By Thomas McGuire
You may be surprised that ancient astronomers were able to calculate both the size and the distance to the moon. In fact you can use your own observations of last Sunday evening’s lunar eclipse, or my photograph of Earth’s shadow moving across the moon shown here to help you yourself determine both values ... Read More
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CAVE CREEK – On Sept. 16, Town Manager Peter Jankowski sent out an e-mail to staff saying, “Please be advised, as of this morning, David Prinzhorn has left the town as town engineer and no longer has an official position with the town.”
In the September 23 issue Linda Bentley explained the outcome of the Hideaway Roadhouse’s (previously Tap Haus) citations for building its “porch” without town approval and for extending the porch onto town property.
Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its first fall meeting Sept. 5 at Chaparral Suites Resort, Scottsdale to commemorate Constitution Week September 17- 23.
While some of us might say that the thought of snakes makes our hair on the back of our necks stand up, there are reasons to have happy thoughts when thinking of these legless creatures. Snakes play a very important role in our ecosystem. They help to keep insect, mouse and other rodent populations down. Snakes are capable of entering into tiny burrows and tight spaces to catch their prey while most other predators cannot. Keeping some of these prey populations down can also mean reducing diseases. Many rodents are hosts to ticks and other vectors that spread disease. Snakes help to curb the spread of these diseases by limiting prey numbers.