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Articles from the July 15, 2013 edition

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  • Discovery Of Quagga Mussels At Lake Powell Will Affect Boaters, Anglers

    Jul 15, 2013

    With the recent discovery of quagga mussels in Lake Powell, boaters leaving the northeastern Arizona lake will be required by law to pull their boat plug and decontaminate and dry their watercraft before leaving the vicinity of the lake to help prevent the spread of these invasive mussels. The requirements, which took effect July 1, are now the same as for other Arizona waters known to contain quagga mussels. These waters are listed in the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Aquatic Invasive S... Full story

  • Here's A New Way To Combat Mold Odor And Other Unpleasant Smells

    Sandy Lindsey|Jul 15, 2013

    Star brite's solution to mold odors and any foul smells is their all-new EPA-approved, patented, super-effective MDG Mold/Mildew Odor Control Systems. For more than 30 years Star brite’s MDG bags have been the top choice for preventing mildew smells or other foul odors in boats. Now Star brite has introduced an even better way to eliminate and prevent mildew odor or any other foul smells — the all-new MDG Mold/Mildew Odor Control Systems. It is the ideal way to prevent foul odors from for... Full story

  • Safety Zone Established On Colorado River at I-40

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Lake Havasu National Refuge Complex has created a safety zone that is anticipated to reduce the likelihood of boat collisions in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge at the Interstate 40 Bridge on the Colorado River. The expansion of commercial development at the Topock 66 Marina is expected to greatly increase boating traffic in the area. Safety concerns had been expressed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Lake Havasu Marine Association. A No Wake Zone has been created with two boundary lines of regulatory buoys approximately 700... Full story

  • Miss Manners Should Make A Visit To The Boat Launch Ramp

    BoatUS|Jul 15, 2013

    Impolite, self-centered behavior could well describe a kindergarten sandbox at recess, but it also fits the description of the mayhem that some boat launch ramps experience on a busy summer weekend. If America's famed etiquette expert, Miss Manners, were to visit a launch ramp, what lack of courtesy would she find? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has the answer with these top five launch ramp etiquette rules that can make the task go a lot easier and faster for all. Be... Full story

  • Five Helpful Boating Tips You Can Thank Seaworthy For

    BoatUS|Jul 15, 2013

    Everyone loves a good story about boating mishaps — as long as it's not their own. For 30 years the BoatUS Marine Insurance damage-avoidance publication Seaworthy has combed through the BoatUS claims files to shed light on how boats are damaged and how boaters are injured, and to suggest research-based solutions to keep its readers from becoming a statistic. Free to BoatUS insureds and available to others by annual subscription, Seaworthy celebrates its 30th anniversary with five boating m... Full story

  • Fur & Feather Animal Assistance 2013 Raffle

    Jul 15, 2013

    RAFFLE DRAWING We drew the raffle tickets on Saturday July 20 at the Pie O Neer here in Pie Town. Brad and Clay conducted the selection. Kathy Knapp drew the winning tickets. We are pleased to announce the winners. I am attaching a couple of pictures. In one, Brad is wearing the jacket and holding the gun. The Dulcimer is on the chair. The last picture is of the poster for the raffle. We especially want to thank Clay Schumacher for donating the rifle, Kathy and Stanley from the Pie O Neer for... Full story

  • Sun Valley Fiber-Glas

    Jim Allen|Jul 15, 2013

    Dan Turner came from the Arkansas/Missouri area in 1987. He had started there in fiberglass manufacturing, which he did for about 10 years. Turner made just about everything, including waterslides, and was one of a few not employed in a farm-related business. That was Act 1. Setting the stage for Act 2 for Turner was a request for him to do some repair work back home. His normal fee for manufacturing fiberglass items in 1985 was $12/hour, but he found that doing repairs was bringing some... Full story

  • Arizona Urban Fishing Report

    AZGFD|Jul 15, 2013

    With catfish stockings at all Phoenix and Tucson urban waters on hold during the summer months, fishing becomes more challenging, requiring anglers to be adaptable, patient and persistent. Plenty of wily catfish still lurk the depths of the lakes, especially larger lakes of more than 4 acres. Catfishing is fair for anglers using worms, stink baits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. Catfish can be caught throughout the day, but are most active when the sun goes down. Most catfish are from 14-18 inc... Full story

