Recorded at the Birdman Studios.

In this Special Edition, Birdman chats with Jarom Lewis, who is running for Show Low Justice of the Peace, Precinct #5.

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Your Candidate:

My name is Jarom Lewis and I am proud to be running for Justice of the Peace in precinct five. I was born and raised in Show Low and now my wife and I are raising our 5 children here. My family has lived in Show Low for at least six generations. I have a deep commitment to serving the people of the White Mountains. I have 17 years of experience as a police officer and security director. While working for the Arizona Department of Public Safety I served as a state trooper, gang enforcement detective, and narcotics detective. I was a deputized FBI task force member specializing in narcotics and violent crime investigations. I have experience in the court systems; both state and federal. I am a graduate of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement state authority academy. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice studies from Norther Arizona University. I spent 3 seasons as a wildland firefighter prior to my law enforcement career. I have been involved in community youth activities and committees. My well-rounded background has prepared me to serve as the next Justice of the Peace with impartiality, firmness, compassion, understanding, and common sense.

Direct download: Jarom_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 11:20am PDT

Recorded at the Birdman Studios.

In this Special Edition, Birdman chats with Shirley Patterson running for Show Low Justice of the Peace, Precinct #5.

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Your Candidate:

Hi, my name is Shirley S. Patterson and I am running for Show Low
Justice of the Peace, Precinct #5.

I have lived in Show Low for over 30 years and Arizona for 53 years.

I am a proud graduate of Show Low High School.

I have worked in the court system for over 20 years.

I have been married to my husband Kenneth Patterson for 39 years. I have three children: Claudia, Matthew and Daniel Patterson, as well as five grandchildren.


Work History-
I started working at the Show Low City Court on December 7, 1995.
In September 2002 I became a Clerk of the Court.
In 2009 I was appointed Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore Judge for
Navajo County. At that time, I was also appointed as Associate
Magistrate Judge for the Show Low City Court. I currently still hold both positions.


Direct download: Your_Vote_2018_-_Shirley_Patterson.output.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Recorded at the Birdman Studios.
In this Special Edition, Birdman chats with Joe Clark running for Justice of the Peace, District 5.
About Joe Clark:
I was born in Safford and raised in Tucson. I served my mission in Scotland. When I got home, I did a year and a half of college then joined the Marine Corps earning the rank of Sergeant.  I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. I then graduated from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in December 2008. I joined the County Attorney’s Office in June 2009. 
I have been nominated twice for Arizona Prosecutor of the Year for my work on domestic violence issues - especially crating the Domestic Violence Court program. I won the award in 2011. I currently concentrate on major drug crimes and veterans' issues. I helped create the Veterans' Court program that helps keeps veterans with service related mental health issues out of prison and in treatment.
My wife, Sarah, is a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is mostly a stay at home mother, but works part time at the hospital. We have three children, Caroline (7), Joseph (5), and Allie (3).
Direct download: Your_Vote_2018_-_Joe_Clark.output.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 8:30am PDT

Recorded at the VFW Post 9907.

Birdman chats with Commander Keil about a few upcoming events.

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Friday, November 10th, from 3:30pm-5:30pm, Congressman O'Halleran will be at the post to discuss anything congressional. Anyone is welcome to attend if they have something they'd like to discuss.

November 11th is Veterans Day - 11am is Posting of Colors in front of the Show Low City Hall. The Veterans Dinner will be at the Elks at 5pm, dinner served at 6pm.

The VFW 9907 website is up and running!


Thank you for your service!

Direct download: November2017_VFWUpdate_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Birdman visits with Christina Lopez who will be playing Rock and Rap at Black Bull among many other musicians/artists at the 2nd Annual 'Rap N Roll' Music Festival this Saturday, September 2nd, 2 pm - 1am, $10 cover charge/ 21+.

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Direct download: 8-29-17_ChristinaLopez_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 10:07am PDT

Birdman visits with Jesse Valencia with the band Gorky who will be playing at Black Bull among many other musicians/artists at the 2nd Annual 'Rap N Roll' Music Festival, Labor Day weekend, this Saturday, September 2nd! Starts @ 2 pm, $10 cover charge/ 21+

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About Jesse Valencia?

Jesse's band Gorky, which is headlining this Labor Day weekend's 'Rap and Roll' event at the Black Bull, was included in Phoenix New Times' list of Best Music Videos 2015 and nominated for Best Music Video at Phoenix Comicon 2016 for their 2015 music video 'Super Drunk.'

