L. Alan Cruikshank, 2004 Inductee
The publisher of the Fountain Hills Times newspaper, he is also president of Western States Publishers, Inc. The Fountain Hills based company opened its first office in the community in 1974 and publishes a variety of publications. Mr. Cruikshank has made many civic contributions through his volunteer efforts with the Fountain Hills & Lower Verde Valley Historical Society, River of Time Museum Foundation, Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, Fountain Hills Sister Cities Committee, Noon Kiwanis Club, Fountain Hills Merchants Association, Fountain Hills Little League and the Fountain Hills Community Theater. He has been honored as Fountain Hills Citizen of the Year (1984), Fountain Hills Business Person of the Year (1989), Fountain Hills Humanitarian Award (1997), Fountain Hills Champions Award (2000), Commitment to Community Award (2000) and Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year (1989 and 2007). He was inducted into the Arizona Newspapers Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2008, the name of the River of Time Museum was changed to L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum.