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Articles from the April 1, 2023 edition

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  • On The Cover April 2023

    Carol L Allen

    There's something about this time of year, isn't there? We're suspended between the end of a chilly Arizona-type winter and the blistering heat of an Arizona summer. However, that's not all of the state; we can always escape the Valley oven and enjoy the cool freshness of our High Country in areas like Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson, Greer, etc. . And, of course, there are our waterways - everything from swimming pools to ponds to rivers and streams to beautiful, refreshing lakes. Boating of all ty... Full story

  • Safe Boating Make The Most Of Your Boating Season

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2023

    'The best boating experience is safe boating.' National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 20-26, 2023, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. "The best boating experience is safe boating," said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame


    This year marks the Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation (WFT) is soliciting nominations for this year's inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 28, 2023. 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 heritage. To Submit A Nomination Visit h... Full story

  • Faces Of CNIC Mac Ralph Deines

    Coleen R. San Nicolas-Perez Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs|Apr 1, 2023

    Faces Of CNIC: Mac Ralph Deines ‘Success At CNIC Equals Success At Any Other Command’ From Coleen R. San Nicolas-Perez Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs Editor’s Note: This is a special edition of Faces of CNIC in recognition of the 130th birthday of the Navy’s chief petty officer. Chief Master-at-Arms Ralph Deines considers himself “nobody special.” Well, with all due respect to Chief Deines, the rest of us disagree. There is something distinctive about Deines that makes him... Full story

  • AZGFD Driver Training

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    AZGFD offers ROV side-by-side driver training course on April 22 Includes closed and open trail experiences PHOENIX - If you enjoy riding recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) side-by-sides, you shouldn't pass up this unique opportunity to enhance your skills and learn from an expert. AZGFD Offers Unique Training The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is offering a unique side-by-side training class on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the department's OHV Education Range... Full story

  • AZGFD Avoiding Conflicts With Wildlife

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    In the aftermath of two recent coyote attacks on toddlers in north Scottsdale, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is reminding residents to help avoid conflicts with wildlife by not feeding them and by not letting them feel comfortable around your home. The toddlers were attacked by coyotes in separate incidents two weeks ago and sustained minor injuries. Wildlife officials believe the same coyote was responsible for both attacks. AZGFD personnel searched the area for several days... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    May 20-26: National Safe Boating Week Downstream Events Calendar April 2023National Safe Boating Week reminds all boaters to brush up on boating-safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. "The best boating experience is safe boating," said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National Safe...  Website

  • Arizona Wet Winter

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    A succession of winter storms has provided much-needed moisture to Arizona's waters and landscapes over the last several months. Salt River Project (SRP) said this winter has been one of the best for the Verde and Salt River water systems in the last three decades, and SRP's reservoirs (Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon and Saguaro on the Salt, and Horseshoe and Bartlett on the Verde) are projected to fill or be close to capacity. While the rain and snow is welcome in terms of helping to mitigate dry... Full story

  • AZGFD Offers Big Game Hunting Opportunities

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    These apply to hunts into September and October. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) once again has offered new hunting opportunities that will provide all hunters with a chance to draw an additional elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and pronghorn permit-tag, while generating revenue to support wildlife conservation efforts across the state. Although the draw closed April 11, applicants who were drawn for a limited-entry permit-tag will be contacted by the department, at which time... Full story

  • Good News For Older People

    WOOT, Western Outdoor Other Times|Apr 1, 2023

    Well, well well. Finally some GREAT news for Sr. Citizens!! ...Instead of all the normal 'Gloom n Doom' associated with the geriatric group (the fastest growing segment of society by the way) we're finding out that we're actually leading in brain activity. FYI - maybe being older is better?? The director of the George Washington University College of Medicine argues that the brain of an elderly person is much more plastic than is commonly believed. At this age, the interaction of the right and... Full story

  • I Never Cared

    WOOT, Western Outdoor Other Times|Apr 1, 2023

    Publishers Note - With the way our world is now we receive a lot of comments regarding our world. Some we choose to pass on to our readers. I never cared if you were "gay" or whatever acronym you chose to call yourself, until your 6% of the population started wanting special privileges. I never cared what color your skin was, until your 12% of the population (Blacks) started blaming me for your problems, and wanting restitution for any ills my White ancestors may have done to your Black... Full story

  • Vessel Safety Check

    Boat US|Apr 1, 2023

    How do you know your boat is ready for a safe summer boating season and complies with new U.S. Coast Guard regulations? A no-cost, no-penalty vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons/America's Boating Club can help. Scheduled inspections are often offered at launch ramps, marinas and boat clubs, or appointments can be made for a vessel examiner to come to your boat. Go to cgaux.org/vsc to learn more. The program is sponsored by the BoatUS Foundation for... Full story

