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Thursday, Sept. 18
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 expressed its appreciation to local firefighters for the valuable service they provide to the community on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members of the lodge prepared and delivered turkey dinners with all the trimmings to eight fire stations in the Golder Ranch Fire District and two in the Mountain Vista Fire District. These dedicated men and women provide service to Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.
Tucson Local Media receptionist and SaddleBrooke resident Sheryl Kocher recently stepped out on her patio and was surprised to see a normally elusive gila monster slowly making its way across the top of her wall.
Sen. Jeff Flake will send a member of his staff to SaddleBrooke on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The team members at Whole Foods Market are part of our community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to their shoppers and neighbors. Each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. Then several times a year, their stores also hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to one chosen local nonprofit or educational organization.
The Pima County Small Business Commission has selected The Planning Center and the Golden Goose Thrift Shop to receive its 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Jim Lamb is the new president of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. He and his wife Mary have resided in this community for fifteen years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mary is an operating room nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
Dave Nevins saw this bobcat walking through his parents' backyard in SaddleBrooke
IMPACT of Southern Arizona, formerly Catalina Community Services, is a beneficiary of El Tour de Tucson again this year. Here’s a great opportunity to support IMPACT of Southern Ari- zona and help raise funds. Are you planning on riding in El Tour de Tucson this year? Have a friend or family member who is? Riders can collect pledges, family and friends can sponsor a rider, or you can become a corporate sponsor.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
After serving for 26 years in the Air Force, SaddleBrooke resident Holly Lyon is looking to run for another elected office. Her other elected position was for a precinct committee. Lyon is running because she “wants to start working with everybody” in helping build the economy. Lyon’s top three priorities are infrastructure/public education, restoring pride to Arizona through improving the economy and sustainability by way of state utilities.
Vince Leach, a SaddleBrooke resident, has served on an advocacy group for the SaddleBrooke residents, worked for Arizona Corporate Commission and has been actively involved in politics as an activist and supporter in the county government and state legislature. He is running for the first time for an elected office this year. Leach has decided to run in order to be more involved and active in resolving community and state issues. The top three priorities if Leach were elected are improving education to increase job growth, lowering taxes and lowering regulations.
The republican candidates for Arizona governor spoke and answered questions during the monthly SaddleBrooke Republican Club meeting on May 14. The candidates running are, from left to right, Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, Frank Riggs, and Scott Smith.
Wayne Larroque, the program director for the SaddleBrooke Republican Club, leads the discussion for the republican candidates running for Arizona governor.
One would think that law enforcement officers would enforce the law rather than try to circumvent it. Apparently Pinal County Sheriff Babeu missed that part of his orientation to be a sheriff. He said his appearance in Oracle on the 16th was to provide information to the community about these undocumented minors, something he said that the federal government wasn’t doing.
A new Rotary Club with a new focus is in the process of being formed. It will be called SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary and will meet on Mondays, 8 a.m., at MountainView Bistro.
Thursday, July 17
Approximately 100 people attended the annual Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 Flag Day ceremony in SaddleBrooke on June 12.
Thursday, July 3
Jon Grantham of SaddleBrooke took this photo of a hummingbird who built a nest in a Kokopelli wind chime on his back patio.
Thursday, June 5
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
Please, please save us from the so-called analysis of Richard Brinkley. “Obamacare was intended to deprive people of quality healthcare?” Really? For those of us who have long supported universal health care so that all Americans will have “quality healthcare”, I found this comment totally insulting.