Jesse recently composed score for the film 'Don't Come Around Here,' which recently won best film at the Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi.

Jesse next will star in 'Bride of Violence,' an independent horror film from the director of both 'Super Drunk' and 'Durant's Never Closes,' Travis Mills of Running Wild Films.

Currently, Gorky is working on their 5th record as Jesse prepares to release his forthcoming book on the infamous psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, for which he interviewed over 150 people over a course of 7 years. Recently, the book was signed to Portland, Oregon-based publisher University of Hell Press.

Jesse is a pop culture journalist and writes primarily for The Big Smoke, which has a media presence in both The United States and Australia. Most recently, he interviewed Twin Peaks' and Z Nation actor Jeremy Lindholm. A week after the interview, Lindholm was charged with 2nd-degree attempted murder of his girlfriend in Spokane, Washington.

Direct download: Gorky_BlackBull_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 11:40am PDT

In this episode Birdman visits with Michele Sgambelluri, Coordinator Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program, Navajo County Public Health Services District.

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If you have additional questions Michele Sgambelluri can be reached at (928) 532-6050 

Direct download: Public_Health_-_Opioid_Overdose_Special.output.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 7:02am PDT

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2017 Show Low Days Play by Play 

Updated 05/30/2017 @ 10:00am

Friday, June 2, 1pm – 10pm


1:00p – 2:00pGates open

2:01p – 3:00p

3:01p – 3:30p

3:30p – 4:30p

4:31p – 5:00pTug-O-War 

5:01p – 6:00p DAISY (Alternative POP) Anthony Perre (480-650-8652)

6:01p – 6:30p Opening Ceremony

6:30p – 7:00p Steve and Deena Wheeler(602) 402-3108 Band set-up (Wild Ride??) 

7:01p – 1000pWild Ride


Saturday, June 3, 9am – 10pm

ALL DAY—King of the Mountain Crossfit Competition

ALL DAY---Car Show @ Frontier Park

8:00 am Derby Down the Deuce

9:30 am Itty Bitty Open Enrollment

10:00-11:00 am Itty Bitty EVENT

10:30 to 12 noon—Color Run down Main Street

9:00a -10:00a  Gates open - Music and announcements

10:01a – 11:00a Halau Oh KanoeLani

11:01a – 12:00pBig Al’s Family-Hula dances

12:01p – 12:30p              Itty Bitty Olympics Awards

12:31p – 1:00p Living Hope Color Run Awards/Recognition

1:01p – 1:30p Derby Down the Deuce Awards (Band) For the Sake of One (Ron Everingham)

1:31p – 2:00p

2:01p – 3:00pMimelight (Rock & Alternative) Clifton Peotter 480-532-9388

3:01p - 4:00p Negative Thirty Two (Pop/Punk/Alternative) Colten Reed 928-434-0830

4:01p – 4:30p Aubrey Rae (Country-single) 480-558-6480

4:31p – 5:00p (Band Set-up) and Crossfit Awards

5:01p – 7:00p Music and Dancing – DD Rand    

Steve and Deena Wheeler(602) 402-3108   During breaks of bands!!!

7:01p – 10:00pMusic and Dancing – The Walkens Band



Sunday, June 4, 9am – 2pm 

9:00a - 10:00aGates Open 

10:01a – 11:00a

11:00a – 1:00p Wiener Dog Race at the Upper Field

12:01p – 1:00p Steve and Deena Wheeler(602) 402-3108 

1:01p – 2:00pGorky (Rock/Indie Rock) 928-358-3099

Direct download: SLD_SE_2017_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 1:30pm PDT

A few Listeners of the Birdman on the Mountain podcast gave me a heads-up on Social Media that there was an interesting Bus in town. I searched down the owner that to a tip from Sunshine Tippets of Solterra Senior Living and got the story on Jax and Dan the Bus.

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If you want to know more check out jay's website and Social Media Channels



Jax is currently the host of “Acres and Avenues” web series + travel vlogger who is currently road tripping the US in a short school bus.

He is a former competitive surfer, snowboarder + skateboarder, adventurous traveler + curious eater, interviewer, and dirty job swapper.

Direct download: JAX_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

This Episode Birdman chats with Becky Blanchard of Dynamic Dentistry and learns about all the practical and technical experience that they have on the mountain, including a lab for crowns that allows you to never have to deal with a temporary crown every again.


Listen and learn about Dynamic Dentistry.


Direct download: DynamicDentistry_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 8:00am PDT