BY Liam Morales | February 10, 2016

Farewell Senior Falcons

On Friday, February 5 the Cactus Shadows Varsity Falcons matched up against the Notre Dame Saints for the final game of the season. The stands filled with family members ready to watch their senior play his final game in a Falcons uniform on the annual CSHS Basketball Senior Night.

February 10, 2016

Desert Foothills Theater presents
The Children’s Hour
Feb. 19 – Feb. 28

SCOTTSDALE – Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents The Children’s Hour running Fri., Feb. 19 through Sun., Feb. 28 in the intimate Black Box theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale.

February 10, 2016

Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol Parade and Trails End Festival Celebration

SCOTTSDALE – "Come experience the 'spirit'  of the old west and the western lore that attracts visitors from around the world to Arizona by attending the Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival.  Join parade watchers on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of free family-oriented entertainment.  After the Parade, the Old Town area will be bustling as the Trail’s End multi-cultural festival begins," says Parade Boss Wendy Springborn.

February 10, 2016

Rule change affects handling of over payments through application process

Applicants are reminded to enclose proper payment

PHOENIX — The five-member Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently changed how overpayment through the application process for hunt permit-tags and the purchase of bonus points will be reconciled by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The rule that went into effect Jan. 3 states that an overpayment of $5 or less will be considered a donation to the Game and Fish Fund, which accounts for more than 30 percent of the department’s annual operating budget. The rule applies to overpayments that occur when made on paper applications for hunt permit-tags and first-come leftover permit-tags, as well as the purchase of bonus points.

February 10, 2016

Mexican wolf losses

Two female Mexican wolves die during annual population count and capture operations

PHOENIX -- Two Mexican wolves (F1295 and F1340) died during the annual population count and capture operation this year. Both will undergo necropsies at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore., to determine causes of death for each wolf.

The Interagency Field Team (IFT) temporarily suspended capture operations to conduct a review of events leading to the captures and deaths. The techniques, protocol and drugs used were the same as those used throughout this year's count and last year's count. F1295 was darted and processed on Jan. 23, released back into the wild and died four days later. F1340 was captured on Jan. 28 and died within minutes of being darted. This year, 13 male and female wolves have been successfully darted, processed, collared and released back into the wild.

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