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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Vail, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Vail, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Vail, AZ

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Vail, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Vail, AZ

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Vail, AZ

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Vail, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Vail, AZ

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Vail, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Vail, AZ

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Vail, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Vail, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Vail, AZ?

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Latest News in Vail, AZ

Resident near Saguaro National Park says a mountain lion attacked her horse

Copy This Embed Code: Ad TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Horse trainer Stephanie Ekdahl says mountain lion attacks are not common near her ranch in Vail.“Neighbors have lived here for 25-35 years and never had an issue with mountain lions,” Ekdahl said.So when Ekdahl and her boyfriend drove to feed their horses on Saturday, they were shocked to find part of their fence broken to pieces.“As we continued to drive down the arena, the next corner closest to the barn was completely broken down. Th...

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Horse trainer Stephanie Ekdahl says mountain lion attacks are not common near her ranch in Vail.

“Neighbors have lived here for 25-35 years and never had an issue with mountain lions,” Ekdahl said.

So when Ekdahl and her boyfriend drove to feed their horses on Saturday, they were shocked to find part of their fence broken to pieces.

“As we continued to drive down the arena, the next corner closest to the barn was completely broken down. The hot wire was broken.”

The scariest part, their three-year-old horse, named Outlaw, was missing. Ekdahl’s boyfriend found the horse soon after in a wash down the road.

“He was still very much in shock, sweaty, wounds were dripping blood,” Ekdahl said.

Both of Outlaw’s hind legs had claw marks etched into them. Ekdahl believes a mountain lion attacked her horses and Outlaw broke down the fence to escape.

“Obviously it’s not the lion’s fault, but I hated to see him in pain and injured like he was. It was pretty scary, still is scary.”

Ekdahl and her boyfriend contacted Arizona Game and Fish, but the department says the mountain lion probably left the area. Game and Fish asks that residents report all predator situations through their dispatch center at 623-236-7201. They also told Ekdahl to secure her livestock in a closed barn and to set up cameras with sensors around the ranch.

If the animal attacks again, the owners can legally kill it. As for Outlaw…

"He’s doing a lot better mentally, kind of back to his old self.”

——-Perla Shaheen is a reporter for KGUN 9. Perla graduated in May 2020 from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Political Science. Share your story ideas and important issues with Perla by emailing perla.shaheen@kgun9.com or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Should Vail be incorporated?

Copy This Embed Code: Ad VAIL, Ariz. (KGUN) — For the first time in a decade, there’s a push to make Vail an incorporated town or city.It’s a move that could be beneficial, but also complicated for the quickly-growing suburban community southeast of Tucson.“A lot of people move out to Vail because they like the rural nature out here. And I love it too,” said Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission chair David Hook, who lives in Vail. “It’s a very rural. But when I was g...

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VAIL, Ariz. (KGUN) — For the first time in a decade, there’s a push to make Vail an incorporated town or city.

It’s a move that could be beneficial, but also complicated for the quickly-growing suburban community southeast of Tucson.

“A lot of people move out to Vail because they like the rural nature out here. And I love it too,” said Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission chair David Hook, who lives in Vail. “It’s a very rural. But when I was growing up in Phoenix, there were a lot of rural areas that are now cities and towns.”

Hook leads a committee called “Incorporate Vail, AZ?” The name, much like the idea itself, still has a question mark.

“It’s the voters of Vail that would make this decision,” Hook said. “It’s not my decision. It’s not the committee’s decision. We’ve got a great committee, great team. But ultimately it’s Vail that will make the decision.”

In fact, voters did make a decision in 2013. The same question was asked then, with about 55 percent of voters saying ‘No,’ keeping Vail unincorporated.

Now there’s a renewed incorporation effort.

Hook says if there’s enough support this fall, the goal would be to put the question on the ballot in Fall 2023.

While he says the end result doesn’t matter to him and he just wants voters to be informed, Hook personally believes the community would be better off incorporated, largely because it would have more autonomy.

“In 2013, I don’t think the temperature was right yet for people to vote to incorporate,” he recalled. “As Tucson continues to grow, Vail will either be their own community, or maybe get subsumed by Tucson. So we have to—Now’s the time to determine ‘Do we want to direct our own future, or do we want to be part of somebody else’s future?’”

As a city or town, Vail would also be entitled to money from the state of Arizona, such as a share of state sales tax revenue.

But it also opens the door to new taxes for those who live in Vail, like sales or property taxes.

“When you do become a town, there is a cost involved,” Hook said.

That cost goes toward establishing departments to handle utilities, roads and more.

Vail currently partners with Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Rincon Valley Fire. But as a town or city, it would have to decide whether to establish its own public safety departments.

“You have to have an attorney, you have to have an administration, you have to have a council, you have to have a mayor. All of those things. But that’s the bare minimum,” Hook advised.

For some, that could be a dealbreaker.

“People do not want another layer of government,” said Hook. “People don’t trust government. Government is a bad word today. And you tell people we’re gonna have another layer of government and people get scared about that.”

After already hosting hundreds in local meetings on the topic, there are six additional neighborhood discussions scheduled for September.

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2022 elections: Candidate questionnaire: Edward D. Buster for Vail School Governing Board

Basic biographical information:1. What do you see as the most important issue to address and how would you address it?Teacher and staff retention is an ongoing nationwide concern that requires strong focus on many factors like school characteristics and teacher demographics that affect whether teachers stay in their schools, move to different school districts, or completely depart the profession. I look forward to further working with our governing board, collaborating with educators, assisting administrators, ...

Basic biographical information:

1. What do you see as the most important issue to address and how would you address it?

Teacher and staff retention is an ongoing nationwide concern that requires strong focus on many factors like school characteristics and teacher demographics that affect whether teachers stay in their schools, move to different school districts, or completely depart the profession. I look forward to further working with our governing board, collaborating with educators, assisting administrators, and total stakeholders to adopt or design professional supports that strengthen teachers’ sense of purpose, career development, and effectiveness. I will encourage teachers to voice their opinions to help nurture stronger learning where teachers’ influence and sense of belonging is increased for review of strategies lowering barriers that make it harder for teachers to do their jobs. I will review forward thinking initiatives and strategies to attract new teachers, retain experienced ones, and celebrate top performance through the creation of incentive payments.

2. Why should voters choose you, rather than other candidates?

I have gleaned a lifetime of professional and personal experiences culminating in the knowledge, passion, and commitment to our communities, our people, and our school district. I will utilize every resource to ensure great teachers and staff are hired, developed, and retained to do the hard work of ensuring every stakeholder’s voice is heard and every VUSD student gains the best education to ensure their future success in our ever-evolving technology-based and globalized economy.

3. Could you please provide a list of the people and organizations that have endorsed you?

Calvin and Nancy Baker – Retired VUSD Superintendent

Micah Mortensen – Benson Superintendent, former VUSD Principal, and Vail Resident

J.J. Lamb – President & CEO Vail Preservation Society

Rob and Ellen Samuelsen – President/CEO of Smallstart Ventures Incorporated

Dana Staggs

Jami Salyers

Mark Tate – Retired VUSD Board Member and Lynnette Tate

JV Nyman

Bruce and Sandy Whitehouse – Retired CdT Fire Chief and Former CdT Fire Board Chair

Steffanie Stark – Former GM of Greater Vail Community ReSources

Catherine Byars – Founder of Vail Parent Network and Brian Byars

Stacy Winstryg – COVE Chair, President of Vail School District Foundation, and Founder of Vail Parent Network and Sig Winstryg

Rob Sanchez – Vail School District Foundation Board Member

Steve & Carol Langford – Make a difference Day Committee and Vail Serves Vail

Jeff Logsdon – Pastor Hope Church and former President of Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt & Tanya Hoose – Former Citizens of Vail for Education chair

Kiki Ngo – Citizens of Vail for Education Board Member

Jillian Slade – Former VUSD Teacher

Margaret Burkholder – Retired VUSD Governing Board Member for 12 years

Mike Fester – Former OVMS Principal

Linda Feltheim – Founder of Vail Parent Network and Scott Feltheim

Keeley Hurley

Janette Akins

Taber Bingham

Stuart Douglass – Former President of Vail School Board Foundation

Jeremy Kelly

Devin Pratt

Carrie Burdon – Former VUSD Teacher

Lisa Higgins

Pam Gorecki

Lora Irby

Nicole Whitt

Crystal Stark – Former VUSD Music Teacher

David Hook – Pastor Christ Lutheran Vail Church

Bob Riel

Sara Brown, Opinion Coordinator at the Arizona Daily Star Newsroom working with editorial, features, business and metro. sbbrown@tucson.com, 520-807-8466. Twitter: @sbrownarizona. Facebook: sbrownarizona.

Meet the candidates: Clarinda Vail

There are two candidates running for town council and two candidates running for mayor.Coconino County is administering the town of Tusayan election.Voter registration deadline for the primary election is July 5. Voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 11.Early voting begins July 6.The primary election takes place Aug. 2 and the general election is Nov. 8. The Williams-Grand Canyon News gave the two Tusayan Town Council candidates, and the two mayoral candidates an opportunity to expl...

There are two candidates running for town council and two candidates running for mayor.

Coconino County is administering the town of Tusayan election.

Voter registration deadline for the primary election is July 5. Voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 11.

Early voting begins July 6.

The primary election takes place Aug. 2 and the general election is Nov. 8. The Williams-Grand Canyon News gave the two Tusayan Town Council candidates, and the two mayoral candidates an opportunity to explain their positions on important issues facing Tusayan.

Clarinda Vail is running for mayor of Tusayan.

