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Meeting the Jolly Old Elf
Ashlynn Schultheis (6) (right) smiles at her brother Landon (4) as he visits with Santa Claus at the Cops Who Care Santa Fest last weekend held at the Webb Center. Children and their families were able take a picture with Santa, make snowman cookies and work on projects at an arts and crafts table w
Elk’s lodge starts new ‘Antler’ youth program
The Wickenburg Elk’s Lodge has started a new program called “The Antler Program”, which is for youth 10-20 years of age that would like to join their peers in helping their community. The lodge is in the beginning stages of this program and are inviting more kids to join. They will have monthly meet
Hospital raises money for WHS culinary class
The employees at Wickenburg Community Hospital devised a way to give back to the community with a new program called “Jean Day for Charity”. Once a month, on a designated day, WCH employees have the option to pay $5 to wear jeans to work. WCH presented a check in the amount of $1,254.10 to WHS Skill
Edward Jones hosts holiday open house
Ken Heineman, a local financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, is inviting the public to attend a holiday open house from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dec. 17 - 20, at 581 West Wickenburg Way, Suite A.
Silver Alert issued for Wittmann man with Alzheimer’s, heart condition
WITTMANN, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for Alvin Gilbert Figueroa. According to MCSO, 83-year-old Figueroa was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 leaving his home in Wittmann Arizona, he has not been seen since. He was driving a green
Arizona’s two abandoned-mine inspectors face daunting task: ‘We’re all by ourselves’
WICKENBURG – Jerry Tyra started working underground in 1960, drilling ore samples to help mine companies figure out whether to develop a mine site. Since 2007, the 75-year-old has been doing a different kind of exploration: scouring the state for the thousands of abandoned mines some of his former e
Free photos with ‘SantaPaws’
The Humane Society of Wickenburg is hosting pet photos with Santa this Saturday, Dec. 8 at The Gila Monster (formerly known as the Pie Cabinet), 1235 W. Wickenburg Way from 9 a.m. -noon.
Spillane, Acuna earn most valuable honors
Seniors Levi Spillane and Gabriela Acuna received the Most Valuable awards at the Wickenburg High School cross country team’s recent season-ending awards banquet. Spillane led the Wranglers’ boys team most of the season, while Acuna was the leader on the two-member girls team. She also shared the te
Arizona couple wants same-sex Barbie doll wedding set
A same-sex couple from Arizona is lobbying toy giant Mattel, the makers of Ken and Barbie, to consider adding same-sex couples to their wedding sets. In a report from KNXV in Phoenix, Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio are meeting with company officials this week. They are pushing for more diversity in the
Arizona Public School System Denied Potential Tax Revenue Funds
On August 29, 2018, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled to exclude an educational funding proposal from the state’s November ballot. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the “Invest In Ed” initiative proposed to provide the public education system with an estimated $690 million through a 3-4% increase i
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting involving deputies in east Mesa
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting near Crismon and McKellips roads in east Mesa, according to a tweet posted by the office at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Jones and Jones power Falcons to rout of Arizona
ATLANTA (AP) — The Falcons were struggling again, and quarterback Matt Ryan was looking for something to spark the team. Ryan got just what he wanted from his teammate, linebacker Deion Jones.
Waymo Self-Driving Vans Are Literally Diving People Crazy in Arizona
There are two sides to autonomous technology and self-driving cars – you’re either with them or against them. Sure, there are a few people other there that are still on the fence over the whole thing but, for the most part, people love ‘em or hate ‘em. Some people, as in the entire state of Arizona,
How Arizona members of Congress voted
WASHINGTON — Here’s how Arizona members of Congress voted on major issues last week. Five-Year Farm Bill: The House on Dec. 12 voted, 369-47, to extend farm, nutrition and anti-hunger programs for five years at a projected cost of $87 billion annually. The bill (HR 2) would renew the federal sugar a
Forest Service plans camping crackdown along Arizona 260 and Salt Mine Road corridor
CAMP VERDE – As cooler weather approaches Arizona, visitors begin to flock to the Verde Valley to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Many of these visitors enjoy dispersed camping in the Verde Valley on forest lands.
Potential Arizona Senate pick lashed Trump on Twitter
A contender to receive Gov. Doug Ducey’s appointment to serve as Arizona’s next senator was sharply critical of President Trump during the 2016 campaign. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is on Ducey’s list of possible appointees as he mulls whom to choose to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., wh
Lady Wranglers hope to pull off upset
Wickenburg High School’s girls basketball team hopes to pull a big upset this week that might be a highlight of its season. The young Lady Wranglers who started the season with just four seniors and a couple freshman starters will face a team that defeated them earlier this season by 30 points.
Arizona Judge Orders Deportation of Mexican Activist Who Claimed Asylum
An Arizona judge ordered the deportation of an activist who claimed she would be targeted if removed to her native Mexico. Immigration Judge Thomas Michael O’Leary denied Alejandra Pablos’s asylum request on Dec. 11 and ordered her removed from the United States.
The feds have laid the smack down on water. How will Arizona respond?
Opinion: Arizona has until Jan. 31 to sign a drought contingency plan. And we have a mess of work to do before then. The feds have laid the smack down on plans to keep lakes Mead and Powell from tanking.
Maricopa County Dems Yank Support For Phoenix Councilman Nowakowski
The Maricopa County Democratic Party on Saturday passed a resolution to withdraw support for embattled Phoenix city council member Michael Nowakowski. The resolution refers to comments made by Nowakowski in 2016 opposing same sex marriage and allowing transgender people to use the restroom of their