Sunday, October 27, 2013

I recently attended a meeting between Supervisor Allen of Navajo County, Supervisor Weller of Apache County and myself with Senator Biggs, (Arizona State Senate President) in regards to the Federal Lands Transfer issue. If you remember in the last election one of the propositions was Prop 120 that was to compel the Federal government to relinquish any claim on any lands in the state of Arizona that would be included in the Enabling Documents (the Enabling Documents are the contracts with the United States Government that the Territory of Arizona entered into to create the State of Arizona.) to any of the Un appropriated Public Domain in the state of Arizona. The federal government has not honored this contract. The Attachment has a lot of the basis of the argument that we have for the Federal lands transfer, (prop 120). I believe the reason the prop got voted against is that the good people of Arizona were not educated about this issue. Let me make this clear, Senate President Biggs did not say that he would introduce legislation in the Arizona senate, but he did not say that he is not, at this point opposed to it either. What he talked about is a study commission to look into the important things to consider in favor and against the transfer of public lands issue that will have to be considered by all the parties. Attached is the Bill Howell and Bill Reid power point summary of their book entitled Statehood: The Territorial Imperative. It is the theoretical basis for the federal lands transfer initiative by several states. This power point was presented in Eagar, AZ on 10/3/11 by the two authors.


States Rights...Looks pretty clear to me!!

Payoff for state legislators who voted for Medicaid Expansion..The Yellow Sheet Report recently posted the following article concerning those Republicans who were compensated for their votes on the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


According to the Oxford Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of a Patriot is: 1. A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. 2. An automated surface-to-air missile system designed for early detection and interception of missiles or aircraft.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Brave Arizona Firefighters

Let us remember our 19 brave Arizona firefighters and please keep their families in our prayers.

Revised July Calendar

Revised Greenlee County Upcoming Events

Project CENTRL Seminar

Below is some information on Project CENTRL and what it is all about. I have been chosen to be in Class 22 , and attended my first seminar last weekend. In total when all the education and trips are complete Project CENTRL will have around $24, 000.00 invested in me for the rest of us. On June 21, and 22, I attended my first seminar in Chandler. One of the workshops that we participated in was True Colors, this is to pinpoint what personality I have and to recognize other people’s personality so you can better communicate with them. The common goals that we have can be brought out in the open. At this point getting those goals accomplished will be much easier. Along with other communication and Leadership workshops, I very much enjoyed and appreciated what I learned that will help me and the people of my County and State promote change for the better of our person, county and state. I think it was time well spent. The Center for Rural Leadership (Project CENTRL) is all about cultivating passionate educated leaders who provide a voice for and serve rural communities in Arizona. Project CENTRL is an intensive one-year educational program that gives selected individuals an exceptional personal and professional leadership development experience that: · Strengthens and expands personal leadership skills · Accelerates lifelong learning and abilities to problem-solve on complex contemporary issues · Creates a statewide network with over 500 alumni in communities throughout rural Arizona PROGRAM OVERVIEW Project CENTRL was developed by The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension under a seed grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Project CENTRL is a 501(C)3 organization that continues to operate in close partnership with the University of Arizona. The seminars are the cornerstone of Project CENTRL and provide a comprehensive and diverse sequence of leadership experiences. The one-year program consists of twelve highly interactive seminars in Arizona, an international study tour, and a final national seminar in Washington D. C. An assigned internship project, which is designed to apply the leadership skills learned in Project CENTRL, is also an integral part to the CENTRL experience. TIME AND FUNDING INVESTMENT During the two-year program, participants commit to a total of 47 days to Project CENTRL. Attendance at all seminars is mandatory. The 12 Arizona seminars are held in communities throughout Arizona. Seminars convene between the months of September to May of each year with no seminars held during the summer months. A typical Arizona seminar will start on Thursday evening, continue all day on Friday, and adjourn mid-day on Saturday. A five-day international study tour is taken at the end of the first year and a six-day seminar to our nation’s capitol is the capstone of the two-year program. Participants are responsible for providing transportation to and from the Arizona seminars and to the point of departure for out-of-state seminars. Upon arrival , Project CENTRL covers expenses incurred for meals, lodging, airfare, and ground transportation during the seminar. Project CENTRL relies on an endowment received from the Marley Foundation, University funds, and contributions received from alumni, organizations, and individuals for operations support. This broad base of program support received allows those selected to participate at a fraction of the actual program cost for the two- year program, which currently exceeds $17,000. Link to Project CENTRL

Monday, June 17, 2013


In case you haven't been there in a while, check out our County website, See the great work done by Charles Baruba and the IT Department to make our site more helpful, easier to navigate and looks great too. Hats off to them! You can use the Greenlee County link on the left of this blog or go to