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Local author discusses inspiration for 'Images of America: New River'
NEW RIVER – New River has a rich history, with plenty of legend and lore mixed in.

Public Safety Fair to be held Oct. 8
PHOENIX – The community is invited to the 5th annual Public Safety Fair, to be held at Desert View Bible Church, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Archaeology Society meeting to discuss Little Colorado River Valley
CAVE CREEK – On Oct. 11, the Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter will host speak Charles Adams. Adams will present ‘From Rock Art Ranch to Homol’ovi: 13,000 Years of Migration in the Middle Little Colorado River Valley’.

A Full Circle Artist
“A woman is the full circle within her, she has the power to create, nurture, and transform.” Written in a pioneer journal from Mt. Pleasant, UT, in July 1909.

Tatum Ranch Car Show to benefit Foothills Food Bank
CAVE CREEK – The 6th annual Tatum Ranch Car Show is set for Saturday, Oct.15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 29888 N. Tatum Ranch Drive, in Cave Creek. The show will once again benefit the Foothills Food Bank

Cave Creek Museum reopens for the season this Saturday
CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Museum reopens for the season on Saturday, Oct. 1. Located at 6140 Skyline Drive, the Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers.

Canyon Springs STEM Academy holding 10-year anniversary celebration
ANTHEM – Canyon Springs STEM Academy will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary on Friday, Oct. 7. The evening celebration will include a variety of programs and activities for the whole family.

Ask the candidates: DVUSD governing board candidate forum set for Oct. 10
ANTHEM – Three seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District governing board are being sought in this year’s election, and the board candidates will be coming to a candidate forum in Anthem on Monday, Oct. 10 to answer local residents’ questions and share ideas and goals for the DVUSD.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
My motto? Why do something today when you can put it off until tomorrow? Okay, I suppose that makes me a procrastinator. I had to laugh out loud when a medical journal recently ran a four-page article about “the dangers of procrastination.”

New, simpler guidelines created to treat Valley Fever
PHOENIX – Doctors are recommending new detection and treatment guidelines for Valley Fever, a deadly and debilitating infection that mimics the flu.

The Foothills Focus earns awards from statewide newspaper association
NEW RIVER – The staff of The Foothills Focus is honored to announce that the paper has won four awards through the Arizona Newspaper Association’s Better Newspapers Contest.

YCSO warning that computer repair telephone scam continues
NORTH VALLEY – Telephone scams are many and varied, and one scam that continues to target people around the country is computer repair scam calls.

Share your priorities for ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan
NORTH VALLEY – Planning Arizona’s transportation future requires setting priorities and making sometimes-difficult choices, given limited resources.

U.S. surgeon general uses social media to address opioid epidemic
PHOENIX – The U.S. surgeon general is urging those who support the fight against the nationwide opioid epidemic to take his #TurnTheTide pledge.

Sonoran Arts League moving to Stagecoach Village
CAVE CREEK – The Sonoran Arts League is moving to Stagecoach Village, a decision the non-profit’s board says is prompted by the need for more space.



Boulder Creek volleyball team continues to aim high
ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School’s varsity women’s volleyball team was beat by Mountain Pointe High School on Sept. 13 after a defeating 3-0 loss.

Jags varsity team wins first home game of the season
ANTHEM – The Boulder Creek High School varsity football team beat Liberty 14-10 in last week’s home game.

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Jags football season kicks off with first varsity game this Friday
ANTHEM – Friday night football starts up again this Friday, Aug. 19, with the Boulder Creek High School varsity team at an away game at Hamilton, starting at 7 p.m.

D-backs pitchers against possible limiting of relief pitching
PHOENIX – When Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in July that the league is talking about limiting the use of relief pitchers because they can “rob action” from the game, he didn’t make any new friends in the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen.



Movie Review — “The Magnificent Seven
In 1960, veteran director John Sturges was tasked with taking some of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood and collaborating on an updated remake of an Akira Kurosawa film called “Seven Samurai”. That film would become the classic western “The Magnificent Seven”.

Movie Review — “Blair Witch
It’s not too often that you get a film that changes the landscape of possibilities for a genre. “The Blair Witch Project” had that effect on horror.

Movie Review — “Sully
The summer saw its fair amount of superheroes. Viewers watched extraordinary mutants fighting an ancient enemy in “X-Men: Apocalypse”, they were introduced to a group bad guys with amazing skills fighting a threat to the world in “Suicide Squad”, and they even saw the return of super agent Jason Bourne again performing acts that would get any normal human seriously injured.

Movie Review — “Hands of Stone
Ask any true boxing fan to list their top ten greatest boxers of all time and it's a safe bet that Roberto Durán will end up on many of the lists. Roberto Durán Samaniego is Panamanian icon, a symbol at one point during his professional boxing career of freedom for the people.

Movie Review — “Hell or High Water
I have two younger brothers. From the outside, one might watch the antics of three grown siblings insulting each other and describe the behavior as dysfunctional, and with the type of cringe-inducing comments that we would make, it would be very easy.

Movie Review — “Suicide Squad
It’s fun to cheer for the bad guy. Don’t get me wrong, watching Spider-Man swing into action to fight Doc Ock or reading about The Green Lantern meeting archenemy Sinestro always makes it fun to have a hero to cheer behind.

Movie Review — “Star Trek: Beyond
“Space, the final frontier”. Gene Roddenberry’s contribution to science fiction in the form of “Star Trek” made a cultural impact that has spawned numerous television shows, film adaptations, conventions, and undoubtedly some of the most loyal fans of any genre property.

Movie Review — “Ghostbusters
“Awful”. “Terrible”. “Disappointed”. These were the overwhelming sentiments from social media and entertainment sites concerning the trailer for the rebooted “Ghostbusters” film well before it was set to arrive in theaters.

Movie Review — “The Purge: Election Year
Turn to any television network over the next few months and the height for political dissension in America will be at its most aggressive levels.