Sheriff Bear Arrests Bates!

Sheriff Teddy Bear arrested Coconino County Supervisor candidate Bryan Bates and is transporting him in the stagecoach jail to the Coconino Community College 4th of July Shoebox Parade. This 37-year Doney Park renegade and 40-year science teacher is been charged with supporting local governance, informing the community, and working for our health and environment. SheriffContinue reading “Sheriff Bear Arrests Bates!”

Consider more than safety when it comes to students

Per the Arizona Republic, 06/01/2020, Arizona’s Secretary of Education, Kathy Hoffman, consulted with over 100 people and has released the Roadmap for Reopening Arizona Schools, providing guidance in actions schools can take while leaving the decision-making up to the local school leaders. Some of the guidance: Run classes on intermittent schedules, take employees’ and students’Continue reading “Consider more than safety when it comes to students”

Working to Help Our Navajo and Hopi Neighbors

Many of us take for granted how easy it is for use to apply the first principle of COVID-19 precautions: “Wash your hands.”  It’s not so easy when you have no running water. I volunteered and built hand wash stations for Navajo and Hopi homes via the native-owned company Red Feather on May 30 andContinue reading “Working to Help Our Navajo and Hopi Neighbors”

Inequitable Funding Challenges Local Healthcare

Based upon the current payment structure to operate and maintain healthcare centers, the federal government has created a structural deficit that endangers the future financial stability of our healthcare delivery system. Healthcare centers negotiate payments with private insurance, receive nominal pay for Medicare patients, and obtain even less pay for Medicaid patients. Based on theContinue reading “Inequitable Funding Challenges Local Healthcare”

Looking forward from these troubling times

COVID-19 is as much an opportunity as a threat, if we envision where we can emerge from this pandemic. Our slowed pace of life enables us to plan how we re-establish the “unalienable Rights … of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” by granting dignity, justice and access to equal opportunity to all. Christ’sContinue reading “Looking forward from these troubling times”