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Water Safety for Our Canine Companions

by Heather Redmon, DVM, of Madera Veterinary Hospital Although we live in the desert, water safety is an important concern for everyone.  From swimming pools to lakes and creeks, water hazards are a ubiquitous concern during outdoor...

A Colossal Fourth Brings Fireworks to Vail!

By J.J. Lamb of The Vail Preservation Society Streaks of red, green, silver and blue soared upwards towards a star studded sky in Vail on July 3rd. Collective oohs!, ahhs! and wows!! filled the night air as residents celebrated country and...

Vail, Rita, Corona Construction Updates

by Tom Howard Road Construction Update Houghton Road/Over Union Pacific Railroad Much progress is being made on the bridge span. Piers can now be seen from the old bridge. Once crews finish the piers and bridge supports they will install the...

Resourceful Thinking

by Angela deVesty Treasure hunting.  For many, this conjures up images of pirates with eye patches and missing teeth boldly maneuvering a boat through choppy waters in search of gold coins.  For me, this means a trip to Vail Depot.  The...

Future Home of the Hacienda Del Oro Food...

by Elizabeth Smith The Hacienda Del Oro (HDO) Park off of Paseo Juan Tabo and Via De Las Palmeritas has an open area where we have proposed creating an “Edible Food Forest” with several low-maintenance trees. We still need about 50 more...

Denmark Through the Eyes of an American...

By Kelsey Thomas I clearly remember my drive to the Tucson airport on the day I left the U.S. to spend a year in Denmark. I listened to the radio, trying to soak in the pop music blasting through the speakers for what I thought would be the...

Invasion of Temporary Signs

by Trent Thomas Along our roadways, it is hard not to notice the numerous signs on display. I’m not referring to the official department of transportation signs that identify speed limits, railroad tracks, and crosswalks. Actually, I am...

Observations in Nature: Brittle Bush

by John R. Leeper Imagine a plant, native to the deserts of the Southwest, that humans have found uses ranging from religion to dental hygiene. The brittle bush deserves recognition for being such a plant. Brittle bush is one of the defining...

4 Simple Steps for Successful Organizing

by Jennifer Phelps: Organize, Design, Reinvent!   “Whenever I try to get organized, I end up frustrated, exhausted and have nothing to show for it.” Does this sound like you? There’s no need to waste precious time and energy or...