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Astronomy...................................................................................33 Attractions.............................................................................34-35 Bed & Breakfasts ........................................................................27 Birdwatching ...............................................................................33 Casinos .........................................................................................37 Central Arizona.........................................................................4-9 Cochise County ........................................................................21-22 Colorado River Region............................................................14-15 Events, Featured .........................................................................25 February Events ....................................................................30 March Events..........................................................................31 April Events............................................................................32 Flagstaff ..........................................................................................11 Globe-Miami ...................................................................................9 Grand Canyon ...........................................................................12-13

Lodging ..........................................................................................26 Mexico ............................................................................................41 Native American Culture......................................................36, 38 Northland ...............................................................................10-13 Pet Friendly Arizona....................................................................28 Phoenix Metro.............................................................................4-5 Public Lands ..................................................................................39 Regional .........................................................................................23 Rim Country ....................................................................................7 RV Resorts & Campgrounds ..................................................42-47 Scottsdale ....................................................................................6-7 Southern Az..............................................................................16-22 Statewide Map ........................................................................24-25 Tombstone.....................................................................................22 Tucson........................................................................................16-19 White Mountains..........................................................................10 Wineries, Regional.......................................................................40

Letter from the Publisher Welcome to Arizona’s winter wonderland. We like to call it “America’s Natural Theme Park.” Most people having moved here simply continue to wonder why it took them so long to make this lifestyle decision. Tourism and Economic Development go hand and hand. Our mild winter season is the best marketing plan the state could have for generating interest in Arizona. This month’s great news is that the Arizona Office of Tourism is looking to invest more into the marketing of Arizona. This is more than great news, it is a relief considering just a year ago talk was on the table to eliminate the office. I strongly encourage the powers that be at AOT to look into the idea of the “up sell.” Retailers do it as a lifeline. The reasoning is simple. Advertising and marketing dollars that entice shoppers into a retailer’s property are only half the equation. By training their employees in the upsell they get the most out of their marketing dollars. Shoppers typically spend 10-25% more

with this tactic. Imagine how those numbers could drastically increase the bottom line of Arizona’s Tourism. After all….working smart is much more the ticket than working hard. I hope that one day the State of Arizona and AOT will see the benefit in working with AZ Tourist News. What we could bring to up selling Arizona is not even a question. The state spends so much money enticing visitors to Arizona… but does not give them the kind of information that would help them stay longer and do more. Instead, visitors as well as residents lack choices - and this is not only bad customer service but we are losing money with every car that leaves the region. By reading AZ Tourist News as they drive, however, travelers can find many suggestions for things they would enjoy. Why leave the state when there is so much to see and do…if only you were aware of it. AZ Tourist News is the only publication of its kind. We have been bringing to the attention of readers so much that they wouldn’t have known otherwise. There really is no printed publication that goes out monthly to over 1,000 locations that has the information we

provide to our readership. This month we are having fun seeing what works best in our centerfold map page. We have determined that highlighting events would suit our readership nicely. Look at all the exciting festivals to choose among! There’s the very unique Ostrich Festival in Chandler, Kokopelli Winery’s Days of Wine and Roses festival, the elite Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show, and the Historic Home and Building Tour in Globe. Or how about the Tucson Museum of Art’s Spring Artisans Market, the amazing Arizona Renaissance Festival, the Thunderbird Balloon & Air Classic now in Glendale and last but not least, the Great Arizona Beer Festival in Phoenix? And of course there is our cover feature, the Casa Grande Indian Days - O’Odham Tash! We wish you a month of fun exploring Arizona... find an attraction or two, a festival or three... and go for it!

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Anthony Venuti, Publisher

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We want to take a moment to say thanks for checking out our new online edition of Az Tourist News at www.AzTourist.com. Since the rollout of our new online edition in September of 2003, we have seen hundreds of thousands of visitors from more than 40 countries generate nearly 2 million page views seeking information about Arizona. Become a member TODAY and receive our monthly Az Tourist eNews in your inbox. Community Profiles & Relocation Guide - Partnering with the Arizona Department of Economic Development, Az Tourist News now provides the latest census bureau and economic profile statistics for Arizona cities and towns as well as County and Native American

Tribe profiles. Be sure to take a look at the detailed information available to you providing vital statistics about all of Arizona's communities. Looking for the Arizona Event Guide Quarterly magazine? For a complete list of Guide distributors throughout Arizona please visit www.EGQ.us/az. This quarterly publication, now an Arizona standard for statewide events and festivals, will provide listings for all 50 states in an online edition in spring 2004 located at www.EGQ.us. With our model expansion and our efforts of collecting and verifying event information throughout the US, the Event Guide Quarterly will not only be providing event listings for all 50 states but will soon be offered as a print publication franchise to 49 other states.

For more information about the future franchising of Event Guide Quarterly Magazine please contact J. R. McGowan at 1-800-462-8705 or visit www.EGQ.biz - and look for the Az Event Guide Quarterly magazine on newsstands throughout Arizona in 2004! Do you like to write? Like to travel? Write about your travel experience in Arizona and we will save you up to 50% of your travel costs in some of Arizona's finest resorts. Download AZ Tourist News - View this month's entire information-packed issue using Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. See all these additions and more at www.AzTourist.com or www.EGQ.us/az.

EVENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 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 submitted on line at www.aztourist.com or e-mailed to Charlis@acttucson.com will be given priority consideration. We have limited staff to retype, fax for approval/proofing, etc. If you can help us help you, it will be in your best interest to do so, for the time we can save will encourage us to choose your events.

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by Charlis McVey In 1967 the town of Casa Grande held a BBQ for their Native American neighbors - the Tohono O’Odham Nation, Ak-Chin, Gila River and Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian communities. Each year the tradition continued... and grew, as various activities were added. Today the O’Odham Tash or “Gathering of the People” includes rodeo, contest pow wow, carnival, parade and much more. You are warmly invited to come along and join in the fun on February 13-16! Here is an opportunity to appreciate the skills of riding and roping, buy fine juried Native arts and crafts, cheer your favorite team at the softball tournament, eat lots of good food, marvel at the pageantry of the pow wow, test your nerve on the carnival rides or try “Chicken Scratch” dancing. No matter what your interests, you are bound to find an activity to suit you at the Casa Grande Indian Days. Thanks to the western movie traditions most of us grew up with, rodeo is associated with “cowboys” - who most certainly can’t be “Indians” - weren’t they on opposite sides in all those films of the Old West? The truth is that rodeos, which

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were originally a Hispanic tradition, test the skills of those who work with horses and livestock, as Native Americans have done for many years. In fact, in 1916 a Nez Pearce cowboy named Jackson Sundown was the first Native American to win the world bucking championship. In addition to competing on the regular rodeo circuit, Native Americans have also organized their own rodeo clubs. The O’Odham Tash rodeo is an all-Indian rodeo, and this year for the first time it is sanctioned by the Southwest Indian Rodeo Association. Two novelty events have also been added - mutton busting, an event where children under the age of 6 will try to stay on the back of a bucking sheep, and steer riding for youths 8-12. The pow wow is another event that will open your eyes to Native American culture. Originally a celebration held in the spring to welcome the beginnings of new life, the pow wow was a chance for

people to get together. It was a time to meet old acquaintances, make new friendships, for young people to court, for holding religious ceremonies, and for dancing and singing. Pow wows are still very much a part of the lives of Native Americans today. The O’Odham Tash is holding a contest pow wow, rather than a social pow wow. Competitive singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly recent development in the pow wow tradition. Only registered contestants can take part in the contest dances, but everyone can participate in the “intertribal” dances, visitors included! The Master of Ceremonies this year is Tom Phillips, a popular MC from California. It is very interesting to learn about the drums and the dances. There are two types of drum, Northern and Southern these refer to styles rather than geographical location. In fact, the host Northern Drum is Star Mountain from Gila River. Northern drums keep a steadier tempo, the singing is high pitched, and the group stays together. Southern drums, on the other hand, have a more varied rhythm and often the head singer starts and then the others join in. Singers must learn a strict and exacting protocol to be observed while sitting at the drum. Only Southern can drum for the Gourd Dance, originally performed by the Kiowa nation. The Gourd dance is a warrior dance performed by veterans and other elders. Other dances are the Men’s Traditional, which is patterned after the movements of various animals and birds, the Men’s Fancy Dance and the Men’s Grass Dance, one of oldest surviving tribal dances - borrowed from the Omaha tribe. Women’s dances include the Traditional, the Women’s Fancy Shawl, and the Jingle Dress Dance, which originated in the Chippewa Ojibway territories. Although the carnival begins earlier in the week, the rodeo and pow wow get

STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 3 under way on Friday. The arts and crafts vendors also begin their sales and demonstrations on Friday. This is a juried show so whether you are a serious collector or just looking for an authentic “souvenir” you can be assured of quality works of art. The parade takes place on Saturday at 9am. This year’s theme is “Preserving Culture through Children.” There will be somewhere between 75 and 100 entries with equestrians, bands, floats and much more. There’s nothing like a parade... come and enjoy this grand American tradition! On both Friday and Saturday nights there will be a Chicken Scratch dance. What is Chicken Scratch, you may wonder? This is the social dance music of the Tohono O’Odham. It includes the waila (polka), the chote (scottische), and the cumbia. Bands include electric 6-string and bass guitars, button accordion, alto saxophone and drums. The O’Odham dance a smooth and graceful walking polka style that contrasts with the fasthopping European polka style. Well known and popular bands perform throughout the festival. On Friday night “Kyyitan” performs and the Saturday evening band is “Friends;” both dances run from 7pm - 1am. Live Native American bands also entertain at Peart Park all weekend. You will also find various commercial and food vendors at Peart Park, including traditional Indian fry bread. The profits from the Casa Grande Indian Days fund scholarships and achievement awards to Native American students. Casa Grande is located about half-way between Tucson and Phoenix where Interstates 8 and 10 cross. It’s not far from where you are... so hop in the car, drive over and have a wonderful time! For more information call the O’Odham Tash at 520-836-4723 or the Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce at 800-916-1515.

O’Odham Tash Schedule of Events Arts & Crafts Armory/Cottonwood Ln. Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5; Adm: $4.00-$2.00 Carnival Ed Hooper Park, Pinal Ave. & Rodeo Rd. Wed-Mon; Advance Tickets (Ride All Day Passes) $15.00 All Indian Rodeo Rodeo Grounds. Fri & Sun 1pm, Sat 1:30pm, Mon 12 Noon. Children’s Special Rodeo Events. Fri 8am. $10-$5 Chicken Scratch Dance Rodeo Grounds. Fri & Sat 7pm-1am; Adm: Singles $3.00, Couples $5.00 Pow Wow Amphitheater, Ed Hooper Park. Fri, Sat & Sun, 9am: Adm: $7.00-$4.00 Softball Tournament Softball Field. Sat & Sun Parade Florence Blvd. Sat 9am Live Native American Entertainment Peart Park, Florence Blvd. & on SE corner of Cottonwood Ln. & Pinal Ave. For more information call the O’Odham Tash Office, 520-836-4723


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Come See Ahwatukee Get the "small town" feeling you crave, with the "big city" convenience you love. The Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix, tucked back in the beautiful foothills of South Mountain, is known for its friendly faces, fine restaurants, and easy access to all that the area has to offer. Ahwatukee is proud of its natural beauty, its beautiful parks and hiking trails, and bountiful business community.

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Today, the population exceeds 85,000 with the anticipated population reaching 100,000 by 2010. There is a good mix of people and housing, as well as many places for visitors and neighbors to come together and enjoy the Arizona outdoors. The Foothills is distinguished by its scenic desert-mountain landscape offering more than 40 miles of recreational trails. Golf is also a major attraction for both winter visitors and those that live there year around. The Foothills features some of the world’s finest golf courses offering lush fairways and the opportunity to test one’s abilities to the fullest. In 1994, a group of business people believed that, while the Village of Ahwatukee Foothills was indeed a part of the City of Phoenix, they were unique and independent enough to benefit from the focus of having their own Chamber of Commerce. The organization, then managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, grew steadily over the next two years reaching a total membership of 75. Today, the Chamber has a staff of five and is close to 500 members strong! In fact, this year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 10th anniversary! The Chamber will host a series of events in commemoration of this special occasion. For more information call 480-753-7676.

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musical acts including Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y la Familia and 2003 Grammy Award Winner Emilio. The site of the 2004 Ostrich Festival is the City of Chandler’s beautiful new Tumbleweed Park located on the southwest corner of Germann and McQueen Roads south of downtown Chandler. The new Price (101) and San Tan (202) Freeways make the Festival “freeway close” to the entire Valley. The 2004 Ostrich Festival will again celebrate Chandler’s rich agricultural past, Hispanic roots and hometown ambiance. With the return of the Birds, new activities, and more participants the 16th Annual Ostrich Festival promises to be the best in the history of the event. For more information call 800-963-4571 Festival Hours: Friday 3pm - midnight. Saturday: Parade 9am, Festival 11am - midnight Sunday: 11:am - 11pm Ticket Prices (per day): Adults: $3.00. Children (6-13) & seniors (55+): $2. Adults (after 6p): $6

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The Ostrich Festival is “one of the ten most unique festivals in the country” and one of the most popular family events in the Valley of the Sun. The 16th annual festival on March 12-14 has big news - the Birds Are Back! After a one-year absence the namesakes of the Festival will again be the stars of the Exotic Animal Races, offering thousands a chance to see these gangly birds in action! Despite its inability to fly, the ostrich is the second fastest animal in the world next to the cheetah and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour! In addition to the Ostrich Races, Festival-goers will enjoy more than 150 arts vendors, a parade with over 75 entrants, 25 state-of-the-art carnival rides, a corporate village and a wide selection of foods and beverages. Live entertainment from national headliners such as War and Freddy Fender will be featured on the Main Stage. Fiesta Sunday celebrates the area’s rich Hispanic heritage with dancers and renowned

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Festivals, Award-Winning Wines in Chandler Kokopelli Winery, located in Chandler, AZ, is the largest and most decorated winery in the state (53 medals and counting). Open daily, the winery offers wine tastings, lunch and “noshing,” private events after hours and retail and wholesale wine sales. They appear at festivals statewide and from time to time present their own exciting events. One of these is coming up soon and if you have a sweetheart in your life, you won’t want to miss it! The 4th Annual Days of Wine and Roses Festival takes place from Feb 13-15 at the winery, which is found at 35 W. Boston Street in Historic Downtown Chandler. You and your darlin’ will enjoy award-winning food, free Champagne and Beaujolais tasting, music on Friday evening and Saturday, tours of the production facility AND... your date receives a beautiful rose along with your meal. What a great idea for Valentine’s Day! The vineyard that makes all this possible was planted in 1991, and it produces 14 varietals of organically grown grapes. Bonita Valley Vineyard is located approximately 20 miles north of Willcox at an elevation of about 4500 feet. The

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combination of class A1A soil, abundant water and a near perfect microclimate make this an ideal place for wine grape production. The Bonita Valley area is one of the largest organically certified fruit producing areas in the Southwest. Vineyard owners Don and Carol Minchella and 5th and 6th generation winemakers Herve and Florent Lescombes have combined their Italian and French heritage and their areas of expertise to produce 24 awardwinning wines of Arizona. The Winery is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30am to 6pm and on Sundays from Noon to 5pm. You’ll find that the Bistro menu is sure to please with soups, salads, panini, bruchetta, crostini and nosh plates - cheeses, olives, dried fruits, nuts and Chilean chocolate... umm, what could be tastier? Kokopelli Winery is also known for its hand painted and personalized bottles for special occasions. Plan ahead for the Kokopelli Jazz, Blues and Wine Festival on March 1921. Enjoy live jazz, blues, great wine and food for an entire weekend! For more information call 480-792-6927 or visit www.kokopelliwinery.com.

Don’t Miss the 56th Annual Gold Rush Days Wickenburg celebrates Feb 12-15. The many activities include: • Western entertainer Michael Martin Murphey on Thursday, Feb 12 at the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts. • Parade on Saturday, one of the largest in Arizona, with over 125 entries including 1,000 horses, classic autos, floats and marching bands. • Main festival area open daily 9-6 beginning Friday with over 200 arts & crafts exhibitors, carnival, gem & mineral show, free stage entertainment and gold panning.

• Friday only - Classic Car Show on Frontier Street from 10-3. • Saturday - Beard Contest, Western Barbecue, and 1st performance of the Senior Professional Rodeo. • Sunday - Young Life Pancake Breakfast, traditional mining events - Mucking & Drilling Contest and the Arizona Gold Panning Championship, rodeo continues.

For more information visit www.wickenburgchamber.com or call the Chamber at 928-684-5479.


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From premier exhibitions to fabulous performances, the West Valley Art Museum is the venue residents and visitors alike will not want to miss. Upcoming shows offer a wide range of art. Opening February 10 the “Carol Shinn Exhibition of Textile Art” displays embroideries with images of rusted cars and abandoned buildings for a study in the complex and minute details it is possible to render in thread. “Reflections: Pride and Dignity of the Native American” exhibits works by Tomas Lasansky. His images of American Indians mix media, add collage and create a sense of reality on large linen canvases - 50” by 60” - and can be viewed until March 7. Don’t miss the performance on February 27 and 28 of A Private Spirit: Noel Coward and His Gal Pals offering laughter and musical fun. Meet Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah

Bankhead, and Gertrude Lawrence. These characters come to life through the talents of Don Snell and Shano Palovich, two outstanding performers from Los Angeles. Times: Fri, 7pm and Sat, 2pm. Adm: $20 ($18 members). Looking ahead to March, a new exhibition will open on March 5 - “Taos Paintings: The Bill Schenk Collection” bringing you Taos painters from 1910, the ‘20s and the ‘30s. You will also want to plan ahead for the popular Home Tours on March 6th. Sign up to see homes full of art and artful homes from 10am to 3pm. Call the museum for details and tickets. West Valley Art Museum is located at Bell Road and 114th Avenue and is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10-4 with five exhibition galleries, a museum store and fine dining at Classic Cafe. Non-member adm: $7 adults, $2 students, ages 5 & under free. 623-972-0635; www.wvam.org

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Hotel San Carlos may be one of the most haunted hotels in the nation! In fact, its five ghosts were recently featured on the Travel Channel’s Weird Travels: Haunted Hotels. The 75-year-old hotel was built on the site of the first schoolhouse in Phoenix. Four of the ghosts are believed to have been students at the school, which was constructed the 1870s. One is a little girl who stands in the hallways and cries. Three are young boys who may have drowned in a well - they are seen bouncing balls in the hallways. The fifth ghost is thought to be Leone Jensen, who jumped to her death from the

7th floor in 1928. People have claimed to see the gauzy form of a woman in the hallways... and Leone was wearing an evening gown when she died. At the time of its opening, the Hotel San Carlos was hailed as one of the most modern hotels in the southwest and was the first high-rise, fully air-conditioned, elevator-equipped hotel of the day. Today, the Italian Renaissance property has been beautifully refurbished and provides an ambiance that mixes nostalgic elegance with warm southwestern hospitality. For more information visit www.hotelsancarlos.com or call 602253-4121.

2004 - Rock & Gems Galore 54rd Annual Phoenix Gem & Mineral Show

Presented by the Maricopa Lapidary Society, the Phoenix Gem & Mineral Show will be held at the Mesa Centennial Center, 201 North Center St., Mesa, on Feb 27-29. The Show offers hourly door prizes; demonstrations of lapidary art, wire wrap, Polymer clay, faceting and beading; a silent auction featuring minerals, rock slabs and jewelry; raffle prizes; grab bags; gold panFO PLA RT N HIS

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ning and spinning wheel fun for kids. At the Show there will be approximately 30 local and western U.S. dealers offering rocks, minerals, beads, fossils, gems, jewelry, findings, lapidary slabs & tools. Displays by Club members and dealers will be prominently displayed in the center of the show. For more details call 602-818-8869.

A Quilt for a Cause

Glencroft’s 32nd Annual Quilt Show & Auction Glencroft, a retirement community serving more than 900 residents, is hosting its 32nd Annual Benefit Quilt Show & Auction on March 5-6. The 40-acre campus is located at 8611 N. 67th Avenue, Glendale, AZ. On March 5th, there will be a free Quilt Show, furniture and collectible sale, food booths, crafts, gifts, quilted household items, books and a Silent Auction. A BBQ dinner will be served from 5-7pm; the cost is $14 in advance and $15 at the door. Free entertainment from the Desert Brass Band begins at 6:30p. On Saturday the 6th a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast takes place from 7:309am; there will also be a sing-a-long featuring Diamondbacks Organist Bobby Freeman. All booths will reopen for shop-

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ping and eating, and the Quilt Auction will run from 9am-1pm. Free parking is available at Glendale Community College on 61st Ave. and Olive. There will be a complimentary shuttle running on both days. Funds raised from this event go the community’s Friendship Foundation for special programs and projects that add to the quality of life on the Glencroft Campus, and to residents who have depleted their personal resources and need financial assistance for medical and special needs. Funding in the past has aided the Alzheimer’s unit within the Care Center and has helped residents with the payment of prescriptions, eyeglasses, dental work, etc. For more information please contact Barb at 623-847-3004.

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at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix

February 13th-15th, 2004 For ticket information call 1-888-3BALLET or visit www.balletaz.org


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Indian Artists of America Show Horses, Shopping, Lots of Fun sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine in conjunction with the Arizona Indian Arts Alliance (AIAA). Quannie, a contemporary Hopi artist and sculptor who descends from a long line of family artists, will join other top American Indian talents at the special show. Other event highlights include a daily fashion show with noted American Indian designers on hand to consult with guests and featuring some of the most striking models in the Southwest. Master Weavers from the Navajo Adopt-ANative-Elder Program will be demonstrating their craft. On Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm, the public can enjoy free appraisals and evaluations of American Indian art, jewelry and collectibles... a la Antiques Roadshow. Visitors will also be treated to daily presentations by HawkQuest, a Coloradobased non-profit organization that provides popular, audience-interactive programs showcasing eagles, falcons and hawks at close range. First-time artist participants at this year’s show include designer Dorothy Grant, (Haida), from Vancouver, BC, Canada, known for her wearable “objects d’art” and young internationallyacclaimed sculptor Joe Cajero, Jr., (Jemez Pueblo) of Placitas, New Mexico. Visitors can also meet Nathaniel Funmaker, (HoChunk [Winnebago]) of Mancos, Colo., the nation’s only Native American Master Hatter. Gates are open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday Feb. 14 and Sunday Feb. 15. Tickets are $8 (kids under 12 are free). Advance tickets are available through the Scottsdale Center for the Arts box office at 480-994-ARTS. For event info, contact the AIAA toll-free at 1-866-3982226 or visit www.indianartistsofamerica.com. Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News at many Village Inn Restaurants statewide.

49th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Beautiful horses, exciting competition, dynamic speakers, interesting demonstrations... and two heated big-top tents housing hundreds of vendors... the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo has something for everyone. This 49th annual event takes place on Feb 13-22 at WestWorld in North Scottsdale. Each year over 2,000 of the world’s finest Arabian horses come here to compete in hundreds of events. The Arabian breed is known for its elegant beauty, versatility, athleticism and endurance. If you can imagine a horse doing it, you can see the best in the world competing in it during the 2004 show. Enjoy a walk through the stall areas, bring the children - they will love the chance to pet the horses, watch interesting competitions such as Driving, Native Costume, Side Saddle, Working Cow Horse and Jumper. The Scottsdale Police

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More than 100 artists will appear at the 8th annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show on Feb. 14 and 15, 2004 - by invitation only - based on their history as major award winners and current trend setters. Artistic styles range from the traditional to the avant-garde, and span media from modern painting to sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fashion and more. The show is produced by the nonprofit Arizona Indian Arts Alliance, Inc. (AIAA) and proceeds benefit educational and Native artist assistance programs. The two-day event is held on the lush grounds of the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and is presented by Casino Arizona. Activities celebrate the foods, music, fashions, cultures and unique artistic mastery of indigenous North American peoples. The event culminates in a live auction to benefit the AIAA’s educational programs. The 8th annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show has selected Kevin Horace Quannie as its 2004 Featured Artist, an honor that is

Mounted Unit provides demonstrations on how they interact with criminals, crowd control and arrest procedures. There is also a vast selection of foods and sweets for every palate. The shoppers among you will revel in the more than 300 commercial exhibitors. Artisans from across the continent offer bronze sculptures, watercolors, oils and prints and stunning jewelry. Apparel for every taste and budget is available, as is a unique assortment of household and gift products. Collectors will delight in the horse-themed memorabilia. It’s truly a shopper’s paradise. Show hours are 8am-5pm daily plus 69pm Friday and Saturday. General admission is $10, senior citizens are $7, children 12 & under are free. For more information call 480-515-1500 or visit www.scottsdaleshow.com. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444.

A Guide to Quench Your Quest “Culture Quest Scottsdale”

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Elite Artists Gather for 8th Year in Scottsdale

by Halsy-Taylor

With more than 125 galleries and museums, an extensive downtown shopping and arts district, and an outstanding collection of performing arts venues, it’s no wonder Scottsdale is renowned as an arts mecca. But with so much to see and do, where do you begin? Answer: let “Culture Quest Scottsdale” be

MAR 6 SCOTTSDALE Exclusively Little McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park This special day is just for children 6 and under. Child-sized games, arts & crafts, clown face-painting, and entertainment. 11a-2p. Free adm. 480-312-2312

your guide. It’s quarterly, it’s pocket-size, and ... it’s free! Culture Quest Scottsdale contains a map that includes trolley stops; a list of performance events, art exhibits, and workshops; a comprehensive roster of more than 100 galleries; and a complete “Native Trails” festival schedule. These free lunchtime performances, which feature Native American music and dance by tribes from across Arizona, are held out of doors at the Scottsdale Civic Center most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from January-April and again in the autumn from noon to 1:30 pm. To receive a copy of the guide, call 800-805-0471, or view it online at www.CultureQuestScottsdale.com

49th Annual

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo WestWorld, Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road

February 13-22, 2004 Come see over 250 Commercial Exhibitors! Browse the work of many talented artisans from around the globe,shop for that unique gift or collectors item and take time to enjoy a wide variety of food.

For more information please call 480-515-1500.

CALL TICKETMASTER FOR TICKETS:

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Phoenix: 480-784-4444 Tucson: 520-321-1000

MCCORMICK-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARK 7301 E. Indian Bend Road (480) 312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com

This show will benefit the following charities: Cox Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation®, March of Dimes, and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital


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The Wild West Valentine State

Outstanding Collectibles

Arizona Celebrates Another Birthday

Kulture for Kids

Bring the Family to Scottsdale AT AC TRAC TIV TI ITI ON ES S,

Blessed with sunshine, ample outdoor activities and spirited Western-flavored culture and history, Scottsdale is one of those special destinations that invite families to come out and play. Kids, and adults prepared to spoil their inner child, will find endless opportunities here not only to be entertained, but to learn as well. This month we will list some of the cultural activities available for families. • The Kerr Cultural Center - offers family-oriented musical ensembles, talent workshops for youths and cameo theatrical events to entertain young and old alike in a quaint adobe recital hall. • Heard Museum North at El Pedregal Festival Marketplace - for just a dollar, kids can explore the colorful legacy of Native American art and artifacts. • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - the Young at Art gallery provides an area for kids to see exhibitions by other young people.

• Shemer Art Center - a family-oriented art museum with exhibitions, art classes and even morning story times. And with free admission, the price cannot be beat! • Native Trails - from November through April, a free Native American performance is held in downtown Scottsdale every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon. Native Trails showcases tribes from all over Arizona including the Hopi, Apache, and Navajo. Enjoy pow-wow style dances set to traditional music of the Southwest as well as Native arts, crafts, jewelry and foods such as Navajo tacos and Indian fry bread. • Resorts - many Scottsdale resorts offer specialized programs to keep kids entertained and parents smiling. Contact individual resorts for their latest information. To learn more visit www.scottsdalecvb.com or call the Scottsdale CVB Visitor Center at 480-889-2718.

Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona ®

A broad range of guided tours are offered daily at this desert masterpiece which served as Wright’s personal home, studio and architecture campus.

Recorded info: (480)860-8810 Phone:(480)860-2700

Antique Hunting in the Heart of Arizona When the settlers began the main migration across the virtual unknown of America in 1848, they filled wagons and schooners with tables and chairs, cabinets, clocks and myriad other necessities that would be needed to outfit a farmstead. Often, by the time the settlers squatted on 160 acres or bought a building site from a land speculator, few possessions were left in the wagon. Most “antiques” had been discarded en route to lighten the load of the exhausted oxen or poorly fed horses. What our grandparents shunned as “old furniture” and hand-me-downs are SE GR LE EA CT T ION

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What have valentines to do find listed February events that celebrate Territorial days and Arizona’s entry with the Wild West? Well, on into statehood. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1912, FEB 7 MESA Arizona officially passed Territorial Day Festival from being just a “wild” terSirrine House Museum ritory to becoming a state. Demonstrations, weaving, carving, blacksmithing, buttermaking, quilting; From 1849 to 1863, foltrolley tours, re-enactments, music, food lowing the Mexicanvendors, free, 10a-3p. 480-644-2760 American War, Arizona was part of New Mexico FEB 12-13 PHOENIX Photo by Mark Butler, courtesy History on the Mall of the Office of the Governor Territory. As can be imagCelebrating AZ Statehood Day ined, this was unpopular with State Capitol Bldg - 25-30 exhibitors; Polly Awards, Arizona residents. On Feb 24, 1863, 10-2p. 602-257-0335 President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill FEB 13-15 SCOTTSDALE giving Arizona full territorial status. Arizona Statehood Days Celebration By 1890 the citizens of Arizona Rawhide - Parades, live entertainment, fireworks, Territory wanted to become a state and kids games, prize drawings, food booths, desert went to work to get statehood granted. cookout and live country western music. Free adm. 480-502-5600 Many times it went before Congress, but all attempts failed. The people of the FEB 14-15 BENSON Territory were a tough breed, however, so Territorial Days Lions Park, Exit 303 or 304 off I-10 - Celebrate AZ they pushed on. statehood. Merchants’ famous hamburgers, musical At last, on Valentine’s Day in 1912, arts/crafts, carnival, children’s games, President William Howard Taft signed the entertainment, 10a-5p, free. 520-586-9706 proclamation admitting Arizona into the Union as its 48th state. Below you will

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now treasured collectibles. When you are getting that uncontrollable urge to find the perfect rocking chair, cut lead crystal pitcher, rare pitch pine basket or Navajo rug, head your vehicle to Arizona Rim Country. Nestled in the Rim Country communities of Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Star Valley and Christopher Creek you will find over a dozen antique stores. The bargains and exciting selection will delight you! For directions - or assistance of any kind - please call the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-672-9766.

Museum of Rim Country Archaeology Opened in July ‘02, the Museum of Rim Country Archaeology (MRCA) is highly unique to Arizona and the Southwest. MRCA presents a complete gallery/gift shop and a substantial museum display floor. The museum proper presents exhibits on the history and current applications of archaeology and a full focus on the ancient cultures of the Rim Country from trade routes to ceremony. The tour of the museum is presented by “Ao,” a unique fictional character from 1150 AD who offers the patron a “whole different attitude” of our early culture. Docents are available to answer questions

regarding the exhibits. Additionally, this facility has a full classroom for seminars, field study programs and formal instruction. An important consideration to support the classroom is the professional quality laboratory, which is utilized by students, avocational archaeologists and professional archaeological companies. Museum hours are Noon to 4pm WedSun. Admission for the tour is $2.50 for adults, $2 for seniors 55 and over, and $1.50 for students 12-17. MRCA is located at 510 W. Main St. in Payson. For more information please call 928-468-1128.


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Wuertz Farm

The Battle of Picacho Pass

A Gourd Place to Visit!

Az State Open Chili Championship Casa Grande’s Favorite “Block Party” FE TOW ST N IVA L

A roaring good time will be had by all on Saturday, March 6 at the Arizona State Open Chili Championship and Classic Car Show in Casa Grande. Chili cooks from throughout Arizona work their tasty, fiery magic and compete for chili awards. Area non-profit groups sell scrumptious food items and beverages for attendees who want to take advantage of the glorious spring weather and bask in our friendly, hometown charm. Live entertainment, a classic car show, and arts and crafts offered by area merchants round out the day. The Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. - Budweiser, and Casa Grande

Regional Medical Center sponsor these events. The same weekend, March 5-7, 2004, the 46th Annual Cactus Antique Airplane Fly-In will be held at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport. In addition to our exciting schedule of non-stop events from January through March, Casa Grande offers beautiful area golf courses, restaurants, museums and incredible shopping - from antique stores to the historic downtown district shops to the Tanger Factory Outlet Center’s incredible designer merchandise at bargain prices. For more information, call 800-9161515, or visit our website at www.casagrandechamber.org.

