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California drought: Different story, same result

Story By Chase Kamp When I hit the road last year, looking forward to settling into my new home in Oakland, I was ready to face the challenges of a new state. Nothing suggested those would include a state of emergency. I had managed to roll into Los Angeles late in the afternoon, beating the […]

Honors group strives to make a difference

By Chelsea Martin           Jayelee Dorris, left, with SOL Buddies officers Laura Rodriguez, Hannah Allen, Tyler Thompson, Julia Maisel, Bridget Manning and Erin Wochner. When you believe you can make a difference, you will. Whether it takes a day, a month, a year or longer, positive change can occur, even in […]

General Plan 2040 envisions how Tempe might look 25-plus years from today

By Chelsea Martin A new breath of life is generating renewed enthusiasm for Tempe’s future, thanks to a recently adopted general plan that creates a planning roadmap through 2040. Nancy Ryan, project management coordinator for Tempe’s General Plan 2040, unveiled the plan at a recent Tempe Chamber event, thoroughly describing its vision for the city. […]

Tempe Cares volunteers will make critical fixes at LoPiano Habitat

Story by Sally Mesarosh In 1993, volunteers from 26 Tempe schools constructed the Lo Piano Bosque Habitat, a 13-acre site named after former Tempe Mayor William LoPiano, a supporter of environmental issues. Located just north of the 202 freeway between College and Mill avenues, the site is used for student education and recreational pursuits. Twenty-one […]

Tekkies to get a double jolt of fun at combined Geeks’ Night Out, Geek Week coming to Tempe

Robots, Wonder Woman, solar energy and Tempe school-science experiments all come together in one funky ball of kinetic energy for Geeks’ Night Out and Geek Week, presented by the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative. The city of Tempe and Downtown Tempe Community are blending science, technology and fun to celebrate the Arizona SciTech Festival. It’s no […]

Hands up!

Photos by Billy Hardiman Chandler PD played host to young members of Police Explorer Posts around the country, providing hands-on experience in what the teens’ real-life law enforcement counterparts face every day in the field. Participants learned about hostage negotiations, use of firearms, building searches and other team and individual events, part of a daylong […]

Around Town: Holiday decorations in full effect

Photos by Billy Hardiman The holiday season was evident everywhere Wrangler News looked. To all, the profusion of lights and their message of good will seemed to say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Helping Hands

Photo by Kris Cartwright Helping others is just one of many holiday season themes. Friends and area residents gathered at the Kirt and Susan Hamm residence to collect unwrapped toys, at the same time enjoying each other’s company, light snacks and holiday cheer. Guests included, from left, Nan Hamlin, Julie Mitchell, Heather Woody, Susan Hamm, […]

Kid Power

Photo by Chelsea Martin Resource students from Kyrene del Sureño Elementary School presented their semester project to a welcoming, supportive crowd, including the students’ families, a contingent of fellow students and special guests, including district superintendent Dr. David Schauer; principal Dr. Marianne Lescher, who developed the project; and district science coordinator Monica Crowder. The students’ […]

Revving up the future

Story By Chelsea Martin Photo by Billy Hardiman In today’s society, there are many who express concerns about global warming and the up-and-down cost of gasoline. Not only are individual consumers catching on to the electric-car buzz, but major companies are finding themselves embracing the concept of green, environmentally friendly vehicles. Although Salt River Project […]

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