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June 2009

Festive Fun in the Cool White Mountains

FESTIVALS JUN-AUG Pages 4 — 6

REGIONAL TRAVEL Pages 18 — 19

NATIVE AMERICAN Page 20

PET FRIENDLY Page 21

RV RESORTS & CAMPGROUNDS Pages 22-23


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Letter From the Publisher

Arizona’s Tourism climate must be distinguished from Arizona’s “climate.” Arizona’s greatest resource could replace the majority of Tourism marketing dollars that are wasted annually. Money better spent to support roads, the very ones travelers depend on. Liberals who dominate Tourism’s management in Arizona will do their best to convince you that it is a combined budget of 50 Million dollars annually that brings visitation to Arizona. In fact, if you were to believe these emPOWERed individuals, simply ask them what would happen with less budget than desired. They would be quick to point out that Tourism would evaporate. I would say that better roads and information such as Az Tourist News supported by AOT for greater distribution - would do for tourism what marketing dollars alone cannot. This is fact and is supported by marketing professionals. The “climate” Arizona of Tourism projects to the private sector is one of power over responsibility. Over 50 millions dollars annually circulate amongst a select number of Metro Phoenix ad agencies, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix metro media, and Metro area Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVB’s, DMO’s). In fact, they’re all sharing the same bed. Example: A senior account rep who once worked for the Republic is now working for an agency that just happens to “own” AOT’s budget. Looking closer, we see that they once worked for AOT. This is an example of the “musical chairs” I have witnessed for 13 years. The REAL value of our climate, as in warmth and blue skies with no moisture, is such that other states spend as much money as they can find to “compete” with Arizona. This creates an environment that liberal politicians and bureaucrats love. Find a crisis and elevate it. Who said that but our current Chief of Staff in President Obama’s administration?

What’s the crisis? Just ask the Office of Tourism. Their supporters, who make the most money and yield the most power such as the Hotel Associations and DMO’s (Destination Marketing Organizations, such as CVB’s and Chambers of Commerce) will tell (I think they found daddy’s liquor cabinet as well) that we need more money to do more things, to do more…whatever…. You see, I have learned that the only job Tourism “professionals” really take seriously is the job of making sure they increase their budget and keep their jobs. This is JOB #1. To the degree that others are being perceived as playing a role in what these same “professionals” claim as their responsibility, well... no-one else need apply. Due to AOT’s lack of commitment to the traveling public, the survival of AZ Tourist News is once again challenged. This month you will see a reduction in page count, not distribution, as we are determined to continue to provide what our readers have valued for 13 years. By AOT’s own 2007 annual report (http://www.azot.gov/documents /2007_AOT_Tourism_Facts.pdf) AOT’s own information concludes that 66% of all tax revenues generated via Tourism resulted from California and Arizona travelers. The climate and Arizona’s natural destinations ARE Arizona Tourism. Those other “more sophisticated” States NEED millions of dollars to compete with Arizona. Think about it. An engineered destination (Venice in Las Vegas, for ex.) and many more like it are compelled to spend money to inspire travel. Artificial, superficial culture needs $$$. Arizona’s natural destinations do not.

Arizona Office of Tourism: Sherry Henry, Director, 602-364-3717 Phoenix CVB: Steve Moore, President & CEO, 602-452-6203 Scottsdale CVB: Rachel Sacco, President & CEO, 480-949-2160 Metropolitan Tucson CVB: Jonathan Walker, President & CEO, 800-638-8350 Flagstaff CVB: Heather Ainardi, Acting Director, 928-779-7645

Utah values us...Why doesn’t The Arizona Office of Tourism? From: Nicole Shaffer Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:24:22 -0700 Subject: AOT FY10 EZ Marketing

Dear Charlis McVey,

Hello, We would like to thank you for your submission to the FY10 EZ Marketing program for the Arizona Office of Tourism. Our selection process includes many factors that were listed in the RFP including, but not limited to, review of publication audits, full completion of the RFP, added value opportunities and relevance to the advertisers. Based on extensive review, your publication was not selected for the FY10 EZ Marketing program. You are always welcomed to contact the destination marketing organizations directly for opportunities year-round. Thank you for the effort and thought that went into your proposal. Please keep us up-to-date with any news or changes to your publication as additional opportunities may arise. Sincerely, Nicole ........................................... Nicole Shaffer Media Coordinator Moses Anshell 20 West Jackson Street Phoenix, Arizona 85003 P: 602.254.7312 F: 602.254.1661

June 2009

We have seen a significant increase in the number of requests for visitor information since being placed on the pages of your publication. This has been documented as a direct result of the request for information originating from Az Tourist News. We also enjoyed a 60 percent increase in tourism over the previous year and I am confident that your publication contributed significantly to this increase in tourism-related income for our area.

I am writing to you to thank you for the great results AZ Tourist News has provided to tourism in our area of Southern Utah. We are especially pleased with a huge increase in visitation related to our close proximity for visitors to see the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our lodging facilities have enjoyed a healthy increase in business since we linked up with your tourism-friendly publication. Thanks for helping to send Arizona residents and visitors the short trip across the state lines to our section of Southern Utah. We have seen a significant increase in the number of requests for visitor information since being placed on the pages of your publication. This has been documented as a direct result of the request for information originating from AZ Tourist News. We also enjoyed a 60 percent increase in tourism over the previous year and I am confident that your publication contributed significantly to this increase in tourism-related income for our area. Thanks for providing a great tourism resource for travelers and thanks for driving business to our web site, visitor centers, and dollars to our county in general. I recommend AZ Tourist News to all tourism-related businesses in Southern Utah. In Service to Visitors to Southern Utah’s Kane County, Cowboy Ted Hallisey Executive Director Kane County Office of Tourism & Film Commission PO Box 209 Kanab, Utah 84741

Contents

Central Arizona.............................................................7-9 Colorado River Region................................................. 14-15 Events, Featured....................................................... 12-13 June Events................................................................4-5 July Events.................................................................5-6 August Events...............................................................6 Grand Canyon.................................................................. 11 Lodging........................................................................... 21 Mesa................................................................................. 8 Mexico............................................................................ 19 Native American Culture.................................................. 20 Northern AZ............................................................... 10-11

Parker.............................................................................15 Pet Friendly Arizona.........................................................21 Phoenix Metro...................................................................7 Prescott Area...................................................................10 Rim Country......................................................................9 RV Resorts & Campgrounds......................................... 22-23 Southern Arizona........................................................ 16-17 SW Regional....................................................................18 Statewide Map........................................................... 12-13 Tucson.............................................................................17 White Mountains...............................................................3

Main Office -Tucson Publisher/Editor. . . . . . . Anthony Venuti Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlis McVey Art Director. . . . . . . . . . . Manny Stacey Associate Editor. . . . . . . . Pam Marlowe Regional Account Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . Byron Marlowe Senior Account Executive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Frey

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Due to the demand for listing events, we have set the following guidelines. We hope that these will clarify our criteria. 1. Space Availability: We simply cannot list all the events we receive. We reserve the right to select appropriate event listings and when space is tight, we will give first priority to those who partner with us. 2. Length: 25-30 words in length or 180 characters. This should include the necessary information such as event title, date, venue, brief description of event, admission and public contact number for further information. The name of the city is not included in the word count. 3. Type: Tourism / Visitor related... typically this leaves out charitable events and events that would draw from only the participants’ family, friends and like demographic reach, unless these have a particularly “western” or Arizona theme.

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Festive Fun in the Cool White Mountains T

he White Mountains area and its vibrant communities are not only known for their wonderful seasonal weather and outdoor attractions, they also know how to have a good time. The Mountain-the locals’ endearing term-has a strong tradition of hosting festivals of all kinds that celebrate the Native American arts, bluegrass and everything in between. During the cool summer months, when the rest of the Southwest is battling severe heat, the region attracts visitors to community events virtually each weekend. Most of them are locally produced and include arts and crafts shows, car shows, rodeos, parades and more, as well as local musical entertainment.

Arts and Culture

There’s no better place in the state of Arizona than the White Mountains to celebrate our country’s freedom. Who says you have to sweat to watch fireworks? Independence Day celebrations start a week early with parades, ice cream socials, concerts and fireworks all across the region. One of the most popular festivals in this part of the state is the annual White Mountain Native American Art Festival. Now in its 22nd year, this festival celebrates the history and culture of the indigenous people of the region. With more than 80 of the Southwest’s finest Native American juried artists, demonstrations, performances and Native American foods, this event is great for the whole family.

Festivals Aplenty The weekends during June, July and August are filled with one show or festival after the other. One very popular event that starts off the summer is the three-day Show Low Days Still Cruizin’ Car Show, featuring the Friday Night Burger Burn, Ice Cream Social, live music all weekend long and, of course, the Still Cruizin’ Car Show. Summer Concerts in the Park take advantage of the gorgeous evenings, also in Show Low, with shows scheduled throughout the summer, including the White Mountain Showcase and the Knocking the Blues Out of Hunger show, a blues concert and canned food drive. Art, wine and music in the cool pines … what could be better? Torreon hosts the White Mountain community to a series of outdoor art, wine and music festivals at the Juniper Park complex in Show Low. The Jewell’s Fine Art Festival features 40-plus juried artists from across the state, musical entertainment and a wine-tasting opportunity benefiting Summit Healthcare pediatrics department and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Visit Snowflake/Taylor Are you looking for something new and exciting? Snowflake/Taylor may have what your are looking for. Festivals, performing arts, horseback riding, historic home tours, museums and more!

The 19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Musical Festival is the place to be for bluegrass musicians and enthusiasts alike. This two-day event attracts visitors from far and wide for a terrific lineup of great bluegrass music. Held at the Hon-Dah festival grounds, camping facilities, a kids’ zone and refreshments make this festival fun for everyone.

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In conjunction with these annual festivals, each of the communities-Springerville, Eagar, St. Johns, White Mountain Apache Reservation, Show Low, PinetopLakeside, Snowflake and Taylor-has active arts organizations that provide a number of arts activities for visitors and residents alike. Endorsed and sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, many professional performing artists are featured at summer events. The White Mountains have attracted many artists who have made this creative and relaxing environment their home. The local galleries and annual festivals are testament to the area’s creative and innovative residents. In support of this passion, the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, established in 1999, promotes visual, performing and media arts including a film society, art scholarships and events. Other arts organizations do their part to promote the arts in this beautiful area of Arizona. The Silver Creek Performing Arts Association sponsors local choirs and world-acclaimed concert musicians and performers. The White Mountains Symphony Orchestra, whose repertoire includes full orchestral works, chamber music, concertos and collaborative performances with choirs and dance troupes, aspires to offer new opportunities and experiences each season. Whether you’re in the mood for music, art, dance or other forms of entertainment, the White Mountains offers a plethora of options to enjoy cool summer days. And it’s only a short drive away.

For a list of festivals and other events on The Mountain, visit www.azwhitemountains.net. Find out about events in a specific town by clicking on the visitor information links at the bottom of the White Mountains homepage.

