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Serve & Protect
For those interested in law enforcement and giving back to the community, the North Valley Posse offers a chance for residents to serve and protect their neighborhood without giving up their day jobs. The North Valley Posse is a nonprofit organization created in 2002 that specifically offers support to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office personnel by responding to missions such as search and rescue, crime prevention, civic functions, disaster relief, and emergency support.
In the last year alone, the more than 40 men and women of the North Valley Posse provided 15,000 hours of service to our community while impacting the community in fundamental ways. Get an inside look at this valuable organization and meet some of the dedicated local volunteers behind the Posse, starting on page 34. Interested in joining their efforts? The Posse is always accepting applications for new members. Learn how you can apply by reading the cover story.
There are many other local stories inside to enjoy. On page 24, read about the Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, a fascinating group that unearths Arizona’s mineral and gem bounty. We also give you a behind-the-scenes-look at the Boulder Creek High School Baseball Program, which is expecting to make a strong comeback this season. Also on hand is North Valley Judge Gerald A. Williams with an article warning readers about common mistakes made in and around courtrooms. You don’t want to miss his practical advice. There’s much more, of course!
Meanwhile, the second annual 85086 Cutest Pet Contest is once again a hit. We’ve already received scores of entries. It’s not too late to enter your pet, but you only have until March 5 to enter. Hurry before time runs out! Entering your pet in the contest is easy. E-mail three high-resolution photos of your pet along with its name, age, breed, or type to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include your name, zip code, and phone number. All local pets qualify––dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, gerbils, lizards—you name it. We can’t wait to showcase all the entries in our April issue so that you can start voting for your favorites.
Catch you next month!
Adam and Matthew Toren