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Arizona Republicans chide Kirkpatrick for flying Mexican flag

ELOY - The Arizona GOP reported that the Ann Kirkpatrick flew a Mexican flag on her float at a parade in Eloy on September 13. Her tweet did not feature the flag prominently, but the Republicans added a photo showing the float with the flag.
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According to the Eloy Enterprise, the parade was part of a celebration called sponsored by a group called Corazon De Latinos Unidos which translates to Latino Heart of America.

According to the article:

Las Fiestas Patrias is an important festival celebrated throughout Mexico and Latino communities in the U.S., marking Mexico’s Independence Day. Las Fiestas Patrias, meaning “homeland celebration…”

It does seem inconsistent that while Kirkpatrick seems proud to wave the Mexican flag, she is not proud enough to tweet the tact. The homeland they are celebrating seems apparent with the absence of American flags.

The Maricopa County Republicans report that the Mayor of Eloy, Joe Nagy, has endorsed Andy Tobin to represent Congressional District 1.

How to fail a breathalyzer with style

In this video from April 2009, this gentleman shows you how to fail the breathalyzer in style. It won’t prevent you from getting hammered in court, but it is certainly better than being belligerent or getting violent.

At least he didn’t take it in the head

mcllroy-1Golf spectators are used to taking one in the head. But they rarely take one where this fan took it.

According to the description of the YouTube video from the PGA tour:

In the second round of the 2014 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, Rory McIlroy’s tee shot goes left into the trees and somehow lands in the pocket of a spectator on the par-4 14th hole. McIlroy would go on to two-putt for par.

The fan was allowed to keep the ball. From the video it appears that was because no one wanted to retrieve it.

Gary King makes totally non-racist remark about opponent

Governor Martinez of New Mexico

Governor Martinez of New Mexico

NEW MEXICO - The Democratic candidate for the office of Governor of New Mexico is under fire for comments made at a private campaign function concerning incumbent Republican Governor Susanna Martinez. The non-racist Democrat Gary King stated that Governor Martinez “…does not have a Latino heart.”

While the Republican Governors Association is demanding an apology, Governor Martinez told KOAT in New Mexico:

I’m not sure what Gary King meant by what he said, so I’m not going to accuse him of racism.

King will not apologize stating that he was simply plagiarizing “labor leader” Dolores Huerta.

Main stream media, which appropriately jumped on the Mitt Romney 47% video, are fortunately silent on this non-racist non-issue. Mother Jones even went through the trouble of creating a total transcript of the entire “secret” video of Romney during his campaign event. They are silent on this video.

One poll shows that Governor Martinez may be re-elected for Governor of New Mexico, but a 2016 bid for the office of President of the United States is not likely.


Video from KOAT

SEE ALSO: New Mexico Gubernatorial Candidate Under Fire For Claiming Rival Susana Martinez ‘Does Not Have Latino Heart’

White Buffalo Business Building Destroyed by Fire

FLAGSTAFF - On Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:59 am Deputies from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire that was reported at the White Buffalo Trading Post in Kendrick Park on Highway 180 at mile post 256 north of Flagstaff.

The fire was initially reported by hunters in the area. Upon arrival, Deputies found the structure fully engulfed.

Summit Fire Department and Flagstaff Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish the fire. At this point in the investigation, the cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

This building has been unoccupied for several years. No citizens or firefighters were injured during the suppression efforts. Coconino County Sheriff’s Detectives and investigators with the Summit Fire Department are conducting a joint investigation. There is extensive damage to the structure.

Paving work on Interstate 17 south of SR 169 scheduled next week

adot-logo3Motorists traveling next week between Phoenix and Flagstaff need to plan ahead, be alert for work zones and allow extra travel time due to a pavement improvement project that is entering its final stages along Interstate 17, midway between Cordes Junction and Camp Verde.

Work hours have primarily been overnight, but starting on Tuesday, Sept. 16, crews will begin applying the new top layer of rubberized asphalt, which is temperature sensitive and needs to be completed during daytime hours.

Drivers can expect I-17 to be narrowed to one lane in each direction between the Dugas Road/Orme Road exit and the State Route 169 junction (mileposts 269-279) from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays (Monday through Thursday) through the end of this month.

In addition, the I-17 on- and off-ramps at the SR 169 interchange will be closed intermittently beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 through 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Delays of up to 30 minutes are possible.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Signal pole replacement on SR 89 in Prescott at Mac Curdy scheduled Monday night

PRESCOTT - The Arizona Department of Transportation will replace a damaged signal pole on the northeast corner of State Route 89 at Mac Curdy Drive in Prescott on Monday night, Sept. 15 starting at 9 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 5 a.m.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone with flaggers and intermittent closures are possible. Minimal delays are expected. A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place during work hours through the work zone.

ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Bearizona in caHOOTs with the Arizona Diamondbacks

300-george2WILLIAMS – Families should plan to stop at the Flagstaff Cool Zone near Chase Field this Saturday prior to the D-Backs opening pitch to meet George, a Great Horned Owl from Bearizona Wildlife Park. George will be available for photos during this one-of-a-kind meet and greet, as part of a promotional event for Bearizona’s Howly Growly Owly Fall Festival.

Bearizona staff will be offering passersby an opportunity to get some Bearizona ink (temporary tattoos) as well as information and a significant coupon for the Howly Growly Owly Festival, which will be held weekends in October.

Bearizona will enhance the Cool Zone with a festive fall atmosphere, and Buster the Bearizona mascot will be on hand entertaining folks who stop by.

Howly Growly Owly Festivities Include:

  • Howl-O-Ween Express: Hop on the windowless bus that takes visitors through the drive-through animal exhibits. Patrons can howl with the wolves in the Alaskan Tundra & Arctic Wolf enclosure and watch the animals interact with a special Howl-O-Ween enrichment treat. Bus rides depart from the Fort Bearizona parking lot at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October. Rides are on a first come first serve basis and seating is limited.
  • Growly Bear Cave: Those who dare can walk through our haunted bear cave (PG-13)
  • Raptor Show: Guests should plan to catch an Owly Raptor Show at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m., after visiting Fort Bearizona’s baby and smaller animals.
  • Wandering Entertainers: Stop by the park between 11:30-2:30 weekends in October to catch juggling performances, balloon artists and face painters!

Widow of ‘American Sniper’ author seeks retrial

jesse_ventura-ts300MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – It’s been a month since a jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in the defamation suit he brought against Chris Kyle, but the widow of the ‘American Sniper’ isn’t ready to let him have it.

On Thursday, attorneys representing Taya Kyle asked a judge to toss out the jury’s verdict and order a new trial. Her legal team argued that the applicable laws and evidence presented in the previous trial don’t support the jury’s award of damages for defamation and unjust enrichment.

Read more at KMSP
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