Arizona Sheriffs Smack Down Feds Over UnConstitutional Demands regarding Public Land

As the saying goes, “along with tremendous power comes tremendous responsibility.”  I cannot think of any person in public service who fits that saying more than a county sheriff.  However, the major networks have spent many years brainwashing the populace into thinking that Federal Agents are the top cops.

How many times have you seen a cop show on TV where the Feds show up, flash their badge and relieve the local sheriff? Then, local sheriff storms off in frustration because the Feds took over the case.  That, good people, is brainwashing.

What many people are unaware of is that your sheriff is the top law enforcement official in your county.  He or She has jurisdiction, even over the Feds.  There are many people, with whom I have spoken, who believe that the only chance that this country has is for good, honest sheriffs to stand up and assert their power.  Perhaps not a silver bullet, but if every sheriff of every county found their constitutional spine, it would set the Feds plan of dominating the population back 25 years.

The first thing that we could do is kick the Feds off of our lands.  But, I digress.

In Arizona, the Arizona Sheriffs Association is asserting their power over the Feds… or at least their power not to comply.  When the Feds “ruled by decree” that any trailers left in the National Forest in AZ would be towed if left more than 72 hours, the ASA shot back.  Click here to read ASA resolution.

The document bears the signature of ASA President Joseph Dedman, Jr. and it concludes with the following resolve:

That the Arizona Sheriffs are opposed to the policies of the Coconino, Kaibab, and Prescott National Forests limiting the parking of trailers on National Forests limiting the parking of trailers on National Forests to a 72 hours period during hunting season and will not enforce any federal government regulation imposed on our citizens depriving them of their right to utilize their public lands.

Take note of this resolution and hold your own county sheriff to the same Constitutional standards that the ASA have adopted for themselves.


David’s dog, Sis

Editor’s note:  I received the following from Tuni House, who runs Paws4Life,an organization that takes ordinary dogs and turns them into Service Dogs for those who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

We have a veteran that ended up relocating from California after his wife passed. David then moved to Flagstaff, near to where he was raised (Globe). He knew summers would be cooler, and then it was too cold for him. Sis is his dog, his kid, his life stream. On December  17th he was on Mountain View Rd. driving to meet a friend  who was going to help him find a new home here in  Apache Junction area. Unfortunately David  suffered a stroke that day. Thank goodness  someone driving down that road that day  saw him and helped him, and got the fire  department and paramedics there to  assist. David’s dog, Sis, was taken to the  Paws and Claws shelter.  All David could talk  about was SIS, and what was going to happen  to her. Paws and Claws emailed me asking if  we could assist and get the dog to the hospital to  see him as he was having heart surgery on Christmas  Eve morning. We said of course.  Sis is enrolled in our  service dog program. We took her to Mountain Vista Hospital and there was a very happy reunion.  We will pull SIS from Paws and Claws and put her in Hopes Boarding Camp till David is released into the assisted living apartment they have secured for him. Paws keeps a kennel on the books at Hopes, and we have 20 days that SIS can remain there. We will train her, and walk her, play with her, and make sure the transition is pleasant and fun for her, and not traumatic. The staff at Paws and Claws have bent over backwards to make it a smooth transition for her too. They have been so helpful in trying to make this a good outlook for a man and his dog at Christmas as well as has Paws 4 Life. We will bring her to Hopes on this Friday. We have worked with this dog and she is a loving and cute little gal. What we are asking is that: Can you help donate some money towards her boarding  as those twenty days at the kennel will go by fast. We  are determined this man  and his dog be reunited. Sis is  his life and all he has at  this point. David is an   educated man, very kind,  who has come upon hard   times. He is a veteran  (Marine) from the Viet Nam   war. We are trying to get  some of our vet friends to go   see him once he is out of  ICU. His surgery went well.   Now comes the healing.  We would like to see this as a   sad but happy Christmas  for a man and his service   dog. .Could you donate to  the cause, for Sis’boarding.   Hopes is at 460 S. Colt  Road, Apache Junction, AZ. 85119. You could donate to the Paws 4 Life dog  SIS’ stay.  For more information, please call Tuni House at 480-288-5174

VERY IMPORTANT Radio Show, Tomorrow, 12-21-13 from 12 till 2:00 PM

This, via Jeff Serdy

Sorry for the late reminder but I’m giving a heads up that I’ll be appearing on 1100 on the AM dial from 12 till 2 on Saturday the 21st.

This will be the most intriguing show I’ve ever done as we have not one but 2 Fast & Furious players on. First will be Mike Detty that has written a book about being set up to deal guns to the cartel and to be an informant for the ATF.

