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I went to Arizona in 2001 with a group from a christian campus ministry group and local church. We flew straight from Minneapolis to Phoenix and then drove 3+hours south to the border-Nogales, Arizona. We went there to meet a pastor (of Triumph Lutheran Church- 429 E Patagonia Hwy Nogales, AZ 85621 Phone: (520) 287-2919), who invited us for a week-long mission trip to Mexico. We went to the nearby border city/town of Nogales, Sonora-Mexico


  • City in the Dessert, in Tempe, Arizona

  • *a friend (Anthony F.) used to attend before moving back to Morris, MN (Feb 2008)

    *see Bible


  • City of Nogales

  • "The City of Nogales is located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,878. The city is the county seat of Santa Cruz County. Nogales, Arizona, borders the city of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and is Arizona's largest international border town. The city is known in O'odham (Papago) as No-wa:l. Mayor Ignacio J. Barraza "

    Phoenix Arizona

    " (things to know about Phoenix Arizona) ..


  • Tempe Public Library

  • *heard about this on Jan 09' (more info..COPC-Elem School Reuse Project
    Tempe Public Library: a Chronology
    "..2006 The Friends of the Library establish Tempe Connections, which includes Connections Café and a wide range of programming and volunteer activities.
    2006 Tempe citizens pass an $8 million dollar bond issue for the renovation of the Library and technology enhancements.
    2009 Tempe Public Library is one of the busiest libraries in the Phoenix metropolitan area with over 1,000,000 visitors each year. ..

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  • Ten Examples of Successful Library Collaborative Projects, from

  • "Tempe Public Library is located in Maricopa County, Arizona, the fastest growing county in the nation. With a constant flow of newcomers, the library is one of the only non-commercial places for residents to gather, learn about their new communities and exchange social and educational information. The library offers special opportunities to bring families with young children together and to build social connections between older adults, young parents and relevant community services.
    One of their strategies emphasizes collaboration and co-location. Tempe Library has located its branches near other public services, such as the Escalante Community Center, which operates under the city's Community Services Department and houses the Tempe Community Action Program, the Escalante Senior Center, the Youth Assistance Program, summer camp programs, health services, adult employment services and recreational activities as well as a library branch. The library offers opportunities such as the Family Place Libraries program to bring families with young children together and to build social connections between older adults, young parents and relevant community services. The library’s outreach staff collaborates with colleagues at the Escalante Community Center to maximize possibilities for community engagement.
    Tempe Public Library also obtained funding for the construction and operation of the Tempe Connections Cafe and program space through a $547,644 grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Civic Ventures is a community-focused think tank that partnered with Tempe Connections and is part of Civic Ventures' national initiative, The Next Chapter, which encourages communities to create new approaches that help retiring adults transition to new life phases by providing a supportive community for ongoing learning, development and societal contributions.
    The Friends of the Tempe Public Library operate the cafe and program space, with all profits used for the support of Connections programs and services. Community collaboration and citizen involvement is a key part of the Tempe Connections program. During the planning for the grant, Tempe Task Force on Aging members provided input, and now a Connections Advisory Council sets project goals, hires staff and plans for operations. More than two dozen community organizations and educational institutions partnered with the city of Tempe to participate in the planning and delivery of program offerings. A few highlights include:

    * Lifelong learning and new career opportunities in partnership with Arizona State University, Maricopa County Workforce Development and other partners
    * Life planning workshops
    * Wellness classes, screenings and exercise programs provided by St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
    * Civic engagement through peer mentoring
    * Volunteer information through Civic Ventures’ Experience Corps and Tempe's Volunteer Office "


  • Arizona Rep. Giffords shot, at least 5 killed,

  • TRENDING: Wounded Arizona congresswoman had strengthened Jewish identity January 9th, 2011 09:39 AM ET By Dan Gilgoff, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
    "...According to a 2007 story in the Arizona Daily Star, she was raised in a mixed-religion home, with a Jewish father and a Christian Scientist mother. Her father explained his and his wife's approach to their children’s religious formation: "We were kind of neutral. We let them decide for themselves. That's what Gabby did."
    The Star reported that Giffords’ first visit to Israel came in 2001, on a trip sponsored by the American Jewish Committee while she was serving in the Arizona State Senate:...

