January 27, 2016

Rule change to affect non-residents applying for hunt permit-tags

Upcoming pronghorn, elk draw to operate under adjustment

PHOENIX — The five-member Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently changed how and when hunt permit-tags may be issued to non-resident applicants through the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s random computer draw. The specific rule - R12-4-114. Issuance of Nonpermit-tags and Hunt Permit-tags – can be found on page 41 of the Arizona Game and Fish Laws and Rules 2013-2014 Supplement.

January 27, 2016

Desert Foothills Lutheran Church and Pre-School's Ninth Annual Book Sale

PHOENIX — The five-member Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently changed how and Desert Foothills Lutheran Church and Pre-School will be holding its Ninth Annual Book Sale on Friday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to Noon at 29305 North Scottsdale Road in the fellowship hall. Please plan on stopping by the sale to pick up your reading supply for the long summer ahead. You will have tens of thousands of books to choose from, including paper backs, hard backs, cook books, children’s books, audio books, videos and DVDs. On Sunday we will once again be offering our “fill a bag” for $10 clearance sale. Everything you can fit in a paper grocery bag is only $10.

January 27, 2016

Online applications for 2016 pronghorn, elk hunts now being accepted

Deadline is 11:59 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, Feb. 9

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department now is accepting online applications for 2016 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn antelope and elk. To apply online, visit www.azgfd.gov/draw and scroll down to “Apply for a Draw.” For an overview of the online application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 10 of the “2016 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information” booklet.  Printed booklets also are available at all Game and Fish offices and license dealers statewide.

January 27, 2016

Founder of Veterans Heritage Project is a Hon Kachina Volunteer Award Recipient

PHOENIX – Barbara Hatch, Veterans Heritage Project (VHP) founder and program director, will be recognized by the Hon Kachina Council at their 39th annual event, held on May 7 at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona. Presented annually since 1977, the Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards program recognizes the achievement of outstanding Arizona volunteers and increases public awareness about volunteerism.  Honorees receive a one-of-a-kind hand carved Hon Kachina doll and a cash award for their nonprofit organization.

January 27, 2016

Veterans Heritage Project names first executive director

PHOENIX – Veterans Heritage Project’s (VHP) board of directors is pleased to name Michelle DiMuro, CFRE, as the non-profit organization’s first executive director. Michelle has 17 years of non-profit management and fundraising experience, and has successfully operated her private consulting firm, Westfield Consulting, for the past seven years. Michelle has worked with large non-profits and grassroots agencies, including Desert Voices Oral Learning Center, Goodwill of Central Arizona, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Cancer Support Community Arizona, and Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. Michelle brings to VHP an extensive background of philanthropic, entrepreneurial and resourceful expertise.

January 27, 2016

Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp 2016

The USDA Forest Service, Southwest Region, is seeking a small group of career focused women to be on-call Wildland Fire Fighters for the 2016 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to Wildland fire operations over the summer when needed and can help pave the way for future employment and career advancement inside of the Forest Service. If you are selected for this opportunity, your first assignment will be a Women in Fire Boot Camp. The Boot Camp will provide comprehensive, formal physical Wildland Fire Training and orientation. Upon successfully completing this training each person will receive a Wildland Fire Fighter certification and protective gear.

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