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ThunderZone 8 (2014-15)

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

On this edition of ThunderZone, Grand Canyon University Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Dan Majerle and GCU Announcer Barry Buetel, recap the Lopes last 3 match-ups, Utah Valley, UTPA and New Mexico State. GCU Forward, Jevon Estelle stops by to talk about what playing for the Lopes means to him. GCU Women’s Basketball, Freshman, Guard, Casey Rarrick talks about getting back to the game, after being injured. Head Sand Volleyball Coach, Jose Lugo chats with Barry about coming to GCU after his stint at Dartmouth and what’s in store for fans this year. Head Track and Field Coach Tom Flood and Assistant Coach Bruce Frankie are also featured.   

GCU 2015 Pitchers

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Members of Grand Canyon University’s 2015 baseball pitching staff talk about their goals for the season. GCU Pitching Coach, Nathan Choate, and pitchers, Andrew Naderer, Jorge Perez, Coley Bruns, Cameron Brendel and Ethan Evanko appear.

Central AZ, March

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Explore exciting upcoming events happening in Central Arizona during the month of March.

Northern AZ, March

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Explore exciting upcoming events happening in Northern Arizona during the month of March.

Southern AZ, March

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Explore exciting upcoming events happening in Southern Arizona during the month of March.


Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Coach, Dan Majerle, and the Grand Canyon University Antelopes take on the New Mexico State University Aggies at GCU Arena on February 21, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ. (Men’s Basketball Highlights)

Courtyard Gate

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure is at the historic adobe home where he’s building a wall to separate the courtyard from the pool to protect the homeowner’s little ones. He frames the opening to match the gate purchased from Urban Southwest. See how he builds mortar wall from scratch and installs a new gate to mimic the existing structure of the historic house. He builds a rigid frame and installs old antique doors that add character to the courtyard.

Pete also visits the homeowner’s backyard and talks about his design plans for the area. He’s going to install an irrigation system, add stepping stones, clean up the yard and add plants to pretty it up. He’s also going to create a bar area and add an outdoor barbecue for the family and guests to enjoy.


urbansouthwest2Urban Southwest has provided homeowners, storefronts as well as commercial establishments with a complete and unique line of furniture made entirely from locally gathered reclaimed lumber and scrap steel. Nick Colamartini atUrban Southwest creates custom affordable furniture not only out of scrap reclaimed product, but also with a minimal amount of power equipment.  The goal of Urban Southwest is to create works of art that are functional, affordable, and that owners will love.

Urban Southwest has been featured for its ‘green practices’ and custom designs in Phoenix Home & Garden. They have also been  featured in Sunset MagazineArizona Republic, and Good Morning ArizonaUrban Southwest is proud to produce rustic and sophisticated art for yourself or for someone else as a gift. Come visit their store at 1016 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 for a unique experience! You will never think about Southwestern design in quite the same way.

For more information, please visit or call Nick Colamartini (602) 980-8660 or Rose Ann Colamartini (602) 686-8000

Solar Engineers

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Geoff meets with Christiana Honsberg of ASU’s Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) program and she demonstrates the innovative new ways that they are advancing the next generation of solar engineers.

Yard Makeover

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure reviews some of the finished projects around the historic home remodel. See the final product of the wall and gate install, which completes the courtyard and sticks to the original character of the 1920s home. Since the Arizona Historical Society recommends keeping the original 1926 fountain intact, Pete adds a new smaller custom fountain from DeSantana Stone to add trickling sound of water in the courtyard.

Pete lays out a great design plan that maximizes all of the homeowner’s landscape around the property. He first cleaned up the site and cut back all of the overgrown plants. The newly cleared area gave Pete a fresh canvas to start his landscaping project. Creating a mini-stack wall gave the front entrance a much more defined and elegant look; and a variety of eye-catching plants from Cox Cactus Farm spruced up the front entrance.

Algae Biofuel

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Arizona State University is doing some revolutionary new research on using algae as biofuel. Geoff Notkin visits their algae-growing facilities and meets with Hank Gerken who specializes in converting algae into biofuel. Hank and Geoff explore the process of converting this green slime into fuel for your cars and homes. 

Energy Efficiency

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Geoff is joined by Young STEM Investigator, Cynthia Otero and they meet Alison Smith of Chevron Energy Solutions. Alison works specifically with renewable energy and energy efficiency in school buildings and government buildings. Alison shows Geoff and Cynthia some innovative new technology being implemented at McClintock High School

Fountain Install

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

An old historic fountain built in 1926 is turned into a contemporary planter. Instead of destroying the antique fountain, Pete Cure and the homeowner decide to install a new custom made fountain from DeSantana Stone in order to add the sound of water to the courtyard.

Pete talks with Jessica Cox from Cox Cactus Farm to learn more about different types of agaves such as agave americana, agave parryi truncata, agave cornelius, and agave blue glow. They range in size anywhere from 7 inches to 7 feet wide, so homeowners have to be careful in picking out the right size for their planting project. Agaves are a great addition to any landscape, so call Cox Cactus Farm to pick out your agave today!

Pete has a lot of old vegetation to clean up at the historic project. He shows you a quick pruning method with a Sawzall power tool. Manufacturers make blades specifically for pruning trees and large shrubs. With this tool there is no need for sharpening blades as much as with a traditional chain saw. So give it a try!


desantana logoDeSantana’s custom handcarved stone products are of old Mexico. The centuries old artistic techniques employed in their crafting have remained relatively unchanged since the time of the Spanish conquest. The detail resulting from these primitive methods of execution are, indeed, hallmark of authenticity hand crafted work of art.


DeSantana Stone is proud to be the largest importer and distributor of these products the United States and Canada. They feel their success is due, in part, to owning their own quarries, stone cutting plant, and central office location in Guadalajara. This allows them to supervise and inspect the production and craftsmanship to insure the artistic quality and detail our customers have come to expect.