Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Articles from the October 1, 2019 edition

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  • On The Cover October 2019

    Carol L Allen

    In many parts of our country, summer warmth has turned into crisp, cool fall weather. However, in the Southwest, we have an extended season of time to spend in and on the water and to enjoy many other outdoor activities. It's a wonderful transition season with temperatures neither too hot nor too cold, and there are so many adventures for us still in October: boating, hiking, RVing, camping, off-roading, fishing, and more. If we want a touch of fall, we can head north to the awesome colors of au... Full story

  • Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2019

    JUST FOR YOU - Kokopelli custom aluminum boat trailers are built to fit your exact make and model of boat. At Kokopelli Trailers, we take pride in our attention to detail. Keep in mind when considering purchasing custom aluminum boat trailers, many professional boaters opt to purchase aluminum boat trailers, as they are more lightweight than galvanized steel, less expensive, low maintenance, durable and .......  Website

  • Goodbye California

    Dr. Ron Martinelli|Oct 1, 2019

    Still such a beautiful environment (outside of central LA, SFO, etc.), the Sanctuary City Democrat politicians should be jailed for their economic and socialist governing of these cities, and most importantly, the state itself... GOODBYE CALIFORNIA... Written by Dr. Ron Martinelli https://drronmartinelli.com/about/ (Dr. Martinelli is a renowned forensic criminologist and retired police detective with the San Jose Police Department). As I sit in the LAX terminal after concluding business in... Full story

  • Lost Our Home Is Here To Help

    Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2019

    Domestic Violence Domestic violence affects both people and their pets and prompts many victims to remain in abusive situations for fear of having nowhere to escape to with their pet. Lost Our Home is committed to changing that uncertainty into assurance through our life-saving partnership with the largest domestic violence shelter in Arizona. Homelessness Homeless individuals often rely on their pets for comfort and companionship. To remain together, many choose to forgo shelters or job... Full story

  • Bats Found In Grand Canyon National Park Test Positive For Rabies

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2019

    Grand Canyon National Park has received confirmation that two bats collected along the Colorado River in the park last month tested positive for rabies. The rabies-positive bats, both Canyon Bats, were deceased at the time of collection and did not come in contact with any visitors or staff. Rabies is preventable if medical treatment called post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, is given following an exposure to a rabid animal. It is almost always fatal if PEP is not given prior to the development... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Sand-Water-RV Expo 2019

    Bob Brown

    Paralyzed Veterans of America is on a mission – partnering with the 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo, Lake Havasu. Outdoor recreation, whether it's on land or water, is an activity enjoyed by millions of people, sometimes even more than you may realize. That's why the 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo in Lake Havasu, sponsored by Jet Renu and co-sponsored by Sunshine RV, is proud to announce our 2019 charity partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). This is the second consecutive year t... Full story

  • Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Seek Input

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2019

    Comment period on revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for motorized travel ends Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) have released a revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for ASNFs Public Motorized Travel Management Plan. The purpose of the plan is to comply with the federal Travel Management Rule by providing a system of roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use while protecting biological, physical, and cultural resources. Alte... Full story

  • Arizona Hunting Calendar October 2019

    Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2019

    Compiled By Margie Anderson October is a great month for hunters, with opportunities for many species even if you didn't draw a tag. Visit the Game and Fish website at www.azgfd.com for more info on hunts as well as where and how to hunt different species. 2019 Fees: General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5 Short-term... Full story

  • Water Catchment Contamination

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2019

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information officers hope will lead to those responsible for contaminating a water catchment with diesel fuel or gasoline northeast of Flagstaff. Sometime around Sept. 15, fuel was deliberately poured into Young's Canyon Trick Tank, a water catchment in Game Management Unit 7E near U.S. Forest Service Road 775 and east of the high tension powerlines. The catchment is approximately 2 miles east of the Winona exit (211) along Interstate 40.... Full story

  • Black-Footed Ferrets Aubrey Valley Arizona

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2019

    Volunteers can help spotlight endangered black-footed ferrets. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with fall spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch, both near Seligman. As part of the recovery effort, the department scheduled two five-night spotlighting events; the remaining one is Oct. 17-21. The spotlighting method involves using high-powered lights to locate and... Full story

  • Woodbury Fire

    Oct 1, 2019

    New story map and podcast discuss the fire's impact on wildlife and the Superstition wilderness. The Woodbury Fire burned nearly 124,000 acres, much of it in the Superstition Wilderness Area, from early June through mid-July. Because of the popularity of this area among hikers, hunters and wildlife watchers, many people are asking, what damage did the fire do to landscapes and habitat? What impact did the fire have on wildlife? There are two new resources to help answer those questions:... Full story

