/ witnessed when the seller is not listed as the owner on the current registration or the signature of the buyer or seller is in question. • Allowing owners to obtain a duplicate watercraft registration/ decal at www.azgfd.gov/boating. • Requiring a wake surfer to wear a personal floatation device and that an operator ensure an observer is watching if a person is being towed behind the watercraft and/or surfing a wake created by the watercraft.
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Daisy Mountain Veterans to present a car to veteran ANTHEM – The Daisy Mountain Veterans will host a ceremony and present a deserving Veteran with a car on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in the Anthem Community Park. The recipient is Ryan Ockomon, who served nine years with the Army National Guard as a Tanker. He also served on Active Duty with his unit, securing the United States/Mexican border. Since April 2016, Ockomon has worked at the Prescott National Cemetery through the VA’s Community Work Therapy program. He will graduate from the CWT program in April and is hoping to obtain permanent employment at the VA. The donated vehicle will provide Ockomon with dependable transportation to and from work. This could not have happened without the generosity of Texas Roadhouse, patrons of Texas Roadhouse, The Crossroads Church, American Legion Post 128, and VFW Post 12031. “The Veteran Vehicle Campaign is one of our signature programs. Nominees are considered and reviewed by the Board
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North Valley Business Network. We would like to invite you to our growing group of local business owners. We want to work with honest and caring people. Come and join us for breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Heart and Soul Café, 8:30am. For more info please call Barb Miner 602-377-1892 623-465-9253
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Pet of the Week: Red Meet Red! Red is a young (about a year old) male cattle dog mix! Look at that face! Red is full of energy and loves to run and play! He’s looking for an active family who has room for him to run around. Cattle dogs are built for endurance, and this guy can go the distance! If you have livestock, Red would love to help you out with them, as he loves having a job to do and works hard to please his family. Cattle dogs like to keep busy, and Red is no exception. He’s still just a pup, and with some training, he’ll be a great addition to an active family. Red is neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped. If you’re interested in meeting Red, please complete the Anthem Pets matchmaker form, located online at http://form.jotform. us/for m/41678085988172. A $125 adoption fee applies. Looking for more pets? Visit facebook.com/anthempetsaz and
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