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for any mission. Water is restricted use. However we certain amount of water for exploring the waters.
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Water? Sure! We Have Enough For?
Robert Sacha creating the shortage, urban going to be necessary for na resident uses about lion gallons of water per evaporates yearly.
Arizona Courier News sprawl and global warming the future of Arizona. Along 146 gallons per day. day—the same amount We cannot wait for poli-
are increasing. The reali- with the changes being im- About 20 percent of the of water as a city of ticians to implement chang-
We have an 800 pound goril- ty is Arizona cannot allow plemented by local govern- State's water supply is for 30,000-50,000 people,” es, we need to take action
la sitting in the middle of this continuing building and ments, there are changes all municipal use, and most said the director of the in our daily lives and while
state that has been ignored or promise people that there is of us need take to help the of this is residential. Up Water Resources Center some of these changes may
debated far too long—that enough water for 100 years drought situation. to 70 percent of that wa- at Texas Tech University. seem inconvenient, we need
gorilla is the dwindling wa- or more to come—its simply ter is used outdoors (wa- • The average pool in Ar- to look at the bigger picture
ter supply that will inevita- unrealistic. If we are hearing What You can Do tering plants, swimming izona is 10,000-15,000 and act responsibly.
bly effect all who live in this claims like this, ask for con- • Install water saving pools, washing cars, gallons—that amount Think long-term.
state. We have people who crete proof. etc.) especially during
politicize it but this is not a The three essentials for shower heads, toilets and the summer months,
political issue—it’s an issue life—food, water and shel- shut the faucet off when with the remaining used
of economics and survival ter. Water is the critical one, brushing your teeth. indoors (bathing, cook-
and while some deny global without it, you cannot grow • Install energy/water sav- ing, cleaning, etc.).
warming, scientific data pro- food or build shelter. Two ing appliances. • Irrigated agriculture is
vides us clear proof. simple elements—hydrogen • Check for leaks in your the largest user of water
In many ways, Arizona and oxygen are the essen- plumbing. in Arizona, consuming
is beyond the tipping point tials of life as we know it, it • Do laundry and dishes about 74 percent of the
as is much of the south- sounds so simple but yet its when you have a full available water supply.
west—look at our lakes and so crucial. load. New crops need to be
how much water has been While some municipali- • Consider xeriscaping— considered if farming is
taken—more is being tak- ties are addressing the water some communities are to continue.
en than being replenished issue, it needs to be addressed offering incentives. • “The typical data cen-
and the two largest factors state-wide and changes are Some Stats ter uses about 3-5 mil-
• On average, each Arizo-
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The REDress Project Native American Women 10 Times
More Likely to be Murdered.
The REDress Project calls attention to sexual violence against
and missing Native American women, but presents an oppor-
tunity. It is time for us, as the powerful women that we are, to
come together and make a stand.
REDress Art Exhibit Evokes Powerful Message for Missing Native American Women. tis Tribe in Canada, her art of the Missing.” times more likely to be mur-
Photo by Bridgette Crosby calls attention to sexual vio- I was stunned to learn dered.
lence against Native Ameri- that in America, nearly 1 in The REDress Project
Bridgette Crosby last year. I was visiting the play. I stopped to look at the can women and accentuates 3 Native American women calls attention to sexual vi-
Arizona Courier News Tucson Desert Art Museum dress, and took the time to the fact that the thousands have been raped. 86% of olence against and missing
and came across an interest- read the information includ- of missing sisters, mothers, these crimes are perpetrat- Native American women,
My first encounter with The ing exhibit with one, single ed in the exhibit. Created by daughters and friends are ed by non-Natives. No one but presents an opportunity.
REDress Project was late red dress hanging in a dis- artist Jaime Black of the Mé- still in fact, missed. knows for sure how many It is time for us, as the pow-
The REDress Project is Native American women erful women that we are, to
an installation art project are missing, but estimates come together and make a
that has been exhibited in are in the high thousands. stand. Regardless of color.
public places. It originated The majority of crimes com- Regardless of race. Regard-
in Canada and has also been mitted go unsolved, and per- less of where you live. We
shown across the United petrators walk free. must come together for our
States. The goal of the art- Our Indigenous sisters rights, our bodies, our chil-
work is to get communities are 84% more likely to ex- dren, our Nation and our
talking about this subject perience violence during own protection.
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$200,000 of Stolen Property
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Joe Who Must Not Be Named: Democrats Steer Clear of
Biden in Campaigns
A spokesperson for Kelly’s campaign declined comment this
week on the exchange. But political analysts said they were
not surprised to see Kelly “playing jiu-jitsu” with Biden’s
support, noting the president’s low approval ratings and the
challenges traditionally faced by the party holding the White
House in midterm elections.
Like many Democrats up for election this year in Arizona, Sen. Mark Kelly has not ages to cite Biden and his 50-42 edge over Masters in the time.” Kelly has vot-
embraced President Joe Biden on the campaign trail for support in the midterm election. administration nine times the Senate race. ed with the president 94%
Kelly is shown here in a file photo from the 2016 Democratic National Convention. in her discussion of border “We would expect of the time, according to a
(Photo by Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock) issues. Biden’s approval rating to FiveThirtyEight analysis.
Kelly Cooper, the Re- track pretty closely with “If the U.S. Senate race
Tristan Richards about Arizona issues or Biden from their messaging publican hoping to un- where Democratic Senate is a referendum on Joe
Cronkite News issues that affect the coun- is a “pretty normal strategy seat Rep. Greg Stanton, candidates and incumbents Biden, Senator Kelly loses,
try, I’ll be here,” Kelly said during a midterm, specif- D-Phoenix, in the 4th Dis- are,” said Jessica Taylor, if it is a referendum on him-
President Joe Biden’s name when asked by host Jake ically when a president is trict, blames Biden for in- Senate and governors ed- self or on Blake Masters,
is being invoked a lot this Tapper if he would like to unpopular.” flation while Rep. Andy itor for the Cook Political he likely wins,” Rose said.
year on the Arizona cam- have Biden go to Arizona. The most recent polls show Biggs, R-Gilbert, blasts Report. “So far we have not “That is why he is playing
paign trail – by Republi- But Kelly followed that up just 41% of voters approved Biden’s “fecklessness as seen that in races like Ari- jiu-jitsu with Joe Biden’s
cans. by telling Tapper he is “not of Biden’s performance. an international leader” zona with Mark Kelly.” assistance.”
GOP campaign sites at all” concerned that Biden While that has risen from and his “radical” admin- Jason Rose, a Repub- Analysts said Kelly is
routinely blame the coun- will drag down Democrats’ a low of about 36% over istration. Rep. David Sch- lican political consultant, likely trying to appeal to
try’s woes on Biden “and 2024 chances in Arizona. the summer, it is still low weikert, R-Fountain Hills, agrees that Kelly is in a swing voters in Arizona.
his leftist allies,” with GOP A spokesperson for enough for Republicans to tags “Biden and his leftist good position. But he also “He already has the
Senate nominee Blake Mas- Kelly’s campaign declined focus on Biden and try to allies in Congress.” agrees with Kondik that support of people who ap-
ters’ website tagging Biden comment this week on the tie Democrats to his admin- Democrats like Stanton, putting distance between prove of the president and
no fewer than 15 times – exchange. But political ana- istration. Schweikert challenger Je- himself and Biden is nec- he doesn’t want to alienate,
three times more than he lysts said they were not sur- “It’s natural for Repub- vin Hodge and Rep. Ruben essary, especially due to further, swing voters who
name-checks former Presi- prised to see Kelly “playing licans to emphasize Biden Gallego, D-Phoenix, mean- the fact that Kelly has vot- don’t have a great opinion
dent Donald Trump. jiu-jitsu” with Biden’s sup- and Kelly together,” Kon- while, do not mention the ed with the president an of the president,” Rose said.
Meanwhile, the presi- port, noting the president’s dik said. “When you’ve got president once in their cam- “overwhelming amount of “It’s as simple as that.”
dent is all but invisible on low approval ratings and an unpopular president, the paign literature. Rep. Raul
Democratic campaign web- the challenges traditionally opposite party will use that Grijalva, D-Tucson, does
sites. The latest example faced by the party holding to their advantage.” mention Biden once – but
came Sunday on CNN’s the White House in mid- Masters is not the only only to tout the president’s
“State of the Union,” when term elections. Republican highlighting signing of veterans’ legisla-
Democratic Sen. Mark Kel- To Kyle Kondik, man- the Biden administration tion.
ly would not directly say if aging editor at Sabato’s on his campaign site. Even In 2018, the tables were
he wanted Biden’s help on Crystal Ball and political though she is not running turned. With Trump’s ap-
the campaign trail. analyst at the University of for federal office, GOP gu- proval rating at about 38%
“If anybody wants to Virginia’s Center for Pol- bernatorial nominee Kari that November, Repub-
come to Arizona and talk itics, Democrats omitting Lake’s issues page man- licans lost control of the
House to Democrats.
“It was pretty common for
Democrats to use Trump
against Republicans in
2018,” Kondik said.
Despite having a
at the head of the party,
however, one analyst said
Kelly’s position is “remark-
ably strong.” A Fox News
poll last week gave Kelly a
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ICC Presents “How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill” Sept. 7–9
that are unique and unusual. Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix: Photo, Ronin Theatre
Dedicated to keeping the his-
Award winning actor Keath Hall portrays Buffalo Bill. tory of the west alive, Arizonie www.azirish.org/performanc- and learning experience to the ing classes and festivals that in-
award winning actor Keath Hall es. Ticket sales end September people of and visitors to Arizo- clude history, music, art, dance,
Bridgette Crosby only Irish Castle in the desert will portray western icon, Wil- 6, but may be purchased at the na and preserves Irish heritage literature, language, crafts, tra-
Arizona Courier News for a unique theatre experience! liam F. Cody, otherwise known door for $20. The Irish Cul- and culture in Arizona while ditional activities, travel and
Ronin Theatre, a small tour- as Buffalo Bill. In a special per- tural Center is located at 1106 illuminating the culture of Ire- sports.
Looking for something fun and ing company, specializes in pre- formance highlighting Cody, N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ land and the Irish in America, Arizonie Award Winning
unusual to do this fall? Visit the senting plays and performances this one person play will give 85004. promoting international peace, Actor Keath Hall portrays Buf-
you an exhilarating look at the The Irish Cultural Center friendship and goodwill. The falo Bill at the ICC this fall
origins of Buffalo Bill’s Wild provides an interactive cultural ICC offers a variety of interest-
Buffalo Bill was made fa-
mous by the dime novelist Ned
Buntline, who may have slight-
ly exaggerated the experiences
of Cody during his time as an
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Cody’s innate talent of self-pro-
motion allowed him to capital-
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Frances Brandon Pickett Nov. 29, 1927–July 29, 2022
Frances was insrumental in working lected stories from over which is on display at the
with a group of 6 women who also 100 area families. Families museum.
founded the Historical Society and who farmed near Higley,
added it the National Register of Historic Queen Creek, Chandler As one of her last wish-
Places. Heights and Combs areas es, Frances asked that in
since the early 1900’s. Thi- lieu of flowers, donations
Frances Brandon Pickett the San Tan Histrical Soci- er stories and photos were be made to the San Tan
was a light in the com- ety. The San Tan Historical compiled into a book “His- Historical Society at 20425
munity from the very be- Society i an important asset troes & Precious Memories S Old Ellsworth Road,
ginning. A loving, kind to the community as it pre- of Queen Creek, Arizona” Queen Creek, AZ 85142.
woman with a smile for serves documents, diplays
everyone, she was born historieis and artifacts from Birthplace of Frances Brandon Pickett near Ellsworth
in Rittenhouse, Arizona Queen Creek and surround- and Queen Creek Roads, early 1920s. Photograph
(Queen Creek) on Nov. 29, ing areas, many of which courtesy of San Tan Valley Historical Society.
