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CPSC Warns Consumers about
Dangers of Tube Kiting Two Deaths over the Past 3 Months Attributed to New
Father of the Year Named The Outdoor Father of the Year is Ned Rokey
of Mesa, who was nominated by his son Rick.
National Park Service Prohibits
�Kite Tubing� At Glen Canyon The National Park Service has
prohibited "kite tubing" at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area,
after careful evaluation of recent accidents involving this new
activity. The restriction is effective immediately and applies to
the entire park, including Lake Powell.
Arizona-Built Fire-Training Platform
Purchased By San Diego Harbor Police On June 13, the San Diego Harbor Police
became the first maritime agency on the West Coast to
put into operation an ecologically friendly, floating,
Arpaio Reminds Us Pool Safety is Everyone�s
Responsibility Picture this in your mind: a nice, beautiful
Sunday afternoon in the backyard pool � all of your family has
gathered together to enjoy a cookout � your wife, children, and
relatives are all together to enjoy the company of those who mean so
much to them.
Everyone is enjoying the cool, blue water.
This is the reason you work so hard � to share and to provide for
the ones you love.
Then your attention is turned from your young daughter � just for
a moment � a moment too long � a moment long enough for your child
to slip silently under the surface of the water. No one notices
until it is too late.
Arizona Breaking News, June
Game & Fish
Game And Fish's Abarca Receives Award
For Conservation Work In Three Nations If we want to protect our
environment, then we have to protect our wetlands. That's a
key message that Francisco Abarca, international and
borderlands projects manager for the Arizona Game and Fish
Department, is trying to send.
Arizona Game And Fish Heritage Fund
Helps Education Whether you won or lost when you bought a
lottery ticket last year, some of your money is likely going
to benefit something you would approve of � helping
Arizona's schools and universities.
State Warns Of Danger Of
Buying Hurricane-Damaged Watercraft The Arizona Game and Fish
Department is warning consumers about hurricane-damaged
boats and personal watercraft in the nation�s
Prolonged Drought Could Increase Bear
Encounters The long-awaited prime camping season is here and the
Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind people
heading into the cool, high country to be bear aware and
keep a clean campsite.
AZGFD Hosts First Photo Contest For
Upper Lake Mary: Great For Anglers, Birders,
RVers Lake Mary is an ideal spot for boaters who want to
get away from the heat of the desert in summer. It is
located just southeast of Flagstaff in the Ponderosa
pines of Coconino Forest.
Lake Pleasant Paddlers Explore
Area With Ranger Arizona paddlers have a real friend in Terry Gerber,
the ranger for Lake Pleasant Park. He is a tri-athlete
and a paddle racer.
Horning, Moore Are Watching Out For You
At Lake Powell If you have been to Lake Powell, chances are you have
seen the National Park Service 46-foot buoy tender at
work. The vessel and its crew are on the water 10 hours
a day, maintaining the buoy system and marking hazards.
K9s Need PFDs Too!
Is your K9 boating buddy's buoyancy challenged? Certain slim,
muscular dogs may have a hard time keeping their heads above water,
while older dogs who have been your water companions for years may
no longer have the stamina for the swims of yesteryear.
NMMA Now Accepting Nominations For 2006
Alan J. Freedman Award The National Marine Manufacturers
Association (NMMA) is currently accepting
nominations for the 23rd Annual Alan J.
Freedman Memorial Leadership Award.
Musings of a Writer I�ve been ask to write
about my sailing experience, which required me to think
about what seafaring stories could I regale the reader
Oklahoma Joins States Requiring Boater Ed For
Feature Film Will Tell Tale of
Youngest Transpac Crew Morning Light, a real-life adventure
feature film recorded as it happens, whatever happens, will be part
of next year's 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii in a project
led by race veteran Roy E. Disney.
Three Books Make Boat Maintenance Almost
AZ On The Water A calendar of some of the hot events that take
Arizona boaters right through the summer and to the end of the year.
Helpful sites for information about upcoming events include
They�re Slipping Into Summertime As of press time, Powell�s lake level is stabilizing,
and surface water temperature is steady. The constancy
allows fish to slip into summertime patterns... more
As Part Of Bighorn Sheep Workshop,
Hatchery Tour Available To Those
Interested The majestic
bighorn sheep of Arizona will be the feature presentation on
consecutive weekends at the Arizona Game and Fish Department's
Kingman regional office.
