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NORTH VALLEY – Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone spoke at a community meeting on Friday, discussing local issues and sharing plans and priorities for Valley law enforcement. The meeting, which was sponsored by the New River/ Desert Hills Community Association and the Anthem Community Council, was wellattended, and Penzone received a warm welcome from attendees. He addressed a wide range of topics, including the future of Tent City, drug enforcement, traffic law enforcement, and MCSO staffing.

Pictured: Sheriff Penzone addresses local residents at a community forum.

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Two fires sparked in Table Mesa area over Easter weekend NORTH VALLEY – Firefighters responded to two fires in the Table Mesa area on Sunday. Crews worked together to extinguish the fires, spending approximately 10 hours battling the blazes. “There were 2 separate fires totaling approximately 6 acres in basically the same area,” Daisy Mountain Fire Department Captain Matt Wood said via email. “The main concern was rough terrain and protection of high tension power lines as the fire was threatening the power lines.” Daisy Mountain Fire Department, Black Canyon Fire Department, and Bureau of Land Management crews all

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worked on the scene together; approximately 60 firefighters were on scene. The cause of the fires has not yet been released.

As wildfire season approaches, DMFD is reminding the community to be responsible with activities in the desert to help avoid sparking fires.

Healthy Kids Day at Desert Foothills YMCA set for April 29 SCOTTSDALE – Join the Desert Foothills YMCA on Saturday, April 29 for a free community event to inspire more kids to find ways to keep their minds and bodies healthy and active this summer. Desert Foothills Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The event offers activities, giveaways, and presentations, and participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a YMCA membership with special offers only available during the event. Activities will be geared toward safety, nutrition, and

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Pictured: Activities offered at the Desert Foothills YMCA.

healthy living, including information on healthy eating and water safety. Healthy Kids Day will also feature arts and crafts, face painting, a bounce house, food vendors, and more.

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the branch’s summer camp offerings. Several special guests from community partners are scheduled to give presentations

and make appearances, including world renowned artist and sculptor Ray Villafane, Reptile Adventures representatives, and Phoenix Suns representatives. Kids can also experience an outdoor climbing wall that is one of the many offerings at Camp Sky Y-the Valley of the Sun YMCA’s Overnight Adventure Camp in Prescott. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 34250 N. 60th Street, in north Scottsdale. For more information, call Denise Bergstrom at (602) 212-6293, email dbergstrom@vosymca.org, or visit www.valleyymca.org /desert-foothills.

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NVCA appoints new Leadership Team members PHOENIX – North Valley Christian Academy has appointed key personnel to their Leadership Team in preparation for the new campus opening, scheduled for August 16, 2017.

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The new team members include Alicia Roberts, Kacey Johnson, and John Kennedy. Nate Kretzmann, Executive Director, commenting on NVCA’s personnel growth, said, “We are blessed to attract such talented and experienced individuals who are leaders in their disciplines and are committed to developing global ready Christian leaders.” Roberts has over 20 years’ experience in teaching in the fields of science, math, engineering, and design. She has developed STEAM labs at local schools and speaks nationally and teaches workshops promoting STEAM integration. Johnson 11 years of teaching and athletic coaching experience. Johnson has worked as a licensed educator and coach at the K-12 level and has developed strong middle school and high school athletic programs. She is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic

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Administrators Association. Kennedy has 30 years’ experience in leadership, construction, and the development industry. He has worked extensively in the public market sector with an emphasis in K-12 Schools, along with higher education, healthcare, and federal projects. In the 2017-18 school year, NVCA will open its new 72,000 square foot campus located at 33655 N. 27th Drive, Phoenix, relocating from its Anthem space and offering an expanded curriculum of liberal and performing arts, STEM, and athletic programs. The school will include a high school and will accommodate over 600 students.

Pictured: A rendering of the new NVCA campus.

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Penzone opened the meeting by addressing the attendees, thanking the community for inviting him, as well as thanking members of the military and law enforcement in the audience. He noted that he is focused on making communities safer and embodying ethics and transparency in MCSO. “This has been my life, my entire goal,” Penzone said. “From the first time I put a uniform on and a badge, I had a sense of pride, that it was my job to go out there and keep you safe.” Penzone noted that the transition in MCSO leadership has included changes to the way things were done but that overall the staff has been receptive, “embracing the idea that we want to do things a little differently than in the past.” “The days of the Sheriff ’s office being an organization that often does things that make the news unnecessarily are over,” Penzone stated. “We have to be solely focused on public safety.” Multiple commenters brought up the issue of drug enforcement, with one asking what was being done to stop the flow of heroin into the country. Penzone, who has worked in narcotics enforcement at the state and federal levels, said that heroin use often begins with prescription opioid use and that drug cartels have recognized this. Noting that crime often follows drug addiction, Penzone related information on enforcement, as well as an emphasis on education and inspiration for those who are struggling with addiction. MCSO’s drug enforcement includes the Sheriff ’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) initiative, a federal program funded by a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy which provides assistance for fighting drug trafficking. MCSO periodically provides medication drop-off services, and Penzone said that ideas are being explored for ways to take the lead to get unneeded