CALENDAR JUN 5-7 GREER Greer Days 2009 JUN 5-7 SHOW LOW Show Low Days Still Cruizin’ Car Show & Mountain Festival JUN 6-7 PINETOP 12th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines JUN 20-21 SHOW LOW Torreon Art Festival JUL 3-5 PINETOP 34th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show JUL 3-5 OVERGAARD Fourth of July in the Pines JUL 3-5 OVERGAARD Western Heritage Days JUL 4 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR 97th Annual Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration JUL 4 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo JUL 4 SHOW LOW 4th of July Celebration JUL 10 PINETOP Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show JUL 11-12 PINETOP 22nd Annual Native American Art Festival JUL 17-18 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration JUL 22-25 ST. JOHNS Annual Pioneer Days JUL 24-26 SHOW LOW White Mountains Roundup Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art JUL 31-AUG 1 EAGAR Eagar Daze AUG 1-2 SHOW LOW Torreon Art Festival AUG 8-9 PINETOP 19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival For more information about these festivals, check our calendar of events, pages 4-6.


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Destination June Events Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival JUN 20 FLAGSTAFF Taste beer from breweries all over the Southwest on Saturday, June 20th from 1 - 5 pm at the Coconino County Fairgrounds, south of Flagstaff off I- 17 at the Flagstaff Airport Exit. Last pour is at 5 pm and music continues until 6 pm. Purchase tickets at www.azbeer.com now at $40/$50 the day of the event for a souvenir mug, 24 tickets to exchange for beer samples, and music by the Mike Reeves Band. Food is available for purchase. VIP: $80/$90 at the door includes the above plus private VIP area with seating, snacks, VIP line to restrooms, early entrance and more. See www.azbeer.com. Designated Driver tickets are $20 at the event. No pets. No children. Must be 21. Must have ID. Free parking. The proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, providing audio access to information normally published in print to persons who cannot read due to a disability. 928-779-1775 www.azbeer.com High Country Warbirds Fly-In JUN 27 VALLE-WILLIAMS Welcome to the High Country Warbirds Fly-In on June 27th at Planes of Fame Air Museum next to the Valle Airport, intersection of Hwy 180 and Hwy 64, 25 miles south of Grand Canyon. The event features aerial displays of vintage and modern military aircraft and over 30 aircraft on display in the museum. The Planes of Fame offers a membership program to the public, which includes the ability to experience the thrill of flying in a genuine warbird such as a P-51D Mustang! (Call for prices.) Included inside the museum are the German Messerschmitt 109G, the Douglas AD1 Skyraider, the Grumman F3F fighter plane. Outside is General Douglas MacArthur’s personal transport plane, a Lockheed Constellation. Hours are 8am-5pm. Admission is $8 with children under 12, $2. Food and craft vendors on site. Free parking. 928 635-1000 www.planesoffame.org

Indicates Native American Related Events JUN 5-6 CAMP VERDE 6th Annual Crawdad Festival Community Center - Music, motorcycle run, antique cars, kids’ games/ rides, vendors, beer & food booths. Fri 5-11p, enjoy shrimp ($). Sat 4-11p, enjoy crawdads ($). Adm: $5/free for under 12. 928-202-2269 JUN 5-6 PRESCOTT Prescott’s Gone Quiltin’ Show Prescott High School Gym, 1050 N. Ruth St - Over 300 quilts, God Bless America Display and a Quilts of Valor presentation at 2p on Sat. Thumb Butte Quilters’ Guild. 9a-5p. 928-772-6720

JUN 5-7 GREER Greer Days 2009 Old fashioned Main St. Parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, horseshoe contest, talent show, hot dog eating contest, Wild West Shootout, craft booths, raffles, kids activities & entertainment. 928-735-7414

JUN 12-14 PINE 13th Annual Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show Pine-Strawberry Community Center - Over 100 quilts to be shown, vote for your favorite, raffle quilts, displays, visit our boutique, Fr & Sa 9-4, Su 9-3, adm $2. 928-476-3511

JUN 14 PAYSON 38th Annual Arizona State Chili Cookoff Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Tasting kit only $5, includes Indian Frybread, then vote in People’s Choice, outdoor arts & crafts booth. Free adm. Benefit for Time Out Shelter. lmathiesen@777play.com

JUN 5-7 SHOW LOW Show Low Days Still Cruizin’ Car Show & Mountain Festival Show Low City Park - Car show, arts & crafts, raffles, vendors, food booths, family activities, free adm. 928537-2326 or 888-746-9569

JUN 12-14 CHANDLER BBQ & Blues Picnic Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - True American picnic w/ BBQ, ribs, burgers, apple pie & more, plus wine & live blues. BBQ recipe contest, call to enter. Wine tasting $10 w/ 6 flight tasting & glass. 480-792-6927

JUN 14-28 HOLBROOK Puerco Pueblo’s Solar Calendar Petrified Forest Nat’l Park - View the solar calendar petroglyph carved by ancestral Pueblo people. Marks the summer solstice. View w/ rangers 8:30-9:30a, park adm $10 per car. Call to confirm. 928-524-6228

JUN 5-9 CLARKDALE, SEDONA, VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK Native American Film Festival Various venues - Documentaries, fiction and music videos by Native filmmakers. Special opening night festivities, Dinner Theatre on the 6th, day of Latin American films, more. www.festivalofnativeamericanculture.org JUN 6 PARKER 32nd Annual Great Western Tube Float Patria Flats Park to BlueWater Resort & Casino Luau/Hawaiian Theme. Float about 8 miles down the Colorado River. Prizes for many different categories of “floaters”. Big beach party. Call for times/costs. 928-669-2174 JUN 6 FLAGSTAFF 26th Annual Sacred Mountain 10K/5K Prayer Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk Thorpe Park - Races begin 7:30a. Incl’s T-shirt. Call for entry fees. Benefits Native Americans for Community Action. 928-526-2968, ext 24, www.nacainc.org JUN 6 GLENDALE 9th Annual Family Farm Day Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave - Farm adventure w/ U-pick garden, train rides, picture on a pony, duck race, corn cannon, petting zoo, crafts, food, more; NEW this year: pedal kart race track. 8a-2p, $4 adm for 2yr. & up. 623-386-1301 JUN 6 ROCKY POINT, MEX Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers “Circus Mexicus” Come and enjoy this amazing and talented rock ‘n roll group from Arizona - it’s the biggest RCPM concert event of the year! www.peacetimegoods.com JUN 6 PRESCOTT 20th Annual Custom Comp and Cruise The Courthouse Square - 200 cars, 50/50, dash plaques, 11 trophy classes, raffles, prizes. Come see hot rods, lots of chrome, and wild paint jobs. $25 to be part of the show. 928-445-9253 JUN 6-7 PRESCOTT Folk Arts Fair Sharlot Hall Museum - Fun & educational! Demonstrations & hands-on opportunities to make and try frontier crafts. Entertainment by fiddle bands, folksingers, cloggers & more.,10a-5p, adm $5, children free. 928-445-3122 JUN 6-7 PINETOP 12th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center Tribal dancers compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums; prize money over $30,000. Native American arts, crafts, food & vendors. Open to the public. Free adm. Camping available. 800-929-8744 JUN 6-7 VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK-SEDONA Native American Invitational Art Show and Entertainment Tequa Plaza - Featuring Native American artists with SW tribal affiliations. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Sinagua Plaza in Sedona will feature free Native American entertainment. festivalofnativeamericanculture.org

JUN 12-14 STRAWBERRY 1st Annual Strawberry Valley Blues Festival 3.6 miles W of Hwy 87 & Fossil Creek Intersection - Stage performances Sat 2-9p, Sun Noon-6p. Free music workshops, clinics Fri 3-5p, Sat 11a-1p. Camping avail June 12 & 13 for modest rate. 928-476-5337

JUN 16-20 FARMINGTON, NM 13th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration Navajo Preparatory Academy - A celebration of sheep, wool & weaving. Workshops June 16-19 ($). Fri & Sat: vendors, food, stories & demos. Sat only: Sheep Show/ Wool Show, Navajo Rug Auction (7p). 9a-4p, free adm. www.navajolifeway.org

JUN 13 FLAGSTAFF 26th Annual Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff Thorpe Park - World championship qualifying event. Chili cooks from all over the Southwest. Chili tasting, crafters, classic cars. $3 tasting kit, 10a-4p. 928-526-4314

JUN 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Prescott Valley Days PV Town Center - Carnival, parade, vendors, arts & crafts, food, youth activities, entertainment & concerts. Call for times & prices: 928-772-8857

JUN 13 FLAGSTAFF Museum of N. Arizona/ Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction Coconino Center for the Arts - Over 300 contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 9a, auction at 4p, free adm. Consignments welcome. www.culturalpartners.org JUN 13-14 PINE 19th Annual Strawberry Festival Pine-Strawberry Community Center - Food vendors, craft booths & entertainment. In conjunction w/ Strawberry Patcher’s Quilt Show. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3, free adm. 928-476-3655 JUN 13-14 PRESCOTT Territorial Days Courthouse Square - Arts & crafts show, over 150 artists from the Southwest, entertainment, Sat & Sun 9-5. Free adm. 928-445-2000 JUN 13-14 WILLIAMS WPRA National Barrel Races Bob Dean Rodeo Arena - Action packed competition of the WPRA Division Tour. Performances start at 10a. 928-600-5049 JUN 13-14 TUCSON DeGrazia Centennial Weekend DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N Swan Rd Celebrate artist Ted DeGrazia’s 100th birthday. Sat: music by Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-Guitar Band; Ellington Big Band plays Ted DeGrazia compositions. 6-9p. Sun: free cake & ice cream, 10-4. Free adm. 800-545-2185

JUN 19-20 WILLIAMS Rumble on 66 Bike Rally Wild West Junction - Live entertainment, bike show, parade, games and vendors are all part of this bike weekend in the cool pines of Northern Arizona. www.williamschamber.com JUN 19-20 PRESCOTT 3rd Annual Chuck Sheppard Memorial Roping Prescott Rodeo Grounds - Fr: Reception 5:30p, $25. Sa: begins 9a, team roping, calf roping, adm $10, $15 per family. 928-445-7245 JUN 19-21 WILLIAMS 2009 Multi-Cultural Arts, Crafts & Antiques Expo Downtown - This juried show will highlight the cultural diversity of area artists and crafters. Interactive art booths, crafts, antiques and live entertainment. 928-814-9899 JUN 20 TUCSON Annual Juneteenth Festival Kennedy Park - America’s second day of independence; performances, sports, awareness, music; multicultural attendance encouraged, free adm, 2-11p. 520-225-2670 JUN 20 FLAGSTAFF Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 at Flagstaff Airport Exit - Taste 100+ micro-brewed beers. Food (extra $) & live entertainment, 1-5pm. Tickets $40/adv, $50/ gate; VIP ticket $80/$90. 928-779-1775 or www.azbeer.com

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WPRA National Barrel Races June 13th & 14th “Colors of the Community” Multicultural Arts, Crafts and Antiques Expo June 19th – 21st Rumble on 66 Bike Rally June 19th & 20th High County War Birds Air Display Valle Air Museum Jun 27th

JUN 7 PRESCOTT Antiques on the Square Courthouse Plaza - Over 60 dealers. Sponsored by Thumb Butte Questers. Sun. 9a-5p. 928-445-5168

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JUN 12-13 SEDONA Celebration of Native American Music & Dance Tlaquepaque Village - Free performances by Burning Sky and Aaron White and the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers 10-4, plus indoor concerts. www.festivalofnativeamericanculture.org

