VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 23  |  JUNE 8, 2016

By Linda Bentley | June 8, 2016

Cave Creek’s trails get $10,000 infusion from REI

CAVE CREEK – At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Mayor Vincent Francia announced June 1 was the deadline for candidates to turn in their paperwork and there are now 11 candidates running for council and three for mayor.

By Linda Bentley | June 8, 2016

Villafane’s sand sculpture receives global recognition

Carefree raises nonresidential building heights to 30 feet

CAREFREE – Following the Carefree Water Board meeting, council held its fifth and final budget hearing where it unanimously adopted the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year Budget.

Councilwoman Melissa Price questioned why the budget for Code Enforcement was less than the actual for the current year.

Town Administrator Gary Neiss said there was a reduction in salary due to no trade-in for vacation pay.

By Linda Bentley | June 8, 2016

Carefree’s upcoming contentious-free elections

CAREFREE – With Mayor Les Peterson running uncontested for reelection and six people running for the six seats on council, the only question Town Clerk Kandace French has is whether they will have to hold a runoff election if any of the candidates don’t receive at least 50 percent plus one of the votes cast.

June 8, 2016

Tucson Sector Border Patrol leads community outreach /to educate more than 6,000 students about dangers of smuggling

TUCSON–Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, in collaboration with law enforcement officers from local, state, federal and tribal agencies delivered 64 Operation Detour presentations at 27 southern Arizona schools to more than 6,000 students during the 2015-2016 school year.

June 8, 2016

Exelon announces early retirement of Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants

Exelon Corp. announced it intends to close its Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants (both located in Illinois) “given the lack of progress on Illinois energy legislation.”

June 8, 2016

Yuma Sector places BORSTAR unit on high alert

Deaths and rescues increase during hot summer months

YUMA – In anticipation of the approaching extreme temperatures of the summer months, the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector is placing its Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit on high alert to respond to emergency situations to include agents, civilians, and illegal aliens in distress.

June 8, 2016

Successful operation leads to arrest of two scouts, one who assaulted agent

A recent operation conducted outside of Casa Grande, Arizona, resulted in the arrest of two scouts, one of whom assaulted a Tucson Sector agent.

June 8, 2016

36+ wild horse advocacy groups press BLM for increased use of humane fertility control as alternative to costly roundups

PZP vaccine is best way to stave off BLM’s pending “billion-dollar” fiscal crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – More than three dozen wild horse advocacy, rescue and humane organizations, representing more than 10 million citizens, stand united in calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to make greater use of the humane fertility control vaccine PZP as a way to stave off its “billion-dollar” fiscal crisis caused by wild horse roundups in the American West.

June 8, 2016

Barry M. Goldwater Range to be recognized as 2016 Military Conservation Partner Award winner

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recognizes the Barry M. Goldwater Range as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Military Conservation Partner Award during a ceremony planned on June 9 at Luke Air Force Base, AZ.

June 8, 2016

Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin express serious concerns about APS rate request

PHOENIX – Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin have issued the following statement regarding Arizona Public Service’s (APS) June 1st, 2016 rate case filing to the Arizona Corporation Commission:

“APS is asking the Arizona Corporation Commission to consider an incredibly complex request. We will continue to analyze this request and monitor the proceedings as they begin to move forward for consideration in front of the commission.