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Lady Eagles Lose in Semis, Finish Season at 30-4

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

In what ended up being their last test of the 2013-14 season, the Salt River High School Lady Eagles lost in the semifinals of the Division IV state basketball championships to the St. David Tigers, 41-36. Looking to win the school’s first back-to-back state championship titles, the Lady Eagles fell short by just one game, but they were successful in producing their second-best record for a season, racking up 30 wins and only 4 losses.

 
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Former Olympian Sean Smith Speaks With SRES Students

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

In February, students at Salt River Elementary School followed the action at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as part of a two-week lesson incorporating physical education, music, library and computers. Physical education coach Wes Filhart said, “Hopefully [the students] will all be able to watch the games and share what they observed and how it connects with what they do in PE.”

 

Eric Schurz Resigns to Become Full-Time Business Owner

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

In January, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Eric Schurz received his five-year recognition award as a permanent employee for the Community. In February, the Community Jobs and Underfill Program coordinator decided to resign in order to run his already established business, Rez Hawk Towing & Recovery, full time. A going-away breakfast was held for Schurz on February 14.

 

Community Eagle Chicks Receive ID Bands

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Thursday, February 20, staff from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Community Development Department (CDD) and raptor experts from the Arizona Game & Fish Department placed ID bands on two bald eagle chicks at their nest near Dobson Road. The CDD invited a small group of Community members, especially elders, as well as Salt River police and fire department staff and other tribal employees, to observe this meaningful and potentially life-changing event.