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Open-House Celebration Honors Two Retirees from Public Works

By Candace Romero
Au-Authm Action News

On January 4 at the Salt River Community Building, a luncheon and recognition ceremony were held to honor Gene Andreas and David Mowry upon their retirement from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Mowry served as assistant public works director of facility management for SRPMIC for 12 years. Andreas also retired as the assistant public works director of operations after serving the Community for 25 years. Together, these men have a combined 37 years of service and dedication.

 
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DJ Logan “Element” Howard Announces Retirement

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

As 2012 came to an end, people announced their 2013 resolutions on social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. But just as many people were planning for things they could do in 2013, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member and longtime hip-hop DJ Logan “Element” Howard announced that he would be retiring from the DJ game.

 

Thirty Years Later, Bob Scabby Still Enjoys Being a Forward Thinker for SRPMIC

By Candace Romero
Au-Authm Action News

Bob Scabby went to college with the goal of finding a field that would allow him to help tribes become self-determining and more self-sufficient. He saw how they relied on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for its local governance, so he chose the area of public administration to lessen that reliance. When he started working for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in 1982, he was comptroller, and he held that position for 13 years. As the Community grew and became more robust, Scabby took a position in the administration as a self-governance coordinator.

 

Brian Smith Serves Community for 30 Years

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

In the early 1980s, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Brian Smith was hired at the Salt River Fire Department, along with four other Community members: Mike Sommerton, the late Richie Wood, Kervin Miles, and his brother, Paul Smith, Jr. All five of these new hires were sent for a week of training in firefighting. During the training, Paul Smith left, and Community member Warren Waters took his place. Shortly afterward, Kevin Makil joined the team.