A publication of
The Town of Cave Creek
37622 N Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ
Editor: Nina Spitzer
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Town of Cave Creek NEWS
Updating You on Info from Town Hall
If you've not yet had the opportunity to read the Town's quarterly e-newsletter, click HERE for easy access and Town news.
Cave Creek Weather
Click the picture for Cave Creek weather info direct from the Town website.
April: Free Tax Aide - Multiple times in April (Desert Foothills Library) - For a calendar of dates click HERE.
Apr 1-10: Bike Week (For more info click HERE.)
Apr 4 (6pm): Council Meeting - Town Hall (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Apr 13 (10am): Water Advisory Committee Meeting (WAC) (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Apr 13 (5:30pm): Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber - Monthly Mixer - Info Click HERE.
Apr 9 (11:00am): THE AZ GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE (Cave Creek Museum) Info HERE.
Apr 18 (6pm): Council Meeting - Town Hall (For more info and Zoom link click HERE.
Apr 26 (7:00am): Desert Defensive-Cave Creek-Invasive Pull (Cave Creek Regional Park) - Info Click HERE.
Apr 28 (7:30am): Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber - Business Breakfast (Harold's Corral) - Info Click HERE.

Click HERE for the calendar and Zoom links on the Town site.
Roadwork Corner
Comin' Down the Road
Residences in the area imaged below will be affected by 7 – 8 weeks of utility improvements and roadwork construction. In the first phase, beginning March 14th, sewer upgrades and line repairs will be conducted to prepare for the roadwork construction portion of the project. March 28ththe roadwork construction portion will begin and is anticipated to last 5 – 6 weeks.
For more information click HERE.

Images: Courtesy of Town of Cave Creek
Volunteer Corner
Need Volunteers?

Non-profits, if you're in need of volunteers and would like to be added onto the Town site, please submit info on your volunteer opportunities to Kelley, our Town Communications Specialist, by clicking HERE. Info submitted should include your organization's name, phone, and website.
Stinknet Corner Corner
Removing Invasive Species and Flash Fuels from your Property

Globe Chamomile (nicknamed “Stinknet”) is an invasive species on the rise this time of year. Removing invasive species which starve our native fauna of water and act as accelerants in the event of fires is one way to help increase fire safety. Click HERE for an image with dates and locations for volunteering in our community to help eradicate these weeds from Spur Cross Conservation and The Cave Creek Regional Park. For general information on this problem plant click HERE.
Doing Business Corner
Biz Licenses

A reminder that all businesses and vendors doing business in Cave Creek need a Cave Creek Town Business License. This includes vendors for special events. 'Still need to renew or get yours? No problem. Simply click HERE and pay online.
New Biz Corner
Welcome to *Rebel Ranch — Cave Creek's newest bar and event space. Built from decades-long friendships and shared dreams, our establishment is owned-and-operated by born-and-raised Creekers. This community instilled in us our values and we're proud to continue that tradition. Rebel Ranch is a bar by Creekers, for everyone.

*Located in the previous Outlaws building
Code Red Corner
CodeRed is an emergency alert system. Cave Creek residents and business owners are encouraged to participate in order to receive electronic alerts in the event of an emergency.
Be Safe-Don't Be Sorry!
Click HERE to register now for direct alerts from the Town of Cave Creek in the event of a crisis.
Supporting Our Locals Corner
Spring Cleaning:
What to do with STUFF

It's springtime - The time of year when many of us clean out closets and rooms to refresh and start anew. Get rid of your stuff; buy someone else's stuff. Like they say, "One person's trash is another person's treasure."

Whether a resident or a business, do consider donating your clean-out items to our local second hand shops. Furniture, store displays, tools, and clothes are some of the many things that sell.

Donating helps keep our second hand shops busy and brings foot traffic to town, as well. Foot traffic benefits local shops and restaurants and lets visitors see what a great town we have. 'Just something to keep in mind.

Local merchants…You’re the BEST and we love you!
Supporting one another is what it's all about!
Guess It
A Bathtub with a Built in Back Scratcher?
How Convenient!

Where is it?

