Page 1

August 2009

Experience Sedona

Rancho Sedona RV Park







Page 2 • Statewide AZ

August 2009


Attractions......................................................................5 Central Arizona......................................................... 10-11 Colorado River Region................................................. 16-17 Events, Featured....................................................... 12-13 August Events...............................................................4 September Events.........................................................4 October Events..............................................................5 Grand Canyon.................................................................8-9 Lodging........................................................................... 20 Mesa............................................................................... 11 Mexico............................................................................ 19 Native American Culture.................................................. 21

Northern AZ...................................................................6-9 Parker.............................................................................17 Pet Friendly Arizona.........................................................20 Phoenix Metro............................................................ 10-11 Prescott Area.....................................................................6 RV Resorts & Campgrounds......................................... 22-23 Southern Arizona........................................................ 14-15 SW Regional....................................................................18 Statewide Map........................................................... 12-13 Tucson.............................................................................15 White Mountains...............................................................7 Williams............................................................................8

Letter From the Publisher

Due to the politics of late, I cannot sit idly by without making use of this platform while the radical liberal politicians of the State, mirroring that of the Federal government, continue to undermine our way of life. I know what freedom is. I fought in Vietnam for freedom and gave it up as a tenant in over ten prisons covering a handful of states. I have enjoyed “the luxury of NOT having the LUXURY.” How can you know what good is, if that is all you EVER had. The “seafood” politicians in both State and Federal Governments won’t even admit they are “wet.” How would THEY know! Az Tourist News is economic development for Arizona. Over 60% of all revenue driven by Tourism in Arizona comes from Arizona residents and California residents. This is FACT, AOT’s own numbers, reading between the lines (for they do not want you to know what they know.) Thus the State of Arizona and the Arizona Office of Tourism are by definition limiting the relevancy of Az Tourist News by not supporting it, and worse, they model to other agencies and private businesses, who look to AOT as their leaders in Tourism, by their actions and their inactions who to “play ball” with. The “opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.” Years ago a VP of the Tucson CVB stated directly to me, “You better not compete with us.” Some years ago, I received a scathing email discounting my promotion of AZ Tourist News’ reach: “I’m appalled at these numbers, they are in error, and I will also let all of my media partners aware of

Vacation Rentals List or find your vacation rental Our readers need to stay somewhere...

Why not yours?

this.” This neophyte early 30’s babe is now in the top rung of the Arizona Department of Commerce…oh, by the way…I have yet to do any business with the top 20% of Tourism groups that do 80% of ALL business. (Don’t know the “80/20 rule”? Google Machiavelli it is also Italian.) We have employed over ten people for the past 15 or so years; we have paid taxes and contributed greatly, without recognition, never mind acceptance all this time. My own personal story is one of redemption having struggled for over 15 years with heroin addiction and all too many years in over ten prisons. But we won’t celebrate this story, no we won’t. It might give cause to the thought that The world “owes no one a living.” Money does not grow on trees. “Who died and left you boss?” “Your friend leaps out a window, does that mean you will jump too?” Life is a performance-based activity. Repeated words from last month, I just may keep this alive, what more can I say…again and again, without simply leaving it as is…with a change/addition or two. I’m proud to have accomplished what we have thus far, and I’m not giving up the good fight, but I can see I’m going to have to take the gloves off. Fairness is not something that those who govern Tourism marketing dollars value. It is Beyond Puke. I invite all those who enjoy my words to visit I will soon be posting weekly my 3-minute forums from Laffs Comedy Club Open Mic Night in Tucson. Ciao,

“We’ve Used, Kept and Used Again”

Hey... I bet mine’s older than yours!

150,000 readers monthly 50,000 unique online visitors monthly Use It,

• Picked up 2004 • Mailed back 2009 KEPT FOR 5 YEARS!

Super Information!

John Miller, Tucson, AZ Full Time Resident

Re-Use It,

Thank you... Best resource of travel info I have found. Leon Bates, Surprise, AZ Part-time Snowbird

Until they loose it or find another

This is the 6th time I read the AZ Tourist News, after 3 months free subscription I will purchase a subscription. David Garcia, El Paso, TX Out of State Visitor

! e v i t i s 520-622-7008 o P f o o Pr

Contest! Oldest issue of AzTourist News received will win a great Arizona Getaway! Send a page from your oldest issue showing the date.

Entries due by August 15. Winner to be announced in the Sept. issue.

Send to Az Tourist News, P.O. Box 5083, Tucson, AZ 85703

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 Account Executive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Judge

Submissions of Articles & Press Releases: Deadline August 15, 2009. To Press releases, etc. are always welcomed. Az Tourist News, P.O. Box 5083, Tucson, AZ, 85703. , Phn (520) 622-7008, Fax (520) 622-7275, email,

To advertise call 520-622-7008 or email AZ Tourist News invites you to use, without permission, any editorial portion. Az Tourist News © 2009. 60,000 copies distributed regionally at 1,200 locations - Visitors centers, hotels, resorts, RV Parks, Travel Centers and more!

We are proud to be members of: • Ajo C of C

• Apache Junction C of C • Arizona-Mexico Commission • Arizona City C of C • Arizona Highway 69 C of C • Benson/San Pedro Valley C of C • Buckeye Valley C of C • Bullhead Area C of C • Camp Verde C of C • Chandler C of C • Chloride C of C • Clarkdale C of C • Coolidge C of C • Copper Basin C of C • Cottonwood/Verde ValleyC of C • Dolan Springs C of C • Eloy C of C • Gila Bend C of C • Gilbert C of C • Globe-Miami C of C • Golden Valley C of C • Graham County C of C • Greater Florence C of C • Greenlee County C of C • Green Valley C of C

• Holbrook C of C • Jerome C of C • Kingman C of C • Marana C of C • McMullen Valley C of C • Pearce/Sunsites C of C • Pinetop-Lakeside C of C • Prescott Valley C of C • Quartzsite C of C • Quartzsite Business C of C • Rim Country C of C • Scottsdale CVB • Seligman C of C • Snowflake/Taylor C of C • Springerville C of C • St. Johns C of C • Southwest Valley C of C • Superior C of C • Surprise Regional C of C • Tombstone C of C • Tubac C of C • Wickenburg C of C • Willcox C of C • Williams-Grand Canyon C of C • Winslow C of C • Yarnell-Peeples Valley C of C

e v e nt s u bm i s s i on g u i d e l i n e s ( Ema i l on ly ) :

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.

Events to be e-mailed to

August 2009

Statewide AZ • Page 3

Experience Sedona S

edona, Arizona is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the American Southwest. Known world wide for its magnificent views and glowing rock towers, it draws like a magnet...those seeking relaxation or adventure, wellness or the arts. The uniqueness of Sedona is that nearly everyone can experience their passion in this small but extraordinary town.

Nature at Its Best

Oak Creek Canyon is one of the state’s biggest attractions. The canyon’s vibrant colors, lush greenery and clear waters draw anglers and hikers, artists and sightseers. If you wish, you can view the gorgeous scenery from the seat of a car by driving the Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road - State Route 89A, which heads towards Flagstaff with elevation ranging from 4,500 to 7,000 feet. Two state parks provide wonderful outdoor recreation. Oak Creek winds through Red Rock State Park creating a riparian habitat lush with plants and wildlife and a 5-mile network of interconnecting hiking trails. In Slide Rock State Park, Oak Creek’s water flow has created a natural, curving water slide the whole family will enjoy. History is also part of the park, as it is the location of the Pedley Homestead and apple orchard. Don’t miss the Slide Rock Apple Festival on September 19-20. The theme this year is “What’s Old is New Again,” celebrating the agriculture and farming history of the area. There will be homemade arts and crafts, live bands,

Granite Creek Vineyards’ Summer Saturday Music & Picnic Series

This Summer, spend Weekend afternoons at Granite Creek Vineyards relaxing with mouth-watering organic wine, a delicious picnic lunch prepared especially for you, and on Saturdays live music performed by talented local musicians. Every Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5pm

2515 N. Road 1 East Chino Valley, AZ 86323 (928) 636-2003

kids’ activities, apple products and interpretive programming. Come join the fun! Admission is the park fee of $8 per vehicle. 928-282-3034

Mecca for the Arts

Recreation among the Red Rocks The shapes of Sedona’s red rocks have led to such fanciful names as the mermaid, the bell, the cathedral, the steamship, the Madonna, even Snoopy and his sidekick Woodstock. Climbers like to test their skills on these rocks, while others prefer the excitement of seeing them from the air, whether by balloon, helicopter or fixed wing aircraft tours.

Other opportunities for fun and adventure under the gaze of these red giants include mountain biking, ATV rides, camping, horseback rides, and jeep tours. Hiking is popular too, of course, and the Red Rock Ranger Station Visitor Information Center can give you current, detailed information about the many trails in the area. A Red Rock Pass is required for parking and recreation on national forest land. Cultural sites such as Palatki require advance reservation (no fee). 928-203-2900,

Sedona’s spectacular scenery inspired Hollywood as early as 1923 when the first western was filmed here: “Call of the Canyon” based on Zane Grey’s novel about his time in Sedona. Clark Gable, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Robert DeNiro and Johnny Depp are only some of the stars whose movie credits include films shot in Sedona. In keeping with this illustrious background, the Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop was launched in 1995. Each February the festival brings “Six Full Days...Reel Magic” featuring documentaries, shorts, features, and animations from around the world...not to mention fabulous parties. The beauty of the red rock landscape has also inspired artists of all kinds and many of them have made Sedona their home. The Sedona Arts Center and dozens of galleries represent world-class art in every medium. The First Friday of every month, members of the Sedona Gallery Association stay open late so that art lovers can shop and enjoy artist openings and receptions. A shuttle takes visitors from location to location. Mark your calendar for the 19th Annual Sedona Arts Festival on October 10-11. You’ll find 150 of the nation’s finest artists and craftsmen, live entertainment, and an interactive KidZone at Sedona Red Rock High School. Hours are Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; donation is $10 with under 12 free. 928-204-9456 Healing and Renewal Sedona’s natural beauty and unique geologic setting also attract those who are looking for spiritual renewal. There are many spots in and around Sedona that emit electric or magnetic energy known as Vortex Energy. The five main and best known vortices in Sedona are Bell Rock, the Airport, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon, and the Chapel. The vortices are within a

short distance of Sedona’s town center and are easily accessible. Tours available to these and other lesser known spots, with guides to explain and help you open up to the energy flow. For those wishing to rejuvenate their bodies as well as their minds and hearts, Sedona is home to several luxurious spas. Whether you wish an hour’s massage or a day of total pampering, a spa can add to the enjoyment of your visit or become a destination in itself, offering a full retreat. Shop, Dine, Hang Out

Not into outdoor pursuits, art collecting, or wellness activities? Sedona is still the place for you. Shopping plazas, gift boutiques, and restaurants of all kinds abound. Coming up on Sept. 5-7 is the Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale. This will be a fun weekend of music, entertainment, kids activities, sidewalk sales and food booths along Hwy 89A & Hwy 179 from Noon-9p. 928-204-2390 In the surrounding Verde Valley, a number of wineries have sprung up; take a tour of the vineyards’ tasting rooms. Out of Africa Wildlife Park is also close by; don’t miss the totally exciting Tiger Splash that takes place Wednesday through Sunday. There is no place in the world like Sedona, with its extraordinary landscape and creative culture. It’s a perfect spot to experience all that life has to offer! Thanks to our cover sponsor: Rancho Sedona RV Park Beat the heat in summer or the cold of winter. Rancho Sedona RV Park has 84 spaces with 2 pull-thru’s and is a great base for a day trip to the Grand Canyon. All sites include water, electricity, sewer and cable with parkwide WI-FI! Other amenities include restrooms/ showers, public phone, laundry, limited RV supplies, BBQ/Fire pit, stream for fishing and swimming, and great hiking. For reservations or more information, please contact the park directly or visit us on the web. 888-641-4261 For more information about Sedona: Visitor Center, 800-288-7336

Page 4 • Statewide AZ

August 2009

Destination August / September Events Apache County Fair SEPT 9-12 ST. JOHNS For a good-old fashioned county fair and horse races, head to St. Johns fairgrounds located at 825 W. 4th North. St. John’s farming roots are celebrated through a commercial and registered cattle show, horse show and local farmers market. Watch the 4-H/ FFA youngsters show off their pigs, goats, steers, lambs and poultry prior to the Sunday livestock sale. Commercial vendors, educational booths, carnival, great fair food, daily entertainment and a mutt show on Saturday provide fun for all the family. Don’t miss renowned hypnotist Kerry Sharp and performances by The Arizona Trio featuring Mike Chamberlin, both on Friday evening. The Apache County Horse Races run from Sept. 11-13, with post time at 1 pm. Admission is FREE for the fair. There is a charge for the racing. 928-245-0377