  • Lake Powell Fish Report

    Wayne Gustaveson, www.wayneswords.com|Jul 15, 2013

    Lake Powell fishing strategy is determined by shad size and abundance. Striped bass are feeding on the surface over the entire lake but where shad numbers are small so are the boils. Where larger shad are numerous fishing success is terrific. In the southern lake shad are tiny and scarce. Little slurps are seen randomly throughout the day, but stripers feed quickly on a small group of shad and then dive back to the depths. Stripers can be caught if they surface within casting range and anglers... Full story

  • Arizona Anglers Enjoy Summer Catchin'

    AZGFD, AZGFD|Jul 15, 2013

    Tip Of The Week Remember that at Blue Ridge (C.C. Cragin) there is no bag or possession limit. The road is open and SRP has begun to draw the lake down for necessary repairs to the dam and associated piping. There have been reports of some nice holdover trout being caught. The lake will not be stocked this year due to plans to drain the lake for repairs. The Reel Deal Trout fishing is only picking up with monsoon activity. Many high country fisheries are scheduled to be stocked this week. But,... Full story

  • Fish Tales From The West Coast

    Bill Roecker, www.FishingVideos.com|Jul 15, 2013

    Bluefin Dive Long-range boats reporting from the bluefin area south of San Diego yesterday indicated bluefin fishing was tough at best. Some boats managed one or two fish per rod; others didn’t fare so well. There were reports indicating fishing was okay in the morning, but non-compliant in the afternoon. Skipper Andy Cates of Red Rooster III offered a typical report: “We started off good in the morning with a couple of stops on school size bluefin. We dropped the ball and spent the aft... Full story

  • KeepAmericaFishing™ Announces 1 Million Supporters, Changes

    Jul 15, 2013

    KeepAmericaFishing™, (KAF)the industry’s angler-advocacy program, is pleased to announce several ground-breaking developments. These changes will enhance interaction with anglers on issues and provide a more engaging experience across the board. As of late June 2013, KeepAmericaFishing supporters number over 1 million. That is over 1 million anglers advocating for recreational fishing — an army of angler advocates. It started July 1; now you can join KeepAmericaFishing as a member for only... Full story

  • Arizona - Two Public Meetings Remain On Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is considering changes to the fishing regulations and is continuing its series of public meetings to provide information. The remaining meetings are — . • July 19, 6 p.m., Arizona Game and Fish Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road. • July 19, 6 p.m., Arizona Game and Fish Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd. Meetings were previously held in Flagstaff, Mesa, Yuma and Tucson. In addition, the public can also submit written comme... Full story

  • AZGFD Among Recovery Champion Award Recipients For Gila Trout Protection

    Jul 15, 2013

    The collaborative efforts of multiple natural resource agencies to protect Gila trout and other native fish populations after last year's devastating Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire in New Mexico were recognized with the 2012 Region 2 Recovery Champion Award. Recovery Champions are U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and their partners whose work in advancing the recovery of endangered and threatened species of plants and animals. The award was presented to the Gila trout and Chihuahua Recovery... Full story

  • Public Can Still Provide Comment On Proposed Revisions To Hunt Guidelines

    AZGFD|Jul 15, 2013

    The public still has the opportunity to provide comment on the revised draft of the hunt guidelines for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 hunting seasons. The revised draft can be viewed at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines. Comment can be submitted through July 31 by e-mail to azgamebranch@azgfd.gov, or by mail to Hunt Guidelines, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. The draft was developed based on prior input from the public this year and was shared with the... Full story

  • Public Invited To Open Houses Re: 2014 Spring Hunt Recommendations

    AZGFD|Jul 15, 2013

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host six public open houses where constituents may review and ask questions about the 2014 spring recommendations for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear. The proposed recommendations are anticipated to be posted online on July 19 at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines. Each year, the department makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas, and...

