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Articles from the March 1, 2019 edition

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  • On The Cover - March 2019

    Carol L. Allen

    Thanks again to Bob Brown of Media Direction for the featured photo. The "cover girl" for this issue shows the form for fun in the water as the weather warms. Yes, it's boating season again in the Southwest, and the Lake Havasu Boat Show is the place to be to get a head start on what's new in craft and accessories this year. But wait; there's more! At Lake Pleasant, the second annual Lanterns at the Lake event is just around the corner. It's a beautiful and meaningful time to launch memories,... Full story

  • March Arizona Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Mar 1, 2019

    You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can also read and/or download all the regulation booklets at www.azgfd.gov. There are no application deadlines this month. Bear Bear hunts begin this month. Some run through July. You must have a valid hunting license as well as a hunt permit tag obtained through the draw - except for a general... Full story

  • Mary Colter's Legacy - Remembering A Master

    GCNP|Mar 1, 2019

    *Hopi House, Hermit's Rest, Lookout Studio and Desert View Watchtower are not only the best and least altered, but also some of the only remaining works of the master architect and interior designer Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter. Located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, these buildings highlight the ingenuity of Colter, chief architect and decorator for the Fred Harvey Company from 1902 to 1948. More importantly, her creative free-form buildings at Grand Canyon took direct... Full story

  • Desert Shooting

    John Anderson|Mar 1, 2019

    When I was a kid, you could drive out Cave Creek Road to Jomax Road and be in the boonies. We'd go out there as a family, often with another family or a few aunts and uncles. While the ladies made breakfast, we'd set up a bunch of cans or cardboard boxes and we'd all take turns shooting at them. It was one of my favorite things to do as a kid. Afterwards, we'd pick up all the cans and targets and toss the paper and cardboard in the fire, but take the cans home to dispose of. One thing I learned... Full story

  • Granite Reef Recreation Site Temporary Closure


    PHOENIX—February 28, 2019—The USDA Forest Service will temporarily closure Granite Reefon the Lower Salt River, for two days next week, to remove Giant Reed and Salt Cedar near the banks of the recreation area. The parking lot will be closed to allow workers with chain saws to cut vegetation and load it into trailers to remove it from the area. Work is being done during the week to limit the inconvenience to our recreating public. The work will open up the area for fishing and watercraft use... Full story

  • International Sportsmen's Expo Scottsdale

    Jim Allen

    Arizona is a year-around outdoor paradise for boaters, campers, offroaders, RVers as well as anglers and hunters. The Expo offers plenty for all of those adventures -- gear, destinations, free advice and lessons, plus try-out areas and fun activities for the entire family. The International Sportsmen's Expo has the 'latest and greatest'! For 2019, the Expo has partnered with Good Sam Club to create a 200,000-sq.-ft. RV Pavilion, offering the largest display in the show's 20-year history. Plus,... Full story

  • Celebrate 100 Years Of The Grand Canyon Throughout 2019

    GCNP|Mar 1, 2019

    • March 1: "Mapping Grand Canyon" Conference, ASU, Tempe, Ariz. Conference • March 2 - 3: "Grand Canyon State" Performances, Tucson Symphony • April 9: Event, Grand Canyon Storytellers, Phoenix, Ariz. • April 16: Naturalization Ceremony, Mather Amphitheater • April 20: Free Day, National Park Week, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) • May 10: Railroad Day, Transcontinental Railroad, Sesquicentennial • May 17-19: Canyon Conservancy, Grand Supporters, GCNP • May 18: Author's Presentation. P... Full story

  • 'Treasures Of The Sea Of Cortez' Launches

    WOT|Mar 1, 2019

    Finally, cruises along Mexico's Pacific Coast are underway. Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) - a privately owned British Company began the service out of Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) with Astoria in early December. During its inaugural season, the company is booking reservations for Dec. 7, 18 and 29 in 2019, and Jan. 9, 20 and 31 in 2020. Each voyage will be 11 days and take passengers to eight ports (Topolobampo and Mazatlan in Sinaloa; Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Santa Rosalia in... Full story

  • AZGFD Offers Support For Declining Western Monarch Butterfly Populations

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2019

    Over the last two decades, the iconic monarch butterfly populations have declined 80 percent throughout its historical range in the Western U. S, but the famed species will now get a wing up with assistance from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). Plan Completed The department recently helped to complete the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, which was recently adopted by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, of which AZGFD is a member. The new plan... Full story

  • AZGFD Reduces Size Of Glassford Hill Pronghorn Herd

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2019

    The fastest land animal in North America can make it seem so effortless, reaching a top speed of 55 mph, then being able to coast at 30 mph for miles. When they get their wheels rolling, there isn't a predator that can keep up with them, let alone catch them. There is one thing, however, that an estimated 100 pronghorn that have roamed the Glassford Hill area near Prescott Valley cannot outrun - development. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), in partnership with the Arizona Antelope... Full story

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival

    Arizona Renaissance Festival


    Merriment abounds! Get ready to be transported back to the 16th century as one of the largest and most picturesque Renaissance Festivals in the nation continues the raucous revelry below the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. Throughout March, the Arizona Renaissance Festival takes you back in history. The Festival is celebrating its 31st season of pomp and pageantry and invites you to join in the revelry! The Arizona Renaissance Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine,... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Mar 1, 2019

    Spring Is The Perfect Time To Savor The Beauty Wildflower season has started early this year and we had such great winter rains the show ought to be particularly gorgeous this spring. Because the wildflowers bloom later as the altitude increases, you can actually see great swaths of wildflowers clear through summer....  Website