  • Federal judge dead, congresswoman among 12 wounded in shooting By the CNN Wire Staff January 8, 2011 6:59 p.m. EST

  • "(CNN) -- A federal judge was killed and a congresswoman gravely wounded Saturday in a shooting outside of a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store, according to police and government officials.
    In all, six people died and 12 were wounded in the shooting, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, according to Rick Kastigar, bureau chief for the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
    President Barack Obama later said Chief Judge John Roll of the U.S. District Court for Arizona was among the dead.
    A 9-year-old girl also died in the attack, according to authorities. The child, whose identity had not been released, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    "An Arizona law enforcement source and a federal law enforcement source identified the suspect as Jared Lee Loughner. Other law enforcement sources put his age at 22. U.S. Capitol Police said the suspect was in custody.
    Police recovered a 9mm Glock handgun, according to senior law enforcement sources.
    Dr. Peter Rhee of University Medical Center in Tucson, said Giffords, 40, had undergone surgery for a single gunshot to the head that passed through her brain. Giffords was among five patients listed in critical condition, Rhee said.
    At least two victims with gunshot wounds were transported to another hospital, Northwest Medical Center, according to spokesman Richard Parker.
    Kastigar declined to comment on a possible motive for the attack. Police have set a news conference to discuss developments in the case for 6 p.m. (8 p.m. ET).
    Tucson police Chief Roberto Villasenor said his department had secured the homes and offices of some unnamed federal officials as a "precautionary measure."
    Although U.S. Capitol Police said there was no evidence of a broader threat involving federal officials, the agency said it had advised other members of Congress to take "reasonable and prudent precautions regarding their personal safety and security," the agency said in a statement.
    Obama said he had directed FBI Director Robert Mueller to travel to Arizona to support the investigation. An FBI spokesman said the agency was sending agents to the scene,
    Rhee, in a brief news conference at the hospital, said that Giffords had been moved to intensive care from surgery and said he was "very optimistic" about her recovery.
    "I'm about as optimistic as it can get in this situation," he said.
    He said the next 24 hours will be key for determining the extent of her recovery.
    Giffords, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006. She has served as chairwoman of the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and also holds seats on the House Science and Technology and Armed Services committees."

  • Shooting suspect's nihilism rose with isolation By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Justin Pritchard, Associated Press – Sun Jan 9, 7:09 pm ET

  • " TUCSON, Ariz. – At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people. According to two of his high school friends the question was essentially this: "What is government if words have no meaning?"
    Loughner was angry about her response — she read the question and had nothing to say.
    "He did not like government officials, how they spoke. Like they were just trying to cover up some conspiracy," one friend told The Associated Press on Sunday....
    Mistrust of government was his defining conviction, the friends said. He believed the government was behind 9/11, and worried that governments were maneuvering to create a unified monetary system ("a New World Order currency" one friend said) so that social elites and bureaucrats could control the rest of the world....
    Loughner, an ardent atheist, began to characterize people as sheep whose free will was being sapped by the monotony of modern life.
    "He didn't want people to wake up and do the same thing every day. He wanted more chaos, he wanted less regularity," one friend said.
    The friend added that Loughner believed government was trying to get people to accept their meaningless lives so that they would stop dreaming — literally.
    He told anyone who would listen that the world we see does not exist, that words have no meaning — and that the only way to derive meaning was during sleep.
    Loughner began obsessing about a practice called lucid dreaming, in which people try to actively control their dreams. He kept a detailed journal about what he saw while asleep, and tried to get the friends involved. ....
    Loughner also said in one video that government is "implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar." He said described America's laws as "treasonous," said the "every human who's mentally capable is always able to be treasurer of their new currency," and that "if the property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution then the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws." ...