Step Back in Time to the Civil War

Hundreds of spectators will descend on Picacho Peak State Park on March 13-14, 2004 to watch the re-enactments of the Civil War Battles of Val Verde and Glorieta Pass as well as the skirmish that took place at Picacho Pass. The weekend is devoted to re-enactments of engagements fought during the war to secure the Southwest for the Confederate South. More than 250 reenactors will camp at Picacho Peak State Park with their authentic Civil War gear. Demonstrations of 1860s laundering, candle making, sewing, cooking and the fashions of the era will be ongoing. “The boulder-strewn mountain becomes the amphitheater for the battles below,” says Rob Young, the manager at Picacho Peak State Park. “This is an experience... that no child should miss. While every child studies the Civil War sometime in their schooling, there is no better way to teach it than get them right down here to meet the soldiers and see what had been happening during that era.” As you witness these historic events

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about the healing power of laughter. Since last year’s bumper crop of gourds, folks began clamoring for an official celebration, and a Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival became a must. “The Running of the Gourds” takes place Feb. 21-22, 2004, at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. Take I-10 to Highway 287. Go 7 miles east, then turn right on Eleven Mile Corner Rd. Gates open to the public Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. Admission is $3. The festival includes a judged gourd show sponsored by the Arizona Gourd Society. At least seventy gourd artists and vendors are expected, and a variety of gourd classes are offered. Entertainment includes El Mariachi Tapatio, Mojave drummers (from Vegas!), Singin’ Cowboy Okie Nichols, a costume contest, and the Grande 500” - a mini gourdster derby featuring race cars made from gourds by local 4-H kids. Add to this the awesome cowboy cookin’ provided by Juan’s Desert Rose Chuckwagon, and you’d have to be out of your gourd to miss it! Call 520-723-4432 or visit www.wuertzfarm.com for more information. Wuertz Farm is located 8.5 miles east of I-10 on Hwy. 287, between Casa Grande and Coolidge.

unfold before your very eyes, you will see hundreds of re-enactors dressed in full gear, including the stifling woolen pants and jacket, and carrying musket, canteen, and haversack of the typical of Civil War soldier.. and your heart may quicken with dread as you hear the haunting refrains of “Dixie” carry across the battlefield. The events start at 10am with demonstrations of artillery, cavalry and old time medical care and, of course, the actual battles with re-enactors on both sides enthusiastically portraying the frustrations and successes on the battlefield. Picacho Peak State Park is just one hour south of Phoenix or 1/2 hour north of Tucson off Interstate 10 at Exit 219. The entry fee is $6 per vehicle. The park has had RV upgrades for 20/30/50amp hookups. March is also a good month to see the stunning Mexican Gold Poppies at the park if conditions permit the delicate blooms to rise. For information contact Picacho Peak State Park at 520-466-3183 or call 602542-4174 or see the Internet home page at www.azstateparks.com.

Arizona City Western Daze Big Event in a Small Town! Arizona City Western Daze is an annual event for this little town located half way between Phoenix and Tucson, a short distance South of Exit 200 off I-10. Held on February 21, 2004, the festival begins with a parade down the main street, Sunland Gin Road, that starts at 10am and ends at the municipal complex where a day-long set of activities await you. After the parade live entertainment is provided from the stage at the festival all day. A concurrent car and motorcycle show runs from 10am until 3pm with trophies for registered entrants. Food vendors, collectibles, and arts and crafts vendors purvey a wide variety of products.

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“We thought he was out of his gourd!” when our oldest son, Waylon, announced that he wanted to grow these crusty, non-edible relatives of a squash on the family farm. However, three bountiful seasons and thousands of customers later, gourds have begun to overshadow traditional commodity choices like cotton, hay and grain at Wuertz Farm. So why all the fuss about gourds? It has to do with people’s innate desire to be creative; to express themselves artistically in a clever and unique fashion. What better medium than the hardened wood-like shell of a gourd that comes in as many shapes and sizes as people themselves! An ideal location (midway between Phoenix and Tucson) plus a huggable menagerie of mini donkeys, goats, dogs, cats and other critters add to Wuertz Farm’s popularity. Business is further enhanced by our small country store that carries tools, dyes, gourd publications, tee shirts, children’s books and wares that are sewn, carved, crafted and forged by family members. Our son, Travis, plays and sells acoustical guitars that he makes from gourds. And customers around the country, including doctors and hospitals, continue to purchase our #1 bestseller Flatulent Fred, a toy dog and storybook

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Feb 21-22 CASA GRANDE Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival - “Running of the Gourds” Pinal County Fairgrounds - AZ Gourd Society judged show, classes, vendors, entertainment, food, thousands of gourds! Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4. Adm: $3 (520) 723-4432

February 21, 2004 at the Fire/Sheriff Sub-Station 9am to 9pm IN ARIZONA CITY, AZ

520-466-5141

www.arizonacitychamber.org • Parade • Car/Motorcycle Show • Silent Auction • Entertainment • Kids Entertainment & Games • Craft & Food Vendors • Raffle Drawings • Great Chow & Thirst Quenchers

Children’s rides and games are part of the day’s fun as well. An exciting raffle combines prizes of donated items and services by local merchants awarded throughout the day with cash prizes beginning at 4pm. $50 is awarded every half hour until 7:30 when the second prize, a lap-top computer, will be raffled. The grand prize of $1,000 cash will be drawn at 8pm as the official close of the festival. Don’t forget to buy your tickets! The festival is free to the public and parking is available along adjacent streets in Arizona City. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 520466-5141.

More Pinal County Events for You! FEB 13-15 SUPERIOR Language of Flowers Show & Chocolate Tasting Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Plants, blossoms & interpretation of their meanings. Gourmet chocolate sale, tasting tickets avail. Open 8-5, $6 adults, $3/512. 520-689-2811 FEB 14 FLORENCE Tour of Historic Florence Florence has more homes on the National Historic Register than any other town in AZ. Free shuttle, 10a4p. $8 advance, $10 day of. Tickets avail at Chamber. 800-437-9433 FEB 21 CASA GRANDE Downtown P’Art’Y Children’s arts & crafts, Casa Grande Valley Historical Society museum tours, art show, food, bake sales and entertainment, free, 10a-2p. 520-421-8677 MAR 4-7 COOLIDGE Cotton Days San Carlos Park - Parade, arts, crafts, food, car show, carnival, 10K run, volleyball, horseshoes, cotton bale rolling contest, street dance. Call for times: 520-7233009 MAR 14 APACHE JUNCTION Dons of AZ Lost Dutchman Gold Mine Superstition Mountain Trek Superstition Mts - 1, 3 & 5mi hikes. Popovers, BBQ & legendrama. Pan for gold, craft demos, Indian & Mexican dances, 8:30a-10p, call for tickets: 602-2586016


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Historic Home & Building Tour Antique & Quilt Show 2004

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Experience Arizona’s Golden Age! Step back to the turn of the century during historic Globe’s 20th Annual Home & Building Tour, Antique & Quilt Show on February 14 & 15th, 2004. The tour will let you experience the charm of Globe’s historic homes & buildings, the majority of which date back to the early 1900’s. The tours begin at 9am each day at the Veteran’s Park (Globe City Hall), 150 N. Pine Street, Downtown Globe. At each stop, hosts will guide you through the exciting history and memorable stories of the home or building. Vans and cars will provide continuous transportation allowing visitors to spend as much time at each stop as they wish. The last tour leaves at 3pm. Various activities round out the week-

end. You will find antiques and the fine arts & craft show & sale taking place at Copper Rim Elementary School from 9am-5pm. Admission is free with the price of the home tour. The Annual Quilt Show “Pieces of Friendship” will run from Friday, Jan 30 through Friday, Feb 27 at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. The Copper Cities Community Players presents five performances of music entitled “Broad Street Does Broadway.” Admission to the tour is $7 adults, $5 seniors & $4 children, and tickets are available at Globe City Hall. For further information call Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation at 928-4254495, 800-804-5623 or email: gmr@cableone.net. The website is www.globemiamichamber.com.

Home Tour In Brief When: Saturday & Sunday, February 14 & 15, 2004 Where: Historic Downtown Globe - tour begins at Globe City Hall, 150 N. Pine Street Time: 9am-3pm each day Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors & $4 children, tickets at Globe City Hall Parking: Off and on street, Historic Downtown Globe Entertainment: Copper Cities Community Players present “Broad Street Does Broadway” (musical performance), various times Fri. evening, Sat. & Sun. Antique Show: Free Adm, price included with tour. Antique Show & Sale held at Copper Rim School, 1600 E. Mesquite St, Globe. Quilt Show: Copper Country Quilters display historic and traditional quilts at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

Tour Highlights The Victorian House This 1910 residence features a unique dormered roofline, Victorian decoration and full front porch. The interior boasts 12 foot ceilings, and most of the window frames and glass are original from that time period. The Snell House An outstanding example of the Craftsman Style of residential architecture popular in the United States between 1905 and 1930. The living room and dining room, with their large windows, oak floors, oak paneled wainscoting, oak hutches and cabinets with leaded glass doors, brass lighting fixtures and ashlar stone fireplace, evoke the feeling of an English manor house. The Eder House This Colonial Revival home was built in 1905 of unbaked adobe and has a hip roof and a full-width veranda. The floor covering

in part of the house is original from 1938 and the ornate door knobs and door hinges are made from copper. Most of the home has been restored to reflect the time period in which it was originally built. IOOF Building Constructed in 1898 for the Independent Order of Oddfellows, this was the first two-story structure in the business district. It was built of fired bricks in the Victorian Vernacular style. The meeting rooms in the Oddfellows Hall were furnished with massive hand-carved furniture which is still in use today.

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World Desert Fair

Special Event at Boyce Thompson Arboretum Deserts of the world are surprisingly fertile and ecologically diverse - despite their perception as parched, sere environments. Sonoran Desert prickly pear fruit, the pomegranates and apricots of central Asia and Mediterranean olives are examples of foods from deserts around the globe. Visitors are invited to sample these items, listen to music from indigenous people and learn about desert ecology at the World Desert Fair held at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Feb 28 from 11 am - 3 pm. Eight stations around the main trail through the arboretum will showcase the deserts of South Africa, North and South America, Central Asia, Australia, the Mediterranean and the SaharoArabian region. World Desert Fair offers a chance to sip the stimulating Argentine drink yerba

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mate through a bombilla and to learn about these environments from Arboretum horticultural specialists such as J.M. “Pete” Petrie. Visitors can also taste dulce de membrillo, arrope de chanar and dulce de alcayotas, all from Argentina. Flavors from closer-to-home will include cactus fruit jelly and nopalitos - pickled strips of young prickly pear pads. World Desert Fair explores the importance of desert plants to everyday life - a special event in keeping with Boyce Thompson Arboretum’s mission to instill in people an appreciation of arid land plants. The Arboretum is located near Superior at Highway 60 milepost 223. Hours are 8-5, admission is $6 adults and $3 for ages 5-12. For other details please call 520-689-2811 or visit the website http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu.

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Old Gila County Jail The Old Gila County Jail was designed in the Vernacular Neoclassical style prevalent among commercial and public buildings at the turn of the century. It was built of poured, reinforced concrete and completed in 1910. The interior design was simple and utilitarian with administrative offices and cell blocks. The cells themselves came from the Yuma Territorial Prison.

BESH•BA•GOWAH ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN 14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles

Begins at 9am, last tour leaves 3pm. $7 Adults, Sr. Citizens $5, $4 Children

• Historic Homes & Buildings • “Broadstreet Does Broadway” - 5 musical performances • Antique Show & Sale - Copper Rim School

Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe

928-425-0320

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White Mountain Communities Show Low Just 10 miles (15 minutes) north of Pinetop-Lakeside is Show Low, home to such recreational attractions as Fool Hollow Lake State Recreation Park, the Show Low Country Club, the White Mountain Stables, Thunder Raceway, Show Low Lake and the Pintail Lake wild game observation area.

Springerville and Eagar A little further east on State Hwy 260 is Round Valley. The Little House Museum, the Madonna of the Trail statue, the Renee Cushman Art Museum, and the Casa Malpais Archaeological Park are some of the attractions in these communities. For more information see the following page.

White Mountain Apache Reservation Hon-Dah Resort Casino is just minutes south of Pinetop-Lakeside. About 30 minutes south of Hon-Dah on State Hwy 73 is Fort Apache. Established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officer’s quarters, barns and a cemetery. Also located on the grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs and the Apache Culture Center.

St. Johns An hour northeast of Pinetop-Lakeside on State Hwy 61, the St. Johns Equestrian Center hosts horse shows, camps and clinics. Also in St. Johns is the Apache County Historical Museum with early pioneer settler, native and prehistoric exhibits.

Greer Less than an hour southeast of Pinetop-Lakeside off State Hwy 260 on State Hwy 373, Greer is home to some of the best fly fishing in the state. In addition to hiking, horseback riding and camping, Greer offers fine dining and shopping opportunities.

Pine trees covered with a blanket of snow... it’s winter in the White Mountains! Do you love to ski, snuggle together for a romantic ride on a horse-drawn sleigh or just sit in front of a warm fire? Children rediscover the wonder of snow angels and snowmen and grow rosy cheeks as they take to the beginner slopes. It’s time to visit the high country of Arizona. Sunrise Park Resort is the state’s largest ski resort with 800 acres of ski-able terrain, 65 trails on three mountains and 10 chair lifts with the amazing lift capacity of 16,000 skiers per hour... including Arizona’s only high-speed quad lift! With elevation ranging from 9,300 feet to over 11,000 feet, Sunrise receives an average snowfall of 250” per year. To catch up with the latest conditions, just click on the “Daily Ski Report” at www.sunriseskipark.com.

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There is a wide selection of accommodation in the area. Skiers can choose to stay in various towns including PinetopLakeside (see the Woodland Inn & Suites ad below), Greer, Springerville-Eagar (20 miles from Sunrise, a comfortable drive as you are not facing into the sun either going or returning) and at Sunrise Park Resort itself. For the “best value ski packages in the area,” call Hon-Dah Casino Resort. The packages include hotel rooms at Hon-Dah, lift tickets and a FREE shuttle to and from Sunrise. In addition, you will receive 25% off rentals at the Hon-Dah Ski & Outdoor Store. Call them for more details at 800929-8744. For more information about the White Mountains, call the Pinetop-Lakeside C of C at 800-573-4031 or the Springerville-Eagar Regional C of C at 928-333-2123.

Snow Sport Information SKIING: Circle B Market 928-735-7540, On SR 373 south of SR 260 in Greer - cross-country skiing, lessons, rentals Hannagan Meadow 928-428-2225, Twenty-two miles south of Alpine on U.S. 191 - cross-country skiing

White Mountain TrailSystem 928-368-6700, More than 200 miles of interconnecting loops and trails for cross-country skiing Williams Valley 928-339-4384, Two miles northwest of Alpine on USFS Road 249 - crosscountry skiing

Pole Knoll 928-368-6700, On SR 260 two miles west of SR 373 - cross-country skiing

TUBING: Sunrise Park Resort 928-735-7600, SR 260 to SR 273 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation

Squirrel Springs Recreation Area 928-333-4372, Hwy 373 north of Greer - cross-country skiing

GENERAL: For information about snow sports on state lands - U.S. Forest Service 928333-4372

Sunrise Park Resort 928-735-7600, SR 260 to SR 273 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation cross-country/downhill skiing, rentals, lessons

For information about snow sports on tribal lands - White Mountain Apache Reservation 928-369-7669

Snowflake/Taylor Located 30-45 minutes north of Pinetop-Lakeside on State Hwy 77, these towns were settled by Mormon pioneers in 1878. The Snowflake Historic Homes Walking Tour includes six homes on the National Historic Register. The architecture reflects Victorian, Greek, Gothic and Colonial Revival styles. Visitors can tour the Stinson Museum and the Smith Memorial Home.

Come Enjoy Winter in the White Mountains at WOODLAND INN & SUITES • 32 comfortable & clean double queen rooms • 10 King business suites • Special Deluxe continental breakfast • Refrigerators & Microwaves • Indoor Spa • Pet friendly • NEW: High Speed Internet Access available • Close to: Golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking trails, skiing & gaming

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Tucked away on the campus of Northern Arizona University is a little inn... intimate, endearing, and intertwined in the lives of students at NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM). Though called the HRM’s “living laboratory,” The Inn at NAU is a warm and human place where students gain hands-on experience blended with “hearts-on” service. “Our mission is to give our students real experience in each of major areas of a hotel. Students at The Inn get hands-on experience in front desk, reservation technology, dining service, food preparation, housekeeping, and guest relations,” says Julene Boger, the Inn’s general manager. “We give life lessons in the necessity of teamwork, communication, and graciousness. These are constant themes throughout our academic program, but our students live and breathe them at The Inn,” she continues. The Inn is operated by HRM students under the guidance of a professional staff that includes Boger, an executive chef/professor, and an executive housekeeper. Together, this team keeps The Inn’s 19 rooms ship-shape and operates the Garden Terrace Restaurant. During the week, the restaurant serves complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts for

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overnight guests and is a popular lunch spot for the campus community and Flagstaff insiders. Several times a month, the restaurant is transformed into an elegant host for gourmet “table d’hote” dinners, which feature six courses and gracious, paced service. This adds still another dimension to the students’ preparation, should their careers take them on to resorts or fine-dining establishments. “Recruiting remains strong for our students,” says Bert Van Hoof, assistant dean of the HRM. “Recruiters tell us we are at the top of their recruiting list and we have huge fans at Four Seasons, Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Hyatt, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Bahama Breeze-just to name a few.” In addition to hotels, resorts, and restaurants, HRM students have gone onto such diverse careers as hospitality lawyers, accountants, wedding planners, spa managers, country club directors, wine specialists, chefs, stadium food service managers, museum directors, bed and breakfast owners, and ski resort owners. The constant across these careers is the education and personal service ethic they all received from their experiences at HRM and at The Inn. The Inn honors AAA, AARP, and government rates. For reservations, call 928-523-1616 or visit the Inn’s website: www.inn.nau.edu/

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The Wonders of Winterfest Flagstaff is the Place to Be in February Whether you’re interested in the arts, sports, music, a quiet adults-only weekend or something fun to entertain the whole family, Flagstaff is the place to be. Each year the Winterfest celebration, happening throughout the entire month of February, includes favorite old events as well as lively new ones.

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This year Winterfest is proud to include: • Winter Foodfest - Every Friday and Saturday evening during Winterfest. Reservations recommended. • A Cowboy Campfire - Feb 6 at 7 pm. • Full Moon Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Feb 6 from 7-10 pm. • NAU Jazz/Madrigal Festival - Feb 6 and 7 with a special Friday evening concert. • Winter Luau - Feb 7 from 6-10 pm. • Flagstaff Symphony with guest artist Ransom Wilson - Feb 13 at 7:30 pm. • Teddy Bear Picnic and Statehood Party - Feb 14 from 9 am - 5 pm. • Timber Tales - Feb 14 and 15 at 7 pm. • The Harlem Globetrotters - Feb 17 at 7 pm.

• The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - Feb 17 at 7:30 pm. • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival - Feb 19, 20 & 21, shows at 2:30 & 7 pm. • Cooking at the Cottage - Feb 21 from 11 am - 2:30 pm and Feb 22 from 12 3:30 pm. • Snowbowl Downhill Dual - Feb 21 from 9 am - 4 pm. • Mid-Winter Melodies and More - Feb 22 at 2:30 and 7 pm. • Grand Canyon State Games - Feb 28 and 29, a variety of races and start times. • Winterfest Starfest - Feb 29 from 7:30 - 10 pm. More information about these and other wonderful Winterfest events can be found in the Official Winterfest Calendar of Events. The calendar can be reviewed and/or requested by visiting www.flagstaff.az.us/Winterfest04.htm, by calling the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce at 928-774-4505, or they can be picked up at a variety of locations throughout Flagstaff.

Arizona Snowbowl Is Open! The Arizona Snowbowl is now 90% open with three of its four chairlifts in operation. With many scenic trails, 2,300 ft of vertical drop and a wide array of challenging runs, it’s the place to come for skiers and boarders of all skill levels. Lifts in operation are Agassiz, Sunset, and Hart Prairie. When you have worked up an appetite or need a warming drink, head to Agassiz and Hart Prairie Lodges, which are open to serve food and beverages. Ski and snowboard lessons are available for all abilities, including children 4 years and older. Ski and snowboard equipment can be rented at the Hart Prairie Lodge. The resort is open 9 am to 4 pm.

Lift Ticket Prices: • Full-day, 9-4. Adult $42, Junior $24, Senior $22, 7 & Under/70 & Over FREE • Half -day, noon-4. Adult $34, Junior $19, Senior $22, 7 & Under/70 & Over FREE

Winter activities at Arizona Snowbowl include skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, banquets and meeting facilities and lodging at the Ski Lift Lodge. For more information call 928-779-1951 or visit our website at www.arizonasnowbowl.com, where you will also find the most up-to-date ski report.


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For the Perfect Escape Grand Canyon National Park Lodges And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck. This is the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room and a legacy of fine food. Or order up a quick bite at Maswik or Yavapai cafeteria, a sizzling steak at the Arizona Room, or a casual family meal at the Bright Angel Restaurant. Have your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. Try the new Canyon Coffee House at the Bright Angel Lodge for a Mocha or Latte, or just enjoy a good cup of coffee. The Coffee House opens early so you won’t miss the sunrise. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Take advantage of seasonal rates and packages at the popular rim lodges. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges We’re not just close, We’re there. Call 303-29- PARKS (297-2757) or 888-29PARKS (297-2757) for reservations or visit our website at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

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Winter is a special time at the Grand Canyon. Not only are there spectacular seasonal landscapes to enjoy, but the accommodations at popular places like El Tovar and other rim lodges are easier to come by as well. Book your winter retreat online or by calling toll-free 1-888-297-2757.

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Viewpoints Along the South Rim For most of the year, visitors can either drive or bicycle heading West and East along the Rim. Also, free park shuttles run between the Village and Yavapai Point (East), Yaki Point (East), and Hermits Rest (West). During the summer West Rim Drive is closed to vehicular traffic and the shuttle is required. Viewpoints along the 16-mile roundtrip West Rim Drive include the Hopi, Maricopa, and Pima as well as the aweinspiring Abyss. Here the Great Mojave Wall falls 3,000 feet and the Colorado River is visible. Powell Point is named in remembrance of John Wesley Powell and includes a memorial to him. Hermits Rest is a perfect place to watch the sunset. Visit the historic stone building designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter to buy snacks and gifts. Although the road ends here, the Grand Canyon continues for another 180 miles and may be explored by hiking the backcountry trails. Heading along the East Rim Drive suggested stops are Yavapai Observation Station for an introduction to Grand Canyon geology, Yaki Point with its gloriIS EA SPE CH CIA L

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There has never been a better time 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 advance planning or if you plan your visit at the last minute. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour with stops along the rim, or just watch the sunset and sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Watch condors soaring over the rim. It’s all waiting for you at the South Rim, and it’s open year-round. 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 relax at Maswik Lodge, just a five minute walk from the rim. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you’ll find our gracious staff very accommodating.

ous, unobstructed canyon views and Tusayan Indian Ruin and Museum to view a small 12th-century ancestral Puebloan pueblo. One of the most beautiful stops is Desert View, where the Vermilion Cliffs, San Francisco Peaks, Painted Desert, and Colorado River come into view. Climb Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter’s Watchtower, a re-creation of an ancestral Puebloan structure. You will also find a store, snack bar, rest rooms, gas station (open seasonally), and gift shop. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/grca.

Frequently Asked Questions When is the best time to visit? South Rim and Tusayan facilities are open year round, but the heaviest demand on food and lodging is during the summer. Cooler temperatures and fewer visitors make Spring and Autumn an ideal time to visit, but scenery is at its best during the Winter season. Solitude along the Canyon Rim is easy to find at any time of the year. Can I hike and camp inside the Canyon? Trails are open year round. Permits are required for overnight camping, available from the Back Country office. Are there ample lodging facilities? Over 2,000 rooms are available in Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village, but reservations are recommended in advance, especially in the summer months. Open year round. Are Grand Canyon Tours Available? Motorcoach tours and air tours by fixedwing aircraft or helicopter are readily available at all times of the day year round.

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Are campgrounds and RV Parks available? Facilities are available year round both inside the Park and in Tusayan. Reservations are recommended, but some are available on a first-come-first-served basis.


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How Deep is Your Love? incorporated in the hotel’s overall design. Ample space is dedicated to a welcoming central lobby and spacious dining room, much like park lodges built in the early 1900s. In the lobby, a towering stone fireplace surrounded by overstuffed furniture invites good books, lively games of checkers and inquisitive conversations with travelers from around the world. A grand piano inspires guests to play favorites - and sing along. The Canyon Star Restaurant has enlarged photos from the archives of several distinguished photo collections to provide a visual, engaging history of the Old West. Soft lighting crafted from taut buckskin and a circular kiva-style ceiling help set the stage for nightly cowboy music, Native American dancers and Navajo storyteller Ben Nez. Adjacent, in the Canyon Star Saloon, a pressed-tin ceiling and bar stools made from genuine saddles used on the canyon’s trails are part of the fun, western ambiance. Located one mile from the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park and only seven miles from the South Rim, The Grand Hotel is open year round. The hotel’s 121 guest rooms typically range from $129 to $149 during peak season. Internet specials and seasonal discounts are frequently offered. Information and reservations are available at visitgrandcanyon.com or by calling 888252-5151.

Your first glimpse of the Grand Canyon is unforgettable. The immense scale is breathtaking. The many hues of the cliffs shift and change from dawn to sunset, and shadows come and go adding new dimensions. The wonder of this “wonder of the world” is that there are so many ways to view it... by foot, by air, by boat and even on a movie screen. As part of your Grand Canyon adventure consider booking a tour with Papillon Helicopters for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And don’t forget a visit to the IMAX Theater for the thrilling, awardwinning film Grand Canyon The Hidden Secrets and Krispy Kreme donuts flown in fresh daily from Las Vegas! Where should you stay while exploring this grand display of nature’s force and beauty? Located only one mile south of the Grand Canyon National Park entrance is the village of Tusayan and there you will find two excellent hotels. Both are offering - for a limited period - a 20% DISCOUNT on any room, any time! See the ad below for the coupon to present. One choice is the Canyon Plaza Quality Inn & Suites, offering 176 deluxe rooms and 56 suites. Both rooms and suites have accommodations for handicapped and nonsmoking guests. Start your day with the complimentary CH OIC ES

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The Grand Hotel, at the entrance to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, announces two romance packages to actually show that special someone the depth of your love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the lodge-style hotel offers a Special Valentine Package which includes a 1 night stay for 2 people, a romantic dinner for 2, a professional photo from a regional award-winning photographer, and an air tour for 2 on Grand Canyon Airlines. All for $179.00 plus tax! This same package without the air tour is $149.00 plus tax. This package is only available February 13-19. Also, the Canyon Star Restaurant and Saloon will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance on Feb 14, 2004. The Valentine’s Day Dance will include music from TICKLE, Southern Arizona’s hottest up and coming band. TICKLE will be performing current hit songs, alternative and classic rock tunes. There will be a $10.00 cover charge for entrance into the dance only. The Grand Hotel, built in 1998, features the classic architecture of America’s great lodges and the finer traditions of Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone, Wyoming; the Sun Valley Lodge in Idaho; Bryce Canyon Lodge in Utah; and the Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, Oregon. Rustic timber, western ironwork, and immense log beams are generously

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deluxe continental breakfast. Some of the special features that guests will find at this beautiful property include an indoor 18-foot spa, seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, Southwestern gift shop, full service restaurant and family buffet. There is also the Garden Atrium with restaurant seating and the Wintergarten Lounge. For more information about package adventures or to make a reservation call 928-638-2673 or 800-995-2521. Another great choice is the Canyon’s only resort hotel, Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn, 3 diamond AAA rated with 250 deluxe guest rooms. Amenities include laundry, full service salon, seasonal outdoor heated pool, exercise room, hot tub, dry sauna and tennis courts. After the sun goes down, the whole family will be entertained with cosmic bowling, billiards and video arcade. Two restaurants and a sports bar with big screen TV are located in the Inn. Fine dining can be found in the Coronado Room’s elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. The Canyon Room Restaurant offers family dining with a daily buffet. Enjoy the cowboy museum, the marvelous three story waterfall, and the Southwestern gift shop. For more information or reservations call 928-638-2681 or 800-622-6966.

Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees Entrance fees are $20 per private vehicle or $10 per person entering the park on public transportation, on foot, by bicycle or via the Colorado River. Admission is for seven days and includes both rims. There are no refunds due to inclement weather. U.S. residents aged 62 or older may obtain a Golden Age Passport for a onetime fee of $10. On future visits, Golden Age Passport holders will gain free admission. Persons holding a current Golden Eagle Passport (obtainable for $50 at any national park) are admitted free. The passports

are now attainable at the entrance station and Canyon View Information Plaza. Annual Grand Canyon passports, valid for the calendar year, are available for $40. U.S. residents who have a permanent physical, mental or sensory impairment may apply in person for a Golden Access Passport. The National Parks Pass, which can be used at any national park, is available for $50. For additional information call 928-6387888 or 638-7875 between 8am-noon and 1-5pm weekdays.

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Some Colorado River Region Attractions Oatman, Arizona Historic “almost” ghost town founded in 1906, gift and antique stores, saloons and restaurants, free-roaming burros, Ghostrider Gunfighters, Gold Mine Tours. Located just 25 miles SE of Bullhead City off Highway 95. 928-768-6222 London Bridge The famous bridge from London, England. Taken apart, shipped 7,000 miles to Lake Havasu City and re-assembled, it’s here for you to see along with an English Village with restaurants, shops and amusement rides. 800242-8278 Davis Dam Completed in 1953, Davis Dam created Lake Mohave and regulates water flow to the lower Colorado River and Mexico. Self-guided outdoor tour. 928-754-3628

Good Ol’ Fashion County Fair La Paz County Celebrates in March

You won’t want to miss this year’s fair, it’s going to be better than ever. Four days of fun and entertainment, from great carnival rides to all the livestock, arts & crafts, cooking and other exhibits... from the mouthwatering foods to the pocketbook tempting vendors - this will be a “GOOD OL’ FASHION COUNTY FAIR” from March 11-14. This year the livestock will be even better with over 150 Steer, Lambs and Swine. We will also have lots of rabbits, birds and goats. The kids have worked hard preparing their animals for the Showmanship and Market Classes. Please come out and cheer them on. This year’s FFA Farm Olympics promises to be great fun with events such as Find Money in horse manure or a haystack, Dummy Roping, Grease Pig and many more. Saturday’s main event will be a concert by a great country rock band Thunder Road at 8pm. Every evening we will once again have performances by Michael Mesmer, who puts on an excellent Comedy Hypnosis Show. Saturday at

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2pm will be the Colgate Country Showdown. The Miss La Paz Pageant takes place on Thursday and Friday evenings. There will also be several strolling entertainers and a petting zoo as well. Once again our carnival rides will be provided by Butler amusements. The Exhibit Hall will be loaded with arts & crafts, demonstrations and vendors. You will be able to purchase anything from $1.00 toys to fine arts and hand made clothing. The Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum will have an excellent display of museum articles, bead work and many crafts. With our great variety of food vendors you will be able to eat anything from kettle korn and cotton candy to steak or pork sandwiches, Mexican food, Oriental food, Indian Fry Bread and everything in between. All in all, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Come join us for our Good Ol’ Fashion County Fair at Manataba Park, Corner of 2nd Ave and Mohave in Parker, Arizona. If we can answer any questions please call us at 928-669-8100.

Armed Forces Park Needs You! Completion Depends on Sales and Donations

Completed construction of the Armed Forces Park located at 291 Gila Street will feature over 3,000 individually engraved black granite plaques, a manicured lawn, benches and winding walkways. Standing majestically in the center, a flag pole will fly our nation’s flag 24 hours a day. It promises to be a restful, beautiful location for reflection and relaxation. The park serves as an outward, permanent reminder of the service that individuals have given and are currently giving to their country by displaying plaques engraved with a veteran’s name, rank and dates of service, as well as the service emblem. Set amid towering, lush trees with wide, lighted walkways, your

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8” by 16” solid black granite plaque will be set on a low wall lining both sides of the park’s curving sidewalks. This is an excellent opportunity for those now serving or those who have previously served in the Armed Forces to put their names out before the public as a reminder of their service. The cost for the engraved plaque is $100.00 each. They can be purchased from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services, 2811 S. 4th Avenue, Suite D. For more information call 928-726-2851. The park is sponsored by the Yuma Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee. The proceeds from the plaque sales will be used for park construction and future maintenance costs.

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Sponsored by: Yuma Chamber of Commerce and Military Affairs Committee • The Only Park of its Kind in Arizona • Dedicated to Honor Those who have Served in the Armed Forces - Past or Present • Permanent Reminder of YOUR Service to your Country • Granite Plaques Engraved with Name, Rank, Dates of Service and Service Emblem Engraved Plaques are $100 each and can be purchased from the Az Department of Veteran Services.