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Destination June / July Events JUN 20-21 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627

JUL 2-5 FLAGSTAFF 54th Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill, exit 337 off I-17 - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse racing! Live pari-mutuel wagering, open 11a, post time 1p. Adults $3, ages 6-12 $2, $5 parking. 928-679-8000

JUN 20-21 SHOW LOW Torreon Art Festival Summit Trail, 1 mile south of Hwy 260 & Hwy 60, Torreon Juniper building & sales office - 40+ artists, paintings, photography, sculptures, metal art, jewelry, ceramics & more; music & wine tasting. FREE adm, 10- 5. 520-390-4153

JUL 3-4 DOUGLAS 4th of July Festival Veterans Memorial Park - Li ve music, food vendors, Sat only - Parade 10a on G Ave, fireworks at park, largest in area. Fr 3-10p, Sat 12-10p. 520-364-2478

JUN 24 TUCSON 12th Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta W Congress St at Santa Cruz River - Celebrate the beginning of the “season of monsoon rains” with a procession, ceremony and cultural entertainment, Wednesday, 5p-10p, free. 520-791-0925 JUN 27 CHLORIDE Old Miner’s Day Parade & Festivities Parade High Noon, bake sale, live music, vendors, raffle, performances by gunfighter groups & more. Jim Fritz Museum will be open. Free adm. 928-565-9777 JUN 27 VALLE-WILLIAMS High Country Warbirds Fly-In Valle-Grand Canyon Airport - Antique & warbird fly-bys, Air Museum Planes of Fame, membership rides, gates open at 8a, $8, under 12- $2, free parking. 928-635-1000, www.planesoffame.org JUN 27 TUCSON/VAIL Ha:san Bak: Saguaro Harvest Celebration Colossal Cave Mt Park - 6:30a Wkshp $65 (incl b’fast & lunch): Harvest, prepare & taste saguaro fruit, learn about its uses in the Tohono O’Odham. Public: 11a-2p demos, tasting & live music. $5/car up to 6 people. 520-647-7121 JUN 27-28 PRESCOTT 28th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival Courthouse Plaza - Weekend of family fun with camping and a variety of live bluegrass bands. Sa 11a-6p, street dance 7-10p, Su 10:30a-3p, free. www. prescottbluegrassfestival.com; 928-445-2000, ext 120 JUN 27-28 FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff Folk Festival The Coconino Center for the Arts & Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum -10a-6p both days. Barn Dance Sat. night at 7:30 at Sechrist Elementary School. For more info contact Christina Boyd: 928-522-9269 or email folkfestival@ffotm.net JUN 29-JUL 5 PRESCOTT Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. World’s Oldest Rodeo® Rodeo Grounds - Festivities include 8 thrilling rodeo performances, Az’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, arts & crafts show, rodeo & street dances & Fourth of July celebration. Info: 800-358-1888, Tickets: 888-407-6336 DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every effort to verify that the information on events we print is accurate. However, details can change up to the last minute. We advise that you call and confirm that ALL information is correct. Heber/Overgaard Chamber of Commerce Presents:

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Specialty Handmade Arts & Crafts Food • Live Music • Kids Play Area • Games Sat: Parade 11am Fireworks Show 6pm, Mogollon High School At Tall Timbers Navajo County Park Off Highway 260 in Heber/Overgaard Bring a Lawn Chair • $5 Parking Donation For more Information Call: (928) 535-5777

JUL 4 SHOW LOW 4th of July Celebration Parade 9a, fireworks at Show Low High School start at dusk, weather and fire permitting. 928-532-4140

JUL 3-5 OVERGAARD Western Heritage Days Bison Ranch Resort, Hwy 260 - Spamfest, BBQ Competition. 928-595-4397

JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Festival Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, craft demos including spinning, weaving, woodworking & camp cooking. Adm $1 per person, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272

JUL 3-5 OVERGAARD Fourth of July in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park off Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food booths, live music, kids play area, games. Sat only: parade 11a, fireworks show 6p Mogollon HS. Fri 10-7, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-3. 928-535-5777

JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF 76th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - Oldest Hopi art show in the world! 60+ Hopi artists w/ katsina dolls, baskets, weaving, pottery, painting & jewelry; traditional music, dances, food; 9a-5p, $7-$4. 928-774-5213

JUL 3-5 PINETOP 34th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show Orchard behind Charlie Clark’s Restaurant - Northeastern AZ Fine Arts Assoc. hosts vendors from all over SW for show & sale of original works, Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4, free adm. 928-369-2939

JUL 10 PINETOP Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets $15 advance, $20 door. 928-367-4290

JUL 4 WILLIAMS Small Town 4th of July - Celebrating 100 Years! Centennial Fourth of July photo re-enactment, all invited to dress in period clothing from 1909 and re-enact the photo on Route 66 at noon. One of the biggest parades in N. Az at 6p, Rotary BBQ, ice cream social, many more family activities. 800-863-0546

JUL 11 PARKER KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament Emerald Canyon Golf Course - FLOG is golf spelled backwards...have fun paying golf with a baseball bat! This 9-hole best-ball affair is a fundraiser that benefits a community organization. 928-669-9274

JUL 4 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR 97th Annual Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration Parade 10a, Eagar to Springerville. Rodeo 1:30p at Rodeo Grounds, adm $10, ages 5-12 $5. Also pancake breakfast, BBQ, rodeo dance and fireworks. 1-866-733-2123 JUL 4 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor Rodeo Complex - Flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, BBQ, rodeo, dance, patriotic program, fireworks, Taylor 10K & 2 mile run, softball tournament & free swimming. 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331 JUL 4 CHANDLER 4th of July Celebration Tumbleweed Park - Live music, children’s carnival, beer garden, food booths, fireworks (9:30p), free adm, charge for parking, 4p-10:30p. 480-236-9123 JUL 4 WINSLOW Independence Day Celebration Join Winslow to celebrate the 4th of July. Largest fireworks display in N. AZ begins shortly after dusk at Emil Nasser Stadium. Free adm. 928-289-2434

JUL 17-18 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, rodeo, BBQ, dances, 10K run, softball & golf tournaments, historic home tours, fireworks. For times/locations: 928-536-4331 JUL 17-19 CHANDLER Latin Rhythms Festival Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Latin & Caribbean food, drinks & Latin music. Salsa Dance Competition! $10 includes a souvenir wine glass, $2 off coupon & 6 tasting tickets. Fri 5-10p, Sat 11a-10p, Sun 11a-5p. 480-792 6927 JUL 18 WILLCOX Willcox Western Heritage Day Indian and Western historians in costume, hands on activities, mariachi music and other entertainment, antique tractors, vendors. In conjunction with Chiricahua Regional Museum’s 10th anniv. 800-200-2272 JUL 18-AUG 16 WILLCOX Peach Mania Festival Apple Annie’s Orchard - Weekends: All-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10:30a. Lunch 11a-5p. Peach picking all day long. Country Craft Fair Aug 1 & 2 only, 7a-5:30p. Free adm. 520-384-2084 JUL 22-25 ST. JOHNS Annual Pioneer Days Parade, basketball tournaments, storytelling, dances each night, campfire circle, rodeo, free ice cream social, BBQ. 928-337-2000

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JUL 11-12 PINETOP 22nd Annual Native American Art Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds - Native American arts & crafts, demos, music, Native American food, 9a-4p, $5 at the gate, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 JUL 11-12 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 JUL 11-12 WILLCOX Sweet Corn Extravaganza Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins - Enjoy hot roasted sweet corn and a great day of family fun on the farm! Many other vegetables will be available for you to pick. 8a-5:30p, free adm. 520-384-2084

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Destination July / August Events JUL 24-25 PRESCOTT 11th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, baskets, jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4p, auction 5p. Preview of rugs Sat. 9a-noon, auction 1p, free adm. 928-445-1230 JUL 24-25 SUPERIOR La Noche de Vaqueros Fr: 4p-midnight, Line dancing lessons, youth horseshoe tournament, outdoor movie, vendors, entertainment. Sa: 4p-1:30a, Tequila Tasting, food booths, Concert “Mogollon” 8:30p ($), more. 520-689-0200 JUL 24-26 WILLIAMS Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo Bob Dean Rodeo Arena - Real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves; great fun to watch. Daily 1p, dance Fr & Sa. 928-853-6495 JUL 24-26 SHOW LOW White Mountains Roundup - Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art Show Low School District Auditorium & campus Az celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy. Juried art show, vendors, performances from national storytellers and Cowboy poets. 1-866-532-4070 JUL 25 APACHE JUNCTION 3rd Annual National Day of the Cowboy Goldfield Ghost Town - Drover’s Procession Parade, a Mustache Contest, Fast Draw Show Downs, Cowgirl Fashion Show, two stages of western entertainment and more! 9-5, free adm, $2 parking. 480-982-3141 JUL 31-AUG 1 EAGAR Eagar Daze Junior rodeo, barrel race, team roping; mud mania, logging events, ice cream social, vendors & more! 928-333-4128 ext. 223 AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF 60th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture Museum of Northern AZ - 70+ artists create innovative expressions of traditional art forms: weavers, potters, basket makers, jewelers, painters. Enjoy music, dances, storytelling & art demonstrations, $7-$4, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 AUG 1-2 ELGIN Sonoita Vineyards Augustfest 3 mi S of Elgin on Elgin-Canelo Rd - Celebrate the Harvest. Wine tasting, souvenir glass, winery & vineyard tours, live music, dancing, grape stomping contest. Lunch may be purchased on site from 2 local restaurants. 10a-4p, $10 adm. 520-455-5893 AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Wheeler Park, Aspen & Humphrey (Hwy. 180), downtown - Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 AUG 1-2 SHOW LOW Torreon Art Festival Summit Trail, 1 mi. S of Hwy 260 & Hwy 60, Torreon Juniper building & sales office - In conjunction with the Summit Healthcare/ Make a Wish Family fun weekend. 40+ artists w/ affordable art for every taste, food, wine, beer. FREE adm, 10- 5. 520-390-4153 AUG 7-9 TOMBSTONE Vigilante Days Allen St - Honors Tombstone’s unique heritage. Reenactments, street entertainment, hangings, chili cook-off & 10K run. 10a-4p daily. 520-457-3451 AUG 8-9 PINETOP 19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Great bands, Gospel music, children’s workshop, jam sessions, food & crafts. Campers - reserve spot w/chamber. Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. $15 at the gate, 12 & under free. 800-573-4031 AUG 8-9 PRESCOTT 59th Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts Courthouse Plaza - 100+ of the finest artisans from around the West show and sell their work, also artist demonstrations, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p, free adm. 928-445-2510

AUG 12-16 PAYSON 125th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Multi-Event Center - Wed. Ranch Rodeo, 7p, $6. Thurs. WPRA (Women’s) rodeo, 7p, $6. Fri-Sun. PRCA rodeo - bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing & more. Adults $14, kids $7.50 online; at gate $18/10. Fri 7p, Sat 1 & 7p, Sun 1p, parade Sat 9a. 928-4744515, 800-6PAYSON AUG 14-15 WILLIAMS 13th Annual Cool Country Cruise-In Go back in time and enjoy the 1950s again on Route 66! Classic Car Show w/trophies for various classes. 800-863-0546

