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& Mountain Bik- AZ Center for
ing Events Animal Rescue
From Rock Drawings to
learning basic mountain
biking skills, San Tan
Regional Park has a few Local animal rescue
things this weekend to get organization offers aid
you outside and enjoying and shelter to animals
the weather. in need while also
providing resources to
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Road Improvement Projects
Public Works Busy with Projects Across the County
If you do any sort of com- But, it isn’t just limited to As Pinal County continues
mutting, you know that our area. Throughout Pinal to grow, more road devel-
there is a lot of construction County Public Works has a opment will be needed.
going on throughout San lot of road projects current-
Tan Valley. ly underway. Continued on page 10
Pet Adoption volunteers, they started AZ CARE out of
& Rescue San Tan Valley.
AZ Center for Animal The difference between rescue &
Rescue & Education shelters
By San Tan Times Shelters are run and funded by local govern-
ment. Rescue groups are funded mainly by
Continued from page 1 donations and most of the staff are volun-
teers. Some shelters do put animals into foster
AZ Center for Animal Rescue and Educa- homes, many are housed on site in kennels.
tion (AZ CARE) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit of- Rescue groups place their rescues into foster
fering rescue for all breeds of dogs and cats homes as they don’t have a shelter facility.
in Arizona. We are dedicated to reducing The term “dog pound” is usually used as the
the euthanasia rate in our state through ed- term for a town’s animal control office and
ucation, spay/neuter programs and adop- often houses dogs that have been seized for
tion events. Our future facility will provide whatever reason, or picked up as strays.
a safe haven for dogs/cats while they wait There are 2 types of shelters “kill shelters” and
for their forever home, in the comfort of a “no kill” shelters. Animals in a “kill” shelter in
home-like setting. Our education programs Arizona are given 72 hours to be picked up by
will include youth programs to get the next their owners for strays and owner surrenders
generation involved in the pet overpopu- do not have a grace period. Once that grace
lation epidemic and strive to find a way to period runs out however, the animal may be
end the suffering in our shelters, state and either placed up for adoption or the animal is
nation wide. euthanized.
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With the help and encouragement of their
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November 17, 2017
Friday’s Word Search Puzzle
SanTanMountain among the beautiful San Tan Mountains.
RegionalPark This 5.5-mile ride is open to all ages and
skill levels. Local experts will be available
Petroglyph Hike & Mountain to help you understand your bike’s features
Biking Events and learn the ins and outs of safe riding.
“No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, be-
By San Tan Times cause we ride together in a group. This is
Continued from page 1 your opportunity to be around others who
are passionate about mountain biking as a
Petroglyph Hike sport to have fun and get some exercise.
Friday, November 17, 2017 Helmets are required. Under age 18 must
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Have you ever seen a special rock drawing Essentials: water, helmet, extra tube, tools
called a petroglyph? If not, be sure to join to change a flat tire. Meet at the San Tan
their in-house hiking group on an archae- Trail sign at the main trailhead.
ology-themed adventure with the ranger. Stargazing for Everyone
You’ll learn about the Hohokam people Saturday, November 18, 2017
and find out what traces they left behind 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
in this area and throughout the valley. This Come watch the sky. Look through mas-
moderate hike is out and back for approxi- sive telescopes (setup for your viewing
mately 3.5 miles total, with a ¼ mile section pleasure) and enjoy a slide presentation
being moderate/difficult. under the stars. Learn the names of stars,
see the constellations and listen to stories
Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride of the night sky.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 .STT
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
An exciting beginner mountain bike ride
November 17 - 19, 2017
San Tan Valley Weekend Weather
Friday Saturday Sunday
High 82° High 78° High 80°
Low 51° Low 49° Low 50°
Mainly sunny. High 78F. Sunny. High around
Generally sunny despite a ENE winds shifting to NNW 80F. Winds ENE at 5 to
few afternoon clouds. High at 10 to 15 mph. 10 mph.
82F. SSE winds shifting to
W at 10 to 15 mph.
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New Scholarship AYF Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006.
TheTimKanavel Upon receiving news of the scholarship,
CourageScholarshipAward Kanavel said “That is downright cool and
am I ever honored. At least all these scars
By San Tan Times I now have can help somebody.”
