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Astronomy....................................................................................................33 Attractions..............................................................................................34-35 Birdwatching ................................................................................................33 Casinos..........................................................................................................36 Central Arizona.......................................................................................14-17 Cochise County ........................................................................................20-22 Colorado River Region..................................................................................23 Contest ..........................................................................................................31 Events, Featured..........................................................................................24 September Events .................................................................................28 October Events ................................................................................29-30 November Events ..................................................................................30 Car Shows ...................................................................................................31 Flagstaff.........................................................................................................6-7

Four Corners Region......................................................................................39 Globe-Miami...................................................................................................16 Grand Canyon.............................................................................................12-13 Guest and Dude Ranches.............................................................................40 Laughlin, NV ....................................................................................................31 Lodging............................................................................................................26 Mexico..............................................................................................................41 Native American Culture ........................................................................37-38 Northland..................................................................................................4-13 Public Lands....................................................................................................42 Rim Country....................................................................................................17 RV Resorts & Campgrounds....................................................................43-47 Statewide Map .........................................................................................24-25 Southern Az...............................................................................................18-22 Sports...............................................................................................................32 Tombstone......................................................................................................20 Tucson ..............................................................................................................18 White Mountains .......................................................................................8-10

Letter from the Publisher Well, hello Arizona and the rest of the world. Yes, you know who you are. Speaking personally, having lived for 17 years in Southern Arizona, I know first hand those who did not originate here... and folks, sorry, but unless you are Native American then you fall into the same category as I do. I’m from the rest of the world just like you and now that September has arrived, many more of us are going to land in Arizona and we would like to be the first to welcome you. Some of us are here to visit for a week or two with family and friends with no intention of remaining, (little do they know). Others of course are coming here as per “Winter getaway” schedule... and many many others are going to arrive for all kinds of reasons, i.e. business, military, education etc. Arizona’s visitors won’t only be driving on our Arizona Highways, they will be Driving Arizona’s economy. One thing is certain... when they come across AZ Tourist News they will read information about all of Arizona that

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unless they were looking for it - simply stated would not find it. AZ Tourist News will enhance anyone’s road trip through Arizona. We have a great time promoting this wonderful state to all who visit here, helping to make their visit even more rewarding by providing information when they need it... (NOW!). We take particular delight when we bump into folks who have just discovered that, in fact, they wish to live here perhaps for the rest (excuse the pun) of their lives. This month our cover feature suggests “Discover Kingman” and what a lot there is to see and do in the town that is “The Heart of Historic Route 66.” Interesting museums, great golf, exciting day trips on the “Mother Road” and into the Grand Canyon, and fabulous events from rodeo to air show all wait the visitor to Kingman. Our coverage of the Northland continues as that region’s cooler weather and abundance of events and attractions still beckon desert dwellers and visitors from out of state. Winslow’s famous Corner celebrates its 5th anniversary, Flagstaff opens its artist studios, Pinetop-Lakeside’s big Fall Festival is better than ever, Williams shares its rail-

AZ Tourist News FAST FACTS September 1997 Founded as Tucson Tourist News in Tucson by Anthony Venuti, Publisher, with a circulation of 50,000 readers. June 1998 evolved to AZ Tourist News with circulation reaching 125,000 readers. Expanded distributed throughout all of Az at over 1,000 locations including hotels, visitor centers, visitor destinations, etc. April 1999 - Az Tourist News ON-LINE was established. Currently receiving over 500,000 verifiable hits monthly. Over 700 pages of information on Arizona destination travel. May 2001 Az Tourist Visitor Center opens in Tanger Outlet Mall. Between Phoenix and Tucson on I-10 providing valuable and timely visitor information as needed 7 days a week. April 2002- AOT awards contract to Az Tourist News to publish the Az Event Guide Quarterly. Published now 4 times a year, 10,000 glossy guides are made available to visitor centers, chambers, and cvb’s throughout the state. April 2003 - Arizona Office of Tourism pulls support of the Az Event Guide Quarterly, Az Tourist News goes it alone. For more information or to advertise call 1-800-462-8705

road history and county fairs abound. Meantime, as the temperatures begin to fall - though ever so slightly - the tempo of activity picks up in the Southern and Central regions. As always, Az Tourist News is there to inform and inspire... from Maricopa’s Fly-in to Payson’s Fiddlers, Miami’s Fiesta to Safford’s Cowboy Poets and from Art in the Park in Sierra Vista to town fests in Benson and Pearce/Sunsites. We have pulled out Car Shows for the first time this issue and continue to expand our RV listings. In addition to our monthly coverage, the Fall edition of the Arizona Event Guide Quarterly will soon be out. Look forward to it arriving at Visitor Centers for the first of October - and if you should miss a copy, why you can download it directly from our website at Wonderful Arizona, “America’s Natural Theme Park,” awaits... don’t waste another minute! Grab your copy of Az Tourist News, peruse its pages, dream... plan... act! Ciao,

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Announcing the winner of the August Photo Contest! Synda Prindle of Phoenix

correctly identified the mystery train car to win an Arizona Getaway. Here is her answer: “The photo is one of several observation cars from the CB&Q railroad’s “California Zephyr.” This car, named “Silver Horizon” is now Amtrak’s depot at Maricopa, AZ. As a child I used to watch these trains come through my home-town in Illinois.” As requested, Synda submitted her answer on a brochure from one of our display advertisers - the Grand Canyon Airlines. Congratulations and thank you for your interesting comments!



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Running through downtown Kingman is the longest original stretch of Route 66 in Arizona. Kingman was there as the “Mother Road” brought Dust Bowl farmers to new opportunities in the West, as the highway transported military supplies in WW II and as the new ‘50s “family vacation” brought thousands more in search of scenic wonders. Today, visitors to Kingman can relive old times and make new memories. First stop should be the Powerhouse Visitor Center. While the helpful staff provides information on all that Kingman has to offer, kids will be enthralled by model trains running around the mezzanine.The building houses the Historic Route 66 Association Headquarters and Gift Shop, a 50’s Diner, the Route 66 Museum and several businesses. History is a theme to be savored in Kingman. Not only does the downtown offer a walking tour of 27 sites and have over 60 buildings on the National Historic Register, there are antique shops that entice and interesting museums to explore. Newest is the Route 66 Museum, where murals, photos and life-size dioramas highlight travel along the 35th parallel that became Route 66 from frontier days to the 50s. Other attractions include the Bonelli House, a marvelous example of Angloterritorial architecture furnished with peri-

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od pieces; the Mohave Museum of History & Art, including a tribute to local movie star Andy Devine; and the Kingman Army Airfield Museum. Kingman’s history was also shaped by the railroad - in fact the Santa Fe line runs through town - and in Locomotive Park you can visit the last steam engine to travel the route. Another major draw for visitors to Kingman are the many recreational opportunities in the area. The town lies in a high desert valley surrounded by scenic mountains and lakes. The 3,400 ft elevation means mild temperatures in which to hike, bike, camp and picnic. A favorite destination is beautiful Hualapai Mountain Park, 14 miles southeast of Kingman. Hiking trails wind upwards from 5,000 to 8,400 ft and wildlife and birds abound. One of Arizona’s most popular sports is golf and Kingman has two 18-hole championship golf courses including Cerbat Cliffs. a municipal course in a beautiful natural setting. Meticulously maintained greens, tough tight fairways and sculptured tees with an above-average USGA rating make Cerbat Cliffs great to play. This very affordable course also provides a driving range, chip and putting greens, a completely stocked pro shop, lessons, and a full bar and grill, not to mention unrestricted tee times. Fun in Kingman may also mean attending one of the exciting events held throughout the year. For great family entertainment there’s nothing like a coun-

ty fair and on September 11th - 14th the 57th Mohave County Fair brings all the familiar and enticing sights, sounds, and smells... games and thrilling rides provided by Brown Amusements, the 4-H competition and FFA livestock auction, the baking, crafts and other exhibits, and the delicious foods at the vendors. September 27-28 brings one of the season’s major events - the Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade celebrating Kingman’s western heritage. The public is invited to an “Old Fashioned Western Family Evening” hosted by Martin Swanty Dodge and the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce on Wed, the 24th and to the 33rd annual parade downtown at 10pm on the 27th. The rodeo takes place at the Mohave County Fairgrounds at 1pm both Sat. and Sun. Get your fill of exciting action with Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding and more. Another premier event is the Kingman Air & Auto Show on October 4-5. The show is honored to have been selected to have the United States Air Force A-10 Demonstration team performing precision aerial maneuvers and to have a Heritage Flight, which teams a state-of-the-art fighter flying in close formation with a World War II P-38 Lightning vintage fighter. Also bringing thrills and delight will be Kent Pietsch’s comedy airplane act, the Silver Wings wing walking, car show with classics to hot rods to one of a kind customs, drag racing and more. One of the pleasures of basing a get-

STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 3 away in Kingman is the variety of day trips in the area. The “almost” ghost towns of Oatman and Chloride entice with their mining history, gunfight reenactments, and local artists and crafters. Hoover Dam is a sight to behold, named one of America’s “7 Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.” Driving Route 66 provides many interesting places to explore, including the Grand Canyon Caverns. Tour the unique dry cave 210 feet below the surface with its beautiful rock formations. One of the most exciting options is to visit Grand Canyon West. There, under the guidance of the native Hualapai Indians, you will find a much less congested look at the canyon than found at the National Park. They offer a variety of tours, relating the history and legends of their land as you enjoy a bus ride, short hike and BBQ meal; an ATV adventure - the only one available in the Grand Canyon; pontoon rides on the Colorado River - reached by helicopter; and most thrilling of all, a one-day whitewater rafting trip available April-October. As you relax, explore and enjoy Kingman, head to JB’s Family Restaurant for home-style cooking. There is a daily breakfast buffet, and a great choice of items for lunch and dinner. Try the soup, salad and fruit bar, the burgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta and desserts. Kids eat free on Wednesdays and a child 10 & under gets a free kid’s meal when an adult entree is purchased. There is also a senior menu and discount. Beer and wine is served. JB’s is located at 2949 E. Andy Devine Ave (old Rt. 66). Isn’t it time you discovered Kingman? Come and visit... you’ll be surrounded by warm western hospitality that will make you feel right at home. For more information about these events and attractions see pages 23 and 37. Visit Kingman’s new website at or call the friendly folks at the Powerhouse Visitor Center at 1-866-427-RT66. Rodeo photos ©PRCA PRO RODEO

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September 26 & 27, 2003 Friday Noon-11pm, Sat 10am-10pm Hwy 95 between El Rodeo & Aztec

WEDNESDAY - Prayer Breakfast THURSDAY- Blue Grass • David Parmley & Continental Divide • Arizona Tradition FRIDAY - The Coasters SATURDAY - The Bed Races • The Grande Parade • Arts & Crafts Fair •

Pooch Party • Music on the Terrace • Art Walk • Fall Fun Fair • Papa Doo Run Run

SUNDAY - Arts & Crafts • Art Walk • Main Buffalo Light House Dedication • Praise Concert

Ft. Mohave, Az Rumors - The Legend of Fleetwood Mac 4 Way Street - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute Band Carmoco Productions - Hypnotic & Magical Entertainment Bon Ton Zydeco Game Booths • Craft Booths • Raffle Prizes • Fresh Hot Corn Moonridge Animal Park • Beer Garden

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Things to See and Do In and Near Winslow • Historic Route 66 runs through Winslow’s downtown district with its classic diners, trading posts, antique shops and art galleries. • “Standin’ on a Corner” Park located at the corner of Historic Route 66 (Second Street) and Kinsley Avenue features an incredible mural by artist John Pugh and life-size bronze sculpture by Artist Ron Adamson depicting the story behind the famous Eagles’ song. • Old Trails Museum, located in a bank building dating from 1920, has exhibits ranging from Anasazi artifacts to ranching life, the railroads and Route 66. • La Posada is one of the top five historic hotels in Arizona. Built in 1930 by the Santa Fe Railroad, it was the last and most elegant of the Fred Harvey Hotels and a favorite retreat for Hollywood stars. Self-guided tours available daily. • Remembrance Garden on east 3rd Street displays actual wreckage from the World Trade Center. The 14-foot beam and the 16-foot beam are the largest pieces given to any community in the nation.


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Who can forget 9/11? Winslow is holding its 2nd Annual September 11th Public Commemoration in a very special garden, dedicated to the tragic events of that September day in 2001 and Northern Arizona’s promise that “we will never forget.” The Remembrance Garden is located on east 3rd Street. From I-40 take Exit 255. There you will find as the centerpiece of the garden the most touching display of actual wreckage from the World Trade Center. The 14-foot beam and the 16-foot beam were entrusted to the citizens of Winslow by the City of New York. They are the largest pieces given to any community in the nation. The beams were transported by WalMart from New York and received an honor guard escort into the City of



• Little Painted Desert County Park is a great place to picnic while watching the sun go down. • Clear Creek offers canoeing, fishing, swimming and camping. • McHood Park, located along the water of Clear Creek, is a perfect spot for camping and picnicking at the park’s ramadas. • Jacks Canyon is the place for first class rock climbing. • Homolovi Ruins State Park gives insight into the ancient ways of the Hopi. • Meteor Crater and the dynamic new Meteor Crater Museum features 25 exciting new hands-on exhibits, including a mini-theater that lets you experience the Meteor Crater impact as it ejected 175 million tons of material out of the crater.

Winslow. Many people have left personal momentos at the base of the beams. You, too, are welcome to leave your own tribute there. The garden is planted in red, white and blue flowers in the design of the flag. The words “United We Stand” on the front of the garden wall are there to remind the world of America’s approach to terrorism. A flag that once flew at the Pentagon in Washington, DC was presented to the City of Winslow and flies proudly from the garden’s flagpole. Everyone is invited to join the citizens of Winslow for this special ceremony on September 11th at 6pm. There will be speeches, color guards and other special activities. The park is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 928-289-2434 or email

Great Place to Rock ‘n’ Roll “Standin’ On A Corner” Park Anniversary

The song “Take It Easy”, written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne, became The Eagles first hit single in the 1970’s, and put Winslow on the map. The verse “Standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona,” draws visitors from far and wide to stand on the famous corner on Historic Route 66. The park, located at the corner of Historic Route 66 (Second Street) and Kinsley Avenue in downtown Winslow, Arizona features an incredible mural by artist John Pugh and life-size bronze sculpture by Artist Ron Adamson depicting the story behind the song. The “Standin’ On A Corner” Park Anniversary Celebration takes place on October 3 & 4, 2003. Headliner will be “Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles” and concert time is 7pm on Saturday. The Park Anniversary begins with music on Friday, October 3rd at 5:30pm showcasing many talents from far and wide including, from the Blues Hall of Fame, “Tommy Dukes” and his band. “Hack and the 57’s” - members of the Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame - will headline on Friday night! Put on your dancin’ shoes, these guys are awesome. FE FU ST N IVA L


Beginning again on Saturday morning at 9am you’ll find more music, food, arts and crafts, clothing, kids stuff and other vendors. Bring the entire family! The “Just Cruis’n Car Club” will be holding their annual car show this same weekend in Winslow - for more information contact Jim Pate at 928-289-5414. Come on out and take a stroll along Historic Route 66! There is also an annual auction on Saturday. This year’s TOP auction item is a guitar autographed by The Eagles, as well as a 4 CD set “Selected Works” also autographed by The Eagles. Don’t miss the chance to own these “hot” items! The “Standin’ on a Corner” Park is paved with inscribed bricks, purchased by donors who have made the building of this park possible. If you would like to have a permanent spot “on the corner in Winslow, Arizona” with the purchase of a brick, a mural print, a mini bronze sculpture or a variety of “Park Merchandise” including sponsorship, please visit our official web site For more information email Hope to see you there!

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Winslow Visitor Center has a MiniMuseum to give you a colorful overview of the local sites and attractions that you won’t want to miss! Located at 300 W. North Rd., Exit 253 off I-40 or call 928289-2434 for information.

20 Weeks of Music Saturday Nights 7-10pm Mix of Country, Rock, Jazz and International including the Phoenix Bands “Talk to Sheep,” “Twist/Da/Fable,” and “Pigna.” 928-289-2434

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September 11th Public Commemoration

5th Standin’ on the Corner Annual Event

6pm, September 11, 2003 • Winslow, Az

October 3 & 4, 2003

Winslow’s Remembrance Garden, East 3rd Street, I-40 Exit 255 Speeches • Color Guard • Honorary Guests • Other Special Activities For more information contact the

Winslow Chamber of Commerce at 928-289-2434

Standin’ on the Corner Park Corner of Kinsley & 2nd, Winslow, Az

Featuring “Hotel California” - a Salute to the Eagles. Vendors, music all day, food and lots of fun! 928-289-3434

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The Wild West in Williams

Sedona’s Red Rock Country

From Rodeo to Railroads

Something for Everyone

What’s On in Sedona SEP 13-14 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - wonderful, exciting new art from about 30 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Free adm. 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 SEP 13 SEDONA Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque Traditional Mexican Independence Day Celebration w/mariachi bands, folklorico dancers & fiery flamenco dancers. Demonstrating artists, food & fun for the kids. Free 10a-6p. 928-282-4838 SEP 19-20 SEDONA EcoFest IIII Sedona Cultural Park - Concert ticket prices vary. or 800-780-2787 SEP 25-28 SEDONA Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Legendary jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater, Russell Malone, the Brubeck Brothers & other top-name jazz artists. Meet & Greet party & Sunday Jazz Brunch. 928-282-1985 SEP 27-28 SEDONA Hopi Artists Gathering Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village - 40+ Hopi artists, pottery, painting, silverwork, kachina carving, weaving, dancers, lectures on Hopi history/traditions, demos, food. 928-204-2658

Spectacular Air Tours Sedona from ........................... $35 Grand Canyon from ......... $165 Monument Valley from... $265 928-282-6628 • 928-282-7768 235 Air Terminal Dr, Sedona Airport Main Terminal

Sedona’s scenic beauty became a staple of Hollywood westerns, bringing film stars to its small town main street... John Wayne, Gene Autry, Henry Fonda and Elvis Presley to name a few. The artistic appeal of the area was not limited to Hollywood directors looking for a fantastic opening shot. Sedona has an art community that is world famous, beginning with painter and sculptor Max Ernst who set up his Surrealist studio in the 1950’s. It continued to flourish and diversify with the Cowboy Artists of America, a group of western painters founded in 1965. Today, the area is a nexus of art and culture with more than 40 galleries showcasing contemporary arts and crafts as well as Native American arts. There are also many music festivals, notably Jazz on the Rocks and the Chamber Music Festival of Sedona, which will kick-off its 21st season this month. In addition, a variety of gift boutiques and specialty shops attract Sedona’s visitors, and excellent restaurants abound. With numerous and high quality bed & breakfasts as well as first class resorts, Sedona offers a wide spectrum of lodging for visitors on a weekend getaway or a more extended stay. No matter what your pleasure, be it indoors or out, there will always be plenty to do for the culturally or athletically inclined, and Sedona’s mystical landscape will never run out of scenery that enchants and soothes the senses. For more information about the area, call the Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce at 800288-7336.

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Rodeo fun in Williams continues with two more weekends of the Williams Wild Rodeo Show presented by the 7-J Rodeo Company. On the weekends of September 19-20 and 26-27, join the Wild West fun at the Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds here in Williams. Preparations are underway for our 3rd Annual Railroad Days to benefit the Arizona State Railroad Museum Foundation, dedicated to the rich history of Railroading in Arizona. Come to Williams on September 19-21 for this unique event. You’ll enjoy western and railroad musical entertainment and cultural history brought to life by local historians as we celebrate the railroads in Arizona. There will be Walking Tours, visits to our museums and historic shops, and Western and Railroad Fine Arts. Dedicated to educating present and future generations about the colorful history of railroading in Arizona, the future museum will serve as an invaluable resource for preserving this unique heritage and celebrating the people who built the railroad. We invite anyone with a railroad story to share to join us in Williams for this community benefit and educational festival. We would love to hear your story, poem, or dreams about the railroad life that you or your family experienced. Our diverse state is worth preserving, and history comes alive as we share our stories from the past and our dreams for the future. EV EN TS


There’s red in them thar hills, a riches beyond gold... Sedona’s glorious red rock landscape of sculpted buttes and canyons has made it a sacred place since prehistoric times and one of Arizona’s most popular destinations today. As in the past, modernday shamans of the New Age have been attracted to this landscape. Four electromagnetic energy sources called vortexes were “discovered” here in the mid-1970s. Whether or not you believe in the healing power and emotional rejuvenation that is supposed to accompany them, you can’t help but be enchanted by the high desert terrain and the 16-mile gorge of Oak Creek Canyon. Filled with streams and waterfalls that delight everyone from the casual tourist to the avid hiker or fisherman, Oak Creek Canyon lured nearly four million visitors to the area last year, on a par with the Grand Canyon. First popularized by Zane Grey’s “Call of the Canyon,”


This event is brought to you by Main Street, Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Canyon Railway. Our Visitor Center is located in the restored Santa Fe Railway Freight Depot, located next to the Railway Depot, and this will be the location of the event. If you are interested in knowing more about the Arizona State Railroad Museum or Railroad Days, please contact us either in person, by calling 928-635-4061, or by writing to us at the Williams Grand-Canyon Chamber of Commerce, 200 West Railroad Avenue, Williams, AZ 86046.

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Cathedral Rock Trailhead temporarily closed Aug. 27 for approx. one month for re-construction project. Improvements of the Back of Beyond Trail Head (also known as Cathedral Rock Trailhead) include additional parking spaces and safer access for visitors. Access to the Cathedral Trail will be limited to walk-in visitors and bicyclists and access from other trailheads in the vicinity. For additional information, call 928-282-4119.

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Observing Mars

Book a Tour to Remember Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

See the Red Planet at Lowell Observatory

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One of Flagstaff’s most popular attractions is Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, featuring the home built by Timothy and Michael Riordan. Owners of a logging company at the turn of the century, these pioneers built their dwelling in 1904 in the Arts & Crafts style of architecture. The Mansion is furnished with the original possessions of the Riordans, including an extensive collection of Stickley furniture. The west wing features the original 1904 landscape wallpaper, beautiful wainscoting in the formal dining room, and the original stucco finish with embedded petrified wood on the living room fireplace. Five of the original Hillers windows will be on display; these are one of only two sets of Hillers windows available for public viewing. Tours of the mansion are given daily on the hour. Please call for current fees.

Reservations are recommended. To reach the park from the I-17/I-40 interchange, proceed north on Milton Rd. 1.3 miles, turn right on Riordan Rd. and the park entrance is approximately 500 yards on the right side. Plan to enjoy the following September Events at Riordan Mansion. SEP 9 Traditional Hopi Pottery On-going Series of Brown Bag Lunch Lectures. 12:15 pm on the front veranda of the historic 1904 Riordan Mansion. Dee Setalla, Hopi Artisan, will give this presentation. SEP 27 “Dear Emma,” John Wesley Powell’s Letters from the Canyon Flagstaff Festival of Science Event, 7 pm. Todd Weber, Living History Presenter, will share John’s penned words to his wife about his expeditions.

For more information call Riordan Mansion State Historic Park at 928779-4395.

Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Skyride See for Miles from Atop the Peaks

Visitors are in for a big treat if they visit the Arizona Snowbowl located on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff. The Arizona Snowbowl is known for alpine adventure during the winter months, but during the summer and fall a different experience is offered. Guests can enjoy beautiful and colorful scenery as they soar above the land on the Scenic Skyride. The lift slowly glides up the San Francisco Peaks allowing riders to relax and take a breath of fresh mountain air. At the top, a US Forest Service interpretive ranger is available to answer questions about the biology and geology of the region as the visitors experience over 70 miles of scenic beauty, including views of the Grand Canyon and downtown Flagstaff. For those who want more exercise there is a short hike to an observation point at 12,000 feet. Once guests are back at the Agassiz Lodge, they should plan on staying for lunch and drinks on the big outside deck. Tasty food and great views will make your Snowbowl Scenic Skyride visit a wonder-



Although much of the hype Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, in part surrounding the August 28 oppo- to study the planet Mars. Two years later, sition of Mars has started to fade he installed the 24-inch Alvan Clark from memory, it’s not too late to see refracting telescope, which was the Mars. Throughout September, Mars major research tool of the Observatory for should look as impressive as it did in many years. August, provided the dust storms that can The Clark Telescope is still in use obscure the entire planet are today as part of the subdued. In fact, at Lowell observatory’s educationObservatory we have our al outreach program for Mars Observing Fest our public visitors and scheduled for September school groups, and it 28th from 7:30 pm-10 pm. will be used for the We have scheduled our September 28th Mars program on this date for viewing. Because it was several reasons; first, we one of the first telewill use Percival Lowell’s scopes of its kind in the telescope to view Mars. late 1800s and early Since this telescope is 32 1900s, it is considered a feet long, it is inconvenient National Historic to point it near the horizon Landmark. since the eyepiece is then The Mars Observing very difficult to reach. In Fest will consist of late September, Mars will be viewing of Mars high in the sky at a reasonthrough a variety of telephoto circa 1908 able time of night so that scopes, including the not children may come and see it before bed- only the 24-inch refractor but also many time. portable telescopes set up around the In addition, there’s a better chance of grounds. These “star party” type events clear weather since the monsoon should are a great way to look through lots of be over or winding down by late types of telescopes and chat with their September. Also, Mars won’t look that owners about them, particularly if you are different than it did in August. It will still considering buying your own telescope. appear very bright and its apparent size Our doors will open at 7:30 pm with will be larger than what most people have viewing beginning shortly thereafter. seen. Admission is $4 adults; college students, Lowell Observatory is the perfect srs, AAA members $3.50; ages 5-17 $2; 4 place to gaze at Mars through Lowell’s and under free. For more information historic telescope. In 1894, Percival call 928-774-3358. See page 33 for a 2Lowell, a mathematician and amateur for-1 discount coupon. astronomer from Massachusetts, founded


ful experience. Prices for the Skyride are very reasonable: Adults: $10.00, Seniors ages 65-69: $8.00, Children ages 8-12: $6.00 and seniors over 70 and kids 7 and under ride FREE. After Labor Day the Skyride is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through mid October from 10 am to 4 pm. Season passes for the 2003-2004 season are now on sale with savings of up to $300 through September 30, 2003. There are many benefits to purchasing your season pass early, besides these great savings. There is an unlimited amount of skiing and snowboarding, direct access to the lifts, which means no waiting at the ticket windows, free trail passes at the Flagstaff Nordic Center, discounts on food and retail items at Snowbowl, plus discounts available at selected Flagstaff businesses. The Arizona Snowbowl is located 14 miles northwest of Flagstaff via Hwy 180 and Snowball Rd. See the ad below for 25% off the Scenic Skyride! For more information call 928-779-1591 or visit on-line at

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Science Erupts! in Flagstaff Festival Focuses on Volcanoes

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The Flagstaff Festival of Science, one of the longest running science festivals in the country, is soon to open for its 15th season, which runs from September 26 through October 5. As Flagstaff is situated within a volcanic field of more than 800 craters, the 2003 Festival theme “Science Erupts!” will highlight the volcanic activity that shaped northern Arizona. The Shoemaker Keynote Presentation will be delivered by volcano expert and geologist Wendell Duffield. After decades of chasing fiery lava flows around the world, exploring dark lava tubes that snake beneath the earth and studying the steam from searing magma for its geothermal energy potential, Duffield will share his spectacular journeys, dramatic pictures and hardlearned lessons with Flagstaff, 7pm on Friday, Sept. 26 in Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium. The 10-day Festival will also offer

opportunities to explore geologically interesting sites such as Red Mountain, a highly unusual basalt cinder cone; Lenox Crater, an ancient cinder cone that offers views to examples of a variety of volcanoes in the area; Grand Falls, a spectacular waterfall created by lava damming the canyon of the Little Colorado River; and Lava River Caves, underground passageways caused by flowing molten rock. In addition, the Festival will explore volcanic activity on Io, one of Jupiter’s moons, and fascinating volcanic features elsewhere in the universe. Adventures in archaeology, geology, ecology, meteorology, astronomy, medical technology and much more will be offered, as well. The Flagstaff Festival of Science is designed to promote science awareness and enthusiasm in and about northern Arizona. All activities are FREE. For more information log on to or contact the Flagstaff Visitor Center at 800-842-7293.