TheFoothillsFocus.com medications safely disposed of. Unused pills can end up misused by others in the home or stolen in a burglary; safely disposing of them helps protect the patients for whom the pills were prescribed. “We have to make a practice of taking those pills to a place where they can be destroyed,” Penzone emphasized. The pending closure of Tent City has garnered national attention, and Penzone discussed the reasoning behind it, noting financial savings and safety of staff. “We projected we could save as much as $4.5 million,” Penzone said, referring to closing Tent City, noting that all available data had been studied, including recidivism, cost, and officer safety. The inmates currently at Tent City will be

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need to be accountable for their crimes. Penzone spoke of community involvement in multiple areas, from keeping a watch on your own neighborhood to helping identify fugitives. He called posses a “tremendous tool” and said that he aims to certify posse members to provide community education to county residents. Asked about federal oversight of MCSO, Penzone responded that he inherited about 260 lawsuits and that MCSO is under two court orders. He noted that once MCSO is in compliance, the department must stay in compliance for three consecutive years to fulfill the requirements. “If we fall short, it starts over. The financial burden is tremendous on you. It impacts us because those are dollars that

“The days of the Sheriff’s office being an organization that often does things that make the news unnecessarily are over,” Penzone stated. “We have to be solely focused on public safety.” moved to other county jails. Penzone said the next step is “How do we make that land productive?” He added that he has had many calls asking for consideration for use of the land; several top options for the space will be identified and then a choice will be made. At this time, no statements are being made on what the land use will be, but Penzone said that, “Whatever it’s going to be, it’s got to be something that moves us forward.” MCSO is understaffed, Penzone said, and grouping inmates together will help promote detention officer safety. “We have pods where we have two detention officers overseeing 150 inmates,” Penzone said, adding that pulling staff closer together allows officers basic health and safety necessities, such as being able to safely leave their partners alone long enough to take a restroom break. Penzone stressed that inmates will continue to be incarcerated as required, stating that they

we can’t allocate otherwise,” Penzone said. “We’ll never be truly healthy until the organization is free of that burden which we own because of our past failures,” Penzone continued, saying that they are “working on this every day” to get to a “better place in business and a better place with the community we serve.” Questioned on his views on illegal immigration, Penzone denounced illegal immigration and discussed the legalities of enforcement. Improper entry to the United States is a federal offense. Immigration and Customs Enforcement handles immigration, and Penzone said ICE representatives are at MCSO jails as they have always been. “We need to focus in this community on the laws we’re empowered to enforce,” Penzone said. “No matter who it is, we have a responsibility to do our job ethically and accurately.”


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St. Philip Benizi Catholic Mission to hold Spring Fling BLACK CANYON CITY – St. Philip Benizi Catholic Mission will hold a ‘Spring Fling’ event on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities will include children’s games, a silent auction, and a raffle drawing. First prize in the drawing is a Walmart gift certificate in the amount of $250; other prizes include $25 certificates for Fry’s, Home Depot, and Olive Garden. A number of local crafters will have their merchandise on display for sale. Barbecue sandwiches and beverages will be available. St. Philip Benizi Mission is located at 34621 Old Black Canyon Highway (next to the Library) in Black Canyon City. For more information, follow St Philip Benizi Catholic Church on Facebook.

5, from 6-9 p.m. at Fearless Art Works at Spanish Village, located at 7211 E Ho Rd. #17, in Carefree. Guests are invited to meet Visual Journalist and Business Executor Michelle Micalizzi and the area business leaders who inspired the artwork for this year’s show. Admission is free, but reservations are requested by May 3rd by calling (480) 526-2609 or RSVP at aofdb.eventbrite.com or fbevent. aofdb.com or to michelle@ fearlesslydeliver. Each event highlights thirteen unique business leaders. Micalizzi captures the spirit of each subject in a painting. A list of participating entrepreneurs can be viewed at AoFDB.com. Ten percent of sales from all Fearless Art Projects is donated to an art or business related charity every year. For more information, call (480) 526-2609 or visit AoFDB.com.