    Liberal Smear Machine Backfires After Gunman Found To Be Occultist, Pot-Smoking Left Winger * The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson January 10, 2011
    "..How often have you witnessed a “tear partier,” an anti-government activist or a conservative engage in any of the following behaviors, all of which are confirmed to have been conducted by Loughner. (1) (2) (3) (4)
    - Burning the American flag
    - Being a “left-winger” and a “liberal”
    - Smoking pot
    - Having long hair
    - Dressing up as the grim reaper
    - Dabbling in the occult by worshipping a replica of a human skull
    - Expressing the desire to be a woman
    - Describing Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto as a favorite book
    .Does it sound like Jared Lee Loughner was a right-wing conservative, as the liberal smear machine is attempting to claim? Despite the fact that Loughner’s former classmate described him as “quite liberal” and “left wing,” the New York Times, Washington Post, along with a host of statist blogs like Huffington Post and the Daily Kos, were beating the drum for so-called right-wingers (opponents of Obamacare or big government) to be politically silenced in the name of “toning down the rhetoric”....

  • Details, identities emerge about the 6 who died in Arizona shooting By the CNN Wires Staff January 9, 2011 6:08 a.m. EST

  • Church Member Killed; Wife Wounded in Arizona Shooting Rampage Saturday, January 8, 2011 By Jeremy Reynalds Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

  • "TUCSON, ARIZONA (ANS) -- Leaders of the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ in Tucson, Ariz., say it’s unclear if church members Dorwan and Mavy Stoddard went to the Safeway supermarket near their home Saturday morning to buy groceries or to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was meeting with voters.
    According to a report from the Christian Chronicle, the official news blog of the international newspaper for the Churches of Christ, this much is known.
    The Stoddards – described as “the lifeblood” of the 120-member congregation – were among the shooting victims when a gunman opened fire outside the store.
    The Democratic congressman was shot in the head and listed in critical condition. Six other people - including Stoddard - were killed in the rampage, according to church leaders and news reports.
    Stoddard “has gone to be with the Lord,” said Bobby Valentine, pulpit minister of the Palo Verde Church of Christ in Tucson.
    The Christian Chronicle said Stoddard’s wife, Mavy, suffered three gunshot wounds to her legs and is in stable condition, leaders said.
    “They were active members in the church. It’s a big tragedy,” said Valentine, who knew the couple through a Bible camp board and joint activities between the two congregations. “Prayers are the biggest thing right at the moment. I don’t know any details in terms of the services.”
    The Christian Chronicle reported that Jessica Knapp, who works with the youth group at the Mountain Avenue church, said Stoddard tried to protect his wife during the rampage and was hit in the head.
    “He got on top of her and tried to shield her,” said Knapp, relaying information from church secretary Jody Nowak. Nowak and her husband, Mike, the church’s minister, called Knapp from the hospital where Mavy Stoddard was being treated.
    Chronicle reader Teresa Russell Nystrom wrote on the newspaper’s Facebook fan page, “Dorwan and Mavy have worked on benevolence at MACC for years. They put their hearts into helping others that goes far beyond buying groceries. They have changed lives.”
    Knapp, a Mountain Avenue member for about 11 years, described the Stoddards as “the lifeblood of our church.”
    “This is going to be a huge hole in our congregation,” the Christian Chronicle reported Knapp said.
    “They were our benevolence committee,” she said of the Stoddards. “They did the job fantastically. Instead of just writing checks, they would go meet with people and find out what was going on in their lives and what their needs were.”
    If there was a men’s work day at church, Stoddard didn’t just show up; he organized it, Knapp said. “If the baptistry was leaking, we called Dorwan,” she added.
    The Christian Chronicle said the Arizona Daily Star interviewed Mike Nowak, the couple’s minister at Mountain Avenue Church of Christ. He said Stoddard was “a terrific guy, a jack-of-all-trades.”
    Stoddard performed maintenance work at the church; he and Mavy spent their summers traveling. Friends said they visited all 50 states and 28 foreign countries during their trips. "

  • Top US Federal Judge Assassinated After Threat To Obama Agenda Posted by EU Times on Jan 9th, 2011 // 81 Comments