Gila County Fair SEPT 17-20 GLOBE Welcome to the Gila County Fair, located at the country fairgrounds three miles north of Globe on Hwy 60 - featuring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute including a replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial, plus other special exhibits honoring all our veterans. You will also find all the traditional county fair fun: 4-H activities, exhibits, carnival, livestock auction, and lots of entertainment led by country-western star Conner Cecil on Saturday night. Don’t miss the Friday night bull riding and Saturday Ranch Rodeo at the rodeo arena, and great stage shows each evening. Admission Thursday through Sunday is $5 per carload and no parking fee. Seniors free on Friday. Come see it all. For more information, call Donna. 928 425-2753

5th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup November 13-15th, 2009

Teachers Marti Michell Sharon Schamber Gina Perkes Laura Wasilowski Lisa Brothman Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce For more information and Registration Form 1.800.672.9766

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. 928-474-4515, 800-6PAYSON AUG 14-15 CHANDLER Elvis Tribute Party Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Elvis Look Alike contest and Best Costumes from the 50s & 60s, also Hula Hoop and Slogan Trivia contests. Elvis’ favorite food and drink, Elvis music and movies, wine specials. Free adm. 480-792-6927 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 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 AUG 14-15 SURPRISE Italian American Festival Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave Live music, Italian food and wine, wine-tasting and more. 623-556-4810 AUG 15-16 FREDONIA 18th Annual Heritage Celebration & Contest Pow-wow Kaibab Paiute Reservation - Grand Entries Sat 1 & 7p, Sun 11a, please bring own chairs. Fun run/walk, fishing derby, So. Paiute Juried Art Show, free feast & more. FREE ADMISSION. 928-643-7245 928-643-8313 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 28-29 HOLBROOK 27th Annual Old West Days Celebration Fri: Vendors 1p on, Hashknife Stampede Rodeo, 5-10p. Sat: Bucket of Blood races, chili cookoff, parade 10a, battle of bands, food, arts & crafts, more rodeo, fireworks, 7a-10p. 928-524-1682, 602-758-1127 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, 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 29-30 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

SEP 4-7 FLAGSTAFF 60th Coconino County Fair Party Till the Cows Come Home Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 Exit 337 (Fort Tuthill County Park) - Entertainment incl performing arts on stages, 4-H livestock show and auction, exhibits, carnival & more. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; adm: $8 / $5, Family Pass $25, parking $5. 928-679-8000 SEP 5 TAYLOR Sweet Corn Festival Parade, BBQ, arts & crafts, dances. A celebration of Taylor farmers’ main crop: sweet corn! Free adm. 928-536-7366 SEP 5 WICKENBURG 21st Annual Fiesta de Septiembre Historic downtown - Folklorico dancers, mariachi groups, salsa and margarita contests, outdoor mercado, food and beverage cantina, historic photo exhibits, free adm, 11a-6p. 800-942-5242, SEP 5 TUCSON Rendezvous on the Avenue Fourth Ave - FREE live music, fashion show (7:30p) by Tucson’s most unique outlets for hip and beautiful clothing, Merchant Sidewalk Sale, loads of prizes, 4-9p. 520-624-5004, SEP 5-6 WILLIAMS Labor Day Parade & Rodeo Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds - Arizona Junior Rodeo Assoc. rodeo, fun for the whole family. Also parade on Sat at 11a, dances and plenty of live entertainment in downtown Williams. 928-635-1418, 800-863-0546 SEP 5-7 SONOITA 94th Annual Labor Day Rodeo Fairgrounds - Exciting rodeo action with bulls, broncs and more, 2p daily, adm $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12, 4 & under free. Also steak fry ($) & rodeo dance (free). 520-455-5553 SEP 5-7 SEDONA Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale Sedona Main Street District - Music, entertainment, kids activities, sidewalk sales and food booths along Hwy 89A & Hwy 179, Noon-9p. 928-204-2390 SEP 5-7 PINETOP Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Charlie Clark’s Steak House (in the Orchard), 1701 E White Mountain Blvd - Labor Day Weekend, featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat & Sun 9-5 & Mon 9-4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 SEP 9-12 ST. JOHNS Apache County Fair Apache County Fairgrounds - Carnival, Horse Show, Mutt Show, 4-H, horse racing, crafts, entertainment & more, food and fun for the whole family. Free adm, except for racing. Wed-Fri 8a-9p, Sat 9a-5p. 928-245-0377 SEP 12 PRESCOTT VALLEY World Arts Festival Civic Center, 7501 E Civic Cir - World music, fine art show, ethnic food, arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities, free adm, Saturday 10-7. 928-759-3027 SEP 12 PAGE 3rd Annual Blair’s Trading Post Indian Art Auction Gun Smoke Saloon - Preview 11-12:30, Auction at 1p. SEP 17-20 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - Featuring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, also 4-H activities, exhibits, entertainment, carnival, livestock auction. Adm $5/carload, 10a-10p. 3 mi. N of Globe on Hwy 60. RV park on grounds. 800-804-5623 SEP 18-20 SCOTTSDALE El Zaribah Shrine Circus WestWorld, 16601 N Pima Rd - Circus performances, elephant & pony rides avail for kids. Fri. 6:30p. SatSun. 11a, 3p & 6:30p. Tickets $15, under 12 free w/ adult. Net proceeds benefit El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. 480-946-3696

Indicates Native American Related Events

SEP 18-20 CHANDLER 3rd Annual Kokopelli Bluegrass Festival Bistro@Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Great Bluegrass music, Bluegrass states’ food specialties and wines. $10 incl’s 6 tasting tickets/ souvenir wine glass, free to non-drinkers. 480-792-6927 SEP 19 GANADO Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post - 400+ items incl weavings, Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. Preview 9a-11a, auction noon, daylight savings time. Also outdoor market. Free adm. 928-755-3475 SEP 19-20 OVERGAARD 22nd Annual Oktoberfest Bison Ranch, Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment, beer garden, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-3p, free adm, $5 donation for parking. 928-535-5777 SEP 24-27 DOUGLAS 85th Annual Cochise County Fair “Corn to be Wild” Co. Fairgrounds, 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd - Celebrating 85 years of critters, crafts and competitions! Carnival, live entertainment, college rodeo Fr & Sa, tractor pull Sa eve, adm $6/$3, parking $3. 520-364-3819 SEP 25-26 WINSLOW 11th Annual “Standin’ On The Corner” Festival Famous “Eagles” corner - Food, crafts, vendors open 9a. Beer garden, entertainment. Sat. auction 11:30a w/ lots of great items. Fri. eve: Mogollon; Sat. eve: Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles.” Other bands incl 74th Street Band, Hack & the 57’s. 928-289-3434 SEP 25-27 SIERRA VISTA Fun Festival Veteran’s Memorial Park - City of Fun Carnival, food, games, live music, craft vendors, mutt march (dog walk on Saturday), Fr 4-11p, Sa noon to 11p, Su noon to 5p, cost is free & open to the public. 520-533-2404 SEP 25-27 PINETOP-LAKESIDE 34th Annual Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex - 100+ arts & crafts vendors, Fr 5-8p, Sa 9a-4p, Su 9a-4p, $2 adm, 12 & under free ( Free adm. Fri). Also this weekend: Parade, Antique Show, Quilt Show,10K/2 mi Fun Run, Car Show. 800-573-4031, SEP 26 COTTONWOOD Verde River Days Dead Horse Ranch State Park - 40+ nature-based exhibits, live animals, canoe/ kayak rides, entertainment, sand castle building, fishing clinic, food. Free adm, 9a-4p. 928-634-7593 SEP 26-27 KINGMAN 39th Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days, 39th annual parade on Sat at 10a (Beale St), rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sat & Sun. 866-427-7866

Taylor Sweet Corn Festival September 5th, 2009 Taylor Rodeo Park

In beautiful Taylor, Arizona Events include: Arts & Crafts Fair Parade Rodeo Barbeque Performances And of course:

SWEET CORN! For more information: call the Town of Taylor


August 2009

Statewide AZ • Page 5

Destination October Events 38th Annual Art in the Park OCT 3-4 SIERRA VISTA

The Huachuca Art Association of Hereford, AZ will hold its annual outdoor show on Saturday from 9 - 6 and Sunday from 9 - 4 at Veteran’s Memorial Park located on the north side of Fry Blvd., 1/4 mile west of Hwy 90/92 in Sierra Vista. Admission is free. Our food court supports local nonprofit groups. Enjoy over 240 juried art and craft vendors from Arizona and everywhere. Visitors of Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Tombstone and historic Cochise County as well Ft. Huachuca military installation attend the show. Arizona Rangers provide security for the booths. Booth spaces are huge with alley parking for inventory backup vehicles; some RV parking is also available. Cost is $175. For applications see website below or call 520-803-1262. OCT 1-4 WILLCOX 58th Annual Rex Allen Days Celebration of Rex Allen Sr, hometown hero, “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys.” Pro Rodeo, Rex Allen Jr. Concert with Lacy J. Dalton ($20 reserved, $15 gen). Cowboy Hall of Fame Dinner. Parade, country fair, Car show, Int’l Turtle Race, golf tournament, more. 800-200-2272 OCT 2-3 KEARNY Oktoberfest Car & Gem Show “A Blast from the Past 111” Car & gem show, salsa contest, food and merchandise vendors, games, entertainment, Hot Dog eating contest, free adm, Fr 10a-7p, Sa 9a-4p. 520-363-7607 OCT 2-4 WILLCOX 11th Annual Western Music, Cowboy Poetry & Rex Allen Film Festival Rex Allen AZ Cowboy Museum - Concert by Rex Allen Jr. w/ special guest star Lacy J. Dalton on Sat. 4p & 7:30p; four Hollywood stars are guests of the museum; Rex Allen films shown. 877-234-4111 OCT 3-4 SIERRA VISTA 38th Annual Art in the Park Veterans Memorial Park - 240+ art & craft vendors in this quality, juried, outdoor show. Great food court benefits local non-profit groups. Sat 9-6; Sun 9-4. Free Adm. 520-803-1262 OCT 3-4 PRESCOTT 31st Annual Folk Music Festival Sharlot Hall Museum - The best of Arizona acoustic music with 100+ performers, including fiddlers, banjo players, guitarists, singers and songwriters. $5 adults, free for children under 18. 928-445-3122 OCT 3-4 PINETOP 4th Annual Woodland Wildlife Festival Woodland Lake Park - Liberty Wildlife, live demos, info on hiking plus the US Forest Service Game and Fish, Sat & Sun 9-4. Free Admission. 800-573-4031 or OCT 9-12 WILLIAMS Route 66 Cultural Heritage Days Fri: Opry Night at Rodeo Grounds; Sat: afternoon classic car show, Taste of Williams at Holiday Inn 5-9p; Fri-Mon: “Route 66 Photo Journal Exhibit”. 800-863-0546,

Payson Art League Fall Show In Payson • Fine Art & Fine Crafts

Oct. 23, 24 & 25 Area Artists Multi Media Hwy 87 Mazatzal Casino Events Center Friday Premiere, 5-8pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Free 928-474-6071

OCT 10 KYKOTSMOVI 9th Annual Hopi Tuhisma Arts and Crafts Market Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Hwy 264 - Best Hopi artists, authentic art, cultural entertainment, food & more, 9a-5p MST. 928-205-8789 OCT 10-11 BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days Parade, rodeo, Pony Express delivers special stamp for the day, chili cookoff, classic car show (Sun only), musical entertainment, kids activities, quilt show, vendors. 520-586-2842 OCT 10-11 SCOTTSDALE Railfair 2009 McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model train displays & exhibits, free tours of former presidential Pullman car, entertainment, 10a-5p. Free adm, train rides $2 (under 3 ride free w/ adult). 480-312-2312 OCT 10-JAN 10 FLAGSTAFF 20th Annual Trappings of the American West Museum of Northern Arizona - Juried sales exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, boots, hats & more. Special weekend public programs. Free w/ museum adm: $7/$6/$5/$4. 928-774-5213 OCT 16-17 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Springs Days Fr 16th: Miss Dolan Springs Pageant. Sa 17th: Pancake b’fast at VFW 7-9a, parade 10a. Rodeo grounds: Vendors & kids games, Soccer on horseback (5p). Food available. 702 561-8426 OCT 17 FLORENCE Florence Multicultural Festival Downtown - Entertainment highlighting a variety of cultures, also arts and crafts, food, and cultural demonstrations, 10a-4p, free adm. 520-868-4496 OCT 17-18 WILLCOX Willcox Wine and Art Festival Railroad Park - Finest artists & craftspeople from southeast AZ plusa variety of wines for tasting from six of Arizona’s finest vineyards, $10 tasting ticket. Adm free, 10a-5p. 520-824-3153 OCT 22-24 CASA GRANDE COPPERSTATE Aviation Expo & Fly-In Casa Grande Airport - 350+ aircraft: WWII, classic, custom, experimental; educational forums, helicopter rides, flight demonstrations, vendors, food court, 8a-5p, adm. $15, free 12 & under, free parking. OCT 23-25 PAYSON Payson Art League Annual Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show & Sale Mazatzal Casino Event Center, Hwy 87 next to Casino - Mixed media juried show, Fri premiere 5-8p. Sat & Sun 10a-4p, free adm. 928-474-6071 OCT 23-25 CHANDLER 7th Annual Kokopelli Krush Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Foot Stomping Party, gift certificates, wine, awards; Grand Prize for each division finalist includes a trip. $20 per team. Music, food, games, vendors. Wine tasting $10 pp w/ souvenir wine glass. 480-792-6927 OCT 24 SAFFORD 10th Annual Harvest Festival Safford City Hall Lawn - Live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, Kids Court, costume contest & more. Booth spaces available. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-432-4143 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.