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AUG 14-15 PAYSON Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Triple 7 Midnight Mechanical Rodeo This will be one buckin’ event! Prizes for indiv. events including mechanical bull, an all around Cowboy/ Cowgirl awarded both nights. Brandon Shepard and Rodeo Ruckus will entertain Fri. & Sam Morrison Tribute to Bob Seger on Sat. 800-777-PLAY

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AUG 15 ALPINE 14th Annual Alpine Chili Cook-Off Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned w/awards including People’s Choice Chili, also BBQ pork loin contest & SPAM contest, entertainment, raffle, $3 tasting cup, 10a-5p. 928-339-1840 AUG 15-16 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 AUG 15-16 ZUNI, NM Zuni Cultural Arts Expo Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 - Zuni arts market emphasizing authenticity, including traditional dances, demonstrations, 10a -5p, free adm. 505-782-7238

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AUG 22 FLAGSTAFF Arizona Rough Riders Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living history presentation brings Spanish American War era to life, authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 yr old weapons, 10a-4p, FREE adm. 928-779-4395 AUG 28-30 PRESCOTT Prescott Jazz Summit Various venues - Concerts, workshops and dining to music. Benefits music education. Adm: all concerts badge $70, Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch $40, indiv. concerts $25. 928-771-1268, www.prescottjazz.com AUG 29 VALLE-WILLIAMS 5th Annual Thunder Over the Coconino Valle Airport, intersection of Hwy 64 & Hwy 180 Homebuilt, warbird & antique airplane fly-in, car show, antique tractors, kids activities, pancake b’fast, 8a-4p, adm $12, kids $6, family $30. 928-635-5280 AUG 29 WILLCOX 3rd Annual Grape Stomp Coronado Vineyards - Free commemorative glass, tasting of our current wine releases, grape stomping, vineyard tours & live music. Lunch can be purchased. 10a-4p, adm. $10, children free. 520-384-2993 AUG 29-30 PHOENIX 18th Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St, behind Frito-Lay - 60+ arts & crafts vendors, $8 meal: hotdog or hamburger, corn on the cob & tea or coffee (served 11a-3p), fair 10a-4p. Net proceeds from this event are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. 602-231-0300

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Even better, tour activities are not predetermined … for example, in Sedona you can hike through one of the Vortexes, take a jeep tour or indulge in shopping. In Tucson you can check out the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum or head to Tombstone for a realistic experience of the Old West - it’s all up to you! Service for the customer is what Arizona Scenic Tours is all about. You’ll be picked up and dropped off at your Metro Phoenix location. Snacks are provided. Want to keep the kids entertained? The van has a DVD entertainment system. Tired of taking pictures rather than enjoying the moment, but still want to capture the memories? Steve will take photos for you and email them or send a CD. Visit the website for lots more information or call and start planning your getaway today!

“The Land Down Under” Showcased At Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

The Australian Interpretive Pavilion at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park has been enhanced and is now open to the public. The exhibit showcases “the land down under” by featuring new interactive displays in addition to the existing 340 species of Australian plants. New features include an interactive display of Aboriginal Australians’ ceremonial instruments and a display of their foodgathering tools. The interpretive signage has information about how the Aboriginal Ex New hi bi t

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Arizona Museum of Natural History 53 N. MacDonald St. 480-644-2230 www.azmnh.org Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum 2017 N. Greenfield Rd., 85215 480-924-1940 www.arizonawingcaf.com Dolly Steamboat Canyon Lake/ Apache Junction 480-827-9144 www.dollysteamboat.com Howie’s Game Shack Mesa Riverview, 1061 N. Dobson Rd. 480-248-2447

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Restaurants Mi Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant 550 N. Country Club Dr. Ste. 110 480-892-7955 www.miamigos.com Organ Stop Pizza 1149 E. Southern Ave. 480-813-5700 www.organstoppizza.com

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Budget Friendly Options in Mesa

Travel trends have been pointing to shorter hauls and shorter stays and that especially rings true when it comes time to plan for the family vacation. This summer, Arizona residents looking to save gas and do more with less will want to look to Mesa. Instead of dreading vacation planning, the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau wants Arizona families to know they can afford a vacation this summer and have done the guesswork for them. At Visit Mesa.com, the Mesa CVB’s official travel planning website, the bureau is showcasing three budget-friendly vacation itineraries displaying how a family of four can in fact have fun in a down economy. All scenarios offer travel tips on how to get the most value out of their stay in Yo M ur Ak Pl e an s

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Keeping Cool in Mesa Swim, Slide & Float This summer, Sunsplash will kick off 23 years of family fun and entertainment in Mesa. Again this season, guests can save on admission tickets to Mesa’s waterpark with the “Everybody Pays Kids’ Price” offer, where adults can save $6.50 by purchasing at the kid’s price of only $19.50. “Everybody Pays Kids’ Price” tickets are only available online at www. Golfland.com. Use the promotional code WAVESAVE when ordering. For those seeking an escape from the sun, the Night Splash program returns for two nights Su mm Fu e n r

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each week. Splash, swim and slide after sunset every Friday and Saturday night this summer from 7 pm to 11 pm for only $15 per guest. 480-834-8319 Salt River Tubing and Recreation invites sun seekers to enjoy Mother Nature’s swimming pool - the cool Salt River - via inner tube. Early floaters might catch a glimpse of wild horses, mountain goats and other Arizona wildlife. Popular are the floating picnics, which include several tubes connected together with special tubes for coolers and radios. Trips can take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours de-

pending on the river flow. Tubes can be rented each day for $15 per person. Bring cash, as they don’t take credit cards. Visit www.SaltRiverTubing.com for a list of special entertainment, hours and tips for having an enjoyable float along the river.

Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum

THE REAL ARIZONA — CANYON LAKE This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona” and is a premier Arizona attraction for locals and tourists alike. Just minutes away from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona — Daily Nature Cruises and Twilight Dinner Cruises.

The Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum is the home of “Sentimental Journey,” the most authentically restored WWII B-17 flying today. Other authentic warplanes of the era are also on display, including a T-6, C-45, F4 Phantom, MiG 15 & 21, A-26, L-16, and SE5a, along with exhibit memorabilia. The Arizona Wing is located at 2017 N. Greenfield Rd. at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa. Summer hours and prices: June September, Wed - Sun, 9 am - 3 pm; ages 15-adult $7.00, ages 6-14 $3.00. 480-924-1940, www.azcaf.org

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Looking for a Cool Getaway? A Short Drive Takes You to Rim Country

Cool nights and delightful days are an everyday occurrence in Arizona Rim Country. Serving the areas of Pine, Strawberry, Christopher Creek, Star Valley and Payson, Arizona Rim Country is barely an hour’s drive from metropolitan Phoenix. And in these days of high gas prices, less than a gas tankful away. Over 600 hotel, bed & breakfast and rustic lodge rooms await you and your family. If you are holding a business retreat, hosting a family reunion or looking forward to a large wedding - we have the space and comfort you demand. You can swim in a crystal clear pool, rekindle your love at your in-room hot tub or wade in a babbling mountain creek. If hiking is more your style, there are acres of land to explore right outside of town. Horseback riding, llama hikes or Jeep tours await you. The opportunities to have fun are endless here in the Heart of Arizona. Fishing is everywhere. You can catch stringers of bass and crappie in Lake Roosevelt or brook trout in hidden streams. There are rainbow trout in the stocked creeks under the Rim and in the many lakes atop the Rim. There is even a town lake in Payson that is regularly Ov er vi ew

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Rim Country Museum & Zane Grey Cabin Replica Green Valley Park 928-474-3483 Shoofly Village Ruins Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. 928-474-7900 Strawberry School (c.1885) Treasured landmark and registered historical site. Authentic demonstrations of pioneer life. 928-476-3547 or 1-800-6PAYSON Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photography, birding. Forest Road 289, Arizona Game & Fish, Tonto Creek. 928-478-4200

Lodging Kohl’s Ranch 202 S. Kohls Ranch Lodge Rd. 928-478-4211, 800-331-5645 Mazatzal Hotel and Casino Hwy 87, Milepost 251, Payson, 85541 928-474-6044, 800-777-7529 www.777play.com

Macky’s Grill 201 W. Main Street, Suite J 928-474-7411

Shopping Artists of the Rim Gallery 408 W. Main St. 928-472-1159 Payson Candle Factory 620 N. Beeline Hwy. 928-474-2152 www.paysoncandlefactory.com

stocked with Arizona-grown trout. Our centrally located region of Arizona is geared towards visitors and weekenders. We have many events and festivals throughout the summer season as well as a museum on the history of the region and the oldest schoolhouse in Arizona. Zane Grey is extremely popular in our Rim communities because he wrote about half of his western novels about our revered way of life. The cabin where he lived and wrote, prior to its destruction in the Dude Fire, attracted fans from around the world. You can now visit the Zane Grey Cabin Replica, reconstructed in meticulous detail in Green Valley Park. If you enjoy taking walking tours of historic buildings, we have maps showing you where to go in Pine and Payson. We have maps pinpointing the many antique stores in our towns, too. In fact, we have dozens of maps that describe rock hounding, wilderness area hiking, hunting, fishing and more. Stop in the visitor center in Payson and ask our knowledgeable volunteers for more information.

Leave the Heat Behind and Come Celebrate

Head to cool Payson for an exciting July 4th weekend. Join the First Friday celebration along Payson’s Historic Main Street, July 3rd, 5 to 8 pm, where you can browse through art galleries, antique and resale shops and much, much more featuring original art and prints, antiques, collectibles, classic cars, music and food. July 4th starts along Main Street with a hometown parade at 9 am, flag waving, music, activities, games and prizes from 10 am to 2 pm. Children at Artists of the Rim fine art gallery will be painting a mural while Down the Street Art Gallery will have children creating sidewalk art with numerous activities in between. Along the way, you can buy fresh produce Fo Fu r n Al l

Fargo’s Steakhouse 620 E. Highway 260 928-474-7455 www.fargossteakhouse.com

800-6PAYSON www.rimcountrychamber.com

July 4th Weekend in Payson

Paysonglo Lodge 1005 S. Beeline Hwy. 800-772-9766

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grown locally at the new Farmer’s Market. Activities move to Green Valley Park where the celebration will include activities for all in a picnic atmosphere with food served from noon until 9 pm. Enjoy live concert by Johnny Anonymous from 4-6 pm and Gypsy Juke Rockers from 5-7 pm ending with a fireworks show starting at dark over Green Valley Park Lake. The Payson Rodeo Committee will be hosting a scholarship dance at the Oxbow on Main Street both nights with music by Junction 87 starting at 9 pm. There is a cover charge of $5 after 8 pm.