‘The Art of Fearlessly Doing Business III’ set for May 5 CAREFREE – Fearlessly Deliver and Fearless Art Works will co-host a special evening celebrating entrepreneurs, business networkers, and art lovers who are serious about exploring fearless and creative ways to succeed at life and business. ‘The Art of Fearlessly Doing Business III’ (AoFDB III) takes place on Friday, May

Latex paint recycling event, April 29 PHOENIX – Just about every homeowner has half-filled gallon cans of paint in a closet, garage, or shed waiting for the next improvement project. Some of that paint never makes it on the wall, and when it comes time to throw it away, the landfill isn’t the place for it. That’s why Maricopa County Waste Resources has partnered

with GreenSheen Paint to help recycle unwanted latex paint with a recycling event on Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-noon. The event will be held at the Maricopa County Cave Creek Transfer Station, located at 3955 E Carefree Hwy., in northeast Phoenix. The recycling event is open to everyone. GreenSheen will only accept latex/water based paints and stains, and products must be in the original container, so please don’t consolidate small cans. Cost is 50 cents per pint, $1 per quart, $2 per gallon, and $4 per 5-gallon container. For more information on this recycling event, email StephenHall@mail.maricopa.gov. Yoga in the Rainforest at Butterfly Wonderland SCOTTSDALE – Butterfly Wonderland will host Yoga in the Rainforest on Tuesday, May 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This hourlong 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 Yoga in the Rainforest is $20/person. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call (480) 800-3000 ext. 210 or visit www.butterflywonderland.com. County expanding use of Electronic Document Review NORTH VALLEY – With funding from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department is expanding its use of electronic documents, cutting the vast amounts of paper plans and helping customers submit permit applications from anywhere and at any time. Electronic Document Review will give people the option to use a Citizen Access portal to upload documents, check the status of their project, and schedule inspections. They will also be able to submit electronically for plan changes after receiving a permit. If they prefer to deliver paper plans, that option will still be available. Planning and Development currently accepts electronic plan submittals for residential building permits, including new homes. The new and expanded Electronic Document Review service options are being implemented in phases at the department. This new service is the latest effort to use technology to make it easier for residents to do business with Maricopa County regulatory agencies. These ideas have been generated and fostered through a stakeholder task force that consists of business owners and county employees.


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Sips and Sounds Concert by Rock Lobster, May 4 SCOTTSDALE – The Sips and Sounds concert series continues at the SHOPS Gainey Village this spring with a live concert by Rock Lobster from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. Guests are invited to listen to music while enjoying complimentary soft drinks and food for purchase from many of the shopping center’s restaurants including Drexyl, Village Tavern, ALMA, Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery, Panera Bread Company, Pei Wei, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, Forno Fabbri Italian Market & Mozzarella Bar, Hash Kitchen, and the Living Room, among others. Rock Lobster is an Arizona cover band, playing the ultimate in 80s retro music. Band members include John Colby, Gary Sanchez, Stephanie Foxx, Dallan Baumgarten, and Jessica Jackson. For more information, visit http://theshopsgaineyvillage.com.

New features at MVD kiosks PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has added a new feature to its self-serve kiosks. For the first time, customers can use a ServiceArizona kiosk to print the annual off-highway vehicle decal, eliminating the need to wait in line. OHVs made primarily for use over unimproved terrain and weighing 1,800 pounds or less are required by law to display a valid OHV decal, which costs $25 and must be purchased annually. This includes “street legal” vehicles that meet those requirements. Getting the decal isn’t to be confused with registering the vehicle, which is required only for those OHVs that are meant to be street legal. While OHV decals and registration are handled by the Motor Vehicle Division, renewal notices are sent by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. For more information, visit azgfd.com/OHV. In fiscal year 2016, nearly 86,000 decals were issued. Thirty percent of the funds collected go into the state’s Highway User Revenue Fund, which is distributed to counties and cities for road and highway maintenance. For an interactive map

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KaCHOO! Oh, excuse me, Dear Readers, because it seems I cannot stop sneezing! And I guess I am not alone. After reading many medical articles about allergies, it clarified one thing…we are suffering in Phoenix with itchy and watery eyes, runny noses, sneezing fits, sore throats and general fatigue. The devil is called pollen! Pollen allergies are caused by airborne pollens, which are in the form of a very fine powder released by tees, grass and weeds. One “expert” claims that we are suffering because the mesquite, ash and mulberry trees are having sex (more politely – fertilization) this time of year. That, coupled with all the wind we have had lately, is sending thick clouds of “powder” into

the air and into our mouth, eyes, and lungs. Trees…if you can read this…STOP having sex! You are killing us! Hey, it is not only the mesquite trees that are up to no good. What about the all that Bermuda grass and the ragweed? Look around at our fair State and just everything is in glorious boom. Yellows, purples, whites, greens, reds are all creating a landscape of beauty. As long as we don’t have to breathe we will be fine! One man in Cave Creek emailed me to say he takes two spoonfuls of honey every morning and it has “cured” his

estimated to be responsible for 4 million missed or lost work days every year! And according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Americans spend as much as 4.5 billion annually on medication and doctor visits to treat their allergies! That is nothing to sneeze at. We are getting sick from the air we breathe! Even are pets can be miserable. I was walking around the Anthem Park one day and saw a ‘cloud” of yellow dust swirling around like an evil dust devil. People were trying to out-run it, but no such luck. You