March's Answer: The Conestoga wagon in our March "Guess It Corner" can be found on a display roof at Susan and David's Coyote Creek shop in Frontier Town. Look up! Ya can't miss it. Click HERE to check it out in last month's Cave Creek Corner.
Tax Prep Corner

The IRS and Masters of Coin-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for low to moderate income families, elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Please call 480-488-2286 to schedule an appointment. Forms to be filled out are available for pick up prior to appointment.
Please bring social security card, all 2021 tax forms, 2020 tax return, and photo identification card. Please visit the Masters of Coin website for additional information click HERE.
A Day-in-the Life Corner

A Typical Day in
Cave Creek
Cave Creek Traffic at its Best

Photo Credit: CW Jensen
Dark Sky Corner
CCDSI is Good for Town Business!
Cave Creek Dark Sky Initiative (CCDSI) has learned that near 50% of attendees who enjoyed our last great Star Gazing Party last February 19th decided to either eat or purchase items at local Cave Creek business establishments before heading up to the event.  

Residents and businesses also received instructive Dark Sky and Lighting Education. 
The goal of voluntarily reducing light pollution and glare is working in Cave Creek!
Look out for our next event(s) either on our Facebook Group or Email Blast.
Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber Corner
The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber partners with the Apache Junction Area Chamber, Gilbert Chamber, Mesa Chamber, Queen Creek Chamber, Scottsdale Chamber, and the Tempe Chamber to form The East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance. Together we advocate for 5000+ businesses at the state and federal levels since 1999.
The priorities of the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance are protecting employer’s workplace policies, election reform, education, and transportation.
To learn more about the legislative agenda and our priority list of bills we support or oppose visit our website at www.carefreecavecreek.org, click on the Advocacy tab at the top of the page. 
Header Photo Credit: Cave Creek photographer Bob Hughes
Maricopa County and Masks
Check w/update

According to new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people in Maricopa County and three other Arizona counties do not need to be wearing masks indoors in public. Read more HERE.
Find Current Maricopa County Covid-19 Info
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"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own."
`~ Charles Dickens

Feature Corner
Cave Creek Concierge Tour
*** And the Rains Came***

A rare and threatening rain attempted to pull curtains down on our Tuesday, March 29, Cave Creek Concierge Tour but - to no avail. Nothing stops us here in Cave Creek! Valleywide concierge and tourism industry guests arrived on time for the scheduled 1pm opening meeting at Harold's, were greeted by our town manager, viewed a brief Cave Creek slide show and were on the bus by 1:35pm ready to learn of all the wonderful things Cave Creek has to offer.

For the next 3+ hours, Cave Creek Tourism Bureau cowgirls Darlene and Judi filled attendee ears with info on unique Cave Creek shops, restaurants, events, and interesting local history too. A walkabout at our Cave Creek Museum enlightened participants on a bit of local history and information about the museum's premier AZ GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE monthly event.

Good hosts always offer - Food! During the event, our bus stopped along the way for "Tastes" of our town served by Ofrenda's, Indian Village, The Grotto, Hansen's Cowboy BBQ, and Tonto Bar and Grill. Every "taste" was unique, delish, and bountiful! Then, the tour ended with dinner at Harold's. The group certainly did not go away hungry.

In addition to restaurants showing their best with signature "tastes," over twenty-five Cave Creek establishments took advantage of the Town’s free marketing opportunity by including lovely gifts and marketing material into guests’ Gift Bags. The items were diverse, unique, and quite impressive - surely indicative of all that's wonderful about Cave Creek.
Our Concierge Tour guests returned home with great memories of their day in Cave Creek and a Gift Bag chock full of local gifts and mementos. They all mentioned looking forward to a return visit on their own and, most important of all, they will be recommending Cave Creek to their clients and out-of-town visitors.

Thank you Town of Cave Creek for hosting this wonderful marketing opportunity for Cave Creek businesses.