CALENDAR JUNE 12-14 PINE Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show Pine-Strawberry Community Center - Over 100 quilts to be shown, vote for your favorite, raffle quilts, displays, visit our boutique, Fr & Sa 9-4, Su 9-3, adm $2. 928-476-3511 JUNE 13-14 PINE 19th Annual Strawberry Festival Pine-Strawberry Community Center - Food vendors, craft booths & entertainment. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3, free adm. 928-476-3655 JUNE 12-14 STRAWBERRY 1st Strawberry Valley Blues Festival 3.6 miles W of Hwy 87 & Fossil Creek Intersection - Stage performances Sat 2-9p, Sun Noon-6p. Free music workshops, clinics Fri 3-5p, Sat 11a-1p. Camping avail June 12 & 13 for modest rate. 928-476-5337 JUN 14 PAYSON 38th Annual Arizona State Chili Cookoff Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Tasting kit only $5, includes Indian Frybread, then vote in People’s Choice, outdoor arts & crafts booth. Free adm. Benefit for Time Out Shelter. lmathiesen@777play.com JULY 3 PAYSON First Friday Night on Main Street Monthly event presented by Main Street Merchants Guild. Art galleries, antique shops, and much more, 5-8 pm. 928-474-4932 JULY 4-5 PINE Pine/Strawberry Arts & Crafts Fair Pine Community Center, Hwy 87- Over 80 booths. All you can eat pancake breakfast. Quilter’s Raffle. Walking distance to galleries, shopping, and restaurants. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-4. 928-476-3897 JULY 4 PAYSON 4th of July Celebration Green Valley Park - Flag-raising ceremony 8 am. Food will be served from noon-9 pm. Enjoy Johnny Anonymous - Rock music, 4-6 pm & Gypsy Juke Rockers, 5-7 pm. Fireworks show starts at dark. Free adm. 928-474-5240 x7

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Open Weekends through June Tonto Natural Bridge State Park will re-open for weekends through the end of June from 8 am to 7 pm. The solution to part of the State Parks budget problems for keeping Tonto open on these key weekends came when Payson Mayor Ken Evans announced that the “Town of Payson and other Community Partners agreed to provide funding for the necessary seasonal staff for the Memorial Day weekend and the other weekends in May and June.” 800-285-3703, www.azstateparks.com


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The Prescott Bluegrass Festival World Class Music in the Cool Pines

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An amazing experience Prescott, Arizona is celbrating the 28th Prescott Bluegrass Festival, delighting you with worldclass bluegrass music and a place where friendships can flourish. There are thousands of people like you who love to enjoy such talent and entertainment! So where did bluegrass music get its roots? Bluegrass music was developed by Bill Monroe, a native Kentuckian, in about 1939. He named his band “The Blue Grass Boys”, after his home state of Kentucky, the bluegrass state. Most fans believe that the classic bluegrass sound jelled in 1946, shortly after Earl Scruggs, a 21-year-old banjo player from North Carolina, joined the band. Scruggs played an innovative three-finger style on his banjo that energized enthusiastic audiences. His best- known tune is “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” which was used as the theme music for the movie “Bonnie and Clyde.” By the 1950s, people began referring to this style of music as “bluegrass.” For his musical genius, Bill Monroe became acknowledged as the “Father of Bluegrass Music.” There are five main instruments

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used: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass, and Fiddle. In the 1960s, the concept of the “bluegrass festival” was introduced, featuring several bands on the program over a weekend. This has grown to hundreds of festivals held all over the country. Cities such as Phoenix, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City hold their festivals in the winter to avoid the heat of summer. Cool mile-high Prescott, home to Arizona’s 2nd oldest bluegrass festival, hosts its festival in June. The Prescott Bluegrass Festival gets underway Saturday, June 27 from 11 am till 6 pm with a street dance ® that evening. The fun continues Sunday, June 28 from 10:30 am till 3 pm in downtown Prescott’s beautiful tree-lined courthouse plaza. It’s fun, fantastic and best of all, IT’S FREE! Camping is also available at Prescott Mile High Middle School located at 300 S. Granite Street beginning Thursday, June 25. Cost is only $15.00 per night.

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Fourth of July weekend, Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. Watch Hopi pottery being shaped and painted. Walk the Museum’s Rio de Flag Nature Trail with a Hopi medicine woman. Take part in insightful discussions about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, balance, and earth stewardship. The museum is located at 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Festival admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors (65+), $5 students, $4 Native people, $4 children (7-17).

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Dry camping is available, too. For more information visit

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Presented by the Museum of Northern Arizona, awardwinning Hopi artists, carvers, painters, jewelers, potters, quilters, and basket and textile weavers bring the Hopi mesas to Flagstaff during the

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Prescott Valley Days June 18-21 Prescott Frontier Days & the 122nd World’s Oldest Rodeo June 29 - July 5 Prescott Indian Art Market July 11-12 24th Annual Faire on the Square Sept. 5-7


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Entrance Fees to the Grand Canyon National Park

date of purchase. It admits the purchaser and accompanying persons in a single, noncommercial vehicle. National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes: • America the Beautiful Annual Pass $80. The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs. gov/pass. www.nps.gov/grca

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

An amazing experience awaits you at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour through the beautiful expanse, or just watch the sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Experience a rare and beloved tradition as you amble your way to the bottom of the canyon on the back of a sure-footed mule. On the canyon floor, you can retire for the night at the legendary Phantom Ranch. Then head back to the rim and retreat to a rustic cabin at Bright Angel Lodge. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you’ll find our Op MA ti ny on s

Admission is for seven days and includes both the North Rim and South Rim. • Grand Canyon National Park Vehicle Permit- $25. Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. • Grand Canyon National Park Individual Permit - $12.00/person. Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or non-commercial group. • Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass - $50.00. Valid for twelve months from

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gracious staff very accommodating. And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck, because this is the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room and a legacy of fine food. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations for dinner are strongly recommended; call 928-6382631 up to 30 days in advance. Order up a quick bite at Yavapai or Maswik cafeteria or an entire feast at the Arizona Room. Or have your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Call today for the best lodging selections and availability. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - we’re not just close, we’re there. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

be here by sunset. be in another world by sunrise.

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Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

When you stay at one of our six lodges on the South Rim, you’re just minutes away from everything that makes the canyon so extraordinary: mule rides, motorcoach tours, casual and fine dining, shopping and all the breathtaking views. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round. For same-day reservations, call 1-928-638-2631. For advance room reservations or more information, visit our web site at grandcanyonlodges.com or call 1-303-29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at 1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757).

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June 2009

Chloride: Gem of the Cerbats The Ghost Town That’s Still Kicking

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By Donna Meyer Zipping up Highway 93 from Kingman towards Las Vegas or going south from Hoover Dam, you might miss the turn-off for Chloride, a tiny flyspeck on most maps. And that would be a shame, because Chloride’s different. Wherever you’re from, chances are good it’s nothing like Chloride. The oldest continuously inhabited mining town in Arizona has not one stoplight, almost no streetlights, no traffic, history under every foot, fun shops and friendly people. Miles of old mining roads in the Cerbats make great ATV, mountain bike and hiking trails. Some 70+ abandoned mines are heaven for rockhounds. Come nightfall, gaze at a catch-your-breath starry sky and listen to the coyotes sing. Unlike most “ghost towns,” Chloride refused to die. Though its pool halls and barbers shops, hotels and brothels and the 2500 folks who once lived here are gone, some 400 people now call Chloride home. The town is very much alive, with a restaurant/bar, antique and gift shops, a gallery and pottery studio, a grocery store and tourist information center, a

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VFW post, motel and RV park. You can see old miners’ cabins, visit the original two-cell jail, and check out the abandoned Santa Fe RR Depot. Then visit the famous Roy Purcell murals, “The Journey.” Painted in 1966, they fill a canyon above town with color, symbolism, and joy (high clearance vehicle required). Every Saturday at high noon, gunfights break the peace. The Wild Roses, the only all-female gunfighter group in Arizona, alternate with the Longcoats & Lace group. Special events are scheduled throughout the year, including Old Miners Day, celebrated the last Saturday in June with a parade, gunfights, vendors, live music, a raffle, and family fun. Other annual events include a big “do” for St. Patrick’s Day, an antique truck show, classic car show, and two all-town yard sales. Look for the turn-off at milepost 53 on Hwy 93 a bit north of Kingman, Arizona. Four miles up the road you’re in Chloride - quaint, quirky and very cool.

Yuma, Arizona

A Place In the Heart of the River Yuma, AZ will draw you in like the current of the Colorado River. Ranked as one of the top places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine, as having the best year-round weather by The Farmer’s Almanac, and as the 7th best golfing city in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, it is no wonder that many of Yuma’s visitors one day return for good. Check out downtown Yuma’s boutiques and the Historic Yuma Theatre. For a glimpse of the past, visit Yuma Territorial Prison State Park and Century House Museum. Enjoy fishing, bird-watching, w

Blythe, CA Bouse Bullhead City Chloride Cibola Colorado City, CO Dateland Dolan Springs Ehrenberg Fort Mohave Gadsden Hackberry Kaibab Kanab Kingman Lake Havasu City Laughlin, NV Littlefield Martinez Lake Mesquite Moccasin Needles, CA

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Chloride Chamber: 928-565-2204 www.chloridearizona.com

800-293-0071 www.visityuma.com

dinner cruises, golf, tennis, wonderful lodging and fabulous restaurants.

Check Out These Colorado River Towns Bullhead City Originally known as Hardyville, the town grew up to support the construction of Davis Dam. Colorado River Museum, water sports, Nevada casinos just across the river, scenic Black Mountains nearby. Bullhead Area Chamber: 800-987-7457

Oatman, Arizona Historic “almost” ghost town founded in 1906, gift and antique stores, saloons and restaurants, free-roaming burros, Ghostrider Gunfighters. Located just 25 miles SE of Bullhead City off Highway 95. Oatman Goldroad C of C: 928-768-6222

Kingman Heart of Route 66 (longest original stretch of the Mother Road runs through downtown) with antique shops, the Route 66 Museum, Bonelli House, Mohave Museum of History & Art. Recreation at nearby Hualapai Mountain Park plus two 18-hole championship golf courses. Powerhouse Visitor Center: 866-427-7866

Yuma Sited at a historic crossing point of the Colorado River, Fort Yuma was founded in 1849. Explore the historic downtown’s Century House Museum and the Yuma Territorial Prison. Enjoy a date shake while touring a nearby medjool date plantation, rent a canoe or kayak and float down the river. Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071

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Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum and Library The Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation is unique in that it is occupied by four distinct tribal groups: Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo and Hopi, each with its own separate culture and traditions. The CRIT Museum and Library are both open to the public Monday through Friday. The museum contains the largest collection of Chemehuevi baskets in the world, examples of pottery, beautiful Navajo silversmith jewelry, intricate Kachina dolls, and many artifacts from the reservation. 928-669-1337 Poston Memorial Monument This monument marks the site of the Poston War Relocation Center where 17,867 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned during World War II. The monument is located 11 miles south of Parker on Mohave Road and may be visited at any time during daylight hours. The history of the center is inscribed into the monument and at an information kiosk. 928-669-2174 Swansea Ghost Town Swansea has been proclaimed as one of Arizona’s best ghost towns by Arizona Highways Magazine. Take a day trip back in time and see the remains of what was once a bustling mining community, complete with a “moving picture house,” a post office and automobile dealership. Swansea is accessible by two-wheel drive automobiles. The ghost town can be reached by traveling east out of Parker on Shea Road. There is no charge to visit.

Parker, Arizona is located on the Colorado River, just north of Interstate Highway 10 on Arizona Highway 95. This unique and affordable area offers a relaxing extended stay lifestyle and vacation atmosphere. Parker is the perfect year-round vacation spot for all types of activities. Whether it’s watersports that include boating, skiing, wakeboarding and personal watercraft or camping, off-roading, golfing, fishing and Rving, we have over 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels and motels to accommodate you along the Ov er vi ew

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16-mile stretch of the Parker Strip. Many of our businesses are accessible by boat or other watercraft! We offer a variety of restaurants, shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife preserves, a four-star golf course and THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the Blue Water Resort & Casino and, of course, The Colorado River! Make Parker, Arizona your next destination, you’ll be glad you did!