You know it cannot be good when you have bright yellow dust raining down on you from the palo verde trees and mesquites. Help! We are under pollen-siege! allergies. One lady said she can only go out to work in the yard with a mask on (and sometimes goggles). One couple said they will not open a window until June when the “pollen count” is in a livable range. Over 67 million Americans are suffering right now from pollen in the air! Seasonal allergies are

know it cannot be good when you have bright yellow dust raining down on you from the palo verde trees and mesquites. Help! We are under pollen-siege! Some doctors say we are supposed to create a “sneezefree” zone at home. You know, keep your doors and windows shut in Spring. Hey, doctor, this is our best time of year! Soon we will be forced to live in air conditioning! Oh and make sure your home is dust-free. Okay, I guess this goes along with never having a window open. Of course, make sure there are no dust mites lurking in your bedding because those coupled with pollen are nasty culprits! Medical nonsense? Don’t tell me about dust mites in the mattress when there is fine yellow pollen powder in the air! Grab the tissue box! Call in sick. (If you are an employer, I am only kidding). Go for a walk, but be prepared to run if you see a yellow cloud of dust coming your way. Open the windows. No keep them shut! Yikes, enjoy Spring with all the trees and grasses in bloom…from a safe distance! Judy Bluhm is a writer and local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@ judybluhm.com.


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Board of Supervisors approves Maricopa Trail agreement with Scottsdale SCOTTSDALE – The footprint of the growing Maricopa Trail will now be seen in Scottsdale. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Scottsdale for the Maricopa Trail. The Maricopa Trail is a 310-mile trail system that encircles the county, and will eventually link all 10 of the County‘s regional parks together. “Building the Maricopa Trail has been a massive undertaking,” said Supervisor Steve Chucri, District 2. “It wouldn’t be possible without partnerships such as this.” Approval of the IGA allows Maricopa County to use segments of the City’s existing trails and right-of-ways as a connecting piece of the Maricopa Trail that will aid in linking Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and Usery Mountain Regional Park. The Maricopa Trail will follow routes designated as part of the City’s Shared Use Paths plan, and will be identified with Maricopa Trail markers and decals.

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“Partnering to use the City of Scottsdale’s existing trails not only saves the Parks Department time on trail construction, it also saves taxpayer dollars,” said Chucri. “The City has also agreed to provide trail maintenance and emergency services along the Maricopa Trail on the portions that reside within their boundaries. I’m pleased that these actions will result in additional cost savings.” “By adding Scottsdale’s corridors to the Maricopa Trail, we are able to expand off-street multi-modal trail opportunities for both County and City residents,” said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Director. “This partnership will help us

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Highway fatalities in state, nation Town of Carefree Emerging continued three-year climb in 2016 as a Social and Cultural Hub BY CAREFREE MAYOR LES PETERSON

It is no wonder why ecotourism plays a significant role in Carefree’s future economic development. Positioned between the stunning landscapes of Spur Cross Ranch, which the Town of Carefree made significant financial contributions to preserve, and the desert oasis of Bartlett Lake, there is no letup of traffic coming through Carefree year ‘round. The idea of “seasonality” is fading. Consistent traffic through the Town allows opportunities for our business sector to capture the critical mass of customers already enjoying the indelible landscapes, breathtaking views and easy access to the lakes in the summer. For several years the Town of Carefree has strategically invested in infrastructure and unique events/experiences to build traffic within the Town Center. As a result of these public investments, private investment is starting to excel within the community. From the recent extensive Basha’s remodel, to the Spanish Village face lift and emerging new

tenants and restaurants, to the pending new ownership of the Carefree Resort, there is a lot of positive synergy building within Carefree. A recent sale of the northeast corner at the major intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road, shows the promise of a “domino effect” starting to take place in and around Carefree and the driving force to create perpetual sales tax for the Towns’ sustainability. The Town will continue to take an active role in seeking opportunities to forge mutually beneficial public and private partnerships to further cultivate the economic vision. Wellbranded, restaurant concepts that offer a wider appeal to the trade area, unique events that complement the critical mass and sales tax driven land development will all contribute to moving the economic engine forward and allow Carefree to emerge as the next social and cultural hub of the northeast Valley.