1927 to Charle and Lalier were once small farming
Brandon. She passed away areas.
at the age of 94 on July 29, Frances was insru-
2022. She was surrounded mental in working with
by her family. a group of 6 women who
Frances loved our area also founded the Histor-
and was instrumental in ical Society and added it
saving and preserving the the National Register of
brick school house located Historic Places. To raise
at Queen Creek and Ells- money for restoration, the
worth Roads, now housing team interviewed and col-
Queen Creek Mother Loses Her Life
in Costa Rica
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Arizona Courier News fitness instructor at Fit Body that was next to a water-
Boot Camp in Queen Creek fall. Unfortunately, she was
Brenna Bell was a 35 year and loved making a differ- pulled under by the current
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tried to rescue Bell and was
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two daughters, Cali, 7 and
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New Air Tower Named in Honor of Late Senator McCain
Bridgette Crosby The new tower is 199’ tall and has a 550’ over several years to enable
Arizona Courier News cab area for controllers. This tower is federal funding for this crit-
approximately 60% taller than the current ical airfield infrastructure
Arizona still loves Senator tower with the cab being twice as large. project,” said Airport Direc-
John McCain. McCain was tor J. Brian O'Neill, A.A.E.
a POW, a man of action, a ly enter into service on Au- federal funding cap for the "Gateway Airport plays an
lawmaker, a mover and a gust 27, 2022. The new tow- construction of contract air important role in Arizona’s
shaker, a decorated Navy er is 199’ tall and has a 550’ traffic control towers. air transportation system and
Veteran and two- time Pres- cab area for controllers. This “Completion of the John now contributes more than
idential candidate. McCain tower is approximately 60% S. McCain III Air Traffic $1.8 billion each year to the
was known as the ‘Mav- taller than the current tow- Control Tower is the cul- regional economy.”
erick’ in the US Senate for er with the cab being twice mination of years of hard
The John S. McCain III Air Traffic Control Tower is 199’ his independent views and as large. The new tower has work and determination by
tall, with eight air controller positions, doubling the size voting record. McCain rep- an impressive eight air con- our local, state, and federal
of the current Air Traffic Control area. Photos Courtesy resented the State of Arizona troller positions and took 18 leaders," said Gilbert May-
Phoenix-Mesa-Gateway Airport. with a passion and determi- months to complete. or Brigette Peterson, Chair
nation that has rarely been Construction efforts be- of the Phoenix-Mesa Gate-
seen in politics and a figure gan almost a decade ago but way Airport Authority. "This
who is dearly missed. ran into difficulties with Fed- bipartisan effort will help
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway eral Law requirements. The Gateway Airport continue to
Airport recently announced late Senator McCain and Ar- grow and create high-wage
that they have dedicated its izona’s Congressional Del- jobs across greater Phoenix.”
new $30MM Air Traffic egation were instrumental “We are grateful for the
Control Tower to honor the in efforts to change Federal U.S. Senators and Represen-
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PAGE 22 Arizona COURIER NEWS SEPTEMBER 2022
THE KOLLENBORN CHRONICLES
From Gold to Conservation
this trail then there should be At first I thought I had drill a hole in the rock so he til I reached Tortilla Creek,
found a drag stone from the could anchor it to the fence but the area around the old
a large camp back in one of Peralta Mines that Barry with an eyebolt. Miller Mine produced no
Storm wrote about in the late Now the mystery really better clues. As I searched
these canyons around Music ‘30s and early ‘40s. When I deepened for me. It was ei- the area closer I wondered
examined the drag stone ther Sims Ely or Jim Bark if an old cowboy had hauled
or Hermann Mountain. carefully I concluded it was who had talked about such a the stone up from the Salt
used for something else. It drag stone on Peter’s Mesa. River. I thought that was
I followed the trail west- appeared to have served as Walt Gassler had mentioned highly unlikely. The actual
a weight to keep the fence one also. I wanted to believe stone appeared to be some
ward toward Music Moun- from washing away. Cattle- this was a drag stone used type of very hard gray basalt
men often used large rocks as part of an old Spanish ar- common to the immediate
tain. I recalled a man named tied to the bottom of a fence rastra to crush gold ore and area. The Barkleys had an
to keep it from washing I searched the entire area old drag stone around their
Michael Bilfry in the 1980s away during a flash flood. hoping to discover the drag ranch for many years.
It soon dawned on me that stone’s origin. Nancy and Kenneth Mc-
who claimed he had discov- a cowboy had found the I did not find the mill Cullough gave a drag stone
stone somewhere else and trace where the stone may to the Superstition Moun-
ered gold in the area, but dragged it to the site of the have come from. This fur- tain Historical Society sev-
fence. The drag stone was ther eliminated the idea there eral years ago. I don’t be-
was never able to produce quite heavy and probably was a mine in the imme- lieve this stone and the one
wasn’t dragged very far by diate area. The entire area used on the fence line were
enough evidence to convince any cowboy on horseback. appeared non-conducive to one in the same.
It was also possible a cow- gold bearing rock or ore.
the forest rangers to allow boy used some hand steel to I rode on eastward un-
Thomas J. Kollenborn the volcanic tufa. The pros- him to develop a mine. I soon
© April 11, 2000 pect that this trail may have found out it wasn’t Bilfry
been made by a pack train of who made this trail.
Several years ago I was riding mules carrying Mexican gold The trail predated any
in the Horse Camp Ridge area back to Mexico certainly ex- activity in these mountains
when I came upon an interest- cited my imagination. The during the past century. It
ing trail. The trail had been thought was mind provok- was easy to convince myself
carved out of solid stone by ing even though it probably of this when I looked at what
animals carrying heavy loads wasn’t true. appeared to be an ancient
and there were places [where] Then reality set in and Spanish drag stone (a stone
the hooves of the beast[s] of the situation appeared a little used to crush gold ore) in
burden had worn deep into different. If mules had made the bottom of a deep draw.
