Vol. 15 Issue No. 29 | July 22 – 28, 2009

Grassroots, water rates and a hint of paranoia


Charles Thurston
Charles Harry Thurston

By Linda Bentley | July 22, 2009

‘Change is what happens and change is not
necessarily progress’

CAVE CREEK – Call to the Public brought Bill Wicevich
to the podium to dispel “misleading and fabricated information” about the Political Action Committee
PRIZE, the acronym for Preserve Residential Integrity, Zoning and Environment.

He said George Ross’ letter to the editor in Sonoran News, accusing the PAC of being funded by the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union) was “totally false.”

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Citizens have a say about the K-3 override

By Linda Bentley | July 22, 2009

Deadline – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5
CCUSD – While the Cave Creek Unified School District’s governing board has already approved and submitted its pro statement to be included in the Voter Information Pamphlet for the K-3 Override Election on Nov. 3, 2009, district residents may also submit a statement either for or against the override to appear in the pamphlet.

There is no charge for submitting a statement. However, the statement cannot exceed 200 words, must contain an original signature and, therefore, must be delivered either by mail or in person no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5 to:
Hope Olguin
County School Elections
4041 North Central Avenue, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Hope Olquin can be reached at 602-506-3978 to answer any questions.

Dean PhillipsPAC files petitions to refer Walmart to voters

By Linda Bentley | July 22, 2009

CAVE CREEK – Dean Phillips, chair of PRIZE (Protect Residential Zoning and Environment) in support of REF 2009-03 and 2009-04, turned in petitions on Tuesday with nearly 250 signatures, double the number required (126), for each referendum to send Walmart’s general plan amendment and rezoning to voters in November.

Town Clerk Carrie Dyrek delivered the petitions to Maricopa County Elections on Wednesday for signature verification. The county has 15 working days, not counting weekends or holidays, to validate the petitions.

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And the winner is …

Katherine Stavoe, John BudgeJuly 22, 2009

Choreography Youth entrant Katherine Stavoe of Carefree receives the 2009 "Coyote Award" and a check for $500 from Dr. John Budge, president of the Sonoran Arts League. Stavoe shares the prize with her dance partner Martin Naugle who could not attend.
See the Dining & Entertainment Page for full coverage of the Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival Coyote Awards Ceremony and a complete list of winners in both Youth and Adult Divisions for all seven festival categories.

Courtesy photo

Curtis Lee WyattConvicted felon pleads guilty to criminal trespass

By Linda Bentley | July 22, 2009

‘This is precisely the reason solicitors are required to obtain a license’
CAVE CREEK – On July 17, Curtis Lee Wyatt, a convicted felon, pled guilty in Cave Creek Municipal Court to one count of criminal trespass, a class 1 misdemeanor.

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