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PHOENIX – Highway fatalities in Arizona rose from just over two per day in 2014 to an average of more than 2.6 per day last year, the highest level in nine years, according to the most recent estimates. The 2016 numbers capped a steady three-year rise in traffic fatalities after several years of fluctuations, according to estimates from the National Safety Council. The state’s rise in fatalities mirrored the increase over the same three-year period in the U.S., which also hit motor vehicle death numbers not seen since 2007. The safety council said the 950 people killed in crashes throughout Arizona in 2016 represented a 23.7 percent increase from the 768 who were killed just two years earlier. “Unfortunately, the news is not good in Arizona,” said Kelly Nantel, vice president of communications and advocacy at the safety council. “In the national average we went up about 6 percent in fatal crashes in 2016, in Arizona, that number is 8 percent (from 2015).” Nationwide, the safety council estimates that 40,200 people lost their lives on roads in the United States, up from 35,398 in 2014. “This is a terrible trajectory for our country,” Nantel said. “There are a lot of things we can do, all of us individually and collectively to help drive down those numbers.”

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The number of highway fatalities rose steadily in Arizona and the U.S. for the last three years, according to estimates from the National Safety Council, climbing to the highest levels in nine years.

Low gasoline prices and an improving economy boosted the total number of miles driven on U.S. roads last year to more than 3.2 trillion miles, the fifth straight year of increases, according to the Federal Highway Administration. But that 3 percent increase in driving last year is only half the 6 percent increase in fatalities last year. A safety council survey that was released with the fatality estimates found that while most people consider highway safety important, two-thirds said they were comfortable speeding and almost half said they texted – manually or hands-free – behind the wheel. Another 13 percent said they had driven after using marijuana, 10 percent said they drove even after they felt their ability to do so “had been compromised” by drinking and 64 percent said they felt it was safe to drive after taking opioid pain medication.

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The survey of 2,001 people was taken from late January to early February. All those are risk factors that can be controlled, said Jessica Cicchino, vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “If states cracked down on some of the reasons that we see for the most number of fatalities, things like impaired driving or speeding … we really could see this number come down a lot,” Cicchino said. The Arizona Department of Transportation is putting the issue in front of drivers with creative freeway signs that highlight the problem while being clever enough to grab drivers’ attention. But safety advocates say more needs to be done. “I don’t think any of us will ever be satisfied until we reach zero deaths on our roadways,” Nantel said. “We can do and we must do much better.”

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HOA cites homeowners for hanging rainbow flag to celebrate diversity

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CAVE CREEK – Ken Haycraft hung an American flag and a rainbow flag, which honors gay and transgender communities, inside a garage window to celebrate diversity. The homeowner’s association sent him a letter five weeks later demanding Haycraft remove “unsightly items” from public view to keep the development “a beautiful, well maintained community.” Haycraft and his neighbor, Bonnie Daly, who hung flags in her garage window to support her neighbor, are each appealing the citation from the Dove Valley Ranch Community Association.

Haycraft hung the rainbow and American flags in his garage windows shortly after the presidential inauguration in January. “When I look at the American flag, I think of the Pledge of Allegiance with liberty and justice for all. When I look at the diversity flag, which is about everyone being welcome, I think the same thing,” said Haycraft, an Army veteran. “What these flags represent are the freedoms I worked to defend in the military where everyone is welcome.” Daly said she’s not certain which flag the HOA objects to, since the American flag and rainbow flag are both

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associations have a legal right to request that certain items be removed from public view. Shaw has worked with HOAs for 15 years, but does not represent the Dove Valley association. “In this situation, the rainbow flag is not protected by the relevant statute so the association could restrict the flying of that flag,” Shaw said. Shaw says certain flags, like the American flag and state flag, can be displayed and are protected by law. The rainbow flag is not.