MINING TOWN 1893 - 1897 It has come to my attention be located and tested. had one all the way to the
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Bridgette Crosby these man-made lakes are engineering mar- prices will be seen across the board as grow- entists would also warn that Lake Mead and
Arizona Courier News vels in themselves. Created to store the wa- ers scramble to replace a once plentiful, Lake Powell could and would eventually dry
ter for the West, Lake Mead is able to hold cheap water source. up - as soon as January, 2023.
Water from the Colorado River starts as approximatley 28.23 million acre-feet, and Food prices will continue to increase as We are now at the point of no return.
snowflakes and rainfall in the heart of the is currently only 26% full and falling. Lake growers produce less food. This will impact Mega drought, global warming and heat
Rocky Mountains. As winter progresses, Powell can hold an estimated 25.16 million consumers on a mass scale. Farmers will also waves are increasing. Water usage is at an
more snow falls and the snowpack builds.A acre-feet, and is currently 24% full, and in plant less or not plant at all. all time high as development across the West
good snowpack is vital for our water supply deadpool status. The majority of the water The current water crisei is a direct re- continues.
and survival. in these lakes come from melting snow and sult of several factors that include historic Faced with extreme cuts to Colorado
In spring, as temperatures warm, the rainfall. drought conditions for over 22 years in the River water, Arizona will lose 21% of water
snow and ice begin to melt. Drip by drip, bil- These dams were critical in the develop- US, global warming, increased usage and effective immediately. This is due to Tier 2
lions of gallons of crystal clear droplets form ment of agriculture and growth in the West. water waste. Shortage cuts issued for the first time in his-
small streams that cascade down granite fac- The water from the Colorado has helped the Scientists have warned for years the tory by the US Government. Because of the
es of rock worn smooth by millions of years United States develop the most productive, Colorado River was in danger. In fact, the extremely low levels of water in the Colora-
of melting snow. As the water flows, streams affordable food system in the World. In ad- Colorado is the most endangered river in do River, voluntary cuts by basin states have
grow into powerful rivers, rivers merge and dition, the hydro-electricity created, powers the United States and has been for decades, not been effective enough, thereby triggering
rush down to the deserts and the sea. millions of homes, businesses and makes life according to American Rivers, a non-profit the Federal Government to take action.
This yearly routine has created one of the possible as we know it. coalition working to save rivers in the US. Here in Arizona, the people hit first and
most powerful rivers in the world, the Colo- Currently, both lakes are at their lowest “The Colorado River is the #1 endan- hardest by Federal water cuts will be the
rado River. This river of melted snow created points in history. Lake Mead’s water sits gered river in the country. It has been in the farmers in Pinal County.They will be faced
the Grand Canyon. A route cut through solid lower than when the lake was being filled in #1 spot for decades. There is not enough wa- with a 100% water cut across the board.
rock, millions of years in the making. Nearly 1937. Lake Powell’s levels are also danger- ter in the Colorado River to meet all current Bound by Colorado River agreements made
18 miles wide and over 277 miles long, the ously low, sitting at 3,533 feet, the lowest it needs and it is not being replenished.” decades ago, farmers here receive most of
Grand Canyon is Mother Nature’s testament has ever been since being filled in 1967. Both The quote continues, basically saying their water from the Central Arizona Canal,
to strength, beauty and the power of water. lakes are quickly approaching, if not already that river management plans in the 1930’s which brings water from the Colorado River
This same river provides water for 7 at hitting “Deadpool” status. “Deadpool” ba- through the 1980’s were built on a flawed to fields across the state.
Western states, 30 tribal nations, 40,000,000 sically means that the water in the dam is too assumption that the river carries more than That means, no water for crops. No water
people, and over 5 million acres of agricul- low to move out of the lake. The water will enough water for use, when in reality, less for livestock feed and produce. Less produce
tural land. The water keeps livestock and cease to flow over the hydro-electric turbines and less water has been available every year and less livestock equals less food and higher
wildlife alive. The river creates and supports in Glen Canyon Dam, resulting in a huge and is not replacing what has been used prices.
an annual economy of $1.4 trillion. deficit of electricity being produced. This quickly enough. That means less snow fall- A reduction in crops being grown will
Water from the Colorado also creates electricity powers the West. Federal cutbacks ing in Colorado, less rainfall in watersheds mean more land will lay fallow, more farm-
hydro-electricty for the West through Glen have been ordered to protect the hydo-elec- that feed the Colorado and less water for ev- ers will be paid by the US Government not to
Canyon and Hoover Dams. Cities and towns tric turbines and stabilize water levels. erything and everyone. farm, fields will dry up and blow away. And
throughout the 7 basin states depend on this According to experts, and other scientists, “The entire system is operating at a defi- unless you can live on dust, that outcome
electricity for air conditioning, lighting, re- we are not facing the largest water crises in cit, and climate change is expected to further isn’t very appealing.
frigeration, cooking, and housing. US History, we are also facing an electricty reduce the river’s flow by 10 to 30 percent by History has shown us what happens when
This water flows down the Colorado Riv- and food crisis as well. 2050.” the land turns to dust and blows away. First
er and into the largest reservoirs in the United Agriculture in 7 states will be severely This is nothing new. We knew this was the water goes, then the land, then livestock,
States, Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Both of impacted as cuts hit farmers first. Increased coming. What we didn’t expect, was that sci- wildlife and ultimately, the people.