October 1-4, 2009 WILLCOX, AZ

Grand Canyon Rodeo • Rex Allen, Jr. Stage Show

Concert & Rodeo Tickets: 1 (800) 200-2272 (MC or Visa)

Biosphere 2 The University of Arizona Where science lives.

Dolly Steamboat



Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7 days a week. Enjoy narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and private charters. Wheelchair assessable. 16 miles Northeast of Apache Junction on SR 88.

20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5. Guided tours, snacks, gift shop.



Meteor Crater

800-289-5898 550 ft. deep, nearly 1 mile across! Many interactive displays and exhibits, big screen theater, gift shop, guided rim trail tours (weather permitting) 9:15 - 2:15. Admission fee (seasonal hours). Between Flagstaff and Winslow on I-40, 6 miles south off exit 233.


Archaeological Park 150 N. Pine St., 928-425-0320 Offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3, 65 & over - $2, under 12 free.



National Geographic Visitor Center (IMAX)

Out of Africa

4020 N. Cherry Rd.

928-638-2468 |

928-567-2840, Authentic African Safari Tours. Feed giraffe, zebra and more aboard Safari vehicles. Take a Tram or walk for closeup encounters of lions, tigers, bears and other large predators. 3 miles west of I-17 on Hwy 260.

IMAX Theater, interpretive presentations & exhibits; FREE maps, National Geographic Store, AZ Office of Tourism, Explorer’s Café, and more!



Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame

2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702,

150 N. Railroad Ave. 520-384-4583, 877-234-4111 Features the life of Rex Allen, Rex Allen, Jr., Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame, photo history of the Cowbelles, western stars. Gift shop. 10-4. Adm: $2 single, $3 couple, $5 family.

21 acres with some 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. Includes hummingbirds, javelinas and coyotes, bird of prey shows (seasonal). Open daily. Call for seasonal hours & prices



Trail Dust Town

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-296-4551, Originally constructed as a movie set with old-fashioned town square & gazebo. Enjoy a carousel, train, gold-panning, stunt shows and Museum of the Horse Soldier. Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse is Home of the Famous Cowboy Steak!

Tours, meals and overnight stays available at this sustainable community. Bronze and Ceramic windbells made and sold on site.

928 • 632 • 7135


July 20


Guarantee Yours... Subscribe Today!

Oldest CThe World’s Celebraotentinuous Rode s 125 Yea o rs!

Give us a call...

Visa or Mastercard always accepted



August 14, Az -16 FESTIVA JULY-SE LS PT Pages 4 —6


REGION TRAVEL AL Pages 18 — 19




Page 6 • Northern AZ

August 2009

9th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit Join Jazz Legends for Three-Day Music Event

D M on is ’t s it

The 9th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit takes place August 28-30 in Prescott, Arizona. More than 40 local and national jazz musicians will meet in historic Prescott to perform a series of concerts and events designed to bring the best of jazz music to northern Arizona and raise funds for local school music departments and jazz camp scholarships. Performer and Festival Director Mike Vax of Friends of Big Band Jazz, a nonprofit organization, has brought together a group of international jazz legends that includes Toni Tennille, Judy Roberts, Carl Saunders, Scott Whitfield and many others. Arizona jazz favorites include Jack Petersen, Ted Sistrunk, Joel Robin, Steve Annibale, Frankie and Rosemary Chavez, and Tony Vacca, plus local high school big bands and the Prescott Jazz Summit Youth Band. “Our goal is to bring great jazz music to northern Arizona and support the music programs of the local schools in the Quad-City area,” said Festival Director Mike Vax, an international artist in his own right who played lead trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Clark

Alpine Ash Fork Bagdad Bellemont Bumble Bee Cameron Camp Verde Carrizo Cedar Ridge Chambers Chilchinbito Chinle Chino Valley Cibeque Clarkdale Clay Springs Concho Congress Cottonwood Cow Springs Crown King Desert View Dewey Dilkon

Dinnehosto Eagar Flagstaff Forest Lakes Fort Apache Fort Defiance Fredonia Ganado Grand Canyon Village Gray Mountain Greer Happy Jack Heber Hillside Holbrook Hotevilla Houck Humboldt Indian Wells Iron Springs Jacob Lake Jerome Joseph City

Kachina Village Kaibito Kayenta Keams Canyon Kirkland Lake Montezuma Leupp Lower Greasewood Lukachukai Lupton Many Farms Marble Canyon Mayer McNary Mexican Water Moenkopi Mormon Lake Mountainaire Munds Park Navajo Nazlini North Rim Nutrioso

Overgaard Page Parks Paulden Petrified Forest Pinedale Pinetop-Lakeside Pinon Polacca Prescott Prescott Valley Red Rock Cove Rock Point Rough Rock Round Rock St. Johns Saint Michaels Sanders Sawmill Second Mesa Sedona Seligman Shonto

Show Low Shungopavi Skull Valley Snowflake Springerville Supai Taylor Teec Nos Pos Tes Nez Iah The Gap Tonalea Tsaile Tuba City Tusayan Vernon Williams Window Rock Winslow Woodruff Yarnell

Terry Big Band. “Jazz is America’s true art form and the Prescott Jazz Summit is dedicated to perpetuating that art and creating enthusiasm for great jazz music.” Blaise Lantana of radio station KJZZ will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the three-day event, which kicks off at noon on August 28th with a free concert at the Courthouse Square in Prescott. Tickets to the other concerts and events, including Friday night, Saturday night concerts and Sunday afternoon concerts, and a Sunday jazz brunch at the Hassayampa Inn, range from $25 to $40, plus a special scholarship fundraising “meet the musicians” dinner and concert at $100, with all weekend concert passes at $70, and all weekend Patron passes at $165 and $185, which include the dinner and the jazz brunch. Sunday afternoon concert is free to all 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the host hotel, the Hassayampa Inn, and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are also for sale on the website There are many special hotel packages information also on the website.

Friends of Big Band Jazz presents



August 28-30, 2009 PRESCOTT, ARIZONA Kick off the event Friday at noon with a free concert in Courthouse Square. • General admission for all concerts - $70 • Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch - $40 • Individual Concert Tickets starting at $25



Saturday, September 12th from 10am-7pm

A “World Record” Atmosphere celebrating the Arts and Cultural Diversity! with Vegas quality performances by T i n a Tu r n e r, E l t o n J o h n , a n d E l v i s Celebrate with us at the Civic Center Amphitheater 7501 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, Arizona 928-759-3090 -

Cattlemans August 8 and 9, 2009

Prescott’s Mountain Artists Guild 59th Annual Summer Fine Art & Crafts Festival Held at the Historic Courthouse Plaza in Prescott. The juried show features over 120 artists showing paintings, sculpture, weaving, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry and more. Art demos daily and “Pandemonium” steel drum band on Saturday. ating 60 Ye

ar s



Northern Arizona Cities & Towns


Admission is FREE

Information at 928-445-2510

Bar & Grill 669 E Sheldon, Prescott

Great Steaks & Bar-B-Q Est.1910

"Voted Best Steak In Prescott"

(928) 445-4300

August 2009

No Hiking Boots

Cool Things to Do

Historic Fort Apache Established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officers’ quarters, barns and a cemetery. Also located on the grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs and the Apache Cultural Center and Museum. 928-338-4625 Historic Home Tour, Snowflake Walking Tour of homes on the National Historic Register. Visitors can tour the Stinson Pioneer Museum, Flake Memorial Home and the Smith Memorial Home. Tours available daily Mon.-Sat. or by appt., donations accepted. 928-536-4881 Lyman Lake State Park One of the few permanent water skiing slalom courses in the state plus fishing, camping, hiking. A pontoon boat ride across the lake takes visitors to Petroglyph Trail. Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US 191. 928-337-4441

No Fishing Rod, No Problem T W rav ri e te l r

Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins, Springerville An ancient Native American ceremonial site with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. Museum features archaeological treasures from the ruins and a historical pioneer section. Open 7 days a week, 8a-4p, tours of the ruins are daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375

By Dolores Acker

I was about to embark on a trip I have long wanted to take, so with my motion sickness bands, my dog Sadie and my husband John by my side we decided to go for it. I am long past the rugged activities part of my life. A short stroll at dusk, a brisk walk in the morning or a little nap in the warm sunshine is about my speed these days. The trip was planned to travel from my hometown of Apache Junction, Az via the Coronado trail to Alpine. Our first stop was in Safford, Az for breakfast at the Manor House and Rocking Horse Saloon. We were seated by the hostess, Kelly. Christine our server took our order and recommended the biscuits and gravy (which by the way comes with everything on the breakfast menu). The service was great and the portions big and delicious. When we left Safford we drove a little further South and took 191 north to Clifton. As we drove into this area we noticed a large housing development. A

lady I met at Los Mendoza Taco Shop, where we stopped to pick up lunch, told me that the housing was built in anticipation of the mine going to full operation, which never happened. We drove down Main Street, which is all boarded up. The only sign of life was at the church, which by the way is beautiful. The Morenci Mine holds tours on Friday and Saturday and I fully plan to return to explore this area further, but for now we were headed up, up, up on the Coronado Trail. I was about to find out why this highway is breathtaking in its beauty and terrifying in the curves and heights. We stopped and ate lunch by the roadside. The burros were full of carne asada and the best pico sauce I have tasted. The Coronado Trail is a famous byway and as we climbed the air became cooler and cleaner. We left the desert floor far below us and reached the magnificent pines of Eastern Arizona. So far the trip had met all expectations but the next stop blew us away. We came upon a little bit of heaven on earth, Hannagan Meadow Lodge... Full story at

Northern AZ • Page 7

CALENDAR 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 15 ALPINE 14th Annual Alpine Chili Cook-Off 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 SEP 5 TAYLOR Sweet Corn Festival Parade, BBQ, arts & crafts, dances. A celebration of Taylor farmers’ main crop: sweet corn! Free adm. 928-536-7366 SEP 19-20 OVERGAARD 22nd Annual Oktoberfest Bison Ranch, Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment, beer garden, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-3p, free adm, $5 donation for parking. 928-535-5777 SEP 25-27 PINETOP-LAKESIDE 34th Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex - 100+ arts & crafts vendors, Fr 5-8p, Sa 9a4p, Su 9a-4p, $2 adm, 12 & under free (Free adm. Fri). Also Parade, Antique Show, Quilt Show, Car Show. 800-573-4031

Visit Snowflake/Taylor

Sunrise Park Ski Resort Great skiing and snowboarding, a variety of runs suits all levels of ability. Summer activities include scenic chair lift, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. 20 miles E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260. 800-772-7669

Are you looking for something new and exciting? Snowflake/Taylor may have what your are looking for.

Springerville (928) 333-4323 • 1-800-814-6451 Modern amenities • Affordable • Oldtime country lodge feeling Western gallery & gift shop features outstanding local artists Extensive selection of books e-mail: •

Festivals, performing arts, horseback riding, historic home tours, museums and more! What are you waiting for? Come to Snowflake/Taylor and find out what you are missing!

Pinetop, Az

Holiday Inn Express 4101 S. White Mtn. Rd.