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multi-colored. But it doesn’t matter, she said. “These are flag drapes on the inside of my garage door windows and I’m not going to remove them,” Daly said. Daly hung the flags to support her neighbor, but she also had her own reason to celebrate diversity. “Diversity to me doesn’t mean gay, pride, or LGBTQ. It means diversity. We are all different… Different races and religions. It goes deeper than just the rainbow covered flag,” Daly said. Both neighbors appealed the violation. Vern Miller, community manager for the association, declined comment on April 13. The board will hear the neighbors’ appeal April 20. “We have been a homeowner in Dove Valley Ranch since April 2003, and have enjoyed our community, the surrounding area and our neighbors,” Daly wrote. “We are appalled that such discrimination is taking place in our neighborhood. And, as Americans, we are afforded certain constitutional rights.” The two neighbors, who have lived in the community for years, questioned the citations, saying HOA rules do not restrict flags and interior house decorations do not need to be approved. Augustus Shaw, a Phoenix attorney, said homeowners’

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AZGFD takes in captive deer fawn following traffic stop by law enforcement PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department took possession of a “kidnapped” deer fawn during a recent traffic stop in Wickenburg. AZGFD wildlife managers received a tip that a deer fawn was being kept inside a singlewide home and yard with three dogs. While being surveilled by the wildlife managers, the residents were seen placing the deer in their vehicle and leaving the home. Department officers stopped the vehicle and one of the occupants was arrested on outstanding warrants. The fawn was confiscated and transferred to the department’s wildlife center in Phoenix, where it continues to be treated by a local veterinarian. The fawn will be placed at a licensed zoo in Arizona once deemed healthy enough to be transported. “Because of the irresponsible actions of one or more individuals, this deer fawn is now reliant on humans for its survival,” said Mike Demlong, AZGFD Wildlife Education program manager. “While their actions may have been well intentioned, in reality they have doomed this fawn to a life in captivity. Although some baby wildlife may appear to have been abandoned, its mother

likely ‘parked’ the fawn in one location while they foraged for food and water. The best choice would have been to leave the fawn alone and to walk away.” AZGFD reminds those who come across young or baby wildlife that most often the best decision is to leave them alone. “Picking up or ‘rescuing’ seemingly abandoned baby wildlife is often unnecessary, and in most cases only results in an animal being left an orphan,” Demlong said. “Baby wildlife raised by humans are less likely to survive if they are released back into the wild.” Some species of baby animals, such as elk calves or deer fawns, may be euthanized because they cannot be released back into the wild due to disease concerns and the unfortunate fact that zoos and sanctuaries have limited space to hold them. Fortunately, AZGFD was able secure a new home for this deer fawn, but that is not usually the case. The department’s Wildlife Center and others around the state are inundated every year with baby birds, rabbits and other wildlife that were unnecessarily taken from the wild. The public should contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator if they encounter an animal that is clearly sick or injured

with wounds or broken bones, unresponsive or lethargic, has been attacked by a cat or dog, or there is strong evidence that the mother is dead. Young wildlife found in your yard or in the field is rarely abandoned. Typically, once the perceived predator (you, or your cat or dog) leaves the area, one or both parents will return and continue to care for the young. Baby birds are the most common wildlife species encountered by the public and removed from the wild. Young birds that have fallen from the nest can be placed back in the nest, or as close as possible. If necessary, an artificial nest can be built and placed near the original location. Those baby birds that are partially flighted should just be left alone or in some cases moved nearby out of harm’s way. Contrary to popular belief, human scent will not prevent the parents from returning to care for their young. Eggs of groundnesting birds like quail should be left in place when discovered. Those with questions about a specific situation should contact one of the wildlife rehabilitators listed on the department’s web site at www.azgfd.com/ wildlife/urbanrehab or contact your local Game and Fish office.

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A Classical Journey SHEA STANFIELD ARTS COLUMNIST

“St. Julien-en-Genevois, where I was born, is near the French Alps, just east of Geneva. The Germans didn’t come around very often, in 1943, due to the remote location and proximity to the “Resistance” in the hills. The area was a serene sanctuary with breathtaking views of majestic peaks and lush Swiss valleys,” says local artist Viviane Blum. Viviane and her younger brother spent their days running, playing, and exploring magnificent landscapes of their childhood. Their father worked for the local Seventh-day Adventist College, as the printing manager, and their mother was an important part of their local community in her volunteer service, and busy taking care of her young family. In the fall of 1955, the family received an opportunity to emigrate to the United States, with the support of a U.S. sponsor. Viviane recalls, in vivid detail, crossing the vast Atlantic on an enormous ocean liner named the Liberty. The family was processed into their new “American” homeland on an island just off the skyline of New York City. With the help of their sponsors, the family would be on their way to their new home, first in Michigan, then on to Illinois. Viviane’s mother was the only one in the family who spoke English; she had grown up in Switzerland where learning English was a requirement of the education system. When Viviane and her brother entered school, they struggled a bit until their English caught on. They began to thrive, adjusting to their new environment and moving to the top of their class. Within six years of arrival in

