VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 45   |   NOVEMBER 9 – 15, 2011

HAILNOVEMBER 9, 2011

Cave Creek sees summer turn to winter

After a long summer of record consecutive days over 100 degrees, Monday afternoon’s storm, which blanketed Cave Creek with hail, assured residents summer is finally over. Photo by Linda Bentley

BY LINDA BENTLEY | NOVEMBER 9, 2011

Is Cave Creek shying away from anything goes attitude?

mike baxley‘The definition is perfectly fine, but these uses don’t match the definition’

CAVE CREEK – During Monday night’s meeting, council voted unanimously in favor of the second reading of an ordinance to rezone a .75-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Yolantha Street and Cave Creek Road from Desert Rural to General Commercial for Chuck Ulrich.   Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | NOVEMBER 9, 2011

IJ protects First Amendment rights for Fountain Hills woman

‘[T]he only thing you should need to speak is an opinion. Unfortunately, under campaign finance laws, you also need an attorney.’

dgPHOENIX – On Nov. 3, U.S. District Court Judge James A. Teilborg, a Clinton appointee, granted plaintiff Dina Galassini’s motion for preliminary injunction, enjoining the town of Fountain Hills, its officers, agents and employees “from requiring plaintiff and others associating with her to register as a political committee and/or file an exemption form under A.R.S. §§ 16-902.01(A), and to comply with the requirements for political committees contained in A.R.S. 16-902, 904, 912.01(A) and (J), and 924, so that plaintiff may speak and associate with others and hold her protests between now and Nov. 8, 2011.”   Keep reading ...

BY LINDA BENTLEY | NOVEMBER 9, 2011

chris dourlarisPhoenix postpones decision to implement new airport fees

PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix Aviation Department recently announced it will postpone a recommendation to implement commercial ground transportation trip fees until further notice.   
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NOVEMBER 9, 2011

veterans dayHonoring our Veterans on Nov. 11

Local Veterans Day events
• Navajo Code Talkers to attend 7th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade
• Arizona Veteran Hall of Famer headlines Veterans Day Commemoration

NOVEMBER 9, 2011

american legion logoAmerican Legion 2011 Fall Conference

Pat Tillman American Legion Post 117 in Tucson sponsored this year’s American Legion Conference with the cooperation of local Legion Post 34. The event was held at the Carefree Inn Friday, Oct. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 30 and attracted over 500 attendees.   Keep reading ...

NOVEMBER 9, 2011

Valley cyclists race for open space

Bicyclists from as far away as Canada to join in fight to preserve lands

bike fest logoCAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Bicycle Festival will raise money on Nov. 12 –13 for the preservation of acres of pristine Sonoran Desert in the foothills north of Phoenix, Arizona. The weekend-long event will include a 22-mile mountain bike race on Saturday, which will draw top-level competitors from the region, and the North Valley Bello Fondo on Sunday, with 30 and 50-mile options for road cyclists. 
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