Animal Control officers are seeing fewer cat bites this year. Last year, 15,000 cats were trapped, neutered and released. This year, less than half that number has been caught. Stephanie Nichols-Young from the Animal Defense League credits the Trap Neuter Return campaign for the drop in cat incidents.
Sonora, Mex., Gov. Guillermo Padres was in Paradise Valley last week for the regular meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. The flood of immigrants from Central America was a hot topic for the already scheduled meeting.
The Obama administration said it will open new detention facilities to house immigrant families caught crossing the United States border illegally. The spot for one has already been chosen in southern New Mexico.
Public recreation areas in Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona will close early in July and will stay closed throughout the rest of the summer. The closure is scheduled to start on July 7 to accommodate holiday travel, but will close earlier if the rain comes.