Vol. 16 Issue No. 9 | March 3 – 9, 2010

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CCUSD boots Hot Dog Guy off property

hot dog guyBy Linda Bentley | March 3, 2010

Whose property is it anyway?
CCUSD – On Friday, Feb. 12, Cave Creek Unified School District Associate Superintendent of Finance Kent Frison performed what Jerry Vicena, AKA the Hot Dog Guy, described as a drive-by interrogation.   

Three Sonoran Trails Middle School students OD on cold medication

By Linda Bentley | March 3, 2010

CCUSD – Phoenix Fire Department responded to Sonoran Trails Middle School on Friday after receiving a call that three students had apparently overdosed on Tylenol cold medication, which police later said the girls most likely took at school to get high.

Council sees renewed hope as it gives nod to Village at Surrey Hills

By Linda Bentley | March 3, 2010

paul sharpeVice mayor admonishes commercial property owners in town to lower rents to keep tenants 
CAVE CREEK – Call to the Public brought former Councilman Thomas McGuire to the podium during Monday night’s council meeting to praise the town manager, staff and council for Cave Creek’s ability to survive the worst economic meltdown in its history.  

Citizen calls for ‘dramatic action’

By Linda Bentley | March 3, 2010

‘I don’t think this economy is going to repair itself any time soon’
CAREFREE – Jim Peirce took to the podium for Call to the Public during Tuesday’s council meeting and mentioned Carefree Resort’s and Basha’s bankruptcies as well as the 40 to 60 percent vacancy rate in the town center.     More...

Wandering Individuals’ Network – Not your daddy’s RV group

By Linda Bentley | March 3, 2010

wandering individuals' network rv camp CAVE CREEK – Bob Kite allowed his property in the center of town to be transformed into an RV park this week as the Wandering Individuals’ Network or “WIN” converged for a week-long event as part of their Western Winter Circuit.

WIN claims to be different from other RV groups in that they are “visibly younger.”

Randy Strickland is hosting the Cave Creek event and touted available activities to include: trail ride through Spur Cross Ranch Park, Black Mountain hike and other trails, kayaking, dancing, watch bull riders, lots of restaurants and shopping. Local quad trip and long four-wheel drive trip to petroglyphs, ruins and historic sheep bridge crossing.

Visit www.rvsingles.org for more information about WIN.


motorcycle accidentFreak accident leaves one injured and another shaken

By Linda Bentley | March 3, 2010

CAVE CREEK – At approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, the driver of a BMW started to pull out of the Circle K gas station at 6802 E. Cave Creek Road to make a left turn as a motorcyclist was traveling west on Cave Creek Road.  

Memorial Service

March 3, 2010

Francis Burell Osen