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Articles from the May 1, 2023 edition

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  • On The Cover May 2023

    Carol L. Allen

    You - the people, the citizens, the patriots, the Americans - all are the wind beneath our country's wings. With your loyalty and support, our eagle flies free, unencumbered by a divided citizenry, destructive politics, and weak leadership. It is up to you: Be a strong wind beneath our country's eagle or let it falter and fall. This Memorial Day we salute those who did not let the eagle fall: our veterans. Be Heard! These are five ways to get help when you need it. Lake Powell, Lake Mead Rising... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    Many nations around the world observe some kind of Armed Forces Day to honor their military forces. It is celebrated in the United States as a day to appreciate all active duty service members. This day is not to be confused with Veterans Day or Memorial Day....  Website

  • Cottontail Rabbits And Jackrabbits

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) advises small game hunters that reductions in the daily bag and possession limits for cottontail rabbits, as well as the initiation of daily bag and possession limits for jackrabbits, become effective July 1, 2023. Responding To Impacts In response to the impacts and lingering effects of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV-2), with localized incidents still occurring throughout the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission... Full story

  • Wear A Life Jacket

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    There were 13 boating fatalities, 60 injuries, $1 million in damages last year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is urging all who recreate on Arizona's waters to wear a life jacket, follow safety regulations and laws, as well as designate a sober operator. So far in 2023, three people have lost their lives boating in Arizona. In 2022, boating accidents claimed the lives of 13 people, injured 60 more, and caused $1 million in damages. "A life jacket does exactly what it says - it... Full story

  • Seen And Heard

    Boat US|May 1, 2023

    Visual distress signals can be very effective for summoning help from those assets closest to your location – fellow boaters – potentially shortening response time. Five Ways To Be Seen And Heard When You Really Need To Summon Help National Safe Boating Week is May 21–27. When you have an emergency on the water, how do you get help? For National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is reminding boaters that having the ability to be se... Full story

  • Veterans Page

    Before Memorial Day in 1922, VFW conducted our first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today. During our 1923 encampment, we decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assistance. The next year,... Full story

  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    The Ben Avery Shooting Facility's (BASF) rifle and pistol ranges, archery ranges, and Clay Target Center have switched to summer hours of operation through Aug. 28. • Monday: CLOSED • Tuesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Wednesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Thursday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. • Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. • Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Note: Archery ranges open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. "These summer hours of operation provide for the facility to be open during the coolest parts of the... Full story

  • Maricopa County Parks Fire Ban

    AZBW|May 1, 2023

    Maricopa County's regional parks set May 1 as the start date for the annual fire ban (Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban on Monday, May 1, 2023. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's annual fire ban went into effect the same day. The department's annual fire ban dates align with the county's Air Quality Department burn activity regulations. Under these regulations, outdoor recreational fires are prohibited w... Full story

  • New Zealand Mudsnails

    AZGFD|May 1, 2023

    Anglers and others recreating in Canyon Creek are now required to clean, drain, dry and decontaminate their equipment after each visit The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has added Canyon Creek to its list of "Aquatic Invasive Species Affected Waters" (also known as Director's Order 2) after recently confirming the presence of invasive New Zealand mudsnails in lower Canyon Creek about 3 miles downstream of Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery. Director's Orders are authorized by ARS §17-255.01... Full story