For more information contact the Az Department of Veteran Services 2811 S. 4th Ave., Suite D, Yuma, Az 85364 • 928-726-2851

Feel the rumble and hear the thundering sounds of freedom at the 42nd Annual Yuma Air Show Saturday, Feb 21 at the Marine Corps Air Station. Fans will have the opportunity to watch military and civilians display thrilling, high energy and stunning aerial skills that are sure to WOW all ages. Visitors to the annual event will also enjoy aircraft static displays and various commercial booths. There will be an area for the kids to have fun such as Sea World, Bouncy Castle, and more. Civilian aircraft performers include

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Eric Beard with his incredible Yak 54, John Collver with his restored AT-6 Texan and Greg Medford with his CJ-6A warbird. Some of the military aircraft are the F-16, F-117, F-5, Yuma’s own Harrier and more. Military hardware will be displayed along the flight line with plenty of food, beverages, air show T-shirts and souvenir memorabilia available. Gates open at 8am and the air show is FREE! Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers, pets, backpacks or RVs will be allowed. For more information visit www.yuma.usmcmccs.org/yumaairshow.htm.


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First Annual Chili Cookoff February 28th, 2004 Hosted by the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce Sponsored by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI)

Cook-off to be held at Rice Ranch on Kuehn Blvd. For more information contact: Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce at 928-927-9321 101 W. Main St, P.O. Box 2566, Quartzsite, AZ 85346

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The McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 11th annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cookoff on Feb 21, 2004 at the Indian Hills Airpark facility in Salome. Get your taste buds ready! The Chili contest is a fun, non-sanctioned event with a party atmosphere and cash prizes up to $250. There is also a Salsa Competition. The Booth Decorating Contest provides lots of ooh’s and aah’s, and many local charities sell food and host games and activities. Poker runs are a popular feature of this multi-faceted event. The Off-road Poker

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trails are well lit and concrete for easy walking, although at one point they have a 60 stair drop into a lower area which takes one’s breath away for a minute. Since the new ownership of the caverns around 2 years ago, there are new tours on offer: off-trail tours that allow the hearty to explore the lower depths of the caves and the flashlight tour (all lights off) for the brave, who take the walk just with flashlights... similar to the early tourists in the 20s who used just a lantern. The new management team of Coni and Buck Voyles have improved many features of the 800acre property. They have placed new TVs, VCRs and satellite TV service in the well-maintained 48-room motel, added new direct dial phones in each room, opened a morning guest lounge area and arranged entertainment in the bar on many nights. A new gas station with gas and diesel has been put into operation for 24/7 service. Rodeos have been a popular comeback to the Caverns complex with over a dozen roping contests and rodeos in the last year. There is a well-maintained airstrip on the property, a 5200-foot runway for small planes. All the information a pilot needs can be found by pressing in locator L37 on any navigation site. The radio is monitored during daylight hours. The RV park is now being refurbished with new picnic tables, sites and hook-ups. The Caverns have been an Arizona landmark for over 75 years on Route 66 milepost 115 (12 miles East of Peach Springs, 22 miles west of Seligman). After 20 million years... come visit and see the changes that have taken place. “Come for the Caverns, Stay for the Rest.” Look on the Internet at GCCaverns.com for more photos, maps and information or phone 928-4223223.

Run is held on a challenging course, but can be negotiated by a stock 4-wheel drive vehicle. In addition, there will be a Horse Poker Ride and an Air Poker Run. Other activities include a quilt show, a wild west show, an auction and demonstrations by the local young marines. Pilots compete in Aerial Water Balloon Bombing and other contests. There is also a display of Classic cars for your enjoyment. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 928-859-3846.

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and the Towns of Arizona’s Outback Located in western Arizona, McMullen Valley runs along Route 60 and joins with I-10. It is a point of interest for many travelers, offering fine RV camping and many small towns, each with an abundance of stories to tell. Established in 1904 by Dick Wick Hall, Ernest Hall, and Charles W. Pratt, Salome is part of the valley. Its present location came as a result of their speculations as to where the new railroad should lay its tracks. The railroad missed the town by a mile, forcing the community to relocate. Dick Wick Hall, famed Arizona humorist, was featured in the 1920’s Saturday Evening Post, sharing many of his tales. He named the town after an incident when Mrs. Pratt - Salome attempted to walk on the hot desert sand in her bare feet and proceeded to “dance” to her destination. There and then “Salome - where she danced - Arizona” was born. Together, the smaller towns surrounding Salome form the McMullen Valley. Brenda is located on Hwy 60 between Quartzsite and Hope. The original couple to homestead the town named it after their first daughter. Brenda is a mecca for winter RV’ers. Two miles west of Salome, Harcuvar was a station on the Parker branch of Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The name is Mohave for “sweet water,” or coobar, “there is very little.”

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It’s not new, in fact, it’s over 25 millions years old! But the Grand Canyon Caverns have seen some changes in the last 75 years. Found by Mr. Peck in the early 1920s, these huge underground caverns have a lot to say for themselves. First they have been dry for several million years. This makes them rare... most caverns are wet - only 3% of the world’s caverns are dry. This means a couple of things. One is that the Grand Canyon Caverns have no life in them. Because there is no moisture in the air or the caverns. nothing can live down there for longer than a few days. Great for those who do not like creepy crawly things! Another cool thing about the caverns are that they are cool, very cool. Pretty much 56 degrees 24/7 - 365 days a year. Located at an elevation of 5,600 feet, 60 miles East of Kingman, the Caverns are accessed via a 21-story elevator that takes you straight down. The doors open up to huge caverns, large enough to place football fields in them with the ceiling height up to 90 feet in places! The

Settled in 1890 by Victor Satterdahl, Vicksburg was originally named Satterdahlburg. Formerly an area with numerous gold mines, Vicksburg is now a quaint, desert town. “Gateway to Alamo Lake,” Wenden has one of Arizona’s best bass lakes. Originally named Wendendale, the town was founded as a supply depot for area mines. Hope was established in the 1930s after the main highway changed its route from Vicksburg to bypass the short-lived Johannesberg. Vicksburg merchants relocated and named the new town to reflect their wishes for renewed business. Scenic attractions and designated wilderness areas are plentiful in the McMullen Valley. The Harquahala Mountains, Hummingbird Springs, the Big Horn Mountains, and Eagletail Mountains are a few of the area’s pristine sights. Golf is another favorite pastime. There are two distinctly different golf courses for your enjoyment: the Greasewood Desert Golf Course and the Salome Heights Public Golf Course. You can reach the McMullen Valley by leaving I-10 at Exit 81 and taking the Salome Rd. to Route 60, the old Los Angeles to Phoenix road that cuts through the scenic heart of the Valley. For more information on the area’s wonders, call the McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce at 928-859-3846 or click www.azoutback.com.

More Colorado River Region Events FEB 13-15 LAKE HAVASU 22nd Annual Home Show High School on S. Palo Verde - Find everything for your home! Bigger than last year! Colorado River Building Industry Assoc. Free! Fri 4p7:30p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-3p. 928-453-7755

FEB 28 YUMA Yuma Crossing Day Historic Downtown/state parks - Re-enactments, gunfights, Buffalo Soldiers, train rides, tours, dancers, exhibitions, Southwestern music. 10a4p. 928-783-2423

FEB 21-22 BULLHEAD CITY Quilts on the River Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Hwy 95 - All kinds of quilts, raffle, vendors, boutique, door prizes, quilters' garage sale, $5, Sa 9-5, Su 9-4. No strollers please. 928-7689308

MAR 4-6 PARKER Blue Grass Festival La Paz County Park - Featuring some of the country's best talent including the US Navy Blue Grass Band, great vendors and an RV Show. 8a-8p daily. Call for prices: 928-6692174


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Jan 30-Feb 15, 22nd St. & S. Freeway Ave. (behind Waffle House & Motel 6). Open 7:30a-7:30p. Open to the public, wholesale and retail. Featuring over 75 African exhibitors, showcasing a variety of authentic African artifacts from different countries and tribes throughout Africa.

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Rapa River Jan 30-Feb 15, 292 S. Freeway Ave. between Congress St. & Starr Pass Blvd. Open 8a-6p. Wholesale and retail. Wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries. $5 for public to park. Can catch shuttle from there.

Beads, Gems and Jewelry Expo Jan 31-Feb 7, Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park. Open from 5p-10p. Special reception Feb 1-7 from 10a-6p daily. Retail and wholesale. Beads, gems and finished jewelry on site. Classes and demonstrations will be available during the shows. Free shuttle bus to/from the convention center downtown.

Pacifica Trade Shows Jan 31-Feb 14, Holiday Inn Express, 750 W. Starr Pass Blvd. (I-10 at Starr Pass Blvd.) Wholesale and open to the public daily 10a-7p. More than 100 dealers of minerals, fossils, gemstones, rough jewelry and metaphysical merchandise on second floor.

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Jan 31-Feb 14, Ramada Limited Tucson West, 665 N. Freeway Ave. (& St. Mary’s Rd.) Open at dealers’ discretion. Both wholesale and retail. Over 30 dealers of gems, beads, jewelry, artifacts and some minerals. and archeological type artifacts. Jan 31-Feb 14. Open 10a-7p. Wholesale and open to the public daily. Four locations with 450 dealers specializing in mineral and fossil specimens, meteorites, lapidary arts, and closely related items. 135 dealers from foreign countries. Special gallery of artists at InnSuites. (1) Vagabond Plaza (formerly Ramada Inn University) - 1601 N. Oracle Rd. Jan 31-Feb 9 (2) Best Western Executive Inn - 333 W. Drachman (3) InnSuites Hotel - 475 N. Granada (4) Mineral & Fossil Marketplace - 1333 N. Oracle Rd.

Tucson Electric Park Gem & Mineral Show, Inc. Jan 31-Feb15, Tucson Electric Park. 2500 Ajo Way (tents) Open 10a-7p. Closes at 4p on Feb 16. Public, wholesale and retail. Gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment supplies and tools. Acres of free parking.

Feb 1-15, 450 N. Granada Ave. (adjacent to InnSuites Hotel) between St. Mary’s Rd. and Franklin St. Open to the public 10a-6p. Wholesale and retail. Offering the finest minerals and gems from all over the globe, including new material from China, Russia and Brazil. Feb 2-8, Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Feb 3rd open 4p-8p. Otherwise open 10a-6p. Retail and wholesale. Bead artists and merchants carrying ancient, vintage, and contemporary beads. There are also designer beads, buttons, jewelry, tools, books, and bead stringing supplies. Demonstrating wire wrapping. Free admission.

Crystal Myths Inc. - Best Bead Show Feb 4-8, Kino Veterans’ Memorial Community Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Open to the public daily 10a-6p. Closes at 4pm Feb 8th. Beads made of glass, porcelain, brass, silver, findings, tools and stringing supplies.

The Whole Bead Show Feb 4-9, The Windmill Inn, St. Philip’s Plaza. Open to the public for admission fee of $5. Open daily 10a6p except Feb 6th when open 12p-9p. Over 100 bead makers, merchants and traders exhibiting vintage glass beads, handmade glass beads, beads of silver, gold, crystal, pearl, stone, shell and wood. Findings, stringing materials, fine jewelry, and books. Classes and workshops.

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Jan 31-Feb 15, 335 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. Open 9a-5p. Both wholesale and retail. The local show for unusual beads and glass art. Minerals, slabs, cabs, semi-precious stone beads, handmade glass beads, polymer clay artist. Classes and demonstrations.

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Jan 31-Feb 12, Pueblo Inn (formerly Four Points Hotel by Sheraton) 350 S. Freeway. Open daily 10a-7p. Wholesale only except open to the public Feb 10-12. An eclectic show of 200+ U.S. and international wholesale exhibitors. Colored gemstones in cut, rough and loose form; one of a kind pieces; designer jewelry; minerals, rare, carved, rough, collector specimens; quartz and amethyst crystals and more.

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Jan 31-Feb 15, East of I-10 along Frontage Rd. & Simpson, near the Tucson Convention Center. Open daily 10a-6p. Wholesale and retail. Gems, beads & jewelry bazaar. Excellent values in beads, gems, rocks, minerals, collectibles from around the world, and crystals. Free parking. Feb 1-15, Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington. Open 10a-5p. Wholesale and retail. Authentic American Indian crafts and art from over 50 tribal communities. 40 featured artists changing throughout the 14 days. Weekend tribal dancers poolside. Buy direct and see the artist at work.

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Feb 5-10, Manning House Mansion, 450 W. Paseo Redondo, 2 blocks Northwest of Congress and Granada. Open daily from 10a-6p. Closes at 4p on Feb 10th. Pre-registration recommended. Open to the public and wholesale. Set in an elegant, convenient downtown location. Gourmet lunch and drinks served daily. Ample public parking available.

Tucson Westward Look Resort Mineral Show Feb 6-10, Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd. Open daily 10a-6p. Retail and wholesale. Features fine minerals, exclusively serving the elite collector. Feb 9th, 6:30 reception. Talks at 7:30 by Dick Bideaux and Rock Currier. Open to the public (seating limited).

50th Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Feb 12-15, Tucson Convention Center. Open daily 10a-6p. Closes at 5pm February 15th. Retail and public exhibits. Show highlights Gold. Visit mineral jewelry, gem fossil, beads, lapidary creations, geodes, meteorites, and mineral and jewelry publications dealers from around the world. Explore the world of minerals. Kids will be fascinated by the Earth Sciences maze of hands-on displays. $5.50 admission. Metropolitan Tucson CVB, 520-624-1817

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Gold, Gold, Gold! Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Celebrates 50 Years O EX EX RDIN TRAHIB AR ITS Y

Skip the ordinary... and experience the extraordinary at the 50th anniversary of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, where the theme is Gold, Gold, Gold! The show will be held at the Tucson Convention Center from Feb 12-15, 2004. Glittering gold has fascinated mankind since Jason sailed forth to find the Golden Fleece. The lure and search for the “sun metal” has driven civilizations from ancient times to the present. Feast your eyes for four days only on a colossal exhibit of premier gold specimens, all under one roof... a once in a lifetime experience! Also on display is the original Gadsden Purchase Treaty, celebrating the 150th anniversary of its signing. Featured exhibits include: • Ship of Gold - Historic and beautiful gold bars and gold coins from the famous treasury ship the SS Central America, which sank during a hurricane

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in 1857. See 20 million dollars worth of the recovered treasure, including the 80pound Eureka ingot. • The gold nugget that started the California Gold Rush! • Special exhibits of minerals from within the Gadsden Purchase Treaty area of Arizona, which held some of America’s richest mines such as those at Tombstone, Bisbee and Ajo. • House cat-sized gold nugget! • Two fantasy castles - 5 and 10 inches high, crafted from 18K gold, malachite, diamonds, agates, garnet and diopase. • TWO Dinosaurs - the Diplodocus (85 ft tall) and the Acrocanthosaurus (39 ft long). Special events for the 50th show include fireworks on “A” Mountain on Wednesday evening at 9:30 pm and the arrival of the Wells Fargo Stagecoach on Thursday at 10 am. Of course, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the show is the chance to “shop till you drop” for minerals, jewelry, gems, lapidary art, meteorites and fossils offered by over 200 dealers from around the world. Families will want to bring their children to the “maze of mineral fun.” There will be daily door prizes and a special drawing on Sunday at 3 pm. Gold denotes strength, beauty, uniqueness, durability, value... all adjectives that apply to the enduring TGMS Show. Fifty years ago a few members of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society decided to have a mineral sale. From there it’s a Cinderella story - a little mineral show... way out west... became the premier and biggest Gem & Mineral Show in the World! Show hours are 10 am-6 pm ThursdaySaturday and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday. Daily admission is $5.50 with 14 and under free with paying adult. Tickets are available at all TCC outlets. For more information visit www.tgms.org.

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Tucson - Real. Natural. Arizona. A sophisticated city of 800,000 that feels like a sleepy desert town, Tucson has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, urban cowboys, and culture vultures alike. Spread out over a beautiful valley surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson is a fresh-air fan’s dream. Visitors enjoy hiking and horseback riding among towering saguaro cacti, and birdwatchers come in droves to find the Southeast Arizona specialty species. World-class observatories offer star-gazing programs and tours. Golf enthusiasts tee off on one of the area’s many fine courses designed by some of the world’s top golfers. Spa lovers are in heaven in Tucson, which is home to world class establishments including the famous Canyon Ranch, Miraval Life in Balance and Elizabeth Arden Red Door spas. Did we mention the weather? Over 300 days of sunshine a year - more than most cities in the world - allow visitors to play outside year round. It gets a bit toasty in summer but shaded getaways abound and (as the local mantra has it) it’s a dry heat. With its strong Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage, Tucson is home to attractions such as the Mission San Xavier del Bac, still serving the OV ER VIE W

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same Tohono O’Odham Indian community for whom it was established by the Franciscans two and a half centuries ago. Nor has the west been lost here. City slickers mingle with cowboys at guest ranches and country and western dance bars. Old Tucson Studios, where some of the west’s most famous legends were captured on celluloid, offers simulated shoot’em-ups and western entertainment shows. Civilized pleasures are plentiful, too. Tucson is one of only a few cities in the U.S. that have a resident symphony as well as opera, theater, and ballet companies. Palate-stimulating southwest cuisine and authentic Mexican food are among the city’s myriad dining options. Lively nightspots are easy to find. Those whose idea of a successful trip involves unique souvenirs will be delighted, too. Country western gear, Native American crafts, and southwestern gifts say it with salsa or cactus - can be found everywhere from mom-and-pop shops to air-conditioned malls. An hour’s drive south will bring you to Nogales, Mexico, where bargains and treasures mingle in arrays of colorful stalls. For more information go online to www.visittucson.org or call the Metropolitan Tucson CVB at 520-6241817/ 800-638-8350.

PAWSITIVELY AWESOME More than a museum! The Desert Museum is part zoo, part botanical garden and part natural history museum dedicated to fostering appreciation, knowledge and wise stewardship of the Sonoran Desert region.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Features New Schedule and New Event WE S FU TER N N

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros has grown to a nine-day event centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 20 professional rodeo events in North America. The event is Feb. 21-29 at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. New this year is the premiere of the Tucson Bull Riding and Honky Tank Tailgate Party, starring Rhett Akins, David Kersh, Daryle Singletary and Chad Brock, on Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets for the bull riding and concert are $25 general admission. Also new this year, the first performance of the Tucson Rodeo moves from its original Wednesday start date to the Sunday prior. This performance replaces the Women’s Championship Rodeo, which was held from 1999-2003. The new date of Sunday, Feb. 22 offers fans an additional weekend day to attend this annual tradition. Team roping fans will see the best of the best compete in the Mike Cervi Jr. Memorial Team Roping on Monday, Feb. 23 at noon. Admission is $8 at the gate. Slack for timed events is Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 24 and 25 at 8 am. Admission is $2. For both these events, children and school groups are free. The second performance of the Tucson

Rodeo is Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 pm, with Mutton Bustin’ and Junior Rodeo preceding the rodeo at 1 pm. The same schedule continues each day through Sunday, Feb. 29. The final performance is part of the PRCA ProRodeo Tour and features the top 12 athletes in each event. Reserved seating for rodeo performances is $10-$19. The Tucson Rodeo Parade is Thursday, Feb. 26 at 9 am. Billed as the world’s longest non-motorized parade, this two-hour spectacle features western-themed floats and buggies, historic horse-drawn coaches, festive Mexican folk dancers, marching bands and outfitted riders. The parade route begins at Park Ave. and Ajo Way, continues south on Park to Irvington Road, then heads west on Irvington Road to S. 6th Avenue, ending at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Tickets for grandstand seating at the parade are $4 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The Tucson Rodeo Committee and Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee, both volunteer-based, nonprofit community groups, stage La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. For rodeo and parade tickets and information, call 520-741-2233 or 800-9645662. Visit www.tucsonrodeo.com for detailed information.

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Tucson Attractions ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center 1421 W. Pima Mine Rd. (I-19, exit 80) Onehour tours of active copper mine, awardwinning exhibit center, gift shop, picnic area. Tu-Sa, 9a-5p. 520-625-7513

Pima Air & Space Museum 6000 E. Valencia Rd. More than 250 aircraft representing America’s history. Daily 9-5, no admittance after 4p. Also, tours of Davis Monthan’s AMARC facility. 520-574-0462

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd. Situated in the midst of the Sonoran Desert: living exhibits include more than 1,300 types of plants, 300 kinds of animals. Open daily, year-round. 520883-2702

Reid Park Zoo 1100 S. Randolph Way. More than 500 animals from different continents in naturalistic settings. 520-791-3204

Biosphere 2 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5. World’s largest, glassenclosed mini-world “Exploring Earth’s Future.” Guided tours, snacks, shops. 520838-6200 Colossal Cave Mountain Park 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail. 2,000-acre park, Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Cave tours, museum, trail rides, picnicking. Open daily. 520-647-7275 De Grazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N. Swan Rd. Most complete collection of De Grazia art in existence, gallery designed by De Grazia as was the nearby chapel. Gift shop. Free. 800-545-2185 Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium University of Arizona Planetarium, handson science exhibits, mineral museum and public observatory. 520-621-7827 Kitt Peak National Observatory 56 miles SW of Tucson via State Route 86, turn left at Junction 386. The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes. Visitor Center exhibits. gift shop, tours daily, also Nightly Observing Program (reservations req’d.) 520-318-8726 Mission San Xavier del Bac 1950 W. San Xavier Rd. One of the finest examples of mission architecture in U.S. Gift shop. Services held. Nearby are fry bread vendors and more arts & crafts shops. 520-294-2624 Old Tucson Studios 201 S. Kinney Road - famous movie location and western theme park featuring live musicals, thrilling western stunt shows, rides, gift shop and great restaurants! 520883-0100

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Saguaro National Park East 3693 South Old Spanish Trail. See the majestic saguaro, which grows only in the Sonoran Desert. Terrain differs from sister park to the west, with rolling hills, trees and desert shrubs. Trails, picnic areas, Visitor Center. 8-mile loop drive gives overview of park. 520-733-5153 Saguaro National Park West 2700 North Kinney Rd. Home to the most recognizable cactus in the world, the saguaro, which grows only in the Sonoran Desert. Hiking trails, VisitorCenter. 520733-5158 Titan Missile Museum 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Exit 69 off I-19 Descend into Titan II ICBM Site 571-7, the only publicly accessible missile complex in the world. Hours: Nov-Apr daily 9-5, last admittance at 4p. 520-625-7736 Tohono Chul Park 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Nature trail through desert gardens; breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the Tea Room; greenhouse and museum shops. 520-742-6455 Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 15 specialty gardens in this urban oasis. Gift shop and tours. 520326-9686 Tucson Children’s Museum 200 S. 6th Ave. Ten exciting galleries of hands-on exhibits and challenging activities. 520-792-9985 Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block 140 N. Main Ave. Permanent collection and changing exhibitions. Historic Block features five restored homes of Historic El Presidio District. (Closed Mon. Jun-Aug) 520-624-2333 For more attractions visit www.aztourist.com

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The Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair Is Coming

Taste of the Old West

experts and watching their demonstrations on traditional pottery production, Navajo rug weaving, Tohono O’odham basket making, and more. Native foods and musical performances by recording groups Burning Sky and Pima Express (Canyon Records) will round out the two-day celebration. A sampling of the 200 artists scheduled to attend include Loren Panteah (Zuni), Channel inlay jewelry; Carol Pecos (Jemez), Pottery storytellers and friendship bowls; and Brian Honyouti (Hopi), katsina doll carver. Join us on February 28 and 29 and see for yourself! Whether you are a serious collector, casual buyer, or first-time visitor, you will find much to experience, learn, and enjoy. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 104. Adm: $7-$3. For more information call 520-626-2973. 10 miles southwest of Tucson, 1-19 South, Exit 92

Nestled in the scenic foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Hidden Valley Inn offers not only delicious food, but nightly live entertainment in an Old West atmosphere. The Hidden Valley Inn originated in the 1930s as a watering hole for cowboys herding cattle to midtown Tucson. Beer was served to them from old-fashioned ice buckets. Eventually a stone house was built and outside grills were added for feeding the cowboys on the cattle drive. Hidden Valley Inn has evolved from a favorite of old time cowboys to the well known favorite of Tucsonans and visitors alike. Chuckwagons, postal wagons and teepees surround the lavishly painted Hidden Valley Inn. Inside you will find a vast collection of antiques, ranging from authentic buggies and saddles to tools and other western memorabilia. Unique to Hidden Valley Inn is the animated wood carvings. Each scene is handmade with intricate attention to detail. These elaborate and quite humorous displays are sure to please children and grown-ups alike.

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Arizona State Museum’s Southwest Indian Art Fair (SWIAF) is 10 years old. From a modest pottery fair in 1993, it has grown to become one of the most respected and highly anticipated events of Tucson’s high season. The fair takes place on Feb. 28 and 29 at the museum, located on the U of A campus east of the Main Gate at Park Ave. & Univ. Blvd. “We identify and invite the best Native American artists in the Southwest so that they may showcase current works for an appreciative southern Arizona audience,” says Interim Director Hartman H. Lomawaima. “In this way, ASM plays an important role in promoting and supporting indigenous artistic expressions that are so much part of Arizona’s history and living cultures.” The show exclusively features Native artists whose tribal affiliations are tied to the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Unlike most other art show and fair hosts, Arizona State Museum does not take a percentage of their sale revenues. Held on the museum’s beautifully manicured front lawn under the gently warming rays of the February sun, artists and shoppers alike enjoy the intimate setting and relaxed atmosphere. For collectors of top-quality Southwest Indian art this means one-stop shopping. Rather than making the trek to individual communities and reservations throughout the region to seek out the works of these fine artists, they will all be right here in Tucson. Even for the not-so-serious buyer or first-time browser, there is something for everyone, at every possible price range. There are also plenty of learning opportunities at the Southwest Indian Art Fair. Visitors will enjoy talking with Native

The Inn serves lunch and dinner seven days a week in the Hayloft dining room. For dinner, they feature mesquitebroiled steaks, prime rib, seafood and the famous BBQ ribs. For lunch, they offer famous half pound burgers, sandwiches and salads. Also, join them in their western-style saloon featuring swinging doors, a wooden dance floor and an impressive bar. The saloon girls will be on hand to serve up great Happy Hour Specials Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Now available, the Late Night Lounge Menu features wonderful food from 9-11pm. In addition to a fabulous dining experience, the Inn offers dinner shows such as the Gene Collins and Co. Magic Show, Murder Mystery Theatre, Gilbert Gauthier’s tribute to Frank Sinatra and his friends and the upcoming Sons of the Pioneers. Each show runs several dates and reservations are recommended. So mosey on down to the Hidden Valley Inn for a unique and highly enjoyable dining experience! For more information call 520-299-4941.

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March 13-14, 2004 San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation The area’s largest gathering NO VIDEO of American Indian food, CAMERAS crafts & dancing ALLOWED ADMISSION: $6 adults, $4 children, under 7yrs free. PARKING: $2

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Nogales • The county seat. • One of the major gateways between United States and Mexico. • Spanish for “walnut,” where the trees once grew in abundance. • Missions built by Spanish colonials still stand in the valleys. • Some original 1800 and early 1900 structures still stand. • Rich military history. Nogales -Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, 520-287-3685 Rio Rico • Planned community of 11,200. • Local market still readily accepts pesos. • Adored for its resort lifestyle, affordable housing, and its proximity to Mexico. • “The Forgotten Ones” prehistoric race, first link to modern history in the area. • Surrounded by rugged mountains and Sonoran landscape. • Brisk summer climate. Nogales-Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, 520-287-3685 Patagonia • Nestled between Santa Rita Mountains & Patagonia Mountains at intersection of the Harshaw & Sonoita Creeks. • Landscape provides foothills, valleys, towering trees. • Excellent climate and terrain for cattle ranching and mining. • An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. • A renowned bird watching destination. • Two major festivals during the year. Patagonia Visitor Center, 520-394-0060 Sonoita/Elgin • Founded when Santa Fe Railroad built an 88-mile line from Sonoita Creek to Benson. • 4970 ft. elevation with grasslands and canyons.

• Boasts one of Arizona’s tallest peaks, Mt. Wrightson. • History of prehistoric cultures. • An ongoing ranching history dates back to the 1800s when 3,000 cattle a day were shipped to the east. • Has been the scenic backdrop for many major films. • Traditional and rapidly growing wine industry. Sonoita-Elgin Chamber of Commerce, 520-455-5498 Tumacacori • Known as the town that’s too tough to pronounce. • Site of a Franciscan mission built in 1795 with still visible ruins, including chapel and graveyard. • Birthplace of Chili Paste. Nogales-Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, 520-287-3685 Tubac • First settled in 1752. • It bears evidence of Mammoth hunters. • Has been an Indian community, a Spanish colony, a territory of New Mexico, a Mexican community and a territory of Arizona. • Its Mercado atmosphere shines through its art-filled history. Tubac Chamber of Commerce, 520-398-2704 Amado • It has been a Hollywood hideaway for decades. • A wide range of ecosystems includes rugged peaks, pine forests, spring-fed canyons, Sonoran desert and the Santa Cruz River valley. • Abundant wildlife with hundreds of bird species. Nogales-Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, 520-287-3685

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Ajo’s 4th annual wildlife festival celebrates the people and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. The Shindig will take place on February 21, 2004 from 10-3 at Bud Walker Park and promises to be a “yelping good time!” This full day of family fun promotes awareness of the wonderful desert ecosystem, the abundant wildlife and plants of the area, and the lifestyles and economy that depend upon the desert and its balance of nature.

Free entertainment and activities will fill the sunny southern Arizona spring day. Come along for the Coyote Yelping Contest and music by Ted Ramirez and Santa Cruz River Band. You’ll also enjoy displays, demonstrations, information booths, food, sales items, and nature and wildlife tours. Winners of the poster and photography contests will be announced. For more information call Ajo District Chamber of Commerce at 520387-7742 or Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge at 520-387-6483.

Amado Territory Inn & Ranch Old West Hospitali-Tea!

At Amado Territory Inn and Ranch, located between Green Valley and Tubac... with easy access to Interstate I-19, the hospitality of the Old West is waiting for YOU! Particularly enjoyable is the Inn’s afternoon "High Tea.” You don’t need to be an overnight guest, but reservations are required. On Mondays and Tuesdays two or more folks -- and on Wednesdays and Thursdays eight or more -- can experience this unique "High Tea” from 2-4pm. Served are four types of tea, gourmet finger sandwiches, hors d’ouvres and desserts... and Amado’s specialty, apricot-pecan scones. Relax in the large, sunny, glass-enclosed Atrium as you savor the gourmet offerings and the panoramic views of the Santa Rita Mountains. Cost is $12 pp inclusive. Why not plan an overnight or two and renew your spirit at this beautiful Inn? The rooms have private baths, luxurious beds, hand-carved wooden furniture, patio, deck and porch access, but no television or telephone. (That wouldn't be like the Old West, would it?) Television and telephones can be found in the Great Room.

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Santa Cruz County is the first European inhabited area of Arizona. Father Kino named the region Santa Cruz or “holy cross” based on the odd flow of the river. It begins in the San Rafael Valley, winds south through Mexico, then makes a surprising turn north to re-enter Arizona at Nogales only to disappear underground and join the Gila River in Phoenix. See below for a “snapshot” of the various communities in this very interesting part of Arizona.

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For more information visit www.amado-territory-inn.com or call Toll Free: 888-398-8684 or Local: 520398-868 EXIT 48 OFF I-19 P.O. Box 81, Amado, Az 85645 Amado Territory Ranch Inn 30 miles south of Tucson. A ranch style bed and breakfast with wonderful breakfasts, luxury beds, private baths and balconies overlooking the Santa Rita Mountains.

Call Toll Free 1-888-398-8684

Ajo District Chamber of Commerce & Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Present

SONORAN SHINDIG Ajo, Az • Feb 21, 2004 • 10am-3pm A CELEBRATION OF THE DESERT

Ted Ramirez & Santa Cruz River Band Exhibits Nature & Wildlife Tours Photography & Poster Contests Food & Fun!

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Something New is Coming! Benson Antique Tractor Pull & Engine Show INA EV UGU EN RA T L

Something new and different and tons of fun is coming to Benson! The 1st Annual Benson Antique Tractor Pull & Engine Show will take place on Feb. 21 & 22, 2004, in West Lions Park, 200 North Ocotillo Road. Gates open at 9 am, pulls begin at 10 am. Tractors and engines of all kinds and sizes will be on display. Folks of all ages are guaranteed to have loads of fun. Motorized tractor owners may bring their own tractor and register to participate in the pulls. Pedal tractors will be available for children wishing to test their ability during the non-motorized pull events. Come and see just how far and how heavy a sled you can pull.

Not into pulling... no problem. Come cheer the folks who are and enjoy the concessions, raffles and exhibits. To get to Benson take I-10 to exit 303, 304 or 305. For advance registration contact Ken Dunagan at kdunagan@ssvecnet.com or call 520-384-4959 or 520-5082311. Participants using motorized tractors who are not members of Power from the Past Antique Tractor and Engine Club are required to pay the $20 membership fee. This event is sponsored by the Benson Chamber of Commerce, Benson Merchants Association, and Power from the Past Antique Tractor & Engine Club. For more information call 520-5862842 or 520-586-3645.

