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Articles from the May 15, 2015 edition

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 By GCNP    RVing    May 15, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park Tourism Creates $509 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that over 4.7 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2014 spent $509 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,846 jobs... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    May 15, 2015

Tusayan Shuttle At GRCA Begins May 23

The National Park Service (NPS) will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan, Ariz. The Tusayan Route will be available from Saturday,... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    May 15, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim Open For 2015 Season

The Arizona Department of Transportation opened Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on May 15, and Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon... Full story

 By Susan Ekback    Wildlife    May 15, 2015

Lost Our Home Needs Volunteers

Lost Our Home (LOH) is seeking volunteers to deliver pet food to home-bound families in need. If you are available to deliver to any of these, locations please let me know and I will give further... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    May 15, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park Announces Fee Increases

Effective June 1, Grand Canyon National Park will increase park entrance fees and the cost of overnight backcountry permits. The current park entrance fees have been in place since 2006. Grand Canyon... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Only Five

ONLY FIVE -- There are only five naturally occurring populations of spikedace remaining in the world (and possibly just three). So the Arizona Game and Fish Department on Monday, May 11, helped stock... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    May 15, 2015

Several Campgrounds North Of Phoenix Are Closed For The Summer

Some of the more remote sites on the Cave Creek Ranger District are now closed for the summer. The following sites will be closed until Oct. 1: Mesquite Campground, Horseshoe Campground, and... Full story


At The Ben Avery Range

Maybe you're not old enough to remember Ben Avery. I grew up reading his outdoor stories in the Arizona Republic. Ben loved the outdoors and was a heck of a writer. He started writing in 1928 and... Full story

 By UCGA    Boating    May 15, 2015

National Safe Boating Week Is Never Over

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 have been conducting a variety of events for National Safe Boating Week. This week prior to the Memorial Day weekend is to heighten awareness of... Full story

 By AZGFD    WOOT    May 15, 2015

One less spark could mean one less wildfire

PHOENIX -- A coalition of Arizona-based agencies has an important message for everyone heading outdoors this summer: Be a responsible recreationist. It only takes one spark on dry grass, leaves, branc... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    May 15, 2015

National Safe Boating Week

Now through May 22 is National Safe Boating week, reminding anyone who spends his or her time on the water to think about ways to have a great summer and avoid any chance of becoming US Coast Guard... Full story


Barrow's Day On The Lake Offers Adapted Water Sports

www.raisingarizonakids.com Children and adults with physical or neurological disabilities can enjoy water sports in a safe environment during Barrow's Day on the Lake at Bartlett Lake Marina in the To... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    May 15, 2015

Accidents On Water Happen; Life Jackets Save Lives

Arizona's boating season is in full swing and the Arizona Game and Fish Department geared up for it with life-jacket exchange stations at four of the state's lakes on May 16. Boaters with tattered... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2015

There Is Still Time

THERE'S STILL TIME -- Will you be fishing the San Diego waters before June 8? San Diego's International Yellowtail Derby is a World Class fishing tournament reminiscent of San Diego's famous... Full story


Trophy Striper

Steve Roberts from Clear Lake, Iowa, had a great first trip to Lake Powell. He did his homework by reading all the fish reports on Wayneswords.com two weeks before his arrival. When he finally... Full story


Lake Powell Fish Report

http://www.wayneswords.com Fish reports from the first part of May are rolling in and all agree that we have seen the best fishing of the year and perhaps the best seen in a very long time. All... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    May 15, 2015

Accon Marine's Quick Release Bimini Hinges

HASSLE-FREE -- For years, Accon Marine's Quick Release Bimini Hinges have provided owners with a hassle-free way to install and remove bimini tops. Now, that high-quality and sleek piece of hardware... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Free Kayak-Fishing Clinic To Be Held At Fool Hollow Lake

Learn how to paddle and cast May 23 at Fool Hollow Lake in Show Low with a 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. kayak fishing clinic. The clinic is free. Reserve a spot with a refundable registration deposit of $20.... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Area expanded for fishing for hatchery spring chinook on the White Salmon River

Action: White Salmon River anglers will be allowed to fish for hatchery spring chinook from the county bridge below the former power house upstream to the Northwestern Road Bridge beginning May 23.... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Fishing closure for Kress Lake safety day event

Action: Closes Kress Lake to fishing by the public for two days. Effective Dates: May 22 - 12:01 a.m.: Entire lake closed to public fishing May 23: Lake closed to public fishing until 6 p.m., but... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Halibut fishing to close in most of Marine Area 2

Action: Close the recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores), except that halibut fishing is allowed in the northern nearshore area from the Queets River (47º31.70'N. latit... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    May 15, 2015

Hatchery steelhead limits rise on Klickitat River; upper river opens early for hatchery spring chinook

Action: The hatchery steelhead daily limit will be increased to 3 fish. Up to two hatchery adult spring chinook may be kept as part of the daily limit for salmon on the upper Klickitat River.... Full story

 By WDFW    Events   

WDFW's 2015 'Citizen Awards' Honor Dedication To Fish And Wildlife

OLYMPIA-Dedicated volunteers carried 35 pound backpacks with gallons of water and thousands of delicate trout fry miles up steep trails to stock mountain lakes year after year. Another group... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    May 15, 2015

AZGFD Announces Launch Of Customer Portal, Web Site

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the official launch of its new Customer Portal and redesigned Web site. The portal allows customers to create a secure account where they can manage... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 15, 2015

Bighorn Sheep Workshops Provide Unique Wildlife-Viewing Opportunity

An unforgiving environment, the Black Mountains northwest of Kingman feature extreme summer temperatures, steep rock faces, and hold little forage. While few may consider the setting an ideal destinat... Full story


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