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Brewer proclaims Arizona Centennial Day

Amidst the statehood songs, cultural performances and reminiscences of the its history, Gov. Jan Brewer kicked off the state’s 100th anniversary with a proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 2012, as Arizona Centennial Day.

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Communities, state face tight budgets as they prepare for centennial

It's closing in on 100 years since veterinarian A.J. Chandler sold plots of his 18,000-acre ranch to establish the city. That was three months after Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912. City leaders are organizing to commemorate both centennials next year. But given the poor economy and tight budget, it's going to require scaling back some and seeking private donations, said Jean Reynolds, Chandler's public history coordinator.

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