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Articles from the November 1, 2015 edition

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 By GCNP    RVing    November 1, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Begins Seasonal Closures

North Rim operations began seasonal shut-down of most visitor services on Friday, Oct. 16. The North Rim will remain open to visitors, closing for winter on Tuesday, Dec. 1 or until snow closes State...

 
 By Bob Brown    RVing    November 1, 2015

It's Time Again To Celebrate The Sand, The Water, And More

Welcome to the 4th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of off-roading, RVing and boating. The 2015 Sand-Water-RV Expo captures the spirit and passion...

 

Beware!

Rule 13, if it has no shoulders or eyebrows, don't mess with it! Captain Jared Stubbs, Sea Tow San Diego, reported rumors of a poisonous sea snake washing ashore in Southern California. Since,...

 

Three Of Our Favorites

Throughout boating communities worldwide, parades of lights welcome the holiday season. There is nothing more spectacular than colored lights sparkling on boats as they ply the rivers and lakes and ba...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

SCSC Celebrates Thanksgiving With Speed

The Southern California Speedboat Club (SCSC) will hold its 69th Anniversary Thanksgiving Regatta on the Colorado River's Parker Strip. This powerboat/speedboat racing features endurance, speed, and...

 

Now Is A Good Time At Lake Powell

My last fish report expressed the hope that stripers would start boiling again, but to my dismay, no boils have been reported this week. Unforgettable boil action has occurred in August, September,...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2015

Fishing Opens On The North And South Forks Of The Newaukum River

Action: Opens the North and South Forks of the Newaukum River. Effective Dates: Immediately. Species affected: All species. Location: Newaukum River – North and South Forks (Lewis County). Reason...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    November 1, 2015

Seasonal Reduction In Services Announced

Seasonal reductions in services at some developed recreation sites on the Mesa Ranger District are now in effect through April 14, 2016. The reduction in services includes no vehicle access, trash...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2015

Remaining Drought Closures Lifted In The Yakima Basin

Action: Lifts closures in the Yakima Basin. Effective date: Immediately. Species affected: All game fish (trout, whitefish, etc.). Locations: Ahtanum Creek, including the North Fork and Middle Fork Li...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2015

Salmon Fishing Closes On Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, And Wallace Rivers

Action: Closes the following areas to salmon fishing: (1) Snohomish River (Snohomish County): From the mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad bridges) of the Snohomish River upstream to the confluence...

 

Wake Zone: 'In My Opinion'

William “Billy” Edwards went to work last month, just as he has done every day for the past 25 years. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a computer consultant. His father was one of the...

 

Lost Our Home - Volunteer Manager's Corner

I'm a true believer that every situation we encounter in our daily lives can (and should) be a learning experience - from meeting people on the street to driving to work in the morning to dealing...

 
 By AZBW    Watersports    November 1, 2015

Aqua Stars

At press time these "water ballerinas" were competing in the USA Synchronized Swimming Master National Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich. We wish them the best and will report on the results in our...

 

Their 'House' Is Open

Here's an excellent opportunity to learn more about wildlife native to Arizona and other education programs. Featured will be live wildlife displays, a chance to learn to cast at the fishing...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

Steve Jobs's Yacht

Editor's Note (Superyachttimes.com): With the movie re: Steve Jobs playing currently, we thought it a good time to run this article about his incredible yacht. Before his death, former Apple CEO...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

Sailor Days At The San Diego Maritime Museum

SAILOR DAYS -- The Maritime Museum invites you to participate in Sailor Days every day from Nov. 21- Nov.29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Each child can participate in a scavenger hunt around the participating...

 
 By AZGFD    RVing    November 1, 2015

Fatal Off-Highway Vehicle Accident A Reminder To Practice OHV Safety

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear, including a helmet, in the wake of a fatal roll-over collision near...

 

Roll Call for "MIKE" 10-21-15

A bomb-sniffing combat dog named Mike survived two tours of duty in Iraq but not the streets of a bucolic little town in Wyoming. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois was shot and killed in Powell last...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

Brave And Beautiful

Ed Huntsman took this shot six years ago walking up to Havasupai Falls from the Colorado River in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He remembers, "It was awesome rafting from Lee's Ferry completely...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

Life Jacket Recall

Mustang Survival has announced it is voluntarily recalling two selected models of inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015. The...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

Happy Birthday

BELATED, BUT – Please join us in celebrating a happy 240th Birthday, U.S. Navy!...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2015

27th Annual SCYA Women's Sailing Convention Is The Place To Learn

Where do women sailors go to learn? The Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) will hold its 27th Annual Women's Sailing Convention on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht...

 
 By USCG    Boating    November 1, 2015

Another Reminder

The Coast Guard rescued two people recently after their boat reportedly capsized from a ship's wave north of the Texas City dike near the Houston Ship Channel. A Good Samaritan called Sector...

 
 By NMMA    Boating    November 1, 2015

NMMA Warns Cuba Cruisers To 'Manage Expectations'

Gaviota Varadero Marina - a new marina built and owned by the Cuban government - is 98 percent unoccupied. Many marinas in Cuba are in disrepair and amenities are difficult to come by. U.S. boaters...

 

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