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“Spent the most restful and peaceful week of our lives here. A must for those who want to just rest and enjoy nature with plenty to see near by.” “Felt like home!” are comments from guests of Arizona Mountain Inn, located one mile from downtown Flagstaff. Secluded on 13 acres, bordered by the Coconino National Forest on three sides with views of the San Francisco Peaks, this family-oriented inn is a quiet mountain retreat. The rustic cabins, fully furnished and each unique, most A-Frames or chalets, provide accommodations for 2 - 16 people and welcome canine tenants (6 months or older). Three Bed & Breakfast suites are available in the main cabin, serving a continental breakfast to your room. If you crave a little more action than rocking on your deck, various activities and attractions are close at hand. From horseback riding, hiking and fishing in the forest to a quick trip to Sedona or the Grand Canyon, Arizona Mountain Inn is centrally located for Northern Arizona sightseeing.

ENJOY THE SUITES OF FLAGSTAFF • Spacious suite accommodations • Sleeper sofa • Free Bountiful Breakfast Buffet™ • Refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, coffeemaker with coffee in suite • Indoor pool & fitness center

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Flagstaff’s Artists Invite You Over! Open Studios 6th Annual Art Tour

Flagstaff Open Studios 6th annual FREE weekend selfguided art tour is your chance to see behind the art scenes. Over 100 artists open their private art studios to the public for free and show how they create their art on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21, 2003. See George Averbeck blow hot glass at his new Fire on the Mountain Gallery. Don’t miss Shonto Begay painting his impressionist masterpiece in front of you or Cathi Borthwick of Flag Forge bending iron into her organic forms. Sculptor and jeweler Steve Wikviya LaRance showcases the tufa casting technique and Gina Saettone demonstrates floor loom weaving. Nancy DeBlois features her vintage mannequins and metal candelaria lanterns, and Sarita Southgate has special hands-on projects for kids. Darcy Falk lets visitors try their hand at her craft. Del Rio Gallery also promises artists’ demonstrations throughout the tour weekend. Flagstaff’s quality and variety shine meet the stars and divas, and discover emerging talent on a route you design. Pick up a map ahead of time at the Coconino Center for the Arts and view the tasty sampler exhibition, “Appetizers for the Visual Feast.” Open Studios artists each have one art work in this



show, a great place to decide what to see over the September 20 & 21, 2003 Open Studios weekend. Maps also at Flagstaff Visitor Center at 1 East Route 66, galleries all over town, and at Flagstaff Open Studios is produced totally through volunteer efforts of the members of the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1996. For more information call 928-527-9989 or email to:

Flagstaff Temperatures MONTH January February March April May June July August September October November December

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Average annual days of sunshine 288 Annual precipitation 19.80 inches Annual snowfall 84.40 inches


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Hon-Dah Resort Casino Your Choice for an Autumn Getaway


The White Mountains is one of the most beautiful regions in the state and offers some of the best recreational opportunities anywhere. It is a wonderful place to enjoy hiking, fishing, horseback riding and golf among pristine forests and clear mountain lakes. It’s also a place to relax and just let the stresses of daily life drain away. The fall months are a grand time to visit. As the temperatures start to cool, the leaves of the aspen and oak change from the greens of summer to all the hues of yellow, gold, orange, red and bronze. The autumn beauty lifts your spirit. One of the premier destinations in the area is Hon-Dah Resort Casino. Come in September for the kickoff concert that marks the start of Hon-Dah’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Further events are planned for October and November with a special celebration in December to mark the 10th year. The concert features the ever popular Chubby Checker whose recording of

The Twist is one of the all-time Top 40 jukebox singles. In fact, Chubby Checker was awarded the first ever platinum album in recognition for record sales. In the 60’s dancing The Twist was banned from Florida to China, but its popularity soared. Come see and hear Chubby Checker on September 13th. Hon-Dah’s popular golf and fishing packages are still available. Golfers will enjoy the courses at Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club or Torreon Golf Club along with the 2-nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort and 2 breakfast coupons for two people. Fishing fans also receive a 2-nights stay along with fishing and recreation passes, Box Lunches, discount certificate for purchases at the Hon-Dah Outdoor Store and more. Come relax in one of Hon-Dah’s 128 well appointed king and queen rooms with satellite television and all-season pool, spa and sauna. Exciting casino action with Las Vegas style entertainment will liven your evenings. Visit or call 1-800-929-8744 to reserve YOUR getaway in the White Mountains.

28th Annual Fall Festival A Potpourri of Fun in Pinetop-Lakeside


The 28th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 27-28 promises something for everyone in the family - homemade items and quilts for the craft-minded, classic cars and antiques for the collector, Kids Zone for the children, a 10K and 2-mile fun run for the outdoorsy type and food for everybody. The Fall Festival - billed as one of the largest arts and crafts shows in Arizona - is the highlight of a full schedule of events taking place during the weekend. The show itself takes place at Blue Ridge High School, 1200 W. White Mt. Blvd., on Sat from 9-5 and Sun from 10-4. More than 80 artists, craftsmen, designers and vendors turn out to display and sell hand made items like paintings, wood crafts, pottery, jewelry, Native American articles, food and more. Donation is $1. Those interested in quilts will want to visit the Blue Ridge Jr. High School’s Charming Bed & Breakfast in the Ponderosa Pines of the White Mountains. Each room is carefully decorated with an old-fashioned country charm creating a warm atmosphere to make your visit a memorable one. Affordable Rates.

cafeteria, where the Fifth Annual ‘For The Love of Quilts’ Show will be taking place from 9-5 on Sat and from 9-3 on Sun. Admission is $1. Info: 928-368-2886 Blue Ridge Middle School will host the Pinetop Lions Club Antique Show and Sale on Sat from 9-5 and on Sun from 9-4. Admission is $1. The campus will also be the site for the Kids Zone all weekend long, as well as the place for a pancake breakfast, the Madonna Guild Pie Sale and White Mountains Chorale pops concert on Saturday evening at 7pm. In addition to the Fall Festival activities on the Blue Ridge campus, visitors will want to attend these family-friendly events: • The 20th Annual Run to the Pines Car Show - unique, unusual, and antique cars will fill the driving range at Pinetop Lakes Country Club from 8-4 on Sat and 8-noon Sun. Spectator admission is free. • The Fall Festival Parade - the official annual parade will make its way down White Mt. Blvd. beginning at 10am Sat, featuring more than 50 entries. • Fall Festival 10K and 2M Fun Run both events leave from Woodland Lake Park at 7:30 and 7:45am, respectively, on Sat. For more information contact Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce at 928-367-4290 or 800-5734031 or A Part of Pinetop’s History Since 1938

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An Arizona Paradise

Relaxing in the Cool White Mountains TRAVEL

by Phyllis Adams

Lured by the promise of a cool vacation, my sisterin-law from Dallas flew out Phoenix to meet me for a WRITER to trip to the White Mountains of Arizona. We headed up Highway 60 out of the heat and were soon stopping at overlooks to ooh and aah over the views of the Salt River Canyon. The beautiful cliffs and the green river flowing below the winding road were truly surprising to both of us. Before we reached Show Low, the cool temperatures and green pines welcomed us to the Rim Country. We turned east on Highway 260 to our destination of Pinetop and dinner at the famous Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse. The rustic western decor and attentive service gave us a great first impression, and the food certainly lived up to its reputation. Before leaving the restaurant, the two of us agreed that we would return for another dinner before departing the area. The next stop was our home for three nights at the Best Western of Pinetop, where the friendly and helpful staff made us feel very welcome. Our room was spacious, clean, and well-appointed to meet our needs. Early the next morning we put on our walking shoes. The cool temperatures and clear air at the 7000 foot elevation were refreshing as we enjoyed our morning exercise. Then we returned the hotel for the free buffet breakfast of make-it-yourself fresh waffles, fruit, juice, coffee, cereal, and pastries. Once we were ready to head out on a

driving tour, the Pinetop Chamber of Commerce provided helpful information and directions. The Pinetop-Lakeside area offers a broad variety of accommodations, restaurants (including the major fast food chains), shopping, and entertainment, as well as a movie theater. We noticed many families bicycling and fishing at the area lakes. However, we were more easily entertained. At the Woodland Lake Park we pulled out our camp chairs and made ourselves comfortable watching the ducks, squirrels, children, and fishermen. Following a quick lunch, we did some shopping at Pueblo Southwest, where we found an excellent selection of Southwest decorative items, jewelry, and clothing. Later in the day we stopped at the Ranger Station to get directions to the Mogollon Rim Overlook and decided to cover that trail the following morning before breakfast. The short, easy hike took us out to the rocks and overlook to the south, where we could see for miles. The remainder of the day passed quickly as we explored the surrounding area, including the Hon-Dah Casino. When it was time to leave, we took one last, long breath of mountain air and agreed that our cool, relaxing vacation in the heart of the White Mountains had been just what we needed... another bit of paradise in the beautiful state of Arizona! BIO: Phyllis Adams, a former executive with TXU Electric & Gas in Dallas, TX, took early retirement and moved to Prescott, AZ, with her husband, Chuck, in 2000. She is an avid traveler and writer.

Heritage Market Place in Snowflake Artisans come from far and wide to display their wares at booths set up throughout Heritage Park on Main Street in Snowflake. Food vendors will tempt you with tasty treats of all kinds and the farm-fresh produce can’t be matched! You can even step down memory lane with a horse-drawn wagon ride and a


Meeting Your Wireless Needs CellularOne of Northeast Arizona CellularOne is a regional wireless carrier based out of Show Low, AZ. It currently serves more than 46,000 customers in northeast Arizona and northwest New Mexico. In order to support the company’s goal of providing exceptional customer service, CellularOne employs over 100 people throughout its coverage area. CellularOne also supports more than 20 retail locations. In addition to its monthly and prepaid wireless products, CellularOne offers subsidized cellular service through its VisionOne program. VisionOne was established to serve the local Indian reservations, where basic telecommunications have historically been lacking. Qualified individuals can receive cellular service for as little as one dollar per month through the program. VisionOne is currently available to the White Mountain Apache, Hopi and Zuni Tribes, and is also available across most of the Navajo Nation. Expansion of the VisionOne ser-



vice area is a continuous process and will soon include the Shiprock, NM area. Recently, CellularOne established a digital “overlay,” which added digital service to augment its analog signal. The digital service allows CellularOne’s customers to take advantage of the ancillary services that digital wireless offers, such as caller ID, text messaging and extended battery life. Work has already begun to expand this new digital coverage area. These capital improvements illustrate the company’s long-term commitment to serving the needs of the region. CellularOne was founded on the premise that it would give back to the communities that helped it become successful. It enthusiastically supports local charities, fundraisers and events. For more information please call 928-5377567.

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tour of Snowflake’s Historic Homes. Home tours cost $1 per person, per home seen, or $12 for a family pass. Music, a Kiddie Train and other games for children round out the day. Heritage Market Place is held the first Saturday of every month from June 7th to October 4th, 9am - 4pm. For more information call 928-536-4331.

September 11-13, 2003 St. Johns, Arizona Lots of entertainment, food and fun for the whole family, including horse racing! • Carnival • 4-H & FFA Events • Horse Show • Dog Show • Livestock Sale For more information call


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Alive and Well

Lyman Lake State Park Pack Your Rod, Tow Your Boat

a variety of fish without being bothered by speed boats and water-skiers. Walleye, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass are found here. The large remainder of the lake is open for all other types of water sports. Facilities at Lyman Lake State Park include 61 camping units with 38 hookup sites and 23 non-hookup sites, a reservable group camping area, a large day use/picnic area with shade ramadas, and a reservable group-use ramada. Also available are paved boat ramps, dump station, rest rooms and showers, horseshoe pits, and a volleyball court, as well as several short hiking trails. For those interested in archaeology, there is also a Petroglyph Trail and Rattlesnake Point Ruin. Lyman Lake State Park is located on Hwy 191 between St. Johns and Springerville. For more information write P.O. Box 1428, St. Johns, AZ 85936 or call 928-337-4441.

SEP 19-20 SPRINGERVILLE Cowboy Golf on the Range Bar Flying V Ranch - Fri. evening steak fry ($10), art show & western entertainment; Sat. golf on the open range, horse rental available. Spectators welcome. 928-333-2123

Best Western Inn of Pinetop 404 E. White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop

928-367-6667 Central Reservations: 1-800-WESTERN

• 40 large guest rooms, 1 junior suite, with refrigerator, microwaves and private balcony • Complimentary continental breakfast • In-room coffeemakers • Indoor whirlpool • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units • Cable TV with HBO • Non-smoking rooms available • Minutes from 25 trout filled lakes and 500 miles of streams • More than 20 restaurants within 2 mile radius • 5 minutes to golf • 10 minutes to Hon-Dah Casino • 10 minutes to the White Mountain Trail System • 30 minutes to Sunrise Ski Resort On Highway 260 (White Mountain Blvd.) in Pinetop, 3 hours northeast of Phoenix

Holiday Inn Express - Pinetop 431 E. White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop

928-367-6077 Reservations: 1-800-HOLIDAY

• 40 large guest rooms • Complimentary deluxe breakfast bar • In-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffeemakers • Indoor whirlpool, sauna, and exercise room • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units • Cable TV with HBO • Meeting room for up to 30 people • 30 Non-smoking rooms available • Quiet, interior corridor rooms • 25 trout filled lakes and 500 miles of streams within minutes • More than 20 restaurants within 2 mile radius • 5 minutes to golf • 10 minutes to Hon-Dah Casino • 10 minutes to the White Mountain Trail System • 30 minutes to Sunrise Ski Resort On Highway 260 (White Mountain Blvd.) in Pinetop, 3 hours northeast of Phoenix

Heber/Overgaard Welcomes You OV ER VIE W


Feeling like a swim or a lazy day of fishing? Lyman Lake, at an elevation of 6,000 feet with summer temperatures in the 80’s to low 90’s, is a perfect spot to chill out. Boating, water-skiing or some land-based fun like rock-hounding or hiking are all options at this popular park. Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River in 1915, Lyman Lake later became the first recreational state park in Arizona. The lake is fed by melted snow from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain, the second and third highest mountains in the state, and covers 1,500 acres. Because of its size, Lyman Lake is one of the few bodies of water in northeastern Arizona with no size restrictions on boats. The west end of the lake is buoyed off and restricted as a no wake (5 mph) limit area. This allows anglers a chance at


by Kate Seymour

Among the remains of last year’s fire, new grass and undergrowth have sprouted and the rebirth of the forest has begun. Although there are areas with no pines, in others the scenery is still breathtaking, and everywhere the air is crisp and the weather much cooler than in most of Arizona. The Heber and Overgaard areas, mentioned together because of their closeness to each other, are situated in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest north of the Mogollon Rim. The 2 million-acre forest is home to 34 lakes & reservoirs, 680 miles of rivers & streams, and over 400 species of wildlife including most big game. It is a paradise for hunters, fishers, water sports enthusiasts, photographers, mountain bikers, campers and just plain old nature lovers. There are extensive picnic and camping facilities in Heber/Overgaard as well as scenic attractions such as the Chevelon Canyon Dam, Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery, Chevelon Butte and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The Mogollon Rim itself provides many breathtaking views. Willow Springs Lake Trail located in Heber is the first Arizona trail designed specifically for mountain biking. But even if you are not a seasoned

outdoorsman (or woman), the area offers many pleasures. There is the Pine Meadows Country Club with golf open to everyone and rental cabins and hotels with all the modern amenities. The ever popular Bison Ranch offers various lodging choices as well as western fun in Bisontown with the Buffalo Museum of America, shopping, trail rides, fishing, the Chuck Wagon Dinner and Western Stage Show and more. Heber-Overgaard also welcomes you to events such as the upcoming 16th annual Oktoberfest in the Pines, September 20-21 at the Tall Timbers Park, Highway 260 in Overgaard. This year will feature 100 display booths of exceptional handcrafted items, food, Beer Garden, kids games and contests, and a number of raffles. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the cool pines and entertainment plus the FREE CONCERT by Mogollon both days with opening act Brimfire. Also participating will be the Hudson Car Show. The event hours are Sat 10-4, Sun 10-3; please, no pets. There is a $5 parking donation to benefit Fireworks 2004. For more information, call 928-535-5777 or Come for the festival... and come for the relaxation anytime. Heber/Overgaard will surprise you.

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2003 Yavapai County Fair

General Crook’s Pioneer Days A Trip Back in Time

If that is not enough, you will surely enjoy some of the many other activities going on. You will want to make certain you visit the Fort Verde Museum or stop by the antique tractor & engine show. You won’t want to miss the Fall Gun & Knife Show. There will be live entertainment throughout the weekend and a country dance on Sat night. Another special attraction will be our 1880’s authentic chuck wagon dinner. The whole weekend is like taking a trip back in time and reliving the past. For more information call Parks & Recreation at 928-567-0535 ext 136 or log onto our website at

Verde Valley Attractions • Dead Horse Ranch State Park 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood, AZ The mild temperatures at 3,300 ft elevation are perfect for hiking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing or just wading in the cool water of the Verde river. Wildlife from bald eagles to river otters and beavers. 928 -634-5283 • Fort Verde State Historic Park 125 E. Hollamon, Camp Verde See what life was like back in the days of the Indian Wars in the late 1800’s. Museum filled with uniforms, weapons and other artifacts. Docents in period costume. 928-567-3275 • Montezuma Castle National Monument P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ Numerous Sinagua cliff dwellings and irrigation works built during the 12th century. The Monument extends to Montezuma’s Well, a limestone sinkhole lined with cliff dwellings. The visitor center is 90 miles north of Phoenix, off I-17. Open daily from 8-5. 928-567-3322

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• Tuzigoot National Monument P.O. Box 219, Clarkdale, AZ A 12th century village settlement built by Sinagua Indians close to the Verde river.

September 13 & 14, 2003 Camp Verde, Arizona Sat. 9am to 10pm & Sun. 9am to 4pm • Antique Tractor & Engine Show • Mule Packing & Trails Competition • Gun Show• Dinner & Dance • Tractor Pull • 1880’s Authentic Chuck Wagon Dinner • Annual Pioneer Picnic - Sunday For more information call: Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at 928-567-0535 or Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce at 928-567-9294.

Visitor center includes a fine display of artifacts. The largest room of the village has been completely reconstructed and is open to the public. 928-634-5564

You Won’t Want to Miss It! The 2003 Yavapai County Fair kicks off on Thursday, September 18 and runs through Sunday, September 21. The theme for the 2003 fair is “Fair Memories” in honor of Danny Freeman, who passed away earlier this year. Danny was beloved by everyone in the tri-cities area and was known as the Fair Association historian. He had been a member of the Yavapai County Fair Association for almost 60 years. Danny, this one’s for you. Fair-goers this year will be treated to great entertainment that will include the state finals of the Colgate Country Showdown to be held on Saturday afternoon, an antique tractor pull on Friday and Saturday, local bands from throughout the area, hypnotist Michael Mesner back by popular demand, face painting



Camp Verde, Arizona, is the place to be on Sept 13th & 14th, 2003, especially if you are a mule lover. Camp Verde Parks & Recreation, Camp Verde Historical Society, Friends of Historic Fort Verde and Fort Verde State Park are hosting General Crook’s Pioneer Days. One of the weekend’s main attractions will be Mule Packing and Trails Competitions that will be held at Fort Verde State Park. We will have adult and youth trail classes and also a pack mule race. Fees are $10 per class. If you would be interested in participating, you can call 928-567-0535 ext. 136 to get your registration form.


for kids of all ages, the thrills of Sunday’s demolition derby, and much, much more. And what would a fair be without fabulous food, outstanding rides supplied by Royal West Amusements, arts and crafts, livestock exhibits, and vendors’ booths galore. This year, as an added bonus, the Yavapai County Fair in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Land Management will be conducting a Wild Horse and Burro Auction, which is open to the public. Come along for the non-stop action at this fair of all fairs! Hours are Thurs. Noon - 10, Fri. and Sat. 9-10 and Sun. 94. Please call for ticket prices. You’ll find the Yavapai County Fairgrounds on Hwy 89A between Prescott Valley and Jerome. For more information call 928-7758000.

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• Cliff Castle Casino 353 Middle Verde Dr, Camp Verde, AZ 125,000 sq-ft facility with great restaurants and lounges, live entertainment, child care, bowling, a video arcade and the latest in gaming. The Stargazer Pavilion brings in national entertainers. The Yavapai-Apache Nation also operates Native Vision Tours and a Conference Center and Hotel. 75minute drive from Phoenix at I-17’s exit 289. 800-381-7568

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• Clemenceau Heritage Museum 1 N Willard St, Cottonwood, AZ Local history exhibits and the largest H O train display in the state. 928-634-2868

Some Events to Remember! SEP 14 COTTONWOOD Salsa Festival Old Town Cottonwood - Salsa contest, live entertainment, arts, crafts, vendors, free adm, 10a-8p. 928-634-9468 SEP 21 PRESCOTT Antiques on the Square Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Approx. 85 dealers, 9a-5p. 928-776-1728 SEP 26-OCT 5 PRESCOTT Arizona Shakespeare Festival Granite Creek Park - “MacBeth” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by AZ Classical Theatre, Sep 26-28 and Oct 3-5. $12/gen, $10/students & snrs, under 12 free. 928-443-1868 SEP 27 COTTONWOOD Verde River Days Dead Horse Ranch State Park - 40+ nature-based exhibits, live animals, canoe rides, entertainment, Car Show, sand castle building, geology tours, food. Free, 9a-4p. 928-634-7593

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Explore the Canyon with Us Great Discounts Offered CH OIC ES

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 the big screen at the IMAX Theatre. 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 Grand Canyon 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 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. Enjoy free performances of Indian Dances Friday through Sunday at 8:30pm. For more information about package adventures or to make a reservation call 928-638-2419 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, video arcade and big screen TV. Two restaurants and a sports bar 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.

Temperatures at the South Rim HIGH (F.) HIGH (C.)

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FEB 45 7

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Grand Canyon Music Festival Grand Canyon National Park Lodges From Classical to Native American Composers

and fusion. This year’s lineup of musicians plays works including Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 131, a retelling of Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” (from a Native American perspective), and Paul Moravec’s “Tempest Fantasy.” The Bonfiglio Group presents two evenings of their contemporary sound drawn from a wide variety of musical forms. Area businesses continue to lend their considerable support regarding this unique cultural event. Sponsorship for the festival takes many forms, and the Flagstaff Walk-In Clinic and its sister clinic at the Grand Canyon have sponsored advertising for the 2003 festival. For more information regarding this 20th Season visit the festival web site at or call 928638-9215 or 800-997-8285.

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A Diamond by the Roadside by Erika Breckel

Just outside the gates of the Grand Canyon National Park is the small village of Tusayan. Motels, both quaint and modern, and gift shops offering souvenirs line Highway 180. Tucked alongside the highway is a marvelous little café, Café Tusayan. It looks like most every other roadside restaurant, but once inside, that impression quickly changes. While the booths and table arrangements are similar to other eating establishments, it’s the welcoming that sets the tone. Every customer is greeted as if he/she were family or an honored guest. How extraordinary in our impersonal peripheral lives. And the food? The choices are

diverse, from traditional bacon and eggs to Muesli. Spaghetti, BLTs, garden burgers, tofu and ceviche all share the same menu and appeal to different tastes. Feeling more conventional? Try the prime rib or omelet or chicken salad. Every item on the menu is interesting and better yet, each item is excellently prepared and tasty. Delicious homemade soups and a variety of salads are available for lighter fare. The café is a diamond - sitting at the side of the road. An excellent meal, coupled with a warm greeting, makes stopping worthwhile. Include this little café in your Northern Arizona experience - bon appetit! Café Tusayan, 928-638-2151 A Tradition of Innovation & Pioneering Since 1927.

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September 5th through 20th, 2003 • Concert Times- 7:30 pm Concert dates: 9/5, 9/6, 9/9, 9/12, 9/13, 9/16 - Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff --- 9/17, 9/19, 9/20 - Grand Canyon concerts are inside, at the Shrine of the Ages, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

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We’re Not Just Close, We’re There! An amazing experience awaits you at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. Whether you stay the night or the week, you’ll find more than enough to fill your hours and free your mind. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour through the beautiful expanse or just watch the sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Experience a rare and beloved tradition as you amble your way to the bottom of the canyon on the back of a sure-footed mule. 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



Since 1984, the Grand Canyon Music Festival has been dedicated to bringing the world’s finest musicians to Grand Canyon National Park in celebration of the power and beauty of this magnificent World Heritage site. During its second season, the Festival extended this gift of music to the students of northern Arizona’s under-served and rural communities, primarily at schools on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. In 2001, the Festival initiated its Native American Composers Apprentice Project to extend its outreach to training talented Native American students in the art of composition. This season’s performances run from Sept. 5-20 and feature an eclectic and superb mix of the finest chamber music from baroque to today’s classical, jazz,

rustic cabin at Bright Angel Lodge. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you’ll find our gracious staff very accommodating. And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck. Because this is the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room, and a legacy of fine food. Order up a quick bite at Yavapai cafeteria, or an entire feast at the Arizona Steakhouse. Or have your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Take advantage of increased availability this fall inside the park, including the popular rim lodges. Recent upgrades to our on-line reservations system reflect a more complete inventory of available rooms. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - We’re not just close, we’re there! Call 303-29PARKS (297-2757) or 888-29-PARKS (297-2757) for reservations or visit our website at Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

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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 is known for its friendly faces, fine restaurants, and easy access to all that Arizona has to offer The name “Ahwatukee" means “beautiful dream,” and those of us who live and work here think that's a perfect description. Tucked back in the beautiful foothills of South Mountain, this planned community maintains a "small town" feeling, but has all the modern conveniences you expect to find in a big city, including easy access to freeways and airports. Ahwatukee is proud of its natural beauty, its beautiful parks and hiking trails, and bountiful business community.

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Ballet Az Performs Under the Stars Free at Glendale’s Historic Sahuaro Ranch

On October 6 at 7:30pm, Ballet Arizona will present Ballet Under the Stars for the first time at the City of Glendale’s Historic Sahuaro Ranch. Ballet Under the Stars is free and open to the public and allows the community to view a variety of ballets, from the classical to contemporary, and a never seen before premiere creation. Performances are held in an outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy excerpts from Ballet Arizona’s upcoming season including Allegro Brillante, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Company B,


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Cricket Pavilion is one of Phoenix, Arizona’s premier destinations for live entertainment. Since the inception of the Pavilion in 1989, the venue has played host to many top artists showcasing the most exciting and diverse musical talent. The top-notch entertainment continues during the month of October. On Saturday, Oct 4, legendary country artists Alabama bring their American Farewell Tour to Cricket Pavilion, celebrating their Silver Anniversary. The concert will feature a dazzling new set and state-of-the-art production and promises to be an event worthy of Alabama’s 25year career. Two rock and roll giants, influential rockers Aerosmith along with musical monsters KISS, will perform live in concert on Wednesday, Oct 8 for one show only. Aerosmith has been rocking the nation for over a quarter-century, having released such classic rock singles as “Janie’s Got A Gun,” “Livin’ on The Edge,” “Crazy,” “Dream On, “Sweet Emotion,” and “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” to name just a few. Also performing that same evening is the hottest band in the world, KISS. Purveyors of decadence and excess since the 70s, KISS invented stadium rock with their sci-fi Kabuki costumes, explosive theatrics and, of course, their make-up. They took the “Greatest Rock N’ Roll

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Scarlet Symphony, and a sneak-peak of Artistic Director, Ib Andersen’s never seen before full-length ballet. In addition, children from a nearby grade school will have the unique opportunity to create and choreograph a new dance work with the guidance of a team of Ballet Arizona dancers. The children will present the dance to the audience at Ballet Under the Stars. This division of Ballet Arizona’s Education and Outreach Program is referred to as “Class Act.” Sahuaro Ranch is located at 9802 N. 59th Ave (59th Ave and Mountain View Rd - 1 block South of Peoria). For more information call 623-930-4203.

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Show On Earth” to all corners of the globe. Equipped with an array of memorable hit singles, the incomparable James Taylor will perform on Saturday, Oct 18 at Cricket Pavilion. James Taylor has established himself as one of the greatest voices in the music industry with the smooth sounds of songs such as “Sweet Baby James,” “Carolina On My Mind” and “Fire and Rain.” The first annual 95.5 KYOT FallFest on Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 will feature some of the most talented jazz artists of our time with performances by Peter White, Gato Barbieri, Bobby Caldwell, Al DiMeola, Spyro Gyra, Brian Culbertson, and Candy Dulfer. The daylong festival will also feature vendors from around the state as well as delectable food to excite the palate. One of Latin rock’s most popular bands, Maná comes to Cricket Pavilion on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003. The music of Maná transcends the Mexican roots they are very proud of with a poetic ability to express universal truths. The band has sold over 18 million albums worldwide, won four Grammy Awards and visited 26 countries. For the most updated show or ticket information, please call 602-254-7200 or visit us on-line at For VIP Season tickets or box seats, please call 602-254-7200 ext. 216. To purchase tickets for groups of 20 or more, call 1-866-544-LAWN. Cricket Pavilion is conveniently located one half mile north of the I-10 Freeway on the SE corner of 83rd Ave and Encanto Blvd in Phoenix, AZ. Az Tourist News is distributed statewide at participating JB’s Restaurants.

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Remnant of a Lost Civilization Much More Than an Air Show! Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

thought the alternating periods of flood and drought stressed the fabric of the society. And, a series of devastating floods in the 1350s and 1380s may well have been the final episodes that led to the breakdown of their economic and political systems. Early Spanish explorers of the 1600s and 1700s found small farming settlements in what had once been Hohokam territory. The early Spanish named the Indians of southern Arizona the Pima and Papago. In their own language, they are the Akimel O’Odham and the Tohono O’Odham. They may be the descendants of the Hohokam. The Casa Grande Ruins are open daily from 8 am to 5 pm throughout the year but closed on Christmas Day. Entrance to the ruins is $3 per person, 16 and under are free (prices subject to change); National Park Service Passports honored. For additional information write Casa Grande Ruins, 1100 Ruins Dr., Coolidge, AZ 85228, go to the web site or call 520-723-3172.

Casa Grande, Az Boom to Bust and Back Again OV ER VIE W

Casa Grande is a modern city with a rural heritage. Although all the modern amenities can be found here, it still maintains the small-town charm and relaxed lifestyle that set it apart from other cities of its size. Founded in 1879 and incorporated in 1915, Casa Grande is the second largest community in Pinal County with a population of nearly 30,000 year-round residents. Casa Grande traces its beginnings 125 years ago to the Southern Pacific Railroad. In the summer of 1879, railroad crews stopped working on the rail line that was being constructed through southern Arizona, due to the heat. By the time the railroad moved on, supplies had built up at this “end-of-the-line”, and the resulting community was named Terminus. The town was later named Casa Grande for the Hohokam Indian ruins, 20 miles away. By 1882, the town had a diverse multi-cultural population of 500 residents. Downtown Casa Grande burned three times between 1884 and 1915. Each time, merchants and business leaders rebuilt the town. In the 1890s, a national mining slump almost devastated Casa Grande, and by 1902 the business district had declined to a mercantile, a saloon and two smaller stores. Agriculture saved the day, and Casa Grande flourished once again. Casa Grande is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2004, boasts an abundance of sunny days, dazzling sunsets, a rich multi-cultural history, and area residents who immediately make you feel like friends. Add this to the area’s unique natural beauty where the Old West meets the New West and you have the secret to Casa Grande’s allure. The city bustles with activity during the fall, winter and spring. The season is jampacked with festivals, activities, and fun, such as the Annual Fiddlers’ Bluegrass Jamboree, Heritage Tourism Days, O’Odham Tash Festival, Arizona State Open Chili Championship, Cactus Fly-In,

Civil War re-enactment, and much, much more. In addition, there is a special series of events specifically created for 55+ winter visitors and area residents, called the Winter Celebration, as it is designed to take advantage of Casa Grande’s seven months of glorious weather. An Interstate hub of Arizona, Casa Grande is strategically located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, and at the intersection of Interstates 8 and 10. The city is the retail center for western Pinal County and includes many merchants from national retail chains to smaller specialty stores to antique shops. A beautiful Historic Downtown district, and a Tanger Factory Outlet Center with more than 35 quality outlet stores attracts nearly two million shoppers per year. For more information call the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, 800-916-1515, or 520-836-2125. Web site:

Things to love about Casa Grande... ✔ Fresh air ❏ ✔ Golf, food, hiking and relaxing ❏ ✔ Winter events that just don’t stop ❏ ✔ Fascinating history and museums ❏ ✔ 125 years old and young-at-heart ❏ ✔ Historic Downtown District ❏ • CG Main Street

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• Tanger Outlet Center • Retail and specialty shops galore! For more information call the

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The COPPERSTATE Regional EAA Fly-in will be held on October 9-12 at Phoenix Regional Airport (A39), located 25 miles south of Phoenix, Ariz. Attendees from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries are expected at COPPERSTATE, the largest EAA fly-in in the Southwest. COPPERSTATE features an air show on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with exciting performances by national and regional aerobatic stars. This year’s performers include 2002 U.S. Aerobatic Champion Kirby Chambliss. For the first time, the event will feature the comedy act of veteran performer Kent Pietsch. In addition, the Warbirds will be returning to COPPERSTATE and will perform a fly-by on Saturday and Sunday. Another first will be Family Day on Sunday, featuring flights by radio-control aircraft and a Replica Fighter reenactment. The R-C modelers will also have “buddy boxes” that enable children and enthusiasts of all ages to experience flying a radio control model. More than an airshow, COPPERSTATE is a meeting place where enthusiasts from all aviation-related areas can enjoy a wide variety of events. For the youngest aviation fans Bruce Schoenberger’s award-winning rib-building program allows kids of ages 8-15 MI DON SS ’T TH IS!


Casa Grande Ruins National Monument was this nation’s first archaeological preserve. Its namesake the Casa Grande or “Big House” was built in the early 1300’s. In 1694, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino described Casa Grande as a 4-story structure built by the people the Pima Indians call “Hohokam,” meaning those that came before. Constructed with layers of caliche mud, the walls of the tower are 4 1/2 feet thick at the base. This mysterious structure is believed to have been used for astronomical observation because of holes in its walls that seem specifically placed for this purpose. Casa Grande is the largest structure built by the Hohokam and represents the height of their architecture. Around the late 1300s, they began to abandon their walled compounds and villages for reasons that can only be speculated upon. Over the centuries the Hohokam had built a complex agricultural society based upon irrigation; it is

years to build a wooden airplane rib in 90 minutes or less. Free flights in general aviation aircraft are offered for youth as part of EAA’s national Young Eagles program. Educational forums and workshops are another popular attraction at COPPERSTATE. In previous years, forum topics have included FAA certification procedures, border crossing procedures and converting auto engines. Aircraft builders can hone their skills in fabric covering, woodworking, metalworking, composites, welding, engine repair, avionics, and more at the many hands-on workshops. For the aircraft builder looking for aviation memorabilia or out-of-production parts, vendor booths present a variety of shopping choices, from books, clothing and collectibles to tools and aircraft parts. The Fly Market offers tens of thousands of dollars worth of aviation goods for sale on a consignment basis. Instruments, airplane parts, tools, engines, cases, and even whole aircraft projects are typically available for purchase. Show planes are judged in several categories. Awards for best homebuilt (wood, composite or other), best ultralight, and people’s choice are among the awards presented at the Saturday night banquet. For more information about COPPERSTATE, call 520-400-8887 or visit

October 9-12, 2003 Phoenix Regional Airport, Maricopa, Az 8am-5pm Each Day • 520-400-8887 Admission: $10 per person • $7 for EAA members Kids 12 and under FREE! • FREE PARKING!


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The Rebirth of Miami, Az

Photography Exhibit at Boyce Thompson Arboretum Painters and photographers are beginning to popularize the historic architecture, murals, stark industrial scenes and mountain vistas of the Globe-Miami region. During the month of September a show of dramatic black-and-white photos by photographer Larry E. Tiede will be on exhibit in the visitors’ center gallery at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. Mr. Tiede began experimenting with photography while a student in Lancaster, California. At Mesa Community College he gravitated towards B&W photography, finding a passion for the art in forgotten places. “I found the perfect subject when my mother moved to Miami, Arizona in 2002. She had purchased an old bank building and converted it to a bookstore; since then I’ve spent many hours of the day and night exploring and capturing the beauty of an old mining town struggling to find a new identity by capitalizing on its marvelous past,” said Mr. Tiede. Miami, just 20 miles east of Superior on US Highway 60, was founded in 1907 and spent most of the past century at the peak of the copper mining industry. In its heyday, the town boasted 13,000 residents

and numerous banks, bars, brothels, hotels, stores and theaters. Today’s population is below 2000; many historical buildings remain. “The more time I spend wandering around the town, the more I become attached to it and feel compelled to show people the beauty they are missing - even the people who’ve lived here all their lives.” Tiede has spent nearly a year building and developing his “Miami Series.” Images are also on display at The Book Bank, 420 Live Oak Street in Miami, where the artist has a darkroom in the basement of the bookstore. The Arboretum is a 320-acre collection of desert plants; also an Arizona State Park that’s cooperatively managed with the University of Arizona. The Visitors’ Center gallery is open during regular public hours from 8-5 daily. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is about 45 minutes east of Mesa on Hwy. 60, near milepost 223. Admission of $6 for adults and $3 for ages 5-12 must be paid to enter the arboretum. For other information call 520-689-2811 or visit the website .

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• Apache Stronghold Golf Course The #1 public golf course in Arizona as rated by Golfweek America. 1-800APACHE-8

• Round Mountain Park One of the most beautiful hiking spots in the Globe area. Located at the end of N. South Street, the trails are 1.5-3 miles in length offering various levels of difficulty. Maps are available at the chamber.

• Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Located in the old Gila County Courthouse, noted for both its architecture and its wonderful collection of artists and programs. 928-425-0884


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“Miami will be the next Prescott or Jerome... but better,” says Renee Pastore, owner of Moon over Miami Antiques and Stuff. Two years ago she came for a one-day visit - and by that night had made the decision to move to this historic, but economically depressed community. Ron Ruble of Ron Ruble Enterprises was on his way to Tombstone - and never left town. Their enthusiasm is shared by other entrepreneurs who have fallen for the charm of Miami’s downtown district. In the past couple of years 17 antiques stores have opened up on or near Sullivan Street. More are planned. Although at this time most of the shops are only open on the weekends, five or six are open mid- week. You’ll find them just one block off Hwy 60. The variety of goods offered is astonishing. I spent several delightful hours browsing and barely scratched the surface. My first stop was Moon over Miami. “Interior design is my passion,” says Renee. Among the things that have caught her eye are a bird’s eye maple vanity and stool, a leather-bound Russian chest with brass fittings, some exquisite oriental screens and locally forged iron bell windchimes. Across the street I found R & E Oldies But Goodies Antiques, opened 2 years ago by local couple Rickey and Esther Sifuentes. Of the huge collection of spurs, saddles, cowboy boots and other western items, I couldn’t resist an old Mexican serape, beautifully soft with a golden yellow background and a subtle blend of contrasting stripes. Deb’s Décor is a complete contrast. Specializing in potted plants and garden accessories, many of which have a bird theme, Debby Metz describes her place as a “feel-good store.” I especially liked a willow screen that stretches to 22 ft., intricate ironwork fleurs de lys, and a candle that smelled like... get ready for this, gardeners...dirt! Ron Ruble specializes in swords, daggers, guns, genuine (not repro) armor, and

fossils. I was taken with an English Lobster-Tail Helmet c. 1630 - you could see actual sword marks sustained during its use in the English Civil War! At Ron Hughes’ store Soda Pop’s you’ll find coke machines, gas pumps, toys and gleaming nickel and iron wood parlor stoves, restored by Ron with 38 years of experience. For another change of pace, head to Copper Cities Gallery owned by artist Scott Carmichel. There is a fine selection of drawings, oil paintings and sculptures, all with a western theme. Joshua’s Treehouse is known for an antique baseball/sporting goods exhibit, hardware, and custom and recovered lampshades. Temporarily closed for remodeling, Sullivan Street Glass & Antique-ables is expanding to include an old-fashioned soda fountain. Out of time... and I’ve seen fewer than half of the stores! I can’t wait to return, and next visit I’ll plan to stay a spell. Moon Over Miami is more than a shop... there are two fully furnished apartments to rent by the night. The one I viewed is 900 sq. ft., decorated with an eye for the unusual and beautiful and with a cheerful and comfortable ambiance. I loved the four balconies and could picture myself sitting with a morning coffee overlooking the picturesque street below. Plan to come on Sept. 13th for a full day of fun at The Fiesta. See ad below. For more information about Moon Over Miami phone 928-473-8178; to find out more about the Art and Antiques District visit


by Charlis McVey

Capturing Miami on Film DR IM AMA AG TI ES C


Art and Antiques Breathe New Life into Town


Photo by Larry Tiede


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Get Away from it All

Foot Stompin’ Music

Fall Colors Brighten Arizona Rim Country


times older than the musician and even a “Cotton-eyed Joe.” The trick is knowing how to get the music out of the box without ruining the container. If you enjoy country music, you will feast on a smorgasbord of terrific fiddlers. There will be champions of all ages playing gospel, old time tunes or just jammin’ some recent releases - until the wee hours of the morning. Bring your fiddle and an appetite for 1st class entertainment. Among these great musicians playing that sweet sound of fiddle music will be two special bands for your entertainment, The Amazing McNasty Brothers on Saturday and Mazatzal Bluegrass on Sunday. Come on up to Payson and Arizona Rim Country for the great food, arts and crafts and a weekend of old time fiddlers’ paradise. Free dry camping is available. You will go back home with more memories than you can stuff in your ears! For more information, please call 1-800-672-9766. We will gladly fax you a schedule or help with accommodations.

Tour the Past

The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology AT TR AC TIO N

Just over a year old, 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 facility also has a special children (and adults) section. 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 impor-

tant consideration to support the classroom is the professional quality laboratory, which is utilized by students, avocational archaeologists and professional archaeological companies. Museum hours are 12 noon to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission for the tour is $2.50 for adults, $2.00 for seniors 55 and over, $1.50 for students 12-17 and children 11 and under are free. Special tours receive a group discount. Also available are discounted tickets to both the Museum of Archaeology and the Rim Country Museum. MRCA is located at 510 W. Main St. in Payson, while the Rim Country Museum is found approx. 1/3 of a mile west of there. For further information please call Sharesse Von Strauss at 928-474-8392 or MRCA at 928-4681128.

33rd Annual

Arizona State Championship Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest September 27-28, 2003 in Beautiful Payson, Az (75 miles north of Phoenix)

FREE RV DRY CAMPING Contest Fiddling, Jamming, Food Booths, Arts & Crafts ENTERTAINMENT BY THE AMAZING MCNASTY BROTHERS (Sat. Only) $5/day General Admission, $2/day ages 6-16. Gates open at 9am Sponsored by the Town of Payson Parks and Recreation. For information call: 928-474-5242 or

928-474-5882 or email


State Championship Fiddling in Payson Toe tappin’, hand clappin’ and foot stompin’ music is coming to Payson, Arizona on September 27-28. The 32nd Annual Arizona State Championship Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest will be held in the rodeo grounds - just across the highway from the Mazatzal Casino. Admission is $5 for adults and children between 6-16 are admitted for just $2. Sorry - no pets. There will be competition in all age groups beginning with 3 year olds. There will be divisions of twin fiddlers, trick fiddlers, fancy fiddling, cross-tuned fiddle and the ever-popular Arizona State Championship. The winner will be eligible to compete in Weiser, Idaho for the National Championship contest. Who would ever thought you could create so much music with a four-string instrument and a rosined bow? Inside that box are thousands of country dance tunes, countless pieces of American music from


by Bob Ware

Have you ever seen the colorful array of autumn leaves that quake in the Aspen trees? When was the last time you rolled in a carpet of Oak leaves in the fall and laughed with your family or best friend? All this and more is waiting for you up here in Arizona’s playground. You don’t need a ticket to have a great time in Arizona Rim Country. All you have to do is drive less than an hour and a half from Metropolitan Phoenix on the newest four-lane highway in the state (Highway #87). In about 80 miles of breathtaking traveling you will be in the true “Heart of Arizona.” Arizona Rim Country is an amalgam of five communities. Comprised of Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Christopher Creek and Star Valley, Arizona Rim Country offers over 600 lodging rooms in hotels with pools and hot tubs, bed & breakfast retreats and rustic lodges. Fall in Arizona Rim Country invites you to hike on an established trail or take a leisurely stroll through the hushed still

of an empty forest. Fall is a time to see elk and deer and listen for the gobble of a turkey. Fall is a time to catch a hefty trout or simply let the softened sunshine embrace you in rest. Fall in Arizona Rim Country is a season to recharge your soul. The marvelous variety of events that keep visitors entertained all summer long continues into the autumn. September brings the ‘neath the Rim Open Artist Studio on the 26th -28th and the State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest, also that same weekend in Payson. Plan ahead for October’s Rim Country Antique & Crafts Festival in Pine on the 11th and 12th; there is also an Apple Festival, BBQ & Car Show on the 11th. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-672-9766 or log on to We are going to do all that we can to make you stay most memorable. Ask us for maps, dining guides, hiking trails, lists of special events and things to do and we’ll help you make reservations, too. For more information about the Antique Show event call 602-717-7337.

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designing, carpentry, painting and landscaping with adobe, PVC pipe, tile and more - free and great fun! Two most interesting tours are also on offer. On Oct 4th there will be a free walking tour of El Presidio neighborhood - reservations are required. On Oct 5th the 11th Annual Architecture Tour features 12 of Tucson’s most impressive examples of design at its best. The Rio Nuevo Design Center and the Train Depot will be open. Tickets are $15. For more information about Architecture Week events please call the American Institute of Architects office at 520-323-2191.





From Sep 27-Oct 5 the American Institute of Architects, Southern Arizona Chapter, will host tours, lectures and displays, demonstrating how good design enhances the quality of people’s lives. The events of Architecture Week 2003 are for children and adults alike. There will be displays of the recent works of local architects, library lectures on such topics as “Contemporary Residential Architecture Design” and “Designing the Small Home,” and kids events such as the one on Oct 4th at the Children’s Museum called “Magical Sandcastles” where kids learn about




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Visitors flock to Tucson for the pleasant climate - and those temperatures are dropping in September - along with attractions like the Pima Air & Space Museum, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, San Xavier Mission, the Saguaro National Parks, Sabino Canyon, hiking, golf courses, and much more. Having convenient, comfortable and value-priced accommodations makes your stay much more pleasant and enjoyable. Hampton Inn(r) and Hampton Inn & Suites(r) fit the bill perfectly. Noted for quality, friendly service and many extra touches, these hotels are backed by a 100% “satisfaction” guarantee. You’ll find clean, fresh rooms with amenities that include free in-room movie channel, free local calls and free breakfast bar. The Hampton Inn Tucson-Airport, located on the south side of the city, features 126 rooms, including 11 large suites, heated pool and Jacuzzi and free airport shuttle/transportation within a 3 mile radius. A safe deposit box may be used free of charge and laundry/valet services, guest laundromat and rollaway beds are available for a nominal fee. Meeting and banquet facilities may be booked. For more information please call 520-918-9000.

Hampton Inn & Suites® Catalina Foothills is located on the north side of Tucson. This hotel feature 109 rooms (70 traditional and 40 spacious, full-kitchen suites), heated swimming pool, whirlpool, fully-equipped exercise room, and complete business center. The property captures the look and feel of old colonial Mexico with unique interior courtyard and all furniture hand-carved in Hermosillo and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. For more information please call 520-618-8000. Now that autumn is approaching, Tucson’s event calendar is filling. Visitors are welcomed to a variety of events from Architecture Week to the Great Tucson Beer Festival, from the Casa Car Show to fiestas celebrating Chiles, Celtic heritage and Bluegrass music. Call one of Tucson’s Hampton Inns now to book your stay during the event of your choice (See our events pages for dates). There are Hampton Inns throughout the state, including two in Flagstaff, one in Prescott, one in Sedona, and eight in the Valley of the Sun - so you always have a great place to stay as you travel through Arizona. Visit for more information and look for the ad on page 26 for the special offer of $15.00 OFF a two night stay.

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Santa Cruz County Fair

Old West Fun in Safford

Gila Valley Cowboy Music and Poetry Roundup $5 per person. Friday night’s tickets are good for all Sat. events at the park or tickets can be purchased at the door for $2. A large assortment of Raffle Prizes will be given away all day long. A special feature this year is the Team Roping event on Saturday. Stables and camping spaces are available for rent if needed, contact Jessie at the park at 928-428-6240. For roping information call Dennis Lines at 928-485-9492 or Bob Mounce at 928-701-3358. Sat evening brings you the Grand Finale Concert at Lee Little Theater at Eastern Arizona College, 3 miles west of Safford on Hwy 70. Doors open at 6:30pm. The concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance at the Graham County Chamber of Commerce, Pollocks Western Outfitters & Richards Music. Also by mail to: Cowboy Poet, PO Box 1017, Thatcher AZ 85552. Adult tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance, children and students are $3. For more information about the event or the area call the Graham County C of C at 928-428-2511 or 1-888-837-1841 or visit the web sites at and click on events, or

Get Soaked in Graham County... and Enjoy It!

In Graham County you can not only soak up the scenery... you can relax in natural hot springs, letting the warmth of the water soak to your very bones. Here are two public locations for you to sample: • Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area - two tubs with hot, 106-degree mineral water fed by artisan wells. Operated by the BLM, located about 35 miles from Safford, can be

accessed from US 70 or 191 and I-10. Daily use fee. • Roper Lake State Park - a natural hot stone tub, and a natural spa at nearby Dankworth Ponds. Park located about 6 miles south of Safford off US 191, entrance/camping fees, the Ponds a day-use only facility.

