JUNE 22, 2016

More than 400 volunteers fuel the engine behind Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

CAVE CREEK – More than 400 volunteers, from 10 years to 93 years old, are the engine that energizes Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, the most successful food bank in Maricopa County.

According to executive director Pam DiPietro, the food bank’s 400-plus volunteers donated some 28,148 hours in 2015 alone. Without this energetic team of dedicated individuals, Foothills Food Bank would not be able to serve the 41,209 people who received food for the 501c(3) organization last year. The busy food bank disbursed 811,915 pounds of food to its desert foothills clients in 2015.

JUNE 22, 2016

Friendship leads to treasure at the Arizona Capitol Museum

See exclusive items from Arizona’s Merci Train box car

PHOENIX – Such gratitude filled the French people toward the U.S. after World War II that in 1949 the French people sent the Merci Train to the U.S. filled with gifts for the American people. Artifacts from the train can be seen at the Arizona Capitol Museum inside the historic state capitol.

JUNE 22, 2016

AZGFD receives grant monies from GOHS

PHOENIX -- Arizona Game and Fish Department officers will have an enhanced law enforcement presence to keep our waterways and forest roads safer this summer, thanks to grant funding from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

JUNE 22, 2016

Back to School 2016 volunteers needed!

It is that time of year again! The Back to School Brigade is right around the corner.   We are currently looking for volunteers to pick up school supplies from the Dollar Tree stores listed below.

Pick-up will begin July 8 and run through August 11. 

JUNE 22, 2016

Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone in animal study

Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. The advance could significantly improve the success rate of such implants, which are often used in spinal surgeries. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

JUNE 22, 2016

Forest Service makes it easier for visitors to enjoy national forests and grasslands

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced steps to make it easier for outfitters, guides, schools, non-profits and other partners to take groups out to enjoy outdoor activities on national forests and grasslands. By streamlining the approach to special-use permitting for national forests and grasslands, our natural resources will be even more accessible to Americans.