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There is a new scholarship named for Pi- Kanavel has overcome numerous med-
nal County Economic Development Man- ical obstacles throughout his life. As a
ager. The scholarship will be the American 22-month-old toddler, he nearly died after
Youth Football and Cheer “Tim Kanavel drinking a cleaning fluid. He was severely
Courage Scholarship Award” and it will injured in a motorcycle accident at age 16
go to students who overcome an extreme and in an automobile accident at age 28
traumatic event. resulting in multiple operations over sev-
FLORENCE, AZ - Pinal County Eco-
nomic Development Manager Tim Ka- At age 51, Kanavel had to go on dialysis. A
navel is being recognized by American year later, Kanavel underwent a quintuple
Youth Football & Cheer (AYF/AYC) with heart bypass surgery. When he was 53,
a scholarship named in his honor. Es- he had a kidney and pancreas transplant.
tablished in 1996, Miami, Florida-based The transplanted kidney failed when he
American Youth Football is the world’s was 59, forcing Kanavel to go back on di-
largest football and cheer organization alysis. Two years later his right kidney had
to be removed due to a precancerous cyst.
The scholarship will be awarded on an an-
nual basis to a student who has overcome Kanavel has served as Pinal County’s Eco-
an extreme traumatic event and will be nomic Development Manager since 2009.
based on academic achievement, courage Prior to that, he served as the Rural Eco-
and leadership. The scholarship amount nomic Development Manager at the Ari-
will vary each year, but the minimum zona Department of Commerce.
amount will be $500.
American Youth Football is a 501(c)(3)
“The Tim Kanavel Courage Scholarship non-profit corporation that provides sup-
Award recognizes Tim for the courage port services, scholarships, grants, com-
and leadership he has displayed over munity programs and tournaments to
the years,” said Joe Galat, President and member organizations who service over
Founder of American Youth Football. one million members in the United States
and several countries worldwide.
Kanavel is a past chairman of the Desert .STT
Pacific Region of the AYF covering Arizo-
na, California, Nevada and New Mexico.
He currently serves on the AYF advisory
committee. Kanavel was inducted into
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November 17, 2017
Friday’s Sudoku Puzzle
Horseback safe, scenic trail rides through the natural
Riding in San Tan desert landscaping of the San Tan Regional
Valley Park, located in San Tan Valley, Arizona.
Are You New to Horseback For more information about trail riding,
Riding? times available, and pricing, call 480-331-
7893 or visit www.mdranchllc.com
By San Tan Times
Continued from page 1 Trout’s Corral
Whether you are new to San Tan Valley or Trout’s corral is home to C.E.R.T. Horse-
you’ve been here for years, it doesn’t take manship. C.E.R.T., also known as “Cori’s
long to see that their is a strong community Equine & Rider Training”, specializes in
here that loves horses and horseback rid- riding and driving lessons for all ages and
ing. skill levels. C.E.R.T. covers Western, En-
glish, and Trail Riding disciplines. C.E.R.T.
If you are new or never attempted to ride a also offers lessons in cart and carriage driv-
horse, there are several options in San Tan ing.
Valley that will give you the opportunity to
learn. C.E.R.T. Students Learn:
• Horse maintenance and care
Heart to Hoof Horsemanship • Tacking and prep
• Ground work
Current rates: $45 per hour at Wishing • Rider centering
Welz Ranch • Horsemanship
• Equine knowledge
Mobile lessons $55 per hour in Queen • Respect and love for horses
Creek/San Tan Valley (travel fees apply • Safe riding habits
outside that area). • Confidence
• Balance and proper seat
Lessons are available for beginners or for
the advancing horseperson. Lessons are available of ages 5 and older
Children over age 8 are welcome. Seniors For more information about riding lessons
are welcome. And every horse lover in be- go to troutscorral.com or email them at
For more information, call (623) 935-1823 Look forward to more riding information
or visit hearttohoofhorse.com in future issues of the San Tan Times as we
focus more on the horsback riding, ranches,
MD Ranch LLC and the rural lifestyles and communities in
Come on out and ride the San Tan Moun- .STT
tains with MD Ranch LLC. They provides-
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Road Improvement Ironwood Drive Safety Improvement proj-
Public Works Busy with Much of the work being done on the
Projects Across the County fourth phase of the Hunt Highway Proj-
ect is relocation of utility lines in the area.
By Pinal County The fourth phase spans from Bella Vista
Continued from page 1 Road and Magma Road. Work zones are
visibly marked and speeds are reduced to
FLORENCE, AZ - For drivers, road con- 25 miles per hour. The relocation work
struction is never fun. should last until end of December.
