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Green Valley Arizona Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Pima County Sheriff Auxiliary VolunteersThe Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers (SAV) division of the Pima County Sheriff's department has logged nearly a million hours since its inception in 1978 to make Green Valley a better place to enjoy life.   Comprised entirely of volunteers, they are a nationally recognized, award-winning organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community.

In 1978, the Pima County Sheriff's Department introduced the Citizen Bear to Green Valley.  Its purpose was to facilitate the use of Citizen Band radios for communication in search operations and home visits.  Although volunteerism was in its infancy at that time, the Pima County Sheriff's Department was recognized as a national leader for its effort. 

Capitalizing on the success of this program, Sheriff Dupnik decided to take volunteerism even further, commissioning a group of individuals to develop a larger and more comprehensive group of volunteers.  The goal was to develop a program which would model the Citizen Bear group while serving all of unincorporated Pima County.

What became quickly apparent to the Sheriff's Department was that the talent of the volunteers far exceeded their expectations and as a result Citizen Bear evolved in today's SAV.  With the evolution came a vastly expanded set of responsibilites including:

  • Patrol Division:  Provides patrol support in various Pima County Parks and Neighborhood Watch areas; assist Search and Rescue respond to calls for service; and look for signs of graffiti, suspicious or illegal activity and damage to county property.  They also manage and assist Neighborhood Watch Organizations as well as provide training to neighborhood leaders on running a successful program and provide patrols in these highly organized neighborhoods. 

  • Crime Prevention Division:  SAV's are responsible for a number of tasks that include teaching safety classes and doing home security checks. 

  • Field Operations Division:  Provides non-law enforcement at major incidents such as traffic control at accident scenes, natural disasters and crime scenes. 

  • Other divisions include Special Activities and Administrative.  

If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community, consider joining this dynamic organization.  Click here to learn about qualifying for the Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers and the 3 week mandatory training program, as well as the optional training that is available.   

Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary In Arizona

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Meet Gulliver, the mascot of Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary.  Gulliver is the voice for PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) foals, a "by-product" of the production of hormone replacement therapy PREMARIN (PREgnant MARes urINE) and other products such as PremPRO and PremPHASE that are taken by millions of women every day. 

With the news that these drugs have been medically proven to cause cancer, blood clots and other harmful medical conditions in women, Wyeth cut the production of Premarin by 50%.  Obviously this is good news for the many people harmed by these drugs. 

However, what most people are not aware of is that the fallout from the production of these dangerous drugs is that there are a staggering 20,000 stallions, mares and foals without homes.  Some of them have been rescued by individuals, some by non-profit groups, but the majority are being sent to slaughter for human consumption. 

And, for those PMU mares who still have their jobs despite the cut in productions of these drugs, their days of suffering are far from over.  They live each day in cramped stalls too small to even lie down, they are denied free access to water, standing up to six months while they are pregnant in a"pee-line" with rubber collection cups hooked tightly around their urethra.  Once they have their foals, they are immediately impregnated and brought back to the "pee-line". 

"What you do speaks so loud, I cannot hear what you are saying" 

                                                           Ralph Waldo Emerson

Karen Pomroy is that rare individual who listened to her heart in founding the Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary at Jumpin' Jack Ranch in Green Valley, Arizona.  She has created a picturesque safe haven for unwanted PMU mares and foals, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains.  Leaving behind a position in the corporate world,  Karen is making it her life's work to save PMU horses from their terrible fate while at the same time educating women about Premarin's deadly side effects and natural alternatives to Premarin. 

If the plight of these beautiful animals touches your heart as deeply as they have mine, there are many ways you can help, find out how.  

Green Valley, AZ January 2011 Real Estate Statistics

by Judi Monday, Your Green Valley AZ Expert

Green Valley AZ Real Estate StatisticsThe New Year started off with a bang with sales in the first part of the month significantly ahead of the same time period in 2010 but by the end of the month they had slowed and were ahead of January 2010 by only 3 sales,  52 as compared to 55 in 2011.  HOWEVER, a promising note is the fact that the average selling price in January 2011 was $162,340 as compared to $157,727 in January 2010.  Unfortunately, this represented a slight decline from the December 2010 average selling price of $168,477. 

Between December 2010 and January 2011, the number of active listings in Green Valley jumped significantly from 666 to 789.

AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY MONTH FOR 2011:

JANUARY 2011     $162,340
   

AVERAGE SELLING PRICE BY MONTH FOR 2010:

JANUARY 2010 $157,727
FEBRUARY 2010 $164,601
MARCH 2010 $158,559
APRIL 2010 $164,599
MAY 2010 $162,135
JUNE 2010 $165,334
JULY 2010 $167,056
AUGUST 2010 $167,884
SEPTEMBER 2010 $167,543
OCTOBER 2010
$168,547
NOVEMBER 2010

$169,476

DECEMBER 2010 $168,477

The breakdown for the active residential listings as of January 31, 2011 were as follows:

GREEN VALLEY

(includes Quail Creek & surrounding subdivisions)

789

SAHUARITA

(includes subdivisions N of Duval Mine Road & Duval Mine Rd.

  100

AREAS S & SE & SW OF GREEN VALLEY

(includes Elephant Head, Amado, Aravaca, Montana Vista & Lakewood)

  7

AREAS N & NE & NW OF SAHUARITA

(includes Vail, Curley, Horn Ranch, Ocotillo Ranch, etc)

  5

TUBAC & TUMACACORI

  58
RIO RICO   14
OTHER: INCLUDING TUCSON, NOGALES ETC.     1

55 homes were sold in January 2011 as compared to 57 in December 2010.  The breakdown, by area, for those sales were as follows:

GREEN VALLEY                                                49
SAHUARITA

  4

TUBAC
  1
VAIL, NOGALES, RIO RICO, ARIVACA/AMADO   1

Following is the 2010 to 2011 year-to-date comparison for the time period of January 1 through January 31, 2011:

  2010 2011
Houses Sold 52 55
Days On Market 199 180
Average Selling Price $157,727 $162,340
Median Price $149,500 $142,000

          JUDI MONDAY, CRS         

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