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  • Convenient Tackle Storage

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2024

    Hardcore fishing platforms have lure storage in every possible spot on board. But for the average boat, there's the new Tackle Station from SeaSucker. Because it mounts temporarily and is so easy to relocate, it's perfect for owners who may be pulling a tube one day and trolling the next. Made in the USA of durable high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the Tackle Station uses SeaSucker's powerful 4.5" Vacuum Mount. Supporting up to 120 lbs. once attached to any non-porous surface, it holds the inclu... Full story

  • Visit Cooler Prescott

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2024

    Prescott's trails systems continue to expand: next up - Gateway Park. The City of Prescott continues to add new trails to its ever expanding system, many of which connect to one another. The overall design Is intended to give users as many options as possible. Although the more remote trails have access by connecting to other trail systems, such as Peavine National Recreation Trail, it often requires a trek of a couple of miles to arrive at these more remote trailheads. The City intends to... Full story

  • VFW 3513 Alley Cats

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2024

    VFW 3513 Alley Cats Rescue The 'VFW Alley Cat Project' Has Brought Kitties, Vets, And Community Together Another Success Story Fearless Kitty Rescue was kind enough to help us find a home for Greystoke. Greystoke was one of those young cats who just tells you he would like a real home. In fact Greystoke found two homes. The owners of the first home did not know until Greystoke got there that the husband was allergic to cats. They reluctantly had to bring Greystoke back to Fearless Kitty. While... Full story

  • No Roof Rack?

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2024

    Many camper vans, overlanders and tow vehicles either aren't equipped with roof racks, or their design isn't conducive to adding them. That's where SeaSucker comes in. Its SEMA award-winning Ridge Ready Monkey Bars make it simple to mount a pair of sturdy crossbars to a vehicle with grooved channels, vents or A/C units on their roofs. Made in the USA, Ridge Ready Monkey Bars use SeaSucker's innovative Vacuum Mount technology. The four front and two rear 3.25" oval mounts have a combined holding... Full story

  • Painted Desert Inn

    AZBW|Jun 1, 2024

    PETRIFIED FOREST, Ariz. – Join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Painted Desert Inn! In 1924, Herbert Lore registered his newly constructed business with the Land Office, fulfilling his duties under the Homesteading Act of 1862. Today this charming building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. On June 21, 22, and 23, there will be treats and activities offered at the inn: • Meet the Harvey Girls on June 22! • Join a ranger guided tour... Full story

  • National Safe Boating Week

    AZBW|May 1, 2024

    National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 18-24, 2024, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. “We’re committed to teaching boaters that the best boating experience is a safe day on the water,” said Peg Phillips, executive director of the Natio... Full story

  • Wear Your Life Jacket

    AZBW|May 1, 2024

    Whether you're working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2024. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. "Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day is a great opportunity to share with others your love for boating," said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the... Full story

  • Day At The Docks 2024

    Day At The Docks San Diego 2024


    A San Diego sportfishing tradition, The Port Of San Diego's Day At The Docks is the West Coast's largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California's spring saltwater fishing season, Day At The Docks takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2024 against the colorful and dynamic backdrop of world renown sportfishing fleet on San Diego Bay. In 2024, we are expanding our focus and invite you to discover and explore the many marine recreational opportunities on... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Boating Adventure Begins

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2024

    Rent a boat or bring your own-don't miss this Arizona lake boating experience! Lake Havasu is one of America's best boating lakes. Unlike other recreational lakes in the arid Southwest, Lake Havasu remains at a near-constant water elevation. Boaters enjoy ideal boating conditions and great weather year-round. From high-performance race boats to pontoon boats, there's plenty of room for everyone to have fun. Family Boaters If you have a family, you'll cherish making lasting memories on a... Full story

  • Arizona State Parks Presents

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2024

    Tours of Goodfellow Lodge at Tonto Natural Bridge Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Sundays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. (Wed. & Sundays) | 2 p.m. (Sundays) Join us for a ranger or volunteer led walk through the Goodfellow Lodge, with a history of the property, the Lodge, and the people that called Tonto Natural Bridge home. The history, former use, and present use of these buildings will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes and is available at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as at... Full story

  • Easy Hikes To Start Your Arizona Outdoors Journey

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2024

    Venturing into the great outdoors can seem a bit daunting at first. Here are some beginner-friendly suggestions to get you started and have you feeling like an Arizona outdoors pro in no time. Double Butte Loop Trail https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/papago-park/trail-map Papago Park Phoenix/Tempe Over the course of 2.2 miles, the Double Butte Loop Trail circumnavigates the large red sandstone Papago Buttes that are visible from vantage points throughout much of metro Phoenix. The... Full story

  • Touch A Truck Returns To Lake Pleasant


    Kids, big and small,will have the opportunity to interact with large vehicles such as firetrucks, earth movers, dump trucks, backhoes, excavators, and a bucket truck. Touch-A-Truck is being held at Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant on February 24from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event is FREE. However, there is a $9.00 entrance fee per vehicle. Hands-On Experience Touch-A-Truck affords kids the unique opportunity to climb on their favorite oversized vehicles, wit... Full story

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival

    Arizona Renaissance Festival


    We are thrilled to announce the following new and exciting additions for the upcoming 2024 Arizona Renaissance Festival season. Whether you are a seasoned festival-goer or a first-time visitor, prepare to be captivated by the exquisite new additions awaiting your arrival. Huzzah! The Hops!! - New Pub Crawl Introducing "The Hops!!" - a brand new pub crawl at the Arizona Renaissance Festival! Whether you're a seasoned pub crawler or new to the experience , this limited capacity, ticketed event... Full story

