Tuesday, October 26, 2010
As romanticized in numerous motion pictures, cowboys always seem to be larger than
life. The truth, however, is far different from the movie myth. Here's your chance to meet
cowboy Lee Anderson of the Arizona Historical Society's "Amazing Arizonans" and his
horse, Concho, as they illustrate the true life of the cowboy(1880-1920) and his many job
descriptions of drover, wrangler, swamper, and bronc twister. You'll get a chance to see
the gear and tack a cowboy carried and find out their uses and history. Don't miss this
unique opportunity to see the West as it really was.
Lee Anderson has long been interested in the "Old West," especially the Conquistadors
who introduced horses to the North American continent. His attraction extends to the
study of antique firearms and horse gear, as well as western clothing and tools. This
presentation is one of three he does with Concho as his equine assistant. The other two
are on the Spanish Colonial Vaquero 1750-1800 and the Mexican Cowboy 1850-1900.
He is developing a new program on the Arizona Rangers as well. Anderson spent several
years professionally training and showing horses, locally and nationally. He also worked
as a pipefitter and welder, and as a quality assurance engineer for the aerospace industry,
Anderson has also published articles in American Horseman magazine, SHOOT
Magazine©, Black Powder and the Old West, and the official Single Action Shooting Society
publication, The Cowboy Chronicle.
This program is presented free of charge through a grant from the Arizona Historical
Society and will be held outside at the Pinal County Museum at 715 S. Main St. in Florence
on Sunday Nov. 14th . For more information call 520-868-4382.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Casa Grande Police Department is seeking information relating to a burglary that occurred at 1411 N. Grant Ave. where 38 full size carousel horses were stolen. 30 of the horses were made of aluminum and 8 of fiberglass. A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and or conviction of the suspects involved in this case.
Please contact Silent Witness at 520-836-2100 or via email
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Bright Ideas distinction recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships. For more than 20 years, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government has been honoring the country's most creative public sector initiatives through their Innovation in American Government Awards Program. This is the first year that the Bright Ideas program has been in effect, offering further recognition and promotion of creative government initiatives than was previously offered.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Pinal County Road Crews Will be Working on Two Separate Projects in the Hidden Valley/Maricopa Area Beginning October 12
FLORENCE – Drivers in the Hidden Valley and Maricopa areas should be on the lookout for road construction beginning on Tuesday, October 12.
Pinal County road crews will be working on removing and replacing approximately 200 feet of pavement on the Maricopa – Casa Grande Highway starting October 12 until October 15, weather permitting.
The construction will take place a mile east of Hartman Road. During construction, traffic on the Maricopa – Casa Grande Highway will be limited to one lane in both directions. Flaggers will be present to help direct traffic. There will be delays while crews work to fix that section of the road.
Pinal County crews will also finalize their work on Hidden Valley Road and Farrell Road starting on Tuesday morning.
Barring any weather delays, the second application of oil and chip on both Hidden Valley Road and Farrell Road should be completed on Thursday, October 14.
Pinal County Public Works appreciates your patience while we work to complete these important projects.