February 17, 2016

A new path to art education in the Desert Foothills

SCOTTSDALE, CAREFREE, CAVE CREEK, NORTH PHOENIX – With over a year’s experience with art classes at the Gallery @ El Pedregal and their own newly expanded office space, the Sonoran Arts League is ready to launch a full-fledged “Art Classes for All Ages” program.
Summer 2016 marks the official start of the Sonoran Arts League Summer Foothills Art Academy. The Sonoran Arts League Summer Foothills Art Academy is open to all ages, kindergarten to adults, and will be offered through Education & Community Services (ECS), a department of the Cave Creek Unified School District.

February 17, 2016

Input needed to help develop recreational target shooting policy for monument

BLM to conduct public meetings Feb. 24-26, comment deadline is March 21

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages the public, especially those interested in recreational target shooting, to provide their input for revision of a portion of the Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Sonoran Desert National Monument near Gila Bend.

February 17, 2016

Jojoba boat ramp reopens at Bartlett Lake

PHOENIX — Boaters and anglers itching to launch into Bartlett Lake can now access the reservoir after the Jojoba boat ramp recently reopened to traffic.

The developed Jojoba ramp reopened Jan. 21, however, the Yellow Cliffs ramp remains closed due to low water levels, according to the Tonto National Forest.

The lake, which sits about 40 miles northeast of Scottsdale, is a popular draw for anglers and boaters from throughout the state.

February 17, 2016

Community science fair is coming!

Do you have a Sensational Science Student in your family? This is the opportunity they have been waiting for! We want to give your young budding, “wanna-be” scientists a chance to shine! If your student or child is excited about science and has done an exciting science project, please share our invitation to participate in the community science fair in March. Simply contact the email address included and it will start them on their exciting trip into the land of sensational science! It is fun, motivating and rewarding for all those who enter.

February 17, 2016

Town of Carefree welcomes new “YOGA in the Gardens”

New partnership with YMCA supports health and wellness

CAREFREE – Starting February 22, 2016, the Town of Carefree and the Desert Foothills Family YMCA will offer a free community yoga class called “Yoga in the Gardens”, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, underneath the historical Carefree Sundial on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

February 17, 2016

Desert Foothills Posse Begins Annual Fund Drive

The Desert Foothills Sheriff’s Posse (DFSP), (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization) provides a wide variety of services to the local community and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 4 serving the communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills and Tonto Hills and surrounding areas. We rely on your tax-deductible donations to continue the mission of serving these communities.

By Jillian Carapella | February 17, 2016

Tempe Council approves ordinance to help end animal cruelty through unethical dog breeders

Tempe City Council unanimously approved an ordinance this Thursday prohibiting animals to be obtained by unethical breeders.

Around 40 valley residents attended the council meeting to voice their passionate approval and disapproval for this issue; some so passionate that Mayor Mark Mitchell had to remind the audience to be respectful toward everyone.

February 17, 2016

Living with urban wildlife

Living in Arizona we see many species of wildlife… small to large…flying to four-legged. As natural habitats and native food sources shrink, we see “urban wildlife” venturing into our neighborhoods and our yards. Inviting wildlife into our living space can be enjoyable to observe. Sometimes it can create problems.

February 17, 2016

Winter Range 2016 Silver Jubilee

The largest Western style encampment in the world will return to Phoenix on February 22 and continue until February 27 attracting participants from around the world. Winter Range will celebrate its Silver Jubilee match and draw over 1000 competitors from most of the 50 states and as many as 15 foreign countries. These competitors, both male and female ranging in age from 12 to over 80 years, will compete in over 35 categories dictated by age and competitive style.

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