girls singingAUGUST 18, 2010

Christ Anglican Church launches upper level music training program for community youth

CAREFREE – Christ Church will offer a music training program for young people in grades 6-12 this fall and continuing throughout the school year. Christ Church's Laya Field, a voice teacher from the Bel Canto Studio of Blanche Thebom in San Francisco, Calif., with 25 years experience teaching young people the joy of singing, has volunteered to provide an excellent and tested program for area youth. Keep Reading...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces selection of collaborative forest restoration projects

Projects in 9 states will help improve forest health and water quality

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration projects in nine states that promote healthier, safer and more productive public lands. The projects include partnership efforts on forest restoration treatments that reduce wildfire risk, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, and maintain and improve water quality. Keep Reading...

From Phoenix to San Diego: A bike ride for a great cause

The Ride for Semper Fi to raise $177,500 for injured Marines and their families

PHOENIX – When 50 cycling enthusiasts pedal from Phoenix to San Diego this October, they’ll not only test their endurance, they’ll be on a mission to make a difference. The third annual Ride for Semper Fi, which begins Oct. 13, is a 430-mile, three-day cycling adventure to raise money for injured Marines. The goal is to raise $177,500 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund by the time the cyclists end the ride at Sea World on Oct. 16.
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Fire Inmate Crew carrier involved in auto accident

An Arizona State Forestry Division crew carrier transporting a Wildland Fire Inmate Crew was involved in a single-vehicle accident south of Payson Monday afternoon.

Eight inmates and one correctional officer from the Arizona Department of Corrections were involved in the mishap on Arizona State Route 87 near Rye at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

The inmates are part of a specialized wildland firefighting crew and were returning to the Arizona State Prison Complex in Globe from fuels reduction project work in the Pine area.
The State Forestry Division runs twelve 20-person inmate crews as part of a collaborative agreement with the Arizona Department of Corrections. Crew members are certified wildland firefighters and work year-round in Arizona on wildfires and wildfire mitigation including forest thinning projects.

All nine vehicle occupants were transported to emergency care facilities.

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