School’s Out for Summer!

Look at All the Fun You Can Have in Parker Pack up the kids, the water toys and make that short drive out to the famous “Parker Strip”! This summer is sure to be one of the best! Kick it off with our 32nd Annual Great Western Tube Float, June 6. Cash prizes, trophies and loads of fun as you float down the river with 2,000 of your newest BFF’s. Boating is easy on the famous Parker Strip, as there are numerous free launch ramps and some that require a small fee. You can be on the water within minutes of arriving in Parker. If you don’t have a boat or jet skis, you can rent from Arizona Watersports or take a chartered boat ride from Captain Rich. Speaking of Rich, you might feel like getting a birdseye view of the area by taking a Parasail Ride. Maybe you’ll see the Nellie E Saloon from up in the air! The Parker Area has so much to offer and June is the perfect month to take advantage of all our resources. It is still cool enough in the mornings to ride out

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to the Swansea Ghost Town and take a walk back in time. Perhaps you’d like to take a picnic lunch down to the Aha Khav Tribal Preserve. If you haven’t been there you really should see it. A very peaceful wooded area with picnic tables, canoes for rent and good walking paths through the trees will provide a relaxing morning or afternoon for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. How about dinner and a movie! CRIT Theaters is the home to Arizona’s only THX Movie Theater! The BlueWater Resort & Casino is celebrating their 10th Anniversary and we’re getting ready to “Party Like It’s 1999!” with the Prince Tribute Show “Purple Reign” at the BlueWater Amphitheater on June 13th. For more information on “supercool” things to do in Parker during your stay, please call 928 669-6511.

CALENDAR June 6 32nd Annual Great Western Tube Float Luau/Hawaiian Theme June 13 Blue Water Resort & Casino 10th Birthday Celebration July 4 Celebrate on the River! Independence Day Weekend July 11 KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament (baseball golf) Fundraiser benefits a community organization. September 6 Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament Fundraiser Benefits Rotary Scholarship Program September 7 Wrap up your Summer on the River-Labor Day Weekend! September 20 Mike Keevey Golf Tournament Benefits the Town of Parker Community Pool October 17 Parker Rotary 60th Annual Rodeo State Finals October 24 Blue Water Resort & Casino 5th Annual 300 Enduro Race Speed boat competition October 24 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff Horseshoe competition, live music, vendors, wakeboard demonstration and lots of fun on the river!

Lodging, Dining & Attractions Guide Attractions

KLPZ Radio - 1380AM 928-669-9274 www.klpz1380.com

Restaurants

RV Resorts Havasu Springs Resort 2581 Hwy 95 928-667-3361 Riverview Mobile & R.V. Park 47 Parker Dam Rd., Earp, CA 92242 760-665-9953

BlueWater Resort & Casino 928-669-7000

Real Estate

Coffee Ern’s 1720 California Ave. 928-669-8145

Buckskin Mountain State Park 928-667-3231

David Plunkett Realty 8832 Riverside Dr. 928-916-8469, 866-667-1699

Julio’s Rockin’ Baja Grill 9218 Lower Moovalya Drive 928-667-3732

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Visitors to Willcox will find a friendly town with lots to do. The historic downtown is home to antique and other specialty shops and several museums. Coffee lovers you can get a great latte here too! Hiking, biking, camping, golfing and bird watching are all pursuits to be enjoyed in the area. Several wineries now offer “wine tasting” to those visitors looking for a more relaxing taste of the old west. On the outskirts of Willcox, visitors will find “U-Pick farms” such as Apple Annie’s Orchard with opportunities to pick your own produce from apples and chilies to peaches and pumpkins. The season is July through October. Willcox was founded in 1880 when the

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❦ Premium wines from crisp and fruity to bold and complex.

Willcox Chamber: 800-200-2272

Southern Pacific Railroad made its path through the area; the renovated Southern Pacific Depot is one of the many downtown attractions. At one time Willcox was the capital of the world in the shipping of range cattle. The Rex Allen Museum and the Cowboy Hall of Fame pay tribute to the role ranching played in the town’s development and to Rex Allen, “last of the silver screen cowboys” and the town’s most famous son. Willcox is your starting point through the Circle of Cochise. The route brings history alive and is abundant with opportunities to experience nature. Dos Cabezas ghost town, Apache Pass, and the Ft. Bowie National Historic Site are monuments to the struggle to tame the West. The breathtaking Chiricahua National Monument with over 20 miles of trails and majestic rock formations is a natural wonder not to be missed. Come find YOUR favorite things to do in Willcox, located about 70 miles east of Tucson on the I-10. Take exits 336 or 344 to historic downtown.

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❦ Our three Annual Festivals feature wine tasting, winery tours, live music and food prepared by local restaurants.

Augustfest AUGUST 1&2, 2009

New Release Festival NOVEMBER 7, 2009

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520.455.5893 3 miles south of Elgin at 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd. ~A scenic and enjoyable~ 25 mile drive from Sierra Vista 55 miles from Tucson & Green Valley

More Fun in Cochise County Benson Kartchner Caverns - unique “living” cave, part of the Arizona State Parks. To guarantee that you will get in, please call ahead for reservations. 520-586-CAVE (2283) Bisbee Queen Mine Tours - visitors ride in mine cars into the mines, tours are narrated by ex-miners. Open 7 days a week. 520-432-2071 Tombstone Boothill Graveyard - original town cemetery laid out in 1878. Three men killed in the gunfight at the OK Corral, Billy Clanton and brothers Tom and Frank McLaury all lie here. Open daily, 8-dusk. Free, $2 donation appreciated. 520-457-3300

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Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main, 85701 520-624-2333 www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5 520-838-6200, www.B2science.com

Restaurants El Corral Restaurant 2201 E. River Rd. 520-529-1495 Pinnacle Peak 6541 E Tanque Verde 520-296-0911 Mama Louisa’s 2041 S. Craycroft, 85711 520-790-4702

520-883-2702 www.desertmuseum.org

will be open for dinner during Summer Saturday Evenings. This intimate dining room accented with original artwork offers a menu that brings the sometimes subtle and sometimes bold flavors of the Sonoran region into the spotlight. Reservations recommended: 520-883-5705 Also open for dinner is the Ironwood Terraces Restaurant, the largest dining venue at the Desert Museum. This casual, self-serve grill features family friendly options such as cheeseburgers with green chiles and hand tossed pizza. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the nation’s leading outdoor living museums, featuring more than 300 species of native wildlife and 1,300 varieties of desert plants. Location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd. Hours: June, July, and August hours are 7:30 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday; 7:30 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, and from 7:30 am to 5 pm on Sundays. Admission: June through August $9.50 for adults and $2.25 for children age 6-12.

Tucson Tidbits DeGrazia Centennial Weekend  Located in Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountain foothills is the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun-a gallery and chapel built from adobe brick by acclaimed Tucson artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia (1909-1982). The 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth will be celebrated June 12-14 with the opening reception for “DeGrazia: A Modernist Perspective” at Tucson Museum of Art, June 12; a festival with live music by the artist’s son, June 13; a 100th birthday party, June 14. 520- 299-9191 El Día de San Juan Fiesta  For the 12th year, Tucson continues the tradition of celebrating the beginning of the “season of monsoon rains.” Everyone is invited to attend this free event on Wednesday, June 24th from 5-10 pm at West Congress St. at the Santa Cruz River. The fiesta features the traditional procession and blessing; charros and escaramuzas performing on horseback; mariachis, folkloricos and live music; and activities for children. The celebration of St. John’s birthday was once one of the most important events in the Southwest. St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, was asked to help bring the rains so the crops would be plentiful. 520-791-4040

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Beat the heat and enjoy the fun with the start of summer hours and Saturday evening happenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Summer Saturday Evenings give visitors a unique chance to tour the Desert Museum at night, a time when many of the animals are at their most active with the onset of the summer heat. The popular Summer Saturday Evening programs showcase what happens in the desert after dark and how plants and animals adapt. Summer Saturday Evenings begin Saturday, June 6 and continue each Saturday through August 29. After 4 pm Saturdays, the special discounted admission is just $6 per adult and $2.25 for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Summer Saturday Evenings’ programs will feature presentations and hands-on activities about venomous reptiles, volcanoes, bugs, bats, native plants, monsoons, family astronomy nights, raptor free flights, and a Teacher Appreciation Night. For details visit www.desertmuseum.org. Diners looking for a unique culinary experience will find it at the Museum’s flagship restaurant, The Ocotillo Café, which it

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June 2009

Crossroads of the Southwest

JUN 20-21 LA JOLLA, CA La Jolla Festival of the Arts UCSD east campus, corner of Genesee & Regents Rd - 190+ award-winning artists. Food court, live entertainment, celebrity chef demos, 9a-5p, adm $10. 858-456-1268 JUN 27 OCEAN BEACH, CA 30th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off Newport Ave - Live music, entertainment, vendors, talented artists, rides, beer gardens and more. Chili tasting is $10 for a tasting ticket. Free adm. www.obstreetfair.com JUL 10-11 GALLUP, NM 16th Annual Wild Thing Red Rock State Park - Thrilling action with non-stop bull riding contests, $24,000 in prize money, prizes for spectators also, spectacular fireworks display. 505-863-5402 JUN 12-JUL 5 DEL MAR, CA San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd - “Music Mania”, San Diego’s biggest music festival (8 stages); also garden show, beer fest, livestock, midway & carnival rides, vendors, more. (Closed some Mondays). Adm: $13 / $7, 5 & under free. 858-755-1161 JUL 17-18 DUCK CREEK, UT Duck Creek Days Art, craft & food booths, games for children and adults, the GREAT CHILI COOK-OFF (Sat), music and dancing in the evenings, drawing for a Polaris ATV (Sat). Fr noon-10p, Sa 9a-10p. 435-682-2690 or 682-3330 JUL 25-26 SILVER CITY, NM Cowboy Days Gough Park and various sites - To celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy. Various events, vendors and displays. 575-534-0550

Make Gila Bend, Arizona Your Stopping Place If you are traversing the great state of Arizona, you’ll likely need a place to stop over, refuel, have a bite to eat, and a bed for the night before continuing your journey. There’s no better place than Gila Bend. Located at the junction of Interstate 8 and Hwy 85, with easy reach to Interstate 10, Gila Bend is ideally situated as the “center of a wheel” with spokes leading to and from all areas of the southwest. The town, named for the sharp bend in the Gila River, is located near a prehistoric Hohokam Indian Village. For hundreds of years the area has been part of an important transportation route in the settling, development and growth of the Great Southwest. It can be your answer to where to stay as you travel through Arizona, whether you are heading east to New Mexico or west to California. There is a variety of lodging to suit your needs including America’s Choice Inn & Suites, El Coronado, Knight’s Inn and Best Western Space Age Lodge. RVers will welcome the new RV facility, Augie’s Quail

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EscapE TO saN DIEGO! Stay 3 nights or more at our special package rate of $249 and enjoy a bundle built for you! • Deluxe Guest Room • Free Internet • $60 Food and Beverage credit per day • Complimentary self-parking per stay For reservations call 1-800-228-9290 or visit www.sandiegomarriottescape.com. Reference Rate Code XWDW. SAN DIEGO MArrIOtt hOtEl & MArINA 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619.234.1500, www.Marriott.com/SANDT

Valid through 9/30/09. Subject to availability. Prices subject to change. Tax and gratuity not included. *1st night’s non-refundable deposit must be made at time of reservation. While the deposit is nonrefundable, dates of stay can be changed. Upgrade to Bay View Room at San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina for only $20 per night. Must stay 3 consecutive nights. Credit will be given at check-out - no refund for unused credit. Credit can only be applied to Marriott managed restaurants, lounges and room service and will be applied on the third night of the stay. Not valid with other offers or for groups of 10 or more.

