Sadie Jo Smokey-Crews

Proposal Specialist

United States of America

An enrolled member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, and proud Nevada native, Sadie Jo was a reporter at Arizona's largest daily newspaper for 10 years before switching careers. She currently manages, develops, and organizes the production of winning proposals, tailored marketing materials, resumes, and collateral pieces across multiple service lines for a global professional services firm.



Mr. Baker's nursery

He's sold dirt and fertilizer, ladybugs and loupes. He's given away things he could have sold. He's made an impression on most every gardener, collector and curious driver who has pulled into his parking lot after spotting "free firewood" or "feed citrus" spray-painted on a sheet of frost cloth.

Gathering won't be held July, August as First Friday evolves

Gathering won't be held July, August as First Friday evolves, The colorful jumble of artists, students, families, vacationers and diners crammed on Roosevelt Street will go on hiatus for the next two months as Artlink's First Friday event continues to evolve.

Phoenix Indian Medical Center undergoing renovations

Renovations at Phoenix Indian Medical Center began this week, affecting some patient and surgery-related services. The $8.2 million project, dubbed "Operation Eagle Rebirth," includes upgrades to the facility's electrical infrastructure, the central equipment sterilizer and air handler units. The project is being funded by federal stimulus money.
Haskell athletics no easy sell to high schoolers

Phil Homeratha is looking for a big girl. Preferably a student at a junior college, but he's willing to consider a recent high school graduate. Jamie Morrison is looking for a few big guys. Age doesn't matter, but drive does.

Children's Museum of Phoenix CEO has eyes set on its future

The Children's Museum of Phoenix, at the corner of Seventh and Van Buren streets, has won adoration from 2- to 9-year-olds and delighted other notable critics. As the institution celebrates its third anniversary this week, the museum still has a job to do, a story to tell, President and Chief Executive Deb Gilpin said.

Mountaineer scales heights in business, too

In 2002, Susan Ershler of Kirkland, Wash. became the fifth American woman to complete the "Seven Summits," climbing to the highest peak on each of the seven continents. She accomplished this feat while working as a successful corporate leader.

New Valle del Sol CEO a voice for underserved

New Valle del Sol CEO a voice for underserved, Kurt Sheppard, the new CEO of Valle del Sol, is no stranger to the behavioral-health agency. He joined Valle del Sol in 1999 as director of quality management. Sheppard most recently served as the agency's chief operations officer.

Disabled climber grows through loss

Relying on cool engineering and upper-body strength, Darol Kubacz will pedal, pull and drag himself up Mount Kilimanjaro. In 1995, while in the Army, Kubacz, 33, broke his back in a training accident at Fort Knox, Ky., and lost the use of his legs.

Phoenix developer Reid Butler moves forward with vision

Reid Butler has a vision to transform his property on the southwestern corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road into a pedestrian-friendly hub connected to the light-rail line. He's just waiting for the economy to brighten and for neighbors to accept his proposed development, as yet unnamed.

Precinct in South Phoenix gets a new commander

A police commander who began his career in south Phoenix is returning to lead the South Mountain Precinct. Cmdr. Chris Crockett, a 23-year veteran of the department, began his new assignment Oct. 11. Phoenix Public Safety Manager Jack Harris said the change in leadership was in the works prior to a police-officer shooting of an unarmed man in south Phoenix on Oct.

Bill Gates celebrated, decried on Phoenix council

Bill Gates celebrated, decried on Phoenix council, Two years ago, Bill Gates was one of 20 residents who applied to fill the District 3 council seat vacated by Maria Baier.


EPA installing wells to monitor Superfund site in downtown Phoenix

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, is installing groundwater monitoring wells in downtown Phoenix. The seven additional wells will provide sampling information related to groundwater contamination from the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund site. Well installation takes place weekdays from 7 a.m.

Despite new law, metal thefts still a problem in Phx

Seven months after a tougher state law regulating the sale of scrap metal went into effect, Arizona residents are still suffering from costly copper thefts. Officials canceled a high-school football game in Anthem after thieves took $180 worth of copper wires feeding the stadium lights. Deer Valley Unified School District paid nearly $3,500 for repairs.

Was it an arson? This dog's nose knows

Some dogs smell death. Others smell heroin or dynamite. Sadie, a dog found tied to a barn in Illinois, smells the stuff arsons are made of. At a small fire in Buckeye, Sadie sniffed a flammable liquid on socks in the bedroom and on a blue T-shirt out of the washing machine.

First Friday's street festival on hiatus

First Friday's street festival on hiatus, The colorful jumble of artists, students, families, vacationers and diners crammed on Roosevelt Street will go on hiatus for the next two months as Artlink's First Friday event continues to evolve. {snl} First Fridays - June | {snl} First Fridays - May | More

Crazy about a hand of bridge

Friday, August 11, 2000 - Page updated at 12:00 AM REDMOND Hats, sunglasses and umbrellas were the accessories of choice last week when a natural-gas leak forced 36 bridge players to evacuate the Eastside Bridge Center. Rather than throw in the hand, the players took tables, chairs, cards, yellow bidding boxes and pencils and played duplicate outside, in the parking lot, for an hour.

Phoenix, partners buy up properties to fight deterioration in neighborhoods

One property at a time, Phoenix and its partners are buying apartment complexes and single family homes. Their goal, improve neighborhoods and stimulate the economy. Santa Fe Springs Apartments, a foreclosed property near 19th and Glendale Avenues, is the third such complex purchased using money awarded through the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

Crew studies whether 1539 etching is real

Sitting inside a metal cage with a roll of masking tape and a scraping tool in his hands, Ron Dorn looked over his shoulder and said there is "not a chance" that a Spanish explorer etched an inscription into a South Mountain rock more than 400 years ago.
Phoenix debates land use near light-rail stations

Phoenix is amending the city's general plan for land-use planning near light-rail stations and is asking residents for input. A public meeting to discuss the station at Central Avenue and Camelback Road is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Days Inn, 502 W. Camelback Road.

Laugh Club can brighten your day

Jerry Eisen, a certified laugh leader, says for a smile, he'll tell a silly joke, a silly story or wear one of his 80 silly hats. For a chuckle, he'll demonstrate the "Aloha-ha-ha" way of laughing. Eisen, a management consultant who moonlights as a clown, leads free Laughter Club classes at Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N.

Phoenix battles bedbugs in public housing

A shredded blue mattress and box spring leaning against a large trash container outside Pine Towers indicates that residents of the east Phoenix multifamily community are battling an infestation of blood-sucking insects. How to prevent, treat bedbug infestation Bedbugs are flat, reddish brown and smaller than an apple seed.

What makes it float?

The annual Torchlight Parade returns tomorrow, the sixth largest nighttime parade in the country and a wiggling icon of Seattle spirit. More than 300,000 of you will turn out by 7:30 p.m.