88th Year of Great Family Fun TR COU AD NT ITI RY ON S


Top western entertainment, team roping, stargazing, western vendors and good food are lined up for you during this 10th Anniversary of the Gila Valley Cowboy Music and Poetry Roundup Friday through Sunday, Sept 19-21, in the southeastern Arizona communities of Safford and Thatcher. The popular western event draws some of the best cowboy poets, singers and storytellers to the area for two evenings of performances, a day’s worth of family fun and a special cowboy church service to wrap things up. The festivities kick off Friday night with a Starlight Concert from 6-9pm at the Graham County Park/Fairgrounds Gazebo - 1 mile south of Safford on US 191- and a jam session round the campfire from 9-11pm. Food & drinks will be available at the Campfire Cookout. There will be telescopes on hand for free viewing of the galaxy. Tickets are only $2 per person. Activities at the park begin at 7:30am Saturday with a full cowboy breakfast that includes Dutch oven biscuits and gravy for $3. The performances take place from 9am - 4pm, including continuing entertainment through the lunch hour. The BBQ lunch is from noon to 1pm for


high school bands to Dolan Ellis, State Balladeer to Saturday’s featured groups, the Greg Morton Trio and Busted Cowboy Band. Not to be missed are the 4-H Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and the 4-H BBQ and Auction on Sunday. The folks of Santa Cruz County have been getting together to share good times since 1915. The fair grew out of the earlier tradition of annual picnics and horse racing, rare opportunities in those days to get together with distant neighbors to swap stories, have a dance, share a meal and test your ranch skills at the rodeo. In that same spirit of friendship, the folks in Sonoita welcome one and all to come enjoy the Santa Cruz County Fair. Admission is only $3.00 for adults with 12 & under free. Friday is Senior Citizen & Student Day with $1.00 off admission. Gates open at 9am. The Sonoita Fairgrounds are located 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Hwy 82 & 83. Takke exit 281 off I-10. For more information call 520-455-5553.

by Charlis McVey

In the best tradition of the “good old country fair” the Santa Cruz County Fair welcomes you on September 12-14 for its 88th year of great family fun and western entertainment at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. From baking competitions to 4-H exhibits, from the carnival to the top class featured musicians on Saturday night, there is something to take everyone’s fancy. Have a look at the prize veggies and flowers, take the kids to the petting zoo, let the commercial vendors tempt you with all the latest and greatest wares. In addition there are special events galore from cowboy action to the Pet Show on Sunday. In the Arena on Friday there is the 4-H Horse Show and Wrangler Pro Barrel Racing, on Saturday the Ranch Rodeo & Calcutta, and on both Saturday and Sunday the Scott Martin Team Roping will perform. Musical entertainment ranges from EXIT 48 OFF I-19 P.O. Box 81, Amado, Az 85645

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The 10th Anniversary of the

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“Campfires of Time”

The Music of Your Life

September 19, 20 & 21, 2003

Playing the Legends from the 40’s to the 70’s

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Safford/Thatcher, Arizona

EVENTS ON ALL DAYS • Friday Starlight Concert • Saturday Grand Finale: Doors open at 6:30 with “Settlin’ the Herd.” Concert starts at 7pm - Eastern Arizona College at Lee Little Theatre • Cowboy Church • Cowboy Breakfast and Chuckwagon Bar-B-Que • Campfire Jam Session • Stargazing • Team Roping Events • AND MUCH MORE!

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P.O. Box 995 - Tombstone, AZ 85638 1-888-457-3929 - 1-520-457-9317


Tombstone, a Great Place to Shop U ITE NIQU MS E

Once a booming silver-mining town, Tombstone now invites visitors to experience its many Old West attractions, including the famed OK Corral, Boothill Graveyard and Bird Cage Theatre. Then mosey on down the street for a true western shopping experience. Where else will you find leather holster reproductions from the 1800s? Shops offer everything from Native American arts and crafts to zesty southwestern food

specialties, from minerals and fine silver jewelry reminding of Tombstone’s mining heritage to a fun-filled photo shoot dressed in old-tyme gear. There are plenty of restaurants for a choice of lunch or evening dining and a variety of accommodations, including the Trail Riders Inn. Located southeast of Tucson from exit 303 on I-10. For more information call the Tombstone Visitor Center at 520-457-3929.

The Bird Cage Theater PR BE ES ST ER VE D

1-800-574-0417 • FAX (520) 457-3049 7th & Fremont • P.O. Box 182 Tombstone, AZ 85638

Saloon Nights and Gunfights “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”... but if you were in Tombstone, a gunfighter’s steps were dangerous to walk in. In the late 1800s, The Birdcage Opera House Saloon was the place to be. In 1884, The New York Times called it, “the roughest, bawdiest, and most wicked nightspot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast.” As the largest red light district in the country, the Birdcage Theatre remained open for 24 hours, never once shutting its doors for nine years. In that time, an estimated 26 people lost their lives and 140 bullet holes can still be seen in the ceilings, walls and floors. One of the famous stories of the theater involved Margarita, Billy Green, and Golden Dollar. Margarita, one of the saloon’s “ladies of the night,” was sitting on the lap of gambler, Billy Milgreen.


Billy was a regular customer of Golden Dollar who, enraged by feelings of betrayal, proceeded to cut out Margarita’s heart with a double edged stiletto, then fled the scene covered in blood. The murder weapon mysteriously remained unrecovered until one hundred and one years later. The stiletto was found behind the building and is now on display inside the theater. Visitors from around the world travel to see the hangout of such people as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, George Randolph Hearst, Bat Masterson and many others. Today The Bird Cage Theater remains in its complete original state and is Tombstone’s best preserved historical landmark of the 1880s. It’s truly a step back in time to a bygone era. Don’t miss one of the Old West’s most famous attractions, open daily 8am-6pm. For more information call 520-4573421/800-457-3423.

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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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Cochise County

32nd Art in the Park

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Van Tours of Surface Mines and the Historic Bisbee District

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Quality Show in Sierra Vista

The Huachuca Art Association in Sierra Vista, Arizona, is proud to present our 32nd Annual Art in the Park on October 4 & 5, 2003 in Veterans Memorial Park. This event features 220 art and craft vendor booths showcasing the handcrafted items of more than 225 artisans. Every year this outdoor show is the biggest cultural event held in Sierra Vista’s Veterans Memorial Park. There is no admission fee for this event. Also featured at Art in the Park is a separate food booth area, where 15 area non-profit organizations prepare and sell local and ethnic foods. These booths normally feature bratwurst, burritos, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, French fries, doughnuts, ice cream, and popcorn. Beverages available are pop, lemonade, iced tea, bottled water, beer and wine. The Huachuca Art Association was


If you’re looking for western American history, then Cochise County should top your list of destinations. Travel back in time to October 26, 1881, when 25 gunshots were fired in 30 seconds at the OK Corral in Tombstone, changing the West and American history forever. Return to a time when historic Bisbee was the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco and Queen of the Copper Camps. The picturesque mining-town turned artists colony is much the same as it was back then - down to the Copper Queen Hotel and the lively nightlife along Brewery Gulch. Retrace the steps of the Spanish Conquistadors with a trip to what is now Coronado National Memorial. The pristine vistas hearken back to what it must have looked like during the original expeditions in the 1540’s. For a dose of western military history, make your way to Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista. Home to the venerated Buffalo Soldier and one of the most important military outposts in the entire American Southwest, it’s a place where

much of the history of Arizona’s conflicts and victories can be relived. Enjoy museums with displays of the Apache Wars, Pershing’s expedition and much more. Ft. Bowie National Historic Site was the staging ground from where U.S. soldiers pursued Geronimo, deep into the hills of the Chiricahuas. And you won’t want to miss Cochise Stronghold, where you can explore the rocky nooks and mountainous hideaways into which the great Apache Chief gave frequent chase to the U.S. Cavalry. Native American folklore says the warrior is buried here. Douglas shares a border with Mexico and serves as a gateway into a world of interesting cross-cultural experiences. Relive turn-of-the-century western life at historic John Slaughter Ranch, 18 miles east of town, and in the Gadsden Hotel’s lobby with the grandeur of its 42-foot Tiffany stained glass mural. There’s plenty to experience throughout Cochise County. There are ghost towns, antique shops, museums, restaurants, B&Bs, special events and much more. For more information visit or call the Cochise County Tourism Council at 520-432-9200.

formed in 1969 by a group of artists who worked on Fort Huachuca. They felt a need to provide local artists a chance to meet and learn from each other. The first Art in the Park was held in Sierra Vista’s City Park in 1972 and featured six artists from the association. Art in the Park grew gradually over the first ten years until the event reached the park’s capacity of 220 booths in the late 1970s. The show has a very good reputation among artists throughout the southwest as a quality show, which attracts thousands of customers from southern Arizona. Veterans Memorial Park is located on Fry Blvd. at the corner of Calle Portal/Jean Randall Way in Sierra Vista. The show’s hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm, Sunday. For more information call 520-378-1763.

Butterfield Overland Stage Days 18th Year of Fun and Entertainment in Benson Looking for a good time? Plan to head to Benson on October 10-11, 2003. Butterfield Overland Stage Days will begin on Friday Oct. 10 at 5pm at Lions Park with some great entertainment in the beer garden surrounded by arts, crafts and food vendors. On Saturday the 11th the parade will start at 10am and the fun continues afterwards at Lions Park, where the 2nd Annual Blues Festival will get underway at approximately 12 Noon. There will also be a guitar workshop and a postfestival showcase featuring all of the festival performers. Best of all - the events are FREE! The Blues concert is presented by the FE TOW ST N IVA L



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Douglas Attractions Douglas Golf Course & RV Park Located next to Fairgrounds, 18 hole course. 520-364-3722 San Bernadino National Wildlife Refuge Great place for bird watching, FREE admission. Douglas Wildlife Park 4000 N. Plantation Road, open Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-4. Adm $3 for Adults, $2 for Children. 520-364-2515

Tucson Blues Society. Scheduled to perform are The Souleros, The Conrads, Bad News Blues Band and Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones. The concert precedes the Tucson Blues Society Blues Week from October 13-19, 2003 being held in Tucson. Butterfield Overland Stage Days honors the history of the Benson area from 1857 to 1862 when the Butterfield Overland Stage Line was one of the few modes of communication and transportation possible between California and New Mexico through the rough and wild Arizona Territory. For information call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at 520-5862842 or email Slaughter Ranch Museum Part of the San Bernadino Spanish land grant of 1730, 15 miles outside of Douglas on Geronimo Trail. Adm: Adults $3 Under 14 free. Open Wed-Sun, 10-3. 520-558-2474 The Douglas/Williams House Museum and Genealogical Library (Registered National Historical Landmark) Corner of 10th St & D Ave. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat, 1-4pm. Adm FREE, donations accepted. 520-364-7370

Featuring Blues Sensation Andrew “Junior Boy” Jones • Parade • Beer Garden • Food • Rodeo • Arts & Crafts ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! For more information call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at

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21st Annual Cochise Days

Muleshoe Ranch Preserve

Pearce/Sunsites Welcomes You

Come Play in the Wilderness

Nestled in southeastern Arizona’s Galiuro Mountains, about 100 miles from Tucson, lies a remote wilderness playground. More than 49,000 acres of semi-desert grasslands and lush riparian habitat are yours to explore. Owned and jointly managed by The Nature Conservancy, Coronado National Forest and Bureau of Land Management, Muleshoe Ranch is your headquarters for a truly unforgettable vacation experience. The preserve offers over 22 miles of hiking trails. Starting in September and continuing through May, there are short guided nature hikes on Saturday mornings. The seven permanently flowing streams in the preserve support willows, sycamores, cottonwoods and scrub oaks along with a rich variety of wildlife. Visitors may see desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lion, javelina, and coatimundis. Birding is fabulous here with more than 180 species recorded, including nesting black hawks, zone-tailed hawks and gray hawks. In November winter birds such as northern flicker, spotted towhee, sharp-shinned hawk and white-crowned sparrow are starting to arrive. Come stay 4 or more nights any time of the year and receive a 10% discount. Muleshoe’s location far from cities and towns also offers clear dark nights for stargazing. The private ranch headquarters contains another treasure that the lodging guests relish - natural Hot Springs bubbling up at a temperature of 105 degrees. What a delight to sink into the hot tubs after a day on the trails or a night’s astronomy. Let the absolute peace and quiet relax your mind while the heat soaks through to your bones. There are five charming, fully equipped housekeeping units. These are original and renovated historic buildings dating from the late 1800s, four adobe casitas and a two-room stone cabin. Overnight lodging is by reservation

only. Book now for your September getaway or plan ahead for one of the special events planned by Muleshoe Ranch for October ‘03 or March ‘04. From October 31- November 2 there is a BYO (Bring Your Own) Horse - or mule - Fall Benefit Trail Ride. Bring your mount for 2 days of staff guided trail riding under the autumn leaves in this ruggedly beautiful landscape. A breakfast and dinner, professional massage and soaking in the Hot Springs are included in the price. Call ahead for lodging availability. Photography fans should make their reservations for the Springin-the-Desert Photo Workshop on March 19-21, ‘04. The workshop will include wonderful opportunities to photograph outdoors, either at ranch headquarters or on hikes that are easy to moderate in difficulty. Artist/photographer Lisa Takata will provide demonstrations on historic photographic processes and, weather permitting, a hands-on project for participants. Numbers are limited to 10, so book early! For more information on lodging or these special events please call 520-2124295. The website is or you may email to

Edgar Perry and the Crown Dancers will be the star attraction at the 21st Annual Cochise Days, September 19th, 20th and 21st. As the tradition continues, they will perform dances, participate in the parade and share stories with visitors. The Tombstone Vigilantes will also be on hand for the parade and a “hanging” at high noon on Saturday. The Chamber of Commerce is adding a “jail.” There is no “get out of jail free card,” but a donation to the group will gain your freedom. Cochise Days has continuously run for the last twenty years. Each year the committee works hard on keeping the tradition, but also finding new ways to keep the community interest and have fun. Proceeds are used to assist various local groups and organizations. It is a three-day event that includes activities for everyone, a parade, continuous entertainment, an auction and a variety of vendors. The Community Center welcomes everyone to the Friday night Steak Fry, to the Saturday 10am parade and a high noon hanging by the Tombstone FE TOW ST N IVA L


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Vigilantes. Edgar Perry and the Crown Dancers will be entertaining throughout the day. Daytime activities will take place on Frontage Road. This year The Shadow Mountain Country Club is having a BBQ dinner and dance with country band “Midnight Highway”. Vendors will be set up from Friday evening until noon on Sunday when the Auction will take place. The Cochise Days Committee is made up of volunteers from major organizations in the Sunsites Pearce Area. The Committee wishes to thank our generous sponsors for this year’s event. They are Coca-Cola, SSVEC, Desert Hawk Publications, Pearce/Sunsites Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, Nancy B. Edmiston & Assoc., LLC and Holiday Inn Express. Admittance, parking and program guide are free. See you there! From Tucson take I-10 East to Dragoon Exit 318. Drive 11 miles to Hwy 191. Turn right (South) 8 miles to Pearce/Sunsites. Cochise Days is on Frontage Road. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 520-826-3535.


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Kingman Air and Auto Show Spectacular Performances Will Thrill One and All MI DON SS ’T TH IS

The 9th annual Kingman Air and Auto Show will be held on Oct 4th and 5th at the Kingman Airport on Historic Route 66. We are extremely honored to have been selected for two special performances: the United States Air Force A-10 Demonstration team and a Heritage Flight demonstration. Many other exciting flights have also been planned. You will be thrilled as the USAF A-10 Demonstration team performs precision aerial maneuvers in the Thunderbolt II high performance aircraft. For the Heritage Flight demonstration a state-ofthe-art fighter flies in close formation with a World War II P-38 Lightning vintage fighter. Air Force Regulations allow only 18 people to participate in this program. Your heart will be in your throat as you watch the Silver Wings Wingwalking Team perform the intricate sky surf loop and the ballet barrel roll while walking on every possible surface of the legendary Stearman Bi-plane. Using afterburner and smoke, George Cambron puts a rare 1963 model MIG 17 through its paces and shows you why it has served as a front line fighter for 23 countries. (Saturday only.)

Enjoy more precision maneuvers as Tim Weber in the Extra 300 performs to to his own music. He provides exciting cockpit narrative as he strains under the brutal G forces of his demanding routine. Kent Pietsch of KP Stunt Productions, Inc. will entertain with a comedy act and a deadstick act in an Interstate Cadet built in 1941. Imagine - from 6,000 feet with engine off and propeller stopped, Kent performs aerobatics to the ground. The Kingman Air and Auto Show holds one of the finest auto shows in the region with an average of 100 entries, ranging from classics to hot rods to one of a kind customs. To cap off the event, there will be demonstration drags each day including some of the fastest pro altered cars in the southwest. These drags are highlighted by Dave Huff in his top altered car, Nanuck. Gates open at 9am and the show runs from 10am until 4pm. Tickets are an affordable $8 with children under 12 and accompanied by parents free. Parking is free and handicapped assistance is available for anyone who needs it. Please visit our web site for more information.

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to provoke many good-natured comments and laughter. The 100 Club Celebration will be held on September 26 at 6:30pm; tickets for this event are available from Martin Swanty Dodge. Then on Saturday the 27th the 33rd annual Andy Devine Days Parade in Historic Downtown Kingman kicks off the weekend activities at 10am. The long-awaited rodeo action gets underway at 1pm on Saturday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds followed by the Rodeo Dance that evening at The Dambar and continuing on Sunday again at 1pm. During each rodeo performance there will be a Calf-Dressing Competition among 4-member teams from local businesses and other groups- come cheer on your favorites as they try their luck in this fun event. Grab your hat, come along and have a grand ol’ time at the rodeo in Kingman. For more information call the Visitor Center at 1-866-427-RT66.


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Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts Cultural Event in Yuma


The Festival takes place October 17, 18 & 19 in historic downtown Yuma and at the famous Yuma Territorial Prison Historic State Park overlooking the Colorado River. Guests may stroll down Main Street, purchase beautiful “juried” works of art, enjoy local performing arts groups on the Center Stage and have lunch at a variety of food booths. Guests may wish to partake of the Black Tie Dinner and Silent Auction Friday evening, with dinner hosted by Outback Steakhouse. While the music

plays, guests may dance under the stars or stroll the grounds at the state park viewing and bidding on artwork and other items. Main Street activities are free. Dinner tickets are $50.00 per person. The festival benefits Hospice of Yuma. For information call 928-343-2222. Inn Suites Yuma, your Suite Choice Value is the proud Host Hotel of the Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts. Book your stay with them today by calling 800-922-2034.

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September Events

SEP 5-20 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon Music Festival Shrine of the Ages Auditorium - Musicians from around the country - jazz to classical. Fri, Sat, plus 10th & 17th. $18/adults, $8/kids 5-18, no kids under 5. Concerts start 7:30p. 800-997-8285 SEP 10-13 HOLBROOK Navajo County Fair Navajo County Fairgrounds - Rodeo, arts & crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, Little Buckaroo Rodeo. $3 adult, $1 child, 10a-10p. 928-524-6407 SEP 11 WINLSOW September 11th Public Commemoration Remembrance Garden, E. 3rd St. - Speeches, Color Guard, honorary guests, 6p. Garden honors the largest pieces from the Trade Center given to any community in the nation. 928-289-2434. SEP 11-13 ST. JOHNS Apache County Fair Apache County Fairgrounds - Lots of entertainment, food and fun for the whole family, including horse racing. 928-337-2000 SEP 11-14 KINGMAN Mohave County Fair Mohave County Fairgrounds - Carnival, 4-H competition & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, contests, $5 adults, $2 srs and 12-4. 928-753-2636 SEP 11-14 SONOITA Santa Cruz County Fair County Fairgrounds - Fair, carnival, exhibits, games, 4H livestock, live music; rodeo, trick & team roping, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 9a, $3. 520-455-5553 SEP 12-13 GLENDALE Fiesta Glendale Historic Downtown, 58th & Glendale Ave - Traditional & contemporary Hispanic music, dance, food, crafts, fine art. Also special Fiestas Patrias ceremony, free. 623-930-2299 SEP 12-13 AMADO Honeymoon to Die For Amado Territory Ranch - Dinner theatre where you are a guest at the Engagement Party of Ambrose Herringbone & Faith Fulle! $25/dinner & show, call for reservations: 520-398-8684 SEP 12-14 DOUGLAS Douglas Fiestas Veterans Memorial Park (8th Street Park) - The China Poblanas Coronation, Mariachi music, folkorico dancers, Sat. parade, cultural foods & vendors, daily entertainment, carnival. 520-364-3484 SEP 13 SEDONA Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque Traditional Mexican Independence Day Celebration w/mariachi bands, folklorico dancers & fiery flamenco dancers. Demonstrating artists, food & fun for the kids. Free 10a-6p. 928-282-4838 SEP 13 BENSON Mexican Independence Celebration Turquoise Hills Country Club - Mariachi music, folkloric dancers, singers, and more. Sponsored in combination with the City of Benson. 520-586-1103 SEP 13 SUPERIOR Bye-Bye Buzzards Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Farewell party celebrating seasonal departure of the resident flock of turkey vultures, $6, $3/kids, 7a-3p., 520-689-2811 SEP 13 MIAMI The Fiesta Miami Memorial Park, Sullivan St - Live music, dance, raffles, vendors, beer garden, World Famous Chihuahua Races, Salsa Contest, Piñata Break-Contest. 8a-11p, Free adm. 928-473-4403 SEP 13 PRESCOTT Taste of Prescott Yavapai Casino - Tasting event showcasing the best restaurants in Prescott. Sponsored by the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank. 928-771-0580

SEP 13 PINETOP Chubby Checker in Concert Hon-Dah Resort Casino - 7pm at the Hon-Dah festival grounds. For more info call: 928-369-7568 SEP 13-14 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - wonderful, exciting new art from about 30 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Free adm. 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 SEP 13-14 CAMP VERDE General Crook’s Pioneer Days and the Fall Gun & Knife Show Community Center Grounds - Antique tractor & engine show, mule packing contest, 40+ vendors, chuck wagon dinner, dance, Pioneer Picnic on Sun. 928-567-0535 SEP 13-26 PINETOP/LAKESIDE/SHOW LOW Sittin’ on the Wild Side Chair Walk Various Locations - Hand-decorated chairs will be displayed, maps available at the Chamber to guide people where and how to bid on them. 928-367-4290, 800-5734031 SEP 14 COTTONWOOD Salsa Festival Old Town Cottonwood - Salsa contest, live entertainment, arts, crafts, vendors, free adm, 10a-8p. 928-6349468 SEP 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Yavapai County Fair Yavapai County Fairgrounds - Exhibits, livestock, staged entertainment, carnival rides, Demolition Derby, commercial vendors, food. 928-775-8000 SEP 18-21 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, entertainment, games, carnival, livestock auction. $2, 10a-10p. 5mi N of Globe on Hwy 60. 800-804-5623 SEP 18-21 DUNCAN County Fair & Rodeo Traditional county fair with Fair Parade, Ranch Rodeo, Horse Show, Bull Riding, BBQ, Carnival, Gospel Concert, Chili & Biscuit Cookoff, mule roundup & more. 8a-10p, $2. 928-359-2032 SEP 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Adopt a living legend at the Yavapai County Fair. Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS(4687826) SEP 19-20 SPRINGERVILLE Cowboy Golf on the Range Bar Flying V Ranch - Fri. eve steak fry ($10) art show & western entertainment; Sat. golf on the open range, horse rental avail. Spectators welcome. 928-333-2123 SEP 19-20 SEDONA EcoFest IIII Sedona Cultural Park - Concert ticket prices vary. or 800-780-2787 SEP 19-20 TUCSON Nearly Annual Book Sale AZ State Museum - Benefit book sale features deep discounts on a wide selection of new books from a number of publishers, 10a-4p. 520-626-5886 SEP 19-21 SAFFORD Gila Valley Cowboy Poetry & Musical Round-Up Music & poetry, attractions incl storytellers & western vendors. $8/adv, door: $10/adults, $3/students; Fr eve/Sa daytime $2. 888-837-1841 SEP 19-21 PEARCE/SUNSITES Cochise Days Parade, arts & crafts, steak cookout, fundraising auction, live entertainment throughout the day. Noon on Fr through Su at 3p. 520-826-1421 SEP 19-21 WILLIAMS Williams Railroad Days Celebrate our railroad history with Williams, AZ & the Grand Canyon Railway. Western & railroad oriented events & crafts, vendors, food. Free. 800-863-0546

SEP 19-21 SIERRA VISTA Fun Festival Veteran’s Memorial Park - Large carnival, food, games, live music, trail and lead-around rides, craft vendors, mutt march, open to public. Info call: 520-533-2404 SEP 20 PRESCOTT Prescott Book Festival Sharlot Hall Musuem - New, rare & used books, entertainment, popular author book signing, sandwiches, coffees, teas. Donation. 928-445-3122 SEP 20 TUCSON Great Tucson Beer Festival Hi Corbett Field - 100+ beers from 50 brewers, food samples, entertainment. Designated driver ($15 adm). Tickets: $25 adv, $30 door, $50 VIP, 6-10p. Benefits Sun Sounds of Az. 520-296-2400 SEP 20-21 PINETOP Hon-Dah’s Rodeo in the Pines Hon-Dah Outdoor Event Arena, 3 miles south of Pinetop - Information:, 602-757-3520 SEP 20-21 OVERGAARD Oktoberfest in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - Live music, arts, crafts, food, Sat 10a-4p, Sun 10a-3p, $3/parking. 928-535-5777 SEP 20-21 FLAGSTAFF Festival of Pai Arts Museum of Northern AZ - Handcrafted artwork incl basketry, pottery & beadwork, demos, traditional dances of the Pai people, 9a-5p. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17. 928-774-5213 SEP 20-21 PHOENIX Antique Market & Free Wine Tasting Phoenix Fairgrounds, 19th Ave. & McDowell - $3/Gen., $2/Sen., under 14 free. 602-717-7337 SEP 20-21 FLAGSTAFF Annual Flagstaff Open Studios 80 artists open their workspaces & homes, view original art & talk with artists, see demos, free, self-guided tour, 10a-5p., 800-842-7293

