We’ve been experiencing widespread Internet outages the last couple days.

Please call CenturyLink and complain. Some of us have … but then CL only treats this as an individual complaint and “because of privacy” will NOT recognize this as an HOA-wide issue.

If we can successfully escalate this as an HOA-wide issue, CL will move to on-site versus remote (Tucson or Phoenix) online diagnostic and remedy attempts.

So please, call and complain.

The number to call is 855-675-3720.

Be ready with your DTN (written on your cardboard modem box).



8828 S. Mule Place (Mule Place & 3 Canyons Rd.)

This Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th

9:30-1:30. No early birds.

  • John Deere lawn tractor X300, 42” cut with lift and maintenance accessories
  • Oak corner hutch with glass shelves
  • Vaughn of Virginia Oak BR set, Q headboard, triple dresser with mirror, nightstand, and mattress/box spring set with frame
  • Antique ladies secretary
  • Antique Pathe phonograph in tall cabinet (not working)
  • Iron and stone coffee table with glass top
  • Dry bar with storage, padded edge and brass rail and two barstools (could be separated)
  • Many household items, linens, and other miscellaneous items


Scott & Sarah Sticha remind us of a couple recycling options available here in VDO:

They take their recycling to Bisbee and it costs $81 for the year, same as a Bisbee resident would be charged. Linked on the left is a cheat sheet for what is taken and where stuff can be dropped off.

And some folks in VDO are already using Bolstering Buffalo’s bi-monthly pick up service. Here is a link to their website with costs and what they collect. [LINK]




The Huffs are moving back to Iowa and have LOTS and LOTS of goodies that won’t be joining them on the journey.

They’ve contracted with a company to host an estate sale and this provides TWO opportunities for HOA Members:

1. Attend the sale and scoop up some treasures!

2. Host a garage sale yourself that weekend and piggyback off Cactus Estate Sale’s advertising and attendance. If you go that route, REMEMBER to place signage at the 3 Canyons Gate and/or down here at our own VDO entrance. That way, folks attending the Cactus/Huff event will also know of your sale.

Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5
8:00 am to 1:00 pm ONLY
(No Early Birds Please)
5810 E. Silver Leaf Court

Huff items include: furniture (couch set, dining room table set with hutch, bedroom set, trundle bed, large entertainment center, custom built wall bed, and office center), kitchen items, holiday decorations, bedding, office supplies, clothes, and MORE!

The Huffs will receive a temporary gate code that Cactus will advertise and that Jane and Ray can share with you several days before the sale weekend. (huffrayjane at gmail dot com)




Can’t get out? Need some help shopping?

If there is anyone here in VDO that can’t or shouldn’t go out … one of our kind neighbors, Jane Huff, has graciously volunteered to brave the shopping storm for you.

“If I go to town and could pick up something for anyone I would be honored to do so. I can leave the item on the door step if desired and you can pay me by mail or whenever all of this is over.”

huffrx at gmail dot com

Thank you Jane!



Lucy’s Warbler Nestbox Project

This spring, a handful of VDO residents are piloting a Lucy’s Warbler Nestbox Project in conjunction with Tucson Audubon Society. Resident Clark Bloom kindly built some boxes to the latest specs. Lucy’s Warblers are one of the few cavity-nesting warblers and with the loss of available nesting sites in mesquite bosques, they’re now listed as a Species of Conservation Concern. We’ll keep VDO neighbors updated as we work to provide nesting homes for these adorable warblers!

You can read about TAS’s project here: http://tucsonaudubon.org/lucys-warblers-and-nestboxes/