Family Fun in Douglas 6th Annual Pinata & Mariachi Festival CH DAT AN E GE

On March 13-14 from noon-7pm the City of Douglas will hold an annual family event at the 8th St. Park. This is the time for the community and visitors to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends. For miles around you’ll be able to see the Ferris wheel that is the hub of the carnival. The festival incorporates a U.S. vs. Mexico Soccer Tournament for young people. Car buffs will enjoy the Douglas Hot Rod Club display of the “best of the best” classic roadsters. (Contact the City of Douglas to register your classic car.) Never made a pinata? Learn the secrets in one of the workshops planned for indi-

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viduals and families throughout the event. There is a separate contest and there will also be prizes for the best theme, best representation of Mexico and best school. The lively music of the Mariachi bands always pleases the crowds as do the performances by the Folkloric Dancers. Vendors will be serving foods from across the border, featuring the popular Carne Asada, Churros and other favorites along with non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol will not be sold at the event, but beverages in a cooler from home will be permitted. Please - no glass, and of course take along a designated driver. Make it a day, make it a weekend, just make it out to the 6th Annual Pinata & Mariachi Festival of Douglas and “let’s fiesta!” Admission is FREE. For more information call the City of Douglas Recreation Center at 520-364-2496.

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Cochise County Attractions BENSON Kartchner Caverns - unique "living" cave, part of the Arizona State Parks. To guarantee that you will get in please call ahead for reservations. Discovery Center, picnic ramadas. Additional fee to enter the park. 520-586-CAVE (2283) BISBEE Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum Smithsonian Affiliate, open daily 10-4. 520432-7071 Muheim Heritage House Museum National Historic Site, $2 donation, open 10-4 daily or by appt. 520-432-7698 Queen Mine Tours - visitors ride in mine cars into the mines, tours are narrated by ex-miners. Open 7 days a week. Call for tour times and reservations. 520-432-2071 DOUGLAS San Bernadino National Wildlife Refuge - Great place for bird watching, free admission. 520-364-2104 Slaughter Ranch Museum - Part of the San Bernadino Spanish land grant of 1730, 15 miles outside of Douglas on Geronimo Trail. Adults $3, under 14 free. Open WeSu, 10-3. 520-558-2474 SIERRA VISTA Historic Fort Huachuca - founded in 1877, the fort’s historic cemetery, parade ground and officers’ homes are still in use. Fort Huachuca Museum features exhibits of the famous Buffalo Soldiers and more. Open MF, 9-4; weekends, 1-4. Army Intelligence Museum open M, W, F, 10-2. Fort open daily. 520-533-7111

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Arizona Folklore Preserve - in Ramsey Canyon, Arizona’s official balladeer Dolan Ellis and others perform. Reservations only. 520-378-6165 TOMBSTONE Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park - 1882 Cochise County Courthouse, one of the oldest in Arizona. Exhibits and artifacts tell of Tombstone's colorful past. 520-457-3311 Boothill Graveyard - original town cemetery laid out in 1878. Three men killed in the gunfight at the OK Corral, Billy Clanton and brothers Tom and Frank McLaury all lie here. 520-457-9344 Bird Cage Theater - called by the New York Times "the roughest, bawdiest, and most wicked nightspot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast." Complete original state, Tombstone’s best preserved historical landmark of the 1880s. Open daily. 800-457-3423 WILLCOX Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum memorabilia of Rex Allen, the famous cowboy, movie star and entertainer. Also the Cowboy Hall of Fame - portrait gallery of local cattlemen and women. Gift shop. Open daily 10-4, except holidays. 877-2344111 Chiricahua National Monument - a small section of the Chiricahua Mountains, contains large expanses of volcanic rocks eroded into dramatic pinnacles and spires. Camping, hiking, birdwatching. 520-8243560

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Tombstone, Arizona

A True Icon of the American West OV ER VIE W

“You keep fooling around out there amongst them Apaches and the only rock you’ll find will be your tombstone!” So Ed Schieffelin was told... but instead he found a bonanza in silver. By 1880 the combined wealth generated by the 11 mines of Tombstone made the town wealthier than Bill Gates is today. At that time it was the largest city west of the Mississippi with 480 businesses - and 60 of these were saloons, operating 24/7. Life was rough and lively. Come along and explore this unique old west town. You can watch a reenactment of the famous Wyatt Earp & Clanton Gang shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, and then visit Boothill Graveyard where Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, Frank Bowles, Lester Moore and an estimated 295 other people rest their boots and their souls. An experience not to be missed is the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Hours can be spent just browsing

through the 19th century equipment, mining tools, memorabilia, original documents, and photographs. The Chinese were an integral part of Tombstone’s history and economics with laundry and cooking services, working the mines and railroads and other labor intensive tasks. The Rose Tree Museum has a section devoted to this part of Tombstone’s history. The Bird Cage Theater, called by the New York Times “the roughest, bawdiest, and most wicked nightspot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast” was part of the largest red light district in the U.S. It remains in its complete original state and is Tombstone’s best preserved historical landmark of the 1880s. In 1962, the Department of the Interior designated Tombstone a Registered Historical Landmark. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 1-888-457-3929 or visit the excellent website at www.tombstone.org.

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22nd Annual Quilt Show & Sale Month-Long Event at Tombstone Art Gallery

January 31 - February 26, 2004 are the days you can experience an amazing variety of quilts at the Historic Tombstone Art Gallery, 317 Allen Street. The gallery building has survived from the famous days of mining in 1882. The Quilt Show & Sale displays both traditional and modern skills. Here you may view and purchase quilts, quilt tops and quilted articles or actually try your hand at this most enjoyable hobby. There will be FREE classes daily Monday through Friday each week from

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9:30-12:30. By prior arrangement, learn hand or machine piecing, applique, assembly, and binding methods. As you enjoy the beautiful exhibits, decide upon your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. All are welcome. The Gallery is open daily 9:30-4:30 and admission is free. For further information about the show or classes, please write Quilters, P.O. Box 334, Tombstone, AZ 85638 or contact Marian Spencer at 520-457-3476 or Patricia Roark at 520-457-3283.

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Jan 31-Feb 26, 2004 Daily 9:30am-4:30pm FREE CLASSES: Weekdays 9:30-12:30

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The most famous honky-tonk in America in 1881. The New York Times referred to it as the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast. For 9 years it was open 24 hours a day and was the site of 16 gunfights. It has 140 bullet holes and is Tombstone’s only historic landmark preserved in its original state. A Nostalgic Trip Into Tombstone’s Past. An Unforgettable Memory of the Old West.

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Boothill Graveyard When tempers flared in Tombstone the results usually were a burial in Boot Hill. Many notorious gunslingers are buried here including the losers of the OK Corral gun battle. The grave sites are authentic. ~ Visit the Original Boot Hill Graveyard Final Resting Place Of The Good, Bad, And Innocent. They Died With Their Boots On, In The Old West.

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Regional Attractions NEW MEXICO

Bard Imperial Date Gardens P.O. Box 100, Bard, CA 92222 760-572-0277, www.imperialdate.com

Albuquerque The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack & Casino P.O. Box 8510, Albuquerque, NM 87198 505-266-5555, www.abqdowns.com

Carlsbad Legoland One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-918-LEGO, www.legoland.com Oceanside California Surf Museum 223 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 760-721-6876, www.surfmuseum.org Palm Springs Moorten Botanical Garden 1701 S. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.moplants.com/moorten/index.html

Carlsbad Carlsbad Caverns 3225 National Parks Hwy Carlsbad, NM 88220 505-785-2232, www.nps.gov/cave Grants El Malpais Ruins 123 E. Roosevelt Ave., Grants, NM 87020 505-783-4774, www.nps.gov/elma Holloman AFB White Sands National Park P.O. Box 1086, Holloman AFB, NM 88330 505-679-2599, www.nps.gov/whsa

Various Cities Hornblower Cruises & Events San Diego, San Fransisco, Berkley, Marina del Ray & Newport Beach 800-ON-THE-BAY, www.hornblower.com

Various Cities Ski New Mexico P.O. Box 1104, Santa Fe, NM 87504 505-982-5300, www.skinewmexico.com

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Boulder Celestial Seasonings Visitor Center 4600 Sleepy Time Drive Boulder, CO 90301-3292, 303-581-1223 www.celesitalseasoning.com

Bluff Twin Rocks Café & Trading Post P.O. Box 330, Bluff, UT 84512 800-526-3448, www.twinrocks.com

Denver Denver Art Museum 100W. 14th Ave. Parkway Denver, CO 80204, 760-865-5000 www.denverartmuseum.org Denver Botanic Gardens 1005 York St., Denver, CO 80206 720-865-3500, www.botanicgardens.org Golden Buffalo Bill’s Museum & Grave 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Golden, CO 80401, 303-526-0744 www.buffalobill.org

Kanab Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park P.O. Box 95, Kanab, UT 84741-0095 435-648-2800, www.stateparks.utah.gov Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Monument Valley, UT 435-727-5870 (Visitor Center) www.navajonationparks.org Salt Lake City Hidden Treasures Wall-Dough P.O. Box 17779, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 801-560-7003, www.wall-dough.com

Sevier Coors Brewing Company P.O. Box 4030, BC200 Golden, CO 80401, 303-277-3880 www.coors.com

Fremont Indian State Park and Museum 3820 West Clear Creek Canyon Road Sevier, UT 84766 www.stateparks.utah.gov

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Goulding’s Trading Post and Museum Goulding’s Art’s and Crafts Gallery Stagecoach Dining Room

Visit us on our Website http://www.gouldings.com P.O. Box 360001 • Monument Valley, Utah 84536 Telephone (435) 727-3231 • Fax (435) 727-3344 Email: gouldings@gouldings.com

Two Great Hotel Choices The Comfort Inn and Hampton Inn of Santa Fe both offer relaxing surroundings and courteous staff to make your visit to Santa Fe, NM a pleasant and affordable experience. The Comfort Inn is located near I-25 and only six miles from historic downtown. The Inn is recognized each year by Choice Hotels International as an Award Winning hotel for superior service standards. Their location is extremely convenient with not far to travel to the area’s best restaurants, grocery stores and more. The Villa Linda Mall with nearly 100 shops is adjacent to the hotel, and the famous Plaza with restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions is only a few minutes away by car. The Comfort Inn features many amenities including a complimentary extended continental breakfast, spacious guestrooms, large mini-suite guestrooms with kitchenettes, wet bars and extra seating. Plus the Inn offers an indoor pool and spa, coin operated guest laundry, voicemail & data-port telephones, in-room hair dryer, coffee, iron and board and family PR OF ILE

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friendly cable programming. When talking to Pat Roach, the general manager, he said that the layout of the hotel is typical of Comfort Inns, but what really stands out is the service and the fact that people come back time and time again. Located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Hampton Inn Santa Fe maintains a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring an elite level of guest service and high-quality accommodations. A new feature at the Hampton Inn is free high-speed wireless Internet access; however, that is not all that the Inn offers. You’ll find a free, extensive breakfast buffet, large indoor pool and spa, sauna and fitness facility and upgraded in-room amenities. The Hampton Inn participates in the Hilton HHoners Frequent Stay program. With two great hotels it might be difficult to choose... however, the staff at both locations will be happy to serve you with excellence. For more information please log on to www.travelsouthwest.com or for the Comfort Inn, call 505-474-7330; for the Hampton Inn, call 505-4743900.

Regional Events FEB 13-22 WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT Parade of Homes Various locations - Self-guided tour of 25 new, professionally decorated houses in the St. George area, lots of ideas for those looking to buy or decorate. Visit any number of the houses in any order. Homes open daily 10a–7p, $10. 435-674-1400 FEB 13-AUG 31 SANTA FE, NM Manton de Manilla Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - Spanish colonial shawls & costumes, beautiful embroidery, silks & designs, learn the history & heritage of these works of art. 505-982-2226 FEB 14-15 IVINS, UT Art Show & Sale Coyote Gulch Art Village, Old Highway 91- In an art colony set amid beautiful red rock surroundings, ninety artists exhibit and sell a variety of work, 10a5p, free. 435-674-9595 FEB 27-MAR 7 NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA Snow Festival Various locations throughout the North Lake Tahoe area - Pancake brkfast, fireworks display, parade, contests, fashion show, competitions. Various prices, some free events. 530-583-5605

MAR 3-7 DENVER, CO Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show National Western Complex - 303-892-6800 MAR 5-7 WINTERHAVEN, CA Annual Pow Wow Early Spring Celebration Quechan Tribal Singing & Dancing Fr, Pow Wow on Sa-Su w/Gourd Dancing & Grand Entry, 10a. For more info contact San Pascual School: 760-572-0222 ext 2228 MAR 7 SANTA FE, NM Newport Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour The Lensic Theatre - Tour features Jazz greats i.e.: Randy Becker, James Moody, James Carter, Cedar Walton, $20-$55. 505-988-1234 MAR 19-21 LAUGHLIN, NV Int'l Coin, Currency & Stamp Expo River Palms Hotel Casino - Investment grade & collector merchandise, also hobby supplies, memorabilia; free appraisals, door prizes. Fr 11-6, Sa 10-6, Su 10-5, $2 (all 3 days) Srs $1. 818-997-6496

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AJ’s Fine Foods Presents

The Great Arizona Beer Festival Come sample more than 150 different brews

FEBRUARY 2004

Mar 27-28 PHOENIX Great Arizona Beer Festival

March 27th & 28th Arizona Center in Phoenix For more information log on to www.azbeer.com

Feb 7- Mar 28 APACHE JUNCTION Arizona Renaissance Festival

Feb 14-15 GLOBE Historic Home Tour, Antique & Quality Show Feb 13-15 CHANDLER Days of Wine and Roses Festival

FEBURARY 2004 FEATURED EVENTS

FEB 7-MAR 28 APACHE JUNCTION AZ Renaissance Festival

FEB 12-15 TUCSON

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Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 50th Anniversary

Days of Wine and Roses Festival

FEB 13-16 CASA GRANDE 37th Annual Casa Grande Indian Days - O'Odham Tash

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Mar 26-28 GLENDALE Thunderbird Balloon & Air Classic

Apr 2-4 TUCSON Spring Artisans Market

Feb 14-15 SCOTTSDALE 8th Annual Scottsdale Indian Artist of American Show

Largest and Most Decorated Winery in Arizona

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FEB 14-15 SCOTTSDALE 8th Annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show

FEB 14-15 GLOBE

FEB 21 SALOME

Historic Home Tour, Antique & Quilt Show

Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off

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FEB 21-29 TUCSON

FEB 28-29 TUCSON

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

SW Indian Art Fair!

• Historic Homes & Buildings • Additional Walking Tour of Downtown Historic District • Musical Performance “Broad Street Does Broadway” • Antique Show & Sale - Copper Rim School • Quilt Show at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts • Pancake Breakfast at St. Paul’s Methodist Church

February 14th-15th, 2004 Begins at 9am, last tour leaves 3pm. $7 Adults, $4 Children, Sr. Citizens $5 Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce & Economical Development Corporation

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Inn at 410 B&B 410 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 800-774-2008 Lynx Creek Farm P.O. Box 4301, Prescott, AZ 86302 Pinecone Lodge P.O. Box 3930, Pinetop, AZ 85935 928-367-2663 Southwest Inn at Sedona 3250 W. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 Info@swinn.com; www.swinn.com All rooms have oversized private baths, VCR’s, refrigerators, coffeemakers. Air conditioning, cable TV. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces. Deluxe continental breakfast, concierge to help with plans, onsite recreation inc. spa, pool, work-out room, high-speed internet café, meeting room. Close to golf, tennis, Sedona Racquet Club White Mountain Lodge P.O. Box 143/140 Main St., Greer, AZ 85927 888-493-7568, wmlodge@wmonline.com; www.wmlodge.com Room & Suite stays include a full breakfast, cabins feature full kitchens. Whirlpool tubs & Fireplaces in select rooms/cabins plus centrally located Hot Tub. Phones, VCR, satellite service. On the bank of the Little Colorado River, plenty of outdoor recreation choices.

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The Duquesne House 357 Duquesne Ave., Patagonia, AZ 85624 520-394-2732

CENTRAL ARIZONA A Valley o'the Sun B&B P.O. Box 2214, Scottsdale, AZ 85252 480-941-1281

Kohl’s Ranch Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541 800-331-5645, www.ilxresorts.com Noftsger Hill Inn 425 North Street, Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-2260

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touch than your typical hotel. At a B&B you have the opportunity to interact with the Innkeeper(s) and other guests, which is not something you normally do in a hotel. Bed & breakfasts also have fewer rooms than hotels and breakfast tends to come with the stay and is generally top notch. Q: Will we have our own bathroom? A: Most B&Bs offer private bathrooms; however, be sure to ask in advance. There are basic options: a private bathroom within your suite, a private bathroom outside of your suite, or a shared bathroom. Q: How much privacy will we have? A: Generally, you will have quite a bit of privacy. Most innkeepers can sense whether or not you wish to have a lot of interaction. Also, guests at B&Bs tend to be very respectful of the other guests.

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There are many factors that go into choosing just the right accommodations for your ideal vacation. Will a resort, hotel, motel, cabin or bed & breakfast be the most comfortable option for YOU? Hopefully, these Q&As aboutBed & Breakfasts will help you decide to either stay at one again or stay at one for the first time. This will be a multi-part article, but keep in mind, if an issue is important to you, just ask.

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Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast 175 Cedar St., Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-7530, www.cedarhill.biz

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Adobe Rose Inn 940 N. Olsen Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 800-328-4122, 520-318-4644

Casa De San Pedro 8933 S. Yell Lane, Hereford, AZ 85615-9250 800-588-6468, www. bedandbirds.com

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Bell Rock Inn & Suites 6246 Hwy 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 800-521-3131, www.ilxresorts.com

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Voted “Best Place to Stay”

The Southwest Inn at Sedona isn’t just your regular Bed & Breakfast. Besides being voted “The Best Place to Stay in Sedona” by the readers of Sedona Spectrum Magazine three years in a row, the Inn was also given an award for great design by Keep Sedona Beautiful. The views of the red rocks from your patio or deck are spectacular. The Inn offers its guests a deluxe continental breakfast each morning which includes freshly baked bagels, muffins, fruits, juices, cereal and more. All of the rooms feature oversized private baths, fireplaces, cable TV with HBO, VCRs, refrigerators and coffee makers, and two of their rooms are ADA handicapequipped. However, that is just a beginning. The inn has a variety of on-site recreation including an outdoor spa, swimming pool, work-out room with professional equipment and meeting space. There is also a high-speed Internet café available for only a small hourly fee, great for keeping connected on your trip. Business travelers will find that the Southwest Inn accommodates their needs. All guestrooms have voice mail and two

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telephone lines; one for regular telephone use and the other a dedicated modem line. Plus there is a state of the art conference room with high speed Internet accesses for meetings with up to 12 people. As a member of the Green Hotels Association, the Inn lends its hand in promoting the conservation of our environment by doing things such as using Ecofriendly cleaning products whenever possible and featuring ceiling fans in each room (in addition to air conditioning). All these wonderful features alone, however, couldn’t make the Southwest Inn at Sedona a great place to stay if it wasn’t for the quality of service you’ll receive from the staff. As one guest said in their testimonial letter, “It is difficult to separate my appreciation for the Inn from my incredible experience at seeing Sedona for the first time, but I still believe there is something special at your Inn. It shows in the details: the room decor, the fruit salad, most of all in the attitudes of the people. This quality is one that must be cultivated from the top and I commend you.” For more information call 800-2824166.

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Dog Parks Statewide Please observe all posted rules and clean up after your dog. Chandler Shawnee Park 1400 W. Mesquite, Alma School north of Warner, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. 3 acres of grass and desert landscaping, lots of room for dogs to run.

Oro Valley James D. Kriegh Park 23 W. Calle Concordia, NE corner 6a - 10p, Sun-Sat. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, restrooms, and trash. 14,000 sq. ft. with water fountain for both people and dogs. Oro Valley Parks & Recreation, 520-229-5050

Snedigar Bark Park 4500 S. Basha Rd., Alma School Road & Ocotillo, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, dog fountain, handicap access, poopbags, parking, restrooms, lights, water, and trash. Training obstacles such as a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel, and hurdles. Chandler Parks Division, 480-782-2750

Payson Payson Off-Leash Park McLane Rd., next to Library, 1 mile north of McLane and Longhorn, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash cans. Over an acre, small dog fenced area. Payson Parks & Recreation, 928-747-5242

Flagstaff Thorpe Bark Park 600 N. Thorpe, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well.

Prescott Willow Creek Dog Park 3181 Willow Creek Rd., Commerce Dr., 7a 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, trees, parking, restrooms, water, and trash cans. Separate 1/2 acre area for small dogs. Prescott Parks & Recreation, 928-777-1122

Bushmaster Park 3150 N. Altavista, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Flagstaff Parks & Recreation, 928-779-7690 Fountain Hills Desert Vista Park 11800 N. Desert Vista Dr., Saguaro Blvd., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 3.5 acres of turf and a 1/2 acre fenced area for smaller dogs. Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation, 480-816-5152 Gilbert Dog Park at Crossroads 2155 E. Knox Rd., west of Greenfield, south of Warner, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Separate fenced areas for active and timid dogs. No shade, early morning or evening is best for summer. Tables and rest area. Gilbert Parks & Recreation, 480-503-6200 Glendale Foothills Dog Park 57th & Union Dr., next to baseball field 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Access is from North Glendale Library parking lot. Agility toys for practice and play. Trails nearby. Sahuaro Ranch Park 63rd Ave. & Mountain View, 6a - 10p. Trees and benches. Enclosed off-leash area within park, almost an acre. Glendale Parks & Recreation, 623-930-2820 Kingman Lewis Kingman Park Route 66/Andy Devine, Louis, & Harrison, Dawn - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, restrooms, parking, lights, water, trash cans, and shelter. 2 acre park, plenty of shade, some agility equipment, and beautiful lawn. Kingman Parks & Recreation, 928-757-7919 Lake Havasu City Lion’s Dog Park 1340 McCulloch, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, trash, and shelter. Over 1/8 acre, fire hydrant water fountain that sprays onto a concrete pad for dogs to play on. Lake Havasu Parks & Recreation, 928453-8686 Mesa Quail Run 4155 E. Virginia, Greenfield & Virginia, Sunrise - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, restrooms, lights, water, and trash cans. About 3 acres of grass, lots of new trees. Mesa Parks & Recreation, 480-644-5040

Scottsdale Chaparral Park 5401 N. Hayden Rd., dog park located at SE corner of McDonald Dr. and Hayden Rd. Dawn - 9p, 2.2 acres, fenced, passive & large dog areas, shade, water, benches, and restroom. Horizon Park 15444 N. 100th St., Thompson Peak Parkway & 100th St., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, disposal bags, parking, phones, restrooms, and trash cans. Some shade, fountains for both people and dogs. Vista del Camino Park 7700 East Pierce St., west on Pierce St. from Hayden Rd., Sunrise - 10:30p. Fenced, benches, mutt mitt stations, some light, and drinking fountains for both people and dogs. Just under an acre with restroom facilities nearby. Scottsdale Parks & Recreation, 480312-2331 Tempe Creamery Park 1520 E. 8th St., west of McClintoch, south of University, 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Mitchell Park Mitchell Dr. & 9th St., 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Papago Parks 1000 N. College Ave., south of Curry, 6aMidnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Tempe Parks & Recreation, 480-350-5200 Tucson Christopher Columbus Park (city park) 4600 N. Silverbell, between St. Mary’s & Speedway, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1/3 of an acre. McDonald Park (county park) 4100 N. Harrison Rd., Tanque Verde, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1.25 acres, two fenced areas for small and larger dogs. Reid Park Dog Park (city park) Alvernon & 22ND St., near zoo entrance - old baseball field, 7 a-10p. Fenced, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash. In a converted ball field within Reid Park, grassy with trees. Tucson Parks & Recreation, 520791-4873. Pima County Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6000

Lodging Etiquette • Contact the location - find out about restrictions for size or type of pets; ask about non-refundable fees or any deposits required; consider a first level room to make “bathroom” trips easier. • At check-in - inquire about areas you can take your pet for walks and where they are not allowed. • Inside the room - cover furniture and beds your pet will be using; bring a mat to

put food and water on, unless fed outside. • Leaving your room - avoid leaving your pet in the room alone; if you must, inform the front desk and leave something to entertain your pet. • During your stay - wipe off dirty or muddy paws before going into the room; if your pet damages property, report it and offer to pay the costs.

Hiking with Dogs in Arizona National Parks In general, pets are permitted but must be restrained either on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length or caged at all times. Some parks have further restrictions. You can access information on the parks you plan to visit at http://www.nps.gov/parks.html. Some park webpages have lists of nearby kennels where you can leave your pet during your stay in the park. Arizona State Parks Dogs are allowed on trails if leashed, with the exception of Red Rock State Park. They are not allowed in historic parks. 602-542-4174 National Forests • Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Dogs must be leashed in campgrounds,

recommended on trails. 928-333-4301 • Coconino National Forest - Dogs must be caged or on a leash. 928-527-3600 • Coronado National Forest - Dogs are allowed on trails if leashed. Dogs are NOT allowed in wilderness areas or Sabino Canyon. 520-670-4552 • Kaibab National Forest - Dogs must be leashed in campgrounds. 800-863-0546 • Prescott National Forest - Dogs must be leashed at all times. 928-445-1762 • Tonto National Forest - Dogs must be leashed in any developed areas, on trails & around other people. 602-225-5200 Wildlife Refuges Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times. 520-823-4251 Bureau of Land Management Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times. 520-258-7200

Pet Friendly Hotels ARIZONA FLAGSTAFF Ramada Limited West

2755 Woodland Village

877-703-0291

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TUCSON Ghost Ranch Lodge

801 W. Miracle Mile

800-456-7565

www.ghostranchlodge.com

BENSON Motel 6

637 S. Whetstone Commerce Dr.

800-466-8356

GOODYEAR Hampton Inn & Suites

2000 N. Litchfield Rd.

www.hamptoninn.com

MESA La Quinta Inn & Suites

6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd.

800-531-5900

Select Suites Mesa Fiesta Mall

960 W. Southern

www.selectsuites.com

PHOENIX Best Western Inn

17211 N. Black Canyon Hwy.800-937-8376

www.bestwestern.com/bellhotel

SCOTTSDALE Hampton Inn

4415 N. Civic Center Plaza 800-426-7866

www.amdest.com

Residence Inn by Marriott-Scottsdale 6040 N. Scottsdale Rd.

800-426-7866

800-821-8005

800-835-6205

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Scottsdale Marriott At McDowell Mountains 16770 N. Perimeter Drive 800-288-6127

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SIERRA VISTA Motel 6 - Location #0277

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TEMPE Amerisuites

1520 W. Baseline Rd.

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Best Western Inn of Tempe Comfort Inn & Suites

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TUCSON Clarion Randolph Hotel

102 N. Alvernon

800-227-6086

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LOS ANGELES Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

115 S. Fairfax Ave

800-334-1658

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MONTEREY Victorian Inn

487 Foam St

800-232-4141

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NMLRA Western National Shoot FEB 25-29 PHOENIX The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association is hosting its Western National Shoot at the Ben Avery Range, just north of Phoenix on I-17 and the Carefree Highway. Come out and enjoy the sights. Events include competitive shooting, knife and tomahawk throwing, black powder cartridge matches, a pre-1840 Trader’s Row with Muzzle Loading accoutrements, clothing, and supplies. There will also be primitive camps with Tipis and Boy Scout camps. Competitive matches include traditional as well as modern in-line muzzleloaders. Primitive matches are shot in period costume including buckskins. Join us for competition or just come as a spectator. There is no fee to watch or visit Trader’s Row. For more information call 480-557-0301.

Maricopa Lapidary Society

54th Phoenix Gem and Mineral Show “2004 - Rock & Gems Galore” 18,000 sq.ft. display of award-winning jewelry, gems, minerals and lapidary art. Choice rough, slabs, tools, finished gems and jewelry for sale. Demonstrations show how to make your own beautiful jewelry and how to pan gold.

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FEB 4-17 QUARTZSITE Prospector’s Panorama Peddler’s Faire Prospector’s Panorama - General merchandise, unusual finds, free adm. 928-927-6467 FEB 12-15 TUCSON Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 50th Anniversary Tucson Conv Ctr - Theme is “Gold.” Mineral, gem, fossil, bead, jewelry, etc. Earth Sciences maze for kids. Th-Sa 106; Su 10-5. $5.50. Under 14 free w/adult. 520-322-5773 FEB 13 SAFFORD Winter Preview “Tales & Tunes” Safford HS - Cowboy music & poetry, after the show enjoy refreshments and visit with artists, doors open 6:30, concert 7p. Tickets 888-837-1841; Info 928-348-9371 FEB 13-15 SUPERIOR Language of Flowers Show & Chocolate Tasting Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Plants, blossoms & interpretation of meanings. Gourmet chocolate sale, tasting tickets avail. Open 8-5, $6 adults, $3/5-12. 520-689-2811 FEB 13-15 WICKENBURG Gold Rush Days Sr pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dance, arts/crafts, entertainment, BBQ, gem show. Fr: classic car show, Sa: parade, Su: mucking & drilling contest. For times/etc: 928-684-5479 FEB 13-15 YUMA Yuma River Daze Arts & Crafts Fair Historic Downtown - 2 blocks of vendors display and sell their arts & crafts. Live entertainment, food booths, free, 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. 928-782-5712 FEB 13-15 CAMP VERDE Pecan, Wine and Antique Festival Community Center, Main St. - Pecan judging, wine tasting from 4 wineries, jazz entertainment, 25+ antique booths, hay rides, spinning/blacksmith demos, more! 928-5670535 FEB 13-15 CAVE CREEK 5th Annual Tribune Spring Arts & Crafts Festival Downtown - 150+ juried artists/crafters, contemporary & SW art, fashions, jewelry, more! Food, Kids Zone. 10adusk, free adm & parking. 623-842-8434 FEB 13-15 YUMA 59th Annual Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo & Parade Yuma Co. Fairgrounds - Parade Sa 8-Noon; Rodeo Performances: Fr 1p, Sa 1p & 7p, Su 1p. Gen adm $9, box seats avail. 928-344-5451 FEB 13-15 LAKE HAVASU 22nd Annual Home Show High School on S. Palo Verde - Find everything for your home! Bigger than last year! Colorado River Building Industry Assoc. Free! Fri 4p-7:30p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-3p. 928-453-7755 FEB 13-15 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest of 5th Avenue 5th Ave District - Fine artist tents, unique shops, live entertainment and food. Free admission, 10a-6p. 480-9685353 or 1-888-ARTFEST or visit www.888artfest.com FEB 13-15 SCOTTSDALE 13th Annual Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival Scottsdale Pavilions - Juried show of 180+ artists & chocolate from 25+ chocolatiers, some sweet sampling. Taste, look, purchase. $2. 10a-5p. 480-837-5637 FEB 13-15 CHANDLER Days of Wine and Roses Festival Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Award-winning food, free Champagne & Beaujolais tasting, music Fri eve/Sat, a rose w/meal. Fr-Sa 11:30a-6p, Su Noon-5p. 480-792-6927

FEB 13-16 CASA GRANDE 37th Annual Casa Grande Indian Days - O’Odham Tash Juried arts & crafts, All-Indian Rodeo, Rodeo Queen Pageant, parade, pow wow, Chicken Scratch bands, carnival, fast pitch softball, food booths. 520-836-4723 or 800-916-1515. FEB 13-22 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Westworld - Most prestigious N. American Arabian horse show. 2000 horses, 300+ vendors, 25 eateries. 8a-5p daily plus 6-9p Fr-Sa, $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-5151500 FEB 14 FLORENCE Tour of Historic Florence Florence has more homes on the National Historic Register than any other town in AZ. Free shuttle, 10a-4p. $8 advance, $10 day of. Tickets avail at Chamber. 800437-9433 FEB 14 COTTONWOOD Arts & Crafts American Style Clemenceau School Auditorium - Crafts from all over AZ, statewide artists & artisans display/sell their art work. Benefits Clemenceau Heritage Museum. 9a-4p, $1 donation. 928-634-2868 FEB 14 SAN CARLOS Valentine’s Day Party Apache Gold Casino- Ceremony for couples to renew their vows with special guests, and Sweetheart Dance in the Cabaret, photos for couples & more! 800-APACHE-8 FEB 14 BOUSE WWII Camp Bouse Memorial & Military Display Hwy 72 at Monument Site - All invited to come learn about Camp Bouse, top secret training area in 1942-43. 11a w/ lunch to follow. Free adm w/small lunch fee. 928851-2498 FEB 14 CHLORIDE Annual St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Yesterdays Restaurant - All couples receive a free appetizer; dancing to live music, 6p-closing. 928-565-4251 FEB 14-15 SAFFORD Eastern AZ Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest Graham County Fairgrounds - National fiddlers jam, dance & compete for over $4000 & other awards. Dance Sa night. RV parking, dump station. $4, under 12 free w/adult. 928-428-3413 FEB 14-15 GLOBE Historic Home Tour, Antique & Quilt Show Historic homes, buildings & shops. From 9a, last tour 3p. $7/$5/ $4. Antique Show free w/tour, Copper Rim School. Quilt Show free, Cobre Valley Center forArts. 800-8045623 FEB 14-15 GLENDALE AZ Early Days Gas Engine & Tractors Sahuaro Ranch Park - Classic & pedal tractors, gas engines, raffles, hay rides, kid’s events, silent auction, parade, food, historic homes, 9a-4p, $. 602-451-8969 FEB 14-15 SCOTTSDALE 8th Annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show Center for the Arts -100+ award-winning American Indian artists, entertainment, fashion show, HawkQuest, auction, more. $8, under 12 free. 866-398-2226; tickets: 480-994-ARTS FEB 14-15 PHOENIX Phoenix Antique Market AZ State Fairgrounds - Arizona’s #1 largest collectors’ show & sale, incl’s verbal appraisal clinic ($5/item), harpist, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. $3. 602-717-7337 FEB 14-15 PHOENIX Navajo Folk Art Festival Heard Museum North at el Pedregal Festival Marketplace - Approx. 30 Native American artists show and sell their art to a background of live music. 10a-4p. Free. 480-488-9817/602-252-8848 FEB 20-22 GOODYEAR Goodyear Rodeo Days Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Sr pro rodeo, Fr 9a: Slack Day, free with park adm. Sa & Su, 2p, $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 5-12; under 5 free. 623-932-2260 FEB 21 SALOME Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off Indian Hills Airpark - Chili & salsa competition/tasting; Poker Runs incl 4-wheel, air & horse runs; aircraft contests, classic cars, 9a-5p. Free. 928-859-3846 FEB 21 CASA GRANDE Downtown P’Art’Y Children’s arts & crafts, Casa Grande Valley Historical Society museum tours, art show, food, bake sales and entertainment, free, 10a-2p. 520-421-8677 FEB 21 PHOENIX Prospector’s Family Day AZ Mining & Mineral Museum - Museum/AZ Prospectors’ Assoc, learn to pan for gold, detect metal, make jewelry, identify minerals/rocks, mineral sale. 10a4p. Free adm. 602-255-3795x10 FEB 21 YUMA 42nd Annual Yuma Air Show Marine Corps Air Station - Learn the objectives of the Marine Corps, view military & vintage planes, military hardware, enjoy appetizing food. Gates open 8a. www.yuma.usmc-mccs.org/yumaairshow.htm FEB 21 AJO Sonoran Shindig Bud Walker Park - Sonoran desert celebration, activities, live music, displays, info booths, raffles, sale, food, & fun for the kids. 10a-3p, free. 520-387-7742 FEB 21 ARIZONA CITY Arizona City Western Daze Fire Dept. complex, Sunland Gin Rd - Parade 9:30a, festival immediately after w/arts & crafts, live entertainment, car show, games, food vendors. Free adm. 520-466-5141