  • Hobbs Nominates James E. Goughnour


    Katie Hobbs has announced the nomination of James E. Goughnour as a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Goughnour is currently finishing a five-year term that began after his appointment in 2019 by then-Governor Doug Ducey. He served as commission chair in fiscal year 2023 and was one of two candidates forwarded in November by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board for Governor Hobbs' consideration. He has lived in Arizona for more than 45 years and is... Full story

  • Auto Fire Suppression

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2024

    By the time an onboard fire is noticed, too often the conflagration has grown beyond getting close enough to subdue the flames with a handheld extinguisher. With an easily installed Pre-Engineered Fire System from market leader Sea-Fire Marine, detection and suppression is automatic. With a full ten seconds of discharge time, it provides the instant critical response needed to turn a crisis into a close call. Made in the USA, Pre-Engineered Fire Systems are offered in two versions: refillable... Full story

  • Accon Marine 460 Series Pull-Up Cleats

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2024

    SIMPLE TO INSTALL - Few things are as nautical looking as a traditional cleat. But their horns detract from a sleek, modern deck and are tough to sit on. Accon Marine 460 Series Pull-Up Cleats elegantly retract flush into the deck and are simple to install. Contact local dealers or Acccon Marine: www.acconmarine.com.... Full story

  • Walk On The Wild Side

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2024

    The endangered Yuma clapper rail inhabits the Yuma Wetlands Wildlife Area. Walk On The Wild Side:Yuma Wetlands Wildlife Area Located in western Arizona, the Yuma Wetlands Wildlife Area offers outdoor recreational opportunities such as wildlife viewing, angling and hiking. There is a 2.5-mile walking trail that takes visitors through areas of restored cottonwood, willow and mesquite habitat along the Colorado River and restored back channel. Common mammals in the wildlife area include beavers,... Full story

  • California Boating Congress

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2024

    National Marine Manufacturers Association Executive Robert Newsome headlines lunch at the CBC Annual event is THE must attend conference to meet government officials who impact our industry. Robert Newsome, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association will headline lunch at the 8th annual California Boating Congress on March 13, 2024 in Sacramento. Newsome will share the economic impact of boating in the state and what he... Full story

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024

    Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024


    The 36th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival Opens February 4 The Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 16-stage theater, a 50-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into a one non-stop, day-long adventure. You never know what you will find on or off the stage! This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen t... Full story

  • The Story Of Smokey


    In February 1944, an American soldier discovered a Yorkshire terrier dog in an abandoned trench in the jungles of New Guinea, which received the nickname "Smokey". It was owned by Ohio corporal William Wynn, who bought it from the soldiers for two Australian pounds. For the next two years, Smokey was with her master in the Pacific theater of operations. The dog participated in 12 air and sea rescue and photo reconnaissance missions. During these operations, Smokey was often under fire in a... Full story

  • Letter From A Feral Cat

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2024

    VFW 3513 Alley Cats Project - The 'VFW Alley Cat Project' Has Brought Kitties, Vets, And Community Together In Scottsdale,Ariz., just south of Thomas Road, there resides a community of cats tucked away in the back parking lot and alleyway of the VFW Post 3513. These cats live and lounge on three different three-and four-tiered cat houses brought in by caring members of the community. But when spooked, they disappear into their hiding places. It was just two years ago when VFW Post Auxiliary... Full story

  • Take A Hike

    AZBW|Dec 1, 2023

    Local birders and fitness fans love Tempe's "A" Mountain for its scenic trail past wildflowers and desert shrubs, plus the sweeping vistas from the summit. Experiencing it yourself is incredibly easy; you can access its trailhead at the northern end of downtown Tempe. The steep out-and-back trail is under a mile, with a big payoff at the top: panoramic views of the city, including Papago Park, Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and other landmarks. Time your short trek for sunset to... Full story

  • Two Wheels Can Take You 217 Miles

    AZBW, Tempe Tourism Office|Dec 1, 2023

    Here's an indication of how big biking is in Tempe: The city measures only 40 square miles, but is home to 217 miles of bike paths-ranging from Sonoran Desert trails to bike lanes on city streets. This connectivity earned Tempe a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists, and it also makes sightseeing on two wheels both easy and safe. There are trails through the red butte formations in Papago Park, near Tempe Town Lake and throughout the city's... Full story

  • Water Spot Protection

    AZBW|Nov 1, 2023

    Many boat maintenance tasks are put off due to the time and energy needed to complete them. This isn't the case with new Hydrophobic Spray & Rinse from Glidecoat. Attached to a garden hose, it's fast and easy to create a durable, glossy coating that beads water to protect against spotting for up to three months. Hydrophobic Spray & Rinse works on virtually all solid marine surfaces including paint, gelcoat, vinyl, glass and metal. Perfect for ongoing Glidecoat Ceramic Coating maintenance, it's... Full story

  • Fall Colors


    The gorgeous palette of autumn colors paints Arizona's state parks. It IS possible to experience vibrant fall colors in Arizona - you just need to know where (and when) to look. Several of Arizona's state parks have amazing viewing opportunities and we can't wait for you to experience them all; however, the four parks listed below are known for their above average display of beautiful Arizona fall colors! Follow this comprehensive guide to the best spots for colorful Arizona fall foliage and... Full story

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