VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 6   | FEBRUARY 9 – 15, 2011


Carefree candidate forum reveals purpose of secret meeting

‘Discussions and deliberations between less than a majority of the members of a governing body… when used to circumvent the purposes of the Open Meeting Law violate that law’

shelby wilsonCAREFREE – Shelby Wilson, who emceed Sonoran News’ Feb. 2 candidate forum, opened by saying he was “always curious as to why someone wants the job.”

Candidates were provided two minutes to give an opening statement about themselves and why they were running.   Keep reading ...


‘Carefree Truth’ and letters from the dead

lyn hitchonIt didn’t take long to find out Laurette Bouthillier was Hollis Pagliaro’s mother, who died in 1996 at the age of 86

CAREFREE – Carefree resident Lyn Hitchon makes no bones about who she likes and doesn’t like and runs a website called “Carefree Truth,” which often contains information to the contrary.   Keep Reading ...


Cave Creek reviews other municipalities’ utility policies

CAVE CREEK – In less than 15 minutes, not only did council wiz through the second readings of the Utilities chapter of the town code and the Subdivision Ordinance, the amended consent agenda included approval to cancel the Feb. 22 regular town council meeting.
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FEBRUARY 2, 2011

Carefree’s new signs called everything but attractive

jim van allenJim Van Allen honored for 7.5 years of service as posse member

CAREFREE – When presented with a plaque from council thanking him for his 7.5 years and 23,700 hours of service as a Desert Foothills Posse member, Jim Van Allen, who is now running as a write-in council candidate, said he was “honored and humbled” by the award.   Keep reading ...

Both teams were winners last Sunday

packers fans at the buffalo chip Packers fans packed The Buffalo Chip during Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. Town officials report some 5,800 fans watched the big game between The Buffalo Chip and its rival Steelers bar Harold's Corral, located across a dirt parking lot. No major incidents were reported and fans donated a total of 2,635 pounds of food to The Foothills Food Bank. Courtesy photo

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