Why are you running for Mayor?

I hope to continue the great work that the town has started, but there is more work to be done. We have an opportunity to return some of Tusayan’s, approximately $8 million surplus to the people who live and work in Tusayan. My opponent Brady Harris opposes this plan along with two other councilmembers. After the election my plan could have majority support. It’s also time to close the door on past corruption and reckless spending that plagued the town. No more sweetheart deals for certain developers. Our government should serve the people who live and work in our community.

What are the two biggest needs facing the town of Tusayan?

We need a government that serves the community. Tusayan has a massive surplus thanks to sales tax revenues. The workers who helped build that revenue should benefit. Clerks, cashiers, cooks, dishwashers and all workers/residents should benefit. The other need is housing, but spending massive amounts of money for a dozen homes in a floodplain, isn’t the answer. My families’ company has provided quality housing, and as mayor I am reaching out to local entities/property owners to offer more housing options. We need to invest in what Tusayan needs and not bail out certain developers by purchasing an old water company.

How do you plan to foster relationships between Tusayan and nearby communities?

Fostering relationships is important with all local agencies and not just nearby communities. Since I took office, great strides have been made with intergovernmental agreements with the sanitary and fire district. Relationships with both have blossomed and likewise with Coconino County. We now work with Coconino County, not against them, to provide quality flood plain services, building inspection, law enforcement and other services that this small town could not accomplish alone. I have a long history of working with neighbors of Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, GC Junction/Valle, Williams, Page, Cameron, Flagstaff, Havasupai and other tribal communities.

Where would you like to see Tusayan in the future?

A model gateway town that respects water, growth and complements the natural wonder we live by.

A town government that spends wisely and works for the benefit of those who live and work in Tusayan. I want a future that lets the world know that Tusayan will not be exploited for the benefit of just certain developers. I have lived here all my life, love this area and am a proud daughter of Tusayan. I hope for a future where the Grand Canyon is not threatened and will continue to work day and night to accomplish that.

More information on voter registration and polling place locations is available from Coconino County Elections website at www.coconino.az.gov/elections or (928) 679-7860.

Obituary: Anthony “Tony” Davis

November 12, 1983 – September 10, 2022Anthony Craig Davis, 38, of Gypsum, COBetter known as Tony, a man of stature with an infectious smile, one that could make you feel seen and adored for just being you. His hugs were a warm embrace and his handshakes were hardy and firm.. Tony never knew a stranger and if they were a stranger, they weren’t for very long. He was inclusive of all people from all walks of life. He shared in laughter that was usually brought on by a dirty joke or two.To know T...

November 12, 1983 – September 10, 2022

Anthony Craig Davis, 38, of Gypsum, CO

Better known as Tony, a man of stature with an infectious smile, one that could make you feel seen and adored for just being you. His hugs were a warm embrace and his handshakes were hardy and firm.. Tony never knew a stranger and if they were a stranger, they weren’t for very long. He was inclusive of all people from all walks of life. He shared in laughter that was usually brought on by a dirty joke or two.

To know Tony is to know he would have gladly given the shirt off his back to help someone in need and was always the first to offer a helping hand. He was extremely gracious and had a love for life that superseded him.

Tony’s greatest accomplishments in a life cut short are his two surviving children, Veda and Jackson. Tony dedicated his time to coaching his children’s sports teams. And when he wasn’t in the sports fields playing co-ed softball, he loved to fish, especially ice fishing, camping, off-roading, and enjoying a cold one with friends. Tony had a love for the rugged outdoors and a thrill for adventure.

Born in Arizona on November 12, 1983. Tony later attended Eagle Valley High, where he graduated with the class of 2002. Tony went on to obtain an associate’s degree in small business. He was an extremely hard worker and had many talents. He knew several different trades but specialized in the Electrical Industry.

Tony passed away suddenly after a tragic accident involving a motorcycle on September 10th, 2022. The Davis and George family are in a state of shock and dismay as they mourn the loss of their son, brother, father, uncle, and friend.

Proceeded in death by his maternal Grandfather, Forrest, and his paternal Grandfather, Edward… As well as his loving Noni, Rose.

Survived by his parents, Charlie & Robin, children Veda & Jackson, Brother, Aj (Cristal & 7 children), Sister, Alanna (Justin & 4 children), Sister, Daryl (Matt & 3 children), Grandmother, Barbara, Uncle, Louie (Janet & 3 children) Uncle, Paul (Stephanie & 2 children) maternal Aunt, Cheryl (Gary & 2 children), paternal Aunt, Cheryl (2 children) and we cannot forget his ‘fur-baby’ Big Boy. The memorial will be held on September 25th, 2022, at Eagle Valley High School’s Auditorium from 1 pm to 4 pm. Reception with light refreshments to follow immediately afterward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made at US Bank under “Tony Davis Memorial Fund” to benefit Veda & Jackson Davis.

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