A Royal Couple
cshs homecoming king & queen

To protect the newly-resurfaced track at Falcon stadium, the “ride” for Cactus Shadows’ Homecoming King Max Fraker and Queen Sophia Beaudoin was downsized from an upscale convertible to a lowly golf cart, last Friday night, Oct. 10. But King Max and Queen Sophia appeared no less excited before their coronation victory drive began. Sonoran News congratulates King Max, Queen Sophia and their proud Creeker parents, Teresa and William Fraker and Vicki and Todd Beaudoin.   See the entire 2014 Homecoming Court
Courtesy Photo By Sayge Bolli

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No one seems to be campaigning to pass more property taxes

Additional Education Aid, a new property tax, is the result of the district voting to change its schools to district-run charter schools
CCUSD93 – Looked at a property tax bill lately? Add up all the elements associated with education, which include the following and associated tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation, which, depending on whether it is residential, commercial or vacant, will be assessed at 10 percent, 19 percent or 16 percent, respectively, of the Full Cash Value (FCV) for property owners within the Cave Creek Unified School District ...

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Cave Creek • Carefree

Petition count and evaluation is finished in Cave Creek with the county recorders office next.

The preliminary report from the town's staff members who worked on the recall petitions indicated the review process was smooth and easy.

Guest Editorials:

• Today and yesterday  |  By JOHN TRAYNOR
• My candidacy for CCUSD Governing Board  |  By ANGELICA PETERSEN

Letters to the Editor


Bill Mulliniks and State Farm Insurance, definitely good neighbors!

CAREFREE – If you live in or nearby the Cave Creek/Carefree area, when you hear of State Farm you can’t help but think of Bill Mulliniks, and if you hear about “Bill,” you automatically think State Farm. For more than 40 years, the two have gone hand in hand.

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• Edward Jones says plan for retirement this week and every week
Business to Business

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Announcing the 2014 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest

Share your photos of Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain
NORTH VALLEY – Desert Foothills Land Trust is pleased to once again host the 2014 Mountains of the Land Trust Photo Contest! Share your favorite shots of Black Mountain or Daisy Mountain to help the Land Trust inspire the protection of the landscapes you love.


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• Community Briefs
• Wild West Days events
• Remodeling by Mother Nature
• Carefree invites public to attend the first Village Center Master Plan community workshop
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Pet News: Whiskers and Wine – Third annual event benefiting Foothills Animal Rescue

Thursday, Oct.23; 6 – 9 p.m.  –  Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree
Over 300 revelers are expected to attend the our 3rd annual event that features fine wines from a number of local wine retailers in the North Scottsdale/Cave Creek and Carefree area as well as samples of various entrees and desserts from some of the top eateries in the area.

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