May 25, 2016

Online applications for 2016 fall hunts now being accepted

Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, June 14

CAVE CREEK – With Councilman Thomas McGuire absent, council appointed John Ford to fill the vacancy on council left by Mark Lipsky’s resignation by a vote of 3-2 with Mayor Vincent Francia and Vice Mayor Steve LaMar dissenting.

Neither Ford nor Russ Carlson, who was also under consideration, were interested in running for council but were willing to serve out the rest of Lipsky’s term.

May 25, 2016

Arizonans encouraged participating in Project Blue Light after Phoenix officer shot

ARIZONA – The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Arizona chapter is encouraging Arizonans to light homes and businesses blue after a Phoenix officer was shot in the line of duty. Project Blue Light aims to radiate the public’s support of law enforcement.

C.O.P.S.’ Project Blue Light is a way to honor the officers who serve and protect while remembering those who have died in the line of duty. It began in 1988 in Philadelphia when Dolly Craig wrote a letter to Concerns of Police Survivors stating that she would be honoring her late son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Gleason, during the holiday season by placing a blue light in her window. In 1999 the Horsham Township Police Department planted a tree in Deep Meadow Park on Horsham Road as a memorial to those officers. The evergreen tree is decorated every holiday season with 1,000 blue lights representing all Law Enforcement Officers. We would like to ask each of you to please consider placing a blue light in your window during the holiday season to show your support for your police officers.

May 25, 2016

Game and Fish Heritage Fund properties benefit from passage of Senate Bill 1361

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is grateful for the support of Governor Doug Ducey and the state Legislature in passing Senate Bill 1361, and helping to preserve Arizona’s 16 Heritage Fund properties that are essential to the state’s native wildlife and important habitats.

Sponsored by Senator Gail Griffin, Senate Bill 1361 grants the Arizona Game and Fish Commission the ability to spend a portion of the Heritage Fund monies that are allocated to the department on the operation and maintenance (O&M) of properties that have been, or will be, purchased to support endangered, threatened and sensitive wildlife species.

May 25, 2016

Experience the world of reptiles at night during Twighlight Croc Walk

See 21 of the world's 24 species of crocodilians, hundreds of other reptile species

SCOTTSDALE – See what crocodiles and other reptiles do after dark! The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is holding a “Twighlight Croc Walk” on Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Get your kids away from the TV and video games, and let them experience nature at night with some of the world's most exotic creatures. As part of the Twighlight Croc Walk, visitors to PHS will:

• Have dinner
• Watch the crocodiles and alligators eat
• Learn about nocturnal reptiles
• Find crocs and gators in their enclosures after dark, using a flashlight to see their reflective eyeshine