Show Low, Arizona

Over 167 ponderosa pine covered acres at a 6,500foot elevation close to shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. • RV Sites • Recreational Facilities • Festival Area • Scenic Ponds • Pavilion and picnic area • Clubhouse with Wireless Internet Service


431 E White Mountains Blvd Pinetop, AZ 85935


New Rooms • Free Breakfast Fitness Room • Hot tub • Indoor Pool High Speed Internet

Ask for the special Aztourist Rate!

The MLY Ranch offers true log cabins with beautiful views of the South Fork Canyon. • Horseback riding • hiking • fishing The Little Colorado River is just 200 yards from the cabins. Relax, watch deer and elk from your own deck. MLY Ranch near Greer Arizona • (928) 333-2395

Cabins and units starting at

$64/night Pet friendly

Book 2 nights,

30% off 3rd night


Heber/Overgaard Chamber of Commerce Presents:

Sept. 19-20 Sat. 10am - 5pm Sun. 10am - 3pm

22nd Annual

OKtOberFest Specialty Handmade Arts & Crafts Food • Entertainment Beer Garden At Bison Ranch off Highway 260 in Heber/Overgaard $5 Parking Donation For more Information Call: (928) 535-5777

Cool Temperatures, Tall Pines & a Great View... Getaway to the Sunrise Lodge, Overlooking Sunrise Lake

Summer Room Rates Starting @ $69.00 Hwy. 260 & 273 Greer Az.


Page 8 • Northern AZ

Williams / Grand Canyon

August 2009

Route 66 Cultural Heritage Days Grand Canyon Red Feather Lodge Celebrate 25 Year Milestone with Williams

graphic Journey Exhibit” will be on display. Saturday afternoon enjoy the temperate fall weather that Williams has to offer and discover the many shops and galleries on historic Route 66 while taking a step back in time to the heyday of the Mother Road with a classic car show throughout downtown. Then Saturday evening join us in the 2nd annual “Taste of Williams” at Doc Holliday’s Steakhouse and Saloon at the Holiday Inn of Williams from 5pm to 9pm. A food and wine tasting event showcasing local restaurants and wineries as well as artists and entertainers, this favorite local event shows off the many talents and diversities of our Route 66 Community. This is a 21 and older event and tickets are on sale in advance for $25 or $30 at the door. For more information on this milestone weekend in Williams call the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center or visit our website. Pine Country Restaurant 107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, Az. 86046




Old The e Celest ContiWorld’s brate nuou s 125 s Ro Years deo !


Advertise Your Events 520-622-7008 FES JULY-STIVALS Pag EPT es 4 —6


Pa Aug yson, A ust z

REG TRA IONAL Pag VEL es 18 — 19




Restaurant Gift Shop Art Gallery

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Delicious Homemade Pies


Phn: (928)635-9718 Fax: (928)635-4568 (866)320-9718

In Williams, Arizona August 15th

Miss Williams Route 66 Pageant

August 14th & 15th

13th annual Cool Country Cruise In classic car show One of northern Arizona’s biggest car shows

August 15th & 16th

Arizona Collectibles & Fire Arms Gun Show

August 29th

5th annual Thunder over the Coconino Antique, homebuilt & war bird fly in at Valle Airport Contact the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center at 800-863-0546 or log onto

The Grand Canyon Red Feather Lodge has been a family owned and operated business for over 40 years. Located in the small community of Tusayan, it is only one mile from the south entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. The original Red Feather Lodge was built in 1963 and has been added to and updated over the years. Each room has a door to the outside and parking in front. The newer hotel section (adjacent to the original motor lodge) is built with interior corridors and elevators to the three floors, and the rooms are a little larger. A continental breakfast is included in the rate, and the Café Tusayan serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Red Feather Lodge is close to restaurants, the National Geographic Visitors Center/ IMAX Theater, R.P.’s Stage Stop (which has gifts, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks and internet access), shops and the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, the departure point for all local air tours.

Reservations: 800-538-2345

fi le


Pr o

Sp Ev eci en al t

The town of Williams has celebrated some historic milestones in 2009. 25 years ago this October Williams was the last Route 66 town in America to be bypassed by Interstate 40. Historic Route 66 was born. In celebration of the cultural diversity and growth our town has experienced in the last 25 years, the Williams Main Street Association is proud to present the Route 66 Cultural Heritage Days, October 9th12th. Friday October 9th kicks off the celebration with our own “Opry Night” hosted by the Williams Habitat for Humanity and held at the Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds. This fun family evening is filled with live music from local artists and the ever popular cake walk with dozens of homemade cakes and desserts to choose from. Friday through Monday, renowned Route 66 artist Michael Campanelli will be bringing his “Route 66 Photo Journal Exhibit” to the World Famous Sultana Theatre in downtown Williams. This free exhibit “All of Route 66 - an eight day, eight state, cross country Photo-

Let Our Family Take Care of Yours

High speed wireless internet is located throughout the property. All rooms are climate controlled with full baths, telephones, cable television and pay per view movies and games. Local and toll free telephone calls are free of charge. Complimentary coffee and tea is available in the lobby at all times. An outdoor pool and hot tub are open from March through September, depending on the weather. Pets are welcome in the motor lodge section in pet designated rooms with a refundable deposit and daily fee. There is no charge for children age 17 years or younger when accompanied by their parents. The friendly staff will be glad to assist you with information about the Grand Canyon and the activities available that will make your visit to this Wonder of the World an unforgettable memory of a lifetime!

Dee & Jim Seehorn Owners Since 1997

• Clean Restrooms & Showers • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa (Seasonal)

• Laundry Facilities • WiFi Connectivity • Dump & LP Gas

August 2009

Minutes from Paradise

Historic Grand Canyon Village

The El Tovar was considered by many to be the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi.

• Santa Fe Railway Station - On September 17, 1901 the first steam-driven train rolled into Grand Canyon Village. The Depot was completed in 1909. It is one of only three remaining log depots in the country.

• Bright Angel Lodge - Designed by Mary Colter, Bright Angel Lodge was dedicated on July 22, 1935. Inside the lounge is the famous ten-foot high geological fireplace, representing the rocks and order of strata inside the canyon. • El Tovar Hotel - Charles Whittlesey, The top is constructed of Kaibab Limestone found on the rim. The base of the a Chicago architect, styled it as a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian fireplace has smooth river stones from the bottom of the canyon. Each stone villa. Completed on January 14, 1905 it was carefully packed out by mule. was named in honor of Pedro de Tovar, of the Coronado Expedition.

Entrance Fees to the Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.

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 gracious staff very accommodating. Op MA ti ny on s

Nine buildings in the Grand Canyon Village have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places including:

Northern AZ • Page 9

Reservations 303-29- PARKS (297-2757)

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.

“Lookout Studio”

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 or call 1-303-29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at 1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757).

we’re not Just Close, we’re there.

Beautiful Places on earth.® XAN_GC 3999 AZ TourNewMar.indd 1

1/28/09 4:13:28 PM

El Mirage Eloy Florence Florence Junction Fountain Hills Friendly Corner Gila Bend Gilbert Gladden Glendale Globe Goodyear Hayden Inspiration Kaka

Kearny Mammoth Maricopa Mesa Miami Mobile Morristown New River Oracle Oracle Jct. Palo Verde Paloma Paradise Valley

Payson Peoria Peridot Phoenix Picacho Pine Punkin Center Queen Creek Randolph Red Rock Rio Verde San Carlos San Manuel

Scottsdale Sentinel Strawberry Sun City Sun City West Superior Surprise Tempe Tonopah Tortilla Flat Wickenburg Winkelman Wintersburg Wittman Young


Reata Pass Steakhouse True Western Hospitality

Many restaurants offer up steaks and burgers … but few can offer genuine Western history and tradition along with top class cowboy chow that will make for a most memorable meal. Reata Pass is not only the name of the restaurant, it’s the name of this historic location, which began as a staging stop for the Great Overland Mail coach in the late 1880s. The mail route from Phoenix to Fort McDowell was a difficult one with an elevation change of around 2000 feet and rough desert trails that exhausted horses and people alike. At the top of the pass, horses were fed and rested, while drivers and passengers sought shelter and food in a simple adobe building. This tradition of hospitality lives on and is the basis for Reata Pass Steakhouse today. In the late 1950s, Scottsdale blacksmith George “Doc” Cavalliere purchased this site and made a reality his vision of a rustic cowboy steakhouse and bar. Reata Pass is a friendly, no-frills kind of fi le

Aguila Ahwatukee Apache Junction Arizona City Black Canyon City Buckeye Carefree Casa Grande Cave Creek Cedar Creek Chandler Chuichu Circle City Claypool Coolidge Dudleyville

August 2009

Pr o

Page 10 • Central AZ


place. The menu concentrates on tender steaks, ribs and chicken with tasty cowboy-style sides, along with some delicious salads for those who prefer lighter fare. There’s a “Li’l Buckaroo” Menu for the kids, and a selection of wines, beers and sodas to quench your thirst. Appetizers to get you started range from Reata Buffalo Wings and Chicken Tenders to Jalapeno Poppers and Cowboy Cavier, a colorful blend of black beans and fresh peppers. Entrees include four tender cuts of Steak, Reata’s Pork Ribs slow broiled in their secret sauce, Grilled Chicken, Fish & Chips, Sirloin Salad, Caesar Salad and Southwestern style salads, plus Burgers of prime Angus beef and various sandwiches. Mouthwatering desserts include Apple Pie, Brownie and Cinnamon Swirl Ice Cream. Make your plans today to head to Reata Pass for something a little out of the ordinary. Location: 27500 N. Alma School Parkway, Scottsdale

The Circus Is Coming! Reserve Your Place in the Big Top


Fa m




It’s Shriners Circus Time again with all the thrills, chills, fun and excitement of the big top coming to WestWorld in Scottsdale, September 18th thru 20th. The circus helps supports the activities of the El Zaribah Shriners. The Jordon World Circus has scheduled performances Friday 6:30 pm, Saturday 11 am, 3 pm & 6:30 pm, and Sunday 11 am, 3 pm & 6:30 pm. WestWorld is located at 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. Tickets are $15.00 and children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Tickets may be purchased one hour prior to each show. Visa and MasterCard accepted. No reserve seating. Coming direct from Las Vegas, Nevada, the recognized ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, the Jordon World Circus has been bringing entertainment to children of all ages in every corner of North America. Come out and see why this superb spectacle is America’s most loved family touring attraction. One boy’s and one girl’s bicycle will be given away at each performance. Elephant and pony rides are available at each performance for the children. This circus is a virtual festival that



RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN 14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe


Arts and Crafts with over 60 vendors. $8.00 meal includes Hot Dog or Hamburger, fresh corn on the cob and tea or coffee served from11 am-3 pm each day. More info call 602-231-0300.

El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix (behind Frito-Lay)

25% OFF

with Coupon

Net proceedes from this event are for the benefit  of El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as  charitable contributions.

27500 N. Alma School Parkway Scottsdale, AZ

(480) 585-7277

features a celebration of man’s triumph over his own physical limitations. The seemingly impossible is easily performed. Amazing and amusing wild and domestic animals will perform, entertain and enlighten. High above the circus rings, daring aerialists will astound you with daring feats. This year’s two-hour show is a package that is a kaleidoscope of color, sight and sound wrapped up with the crazy antics of the circus clowns putting on the finishing touches. Tickets are selling fast, so you had better make plans to attend soon, if you don’t want to be left out. The circus just won’t be the same if you are not there. Call Jack at 480-946-3696 today for more information. See you at the big show! Net Proceeds from this activity are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. JB’s Family Restaurants

“Where there’s always more bang for the buck!”

Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News at participating locations!

August 2009

Attractions Arizona Museum of Natural History 53 N. MacDonald St. 480-644-2230 Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum 2017 N. Greenfield Rd., 85215 480-924-1940 Dolly Steamboat Canyon Lake/ Apache Junction 480-827-9144 Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine Dolly Steamboat 4650 N. Mammoth Mine Road Goldfield, AZ 85219 480-983-0333 Jump & Shout 1061 Dobson Rd. 480-834-7529

Lodging Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn and Resort 1666 S. Dobson Rd. 480-831-7000 Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa 1011 W. Holmes Ave. 480-833-5555, 800-544-5866

Mesa - Not Just a City... It’s a Destination!

Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and one of the fastest growing in the nation with much to offer: home of Spring Training for the Chicago Cubs; the Mesa Arts Center, largest and most comprehensive such center in the state of Arizona; numerous world class museums; proximity to nature in all its glory; and a variety of lodging and dining to suit all tastes. Stroll through one of the many parks, tee off at one of 40 area golf courses, or spend the day at the Goldfield Ghost Town - gateway to the Superstition Mountains. For some gaming fun, head to nearby Ft. McDowell Casino for live bingo, card room, live Keno, and 775 slot machines. Ride their free bingo shuttle! Visit the Arizona Museum for Youth and enjoy its current exhibition, the ghoulishly delightful My Favorite Monster. Check out the Monster Mash Puppet Theatre, KlawBerry-a cute little monster girl who goes on a quest through a dangerous monster world, and creations that Mom and Dad will recognize as influenced by Ov er vi ew

Lodging, Dining & Activity Guide

classic B movies and underground comic books. 480-644-2467 Outdoor adventurers take note! Only 30 minutes away you’ll find nature at its best. Uncover the beauty that lies deep within the mysterious Superstition Mountains by foot, horseback, or bicycle. Take a cruise on the Dolly Steamboat across Canyon Lake. Or, drive the world-famous Apache Trail (don’t miss Tortilla Flat, an old stage coach stop with a population of six). For a unique day excursion, visit the Queen Creek Olive Mill. This local business produces high quality extra virgin olive oil from their very own olive trees. They offer 30-minute tours daily, a Tuscan-inspired eatery “del Piero at the Mill” (eat inside or in the olive grove), and the Gourmet Marketplace, where you can taste and buy fine wines and shop for unique gifts. 480-888-9290 No matter where your interests lie, the Mesa area has it all. It is well deserving of a visit… and a return visit too!

New 2010 Map & Guide Available The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau has brand new 2010 complimentary map and visitor guides now available. The new Mesa Map & Guide features listings of Mesa offerings in a variety of categories including Dining & Shopping, Attractions & Adventures, Theatres, Museums & Entertainment, as well as Golf and Accommodations. To request a copy, call or stop by the downtown Mesa Visitors Center at 120 E. Center Street. 480-827-4700

Central AZ • Page 11

ANUAL CALENDAR October Mesa Storytelling Festival Mesa Pow Wow November Veterans Day Fly-In Holiday Art & Music Festival November/December Christmas Lights at the LDS Temple January Flagg Gem & Mineral Show Historic Home Tour February Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Canadian Snowbird Celebration March A Night in the 40’s Chicago Cubs Cactus League Spring Training March/April Annual Easter Pageant The LDS Temple Mesa CVB 800-283-6372 Exciting New Attraction! Julio César Chávez Campeones Under construction is a unique 30,000 sq. ft. family entertainment venue. Julio César Chávez Campeones will cater to the Hispanic community with quality Mariscos and Carne Asada, a state of the art sports bar, arcade games, and a cultural events center to host the best Spanish language artists, boxing matches, quinceañeras, wedding receptions, etc.

Restaurants I Love This Bar and Grill 1065 N. Dobson Rd 480-844-8629 Rancho de Tia Rosa 3129 E. McKellips Road 480-659-8787

RV Resorts Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990, 800-999-4990 Towerpoint Resort 4860 East Main 480-832-4996, 800-444-4996

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.

Apache Junction, AZ • (480) 827-9144 •

In December 1998, Brian Weymouth launched his first celebrity restaurant with Rock Star Alice Cooper. Now he has created another amazing concept for Mexico’s #1 sports celebrity and icon, Julio César Chávez. Campeones (Champions) will be opening this fall. 480-610-1500

Page 12 • Statewide AZ

August 2009

94thAnnual 16th annual GinGerbread LaborVillaGe Day


Sonoita Rodeo

Prescott Resort & Conference Center Nov.15 thru Dec 29


Visit the world’s largest Gingerbread Village Gingerbread decorating “Themen Bestcookie Little Rodeo In Arizona” Christmas ParadeSept. & Courthouse Lighting 5-7, 2009 Frontier Christmas RodeoOpen beginsHouse @ 2 pm Gates open @ 10 am Book Online RIP ROARIN’ RODEO ACTION Bulls • Broncs • Dinin’ & Dancin’ Enter Booking Code:Acts Gingerbread Rodeo Clown • Steak Fry Rodeo Dances Sat. & Sun. Nights to receive a 10% discount Covered Facilities



Colorado City




Arizona Las Vegas Grand Canyon

Boulder City


ADMISSION: $10 • Ages 5-12: $5 Call for more information: 520-455-5553 928-776-1666 • 1500 Highway 69 •





Bullhead City



Lake Havasu City



60 Quartzsite




AUG 8-9



Cas Gra

Picacho Peak 1




Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point)

2021 N. Kinney Rd. • Tucson, AZ (520) 883-2702 •


AUG 14-15


Mesa Sacat

Litchfield Chandler Park


San Luis






Cave Creek Carefree 8

Sun City Peoria 3 Glendale 10 Litchfield Park Tonopah


The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Within the Museum grounds you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants, in addition to our world-class mineral collection and other amazing wonders!


8 Wickenburg 17

Gila Bend


Sedona Cottonw Clarkdale Camp Jerome 260 Dewey










Chino Valley Prescott













Not valid with any other discounts or special offers. Limit two per ad. Expires 10/15/09 UA-B2-AZTN


Golden Valley

California this ad to receive $5.00 off full $ .00 Present adult admission.

Peach Springs

Dolan Springs




St. George

AUG 15-16

So M 4


Top 10 Events For more information about these events, check our event calendar on pages 4-5

PINETOP White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival

WILLIAMS 13th Annual Cool Country Cruise-In

FREDONIA 18th Annual Heritage Celebration & Contest Pow-wow

HOLBR Old Wes Celebr

August 2009

Statewide AZ • Page 13

Saddle Up for the


27th Annual Holbrook


Old West Days Celebration August 28 - 29, 2009

Page Teec Nos Pos






Many Farms


Tuba City




Window Rock









p Verde











1 10



Green Valley Tubac


onora, Mexico


ROOK st Days ration




82 Elgin Patagonia Sierra Vista

St. David

FEaturEd Bands:

hotel California: “A Salute to the Eagles” 74th street Band • hack and the 57’s: rock and roll band mogollon: Country Rock • And many, many more! Sponsored by the Standin' On the Corner Foundation, and the Winslow Chamber of Commerce. Co-sponsor is the City of Winslow.

SEDONA Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 928-282-7255 • 888-641-4261


Silver City




September 25-26, 2009 11th Anniversary Food • CraFts • VEndors Festival auCtion with lots oF GrEat itEms

BULLHEAD CITY River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave. 928-754-2121



H O L B R O O K ,

TONOPAH Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N. 411th Ave. 623-386-3892





80 Tombstone 92








DEWEY Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E. Hwy. 69 800-352-6305




Oro Valley








Fort Apache




Greer Hawley Lake Whiteriver

le Miami Apache Globe San Carlos Junction 60 Superior ton Florence




PICACHO Picacho Peak RV Resort 17065 E. Peak Lane 520-466-7841


928-524-1682 or 602-758-1127

New Mexico


St. Johns

Taylor Show Low Overgaard Pinetop-Lakeside

40 Zuni




sa ande



Hashknife Stampede Rodeo • Battle of the Bands • 10 K/ 2 Mile Fun Run & 20 Mile Bike Races • Chili Cookoff • Quilt Show • Karaoke Contest • Saddle Up Parade • Food, Arts & Craft booths • Fireworks Show • Historic Courthouse & Museum • Kids Games & More. For more information


Second Mesa


Fri. 1-10 pm, Sat. 7 am -10 pm Something for Everyone!

H O L B R O O K ,

AUG 28-30

PRESCOTT Prescott Jazz Summit



SEP 4-7

FLAGSTAFF 60th Coconino County Fair



TAYLOR Sweet Corn Festival



WICKENBURG 21st Annual Fiesta de Septiembre


SEP 5-7

PINETOP Fine Arts & Crafts Festival


SEP 9-12

ST. JOHNS Apache County Fair

Page 14 • Southern AZ

Hot Rodeo Action...

Southern Arizona Cities & Towns



Hickiwan Why


Rillito Cortaro

Santa Rosa



Topawa San Miguel


Carmen Tumacacori 289


Eden Pima Central Thatcher Solomon

Bowie Willcox 10

Benson 83






San Simon

Dos Cabezas

Cochise Kansas Settlement 191

Saint David








Tombstone 82 Sonoita Elfrida 82 Huachuca City Tubac Elgin McNeal Sierra Vista Patagonia Fort 90 80 Huachuca Bisbee 191 80


Hereford Palominas


Celebrating its 94th year, the Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association has put together more exciting rodeo action on Labor Day weekend, September 5, 6 & 7, 2009. The Sonoita Rodeo has it all! This year’s special activities include a clown act and the popular kids’ event where future cowboys and cowgirls take part in “mutton busting” and steer riding beginning at 1 pm. The main rodeo performance begins at 2 pm each day. Thrill to Bareback and Saddle Bronc riding, Ladies Barrel Race, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, rodeo clowns and much more. Wild Horse Races add to the excitement. Sunday is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day,” which supports breast cancer research. This is known as “The Best Little Rodeo in Arizona” - but don’t let the name fool you! The town may be small but the event is big! Cowboys and cowgirls from all over Arizona as well as California, Colorado, New Mexico and Mexico will be competing - over 700 entries in all - for the prize money and buckles to the champions of each event.

Co Ac wb ti oy on 75



Oro Valley


78 70

Swift Trail Junction

Fort Grant






Fort Thomas 70

Green Valley Sahuarita 286


Bylas Geronimo




Hannagan Meadow



in Cool Green Sonoita

Tombstone Tubac Tucson Tumacacori Vail Why Willcox



South Tucson



Sells Sierra Vista Solomon Sonoita South Tucson Stargo Sunizona Sunsites Swift Trail Junction Topawa Thatcher

Catalina Mt. Lemmon




86 85

Morenci Mt. Lemmon Naco Nogales Oro Valley Palominas Patagonia Pearce Pima Pisinimo Pomerene Portal Rio Rico Rillito Safford Sahuarita Saint David San Miguel San Simon Santa Rosa Sasabe


Eden Elfrida Elgin Fairbank Fort Grant Fort Huachuca Fort Thomas Franklin Geronimo Green Valley Hannagan Meadow Hereford Hickiwan Huachuca City Kansas Settlement Klondyke Lukeville Marana McNeal

Ajo Amado Anegam Arivaca Benson Bisbee Blue Bowie Bylas Carmen Catalina Central Childs Clifton Cochise Comobabi Cortaro Dos Cabezas Douglas Dragoon Duncan

August 2009



WIN MORE NOW WITH KGVY1080 SPONSOR WHEEL KGVY 1080 Listeners have won thousands and thousands of dollars with our KGVY Sponsor Wheel! Now you can win even more!

To make it easy for you, listed below are all the sponsors. Keep this list with you when you guess. Good luck and have fun! • THE EASY STREET LOUNGE IN THE ARIZONA FAMILY RESTAURANT • CASA BLANCA ASSISTED LIVING HOME • COUNTRY FAIR WHITE ELEPHANT • BILLS HOME SERVICE


After the rodeo, stick around Saturday and Sunday for the Steak Fry. There will also be a Rodeo Dance on both Saturday and Sunday nights (admission is free) with live music from Crossroads, a versatile band from Safford that plays everything from Country to Rock to Latin rhythms. The fairground gates open at 10 am. There are food and merchandise vendors on grounds, and parking is free. Monday is Military Appreciation Day (wear red, white &/or blue!): Veterans and military personnel with ID get in half price. Location: The Sonoita Fairgrounds, 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Scenic Hwys 82 & 83. Take exit 281 off I-10. Admission: $10 (13 & over) and $5 (512), 4 & under are free.

• Tasting Room • Gift Shop • Tours &Festivals Open daily 10am -4pm


ie Vineyards & Orchard Prod w o B ucts Fort Ju



Old The e Celest ContiWorld’s brate nuou s 125 s Ro Years deo !


Advertise Your Events 520-622-7008 FES JULY-STIVALS Pag EPT es 4 —6



REG TRA IONAL Pag VEL es 18 — 19

Aug yson, A ust 14 z -16




A world-class museum of Native American Archaeology, Culture, History, and Art CLIP AD FOR


Located off I-10 in the spectacular rock formations of Texas Canyon. Take Dragoon Road exit (# 318) between Benson and Willcox. Follow the signs! Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Save $20 to $30 per carton – up to 40%! – on 40 major brands

38th Annual


Wine, Farm Fresh Nuts & Fudge

Eastbound I-10, exit 362 (22 miles east of Willcox) 1-888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593

Huachuca Art Association Presents


Here’s how.

