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Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park Receives $229,000 Donation
Earlier this summer, Arizona Public Service (APS) generously donated $229,000 to open Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. The donation by APS completes the amount needed to open the park.... Full Story - The summer months are fully upon us, and pet travel is at its height. We have all heard a lot in the news lately about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars, and the... Full Story

Phoenix - Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours Continue
Dates: Through Sept. 3 Time: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone: 480-941-1225 Website: Full Story

Pokemon Go and Boating: Three Tips from BoatUS
The reality-game-meets-exercise app currently taking the nation by storm, "Pokemon Go," now has 21 million users every day – reportedly the most successful mobile game ever in the US. The game... Full Story

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On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting existing national ... Full Story

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Tip Of The Week For those athletic anglers looking for lots of exercise, good fishing, and no crowds, try Chevelon Lake. This steep-sided canyon lake is not shore-angler friendly, so float tubes,... Full Story

It's Worth The Memories
When was the last time you visited your favorite fishing spot? Or felt the thrill of that first catch? However long it may be, it's never too late to reclaim the excitement of the great outdoors.... Full Story

NPS Presence In Just One State - Arizona Has Them All
These memorable destinations are enough to fill a lifetime of "bucket lists". As we celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Service, many will be visiting national sites throughout the... Full Story


Advanced Trim Tab Controller Offers Better Ride, MPG
HydroTab's new state-of-the-art 4DHC Automatic Controller is designed to dramatically improve boat handling and address the common limitations of older generations of trim tab controllers. With the... Full Story

Kids' PFD Loaner Sites - Aaron Take A Look
If you need to borrow a kid's life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at The... Full Story

Life Jackets Are Prerequisite To Safety
Summer in the Southwest means fun on the water for many Arizona families, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages everyone heading to area lakes to ensure they are wearing a life jacket... Full Story

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More Good News From Lake Powell
When a tagged walleye is caught, take a picture of the fish and then a closeup of the tag number. Contact me with the tag number at 928 645 2392. Send a fishing report indicating how and where the... Full Story

On July 11, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) President Margaret Podlich (L) and Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy (R), delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational... Full Story

On The Cover - These Falls Are A Treasure Within A Treasure
Havasupai Falls Arizona is a major destination for hikers who want to visit the blue-green waterfalls. Hidden in the Grand Canyon, and difficult to get reservations for, this paradise is for those... Full Story

Business Spotlight - Arizona Color Wrap Professionals
This colorful (literally) business was established in 2001 and is one of the Sr. Wrap Shops in the Valley of the Sun. The folks at Arizona Color make it clear that they are "not a Mom and Pop out of... Full Story

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FUR AND FEATHER Animal Assistance, INC .: Ongoing � A permanent residential facility for dogs and cats designed for comfort, well being, and CARE for LIFE. Where Every "One" Deserves a Chance To ... Full Story

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Arizona State Parks' Top Five Summer Adventures - Cozy Camping Cabins
Looking for a summer adventure filled with fun the whole family can enjoy? Spend the weekend or plan a day trip to one of our beautiful Arizona State Parks. We've got you covered whether you're a... Full Story

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Bug-Out Bag - We All Need To Be Ready For Emergencies
John Anderson

You may have heard the term "bug-out bag" - for sure you've heard or read about it if you ever visit any tactical shooting sites. What is a bug out bag? It's simply an easy-to-grab bag that contains... Full Story

Edward 'Pat' Madden Assumes Role Of Game And Fish Commission Chairman
Edward "Pat" Madden of Flagstaff has become the Arizona Game and Fish Commission's newest chair.. He will lead the five-member commission for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Madden replaces Kurt R. Davis,... Full Story

Five Reasons to Visit Southern Arizona - Try A Little 'Southern Comfort'
Margie Anderson

In summer, we always seem to think of going to the high country - Flagstaff, Payson, the White Mountains - but Southern Arizona has some absolutely gorgeous places to visit, and the weather is great. ... Full Story

Lake Powell Fish Report - Stripers, Bass, Walleye,Panfish Are All Ready To Be Caught
Wayne Gustaveson

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Stripers have moved out of the main channel and toward the backs of canyons. The move indicates that the shad food source has been... Full Story

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue - Do You Have A Story
PLEASE SHARE -- Do you have a story about how Lost Our Home Pet Rescue has made a difference in your life? Please share it with us by emailing Whether you adopted a fur baby... Full Story

Pok�mon Go and Boating: Three Tips from BoatUS
The reality-game-meets-exercise app currently taking the nation by storm, "Pok�mon Go," now has 21 million users every day � reportedly the most successful mobile game ever in the US. The game... Full Story

Register Now For Sailing Classes
Registration is open now for the fall Arizona Sailing Foundation sailing classes. Click on Arizona Sailing Foundation Education in the navigation bar at the top of any AYC Web page and then select... Full Story

Retired Fire Chief Brings New Life To Old Guns
Mike Berger

Editor's Note: Although Part 1 of this incredible restoration story appeared in the July issue, it is included here again so that the whole story of the old Winchester is not lost. Berger continues... Full Story

Sportsmen To Lose Again! - 'And we will all be much worse off for it.'
John Koleszar

While the sportsmen and women of Arizona have been patiently waiting for draw results, certain organizations have been using their political clout to remove another massive chunk of real estate from... Full Story

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