May 2015 GRIN

Sacaton Bridge Rebuilt and Reopened

Tribal leaders and Community elders met with GRICDOT, FHWA and construction workers to cut the ribbon on the new Sacaton bridge, which opened April 16.

Tribal leaders and Community elders met with GRICDOT, FHWA and construction workers to cut the ribbon on the new Sacaton bridge, which opened April 16.

May 1, 2015

By Christopher Lomahquahu
Community Newsperson

Crossing the Gila River just got a bit safer for commuters traveling in and out of Sacaton to the north. For the Community, rebuilding the Sacaton Bridge was an impressive undertaking that involved multiple agencies. 

Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis and Lt Gov. Monica L. Antone greeted Community members and project representatives to cut the ribbon on the new bridge April 16.
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GRIC/Honeywell Partnership

Honeywell manager John Hertz points to the tail of a Boeing 737 at the San Tan Aerospace Testing Facility. Hertz visited Sacaton Elementary School April 16 to interest young students in career opportunities in engineering.

Honeywell manager John Hertz points to the tail of a Boeing 737 at the San Tan Aerospace Testing Facility. Hertz visited Sacaton Elementary School April 16 to interest young students in career opportunities in engineering.

May 1, 2015

By Annie Gutierrez
Community Newsperson

In December, Honeywell Inc. donated $10,000 and a set of new robots to the Sacaton Middle School’s after school robotics program. Since then, Honeywell engineers have volunteered at the school, assisting staff and students to build and construct the robots.

Last week, John Hertz, manager of the Honeywell San Tan Aerospace Testing Facility, presented at Sacaton Elementary School’s monthly family meeting on April 16. Hertz gave an open invitation for families to tour the 165-acre facility and gave the audience a brief understanding of what they do at the San Tan facility.
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Crime Victim Services Raises Awareness about Sex Crimes in Indian Country

Crime Victim Services staff assist attendee with registration at the Sexual Assault Gathering April 18.

Crime Victim Services staff assist attendee with registration at the Sexual Assault Gathering April 18.

May 1, 2015

By Christopher Lomahquahu
Community Newsperson

Victims of sexual assault may feel powerless and voiceless, but one tribal department is giving them an opportunity to speak up.

Crime Victim Services held a Sexual Assault Gathering on April 18 at the District 2 Hashan Kehk Multipurpose Building to raise awareness about one of Indian Country’s most underreported crimes.
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GRIC Celebrates Earth Day

Gila Crossing Community School agriculture teacher demonstrates the plants his students are growing.

Gila Crossing Community School agriculture teacher demonstrates the plants his students are growing.

May 1, 2015

By Christopher Lomahquahu
Community Newsperson

Every year, the earth is honored with festivities educating the public on ways to keep the planet green and evolving. 

The Department of Environmental Quality hosted an Earth Day celebration at Ira H. Hayes Memorial Park on April 22.

Kids from Gila River schools got to learn about different ways they can take part in making a green Community.
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