FEBRUARY 2004 FEB 21 GOLDFIELD Superstition Mtn Chili Cook-Off Goldfield Ghost Town - Mine tours, train rides, gunfights, live music, horserides, jeep tours. Tasting 11:30a, $4. Salsa Competition. Fundraiser. 480-983-6496 FEB 21 VAIL Annual Unsanctioned Anything Goes Chile Cook-Off Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Chile competition, cowboy poetry, fashion show, sluicing for gold, live music. $3/car, $3.50/tasting. 10a-2p. 520-647-7121 FEB 21-22 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - Presents wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 520-284-9627 FEB 21-22 CASA GRANDE Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival Pinal County Fair Grounds- Gourds Galore! Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. 520-723-4432 FEB 21-22 BULLHEAD CITY Quilts on the River Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Hwy 95 - All kinds of quilts, raffle, vendors, boutique, door prizes, quilters’ garage sale, $5, Sa 9-5, Su 9-4. No strollers please. 928-768-9308 FEB 21-22 BENSON 1st Annual Benson Antique Tractor Pull & Engine Show Lions Park - Open 9a, pulls begin 10a. Tractors/engines of all kinds & sizes on display. Enter the pull or come cheer, enjoy the concessions, raffles & exhibits. 520-586-2842 FEB 21-22 APACHE JUNCTION Annual Gem & Rock Show Apache Junction HS - auctions, displays, demos, prizes, gems, rocks, jewelry, supplies, wire wrapping. Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. Adults/ $2.50, students wi/ ID $1, under 12 free. 480-671-2944 FEB 21-29 TUCSON La Fiesta de los Vaqueros PRCA Winter Tour Rodeo, the largest outdoor winter rodeo in the US. Tickets $10-19 according to seating, 2p5p. Rodeo Parade pm 2/26. 9a. 520-741-2233 FEB 24 GREEN VALLEY Annual Green Valley Health Fair West Center - Health expo with over 90 vendors and providers, testing/screening provided, 9a-1p. 520-6252273 FEB 25-29 PHOENIX Western National Shoot Ben Avery Shooting Range - National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, incl’s Traders Row, competitive shooting, knife & tomahawk throwing, demonstrations, 8-5. Free to spectators. 480-557-0301 FEB 26-29 APACHE JUNCTION Lost Dutchman Days Community celebrates Lost Dutchman legend w/ professional rodeo & rodeo dance, carnival, entertainment, arts & craft show, wild horse & burro adoption, themed parade on 28th. 800-252-3141 FEB 27-28 SIERRA VISTA African-American Culture Celebration Ethel Berger Ctr - African-American Expo; performance by martial arts group Capoeira; World Culture party. For times/prices: 520-417-6980 or valeria@starband.net FEB 27-29 FOUNTAIN HILLS Fountain Hills Great Fair Ave of the Fountains - 515 artists/crafts people, juried show. 10a-5p Fr-Sa, 8a-5p Su. Entertainment on 2 ministages, food booths & carnival. Hot air balloons on Su. 480-837-1654 FEB 27-29 MESA 53rd Phoenix Gem & Mineral Show - Gems Galore Mesa Centennial Hall - Minerals, rocks, lapidary, beads, gold panning. $5, under 12 free, Fr/Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. 602-818-8869 FEB 28 SUPERIOR World Desert Fair Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Foods, crafts, entertainment, features foods/plants from deserts all over the world, 11a-3p. Open 8-5, $6 adults, $3 kids 5-12. 520689-2811 FEB 28 YUMA Yuma Crossing Day Historic Downtown/state parks - Re-enactments, gunfights, Buffalo Soldiers, train rides, tours, dancers, exhibitions, Southwestern music. 10a-4p. 928-783-2423 FEB 28 PEORIA FanFest Sports Complex - Kick off Major League baseball Spring Training, meet the San Diego Padres & Seattle Mariners. Autographs, practice, sports memorabilia, food, free adm & parking, 9a-3p. 623-773-7315 FEB 28 CAMP VERDE Exodus Day Commemoration of the Yavapai-Apache Indian people’s forced march away & returning home to the Verde Valley. Dancing, food, arts & crafts, re-enactment walk. Free adm, 6a-6p. 928-567-1006 FEB 28 QUARTZSITE 1st Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff Rice Ranch, Kuehn Blvd - Sponsored by the CASI (Chili Appreciation Society Int’l) with entrants from all over the state. 928-927-9321 FEB 28-29 SIERRA VISTA Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild Show “Desert Warmth” Buena High School - 25th Anniv. of the guild, come see amazing handiwork, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-3p, $2. 520-4176960 FEB 28-29 TUCSON SW Indian Art Fair AZ State Museum (UofA) - 200 of the finest regional Indian artists, award-winning arts/crafts, music, dance, native foods. Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $7 gen, $5 members, $3 ages 6-12. 520-626-8381


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MAR 4-6 PARKER Blue Grass Festival La Paz County Park - Featuring some of the country’s best talent including the US Navy Blue Grass Band, great vendors and an RV Show. 8a-8p daily. Call for prices: 928-669-2174

MAR 13-14 TOMBSTONE Ed Schieffelin’s Territorial Days City Park area - Honoring the prospectors that laid out the plans for the town, Firemen’s muster w/ championship hose cart races, Pet Parade. Call for times: 888-457-3929

MAR 4-7 COOLIDGE Cotton Days San Carlos Park - Parade, arts, crafts, food, car show, carnival, 10K run, volleyball, horseshoes, cotton bale rolling contest, street dance. Call for times: 520-723-3009

MAR 13-14 TUCSON Wa:k Pow Wow San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American inter-tribal dancing, contests, booths with Native American food/arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10-7p. Adults/$6, 7 & up/$4. 520-294-5727

MAR 4-7 SEDONA Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop Documentaries, shorts and features from around the world, incl new programs for 10th anniv; Workshop: Sound Thinking; fabulous parties. 877-733-3662

MAR 13-14 GLENDALE Get Back to the Past “A Gathering of Cowboy Poets” Sahuaro Ranch - Cowboy poets, musicians, re-enactors, storytellers, demos & home tours, 10a-4p, free. Eve concert, for ticket info call: 623-939-5782

MAR 5-6 GLENDALE 32nd Annual Benefit Quilt Show & Auction Glencroft Retirement Community - Fri: crafts, antiques, collectibles, books, food, silent auction, 3p-8p. Sa: booths, quilt auction, 7:30a-1p. Free adm. 623-847-3004

MAR 13-14 PICACHO Civil War in the SW Picacho Peak State Park - Re-enactments of Civil War battle for Pichaco Pass & two other SW battles. Period costumes, music & encampments of late 1860s. $6/car, 10a-4p. 520-466-3183

MAR 5-7 ORACLE Annual Oracle Fine Art Weekend Artists will open studios & share techniques, demos, and provide a self-guided driving tour, 10a-4p each day. 520896-9200 or 800-699-3043 MAR 5-7 PHOENIX 16th Annual Art Detour Downtown - 70 artist studios, galleries & art spaces open for self-guided tours, & the Mystery Galleries. Fr 6-10p, Sa 10a-6p, Su 12p-6p. Free, free shuttles. 602-256-7539 MAR 5-7 CASA GRANDE 46th Annual Cactus Fly-In Municipal Airport - Will include antique, classic, experimental & military warbirds, vendors & fly-bys. $5/person or $10/car, 8a-5p. 520-426-3616 MAR 6 MESA Mesa Day Miniature Parade Center & Main, downtown - Parade w/miniature floats, bands, dance troupes and more. 10a-11a. 480-644EVENT MAR 6 CASA GRANDE 9th Annual AZ State Open Chili Championship Dave White Regional Park - Cookoff, car show, arts & crafts vendors, plus live entertainment. 10a-6p. Free adm. 800-916-1515 MAR 6-7 TUBAC Art Walk Walking tour of studios and galleries, including artists’ demonstrations of works in progress. Simply admire or discuss works with the artists. 9a-5p. Free. 520-398-2704 MAR 11-14 PARKER La Paz County Fair Manataba Park - 4-H exhibits, carnival, entertainment, Miss La Paz County Scholarship Pageant. 8-10Thurs Sat, 8-8 Sun. Dm $6 adults, srs & ages 6-12 $4, 5& under free. Season passes avail: 928-669-2174 MAR 12-13 BOUSE Spring Fever Days Community Hall - Experience the Arizona Outback during Spring Fever Days in Bouse w/arts, crafts, swap meet, BBQ and other good food! 9a-5p. Free, fee for lunch. 928-851-2498 MAR 12-14 CHANDLER The Ostrich Festival Tumbleweed Park - “One of the Top 10 Unique Festivals in the U.S.” Ostrich & exotic animal races, live music by national headliners, carnival rides, food & drink. Adults/$3 after 6p-$6, Seniors/$2, Kids/$1. 480-963-4571 MAR 12-14 MARANA Founders’ Day Ora Mae Harn Park - Fri team roping; Sat parade 9a-11a, activities in park 1p-9p, equestrian opening 9:30, youth events all day; Sun team penning. 520-682-3324 MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Arts Festival Civic Center Grounds - Featuring nearly 200 artists, juried art, gourmet food, live musical entertainment, children’s art activities. $6, 12 & under free. Fr-Sa 10a-6p, Su 10a-5p. 480-994-ARTS MAR 12-14 SAN CARLOS Intertribal Pow Wow Apache Gold Casino - Competition dancing, gourd dancing, authentic arts, crafts & traditional Apache food. Grand Entry Fr- 8p, Sa- 1p & 7p, Su- 12p. Free adm, bring own chair. 800-APACHE-8

MAR 20-21 COTTONWOOD Verde Valley Gem & Mineral Show Mingus Union H.S. - Info on gems, minerals, lapidary & geology. Exhibits, demos, raffles, dealers, silent auction, kid’s exhibit & more. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $3. 928-6490669 MAR 20-21 SUPERIOR Superior Apache Leap Mountain Festival Old Town - Parade, Baile Folklorico, mining competitions, southwest food, music, crafts, carnival. Sa 10a-9p, Su 10a-6p. Free. 520-689-0200 MAR 20-21 ANTHEM Anthem Days Festival Anthem Comm Park - over 200 arts & crafts booths, Int’l Food Court, entertainment, kiddie zone, kite flying competition, 5K race, more. Free, 10a-5p. Take I-17 N to Anthem Way exit & go R. 480-488-2014 MAR 20-21 PHOENIX Phoenix Antique Market AZ State Fairgrounds - AZ’s #1 largest collectors’ show & sale, live entertainment. $3. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. 602717-7337

MAR 13-14 GOODYEAR Tres Rios Nature Festival Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Celebrate the area’s rich wildlife and culture. Incl’s historical tours, canoe trips, hikes, bird watching, children’s crafts & more. $10/car, 9a-4p. 623-204-2130

MAR 20-21 MESA Archeology Expo Mesa Southwest Museum - Hands-on programs, 40+ special displays/booths, make crafts, play games, see history re-enactors, more! Sa 9-4, Su 10-4. Free adm. 602-5424009

MAR 13-28 SUPERIOR Spring Plant Sale Boyce Thompson Arboretum - 1000s of drought-tolerant plants, see mature species on grounds. Horticulturists on hand to answer questions on weekend days. 8a-5p. Adults $6, kids $3. 520-689-2811

MAR 21 YUMA Yuma Vigilante Chili & Salsa Cook-Off Old Town Yuma, Main St. - 138th Anniversary, gunfighters from across the nation, chili and salsa cook-off, 10a4p. Prices vary. 928-329-1717, 928-783-2423

MAR 14 APACHE JUNCTION Dons of AZ Lost Dutchman Gold Mine Superstition Mountain Trek Superstition Mts - 1, 3 & 5mi hikes. Popovers, BBQ & legendrama. Pan for gold, craft demos, Indian & Mexican dances, 8:30a-10p, call for tickets: 602-258-6016 MAR 18-21 SCOTTSDALE Bison Communities National Festival of the West WestWorld - Western film celebrities, cowboy poetry, costume contests, mounted shooting competition, huge retail show w/all things Western, $12 adults, $11 srs, $4/12 & under, 10a-dusk. 602-996-4387

MAR 21 PHOENIX Annual Sunday on Central Central Ave between Virgina & Osbourn - Presented by APS, multicultural street festival, national & local entertainers, APS circus stage, kid’s entertainment. 11a-5p. Free. 602-262-4627 MAR 21 TUCSON Country Fair Lew Sorensen Comm Ctr - Desert Bluegrass Assoc will play; native plant care & organic gardening demos, fancy poultry show, arts & crafts, flea market, BBQ. 10a-4p. Free adm. 520-232-1201

MAR 19-20 TUCSON Very Nearly Annual Benefit Booksale AZ State Museum - Features deep discounts on new books from a variety of publishers. 10a-4p. Free adm. 520-626-5886

MAR 21 PHOENIX Coronado Historic Home Tour Meet at Coronado Park - Restored historic homes in the Coronado Historic District, AZ Lambda Car Club vintage cars, food, entertainment 11a-4p, $9 w/can food donation, $10. 602-252-0173

MAR 19-20 BISBEE 11th Annual Spring Art Auction Copper Queen Plaza - Preview of art Fr 11-8, Sa 1-4; Auction Sa 7p ($2 bid fee). Plein Air Painting Contest, Sa 10-3. Guided tours of artists’ private studios. 520-4323765/1500 or 520-234-7054

MAR 24-28 CASA GRANDE Pinal County Fair Pinal Co. Fairground- live entertainment, Hispanic Concert, arts & crafts, wrestling, 4H & FFA livestock, carnival rides, petting zoo. Adults $5, kids $2. Mo-Su 9a10p, Sat 9a-11p. 520-723-5242

MAR 19-21 SCOTTSDALE Chicago Fest Scottsdale Downtown - Food & music fest w/2 continuous live stages. Celebration of jazz, blues, and food from the Windy City. Fr 5p-10p, Sa 12p-10p, Su 12p-5p. Free. 480-968-5353 / 1-888-ARTFEST

MAR 26-28 TEMPE Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts Mill Avenue - 600 national artists & craftspeople, ethnic foods, entertainment on 3 stages, Ecotopia & special kid’s area. 10a-6p. Free. 480-921-2300

MAR 19-21 CHANDLER Kokopelli Jazz, Blues and Wine Festival Kokopelli Winery & Boston St - Art, live music, and wine. Fri 5-9p, Sa 11a-9p, Su Noon-5p. Free adm, $8 for wine tasting/souvenir wine glass. 480-792-6927

MAR 26-28 GLENDALE Thunderbird Balloon & Air Classic Glendale Airport - 29 yr old event now in Glendale w/major airshow added. 60+ balloons: AM Liftoffs, evening Desert Glows. Warbirds, current military jets, aerobatics, more. $10/$5. 602-940-9005, x 2

MAR 19-21 BUCKEYE AZ West PRCA Rodeo Helzapoppin’ Rodeo Arena - All rodeo events incl. team roping & bull riding. Downtown street dance-Haywire. Rodeo Sat 1p & 7p, Dance Sat 9p, Sun 1p. Adults $10, Children $5, Dance $5. 623-386-2727

MAR 26-28 PHOENIX Agave on the Rocks Desert Botanical Garden - Basket-making & cooking demos, agave pit-bake, tastings of roasted agave buds. Music, entertainment and kids’ activities. Call for hours/pricing. 480-947-1225

MAR 19-21 SCOTTSDALE Annual Made in Arizona Festival 5th Avenue District - 100+ booths of art, food, furniture, clothing and more. Among 100+ unique shops carrying many AZ products. Fr & Sa 10a-6p, Su 10a-5p. Free. 1888-ARTFEST

MAR 27 OATMAN Clark Gable & Carole Lombard Day Anniversary Party celebrating their 1939 wedding. They stayed at Oatman Hotel on their wedding night. Timeperiod related activities & Look-A-Like Contest. 928768-6222

MAR 20 AJO O’odham Day Celebration Organ Pipe Cactus Nat’l Monument - Exhibits of traditional O’odham basket weaving, pottery, storytelling, dry land farming; children’s booth, food, music, more, 10a-4p. Free. 520-387-6849

MAR 27 SCOTTSDALE AZ Artists Guild’s ARTStravaganza Kerr Cultural Center - Silent & live original art auctions, cheese table, no-host bar, “artist demos” also auctioned, 6:30p, preview: 3/1-3/27. Free. 928-427-4565

MAR 13 CHLORIDE Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration Parade, gunfighter reenactments, corned beef and cabbage, vendors, live music, Irish Step dancing. 928-5652204

MAR 20 MESA A Night in the 40’s AZ Wing CAF - Live band, USO show, jitterbug contest. Dance in the shadow of a vintage B-17 WWII bomber, fundraiser for museum. 4:30p, $25/adv, $32/door. Food extra. 480-924-1940

MAR 13 PHOENIX Ancient Technology Day Pueblo Grande Museum - Learn how people made tools and obtained food before hardware & grocery stores. Agave roast, tours, demos, hands-on activities. 10a-3p. Free. 602-495-0901

MAR 20 PATAGONIA Mariachi Festival Patagonia Lake State Park - Join the Fiesta! Come listen to different Mariachi Bands from Nogales and Tucson at the beach, food vendors. 11a-5p. $7/car (4 people). 520287-6965

MAR 13 SEDONA 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade From Jordan Historical Park - Named the 2003 AZ State’s best special event, starts 10a. Also 6th Annual one-mile run/walk & 5K run on the parade route at 8a. 928-2042390

MAR 20 YARNELL Spring Art Walk-A-Bout Yarnell Art Assoc. members will open gallery & studio doors. 16+ artisans at about 12 locations will show their work. Maps available for $2 at Two Dogs Pottery & Trading, Hwy 89. 10a-4p. 928-427-4565

MAR 13-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY 25th Annual Juried Spring Art Show Community Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave - Havasu Art Guild, show & sale of fine arts & crafts. Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-3p. Free adm. 928-855-8078

MAR 20-21 PHOENIX Folk Traditions Music Festival Encanto Park - 200 musical artists performing folk, country, blues, cowboy, old-time & Celtic music, storytelling, workshops, jam sessions. 10a-4p. Free. 602-261-8993

MAR 27-28 GILA BEND Butterfield Stage Days Parade & Rodeo Rodeo Arena - Parade downtown at 10a, rodeo grand entry is 1p on both Sat & Sun. Ranch rodeo style events. 928-683-6324 MAR 27-28 GLOBE Gila County Spring Rodeo & Parade Gila County Fair Grounds - IPRA sanctioned rodeo w/local & professional cowboys. Parade Sa morn & rodeo dance Sa eve. $5/adv, $7.50/gate, under 12 free. 928-4250066 MAR 27-28 GLOBE Archaeology Month Besh-Ba-Gowah Ruins - 2 tours each day, entertainment, pottery demos and weaving demos, 9a-5p. Sa-Free, SuAges 12-64 $3, 65 & up $2, under 12 free. 928-425-0320 MAR 27-28 PHOENIX Great Arizona Beer Festival AZ Center - 100 brewers, 450 different beers. Designated driver program ($15) & also cabs avail. Benefits Sun Sounds of Arizona. 2p-6p. $30-$35. azbeer.com MAR 27-28 SURPRISE Affair with the Arts: Arts & Crafts Fair West Valley Art Museum - Fine arts and crafts for sale by area and national artists. 10a-5p. 623-972-0635

STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 31 Butterfield Stage Days Parade and Ranch Rodeo MAR 27-28 GILA BEND Are you looking for a taste of the Old West? Welcome to the Butterfield Stage Days Parade and Ranch Rodeo to be held on March 27-28. The parade begins at 10am on Saturday on the Main Highway through Gila Bend. The rodeo takes place at the Gila Bend Rodeo Arena and opens each day at 1pm with the Grand Entry. You’ll find some unusual events at our rodeo - and lots of fun! How about goat roping and milking... and wild horse racing... as well as barrel racing, ribbon roping, calf riding and much, much more. For more information call the Information Office at 928-683-2002.

Superstition Mountain Trek MAR 14 APACHE JUNCTION Join the Dons of Arizona for a day of discovery in the desert during their annual Trek in the Superstition Mountains. Base Camp is located East of Apache Junction, approximately 50 miles from downtown Phoenix. This full day of adventure, entertainment, education, exhibitors and fun for all ages lasts from 8:00 A.M. to Dusk. Pan for real gold, try branding and roping. Hikes led by experienced Dons range from the vigorous 5.25-mile trek to Geronimo’s Cave to shorter, guided hikes in the desert. See the presentation of the Legend of the Superstition Gold. Most activities are free, including parking. Food and beverages are available at a very low cost. Adult tickets are $19.95, children 12 and younger are free. To order your tickets, call 602-258-6016 or visit our web site at donsofarizona.com. MAR 27-APR 4 SAFFORD Graham County Horse Races Graham County Fairgrounds - 2 weekends 3/27-28 and 4/3-4. Horse racing excitement. Gates open at 11a, races from 1-5p. $2, 12 & under free. Refreshments available. 928-428-7180 MAR 28 AJO Ajo Historical Home Tour 8 wonderful historical homes, time to step back in time & find out about our wonderful past. At the last home refreshments will be served, 1:00p-4:00p, $10. 520-3877742 MAR 28-APR 3 HOPE 3rd Annual Adios Snowbirds Festival Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort - Country & Western/Bluegrass music jam sessions, concerts; tournaments of golf, horseshoes & shuffleboard; adm $150 incl’s full hookup site, daily b’fasts & dinner. 928-8593187 MAR 30-APR 4 YUMA Yuma County Fair Yuma County Fairgrounds - Live entertainment, concerts, demolition derby, 4H & FFA exhibits (8p), livestock show & auction, carnival rides (12p). 8a-midn. Adults/$5, kids/$3. 928-726-4420

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APR 30-MAY 1 SAFFORD Cinco de Mayo Fr/BBQ at Hall 5p-8p. Sa/parade begins at 10a on Main St. followed by activities for adults & children, entertainment, food until 7p. Free. 928-428-4920

APR 16-18 MIAMI Miami Boomtown Spree Sullivan Street - Arizona State Mining Championship, parade, stair climb, 5K & 13K runs, and more. Fr 5p-9p, Sa 9a-9p, Su 10a-5p, free. 928-473-4403

APR 24-MAY 2 SONOITA Sonoita Horse Races Santa Cruz Fairgrounds - Racing on Apr 24-25 & May 12. Live Quarterhorse & Thoroughbred racing, live simulcasting of 130th Kentucky Derby on 5/1. 1p, $3/adults, under 12 free. 520-455-5553

APR 30-MAY 2 SELIGMAN-TOPOCK 17th Annual Route 66 Fun Run Route 66 Rally - Open to all street legal vehicles, join over 700 other car enthusiasts for a drive down the Mother Road. Begins in Seligman, $44/entry incl. shirt & more. 928-753-5001

APR 16-18 TEMPE 18th Annual ASU Spring Competition Pow Wow 6th St & Rural Rd - Dancing in 23 categories, Native American arts, crafts, fry bread, intertribal dancing, Fr 7p-12a, Sa 11am-12a, Su 1p-6p, $2-10. 480-9655224

APR 25 PHOENIX Dia de los Ninos Phoenix Zoo - Latin-flavored music & dancing, games, pinatas, costumed characters, fun for the entire family, 11a-4p. Adults $12, Seniors $9, Children 3-12 $5, under 2 free. 602-273-1341

APR 30-MAY 2 PAYSON 11th Annual Cruise-In & Charity Car Show New location/Historic Main St - Presented by Rim Country Classic Car Club. Limited to 225 vehicles. Call for regis, times, prices: Larry/928-472-7769, Norm/928472-7273

APR 16-18 GLENDALE 21st Annual Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival Presented by Meridian Bank Murphy Park - Jumpin’ jazz & soulful blues on two stages. Fr 5p-10p, Sa 10a-10p, Su 10a-5p. Free adm & parking. 623-930-2299

APR 2-4 CAREFREE 3rd Annual Sonoran Festival of Fine Art Easy Street, Town Center - 100+ national and local artists, art lectures & demonstrations, entertainment, food booths in the garden area, 10a-5p, free adm. 480-4733283

APR 3 PHOENIX 6th Annual Gunfighters Rendezvous Pioneer Living History Museum - Action packed reenactment of AZ Territorial Gunfighters. 6 different bands of gunfighters perform hourly starting 10a. $5-$7. 480-986-1800

APR 16-18 FLAGSTAFF Northern Arizona Book Festival Multiple locations - 20 acclaimed authors incl Tim O’Brian & Cristina Garcia participate in panels, readings, workshops & other literary events, 10a-9p, $3/per event. 928-774-9118

Az Event Guide Quarterly Distribution Locations AMADO Amado Territory Inn Exit 48 off I-19, 520-398-8684

APR 17 ELGIN Blessing of the Vine Festival Sonoita Vineyards - Blessing ceremony 12p, gates open 10a -4p, wine tasting, souvenir glass, tour of vineyards & winery, live music, $10. Gourmet food by Cafe Sonoita & Steakout ($6). 10a-4p. 520-455-5893

APACHE JUNCTION Apache Junction C of C 567 W. Apache Trail, 480-982-3141 Arizona Winter Visitors Association 201 W. Apache Trail, Ste 109, 480-474-8071 Super 8 Motel 251 E. 29th Ave., 480-288-8888

APR 3-4 ORO VALLEY 10th Annual Oro Valley Festival of the Arts CDO Riverfront Park - 60 artists displaying & selling; kids’ art & craft tent; live music on stage. 10a-5p. Free. 520-797-3959

APR 17 DUNCAN Art Festival and Auction Greenlee County Fairgrounds - PRIDE Society presents art festival, quilt show and antique glass display, auction w/donated items for Duncan restorations, 9a-6p, free. 928-359-2583

BUCKEYE Buckeye Valley C of C 508 E. Monroe Ave., 623-386-2727

APR 3-4 LITCHFIELD PARK Litchfield Park Fine Arts & Wine Festival 101 W. Wigwam Blvd - Featuring works of 150 acclaimed artists from the SW, live entertainment, wine tasting and farmer’s market, 9a-5p, free. 623-393-5338

APR 17-18 TOMBSTONE Annual Tombstone Rose Festival Historic Allen St - Celebrate the 119th blooming of the world’s largest rose tree. Enjoy the Rose Parade, basket lunch auction and cake walk. Free. 888-457-3929

APR 3-4 BULLHEAD CITY Art in the Square City Hall - Artists from throughout the SW will show & sell their work. Featuring oil paintings, Native American art, sculptures, stoneware & more! Sa 10-5, Su 10-3, free adm. 928-763-9400

APR 17-18 CAMP VERDE “History of the Soldier” Fort Verde State Park - Living history presentations re: all eras of Military service/associated civilian life. Encampments/drills. $3/adults, under age 6 free. 928567-3275

APR 8-11 CAVE CREEK 2004 Fiesta Days Weekend WPRA Rodeo performance, Mutton Bustin’, Rodeo dance, parade, PRCA Rodeo. Call for times, locations, prices: 480-488-4043

APR 17-18 SCOTTSDALE SolFest Southwest WestWorld - Fun and sun-filled education on sustainable & healthy living. Exhibitors, speakers, workshops, music & entertainers. Sa 9:30a-7:30p, Su 10a-6p. $10 per day. 928-649-8180

APR 3 PERIDOT Apache Artisans Festival San Carlos Cultural Center - Multicultural group performances like Yellow Bird Dancers. Local artists selling work. 10a-4p, Adults $3, Seniors $1.50, kids $1, under 12 free. 928-475-2894.

