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Articles from the September 1, 2020 edition

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  • On The Cover September 2020

    Carol L Allen

    This photo from the National Park Service inspired the cover of this issue. As we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, she symbolizes to me the importance of remembering our history -- both the glory and the darkness. She watched as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center burned and cried with us at the loss of life and the terrifying events of that infamous day. Patriot Day, established soon after, is a national day of mourning and reminds us how quickly and easily we can lose... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day"...  Website

  • Fire Restrictions

    WOT|Sep 1, 2020

    At Press Time, This Is The State Lands Information One spark is all it takes! • On Friday, Aug. 14, Stage I fire restrictions were re-implemented to state lands within Coconino County - SOUTH of the Grand Canyon and in Yavapai County. • Stage II fire restrictions remain in place in Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave and Yuma Counties and Coconino - NORTH of the Grand Canyon. • Target shooting and fireworks are never allowed at any time of the year. • For more information, please call our state f... Full story

  • Bat Tests Positive For Rabies

    GCNP|Sep 1, 2020

    Grand Canyon National Park has received confirmation that a bat collected at the Whitmore Helipad, located along the Colorado River near river mile 187 on August 6, has tested positive for rabies. The rabies positive bat did not come in contact with any visitors. In recent months, wildlife managers have reported an increase in human-bat interactions. Individuals who have had physical contact with a bat are advised to seek medical attention and be assessed for appropriate medical treatment.... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Sep 1, 2020

    Curt Rambo is arguably the best crappie jigger in Arizona. We've been fishing with Curt for decades, and he knows Roosevelt like the back of his hand. While bass fishermen will tell you that staying on one spot too long is a big mistake, the opposite is true with crappie, according to Rambo. A tournament angler is on the hunt for big fish. Curt, on the other hand, just wants to have a good time and put some dinner in the livewell, since he has all but given up guiding. His Te...  Website

  • Carol L Allen|Sep 1, 2020

    Ed Hale is the proud owner of Hales Marine Services and Transports. Ed began his journey in boating while serving in The United States Coast Guard for 10 years. After his service to our country was completed, he landed in Lake Havasu and knew that Arizona was the place he was meant to be. (It didn't hurt that MTV was filming Spring Break that week.)...  Website

  • Arizonans Recognized For Conservation Work

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2020

    Arizona's Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group (HAHWG) and Payson's Jim Strogen were among the conservationists recently honored at theWestern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) virtual awards ceremony. "The Arizona Game and Fish Commission and Department congratulate these conservation advocates on this well-deserved honor," said Commission Chair Kurt Davis. "Arizona's WAFWA award recipients are valuable partners in AZGFD's mission to conserve and protect the state's 800+... Full story

  • Lake Powell Report September 2020

    Wayne Gustaveson|Sep 1, 2020

    We began the weekly fish-sampling trip with a quick run to Warm Creek before the sun cleared the horizon. Last week we found quick boils and caught stripers on surface lures and spoons. This week was a bust with no fish on top and no fish showing up on the graph. That was what I expected so we headed uplake. We scanned the surface as we ran directly into the rising sun. Leaping stripers are often backlit while heading east in early morning light, making them easier to see. Still no fish showed... Full story

  • Boaters Need To Know Insurance Basics

    Boat US|Sep 1, 2020

    More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS offers three wise buying tips. Know the two basic types of boat insurance policies: Agreed Hull Value (AHV) and Actual Cash Value (ACV). AHV policies are the most popular type of boat insurance policy sold today b...

  • WOOT|Sep 1, 2020

    A Must Read For All Americans AND For All Those Trying To Destroy Our Country Americans are strong and resilient. We are going to keep our country and the constitution. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America....  Website

  • Arizona Boating & Watersports News Publications

    Your Favorite Stories

    Jim Allen, Arizona Boating And Watersports New Publications|Sep 1, 2020

    Do you have a story about you or your family that has appeared in one of our publications? Or, an article that was of special interest to you? Chances are if it appeared in our print version it will also be available in our glossy print version. You may find your favorite story here . Clicking on the MagCloud button will take you to a list of our glossy print issues. Take a look. There have been many great stories and pictures of our great outdoors. Clicking on the covers will take you to the... Full story

  • Patriot Day: A National Day Of Mourning


    In the immediate aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the victims of the tragic events. A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001, by Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) with 22 co-sponsors, among them 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans. The bill requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as Patriot... Full story

  • Secure Kayaks

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2020

    Kayak owners can secure their kayak to a rooftop rack or trailer to protect it from theft with BOLT Lock's "Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology" Cable Locks. BOLT Locks operate using the vehicle ignition key. Specially crafted tumblers permanently learn the vehicle ignition key the first time it is inserted into the lock. BOLT's Cable Lock is a 6' long coil coated with ¼-inch thick black vinyl. It has a double ball bearing lock mechanism, is weatherproof and has a stainless steel lock...

  • Sailboat Race

    Boat US|Sep 1, 2020

    BoatUS Foundation personal locator beacon rental program saves money, increases safety aboard America's boat and yacht clubs and other groups organizing sailboat racing this summer, the rules have all changed. Captains know that having success with social distancing could mean having fewer (nonrelated) crew aboard this racing season. However, fewer crew could also mean fewer hands aboard – and potentially fewer eyeballs to spot someone in the water – in the event of a crew-overboard sit...

  • Vintage U.S. Post Office Boxes For Sale

    Jim Allen

    Vintage U.S. Post Office Boxes, Circa 1950's $1,200. jim@azbw.com for Information.... Full story

  • Sears Fire In Arizona - Update

    Tonto National Forest

    EVENING UPDATE: Sears Fire - Oct. 1 PHOENIX, Oct. 1, 2020 -Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor and mop up hotspots along the perimeter of the Sears Fire. The fire remains at 14,476 acres and is now 48 percent contained. Higher temperatures today caused an increase in fire activity which resulted in an unburned pocket of vegetation to ignite within the fire's interior, however there was no threat of it spotting over containment lines. Fire crews continue to monitor and protect critical... Full story