  • Havasu River Marina

    Lake Havasu Striper Derby

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2023

    This year's Grand Raffle prize Klamath 16 EXW paired with a Suzuki 40 HP motor and trailer will be a rig worth parking in front of the house to show off. Not to mention the family fishing fun at your local fishing hole at gorgeous Lake Havasu. The Striper Derby festivities kick off on Friday afternoon May 5 at the team check-in, held at the Havasu Riviera Marina at 2067 Havasu Riviera Parkway where all anglers and family members will be invited to a special appreciation Locos Tacos taco truck du... Full story

  • Pronghorn, Elk Hunt Draw Results

    AZGFD|Apr 1, 2023

    Hunters should check their AZGFD portal account . The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has released the draw results for 2023 pronghorn and elk hunts. A customer's AZGFD portal account is the only source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points. A free portal account can be created at accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register (account features for minor dependents are available). A portal account allows customers to create a secure account where they can view and manage their... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Attractions

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2023

    Cool And Unusual Attractions In The Lake Havasu City Area In the first half of the 20th Century, one of the most famous people alive was Robert Ripley: creator of the Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, radio show and television series. Starting in 1919, he made his fortune highlighting odd facts from around the world. Were he still alive today, we think he'd be fascinated about strange sights and oddities in the Lake Havasu City area. Visitors to the area can explore this... Full story

  • Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

    WOOT, Western Outdoor Other Times|Apr 1, 2023

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  • Boating Safety

    Ed Huntsman|Apr 1, 2023

    It never fails – every time I'm on the water, be it on a powerboat, and sailboat or paddling I always hear a boater doing a radio check. And frequently, others demonstrating their total lack of understanding on proper radio procedure by engaging in 2 minute plus conversations on channel 16 while everyone else listens in – not unlike the person speaking loudly on their cell phone in a restaurant.Many apparently justdon't understand, or have not taken the time to learn how to properly use the... Full story

  • Prescott Jazz Summit

    Prescott Jazz Summit


    Information Provided By Mike Vax The Prescott Jazz Summit Educational Outreach Program The Prescott Jazz Summit has an educational component as part of its yearly schedule. We have given clinics for bands from all over Arizona, had student ensembles perform at our annual festival, given funds to local music departments, given scholarships to deserving students, and presented assembly programs in schools. We have reached over 5000 students all over Arizona. We present assemblies for the WHOLE stu... Full story

  • Page 11

    Jim Allen

    Page 11 is a one page business directory found in Western Outdoor Times. It contains some of our finest advertisers. SOLD OUT ADVENTURE iDIAZ B.A.S.S. Arizona High School Nation Bass Junkyz Bryan Church - Bartlett Lake Marina Clippership RV Rental & Sales Don McDowell Outdoors Farmers Insurance Chalyce McQueen Hall of Flame Krog's Kamp Nationwide Warranties Prescott Jazz Summit Riverbound Sports Russell Financial Scottsdale American Legion Post 44 VFW 720 VFW 3513 Western Outdoor Times Check... Full story

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  • Desert Tails Shelter


    Jim Allen|Apr 1, 2023

    I have been fostering Duke the coolest dog for the last 2 weeks. He is 11 and a retired Service Dog. His owner died so we don't have the paper work of the service he performed. I took him to the vet today. He is fixed and is UTD on shots. He has some old dog bumps and lumps and vet felt them was not overly concerned. He is a Weimaraner and weighs 57lbs. He is great around other dogs and we cat tested and he was not interested. I will foster until a home is found and I'm doing this through... Full story

  • Win Win Bingo Casino


    Storage Wars Star Darrell "The Gambler" Sheets Opens New Business in Town LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (May 3, 2023) – Located near Lake Havasu City's northern city limits, The Win Win Bingo Casino is the latest place to press your luck in the region. Veteran-owned and operated, Win Win is Lake Havasu City's only casino and supports a variety of local non-profits. Fans of bingo, slots or video poker can get in the game at 5601 Highway 95 North, next to Dillard's at the Shops at Lake Havasu. V... Full story

  • Bass Junkyz

    Bass Junkyz

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2023

    'Feed The Addiction' These tournaments are not just events; they are community. Bass JunkyzBass Junkyz is not just a bass fishing tournament event, it is a community of anglers coming together for a sport they love. We invite family and friends to attend every event. Our weigh-in system is state of the art and our process is streamlined to increase the survival rate of bass. Food is provided after every weigh in and checks are handed out in a timely manner. Fished the Bass Junkyz team... Full story

  • Fearless Kitty Rescue

    Fearless Kitty Rescue

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2023

    You're Invited to our Open House Tomorrow - Saturday, May 20th In honor of Fearless Kitty Rescue making its very first mortgage payment on the building, we are holding an Open House this Saturday, May 20th, from noon to 3 pm! You all helped make this happen, and we would love to celebrate with you (and the kitties, too)! Stop by for fun and even a toast to the Rescue! There will be purrs all around if you'd like to bring a 'housewarming' gift for the kittens as well!... Full story