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Trail RV Park. Dining options range from fast food to Italian and Mexican cuisine to the Space Age Restaurant, serving both American and Mexican food. The Best Western Space Age Lodge offers 41 guest rooms, all on the ground floor. Room accommodations include complimentary hot breakfast at the restaurant, also cable television with free HBO. Conveniently located with a friendly and courteous staff and a relaxing outdoor pool and spa, at Best Western Space Age Lodge you’ll enjoy Western hospitality at an affordable rate. For reservations call 1-866-683-7722. If you should be passing through in November, make plans to attend the Desert Shrimp Festival. There are also several interesting historic sites in the area, ranging from petroglyphs to camps that were part of the Desert Training Center/CaliforniaArizona Maneuver Area (CAMA), once the largest Army military base in the world, where U.S. forces trained in desert warfare for the North African campaign.

Spotlight on San Diego Boasting beautiful weather, sunshine, sea and surf, San Diego is California’s second largest city. Among its world class attractions, San Diego offers visitors the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and the Maritime Museum. And what visit to the City by the Sea would be complete without spending some time with the famous Shamu at Sea World? Historic shopping districts like the Gaslamp Quarter are popular gathering places. For all you diehard baseball fans, don’t forget the Padres-San Diego’s own baseball team. San Diego also offers a gateway into our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Enter through Tijuana and grab a taste of Latin flavor and culture. With all of these attractions to offer, San Diego is a true wonderland for visitors of all ages. San Diego Conventions and Visitors Bureau: 619-232-3101, www.sandiego.org

• Enjoy cool air in our scenic mountains. • Gateway to the 3.3 Million Acre Gila National Forest. • Visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings. • Just 3 hours away!

Lodging, Dining & Attraction Guide Attractions Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR 479 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301 970-247-2733 www.durangotrain.com Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM 505-536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl Frontier Movie Town 297 W. Center Kanab, UT 84741 435-644-5337 www.frontiermovietown.com Sea World 500 Sea World Dr. San Diego, 92109 619-226-3982, www.seaworld.com

Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 88 Main St. Pinos Altos, NM, 88053 1-888-388-4515 www.bearcreekcabins.com Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses) 50 Casita Flats Rd. Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4455, 877-923-4827 San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina 333 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101 619-230-8340 www.marriotthotel.com

Restaurants Anthony’s Fish Grotto 1360 N Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101 619-232-5103 Copper Creek Ranch Chuck Wagon Supper and Western Show 20 Flury Lane Silver City, NM 88061 575-538-2971

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The Silver City area has it all! Travel the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway; over 100 years of Old West history. Victorian districts, museums, galleries and the Gila Wilderness make Silver City a unique place. Explore the Gila Cliff Dwellings, area hot springs, City of Rocks, Pinos Altos, historic downtown Silver City, Catwalk Recreation Area and Mogollon Ghost Town.


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Banana’s Restaurant San Carlos (011-52) 622-226-0606 www.bananasgang.com Casa Del Capitan Rocky Point (Top of the hill) 638-383-5698

Fishing Sea Fari Calle 13, Rocky Point (011-52) 638-383-8175 www.seafarirockypoint.com Reel Loco Sport Fishing Charters San Carlos (011-52) 623-810-4756 www.reellocosportfishing.com

Lodging Paradiso Resort San Carlos 1-866-856-5640 (toll free) www.ParadisoResortMexico.com Peñasco Del Sol Paseo Las Glorias #1 Rocky Point 800-259-6976 www.hotelrockypoint.com

Real Estate Agents/ Developments REMAX Legacy Rocky Point 602-334-4359 Local #: 638-383-1425 www.realestaterockypoint.net

RV Campgrounds Playa De Oro RV Resort Rocky Point Local #: 638-383-2668 www.playadeoro-rv.com

Vacation Rentals Rocky Point Reservations 602-439-1556 8004276259 www.rockypointres.com Sea of Cortez 800-247-4527 www.seaofcortezrentals.com

Make Sure You Have Yours!

Well, the date has finally arrived. June 1, 2009 marks the implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. From now on, you will need a passport to reenter the United States. Prior to this date, you could reenter the United States with just a driver’s license and a birth certificate. Due to heightened security restrictions after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, this legislation was passed. It was delayed 18 months so that the government could assure that they were ready for its implementation. Travelers to Rocky Point need to keep this in mind. We have been spoiled for many years with the ease of access to Rocky Point. It is in the free zone, which does not require vehicle registration or visas. While there is still no need to register vehicles or secure visas, this change will add another step to the process for people

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traveling to the beaches of the Sea of Cortez. Children under the age of 16 will still only need a copy of their birth certificate or a naturalization certificate or citizenship card. Students ages 16-18 when traveling with a school or religious group will still only need to present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. For adults, another option besides a passport is the new PASS card. It costs about half the price of a passport and is good only for land crossings to Mexico and Canada. For full details, visit www. travel.state.gov. To reserve your condo, hotel or beach home in Rocky Point, call Rocky Point Reservations or visit their website.

Cool Things to Do in Rocky Point

1) Ogle sea turtles, octopus, sea horses, shrimp, various fish species, and sea lions at CET-MAR Aquarium. (011-52) 638-382-0010

2) Head to Old Port to shop till you drop! 3) Visit CEDO (Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans) for free natural history talks; Eco-Tours are also available. In USA: 520-320-5473; In Mexico: 638-382-0113 4) Take a cruise, there are all kinds from sunset margarita cruises to dolphin watching cruises.

5) Explore the Pinacate & Gran Desierto del Altar Biosphere Reserve. The region is a 30-mile wide volcanic field so reminiscent of the moon that the Apollo astronauts once trained there. It’s also the largest active dune field in North America. 6) Try deep sea fishing.

7) Take a trip to Bird Island in the Sea of Cortez.

8) If you’ve never been four-wheeling, this is the place to start!

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Located on the Sea of Cortez, the lovely Mexican resort community of San Carlos offers something for everyone. For water sports enthusiasts, there are beautiful sand beaches, spectacular diving and snorkeling, kayaking, and offshore fishing. San Carlos is only a 255 mile, 4-hour drive from Nogales, AZ on Hwy 15, a safe four-lane divided highway.

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CALENDAR JUN 6 ROCKY POINT, SON Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers Come and enjoy this amazing and talented rock ‘n roll group from Arizona - it’s the biggest RCPM concert event of the year! www.peacetimegoods.com JUN 26-28 ROCKY POINT, SON Angler of the Year Tournament (Phase 2) JJ’s Cantina, Cholla Bay - Second part of a three-phase tournament that ends in October. Come fish or just share the excitement of the weigh-ins. 877-843-3717 JUL 11-12 ROSARITO, B.C. Summer Festival Rosarito Pavilion - Combining the “Steak & Lobster Festival”, “Rosarito Art & Furniture Expo”, “International Seafood Fair” and “The Pavilion of Tequilas” plus live music, mariachi and folkloric dancing. martha@bajaevents.com.mx JUN 27-JUL 5 SAN CARLOS, SON The Great Annual Fish Count Annual event to introduce divers and snorkelers to the hobby of fishwatching and to educate the public about our marine resources. www.desertdivers.com SEP 4-7 SAN CARLOS, SON 26th Labor Day Invitational Fishing Tournament Cocktail party, raffle & auction kick off event on Fri, 6p at San Carlos Plaza Hotel. bhammer@prodigy.net.mx or (011-52) 622-227-0114

San Carlos, Son.

Nestled along the beautiful shoreline of the Sea of Cortez, San Carlos is famous for its fishing, nightlife, and beautiful beaches. Deep-sea fishing is superb year round. During the summer months alluringly sized game fish are available, including mahi-mahi, marlin, tuna, and sailfish. Bottom fishing is the thing to do during the cooler months, with red snappers, sea trout, yellowtail and sea bass being the most common. San Carlos offers reasonable rentals of Charter Boats, which come supplied with fishing tackle. Other popular activities are scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and just enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches. San Carlos is also noted for the 18-Hole Championship Golf Course located at the San Carlos Country Club, numerous bars and nightclubs, and restaurants with cuisine ranging from seafood to Sonoran Beef. A number of shops and galleries are located throughout the city. Hotels and motels, condos and private homes are all available for rent in San Carlos. www.go2sancarlos.com


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The contest theme is ‘Discover Navajo.’ A picture can be worth a thousand words. Do you have a photo that says “Discover Navajo” without uttering a sound? Then your high resolution digital photo could be the one that holds the magic. The Navajo Nation Tourism Department is kicking off a summer photo contest that’ll make you want to add Navajo country to your list of “must do” vacation spots. With some of the most unique and wonderful attractions, traditions, culture, people and art in the world, all you have to do is point and shoot. With the ease of digital imagery, amateurs and professionals will all have

Attractions Canyon De Chelly National Monument PO Box 558 Indian Route 7 Chinle, AZ 86503 928-674-5500 Navajo Code Talkers Museum PO Box 247 Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-640-0684 Navajo Museum, Library, and Visitor’s Center Highway 264 and Loop Road P.O. Box 1840 Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-7941

Lodging Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital 48 West Highway 264 , Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-4108, 800-662-6189 Quality Inn Navajo Nation 10 North Main Street , Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-283-4545, 800-644-8383 Quality Inn at Lake Powell 287 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040 928-645-8851, 866-645-8851

Shopping Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise Stores Cameron, AZ 86020 Highway 89 & 64 928-679-2244 Chinle, AZ 86503 Highway 191 & Route 7 928-674-5338 Kayenta, AZ 86033 Highway 160 & 163 928-328-8120

22nd Annual

White Mountain Native American Heritage Art Festival July 11-12, 2009

Saturday 9am-4pm • Sunday 9am-4pm Pre-Show: July 10, 2009 - 6pm-9pm At Hon-Dah Resort Conference Center - Festival Grounds Authentic Native American Fine Arts & Crafts, Demonstrations, Award Winning Native American Musicians and a variety of cuisine ADULTS $5 • 12 & UNDER FREE For more information call the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce

www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031

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a chance to win a one-of-a-kind prize package that includes a magnificent hand woven Navajo rug provided by Toadlena Trading Post. The contestant with the winning image will also receive a Discover Navajo Vacation! The prize package includes overnight stays, with dinner and breakfast included, at the Quality Inn located in Window Rock, at the new View hotel inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and at the Quality Inn located in Tuba City. You’ll also receive a $300 exclusive shopping spree at Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise with special discounts on quality handmade items. Add $500 Cash from the Navajo Tourism Department plus a $100 gas card from Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Co. and all that’s left to do is mark your calendar! The deadline for submissions and voting is August 14. The winner will be notified by August 21, 2009. Ultimately, the winning photo will be chosen by the Navajo Tourism Marketing Department; however, your opinion counts. Go online to vote for your favorite photo. The winning photo will be featured on the official new Discover Navajo poster to be unveiled during the 63rd Annual Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock scheduled September 7-13. For rules, entry information, to vote and to plan your vacation, click on www.Discover Navajo.com.

