U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) scientists, along with state wildlife agency and U.S. Forest Service partners, have been coordinating with the Phoenix Zoo to develop a pilot breeding program for the critically endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (MGRS). Phoenix Zoo will act as the coordinator for other zoos interested in participating in this program. Recently, biologists with the Service collected three females and one male from the wild to bring the Zoo population to six individuals (three males, three females) needed for this project.
Jax is a big beautiful boy, about 3 years old. He’s very playful and sweet. Thus far he’s gotten along with most cats he’s met. It isn’t sure if he’d be happy living with dogs. Jax has been at the shelter for quite some time so when he does get adopted the family should understand it might take him some time to adjust to a home environment. His last person ended up having to return him due to allergies. Jax would like to be brushed sometimes to keep that wonderful mane of his looking it’s best. He seems to understand there’s a price to pay for being so handsome so he doesn’t mind it.
Our society loves labels of all kinds. Many of us now check out the label on packaged food products before we buy them. Perhaps because we’re watching our weight, avoiding allergens, or trying to reduce the salt in our diet. Or maybe because we’re trying to make healthier choices about what goes into our body. Some of us just like to know where our fresh food is grown. When it comes to clothing, we may prefer a certain designer label, or a brand that we know fits us well. With greater social awareness of injustices around the world, many of us also look at labels so we can shop wisely for fair trade products, or avoid buying from countries with unfair or abusive labor practices. Then there are other labels such as nicknames, or descriptors that we use to conveniently label and categorize people. These labels, which are largely subjective, quite often determine our attitudes and our treatment of others. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the cruel and hurtful labels that children of all ages use to dehumanize, taunt, or exclude others.
It’s been two years since the first beds opened at the Garden of Eatin’ Community Garden at Esperanza Lutheran Church. Now the group is excited to announce they’re expanding quickly with nine new beds open to the public and eight more coming by the end of the year.
The weather is slowly getting cooler and more ghosts and pumpkins are starting to appear, but for several Ahwatukee Foothills families, the goblins and zombies have been on their minds for weeks already.
Cinnamon, a beautiful 2-year-old tabby is friendly and loving and likes to hang with her human companions. She is a very soulful cat that was abandoned when her previous owners moved and left her outside their apartment. She appears to be good around a cat or two, and good with quiet and calm dogs, but loves her humans most of all. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
When you’re married and committed to a lifetime together, everything revolves around three little words. Not all words have that kind of power; some words are just empty air. But these three … they’re special.
Scooter, a 5-month-old tabby was very lucky that a wonderful family took him and his siblings into their home. His siblings have since been adopted and now it is Scooter’s time to find a new home. Scooter is a very sweet and mellow kitten who gets along with other cats and maybe dogs. He enjoys playing with toys, climbing on cat trees and most of all, really wants to be held and cuddled by his human companions.
Bridgestone Corporation is venturing into producing rubber from a new source at a brand-new biorubber process research center in Mesa. The plant is already in operation but will host a grand opening on Sept. 22.
It was, by my reckoning, a perfect day to sail. The thunderstorms of the night before had given way to a half-blue sky populated by enormous, billowing clouds and a stiff, northerly breeze that would facilitate sailing close-hauled the full length of the “chute.” The chute was a straight line down the middle of the lake where the wind was usually steady, unencumbered by trees and houses along the shoreline.
On Aug. 8, I read an article written by Dan Tamblo, a good writer. I have also read a few other articles about The Lakes and the proposed residential housing project in this paper. I agree with those homeowners (51 percent or more, I hope) who do not support further residential development at The Lakes Golf Course.
1. Placing the litter box, food, and water in the same location. We wouldn’t want the bathroom to be incorporated into the kitchen and neither do our cats. Cats are fastidious animals and generally prefer to eliminate far from where they eat and drink. If they must be located in the same room, be sure they are on opposite sides of the room.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?