APR 9-10 BAGDAD IPRA Rodeo Bagdad Corrals - Local rodeo 9a, 1st IPRA purse on Fr, 7:30p; 2nd performance Sa, 7:30p. Gen adm $8, under 6 free. Bow Shoot- Sat & Sun (Apr 10-11). Rodeo dance Sa 9p, $3/$5 couple. 928-633-6002

APR 18 TEMPE New Times Music Showcase Stages along Mill Avenue - local bands perform in a wide range of categories. $7 wristbands provide entrance to all venues. 602-229-8504

APR 10-12 SUPERIOR Herb Festival Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Live music, culinary demos, tours, kids’ crafts, exhibits by local herbalists and herbs for sale, 11a-3p. $6/adults, $3/kids 5-12. 520-6892811

APR 21-24 TUCSON Tucson International Mariachi Conference TCC/Wed-Fri, Armory Park/Sat - re creation of the Garibaldi Plaza in Mexico City, w/food, games, Mariachis & Baile Folklorico dancers. 10a-10p. Free adm. 520-838-3913

APR 10-18 DOUGLAS Cochise County Fair Assoc Horse Races Fairgrounds - Quarterhorse, Thoroughbred live racing Apr 10-11 & 17-18, pari-mutuel wagering under direction of AZ Dept of Racing. Post time 1p. $2. 888-3645500

APR 22-25 FLORENCE Country Thunder USA Canyon Moon Ranch - Outdoor music fest, Reba McEntire & Travis Tritt. Food, arts, crafts, camping. 11a1a. $59/day, $129/4 days; BIG savings w/advance purchase. 480-966-9920

APR 14-18 PHOENIX Maricopa County Fair AZ State Fairgrounds - Midway, craft & commercial exhibits, talent show, 4H & FFA, livestock auction, Demolition Derby. We-Th 10a-10p, Fr-Sa 10a-12a, Su 10a-11p. $3-6. 602-252-0717

APR 23-24 SCOTTSDALE McDowell Mountain Music Festival WestWorld’s Polo Field - Community gathering & charity benefit. RV & tent camping, food, music, kid’s activities. Fr 5p-11p, Sa 11a-11p. Pricing: 480-840-0457. Info: 602-343-0453

APR 15-18 KEARNY Pioneer Days Festival Pioneer Park on Veterans Ave - Enjoy arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, talent show, parade, dancing and carnival. Free. 520-363-7607

APR 24 SCOTTSDALE Tostitos SW Salsa Challenge Scottsdale Stadium - Fund raiser for Hemophilia Assoc. Salsa & margarita judging; salsa sampling, contests, kids’ fun, live music, 11a-6p. Adults-$8, Kids-$5. 602955-3947

APR 15-25 TUCSON Pima County Fair Fairgrounds - Don’t miss this celebration of one of the largest events in Tucson. The fair is a combination of carnival, livestock, displays, food and concerts,10a-12a, $6. 520-762-9100 APR 15-25 TUCSON AZ International Film Festival 150+ new works, premieres, screenings, workshops, film/video competition. “Bridging Cultures” program w/films from around the world, various locations. 520628-1737 APR 16-17 CHANDLER Chandler Jazz Festival Downtown, A J Chandler Park - An exciting jazz fest featuring several bands in various venues. Free adm. Daily hours vary. 480-782-2665 APR 16-17 TEMPE Rotary River Rally Tempe Beach Park - Join the cardboard boat race or come to watch. Preview 16th, race 17th. Free. www.RotaryRiverRally.com; 480-682-9065 APR 16-18 BUCKEYE Annual Buckeye Pioneer Days Community Church - There will be a pioneer luncheon followed by a full day of festivities in City Park. Parade, carnival, melodrama. 623-386-4820

APR 28-MAY 2 COTTONWOOD Verde Valley Fair Fairgrounds - Old time fair, entertainment, dances, carnival, livestock show & sale, arts, crafts, horticulture & floriculture. Adults/$5, over 64/$4, children 6-12/$3. 928-634-3290

APR 24-26 SUPERIOR Earth Arbor Day Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Live music, tips on tree care & planting, tree exhibits, kids’ activities, 11a-3p. $3/kids 5-12, $6/adults. 520-689-2811

APR 2-4 TUCSON Spring Artisans Market Tucson Museum of Art - 120+ of the finest artisans in the Southwest offering a wide variety of exquisite, handmade works.,10a-5p. Free parking & free museum adm. 520-624-2333

APR 3 PEORIA Pioneer Days Old Town Peoria - 6:30a pancake breakfast, parade 1011a. Festival, live entertainment, kid’s fest, food, big yard sale 8a-12p, outdoor movie 7:30p in Kiwanis Park. Free. 623-773-7198

FEBRUARY 2004

Northern Arizona Sportsmen’s Expo May 1 • 10am-5pm May 2 • 10am-4pm Yavapai County Fairgrounds Coors Event Center Hwy. 89A • Prescott Valley, AZ Admission

$4.00

• Ages 11 and under FREE Proceeds benefit elk and other wildlife

www.elkfoundation.org

CASA GRANDE Greater Casa Grande C of C 575 N. Marshall St., 520-836-2125 CHANDLER Chandler C of C 25 S. Arizona Place # 201, 480-963-4571 COOLIDGE Coolidge C of C 320 W. Central Ave., 520-723-3009 DOUGLAS Douglas Visitor Center 1125 Pan American, 520-805-4047 FLAGSTAFF Lowell Observatory 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., 928-774-3358 Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., 928-774-5211 Radisson Woodlands Hotel 1175 W. Route 66, 928-773-8888 The Inn at NAU San Francisco/McCreary Bldg #33, 928-523-1616 GLOBE Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park 150 N. Pine St., 928-425-0320 Globe-Miami C of C 1360 N. Broad St., 928-425-4495

PINETOP Holiday Inn Express 431 E. White Mountain Blvd., 928-367-6077 Hon-Dah Casino 777 Highway 260, 928-369-0299 Woodland Inn & Suites 458 E. White Mountain Blvd., 928-367-3636 PRESCOTT Forest Villas Hotel 3645 Lee Cir., 928-717-1200 Springhill Suites by Marriott 200 E. Sheldon St, 928-776-0998 SALOME McMullen Valley C of C 66710 Hwy 60, 928-859-3846 SCOTTSDALE Taliesin West 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, 480-860-2700 The Events Group, Inc. 7121 E. 5th Ave., Ste. 16, 480-968-5353 Thunderbird Artists 13th Annual Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival Scottsdale Pavilions (FEB 13-15), 480-837-5637 SHOW LOW Show Low Regional C of C 81 E. Deuce of Clubs, 928-537-2326 SPRINGERVILLE Springerville/Eagar Regional C of C 318 East Main, 928-333-2123 ST. DAVID Holy Trinity Monastery Highway 80 l south of St. David between Mile Post 302 and 303, 520-720-4642 SUPERIOR Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park 37615 Hwy. 60, 520-689-2723 SURPRISE West Valley Art Museum 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts, 623-972-0635

GOODYEAR Southwest Valley C of C 289 N. Litchfield Rd., 623-932-2260

TOMBSTONE Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 520-457-3573

GRAND CANYON Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn Hwy. 64, 928-638-2681 Quality Inn & Suites Grand Canyon Hwy 64 1 mi S. of Grand Canyon Nat’l Park 928-638-2673 Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre 928-638-2203 Monarch II Giftshop 928-638-4027

TONTO BASIN Rambo Realty & Investment Hwy 188, 928-978-0260

HOPE Ramblin Roads RV Resort 60650 E. Hwy. 60, 928-859-3187 HUACHUCA CITY Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82, 520-457-2584 JEROME Ghost City Inn Bed & Breakfast 541 N. Main Street, 928-634-4678 KINGMAN Powerhouse Visitor Center 120 W. Andy Devine, 928-753-6106 LAKESIDE Hidden Rest Resort 3448 Highway 260, 928-368-6336 MIAMI Moon Over Miami 418 Sullivan St, 928-473-8178 MONUMENT VALLEY (UTAH) Gouldings Lodge 435-727-3231 PAYSON Rim Country Regional C of C 100 W. Main Street, 928-474-4515 PEACH SPRINGS Grand Canyon Caverns & Resort LLC Mile Marker 115, Route 66, 928-422-3223 PHOENIX Desert's Edge RV Village 22623 N. Black Canyon Hwy, 602-789-6903 Greater Phoenix C of C 201 N. Central, 27th Fl., 602-254-5521

TUBAC Tubac Center of the Arts 9 Plaza Rd, 520-398-2371 TUCSON Arizona State Museum NE of UofA’s Main Gate at Park & Univ., 520-621-6302 Kitt Peak National Observatory Hwy 86 west, turn left on Hwy 386 (56 miles from Tucson), 520-318-8726 Spanish Trail Outfitters Inc. 11121 E. Escalante Rd., 520-749-0167 Starr Pass Golf Suites 3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd, 520-670-0500 Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main, 520-624-2333 Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd., 520-574-5000 WHY Golden Ha:san Casino 1 1/2 miles east of Why on Hwy 86, 520-362-2746 WICKENBURG Wickenburg C of C 216 N Frontier Street, 928-684-5479 WILLCOX Willcox C of C & Ag 1500 N. Circle I Road, 520-384-2272 WILLIAMS Williams-Grand Canyon C of C 200 W. Railroad Avenue, 928-635-0273 WINDOW ROCK Navajo Nation Museum Hwy 264 & Post Office Loop Rd, 928-871-7941 WINSLOW Winslow C of C 300 W. North Rd., 928-289-2434 YUMA Oak Tree Inn 1731 So. Sunridge Dr., 928-539-9000 Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E. 32nd Street, 928-342-2992

Quantities are limited - please call first to assure that Guides are still available. Additional locations are also being added look online at www.egq.us/az for the most current list.


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The Amazing Winter Sky

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Visit Sonoita Creek State Natural Area and Patagonia Lake State Park for a selection of tours and programs that will open your eyes to the wonders of nature in southeastern Arizona. Experience the night sounds of Patagonia Lake wildlife and see why bird watching is America’s fastest growing hobby. State Park volunteers have reported sightings of many avian friends in the Sonoita Creek and Patagonia Lake area including; Great Blue Heron and Black Crown Night Heron, Harrier, and Anna’s Hummingbird as well as several water fowl including Mexican Mallard, Eared Grebes, Brown Pelican, Neotropic Cormorant, Northern Shovelers, Cinnamon Teal, Canvasback, Red-Head, Scaup, Lesser and Greater Scaup, and Common

Useful Birding Contacts The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory www.sabo.org, 520-432-1388 Huachuca Audubon Society P.O. Box 63, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Tricia Gerrodette, President Maricopa Audubon Society www.maricopaaudubon.org, 480-968-5614 Laurie Nessel Northern Arizona Audubon Society http://nazas.org, 928-639-0491 Herb Henderson, President Prescott Audubon Society http://nazas.org/PAS,, P.O. Box 4156, Prescott, AZ 86302, Jim Morgan, President Sonoran Audubon Society www.sonoranaudubon.org P.O. Box 8068, Glendale, AZ 85312 Chuck Kangas, President Tucson Audubon Society www.tucsonaudubon.org 300 East University Blvd. #120, Tucson, AZ 85705, 520-628-1730, Sonja Macys, Executive Director, Roger Wolf, President

Merganser. Winter visitors will find a wide variety of birding and hiking opportunities. For the winter months, the two parks have scheduled the “Avian Adventure Pontoon Boat Tours,” a onehour birding tour of the east end of Patagonia Lake to locate and identify resident and migratory birds; the “Lake Discovery Pontoon Boat Tour,” a one-hour exploration of the west end of Patagonia Lake to identify the vegetation, hear about the history of the area and explore Ash Canyon, the dam, and Deep Cove; and the “Bird Hike of Sonoita Creek,” a 2-hour birding adventure. These programs offer enjoyment for all ages and experience; however, rangers recommend an “Introduction to Birding” program where novice birders can have a little fun while learning the basics of our avian friends. The program starts at the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Visitor Center. On Saturdays and Sundays children of all age can join in the “Junior Ranger Activity.” Kids and adults participate in an hour of discovery as they learn about and create fun nature crafts to take home. Visitors can also join rangers on the “Twilight Pontoon Boat Tour” for a night of listening to evening sounds while viewing the many varieties of night creatures that emerge under the moon rays. The pontoon boat holds only ten passengers so be sure to call for reservations at 520-287-2791. If you plan to take pictures, you will need to bring large lens cameras. Visitors coming for tours must pay the park entrance of $7 per car. Rangers’ request visitors wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars, field guide, and water. All ages welcome. Twenty-seven State Parks are open! For information about the State Parks see the calendar of events at www.azstateparks.com or call the State Parks main office at 602-542-4174 or if outside of the metro area please call 1-800285-3703.

White Mountain Audubon Society www.whitemountainaudubon.org 928-367 - 2462 Mary Ellen Bittorf, President

Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News at many Village Inn Restaurants statewide.

Yuma County Audubon Society P.O. Box 6395, Yuma, AZ 85366-6395 John King or Cary Meister

Annual Birdwatching Events JAN WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox www.wingsoverwillcox.com, 800-200-2272 MAR SUPERIOR Welcome Back Buzzards htp://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu, 520-689-2811 APRIL TUCSON Hummingbird Festival 800-529-3699 APR 14-18 YUMA Yuma Birding & Nature Festival Field trips, exhibits, vendors, tours & events. Tours in Mexico, CA & sites near Yuma. Also bats, bighorn sheep, dune ecology. To register call: 800-293-0071/928-376-0100

APR 22-25 COTTONWOOD Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Field trips, workshops, guided walks, trail rides, birding from a canoe & exhibits. Prices vary. www.birdyverde.org MAY BISBEE Fiesta De Las Aves 520-432-1388 AUG BISBEE Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival swwings@theriver.com, 520-378-0233 SEP SUPERIOR Bye-Bye Buzzards http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu, 520-689-2811

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Down Patagonia Way Winter Bird and Wildlife Viewing

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by Charlis McVey

The stars in winter seem brighter and more numerous. The sky has a clearer, sharper quality... Why is this? In summer the evening sky is facing towards the center of the Milky Way galaxy. We are actually looking at many, many MORE stars in summer than in winter! However, these stars tend to be more distant and the hazy nature of the summer sky is really the combined light of billions of stars. In winter we’re looking the opposite way towards the outskirts of the galaxy. We are seeing far fewer stars. However, the winter stars tend to be closer to us and there are some really gigantic stars in this direction. That’s why the winter sky seems sharper and more brilliant. It’s a wonderful time to view the planets and many familiar constellations. Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are easily visible. Orion, the Hunter, is the most recognizable constellation. Look for his belt marked by a distinctive group of three stars “in a row.” Below his belt in the “scabbard” is the Great Orion Nebula, an area of gas and dust 1500 light years from earth in which stars are being born.

You can see it as a small hazy patch even with an inexpensive pair of binoculars. Use Orion’s belt to point down to the brightest star in the sky, Sirius in the Big Dog (Canus Major). One reason that it looks so bright is that it is “only” 8.6 light-years away. Another reason is that it is much hotter and twice as large as the sun. Sirius is one of the closest stars seen in our northern skies, but it would still take 60,000 years for an astronaut to make a roundtrip there at the speed of our spacecraft. There are many more fascinating things to be learned and sights to be seen in the winter sky. Visit Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for one of their special programs or regular tours and viewing. See page 11 for their “2 adults for the price of 1” admission coupon. The “Nightly Observing Program” at Kitt Peak National Observatory, 56 miles SW of Tucson via Route 86, is also an exciting opportunity to learn about the night sky. This is a perfect time of year to enjoy astronomy in Arizona. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358 Kitt Peak National Observatory, 520-318-8726

Special Astronomy Events Kitt Peak National Observatory, SW of Tucson JAN 1-DEC 31 Fun with the Sun All ages program about our favorite star. Hands-on activities, solar observing, making your own video. First Fri of every month. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids, $6/school rate. 520-318-8726

Junk Bond Observatory, Hereford (near Sierra Vista) FEB 14 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Open to star gazers of all ages. Not necessary to own a telescope, club members will be present to assist & show. Begins at dusk. 520-366-5788 MAR 12 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Open to star gazers of all ages. Not necessary to own a telescope, club members will be present to assist & show. Begins at dusk. 520-366-5788

Observatories and Planetariums Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, 928-774-3358, www.lowell.edu Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, 520-318-8726, www.noao.edu/kpno/ Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Amado 520-670-5707 Mt. Graham International Observatory Gov Aker Observatory/Discovery Park Safford 928-428-6260, www.discoverypark.com Arizona Science Center Phoenix, 602-716-2000, www.azscience.org Flandrau Science Center Tucson, 520-621-7827, www.flandrau.org

Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff FEB 16 School is Out and Kids are Free Kids activities all day. Science demos, tours, movies, solar viewing, scavenger hunt & more, 9a-5p, children must be accompanied by an adult. FEB 29 Winterfest Star Fest Celebrating Flagstaff’s Winterfest with a FREE Star Fest. Telescopes will be set up for viewing, 7:30p. 928-774-3358 MAR 28 Planets Workshop Hands-on workshop to help you become acquainted with the planets visible to the unaided eye. Families/indiv’s welcome, space is limited, reserv req’d. 928-7743358 ext 267

Adm: $4 adults; college students, srs, AAA mem. $3.50; ages 5-17 $2. See ad on page 11 or below for a 2-FOR-1 discount coupon. 928-774-3358


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Pueblo Grande Museum

Exhibit Celebrates Image of the Saguaro V & MARIE ED TY IA

It has anchored countless movie sets, graced countless advertisements and tourist souvenirs and inspired artists and photographers for generations. The saguaro cactus is an undeniable image of the desert Southwest. The Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix celebrates the saguaro’s iconographic power, imagery and symbolism in a show that runs through March 1, 2004. The exhibition, “Saguaro: Popular Image and Cultural Icon,” is on loan from Tohono Chul Park. It features artwork that demonstrates how the well-recognized cactus has become a popular representation of the American West. Other works illustrate the saguaro’s significance as a cultural symbol. Work from contemporary artists in a

variety of media include: Paul Mirocha’s tongue-in-cheek painting of Arizona Cactus Frog depicts a frog in a cactus-like skin and is accompanied by a satirical biological description. Stu Jenks observes the desert sentinels in his nighttime photography. Adriel Heisey’s aerial photographs offer a unique perspective on saguaros in both natural and artificial environments. Pueblo Grande Museum is located at 4619 E. Washington St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am 4:45 pm and on Sundays from 1 - 4:45 pm. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages six to 17 and free for kids under six. Admission for seniors (over age 55) is $1.50. For more information, go www.pueblogrande.com or call 602495-0901.

Do You Want Gold?

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Did you ever wonder where to look for gold? If you knew where to look, HOW to get the gold out of the ground? Come along to the 13th Annual Prospector’s Family Day on Saturday, Feb 21 and find out! Some activities are free and some require a small fee - but all are lots of fun. For no charge, admire and learn from the craft demonstrations - gem faceting, sphere making, inlay, wire wrapping, carving and cabochon making - and equipment demonstrations. Kids will enjoy jewelry making and making a pet rock or refrigerator magnet. The Museum Gift Shop is having a sale for this one day only.

How about gold? Satisfy your desire for this beautiful metal with Gold Panning ($1.50) - guaranteed gold in every pan! You can also try “shooting” with a metal detector ($1.50) - for guaranteed treasure each time. Members of the Arizona Prospector’s Association will be at the museum to answer your questions. The AZ Mining & Mineral Museum is located at 1502 W. Washington, Phoenix (Northwest corner of 15th Ave and Washington). Event hours are 10am-4pm and there is FREE admission and parking. For more information call 602-255-3795, Ext 10 or check out the website: www.admmr.state.az.us

Nature & Ecology

Arboretum at Flagstaff 4001 S. Woody Mt. Rd. 928-774-1442

Grand Canyon Caverns Peach Springs, 928-422-3223

Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park Window Rock, 928-871-6573 Space, Science & Technology

Lowell Observatory 1400 Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-3358

Colorado River Arts & Music

Dury Lane Repertory Players P.O. Box 1727, Lake Havasu City, 86405 928-453-9466 History and Heritage

Arizona Historical Society Century House Museum 240 Madison Avenue, Yuma 928-782-1841

Hi-Jolly Monument Bus. Rte. 1-10, Quartzsite 928-669-2174

Mohave Museum of History & Arts 400 W. Beale St., Kingman 928-753-3195

Lake Havasu Museum of History 320 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City 928-854-4938

Central Arizona Arts & Music

Arizona Opera 4600 N.12th Street, Phoenix 602-266-7464

Arizona State University Art Museum Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe 480-965-2787

Arizona Theatre Company

Northern Arizona Arts & Music

Flagstaff Symphony 113A E. Aspen, Flagstaff 928-774-5107

Phippen Art Museum 4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott 928-778-1385

Prescott Fine Arts Association 208 N.Marina, Prescott 928-445-3286

Sedona Arts Center N.Hwy 89A, Sedona 928-282-3809

Sedona Cultural Park 1725 W. Hwy Sedona, 800-780-2787 History and Heritage

Apache County Historical Society Museum 180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns 928-337-4737

Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum 2340 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-6272

Clemenceau Heritage Museum 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood 928-634-2868

Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum Come Visit this Premier Archaeological Site in the scenic White Mountains. Tours daily at 9 & 11am, 2pm. Admission: Adults $5; Students 10-18 & Seniors $4. Under 10 $3 Call to confirm.

928-333-5375

318 Main St., Springerville, Az 85938

Grand Canyon Railway Museum 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams 800-843-8724

Jerome Historical Society 200 Main St., Jerome 928-634-5477

John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum 6 N.Lake Powell Blvd., Page 928-645-9496

Little House Museum Springerville, 928-333-2286

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff (3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff), 928-774-5213

Navajo County Museum

502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899

ASU Art Museum, Matthews Center & New Fine Arts Center ASU Campus, Tempe 480-965-2874

Ballet Arizona 3645 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix 602-381-0184

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Fleischer Museum 17207 N.Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale 480-585-3108

Great Arizona Puppet Theatre 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix 602-262-2050

Mesa Arts Center & Galeria Mesa 155 N.Center, Mesa 480-644-2242

Phoenix Symphony 455 N.3rd St., Phoenix 602-495-1117

Phoenix Theatre 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix 602-254-2151

Scottsdale Center for the Arts 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7380 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale 480-994-2787

Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra 3817 N.Brown, Scottsdale 480-945-8071

Southwest Shakespeare Company P.O.Box 30595, Mesa 480-641-7039

West Valley Museum of Art 17420 N. Ave. of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635 History and Heritage

Arizona Hall of Flame Museum 11010 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-255-2110

Arizona Historical Society Museum 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, 480-929-0292

Arizona State Capitol Museum 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-542-4581

Arizona Wing of Commemorative Air Force Museum 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa, 480-924-1940

Bead Museum 5754 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, 623-930-7395

Cave Creek Museum P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, Arizona, 480-488-2764

Chandler Historical Museum 178 E. Commonwealth, Chandler, 480-782-2717

Casa Grande Historical & Archaelogical Museum 110 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, 520-836-2223

Desert Caballeros Western Museum 21 North Frontier St., Wickenburg 928-684-2272

Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-786-2682

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts 101 N. Broad St., Globe 928-425-0884

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Sharlot Hall Museum 415 W, Gurley St., Prescott 928-445-3122

Show Low Historical Society Museum 541 E. Duece of Clubs, Show Low 928-532-7115

Smoki Museum Inc. 147 N. Arizona St., Prescott 928-445-1230

White Mountain Apache Museum Fort Apache, 928-338-4625

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Museum 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale 480-860-2700

Gila County Historical Museum 1330 N. Broad, Globe, 928-425-7385

Gilbert Heritage Market Museum and Science Park Gilbert & Page Rds, Gilbert 480-644-2178

Glendale Historical Society 9802 N. 59th Ave, Glendale 623-931-3668

Goldfield Ghost Town And Mine Highway 88, Apache Jnct, 480-983-0333

Heard Museum 22 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix 602-252-8840

Heritage Square 115 North 6th Street, Phoenix, 602-262-5071

Lost Dutchman Museum Superstition Mountain 4650 Mammoth Mine Rd., Apache Junction 480-983-4888

Mesa Historical Museum 2345 North Horne, Mesa 480-835-7358

Mesa Southwest Museum 53 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa 480-644-2230

Museum of Rim Country Archaeology 510 W. Main St, Payson, 928-469-1128

Phoenix Museum of History 105 N. Fifth St, Phoenix, 602-253-2734

Pine-Stawberry Museum Rt. 87 (Beeline Highway), Pine-Strawberry 928-476-3547

Pioneer Arizona Living History Village 3901 W. Pioneer Rd., Phoenix, 623-465-1052

Pueblo Grande Museum 4619 East Washington St., Phoenix 602-495-0900

Rim Country Museum 700 Green Valley Parkway, Payson 928-474-3483

Scottsdale Historical Museum 7333 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 480-945-4499

Sirrine House 160 North Center, Mesa, 480-644-2760

Tempe Historical Museum 809 E. Southern Ave. Tempe 480-350-5100 Family Fun

Arizona Museum For Youth 35 N. Robson, Mesa 480-644-2468

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale 480-312-2312

The Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-273-1341

Wildlife World Zoo 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park 623-935-WILD Nature & Ecology

Boyce Thompson Arboretum P.O. Box AB, Superior 520-689-2811

Space, Science & Technology

Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum 1502 W. Washington, Phoenix 602-255-3791

Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington, Phoenix 602 -716-2000

Southern Arizona Arts & Music

Arizona Theatre Company 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson 520-622-2823

Center for Creative Photography Univ. of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-7968

Pima Comm. College, Center for the Arts 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson 520-884-6988

Tubac Center of the Arts 9 Plaza Rd., Tubac 520-398-2371

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus P.O.Box 12034, Tucson 520-296-6277

Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson 520-624-2333

Tucson Symphony Orchestra 443 South Stone Ave., Tucson 520-792-9314

University of Arizona Museum of Art Tucson, 520-621-7567

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-941-1225

Tucson Attractions Passport 2-for-1 Admissions and Shopping Discounts

Az Tourist News is pleased to offer the new Tucson Attractions Passport. Costing only $10 and valid through September 15, 2004, the Passport offers shopping discounts and 2for-1 admissions to 20 major Pima County attractions, including: • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum • Pima Air & Space Museum • Titan Missile Museum • International Wildlife Museum • Old Tucson • Biosphere 2 • Reid Park Zoo • Arizona Opera • Tucson Symphony • Tucson Raceway Park • Tucson Sidewinders Using your Passport is simplicity itself. Present it for stamping when you purchase one admission to an attraction and receive your second admission FREE. Many discount coupon books contain coupons redeemable only on certain days, offering insignificant discounts, or-worst

of all - containing many coupons that are unlikely to be used. The Passport stands apart, offering true 2for-1 admissions, a $250 value for only $10. This means a family of four can save up to $500 with the purchase of two! Along with your savings on admissions, the Passport provides additional value by qualifying you for a gift certificate at either Park Place or Tucson Mall. 10 collected stamps qualify for a $10 certificate and 20 for a $25 certificate. “Tucson residents and out-of-town visitors are looking for the best family-value around,” says Tom Moulton, director of Pima County Attractions. “The Passport is what families have been asking for. It’s the perfect gift when the grandkids come to visit in the summer.” You can order online at www.aztourist.com/forms/passport.sht ml or by calling 1-800-462-8705.

History and Heritage

Amerind Foundation Museum P.O. Box 248, Dragoon 520-586-3666

Arizona Historical Society Museum 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson 520-628-5774

Arizona Ranger Museum The 1904 Old Courthouse, Nogales, Az 520-281-8675

Arizona State Museum U Of A Campus, Tucson 520-621-6302

Bird Cage Theatre 6th and Allen, Tombstone 800-457-3423

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum Bisbee, 520-432-7071

The Douglas-Williams House Museum & Genealogical Library (Registered National Historic Landmark.) Corner of 10th St and D Ave. Built in 1908 by James Douglas, home of Douglas Historical Society. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Sat from 1pm-4pm. Admission in free, donations accepted.

520-364-7370

Space, Science & Technology

Family Fun

Old Tucson Studio 201 S Kinney Road, Tucson 520-883-0100

Pima County Fairgrounds Home to Tucson Raceway Park, Southwestern International Raceway 520-762-9100

Reid Park Zoo

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center I-19 & Pima Mine Rd., Tucson 520-798-7798, www.mineraldiscovery.com

Biosphere 2 Center Oracle Rd., Tucson 800-828-2462

Discovery Park

1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson 520-791-3204

Tucson Children’s Museum

1651 Discovery Pk Blvd, Safford 520-428-6260

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

200 S Sixth Ave., Tucson 520-792-9985

University of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-STAR

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Nature & Ecology

Amado, AZ 85645 520-670-5707

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson 520-647-PARK

Colossal Cave Mountain Park 4660 E. Colossal Cave Rd, Tucson 520-647-7121

International Wildlife Museum 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd, Tucson 520-617-1439

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Kitt Peak National Observatories Hwy 86 Tucson 520-318-8726

Pima Air and Space Museum 6000 E. Valencia, Tucson 520-574-0462

Titan Missile Museum Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley 520-625-7736

2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-326-9686

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Graham County Historical Society Museum Hwy 70 & 4th Ave, Thatcher, 928-348-0470

Muheim Heritage House 207 Youngblood Hill, Bisbee, 520-432-7071

Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum 136 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, 520-287-4621

Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum 150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, 520-384-4583

San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society Museum 180 S. San Pedro, Benson 520-586-3070

San Xavier del Bac Mission 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson 520-294-2624

Deer Valley Rock Center P.O. Box 41998, Phoenix 623-582-8007

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Slaughter Ranch Museum Original 1880’ Ranch (part of the San Bernardino Spanish land grant of 1730). 15 miles outside of Douglas on Geronimo Trail. Admission Adults $3, Children under 14 free. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am3pm. Closed Mon & Tues, Christmas & New Years. www.vtc.net/sranch, email: sranch@vtc.net

520-558-2474

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Native American Tribal Attractions 1. Kaibab-Paiute Tribe 350 miles north of Phoenix on Highway 389 and 14 miles west of Fredonia • Pipe Spring National Monument • Full hook-up RV & General Store • Museum (Arts and Crafts) • Grand Canyon-North Rim • Cedar Breaks National Monument • Hiking & hunting • Coral Pink Sand Dunes • Zion & Bryce Canyon National Park Fredonia, Arizona 86022 Phone 928-643-7245 2. Hualapai Nation 250 miles northwest of Phoenix on Route 66 and west of Grand Canyon National Park • Grand Canyon West • Trophy Elk • Desert Big Horn Sheep • White water rafting Peach Spring, Arizona 86434 Phone 888-255-9550 928-769-2216 (Tribal Council)

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• Navajo fairs, rodeos & pow-wows Window Rock, Arizona 86515 Phone 928-871-6436 web:www.discovernavajo.com 6. Hopi Tribe 250 miles northeast of Phoenix on Highway 264 and 67 miles north of Winslow • Stone Pueblos Villages • Ancient ceremonial dances • Cultural Center • Arts & Crafts Guild • Walpi Village Tour • Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn Second Mesa, Arizona 86043 Phone 520-734-2401 (Cultural Center) 928-734-2441 7. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe 236 miles northwest of Phoenix and located along the Colorado River near Needles, CA on Highway 95 and interstate 40 • River recreation • Avi Casino • Golf, Ghost towns • Spirit Mountain Casino • Hikin & rock hounding • Winter National Sand Drag Races Needles, California 92363 Phone 760-629-4591 8. Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 102 miles northwest of Phoenix and adjacent to the City of Prescott on Highway 69 • Bucky’s Casino • Frontier Village Mall • Historic Prescott • Fishing, camping, hunting Prescott, Arizona 86301 Phone 928-445-8790 9. Yavapai-Apache Nation Tourism 95 miles north of Phoenix off of Interstate 17 at Camp Verde • Cliff Castle Casino • Montezuma Castle National Monument • Native Visions horseback riding, van tours, & gift shop • Montezuma Wells and Tuzigoot National Monuments Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 Phone 928-567-3035 10. Tonto Apache Tribe 93 miles north of Phoenix and adjacent to Payson on Highway 87 • Mazatzal Casino • Winter recreation • Mogollon Rim • Tonto Natural Bridge Payson, Arizona 85541 Phone 928-474-5000 11. Colorado River Indian Tribes 189 miles west of Phoenix and along the AZ-CA border at Parker on Highway 95 • Lake Moovaly • Poston Memorial Monument • Aha’Khav Tribal Preserve • Hunting & Fishing • Colorado River Tribe Museum • Blue Water Casino Parker, Arizona 85344 Phone 928-669-9211 ext. 1324

12. Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation 23 miles east of Phoenix on Highway 87 Verde River Water Recreation • Fort McDowell Casino • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Course • Fort McDowell Adventures Fountain Hills, Arizona 85269, Phone 480-837-5121 13. White Mountain Apache Tribe Approximately 4 hours from Phoenix and 46 miles south of Show Low on Highway 73 • Sunrise Ski Resort • Fort Apache Cultural Museum • Hunting • Hon-Dah Resort-Casino Conference Center • Fishing & Camping Ft. Apache, Arizona 85926 Phone 928-338-1230

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14. San Carlos Apache Tribe 115 miles northeast of Phoenix and east of Globe on Highway 60 • Hunting & Fishing • San Carlos Lake • Apache Gold Casino • San Carlos Apache Cultural Center • Salt River Canyon San Carlos, Arizona 85550 Phone 888-275-2653 15. Gila River Indian Community 40 miles south of Phoenix off interstate 10 Gila River Heritage Theme Park • Wild Horse Pass Casino • Vee Quiva Casino • Japanese Internment Camp • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Sacaton, Arizona 85247 Phone 928-562-6000 16. Ak-Chin Indian Community 58 miles south of Phoenix on Highway 347 • Him-Dak Museum • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino • Casa Grande Ruins Monument • Farming, Basketry • St Francis Church Feast Maricopa, Arizona 85239 Phone 928-568-2227 17. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 10 miles east of Phoenix and adjacent to Scottsdale • Hoo-Hoogamiki Museum • Talking Stick Golf Course • Pavilions Shopping Center • Cypress Golf Course • Casino Arizona at Salt River Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 Phone 480-850-8000

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18. Cocopah Indian Tribe 211 miles southwest of Phoenix and 13 miles south of Yuma on Highway 95 • Tribal Museum • Cocopah Indian Casino • 18 hole golf course with swimming pool & tennis courts • Tribal cultural Center • Full hook-up RV Park • Agriculture Somerton, Arizona 85350 Phone 928-627-2102

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19. Fort Yuma Quechan Tribal Council 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, Adjacent to Yuma off interstate 8 and located along the AZ-CA border • Historic Fort Yuma • Paradise Casino • Fort Yuma Museum (Arts & Crafts) • Water recreation • RV Parks, Fishing, camping & hunting • Port-of-Entry (U.S. & Mexico) Yuma, Arizona 85366 Phone 760-572-0213/0214 20. Tohono O’Odham Nation 136 miles south of Phoenix, 58 miles west of Tucson on Highway 86 and near the U.S. & Mexico border • San Xavier Mission Del Bac • Desert Diamond Casino • Baboquivari Mountain Park • Kitt Peak Observatory Sells, Arizona 85634 Phone 520-383-2221 ext. 285 21. Pascua Yaqui Tribe 135 miles south of Phoenix and 15 miles west of Tucson off of Interstate 19 • Casino of the Sun • Mt. Lemmon • Old Tucson Studio • Saguaro National Monument • Santa Catalina Mountain • Sonoran Desert Museum Tucson, Arizona 85746 Phone 800-572-7282 or 520-883-5000


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Come Play in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center PR OF ILE

The jewel of the White Mountains’ recreation area is the Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center. The complex is owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Both a casino and a year-round destination resort catering to outdoor enthusiasts and folks just looking to “get away from it all,” HonDah offers outstanding amenities. Guests at the lodge-style hotel will first notice the spectacular lobby with its massive fireplace and conversation pit... where you are welcome to relax at any time. Also in the lobby, the intimate “Spirit Bar” is a place to enjoy a cigar and a drink in a quiet atmosphere. Accommodations include 128 well appointed king and queen bedrooms. All rooms are oversized with two vanity areas, refrigerator, wet bar and satellite television. After a day of enjoying the great outdoors, shopping at the many White Mountain antique and gift shops, or visiting some of the area’s museums and other attractions, you won’t need to take another step to dine or unwind. The resort has an all-season swimming pool, spa and sauna plus a video game room for all ages. Fine food is served at the Indian Pine Restaurant. For your evening entertainment the Timbers Lounge brings Las Vegas style acts six nights a week. The Casino at Hon-Dah provides exciting gaming with 600 slots, including

video blackjack, video poker, and video keno plus unlimited progressive jackpots. Fans of live poker and live blackjack will find these games also available here. This comprehensive resort offers a number of other facilities. The Conference Center features the area’s largest meeting room with seating for over 700 for meetings and 350 for dinner functions. Rvers will be delighted to know that there is a well appointed RV Park with a new and modern laundry. The Ski & Outdoor Store stocks almost everything the sportsman will need. The gas station at Hon-Dah offers some of the lowest priced gas in the area and there is a convenience store... for your convenience! If you haven’t yet made plans for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, why not head to Hon-Dah Resort Casino? On Feb 14 there will be a Valentine Concert at the Conference Center featuring The Coasters. Each ticket holder will receive a bottle of free champagne and there will be a raffle for fabulous prizes. Cost is $10 for the public. Hon-Dah means “welcome” in Apache and visitors are made to feel right at home. Come play in the White Mountains at the Hon-Dah Resort Casino, located at Hwy 260 & 73 near Pinetop. For more information visit www.hon-dah.com or call 1-800-929-8744.