SEPTEMBER 2022 Arizona COURIER NEWS PAGE 25
What we do to Mother Earth, is returned Eventually, all water flow to the Gila River this will have tremendous impacts on daily water, protect our most precious resource,
to us. We should know this by now. As a spe- Community ceased. life, and if we continue to use our most pre- which in turn protects our food supply and
cies our collective intelligence, memory and In more recent times, after pursuing law- cious resource with no regard for sustainabil- strength as a community, a state and a Na-
wisdom are astonishing, yet we struggle to suits and winning their water rights back in ity, preservation and conservation, we soon tion.
do the simplest math when it comes to water. 2004, which was the largest water settlement won’t have to worry because there won’t be We must all do more, pull together and
In challenging times, with climate change in US History, the GRIC won the lawsuit and any water left to try and save. protect our most precious resource. It is the
the new norm, we should not only be sharing regained their water rights. This move is important to understand be- building block of all life forms, and one we
our collective knowledge, but listening and Now, with the Federal Cutbacks of the cause for the GRIC, they have been through should cherish.
taking action sooner. Colorado River, the GRIC decided that in- drought, both natural and human caused, Water management needs to occur now in
According to Ranella White of Clay stead of leaving their allotment of water in many times before, and they still manage to every household, business, farm, hotel, gov-
White Ranches, near Red Rock, Arizona, Lake Mead, they would instead bank the wa- successfully survive. ernment building and yard across the West.
“Watercuts will have a devastating effect on ter in underground aquifers on their land. There are lessons here to learn from the Join us next month as we investigate
small farmers and ranchers. Without water, In the past, GRIC had agreed to leave GRIC. They are survivors. Their ancient wis- steps that you can take today to conserve and
we will not be able to get as much feed for our a certain amount of water in the reservoirs dom can lead the way for us all to conserve preserve water before it’s too late.
cattle. Hay and feed prices have been rising in order to help Arizona meet the required
dramatically and it is impacting every part of amount of acre feet in the lakes and to help
the food system, in Arizona and the US.” stabilize supply. But over the last 20 years,
She continued, “Basin states that share the GRIC has witnessed a blatant historical
the Colorado, need to rethink what our prior- disregard for water and wasteful means by
ities are for water usage and they need to do the Basin states over usages if the rapidly
it immediately. Every part of the food chain declining water available from the Colorado
is being impacted by water and drought. Peo- River.
ple are not taking this seriously.” Therefore, the GRIC decided that instead
The Gila River Indian Community, which of leaving water in the lake, to help stabilize
lies partly in Pinal and Maricopa Counties, levels, they would bank their own water in
is home to both the Akimel O’odham (Pima) their own aquifers.
and Pee-Posh (Maricopa) tribes. This is a smart move because there is
Historically, both of these tribes were re- no way to really control how much water is
vered for their agricultural success on their going to be left in the lakes by the time up-
ancestral lands that encompassed broad areas per level users fulfill allotments. This leaves
of Arizona. Agricultural success that survived lower level users in Arizona, and Mexico at a
thousands of years of climate change, wars huge disadvantage. Conservation is a critical
and the reservation system until the 1870’s. factor in protecting our future water supply.
These skilled farmers, were faced with Residents and communities across the 7
100% water cuts as they were moved to basin region need to take drastic action im-
reservations and white farmers moved onto mediately in order to avoid “Bleeding the
their ancestral lands, damming rivers and di- Colorado Dry.”
verting water from lush native farmland that And thus far, not many people are taking
once stretched as far as the eye could see. it seriously as scientists continue to warn that
Photos: Bridgette Crosby
PAGE 26 Arizona COURIER NEWS SEPTEMBER 2022
THE ROAD TRAVELED
Kartchner Caverns State Park
and Gary Tenen, both from only one of the ten open for Kartchner Caverns State mitted on the cavern tours)
Tucson, wriggled through a public viewing in the Unit- Park
small sink hole twelve miles ed States. Kartchner is not 2980 S. Hwy 90 Where:
south of Benson. They spent your average tourist trap, Benson, AZ 85602 12 miles south of Benson off
hours making slow passage it’s an education in geology, (520) 586-4100 State Route 90. From Phoe-
through a narrow tunnel and biology and history. Upon www.azstateparks.com/ nix, take Interstate 10 east
breaking through a small entering the first chamber kartchner and continue 37 miles past
barrier of bedrock before and as you travel through Tucson to SR 90 (Exit 302).
finding themselves inside a the caverns, someone must Cavern Tours & Park Head south 9 miles to the
long corridor; one that even- close the door for that cham- Entrance Fees: Kartchner Caverns turnoff
tually opened into several ber and close attention is Please see website for reser- and drive west to the park-
enormous chambers. During paid to contamination from vation and additional infor- ing lot. It’s about 170 miles
subsequent clandestine vis- people—this is a living cave mation) (no cameras are per- one way.
its, the spelunkers careful- and it continues to flourish
Beyond the sign awaits a spectacular journey ly investigated the interior, and evolve. The caverns are
their headlamps revealing 72° year round and are home
Deep below the extreme saguaros and creosote were pristine subterranean habi- to many endangered bats. If A myriad of colors await the visitors.
desert surface in southeast- unaware of the vast space, tat and a myriad of unusual you are claustrophobic, the
ern Arizona, a cave system cool damp and quiet, lying multi-colored formations. cave is adequately lit and
- a geological void of gigan- secretly beneath them. For anyone looking for there are banisters to guide
tic proportions -- hides its This underground laby- a different place to see, this visitors through the tour.
riches. Existing in its own rinth, boasting 13,000 feet may be the one for you! Please visit the website
delicate micro-climate for of passages and rooms the Kartchner Caverns is rat- to see what the park offers to
over 200,000 years, the cav- length of football fields, was ed one of the World's Top visitors. I highly recommend
erns clutch in their dominion a magnitudinous discov- 10 Caves by experts for its the cavern tours—they are a
a wide variety of priceless ery for two amateur cavers vast and incredibly unique must due to how informative
calcite decorations called who, in 1974, first entered mineral formations. It's the they are.
speleothems. For decades its embrace. During a day
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Are you Considering Floor-to-Ceiling Windows?