3. Be the correct number caller. 1. Tune your radio to KGVY 1080. 2. Listen for the Sponsor Wheel cue to call 4. Guess the right sponsor and win up to 1000 dollars.



ART IN THE PARK October 3 & 4, 2009 Veterans Memorial Park

Sierra Vista, Az Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4

New Artists Welcome

Huge booths with alley parking $175.00 Applications online or call


Open Mon-Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm. We accept manufacturers’ coupons. VISA, MasterCard, Discover accepted with $10 min. purchase.


7310 S. Nogales Hwy (just south of Valencia, in front of Desert Diamond Casino) Must be 18 years of age to purchase. ID required.


August 2009

Italian Food as It Was Meant to Be!

Attraction Guide

Tucson Greyhound Park 2601 S. 3rd Ave 520-884-7576, Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main, 85701 520-624-2333 The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5 520-838-6200,

By Courtney Latham If you are looking for a home away from home, and a true Italian meal, look no further than Mama Louisa’s. An anchor amongst other area restaurants, Mama Louisa’s has been serving fine Italian Food since 1956. Located at 2041 S. Craycroft Rd., Mama Louisa’s is a Tucson gem, full of charm, excellent food, and a courteous attentive staff. How is all this excellence achieved? Starting at 7 am, the staff begins preparing the day’s meals. They use only the best ingredients to slow simmer their aged tomato sauces, which are then used to adorn their homemade pastas. By hand selecting their meats, cheeses, fruit, and vegetables from the best purveyors, the staff at Mama fi le

Musselman Honda Circuit 11800 S. Harrison Rd. 520-245-5278

Stop by Mama Louisa’s

Pr o

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., 85743 520-883-2702,

Southern AZ • Page 15

Central Location 10% Off

When you enter our breathtaking nine story indoor atrium, you’ll find all the luxury and award winning service of Marriott at the Main Gate.

At the University of Arizona Main Gate 880 E. Second Street Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 792-4100 •

Save $20 to $30 per carton at Tobacco Barn Why pay City & State sales tax?

hter g i l e e r F chase r with pu is coupon

Present th and receive Barn at Tobacco ith purchase. a lighter w any other offers or

ith sit. Not valid w s. One coupon per vi se a . h 9 rc 0 u 0 p ,2 prior ptember 1 Expires Se ZTN/P


Marlboro............................................ $47.80 Camel Filter....................................... $46.80 Winston..............................................$44.80 Eve..................................................... $39.75 Wave.................................................. $36.50 Grand Prix......................................... $34.85 Native................................................ $31.10 Prices per carton subject to change without notice.

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight.

Open Mon-Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm. We accept manufacturers’ coupons. VISA, MasterCard, Discover accepted with $10 min. purchase.


7310 S. Nogales Hwy (just south of Valencia, in front of Desert Diamond Casino) Must be 18 years of age to purchase. ID required.


wine, and full bar list, I opted for a vanilla Italian soda as my beverage. Shortly after, our appetizer arrived. We Louisa’s cut no corners in providing the sat enjoying the fresh baked breadsticks, best for their guests. fried raviolis, Italian wedding soup, and the Their extensive menu offers chicken, jovial atmosphere. When the entree came shrimp, veal, pork, pizza and traditional - a baked pasta dish - the aroma had hardly homemade dishes like Manicotti, Canneldone it justice. The sauce was hot and flaloni, Lasagna and Eggplant. Ask about their vorful and the pasta cooked to perfection. famous Joe’s Special, homemade linguini You can top off your meal with desserts topped with garlic, hot peppers, cheese and that range from delicate cannoli to spusauce. moni, tiramisu, tortoni or a delicious piece From personal experience, walking in of cake. When you are done, you will know feels as though you have just entered a why Mama Louisa’s has been around for friend’s home. As we were being seated, we over 50 years and why they say “HOME passed a sumptuous soup and salad bar and COOKING THE ITALIAN WAY.” a number of families laughing and enjoying each other’s company. From the soft drinks, Location: 2041 S. Craycroft Rd., 85711 2041 S. Craycroft Rd. 520-790-4702

Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is slated to open in August on E. Camp Lowell Dr. Browse a unique collection of tiny houses and room settings, including one of the oldest miniature houses in the US created in 1775.Self-guided tours through collections depicting different lands and time periods, both real and imagined.

Page 16 • Colorado River Region

August 2009

Lake Mead by Houseboat Ge Gr ta eat w ay

Adventure Paired with Luxury

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

Oatman Parker Peach Springs Poston Quartzsite Riviera Roll Salome San Luis Somerton Tacna Temple Bar Topock Truxton Valentine Wellton Wenden Wickieup Willow Beach Winterhaven Yucca Yuma

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

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

Chloride Oldest continuously inhabited mining town in AZ, antique and gift shops, see old miners’ cabins and original two-cell jail, gunfights every Saturday. ATV, mountain bike and hiking trails, rockhounding, famous Roy Purcell murals, “The Journey.” Milepost 53 on Hwy 93 north of Kingman.Chloride Chamber: 928-565-4888 Yuma Sited at a historic crossing point of the Colorado River. Explore 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


When Arizonans mention lakes the ones that jump to mind are Havasu, Saguaro, and Powell ... but I was headed to Arizona’s other “great lake”: Lake Mead. Lake Mead Recreation Area, on Arizona’s northwestern border, offers hiking, camping and spectacular lakeside views. I was, however, determined to experience the lake close up and decided to do that by houseboat. Forever Resorts operates the only marina on the Arizona side of the border, Temple Bar Marina. After an easy and scenic drive though Wickenburg and Kingman, I arrived at sunset. Waiting for me was a 59’ Deluxe Houseboat. More spacious and comfortable than I could have imagined, it was more like a floating hotel suite with a full kitchen. The next morning my friends and I received our orientation: a good mix of important safety points, common sense, and some tips on how to maximize our fun. Being on the water provided a whole new view of the beauty that is Mead. Powerful rock formations sat between a huge blue sky and the glistening lake. Small coves with

unusual names like “The Jawbone” and “Burro Bay” peeked out between the rocks, waiting to be explored. Houseboating is a unique travel experience. Your transport and your lodging are one and the same. With no time constraints, the pace on the boat becomes very relaxed. The boat itself is as easy to drive as an automatic transmission. It never got too hot and those who wanted to cool down simply went inside to the air-conditioned main cabin. The first day out we found a secluded cove for lunch. Grilling our burgers on deck, sheer rock walls surrounding us, was a memorable part of the trip. Swimming and sliding off the boat’s water slide cooled everyone down. Fish swam under our boat, leading some to lament fishing rods left home. One night at dusk, two massive bighorn sheep came down just across the cove from us to get a drink. The night sky exploded into countless stars that glistened off the mirrored water. We all left refreshed from this highly relaxing getaway at Arizona’s other “great lake”.

Attention Dove Hunters This is Your Year!

Ge Gr ta eat w ay

Colorado River Region Cities & Towns

By David Landau

By Peter Judge

It’s time to pull those highly visible clothes and that neon hat out of your storage shed and head for Yuma’s lowlands. The heavy rains have blessed hunters with what is projected to be one of the best dove hunts of the past ten years. Sunrise on Sept 1st 2009 is at 6:03 am and it’s legal to begin shooting 30 minutes before sunrise. Bag limit is 10 dove, no more than 6 white wings, and possession limit is 20, no more than 12 white wings. Please leave a wing attached for ID

purposes. You will need a migratory bird stamp in conjunction with your license to hunt dove legally. First time dove hunters should arrive before sunrise to get a good spot on the edge of a field close to a grove where the dove will be roosting. Wear highly visible clothes and protective eyewear. This hunt is over before noon, which gives you plenty of time to relax at your hotel in Yuma and have a few cold ones by the pool, while you recharge for day two.

CALENDAR AUG 15-16 KINGMAN Hualapai Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair Hualapai Mountain Resort - Arts & crafts vendors, food and beverages, live music, no adm fee, 9-5. Located 12 miles above Kingman in the mountains. 928-757-3545

OCT 3 CHLORIDE All Town Yard Sale Great deals! Sponsored by the Chloride Chamber of Commerce. Also bake sale and gunfights. Starts at 8a, gunfights at high noon. 928-565-2204

SEP 12-13 KINGMAN Kingman Street Drags VI Beale Street - World’s largest legal street drags! From street cars to funny cars & burnout contests. Be a participant or be a spectator, but don’t miss it! Sat 10a-8p w/ street dance 8p, Su times TBD. 866-427-7866

OCT 16-17 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Springs Days Fr 16th: Miss Dolan Springs Pageant. Sa 17th: Pancake b’fast at VFW 7-9a, parade 10a. Rodeo grounds: Vendors & kids games, Soccer on horseback (5p). Food available. 702 561-8426,

August 2009

‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is a serene wetland and backwater area of the Colorado River. It consists of 1,253 acres of wilderness and a 3.5 acre park. The preserve offers a variety of activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and bird-watching. There is a 4.6 mile fitness trail as well as playground and picnic facilities. ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is located just south of Four Corners on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Directions: Go approximately three miles south of Parker on Mohave Road, turn west on Rodeo Road at the PIRA Rodeo Grounds. 928-669-2664 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

Points of Interest Near Parker

Ya Just Gotta Be Here!

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!

When it’s Hot, it’s Hot! Beat the Heat on the Parker Strip

Yeah, it’s hot but it’s gonna get even hotter around here. Mark your calendars for August 21 & 22 for the concert that you won’t want to miss. “The Bluzmen” perform two nights in a row at the “cool” BlueWater Resort & Casino. This “Blues Brothers” Tribute is full of the famous duo’s signature songs and antics. Both shows start at 8 pm in the Bingo Hall. Tickets are on sale now. $20 advance sale and $25 on the day of the show. You’d better hurry though; these aren’t going to last long. Call 888 243-3360. The “Parker Strip” offers lots of ways to ‘beat the heat”. A half-sunken lawn chair under a tree on the shoreline of our beautiful area is always a favorite. Take a boat ride to one of our many eating establishments for a great lunch and a cold drink. Feeling adventurous? How about a parasail ride with the best views of the Colorado River. Stay cool by catching a newly released film at CRIT Theaters, the only THX Movie Theater in Arizona.

Fu th n A e lo Ri n ve g r

Take a Drive!

Colorado River Region • Page 17


Sounds pretty good to me. Or take an evening boat ride to dinner and then witness the most beautiful sunset in the world. Yeah, I’m there. When you’re done with dinner and experiencing the beautiful glowing sky, get back in your boat and visit some of our “nightlife” establishments. Live bands, dancing and great fun is the ticket here. When you’re done having all that fun, return to your hotel, motel or resort located right on the water, dock your boat and walk to your room. It’s that easy. For more information on area resorts, hotels, motels and other located right on the water, please call Parker Area Tourism.

CALENDAR September 6 Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament Fundraiser Benefits Rotary Scholarship Program 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! November 7 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual “Gong Show” Fundraiser Local Talent Show features singing, dancing and hilarious acts. November 8 Blue Water Resort & Casino 9th Annual Triathlon November 15 Hospice of Havasu Golf Tournament Fundraiser November 15 8th Annual Colorado River Indian Tribes Fall Gathering & Cultural Events Native dancers, arts and crafts.

Lodging, Dining & Attractions Guide Attractions Buckskin Mountain State Park 928-667-3231 Bluewater Resort & Casino 11300 Resort Dr. 928-669-7000, 888-243-3360

KLPZ Radio - 1380AM 928-669-9274

Retail Spanky’s RV & Marine Supply 1012 S. Joshua Ave. 928-669-1600

The Best of



RV Resorts

Castle Rock Shores Resort 5220 Hwy 95 928-667-2344,

Havasu Springs Resort 2581 Hwy 95 928-667-3361

Stroke’s Bar and Grill 8010 Riverside Dr. 928-667-2366

Roadrunner Resort RV 7000 Riverside Dr. 928-667-4252


928-669-6511 •


Page 18 • Regional

Attractions Lakeside Amusement Park 4601 Sheridan Boulevard Denver, CO 80212 Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM 505-536-9461, Mesa Verde National Park No.1 Navajo Hill Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 888-896-3831 Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino 31900 Las Vegas Blvd. South Primm, NV 89019 702-386-7867

Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 88 Main St. Pinos Altos, NM, 88053 1-888-388-4515 Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses) 50 Casita Flats Rd. Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4455, 877-923-4827 Georgetown Cabins Silver City, NM Next to Mimbres Valley in the Gila Forest 575-534-4529 San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina 333 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101 619-230-8340


Escape the Heat!

