chaparral vet clinincGrand Opening of Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center on Saturday, Sept. 20

Activities for the kids, food, and tours of the facility
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center for birds, cats, dogs and horses will celebrate the opening of their new facility at 32100 N. Cave Creek Rd. on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 chaparral birda.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a ‘Moon Walk’ and ‘Bungi Run’ for the kids as well food and drink, including barbeque hamburgers and hot dogs. Tours of the facility will showcase the advances in medical technology that Chaparral now offers including nuclear scintigraphy, an x-ray machine powerful enough to image a large horse, and equine surgical suites. The center is located between Carefree Highway and Lone Mountain Rd. on the SW corner of Cave Creek Rd. at Ashler Hills Drive. Call 480-595-8600 for more information.

McDowell Sonoran month activities set

September 10, 2008

Events celebrate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
SCOTTSDALE – The 14th annual McDowell Sonoran Month, celebrating the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, will kick-off early this year with Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross’ proclamation declaring October to be “McDowell Sonoran Month” scheduled Tuesday, September 23 at the City Council meeting. McDowell Sonoran Month events are sponsored by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (MSC) and the City of Scottsdale to increase awareness of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

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Lane still leading Manross

By Curtis Riggs | September 10, 2008

Vote totals still unofficial
SCOTTSDALE – City Councilman Jim Lane continues to lead two-term Mayor Mary Manross in his attempt to become the next Mayor of Scottsdale. Scottsdale officials are still calling the vote count unofficial.

However, according to Scottsdale City Clerk Carolyn Jagger, neither candidate received the necessary 17,883 votes, which constitutes 50 percent of the 35,764 ballots cast plus one, in order to be declared a winner.

Lane and Manross were both hundreds shy of the required 50 percent plus one, receiving 17,463 and 17,096 votes, respectively and will both advance to the Nov. 4 general election.
In the race for three open City Council seats, incumbents Ron McCullagh (15,333 votes) and Betty Drake (14,356) came out on top of six other candidates. Both will advance to the general election.

Election officials have not finished counting the votes for write-in candidate William Crawford, who will not advance to the general election due to having less votes than Lane and Manross.

Council challengers Suzanne Klapp (13,864), Lisa Borowsky (12,576), Nan Nesvig (9,151) and Tom Giller (9,067) will also be on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

Council candidates Joel Bramoweth (6,263) and Oren Davis (5,621) did not qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot because they did not receive 50 percent (plus one) of the total votes cast.
Vote totals for mayoral write-in candidate Bill Crawford are not yet available because write-in ballots must be counted by hand.

Jagger said more information about the totals of the Sept. 2 primary will be available at the end of the week when Maricopa County issues another report.