may have lots of questions. contractors, a floor-to- on summer days, which abut waterways. But that
The following rundown can ceiling window wall costs can reduce the need to low- view outward also provides
provide some basic infor- somewhere between $700 er the thermostat on your a view in, potentially com-
mation that can help home- to $1,600 per linear foot. air conditioning. A wall of promising privacy. All that
owners decide if floor-to- Framing and glazing will glass also can provide less extra exposure to sunlight
ceiling windows are right add to those costs. Home- insulation against the cold. also can cause fabrics to
for their homes. owners considering floor- The extra insulation in en- fade over time. Floor-to-
to-ceiling windows are ergy efficient windows also ceiling blinds and shades
Modern homes showcase that boast panoramic city Cost urged to receive several es- helps keep warm air from can protect homeowners’
many dazzling features, but views, floor-to-ceiling win- Cost is often the primary timates for the project prior escaping a home in the win- privacy and reduce fading
perhaps none draw as much dows also are right at home consideration when mull- to choosing a contractor. ter. Energy efficient win- on furniture, but this extra
as instant attention as floor- in single-family dwellings. ing a home renovation, and dows may cost more than feature will add to the final
to-ceiling windows. Often Homeowners considering that’s even more signifi- Lighting and energy less efficient alternatives. cost of the project. Smart
seen in high-rise apartments floor-to-ceiling windows cant as the world confronts efficiency However, over the long window tinting is another
the rising costs associated One of the more appealing haul, a wall of less efficient way to improve privacy and
with inflation. The cost of aspects of floor-to-ceiling floor-to-ceiling windows reduce fading, but this fea-
installing floor-to-ceiling windows is all the natu- will likely cost more due to ture also will drive up the
windows depends on a ral light they allow in. Of excess energy consumption. cost.
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Pros and Cons of Refinancing a Mortgage
Historically low interest 2.86. Just ten years earlier, since. That’s unlikely to the long haul if they’re refi- year to a 15-year mortgage. are sometimes paid up front,
rates have made now a good the average rate was 4.09. last forever, which has giv- nancing an existing 30-year A shorter term mortgage but they also might be rolled
time to be a homeowner. That’s a significant dip, and en many homeowners a mortgage with another 30- will increase the monthly into the loan balance. In the
According to the Feder- one that’s saving today’s sense of urgency regarding year mortgage. payment, but the loan will latter instance, homeown-
al Home Loan Mortgage homeowners tens of thou- refinancing. Refinancing The mortage experts at reach maturity much faster, ers could be paying interest
Corporation, also known sands of dollars over the life can be financially advanta- Mortgage Calculator note greatly reducing the amount on their refinancing costs.
as Freddie Mac, the aver- of their mortgages. geous, but there are some that a Change Terms mort- of interest homeowners will Homeowners who are refi-
age interest rate on a 30- Interest rates dipped things homeowners should gage refinance is charac- pay over the life of the mort- nancing solely because of
year fixed-rate mortgage in during the pandemic and know prior to contacting terized by a shift to a loan gage. lower interest rates should
mid-September 2021 was have remained low ever their lenders. charging a lower interest know that some lenders raise
rate. The initial savings with Refinancing can be costly interest rates to compensate
Refinancing does not such a refinance are undeni- Lower monthly payments for refinancing costs. That
always save money over able, but changing from one might be the number that can negate the savings and
the long haul 30-year to another 30-year catches homeowners’ eyes end up costing homeowners
It’s hard to blame homeown- restarts the mortgage clock, as they look to refinance, more money than the origi-
ers who jump at the chance which can add years to the but it’s important that home- nal mortgage.
to refinance their mortgages. time homeowners will be owners recognize that refi- Refinancing is an option
Refinancing is often associ- repaying their debt. As a re- nancing is not free. In fact, for homeowners who want
ated with significantly lower sult, homeowners may end the personal finance experts to save money. Homeown-
monthly payments, and such up paying more interest over at Kiplinger note that refi- ers can speak with a finan-
savings can be used to fi- time than they might have nancing incurs many of the cial advisor to determine if
nance home improvements, had they just kept their ini- same costs that homeowners this is the best way to save
pay for tuition or build re- tial mortgage. Homeowners had to pay when they signed money over the long haul or
tirement nest eggs. How- interested in a Change Terms their initial mortgage papers. if refinancing will ultimately
ever, homeowners won’t refinance may want to look That includes fees, taxes and cost them more over the life
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Are You In Danger of Monkey Pox
Help stop the spread! If you notice symp- The virus can be spread Arizona. Most cases seem to
toms similar to monkeypox, avoid kissing, from the time of symptoms be affecting people in their
hugging, intimacy, shaking hands or sitting start until the rash, all pus- 30’s to 40’s, although people
/ standing and working in close proximity to tules have healed and scabs of any age can get infected.
others. have fallen off. The illness Most people fully recover
may last between 2-4 weeks. within 3-4 weeks.
Bridgette Crosby the outbreak ‘monkeypox’ cases outside of Africa were Symptoms include rashes Anyone can become infect- Help stop the spread! If
Arizona Courier News the true cause of the disease due to international travel to near private areas as well as ed with monkeypox, just you notice symptoms sim-
is unknown. and from countries where the rash on hands, feet, chest, as they can become infect- ilar to monkeypox, avoid
Monkeypox was first dis- According to the CDC, disease is active. Monkeypox face or mouth. The rash can ed with Covid-19. People, kissing, hugging, intimacy,
covered in 1958 during monkeypox is a very rare frequently occurs in commu- go through several stages especially males in certain shaking hands or sitting /
several outbreaks of a pox disease and is caused by an nities and countries where including blistering of pus- bi-sexual communities are standing and working in
like disease in a research infection from the monkey- imported animals are kept, tules and can be very itchy more at risk and currently close proximity to others.
lab studying primates. pox virus. This virus is is in traded and / or studied in un- and uncomfortable. Fever, are experience the majority Disinfect, wash and do not
The name ‘’monkeypox’ the same family as the vario- natural conditions. This virus chills, headaches, exhaustion, of human cases. share or touch bedding,
was given to the disease la virus, which causes small- can move from animals to muscle aches, swollen lymph In the US, there have clothing or other items and
because scientists had nev- pox. humans easily. Some scien- nodes, sore throat, nasal been 15,909 confirmed cas- get checked out by a doctor
er seen this disease before, The first human case of tists believe that keeping an- congestion, cough and seer es of monkeypox, and 270 in immediately.
not even in the wild. Even monkeypox was discovered imals in contained, unnatural flu-like symptoms are also
though scientists named in 1970 in Africa. Almost all settings may have caused this common. Some people will
virus to mutate into a form experience all symptoms,
that easily infects humans. while others will only get
Symptoms of monkey- a few. Symptoms will start
pox are similar to smallpox, within 3 weeks of exposure,
but milder and rarely fatal. usually beginning with a rash.
