There's more to the UFO community than tales of lights in the sky and little green men.In this week's New Times cover story, Jason P. Woodbury examines the parts that make up the International UFO Congress, which is held outside Phoenix.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has scheduled "community outreach meetings," as ordered by a federal judge in the Melendres v. Arpaio civil rights case.According to the judge's order, "The MCSO shall clarify for the public at these meetings that it does not enforce immigration laws except to th ... More >>
Voters in the town of Buckeye decided to take on the title of being a "city."About 60 percent of the voters were in favor of the change, according to the town's election results.
This month the openings far outnumbered the closings as we saw several Valley dining outlets re-open and welcomed a whole slew of new food trucks to the scene. We're waving good-bye to Aaron May's beer-centric Scottsdale restaurant, Praying Monk, but don't fret, there's something else exciting on th ... More >>
The restaurant company Vivid Lifestyle Concepts (VLC), is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, Sept.3 to fill various positions for Renegade by MOD and the soon-to-be-open Wicked Six Bar & Grill at SunRidge Canyon golf course in Fountain Hills.
PETA, an organization that seems to have a never-ending supply of publicity stunts, has a new one for us -- its appeal to people in Arizona who believe in aliens.See also:-UFO Convention Brings Skeptics, Scientists (and a Few Loonies) to Arizona
Folks, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's school-patrol posse is so serious about school safety that posse members will be setting up a school-shooting simulation this weekend as a test.Have we mentioned yet that actor Steven Seagal will be supervising the festivities?See also:-Joe Arpaio's School-Patrol Posse Ge ... More >>
Who won the Arizona half of the $588 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday is still a mystery. But we can tell you who didn't win: Nolan Daniels and Paul Horner. See also: Arizona Powerball Winner: Could This Be the Man Who Got Filthy Rich from the Ticket Bought in Fountain Hills?
As far as I'm concerned, the only race that matters in this election is the race for Maricopa County sheriff. Don't get me wrong, I'm pulling for Rich Carmona to top Congressman Jeff Flake in the run for U.S. Senate, and I'm praying (best as an atheist can) that President Obama beats back Mitt Rom ... More >>
Mesa resident Nicholas Linsk is accused of driving his truck away from the scene of his fatal collision with a bicyclist in Fountain Hills, which was reported by a man driving in the lane next to him at the time.According to court documents obtained by New Times, the initial story Linsk provided to ... More >>
An employee at the Steakhouse at Desert Canyon Golf Club was fired last year for complaining that another worker harassing women, says the EEOC. A kitchen manager at Desert Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills was fired -- twice -- because he complained that female workers were being sexually h ... More >>
Illegal restaurant workers, beware: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is after you. Why go after human traffickers or drug dealers or any other kind of bad guys when the Valley's hospitality industry is apparently such a ripe, easy target for tracking down undocumented workers? That's the ... More >>
Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh, a Republican from Surprise, saw his bill passed last year that allows people to store guns in their vehicles in the parking lots of businesses that otherwise prohibit guns.What kinds of firearms-related bills will Arizona lawmakers be work ... More >>
democraticunderground The new Republican "neo-Cons," are neo-Confederates, led by Russell Pearce Having recently returned from spending Christmas in my native North Carolina, an obviously older state than the almost-but-not-yet-100-year-old state of Arizona, I was struck by a sense of history ... More >>
Damn! We're in a tight spot! Where's Lisa Allen when I need her? Watching the footage of Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel and his father Octavio Garcia Suarez dragged before a judge in shackles and prison stripes after their arrests on charges of bribery, theft, fraud and mon ... More >>
MCSO Michael BrownThe photos of naked kids found in the photo kiosk of a CVS pharmacy in Fountain Hills last week, which police say belong to a 49-year-old store employee, was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the man's collection of kiddy porn.Court documents obtained by N ... More >>
Living Art StudiosFrom left: Gail Rae, James David Porter, and Jason Barth reproduce the Salem witch trials in Salem: 1692.At least three excellent classic 20th-century plays are presented regularly by high schools, which tends to taint them for anyone who was first exposed to them there: Arsenic ... More >>
The Fiesta Bowl wants a refund from the city of Glendale for at least $600,000 for overpayment of taxes on ticket sales. Fiesta Bowl officials say for the past three years, they've overpaid for taxes at University of Phoenix Stadium. Glendale would not confirm or deny the request, but city offici ... More >>
Tonight on ABC's Nightline: Joe spouts more bigoted blather Nightline's piece on our corrupt top constable runs tonight -- you know, the one ABC was working on when they sent Nightline talking head Martin Bashir to Phoenix to cover one of Arpaio's anti-immigrant sweeps last ... More >>
Are you broke, unemployed or just looking for cheap intellectual thrills? The Phoenix Public Library system is the perfect antidote to the bad economy. Even if you live in east Mesa or Fountain Hills, you can still get a Phoenix library card. (Sorry Apache Junction -- you have to be a Maric ... More >>
from whiteknightsofamerica.com Some sieg heil-ing action from last year's Oi Fest, posted to WKOA's site What could it be that draws neo-Nazis to western Maricopa County town of Tonopah? Desert vistas pregnant with ennui? The occasional corpse dumped next to the Interstate? Exhaust from ... More >>
After losing to the Oakland A's 2-6 on Sunday and the San Diego Padres 7-9 on Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks look to redeem themselves at tonight's home game against the Padres. Monday's victory was the 10th in a row for the San Diego team...A 16 year-old boy is dead after diving from a clif ... More >>
Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis, was found dead in her Fountain Hills home. She was 39. According to an Associated Press report, Ms. Schoeneweis' teenage daughter found her mother unresponsive on the floor of the master bedroom, and called polic ... More >>
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LAST MONTH, THE RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT BATTLED THE 23,000-ACRE RIO BLAZE. BUT AFTER THE FIRE WAS OUT, THE COMPANY STILL HADN'T COOLED ITS CRITICS.