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Articles from the April 1, 2016 edition

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 By Bob Brown    Boating    April 1, 2016
Lake Havasu Boat Show

It's Time For The Lake Havasu Boat Show

The 25th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, presented by Frontier Communications and Mohave State Bank, is Arizona and Nevada's largest boat show. This year, the Lake Havasu Boat Show opens on Friday, Apri...

 

Captain's Corner

Why take a navigation class when just boating on our local lakes? The very good reason is because prudent mariners should know and understand basic navigation principles no matter how small or large...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

BoatUS Fire Facts

Fire ranks number five among all boat losses according to the BoatUS Marine Insurance Program claims files. Dig a little a deeper, and those claims files also tell you the six specific areas that...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants

Groups can apply all year for funds for boating safety and clean-boating projects. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

What's Wrong In This Photo

There are at least 11 technical faults that, if not addressed, could cause serious problems. How many can you find? Here's a hint -- they fall into two main areas: electrical and fuel/ventilation. To...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    April 1, 2016
California Yacht Sales

Business Spotlight - California Yacht Sales

California Yacht Sales is San Diego's marketplace for buying or selling sailboats, yachts and power boats. Whether you are searching boats for sale or preparing to sell your boat, the advantages of...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

On The Cover - Hike The High Country

Most Arizonans plus many others from out-of-state know and love the Flagstaff area. In fact, for Valley of the Sun residents, it offers a popular cool escape from the searing summer temperatures of...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2016

Arizona State Parks' Family Campout Program Spring Registration Now Open

Have you ever wanted to bring your family camping but weren't sure where to start? The Arizona Family Campout Program is a one-weekend adventure designed for families who have little or no experience...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

Destination: 'Day At The Docks'

From San Diego Sportfishing Council At A Glance This is the 37th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you'll take this...

 
 By WOT    Events   

Public Comment Period Extended

In response to several requests for an extension, the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS), is extending the public comment...

 

Lake Powell Spring Forecast 2016

Lake Powell sportfish were warm and happy when tucked in for the winter in 2015. Shad production has been at peak levels for the past two summer seasons. Gizzard shad dependably produce a consistent...

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Warm weather is settling in, resulting in big changes in fishing conditions. Shallow colored water warms more quickly than deep clear...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

Tip Of The Week At Lake Havasu, a.k.a. Arizona's West Coast, anglers can have banner days on the bedding smallmouth bass. Crappie and largemouth bass will follow with their egg protecting endeavors. (...

 
 By AZBW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Miss Yellowtail Derby 2016

The Yellowtail Derby Committee has selected Ciara Church to be the 2016 Miss Yellowtail Derby. She is the daughter of Derby anglers, Ray and Jill Broadfoot and is a senior at Mission Hills High...

 
 By WOT    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Healing Waters

He's the long-time Chairman of the Board of the renowned Cleveland Clinic, is one of the world's most successful businessmen, owns three baseball teams, and is an avid world-class fisherman who, for...

 

Why Take A Gun Class?

If you're like a lot of shooters, you probably think that taking a gun class is a waste of time and money. After all, there's not much to it - you just aim and pull the trigger, right? That might be o...

 

Wake Zone

To: John ("JK") Koleszar & Western Outdoor Times, Arizona Boating and Watersports Re: "Western Wildlife" article in the February 2016 edition, "Wake Zone, What Price is Enough?" Challenge Accepted...

 

Op-Ed - Ducey, Legislature Need To Help!

In 2006, I wrote a lengthy article about the inequities involved in the pay structure for the law enforcement personnel in the Arizona Game & Fish Department. The department was losing their...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day And Bats At Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park will celebrate Earth Day and the return of the Myotis velifer bat colony to Kartchner Caverns State Park at "Bat Day" on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day w...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    April 1, 2016

Flagstaff In Spring

Until this past year, our visits to Flagstaff have always been during the summer. Since they were old enough to walk, we've been taking our granddaughters there to hike every summer, and we spend...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2016

Fort Verde State Historic Park Honors Veterans

Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde will honor veterans at its annual "History of the Soldier" event on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 
 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2016

New! State Parks Adds Cabins For Comfort Camping

Imagine your next camping trip - waking up from a good night sleep on a comfortable bed, you walk out the front door onto the porch and breathe the fresh cool morning air while the sun warms your face...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2016

County Parks Greet Spring With A Fresh New Look

After months of planning and development, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a fresh, new Web site. "We're very excited about our new look," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa...

 
 By WOT    RVing    April 1, 2016

Help Glen Canyon Look Its Birthday Best In 2016 And Beyond

The National Park Service invites you to help Keep Glen Canyon Clean and looking its birthday best for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. A community and partner collaboration to improve re...

 
 By WOT    RVing    April 1, 2016

Expect Long Lines, Full Parking Lots, Plenty of Fun At Grand Canyon This Spring

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park this spring break can expect long lines and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon's visitation hit an all-time high. Based on visitors coming to the park...

 

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