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SRHS Lady Eagles Bring Home Class 1A State Championship

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Dreams do come true. Just ask the Salt River High School Lady Eagles basketball team, winners of the coveted Class 1A State Basketball Championship. Showcasing the hard work and perseverance they have demonstrated all season, the team defeated Gila Bend on February 20, and the news spread quickly. Late on Saturday, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community President Diane Enos sent an announcement to all tribal government e-mail users announcing the Lady Eagles’ victory.
On Wednesday, February 24, a parade was held to honor and acknowledge the young ladies for their achievement. The parade began at Salt River High School and ended at the SRPMIC Tribal Council Chambers, where the new champions were introduced and acknowledged by the Tribal Council.
During the presentation, SRPMIC Vice-President Martin Harvier praised the team for their accomplishment. He recalled that when he attended the semifinals last year, he saw tears when the girls lost and were out of the tournament. “I was happy to see the game this year and see tears of joy,” he said.
This is the first time in Salt River High School history that one of its teams has won an AIA state championship.

 
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Leonard Rivers Elected to SRPMIC Tribal Council

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

In the special election, 507 District I (Salt River) Community members came out to vote. It was a close race between Rivers and fellow candidate Rito Lopez; Rivers won by seven votes, with 164 for Rivers and 157 for Lopez.
Candidate Rema “Serena” Juste won 83 votes, Michael John Landis 27 votes and Zoar Waubanascum-Fulwilder 68 votes. There were also five write-in candidates: Julian Martinez (1), Norman Wood (1), Anthony Collins (4), Eric C. Schurz (1) and Dorine Andrews (1).

 

Grand Opening: Young Adult Transitional Apartments and Community Housing Centers

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Housing Division and Youth Services Department opened the doors to the new Young Adult Transitional Apartments and Community Housing Centers on February 19.


 

SRFD Makes Chili for a Good Cause

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Firefighters from all over Arizona came together on Saturday, February 20 to battle it out and see who would reign supreme as the best chili-makers around, as the United Phoenix Firefighters Association (UPFA) hosted the third annual Firefighters Chili Challenge.