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VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 25


Silver Spur Saloon destroyed by fire

CAVE CREEK – A fire that started in the attic, most likely electrical in nature, consumed the Silver Spur Saloon in Frontier Town on Tuesday.

According to Rural/Metro Fire Chief John Kraetz, the alarm sounded at 4:48 p.m. and they were on the scene within minutes.


You are invited to attend: Sonoran News Cave Creek Council Candidate Forum

Chip Davis Announces Mayor Francia Endorsement
Myths about gun control
Cave Creek adopts $16.5 million tentative budget
U.S. Department of Political Correctness
Supervisor Chucri on Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Desert Discovery Center location a quandary
Border Report
Seniors going back to work to rebuild their retirement nest eggs
Obituary: David Lawrence Dennison



The desert and its denizens

The heat is tough on desert wildlife. This time of year is when the animals and birds, even snakes and lizards, search for water and food.

I received a call from a woman who was offended by a press release we published on June 1. It is titled, “Feeding wildlife a ‘selfish act’ that can lead to bigger problems,” and “Officials warn Arizonans to ‘think twice’ before luring wildlife with food.”

Guest Editorials:

A 'gay' Muslim Democrat walks into a bar … | By Matt Barber
Orlando and radical Islam: How you defeat an ideology | By Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
Of course a president can issue travel restrictions | By Robert Romano
Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts are backdoor rationing | BY SALLY C. PIPES



More than 400 volunteers fuel the engine behind Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

CAVE CREEK – More than 400 volunteers, from 10 years to 93 years old, are the engine that energizes Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, the most successful food bank in Maricopa County.

Friendship leads to treasure at the Arizona Capitol Museum
AZGFD receives grant monies from GOHS
Back to School 2016 volunteers needed!
Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone in animal study
Forest Service makes it easier for visitors to enjoy national forests and grasslands
Two dedicated girls rally for wolves
It’s never too late to quit smoking!


Pet News: Dining with your dog
Mullet Over: Remember Sacagawea?
God Bless America: Letterman’s Top 10 Reasons to Vote Democrat
Horoscope: Stargazer by Vivian Carol
Book Nook: Climate change