May 2006

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Discount Marine Holds Boating-Safety Fair

In their commitment to Arizonan�s having a safe boating summer, Discount Marine is holding its Boating-Safety Fair Saturday, June 3 from 8-11 a.m. in the McKellips Plaza parking lot (1049 E. McKellips Road, Mesa).

There will be free vessel safety checks, so bring your boat. Also, information re: state and federal watercraft regulations and outdoor and water safety for kids will be available.

For more information, contact Discount Marine & RV, (480) 834-9856.

Boat & RV Super Sale
RVers: Protect Yourselves On The Road
The Parts Guy
Trailerable Boats
Mother's Day Tribute
Bill Luke History
Good news for the Golden Years
Golfo De Santa Clara, Sonora, Beckons Arizonans
Ship Shape
Tempe Junior Crew Members Earn High Marks
Surf & Turf Radio Show Serves Phoenix Area
Tempe Marine Has New Owner

Photo by Tom NunesCOASTIE CARES -- Coastie stands for safety and is an important part of the USCG Auxiliary's promotion of safe boating in Arizona and beyond. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10, Arizona, recently conducted its annual training exercise, OPEX 2006, at Roosevelt Lake.

Coast Guard Auxiliary training procedures are established by the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that auxiliarists perform their duties to the Coast Guard�s high standards.U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10, Arizona conducted its annual training exercise, OPEX 2006, at Roosevelt Lake, Ariz., on April 21, 22, and 23.  

APRA Conference on Open Space May 22

2006 Tri-State Boating Safety Fair coming to the Colorado River!

Arizona Game and FishGrab your kids, invite your friends, bring sunscreen and haul your boat over to the 2006 Tri-State Boating Safety Fair on the Colorado River!

The California Department of Boating and Waterways, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Nevada Department of Wildlife are hosting the fair for the third year in a row. The three states border the Colorado River and share the common goal of promoting and maintaining safety along the river.

Lake Powell, Arizona

Arizona Lake and Fishing News

Two Women Injured In PWC Crash
Boater dies in accident
Cause of Boating Accidents in Arizona
Lake Powell Bass Spawn Has Begun - Crappie, Walleye, Stripers, Ready To Bite
Tips for Buying a Used Boat
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Plans Strict Enforcement of Boat-Permit Rules
NASBLA Warns Against Unattended Children On PWC
Lake Mead Holds Safe Boating Day
How Safe is Your Boat?



Nick Wittle

AWA Season off to a Good Start

Approximately 40 riders braved the 60-degree water, most trunking it, and proved that they are die-hard wakeboarders at the Arizona Wakeboard Association's season opener.

AZBW�s AWA Rider Of The Month

Nick Wittle Is Advanced Division Champion

This month�s AWA rider of the month is Nick Wittle. Wittle won 2005 Most Improved Rider Award for the AWA.

He is the 2005 Advanced Division Champion and beat the second-place rider by 75 points. Wittle also helps judge and drive for the AWA. He is always willing to help out and step up in the organization when he is needed. Read interview


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 (pager).

April Bass Tournament Results

May Bass Fishing Tournaments

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 ( service now provides a web page (( ) with guidance for recreational boaters returning to the United States from Mexico and/or Canada.

Coast Guard News

New Commander Takes Helm of 11th CG District
Coast Guard Gets National Award
Coast Guard Exercises Held At Roosevelt
Arizona�s Safety Celebration Set At Pleasant

Lake Powell Yacht Club

Plans Memorial Day Events

Three days of celebration and good food are planned by the Lake Powell Yacht Club. Events include the following:

  • Friday, May 26, 5 p.m.: Social at the marina (emphasizing seafood)

  • Saturday, May 27, 5 p.m.: Social on the beach (emphasizing Mexican food)

  • Sunday, May 28, 9 a.m.: Social on the beach (emphasizing international breakfast cuisine)

Outdoor plans are "weather permitting" and may be moved to the marina.

Due to the tremendous response from our advertisers and readers, AZBW is proud to announce that our newsmagazine can now be found in over four hundred fine locations in the following U.S. states and Mexico: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington State and Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico.

Please let us know if your favorite hotel, marina, RV park, or store is not on the list or if any information has changed.

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