VOL. 19  ISSUE NO. 32   |   AUGUST 7 - 13, 2013


Is it time to dissolve the RNC?

PHILADELPHIA – There was voter fraud and intimidation at the polls by Democrats and Obama supporters during the last few elections.

Questions abound as to why the Republican National Committee (RNC) has done nothing about it.


Wilcox’s suit against Maricopa County Attorney dismissed, for now

PHOENIX – Last Thursday Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Dean M. Fink dismissed a complaint filed by Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox against Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Maricopa County.

Fink took the matter under advisement following oral arguments on July 18 and issued his ruling on Aug. 1 agreeing with the arguments presented in the defendants’ motion to dismiss.
Fink stated Wilcox indicated she was seeking neither a writ of mandamus nor injunctive relief and the declaratory judgment she seeks would have no binding effect.


Final draft of Lake Pleasant Regional Park Trails Master Plan

CAVE CREEK – Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department (MCPRD) will be sharing the final draft of Lake Pleasant Regional Park’s Trails Master Plan at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the park’s Operations Building.

The park currently has two trails, Pipeline Canyon and Roadrunner, which, combined, are only 2.8 miles in length.

AUGUST 7, 2013

New fire engine serving Cave Creek

Recently Rural/Metro Firefighters at Station 825 in Cave Creek officially placed a new fire engine into service. The new engine 825, a SpartanERV is an impressive piece of firefighting equipment. It features a 750 gallon tank, a 1250 gallon per minute pump, numerous hose discharges and advanced foam capabilities. The 236 inch wheel base and high road clearance was specifically designed to meet the challenging topography in the Cave Creek area. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the new pumper is its distinctive “Rural Green” color, a long standing symbol of the Rural/Metro Fire Department.

AUGUST 7, 2013

Rural/Metro reaches agreement-in-principle with lenders and bondholders to reduce debt

CAVE CREEK – The third Gun Down by Sundown will take place November 1-3 during Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western event. Six Gun Entertainment, LLC will present the impressive gunfight competition which involves the participation of numerous groups from around Arizona and the nation including:

Food and monetary donations needed to help Foothills Food Bank help others

Summer is a quiet time in our communities because of the heat. Many people have been away, spending time in cooler places. However, the food bank is always busy and the number of people who depend on them for help doesn’t drop off in the summer – quite the contrary.
If you can help out just one month, this is a great month to make a difference. If you can help out on a regular basis, even better, and this is a fine time to begin. Whether you drop off donations at one of the permanent donation locations at businesses around the area, at the food bank (their new address is 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive and they are around the curve), mail a check (P.O. Box 715 Carefree, AZ 85377) or donate online at www.foothillsfoodbank.com, your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
Here are the permanent donation locations around the area:

Desert Foothills Library
Harold's Cave Creek Corral
Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
The Horny Toad Restaurant
Cave Creek Mercantile (in Frontier Town)
Candles & Gifts (in Frontier Town)
Finders Creekers
Rancho Manana
Parkway Bank in Cave Creek
Wells Fargo Investments (Across from Carefree Post Office)
BMO Harris on Carefree Highway in Cave Creek
National Bank of Arizona

AUGUST 7, 2013

Groups charge ALEC with tax fraud over secretive “Scholarship” fund that finances junkets for state lawmakers

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund that finances lavish trips for state legislators and has misled the Internal Revenue Service about the fund’s activity, two government watchdog groups charged today.

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