Vol. 16 Issue No. 15 | April 14 – 20, 2010



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breaking newsBarto sole sponsor of easement vendetta bill
Freeman v. Sorchych = HB 2154

By Linda Bentley | April 15, 2010

CAVE CREEK – In 2005, Gerald Freeman, along with his wife, filed a complaint against his neighbor Donald Sorchych, who also happens to be the publisher/editor of Sonoran News, in an attempt to have Sorchych share a portion of what grew to be an approximately $30,000 expense for improvements to an easement.   More ...

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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Carefree Earth Day Expo and pancake breakfast this Saturday

doug stavoeBy Linda Bentley | April 14, 2010

Councilman restaurateur to the rescue after Kiwanis flap over flapjacks
CAREFREE – For about six months, the town’s events brochure advertised April 17 as the date for the popular Kiwanis pancake breakfast. 
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Gotcha!

April 14, 2010

don sorchych talking to woman As she was driving by the Sonoran News parade entry in the staging area, this woman stopped to tell Publisher/Editor Don Sorchych, I could kill you! Believing the April Fools article about Cave Creek forming a red light district on the west side of town, she immediately stormed town hall, demanding to see the mayor or town manager. When I learned it was just an April Fools joke, she said, I just wanted to cry. All we can say is, Gotcha!    Photo by Linda Bentley

People flocked to Fiesta Days Parade

April 14, 2010

Saturday’s Fiesta Days Parade drew a large crowd to Cave Creek and seemed to bring some relief, if only temporarily, from the woes of the world – Iraq, Afghanistan, murders along the Mexican border, high unemployment and the present economy.   Photo by Linda Bentley

fiesta day parade

Black Mountain Photo Contest winners announced

April 14, 2010

black mountain photo contest best in show winnerDon Sorchych, Publisher and Editor of Sonoran News, assisted by Sonia Perillo, Executive Director of the Desert Foothills Land Trust and Stacy Fischer, DFLT Photo Contest Committee member, presented the Black Mountain Photo Contest awards at a reception Friday evening at the Desert Foothills Library. Joanne Rebollo, Debbie Maurer and Andreas Schmalz also served on the Photo Contest Committee, chaired by Pat Patterson.    More...

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