Luxury by the Sea, Luxury in the Mountains This is the time of year when Arizonans long for a cool weekend away from the desert heat. Whether you prefer sea breezes or a pine-scented mountain retreat, we have the perfect destination for you. Easy to get to either by car or plane, the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina has gorgeous views of the harbor with rooms overlooking a marina filled with sleek speed craft as well as large yachts, and two gorgeous pools with a waterfall and a sauna. Get a massage poolside or take a lovely walk/run on the boardwalk to excellent shopping at the Seaport Village - there’s Balboa Park with live concerts and fireworks on summer weekends and the Escadero Marine Park to enjoy. In-room high-speed Internet, a business center, fitness center and luscious dining all await you. If you wish, you don’t even need to get into your car - this hotel is a one-stop destination offering a totally enjoyable and relaxing experience. If, on the other hand, you prefer a mountain getaway, Bear Creek Motel & Cabins Ge Pla ta n w a ay

Lodging, Dining & Attraction Guide


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 AUG 26-29 KANAB, UT 10th Annual Western Legends Roundup Wagon Train, film festival, cowboy poetry, Indian dancing, quick draw contest, fiddle contest, Dutch oven cookoff, Sat. parade, arts & crafts, western music. 435-644-3444 SEP 5-6 HATCH, NM Hatch Chile Festival Hatch Municipal Airport, Hwy 26 - Parade, chile dishes, chile & watermelon eating contests, chile toss, ristra tying & painting demos, carnival, beer garden, vendors. Adm $5 car load. 505-267-5050 SEP 11-13 DANA POINT, CA 25th Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Tall Ships Parade, Cannon Battle Cruises, tour maritime exhibits, Port Royal Privateers encampment, Sea Chantey Concerts, art & craft show, food court, vendors, lots more. 949-496-2274 SEP 13 SAN DIEGO/CORONADO, CA 4th Annual Coronado Art Walk Open-air arts festival in historic Coronado showcases 100 San Diego and Coronado artists. Free shuttle buses from Coronado Ferry Landing to Art Walk. Ferry leaves San Diego on the hour.

Some of our features include:

15 Unique Cabins

At Cabrillo Inn & Suites, as long as you are our guest, we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and at home.

7 miles N of Silver City, NM • Private Balcony • Fireplace w/ wood • Hot Tub • Satellite TV • Kitchen • Microwave • BBQ Grill • Amenities

Call Today


Become Enchanted With Southwest New Mexico.


1150 Rosecrans Street San Diego, CA 92106

• Deluxe Guestroom Suites • Free Continental Breakfast • Cable TV with Free HBO • Covered Parking • In Room Safes • Wireless Internet • Minutes from the Best San Diego Has to Offer!

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 Reference Rate Code XWDW. SAN DIEGO MArrIOtt hOtEl & MArINA 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619.234.1500,


Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce 201 N. Hudson, Dept. AZ Silver City, NM 88061

offer the latest amenities surrounded by the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the property offers trailheads to the Gila Wilderness right at your doorstep. If nature is not your thing, you can explore the historic town of Pinos Altos, the charms of nearby Silver City, or sites such as the Gila Cliff Dwellings and Gila Hot Springs. Each cabin offers a two-story split floor plan, a private covered patio, full kitchen, satellite TV, and much more. Relax with a steak cooked on your own grill or slip into Bear Creek Cabins’ redwood cabana and soak in the hot tub. What a way to unwind!


131 East Center Blanding Utah 84511 on Hwy. 191 Large Clean Rooms • Breakfast Included • WiFi 435.678.3257 • 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!

San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina: 619-234-1500 Bear Creek Motel & Cabins: 888-388-4515

15% OFF

Isaac’s Tapas 200 N. Bullard Silver City, NM 88062 575-313-1699 The Palace Restaurant 505 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81302 970-247-2018

August 2009

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.

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.

August 2009

Activities “El Duque” Dive Charters 8540 E. Green Acres Tucson, AZ 520-977-3598 Sonoran Sport Center San Carlos 011-52-622-226-0929

Lodging Bahia Resort Hotel Paseo Calle Primera & Alvarado Ensenada, B.C. 011-52-646-178-2101 San Felipe Marina Resort & Spa Km 4.5 Carretera San Felipe 1-800-291-5397

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

Dog Days of Summer ... A Great Time for Deals

It is hot in the desert during the summer months. No one mistakes that fact. If you look around Phoenix and Tucson, you can find great deals on golf, resorts, and other fun activities. Rocky Point is no exception. It is just as hot down there, but there is an ocean to play in. The Sea of Cortez is warm in the summer, compared to the cold waters of San Diego. You can jump right in at Rocky Point. And now, during the summer hot season, you can enjoy a 3-night stay for the price of 2 at the Sonoran Spa, Sonoran Sea and Marina Pinacate Resorts in Rocky Point.

Ch e Ou ck t it

Lodging, Dining & Activity Guide

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: 638382-0113

RV Campgrounds Playa De Oro RV Resort Rocky Point Local #: 638-383-2668

Vacation Rentals Rocky Point Reservations 602-439-1556 8004276259 Sea of Cortez 800-247-4527

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

Rocky Point Beaches

The beaches are open to the public and free of charge. Swimming is very safe with lakelike conditions; the water is very calm unless it is windy. Water condition flags will be posted and should be followed. Few beaches have lifeguards so it is important not to swim alone. Unique ocean conditions in Rocky Point create extreme tides of up to 23 ft. between high and low. This also produces a unique marine life. Check out these beaches: Cholla Bay - Located about 6 miles northwest of Rocky Point. Quad races on the sandy beach here are very popular. Concentrations of nutrients provide for sea creatures such as clams, crabs, snails, and fish as well as native and migrant birds. The spot known as Punto Pelicano is favored for diving and snorkeling, particularly at high tide. Sandy Beach - This beach is ideal for swimming and also offers camping servicU in se fo fu l

Restaurante Mariscos Hnos Gomez S.A. C.V. Calle 2 Avs 6 Y 7 Nº 697, Col. Centro, C.P. Agua Prieta, Son. 633-338-3827

All of the vendors and restaurants in Rocky Point are anxious for your business, offering discounts on food, curios, and of course great prices at the fish market on the Malecon. There is also golf available at the Las Palomas Golf Course. Sip a drink by the pool or play sand volleyball on the beach. Call Rocky Point Reservations at 602-439-9004 or our toll free number to inquire about the “stay 3 pay 2” special. Beach homes and hotels are also available. Visit our website at for pricing and details.

Cool Things to Do in Rocky Point

Restaurants Cafe Oriental 10 Y 11 Av 10 Nº1100, Col. Centro, C.P. Agua Prieta, Son. 633-338-8034

Rocky Point Reservations: 800-427-6259

es, showers, and restrooms. It’s located about 5 miles northwest of Rocky Point. Playa Hermosa - Considered the locals’ beach, it has both sandy and rocky areas and provides numerous activities including motorcycle rentals, banana boat rides and jet ski parasailing. Food and beverage stands, restrooms and showers are also available. When the tide is really low, the exposed rocks and tide pools reveal fish, octopus, shrimp, coral, colorful sea plants and more. Las Conchas - Also with both sandy and rocky areas, Las Conchas is another area that is a natural habitat for mussels, snails, crabs, sea sponges and seaweed. The popular attraction CEDO (Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans ) is located here. Morua Estuary - This area about 3 miles southeast of Rocky Point is a noted habitat for birds and a breeding area for many species of fish. An oyster farm is also found here.

Regional • Page 19

CALENDAR AUG 1-14 ENSENADA, B.C. Fiesta de la Vendimia Two week harvest festival celebrating Mexico’s premeire wine making region. Tastings, meals and cultural events. Valle de Guadalupe-Santo To’mas, Ensenada. 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. Hosted by Friends of Sonora, which aids local charities. or (011-52) 622-227-0114 OCT 3 ROCKY POINT, SON. One Club Open JJ’s Cantina, Cholla Bay - Try golf in a whole new way! They have their own golf course “when the tide goes out!” and golfers use only one club per 18 holes in this unique competition. OCT 9-11 ROCKY POINT, SON. Angler of the Year Tournament (Phase 3) JJ’s Cantina, Cholla Bay - Final part of threephase tournament. Come fish or just share the excitement of the weigh-ins. OCT 17 ROCKY POINT, SON. Beach Volleyball Tournament Playa Bonita Resort - International tournament with teams primarily from California, Texas and Arizona.

Ensenada, B.C.

Ensenada is a mere 90-minute drive from San Diego. Its Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and accessibility have made it a favorite tourist destination. Ensenada is a city of many cultural attractions, shopping, and exciting events. It is surrounded by natural beauty, many 18th century missions, and the wineries of Valle de Guadalupe, the best wine-producing region in all Mexico. For history buffs, Ensenada has many museums and architectural gems to explore, including the Museum of History, the Estero Beach Museum with its outstanding collection of folk art, and the Taller De Artesanos Indigenas. Natural attractions abound. Among them are Gray whale spotting during the winter and an impressive blowhole known as La Bufadora. The Catavina Cave Paintings feature vivid pictographs thought to be 600 to 1000 years old. Ensenada hosts yacht racing, sport fishing tournaments, the famous Baja 500 car race, heritage events, wine festivals and more.

Page 20 • Statewide AZ / Regional

August 2009






Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

• RL • •


Red Feather Lodge

• • •

106 N. Hwy 64, 800-538-2345,


• • •

Ramsey Canyon Inn Bed & Breakfast 29 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., 520-378-3010

• • •



The Nautical Beachfront Resort

• • • • •

1000 McCulloch Blvd. N., 800-892-2141,


• •


Mazatzal Hotel and Casino

• RL

Hwy 87, Milepost 251, 800-777-7529,




3599 Lee Circle, 928-775-2232 /prcri

Springhill Suites by Marriott

200 E. Sheldon St., 928-776-0998,

• • • •


• C


• RL •



• • • •


• • •



Homewood Suites by Hilton

4750 Cotton Center Blvd., 602-470-2100, TUCSON

Best Western Inn Suites

• • • • • • • • • •

6201 N. Oracle Rd. 520-297-8111

Hotel Tucson City Center

• • • • • • • • • •

475 N. Granada 520-622-3000 SCOTTSDALE

Wingate Inn & Suites of Scottsdale

• • • •

14255 N. 87th St., 480-922-6500, SEDONA

Los Abrigados Resort & Spa

• •

160 Portal Lane, 800-521-3131, SPRINGERVILLE

Reed’s Lodge

514 E. Main 928-333-4323, 800-814-6451,


• • •

• • • • •






Clarion Suites Yuma

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

Radisson Hotel Yuma

1501 S. Redondo Center Dr., 928-783-8000, 800-333-3333,

• • •



• • • • • • • • •


San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina

333 W. Harbor Dr,.619-230-8340,

• RL

• •


• •




Bear Creek Motel & Cabins

88 Main St., 505-388-4501• 800-413-5024, SILVER CITY

Georgetown Cabins

Near Mimbres Valley in the Gila Forest, 575-534-4529,

• • •


• •


$10 fee



Lake Havasu City The Nautical Beachfront Resort 1000 McCulloch Blvd. 928-855-2141, 800-892-2141 2 pets per room, $20 fee per pet, per night plus $200 refundable damage deposit Proof that pet is current for all shots.


Grant Inn 1365 W. Grant Rd. 520-622-7791



Reed’s Lodge SPRINGERVILLE 514 E Main 800-814-6451 Silver Creek Inn-Rodeway Inn TAYLOR 825 N. Main St. 928-536-2600 Best Western Paint Pony Lodge SHOW LOW 581 W. Deuce of Clubs 928-537-5773


Bear Creek Motel & Cabins NM 88 Main St. Pino Altos, NM 88053, 505-388-4501, 1-800-413-5024


Residence Inn by Marriott


Casa Grande Super 8 Motel - Casa Grande 2066 E. Florence Blvd. 520-836-8800

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

$15 fee

• • • •


Bonanza Motel PINETOP 858 E. White Mountain Blvd. 928-367-4440, 888-577-4440 Dog must be well trained.


Econo Lodge WINSLOW 1706 N. Park Drive 928-289-4687 Red Feather Lodge GRAND CANYON 106 N. Hwy 64 Reg. $50 deposit refundable 800-538-2345 $10 per day fee No size restrictions

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

Heading North?