Three Ways To Fish A Plastic Worm
Stroll down the fishing aisle of any store or walk into any tackle
shop, and you�ll be confronted by an amazing variety of plastic
Bass Tournament Winners: Mid-May To Mid-June
New Endangered Fish Exhibit At Carl
Hayden Visitor Center
Endangered Fish Species Display
Opens In Yuma
Baked Carp: Really?!
Fourth Of July Campers: Plan Ahead; Be
Careful With Fire Extreme drought throughout Arizona has created fire
danger for those weekend outdoors enthusiasts who
explore the beauties of the state.
Glen Canyon Considering Increased
Camping Fees Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is considering
increasing camping fees at Lone Rock, Lees Ferry, and other
primitive camping areas within the park. The proposed fee increases
would go into effect beginning in summer 2007.
Rainbow Bridge Featured On Stamp Southern Utah�s Rainbow Bridge, the world�s largest
natural bridge at 290 feet high and spanning 275 feet,
is one of 40 new postage stamps titled "Wonders of America."
That�s Right, Swimming Lessons For Dogs So you don�t have a dog who
needs swimming lessons? Enjoy this article anyway. You
never know when you, your family, or a friend may need
advice on a water-shy dog!
Downstream Events Calendar, Beginning
Products and Services
Octopus Suction Coolie� Keeps Drinks
Ah, The Comfort Of A Cool Seat! A new
product that was invented and patented by Arizona residents. That�s
right, after years of taking the abuse from the Arizona summer sun,
someone did something the rest of us wish we had done � invented the
Cool and Heat Seat Cushion.
Southwest Connection Takes Arizona
Boaters To The Sea Living in the desert is no longer a reason for Arizona
boaters to deny themselves the pleasure of coastal boating.
Arizona boaters looking to purchase a cruiser, yacht, or
sport yacht need look no further than the MarineMax
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
www.GoodSeach.Com, the altruistic search
engine providing charities and non-profit groups
with income based upon Web searches has again chosen to
honor the men and women who are members of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as the Coast Guard
Auxiliary Association, Inc.
Ethanol Becomes Suspect In Fiberglass
Fuel Tanks BoatU.S. Technical Services, through surveyors and
boat owners has received a handful of complaints ranging
from destroyed engines to leaking fuel tanks. Oddly, none of
the owners reported clogging fuel filters.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Celebrates 67 Years The Auxiliary, an all volunteer workforce of
over 31,000 members, appears to be as valuable and relevant
today as it was during its inception.
Arizona Extreme Watersports
This month�s AWA/AZBW rider of the month is Brett
Morari. Morari has been a member of the AWA for six
years and rides in the Outlaw division. He won the most
improved rider award in 2001.
More Extreme Watersports
AWA June Events On June 24, MB Boats
of Arizona and The Board Shack sponsored the fourth stop of the
Arizona Wakeboard Association�s Rider�s Series at Two Cow Cove, Lake
White-Water Rafting: A
Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience Awaits
If you have ever considered rafting the great Colorado River, the
opportunities are endless. From the Grand Canyon National Park, the
National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the
following list of contacts is a good starting point for what may be
the thrill of a lifetime.
Destinations for Arizonans
Staying in an Irish Hotel
Aren't hotels everywhere the same? Oh, lads, do we have to teach you
everything? Yes, Irish hotels are the same, only better. Here are
some things for you to consider.
Cool Catalina�s Calling As summer stamps its fiery feet into Arizona, the
state is a rumble with the sounds of suitcases sliding
off the shelves and thoughts of distant climes.
Arizona, California and Nevada Meetings/Events/Public Information
Fire Information Desk Set Up
Due to the increasing wildland fire danger, a Fire
Information Desk has been set up at the Tonto National Forest
supervisor's office. Questions concerning local wildland fire
activity should be directed here.
The desk will be in operation seven days a week, 7 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. during the fire season. Hours may be extended as needed.
The Fire Information duty officer can be reached at
(602) 225-5214 (office), (602) 525-1042 (cell), or (602) 401-2867
Entry From Mexico/Canada
Recreational boaters going out of the country to Canada
and/or Mexico are now encountering changing re-entry requirements as
they return in their private vessels to the United States.
To facilitate the ease of return into the country, the
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (http://www.cbp.gov/)
service now provides a web page ((http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/pleasure_boats/
) with guidance for recreational boaters returning to the United States
from Mexico and/or Canada.
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