Quick-thinking zanjero

Daily inspection turns into successful rescue situation

A Valley man could have lost his life if not for the quick actions of a zanjero going about his daily patrol.

Around 6 a.m. June 3, Zanjero John Calhoun was doing his usual inspection of the canal system when he stopped to check a header ditch at 12th Street and Turney Avenue in Phoenix.

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Sitting ducks

Employees rescue birds from dangerous heat

Last week’s scorching heat could have proven fatal for some young birds if it wasn’t for the eagle eyes of employees.

At three SRP facilities, record-setting temperatures drove baby birds to jump from their nests, which had become too hot. The birds were too young to fly though and ended up on the ground, unable to escape the sun.

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SRP earns prestigious Freedom Award

Recognition from Department of Defense

The Department of Defense today named SRP one of just 15 employers in the nation to receive the prestigious Employer Support Freedom Award.

The award, instituted in 1996, is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. 

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Guiding dreams

Employee helps teen gain bright future 

SRP employee Angelina Bravo remembers meeting 16-year-old Adriana Hernandez a couple of years ago, a high school student struggling at school, self-admittedly “surrounded by a lot of bad influences.”

Hernandez felt lost. As the only girl with two brothers, she had grown up feeling lonely. She didn’t see much of her mom, who worked long hours as the family’s main provider. And Hernandez, born and raised in Phoenix, wasn’t fluent in English and had to try extra hard in school.

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