  • "Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the top US Federal Judge for the State of Arizona was assassinated barely 72-hours after he made a critical ruling against the Obama administrations plan to begin the confiscation of their citizen’s private retirement and banking accounts in order to stave off their nations imminent economic collapse, and after having the US Marshals protecting him removed.
    According to this SVR report, Federal Judge John McCarthy Roll was the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona who this past Friday issued what is called a “preliminary ruling” in a case titled “United States of America v. $333,520.00 in United States Currency et al” [Case Number: 4:2010cv00703 Filed: November 30, 2010] wherein he stated he was preparing to rule against Obama’s power to seize American citizens money without clear and convincing evidence of a crime being committed.
    The case being ruled on by Judge Roll, this report continues, was about bulk cash smuggling into or out of the United States that the Obama administration claimed was their right to seize under what are called Presidential Executive Orders, instead of using existing laws. The Obama administration used as support for their claim before Judge Roll, the SVR says, the seizing of all American citizens’ gold, in 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 6102, which was ruled at the time to be constitutional.
    Should the Obama administration win their argument to seize their citizen’s money by Executive Order without having to abide by the law was made more chilling this past week when reports emerged from the US stating that President Obama and his regime allies were, indeed, preparing to rule America by decree since their loss this past November of their control over the US House of Representatives, and in the words of the Washington Posts columnist Charles Krauthammer: “For an Obama bureaucrat … the will of the Congress is a mere speed bump”.
    Since taking office in early 2009, Obama has completely overturned the once free United States through his use of Executive Orders that asserts his power to put anyone he wants in prison without charges or trial forever and his right to assassinate any American citizen he deems a threat.
    The most chilling of these powers Obama has asserted for himself, however, are contained in Executive Order 13528 he signed nearly a year ago (January 10, 2010) creating a Council of Governors he has hand-picked to rule over the United States in place of its elected representatives when their next “disaster” strikes and orders them to begin “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities”.
    Going from the chilling to the outright scary, about whatever “disaster” the American regime is preparing their people for, is Obama’s Homeland Security Department, through their Ready.Gov organization, beginning to air this past week a public service television commercial titled “World Upside Down” that shows a typical family sitting in their home suddenly losing all of its gravity and warning all who watch it to begin preparing.
    Note: In our previous reports US Descends Into Total Police State As 2012 ‘Solar Chaos’ Fears Grow, Pole Shift Blamed For Russian Air Disaster, Closure Of US Airport and Poisonous Space Clouds Slamming Into Earth Cause Mass Bird And Fish Deaths we had detailed some of fears the US government are most worried about, but which they still will not be truthful to their citizens about.
    Interesting to note about the assassination of Judge Roll is that it is being blamed on a “lone gunman” said to be mentally unstable (aren’t they all) said directed at a US Congresswoman named Gabrielle Giffords, who survived this mass killing, and that killed at least 5 other innocent people, including a 9-year-old girl named Christina Taylor Green “curiously” born on September 11, 2001 (9/11).
    Equally interesting to note about the assassin, a 22-year-old man named Jared Loughner, is that he is being described by the propaganda media organs in the US as an “anti-government” type individual who prior to this mass killing is said to have left “crazed rantings” on the Internet, but whose “handler”, described as a white male between 40-50 years old with dark hair, is still being sought after.
