March 23, 2016

Arizona Game and Fish offers first-ever wildlife and outdoor recreation summer camp Registration is now open

PHOENIX – Calling all parents with children 8-14 years of age. Avoid hearing “I’m bored” this summer by registering your child today for Arizona Game and Fish’s first-ever wildlife and outdoor recreation summer camp. Camps will be held June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the department’s Hirsch Conservation Area located on the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix.

March 23, 2016

Park Service should not classify hybridized beefalo as Native Wildlife

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Park Service should withdraw a report concluding that a herd of hybridized bison marooned on the North Rim are wildlife “native” to Grand Canyon National Park, according to a formal administrative complaint filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). That 2015 report reversed the prior NPS position and lacks any scientific basis, the complaint charges, but would operate to prevent complete removal of the herd from the park.

March 23, 2016

Final critical habitat designated for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will designate approximately 13,970 acres of critical habitat within Colfax, Mora, Otero, Sandoval, and Socorro counties, in New Mexico; Las Animas, Archuleta, and La Plata counties, in Colorado; and Greenlee and Apache counties, in Arizona under the Endangered Species Act for the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.  The designation will elicit Federal agencies’ assistance in the appropriate management of dense vegetation along 170 miles of streams that can support the mouse.  The designation will become effective April 15.

March 23, 2016

Arizona high school student to compete in national poetry recitation competition

Hunter Hazleton of Laveen, Arizona, is Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion

PHOENIX – Hunter Hazleton, a senior at Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen, Arizona, was named 2016 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion at the state finals competition held on March 11, 2016 at the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. As State Champion, Hazleton will represent Arizona at the 11th annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals competition in Washington, D.C., in May.

March 23, 2016

Desert Foothills Theater presents Broadway’s longest running musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Café, April 1-17

SCOTTSDALE – Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, will serve up great entertainment in April when it presents Smokey Joe’s Café, the longest running musical revue on Broadway. DFT’s production of the high-energy show runs Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 17 in the intimate Black Box theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale.

March 23, 2016

Performance Research Sciences announces new therapy regime addressing sports related concussion injuries

Dr. Sean Southland introduces drug-free protocols to remediate concussion injuries as state legislators struggle to establish optimal “Return to Play” policies

SCOTTSDALE – The negative effects of concussions among student athletes has been a major concern for parents, educators and elected officials for over a decade. The NFL's recent admission of a link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a debilitating brain disease caused by blunt force trauma, has ignited new debates among sports organizations and state legislators seeking to define optimal “Return to Play” policies.

March 23, 2016

Superintendent Douglas Launches Statewide Parent Outreach

PHOENIX – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced her intent to specifically target parents during a statewide outreach campaign that will extend to all corners of Arizona.  

“Parents are the strongest and, in my opinion, only true advocates for education for their children,” said Superintendent Diane Douglas. “Without knowing the will of parents, politicians do little justice to education policy and a great disservice to the children of Arizona.”  

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