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Articles from the February 1, 2021 edition

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  • On The Cover February 2021

    Carol L Allen

    It goes without saying that things are different this year, that the limitations of 2020 are still affecting much of what we do and curtailing some of the events we have enjoyed in the past. However, the spirit and resourcefulness of our people ensure that the "state of the state" remains active. We celebrate this. Celebrating - The State Of The State One example is the adjustments Arizona Yacht Club have made to their annual Leukemia Cup and Birthday Regatta. It is not the same, but it will hap... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    Lincoln's Birthday: February 12 Lincoln's Birthday is a legal, public holiday in some U.S. states, observed on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville (Hodgensville, Hodgen's Mill), Kentucky. Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, California, Missouri, and New York observe the holiday. In other states, Lincoln's birthday is not celebrated separately, as a stand-alone holiday. Instead Lincoln's Birthday is combined with a celebration of President...  Website

  • BoatUS Makes A Difference

    BoatUS|Feb 1, 2021

    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. As the boater's advocate, BoatUS brought the unique perspective and needs of the recreational boat owner to local governments, halls of state capitals and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the successes that BoatUS earned over the past year: The Sport Fish... Full story

  • Carol L Allen|Feb 1, 2021

    Mark your calendars! After much deliberation and monitoring of the COVID restrictions, this year's event will be a one-day event, but it will be a big one-day event! We're going to race all day and a there is a fun Cruiser Challenge that I promise is not a race! First Gun is 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 13 and no races will start after 4:30 p.m.. The Cruiser Challenge must be completed ......  Website

  • BassPro Go

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2021

    Perhaps the ultimate audio solution for boat owners, the JBL by Harman BassPro Go from Prospec Electronics combines convenience, performance and portability in a single speaker. On the vessel, it's a subwoofer that delivers deep, powerful bass. When it's time to hit the beach, it disconnects and becomes a standalone streaming Bluetooth® speaker perfect for parties. It's so unique, it won a 2021 C.E.S. Innovation Award. Onboard, the BassPro Go functions as a small box subwoofer. Offering... Full story

  • Governor Ducey Nominates Clay Hernandez


    Governor Ducey Nominates Clay Hernandez To Arizona Game & Fish Commission News Release From The Office Of Governor Doug Ducey Governor Doug Ducey has announced the nomination of Clay Hernandez, a Tucson attorney and avid outdoorsman, to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. "Clay's dedication to wildlife conservation and to his community make him a great fit for the Game and Fish Commission," said Gov. Ducey. "I look forward to his service on the commission and know that he will serve Arizona... Full story

  • Arizona's Quail Season

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2021

    Arizona Game And Fish News There's still time for Arizona hunters to take aim at some of the best wing-shooting opportunities the state has to offer - but the clock is ticking. Circle Sunday, Feb. 7, on the calendar. That's when the season ends for the state's three main species - Gambel's, scaled and Mearns'. The general bag limit is 15 quail per day in the aggregate, of which no more than eight may be Mearns' quail. The general possession limit is 45 quail in the aggregate, of which no more... Full story

  • Mexican Wolf Pups

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2021

    Record number of cross-fostered pups captured and collared by field team. The Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) has successfully captured and radio-collared seven of this year's cross-fostered pups, documenting record success for the program. Last spring, members of the IFT and the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan cross-fostered a total of 20 genetically diverse wolf pups from captive facilities into litters of wild wolf packs. As part of ongoing efforts to record survival of cross-fos... Full story

  • Bald Eagle Breeding Season

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2021

    Outdoor recreationists, pilots, drone operators asked to avoid nesting areas. Arizona’s bald eagles are preparing for the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state’s continued bald eagle population growth, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) encourages outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone operators and motorized paragliders to do their part by not disturbing the state’s 92 eagle breeding areas. To protect breeding attempts, some porti... Full story

  • Arizona Communities Continue To Be Active

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2021

    Flagstaff Mother Earth Symphony Concert The concert will be presented by Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra at Ardrey Auditorium, Northern Arizona University campus. A concert and panel discussion will be focused on our environment, with a performance of Haydn's Creation, performed by The Master Chorale of Flagstaff & the Shrine of the Ages choir from Northern Arizona University April 16th at 7:30pm. This is a unique concert and discussion focused on the importance of everyone's role in protecting...