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NOW HIRING: Chase hiring 200, other Valley companies filling open positions

ABC 15 Taking Action

Date: 11/27/2016 11:13:00 AM

Check out all of the open positions here. Fry’s Food Stores is hiring for its new location in north Peoria on Lake Pleasant Pkwy near Happy Valley. The Fry's Marketplace is scheduled to open early next year. The store has more than 150 full and part-time

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Holiday choir and concert planned

Leader Herald

Date: 11/26/2016 10:08:00 PM

SPECULATOR — The Mountain Arts Consortium choir and A Pretty Good Band will perform in concert on at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake Pleasant Central School, 120 Elm Lake Road. Free admission, however donations will be accepted. The event will include a 50

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Choir concert set for Dec. 2

Leader Herald

Date: 11/23/2016 10:15:00 AM

SPECULATOR — The Mountain Arts Consortium choir and A Pretty Good Band will perform in concert on at 7:30 p.m Dec. 2, at the Lake Pleasant Central School, 120 Elm Lake Road. Free admission, however donations will be accepted. The event will include a 50

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Restaurant inspections: 5 Phoenix-area restaurants on this week's list

azcentral.com

Date: 11/23/2016 5:07:00 AM

A Touch of European Cafe, 7146 N. 57th Drive, Suite C, Glendale. Wildflower Bread Company, 17350 N. 75th Ave., Suite 200, Glendale. Sala Thai Restaurant, 8278 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 105, Peoria. Barro's Pizza, 15403 W. Greenway Road, Surprise

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OUR VIEW: There's no business like snow business

Observer-Dispatch

Date: 11/23/2016 12:10:00 AM

Rick Swift, founder and president of the D.R.A.G. of Speculator snowmobiling club and owner of Village Rentals, said this past February that due to poor conditions, only a portion of the 70 or so miles of trails that run through the town of Lake Pleasant

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• River: Agua Fria River
• Length: 114 Miles
• Surface Area: 9,222 Acres
• Volume: 688,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,459 Square Miles
Lake Pleasant, one of the important artificial reservoirs surrounding the Phoenix metropolitan area. Created by the Waddell (Pleasant) Dam, which was finished in 1927, the lake originally had a surface area of 3,700 acres and served as a private irrigation project. At 76 feet high and 2,160 feet long, the original Waddell Dam was, at its completion, the largest agricultural dam project in the world. The lake was filled by the Agua Fria River, capturing a large watershed throughout Yavapai County.

Construction of the Central Arizona Project Aqueduct, which began in 1973, soon diverted water from the Colorado River to the lake, converting the lake from an agricultural project into a storage reservoir for the project. Completed in 1994, the New Waddell Dam tripled the surface area of the lake, submerging the old dam beneath its waters. Shortly after the completion of the dam, the area experienced a prolonged drought, and while the lake grew considerably it would not reach full capacity until early 2005. Although still fed by the Agua Fria River, the CAP aqueduct is the primary source of water for the reservoir.

Lake Pleasant is used as a major water sports recreation center for the Phoenix metro area, as well as serving as an important storage reservoir for the rapidly growing region. A number of boat docks and beach access make the lake a popular destination for scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.
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