VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 38   |   SEPTEMBER 21 – 27, 2011

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

At CCUSD, does the end justify the means?

CAVE CREEK – Last week, a Cactus Shadows High School parent contacted Sonoran News upon learning English Teacher Lori Hart was instructing students in her classroom to seek as many bundles of Sonoran News as they could find and destroy them.  Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

russell pearceRussell Pearce fundraiser packs the Chip

CAVE CREEK – Saturday’s fundraiser for Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, drew supporters from all over the valley to the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, to help Pearce face a recall election that is heavily funded by out-of-state union organizers.   Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

orly taitzE-Verify yields Obama SSN mismatch, Arpaio forms posse to investigate

Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. files motion for reconsideration in SSA challenge

PHOENIX – On Friday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he has assembled a special law enforcement posse to investigate the allegations the birth certificate President Barack Obama released to the public April 27 is a forgery.  Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

MCSO investigates suspicious death at Lordís Cactus Farm

lords nurseryMaricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at Lord’s Cactus Farm, located at 412 E. Carefree Highway, at around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday to investigate what they called a suspicious death. Apparently, when an APS employee entered the property to read the meter, he found a 47-year-old member of the Lord family dead in front of the house. Preliminary autopsy results on Wednesday, however, did not reveal any signs of gunshots, stab wounds or other signs of foul play.

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

chuck ulrichRezoning recommended for Cave Creek and Yolantha

CAVE CREEK – On Sept. 15, with Commissioner John Ford absent, the planning commission voted unanimously in favor of recommending rezoning approval from Desert Rural to General Commercial for applicant Chuck Ulrich, owner of Desert Foothills Pool Service, for his property located at the northeast corner of Cave Creek Road and Yolantha Street.  Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

brian malthanerCarefree approves free public WiFi in town center

‘Water revenues are down and that’s why rates need to go up’

CAREFREE – Prior to the Sept. 13 council meeting, council members met as the board of directors of the Carefree Water Company and listened to representatives from Maricopa County Environmental Services explain its proposed increase in fees for water testing.  Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

dave adamsDesert Hills Water wins Best Tasting Water in Arizona Contest

CAVE CREEK – Dave Adams, a utility department employee, announced during the Sept. 19 council meeting’s Call to the Public Desert Hills Water won the 2011 Best Tasting Water in Arizona Contest.  Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Bathtubs to speed down Cave Creek Road during Wild West Days

bathtub racesCAVE CREEK – Ever see grown men and women race to a finish line in decorated bathtubs? One of Wild West Days’ funkiest events, the bathtub races are a highlight of Arizona’s largest western event, which runs November 3-6.

During the race, to be held on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. up to 12 bathtubs will make a mad dash to the finish line in stock tank modified tubs specially equipped to sprint down the center of Cave Creek Road. One person will serve as driver, the other as tub pusher. After the event, Miss Stock Tank will be on hand to give trophies to the winners.

For more information visit wildwestdayscavecreek.com or call Johnny Ringo at 480-488-2466

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