Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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 By Carol L Allen    Events   
On The Cover February 2024

On The Cover February 2024

Here it is: already February of a new year that just got started "a day or so ago", didn't it? No, it was over a month ago, and 2024 is well underway. My how time flies, and it's easy to miss opportun... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024

February Feature During February, Fearless Kitties of Fountain Hills, Ariz., is seeking $10,000 in donations to try to get matching funds. Any amount is welcome and can be a gift in memory of either...  Website

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2024

Boating Infrastructure Grants Offer

States and U.S. territories that shared $19.8 million in total BIG funding in the 2023 grant cycle included Arizona. Does your town or region make it easy for boaters to visit and spend locally?... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    February 1, 2024

Easy Hikes To Start Your Arizona Outdoors Journey

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... Full story


Catching Cold Front Crappie

A lot of old-timers will tell you that the best way for a crappie fisherman to deal with a cold front is to stay home. Unfortunately, most of us don't have the luxury of choosing which days to go... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2024

Please Do Not Disturb

Arizona's bald eagles are back, and they are now preparing for the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state's continued bald eagle population growth, the... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

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 Pl... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2024

USCG Vessel Documentation

Official-looking vessel documentation renewal notices can lead to confusion and higher costs. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S.... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2024

What 222,000 Boaters Got Wrong

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers a range of online boating safety training courses - including 36 free state boating safety courses - that make boating safety education... Full story

 By WOOT    WOOT    February 1, 2024

Difficult Times

Publisher's Note - Reading this from Bill O'Reilly reminded me of how often I have felt frustrated because as he says below "millions of Americans simply don't care". How can they not care when the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2024

Raffle Proceeds Benefit Arizona's Wildlife

Raffle Proceeds Benefit Arizona's Wildlife Why don't you give someone special (perhaps yourself!) a ticket for Conservation First USA's 2024 raffle! Seven lucky individuals will win one of seven... Full story


Go Lake Havasu

Go Lake Havasu presents ideas to do just that. The 2007 movie The Bucket List made the term "bucket list" a cultural phenomenon. According to the Internet Movie Database, it's the comedy-drama where J... Full story


Seven Great Places To Take Winter Guests

This is the perfect time of year to take your winter guests or your family to some of the wonderful places in Arizona that get a bit warm in the summertime. We've taken the granddaughters to all of... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

VFW Auxiliary's Art Contest

Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-... Full story


Gail Hine Presents Sailing Convention For Women

All Good Things Must Come To An End; And So It Is With The 'Gail Hine Presents Sailing Convention For Women' From Gail Hine As the director and producer of all past conventions for 32 years -... Full story

 By Tom Cole Marine Retired    Events   

Ann Margret Risked Her Life For The Troops

Ann-Margret is gorgeous, vivacious, and talented in so many ways. Singer, song writer, actress, dancer: she had it all. She was every man's girl next door and every man's wish - a dream girl, every...

 By AZBW    Events   
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,... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

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... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2024

Population Management Hunts

AZGFD aims to meet elk objectives. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking to bolster its pool of hunters who apply to be randomly selected throughout the year for specific population... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2024

Auto Fire Suppression

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... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2024

Accon Marine 460 Series Pull-Up Cleats

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... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    February 1, 2024

Hunt Guidelines Available

Hunt Guidelines Available For Review The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed amendments to Arizona hunt guidelines for fall 2023 through spring 2028 seasons are available for review at h... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    February 1, 2024

AZGFD Offers Ideas For A Better 2024

We've said goodbye to 2023 and now is a good time to reflect on the changes that we want - or need - to make in 2024; how about adding an outdoors resolution to your list? The Arizona Game and Fish... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2024

AZGFD In The News

The data management system AZGFD uses to track the locations of wildlife, including javelinas, is getting a major overhaul. Kudos to StateScoop and reporter Keely Quinlan for a recent news story... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    February 1, 2024

Walk On The Wild Side

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... Full story


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