If you missed out on our Town's marketing opportunity this year, no problem. We'd love to have you join us next time!
Event guests get an earful about Cave Creek from our Cave Creek Tourism Bureau volunteers, Darlene and Judi.
Each Cave Creek Concierge Tour guest took home a gift bag bursting with goodies and wonderful memories of Cave Creek.
One of the stops for our Concierge Tour group was The Cave Creek Museum.
Town Manager's Corner
Dear Cave Creek Merchants,

The Town of Cave Creek would like to thank Nina Spitzer, Diane Schure, Judi Smith, and Darlene Southern for their effort in organizing Cave Creek’s first Concierge Bus Tour. Along with the support of the Planning Department and participation from local merchants, over 20 concierge professionals from across the valley received insights on local shops, tastings, and information on our local entertainment. These concierge professionals returned home with stories and marketing materials to encourage guests throughout the valley to visit Cave Creek on their stay in Arizona, year-round. Thank you to the local merchants who participated to make this a successful event:
Big Bronco, Cactus Carlos / Glory Bees, Carefree Spirits Distillery, 
Cave Creek Visitors Guide, Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, Cave Creek Museum, Creeker Skulls, Desert Foothills Library, Dream Realty, Etania Jewelry & Boutique, Finer Arts Gallery, Fulton-Rizzo Team at Hunt Distinctive Properties, Grotto Café, Hansen’s Cowboy BBQ, Harold's Cave Creek Corral, Indian Trading Post, Janey’s Coffee House, Laughing Glass Studio, Ofrenda, Prickly Pear Plaza, Rare Earth Gallery, Roastery of Cave Creek, Sonoran Arts League, Southwest Bedazzle Boutique, Spur Cross Cycles, The Happy Hogan, Tonto Bar & Grill, and Udder Delight Natural Skincare

Carrie Dyrek
Cave Creek Town Manager
The Marshal's Corner
Greetings From the Marshal,

Here in Cave Creek we had our first parade in over three years and what a parade it was! It was so wonderful seeing so many folks line up along our streets and come out to cheer along the parade. The Rodeo Committee and especially Kristin Lewis and Beth Cornell did an AMAZING job putting this year’s parade together. We are so very blessed that volunteers such as Beth and Kristin are willing to give back to their community and put on such a great parade. THANK YOU!
April 01-10 marks Cave Creek Bike Week. The Road House and Hideaway have a Right of Way Permit that will close the right lanes of traffic from School House Road to Galloway Drive for several days during Bike Week. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, along with myself, will be out directing traffic and helping with pedestrians crossing the streets. My goal is to minimize traffic delays, however, as any major event in Cave Creek tends to bring A LOT of extra people and vehicles to our small town… please be patient and understand that we will try our best to expedite traffic during this very busy event!
Please be extra vigilant during this season. The dead brush and typical winds make for a very dangerous fire season. Please, Please, do NOT take any chances with ANY spark generating activities. Report ANY unusual smoke or fires IMMEDIATELY to 911. Never assume that “someone has probably already called it in.” the quicker the Fire Department gets to a fire the better the results.
The weather is so great in the evenings still. Please be kind to our neighbors and limit your noise and music during the wonderful evenings we so enjoy.
Have a Great April and I look forward to seeing you during Bike Week.
Stay safe!
Marshal Stein
Bike Week Corner

Traffic Restrictions for
Cave Creek Bike Week
April 2nd – April 10th

During the annual event Cave Creek Bike Week traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions throughout Town Core. The event spans two weekends and lane-closures will take place on 4/2, 4/3, & 4/7- 4/10. Lane closures will affect Cave Creek Road from School House Road to Scopa Trail. Thank-you in advance for your caution and support.
Rattlesnake Corner
It's that Time of the Year Again!

It’s that time of year again when snakes are more active. Rattlesnake removal will continue to happen through the fire department: If there is a rattlesnake in your home or business you are welcome to dial 911 or the dispatch center’s non-emergency number to call for support at 602-253-1191 .
"Snake Encounters Don't Have to Be Scary!"
Really? ??

"One thing is very clear from our years of working with Arizona snakes and the people who see them; much of the danger associated with them is undeserved," says Bryan Hughes of locally owned Rattlesnake Solutions.

