Patten selected for Firewise Property of the Year

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
firewise_0003.JPG

Oracle Fire Chief Larry Southard stands with Nancy Patten and Oracle Firewise volunteer Rachel Opinsky.

By John Hernandez

Oracle Towne Crier

The Oracle Fire Department has selected the property of Nancy Patten as the 2013 Firewise Property of the Year. Nancy’s home is on Mt. Lemmon Highway next to the Oracle Historical Society Acadia Ranch Museum. The award was presented by Fire Chief Larry Southard and Rachel Opinsky, Firewise co-chairperson for Nancy’s “outstanding Firewise efforts on private property”. Nancy was honored at the Oracle fire station at the monthly Oracle Fire District Board meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The fire department and Firewise board will also be placing a sign on Nancy’s property showing that it has been selected as the Firewise Property of the Year.

“My cousins, her sons and I removed lots of metal junk in the late 80s and 90s,” said Nancy, referring to the years since she has owned the property. She said her husband Ben used to call it “Sanford and Son” before it was cleaned up. Nancy wanted to make sure that all the people who helped her clean up the brush on the property were mentioned and thanked. “They did most of the work,” she said. She thanked Michael Cline, Irene and Eddie Felix, Rosie Gonzales, Felix Casillas, Isaac Lankisch, Allan Knight, Frank Martinez, David Pullen, Jeremy Pullen and Kevin Armbrust.

Courtney (305 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    VolunteerDay at Old Dominion Historic Mine Park

    September 19th, 2014
    by

    A Volunteer Day is planned Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park. Community and civic groups are […]


    Boys and Girls Cross Country finish fourth at San Manuel Invitational

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner A total of ten teams competed at the 26th Annual San Manuel Cross Country Invitational.


    Jr. Miners football team suffers first loss of the season

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The Jr. Miners suffered their first loss of the season last Tuesday, falling to the Globe Jr.


    Bunch of firsts in Miners’ win

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The Miners football team won its first game of the year last Friday, the team’s home opener, against Tombstone, 28 – 20.


  • Stories Just For You

    Support the Tri-Community Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive today!

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    Tri-Community Food Bank Hunger is the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a recurrent or involuntary lack of food.


    The Power Shootout event set in Oracle

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    The Power Shootout took place in 1918, a time when patriotism was at a fever pitch. The United States had entered World War I in April of 1917.


    Utility work on Golder Ranch Road east of SR 77 this week

    September 15th, 2014
    by

    Golder Ranch Road will be reduced to one lane daily in both directions, east of State Route 77 (Oracle Road) […]


    New York artist enjoys summer in desert

    September 9th, 2014
    by

    Oracle Towne Crier Tempest NeuCollins is an artist from Brooklyn, New York. She has been the summer artist in residence at Rancho Linda Vista this year.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin