VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 1   |  january 6, 2016

By Linda Bentley | january 6, 2016

Council nixes negotiating away right-of-way for Roadhouse patio

Lipsky said, ‘Trial period’ is the most absurd thing I’ve heard since I’ve been on council

CAVE CREEK – Monday night’s Call to the Public brought Bill Allen to the podium to encourage people to attend the upcoming Water Advisory Committee meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Traci Casale, president of Cave Creek Pro Rodeo thanked Katie Gheen, the 2015 Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo Queen, and said she had done such a great job they’ve retained her for another year.

january 6, 2016

Cave Creek stepped up when the Chip went down

Please join us in taking a moment to appreciate the amazing citizens of Cave Creek and surrounding areas for all the efforts made in raising funds for the Buffalo Chip employees. Since the Thanksgiving day fire at The Buffalo Chip we have seen some amazing acts of kindness, and generosity. We have all watched this great little town of ours come together to make miracles happen.

By Linda Bentley | january 6, 2016

Judicial Watch sues Department of State for refugee resettlement docs

WASHINGTON - Back in May 2015, Judicial Watch, seeking to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in government and fidelity to the rule of law, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) seeking access to a number of records involving Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGs) providing Reception and Placement (R&P) services to refugees arriving in the United States.

By Linda Bentley | january 6, 2016

Former Army Specialist Michael New files for honorable discharge

‘Can American soldiers be forced to serve a foreign power? Do we raise our children to become mercenaries for a New World Order?

IREDELL, Texas – Former Army Specialist Michael New, who Sonoran News has written about on more than one occasion, has filed an application with the Army Board of Corrections for Military Records requesting his bad conduct discharge be upgraded to honorable discharge.

It’s been over 20 years now since New, while serving in the 3rd Infantry Division, reported for formation in Schweinfurt, Germany wearing the authorized U.S. Army Battle Dress Uniform with a U.S. flag on his right shoulder and a green cap on his head.

By Linda Bentley | JANUARY 6, 2016

Creekers show up en masse to Buffalo Chip fundraiser

CAVE CREEK – On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Creekers and supporters poured into Frontier Town to attend a fundraiser for the 120 Buffalo Chip employees who became suddenly unemployed when a Thanksgiving Day fire, which is being investigated as arson, burned the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse to the ground.

JANUARY 6, 2016

Bears Ears Coalition forced to break off negotiations with congressmen caused by broken promises and missed deadlines

On December 31, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition sent a formal letter to Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, discontinuing discussions over including tribal objectives in the Congressmen’s Public Lands Initiative. The PLI is a process initiated in 2013 by Congressman Bishop to resolve long-standing disputes over conservation on federal public lands in Eastern Utah.

JANUARY 6, 2016

Border Patrol rescues distressed kayakers in Mittry Lake

A Yuma Station Border Patrol boat unit, along with Air and Marine Operations pilots from Yuma Air Branch and Yuma Proving Ground, responded to a Yuma County Sheriff’s Office 911 call regarding two kayakers in distress at Mittry Lake.

After AMO pilots located the kayakers, the Border Patrol’s boat unit retrieved the duo from the lake.

JANUARY 6, 2016

Debt jumps $677 billion in 2015

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in response to the national debt jumping $677 billion to $18.8 trillion 2015: 

"In the 2015, the national debt increased by $677 billion, and over the past 3 years, an average of $795 billion a year totaling $2.4 trillion. In the meantime, there was only $1.8 trillion in reported deficits. The $600 billion difference appears to be off-budget liabilities such as government loan programs and the expansion of debt owed to Social Security and Medicare trust funds, which requires real money to be borrowed. This understatement on an annual basis of our unfunded liabilities masks the enormity of our debt problem with accounting gimmickry.

JANUARY 6, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey appoints Former House Speaker Andy Tobin to Arizona Corporation

Commission Brings rural perspective, decades of experience in public and private sectors

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of former Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

“Andy Tobin is a leader with the experience, skills and integrity to responsibly and effectively represent the people of Arizona from Day One,” said Governor Ducey.


Facts about the fee for not having health insurance in 2016

All families deserve the peace of mind and financial security that comes with access to quality and affordable health care coverage.

No family should live in fear that an unexpected illness or accident could throw them into financial turmoil. All people deserve to know they can fill their prescriptions, take their children to the doctor, and get care to stay healthy when they need it. The good news is that affordable coverage through HealthCare.gov is available. With financial assistance, 7 out of 10 people can find plans with premiums of less than $75 per month.