hot air balloonSurprise visitors

"Generally the hot air balloons take off west of us on vacant land. This guy was about 20 feet over my backyard full of people.  We invited them in for Bloody Marys! Anyway, they just couldn’t gain altitude but drifted slowly east just past Whispering Hills and landed at the first street.  They unloaded the folks and deflated the balloon."

Photo courtesy CW Jensen
(taken in the vicinity of 40th St & Galvin)


ian cordwellGeneral plan update meeting off to rocky start

‘We want to be a part of Cave Creek. Not putting access from one side to the other in the general plan is a crime’

CAVE CREEK – Last Thursday’s poorly attended general plan meeting kicked off the first of many opportunities citizens will have to participate in updating the town’s general plan, which, by statute, must be updated every 10 years.

• Carefree selects two new council members, Crane as vice mayor
• Cave Creek woman faces criminal charges in animal hoarding raid
• Building permit fee reduction earns unanimous vote at Scottsdale council meeting
• Klayman/Arpaio file amicus brief in Texas amnesty case
• Ducey names Appointees to Veterans' Services and Board of Education
• Border Report
• Ending government generated disarmed victim zones


my view by don sorchych'MY VIEW'   |   BY DON SORCHYCH

• Blaine Keith moves
• Election post mortem

In a sad turn around of events, our national icon, Blaine Keith, has been terminated from the Dream Street Residence in Carefree. He moved on March 23 to Grace Hill Ranch, 37509 N. 16th Street, Phoenix AZ, 85086, which is about 10 miles from here, north of Carefree Highway on 16th Street.

Boombox by Dixon Diaz

Guest Editorials:

• Immigration Shutdown Now  |  By Frosty Wooldridge
• Iran Tweets in English: "Israel Must Be Annihilated"  |  By Alan Korwin, Bloomburg Press
• White Privilege Conference  |  By TPATH Contributor Mr. Richard Matrisciano
• Meet the Med-fix, the new doc-fix  |  By ROBERT ROMANO

Letters to the Editor


hendricks cartOne-of-a-kind Brazilian masterpieces create furniture seekers’ interest

CAVE CREEK – Big Bronco, a nationally known western and Southwestern furniture store that procures some of the most distinctive furniture and accent furnishings in metropolitan Phoenix, has received several stunning furnishing collectibles that will never be seen in the Valley – or elsewhere – again.

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