Judge Gerald A. Williams on the success of an expanded video arraignment system in the justice system

On Camera  Judge Gerald A. Williams on the success of an expanded video arraignment system in the justice system. Photos courtesy of Gerald A. Williams For people with limited resources, the simple act of receiving a traffic ticket can start a series of events that has a devastating impact on their lives. An unpaid ticket, even if it’s for an alleged civil traffic violation, will likely trigger a driver lic ...

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Thanks to his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mark Paulat is always prepared

Semper Paratus Thanks to his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mark Paulat is always prepared. By Faith Novak Local Park Ranger Mark Paulat served on active duty in the United States Coast Guard from 1981 to 1988, followed by three years in the Active Guard Reserve. After high school, without future plans, his father advised Mark to “pay your Uncle Sam a visit.” Mark wasn’t opposed to the idea and decided to en ...

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The BCHS Choir Program showcases talented students

The Sound of Music The BCHS Choir Program showcases talented students. By Emma Suttell In April, the Boulder Creek High School Choir Program traveled to Burbank, California, to participate in the Burroughs Music Showcase for the first time in the program’s history. Led by directors Kirk Douglas and Nancie Tobison, Boulder Creek presented five choirs at the competition, including Bel Canto Honor Choir, Broad ...

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Surprise your pop on Father’s Day with these homemade crafts

To Dad, with Love Surprise your pop on Father’s Day with these homemade crafts. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography June is here, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner. I know in 85085, there’re lots of great dads to celebrate. With that in mind, here are some easy crafts you can make at home to show your dad how much you care. Most of the materials can be found at the dolla ...

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Hair Regeneration: Dr. Kelly Collins explains how you can get the healthy, lustrous locks you crave

Hair Regeneration: Dr. Kelly Collins explains how you can get the healthy, lustrous locks you crave.  We all want thick, shiny, voluminous, healthy hair. Once we come into this world as newborn babies, we stop producing new hair follicles. And, many factors in our lives determine the level of hair health for both men and women. Genetics and hormonal imbalances and changes like childbirth, menopause, increas ...

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Star Bunny: Cal wins 85086’s Cutest Pet Contest

Star Bunny  Cal wins 85086’s Cutest Pet Contest. The fifth annual 85086 Cutest Pet Contest proved yet again that pet owners are an avid bunch. Out of oodles of adorable submissions, readers selected the winner. For the first time, a bunny nabbed the top spot away from the canines. We can’t wait to see the pets entered next year. Until then, meet 2018’s winning rabbit, Cal. Photo by Shannon Fisher Photograph ...

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Summer Camps Standouts

Summer Camps Standouts   ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT   Science Rocks dvusd.org (623) 445-5019 Ages: Fifth through ninth graders Cost: $225 What: Six areas of science to choose from including, STEM Exploration, Robotics, Space Exploration, Medical Science, Forensics, and Animal Adaptations and Ecosystems.     ANIMALS   Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA aawl.org (602) 273-6852 Ages: 6 ...

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Can you ride a horse in Anthem? Judge Gerald A. Williams offers the answer.

Giddyup Judge Gerald A. Williams answers, “Can you ride a horse in Anthem?” Yes, but you should do so with extreme caution. Some locations, such as the parking lot of Boulder Creek High School at the end of the school day, would be especially problematic. But recently, a young lady’s horse ride in Anthem became a national news story when she was initially denied service while riding her horse through a Star ...

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Ocho Locos: Local Mexican restaurant and cantina offers hearty servings

Ocho Locos  Local Mexican restaurant and cantina offers hearty servings. By Andrew Leach Photos by Andrew Leach It’s nice that even in a smaller community such as Anthem that there’s quite a bit of variety when it comes to places to eat, although Mexican food seems to dominate the dining scene. Recently, we put this to the test by visiting Ocho Locos. There’s a festive atmosphere at Ocho Locos. Although not ...

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Anthem teen serves on international mission trip with support from the community

A Girl for the World Anthem teen serves on international mission trip with support from the community. By Emma Suttell Hannah Chazan, a junior at Boulder Creek High School, began her journey to two of the most thought-provoking and life-changing experiences of her life all in one fall afternoon. After talking with her youth coach and being encouraged to take her next step for a new year of growth and commun ...

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