    The circumstances surrounding Judge Roll’s assassination by Loughner, also, mirror those of Farouk Abdulmutallab (aka The Underwear Bomber) who “used cash to buy a one-way ticket to the United States at the last minute while carrying no luggage and being on a terrorist watch list. Incredibly, his father had communicated to the US Embassy in Nigeria in November that Abdulmutallab had been radicalized and may be planning a terrorist attack.
    At least one witness—passenger Kurt Haskell—claimed that a well-dressed Indian man had escorted Abdulmutallab to the ticket counter and told a ticket agent that Abdulmutallab didn’t have a passport but needed to get on the plane.”
    To if this Loughner is able to join the long list of CIA/US Military “mind controlled” assassins there appears to be no doubt as his actions, past, present and future, shows his fitting the “profile” of these maniacs as detailed in the massive lawsuit currently wending its way through the US Federal Court system [United States District Court Northern District Of California, San Francisco Division Case: CV-09-0037] filed against the US government by hundreds of veterans, and as we can read as reported by the Raw Story news service:
    "It’s well known that the CIA began testing substances like LSD on soldiers beginning in the 1950s but less is known about allegations that the agency implanted electrodes in subjects. A 2009 lawsuit claimed that the CIA intended to design and test septal electrodes that would enable them to control human behavior. The lawsuit said that because the government never disclosed the risks, the subjects were not able to give informed consent.”
    To if the American people will ever be told the truth about Loughner and his assassination of Judge Roll there seems little doubt as the Obama regime is fighting with everything it has to keep the information on these “mind controlled” assassins secret, and as we can read as reported by the Courthouse News service:
    “The Central Intelligence Agency in January (2011) will argue for dismissal of Vietnam veterans’ claims that the CIA must provide them with information about the health effects of chemicals used on them during Cold War-era human experiments. The CIA also claims it is not obligated to provide the veterans with medical care for side effects of the drugs. It’s the CIA’s third attempt to get the case dismissed.
    "In a 2009 federal lawsuit, Vietnam Veterans of America claimed that the Army and CIA had used at least 7,800 soldiers as guinea pigs in "Project Paperclip.” They were given at least 250 and as many as 400 types of drugs, among them sarin, one of the most deadly drugs known to man, amphetamines, barbiturates, mustard gas, phosgene gas and LSD.
    Among the project’s goals were to control human behavior, develop drugs that would cause confusion, promote weakness or temporarily cause loss of hearing or vision, create a drug to induce hypnosis and identify drugs that could enhance a person’s ability to withstand torture.
    The veterans say that some of the soldiers died, and others suffered grand mal seizures, epileptic seizures and paranoia. The veterans say the CIA promised in the 1970s to compensate those who were made guinea pigs, but the 2009 complaint states that the government “never made a sincere effort to locate the survivors.”
    In its 32-page motion to dismiss the group’s third amended complaint, the CIA claims it has no legal obligation under the Administrative Procedures Act to provide the veterans with notice of the drugs’ health effects and that the veterans’ notice claim “rests solely on state common-law duty.”
    The CIA claims that the law on which the veterans base their claim for health care compensation stems from the Department of Defense and Army regulations, "which do not purport to have a binding affect on the CIA.” And it claims that the Defense Department “never intended nor committed to providing medical care for service member participants in the test programs.”
    Based upon the CIA’s assertion that the US Defense Department “never intended nor committed to providing medical care for service member participants in the test programs” clearly shows their knowing of the existence of these “mind control” assassins, like Loughner, leading one to wonder how many more of them are out there, and even worse, when they will strike next.
    One can only hope that there is some "power" in America today able to stop the madness currently taking over that once great nation before all is truly lost, we hope it is much sooner than later for all of the worlds sake.