Second I’ll be interviewing ATF agent John Dodson who is “the” main whistle blower on the whole operation. He is actually the guy that bought guns for cash from my shop and was told to stand down as they disappeared. I have many interesting questions for him.

Last we’ll be joined by Congressman Gosar that sits on the Oversight committee investigating F&F. I’ll brief him on how the 2 previous interviews went and get his take on it.

Here is the station info and it streams live if you’re not by a radio….


Supervisors Approve New Open Space and Trails Advisory Commission


FLORENCE – The Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new Open Space and Trails Advisory Commission.

The commission will consist of ten members from the public, each of the five Supervisors will have two selections to the body. The members must be either a resident of Pinal County or be a business or property owner within the county.

“The Board has made open space and trails a priority,” said Open Space and Trails Director Kent Taylor. “It is appropriate and important to have a citizen commission made up of interested parties to offer recommendations to the Supervisors on issues that affect this area.”

The commission will act as a recommending body to the Supervisors on a variety of issues surrounding open space, trails and regional parks. They will also help to develop and encourage public participation in support of open space, trails and regional parks within the county boundaries.

“The Board approved the Open Space and Trails Master Plan in October 2007. There is also a chapter in our Comprehensive Plan that addresses Open Spaces and Places,” Taylor said. “This commission will be the recommending body to the Board of Supervisors that will help the county implement both the Master Plan and the Comprehensive Plan when it comes to these community investments.”

To apply for a spot on the Open Space and Trails Advisory Commission go to (shortened URL): Instructions on how to mail it back to the county are on the application.


Supervisors Vote on New County Manager


FLORENCE – After a nationwide search, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors have agreed to enter in negotiations with Stewart Ed, General Services Director for the City of El Paso, Texas, as the new County Manager.

Ed, along with Interim County Manager Greg Stanley, were the two finalists for the position as voted on by the Board of Supervisors in Wednesday’s meeting. After a second vote, Ed was unanimously chosen.

“It was a hard decision,” said Board Chairman Steve Miller. “We had four terrific finalists for this position. As Chairman, I will contact Stewart and start negotiations immediately. Hopefully we can come to an agreement.”

The other two finalists for the position were Dena Diorio from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Sandi Wilson from Maricopa County.

Apache Junction’s holiday walk-a-thon, festival return Dec. 7

One of the more popular attractions at the annual Holiday Program and Light Parade is the 20 tons of snow trucked in for kids to play in and on, said Chrystal Sawyer of the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department (Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA).

Downtown Apache Junction will resonate with the spirit of the season when the city’s annual Holiday Program and Light Parade returns Dec. 7.

Residents and visitors will have a day filled with activities from which to choose, said Chrystal Sawyer, recreation coordinator II for the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department, during a phone interview last week. Events include a walk-a-thon, light parade and festival complete with 20 tons of snow, live entertainment and activity and vendor booths, according to a press release.

The department is hosting the event; Ms. Sawyer is coordinating it.

The south side of Old West Highway between Phelps Drive and Idaho Road (across from the Fry’s shopping center) will be the event center. That portion of the road will be shut down in both directions 5 a.m.-10:30 p.m., according to the city’s West of Phelps Drive, Old West Highway is called West Apache Trail; it will be shut down for the light parade 5-10 p.m. between Phelps and Ironwood Road, according to the city’s public works department. The daylong schedule of events includes:

Lost Dutchman Marathon Inc. Winter Walk-A-Thon

The event center will serve as the starting and finish line for the walk-a-thon, which will take place noon-2 p.m., according to a press release. It is a fundraiser for Apache Junction nonprofit agencies, whose members and supporters will try to walk as many laps as possible for a chance to win cash prizes. The course will begin on the south side of Old West Highway. Walkers will proceed west to Phelps Drive, turn north, and proceed back on the north side of Old West Highway to Idaho Road and then back to the event center, Ms. Sawyer said.

For every lap an individual completes, the walker will receive a ticket. The walker can then give that ticket to the nonprofit of his or her choice.

The top two nonprofits with the most tickets will receive a cash award. First and second places for organizations with teams of 50 or more walkers will receive $1,200 and $600, respectively. First and second places for organizations with teams of 49 or fewer walkers will receive $800 and $400, respectively, according to the event brochure.

The winning teams will be announced in the event center immediately after the walk-a-thon is completed, Ms. Sawyer said.

Walk-a-thon sponsor Lost Dutchman Marathon donated $3,000 for the prizes, Ms. Sawyer said.

Team registration ended Nov. 21; however, interested walkers can contact Ms. Sawyer at 480-474-5159 to inquire about late registration, she said during the interview. She said she would not be able to register a walker the day before an event due to the insurance paperwork that needs to be filed.

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