The mission of Bryan's business is to help separate fact from fiction, relocate when necessary, and educate always. Bryan can help with snake identification, removal, education, pet rattlesnake training, fencing solutions and more. Check out Rattlesnake Solution's website where you can find a wealth of information on Bryan's favorite subject - SNAKES.

As residents and businesses in Cave Creek, we share this beautiful Sonoran Desert with critters who live here. A company like Rattlesnake Solutions can help us know our snakes and provide solutions that will make both human and snake smile.

Rattlesnake Solutions will be presenting a free and informative Zoom event called "Rattlesnakes! Living Safely and Feeling Better" on Monday, April 11th at 6:30 pm. For information on this free online event go to the Rattlesnake Solutions facebook page by clicking HERE.
Cave Creek Tourism Bureau Corner
A New Look
A New Piece of Art
The Cave Creek Tourism Bureau

Our new look has the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau (CCTB) inviting visitors to now step in and browse on their own. Judi is one of our many CCTB volunteers ready to greet visitors with a smile and loads of helpful info. Our large area offers marketing material for participating local merchants, restaurants, and also trail and road maps. It looks fantastic! Do come in, say "Hello."

Are you a Cave Creek licensed merchant not yet represented at the tourism bureau? We're a FREE service of the Town of Cave Creek. Give us a call or stop in to find out how your business can also receive free promotion.

While you're there at the CCTB, you can also enjoy our Mini-Gallery where we're now thrilled to announce local artist Robin Ray has joined our wonderful group of artists. Learn more about Robin below.
Robin Ray
New to our collection at the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau Mini-Gallery is local artist Robin Ray's "Dragonfly Trail." Her Cave Creek home of over 30 years includes Robin's Nest Studio, the place where Robin's creativity come to life.

"I love universal themes that have nature and animals as subject matter," says Robin of her vibrantly colored and often whimsical artwork. Robin has been an active art educator for over 35 years.
Her creative ideas are expressed in paintings (watercolors are her favorite), murals, ceramics and more.
Happenings Corner
March 5: A Cave Creek Wedding
Ellie and Steve Alley tied the knot in what was an all out Cave Creek style wedding. Official vows took place at Rancho Mañano, then a tractor parade transported the newlyweds and guests to the Infamous Alley Hoedown (an event where the entire town was invited) occurring at Frontier Town.
Congratulations to the Newlyweds!
March 12: Cave Creek Brush
Drive-thru & Drop-off
The Town of Cave Creek had two successful Brush Drive-thru & Drop-off events this year in February and March. Directors, Council Members, residents, and Town staff were in attendance for the community event. Last year the two events collected over 40 tons of natural debris. SUV’s with trailers, horse trailers, pick-up trucks, hatchbacks, and even a mini-van came loaded to the brim this year with invasive species, tree trimmings, and other dead and dried brush. Thank-you all for participating.
March 12: Bikers for Books
Bikers for Books was an exciting poker run-style ride attended by 26 bikers. The ride route went throughout the Desert Foothills, beginning at Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson in Phoenix with ride stops at the Penske Racing Museum, Saddle Bronc Grill, Raven's View Cafe, and The Cove at Bartlett Lake, ending with a party at Desert Foothills Library, which included food from Rubio's, beverages, a raffle with 16 prizes, and a used book sale. Desert Foothills Library will hold this ride again next year on March 11th.
March 17: St. Patty's Day:
Feelin' the GREEN
Billie Burgard and Ken Maroney were "Feelin' the Green," along with everyone else at the Mountain View Pub on St. Patty's Day.
Photo Credit: Leigh Siegel

