Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Articles from the September 1, 2019 edition

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  • On The Cover September 2019

    Carol L Allen

    Finally cool weather is ahead and along with that are some great autumn events. Now is the transition time to fall and winter outdoor activities, including all that is available on local deserts, mountains, rivers and lakes. And, for women especially, the how to get the most out of the myriad of outdoor activities in the Southwest, is what "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" is all about. It's coming up soon - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 6-8 - at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. Sponsored by the... Full story

  • Carol L Allen|Sep 1, 2019

  • National Marine Sanctuary Safety

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2019

    New video outlines the unique precautions required when heading offshore to a marine sanctuary. The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries include more than 600,000 square miles of marine protected areas, from the rugged Olympic Peninsula of Washington to the "shipwreck alley" of Michigan's Thunder Bay and the turquoise-hued shallows of the Florida Keys. These national treasures present great opportunities for recreational boaters, anglers, and sailors – but only if they're prepared and have the g... Full story

  • BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains'

    Jim Allen|Sep 1, 2019

    BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains' feature shortens response time. When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app's new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need to call to BoatUS national dispatch and providing better service to boaters by shortening response times from the... Full story


    Doug Burt|Sep 1, 2019

    New Belgium Brewing Company recently released a three-part film series called, "Finding Common Ground". The film series explores the power of understanding another's perspective and setting aside differences to protect public lands. New Belgium Fat Tire is aiming to donate up to $250,000 to organizations dedicated to protecting public lands and shared outdoor spaces. This video series was fantastically produced, and covers the stories of: a hunter and a climber, a wheeler and a biker, and a... Full story

  • Centennial Trail

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2019

    Trails And Natural Parklands Portion Of Centennial Trail Reopens Contributors: Nancy Nesbit, Chris Hosking Due to new development in the area, about a third of Centennial Trail - an in-town trail that meanders through the boulders and canyons, with panoramic views of the City of Prescott, Rodeo Grounds, Thumb Butte, and Granite Mountain, and petroglyphs - was closed in November 2018. The closure was located in the middle third of the trail near the Kile Street trailhead and was due to blasting... Full story

  • Sand-Water-RV Expo Lake Havasu


    Off-Road Vehicles, Boats, RVs, Travel Trailers and Special Attractions Set To Kick-Off Fall Outdoor Recreation Season, November 16-17, 2019 in Lake Havasu. With cooler Arizona temperatures on the way in a couple of months, recreation enthusiasts begin the seasonal transitionto fall and winter outdoor activities like camping, fishing, travel and off-roading. This means Southwest residents and vacationing visitors alike are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to enjoy everything that local... Full story

  • Carol L Allen|Sep 1, 2019

    Ivan Would Have Been Pleased! The Ivan Nelson Veterans Fishing Classic Was A Huge Success As Carol Nelson, Ivan Nelson's wife, presented the winning trophy, all in attendance celebrated with her the successful event that had paired pro-anglers and veterans in the August 25 fishing tournament at Bartlett Lake, Ariz. A community had truly come together to honor her late husband and to give veterans (many who had never fished before) a chance to enjoy this sport and to get out on the water with...  Website

  • WOT|Sep 1, 2019

    Kayak fishing is a growing sport and it's easy to see why. Kayaks are nimble, less expensive than most motorized boats and provide access to places even the best casts from land just can't reach. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation confirms that kayaks are the most popular type of boat for Americans to own and that the number of people participating in kayak fishing has gone up in the past six years. But those who love the sport say kayak fishing is more than just a quick and less...  Website

  • Carol L Allen|Sep 1, 2019

    Although Kokopelli trailers, owned by Uriah Owsley, are delivered far and wide, the business is a local one and is dedicated to serving customers within the Phoenix area and the State of Arizona. Customer satisfaction earns an A+ as the following reviews confirm:...  Website

  • Carol L Allen

    Off-road vehicles, boats, RVs, travel trailers and special Attractions set to kick-off fall outdoor recreation season, November 16-17 at Lake Havasu. With cooler Arizona temperatures on the way in a couple of months, recreation enthusiasts begin the seasonal transition to fall and winter outdoor activities like camping, fishing, travel and off-roading. This means Southwest residents and vacationing visitors alike are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to enjoy everything that local deserts,...  Website

  • Grand Canyon Indian Garden Water Pumps Being Replaced

    GCNP|Sep 1, 2019

    Grand Canyon, AZ- Construction to replace two water pumps at the Grand Canyon National Park Indian Garden south pump house is beginning Sept. 23 and continuing into May 2020. The construction will require visitors to use a marked bypass trail around the construction site along the Bright Angel Trail. The pump house provides water to the park's South Rim, and outages from the pumps have contributed to multiple park-wide water conservation restrictions over the past five years. Replacing the... Full story

  • AZBW

    Pleasant Harbor, The City of Peoria, and Dillon's Restaurant will host the 1st Annual Peoria Country Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 19, featuring live country music from four popular country bands,as well as food trucks, a beer garden serving a variety of "adult beverages," as well as a fan experience, including live bull riding, a cigar lounge and corn hole. The event runs from 2 p.m-11 p.m., with gates opening at 12 p.m. The event site features panoramic views of Lake Pleasant and easy access...  Website