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SEP 26-OCT 5 PRESCOTT Arizona Shakespeare Festival Granite Creek Park - “MacBeth” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by AZ Classical Theatre, Sep 26-28 and Oct 3-5. $12/gen, $10/students & snrs, under 12 free. 928443-1868 SEP 26-OCT 5 FLAGSTAFF Festival of Science Promotes science awareness & enthusiasm thru field trips, hands-on exhibits, open houses, lectures, scientific displays, tours, free. 800-842-7293 SEP 27 COTTONWOOD Verde River Days Dead Horse Ranch State Park - 40+ nature-based exhibits, live animals, canoe rides, entertainment, Car Show, sand castle building, geology tours, food. Free, 9a4p. 928-634-7593 SEP 27 COTTONWOOD 5th Annual Fall Art Gallery & Boutique Clemenceau Heritage Museum - Fine arts & crafts juried show and sale of Verde Valley area artists, hands-on art activities for children, 9a-4p, free. 928-649-0482 SEP 27-28 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days. Parade on Sa at 10a, rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 866-427-RT66 SEP 27-28 PINETOP-LAKESIDE Annual Fall Festival Pancake B’Fast, rummage sale, Fun Run, “Run to the Pines” car show, antique show/sale, Parade, quilt show, Kids Zone, Pops Concert and more! Prices vary per activity. 800-573-4031 SEP 27-28 SEDONA Hopi Artists Gathering Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village - 40+ Hopi artists, pottery, painting, silverwork, kachina carving, weaving, dancers, lectures on Hopi history/traditions, demos, food. 928-204-2658

SEP 25-28 SEDONA Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Legendary jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater, Russell Malone, the Brubeck Brothers & other top-name jazz artists. Meet & Greet party & Sunday Jazz Brunch. 928-282-1985

SEP 27-28 PAYSON State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest New Rodeo Grounds - Best fiddling in AZ, contestants aged 6-86, cowboy poets, food, 21 Fiddle Salute, gospel, crafts. $5 adults, $2 6-16, 9a-5p. 928-474-5242

SEP 25-28 DOUGLAS Cochise County Fair County Fairgrounds, 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd. - Carnival, rides, games, live entertainment, food, college rodeo on Fri & Sat and 4-H livestock. 888-364-5500 or 520-364-3819

SEP 27-OCT 5 TUCSON Architecture Week 2003 “Design Matters” Activities incl. walking tours, interactive building activities for kids, workshops, exhibits & lecture series. Architecture Tour on Sun Oct. 5th. 520-323-2191

SEP 26 YUMA Hispanic Heritage Celebration Main Street Plaza - Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, food booths and more, free, 6p-midnight. 928-783-2423

SEP 27-OCT 31 CHINO VALLEY Harvest Festival Collier Family Farm - 5-acre corn maze, hay rides, a barn hay slide, fall decorations, fresh winter squash, herbs & pumpkins, daily 9a- 6p. 928-636-2804

SEP 26 TUCSON Fun with the Sun Kitt Peak National Observatory - All ages program to answer all your questions about our favorite star. Hands-on activities, solar observing, making your own video. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids. 520-318-8726 SEP 26-27 FORT MOHAVE Kiwanis Cornfest Hwy 95 & Aztec Rd - Community fundraiser, 2 stages of entertainment. Taste & learn about the many types of corn. Vendors, petting zoo, beer garden. Fr 3p-11p, Sa 10a-10p, free. 928-704-2676

SEP 28 FLAGSTAFF Mars Observing Fest Lowell Observatory - Viewing through Lowell’s original Clark telescope will concentrate on the planet Mars. Many portable telescopes will also be on site. Doors open 7:30 pm. 928-774-3358


SEP 26-27 ELGIN Annual Harvesting of the Vine Festival Village of Elgin Winery - Wine tasting $13, Annual Crowning of the King & Queen of Grape Stomping, live music, a blessing of the vintage, vendors. 520-455-9309 Hot Rodeo action in Kingman, Az

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SEP 26-28 PAYSON ‘neath the Rim Open Artist Studio Tour Self-guided tour of 20 studios w/ 26 talented artists. Demonstrations & sales of works in oil, watermedia, ceramics, fine metal, sculpture and wood, 10-5, $5. 928474-0373

SEP 21 PRESCOTT Antiques on the Square Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Appox. 85 dealers, 9a-5p. 928776-1728

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Saturday, September 27, 2003

SEP 26-28 PINETOP/LAKESIDE Run to the Pines Car Show Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club - SW’s largest free to public open class pre-1973 car show, 550 vehicles, poker run, Fri Parade from Show Low to Hon-Dah Casino, 8a-5p. 928-368-5325

Try a Taste at Area Restaurants Poker Walk as you visit the Art Galleries and Antique Stores • Classic Car Show Motorcycle Review • Artist Workshops


Music in the Park

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Proceeds go to Yarnell Youth Center

PRCA Rodeo & Parade September 27th-28th


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Destination OCT 1-4 PARKER Annual National Indian Days Celebration 1st-3rd: 42nd Annual Colorado River Indian Tribal Pageant; 3rd-4th: National All Indian Pow Wow; 4th there will be a parade, free adm. 928-669-2174 OCT 2-5 WILLCOX Rex Allen Days Celebration of Rex Allen Sr, hometown hero, “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys.” Golf tournament, parade, country fair, rodeo, Int’l Turtle Race, country music concert, more. 520-384-2272 OCT 2-31 QUEEN CREEK Pumpkin & Chili Party Schnepf Farms - Pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, miniature golf, roller coaster & more. 10a-9p Thu, 10a10p Fri/Sat, 10a-8p/Sun, $9, discount tickets at Safeway. 480-987-3100 OCT 3-4 GOLDEN VALLEY Golden Valley Days Veterans Park - Fr 4-10p, pageant/crowning of Miss Golden Valley, dinner, dance. Sa, 7a-10p, pancake b’fast, parade, booths, music, street dances, food, kids games, free. 928-565-3311 OCT 3-4 WINSLOW 5th “Standin’ on a Corner Park” Anniversary The famous “Eagles” corner - Music Fri from 5p; Sat from 9a music, food, arts & crafts and more, featuring “Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles” at 7p. Free. 928-289-2434 OCT 3-4 KEARNY Oktoberfest and Car Show Street Fair Car show, softball tournament, arts & crafts, food, DJ with 50s theme, train ride. Free, 8a-3p. 520-363-7607 OCT 3-5 TEMPE 31st Annual Way Out West Oktoberfest Tempe Town Lake - Non-stop entertainment on 3 stages. Kid’s area, beer, bratwurst, strudel. Int’l student/teacher exchange program fundraiser, free. 480-491-FEST OCT 4 TUCSON Traditional Native American Indian Feast & Fundraiser San Xavier Mission - Reception, silent auction, dinner feast and entertainment. Prices vary, adv. purchase sug. 520-295-1350/520-622-4900 OCT 4 TUCSON 25th Annual Harambee Festival Mansfield Park/NW Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave - Join in this celebration of African culture featuring a drum ceremony, dancing, kids fun, food/drink vendors. Free, 610p. 520-791-3248 OCT 4 FLAGSTAFF Fall Open House The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Fall color tours, family activities, scavanger hunt, in conjunction with the Festival of Science, free, 9a-5p. 928-774-1442 OCT 4 MAMMOTH Fiesta de los Ninos Lion’s on Main St. - Parade, food, live entertainment, starts 9a. 520-356-3212; 520-896-9322 OCT 4-5 SIERRA VISTA Annual Art in the Park Veterans Memorial Park - 220 art & craft vendors in this high quality juried outdoor show. 20 food booths operated by local non-profit groups. Sa, 9a-6p; Su, 9a-4p. Free. 520-378-1763

Kingman Air & Auto Show Oct. 4-5, 2003 Kingman Airport on Historic Route 66

❏ US Air Force A-10 Demonstrations ❏ Heritage Flight ❏ Wing Walking ❏ Comedy Airplane Act ❏ Drag Racing ❏ Classic Cars ❏ Entertainment ❏ Much More

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October Events

OCT 4-5 PRESCOTT 25th Annual Folk Music Festival Sharlot Hall Museum - A mix of performances, workshops & opportunities to participate in music making. 10a-5p. Festival Dance Sa night at Prescott Activity Cnt, 8p. 928-445-3122

OCT 4-5 KINGMAN Kingman Air & Auto Show Military A-10 demonstration team, heritage flight, aerobatic helicopter act, comedy airplane act, sky divers, wing walking, warbirds, drag racing, entertainment, classic cars & more. 9a-4p, $8 adults, 12 & under free. 928692-9599 OCT 4-5 GLOBE Gila County Fall Festival Gila County Fairgrounds - Antiques, collectibles, fine art, crafts, farm products, antique tractors, tractor pull. Sa 105, Su 10-4, free adm. 3 mi east of Globe on US 70. 800804-5623 OCT 5 PHOENIX: Rainbow Festival Heritage Square and Science Park - 165 vendors of food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, large street fair, free, 10a-6p. 602-252-6284 OCT 9-11 PHOENIX Annual All Indian Rodeo AZ State Fairgrounds - Contestants from each of Arizona’s 16 indigenous Native American tribes, adm free with Fair cost; $9/general, $4 snrs/kids. 602-268FAIR OCT 9-12 SAFFORD Graham County Fair Horseshoe tournament, climbing greased pole, 3-legged races, carnival, food, exhibits, entertainment, $3, free/12 & under, 10a-midnight. 928-428-6240 OCT 9-12 MARICOPA Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-In Phoenix Regional Airport - Airshow, educational forum, workshops. Sunday is Family Day w/ kids activities. 8a5p, $10/gen, free under 12.; 520400-8887 OCT 10 MESA Tour de Culture Downtown - Free evening to enjoy, experience & explore the city of Mesa’s cultural treasures in the newly designated Downtown Arts & Entertainment District, 6p-9p. 480-644-5285

OCT 11 PHOENIX NARD Parade on Central Park Central Mall (starts) - “Reunion of Kinship, Pride & Spirit” theme, traditional Native American dance groups, orgs, school/youth groups, free adm, 9a. 602254-3247 OCT 11-12 PRESCOTT Fall Fest in the Park Courthouse Plaza - Art & craft show featuring 80 artisans. 10a-5p Sat, 10a-3p Sun, free. 928-445-2000 OCT 11-12 SEDONA Annual Sedona Arts Festival Sedona Red Rock H.S. - 100+ artists, juried show, work in 12 catagories i.e. glass, jewelry, & painting. $7/both days, under 12 free. 928-204-9456,

OCT 11-12 PINE Southwest Antique Guild Show, Appraisal Clinic, Silent Auction & Heritage Day Cultural Hall & School Gym - Nationally known appraiser on hand, Harry Rinker, $5/show, $10/appraisal. Sat: Apple Fest, BBQ & Car Show. 800-672-9766

OCT 10-12 PHOENIX Native American Recognition Days at the Garden Desert Botanical Gdn - Native American yoga ceremony 7p-8:30p on 10th. 11th-12th, 10-4p, Salt River Native Dancers, art sale, Agave pit bake, food, basket weaving. $4-$7.50. 480-941-1225 OCT 10-12 BISBEE Turquoise Hunt Dump No. 7 in Lavander Pit Mine - Rockhounds can visit this famous Mine. Held in conjunction with the Sierra Vista Mineral Show. Tours twice daily. $15/adults, $10/kids. 520-432-7071 OCT 10-27 SUPERIOR Annual Fall Plant Sale Boyce Thompson Arboretum - 1000’s of drought-tolerant plants for sale 8a-5p, see mature species throughout grounds, horticulturists on hand weekends. 520-689-2811

Veterans Memorial Park Fry Blvd. at Calle Portal

Sierra Vista, Az

October 4 & 5, 2003

Free Admission to Fort Verde State Park on Saturday

Saturday, 9am-6pm Sunday, 9am-4pm

Antique Show

220 Artist Vendor Booths Separate Food Booth Area

and much more family fun! For more information: 928-567-0535 ext 136 •

OCT 11 SEDONA Oktoberfest Sedona Cultural Park - Dust off your lederhosen, it’s that time again! Fun family celebration w/brats, beer & the band Those Darn Accordians, $. 928-203-4TIX or 800780-ARTS

OCT 10-12 TUCSON Tucson Meet Yourself - 30th Anniversary El Presidio Park - Explore cultures of Southern Arizona. 30+ food vendors, music, dance & folk art demos, free. or 520-806-9004


Wild Horse & Burro Adoption

OCT 11 PINE Apple Festival Pine Community Center - Apple pie baking contest, produce, desserts for sale, 10a-4p. 800-672-9766

OCT 11-12 SCOTTSDALE Railfair McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model trains, exhibits & more, $1/train & carousel rides, kids under 3 ride free w/paying adult. 10a-5p, free. 480-312-2312

32nd Annual

• Parade • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast • Arts & Crafts • Lion’s Club BBQ • Art Show • Carnival • Climbing Wall • Outdoor Dance Fri & Sat Night featuring Jess & Jessica • Re-Enactments

OCT 11 CHANDLER Fall Rhythm Fest Tumbleweed Park - 3 bands including jazz, food & beverage vendors, kids’ interactive amusements, fireworks at 9p. 4:30p-9:30p. 480-782-2735

OCT 10-12 CAMP VERDE Fort Verde Days Downtown Camp Verde - Adopt a burro/horse, 1880 baseball game, antique show, carnival, games, dances, parade, reenactments, vendors & more. 928-567-0535

47th Annual

SATURDAY 9am to 10pm SUNDAY 9m to 4pm

OCT 11 FLAGSTAFF Art on the Square Heritage Square - Juried art show featuring Coconino County fine artists, authors & performers, Kid’s Art Start Gallery & Kid Create workshops. Free, 10a-7p. 928-779-7690

OCT 11-12 WINSLOW Aviation Days Lindbergh Regional Airport/Winslow Air - Vintage Aircraft & homebuilt aircraft, scenic airplane rides, military fly-by, craft & food vendors, 8a-5p. Sunday includes a pancake b’fast. 928-289-2429

Huachuca Art Association Presents

Camp Verde Community Center

OCT 11 SUPERIOR Annual Dia de Colores Old Town Superior - Carnival, arts/crafts/food vendors, studio tour, car show w/live music & prizes, 10/5K run, 8a-11p, free. 520-689-0200

OCT 10-11 BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days Benson Blues Festival in conjunction w/ the Tucson Blues Society, also a guitar workshop, arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment in the beer garden & more. Free. 520-586-2842

Celebrating Camp Verde’s Heritage

October 10, 11 & 12, 2003

OCT 11 GLENDALE Annual Front Porch Festival Historic Catlin Court Shopping District - Crafters on the lawns of storefronts. Craft demonstrations and vendors, Classic Car Show, adm/parking are free. 623-435-6813

OCT 11-13 BISBEE Bisbee Fiber Arts Festival Central School - Sat: Fiber art demos, exhibits, vendors all day; Spin-In Contest 10a-1p; Fashion Show/Tea 3p ($10); 12th-13th Fiber art Classes 9a-4p. Register:, 520-432-1846 OCT 12 TEMPE Annual Tempe Tardeada Tempe Library Complex - Music, dance, exhibits, crafts, activities for children, traditional & modern bands, and great food! 12p-8p, free adm. 480-350-8979 OCT 16-18 SCOTTSDALE 14th Annual Western ArtWalk Weekend Main Street & surrounding areas - Artist demos, Gallery show openings, live cowboy music & poetry, prize drawing & more! Th 6p-9p, Sa 12p-5p, free. 480-990-3939 OCT 16-19 TUBA CITY Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair Contest Pow Wow, arts/crafts/food vendors, rodeo & more. $5/adults, $3/children & snrs, extra $3 rodeo, 8a-midnight. 928-283-3285 OCT 17-18 COOLIDGE Calvin Coolidge Days San Carlos Park - Live entertainment, volleyball, horseshoes, food, games, parade on Sat. & a whole lot of fun. After 5p Fr, 8a-8p Sa and 8a-6p Su, free. 520-723-4551 OCT 17-19 TOMBSTONE Helldorado Days Tombstone’s oldest tradition! Reenactments, parade, fashion show, carnival, live music, street entertainment, food to suit every taste & Tombstone Vigilettes’ Variety Night. 520-457-3197


Dia de Colores Festival

OCT 11 SUPERIOR The Superior Chamber of Commerce and the Superior Arts League cordially invite you to join us for our 4th annual “Day of Colors” Festival. Celebrate the arts of the Southwest with the fine artisans who are showing and selling their works. The festival promises to entertain the whole family. A Powered Parachute Flyin at the Superior Airport kicks off the day’s festivities. Then in Old Town Superior enjoy a Classic & Modern Car, Truck & Motorcycle Showcase, carnival rides, great food, and live music. The Terry Kiser Band will play from 9amnoon and South 40 will perform from 26pm. There will also be a Poker Run and a 5K/10KFun Run. This FREE event begins at 8am. For more information call 520-689-0200. OCT 17-19 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest of Fifth Avenue Arts District, Downtown - A bi-annual festival, combines over 100 fine artists, unique shops, great restaurants and live music. Free. 480-968-5353, 1-888-ARTFEST OCT 17-19 YUMA Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts Historic Downtown - Sale of artwork directly from artists, live entertainment, Meet & Greet Cocktail Party on Fr and Black Tie Dinner/Silent Auction ($50). Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma. 928-343-2222 OCT 17-19 JEROME Spook Weekend/Miner’s Daze Games, food, live music all weekend, horseshoe tournie, spike driving contest, BBQ on Sat. night, music & cash bar Sat. w/band Haywire. or 928-634-5477 OCT 17-19 FOUNTAIN HILLS 5th Annual Gathering of the Pai Festival Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Rodeo Grounds Celebration & gathering of the Pai Tribes, free adm. 480816-7162 OCT 18 GLOBE Apache “Jii” (Day) Celebration Downtown Globe - Celebrate with Native American food, crafts, paintings, baskets, quilts, dolls & clothing, entertainment by various tribes. 9a-5p, free. 800-804-5623 OCT 18 PARKER Parker Rodeo and Parade Western Park on Riverside - Two shows 1p and 7p. Barbecue at 5p. 928-669-2174 OCT 18 CHRISTOPHER CREEK Christopher Creek Street Party To celebrate the quiet of Christopher Creek now that the highway by-pass is completed. Food, arts & crafts vendors, music. Party in the street! 928-478-4392 OCT 18 SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR Annual Snowflake Harvest Festival Heritage Park - Arts and crafts, food, entertainment, contests, activities for children. 928-536-4331 OCT 18 SEDONA Special Rock Sale Posse Grounds Park, Lions’ Ramadas - Minerals, gems, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment and more for sale, 9a-4p, free adm/parking. 928-300-8333 OCT 18 CLARKDALE 8th Annual Verde River Canyon Train Ride & Steak Fry Verde Canyon RR & Elks Lodge - Raffles, silent auction, live music, benefits Lion’s Club, 9a-6p, $15 steak fry only, w/ride $35 under 12, $47 adults. 928-634-8207 OCT 18-19 TUBAC Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Re-enactments, crafts, food, music & fun honoring the trek by De Anza II to settle San Francisco. 10a-4p, $3/adult, $1/ages 7-13, under free. 520-398-2252 OCT 18-19 TUCSON Desert Thunder Pro Rodeo Rodeo Grounds - Bull, bareback, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping & barrel racing. Pre-rodeo show 1:15p, rodeo 2p. $10/adv, $15/door, kids 12 & under free. 520-721-1621 OCT 18-19 PHOENIX Family Days Gem & Mineral Showcase AZ Mining & Mineral Museum - Gold panning w/ instruction -$1.50, jewelry making, pet rock making, demos, dealers, displays & more, free adm. 602-255-3795

OCT 17-19 BULLHEAD CITY Hardyville Days Community Park - Arts & crafts fair, 100+ vendors, live entertainment on two stages, gunfights, pony rides, contests, games, sports and more. 928-763-0158

OCT 19 NOGALES Youth Mariachi Festival Karam Park on Morley Ave - Family fun and history in downtown Nogales, 10a-6p. Adm. free. 520-397-9219

OCT 17-19 AVONDALE Billy Moore Days Coldwater Park - Founder’s day celebration, parade at 10a on Sa-bands, marching units, floats & equestrians. Carnival, burro races & more. 623-932-2260

OCT 19 TUCSON Fall Country Fair Lew Sorenson Community Center - Arts/crafts, flea market, plants, food, “fancy poultry show,” horticultural societies on site, live bluegrass music, 10a-4p, free. 520232-1201


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October Events Destination November Events OCT 23-25 GREEN VALLEY Country Fair and White Elephant Parade Art, craft & food vendors, parade on the 25th with over 75 entries - equestrian, floats, etc - prizes given. 520625-7575 OCT 23-26 WINSLOW Winslow Film Festival Winslow Theatre - Approx 26 independent films in all genres incl. narrative & documentary, visual effects panel discussion w/ Visual Effects Supervisor of Matrix Reloaded on 25th at 7:30. 818-219-9339 OCT 24-25 SALOME 58th Annual Dick Wick Hall Days Celebration Lions Club - Fri: Beer garden, sock hop; Sat: Carnival, parade, lunch/dinner/dance. 928-859-3335

NOV 1 PRESCOTT Day of the Dead Dinner Show & Twilight Procession Historic Sam Hill Warehouse Bldg - Spook-tacular live radio theater show, meal, offrenda (altar for passed-on loved ones), kids craft class, “Haunted” Parade to McCormick Arts District block party. 928-925-6830 NOV 1 TUCSON Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Festival Tucson Children’s Museum - Live music & dance, handson activities, candlelight procession, Altar exhibit throught 23rd (reg adm. afer 1st), 12-5p. 520-792-9985 NOV 1 YUMA 8th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Yuma Crossing Historic State Park - Display & competition of Altares, Latin American music, Mexican folklore dancers, traditional foods, 12p-5p, free. 928-783-2423

OCT 24-26 SIERRA VISTA Festival of Color & Hot Air Balloon Rally Veterans Memorial Park - Balloons lasso targets. Sunset glow, mass ascension and dawn patrol, free. Weather permitting. 800-288-3861

NOV 1-2 LITCHFIELD PARK 33rd Annual Litchfield Park Festival of Arts Downtown, next to Wigwam Resort - 250 fine artists & craftsmen, food court, live music & Farmers Market, Indoor Antique & Book Sale, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 623-393-5338 or 623-935-5053

OCT 24-NOV 21 TUCSON Day of the Dead AZ Historical Society Museum, 949 E. 2nd St - “Day of the Dead” exhibit w/traditional altar. Hours are M-Sa 10a-4p, $5/$4, under 12 free, first Sat of month all are free. 520-628-5774

NOV 1-2 PHOENIX Dia de los Muertos Celebration Desert Botanical Garden - Celebration of Mexican culture, food, art & entertainment, learn the true meaning of this holiday, $4-$9, 10a-4p. 480-941-1225

OCT 25 WICKENBURG 9th Annual Fly-in Municipal Airport - Planes displayed, static air show, aerobatic & model airplane exhibit, scenic airflights, pancake breakfast, 7:30a-1:30p, free adm. 928-684-5479

NOV 1-2 CAMP VERDE Fall Fantasies in Gems Lodge at Cliff Castle Casino - Christmas shopping, gems, jewelry, door prizes, supplies, $3, children free, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. 928-634-8098

OCT 25 LAKE HAVASU CITY Fall Fun Fair Rotary Park - Family night out at the Fall Fun Fair Carnival, games, entertainment, costume contest, petting zoo, train rides and food, 4-8p, tickets 25 cents/per activity. 928-453-8686

NOV 2 MESA El Dia de los Muertos Pioneer Park - Mexican/Latino cultural celebration, featuring traditional music and dance, children’s activities and food booths. Noon-dusk. Free. 480-644-EVENTS

OCT 25 YUMA Oktoberfest Block Party The Plaza, Historic Old Town Main St. - Entertainment, children’s activities and food, 5p-10p, free adm. 928782-5712 OCT 25 PAYSON 4th Annual Rim Country Western Heritage Festival Rim Country Museum - roping & saddle-making demonstrations, open mike western music/poetry, children’s Mini Fest, 2 western themed plays & more, 10a4p. 928-474-8392 OCT 25-26 MESA Native American Pow Wow Pioneer Park - Dance competition, arts & food vendors, children’s activities. Sa 11a-10p, Su 11a-dusk, free. 480-644-3836 OCT 25-26 TUCSON La Fiesta de los Chiles Tucson Botanical Gdns - craft/food vendors; Salsa, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Mariachi & S. American music; children’s activities, 10a-5p. $5 adv, $7 gate, $2.50 ages 512. Free shuttle. 520-326-9686

NOV 3-4 PHOENIX La Ruta Heritage Tour Pueblo Grande Museum - Follow trade routes of ancient Hohokam Indians & trails of Jesuit missionaries, discover one of the largest undisturbed fields of ancient petroglyphs in the region. 602-495-0901 NOV 5-14 SEDONA Miniature Show Exhibition & Silent Auction Sedona Arts Center - Bid on fine art, jewelry from 60+ artists, open 10a-4:30p. Reception the 14th, refreshments 5-7p, silent auction finishes at 7p. 928-282-3809 NOV 6-9 SAN CARLOS Annual Veterans Celebration Kids Rodeo, Pageant; Rodeo Fr-Su, Parade on Sa, Pow Wow Competition on Sa & Su, also Carnival. Evenin performances by different tribal dance groups (adm TBA). 928-475-2361 NOV 6-9 SCOTTSDALE Thieves Market on 5th Avenue Downtown Scottsdale - Held along 5th Avenue between Scottsdale Rd & Goldwater Blvd. Vendors, artists & entertainers in an open-tent. 888-ART-FEST (888-278-3378)

NOV 8 BUCKEYE Helzapoppin Demolition Derby Rodeo Arena - Also Powderpuff Derby, kids tractor races, lawnmower races, car beauty parade, $6, $3 (under 12), Family Pass avail, 6p. 623-386-2727