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Underground Burger Arrives in Queen Creek
Bridgette Crosby ed that a location in Queen Overall, the flavor of the 21258 E Rittenhouse Road,
Arizona Courier News Creek would be optimal due Angus beef, the brioche bun Ste 101 in Queen Creek.
to the welcoming business and the homemade burg- Madi and Tanner Bouma
Tucked away from view in climate in Arizona and be- er spread combines into is the Manager and she is
the heart of Queen Creek, a cause they loved the small a delicious flavor profile waiting to welcome you!
new family owned business town feel and community that separates Underground Please tell them I sent you
is grilling up some good- support in Queen Creek. Burger from the competi- and remember to bring your
ness. Originally the idea Underground Burger tion. Go visit them today, at appetite!
of owners Brian and Tanya has a simple menu that har-
The door is open, come on in and bring your appetite! Poag, what started as a cre- kens back to a simpler time. Burgers, fries and shakes—Oh my! Photos by Bridgette
ative idea in order to sur- Burgers, waffle fries and Crosty
vive the pandemic, turned shakes are made to order. All
into a successful restaurant the burgers are 1/3 lb. fresh-
concept. The Poags, who ly ground, 100% pure Angus
are from Washington state, beef. Angus beef has an in-
were looking for ways to teresting flavor due a little
keep their bbq business more marbling in the meat.
alive during an extremely It also has more moisture,
stressful time when many and the juiciness and flavor
restaurants across the coun- comes through in each bite.
try were closing due to lost The waffle fries are huge and
revenue. are an added bonus with the
In order to transition Un- perfect flavor and fry time
derground Burger from a to complement the burgers.
ghost kitchen to stand alone Home-made fry sauce is
concept, the Poags decid- served on the side.
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‘By the Bucket’—Delicious Italian Spaghetti Dinners to Go!
Bridgette Crosby available to go. The Bambi- It was nice to surprise the Bucket’ is a delicious, af-
Arizona Courier News no is perfect for 1-2 people, family with a delicious spa- fordable way to feed the
the Mezzano, for 2-3 people ghetti dinner I didn’t have whole family. Stop by and
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in Mesa. Photo Bridgette Crosby corner of Baseline and Cris- rately and are worth it! I ate
mon, in the Basha’s Shop- all of mine first and was sor-
ping Center, owners Stella ry I didn’t order more!
Church and Dan Barrett are By the Bucket also of-
ready to welcome you! fers meatball subs, warm
By the Bucket offers de- garlic bread, cheesy garlic
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POLICE/FIRE Sextortion is Happening in Our
Congratulations to K9 Communities. Free Event Sept. 17.
Bridgette Crosby to the presence of drugs in and in the headliner of the Bridgette Crosby “Sextortion: The Hidden affecting our children and
Arizona Courier News a vehicle during a routine vehicle. In all, an estimat- Arizona Courier News Pandemic,” is a documenta- prevention is key.
traffic stop on I-10. The ve- ed 108.5 pounds of fentanyl ry highlighting the impact of Generally, ‘sextortion’
Congratulations to K9 hicle was stopped for speed- and estimated 5.5 pounds of The Pinal County Attorney’s a crime that is affecting chil- includes the coercion of in-
Officer Uniqa for taking ing and when Uniqa alerted heroin were seized with a Office and the Queen Creek dren in communities across appropriate pictures from
$2,700,000 of drugs and her handler, the vehicle was total street value of approxi- Police Department would the United States. children, with the predator
dealers off the street! searched revealing over 60 mately $2,700,000. like to invite you to a free Both QCPD and the threatening to release them
On Aug. 25, K9 Officer vacuum-sealed bags hidden The suspects, an undoc- community film on Septem- PCAO have handled several publicly unless they receive
Uniqa alerted her handler in interior compartments umented father and his teen ber 17, from 1 - 4 pm at the cases that fall under ‘sextor- more content or money.
daughter were both booked Queen Creek Performing tion’ in Queen Creek, and Children’s safety is a
into adult and juvenile de- Arts Center, 22149 E Ocoti- Pinal County communities. top priority for QCPD and
tention pending review of llo Road. It is a growing safety issue the Pinal County Attorney’s
charges by the Pinal County Office. Parents, teachers,
Attorney’s Office. Coolidge students and concerned citi-
Police Chief Grizzle stated, zens are welcome to attend.
“We appreciate the collabo- The film does contain sensi-
rative efforts of US Border tive issues. It is currently the
Patrol. A big thanks goes only scheduled showing of
out to the Coolidge Police the film in Arizona.
Department K9 program for While the movie is free,
taking an estimated 500,000 tickets are required, call
fentanyl pills off the streets Sonu Wasu at the Town of
and undoubtedly saving Queen Creek for more infor-
many lives as a result”. mation at 480-358-3192.