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Cocopah Casino

Apache Gold Casino Resort

15138 S. Avenue B, Somerton 928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS

5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70, San Carlos 928- 475-7800, 800-APACHE-8

Paradise Casino

• Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200seat Bingo Hall, Blackjack • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Special Features: Best Western Hotel, Stay and Play Packages, 18-hole golf course w/ driving range, golf school, Pro shop. RV Park with full hookups and dump station. Convenience store. All-purpose Outdoor Pavilion.

450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 760-572-7777, 888-777-4946 Paradise Casino California Off I-8, Exit 524/ adjacent to AZ casino

Apache Gold Casino Resort

Bucky’s Casino & Resort

Choose Your Pleasure

Apache Gold 1-800-APACHE 8 Lounge: 2/2-3 Gone Country - Country, Classic Rock 2/13-14 Tribe 7- Top 40, Variety, Hip Hop, Dance 2/17-21 Hotel California - Salute to the Eagles 2/27-28 South Forty - Country, Variety Events: 2/14 Valentine’s Day Party Ceremony for couples to renew their vows with special guests and Sweetheart Dance in the Cabaret, photos for couples and more! 3/12-14 Intertribal Pow Wow Competition dancing, gourd dancing, authentic arts, crafts & traditional Apache food. Grand Entry Fr- 8p, Sa1p & 7p, Su- 12p. Free adm, bring own chair.

BlueWater Resort & Casino 1-800-747-8777 Concerts: 2/14 Roy Clark - Treat your “Valentine” to something special! Roy will feature songs such as If I Had It To Do All Over Again, Yesterday - When I Was Young, The Tips Of My Fingers, Riders In The Sky and Through The Eyes Of A Fool.

Events: 2/6-8 BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 “The Legend Lives On” An array of trucks and buggies will race from downtown to the Bluewater Resort & Casino. Call the Best in the Desert for more information: 702-4575775

Desert Diamond 1-866-DDC-WINS Concerts: 2/14 Valentines Day Temptations 50’s 60’s music 2/28 Mark Chesnutt - Country 3/5 The Oak Ridge Boys - Country

Hon-Dah Resort Casino 1-800-929-8744 Lounge: No cover, no minimum! 2/3-7 Young Country - The finest mix of contemporary & classic country music around. 2/10-14 Cornell Gunther’s Coasters Doo-Wop, classic songs such as Yakety-Yak, Charlie Brown and Poison Ivy. 2/17-21 L.M.N.O.P. with vocalist Amanda Starr - R&B, Top 40, Variety 2/24-28 Haywire - Voted “Best Country Band” in Arizona by the AZ Republic, old and new country and southern rock.

Spirit Mountain Casino 8555 South Highway 95, Mohave Valley 928-346-2000, 888-837-4030

NORTHERN 530 E. Merritt, Prescott 928- 776-1666, 800-SLOTS-44 www.buckyscasino.com

Casino Arizona - 101 & McKellips 524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR

• Slots: 300 • Other Games: Poker (7 Card Stud, Texas Hold’em, Omaha) • Eating Places: 2 Liquor: Yes • Special Features: Next to Prescott Resort Hotel. Free on-site shuttle service. Free busing from Phoenix.

Cliff Castle Casino

9700 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR

& The Lodge at Cliff Castle 555 Middle Verde Road, off I-17, Exit 289, Camp Verde 928-567-7900, 800-381-SLOT

Fort McDowell Casino

Hon-Dah Casino

Casino Arizona - 101 & Indian Bend

Hwy 87 & Ft. McDowell, Fountain Hills 602-837-1424, 800-THE-FORT

Gila River Casino - Vee Quiva 6443 N. Komatke Lane, Laveen 520-796-7777, 800-WIN-GILA

Gila River Casino - Wild Horse 5512 W. Wild Horse Pass, Chandler 520-796-7727, 800-WIN-GILA

Gila River Casino - Lone Butte

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1200 S. 56th St., Chandler 520-796-7728, 800-WIN-GILA

Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino 15406 Maricopa Rd, Maricopa 480-802-5000, 800-HARRAHS

Mazatzal Casino Hwy. 87, Milemarker 251, Payson 928-474-6044, 800-777-7529

777 Highway 260, Pinetop 928-369-0299, 800-929-8744 • Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker; Blackjack • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes • Fun Book: Available through chamber of commerce and local motels • Special Features: Cigar bar, gift shop, Kids Arcade, conference center. 200-space fullservice RV park. Convenience store. Gas station. Ski/Outdoor Store.

Yavapai Casino 1501 E. Highway 69, Prescott 928- 445-5767, 800-SLOTS-44 www.buckyscasino.com • Slots: 175 • Other Games: Bingo • Eating Places: Snack Bar and Yavapai Cantina Sports Bar & Grill • Special Features: Located across the street from Bucky’s Casino. Free shuttle bus service.

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SOUTHERN

Blue Water Resort & Casino

Casino Del Sol

11300 Resort Drive, Parker 928-669-7000, 888-243-3360 www.bluewaterfun.com • Slots: 470 • Other Games: Live Keno, Poker, Bingo • Eating Placecs: 3 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Senior Discount: 10% room discount (except in summer) for AAA and AARP members. • Special Features: Adj. to Phoenix 4-Plex Theatre. Resort rooms, pool and waterpark, fitness center, 164-slip marina, double-wide boat launch ramp, Marina Shop, conference center, concerts in the outdoor amphitheater, special events.

Blue Water Resort & Casino

5655 W. Valencia, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435

Casino of the Sun 7406 S. Camino De Oeste, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435

Desert Diamond Casino 1100 West Pima Mine Road, 7 minutes south of Tucson on I-19 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS

Desert Diamond Casino S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS

Golden Ha:san Casino Hwy 86, 1 mile east of Why 520-362-2746 Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News at many Village Inn Restaurants statewide.


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Papago No More

by Charlis McVey

The O’Odham are among the oldest peoples in the Southwest. There were three similar but distinct groups. Best known are the Akimel O’Odham, the “River People” who lived a settled lifestyle along the Gila and Salt Rivers, and the Tohono O’Odham, which means “Desert People.” The Tohono O’Odham lived in a nomadic manner following sources of water according to rainfall and season. In the winter they inhabited villages near permanent springs in the foothills of the mountains. In the summer they moved to rancherias on the valley floor, where they planted corn, beans and squash in the floodplains of the washes. In fact, the O’Odham grew and ate so many beans that they were nicknamed “the bean people” or Papagos by the Spanish. They lived in harmony with the desert, relying on natural foods such as mesquite beans, ironwood seeds, palo verde pods, tepary beans, cholla buds, prickly pear pads and cactus fruit. One of the most important traditions was the harvest of the sweet red fruit of the Saguaro. The “Desert People” knew how to manage their water resources wisely and lived successfully on the land. The first contact the Tohono O’Odham had with non-Indians occurred in the 17th century. In 1687 a Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Kino, was sent to the area to convert the natives to Christianity. The changes the missionaries instituted altered the Tohono O’Odham way of life forever. They brought not only a new religion but also a new political system and new crops and domesticated animals. The Gadsden Purchase in 1854 further impacted the people by splitting O’Odham territory between two countries, leaving about a third in Mexico with the remainder in the U.S.

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In 1874 a small reservation was established at San Xavier Del Bac, about 10 miles south of present day Tucson. Most of the Tohono O’Odham, however, live on a larger reservation to the west which was founded in 1916. The lands total almost 3 million acres, about the same size as the State of Connecticut. Contact with European culture caused many problems. Today the O’Odham have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world. Unemployment is high and housing is a problem with many homes rated in poor condition. The language is in danger of dying out and cultural traditions are being lost. In 1986 the Papago Tribe began to reclaim its inheritance by reverting to the traditional name by which they had always referred to themselves - the Tohono O’Odham. The Tohono O’Odham have embraced Indian gaming as a source of revenue to help their people. They operate three casinos, the Desert Diamond at Nogales Highway, Tucson, the Golden Ha:san in Why, AZ; and a state-of-the-art Desert Diamond Casino at Pima Mine Rd. There you can enjoy fine dining at the Agave Restaurant and concerts with local and national artists at the Diamond Entertainment Center. Gaming revenues are being used for a variety of worthwhile projects on the reservation, including construction of Head Start centers, youth centers, utility subsidies for needy and elderly tribal members, construction of a nursing home, a clinic for the far west side of the reservation, a dialysis clinic, a radio station, a museum and the Tohono O’Odham Community College. Visitors will find much of interest on the Tohono O’Odham reservation. The famous Kitt Peak National Observatory is located there, some 56 miles southwest of Tucson. The “White Dove of the Desert” - the San Xavier Del Bac Mission - is one of the most photographed sites in the Southwest. For more information call the Tohono O’Odham Nation Executive Branch Office, Sells, at 520-383-2028.

Try These Upcoming Events FEB 13-16 CASA GRANDE 37th Annual Casa Grande Indian Days O'Odham Tash Juried arts & crafts, All-Indian Rodeo, Rodeo Queen Pageant, parade, pow wow, Chicken Scratch bands, carnival, fast pitch softball, food booths. 520-8364723 or 800-916-1515 FEB 14-15 SCOTTSDALE 8th Annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show Center for the Arts -100+ award-winning American Indian artists, entertainment, fashion show, HawkQuest, auction, more. $8, under 12 free. 866398-2226; tickets: 480-994-ARTS FEB 28-29 TUCSON SW Indian Art Fair AZ State Museum (UofA) - 200 of the finest regional Indian artists, award-winning arts/crafts, music, dance, native foods. Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $7 gen, $5 members, $3 ages 6-12. 520-626-8381 MAR 6-7 PHOENIX 46th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Heard Museum - 500 of the nation's finest Native American artists, jewelers, sculptors, painters, potters, weavers. Music, dance, food. 9:30a-5p. $10. 602-252-8848

Authentic Native American Arts, Crafts & Jewelry Scenic view of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona!

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FEBRUARY 2004

The Yavapai-Apache Nation 1875 Removal - 1900 Return Commemoration On Feb 26 and 27, the Yavapai-Apache Nation will mark the 129th anniversary of the forced removal of the Yavapai and Tonto Apache people from their extensive treaty land in the Verde Valley. The 1875 Removal - 1900 Return Commemoration is a holiday of remembrance for the time in 1875 when tribal members were removed by military force from the Verde Valley and honoring their subsequent return to their homeland around 1900. The Commemoration, formerly known as Exodus, will be held in Camp Verde, AZ at the newly established YavapaiApache Veterans Memorial Park located at exit 289 off Interstate 17, next to the Texaco Station, below Cliff Castle Casino. Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairman Jamie Fullmer welcomes neighbors from the community and all tribal members to share and learn about this historic event that is part of the lives of Yavapai-Apache people today. The following is the list of events that will take place:

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Friday, Feb 26

• Yavapai-Apache Nation Pageant for Miss Yavapai-Apache, Princess, Little Missy and Tiny Tot boy and girl, 4 pm in the Nation’s gymnasium.

Saturday, Feb 27

• 7 am - A tribal blessing will take place at the traditional grounds, in Boynton CanyonSedona, located west at the entry of Enchantment Resort. Harrison Burnette will guide the blessing in the early morning hours. (No cameras or recording equipment allowed during sacred ceremony.) A continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. • 10 am - Arts and Craft booths will open at the Y-A Veterans Memorial Park. • 11 am - Commemorative Walk representing the 1875 forced march to San Carlos begins at the Texaco Station and concludes at the new Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Resource Center. • Noon: - Luncheon BBQ at the Veterans Memorial Park. Sponsored by YavapaiApache Nation tribal ranch and Cliff Castle Casino. • 1 pm - Native entertainment, including traditional songs and dances, at the Stargazer Pavilion, Cliff Castle Casino, with representatives from the Apache, Hopi, and Supai Tribes. San Carlos Apache band, the Sneezy Boys, will end the day with an evening performance at 7 pm in Cliff Castle Casino’s Dragonfly Lounge.

Office of Public Relations, 928-567-1006.

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Centuries of practice. Three days of

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Apache Gold 8th Annual Powwow featuring Host Northern Drum: Smokey Town Singers; Southern Drum: Yellow Hammer. Competition dancing and singing, $50,000 in cash prizes. Free admission, open to the public, Native arts and food, March 12th-14th. In San Carlos, five minutes east of Globe on Highway 70. Call 1-800-APACHE 8. Go For The Gold.

OAK CREEK VISTA OVERLOOK on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff). Open Year Round

928-526-2968

Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in gaming activities. apachegoldcasinoresort.com


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Cabeza Prieta Nat’l Wildlife Refuge PR OF ILE

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of Sonoran Desert habitat. Established in 1939 for the conservation of natural wildlife resources, this refuge protects such species as Desert Bighorn Sheep, the endangered Sonoran Pronghorn and the Lesser Long-nosed Bat. Cabeza Prieta shares a 56-mile border with Sonora, Mexico. Within the 860,000acre refuge area are rugged mountains and broad valleys dotted with sand dunes and lava flows. Cabeza Prieta, Spanish for “Black Head,” refers to a lava-topped, granite peak in the refuge’s mountain range. Although most of the mountains rise less than 3,000 feet above the valleys, they are extremely rugged, very arid and wellsuited for desert wildlife. Most people are amazed when they see the Sonoran Desert for the first time. It is far more lush than the image conjured up by the word “desert.” Plants that flourish include creosote, mesquite, ocotillo, chollas and a variety of other cacti. Among the

wildlife are mule deer, kangaroo rats, javelina, coyote, mountain lion and bobcat. Birds such as warblers, swallows, flycatchers and phoebes are seen during migration and others such as hawk and quail are seen year-round. Many lizards and six species of rattlesnake occur here. This is a remote wilderness area; 4wheel drive vehicles are required for most of the roads. In order to enter the refuge, you must obtain a valid entry permit and sign a Military Hold Harmless Agreement. These are available at the Visitor Center located on Hwy 85 in Ajo, AZ. Most of the refuge is within the air space of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range. During the upcoming Sonoran Shindig celebration in Ajo on Feb 21, there will be tours to Child's Mountain. Please note that most of the refuge will be closed from March 15 - July 15 for the fawning of the Sonoran Pronghorn, an endangered species. For further information call 520-387-6483 or 602-387-6483.

Yuma Crossing Day Celebration History Comes Alive Before Your Very Eyes! HE EV RITA EN GE T

On February 28, the city of Yuma swings into action, drama, and suspense during the Yuma Crossing Day festival! This event explores the historical era of Yuma’s past from the arrival of the first Spaniards in the 1500s up to the mid1900s through living history reenactments. On Yuma Crossing Day, attractions in this border town include not only reenactments, but also activities at various cultural and heritage spots. Among the events to enjoy are train rides on the Yuma Valley Railway; tours of the old Yuma Territorial Prison and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot; tribal exhibits, fry bread sale, and an arts and crafts sale; and the showing of historic movies at the Yuma County Library. Shuttle buses will transport attendees to the various locations, all of which are found in Yuma’s Historic North End. One of the most fascinating events is the “Living History Walk” on Madison Avenue, held in front of the Rio Colorado Division of the Arizona Historical Society at the Century House. Scores of re-enactors stationed along the street thrill spec-

tators with their performances of early Spanish Colonials, Mexican-American War and Civil War participants, and period-dressed teachers, merchants, and townspeople. Performers give short speeches and answer questions as spectators wander through the historic area. The fun follows into Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park where visitors can revel in the antics of the “Pistols and Petticoats,” the meanest, orneriest old west gunfighters; and the “Deguello Gunslingers,” Yuma’s premier old west reenacting troupe. “El Charro de La Chachanilla,” from Mexicali, Mexico, will also be demonstrating trick roping. Park rangers and volunteers will provide guided tours and video showings at both Yuma Crossing State Historic Park and the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Entrance fees for each park are $4.00 for ages 14 and older, $2.00 for ages 7 to 13, and children 6 and under are free. For information about the State Parks see the Calendar of Events at www.pr.state.az.us or call the State Parks main office at 602-542-4174 (long distance 800-285-3703).

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Plants of the World’s Deserts

FLOWERS & CHOCOLATES!

Bring your sweetie to our annual Language of Flowers exhibit and chocolate tasting on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13-15. For centuries floral arrangements have sent discreet messages when words fail - learn the language of flowers and sample decadent Belgian chocolates.

Arizona State Parks Arizona Fish and Game Dept. Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Indian Affairs National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services Field Ofc. USDA Forest Service

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Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix

602-542-4174 602-942-3000 602-417-9200 602-379-4511 602-640-5250

Phoenix Albuquerque NM

602-640-2720 505-842-3898

NATIONAL MONUMENTS, PARKS, & HISTORIC SITES CENTRAL ARIZONA Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Tonto National Monument

Coolidge Roosevelt

520-723-3172 520-467-2241

Chinle Springerville Page Grand Canyon Ganado Camp Verde Tonalea Petrified Forest Fredonia Flagstaff Clarkdale Flagstaff Flagstaff

928-674-5500 928-333-5375 928-608-6404 928-638-7779 928-755-3475 928-567-3322 928-672-2366 928-524-6228 928-643-7105 928-526-0502 928-634-5564 928-526-3367 928-679-2365

Dos Cabezas, Willcox Bowie Ajo Tucson Tucson Tumacacori

520-824-3560 520-847-2500 520-387-6849 520-733-5158 520-733-5153 520-398-2341

Superior Apache Junction Florence Picacho

520-689-2811 480-982-4485 520-868-5216 520-466-3183

Wenden Parker Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City Yuma Yuma

928-669-2088 928-667-3231 928-855-2784 928-855-1223 928-783-4771 928-329-0471

Cottonwood Camp Verde Winslow Jerome St. Johns Sedona Flagstaff Sedona Payson

928-634-5283 928-567-3275 928-289-4106 928-634-5381 928-337-4441 928-282-6907 928-779-4395 928-282-3034 928-476-4202

Tucson Benson Patagonia Safford Tombstone Tubac

520-628-5798 520-586-2283 520-287-6965 520-428-6760 520-457-3311 520-398-2252

Springerville Flagstaff Williams Prescott Phoenix

928-333-4301 928-527-3600 800-863-0546 928-445-1762 602-225-5200

Tucson

520-670-4552

NORTHERN ARIZONA Canyon De Chelly National Monument Casa Malpais Ruins - National Park Affiliate Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Grand Canyon National Park Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site Montezuma Castle National Monument Navajo National Monument Petrified Forest National Park Pipe Spring National Monument Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Tuzigoot National Monument Walnut Canyon National Monument Wupatki National Monument

SOUTHERN ARIZONA Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie Historical Site Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Saguaro National Park (TMD - West) Saguaro National Park (RMD - EAST) Tumacacori National Historical Park

STATE PARKS & HISTORIC PARKS CENTRAL ARIZONA Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Lost Dutchman State Park McFarland State Historic Park Picacho Peak State Park

COLORADO RIVER REGION Alamo Lake State Park Buckskin Mountain State Park Lake Havasu State Park Lake Havasu State Park Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

NORTHERN ARIZONA Dead Horse Ranch State Park Fort Verde State Historic Park Homolovi Ruins State Park Jerome State Historic Park Lyman Lake State Park Red Rock State Park Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Slide Rock State Park Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

SOUTHERN ARIZONA Catalina State Park Kartchner Caverns State Park Patagonia Lake State Park Roper Lake State Park Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

NATIONAL FORESTS NORTHERN ARIZONA Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Coconino National Forest Kaibab National Forest Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest

SOUTHERN ARIZONA Coronado National Forest

Daily from 8-5 (chocolate tasting 10-3 Sat. & Sun., $1 per morsel.)

On Highway 60 … Just 1/2 hour east of Apache Junction.

520-689-2811

http:arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

WORLD DESERT FAIR - Feb. 28 - Explore desert plants from Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean and our own Sonoran Desert while sampling foods and music of each region from 11am-3pm. Open 8am - 5pm daily • Admission: $6 adults, $3 children 5-12

WILDLIFE REFUGES Alchesay National Fish Hatchery Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Imperial National Wildlife Refuge Kofa National Wildlife Refuge San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery

Parker Sasabe Ajo Cibola Needles, CA Yuma Yuma Douglas

928-338-4901 928-667-4144 520-823-4251 520-387-6483 928-587-3253 619-326-3853 928-783-3371 928-783-7861 520-364-2104 928-338-4901 928-767-3456


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Terre Rossa Vineyards 6770 E. Calle Mercurio Tucson, AZ 85710, 602-750-8962

Ft. Bowie Vineyards 156 N. Jefferson, Bowie, AZ 85695 888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593 Nuts4u@vtc.net Mon-Sat 10a-5p

Charron Vineyards 18585 S. Sonoita Hwy Vail, AZ 85641, 520-762-8585 charronvineyards@theriver.com

San Dominique Winery I-17 & Hwy 169, Camp Verde, AZ 85322, 602-945-8583 sales@garlicloversparadise.com Daily 10a-5p

Dark Mountain Brewery & Winery (formerly R.W. Webb Winery) 13605 E. Benson Hwy, Vail, AZ 85641 520-762-5777; Fax 520-762-5898 dmbrew@azstarnet.com Mon-Sat 10a-6p; Sun Noon-6p Tours & Tasting

Kokopelli Winery / Paradise Valley Vineyards 35 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-792-6927; Fax 480-792-9256 azkokowine@aol.com Callaghan Vineyards 336 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 Phone/Fax 520-455-5322 callaghan@dakotacom.net Hours by appointment Domaines Ellam HC1 Box 46, Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-4734; Fax 520-455-9309 info@elginwines.com Sonoita Vineyards Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-5893; Fax 520-797-7613 Sonoitavineyard@cs.com Daily, 10a-4p Village of Elgin Winery 471 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 Phone/Fax 520-455-9309 info@elginwines.com Florence Vineyards 19432 E. Diversioin Dam Rd. Florence, AZ 85232 520-868-4544; Fax 520-868-412 delbert-lewis@azfamily.com Dos Cabezas Winery Wayward Winds Rd. Kansas Settlement, AZ 85643 Phone/Fax 520-455-5369 Doscabezas@theriver.com Hours by appointment Palo Verde Winery 11620 N. Benjamin Rd. Kingman, AZ 86401 520-757-8320, winery@ctaz.com Hours: by appointment. Tasting & Tours

VtÄ|yÉÜÇ|t Bellefleur Winery & Restaurant 5610 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-603-1919; Fax 760-603-8465 info@bellefleur.com Belle Marie Winery 26312 Mesa Rock Rd. Escondido, CA 92026 760-796-7557; Fax 760-796-7558 info@bellemarie.com Daily 11a-6p; closed Tue and major holidays. Tasting $5, includes souvenir glass; Tours by appointment Deer Park Winery also see Deer Park (Napa) 29013 Champagne Blvd. Escondido, CA 92026 760-749-1666; Fax 760-751-1666 deerpark@k-online.com Daily 10a-5p. Tasting $5, includes glass; Self guided tours

J. Jenkins Winery 1255 Julian Orchards Drive Julian, CA 92036, 760-765-3267 jenkinswinery@earthlink.net Sat-Sun 11a-5p, Tasting $2.50, incl glass

Arizona Vineyards 1830 E. Patagonia Hwy, Nogales, AZ 85621 520-287-7972; Fax 520-287-2730

Schwaesdall Winery 17677 Rancho de Oro, Ramona, CA 92065 760-789-7547, john@ramonawinery.com Sat-Sun 10a-6p, Tasting

Gargoyle Mead & Cider 3522 W. Calavar Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85023, 602-843-4337

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Colibri Vineyard & Winery 2825 W. Hilltop Rd.. Portal, AZ 85632 520-558-2401, azvino@aol.com Whispering Peak Vineyards 10467 E. Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85259 800-625-2610 or 602-614-8100; Fax 602-614-8640 whisperingpeak@usawines.com Echo Canyon P.O. Box 10411, Sedona, AZ 86366 520-282-1794 Santa Cruz Winery/Kosher Wines Sonoita, AZ 85637 602-455-5375; Fax 602-455-5736

Canyon Wind Cellars 3907 North River Rd. Palisade, CO 81526 (970) 464-0888 Fax: (970) 464- 7920 canyonwind@gvii.net Daily 10a-5p, Tasting & Tours

Ponderosa Valley Vineyards 3171 Highway 290, Ponderosa, NM 87044 800-946-3657, 505-834-7487 winemaker@ponderosawinery.com Tue-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun noon-5p, Tasting & Tours

Colorado Cellars 3553 E Road, Palisade, CO 81526 800-848-2812 or 970-464-7921; Fax 970-464-0574 Mon-Fri 9a-4p; Sat noon-4p, Tasting

Jory Winery (also see Jory Winery in California) PO Box 5752, Santa Fe, NM 87502 800-632-8059; Fax 888-782-9463 jorywinery@aol.com or vinonero@aol.com

Garfield Estates Winery 3572 G Road, Palisade, CO 81526 970-464-0941; Fax 970-464-4890 info@garfieldestates.com Daily 11a-5p, Tasting & Tours

Black Mesa Winery 1502 Highway 68, Velarde, NM 87582 800-852-6372 or 505-852-2820 info@blackmesawinery.com Daily 10a-6p; Sun noon-6p, Tasting

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Los Luceros Winery PO Box 110, Alcalde, NM 87511 505-852-1085; Fax 505-753-6863 Weekends & by appointment, Tasting

Castle Creek Winery Mile Post 14 Hwy 128, Moab, UT 84532 866-812-2002, 435-259-3332, Fax 435-2595050, info@redcliffslodge.com Tasting, Tours

La Chiripada Winery Hwy 75, Dixon, NM 87527 800-528-7801 or 505-579-4437 info@lachiripada.com Mon-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun noon-5p, Tasting Santa Fe Vineyards Route 1, Espanola, NM 87532 Phone/Fax 505-753-8100 Daily, 10a-5p; Sun noon-5p Balagna Winery 223 Rio Bravo Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544 505-672-3678; Fax 505-672-1482 Daily, noon-6p, Tasting

Ferrara Winery 1120 W. 15th St., Escondido, CA 92025 760-745-7632 Daily 10a-5p, Tasting Fallbrook Winery 2554 Via Rancheros, Fallbrook, CA 92028 760-728-0156; 760-728-9116 Mon-Fri 10a-4p; weekends by appointment Tasting $5 & Tours

Surface Creek Winery 1297 Hwy 65, Eckert, CO 81418 970-835-9463, winery@surfacecreek.com Summer/ Daily 11a-5p Rocky Hill Winery 18380 S. Hwy 550, Montrose, CO 81401 970-249-3765; Fax 970-249-5652 rockyhill@montrose.net Summer/ Daily 10a-6p; Winter/ Mon-Sat noon-6p, Sun noon-4p, Tasting Cottonwood Cellars 5482 Hwy 348, Olathe, CO 81425 970) 323-6224; Fax 970-323-6182 cottonwoodwines@cs.com May-Sept/ Wed-Sat 11a-6p; Oct-Apr/ FriSat 11a-5p; Jan-Mar/ Closed, Tasting

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Native Wines 72 S. 500 W. #63, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 435-462-9261; Fax 435-462-9261 natvwine@cut.net Sat noon-6p & by appointment Spanish Valley Vineyards & Winery 4710 S. Zimmerman Lane Moab, UT 84532, 435-259-8134 SpanishValleyVineyards@Yahoo.com Mon-Sat noon-7p & by appointment Free tasting wi/ purchase, Tours by request William Cooper Winery 976 S. 800 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-575-2110

exz|ÉÇtÄ j|Çx XäxÇàá ARIZONA FEB 13-15 Pecan, Wine and Antique Festival Camp Verde, AZ. Community Center, Main St. Pecan judging, wine tasting from 4 wineries, jazz entertainment, 25+ antique booths, hay rides, spinning/blacksmith demos, more! 928-567-0535 MAR 5-6 30th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Carefree, AZ. Downtown - Collector's show of 165 strictly juried fine artists, wine tasting & live entertainment. 10a-5p. Fr free, Sa/Su $2. 480-837-5637 MAR 19-21 Kokopelli Spring Wine & Art Festival Chandler, AZ. Kokopelli Winery & Boston St - Art, live music, and wine. Fri 5-9p, Sa 11a-9p, Su Noon5p. Free adm, $8 for wine tasting/souvenir wine glass. 480-792-6927 APR 3-4 Litchfield Park Fine Arts & Wine Festival Litchfield Park, AZ. 101 W. Wigwam Blvd Featuring works of 150 acclaimed artists from the SW, live entertainment, wine tasting and farmer's market, 9a-5p, free. 623-393-5338

CALIFORNIA MAR 6 Barrel Tasting Various Sonoma County Wineries – Sample wines directly from the barrel at over 80 wineries & meet wine makers. 707-433-4335, www.wineroad.com MAR 26-28 Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival Gualala, CA. The Sea Ranch – 2nd Annual Whale Festival with a twist…great Jazz! Celebrity musicians, chowder & wine tastings, whale watching, family events. 707-884-1080 or www.redwoodcoastchamber.com

APR 29 - MAY 1 Annual Monterey Wine Festival - Toast the Coast Monterey, CA. Various locations - Many events include. Winemaker luncheons, educational seminars, America’s Best Wine List Awards Gala, & live auctions. 800-656-4282 or www.montereywine.com JUL 30 – AUG 1 Sonoma Salute to the Arts Sonoma, CA. Sonoma Plaza - Northern CA’s ultrapremier showcase of winemaking, culinary, visual & literary arts. 707-938-1133, www.salutehearts.com

COLORADO APR 20 - MAY 1 13th Annual Colorado Springs Wine Festival Colorado Springs, CO. Various locations - Grand tasting/silent auction, Apr 30 featuring 300 varieties of wine & food from an assortment of restaurants; Winemaker seminars, May 1 learn about winemaking; Winemaker Dinner/live auction, May 2, sumptuous feast, elegant wines & rare wines for auction. 520-7469

NEW MEXICO MAY 29-31 Albuquerque Wine Festival Albuquerque, NM. NM Golf Academy at Balloon Fiesta Park – Live entertainment, gourmet food, quality arts/crafts, appox. 20 wineries, free tasting/parking, wine for purchase. 866-494-6366 or nmwine.com MAY 29-31 Southern New Mexico Wine Festival Las Cruces, NM. NM State Fairgrounds - Live entertainment, arts/crafts, food, 20+ NM wineries, free tasting, wine for purchase. 866-494-6366 or nmwine.com JUL 3-4 Santa Fe Wine Festival Santa Fe, NM. Rancho de las Golondrinas - Live entertainment, food, quality arts/crafts, 20+ NM wineries, free tasting, wine available for purchase, free parking. 866-494-6366 or nmwine.com


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If you are traveling only in Sonora, or the "frontier zone,” regulations are relatively simple. All you will need is an "Only Sonora" visa and vehicle permit. These can be obtained at the Sonora Tourist Center in Tucson, the 21km checkpoint south of Nogales on Hwy 15 or, if you are an AAA member, at any AAA office in Arizona. You will need your driver's license, a passport or birth certificate, and a vehicle title or registration - there is no charge. These are then processed at the Only Sonora building at Kilometer 21. The pass must be returned when you leave. If you wish to travel outside of the state of Sonora you will need a Mexican Tourist Card or visa. This can be issued for 6 months if you will be taking multiple trips or can be obtained on a trip-totrip basis. To get your Tourist Card you will need the following: • A valid passport or an original or notarized birth certificate. • A valid picture I.D. with address. • A minor traveling with one parent will need written permission from the other parent.