NOV 22 YUMA Arizona City Days 2003 Main Street Plaza - Western re-enactments, music & fun for the family, dress western, free, 10a-4p. 928-783-2423; 928-782-5712

NOV 8 SUPERIOR Arboretum Folk Festival Boyce Thompson Arboretum - See the first leaves of fall w/live music - acoustic & eclectic - along the trail, open 8-5, festival 10-4. Hwy 60, $6, $3 (5-12). 520-689-2811

NOV 22 PINE Tellabration 2003 Community Center - Featuring Don Doyle and other professional storytellers, $, 7p. 800-672-9766

NOV 8 ELGIN St. Martin’s New Release Festival Sonoita Vineyards Winery - Souvenir wine glass, live music, food, wine tasting including new releases, $10, 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 NOV 8-9 ST. DAVID Festival of the Arts Holy Trinity Monastery - Over 100 exhibitors, dinner, Benedictine baked breads, live music, Polynesian dancing, $1 donation for parking. 520-720-4642 x 10

NOV 22-DEC 28 TUBAC Holiday Art Market Tubac Center of the Arts - Juried, nationwide artists. Sale of wearable art, jewelry, ceramics, furniture & more. Mon-Sat 10a-4:30p; Sun 1-4:30p. Free adm. 520-3982371

NOV 8-9 GLENDALE Sahuaro Ranch Days Sahuaro Ranch - tractor pulls, antique engines, hayrides; demos; music; lectures; exhibits of art/photographs; food/craft/antique vendors, 9-4, $5 adults, kids 12 & under free. 623-930-4200

NOV 27 FOUNTAIN HILLS Thanksgiving Day Parade Only parade of its kind west of the Mississippi River, starts at 9a at El Lago and Sahuaro. 75-80 entries, theme this year is “Southwest Holidays.” 480-837-1654

NOV 8-9 KINGMAN Kingman Cancer Care Unit Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Mohave Country Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd Every type of art & craft imaginable w/over 200 vendors! Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 928-753-3331; 928-753-1448. NOV 14-15 WINDOW ROCK 6th Annual Keshmish Festival Navajo Nation Museum - Emerging & established artists show jewelry, weaving, pottery, paintings, sculpture, dolls and more. Cultural events/performances. Free, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5. 928-871-7941 NOV 14-16 LAKE HAVASU CITY London Bridge Seaplane Classic Nautical Inn Resort - Desert Hawks RC Club, 8a-5p, oldest event of its kind. Free. 928 453-1824 NOV 15 ARIZONA CITY Gem and Mineral Show Community Center - Mineral specimens; gems; jewelry, including black coral in silver; wood crafts; bake sale. 9a3p. Free adm. Club meetings 4th Thurs/mo. 520-4665119, 520-466-6653 NOV 15-16 TUBAC Tubac: An Art Experience The galleries and shops in Tubac invite visitors to meet the artists and view demonstrations of artists at work. 10a5p, free. 520-398-2704 NOV 16 PHOENIX 5th Annual Spirit of the West Festival Phoenix Art Museum - Live music from old SW, tales from Wyatt Earp, hoop dance, children’s activities incl. bilingual storytelling. 12p-3p, free w/ mus. adm: $7/5/2. 602-257-1880 NOV 19-23 GILBERT Gilbert Days 2003 Carnival 19th-23rd, Lil’ Dude & IPRA Rodeos 21st-23rd. 22nd is Downtown Arts/Crafts Festival 12n-6p, Parade starts 9a, Dance 7p. Gilbert Rodeo Park. or 480-987-0565

OCT 25-26 TUCSON Annual Tucson Bluegrass Music Festival Pima County Fairgrounds - National bands, jam sessions, workshops, food and crafts, camping avail., 9a-6p. Call for adm & camping info. 520-760-0745

NOV 6-23 CAREFREE Footloose Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center - Broadway musical about a teen boy who loves to dance relocating from Chicago to a town that’s banned dancing, Oscar-nominated Top 40 score. 480-488-1981

OCT 25-26 LAKE HAVASU CITY Annual Gem and Mineral Show Aquatic Ctr at 100 Park Ave - London Bridge Rocks 2003. Exhibits, dealers, craft demos. Free adm, free carousal rides for kids, 9a-5p. 928-855-9324

NOV 7-8 SALOME Fiddlers Jamboree Salome Lions Club - Old time fiddling, country and bluegrass music with food and fun all weekend, Center & Hall Streets, free. 928-859-3466/3335

NOV 20-23 SCOTTSDALE CMSA World Championships WestWorld - Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assn. world championship, 325+ competitors from U.S. & Canada, Int’l Chili Society Cook-off on Sun., Civil War re-enactments, 8a-6p. 480-471-0485

OCT 25-26 ORO VALLEY Annual Oro Valley Jazz Festival and Artisan Market CDO Riverfront Park - Crafts, activities & food. Market free adm. Jazz Festival $5person/per day. 520-797-3959

NOV 7-9 PHOENIX International Gem & Jewelry Show Phx Civic Center - Offering tremendous deals on gems, fine jewelry and beads, Fr 12p-7p, Sa 10a-6p, Su 11a-5p, $6 (16 & under free w/adult)., 301-294-1640

NOV 21 TUCSON Winter’s Night Cultural Celebration Arizona State Museum - Start your holiday shopping early at this very special Indian arts market. Storytelling, native music, artist demos & refreshments, 12-7p. 520626-8381

NOV 7-9 PAYSON Fall Show and Sale Tonto-Apache Community Activity Center - mixed media juried show featuring about 30 artists, Reception Fri $5wine & dessert, Sat-Sun free; hours Fri 6-9p, Sat-Sun 10a4p. 928-474-8658

NOV 21-23 YUMA Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival Desert Sun Stadium - Sunrise launch Sa & Su at Cibola HS 6:30a; Entertainment, vendors, family activities, Desert Glow & fireworks from 4p at stadium. Adm: nonperishable foods. 928-343-1715

NOV 8 COTTONWOOD Annual Zeke Taylor BBQ Clemenceau Heritage Museum Auditorium - Real open pit BBQ beef with all the fixin’s, BBQ beef, beans, coleslaw, roles & dessert. Live entertainment. $7, $3 children under 12. 928-634-2868

NOV 21-DEC 21 SCOTTSDALE Oliver! Desert Stages Theatre, 8473 E. McDonald Dr - An orphan boy is befriended by pickpockets in this Dickens of a family musical! Fr-Sa 7:30p; Su 6p, $14-18. 480-483-1664

NOV 8 EHRENBERG 6th Annual Founders Day Ehrenberg Rd. - Celebrate Ehrenberg’s beginnings as a mining town with dunk tank, games and clowns from 11a, also free BBQ dinner 11-4. 928-923-9601

NOV 22 AJO Street Fair Arts, crafts, food vendors, 10a-9p or later if people are still feeling festive. Local clubs will have BBQ dinners for sale. Street Dance begins 5p. Western themed. Free. 520387-7742

OCT 25-26 SALOME T Bar B Feed Rodeo 1/4 mile east of Salome on Hwy 60 - 2 separate rodeos, GCPRA approved, produced by W/A Rodeos, 2p, $. 928-859-3335 OCT 25-26 LITCHFIELD PARK Southwest Premier Artists Celebration Show & Sale Wigwam Resort &Golf Club - A true taste of authentic Arizona; Artist Reception Sat 4-8p, Art Show & Sale Sun 10a-4p. Free adm & parking. 623-935-9040 OCT 31-NOV 1 TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games Rillito Park Raceway - Fri eve Ceilidh & BBQ ($15) Elks Club, reserve by 9/30; Sat 9a-5p, music, dance, games, food & history of Scotland, Ireland, Wales. $12, ages 12 & under free ($10 in adv). 520-743-9291 OCT 31-NOV 2 PHOENIX NASCAR Winston Cup Series Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix Int’l Raceway - 4 premier NASCAR Series: Th Featherlite SW, Fri Craftsman Truck followed by PIR After Dark fan festival, Sa Busch and Su Winston Cup. Tickets: 602-252-2227 OCT 31-NOV 2 CAREFREE 28th Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown Carefree - Top artists, AZ’s largest wine-tasting event ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live music. Fri free, Sat & Sun $2. 10a-5p. 480-837-5637

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NOV 8 GOODYEAR Goodyear Taste & Tunes Musicfest Estrella Mountain Ranch - Sample fine wines, beer & local cuisine; music by the Gin Blossoms, Turning Point, Sistah Blue, The Scones and The Carvin Jones Band, 29p, gates open 1p, adult $20, junior 11-16 $10. 623-935-6384 NOV 8 WICKENBURG Annual Tour of Homes Desert Caballeros Western Museum - Museum benefit. Unique homes, arts/crafts, books, silent auction, interior decorating workshop, food, $8, 8a-4p. 928-684-2272

NOV 22-23 SCOTTSDALE Artfest of Scottsdale Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza - Juried artists, fine restaurants, continuous live music, sparkling fountains and blooming gardens. Free adm. 888-ART-FEST

NOV 22 WINSLOW 57th Annual Christmas Parade Downtown - Food and arts & craft booths all day, kids can visit Santa 10a, parade at 1p. 928-289-2434 NOV 22 BUCKEYE Buckeye Countryfest “Cotton-Pickin Good Time” - Parade, carnival; Holiday Hometown Boutique at library w/arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment. 623-327-1813 NOV 22 PHOENIX AZ’s Largest Holiday Tree Lighting Extravaganza Outlets at Anthem - A real white fir tree 70 ft tall, decorated with 1000’s of colorful lights, ornaments, will be lit to officially signal Santa, 5:30-6:50p. 623-465-9500

NOV 27 DOUGLAS Christmas Light Parade Downtown Douglas - Parade starts at dusk, over 60 participants and 4,000 spectators. Free. 888-315-9999 NOV 27-JAN 4 PHOENIX ZooLights “Enchanted Storybook” Phoenix Zoo - 2 mill. + lights, dragon’s nest, jumping dolphin, music, & more. Petting zoo & mule rides. 6-10p. Advance $6, gate $7. 602-273-1341 NOV 28 PHOENIX APS Fiesta of Light Candyland Concert Heritage & Science Park - Whole park decked in twinkling lights, children’s activities/magic, vendors, tree lighting, fireworks, free, 3-8p. 602-534-FEST or 602-2624627 NOV 28 BISBEE 32nd Annual Festival of Lights Various locations - Merry lighting ceremony at Copper Queen Library, Santa will arrive in fire truck with goodies for children, enjoy extended shop hours. 520-432-5421 NOV 28-29 SAFFORD Cowboy Christmas Graham County Fairgrounds Ag Bldg - A free arts & crafts festival featuring juried items on display and for sale. Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4. 928-428-5990 NOV 28-29 GLENDALE Glendale Glitters Spectacular Multiple stages of music and dance, food, seasonal merchandise, children’s wonderland, 5-10p. Lighting ceremony, pyrotechnic display Friday only, free. 623-930-4500 NOV 28-30 CAVE CREEK 5th Annual Cave Creek Fall Arts & Crafts Festival 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd. - Juried event w/Wild West flair, over 100 artists & crafters, live music, demos, food, “Wild West” kid’s area, shuttle service, 10a-dusk, free. 623-8428434 NOV 28-30 PEORIA Thanksgiving Holidays Out West Peoria Stadium (83rd Ave 1/4 mi S of Bell Rd) - up to 200 select exhibits of fine arts and crafts. Live music, food, Kids’ Fun Zone, 10a-5p, Free. 480-488-2014 NOV 28-JAN 17 GLENDALE Glendale Glitters Holiday Light Display Downtown - 58th & Glendale Avenues. One million multi-colored lights shine brightly from 6p-10p, free parking/adm. 623-930-4500 NOV 29 SUPERIOR Fall Color Festival Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Apple cider, live music, dazzling autumn colors, 11a-3p. Kids’ arts & crafts, holiday savings in gift shop. Open 8-5, $6 adults, $3 children (5-12). 520-689-2811 NOV 29 PAGE-LAKE POWELL Festival of Lights Boat Parade Wahweap Lodge & Marina - Named one of Top 100 events in USA. Christmas Baking Contest, free hot chili & beverages, decorated houseboat parade after sunset. Fund raiser for Am. Cancer Soc. 928-645-2741 NOV 29-30 TUCSON Native American Month Social Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market Rillito Raceway Park - also food, children’s activities, Sat 12-10p, Sun 12-6p. Donation plus new unwrapped toy for child. 520-622-4900 NOV 29-30 BISBEE Historic Home Tour Unique architectural selections, walk or take a trolley. Sat 10a-4p; Sun 12-4 p, $10. Also the Christmas House Art Fair (Fri-Sun). 520-432-5421 NOV 29-30 FLORENCE Catch Cowboy Fever at the 71st Florence Junior Parada Charles Whitlow Rodeo Arena - World’s oldest junior rodeo, Sat. parade, competitors ages 5-18, calf roping, bull doggin & more. 520-868-9433

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Run to the Pines Car Show

Winter Break in Laughlin

20th Anniversary of this Top Class Event

Seniors Recall Spring Breaks Gone By

down Laughlin’s main thoroughfare. Some of the week’s events include a wine tasting, health and education seminars, and cooking demonstrations from the resort destination’s top chefs. Tours of the surrounding area will be available along with bingo and slot tournaments, singles receptions and a two-day talent show with winner performing in Branson. Laughlin’s Polar Bear club is looking forward to its next class of inductees who will trudge into the frigid Colorado River, and festival goers will attempt to create the world’s longest chorus line (400 plus), organized by the Las Vegas-based Silver Sensations. Week long event passes are available for $39. Packages with hotel accommodations begin at $89. Motorcoach packages from both Phoenix and Las Vegas are also available. For more information on Winter Break 2004 call 480-926-5547 or log on to

Western Events in Laughlin SEP 12-13 LAUGHLIN Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Forty-five of the world’s top professional bull riders compete for $100,000. Arena with big screen TV for slow motion replays. Fireworks, dances, BBQs and more. 702-298-2214.

NOV 20-23 LAUGHLIN Team Roping Finals Laughlin Events Park - Watch as over 3000 cowboy and cowgirl tem ropers try for their best performance, two side by side areans, free. 800-227-5245.

550 entries in 25 classes of vehicles and all pre 1973 only... what a car show! Drawing participants from as many as 12 states and over 10,000 spectators, this is one of the Southwest’s largest auto events. You are warmly welcomed to join in the fun at the Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club on September 26-28. Participants will be checking in on Friday, with the KickOff Parade starting in Show Low at 4pm. Vehicles will cruise the 15 miles to HonDah Casino and there enjoy a welcome BBQ with music, door prizes and more. The Show itself begins on Saturday at 8am and is free to spectators. The oldest vehicle in the show this year (though not restored) is a 1903



In the mid-1800s, university students would take one week each spring to recuperate from the trials of academia. That tradition continues today, as college kids rush to rivers, lakes and beaches across the country to escape the world and celebrate life. In January 2004, this tradition will take its next step forward, with the addition of Winter Break... Spring Break 30 years later. On the banks of the Colorado River, Laughlin, Nevada will host the annual event, attracting seniors and retirees from across the country for a week of celebrating life at its best. The menu of activities is designed to marry the memories of high school and university life with the activities seniors across the country enjoy now, keeping participants feeling young and carefree. The week begins with the Red Hatters, in their purple dresses and signature headpieces, leading a parade to open festivities


Arizona Car Shows SEP 26-28 PINETOP/LAKESIDE Run to the Pines Car Show Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club - SW’s largest free to public open class pre-1973 car show, 550 vehicles, poker run, Fri Parade from Show Low to Hon-Dah Casino, 8a-5p. 928-368-5325

OCT 11 CHLORIDE Annual Car Show Some of the nations finest automobiles travel to Chloride, trophies and other prizes are awarded in several classes. Mock gunfight at high noon. 928-565-2204

OCT 3-4 KEARNY Oktoberfest and Car Show Street Fair Car show, softball tournament, arts & crafts, food, DJ with 50s theme, train ride. Free, 8a-3p. 520-363-7607

OCT 11 SUPERIOR Annual Dia de Colores Old Town Superior - Carnival, arts/crafts/food vendors, studio tour, car show w/live music & prizes, 10/5K run, 8a-11p, free. 520-689-0200

OCT 4 TUCSON 24rd Annual Casa Car Show Kino Sports Complex - 800+ car displays, Int’l Food Festival, live entertainment, kid’s fun & Casa Car Raffle. $1 min adult donation, free under 16. 520-624-5600

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Olvera - 100 years old! There are also a number of Cobras and Panteras, many street rods, customs and originals. Come see the Show & Shine, enjoy the 50s and 60s music, the Arts & Crafts, the games, prizes and raffles. The Awards Ceremony starts at noon on Sunday. All of the net profit from the show goes to area non-profit entities such as the White Mountain Safe House, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, White Mountain Humane Society and many other groups in need. Thanks go to CellularOne for its advertising support, bringing the event statewide exposure in the Az Tourist News and helping to draw visitors into the community. For more information please call 928-368-5325.

OCT 4 WINSLOW Just Cruis’n Car Show Historic La Posada Hotel - Nationally famous antique car and truck show, 8a-5p, adm free. 928-289-2026 OCT 4-5 KINGMAN Kingman Air & Auto Show Military A-10 demonstration team, heritage flight, aerobatic helicopter act, comedy airplane act, sky divers, wing walking, warbirds, drag racing, entertainment, classic cars & more. 9a-4p, $8 adults, 12 & under free. 928-692-9599 OCT 11 GLENDALE Annual Front Porch Festival Historic Catlin Court Shopping District - Crafters on the lawns of storefronts. Craft demonstrations and vendors, Classic Car Show, adm/parking are free. 623-435-6813 OCT 11 SIERRA VISTA 16th Annual Cars in the Park Veterans Memorial Park - 300 cars, Classics, street rods, low-riders, antiques, judging, awards, vendors, prizes, DJ. 8a-3p, free. 520-378-3096

OCT 17-18 LAKE HAVASU CITY Annual Run to the Sun Bridgewater Links Golf Course - Approx 1000 cars 1959 or earlier, Little Elmo & the Cosmos play Fri night, Karaoke Sat. night. 8a-4:30p Fri & Sat, $6/adults, 12 & under free w/adult. 928-855-0933 OCT 25 YUMA Annual Vintage Cruisers of Yuma Joe Henry Park - Street rods, original vehicles & trucks, pre-1970’s era; proceeds for charity. 9a-3p, free/spectators. 928-785-9727 OCT 25 SCOTTSDALE Gauthier Classic Car Show Scottsdale Art District, Marshall Way - Rare & exotic classic cars start a four day rally. Jaguars, Porches, Ferraris & more, food & entertainment, fundraiser, 7a-11a, free. 480-941-1707 NOV 15-16 SCOTTSDALE K&N Filters/Goodguys 6th Southwest Nationals Westworld - 1,500+ 1972 and older rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, exhibits, entertainment & more. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. Gen: $15, Snrs (60+) $12. 480-312-6802

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SEP 27 MARANA MS 100 Corona de Marana Bike Tour 100K bike tours around city, family ride bicycling event for cyclists of all ages/abilities, benefits MS. Call for registration details: 800-FIGHT-MS SEP 27-28 SONOITA Grass Ridge Horse Trials Sa- Fairgrounds in Sonoita, dressage & stadium jumping. Su- cross country course at Grass Ridge Farm, Sonoita. Starts 8a both days, free. Call Marilyn: 520-455-9373 SEP 30-NOV 15 SCOTTSDALE The Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Stadium - Future stars in MLB compete, enjoy many special promotions planned for the fans. $5 at the gate, 1:05p and 7:05p times, Monday-Saturday, never on Sunday & Oct 2nd. 480-312-2580,

OCT 23-26 CHANDLER IHBA Coors Light World Finals Firebird International Raceway, Firebird Lake - The world’s fastest boats & most daring drivers blazing the liquid quarter-mile at speeds of 240 mph. $10-$41. 602268-0200 OCT 25-26 LAKE HAVASU CITY Baja in Havasu Off Road Race & Monster Truck Show SARA Park - Final points race for the SORR series. Sa: Practice & Heat races, Sa Night: Monster Truck Show & Jet Meltdown, Su: Finals! 928-855-6125 OCT 26 TUCSON Cruise 10-miler & 2-mile Fun Run/Walk Sabino High School - Cruise this classic 10 mile road race or 2 mile run/walk - perfect prep for the Dec. Tucson Marathon. Benefits AZ Cancer Center and CASA, pre-register. 520-326-9383

OCT 4 DOUGLAS Cochise County Cycling Classic 252, 157 , 92 & 45 mi bicycle tours of Cochise County’s perimeter. Courses for all skill levels. Times/fees vary. Dinner held the 3rd for cyclers at Gadsden Hotel. 520745-2033

OCT 31-NOV 2 PHOENIX NASCAR Winston Cup Series Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix Int’l Raceway - 4 premier NASCAR Series in 4 days: Th Featherlite SW, Craftsman Truck followed by PIR After Dark fan festival, Busch and Winston Cup. Tickets: 602-252-2227

OCT 4 SURPRISE Surprise Challenge 5k Run/Walk and 10K skate Sun City Grand - Cimarron Center - T- Shirt & Refreshments, 7a, $15/18/25. 602-547-3806

OCT 31-NOV 2 YUMA Caballeros Soccer Classic Ray Kroc Complex - U8 & U14 teams in boys & girls divisions, classic sanctioned by the AZ Youth Soccer Assoc. Teams reg. Fri, play Sat. & Sun.; 928-343-1715

OCT 4-5 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Fall Classic WestWorld - Hunter jumper show, free adm. 480-3126802 or OCT 4-5 SCOTTSDALE AZ Desert Classic Circuit West World Equestrian Cntr - Multi-talented & versatile Appaloosa horses compete in jumping, halter, English & Western performance & speed event classes., free. 623214-0988 OCT 5-12 LAKE HAVASU CITY 22nd Annual IJSBA World Finals Crazy Horse Campground - personal watercraft races. Call for prices. 800-242-8278 OCT 10-11 SCOTTSDALE Fall Championship El Dorado Park Pool - Special Olympic athletes throughout Arizona compete in aquatics, golf & softball, free. 602-230-1200 OCT 16 SCOTTSDALE Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament Arizona Biltmore Golf Resort - Benefits the Arizona Kidney Foundation, a 19th hole celebration with dinner, live & silent auction & awards, $1200/foursome. 602840-1644 OCT 18 BISBEE The Great Bisbee Stairclimb Part of a 5K run through Bisbee, run, walk & climb up the 1,034 stairs found throughout the city, also the Barco Ice Man competition. 520-432-5421 OCT 18 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon International Marathon spectator fee $12.50/entry fee-full/half marathon, $85/$55, arrive only by tour bus $35/tickets. OCT 19 PARKER Mountain Man Triathlon $5000 Cash Triathlon Point Series w/events beg at 7:30a. Long course: 1.5k swim, 54k bike & 8k run. Short course: .5k swim, 15k bike & 4k run., 888-243-3360

NOV 16 PHOENIX New Times 10K, 5K Run, Walk, Skate Steele Park - Arizona’s biggest 10K; Post race picnic; $18, $20, $25; 7:30a. 480-345-5752 NOV 20-23 SCOTTSDALE CMSA World Championships WestWorld - Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assn. world championship, 325+ competitors from U.S. & Canada, Int’l Chili Society Cook-off on Sun., Civil War re-enactments, 8a-6p. 480-471-0485 NOV 22 TUCSON El Tour de Tucson Bicycle tour to benefit”Tu Nidito” for children and families. Starts/finishes at Congress & Granada. 109 mile, 81 mile, 66 mile, 35 mile tours of Tucson. Fees/times vary. 520-745-2033 NOV 22 WINSLOW 8th Annual Fall Run 10K & 2MILE Homolovi Ruins State Park Visitors Center - Run/walk on park road, 9a. Winslow Chamber Christmas Parade after the race. Adv regis. recommended for T-shirt. 928289-4106 NOV 27 TUCSON Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic Reid Park, Ramada 10 - Work up an unforgettable Thanksgiving appetite with a European-style 5K, hurdle hay bales & water jumps, great prizes! 520-326-9383 NOV 28-29 LAKE HAVASU CITY London Bridge Invitational Sailing Regatta Nautical Inn Beach - Sponsored by LH Yacht Club, 9a. For more information contact Mary at 928-680-7845 NOV 28-30 PARKER SCSC Thanksgiving Regatta Blue Water Resort - Powerboat/speedboat racing on the Parker Strip & Colorado Rivers, 10a-4p. 928-669-2174


28th Annual New Times 10K 13th Largest 10K in the US!

The 28th annual New Times 10K is back with even more fun and activities for everyone to enjoy on Saturday, November 16, 2003. Warm-up begins at 7:30am and at 8 o’clock... let the races begin! There are many options in addition to the 10K - indeed, something for every age and ability level. Which is as it should be, given that the event was started by Dr. Art Mollen in 1976 to celebrate fitness and physical well being. Plan ahead now to come along... put your good resolutions into effect and start your training today! Races include the Elite Athlete’s 10K Run, the Citizens’ 10K Run, the Keller 5K Run & Team Challenge, the Sun Devil Auto 5K Walk, the 5K Stroller Stroll, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital



Kids Dash, the Ski Pro In-Line Skate 10K and the Wheelchair Athletes 10K. When you have finished your race, you’ll have just as much fun cheering on the other participants. Kids will also enjoy an interactive Zone sponsored by Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The event takes place at Steele Indian School Park at 300 E. Indian School Rd. (3rd Street and Indian School Road) in Phoenix, AZ. All race registrants will receive a New Times 10K T-shirt, ticket, bib number, race instructions booklet, parking information and timing chips. A portion of the 10K proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For registration information please visit or call 602-229-8504.