    *see USA Presidents: 44th (2009-present) Barack Obama & LA: Psychology-Psychiatrist, Behavior, Counseling, Mentally, Mind-Control, etc..etc...



    Mass Graves Phoenix Arizona


    "True Story...
    Written by GodTubeCentral
    Posted on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 09:52 AM.
    Luke Air Force Base is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilians that complain about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently an individual who lives somewhere near the base wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit.
    The complaint:
    Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:
    Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns' early bird special?
    Any response would be appreciated.
    The response:
    Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets: On June 15, at precisely 9:12 A.M., a perfectly timed four-ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Captain Jeremy Fresques. Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.
    At 9:00 A.M. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure he or she didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.
    A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.
    The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you â Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
    Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.
    0 comments on 'True Story...' "


    "Thoughtless complainer from Peoria, AZ... RE-EDITED, because I THOUGHT I had F-16 photos inserted, but some thoughtful people pointed it out to me that it was not. So I researched again and re-edited my video. Thank you for caring. "


    -Native Indian
    Arizona Reservation Ministries

    "Promotional video for Arizona Reservation Ministries."
    Shoebox Ministry Scottsdale, AZ

  • Crossroad Nogales Missions

  • Homeless Shelter Directory
    " 456 N Morley Nogales, AZ 85621 520-287-5828 "
    Nogales Missions Team Work in Arizona

    "We helped with various task (flooring, mailing, distribute food and clothing, etc..) at the missions outreach center in Nogales, Arizona."
    Charity Navigator Rating
    "Crossroad Nogales Mission provides assistance to the economically and emotionally disadvantaged. In 2006 Crossroad Nogales Mission provided 34,649 meals to the hungry, gave 205,000 pounds of clothing and household goods and 16,051 food bags to the poor, provided 3,928 nights of lodging for men, women and children. Crossroad Nogales Mission also provides counseling to correct behavioral and addiction problems."

    Natural Disasters

  • Fresh evacuations as southern Arizona fire jumps highway, canyon By the CNN Wire Staff June 19, 2011 10:30 p.m. EDT

  • "(CNN) -- Hundreds of firefighters fought to control several dangerous blazes in Arizona, fighting to make progress even as expanded evacuations and power outages signalled that the battle was far from over.
    The Monument fire -- which U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has deemed the nation's "number one priority," putting it first in line for any air, ground or other resources -- jumped Highway 92 late Sunday afternoon at Carr Canyon heading east, according to the Cochise County website.
    "We've had a hard day today, with things that we didn't want to happen," fire spokesman Bill Paxton told CNN on Sunday night. "The bull came out of the pen."
    Thanks to dry, windy conditions, the fire broke through four different contingency lines, including going over to the other side of the highway, said Paxton, part of the national Interagency Incident Management Team.
    "Everything aligned for a massive push," he said. "It's really hard on the community here."
    The county sheriff's office broadened the evacuation zone soon thereafter east to the San Pedro River, reports InciWeb, an online interagency database that tracks fires, floods and other disasters.
    On Sunday evening, that website noted that the fire had burned at least 20,956 acres and was 27% contained. More than 1,000 personnel -- as well as 100 engines and nine helicopters -- were battling that blaze, which had burned 44 homes and 18 other structures from its start June 12 through Sunday.
    The weather has hardly been cooperating in the fight, with humidity at 7% and temperatures topping 96 degrees. The National Weather Service forecast winds should weaken somewhat in the early part of this week, to between 7 and 13 mph in Sierra Vista, Arizona, though temperatures were still expected to remain in the 90s all week.
    "The conditions that we're dealing with here are as bad as we can get," Tidwell said Saturday. "It just can't get any worse."...

  • Arizona Wildfires 2011 Map Author: News Today
  • Science



  • Unexplained “Phoenix Lights” explosion caught live on news broadcast By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – 21 hrs ago (Saturday, March 10th 2012)

  • "Phoenix's FOX 10 reporter Andrea Robinson was in the middle of an on-air report when an unexplained, bright white explosion appeared in the distance behind her.
    The strange blast was caught on tape and aired live during Robinson's report. At first, news station employees thought the explosion was a transformer. But when FOX 10 checked with local utility providers APS and Salt River Project, they were told no transformers had blown in the area.
    While the source of the explosion remains a mystery, it comes just before the 15th anniversary of one of the most-famous UFO sightings in recent history. On March 13, 1997, a cluster of glowing orbs moving in a V-shaped formation was spotted in the skies above Phoenix. That incident was also caught on film. The origin of the light formation has since been endlessly analyzed and debated.
    Arizona is also home to Travis Walton, who famously claimed to have been abducted by a UFO in 1975. Walton has written a number of books on the subject, and his story was turned into the 1993 film "Fire in the Sky."
    And while Phoenix officials remain stumped by the strange light explosion, FOX 10 has reached out to the public asking for assistance in explaining exactly what was caught on film."