Yours to Enjoy Puerto Peñasco (AKA - Rocky Point)

Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans Free Natural History Talks: in English Tuesday's at 2pm and Saturday's at 4pm. Learn about spring tides, giant whales, the vaquita, and more. EcoTours available. From USA: (520) 320-5473; In Mexico: (638) 382-01-13

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If you are traveling outside of the "frontier zone" you must also obtain the necessary permit for your vehicle. To do so you will need copies of the following: • Title • Registration • Drivers License • Major Credit Card • Tourist Card/Visa You will post a bond of $20 with the credit card to verify you will not sell the vehicle in Mexico. If you do not pay by credit card the price can rise to over $200. These entries are good for multiple entries over a 6-month period; however, if you will not be back in that time period return your permit upon leaving. Also, if you plan to have a trailer, boat, ATV, PWC or any other toy, bring the documents for those as well. And don't forget to get MEXICO INSURANCE. U.S. insurance is not valid in Mexico and you cannot cross the border without Mexico Insurance! For more information please contact the Sonora Tourist Center at 1-800TO-SONORA or 520-784-0551. If you are in Tucson, you'll find them at 4625 E. Broadway, Suite 100-B. Mazatlan

The Malecon Mazatlan’s waterfront street, stretches for miles. Beachfront restaurants, discos, night clubs and hotels. Plan to visit in February for Carnaval in Mazatlan, oldest carnival in Mexico and third largest in the hemisphere after Rio and New Orleans. Sinaloa Tourism Office: 888-643-6409

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Driving to Mexico? Old West Mexico Insurance Will Take Care of You Ajo, Arizona is a unique little town south of Phoenix, west of Tucson, and just 40 miles from the Mexico/Arizona border. Those of you who have traveled to Rocky Point from the Phoenix area have come through this little town with the pretty plaza. It is the perfect stop along the way to get those last minute snacks, gas up the vehicle, and get Mexico insurance at Old West Mexico Insurance. Old West Mexico Insurance offers the lowest short-term rates on their policies and can be found serving their customers in the Ajo Transportation Building, located just past the Plaza. Cathy Boyd, owner, agent and broker, began her own business 2 years ago, but she is no stranger to the insurance field. Her late father, Ray Phillips, owned Ray Phillips Mexico Insurance and introduced Mexico vehicle insurance to Americans about 20 years ago. "I have been around the business all my life, and it is a privilege and honor to be a second generation business person in Ajo. I feel very lucky to have had my Dad as a mentor. Many will remember him as ‘the big guy with the cowboy hat’. He loved his customers and went out of his way to help them. I have taken what he taught me about customer service and combined that with the latest technology and facts along with inexpensive rates, to best serve the public.” Mexico insurance is a necessity if you are taking a vehicle into Mexico. The consequences of not having it, if involved in an accident, are serious. Without PR OF ILE

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Mexico insurance, your vehicle will be impounded, fines will have to be paid, and you can go to jail. Old West Mexico Insurance takes the hassle out of purchasing Mexico insurance, offers low rates, and time saving ways of securing a policy. Their office is staffed with helpful people and they can deliver your policy by fax, mail, drop box pick up and - coming soon - online. On your next trip to Mexico, call or stop by and meet Cathy. She has the Rocky Point Times available and maps to Rocky Point, as well as suggestions of where to stay, good restaurants and the perfect beaches. All you need is the desire to relax under a palapa, walk on the beach, or just people watch. Leave the "peace of mind" to Old West Mexico Insurance, located at 321 Taladro, Ajo, and also found at www.oldmex.net or by calling 800-528-1621.

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• Peligrosa: Danger (They really mean it too) • Curva: Curve • Poblado Proxima: Population ahead • Llanteros: Tire Repair Shop • Izquierdo: Left • Derecho: Right • Alto: Stop • Cuotas: Toll • Caseta: Toll Booth • Topes: Speed Bumps (big ones!!)

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CENTRAL Apache Junction Apache Gardens Home Communities 1617 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-288-0311 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 105 spaces. Pets allowed. CATV Cherokee Village 205 40 E. Apache Trail, 480-986-4132 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 97 sites. Pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hookup, rec hall, game room, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicapped access, LP gas. Age restrictions Country Villa Home Community 2325 W. Virginia, 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 70 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, rec hall, game room, handicap access, heated pool, horseshoe court. Desert Queen Mobile Home Park 310 N. Ocotillo Dr., 480-982-2300 Gold Canyon RV and Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 480-982-5800, 877-465-3226 www.rvresortarizona.com goldcanyonrv@aol.com 754 RV sites, full hookups. Age restrictions, electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, wireless internet available. LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, billiard room, recreation hall, classrooms, swimming, handiaccess, organized activities, computer lab, modem friendly, restroom, showers, sauna, & steam room. 9 hole golf course and golf shop. Melrose Home Community 355 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 25 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, restrooms, showers, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall.

CASITA VERDE 2200 N. Trekell Rd., 520-836-9031 www.rvinthesun.com casitaverde@cgmailbox.com 192 spaces. Pets allowed. Age restriction. Cable TV, LP gas, showers, handicapped accessible, dump station, internet hook up, restrooms, pool, game room, laundry and rec room. Activity director on property and park model rentals available.

Sundowner Home Community 105 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 114 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, CATV, game room, rec hall, heated pool, horseshoe court, shuffleboard. Sunrise RV Resort 1403 W. Broadway Ave. 480-983-2500, 877-633-3133 www.rvresortarizona.com sunriserv@aol.com 501 RV spaces, full hookups. Age restrictions. Full hookup units only - 24 ft. length unit minimum. Modem hookup. Laundry, exercise room, library, woodshop, billiard room, game & craft room. Tennis, shuffleboard and pickleball courts. Recreation hall. Planned activities. Heated pool and hot tub. Pets allowed in pet area. Wickiup Home Community 2015 E. Old West Hwy., 480-982-6604 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 111 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, showers, restrooms, laundry, internet hookup, game room, pool tables, bingo, cards, rec hall, shuffleboard, planned activities, beautiful view of the mountains. Casa Grande Casita Verde 2200 N. Trekell Rd., 520-836-9031 www.rvinthesun.com casitaverde@cgmailbox.com 192 spaces. Pets allowed. Age restriction. Cable TV, LP gas, showers, handicapped accessible, dump station, internet hook up, restrooms, pool, game room, laundry and rec room. Activity director on property and park model rentals available.

Fiesta Grande-An RV Resort 1511 E. Florence Blvd 520-836-7222, 888-934-3782 www.rvinthesun.com fstacwbk@casagrande.com 767 sites. Age and pet restrictions, no tents. Patios, full hookups, city water, modem hu/site. Wireless internet access. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Heated pool, spa, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, security, public phone, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Park model rentals and sales. Foothills West RV Resort 19501 W. Hopi Drive, 520-836-2531 www.rvinthesun.com foothillswestrv@netbeam.net 192 sites, full hookups. Laundromat, public phone, On-line access, water and pop machine, individual computer tutoring, outdoor heated pool and spa, shuffleboard, bingo, card games, horseshoes, bocce ball and putting green. Wireless internet access available. Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd 520-421-7000, 800-421-7004 www.palmcreekgolf.com info@palmcreek.com 1600 RV sites, active adult (55+), luxury resort. All amenities - 18 hole golf course, pro shop, headed pool, spa, clubhouse, baseball diamond, rec hall, lawn bowling, 8 tennis courts, shuffleboard, billiards, exercise room, game room, crafts rooms, computer center, wireless internet access, planned activities. Gravel sites, patios, full hookups (30/50 amps), city water, CATV, laundry, 24 hour security.

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El Mirage Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort 11201 N. El Mirage Rd. 623-583-0464, 800-445-4115 www.rvresortarizona.com puebloelmiragerv@aol.com 1075 site. Full hookups. 95 mobile home sites. In-park manager, social director, elegant club house with lounge, library and billiards, 18 hole Fuzzy Zoeler championship golf course, driving range and putting green, rec center, 2 jacuzzis and 2 saunas, large swimming pool, lawn bowling green, tennis and shuffleboard. Gila Bend Augie’s Quail Trail RV Park Butterfield Trail, 928-683-2850 www.augiesquailtrailrvpark.com augiesqtrv@earthlink.net 109 sites, full hookups. Peace and quiet and beautiful skies! Huge sites, clubhouse, laundry, restrooms, showers, handi access, meeting hall. Mesa Ambassador Downs 2345 E. Main St., 480-964-8315 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 167 spaces. Cable TV, rec hall, game room, laundry, restrooms, showers, LP gas, handicapped access. Age and pet restrictions. Deserama Mobile Ranch 2434 E. Main St., 480-964-8850 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 140 spaces. Age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game room, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard.

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Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St., 480-832-4990 800-999-4990, www.goodliferv.com info@goodliferv.com 1163 RV sites, age restrictions, pet restrictions, 24 rental units, patios, full hookups, city water and sewage, cable TV available, restrooms, showers, public phone, laundry, security. 2 heated pools and spas, shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green, tennis courts, rec hall, computer lab, health club, silversmith and ceramics, library, pool hall, weekly entertainment and dances. Post office on site. Monte Vista Village Resort 8865 E. Baseline Rd., 480-833-2223 www.montevistaresort.com 832 sites, full hookups. Palm Gardens RV Community 2929 E. Main St., 480-832-0290 115 sites, full hookups. 2 pools, 2 clubhouses, hot tub, computer room, exercise room, billiard room, bingo, potluck, dances. Park Place Community Resort 306 S. Recker Rd., 480-830-1080 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 287 spaces. Pets allowed, age restriction, LP gas, showers, restrooms, game room, laundry, rec hall, handicap access, internet hook-up, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, putt-putt golf.

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Towerpoint Resort 4860 East Main 480-832-4996, 800-444-4996 www.towerpointresort.com tpresort@towerpointresort.com tresort@uswest.com 1115 RV sites, 55+, pet restrictions, handi-access, modem hu/office. Restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, game room, rec hall, & planned activities. Peoria Sundial Mobile & RV Park 9250 N. 75th Ave., 623-979-1921 110 sites, full hookups. Laundry. Phoenix Desert’s Edge RV Village 22623 N. Black Canyon Hwy 602-789-6903, 888-633-7677 www.desertsedgerv.com 210 RV sites, full hook-ups (30/50 amps) No age restrictions! Pet restrictions, no tents, gravel, patios, city water, modem hu/office. Restrooms & showers, ATM, laundry, public phone, limited RV supplies, LP gas. Satellite TV, heated pool, spa, rec hall, game room, & planned activities. San Carlos Apache Gold RV Park P.O. Box 1210, 928-475-7800 877-APACHE-8 www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com casino@cybertrails.com 60 sites, full hookups. Pets welcome! Cable TV, showers, laundry, heated pool and jacuzzi, within walking distance of Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News at many Village Inn Restaurants statewide.

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Free Camping & RV Resources • Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument is Cottonwood Campground, just 1/2 mile south of the Visitor Center. There are 104 RV and tent sites available on a first come, first served basis. Facilities are open from April to October and there are flush toilets, picnic tables and drinking water available. No fee required to stay here. Adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge on the North Kaibab Trail. Chinle, Arizona • Unless posted, many Wal-Mart stores allow RVers to spend the night for free in their parking lot. Please look for signs indicating otherwise. • Sedona/Cottonwood Area - There is government land located between Sedona and Cottonwood that permit up to two weeks for RVers and campers to stay in the middle of desert range land with the occasional cattle herds crossing. Dump stations and groceries are available in nearby Cottonwood.

• Globe - Apache Gold Casino, 7 1/2 miles east of Globe on Highway 70 permits free overnight parking in the parking lot. The RV Park charges a fee; there is a dump station available there. • Kayenta - Free camping is available at Navajo National Monument, located only 30 miles from Kayenta. The primitive campsite has 30 paved sites to accommodate RVs up to 25 feet. Facilities are limited but offer a bathroom and drinking water. • Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino just south of Phoenix permits overnight stays in the parking lot. • Yuma Public Lands - Contact the Bureau of Land Management, 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85365 or call 520-317-3200.

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Desert’s Edge RV Village A Happy, Active Resort for All Ages Desert’s Edge RV Village, located in north Phoenix, is a bright, happy, active place. The commons areas and all 210 full-hookup sites have a colorful purple, green, yellow and terra cotta desert landscaping, satellite TV and concrete patios. Some have storage sheds. Big rigs and slideouts are easily accommodated on the spacious standard, premium, or desert garden sites. While most guests drive or pull their own rigs, other choose the convenience of staying in the charming and fully furnished rental casitas with their two patios and ample parking. These folks get all the benefits of an RV lifestyle, but don’t need to tow the RV! Staff and guests laugh easily and often, children make new friends while swinging or sliding at the playground; adult chat by the mailboxes, at the sites, or in the activity rooms; well behaved pets guide their well trained parents to the well kept dog walk. Not only is Desert’s Edge located adjacent to I-17, but it is close enough to Loop 101 and SR 51 that guests have easy access to attractions in all of the cities in the Valley of the Sun. Guests of all ages enjoy an active lifestyle - soaking with a glass of wine in the spa, participation in the water aerobics or exercise class, cooking at the convenient gas barbecues, working out in the fitness center, playing horseshoes, basketball or bocce. Many join other guests and their visitors at the monthly breakfasts, Friday afternoon Happy Hours, or participate in casino trips and other outings. Some guests take advantage of the easy access to the Glendale Arena or to the Peoria Sports Complex and Challenger Learning Center. Still others golf with friends in Sun City or family members in Paradise Valley. PR OF ILE

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CACTUS GARDENS RV PARK 10657 S Ave. 9 E, 928-342-9188 www.rvinthesun.com cactus@digitaldune.net 480 space park, shopping within 5 min, heated pool & jacuzzi, activities galore and great staff. Yuma Foothills. Computer rooms and wireless internet access. Park model rental and sales available.

CAPRI MOBILE PARK 3380 S. 4th Ave., 928-726-0959 www.rvinthesun.com caprirv@digitaldune.net 203 RV spaces. cable TV, phones, sewer & water, outdoor swimming pool & spa, showers, club house with kitchen, lighted shuffleboard courts, horseshoes, card room. Activity director on site.

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Others take advantage of the nearby hiking or biking trails. Of course, most explore the nearby shopping areas and restaurants. Desert’s Edge RV Village is a blend of old and new, young and old, working and retired. For over thirty years, vacationers, snowbirds, and retirees wanting to enjoy the Arizona climate and attractions have made Desert’s Edge their home away from home. With this year’s change to an all-ages park - “Finally...a resort for everyone” - Desert’s Edge extended-stay guests now also include traveling nurses, students, families who are relocating, and businesspeople on temporary assignments. Discover Desert’s Edge! Stay a month or two, and you’ll come back again and again! For reservations call 888-633-7677.

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DESERT PARADISE RV RESORT 10537 S. Ave. 9E, 928-342-9313 www.rvinthesun.com desert@digitaldune.net 260 spaces, pull thru spaces with 50 AMP service. Full hookups. Heated pool and spa, paved roads, pets welcome, rec hall, full kitchen, restrooms & showers, laundry, phone hookups, propane delivery, shuffleboard, horseshoes, pool tables, planned activities with activities director on property, entertainment. Computer rm & wireless internet access. Park model sales.

MESA VERDE RV PARK 3649 S 4th Avem 928-726-5814 www.rvinthesun.com mesaverde@digitaldune.net 262 sites, laundry, restrooms, showers, 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, 6 shuffleboard court, rec hall. Activities.

SUNI SANDS RV RESORT 1960 E 32nd Stm 928-726-5941 www.rvinthesun.com suni@digitaldune.net 320 RV spaces. Pull thrus available. Large clubhouse, swimming pool and therapy spa, activity and computer center with wireless internet access, shuffleboard, horseshoes, golf practice cage. RV rentals available.

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COLORADO RIVER REGION Blythe Rancho Ventana RV Resort 4410 N. Arrowhead Blvd. 760-921-3600 www.ranchoventanarv.com ranchoventanarv@i10net.com Country club living at a fraction of the price! Located on 18 hole golf course, gated community. 212 sites, 30/50AMP, sewer, water, cable TV, internet hookup, natural gas, telephone. Laundry, restroom, showers, clubhouse with kitchen, heated pool, jacuzzi, pool table, ping-pong, horseshoes, golf tournaments. Age restricted, open October April. Bullhead City River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave., 928-754-2121 www.rivercityrvpark.com We offer 132 spaces for the value conscious traveler. Utilities and cable are free, as well as the heated pool, rec hall, exercise room, games, clean showers and restrooms, and outside picnic area. Horseshoes and mini golf are also free. Laundry facilities, phones, vending machine, ice machines and propane service is available at a small cost. 30 and 50 amp service. Free email service is available in the office.

El Centro Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd. 760-352-7061, 800-545-6481 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com info@westwindrvgolfresort.com 500 sites. Cable TV, cafe, country store, heated pool and spa, laundry room, shuffleboard, library, clubroom, billiards room, golf course and golf shop, horseshoes, lakes Hope Ramblin Roads RV Resort 60650 E. Hwy. 60 928-859-3187, 800-569-6027 www.ramblinroads.com ramblinroads@tds.net 178 full hookup RV spaces. Laundry, showers, restrooms, telephone hook-up available, recreational facilities, minimart, gas/diesel/propane. 18 hole desert golf course. Shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green. Kingman Blake Ranch RV 9315 E. Blake Ranch Rd. 928-757-3336 A full service RV Ranch with 55 spaces, pets allowed, cable TV, LP Gas, showers, dump station, Internet hook-up, rest rooms, game room, laundry, rec hall.

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Truck Stops in Az CENTRAL Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200 Petro Truck Stop 5235 N. Sunland Gin Rd., 520-836-3983 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee. ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, travel and convenience store, mail services, internet kiosks, arcade, movie theater, laundry room, lighted parking, phones. Eloy - I-10 exit 208A Flying J Travel Plaza 16189 S. Sunshine Blvd., 520-466-9205 Convenience store, The Cookery Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms, laundry, arcade, showers. Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 Flying J Travel Plaza 6700 W. Latham St., 623-936-1118 Convenience store, The Country Market, Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone room. Laundry and shower. Tonopah - I-10 exit 103 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443 Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut. Parking, showers, travel store, phones, lounge, game room, laundry.

COLORADO RIVER REGION Ehrenberg - I-10 exit 1 Flying J Travel Plaza Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Showers and laundry. Kingman - I-40 exit 53 Flying J Travel Plaza 3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300 The convenience store, The Cookery

Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms, laundry, game room, TV room. I-40 Exit 66 Petro Truck Stop Blake Ranch Road, 928-757-2799 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee, Pizza Hut Express, Baskin Robbins. travel/convenience store, filling station, ATM/check cashing, showers, video game arcade, movie theater, laundry room, AT&T/SmartStop phones, mailing services, internet kiosks, lighted parking.

NORTH Winslow - I-40 exit 255 Flying J Travel Plaza 400 Transcon Lane, 928-289-2081 Country Market Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms.

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Lake Havasu City Havasu RV Resort 1905 Victoria Farms Rd. 928-764-2020, 877-407-2020 www.havasurvresort.com sales@havasurvresort.com NEW!! Opening January 2004. Views of lake and mountains. 169 oversized lots for purchase or rent. Spacious Clubhouse with many amenities and large covered patio adjacent to game area. Heated pool and jacuzzi overlook the 9 hole putting green with water feature. We have it all including 100 amps, big rig sites, internet hookups, and pet friendly. Our city caters to our RV visitors. Many activities including a new senior center are in town. Salome Gateway Ranch RV Retreat 44660 Ave. 42 E., 928-927-7770 100 sites, full hookups. Laundry, rec hall. Wellton Arrowhead RV Resort 30115 Wellton Mohawk Dr. 928-785-3648 160 sites, full hookups. Heated pool, hot tub, laundry, club room with kitchen, showers, planned activities, shuffleboard, horseshoes. Tier Drop RV Park 28320 E. County 11th St. 928-785-9295, tierdroprv@aol.com 189 RV spaces, full hookups. Heated pool and spa, rec hall, pool hall, laundry, horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf course, activities. Yuma Cactus Gardens RV Park 10657 S. Avenue 9 E, 928-342-9188 www.rvinthesun.com cactus@digitaldune.net 480 space park, shopping within 5 min, heated pool & jacuzzi, activities galore and great staff. Yuma Foothills. Computer rooms and wireless internet access. Park model rental and sales available.

Capri Mobile Park 3380 S. 4th Ave., 928-726-0959 www.rvinthesun.com caprirv@digitaldune.net 203 RV spaces. cable TV, phones, sewer & water, outdoor swimming pool & spa, showers, club house with kitchen, lighted shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, card room. Activity director on site. Caravan Oasis Resort 10500 E. Frontage Road 928-342-1480, 800-342-1480 www.caravanoasisresort.com lasquintas1@aol.com 460 RV sites. Pets allowed. Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry. Desert Paradise RV Resort 10537 S. Ave. 9E, 928-342-9313 www.rvinthesun.com desert@digitaldune.net 260 spaces, pull thru spaces with 50 AMP service. Full hookups. Heated pool and spa, paved roads, pets welcome, rec hall, full kitchen, restrooms and showers, laundry, phone hookups, propane delivery, shuffleboard, horseshoes, pool tables, planned activities with activities director on property, entertainment. Computer room and wireless internet access. Park model sales. Las Quintas Resort 10442 E. Frontage Road 877-975-9005. 928-305-9005 www.caravanoasisresort.com lasquintas1@aol.com 460 RV sites. Age restrictions, pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry. Mesa Verde RV Park 3649 S. 4th Ave., 928-726-5814 www.rvinthesun.com mesaverde@digitaldune.net 262 sites, laundry, restrooms, showers, 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, 6 shuffleboard court, rec hall. Activities.

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SOUTH Tucson - I-10 exit 268 TTT Tucson Truck Terminal, Inc. 5451 Benson Highway, 520-574-0050 Convenience store, deli, Hi-Way Chef Restaurant, CB shop, gift shop, barber/beauty shop, massage clinic, post office, Western Union, RV dump, propane. Rio Rico - I-19 exit 12 Pilot Travel Center #279 520-377-0001 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store. Willcox - 1-10 exit 340 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1501 Fort Grant Rd., 520-384-5311 Minh Chinese, Country Fare, Subway. Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking, repair shop, RV dump.

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Suni Sands RV Resort 1960 E. 32nd St., 928-726-5941 www.rvinthesun.com suni@digitaldune.net 320 RV spaces. Pull thrus available. Large clubhouse, swimming pool and therapy spa, activity and computer center with wireless internet access, shuffleboard, horseshoes, golf practice cage. RV rentals available. Villa Alameda RV Resort 3547 S. Ave. 5E, 928-344-8081 302 RV spaces. Citrus trees on every site and a perimeter security wall. Very quiet yet close to town. Swimming pool, spa, laundry facilities, shuffleboard and horseshoes, cable television, and planned activities. Pets are welcome. Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E. 32nd Street 928-342-2992, 866-440-2992 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com info@westwindrvgolfresort.com 1075 sites. Laundry, showers, restrooms, 3 par 9 hole golf course, pro shop, activity office, library, email station, craft room, billiard room, lounge, ballroom, fitness center, shuffleboard court, volleyball court, cafe.

NORTH Ash Fork Ash Fork / Grand Canyon RV Park Hwy. 66, 928-637-2521 63 sites, full hookups. Tent sites and cabins, laundry, store, storage. Camp Verde Distant Drums RV Resort 583 W. Middle Verde Rd. 928-554-0444, 877-577-5505 www.distantdrumsrvresort.com info@distantdrumsrvresort.com I-17 Exit 289, located near Cliff Castle Casino. Centrally located in the beautiful high desert of the Verde Valley. 158 sites on 16 landscaped acres. Full hookups, level concrete pads. Cable TV, phone, internet. Heated pool & spa, country store, laundry facilities, exercise room, spacious Community room. Clean showers, restrooms, dump station, propane. Pets allowed. Zane Grey RV Park 4500 E. Highway 260 928-567-4320, 800-235-0608 www.zanegreyrvpark.com info@zanegreyrvpark.com From I-17 (exit 287) east on Hwy. 260 9 miles. Entrance on left after bridge. Extra large, level, shaded pull thrus and back ins; big rig sites; meticulously clean, well landscaped. Full hook ups 20-30-50-amp, new laundry, spa, showers, restrooms, modem friendly, LP gas, on running creek. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Flagstaff Black Barts RV Park 2760 E. Butler Ave., 928-774-1912 www.blackbartssteakhouse.com blackbarts@safeaccess.com 174 RV spaces with full hook-ups. Pull through sites. Pets allowed, no age restrictions. Restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry room. Internet hook-up, steakhouse, market, general store and antique store on premises. RV supplies available. Credit cards accepted.

Page Wahweap Lake Powell RV Resort PO Box 1597, 928-645-1004 www.visitlakepowell.com 86 sites, full hookups. Showers, laundry. Pinetop Hon-Dah RV Park 777 Hwy. 260, 928-369-7400 800-929-8744, www.hon-dah.com 198 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment. Show Low Venture In RV Resort 270 N. Clark Rd., 928-537-4443 www.rvinthesun.com rvresort@wmonline.com Billiard room, shuffleboard courts, therapy pool/jacuzzi, craft rm, large rec (and Bingo) hall, outdoor park and play area, computer room w/wireless internet access. Park model sales and rentals available. Activity director on property.

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Tucson Cactus Gardens Home Community 2333 W. Irvington Pl., 520-883-4771 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 75 spaces. Pets allowed. Laundry, CATV, beautiful mountain setting. Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 520-574-5000, 800-424-9191 www.VoyagerRV.com info@voyagerrv.com From Jct. of I-10 and Kolb Rd. (Exit 270), S. 0.5 mi. on Kolb Rd. (L). 1,576 full hookup sites w/patios, incl back-ins, big rig sites, & 100 foot pull thrus, modern hu/site. Phones avail at sites. Restrooms, showers, dump, security, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, food service. Heated pools, spa, rec hall, activities, 9-hole golf course, tennis & shuffleboard courts, 36 room Inn, Day Spa, Massage Center, and planned activities.

Tombstone Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St. 520-457-3573 800-574-0417 www.tombstone1880.com/trailriders/ trailriders@tombstone1880.com Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, CATV, large clean rooms, phones. Willcox Grande Vista RV & MH Park 711 Prescott Ave. 520-384-4002 connet1@vtc.net 34 spaces. Full hookups. Mobile home rentals and self-storage. Pets allowed. No age restriction. Cable TV, internet hookup, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicapped access, dump station, rec hall, heated pool.

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Marana Valley Of The Sun Mobile Home & RV 13377 N. Sandario Rd., 520-682-3434 80 RV sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, laundry, restrooms, heated pool and spa, shuffleboard.

Ajo Shadow Ridge RV Resort 431 N. 2nd Ave., 520-387-5055 shadowridgervresort.com shadowridge@startroaming.com 125 spaces, full hookups including cable, phone available (each space), club house and fitness center, tiled restroom/showers, 2 laundry rms, shuffleboard, pool tables, park models for sale, Sedona’s available, TL rated.

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Clifton North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 www.townofclifton.com jvarming@townofclifton.com New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric, water, dump station, showers, restrooms, pets ok. Located on the banks of the San Francisco River in the historic mining town of Clifton and the south end of the Coronado Trail. Mild year round climate. Quiet setting. Huachuca City Mountain View RV Park 99 W. Vista Lane 520-456-2860, 800-722-4103 www.mountainviewrvpark.com 96 RV sites. Full hookups. Bath houses with showers and laundry, modem hookups, pay phones, clubhouse, cable TV, pet allowed. Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82 520-457-2584, 877 316-6714 www.tombstoneterritories.com info@tombstoneterritories.com 102 huge pull-through lots w/full hookups. We love pets! Large rec rm w/kitchen, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, darts & more! Pool, spa, & BBQ. Miles of hiking/riding/biking trails. Good Sam, Passport America, Happy Camper members welcome. Competitive rates. Top Rally Site. 102 (40’ x 80’) sites with FHU w/cable-20/30/50AMPS. 2 laundry rms, showers, modem, propane, & more amenities. Wonderful views, See our ad in this issue.

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APACHE JUNCTION Gold Canyon RV and Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 877-465-3226 Electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, recreation hall, swimming.

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BENSON Cochise Terrace RV Resort 1030 S. Barrel Cactus Ridge, 800-495-9005 520-586-0600 www.cochise-terrace.com.

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1089 RV sites, 55+, no tents, gravel, patios, full hookups, (30/50amps), city water, modem h/u site, CATV, restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, spa, adult’s room, horseshoes, shuffleboard & rec hall, game room, planned activities.

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HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400, www.hon-dah.com 198 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment.

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LAKE HAVASU Havasu Landing RV Park & Campground 760-858-4593, www.havasulanding.com Full hook-ups, laundry, showers, deli, security, boat launch, swin beach.

EHRENBERG River Breeze RV Resort 50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483, 866-226-4641 www.riverbreezerv.com Rrec room, handicapped access, pool, spa, restrooms, showers, full hookups, cable. Open year round.

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TUCSON Vista Del Rey Mobile Home Park 3405 N. Romero Rd., 520-888-1707 866-847-8777, haascor@cs.com Friendly 55+ community. Cozy park with shade trees and grass. Clubhouse with cards, books, TV, laundry. Full hookups. Small pets allowed. Convenient to Tucson Mall, shopping, restaurants, downtown. Great rates. Permanents welcome. YUMA Westwind RV 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. • 866-440-2992 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com WINSLOW Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35mi east of Flagstaff. 928-289-5898, 800-478-4002 www.meteorcrater.com 71 gravel sites, 71 pull-thrus (30x60), big rig sites, tent sites, modem hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out station, security, phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground. Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 www.cliftonrvpark.com Camping and RV spaces, pull thrus, dump station, showers.

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CALIFORNIA 29 Palms 29 Palms RV & Golf Resort 4949 Desert Knoll Ave. 760-367-3320, 800-874-4548 www.29palmsgolf.com infous@29palmsgolf.com 197 full hookups sites. Max. 70’. 30/50 AMPS. Two miles to Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center. High desert with smog free air, beautiful sunsets and open spaces. Rich in local history and gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. Modern conveniences in a peaceful rural setting, friendly atmosphere. Tennis, indoor pool, shuffleboard, game room, spa, clubhouse and dancing, snack bar, par 72 golf course. Weekly special $229 including GOLF. Monthly special $335.

NEW MEXICO Anthony El Paso - West RV Park 1415 Anthony Dr. 505-882-7172, 800-754-1543 www.1second.com/elpasowestrv.htm elpasowestrvpark@cs.com 103 sites. Full hookups. We offer security, laundry facilities, cable TV, recreation room, handicap accessible restroom and showers, limited groceries and RV supplies, public phone/ modem friendly, horseshoes, shuffleboard. Deming Roadrunner RV Park 2849 E. Motel Drive 505-546-6960, 800-226-9937 www.zianet.com/roadrunnerrv roadrunnerrv@zianet.com 83 sites, full hookups. Indoor hot tub and pool, laundry, showers, store, cable TV, RV storage & propane.

Elephant Butte Cedar Cove RV Park PO Box 898, 505-744-4472 www.riolink.com/~cedarcov cedarcov@riolink.com 39 sites, full hookups. 30/50 amp services, new clubhouse with kitchen, restrooms, showers, living room area, modem hookup, laundry, patio area with tables and BBQs, propane delivered, pets allowed with restrictions. No age restrictions. Glenwood Sundial Springs P O Box 157, 505-539-2712 www.gilanet.com/sundialsprings sundialsprings@gilanet.com Secluded wilderness area on San Francisco River, hot springs pools, 2 tent sites, 16 RV sites w/full hook-up, restrooms, showers, laundry, BBQ grills, picnic tables, secure, gated facility, river raft launch site w/shuttle service, view of bighorn sheep sanctuary Las Cruces Sunny Acres RV Park 595 N. Valley Dr. 505-524-1716, 877-800-1716 www.zianet.com/sunnyacres/ sunnyacres@zianet.com 80 sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, showers, laundry, modem hookups, large park area. Good Sam, FFMCA, AAA, Passport America, Escapees discounts.

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Santa Fe Skies Campground & RV Park 14 Browncastle Ranch, 505-473-5946 www.santafeskiesrvpark.com sfskysrv@swcp.com 96 sites, full hookups. 50 AMP, pets welcome, clubhouse, convenience store, internet, laundry, propane, theater lounge, big rig friendly. Truth or Consequences Cielo Vista RV Park 501 S. Broadway 505-894-3738, 800-414-8478 www.cielovistarvpark.com info@cielovistarvpark.com 76 sites, full hookups. Paved roads, computer telephone room, rec room, city views, walking distance to town, concrete pads, laundry and showers, pool table, shuffleboard, cable TV, dog walk paths.

NEVADA Pahrump Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Resort 1220 South Hwy. 160 775-727-1111, 800-433-3987 www.saddlewest.com kevin@saddlewest.com 80 extra wide pull-thru spaces, full

Santa Fe Los Campos De Santa Fe RV Resort 3574 Cerillos Rd. 505-473-1949, 800-852-8160 hometown.aol.com/loscampossf loscampossf@aol.com 95 sites, full hookups, cable TV, pavilion, playground, pet walk, picnic tables, paved interior roads. Restrooms, showers, laundry.

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UTAH Moab Canyonlands Campground 555 South Main 435-259-6848 800-522-6848 www.canyonlands.com cancamp@frontiernet.net 133 sites. Restrooms and showers, laundry, pavilion, swimming pool, horseshoes, convenience store & gas station. Monument Valley Goudling’s Lodge RV P.O. Box 360001 435-727-3231 www.gouldings.com gouldings@gouldings.com Full RV hookups “in the heart of Navajo Land.”

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