These Pet Friendly Lodgings Will Welcome Fido The Best Western Paint Pony Lodge in Show Low welcomes doggie guests with no size restrictions and a very affordable $10 per pet per night (two pets maximum). There is a dog park only a 5-minute walk away (within Show Low City Park) divided into two sections - one for smaller /shyer dogs and the other for larger more boisterous dogs. The Silver Creek Rodeway Inn located in Taylor also has no size restrictions. Their fee is $15 per night with a limit of two pets per room and a $50 deposit. Folks will appreciate the free full breakfast offered at this hotel. Reed’s Lodge in Springerville is very pet-friendly! Owners Roxanne and Galyn enjoy meeting their pet visitors. They

Reed’s Lodge

Clean • Friendly • Affordable Springerville, Az 800-814-6451 •

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. The Econo Lodge in Winslow is very economical for dog owners - a mere $5 fee no matter how many pets or how long the stay. There are also no size restrictions. You will see that this property is very pet friendly as the manager’s dog is always on duty with her. The family owned and operated Grand Canyon Red Feather Lodge is located only one mile from the south entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Pets are welcome in the motel section of the property with a $50 refundable deposit and a fee of $10 per day per pet with no size restrictions. Note that pets may not be left unattended. See listings for contact information.

We Have Six Arizona Locations! Tucson City Center Tucson Oracle Foothills • Phoenix • Tempe • Flagstaff • Yuma Studio Suites • 2 Room Executive Suites Presidential Jacuzzi Suites


High Speed Internet Hot Breakfast Buffet • HBO Social Hour • Newspaper

August 2009

The Navajo Nation Fair

Navajo Nation Guide 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

Navajo Parks Monument Valley, 435-727-5874 Antelope Canyon, 928-698-2808 Little Colorado River Gorge, 928-679-2303 Four Corners Monument, 928-871-6647 Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial, 928-871-6637 Bowl Canyon Recreation Area, 928-871-6647

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 Tonalea, AZ 86044 Highway 160 ST RD 564 928-672-2600 Window Rock, AZ 86515 Highway 264 & Route 12 928-871-4090 www.


A Southwest Extravaganza!

The Navajo Nation is the largest North American Indian Tribe with a population of approximately 300,000 members and over 17 million acres of land located around the Four Corners Region of the United States that includes Southeastern Utah, Northeastern Arizona and Northwestern New Mexico. The Navajo Nation is worldrenowned for its scenic and natural wonders that attract millions of visitors every year. The intriguing beauty is the (DINE) People’s sacred culture and strong artist heritage that ties everything together in harmony. The Navajo Nation Fair was established in 1938 to stimulate livestock improvements and management through exhibits for the Navajo people. The Navajo Nation Fair has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo agriculture, fine arts and crafts, and the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment. The Navajo Nation Fair is the largest American Indian Fair and Rodeo within the Southwest United States, with a daily average attendance of 15,000 visitors. The Navajo Nation Fair starts each year after the Labor Day weekend and ending on the following Sunday. The Navajo Nation Fair consists of coordinated events that extend over the seven days: Fo Fu r n al l


Statewide AZ / Regional • Page 21

AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS, CRAFTS & JEWELRY Visit the most popular rest area/view point in the Coconino National Forest, the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. 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!

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

For more information call


928-871-6647 After Aug. 30: 928-871-6478

• Indian Rodeo • National Contest POW-WOW • Miss Navajo Nation Pageant • Navajo Social Song & Dance • Wild Horse Race • Fine Arts/Crafts Exhibits • Tradeshow with 300 exhibitors • 4-H - FFA Livestock Show • Horticulture Exhibits • Native Cuisines • FREE Fair Barbeque • Ashkii Happy Kids’ Day (Free for Kids) • Senior Rodeo • Youth Rodeo • Navajo Nation Fair Parade (70,000 spectators) • Concerts (9,000 spectators) • Carnival Rides • Navajo Fry Bread Contest • Navajo Baby Contest • Horseshoe Tournament • Sports tournaments/clinics • Youth Hip Hop & Country Dances • 2K & 5K Fun Run. The Fairground is located on approximately 100 acres, located 0.9 mile west of BIA Junction N12 & Highway 264 in Window Rock, Arizona. The Navajo Nation Fair will take place September 6-13, 2009 in Window Rock on these fairgrounds.

AUG 15-16 ZUNI, NM Zuni Cultural Arts Expo Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 Zuni arts market emphasizing authenticity, also traditional dances, demonstrations, 10a -5p, free adm. 505-782-7238 AUG 15-16 FREDONIA 18th Annual Heritage Celebration & Contest Pow-wow Kaibab Paiute Reservation - Grand Entries Sat 1 & 7p, Sun 11a, please bring own chairs. Fun run/walk, fishing derby, So. Paiute Juried Art Show, free feast & more. FREE ADM. 928-643-7245/928-643-8313 SEP 2-7 WHITERIVER 84th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo Whiteriver Fairgrounds - All Indian rodeo, parade Sa 10a, traditional dances Sa night, carnival, sporting tournaments, fireworks. Call for times/prices. 928-338-2491

Indian Art


September 19, 2009 Hubbell Trading Post NAtional Historic Site Ganado, Arizona Preview 9-11am

Auction at noon Daylight Saving Time

Tuhisma 9th Annual Hopi Arts and Crafts Market

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST

Hopi Veterans Memorial Center Kykotsmovi, Arizona The Greatest Gathering of Hopi Artists Featuring Only the Best, Authentic Art. Cultural Entertainment, Food & More.

Contact: Pam - 928-205-8789

Francis – 928-734-2050 or Matt – Sponsored by The Hopi Pu‘tavi Project, Inc. A 501(c)3 Organization

Page 22 • Statewide AZ

August 2009

* Services, supplies and amenities may vary at each resort. Please contact the resort for specific details.



River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 |



• •

Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E 32nd St | 866-440-2992 800-545-6481 |



Colorado River Region Havasu Springs Resort 2581 Hwy 95 928-667-3361 |

• • •

• • • •

• • • • • • •

• • •

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •


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


Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 |


Show Low

Waltner’s RV Resort 4800 S 28th St

928-537-4611 |


Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E Hwy 69 800-352-6305 |



• •


Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233 928-289-5898 |

• •

• • • • • • • • • •


Prescott Valley

• •

• • • • • • •


Fairgrounds RV 10443 Hwy 89A 928-227-3310 |

• •


Northern Arizona

• • • • • • • •

• •

• •

• • • •

• • • •

• • •

• • •

• •

• • •

• • • • • •



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

Ft. McDowell


Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St 800-999-4990 |



Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort 1110 N Hennes Blvd 800-421-7004 |

Casa Grande


• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave 623-386-3892 |



• •

Tower Point Resort 4860 E Main | 480-832-4996 800-444-4996 |



• • •

• • • • • • • • •

Az Tourist News Travel Writer!

Be published in • Az Tourist News • East Valley Tribune • A z Tourist News ONLINE

• • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • •

• •

• •

• •

• • • • • • • • • • • •


Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E Peak Lane 520-466-7841 |



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




Southern Arizona Butterfield RV Resort 251 S Ocotillo | 520-586-4400 800-863-8160|

• •

• • • • • • • • • • •

• • •

9797 E. Frontage Rd., Yuma Az 85365

928-342-2992 • Toll Free: 1-866-440-2992

Visit us at:

Par 3, 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

You plan the trip. We book it for you. Then write about your experiences while inspiring others. We’ll save you 50% of total cost excluding air & ground travel.

• • • •

• • • • • • •


9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264


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

• •

Eagle View Rv Resort 480-789-5310

Central Arizona • • • • •

• 150 state-of-the-art sites to accommodate the largest of RV’s • 20/30/50 amps, water and waste disposal • Free high speed wired and wireless internet access • Free continental breakfast daily • Free shuttle service to Ft. McDowell Casino & We-Ko-Pa Golf Club • Pool and Spa, Pickle-ball, Volleyball, badminton and basketball

• •

• • •


at Either and/or Both Resorts Awarded Best Parks in America Woodall’s Double 5W Rating • Entertainment • Dances • Wi-Fi

For more information call


RIO BEND RV & GOLF RESORT 1589 Drew Rd., El Centro, CA 92243

760-352-7061 • Toll Free: 1-800-545-6481 Visit us at:

Executive 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

August 2009

Statewide AZ / Regional • Page 23

Travel Centers

* Services, supplies and amenities may vary at each resort. Please contact the resort for specific details.

Stampede RV Park 201 West Allen, 520-457-3738



Southern Arizona • •

• • • • • •

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

Laughlin, NV

Sundance RV Park 815 E. Main St. 970-565-0997 |

Cortez CO


El Centro, CA


Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd 800-545-6481 |

• • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

• •

• • • • • • •


Niland, CA


Campgrounds Outside of Arizona Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort 1500 Spa Rd 888-8000-SPA |

• •

• • • • • • •

• • •

• •

• • • • • •

• • •

• • • • •

Playa De Oro RV Resort 011-52-638-383-2668

Puerto Peñasco

Desert Oasis Resort 602-412-3552 011-52-638-383-2596 |

Puerto Peñasco


Puerto Peñasco

• • • • •

• •


Mexico Playa Bonita RV Park 011-52-638-383-2596

• •

• •

• •

• • •

• •

• •

• •

• •



Gila Bend I-8 & Hwy 80 exit 115 Love’s Travel Stop #296 928-683-2210

Winslow I-40 exit 255 Flying J Travel Plaza 400 Transcon Lane 928-289-2081

Tonopah I-10 exit 103 Travel Centers of America 1010 N. 339th Ave. 623-386-6443


Colorado River Region

Rio Rico I-19 exit 12 Pilot Travel Center #279 769 E Frontage Rd. 520-377-0001

Ehrenberg I-10 exit 1 Flying J Travel Plaza S. Frontage 928-923-9600

Tucson I -10 exit 268 Tucson Truck Terminal 5451 E. Benson Hwy. 520-574-0050

Kingman Petro Truck Stop I-40 exit 66 Blake Ranch Road PO Box 6219 928-757-2799

Willcox 1-10 exit 340 Willcox Truck Plaza 1190 W. Rex Allen Drive 520-384-3561

Meteor Crater RV Park

Ideal Home Base for Touring Northern Arizona Pr of



Centrally located in northern Arizona, Meteor Crater RV Park is an ideal home base for visiting the region’s many points of interest. Flagstaff, with all its activities and amenities is just a short 35-minute drive away. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Petrified Forest, Walnut Canyon, and Sunset Crater are all within an hour or two of the park. The Navajo and Hopi Nations are also close by. The RV Park has 72 beautifully landscaped pullthrough spaces, all within a secured area, and includes full hook-ups, private restrooms with showers, a recreation room, playground, and laundry. WiFi available. For their guests’ convenience, a Country Store, Mobil Gas Station and the Hole Enchilada Mexican Food are also onsite. Take a day just to relax at the park, enjoy the outstanding views of the San Francisco Peaks, perhaps to hike Old Route 66, which borders the park. RV Park guests also receive discount coupons to visit Meteor Crater. Meteor Crater was formed nearly 50,000 years ago when a meteorite estimated to have been 150 feet across and weighing several hundred thousand tons slammed into the rocky plain. The meteorite left a crater that today is 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles

Full Automotive Repair

We x it right ... it’s that simple! PROUD AUTHORIZED DEALER

Meteor Crater: 928-289-2362 RV Park: 928-289-4002

in circumference and nearly 1 mile across. See where the Apollo Astronauts trained and experience the BEST preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth! The Crater’s visitor center includes a Learning Center that houses interactive displays and exhibits, a Digital Theater, the Astronaut Wall of Fame and an Apollo Test Capsule, plus extensive Gift and Rock Shop, and a Subway® Sandwich Shop. Summer hours at the Crater are 7am to 7pm daily through Sept. 15. Guided rim trail tours are offered (weather permitting) hourly from 9:15am – 2:15pm daily. Admission is $15; over 60, $14; ages 6-17, $8. Meteor Crater is 35 miles east of Flagstaff on I-40 at Exit 233. RV Park is 1/4 mile from exit and the Crater is 6 miles south of exit.

Family Restaurant

Great Pies!

Pick up your copy of the

AZ Tourist News

at participating locations!

21STAL ANNU SAT., . SEPT Wickenburg, Arizona 5TH At the Wickenburg Community Center 11 am - 6 pm

160 North Valentine Street

Entertainment throughout the day! • Two Mariachi Bands • Folklorico Dance Troupes Music by Phoenix’s own

“Barrio Latino”

• Special Hispanic Families Photo Exhibit Outdoors you’ll find a Mercado with Arts & Crafts and Food Booths, offering a variety of merchandise and tasty food



Salsa Contest “Kids Zona” and more ...

off Admission Good for up to 3 people Not to be combined with any other discount


For additional information call the Chamber at 800-942-5242

AzTourist August 2009  

Aztourist News August 2009