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Golf Events SEP 12 GREEN VALLEY Golf Tournament Torres Blancas Golf Course - Annual chamber golf tournament, prizes. 520-625-7575 SEP 12 AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS Glow in the Dark Golf Tournament Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course - 6p registration, BBQ at 6:30p, Shotgun Start 7:30p, 9 holes played with a glow in the dark golf ball, $45/player. 480-753-7676 SEP 19-20 SPRINGERVILLE Cowboy Golf on the Range Bar Flying V Ranch - Fri. evening steak fry ($10) art show & western entertainment; Sat. golf on the open range, horse rental available. Spectators welcome. 928333-2123 SEP 19-20 PARKER The Main Street Golf Tournament: Golf-Fun-Frolic Emerald Canyon Golf Course - Approx 25 teams compete in this fundraiser, 7a. Calcutta Friday night at Patty Clearmen’s Steak House, entry $60. 928-669-6333 SEP 27 GLENDALE Billy Moore Western Heritage Days Golf Tournament Falcon Dunes Golf Course - Premier golf course, not usually open to the public, 7:30a, $60 or $50 w/military discount. 623-932-2260 OCT 4 LITCHFIELD PARK AzPC of AISES Scholarship & Leadership Golf Tournament Wigwam Resort - Fundraising event for programs to increase the number of American Indians & Alaskan Natives in science, engineering & technology. 602-2502409

OCT 11-12 PAGE-LAKE POWELL Shriner’s Golf Tournament Fri evening golf tournament at 9 hole golf course followed by dinner and calcutta. Sat golf tournament at Lake Powel Nat’l Golf Course, then million dollar shoot off. 928-608-0374 OCT 16 SCOTTSDALE Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament Arizona Biltmore Golf Resort - Benefits the Arizona Kidney Foundation, a 19th hole celebration with dinner, live & silent auction & awards, $1200/foursome. 602840-1644 OCT 21 BISBEE/NACO The Copper Classic Golf Tournament Turquoise Valley Golf & RV - $45 per person, ladies only, incl. greens, cart, prizes, Mexican buffet lunch, 8a registration, 9a Tournament Shotgun start. 520-432-3091 NOV 14 PHOENIX 9th Annual Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic Starfire at Scottsdale Country Club - fund-raiser: golfers have 18 chances to win a luxury car; lunch, cocktail party, dinner, auctions, awards, entertainment. Public may enter. 602-252-8494 NOV 15-23 GLENDALE $100,000 Hook a Kid on Golf Hole-in-One Shootout Glen Lakes Golf Course - Fundraiser for Hook a Kid on Golf, $1/ball, $5 for 6 balls or $10 for 12 balls, $20 for 25 balls, 11a-7p. 623-930-2832 NOV 29 CAMP VERDE 7th Annual Masters Golf Tournament Beaver Creek Golf Resort - Camp Verde Parks & Rec Fundraiser. Anybody can register for this 4 man scramble - make it a holiday family event! $55/per player. 928567-0535 ext. 136

Package includes greens fee, cart, sleeve of premium balls, resort room and meal. Apache Stronghold, Golfweek's top-rated public course in Arizona in 2002. Located in San Carlos, five minutes east of Globe on Highway 70. Call 1-800-APACHE 8.

















Per person per night. Based on double occupancy. Reservations required. Not valid with any other offer. Must present this coupon. Prices may change at any time. Must be 21 years or older to participate in gaming activites. $64 and $79 prices good thru Sept 30, 2003.

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Birdwatching in Southern AZ Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia - Birds that are unusual for a desert can be found on the lake. Neotropic Cormorant, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Common Goldeneye and Osprey are a few of the winter birds that can be found in open water while reeds will shelter rails, Common Snipe and Swamp Sparrow. Options include walking the 2-mile shore trail or taking a pontoon boat for bird watching. Location: 8 miles south of Patagonia off Hwy 82, & west 4 miles on Lake Patagonia Rd. Access: 4am-10pm daily. Arizona State Parks: 520-2876965

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Sierra Vista - First area in the U.S. designated a Globally Important Bird Area due to its riparian habitat and location along a major flyway. 36+ miles of the river are protected along with 7 access sites. Green Kingfisher, Gray Hawk, warblers in migration, flycatchers and Varied Bunting are only some of the 380 species spotted here. Location: at San Pedro House approx. 7 miles east of Sierra Vista off Hwy 90. Access: Open sunrise to sunset with access points at St. David, Land Corral, Fairbank, Charleston Bridge, San Pedro House, Hereford Bridge and Palominas. Bureau of Land Management: 520-458-3559

Santa Rita Lodge Nature Resort HC70 Box 5444, Sahuarita - Located in Madera Canyon south of Tucson, public is welcome to participate in lawnchair hummer watching in the front area. Madera Canyon is at the upper end of the range for desert species and the lower end for mountain species. July or Aug are peak season for viewing Arizona’s 16 hummingbird species. Location: Exit 63 off I19 near Green Valley, take Continental Rd to Whitehouse Canyon Rd, to Madera Canyon. Access: Open 24 hrs all year. 520-625-8746. Tucson Audubon Society: 520-629-0510

San Bernardino Ranch (Slaughter Ranch) Geronimo Trail - P.O. Box 438, Douglas 520-558-2474 - A park-like setting with towering cottonwoods surround House Pond where waterfowl, rails and other wetland birds are found. The pond is managed for endangered native fish by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Museum

tours of the renovated ranch house, a National Historic Landmark, are available for history buffs. Location: From Douglas take 15th St to Geronimo Trail, then east 15 miles. Access: Open all year 10am3pm, Wed-Sun. U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, 520-364-2104

Ramsey Canyon Preserve 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford Internationally famous birding. Elegant Trogon, rare hummingbirds and Strickland’s Woodpecker are some of the sought-after species. Benches, native plantings and hummingbird feeders, Bed & Breakfast, gift store, natural history center and field trip program. Location: take Hwy 92 south from Sierra Vista 6 miles to Ramsey Canyon Rd, then west 4 miles. Access: Parking limited to 19 spaces. First-come, first-served basis. 8am-5pm, Mar to Oct; 9am-5pm, Nov to Feb; closed major holidays. The Nature Conservancy: 520-378-2785

Chiricahua National Monument/Dos Cabezas DCR, Box 6500, Willcox - Head to the high country in the summer for cool temperatures and a medley of birds. With dramatic rock spires, the Monument creates a great backdrop for “life list” birds such as Strickland’s Woodpecker, Mexican Jay, Mexican Chickadee and Painted Redstart, along with other migrants and residents. Location: 38 miles southeast of Willcox off Hwy 186. Access: Open 24 hours daily, Visitor Center 8am-5pm (closed Christmas). National Park Service: 520824-3560 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Arivaca - The grasslands of this extensive wildlife refuge are one of the best places to test your adeptness at winter sparrows, hawks and other birds that prefer ungrazed grasslands. Loggerhead Shrike, Baird’s Sparrow, 4 types of quail including the endangered Masked Bobwhite, and White-tailed Kite are a few of the birds to watch for. Also look for the recently introduced pronghorn antelope. Primitive campsites available. Location: 60 miles southwest of Tucson at milepost 7 off Hwy 286. Access: Open all year, 24 hrs daily. Visitor Center is not always staffed. US Fish & Wildlife Service: 520-823-4251


A Close Encounter with Mars Back in 1766, Benjamin Franklin may have noticed that Mars appeared unusually large. In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe might have looked up from his newly-published poem, “The Raven,” to remark how the blood-red orb had grown. As recently as 1924, F. Scott Fitzgerald could have paused at a Jazz Age party to watch the bright, ruddy dot making its way across the sky. On the night of August 26-27, Mars was closer to Earth - if by only a little than at any time in some 60,000 years. And September still provides wonderful viewing opportunities of our closest neighbor in space. This is a special year for Mars. The planet has been shining big and bright in the southeastern sky and has been drawing closer to us week by week. For four weeks from mid-August through early September, Mars will be nearer to Earth, and appear bigger in a telescope, than it has since the times of the Neanderthals. Named for the Roman god of War, Mars probably got its name due to its red color. It is sometimes referred to as the Red Planet. Its red hue will be more apparent than ever this month, and it will outshine every object in the sky except the moon and the giant planet of Jupiter.

Mars has always mystified and captured the attention of us here on Earth. Its fiery glow, polar ice caps and strange patterns of canals have sparked many theories and speculations about the possibilities of life, either in the past or even today, existing on our neighbor planet. And while Mars might be our neighbor in space, even in its closest approach on August 27, it is still some 34,650,000 miles away. It would take about 6 months for a spacecraft to get to Mars but the crew would have to wait a year and a half before returning. Mars becomes almost this large every 15 or 17 years - whenever it passes closest to Earth. Putting August 2003 in perspective, this is one of five chances (at most) in your entire lifetime that you’ll see Mars so clearly. Mars will be in the southeastern skies in the evening, easily distinguishable by its ruddy orange color. For a special viewing opportunity, visit Lowell Observatory on September 28 for the Mars Observing Fest, which will feature viewing through Lowell’s original Clark telescope as well as many portable telescopes set up on site. Please call 928-7743358 for more information, or visit

Observatories and Planetariums

Special Astronomy Events



Biosphere 2 Center Observatory Oracle, 800-828-2462 Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, 928-774-3358, Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, 520-318-8726, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Amado 520-670-5707 Mt. Graham International Observatory Gov Aker Observatory/Discovery Park Safford 928-428-6260, Arizona Science Center Phoenix, 602-716-2000, Flandrau Science Center Tucson, 520-621-7827,

Kitt Peak National Observatory, SW of Tucson SEP 13 Star Gazing Join comet hunter David Levy for night of star gazing, informative lectures, question & answer session & BBQ dinner, 3-10p. Call for adm, directions. SEP 20 Getting Started: Astronomy as a Hobby Learn the difference between different types of amateur telescopes, accessories, learn techniques, receive a planisphere & observer’s log book, $20-$25. SEP 26 Fun with the Sun All ages program to answer all your questions about our favorite star. Hands-on activities, solar observing, making your own video. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids. 520-318-8726

Flandrau Science Center, Tucson

Birding at Red Rock State Park, Sedona Madera Canyon, Az Cottages with kitchenettes and beautiful views of Madera Creek Enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching some of the more than 230 species of birds including 12 species of hummingbirds or join one of our canyon birdwalks. 45 minutes south of Tucson Airport

Call 520-625-8746 for reservations and information

September 7 “Birds of the Verde Valley” Doug Van Gausig presents his highly acclaimed presentation on birds. 2 pm in theatre. 928-282-6907 Interpretive Programs at the park include: Guided Nature Walks - (Daily 10 am) 11/2 hrs. Bird Walks - (Wed. & Sat.) Call for times. Eagle’s Nest Guided hike (3mi/3hr) Call for times.

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SEP 12 Mars Viewing Dr. Baker speaks about Mars, its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 yrs, geological history, implications of water & possibility of life, 8:30p. 520-621-STAR

Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff SEP 23 Autumnal Equinox Discussion of seasons especially the autumnal equinox, 9a-5p. SEP 28 Mars Observing Fest Viewing through Lowell’s original Clark telescope will concentrate on the planet Mars. Many portable telescopes will also be on site. Doors open 7:30 p. OCT 19 Fall Stargazing Workshop Hands-on workshop to help you become familiar with the autumn evening skies including constellations, deep sky objects & planets. Reservations req’d. $4 adults; college students, seniors, AAA members $3.50; ages 5-17 $2; under 4 free. 928-774-3358

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Fleischer Museum

Nature & Ecology

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

Grand Canyon Caverns Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park

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

Window Rock, 928-871-6573 Space, Science & Technology

Phoenix Art Museum

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

Colorado River Arts & Music P.O. Box 1727, Lake Havasu City, 86405 928-453-9466

Arizona Historical Society Century House Museum

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

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.


318 Main St., Springerville, Az 85938

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

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

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

Arizona Theatre Company

John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum

17420 N. Ave. of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635

1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-542-4581

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

Phippen Art Museum

West Valley Museum of Art

Arizona State Capitol Museum

Arizona Opera

200 Main St., Jerome 928-634-5477

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

P.O.Box 30595, Mesa 480-641-7039

Mohave Museum of History & Arts

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

7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Bus. Rte. 1-10, Quartzsite 928-669-2174

Flagstaff Symphony

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

3817 N.Brown, Scottsdale 480-945-8071

Hi-Jolly Monument

Jerome Historical Society

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

Phoenix Theatre

Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra

240 Madison Avenue, Yuma 928-782-1841

Arts & Music

Phoenix Symphony

7380 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale 480-994-2787

History and Heritage

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

1625 N. Central, Phoenix 602-257-1222

Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Dury Lane Repertory Players

Grand Canyon Railway Museum

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

Peach Springs, 928-422-3223

Northern Arizona

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

Cave Creek Museum

502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899

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

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

Champlin Fighter Aircraft Museum 4636 Fighter Aces Drive, Mesa, 480-830-4540

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

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

Chandler Center for the Arts

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

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-786-2682

21 North Frontier St., Wickenburg 928-684-2272

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

100 E. Arizona, Holbroook 928-524-6558

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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Central Arizona History and Heritage

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


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 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.


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

Tucson Children’s Museum 200 S Sixth Ave., Tucson 520-792-9985 Nature & Ecology

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

Colossal Cave Mountain Park 4660 E. Colossal Cave Rd, Tucson 520-883-1380

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

Space, Science & Technology

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

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

Discovery Park 1651 Discovery Pk Blvd, Safford 520-428-6260

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium University of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-STAR

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Amado, AZ 85645 520-670-5707

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

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

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

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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

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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

Highlights of the 2003-04 Season include: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, a Full-Length World Premiere and a Balanchine Festival

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

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

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., email:


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Desert Diamond’s 10th Anniversary WIN, WIN, WIN in This Exciting Promotion!


To celebrate 10 great years, Desert Diamond will be running a special anniversary promotion during the month of September, culminating in a celebration on the 27th with buffet, FREE live concert and Grand Prize Drawings. Every Wednesday for the month of September on the 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th - a total of 4 drawings will be held at both Desert Diamond Casino locations. They will take place at intervals throughout the day and conclude with a Grand Prize Drawing at 9pm. The excitement builds for an ever greater prize each Wednesday evening. On Saturday, September 27th, 2003, everyone is invited to join in the fun at

the Desert Diamond Casino on I-19 beginning at 6pm. A FREE all ages concert will be held in the plaza where, throughout the evening, local bands from the Tucson area will provide live entertainment. A $5.00 buffet meal will be available from 6-8pm. In addition, at the conclusion of the concert on September 27th, a Grand Prize Drawing will be held for $10,000.00 at both Desert Diamond Casinos - on I-19 and at the Nogales Highway location. The winners must be present. Come along for the fun, come along for the music, come along for the value priced buffet and come along to WIN! For more information, call 520294-7777.

Slot Machine Mania How Did It All Begin?


Charles Fay built the first slot machines in 1887 in a small shop in San Francisco. He built nickel slot machines by hand and rented them to the local gambling halls. His original slot machine, called the Liberty Bell, was smaller than the modern machines, but operated basically the same way. Fay's slot machines were a huge success, and he couldn't build them fast enough in his small shop. In 1907, Herbert Stephen Mills, a Chicago manufacturer of arcade-like machines, began production of another similar machine called Operator Bell. Forces of morality, and then of law, opposed the operation of slot machines. Throughout the 1920s, the slot machines

were popular throughout much of the United States, especially in resort areas, and they continued to be popular into the Great Depression years of the '30s. In the late 40's Bugsy Siegel added slot machines to his Flamingo Hilton hotel in Las Vegas. Originally, the slot machines were installed as a way to entertain the wives and girlfriends of high rollers, but revenue from the slot machines soon began supplanting that of the table games. In the mid 1980's the popularity of slot machines and table games were on par with each other, but by the 90's slot machines had taken over and now account for over two-thirds of casino revenue in the US.

Casino Entertainment Choose Your Pleasure

Apache Gold

Desert Diamond

1-800-APACHE 8 • 9/2-6 P.Y.N - Old & New School, High Energy, Hip Hop • 9/5 Family Night & 9/6 Rusty Z Comedy Hypnotist, Showtimes at 8pm and 10pm. • 9/10-11 Buz Sneezy Band - Classic and Modern Rock • 9/12-13 Livewire Classic Rock • 9/16 Mexican Independence Day: Little Joe la Familia with opening act Andrea y Los Guys • 9/16-20 Andrea y Los Guys - Variety, Tejano • 9/23-27 Peace Frog - The Doors Tribute Band • 10/1-4 Crossroads - Variety

1-866-DDC-WINS • 9/13 Julio Iglesias International/Spanish • 10/11 Little Joe Birthday Party featuring Little Joe Stefani & Kingz One (Formerly Cumbia

BlueWater Resort & Casino 1-800-243-3360 Concerts in the Amphitheater • 9/27 Old School Jam II - R&B, Hip Hop and Motown dance music featuring Lakeside, Coolio, Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang and MC Jimmy Walker • 10/17 Shenandoah

Kings) - Tejano/Tex Mex

Hon-Dah Resort Casino 1-800-929-8744 • 9/2-6 Frankie Moreno Pianist and band, music from the last five decades • 9/9-13 P.Y.N. - R&B, High Energy, Hip Hop • 9/13 Chubby Checker in Concert! The King of Twist • 9/16-20 Doo-Wah Riders Country tunes both old and new • 9/23-27 The Metro - Dance Band, current charts & vintage disco too • Look ahead to “Rocktober” with fabulous tribute bands throughout the month of October, beginning with Heartache Tonight (Tribute to the Eagles) and Bad Moon Rising (Tribute to C.C.R.) on 9/30-10/4 and Beatlemania (Tribute to the Beatles) on 10/7-11.



Cocopah Bingo & Casino

Apache Gold Casino Resort

15136 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 • 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.

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

Casino Arizona - 101 & Indian Bend 9700 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR

Fort McDowell Casino 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

• Slots: 479 • Other Games: Bingo • Restaurants: 1 Snack Bar Liquor: No • Special Features: Nonsmoking gaming areas. $1 breakfast special from 3am-10am.

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

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

NORTHERN Bucky’s Casino & Resort 530 E. Merritt, Prescott 928- 776-1666, 800-SLOTS-44

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

Hon-Dah Casino

Gila River Casino - Lone Butte 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

Hon-Dah Casino


777 Highway 260, Pinetop 928-369-0299, 800-929-8744

Blue Water Resort & Casino 11300 Resort Drive, Parker 928-669-7000, 888-243-3360 • 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.

• 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

SOUTHERN Casino Del Sol

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

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Golden Ha:san Casino Hwy 86, 1 mile east of Why 520-362-2746

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Native Visions... on Horseback R TO IDIN UR G S

The Yavapai-Apache Nation Welcomes You by Charlis McVey

If you want to experience the West, get on a horse! Zipping along highways admiring the dramatically beautiful scenery from the comfort of your car has its rewards... but to really appreciate the land and culture, a 1-horsepower ride will open your eyes. Native Visions Horseback Adventures is an enterprise of the Yavapai-Apache Nation offering 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hour horseback rides through their ancient lands, now part of the Coconino and Prescott National Forests. As a nervous tenderfoot, I recently joined a tour - and came away de-stressed and impressed. After an initial settling-in period learning to deal with some peculiar equine habits - such as deliberately walking into a bush to scratch an itchy belly - the 6 riders in our group began to relax. With tips from the wranglers, we soon had the hang of giving our horse his head going down steep hills, but taking control when he had the urge to stop and nibble. As we rode the 3 or 4-mile trail, time slowed. It was measured by the rhythmic creak of the saddle, the clip clop of hooves. The sights, sounds and smells were so immediate... the pungent odor

from a patch of creosote bushes, the lizard scurrying across the path... and you had time to notice the land. Now and again the guides stopped to explain how the Native peoples lived off this land. We learned that the pads and fruits of Prickly Pear cactus are good to eat, that the pods of mesquite trees are edible, that Indians made “Kool-Aid” from a certain berry - we had a sample! As the ride drew to a close, a certain part of my anatomy ached... but what an adventure! Three of my fellow riders were the Tuckey family from Toronto... and as Kirsten said, “ It was SO fun.” Andy Wathagoma, a local Apache, heads up the 24 horses and 8 wranglers. The guides are trained in CPR and first aid and are very safety conscious, stopping to check saddles and keeping a close eye on the riders. Andy explained that they have a better stock of horses than in most places, and proudly said, “We get a lot of compliments on our rides.” I came away feeling much closer to the real West and with a new understanding of the Yavapai and Apache people who have lived here for generations. You will too! For more information call 928567-3035 or visit their website:

Grand Canyon West The Canyon Through the Eyes of the Hualapai AIR BY & W LAN AT D ER

Choose to experience the Grand Canyon as it was in the past... uncrowded, natural, seen through the eyes of the native people who have lived there for hundreds of years. Hike in the Hualapai reservation, soak up the canyon’s beauty with no guard rails to obstruct the view, enjoy a delicious buffet style BBQ meal while overlooking spectacular vistas. Descend to the river itself for a whole new perspective! All these opportunities and more are available at Grand Canyon West. The bus tour brings you to three different areas to walk, to enjoy a meal and to learn from your guide how the Hualapai in the past lived and survived, to learn of their legends and stories. For a

more active option choose an ATV adventure! These tours are unique in that they are the only ones available at the Grand Canyon. The machines are easy to drive and comfortable to ride. Two types of tours will take you to the depths of the canyon for a completely different viewpoint... land via helicopter on the banks of the Colorado River and enjoy a smoothwater tour by pontoon boat with the walls of the canyon soaring upwards around you. Or choose a whitewater adventure with the River Runners as they take you on a memorable ride through the rapids! For more information about Grand Canyon West tours call 928-699-0269 or 888-255-9550 or go online to


hare in the beauty of ancient dwelling places. Feast your eyes on majestic red cliffs and rambling rivers. Take in native wildlife and vegetation along gently rolling trails. And witness for yourself what makes this land so rich.


round every bend - at each crest, breathtaking views and interesting stories await you. With ancestors having roamed the Verde Valley for hundreds of years, our expert and friendly gides will share such sights as Montezuma Castle and other ancient dwelling places and the history behind them.

Call 928-567-3035 for reservations or more information

Western Navajo Nation Fair “Our House is Your House” You are cordially invited with a warm handshake to attend the 35th Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair 2003. Located in Tuba City, Arizona, the timehonored fair has become one of Northern Arizona’s highly anticipated premier events. Mark your calendars for October 16-19, 2003 for a weekend to remember our house is your house. Enjoy live entertainment such as a

rodeo, pow wow, Native American arts and crafts, delicious food and all the sights and sounds of an all-around good time. Come taste the true Southwest! Brought to you in part by Wells Fargo in Tuba City. For more information on the Western Navajo Nation Fair please call 928-283-3285.

YAVAPAI-APACHE NATION Permit with Coconino and Prescott National Forest

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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)

13 3. Havasupai Tribe 310 miles northwest of Phoenix off Route 66 at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park • Pools of turquoise water • Spectacular waterfalls • Camping & hiking Supai, Arizona 86435 Phone: 520-448-2237/2141 (camping) 928-448-2111 (lodge) 4. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe 200 miles north of Phoenix at Willow Springs and Paiute Canyon/Navajo Mountain • Paiute Canyon native basket weaving Tuba City, Arizona 86045 Phone 928-283-4589/4587 5. Navajo Nation 260 miles northeast of Phoenix, located in northern Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah - in Coconino, Navajo, & Apache Counties, Az • Monument Valley • St. Michael’s Historic Museum • Canyon De Chelly • Hubell Trading Post • Four Comers National Monument • Navajo Museum, Library, Visitor’s Center • Ten Recreational Lakes • Window Rock & Shiprock natural formations



• Navajo fairs, rodeos & pow-wows Window Rock, Arizona 86515 Phone 928-871-6436 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 • Jerome Historic Ghost & Mining Town • 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


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


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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Explorer’s Club: Southwest Outdoor Adventure in Silverton, Colorado PR OF ILE

Twelve years ago geographer Michael Constantine discovered that Silverton and the Central San Juan Mountains were the originally proposed Rocky Mountain National Park before mining interests lobbied Congress into moving the Park to a smaller and less geologically extraordinary area near Denver. With the largest area of alpine peaks & tundra in the Lower 48 States and 750 miles of the world’s only National Jeep Trail system providing the kind of access you can normally get only from a helicopter, Constantine concluded that remote Silverton was perhaps America’s most unique alpine recreation area. Eventually teaming up with Durango chef and Outward Bound instructor Douglas Wall, the Explorer’s Club: Southwest Pub, Grill & Guides ignited in Silverton in August 2002 and has quickly become the nexus of outdoor adventure in Silverton. The pub features a 62” TV playing adventure videos, a Tiki-style grill, and eight quality beers on tap. Wall maps and a friendly staff assist customers with backcountry planning. But what the Explorer’s Club really provides is the grandeur of hiking, biking, skiing and climbing in Colorado’s most impressive

mountains with minimal uphill struggle. “The mind-boggling diversity of geology in the Central San Juan’s makes Silverton arguably the finest alpine hiking area in the country, Scenically, it’s comparable to heli-hiking in Canada or Alaska, but at a fraction of the cost and much closer to home. In fact, Explorer’s Club: Southwest guarantees you’ll hike, climb, ski, bike or jeep the best scenery in Colorado or you don’t pay us. We feel very confident in offering that.” A day might start with an exciting jeep ride to one of several dozen passes that reach or exceed 13,000 feet. Half the group can hike a 13,800 foot ridgeline while the other half casually explores a chain of high alpine lakes. After a gourmet cookout, those who choose can bike 24 miles downhill to Silverton while others follow in a jeep or hike (or ski!) down. Those seeking a real challenge can climb (and ski down!) as many as three of Colorado’s famous “14ers” in a single grueling day. For those who want a straight-forward jeep tour with a gourmet backcountry lunch, they do that too. In a place with wilderness access like Silverton, the combination of activities are endless. For more information call 970-387-5006 or



Durango Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 479 Main Ave., 970-259-0274 Authentic narrow gauge railroad through spectacular scenery, between Durango and Silverton.

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Silverton The Explorer’s Club Southwest 1332 Blair St., 970-387-5006 Pub and grill, feature 8 micro-beers, grill it yourself. 62 inch big screen for sports, guided customs tours of area, jeeps tours, hiking, wilderness expeditions.

Teller House Hotel 1250 Greene St., 970-387-5423 Historic hotel with 19th century antiques and Victorian period decor.

