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Articles from the October 1, 2021 edition

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  • On The Cover October 2021

    Carol L Allen

    Arizona Autumns Are Awesome! Especially this fall that is full of celebration and color! First, we thank Lake Havasu City Tourism and Convention Bureau, Jeff Blumenfeld, and Jason Castellucci for assembling the wonderful photos and information about this month's incredible celebration: The 50th anniversary of the dedication of Lake Havasu City's famed London Bridge. Read the page 1 story that outlines the October-filled calendar of fun and activities to mark this big birthday event. (Jim and I... Full story

  • California Boat Registration Fee

    Boat US|Oct 1, 2021

    News From Our Next-Door BoatingNeighbors Huge California Boat Registration Fee Hike Averted Next Up: Ensuring fuel taxes paid by boaters equitably fund California's boating education and safety, facilities, AIS, and enforcement programs. The implications go beyond that state's borders. California's recreational boaters could have been in for a shock with a proposed 250 percent recreational vessel registration fee increase being discussed among Golden State legislators earlier this year.... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Bridge


    Lake Havasu Gears Up For Biggest Celebration In 50 Years Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-famous London Bridge - the soul of Lake Havasu City. Lake Havasu City is gearing up for its largest celebration in, well, 50 years. In October, the city will kick off a month-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the dedication of its famed London Bridge, a 930-ft. long structure purchased for $2.46 million in 1968 ($19 million in today's dollars) and moved from London to Lake Havasu... Full story

  • Catfish

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2021

    Let's Talk About Catfish By Andy Clark - AZGFD Statewide Sportfish Program Supervisor I've come to the conclusion that there are few things better as an angler than feeling "tap-tap-tap" on your line in the pitch dark. Despite the many hours half-dozing in the sweltering heat of the night, forgetting my headlamp is on and wondering why the bugs keep eating me alive, catfish remain one of my favorite fishing targets. Arizona is home to some fantastic spots to catch catfish. Let's focus on simple... Full story

  • AZGFD 2022 Spring Hunt Applications

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2021

    Portal account needed to access draw results; automated phone service ends. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is accepting applications for 2022 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison, bear and raptor capture. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on "Apply for a Draw." For an overview of the application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 8 of the "2022 Spring Turkey,... Full story

  • VFW Auxiliary Scholarship

    Carol L Allen

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and VFW Auxiliary offer several scholarships that are available to students in grades 9 through 12. The Scholarship program is not a new one, but it is so important. In these troubling times of our nation, it is important that we hear from our young people on what they think and how they feel about Patriotism and Americanism which is relayed through essays and art. We need to keep these ideas out there and encourage these students, who represent our future, to... Full story

  • Horseshoe Bend

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2021

    From Visit Arizona.com Horseshoe Bend attracts 2 million visitors every year and is one of the most photographed sites in northern Arizona. Here, we walk you through need-to-know details for how to travel to this spectacular place as well as tips on how to engage more meaningfully with the destination. Formed when the Colorado River looped around an impassable sandstone escarpment, Horseshoe Bend is one of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area's more famous highlights. Not an easy feat,... Full story

  • Bridge Tales


    There is a plethora of interesting facts about the London Bridge. Here are just three of many: • The vintage lampposts on the bridge are made from the melted-down cannons of Napoleon Bonaparte's army at the Battle of Waterloo. • The London Bridge survived World War II Nazi warplane bombings. Visitors can see the battle scars left behind and where two U.S. soldiers tagged their names on the centuries-old stone. • When dismantled in London, each stone of the London Bridge was numbered so it could... Full story

  • Guns Which One

    John Anderson|Oct 1, 2021

    Micro 9's For Everyday Carry It's hard to beat a micro 9 for concealed carry, especially if you have a hard time concealing a full sized 9mm pistol. I like the idea of replacing my .380 pocket pistols with micro 9's, simply because it eliminates having to keep two different types of ammo on hand. In addition to that, the micro 9's have a greater capacity. My pocket .380 holds just seven rounds (6 + 1), but some of the micro 9's are 13 + 1. If you're thinking of getting one for yourself or someon... Full story

  • Sunflower Flat Wildlife Area

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2021

    Sunflower Flat Wildlife Area is one of the premier locations in northern Arizona for wildlife viewing opportunities. Located about 15 miles southeast of Williams, in the Kaibab National Forest, this 160-acre wildlife area serves as a stopover for a number of different migratory bird species and waterfowl, and is a travel corridor for big game species such as elk, mule deer and pronghorn. There are no designated roads into, or within, Sunflower Flat. Access to the property is on foot only. There... Full story

  • AZGFD Virtual Public Meetings

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2021

    Meetings are to discuss plans for the future of the state's wildlife. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is updating its 10-year conservation plan - the Arizona Wildlife Conservation Strategy (AWCS) - and is sharing the core elements of the new strategy based on public input to date. The department will host two virtual meetings in October to discuss enhancements to the AWCS and obtain feedback from the public. The meeting times and dates are - • Bats of Arizona - 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 7 (... Full story

  • Lake Pleasant Live Country Music


    With Live Country Music At Pleasant Harbor Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant and the City of Peoria will host the Peoria Country Fest on Saturday, Oct. 9, featuring live country music from three popular country artists. The event also features food trucks, a beer garden and live bull riding. The event runs from 2 p.m. –10 p.m. Headlining this year's country fest is David Nail, a country music artist whose multiple albums have produced seven chart entries on Hot Country Songs and Country A... Full story