  • Grants Now Available To Expand Participation

    AZGFD|Jul 15, 2013

    Local sportsmen's groups can apply now for grant funding for programs that promote activities and events for hunter, angler, shooter and trapper recruitment and retention. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering $75,000 in grant funding this year. Applications must be received by the department by 5 p.m. (MST) on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Examples of projects eligible for the Arizona Game and Fish Department grants include — Hands-on mentored hunting events: • Small game hunting camps - qu... Full story

  • NMMA President to Highlight Economic Impact of Boating at a U.S. House of Representatives Briefing

    NMMA, NMMA|Jul 15, 2013

    On July 24, 2013, Thomas J. Dammrich, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will discuss the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 1310 of the Longworth House Office Building. This informative session will prepare Representatives to discuss the economy and jobs outlook with constituents, armed with the latest data on the demographics and economic impact of recreational boating as they return to their districts for the height of the summer... Full story

  • Ballast Point Announces Beer Festival Aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego

    On Sunday August 11, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits will hold its 17th Anniversary Party & Beer Festival aboard the Maritime Museum of San Diego, with all proceeds to benefit the Maritime Museum. The event, which will run from 1-5pm on Aug. 11, will feature over 40 Ballast Point beers, including several barrel-aged and rare selections. Tickets for the event are $40 and will include admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, 15 3oz beer tasters, and a souvenir tasting glass. “We haven’t held an Anniversary Party in three years, and we wante... Full story

  • Ultimate White Mountain Get Away Raffle Going On Now Until September

    Springerville Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce

    EAGAR, Ariz. — On Sept. 7, one lucky Ultimate White Mountain Get Away Raffle winner will own a complete Alpine Retreat Package. The package includes a 1.25 acre lot in cool Alpine, Ariz., a 40-foot Columbus Fifth Wheel, and a 2013 Ford F250, four-wheel drive truck, to help tow your new trailer around town. The Ultimate White Mountain Get Away Raffle is sponsored by the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce and all the proceeds go to non-profits of Apache County. Draw On Sept. 7 One wi... Full story

  • 'Suvoyuki Day' Celebrates Hopi Partners

    AZ State Parks

    "Suvoyuki" translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a "joint effort." "Suvoyuki Day" is an open house on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homolovi State Park that celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi area archaeological and cultural sites from destruction. There will be activities throughout the day including special archaeological site tours held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cultural artists and demonstrators will also be on... Full story

  • Grand Canyon Association Presents A Grand Celebration of Art

    GCA, Grand Canyon Association and Arizona Public Service

    The Grand Canyon Association and Arizona Public Service are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 14, 2013- Jan. 20, 2014. This event features twenty-six artists from around the country who have created a studio piece for the exhibition and will paint plein air during the week before the exhibit opens. Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park will have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting... Full story

  • Good News From Arizona State Parks

    AZ State Parks|Jul 15, 2013

    Escape The Heat! On-Site Volunteers Needed At Kartchner Caverns State Park On-site park volunteer opportunities are available at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Bring your RV and live at the park while volunteering this summer, 2013. The weather at Kartchner Caverns State Park is 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Tucson because of the 4,600 foot elevation. Volunteers are a vital and integral part of the programs at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Volunteering at... Full story

  • It's What We Can Do Now

    Jul 15, 2013

    The ‘Last Alarm’ sounded for 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots on June 30, 2013. Most of us have followed the recent news from Prescott/Yarnell, Ariz., and have undoubtedly heard about the Yarnell fire and the tragic loss of the group of 19 elite firefighters. Flags have been flying at half-staff to honor these selfless, model citizens. We also remember the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew: Brendan McDonough, 21. At the time of the tragedy, he was acting as a lookout at a hig... Full story

  • Learn About High Country Hummingbirds At July 27 Festival

    AZGFD|Jul 15, 2013

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is again offering a unique opportunity for people to learn more about Arizona's colorful forest hummingbirds at the 10th annual High Country Hummers Festival on Saturday, July 27, at the department's Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area located near Eagar in eastern Arizona. Sheri Williamson, one of the nation's foremost experts on hummingbirds, will lead a capture and bird-banding event with the assistance of a group of volunteers. The event is free and open... Full story

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