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Golf
All of the Above
Votes: 266
How long have you lived in McDowell Mountain Ranch
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1-3 Years
4-6 Years
6-9 Years
10+ Years
Votes: 411

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Mountain Hiking 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and

horse back riding trails. Park Trails range in length from 0.5 - 15.3 miles.

 

 

 

 

 

kickboxing

New FREE Class: Fitness/Kickboxing/Self Defense

"Discover the Champion within"

Wednesday & Friday

9-10 am

At the Community Center.

Classes are for all ages and levels

Please call Diane at (480)



 

Just a reminder

Thinking about adding a storage shed? How about a paver walkway in your rear yard? Maybe even some new landscape plants and boulders? Did you know that per the CC&R’s any modification, addition, or visible change (except the repaint of your home with preapproved colors) to a site or building exterior of a residential property requires written approval from the Design Review Committee? The process to submit is fairly simple: just fill out the Architectural Submittal Form (located online), include a plat map, plans and photos of the proposed work and submit to Taylor Gorman, Community Standards Administrator either via email at tgorman@aamaz.com or drop off at the McDowell Center. Taylor will receive the applica­tions and put them on the agenda for the upcoming DRC meeting for review and consider of approval. Feel free to contact Taylor with any questions regarding the Architectural Approval Process.

Please keep in mind of the bulk trash pick up dates. Bulk trash may only be placed out on your property 9 days before the next regularly scheduled pick up and any remaining landscape debris must be cleaned up after the trash has been removed. Bulk trash may NOT be placed in the common areas so please pay attention to property ownership when placing bulk trash out. The next upcoming bulk trash days are June 24th, July 29th, and August 26th.

It has been brought to the Associations attention over the past few weeks that private trash cans are being used to dump landscape debris and trash from other residents and/or their contractors. Please use your own trash can for waste materials and remind your contractors to dispose of the trash/landscape debris responsibly.

As always we appreciate your efforts to keep the community beautiful.


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rather than spending your time cleaning it?
 
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If you are thinking about selling your MMR Home - Give us a call
Home inventory is down! Now may be a good time to sell...
We have qualified buyers looking to buy in MMR!
Call Teresa Atkinson for a professional and courteous consultation!
480-235-7522

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It is our goal to provide you with an online community experience that enhances your home ownership and provides value to being a home owner or renter in McDowell Mountain Ranch.

This website offers a private secure area that residents can discuss various issues and get additional information about the Ranch. Remember, this website is a forum to share memories and offer services. As with any online forum, please be prudent when discussing items or sharing information.

We are always interested in bringing additional services to the Ranch. If you have suggestions about the website or want to help add information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also interested in sponsors that can offer our residents value. If you own or manage a business that has services to offer the residents, please do not hesitate to contact us about sponsorship opportunities.

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WASHINGTON (AP) Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.

Then, the 49-year-old boxer showed his age, referencing a TV character that might have gone over the heads of many young fans.

"I was so in my living room watching Archie Bunker," Hopkins said, playfully comparing himself to the main character from the 1970's series "All in the Family."

"I was so relaxed, so relaxed."

Already the oldest boxer in history to hold a world championship, Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.

Afterward, the Philadelphia native sounded far from finished - or satisfied.

"The pound-for-pound best fighter in the world right now is Floyd `Money' Mayweather," Hopkins said. "I'll tell you, behind Andre Ward, who I believe is second and should be, I'm not that far from the top three. My age and the way I'm doing it.

"I'm just telling you, I'm not done yet."

Hopkins was in complete control Saturday and it was reflected in the statistics. Of the 608 punches thrown by Shumenov, only 20 percent landed. Of the 383 punches Hopkins threw, he landed 49 percent.

"I didn't do that when I was 30," Hopkins joked. "He was really surprised the way I could stand there and let him miss."

When the split decision was announced the pro-Hopkins crowd of 6,823 jeered its disapproval. Two judges scored the fight 116-111 for Hopkins. The other judge gave the nod to Shumenov 114-113.

"I shut him out," Hopkins said.

If there was any doubt about the outcome, it was removed in the 11th round when Hopkins rocked Shumenov with a chopping overhand right for the only knockdown of the fight, igniting chants of "B-Hop! B-Hop!" from the D.C. Armory crowd.

It was a reminder for Hopkins of 20 years ago, when he fought for the first time in Washington, losing a decision to Roy Jones Jr. at RFK Stadium, right across the street from the venue where Saturday's fight took place.

"It motivates me every time I come to D.C. The dressing rooms, it took me back," said Hopkins, who improved to 55-6-2.

After a slow start, in which he fought defensively, Hopkins controlled the action, growing confident, aggressive and playful as the fight progressed.

The fourth round saw Shumenov moving forward, but Hopkins landed the two best shots, both right-handed counterpunches, to secure the edge. In the fifth, Hopkins was doing more than counterpunching. A straight overhand right landed squarely to the cheek of Shumenov.

By the sixth round, it was clear that Hopkins' confidence was growing as he became the aggressor, initiating the action and landing a big combination.

In the seventh round, Hopkins was feeling so good that he alternated leading with his right and left hands, befuddling Shumenov, who fell to 14-2.

"I'm kind of angry that I lost the fight," Shumenov said. "I am a true warrior."

Hopkins-Shumenov was one of three world title fights on Saturday. In the first, Peter Quillin of Brooklyn, N.Y., retained his WBO middleweight belt and improved to 31-0 with a unanimous 12-round decision over Lukas Konecky of the Czech Republic.

In the IBF welterweight title match, Shawn Porter of Cleveland also remained undefeated with a fourth-round knockout of Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi, who took time off from his job as an analyst for Showtime, which carried the night's action.


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Oklahoma City was the only home team to win on the first day of the postseason.


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The 24-year-old American finished at 14-under 274 after coming into the final round trailing third-round leader Angela Stanford by four shots after Friday's play. It was Wie's third career victory on the LPGA Tour, and first since taking the CN Canadian Women's Open in 2010.

Stanford had her worst round of the tournament, shooting a 1-over 73 that put her at 12-under 276 and two shots behind Wie. Top-ranked Inbee Park finished third with an 11-under 277.


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