Arizona Dispatcher Wins International Award for Work
in Crisis Intervention
Bridgette Crosby Moody will officially receive the award callers directly to the crisis
Arizona Courier News later this month during CIT’s Interna- line, when possible, or to co-
tional Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. ordinate a mobile team re-
It takes someone special sponse or co-response when
to work in a stressful envi- in their field. Examples of proper type of assistance the person needs “someone
ronment, answer emergen- skills used during stressful they may need. Mental to come” or a “place to go.”
cy calls from people who situations include effec- health, arguments and so Moody will officially
need assistance and yet, be tive de-escalation skills on many other situations can be receive the award later this
supportive, encouraging calls, knowledge, referrals defused and resolved with month during CIT’s Interna-
and helpful. This is what to community resources, clear, supportive, and com- tional Conference in Pitts-
dispatcher Matthew Moody involvement with the men- passionate communication, burgh, PA. It is anticipated
does for a living. Moody, tal health community, fol- assistance and follow-up.” there will be over 1,500
who lives in Phoenix, Ar- low-up after calls, and/or Any community mem- attendees representing law
izona has worked as a call showing compassion to peo- ber can call the crisis line enforcement professionals,
center specialist, supervisor, ple and families experienc- any time and receive assis- behavioral healthcare pro-
and now oversees the NSPL ing mental health issues. tance in a manner that ex- viders and advocates.
certified crisis line for Mar- Moody stated in a recent ceeds national standards. It
icopa, County Arizona. interview, that “Whenev- is truly “someone to call,” Need help?
Moody was recently er possible, people in crisis and no barrier access to care If you or someone you
awarded the Crisis Inter- should be diverted from a in a crisis. Matthew works know is experiencing a be-
vention Team (CIT) Tele- law enforcement response tirelessly with law enforce- havioral health crisis, call:
communication Specialist because it can change the ment agencies all over the
of the Year Award, by CIT outcome of tense situations county to develop and im- Pinal and Maricopa County
International. The award and really help them get the prove ways to divert 911 crisis line 1-800-631-1314.
recognizes a dispatcher who
Matthew Moody, Director of Contact Center Operations at demonstrates excellence
Solari Crisis and Human Services, Dispatcher of the Year
SEPTEMBER 2022 Arizona COURIER NEWS PAGE 39
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Rural Metro Proudly Serves San Tan Valley
Bridgette Crosby Rural Metro Fire has been currently three fire stations is located at 36251 N. Gant- rescue and other law en- in emergencies.
Arizona Courier News serving San Tan Valley for stations. # 841 is located at zel Road and # 843 is lo- forcement causes as need-
over 25 years. There are 911 E. Hunt Highway, # 842 cated at 28353 North Main ed. Rural Metro offers: Rural Metro firefighters are
St. a 4th station is currently • free safety inspections community members, are
being planned for the west proud to serve the San Tan
side of San Tan Valley. The for smoke detectors Valley area.
estimated population of San • free lock boxes
Tan Valley was 104,000 • free medical Id’s
people in 2020 but probably • air med transportation
a closer approximation of
the population lies between
110k and 115k, approxi-
mately 37,000 properties
On any day there are
over 20 firefighters working
at each station, 3 to 4 each
on engines plus fire rescues
Battalion Chiefs and Fire
Marshals. Rural Metro is
an all hazards department
we respond to: vehicle acci-
dents, medical emergencies,
trail and mountain rescues,
water rescues, gas leaks,
venomous creatures, animal
Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Loses The Historic Superstition Skies
a Great Deputy Bar and Grill Catches Fire
ing his motorcycle when the
accident occurred. No other
vehicles were involved and
the cause of the accident was
unknown at press time.
Co-workers stated that
Sgt. Stout served many
years with PCSO was loved
by everyone, had a positive
outlook on life and had a
personality that allowed him
to communicate in an easy
way with co-workers, family
and the public.
Sgt. Art Stout, Photo Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
Bridgette Crosby munity that Sgt. Art Stout, a The historic Superstition Skies Bar & Grill in Apache Junction caught fire on Aug 9.
Arizona Courier News long time deputy, had passed
away from fatal injuries he No one was hurt in the fire. According to AJ Fire Chief Mooney, the cause of the fire was
Pinal County Sheriff’s Of- received during an off duty undetermined.
fice posted tragic news on motorcycle accident on Aug.
Aug. 22, informing the com- 15th. Sgt. Art Stout was rid-
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Types of Wedding Officiants
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ample, couples who grew great options for couples ate their weddings, which
up attending a particular who just want to get hitched can add a fun and very per-
church might choose the without a grand ceremony. sonal component to the cer-
priest who’s been preach- emony. Couples who want
ing to them since they Professional officiant to take this route should re-
were children, while others Professional officiants are search local laws to deter-
might choose the priest at not affiliated with a par- mine the steps loved ones
their current place of wor- ticular religious organi- must take to become or-
ship. zation. That makes them dained ministers who will
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may be governed by certain who aren’t religious as well or country where the cere-
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CLUES ACROSS 38. They star at weddings 24. Beverage receptacle
1. Autonomic nervous 39. Indian god associated 25. Stone used to surface
system with reproduction roads
4. Kids love it in summer 40. Ocean sunfishes 26. French-Belgian river
8. Dashes 41. Slowly leak through 27. Type of phone
10. Polynesian sarong 42. Plant part 28. Long-lasting light bulb
11. Chapter of the Koran 43. Midway between south 29. Type of medication
13. Japanese commercial and southeast (abbr.)
30. German city
city CLUES DOWN 31. Animal disease
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16. Early Christianity 33. Get away from
surface of 34. Dormouse
French historian 2. Not a good feeling 36. Database management
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activity around Answers to crossword
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23. A number or amount 7. Low, one-horse sleigh
9. Japanese seaport
not specified 10. Inclined to favor
24. Military official (abbr.) 12. Avid reader
25. Queens ballplayer 14. Lead singer of Heart
26. Type of gibbon 15. Pigeon sound
27. Norma Jean’s stage 17. Vital part
19. People who are not
34. Places Jewish
35. Bluish greens 20. Shed tears
36. Argued publicly 23. Pokes holes in the
37. Having the shape of a
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