As Sheriff Joe Arpaio's attorney plans to appeal federal Judge G. Murray Snow's ruling that found MCSO guilty of racial profiling, there are some questions you should be asking yourself as a Maricopa County taxpayer.Our colleague Stephen Lemons reported that the county's shelled out $1,025,241.46 fo ... More >>
Summerland Tour Featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Comerica Theatre See also: Our full Summerland slideshow, featuring Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Lit, Marcy Playground, and Sugar Ray. See also: Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia? See als ... More >>
Dry River Yacht Club has a flair for the dramatic, and the band's new video, "Rape of Persephone" is no exception. The opening shots make it look like the title sequence of a classic western film, until a woman in Greek garb stands on a ledge. The video for song parallels the Greek myth of Persep ... More >>
A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office accused of getting drunk and pointing a loaded gun at his own son has pleaded not guilty to one count each of aggravated assault and criminal damage.Jeffery Higgins entered his plea in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning.Accord ... More >>
Deep in the east Valley, between the Superstitions and Saguaro Lake in the shadows of the Four Peaks, a ribbon of rolling roadway known as Bush Highway cuts through the desert.Meandering along the banks of the Salt River, this stretch of tarmac unwinds through undulating terrain lined with saguaros ... More >>
A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was arrested early this morning on suspicion of aggravated assault and criminal damage after police say he drunkenly pointed a loaded gun at his 19-year-old son.According to court records, this isn't the first time Higgins has pulled a ... More >>
In a profile of Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem I wrote for this week's issue, I relayed the tale of 42-year-old local radio producer and metalhead Anthony "Spanky" Pranke. Pranke and a few of his chums endeared themselves to Mayhem bassist Necrobutcher and a Norwegian TV crew while they were ... More >>
Photos: Augustus Shaw Elementary School Augustus Shaw is a legendary name around these parts, but not because of the ethics-bending Tempe HOA attorney who's candidacy for the State House has been challenged. We're not sure that the "original" Shaw, who died in a Saguaro Lake boating acciden ... More >>
It seems like almost everyone in Authority Zero have a side project or two going on these days. Case in point: Authority Zero guitarist Zach Vogel and bassist D.J. Farmer play in the party rock band R.A.D. According to the guys MySpace page, R.A.D. "has been around forever" and the ... More >>
Swimming enthusiasts are hoping a lake competition coming to the Valley this summer and fall puts Arizona on the map for open water events. The Arizona Open Water Swim Series will begin on May 2 with 2K and 4K events in Saguaro Lake, then on to Lake Pleasant and back to Sa ... More >>
President Obama's putting Mesa on the map -- for a few days, anyway -- with his planned Wednesday visit to a high school, and hundreds of people camp out for a chance to see him. We figured as much: Sources report that Terry Porter is history as the Phoenix Suns ... More >>
Letters from the week of August 5, 2004
Resort keeps it clean on the Salt
It might be a dry heat, but you can still get drenched in the Valley
Contest restores Valley park
Self-published author spends $350,000 to write years-old wrong
Dead Hot guitarist quits, but band plans to persevere
One hundred pounds overweight, Dave Alexander is truly an athlete of substance. Nah--go ahead, call him fat. He doesn't mind. He'll just enter another triathlon.
GAME AND FISH INVESTIGATORS STALKED THE MOST NOTORIOUS MOUNTAIN LION HUNTER IN THE STATE. HE TURNED OUT TO BE A HIRED GUN FOR RANCHERS, AND HE'D KILLED 18 CATS.
THEY MET BY ACCIDENT AT SAGURO LAKE. A WEEK LATER, THEY WRER IN JAIL.