Three SRP crew members, Craig Boggs, Dave Massie and Joshua Shill, were working on a road by the Arizona Canal last month north of Mesa when they noticed a 4-week-old otter struggling to get out of the drying canal. The otter was too small to use the steps that horses and other animals use to get out of the canal if they fall in, so the crew stepped in.
With temperatures expected to rise to a scorching 120 degrees by Monday, your air conditioning unit is likely to be put to some heavy use. During the summer, air conditioning can account for 50%, if not more of your total electric bill. So how do you keep you, your family and pets cool without busting your budget?
Remember Jeff Breckon, the SRP employee who loves to don his Star Wars Stormtrooper costume and bring smiles to young patients? Well, he’s still with the Dune Sea Garrison, the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion, making special appearances at community fundraisers, including one for Child Crisis Arizona.
Earth Day is a good reminder to reinforce water and energy-saving habits in kids. The earlier they are taught, the more they are likely to learn these habits for life.
April 6, 1927, held the promise of an epic day. A famous Italian aviator was to make the first known landing of a seaplane in Arizona, with a refueling stop at Theodore Roosevelt Lake, as the craft made its way to the West Coast. The stopover was part of a promotional tour by the Italian government of Benito Mussolini, a fascist dictator who wanted to showcase his country’s military prowess.