  • TV On Board

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2021

    TV ONBOARD -- Whether for news, weather or just to watch the game, there are times having onboard television reception is important. But when switching between external antennas and cable or satellite, traditional marine equipment is painstakingly manual to properly adjust. The new Glomex Automatic Gain Control DVB-T2 TV Amplifier is fully automatic for both A/B input selection and signal gain to provide optimal viewing, no matter the vessel's location. Contact local dealers or visit... Full story

  • HELLA Lighting

    Oct 1, 2021

    Hella marine enters the underwater entertainment light market with Apelo, a line of surface-mount LED lamps incorporating optical intelligence and robotic manufacturing for superior marine lighting brilliance. Apelo comes in models producing 1,800 or 3,000 lumens of blazing blue/white or RGB light, and marks the debut of Hella's innovative Edge Light technology. Backed by an industry-leading 5-year warranty, Apelo can be relied on to set the perfect dockside mood, boost the party vibe or... Full story

  • National Women's Sailing Conference

    Oct 1, 2021

    Marie Rogers Receives Leadership Award Honor 'Sailing is an amazing metaphor of how to get along', says honoree Marie Rogers. Race has been at the top of many minds this year, which has led to some uncomfortable conversations, self-examination, and commitments for change. For Marie Rogers, a captain, instructor, avid West Coast sailboat racer and the first Black woman to serve as commodore of the historic Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC), it's always been about inclusion and sharing her "happy plac... Full story

  • Stop The Shock

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2021

    STOP THE SHOCK -- In a marina, people occasionally fall off a deck or dock. If there's stray electrical current in the water, the accident is potentially deadly. To avoid this scenario, install an ELCI system, which automatically shuts off the AC power supply if a ground issue is detected. Contact local dealers or Hubbell Marine: www.hubbell-marine.com.... Full story

  • Search And Rescue

    Boat US|Oct 1, 2021

    To Take The ‘Search’ Out Of Search And Rescue Are you making it difficult to be found in an emergency? “Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask during boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cell phone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially speed a rescuer’s response to a boater in need of emergency help. 1. File a float plan: Telling a responsible... Full story

  • Barometric Pressure

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2021

    An angler recently wrote AZGFD with the question, "Given the recent rains we've had, do changes in barometric pressure affect fishing?" Barometric pressure changes leading up to and right after these rain events can positively affect the bite. Studies tend to suggest that low pressure/high pressure has no statistically significant impact on catch per unit effort. But barometric pressure change (increasing and falling) do have a statistically significant impact on catch per unit effort. So if... Full story

  • Tonto National Forest Travel Management Plan

    Tonto National Forest|Oct 1, 2021

    PHOENIX, October 5, 2021 — Tonto National Forest officials signed the Final Record of Decision for the forest's Travel Management Plan today. Today's release of the Final Record of Decision is the culmination of a Forest-wide, multi-year planning effort that designates a more sustainable motorized transportation system for recreation, administrative and emergency response access. Following several years of public input and analyzing comments and objections, Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth is r... Full story

  • Hunting Clothing

    Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2021

    The First Rule Is Dress For The Weather I've been a hunter since I was just a kid, and back then I wore whatever my mom and dad bought for me. I also had some Army clothes that were hand-me-downs from my dad, like field jackets, fatigues, and even combat boots. Trust me, those are the last things I'd choose to hunt in nowadays. For one thing, the fatigues and boots were designed for the jungle, not for chasing deer on the North Rim. It's a wonder I didn't freeze to death. But that brings us to... Full story

  • Arizona Fall Colors

    Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2021

    Visit To View Fantastic Fall Color In Arizona We ran up to NAU last October to visit our granddaughter for her 20th birthday. She's been hiking with us since she was three years old, so naturally we all wanted to go do some hiking in the forest, preferably with lots of fall color. A couple of years ago, her older sister had shown us a fantastic place only about 15 miles north of Flagstaff off Highway 180, so we decided to go there. Colorful Reward To get there, you just take Highway 180 about fi... Full story

  • Extinct Reptile Fossils

    NPS|Oct 1, 2021

    Extinct Reptile Fossils Find Their Way Back To Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park In a lab at the University of Washington's Burke Museum in Seattle, Wash., a large block of fossils, on loan from the Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO), was carefully cleaned. Their work revealed a complete skeleton, and bones from several other individuals, of the extinct reptile Revueltosaurus callenderi. A Crocodilian Relative Revueltosaurus callenderi is a crocodilian relative known only from the... Full story

  • Conserving Condors

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2021

    The Arizona-Utah California Condor conservation effort is a partnership of federal, state and private entities, including The Peregrine Fund, Bureau of Land Management in Utah, Bureau of Land Management's Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Canyon and Zion national parks, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Kaibab and Dixie national forests, among other supporting groups and individuals. This is the 26th year that the... Full story

  • Gray Wolf Anubis Relocated

    AZ Central|Oct 1, 2021

    AZGFD In The News - The Gray Wolf Anubis Is Relocated Anubis, a Mexican gray wolf found outside his territory, is relocated amid outcry from scientists, advocates Kudos to The Arizona Republic and reporter Lindsey Botts for a recent article about a Mexican gray wolf that was captured and relocated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) after it was found outside of the primary management zone for the endangered species. AZGFD officials believe the relocation will give the wolf the best... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2021

    When water temperatures start to go down and lake levels begin to rise, crankbait time is here again. Fish start moving up and getting more active, and one of the best ways to find them is to start cranking around the same places you found them during the summer, but shallower. Long points that have good drop-offs to deeper water are prime early-fall areas. Fishing crankbaits is easy, but still requires some effort and attention. You must learn to feel a crankbait while you're fishing it. A lot...  Website