October, 2017: I pulled hard on my raft’s oars to set-up a run thru Horn Creek Rapid in Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. At low water level, this a challenging run. Ferrying into the current, I saw a motorboat upstream, but it was far away- or so I thought. Just as I reached theContinue reading “FLIPPING: in the Grand Canyon and Elsewhere”
I’ve spent the better part of the last year talking to as many voters as I can. Now it is time for you to vote in the Primary Election. I humbly ask for your vote. If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to return your ballot by mail or early-vote in person, please make aContinue reading “Time to Vote!”
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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!”
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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”
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”
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On Wednesday, March 25, I filed 494 petition signatures (I needed 147) with the County Elections Office to qualify for the Democratic Primary in August. It is typical of politicians to get photos of as they submit their nominating petitions; however, given the precautions necessary because of COVID-19, I didn’t. In order to file, IContinue reading “Bates Files Final Papers for Election! But why no photo?”
Yesterday, the County Board of Supervisors approved a Declaration of Emergency for Coconino County. This closes many services except those deemed essential. In addition, the County Health Department issued additional guidance and instructions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Meanwhile, protect yourself from this virus as best as possible. I am working from home soContinue reading “COVID-19 Update”