Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

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  • Great Gifts For Outdoorsy Types

    Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2015

    Before you know it, the annual gift-giving season will be upon us. I don't know about you, but I like to start the shopping early to spread the cost over a couple of months. If you've got outdoor types on your list, here are a few ideas that are sure to make them happy. Weego Chargers Weego has a great gift package this season: It's a Weego Jump Starter Battery+ bundled with a Weego smartphone charger. The Weego is pocket sized and capable of starting 12V batteries in cars, boats, trucks, etc,... Full story

  • In Memory Of Kathryn Marie Graves Martin ("Katie")

    Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2015

    We shall miss our visits with Katie at Martin Marine - (and the red licorice she always had on hand for customers and visitors). Katie has been described by those close to her as "a free spirit who lived life on her own terms." We all knew her as a straightforward, sincere woman and friend. She loved boating, skiing, camping, cooking, traveling (Disneyland was among her favorites), and she will also be remembered for her Super Bowl parties and her fantastic Sangria. Her life was full with Ken,... Full story

  • WDFW Seeks Comment On Proposed Protective Status Of Greater Sage-Grouse And Western Gray Squirrel

    WDFG|Oct 1, 2015

    OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on draft status reviews that recommend keeping greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. The public can comment through Dec. 29 on the listing recommendations and recently updated status reports for greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels. The draft review for the greater sage-grouse is available online at htt... Full story

  • In Memory Of Darleene Allen

    Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2015

    Our Aunt Darlene gave so much to her family and friends and will be deeply missed. Darlene taught for many years and was active in Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, Neb. She and our Uncle Bill were married for 66 years, and especially to him and their children - Michalee, Jennifer, and Rex - we send our sincere sympathy. Jim and Carol Allen... Full story

  • Fall Comes To Slide Rock State Park

    ASP|Oct 1, 2015

    As of press time, many were planning to come celebrate fall at Slide Rock State Park's Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event planners have been suggesting that visitors pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying harvest and homestead demonstrations, live music, kids' activities, face painting, fly wheelers, games and activities for the whole family. Slide Rock State Park's history began as a working Apple orchard. Today, this agricultural legacy continues. The... Full story

  • Northern Arizona State Park Weekend Scenic Drive

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2015

    From Phoenix go north on I-17 100 miles to Cottonwood (Exit on 260), Dead Horse Ranch State Park is right in town, then north on 89A for 16 miles to Red Rock State Park. Staying on 89A, go through Sedona for 6 miles to Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon and only 24 miles north to Flagstaff to visit Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. From Flagstaff, take the Lake Mary Road south 100 miles to Highway 87 (to Pine and Strawberry) and stop at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Follow 87 to... Full story

  • Celebrate 'Fort Verde Days' In Camp Verde, Oct. 10-11

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2015

    The Fort Verde Days celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Verde State Historic Park. This "Fee Free Weekend" of events starts with Fort Verde Days, celebrated with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, artillery demonstrations, living history presentations with re-enactors, special presentations, Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, military drills and a vintage baseball game. Travel back in time to experience Fort... Full story

  • On The Cover

    Carol L Allen

    Arizona is a dynamic state with a wide array of climate zones, and conditions particularly in the northern part of the Grand Canyon State allow for a beautiful array of fall foliage colors from mid-September through mid-November. Drives along U.S. Highway 89 will take you through an elevation change of more than 4,000 feet in the relatively short distance of 80 miles and plunge you into a mountainous kaleidoscope of fall color that covers the entire autumnal spectrum. Here are a few sites that... Full story

  • In Memory Of Purrcival Pavarotti Sidewinder Pussycat (Purrcy)

    Carol L Allen

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  • The End Of Summer Activities?

    ASP|Oct 1, 2015

    For many, Labor Day signaled the end of summer, but at Arizona State Parks, it's just the beginning of your family adventures. Get away from the hectic fall schedule and travel to some parks and nearby communities. Create moments to share while exploring the beautiful State of Arizona. Here are the top picks of some parks and nearby communities, events and fun things to do on a weekend. • Lyman Lake State Park (St. Johns) - Stay in a rustic camping cabin by the lake and enjoy activities i... Full story

  • Tempe Police Found Sport

    Jodi Polanski|Oct 1, 2015

    MEET SPORT! -- He was found by the Tempe Police Department at the Tempe Sports Complex and brought to Lost Our Home. We looked for his family but no one came for this adorable little fellow! He is a super sweet guy, very shy but underneath it all, a total cuddle bug! We would suggest several meet and greets so this little dude gets comfortable with you. A calmer home would work best for this cutie, somewhere that he can understand that he is safe and all he has to do is be a dog! Looking for... Full story

  • Baylor

    Jodi Polanski|Oct 1, 2015

    B AND B -- Baylor enjoys his water nice and cool. He would love to share his drinks with you if you'd adopt him. He and his brother Bartley are Lost Our Home's entrance-way greeters but would brighten your day were you to be their forever home. Please visit our website for all of our adoptable special pets.... Full story