  • 15 years later, still no answers for Phoenix Lights by Taylor Summers/KTAR (March 1st, 2012 @ 5:00am)

  • "PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- It was a night like most others for Dr. Lynne Kitei.
    That was until a group of glowing amber orbs were spotted in the air a few hundred feet above the city. They moved in a V-shape formation. Kitei didn't waste any time, and started taking pictures of the orbs on her 35mm camera.
    "I don't know what they are, but I know that they are," said Kitei. "I have the 35mm pictures to prove it."
    That was on March 13th, 1997. Now 15 years later, Kitei still has no idea what she saw. No one else does either; she contacted air traffic control at Sky Harbor, and they confirmed that they saw the lights, but they never picked it up on radar. The military offered explanations that they were flares in the sky, but couldn't duplicate what was seen that night. The only two things she has learned is that the Phoenix Lights are unlike anything she has ever seen, and that she was not alone. Hundreds of others saw those lights that night at different times, and in different places.
    "They were seen in California, Nevada and New Mexico," said Kitei. "They all moved the same way. I learned that this has happened worldwide for centuries. And other countries are more open to seeing these types of phenomena as other-worldly."
    Kitei released a book documenting the experience of what she saw, as well as the experiences of others, in The Phoenix Lights: A Skeptic's Discovery That We Are Not Alone. Later, she helped produce an award-winning documentary called "Phoenix Lights: We Are Not Alone."
    More and more people have come forward sharing similar experiences year after year. Kitei updates the information in her documentary to reflect new findings every year.
    "It's time to get this topic out in the open," said Kitei. "Something anomalous that's intelligent and advanced is in our skies and has been for centuries."
    The documentary will be showing on March 11 at 11:00 p.m. at Scottsdale Harkins Shea Theater to celebrate the 15- year anniversary of the sightings.
    For more: ,,,

    ~> Abuductions

    Travis Walton UFO Abductee explaining inside the spacecraft

    "Travis Walton was with some logger buddies when they came across a strange craft in the forest. Walton approached it and was thrown into the air by some force from the craft. His friends panicked and drove away. They came back to find him, but Walton and the UFO were no where to be found. The event was well documented and is one of the best cases for the evidence of the phenomena. A hit movie titled "Fire in the Sky" was made based on this event. In this interview Travis discusses what he experienced apparently aboard a spaceship. Visit the Travis Walton URL below for more information. This was part of my TV show, Phenomena Television. URLS:"

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  • Changed Walk

  • Emmanuel is a Pastor’s Kid and a Filipino who graduated in 2005 as a Christian Ministries major. He pastors a small Indian church in Ajo, AZ., among the Tohono O’Odham (Papago Tribe). He earned a second BA degree as well as his teaching certification, and teaches in a middle school. He holds a Minister’s license with the Assemblies of God.
    James" was involved in gangs, drugs, alcohol and when he was in jail, a Native American preacher shared the Gospel with him. After his release he went to that church and decided to become a Pastor. He graduated from AIC in 2005 and is planting a church under the supervision of that very pastor. He holds a Minister's license with the Assemblies of God. James is an Omaha Indian."


    Destination Arizona

    "For more information, visit, the official Arizona travel and vacation guide from the Arizona Office of Tourism. Find in depth visitor information and videos about Arizona travel, including comprehensive directories of Arizona lodging, dining, shopping, what to do and where to go throughout the Grand Canyon State."

    Arizona 2002

    "Video about Arizona - USA, done to be presented in a Global Sales meeting."

    -Road Trip
    Arizona Road Trip 01' from Nogales to Tuscon

    "After our mission trip to Nogales-Mexico, we took our rental van back to the airport in Phoenix. Along the way we took some cool photos around the Tuscon area as we "try" to sing some praise and worship songs: "In the Secret" & "Jesus, Be the Center"


  • Sedona Arizona: Experience Sedona - Photo Gallery and Email Postcards
  • Sedona Overview