  • Grand Canyon Bison Relocated

    GCNP|Oct 1, 2019

    National Park Service staff closed the doors on livestock trailers, securing 31 bison inside to transfer them to the InterTribal Buffalo Council who will take them on the journey to join their new herd with the Quapaw tribe in Oklahoma. The transfer of the bison concluded the Grand Canyon National Park's pilot program for corralling and relocating bison from the North Rim. An Historic Moment "It's an historic moment. These are the first bison ever captured and permanently removed from Grand... Full story

  • Tesla Model 3

    GCNP|Oct 1, 2019

    The National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and the Department of Energy partnered with BMW of North America to donate 100 EV charging stations for locations in and near national parks. Electric vehicle (EV) destination travelers can add Grand Canyon National Park to their list. Six EV charging stations are available for visitors to use at Maswik North, Canyon Village Market and Yavapai Lodge. Three additional charging stations were installed for National Park Service (NPS) and partner... Full story

  • VFW Invites Teachers, Students

    Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2019

    To submit forms to a local VFW Auxiliary, see contact information at the end of this article. Teacher Of The Year (Submission deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31.) Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America. The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching A... Full story

  • Aquatic Invasives

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2019

    Record number of boat decontaminations in Arizona helps fight spread of aquatic invasives in Western states. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) continues to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), and it seems the ramifications are being felt throughout some Western U.S. states. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, AZGFD decontaminated a record 237 boats -- up from 159 the previous fiscal year. This increase in decontaminations also has helped some Western states, namely... Full story

  • New Waddell Dam


    Lake Pleasant Will Again Host Annual Run Pleasant Harbor and Evofit will host the annual Dam Cancer Run/Walk at Lake Pleasant on Oct. 12, featuring a 5K, 10K, Obstacle Run and 5K Walk. All running events traverse the New Waddell Dam. Closed to the public throughout the year, this event provides runners a unique opportunity and vantage point of Lake Pleasant, 440 feet above the New Waddell Dam's foundation. In addition to the various running events, participants will receive swag bags and will... Full story

  • AZGFD Is Accepting Applications For Heritage Fund Grants


    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for $380,000 in Heritage Fund grants beginning through 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. Grant funding will be available through a competitive application process in the following categories: schoolyard habitat, urban wildlife/habitat, public access, and Identification, Inventory, Acquisition, Protection and Management (IIAPM). In addition to local, county, state, federal and tribal governmental agencies, school districts and public... Full story

  • Cicero, 55 BC

    Cicero|Oct 1, 2019

    "The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, Public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be Tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be Curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work Instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero, 55 BC... Full story

  • Arizona Hunting Season

    John Anderson|Oct 1, 2019

    Arizona is blessed by an abundance of gorgeous hunting country, but that also means that hunters have a lot of ground to cover while hunting. Optics are crucial in most western hunts, but particularly in hunting Coues deer. There's more to "glassing" than just sitting down with a pair of binoculars, so I'm sharing some tips from Leupold, makers of some of the finest optics I've ever used. I'll also share some tips on ammo, gear to carry, and more. Glassing Most hunters carry binoculars, but the... Full story

  • Lost Our Home

    Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2019

    When people are facing times of crisis that jeopardize their ability to care and provide for their pets, we are here to help. Domestic Violence Domestic violence affects both people and their pets and prompts many victims to remain in abusive situations for fear of having nowhere to escape to with their pet. Lost Our Home is committed to changing that uncertainty into assurance through our life-saving partnership with the largest domestic violence shelter in Arizona. Homelessness Homeless... Full story

  • Arizona Lake Cruise

    Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2019

    Canyon Lake We recently took a tour on Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake and it was great – in fact, it was even better than I expected. We met our best friends Ron and Debbie at the lake, and we brought our two college-aged granddaughters with us. The tour we chose was a special one: the Bighorn Sheep Tour. There were a bunch of Arizona Game and Fish experts on board with us, as well as several guys from the Arizona Bighorn Sheep Society. It was an amazing day. Over 50 Sheep! John and I have f... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2019

    An old friend of ours, Tony Gaillombardo, has been fishing since he was five years old. He hosted Fishing Arizona, a local television show, for a year, and pro-staffer for Mepps and Mister Twister for many years. He's got an extensive collection of antique lures, and although he specializes in bass fishing, he also fishes for trout, catfish, sunfish, and even crawdads. He took us up to Bartlett one fall and we caught a ton of fish. As soon as the water starts to cool off in the fall, bass move...  Website

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