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Articles from the March 1, 2022 edition

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  • Margie Anderson

    On The Cover March 2022

    Carol L Allen

    First, we offer a big thank-you to Margie Anderson for guiding us on a very interesting trip to/through the Belmont Mountains and for this intriguing photo. Her and John's road trip story starts on page 14 of this issue. As I write this monthly column, I realize how fortunate we are to have things to celebrate such as awards, raffles, fairs, sailing, and travel - and have the freedom to do so. Yes, there are many activities to enjoy in this state, but as I look forward to all of them, my joy is... Full story

  • Mission Possible: Save American Businesses

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2022

    The majority of business owners I have talked with during the Virus years will tell you they have lost money during this time. In too many cases it has cost them their business. And even for the ones who have made money or it looks like their revenue has been more, the cost of goods has risen dramatically. which has impacted their business. I could recount numerous stories about these businesses. However, it might be more productive to see information about money that you as a business owner may... Full story

  • Scorpion Bay Enhances Team

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2022

    As Scorpion Bay Marina continues to expand and diversify offerings, marina concessionaire Desert Troon Companies is pleased to announce it has enhanced its leadership team with the hire of Lynn Lovelady as Scorpion Bay's marina operations manager. Primary Point Of Contact Lovelady is an experienced marina manager who focuses on storage, regular rental boat projects, member services and other operational and human resources-related responsibilities at Scorpion Bay. She is the members' primary... Full story

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival Market Place


    Mix foolish pleasures with artisan treasures! The village marketplace has over 200 elaborately adorned shops offering an array of goods. Find unique handmade items such as blown glass, premium leather goods, and jewelry. Watch artisans work as they create a masterpiece right before your eyes! The Marketplace features over 200 artisans displaying a variety of unique, hand-made wares. Watch as the ancient skills of glassblowing, leatherwork, weaving, woodcarving, blacksmithing, candle making and... Full story

  • AZGFD March 2022 Hunting Calendar

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    March2022Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Make sure you don't miss an opportunity to hunt! Keep an eye on the Arizona Game and Fish website at azgfd.gov so you know when the latest regulation booklets are available. Applications are online only starting in January 2022. Don't miss out! Draw deadlines for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, and sandhill crane will be the second Tuesday in June, pending commission approval. Draw deadlines for spring javelina,... Full story

  • Arizona Big Game Super Raffle

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    The 2022 Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is underway with more prizes and more chances to win! The Arizona Game and Fish Commission annually awards the organization Special Big Game Tags, for seven of the state's big game species - bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and turkey. Raffle tickets are available for $5 to $25 each, depending on the species, and ticket sales go to on-the-ground conservation. For every online order placed for the main drawing prizes (7... Full story

  • San Diego Day at the Docks

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2022

    Day At The Docks Cancelled Letter From Peggy Couvrette Hi, Arizona Anglers, We had hoped to be in a position to host the annual Port of San Diego's Day At the Docks in April 2022. However, the Covid pandemic disruption has had a major impact on our underlying funding sources. And while we have explored potential alternative funding sources for 2022, it is now apparent that those resources will not be available in time for an event this spring. We continue to celebrate the vibrant and resilient... Full story

  • GCNP Announces Tips

    GCNP|Mar 1, 2022

    Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) this spring break can expect long lines and full parking lots. As a result of increased visitation, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait times between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parking lots, especially near the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, start reaching capacity by 12 p.m. and shuttle bus lines will be long. Please follow these tips as you prepare to visit the South Rim: • Arrive early (before 9 a.m.) or later in the d... Full story

  • AZGFD Arizona Wildlife Treasure

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    Thank You AZGFD For Sharing Here is a look at just a few of the wide variety in our state. How Did The Bighorn Sheep Cross The Road? The bighorn sheep population in northwest Arizona is important to outdoor enthusiasts of all types, yet highways have separated this population. As a result, wildlife-vehicle collisions, interference with access to adequate water and lack of habitat connectivity disrupt bighorn and put their population health at risk. Infrastructure Reduces Risk In a historic and i... Full story

  • Fire-Extinguisher-Regulation

    Boat US|Mar 1, 2022

    Twelve-year expiration for disposables and different carriage requirements for older, newer model year vessels announced. A rite of passage for every boater is the annual spring commissioning. Newly added to the boat owners to-do list this spring will be to check all disposable (non-rechargeable) fire extinguisher dates of manufacture, as well as the label for their U.S. Coast Guard classification. That's because a new U.S. Coast Guard regulation beginning April 20 for disposable fire... Full story

  • Titanic

    Jim Allen|Mar 1, 2022

    Setting The Scene Captain Brandon, employed by overseas governments, can be seen gleefully sailing the good ship U .S. Constitution into an iceberg. He is sure this will destroy the U. S. Constitution entirely. Something he has been trying to accomplish for many hears. "Talk about biting the hand that feeds". Captain Brandon has been employed by various nefarious outside interests for many years. This is his biggest assignment ever. In his disturbed mind he is positive that this act will ensure... Full story