For more information call

on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff) CLEAN RESTROOMS • OPEN YEAR ROUND

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JUN 19-20 FARMINGTON, NM 13th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration Navajo Preparatory Academy - A celebration of sheep, wool & weaving. Vendors, food, stories & demos. Sat only: Sheep Show/ Wool Show, Navajo Rug Auction (7p). 9a-4p, free adm. www.navajolifeway.org JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF 76th Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - Oldest Hopi art show in the world! 60+ Hopi artists w/ katsina dolls, baskets, weaving, pottery, painting & jewelry; traditional music, dances, food; 9a-5p, $7-$4. 928-774-5213 JUL 10 PINETOP Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets $15 advance, $20 door. 928-367-4290 JUL 11-12 PINETOP 22nd Annual Native American Art Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds Native American arts & crafts, demos, music, food, 9a-4p, $5 at the gate, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 JUL 24-25 PRESCOTT 11th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, baskets, jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4p, auction 5p. Preview of rugs Sat. 9a-noon, auction 1p, free adm. 928-445-1230

June 13 FlagstaFF Museum of N. Arizona / Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction. Over 300 of contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Coconino Center for the Arts, Preview 9am, Auction at 4pm. free adm. Consignments welcome. www.culturalpartners.org

Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Interact with Native American Vendors and take a piece of their culture and tradition home with you!

Window Rock, AZ 86515 Highway 264 & Route 12 928-871-4090 www. gonavajo.com

JUN 13 FLAGSTAFF Museum of N. Arizona/ Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction Coconino Center for the Arts - Over 300 contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 9a, auction at 4p, free adm. www.culturalpartners.org

Native Auctions

Visit the most popular rest area/view point in the Coconino National Forest, the Oak Creek Vista Overlook.

Oak Creek Vista Overlook

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RB Burnham & Co

AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS, CRAFTS & JEWELRY

Tonalea, AZ 86044 Highway 160 ST RD 564 928-672-2600

June 2009

76th Annual Hopi Festival Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5

9 a.m.–5 p.m. • 928/774-5213 • musnaz.org

Jul 24-25 PResCOtt 11th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions. Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, baskets, jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4, auction 5pm. Preview of rugs Sat. 9-noon, auction 1pm. free adm. 928-445-1230 928.688.2777 www.rbburnhamtrading.com


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Red Feather Lodge GRAND CANYON 106 N. Hwy 64 Reg. $50 deposit refundable 800-538-2345 $10 per day fee www.redfeatherlodge.com No size restrictions

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2355 S Beulah Blvd, 800-490-6562, www.comfortinnflagstaff.com

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888-29-PARKS, www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Red Feather Lodge

106 N. Hwy 64, 800-538-2345, www.redfeatherlodge.com

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1861 W. Demetrie Loop, 520-393-5700, www.innatsanignacio.com

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The Nautical Beachfront Resort

1000 McCulloch Blvd. N., 800-892-2141, www.nauticalinn.com

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202 N. Central Ave., 1-866-253-4121, www.hotelsancarlos.com

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Springhill Suites by Marriott

200 E. Sheldon St., 928-776-0998, www.springhillsuitesprescott.com

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3599 Lee Circle, 928-775-2232 www.marriott.com /prcri

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Radisson Poco Diablo Resort

1752 S. Hwy 179, 928-282-7333, www.pocodiablo.com SPRINGERVILLE

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514 E. Main 928-333-4323, 800-814-6451, www.k5reeds.com WILLIAMS

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950 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., 928-635-4114, www.hollidayinngrandcanyon.com

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2600 S. Fourth Ave, 928-726-4830, 866-SEE-YUMA www.clarionyuma.com

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333 W. Harbor Dr,.619-230-8340, www.marriotthotel.com

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Rocky Point Reservations WIDE VARIETY OF PROPERTIES AVAILABLE 800-427-6259, www.rockypointres.com NEW MEXICO PINO ALTOS

Bear Creek Motel & Cabins

88 Main St., 505-388-4501• 800-413-5024, info@bearcreekcabins.com

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If you are looking for place to reflects the lifestyle of the west, look no further than Reed’s Lodge. Located on 514 E. Main in Springerville, AZ, Reed’s lodge has something for everyone, including all their doggy visitors! Built in 1949 to serve early day travelers on US 60 as they traveled the nation’s first coast to coast highway, the lodge still reflects its original relaxed country atmosphere and heritage. Today, hosts Roxanne and Galyn Knight are proud of the increasing number of repeat customers and referrals they receive. As a 5th and 6th generation ranch family, Roxanne and Galyn are hard at work taking care of their guests as well as maintaining a working cattle ranch. This 49-unit motel boasts one- and two-room units, many constructed with rustic beams and locally milled pine walls, and then complemented by quality local art work, King and Queen sized beds, microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms, and all the usual amenities. There is also an outdoor le

6201 N. Oracle Rd. 520-297-8111 www.innsuites.com

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InnSuites AZ,CA,TX AZ, CA, TX 1-888-INNSUITES Bear Creek Motel & Cabins NM 88 Main St. Pino Altos, NM 88053, 505-388-4501, 1-800-413-5024 info@bearcreekcabins.com

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VCA Animal Referral & MESA Emergency Center of AZ 1648 N Country Club Dr, 480-898-0001 www.vcaareca.com

The Spirit of the White Mountains Pr

475 N. Granada 520-622-3000 www.hoteltucsoncitycenter.com

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Tombstone Boarding House, TOMBSTONE B&B Inn 108 N. Fourth St. 520-457-3716, 877-225-1319 $10 per pet per night www.tombstoneboardinghouse.com

Reed’s Lodge

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Hotel Tucson City Center

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Glendale Ramada Inn 7885 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Dr., 85308 623-412-2000 www.ramada.com No size or breed restrictions, $10 per pet per night.

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Clarion Suites Yuma YUMA 2600 S. Fourth Ave, 928-726-4830, 866-SEE-YUMA www.clarionyuma.com $25 per night per pet

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Jacuzzi. The lobby of the lodge doubles as a gallery and gift shop. You can find fine art hand-selected by Roxanne and created primarily by White Mountain artisans. Reed’s Lodge is very pet-friendly! Being pet people themselves, Roxanne and Galyn enjoy meeting their pet visitors. They provide doggy treats and charge no pet deposits or fees. There are no size restrictions either. The lodge has a designated dog walk area, and next to the motel there’s a large fenced in grassy area that allows dogs to run and play. Whether you are looking for a comfortable overnight stay with or without your furry friend, Reed’s Lodge is the place!

Reed’s Lodge

Clean • Friendly • Affordable Springerville, Az 800-814-6451 • www.k5reeds.com

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River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com

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Yuma

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Colorado River Region Havasu Springs Resort 2581 Hwy 95 928-667-3361 | www.havasusprings.com

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Page-Lake Powell Campgrounds 849 S. Coppermine Rd. 928-645-3374 | www.pagecampground.com

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Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 | www.ranchosedona.com

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Waltner’s RV Resort 4800 S 28th St

928-537-4611 | www.apolloproperties.com/waltners.htm

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Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E Hwy 69 800-352-6305 | www.orchardrvresort.com

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Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N Ft McDowell Rd 480-789-5310 | eagleviewrvresort.com

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Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St 800-999-4990 | www.goodliferv.com

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Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort 1110 N Hennes Blvd 800-421-7004 | www.palmcreekgolf.com

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Desert Gardens RV Oasis 9668 N Hwy 79 888-868-4888 | desertgardensrvoasis.com

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ToWerPoInT 800-444-4996 480-832-4996 info@TowerpointResort.com

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Double Adobe Campground: Recreational Ranch

5057 W Double Adobe Rd 520-364-4000 | 800-694-4242

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Butterfield RV Resort 251 S Ocotillo | 520-586-4400 800-863-8160| www.rv-resort.com

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Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E Peak Lane 520-466-7841 | www.picachopeakrv.com

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North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd. 928-865-9064 | www.townofclifton.com

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River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com

Laughlin, NV

The Springs at Borrego RV Resort 2255 DiGiorgio Rd. 760-767-0004 | www.springsatborrego.com

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Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd | 760-352-7061 800-545-6481 | westwindrvgolfresort.com

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People ask what makes Waltner’s Mountain Crest RV Resort so special. The answer is three things: location, location, location. Those answers translate to 1) residents live among beautiful tall trees. 2) Waltner’s is just a skip away from life’s necessities 3) Waltner’s is close to things that make life worth living… golf, fishing, and the HonDah Casino. Waltner’s is a forested, 16+ acre resort located near Show Low in the White Mountains. When Waltner’s was created, extreme care was taken to ensure that as many trees as possible remained standing. Because of this, many of the roads and spaces meander, resulting in a charming natural feel. When you are at Waltner’s, you know you are in the heart of the woods. Yet this deep-in-the-woods feel is partly an illusion. A short walk will bring you to the best parts of civilization. Shopping, a Wal-Mart supercenter is right down the street. Across from that is the Navapache Hospital that hopefully you won’t need, but knowing it’s close will help you sleep better at night. For entertainment, visit Hon-Dah Casino or one of the many restaurants in the area. A half mile away is Show Low Lake, one of several lakes in the area stocked with

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trout. Also close by is bowling, tennis, swimming, and golf. There are four golf courses within a short driving distance. Obviously there is a plethora of hiking opportunities, as the area is one of nature’s playgrounds. Being located amongst such activities, it’s no surprise that Waltner’s residents are very active. In addition to standard RV offerings (laundry facilities and showers), Waltner’s offers a large recreation hall, billiards room, huge community BBQ grill, and wellstocked library for some quiet time. Waltner’s organizes many activities such as pancake breakfasts, theme potlucks (Christmas in July, Mardi Gras, Western Night, etc.), arts and crafts, chorus, bridge, pinochle, cribbage and more. We have a bowling league, men and women’s golf programs, dancing, exercise classes, billiards, and bingo. Waltner’s is located 3 miles south of Show Low on Highway 260. Turn left at Navapache Hospital on Show Low Lake Road and continue 1 mile east to 28th Street. Turn left and continue mile north to the park entrance.


Road TRip foR The heRiTage TRaveleR Explore the White Mountains! “The Trail of Many Tracks” Sanders

Take a step back in time with a selfguided auto tour of one of the last settled frontiers of the American West. Get off the beaten path and enjoy a spectacular variety of scenery, wildlife, and rare, wide open spaces. Discover the little known, real history and people of the unforgettable, rural West, as it was ... and as it is! A two CD set takes you on the trail. The Trail of Many Tracks CDs are available at participating Chambers of Commerce. You can also download the files and burn your own CDs or transfer the files to your iPod or other digital audio device or contact Litte Colorado River Plateau RC&D at 928-524-6063 ext 5. Winslow

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“Considered the best rental company on Lake Powell”

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