March 19: Rodeo Days Parade
Council Members give a big wave for the Town of Cave Creek at the 2022 Rodeo Days Parade.
March 19: American Legion Fly-By
March 19th flyover at noon at the American Legion Post 34’s
75th Anniversary Celebration.
March 22: Annual Miners' Dinner
at the Cave Creek Museum
March 22nd marked the Cave Creek Museum's ? Annual Miners' Dinner fundraising event. The event hosted 150+ happy guests who viewed the running of the Golden Reef Stamp Mill, listened to the music of Balladeer Mike Ewing, learned about the history of cowgirl attire from the Cowgirls Historical Foundation cowgirls, and dined on a delicious meal served outdoors. The evening ended as another successful, fun Museum event!
Above-Musician Mike Ewing and event planner Diane Dollison
Below-Museum Board President Reg Monachino
Photo Credit: Megan Best
March 25 - 27 Weekend:
Cave Creek Rodeo Days
Above -Wyatt Denny took home a win this weekend by way of the Cave Creek Rodeo Days. He went 84 points on Cervi's Frontier Hostage!
Below - Cave Creek's flag being held by one of the rodeo queens.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Town of Cave Creek
Happy April!!!
Our Cave Creek Tourism Bureau's
April Holiday Tree
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Tourism Bureau Participants
A Couple of Green Thumbs, Adelante, Arizona Fine Furniture & Tack Brokers, Arizona Horseback Adventures, A Place in Time, Arizona Territory Antiques, Bags & Rags Boutique, Beth Zink Art, Big Bronco, Big Earl's Greasy Eats, Bilinda's Vintage Treasures, Black Mountain Adventures, Black Mountain Coffee Shop, Black Mountain Dental Care, Black Mountain Fitness, Blue Coyote, Bodhi Coyote Yoga, Boudine's, Bronco Studio, Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Carefree Adventures, Cave Creek BBQ School, Cave Creek Beer Company, Cave Creek Candles & Gifts, Cave Creek Museum, Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, Cave Creek Shuttle, Cave Creek Visitor's Guide, Ciolim, Charlie Green Make-Up, City Creamery, Coyote Crossing Studio, Desert Dream Realty, Desert Foothills Library, Desert Treasures, Designs by Jenny, El Encanto Mexican Restaurant, Elysian Desert Distilleries, English Rose Tea Room, Erika Willison PLLC, Essence of Massage, Etania Jewelry & Boutique, Extreme Arizona, Fantastico's Mexican Food, Fiorra CBD, George R. Smith Notary, Glass-Art-Fusion (Ro Scarbrough), Glory Bee's, Grace Reneé Gallery, The Grotto Café, Hideaway Grill, Harold's Cave Creek Corral, Holland Community Center, Horny Toad Restaurant, Indian Market, Indian Village, Indigo Crow, It's a Divine Bakery, Janey's Coffee Co., Jeff D. Hill PLLC, Journey Rides, Keeler's Steakhouse, KI Healing Arts, Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store, Lance Headlee, Lara Bistro, Laughing Glass Studio, Lazy Lizard, Leigh Siegel-Realtor, Le Sans Souci, Leslie Nestingen (Berkshire Hathaway), Levanah Acupuncture, droppable-1639769092372Lifestyle Balance with Qigong TaiChi, Lisa Nocella/Russ Lyons Sotheby's, Living Landsdcapes, Inc., Look at Me Now, Lucy Dickens Fine Art, M & E Stoyanov Fine Art Gallery, Magic Bird Festivals, Michael D'Ambrosi Sculpture, Mike's Chicago Dogs, Monika Cheang Photography, Mountain View Pub, Natural Habitat Inc, Oregano's Pizza Bistro, Pizzicata, Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Prickly Pear Inn, Puppy Luv Flea Market, Rancho Mañana Golf Club, Rare Earth Gallery, R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, Rattlesnake Solutions, Retablo, Rusty Shack, Salon Chella, Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge, The Sculpture Studio, Sharon J. Edwards (Berkshire Hathaway), Smith & Western, Sonoran Arts droppable-1637608993220League, Soroptomist International of Saguaro Foothills, Southwest Bedazzle Boutique, Spur Cross Cycles, Storyteller Indian Store, Studio West, Teeslanger, The Finer Arts Gallery, The Star Barn, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, Time to Ride AZ, Tonto Bar & Grill, Tox Bar LLC, Trailhead Ranch, True West Magazine, Udder Delight, The Village Coffee Shop, Villas of Cave Creek, Vino e Panino, Vintage Vixen Rarities,Watson's Hat Shop, Western droppable-1646759459424Delight Gift Shop, Western Sky Helicopters, Z's House of Thai
Our list is growing and we LUV it! - Let me know if I've ooopsed & forgotten your name. - Ed.