  • Elk Workshop

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2019

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is again partnering with the Arizona Elk Society White Mountain Chapter (AES) to offer an elk natural history and viewing workshop Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area near Eagar. Workshop presentations will begin at 11 a.m. and are followed by an early dinner AES. Maps will be provided to nearby areas with likely elk viewing opportunities. Sipe Wildlife Area has several hiking trails where you might see elk or other wildlife. Late... Full story

  • Travel Trailer

    WOT|Sep 1, 2019

    Most travel trailers have some form of heat, but it tends to be loud, dry and inefficient. The 250P from Aqua-Hot Heating Systems is different. It's an ultra-compact hydronic solution that delivers whisper-quiet, residential-quality warmth and continuous hot water. This is why RV technical pro John Carrillo installed it in his 32' Grand Design Imagine travel trailer and couldn't be happier with the results. Carrillo is no stranger to Aqua-Hot, having worked for the company for nine years before... Full story

  • Brite Wash

    WOT|Sep 1, 2019

    A Clean RV Starts With Brite Wash , thinking harsh equals effective. Nothing could be further from the truth. It instead removes any previously applied protective products, makes it difficult to rinse and pollutes the environment with chemical runoff. Brite Wash from Shurhold is different. Safe to use on any surface without stripping wax or polish, it leaves a brilliant, clean finish and is biodegradable, so harmless to the environment. Brite Wash is scientifically formulated to powerfully... Full story

  • Haigler Creek / Young / Hell's Canyon Loop

    Margie Anderson|Sep 1, 2019

    Almost thirty-five years ago, John and I and our American Brittany, Katie, went to Haigler Creek for the weekend. We camped in the woods right next to the creek and never saw anyone else the whole time we were there. Recently, John and I and our French Brittany, Mochi, went back to Haigler Creek just for a ride to get out of the heat. It makes for a great day trip, especially if you take the dirt roads down through Young afterwards and head north from there. Through Young The main road north... Full story

  • AZGFD Commission Honored


    The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) honored conservation professionals from several western states with awards commending their work to conserve fish and wildlife resources at an awards ceremony July 15 at the organization’s annual conference in Manhattan, Kansas. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission was recognized with the WAFWA Commission of the Year Award. Current AZGFD Commission members are: James Zieler; Eric Sparks; Kurt Davis; Leland “Bill” Brake; and James... Full story

  • AZGFD Assists Thirsty Wildlife

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2019

    Water is the essence of life and it's just as precious for Arizona's wildlife. For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has trucked or airlifted more than 1.5 million gallons of precious water to catchments throughout the state since January 2018. And trail cameras tell the tale of this important work with footage of elk, deer, bighorn sheep and countless other species leaning over for a refreshing drink at one of 3,000 catchments maintained by the department. "Water catchments are... Full story

  • Water Catchment Contamination Flagstaff Reward Offered

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2019

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information officers hope will lead to those responsible for contaminating a water catchment with diesel fuel or gasoline northeast of Flagstaff. Publisher's Note - Volunteers for water catchment placements are always welcome. Please contact Don McDowell at don@huntingfishing.com for information. Sometime around Sept. 15, fuel was deliberately poured into Young's Canyon Trick Tank, a water catchment in Game Management Uni... Full story

  • Arizona's White Mountains

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2019

    Arizona's White Mountains Invite You Just three hours from Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona's White Mountains boasts beautiful fall colors making it the perfect place to spend fall break. Some of our favorite viewing spots are Hawley Lake, Mount Baldy, Sunrise Mountain Resort and Alpine. After you spend the morning hiking, biking, boating or relaxing, be sure to come celebrate with fall festivities in Arizona's White Mountains towns. Come load up on corn, beer and crawfish at the Crawtober Fest in... Full story

  • Buddy Poppy In Flanders Fields

    Carol L Allen|Sep 1, 2019

    History Before Memorial Day in 1922, the VFW conducted their 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. Publisher's Note - Consider joining one of your local veterans organizations. During their 1923 encampment, the VFW decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy... Full story

  • American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

    Carol L. Allen|Sep 1, 2019

    Urge him/her to enter this contest and have a chance to win a scholarship. From VFW Auxiliary National Organization: 'Unwavering Support For Uncommon Heroes' Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. Publisher's Note - Consider joining one of your local veterans organizations. Who Is... Full story

  • Arizona's Top Five

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2019

    These Are Recommended As Summer Temps Continue Into Fall - By Nick Walter For AZGFD Sun sweats, triple-digit fidgets, dog days - they seem to make most outdoors lovers crave cool times in the high country. Some of the best family camping and fishing options include waters with stocked or self-sustaining fish, quality camping amenities, and striking scenery. Those factors were used by AZGFD fishing report editors and regional staff to determine this list. Be sure to check the latest fire... Full story

  • Youth Scholarships

    Carol L Allen|Sep 1, 2019

    Every year, students compete for their share of $3 million in scholarships and awards. The Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) and its Auxiliary are dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle-school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Voice of Democracy Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program... Full story

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