the States, the entire family proudly took their oath to become American citizens. Soon after, they relocated with their father’s new job opportunity to Mountain View, California, where Viviane and her brother finished high school. Viviane’s brother was then accepted to Stanford University, and Viviane went on to San Jose State University. The love of art seemed to be part of Viviane’s life from the very beginning. Her parents enthusiastically supported their daughter’s natural artistic talent and supplied her with all the materials she needed to follow her passion for drawing. Viviane remembers carrying a small sketchbook everywhere, spending hours sketching anything that crossed her path. In high school, Viviane took a series of art classes, in which her teachers opened new possibilities for her in the use of materials and introducing new mediums. Viviane had developed a keen interest in horses early in her life watching Polo matches near her home in Illinois. Later on, she was definitely hooked when she took her first horseback ride in Grand Teton National Park. While in high school, she met a couple that lived nearby who owned an Arabian, and as a result, she subscribed to horse magazines for a source of material for her drawing. Viviane remembers, “When I was a college freshman, I entered and won a national essay contest.” Her prize was being awarded her own Arabian filly! “What a dream come true, now I could become a real student of equine anatomy,” Viviane said. During these early college years, Viviane began to develop interests in

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painting, design, and 3-D art, using water-based clay, wood, wax, and salt blocks. She received her B.A. in Art and a Masters Degree in French Literature from San Jose State University before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley to earn her Secondary Teaching credential. Viviane then took her love of art and talent with the French language into the Walnut Creek Intermediate School, where she taught for 37 years,

mostly French then moving into teaching art the last 10 years before retirement. Eleven years ago, she and her husband decided to relocate to the Scottsdale area, where she continues taking classes in both sculpture and painting. Today, Viviane Blum works from two studios, one in Berkeley and one in Scottsdale. She produces elegantly classic sculptural pieces and large canvas of sweeping southwest landscapes, as well as, the most elegantly rendered equine sketches. To be in the presence of her work resembles strolling through one of the finest museums of art history on earth, simply an awe-inspiring and priceless experience. Viviane’s work can be seen locally during the Annual Terravita Community Open Studio Tour, each February, as well as exhibits at the Terravita Desert Pavilion. She is also a member of the Sonoran Arts League and the Arizona Art Alliance and takes part in their exhibits throughout the year. Visit www.vivianeblum.com to view a wide variety of Viviane’s work, purchase or commission a piece, or contact her at vivianeblum@msn.com. Contact Arts Columnist Shea Stanfield at flowingquill@yahoo.com.


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Local third graders earn high marks in state-wide reading competition SUBMITTED BY SAM KISSINGER, DESERT MOUNTAIN SCHOOL TEACHER

This spring, March Madness and the Final Four frenzy were not just about basketball! For students at Desert Mountain School in Desert Hills, it was about reading. On March 31st, 47 Desert Mountain School third grade students were honored at the Arizona Fan Fest for finishing in third place in a state-wide reading competition. The Read to the Final Four competition, open only to third grade students in Arizona, began in January with 394 schools. Desert Mountain third graders eagerly read at home and school, using the free access provided by myOn.com, an online reading service, and host of the reading competition. Inspired and motivated by the example of hard work and dedication shown by their Language Arts teacher Sue Morgan, Desert Mountain third graders participated in bi-weekly Read-Ins, sometimes staying until 8:30 PM to read and

strengthen their lead over the other schools. Many students also sacrificed time during their Spring Break to be at Read-Ins. “When the competition began during winter break, the students took it upon themselves to get started and that set the tone for the rest of the competition,” said Sue Morgan, who was the school’s competition coordinator, coach and cheerleader. “It was exciting to watch their reading stamina and reading ability improve while they learned to enjoy the act of reading as well.” The Parent-Teacher Organization made the sacrifice easier, providing pizza and ice cream for the “Brain Breaks.” “The PTO was very glad to help our kiddos work to achieve their goal,” Sarah Rogers, PTO President said. “We’re a community and it’s important we show the school that everyone can contribute, including late nights and pizza.” In addition to PTO, parent and school support, the third graders of Desert Mountain School,

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achievement. “My biggest goal was to give them the opportunity to see that learning is fun and to create lifelong learners,” Mrs. Morgan said. “And as we got closer to the end, I wanted them to feel proud of their accomplishment.” Principal Dr. Joann Schwarting said, “These third graders showed the rest of the school that with perseverance and the spirit of

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Music in May at Anthem Community Park kicks off Friday, May 5 ANTHEM – Anthem’s Music in May returns for a 16th season on Friday, May 5, at the amphitheater in the Anthem Community Park. Four free concerts will be held in the park during the month of May, each on a Friday night from 7-9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics, and flashlights. Food trucks will be on site for the opening performance; an ice cream truck will be available the remaining weeks.