    " Sedona truly is a natural wonder drawing nearly 4 million visitors annually. Sedona's red rocks are the most sought after destination in Arizona, second only to the Grand Canyon in popularity. At 4500 feet in elevation, Sedona's ideal high desert climate boasts of four mild seasons making it pleasant to visit any time of year. In the springtime, days are pleasantly warm and evenings may be chilly. Keep in mind, night time temperatures typically drop 30 degrees below the peak of the day. Summer in Sedona is characterized by hot days and perfect evenings, making it an ideal recreational playground for camping, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, shopping and whatever else your family desires. Fall is the prime season with clear blue skies, warm days and comfortable evenings. In fact, the fall is so pleasant, it seems like summer has been extended to six or seven months long. Towards the end of fall, the leaves turn color and Oak Creek Canyon is host to brilliant beautiful hues. Sedona's mild winter lasts about 2 months. Occasionally a snow fall may dust the red rocks and what a beautiful sight it is...creating a contrast for outstanding photo opportunities. Be sure to take pictures in the morning since the snow is usually gone by noon....daytime temperatures are always above freezing. Sedona TV Red Rock TV"
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, from

  • "National Monument contains an imposing 4-storey building dating from the late Hohokam period, probably 14th century and contemporary with other preserved ruins in Arizona such as the Tonto and Montezuma Castle Monuments. It is situated in the flat plain of central Arizona in between the Gila and Santa Cruz rivers, close to Coolidge and about 15 miles from the town of Casa Grande. The structure was once part of a collection of settlements scattered along the Gila River and linked by a network of irrigation canals. The area has a low elevation and hence is very hot - often over 110 �F for several months in the summer. During spring, the monument is sometimes the hottest place in the whole USA, and even in winter, daytime temperatures can reach 80 �F."
    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Visit

    " Our mission team visited here during our road trip (Nogales-Phoenix) back to the airport."
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    Casa Grande Ruins 12-17-07, from
    "Located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, the City of Coolidge is the commercial center of the Arizona's cotton industry. The beauty of Coolidge extends to the Casa Grande Ruins and provides visitors an opportunity to witness the amazing accomplishments of the Hohokam and the natural setting provides an excellent introduction to the native Sonoran Desert."
  • Grand Canyon

  • Grand Canyon

    "Escape the worries of the outside world by focusing on this beautiful monumental wonder. Music- Grand Canyon by Peppino D'Agostino"
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    "he Grand Canyon is a massive rift in the Colorado Plateau that exposes uplifted Proterozoic and Paleozoic strata and is also one of the six distinct physiographic sections of the Colorado Plateau province. The Grand Canyon is unmatched throughout the world for the vistas it offers to visitors on the rim. It is not the deepest canyon in the world — both the Cotahuasi Canyon (11598 feet or 3535 m), Colca Canyon (10499 feet or 3200 m), both in Arequipa, Peru and Hell's Canyon on the Oregon-Idaho border are deeper — but Grand Canyon is known for its overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Geologically it is significant because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks that are beautifully preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. These rock layers record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent."
    Grand Canyon, Footage from my co-pilot seat! (
    Grand Canyon, Granda Canyon trip USA 2004 (
    Noah's Flood created Grand Canyon

    " National Park service has been told by Bush to say "No Comment" when asked how old the Grand Canyon is"
    *see Geology
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk

  • The Grand Canyon Skywalk

    "Only two and half hr. drive from Las Vegas "The Grand Canyon Skywalk" is the glass bridge suspended 4,000 feet (1 219 meters) above the canyon. The horseshoe shaped bridge protrudes 65 (20 meters) feet from the edge of the canyon...Music from CD: Sacred Spirit: Chants And Dances Of The Native Americans. Track:Counterclockwise Circle Dance"
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    "The horseshoe-shaped glass walkway, at a 1,200 meter (4,000 ft) height above the floor of the canyon exceeds those of the world's largest skyscrapers.[1] The Skywalk is not directly above the main canyon, Granite Gorge, which contains the Colorado River, but instead extends over a side canyon and affords a view into the main canyon.[2] USGS topographic maps[1] show the elevation at the Skywalk's location as 1454 m (4,770 ft) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 354 m (1,161 ft)."
    Havasu Falls Grand Canyon Arizona USA, Video of Havasu Falls from hiking trail. Taken on 5/1/2007. Havasupai Reservation For more breathtaking videos and pictures go to


    " Turisteando De Nogales Sonora a Nogales Arizona

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