  • Old Dogs Rule

    Jodi Polanski|Oct 1, 2015

    AGELESS – "Old Dogs Rule" and Freddie's rule is put on a tie to look your best for a photo shoot! Can you believe this little Chihuahua-rat terrier mix is 10 years young? Don't tell him because he still thinks he's a puppy! This good-looking guy was turned into Lost Our Home when his dad lost his home and we are lucky to have him! Freddie is blind in one eye from birth, but don't let this or his age fool you; this little fellow still has a lot of love and spunk left! He is great on a leash, l... Full story

  • Lost Our Home At Clark Park Farmers Market

    Jodi Polanski|Oct 1, 2015

    DON'T MISS IT! -- Looking for something to do on the weekends? Come hang out with Lost Our Home at the Clark Park Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. located at 1730 S. Roosevelt Street in Tempe. The weekly market will feature about 20 vendors selling local produce, handmade crafts by local artists, and prepared food and coffee. LOH will be there with our amazing adoptable dogs and information about our shelter. Don't miss out on all the fun!... Full story

  • Arizona Biltmore Champagne Brunch

    Jodi Polanski|Oct 1, 2015

    It's not too early to get our 2015 Champagne Brunch on your calendar! This year our brunch will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Resort. We are already gathering items you'll love for our silent auction. Our sponsors get great recognition and ensure every penny donated goes directly to the care of the pets. If you'd like to donate an auction item or receive information on being a sponsor, please contact Jodi at Jodi@lostourhome.org. This will be the best one... Full story

  • 'Respected Access In Arizona' Event Set For Nov. 7

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2015

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Tread Lightly! will host a special event Nov. 7 to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting access and enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities, such as recreational shooting, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, and camping. A fun-shoot, barbecue dinner, raffles, and live and silent auctions are planned at the Arizona State Credit Union Pavilion, located at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Proceeds will be used to help fund the... Full story

  • 'Show Us Your Helmet Hair'

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2015

    Summer-into-fall temperatures are on the decline, which is perfect for those looking to hit the trails with an off-highway vehicle (OHV). Whether it's taking a drive to see the changing aspen leaves in the high country or just enjoying cooler weather on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), autumn offers some of the best conditions to head outdoors. However, OHV enthusiasts can only enjoy their time if it's done safely and responsibly. "Riding safely should be the main priority for anyone participating... Full story

  • Maricopa County's Regional Parks Repeat Free-Camping Offer

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2015

    Beginning October 1, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at a desert mountain county park to receive one night of equal or lesser value for free at any of the County's desert parks during that same stay. "This is the seventh year the department has offered the Buy One, Get One promotion," said Chairman Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, D... Full story

  • Cultural-Demonstrator Series Continues In Grand Canyon National Park

    GCNP|Oct 1, 2015

    The Desert View Watchtower has launched a cultural-demonstrator series. The series provides park visitors the opportunity to interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park's Traditionally Associated Tribes and for the artisans to share their history and crafts. The demonstrations are possible with grants from Grand Canyon Association and ArtPlace America. Starting off the series was Hopi sculptor Evelyn Fredericks. Next, Jewelers, silversmiths, weavers, potters, sculptors, and more are... Full story

  • Great Gifts For Shooters

    John Anderson|Oct 1, 2015

    Ah, it's almost that time of year again! Time for my wife to do all the holiday shopping, decorating, cooking, baking, buying and wrapping gifts, etc. I just do the paying. Since those days will be upon us sooner than you think, here's a list of great gifts for shooters. If there's a shooter in your family (and I sincerely hope there is), something on this list is bound to make him or her happy. If you are the shooter in question, circle the items you would like and leave this in a conspicuous... Full story

  • Prescott Outdoor Festival

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  • Largest Black Marlin Ever Landed In California Waters

    John Campbell|Oct 1, 2015

    Caught by Rob Epstein 15 Oct 2015, weighed in 16 Oct at The Marlin Club by Don Wroncy and John Campbell, IGFA Rep.... Full story

  • More Than 125,000 Trout Destined For Area Lakes, Autumn Anglers' Tables

    WDFW|Oct 1, 2015

    OLYMPIA – With some 125,000 trout scheduled for stocking in western Washington lakes, area anglers should have an excellent chance at phenomenal fishing this fall and through the holiday season. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will stock 44 western Washington lakes with catchable-size trout this fall. “Fishing at lakes throughout the region should be great over the next few months,” said Larry Phillips, WDFW’s inland fish program manager. “Most of the trout are 11 to 13... Full story

  • Prescribed Burns Planned in the Hualapai Mountains

    BLM|Oct 1, 2015

    Kingman, Arizona - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct two prescribed burns in the Hualapai Mountains southeast of Kingman, Arizona, in the coming weeks. Weather permitting, burning may begin as early as November 2, 2015, and is expected to be complete within three to five days after ignition. These burn areas are located in the south end of the Hualapai Mountains in upper Blue Tank Canyon and Crow... Full story

  • Make 'Date Night' Unforgettable In Yuma

    YVB

    YUMA, ARIZONA - Think that enjoying a multi-course gourmet dinner under the stars in a date grove is a treat only available to pashas and potentates? Think again - and enjoy an unforgettable 'Date Night' in Yuma, the world's largest producer of Medjool dates. Set for Nov. 13 (2015), and Jan. 22, Feb. 12, and March 11 (2016), these special dinners are being presented by Yuma Visitors Bureau in cooperation with the Bard Valley Date Growers Association to showcase both Yuma's delightful desert... Full story

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