  • AZBW|Mar 1, 2019

    NEW YORK, N.Y., USA (February 27, 2019) – The Cruising Club of America (CCA) today announced the 2018 recipients of the international organization’s most prestigious awards, including Bruce Halabisky and Tiffany Loney of Orcas Island, Wash., Stan Honey of Palo Alto, Calif., and Ellen and Seth Leonard of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii....  Website

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department Expo 2019

    Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo 2019


    Outdoors For All: Bring Your Family; Bring Your Friends AZGFD Expo is the largest hands-on expo in Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo dates are set for the next four years, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The Expo is held on the last weekend of March (March 29-31, 2019), as it has been for the last 11 years. And, admission and parking are free! Fun For All Ages There are always plenty of hands-on fun for all ages. There are huge family fishing tanks. See... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Mar 1, 2019

    Alamo has great bass, catfish, and crappie fishing. We were up there with Greg Pishkur one May and we caught a bunch of nice largemouth on Chatterbaits in the main lake. Greg also took us up into the submerged trees in the river end and we tied into some big bass flipping white jigs....  Website

  • Arizona Lakes Are Well Worth The Drive

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2019

    Prescott Soon To Have Four The City of Prescott currently has three recreational reservoirs, Upper Goldwater, Watson, and Willow Lakes. The City is planning on opening Lower Goldwater Lake for recreational activities in either 2019 or 2020. Upper Goldwater Lake was created when the dam was built in 1932 by the City of Prescott. The lakes maximum storage capacity is 700 acre feet. In the 1970s, with State Lake Improvement Funds, initial improvements were made and the lake was opened. In 2014,... Full story

  • United States Coast Guard Findings of Concern 006-19

    USCG|Mar 1, 2019

    Purpose. The U.S. Coast Guard issues Findings of Concern (FoC) to disseminate information related to unsafe conditions that investigators identified as causal factors in a casualty and could contribute to future incidents. FoCs are intended to educate the public, state, or local agencies about the conditions discovered so they may address the findings with an appropriate voluntary action or so they can highlight existing applicable company policies or state/local regulations within their areas... Full story

  • Coconino Arizona County Parks and Recreation Accepting Ramada Reservations

    WOT|Mar 1, 2019

    Coconino County Parks and Recreation has begun accepting summer ramada reservations.. There are 11 ramadas at four County parks available for rent. Ramadas are for hosting parties, reunions and get-togethers. They are available for rent seven days a week, for half or full days. Reserving a ramada for parties or special occasions will guarantee space and ensure utilities are active. Prices range from $46-$114 for ramada rentals. Customers may reserve a ramada online by going to... Full story

  • Grand Canyon North Rim Visitor Center

    GCNP|Mar 1, 2019

    As part of its ongoing economic development strategy, Coconino County released a Northern Arizona University (NAU) Alliance Bank Economic Policy Institute economic study stating that if Grand Canyon National Park North Rim were open an additional four weeks a year, it would result in an additional $14.3 million in economic growth and support an additional 183 jobs in the region. May 1-October 30 The purpose of the study, funded and requested by the County, was to examine the economic impact of... Full story

  • One Mans Opinion

    WOOT|Mar 1, 2019

    Publisher's Note - There seems to be some controversy as to where this information came from. Regardless of the author or authors of this information it is certainly something to consider. Dr. Jack Minzey on Civil War in U.S Today Minzey was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of education and the Government role therein. Dr. Jack Minzey on Civil War in U.S Today ....Jack passed away Su... Full story

  • Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp

    MSgt. Debbie Melton, Aerospace Science Instructor

    Editor's Note: The Scottsdale, Ariz., VFW Post 3513 Auxiliary is proud and honored to present the fine young cadets at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley, Ariz., who comprise our adopted ROTC corp. The Auxiliary hopes to continue to support them monetarily as well as in other ways they may request. The Mission Of AFJROTCC Poston Butte High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFJROTC) was started in July of 2017. It is one of over 890 Air Force units around the world... Full story

  • Aqua-Hot Debuts 250D For Small Class A Diesel Pushers

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2019

    Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, the leader in RV hydronic heating solutions, has added the 250D to its 200 Series line-up. Ideal for smaller RVs that already have diesel onboard, it debuts at RVX, March 12–14, Salt Lake City, booth 2339, and is already available on Tiffin Motorhome's Allegro RED as an option. The Aqua-Hot 250D delivers 40,000 Btu/hr of enveloping warmth without the annoyance of cold spots or dry, blowing air. Low-voltage fans ensure exceptionally quiet operation. Similar to luxury r... Full story

  • AZBW

    This is the 40th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you. Arizona Boating And Watersports will be there. Stop by our booth and say hello....  Website

  • AZBW|Mar 1, 2019

    The 11th annual International Yellowtail Derby kicks off on April 27 and will continue through June 9. The 44-day tournament enters its second decade. San Diego's International Yellowtail DerbyAnglers first participated in the derby in 2009 and only lasted nine days; this year's tournament is nearly five times longer. The largest fish, as in years past, wins the tournament. Yellowtail, white sea bass and halibut are all eligible for the tournament's prizes. Contact John Campbell at 619-991-5480...  Website

  • Jim Allen

    Please Visit This Great Web Page: “Arizona Rivers And Streams“ Publishers Note March 2019 - "Arizona Rivers And Streams"Why? Answer: Whether you are a native of Arizona or a newcomer, I’ll bet that there are rivers and streams in Arizona that you did not know existed....  Website

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