Vol. 16 Issue No. 14 | April 7 – 13, 2010

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Citizen has heart attack after carping about 'frivolous recall'

By Linda Bentley | April 7, 2010

jim keen and betsy wiseCarefree selects town marshal for reduction in force savings
CAREFREE – Tuesday’s council meeting was off to a slow start when the executive session that preceded the meeting bled over past its 5 p.m. scheduled start.  More...

Town Accountant Jim Keen (l), who also serves as the town’s IT specialist, is pictured assisting Town Clerk Betsy Wise, who was unable to get the program that records meetings to operate, so the council meeting could commence.   Photo by Linda Bentley

Neighbor shoots dog in apparent effort to destroy the 'evidence'

By Linda Bentley | April 7, 2010

rosco'Cruel mistreatment' means to torture or otherwise inflict unnecessary serious physical injury upon an animal
CAVE CREEK – On Tuesday, March 30, when David Etter came home from work, he sensed there was something wrong when his dog Rosco, a German Shepherd/Shar-pei mix wasn’t right there to welcome him home.  More...

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Council put off by one-sided development agreement

By Linda Bentley | April 7, 2010

Unpleasantness of town attorney selection process mended relationship
paul gilbert with john and dr. robert bullingtonCAVE CREEK – Town council discussed a development agreement proposed by Attorney Paul Gilbert on behalf of the Bullington family for their 13-acre property on the southeast corner of Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway.

The item was presented to council for discussion only in order to provide direction to the Bullingtons.    More...

Counting sheep on Carefree Highway

By Linda Bentley | April 7, 2010

sheep grazing on carefree highway Last week the sudden presence of a herd of sheep grazing on a section of state trust land along Carefree Highway west of 32nd Street was a traffic stopper for locals and others passing through for taking pictures or just enjoying the pastoral scenery.
Photo by Linda Bentley

CSHS student faces endangerment charges for pot-laced cake

By Linda Bentley | April 7, 2010

john stropkoSCOTTSDALE – On Wednesday afternoon, March 31, two Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) students went to the nurse’s office complaining of having strange feelings including an elevated heart rate.

The two students, 16 and 18 years old, were taken to Thompson Peak Hospital where it was established they had THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive substance found in marijuana, in their systems.     More...

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