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Pension 'reform' through eyes of two 911 guys

Date: 9/29/2014 5:42:00 PM

And they share a common family tragedy. Each of their fathers died trying to save others. Chauncey Ray's dad drowned in a chilly Lake Pleasant in March, 1977, after going in the water with another firefighter (Walter Kelson, who also died) in an attempt to

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“Brawl for It All” at CSP Rained Out

Racing West

Date: 9/29/2014 5:22:00 AM

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at

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Baptist Church features missions


Date: 9/28/2014 2:24:00 PM

Oct. 12 7 p.m. Life Savers Ministries, Gloversville, also called "Solutions." Oct. 16 7 p.m. Nathaniel Weaver, Lake Pleasant native, going to Papau New Guinea as a support missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Oct. 19 10 a.m. George Hopper

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LP Library gets another grant


Date: 9/27/2014 9:11:00 PM

SPECULATOR -- What started as an assessment of needs by the Lake Pleasant Library Board of Directors, based on a 2009 community survey, turned into an ambitious expansion plan. That plan is closer to becoming a reality with the recent award of a third

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Religion Calendar for the Erie area


Date: 9/26/2014 10:17:00 PM

WORSHIP: Sunday; 10 a.m.; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9263 Lake Pleasant Road, Greene Township; sermon by the Rev. Bill Cox: "My Two Sons." Info: 825-4770. WORSHIP: Sunday; 10 a.m.; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3642 W. 26th St.; sermon by the Rev

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• River: Agua Fria River
• Surface Area: 9,222 Acres
• Shoreline: 114 Miles
• 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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