  • AZGFD Reminders To OHV Operators

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) officers conducted off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety-enforcement patrols throughout the East Valley last month The focus was on ensuring public safety and deterring potentially hazardous or illegal operation of OHVs. Those using an OHV are reminded to use the following safety tips: • Never operate an OHV while impaired by alcohol or drugs. • Helmets are required by law for all riders under the age of 18 regardless of the off-highway vehicle type. They are... Full story

  • In Memory Of Bill Allen

    Jim Allen

    The funeral service with military honors will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Interment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Monday from 1:00 PM until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service on Monday at 1:45 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Department Outdoor Expo 2022


    It has been decided that we will be hosting an Outdoor Expo April 2-3, 2022. Event times have changed to 9am - 4pm on Saturday and 9am - 3pm on Sunday.Due to some scheduling conflicts along with COVID precautions, the Expo will have a slightly different look and feel this year. A good majority of the event will take place on the Southside of the road (traditionally known as Area 3 - Outdoor Recreation / Shotgun Area), with the exception of Firearms Manufacturers and/or trailer space for those... Full story

  • Lifesaving Acts

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2022

    Here Are Some Lifesaving Acts By TowBoatUS Captains Captains from Calif., Fla., N.C., N.J., Mich., S.C. are honored at annual gathering. For the red boats of TowBoatUS, the on-water towing and assistance fleet for recreational boaters, a routine day typically includes towing disabled boats back to the launch ramp, providing battery jumps, dropping off fuel, or offering a gentle tug out of the shallows. For each of these 12 towboat captains and crews, however, one workday was far from routine.... Full story

  • Arizona Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    Outdoor recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) by taking the public survey conducted by Arizona State Parks and Trails. The SCORP serves as a guide for public outdoor recreation in urban and rural neighborhoods, cities and regions. Each state is tasked with identifying outdoor recreation issues of statewide importance once every five years to be eligible for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) dollars. The results... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame NOMINATIONS


    Nominations Sought For Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame Inductees are recognized for their contributions to the state's outdoor heritage. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation (WFT) is soliciting nominations for this year’s inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor herit... Full story

  • Belmont Mine

    Belmont Mountains

    Margie Anderson, Arizona Boating And Watersports Outdoor Editor|Mar 1, 2022

    The Belmont Mountains are full of history. The Belmont Mine is now abandoned, but back in the 1920s up until the' 30s, it was a busy copper mine that also produced gold and silver. Now the big adit and mine opening have metal grates over them – the main one is over 500 feet deep, and a couple of people fell to their deaths in the abandoned mine, which led to the grates being installed. There is lots to see around the Belmont Mountains, especially at the site of the old mine. You can drive up t... Full story

  • Arizona Expos

    Mormon Lake UTV Rally

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2022

    Register today for the 2022 UTV Rally at Mormon Lake. Due to a scheduling error, the dates for the UTV Rally, Mormon Lake, have been updated to May 6 and 7. We are enhancing our show by adding more vendors, activities, and more. This year we are also allowing people to purchase their camping space in the location they choose; if they and their friends want to camp together, we advise getting your spaces early. To Those Who Have Already Registered If you are unable to make the new dates for the... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Department

    AZGFD Reminders To OHV Operators

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2022

    Renew OHV decals, remember helmets for youths, stay on trails. Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) officers conducted off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety-enforcement patrols throughout the East Valley last month. The focus was on ensuring public safety and deterring potentially hazardous or illegal operation of OHVs. Those using an OHV are reminded to use the following safety tips: • Never operate an OHV while impaired by alcohol or drugs. • Helmets are required by law for all riders under the... Full story

  • American Legion

    American Legion Auxiliary Scholarhips


    The American Legion And Its Auxiliary Support Education Goals Note: College can be overwhelming, and that's before you start to figure out how to pay the price tag that comes with it. This is where American Legion Auxiliary scholarships come in. If you're a student who's a descendant of a veteran, or you're an ALA Junior member or non-traditional student who's part of The American Legion Family and returning to college to further your career, or you know someone who fits these categories, you...

  • Margie Anderson|Mar 1, 2022

    Something Different This Month: Crappie Pros Rambo and Chamberlin Tell Us What Not to Do! Most anglers are familiar with bass pros, but Arizona anglers might not be aware that there are a lot of crappie pros out there, too. Crappie tournaments are starting to mean big money and slab hunters have learned a few tricks to help them target the big fish. Closer to home, guys like Curt Rambo and Art Chamberlin are known for their crappie prowess. What do these guys think the biggest crappie fishing...  Website

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