But for Pinal County’s Public Works De- The Ironwood Drive Safety Improvement
partment, road projects are a means to an Project began in the spring and expected
end - to create more ways for drivers to get to continue until spring 2018.
where they are going in a safer environ-
ment and with less hassle. Besides Hunt Highway, Ironwood Drive
and Gantzel Road are the most heavily
“Right now we are engaged in several proj- used roads in the San Tan Valley area.
ects,” stated Public Works Director Louis The work is being done from Germann
Andersen. “Some are as big as the Hunt Road to the south and Elliot Road to the
Highway expansion and some are small north.
like pavement preservation efforts, but all
are important to us. Our goal is to make Due to the increase of traffic and to assist
our roadways safer for the drivers and to in preventing traffic accidents, crews are
get the project done on-time and within the completing four specific improvements to
budget. Traffic reduction will not move the road. 1. Adding outside shoulders.
forward on the Hunt Highway project until 2. Construction of center turn lanes. 3.
we complete the Ironwood safety project.” Cable barrier installation in the median
and 4. Embankment construction to assist
This fall, Pinal County’s larger efforts have drainage of water from the road.
been focusing on two projects underway in
the San Tan Valley area - the fourth phase Currently, there is a great deal of heavy
of the Hunt Highway expansion and the equipment on Ironwood Road dumping
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material on the east side. This will re- This estimated to continue until the first
sult in the traffic signal at Germann Road week of December.
and Ironwood Road operating in a flash-
ing mode while Pinal County deputies As in the case of all traffic construction
controlling traffic while heavy equipment jobs, Pinal County Public Works strong-
enters the roadway. This current work ly encourages all drivers to obey the post-
is scheduled to last until the first week of ed speed limits and keep an eye out for
December. officers directing traffic and construction
Germann Road is currently closed from .STT
Ironwood Road to Kenworthy Road.
Traffic is currently being detoured onto
Pima Road in order to improve safety and
allow for easier construction traffic flow.
Construction crews work to install a manhole on the fourth phase of the
Hunt Highway Improvement Project.
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Pet Adoption & Rescue
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“No kill” shelters are similar to sanctuaries. of pets that end up in shelters and rescues by
Pets are not euthanized regularly (unless they spay or neutering your pets. When to do so is
are in poor health or dangerously aggressive). usually at 4 months of age.
“No kill” shelters are almost constantly over- Why Four Months?
flowing and often have animals that have been Because pets can get pregnant much soon-
in residence for years. er than most people think — kittens as early
as four months and puppies as early as six
There are literally thousands of dogs and cats months — over half of the more than 70,000
of all ages, shapes, breeds and sizes currently in puppies and kittens born every day are the re-
shelters and rescues that need homes. sult of accidental litters. This is mostly due to
the confusion over when to spay and neuter.
Euthanasia Statistics number:
Isn’t four months too young?
Arizona has one of the highest euthanasia rates Actually, pets can be fixed safely as young as
in the country. The two breeds most com- eight weeks. And younger pets tend to bounce
monly found and euthanized regularly are the back quicker from the procedure. Because pet
Pit Bull (or mix of) and Chihuahua (or mix of). health may vary, please check with your veter-
inarian to find the best time to spay or neuter
Nearly 33% of all animals brought into shelters your pet.
are euthanized. Continued on page 13
When to Spay/Neuter Pets?
You can do your part in reducing the number
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Pet Adoption & Rescue Basic Info:
Continued from page 12 • Shots Up to Date
• Good with Cats
Adoption Process • Good with Dogs
Fees for adoption range from $150 for dogs • Not Good with Kids
(over 6 months) up to $225 for puppies (un-
der 6 months). For cats adoption fee is $125 Butch
(over 6 months) up to $150 for kittens (under
6 months). All adoptions will require a home
check, an adoption contract and all animals
will be current on all vaccines, spayed/neu-
tered and microchipped before adoption.
Current Lovable Pets
Available for Adoption
Breed: Basset Hound
Color: White - with Brown or Chocolate
Breed: Basic Info:
Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix • Neutered
Color: Black/Brindle-ish • Shots Up to Date
Age: Adult • House-trained
Size: Medium • Purebred
Sex: Male • Good with Dogs
• Good with Kids
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Pet Adoption & Rescue Jill
Continued from page 13
Breed: Domestic Mediumhair Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
Color: Gray or Blue (Mostly) Color: Brown Tabby
Age: kitten Age: kitten
Sex: Female Sex: Female
Pet ID#: 12129776 Pet ID#: 12058932
Hair: medium Hair: medium
Basic Info: Basic Info:
• Spayed • Spayed
• Shots Up to Date • Shots Up to Date
• House-trained • House-trained
• Good with Cats • Good with Cats
• Good with Dogs • Good with Dogs
• Good with Kids • Good with Kids
For additional information regarding adopting animals contact AZ Care & Rescue at:
http://www.azcarerescue.org | www.facebook.com/azcarerescue
or call (480) 987-2212 to schedule an appointment to view the cat or dog you
are interested in and fill out the adoption application. .STT
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Wildlife Of San Tan Valley
Rod Small’s Visual Journey
By, Rod Small
These shots were taken on Jan 10th and Octo- For more information visit
ber 25 of this year. The male hammed it up for www.facebook.com/wildhorsephotographer
me last winter lets hope he will again. .STT
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