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Taxpayer Notice of Proposed Fire District Consolidation The governing boards of the Black Canyon Fire District and the Daisy Mountain Fire District have adopted resolutions declaring that a consolidation of the Black Canyon Fire District into the Daisy Mountain Fire District should be considered and that public hearings be held on the matter pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §48-822. You are invited to attend and give input on the proposed consolidation at the following public hearings: Daisy Mountain Fire District Public Hearing Black Canyon Fire District Public Hearing May 11, 2017 6:00 pm May 20, 2017 5:00 pm Fire Station 141 43814 N. New River Rd Fire Station 35050 S. Old Black Phoenix, AZ 85087 Canyon Hwy Black Canyon City, AZ 85324 The governing boards of each district shall consider the public comments and determine whether the proposed consolidation will promote the public health, comfort, convenience, necessity or welfare. After the public hearings, if the governing body of each district wishes to consolidate, each must adopt a resolution. Should the resolutions be adopted by unanimous consent, the proposed consolidation would likely take effect July 1, 2017. The estimated limited assessed value of the proposed consolidated fire district would be $404,556,932 for fiscal year 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). The estimated levy of the proposed consolidated fire district is $13,148,100 for fiscal year 2017-2018. There will be no change in property tax liability due to the proposed consolidation. District Current Tax Rate (Mil Rate) Consolidated Tax (Mil Rate) Change Black Canyon Fire District 3.25 3.25 0 Daisy Mountain Fire District 3.25 3.25 0

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

The Black Canyon Fire District’s boundaries include the communities of Black Canyon City, Rock Springs and surrounding areas within Yavapai County, including some federal and state land. The District extends up the I-17 corridor from Mile Post 242 to Mile Post 256. The District is bordered by the Daisy Mountain Fire District to the south and Mayer Fire District to the north. A metes and bounds description of the boundaries is available from the District Administration office. The Daisy Mountain Fire District’s boundaries include the communities of New River, Desert Hills and Anthem within Maricopa County, including some federal and state land. The District covers a land area of approximately 107 square miles. The District is bordered by the City of Phoenix to the south and Black Canyon Fire District to the north. A metes and bounds description of the boundaries is available from the District Administration office.

The following are provided as required pursuant to ARS §48-822: • A list of benefits and injuries that may result from a consolidation. • A general description of the boundaries of the Daisy Mountain and Black Canyon Fire Districts. • A map of what the boundaries would be if the fire districts were consolidated. The existing jurisdictional boundaries of each district would be joined into a single fire district. No new territory will be included as a result of the consolidation.

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The governing bodies of the Black Canyon Fire District and the Daisy Mountain Fire District have been studying the consolidation of the two districts and have identified the following: Benefits: Consolidating the fire districts will:

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slow introduction to other pets in the household. Snookie also seems to get along with kids, making her a good family kitty. She likes playtime, but she’s also very content to find a cozy spot to cuddle up for a catnap. If Snookie sounds like the cat you’ve been waiting for, please complete the Anthem

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We're excited to announce two new plans have been added to the line up at Copper Sky & Andaluza, Horizon and Sierra.

Horizon

Sierra

3,534 Sq. Ft.

4,033 Sq. Ft.

These two floor plans offer elegant interiors featuring desirable options including:

Single level

Single level

gourmet and chef's kitchens, and outdoor living spaces with multi-slide and bi-fold

3 bedrooms

4 bedrooms

door options. Homesites range from ½ acre to over 1¼ acre and are surrounded

3.5 bathrooms

4.5 bathrooms

by the Sonoran Desert.

4-car garage

4-car garage

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TAYLOR MORRISON IS PROUD TO BE RECOGNIZED AS

AMERICA’S MOST TRUSTED® HOME BUILDER* TWO YEARS IN A ROW! taylormorrisonscottsdale.com | 480.508.7165 *Taylor Morrison received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research 2016 and 2017 America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder study. The 2016 study based on 39,079 new home shoppers from Jan-Dec 2015, and 2017 study based on 31,764 new home shoppers from Jan-Dec 2016 in the United States. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com. All information (including, but not limited to current and future views from any property, prices, availability, incentives, floor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change or delay without notice. Prices may not include lot premiums, options and upgrades. Maps and plans are not to scale and all dimensions are approximate. No binding offer to sell or lease may be made or accepted prior to the issuance of the final AZ Subdivision Public Report for the Community. A public report is available at the AZ Real Estate Department’s website. Not an offer to sell or lease where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Please see a Community Sales Manager for details or visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers. Taylor Morrison/Arizona, Inc., ROC # 179178B. © April 2017, TM Homes of Arizona, Inc., AZ DRE # CO535669000. All rights reserved.

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