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour 721 County Road 4-A, 970-387-5444 Underground fun in a real gold mine! Ride mine train, mining demonstrations. Free gold panning. Guided tours daily on the hour through Oct 13.

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Utah Four Corners Attractions The beautiful red rock canyons and huge mountains of Southeastern Utah have been home to pre-historic Anasazi Indians, as well as to Navajo and Ute native peoples and pioneering, ranching and farming families. One of the best ways to explore these cultural resources is by following the Trail of the Ancients byway. Those interested in outdoor recreation will delight in Lake Powell, Canyonlands, Arches and thousands of acres of public lands. Southeastern Utah is a mecca for mountain biking enthusiasts year-round. For more information call the Utah Travel Council at 801-538-1030. 1. Arches National Park The largest concentration of natural stone arches in the world - over 500 of them! Visitor center and campground are open all year, park entrance is located 3 miles north of Moab.

6. Blue Mountains Paved then graded road through the Manti-La Sal National Forest leads to lakes, campgrounds and spectacular views. Located just west of Monticello or north of Blanding.

2. Dead Horse Point State Park Mesa with spectacular view of the La Sal Mountains and Canyonlands National Park. Located 32 miles northwest of Moab, the park includes Visitor Center, museum and campgrounds.

7. Edge of the Cedars State Park Includes museum built next to a reconstructed Anasazi Indian ruin. The Trail of the Ancients begins here. Park located in Blanding.

3. Canyonlands National Park Utah’s largest national park features whitewater rapids on the Green and Colorado Rivers as well as red rock cliffs and spires and two campgrounds. Major entrances are located 29 miles northwest of Moab and 50 miles northwest of Monticello. 4. Canyon Rims Recreation Area Two BLM campgrounds offer water, grills, picnic tables and toilets. Located off U.S. 191 20 miles north of Monticello or 34 miles south of Moab. 5. Newspaper Rock BLM Recreation Area Petroglyphs from three distinctive periods covering 1000 years, found 26 miles north of Monticello on Hwy U-211.

8. Natural Bridges National Monument The world’s largest display of natural stone bridges is located here, 42 miles west of Blanding. A Visitor Center, campground and hiking are also found in the Monument. 9. Goosenecks State Park Enjoy the sight of four tight goosenecks on the San Juan River, viewed from the top of a 1,100-ft canyon 8 miles north of Mexican Hat. 10. Monument Valley Located in the Navajo Tribal Park are extraordinary red rock formations used as a film set for John Wayne and John Ford western movies. 14-mile tourist loop dirt road, Visitor Center, campgrounds, tours, motel and restaurant.


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White Stallion Ranch 9251 W. Twin Peaks Rd. Tucson, AZ 85743 888-977-2624

Bumble Bee Ranch HC34 Box 5075 Mayer, AZ 86333 Reservations: 623-374-0002 • Open year round, Tues-Sun • 2 guest houses that sleep 10 plus campgrounds • Weddings, Special events, corporate & private programs, retreats, Catering Department, live entertainment & Native American Dancers for Group Events • Cattle drives, horseback riding, Hummer tours, ATV adventures, target shooting, helicopter tours, gold panning, nature hikes.

• Open Sept 1 thru May 31 • Accommodations for 70 people • Heated pool, hot tub, petting zoo, full bar, billiards. • Varied horseback riding excursions for different levels of experience, team cattle penning, rodeos, cookouts, barbeques, hayrides, tennis, evening entertainment.

Lazy Horse Ranch 1855 E. Patton Rd. St. David, AZ 85630 520-720-9810

•Lodging for 8 •Trail Rides, pool, spa, family room, large front porch, gardens, ponds, kids 3 and over welcome!

Grapevine Canyon Ranch P. O. Box 302 Pearce, Arizona 85625 Reservations: 800-245-9202

• Open year round • 11 rooms • Swimming pool, Hot tub, Recreation room, Meeting space, Daily maid service, Bar, Gift shop, Laundry facility. • Cookouts, Guided hikes, Fishing, Sightseeing tours, Riding lessons, Cattle roundups • Cattle/ranch work, Specialty rides/trips.

Crown C Guest Ranch P.O. Box 984 Sonoita, Arizona 85637 Reservations: 520-455-5739

• Open Year Round • Accommodations for 18 • On-site Activities: Swimming, tennis, horseshoes, horseback riding. • Off-site Activities: Hiking, biking, birding, cattle drives, scenic railroad, horse racing (Apr-May), ropings on the weekends.

Muleshoe Ranch RRI, Box 1542 Willcox 520-586-7072

• 5 rooms • Guided nature trails, birding, "cowboy" hot tubs.

Rex Ranch P.O. Box 636 Amado, Arizona 85645 Reservations: 520-398-2914

• Open year round • 30 rooms • Historic casitas, unheated pool, hot tub, 2 page spa treatment menu, conference rooms, special events facilities. • Horseback riding, restaurant (open for dinner Wends-Sun by reservation), mountain bike rentals, hiking & biking trails.

Circle Z Ranch P.O. Box 194 Patagonia, AZ 85624 888-854-2525 • Accommodations for 40 people • Ranch-bred horses for all levels of riding experience, riding twice daily on 6100 acres, trailer rides, lunch & breakfast rides, team penning & games on horseback, hayrides, bonfires, bird ing, tennis hiking, heated pool.. Sunglow Ranch 14066 South Sunglow Road Pearce, AZ 85625 520-824-3334 • 9 rooms • Casitas, Cafe, Full meal service. • Stargazing, Birding, Hiking, Biking.

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NORTHERN Sierra Springs Ranch 101 Sky Hi Rd., Pinetop, AZ 85935 928-369-3900 • Accommodations for 52 • Two fishing ponds, bikes, playground for the kid's, horseshoe pits, volleyball, rec lodge with pool table, small fitness center, sauna. • Horseback riding and golf within 3 miles. X Diamond Ranch P.O. Box 791 Springerville, AZ 85938 928-333-2286

• Open year round • 6 Cabins • White Mountains photo workshops, Archaeological Field School at Little Bear Archaeological Site, Little House Museum, weddings, retreats, reunions. • Trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, tours, seasonal activities.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL Paradise Guest Ranch P.O. Box 790 Buffalo, WY 82834 307-684-7876

• Open May 25 thru September 21 • Accommodations for 72 people • Luxury log cabins with fireplaces, ou door decks & spacious living rooms. Heated pool, spa, old western saloon & dining room. • Horseback riding, same horse for the week, fly fishing program with instruction, trout ponds & guided trips, pack trips to high mountain fishing camp. Adventure trips, historical excursions. Square dancing, chuckwagon dinners, talent shows. Full kid’s program with counselor.

Coffee Creek Ranch HC 2 Box 4940 Trinity Center, CA 96091 800-624-4480

• Open April 1 thru November 30 • Accommodations for 50 people • Trinity Alps Wilderness, fly-fishing stream running thru 367 acres, secluded cabins, pool, spa, stocked pond, weddings, meetings, family reunions. • Hayrides, gold panning, nightly entertainment, hiking, supervised activities for 3-17 year olds, babysitting during rides for those under 3. Mountain trails, loping/horsemanship lessons, hunting & other seasonal activities.

Big Bar Guest Ranch P.O. Box #27 Jesmond, Clinton British Columbia, Canada VOK 1KO 250-459-2333

• Open year round • 17 rms, 4 cabins, summer teepees & campground • Horseback riding includes day rides & 5 day package overnight pack trips, cattle drives 3 days a week for experienced riders, gold panning, canoes, paddle boats, trout fishing, mountain biking, fireside lounge for relaxing, library, billiards, game room, Kid’s Corner programs 2-3 times/week, children’s pony rides.


The Land We Ranch On A Vista for Every Viewpoint



by Kate Seymour

Just one of the great things about choosing a Guest or Dude Ranch for your vacation destination is the plethora of beautiful areas to choose from and surround yourself with. Some Ranches are located on or near National Monuments and Nature Preserves and others on areas so spectacular they should be named such. Situated on 6500 acres the Circle Z Ranch boasts horseback riding through the Historic Santa Rita Mountains and along the ever-flowing Sonoita Creek. It is also adjacent to the Patagonia Nature Preserve, which boasts two National Champion Big Trees. Both the Grapevine Canyon Ranch and Lazy Horse Ranch are located near the Cochise Stronghold in the Coronado National Forest. Cochise Stronghold, at 5000 feet altitude, was the refuge of the undefeated Apache Chief Cochise and 250 of his people for 15 years. From their location in this woodland area, protected by a circle of granite domes & sheer cliffs, they could see anyone coming and quickly stage a deadly attack. The Bumble Bee Ranch is located in the Bradshaw Mountains, which cover over 74,000 rugged acres great for riding

and four-wheeling (if you know what you’re doing) and there are many hidden springs & streams to explore. Originally founded in 1863 Bumble Bee was part of the main route between Phoenix and Flagstaff when the old “Wild West” stories - with gun fights and saloons weren’t stories. Now owned by the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, the land that boasts the 26 Bar Ranch was recently re-acquired in 1997, reconnecting them with their ancestral lands where the rock art along the Little Colorado River relates the history. There are many other choices of location: on the New Mexico border (Maynard Ranch), by the Saguaro National Park in Tucson (Lazy K Bar Ranch), the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon West Ranch) and much much more! So whether you want rugged or rolling landscapes, mountain views or unending vistas, Guest and Dude Ranches provide the perfect locations for every taste. Maynard Ranch: 800-686-0856 Lazy K Bar Ranch: 800-321-7018 Grand Canyon West Ranch: 702-798-4354 26 Bar Ranch: 928-333-2102 See listings for others

Tucson’s White Stallion Ranch Ranch Ambiance with Resort Comforts

This charming, informal ranch gives you a feeling of the Old West. Only at White Stallion Ranch can you find 3,000 acres of such wide-open land at the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Here, ranch informality is blended perfectly with the comforts of a top resort. You will enjoy the western-style horseback riding with the wranglers, fine horses, and score of scenic trails. This is a working cattle ranch and it’s great fun to watch the Longhorn cattle coming in to water. Whether you are busy all the time or take it a little easier, your stay here will be one of real experiences and relaxation, a vacation free of crowds, lines and stress. Even if you arrive alone you will know everyone within hours. PR OF ILE


The owners invite you to the ranch that has been their home since 1965, where the third generation of the True family is now growing up. Their goal has always been to carefully blend the family approach and personal touch of a traditional dude ranch with the service and quality of a fine resort. All rooms have air conditioning and a private bath - two have showers only. Most have a double bed and twin bed. Deluxe suites have a fireplace, whirlpool tub and king-size bed. Washer & Dryer facilities are available on the ranch for the guests. You will be warmly welcomed and made at home at the White Stallion Ranch. Please call 520-297-0252 or 888977-2624 to make your reservation. You will be glad you did!

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Come Visit Hermosillo Sonora’s Capital Welcomes You


With the traditional hospitality of its people who receive visitors with open arms, Hermosillo offers the tourist the best facilities five star hotels, restaurants, night clubs, theatres, museums... everything needed for pleasure - or business. Some of the many attractions include: The Plaza Zaragoza Named after General Zaragoza, defeater of the French invader army on the 5th of May, the plaza is the Civic Center of the Capitol City of Sonora. On the west side is the Catedral de la Asuncion, the main Catholic Church of Sonora State, dating from 1777. On the east side is the Palacio de Gobierno. On its interior walls hang great paintings on historical themes of Sonora and Mexico. In the middle of the Plaza lies the “kiosco”, a beautiful iron construction where on weekends the Official Band plays traditional music for the public. The Campilla del Carmen Del Carmen Chapel is one of the oldest churches in Hermosillo. It is located near the Old State Prison. The Museo de Sonora Once the Old State Prison, this building surrounded by high walls of stone reminds us of the cruelty to prisoners at the begin-

ning of the past century. Many legends speak of terrible events that occurred behind the black walls and in the small cells. Today the former prison is a history museum well worth visiting. The Cerro de la Campana This is not a very high hill now in the middle of the old part of the City, but is a very important historic site. It was there where the old “Villa del Pitic” was founded three centuries ago. Surrounded by hostile Indians, the “colonos” could protect themselves by climbing to the top. And because of the height, they had an ideal position to watch over their enemies. There is a stone road to the top of the Cerro de la Campana, and you can see all Hermosillo City from there. La Sauceda This new Amusement Park about 400,000 sq. meters in size includes a Carnival, La Burbuja, a kiddies museum where boys and girls can touch things, fountains, roller skating areas, and almost everything for a happy family weekend. There’s a small lake where people can rent boats. You shouldn’t miss it when you visit Hermosillo.

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RV’ing in Mexico Useful Tips for Smooth Driving T NO AKE TE

When it comes to driving in Mexico many things are different. Not only are there different rules and regulations but they recommend that you drive a little different in general. This overview will cover rules and tips for driving your RV in Mexico and some of the common road signs and meanings. First off vehicles over 8.5 feet high may cross the border all days of the week between the hours of 8am and 8pm - but on Sundays they will need to stop and ask for the gate to be opened. The recommended road to take in a large vehicle, such as an RV, is Mexico’s International Highway 15 toll road. This runs from Nogales through Hermosillo to Guaymas/San Carlos and is recommended due to its width and route. Other roads may be very narrow or windy. In addition, many roads are often repaved but the edges are not graded so pulling off, even if there is room, can be dangerous. It is also recommended that you not drive at night. Roads are not well-lit and there is a very good chance that you may encounter construction, equipment without tail lights or farm animals and have to stop suddenly. There are not rest stops like the ones here, the most common rest areas in Mexico are Gas Stations or Pemex. They will have enough room to pull over and rest and some will have restaurants or Visit Our New Location at Circle K in Ajo!

small markets. The restrooms are generally not for the public, however, and you will need to pay a small fee to use them. Otherwise, there are public restrooms at each toll booth on Hwy 15. The gas at the stations and Pemex diesel are high quality but you need to make sure you fuel up with the correct fuel. Unleaded regular gas or Magna generally has a green label, while unleaded premium has a red label. Diesel is usually in a separate area with Pink pumps. If you need help along the way Mexico has something similar to AAA. They are the Angeles Verdes or Green Angels. They patrol sections of the road and are equipped with radios to call for help. They do carry general parts but not for RV’s and the only thing you may be charged for is either a part or gas. Here are some common signs and what they mean: Topes: Speed Bumps Peligrosa: Danger Curva: Curve Poblado Proxima: Population Ahead Llanteros: Tire Repair Shop Izquierdo: Left Derecho: Right Alto: Stop Cuotas: Toll Caseta: Toll Booth For more information please call the Sonora Tourist Center at 520-784-0551 Mexican Insurance for RV’s, Autos, Boats, Trailers and Motorcycles

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Autumn Arrives in Arizona S FE PEC AT IAL UR E

The World of Nature Invites You

by Lee Allen

For visitors, September provides another fun and frolic month in Arizona. For residential “Zonies,” it signals the annual turning point where triple digits disappear for another year and we again begin to truly understand why we live here. The official arrival of autumn takes place this month, bringing increased activity in the world of nature - Arizona style. Waterfowl begin to roost undisturbed on Cibola Lake near the Arizona-California boundary outside Yuma and white-fronted geese start arriving at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge as part of their migratory trek south for the winter. Greater sandhill cranes will make their initial appearance at Colorado River refuges, and the 16,000 acres on the refuge as well as the surrounding area offers canoeing, boating, hiking and excellent ornithology observation opportunities. Pronghorns start their breeding season late in the month, just about the time fall bird migrations begin to peak and both mule and white-tail deer begin shedding velvet from their antlers. If you love the outdoors, this is one of the best seasons to take a trek and just wander in free-form exploration. For the camouflage crowd, dove season gets underway this month, followed by permitted pursuit of larger game from elk and antelope to bighorn sheep and buffalo. Anglers who have endured or waited out the dog days of summer at central Arizona lakes will begin to put boats back in the water to chase smallmouth bass and walleye in colder waters. Photographers will burn off shots of greenery refreshed by summer rains with the possibility that some aspen leaves in the higher elevations may decide to take on their golden hue of fall early. This is the time of year for one last fling before the kids have to be back in school and the last days of vacation disappear from the company record books. For those who want the ambiance without the effort, White Mountain resorts and restaurants await. So many in fact it’s hard to make a choice. Proprietors Paul and Karol offer spa, family or budget cabins behind the outdoor mural at Hidden Rest Resort, while further down Highway 260 south, Sheila Hogan does the honors at Lake of the Woods Resort where she has welcomed visitors for the past 25 years. Up and down that highway, on either side of the road, are a variety of

MULESHOE RANCH PRESERVE Historic buildings from the late 1880’s, ideal for individuals or groups looking for a scenic retreat in the high desert. Overnight guests can enjoy hiking, birding, and natural hot springs.

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additional lodging choices. Just remember it’s still high season (with the Annual Fall Festival slated for September 27-28) and the “No Vacancy” sign goes up frequently, so advance reservations are a recommended option. Hungry? Charlie Clark’s Steak House and the Christmas Tree Restaurant in Lakeside have been in business a long time for a valid reason they serve good food - from the hand-cut steaks at Clark’s to the pickled beets and prawns served to the accompaniment of Xmas music at the Christmas Tree. One of the area’s newer additions, The Pasta House, promises to satisfy any craving for Italian food, so don’t fill up on the bread basket appetizer - no matter how delicious. Day trips might include a jaunt through White Mountain Apache Tribe acreage and a stop at the Hon-Dah Casino to try your luck, dunking a worm in the Little Colorado River for trout, or a beverage stop at another long-time institution, the Molly Butler Lodge in Greer, where a redwood deck provides a relaxed observation post for the panoramic view. Whether you take the high road to the White Mountains or settle on a lower elevation location, the next several weeks provide a unique window of opportunity to go-see-do throughout the state before its once-again time to think of getting out the skiing equipment and praying for snow. Bio: Lee Allen is an outdoor journalist who appreciates blue skies and the beauty of nature while writing about things involving critters with fins, fur, fangs or feathers. He is a member of Outdoor Writer’s Association of America and Western Outdoor Writers. You can hear Lee Allen on KUAT news.

Catalina State Park Honored Of the more than 39,000 parks nationwide assisted by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Catalina State Park has been selected as one of 10 “21st Century American Heritage Parks” by Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation. Catalina State Park is being honored as a model of the impact that LWCF funds can have. Catalina State Park was purchased with $300,000 provided by the Land and Water Conservation Fund and now offers visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding and picnicking just north of Tucson in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. For more information call Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation at 202-429-2606; to learn more about Catalina State Park visit

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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

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

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Apache Junction Apache Gardens Home Communities 1617 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-288-0311, 105 spaces. Pets allowed. CATV Cherokee Village 205 40 E. Apache Trail, 480-986-4132, 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, 70 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, rec hall, game room, handicap access, heated pool, horseshoe court. Melrose Home Community 355 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521, 25 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, restrooms, showers, laundry, internet, game room, rec hall. Meridian RV Resort 1901 S. Meridian Dr. 480-474-8900, 866-770-0080 255 sites, full hookups. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Heated pool and jacuzzi, water aerobics, putting course, fitness center, computer room, free high speed Internet, sports lounge with billiards and darts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, card and game room, library. Age restrictions, pets allowed. Shady Rest Mobile Home Park 11435 E. Apache Trail, 480-986-6997 24 sites. Clubhouse with full kitchen, stage and sound system. Cable TV, heated swimming pool. Library, billiard room, BBQ, shuffleboard, bingo, potlucks, horse- shoes, dances, crafts, golf, computer ser- vices. Sundowner Home Community 105 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521, 114 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, CATV, game room, rec hall, heated pool, horseshoe court, shuffleboard. Weavers Needle Travel Trailer 250 S. Tomahawk Rd., 480-982-3683 400 RV spaces. Age 55+, pets allowed. Cable TV, internet hook-up, LP Gas, restrooms, showers, laundry, dump station handicap access, game room, rec. hall, heated pool plus spa, library, computer room, equipped exercise room, horseshoes, shuffle board, golf. Wickiup Home Community 2015 E. Old West Hwy., 480-982-6604, 111 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, showers, restrooms, laundry, internet hook-up, 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 192 spaces. Pets allowed. Age restriction. CATV, LP gas, showers, handicapped accessible, dump station, internet, restrooms, pool, game room, laundry & rec room. Fiesta Grande 1511 E. Florence Blvd 520-836-7222, 888-934-3782 767 sites. Age and pet restrictions, no tents. Patios, full hookups, city water, modem hu/site. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Heated pool, spa, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, security, public phone, rec hall, game room, planned activities.

Chandler Wishing Well Mobile Home & RV Park 800 E. Chandler Blvd., 480-963-4252

Coolidge Indian Skies RV Resort 1050 S. Arizona Blvd., 520-723-7831 242 RV spaces, electrical, cable.

Mesa Ambassador Downs 2345 E. Main St., 480-964-8315, 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, 140 spaces. Age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game room, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard. Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990, 800-999-4990, 1163 RV sites, 55+, 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. Park Place Community Resort 306 S. Recker Rd., 480-830-1080, 287 spaces. Pets allowed, age restriction, LP gas, showers, restrooms, game room, laundry, rec hall, handicap access, internet hookup, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, puttputt golf.

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North Clifton RV Park

Your Base for Exploring Eastern Arizona While exploring the diverse beauty of Eastern Arizona, there is a haven for the traveler seeking the best in RV and camping accommodations. The North Clifton RV Park is centrally located in Clifton, Arizona, the birthplace of the famous Apache warrior Geronimo. Approximately 30 miles from the New Mexico border and 169 miles northeast of Tucson, Clifton is surrounded by colorful cliffs and sits next to the San Francisco River, where it offers guests the chance to relax in peaceful surroundings. Along with relaxing, you can feel free to take a hike, nature walk, or see the beautiful canyons that we’re known for. The town is sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to the Coronado Trail.” The famous trail leads from Clifton north to the town of Springerville and is noted as one of the most scenic drives in Arizona. Clifton began as a mining town and today has a population of 3,100. The town sits at an elevation of 3,464 feet. The climate is mild all year round with a winter low temperature of 31 degrees and a summer high temperature of 100 degrees. At the North Clifton RV Park, the famous Coronado Trail Scenic Byway is PR OF ILE



at your back door. Short excursions less than one day away can be made to many recreational areas. The park is also close to the Greenlee County Historical Museum, the second largest open pit copper mine in Morenci, Old Chase Creek Main Street, historic Cliff Jail, Black Hills Scenic Byway, Coronado Trail Scenic Road, golf course, wilderness and primitive areas. The park’s accommodations and comfortable facilities will satisfy even the most particular traveler, and our sites easily handle even the biggest RVs. There are 55 RV paved spaces and tent sites available. We offer majestic mountain views from all campsites, water and 50 AMP service, clean restrooms with hot showers, playground, softball field, horseshoe pits, recreation room with pool table, and San Francisco River access. Campers who visit our RV park will enjoy the comfort and convenience of a great park that responds to your needs, offering you and your family the kind of services you’ve come to expect from the best. With affordable rates for both short and long term visitors, we’ll welcome you for a day, a week, a month, or all season long. For more information, please call 928-865-4161, or visit us on the web at

Phoenix Desert's Edge RV Village 22623 N. Black Canyon Hwy 602-789-6903 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.



Blythe Rancho Ventana RV Resort 4410 N. Arrowhead Blvd., 760-921-3600 Country club living at a fraction of the price! Located on 18 hole golf course, gated community. 212 sites, 50AMP, sewer, water, cable TV, internet hook-up, natural gas, telephone. Laundry, restroom, showers, clubhouse with kitchen, heated pool, jacuzzi, pool table, ping-pong, horseshoes, golf tournaments. Age restricted, open October April.

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DESERAMA HOME COMMUNITY 2434 E. Main St, Mesa Clubhouse, Shuffleboard, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Laundry, & More!

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2015 E. Old West Hwy, Apache Junction Clubhouse, Game Room, Laundry & More! Take Exit 197 off Hwy 60 • 480-982-6604

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Bullhead City River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave., 928-754-2121 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 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 Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News many Village Inn Restaurants statewide.

Mobile Home and RV Communities CHANDLER Wishing Well Mobile Home & RV Park 800 E. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Az 85225

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MESA/APACHE JUNCTION Shady Rest Mobile Home & RV Park 11435 E. Apache Trail Apache Junction, Az 85220

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SHOW LOW Waltners RV Resort 4800 S. 28th St. Show Low, Az 85901

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TUCSON Parklane Estates 5255 S. Park Ave. Tucson, Az 84706

Lake Havasu City Havasu RV Resort 1905 Victoria Farms Rd. 928-764-2020, 877-407-2020 NEW!! Opening October 2003. 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.


Desert Paradise RV Resort 10537 S. Ave. 9E, 928-342-9313 260 spaces with full hookups. Heated pool and spa, BBQ, picnic area, paved roads, pets welcome, big screen TV, email access, rec hall, full kitchen, restrooms and showers, laundry, phone hookups, propane delivery, shuffleboard, horseshoes, card games, pool tables, dances and parties, bingo, crafts, potlucks, entertainment. Mesa Verde RV Park 3649 S. 4th Ave., 520-726-5814 262 sites, laundry, restrooms, showers, 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, 6 shuffleboard court, rec hall.

Yuma Cactus Gardens RV Park 10657 S Avenue 9 E, 520-342-9188 480 space park, shopping within 5 min, heated pool & jacuzzi, activities galore and great staff. Yuma Foothills. Capri Mobile Park 3380 S. 4th Ave., 928-726-0959, 203 RV spaces. cable TV, phones, sewer & water, outdoor swimming pool & spa, showers, club house with kitchen, lighted shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, card room. Del Pueblo RV Park and Tennis Resort 14794 Avenue 3E, 928-317-1979, 480 spaces. Lighted tennis court, volleyball court, horseshoes, putting green and shuffleboard, heated lap pool and jacuzzis, professional billiard tables, beauty shop.

Suni Sands RV Resort 1960 E. 32nd St., 928-726-5941, 320 RV spaces. Large clubhouse, swimming pool and therapy spa, activity and computer center, shuffleboard, horseshoes, golf practice cage. Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. 928-342-2992, 866-440-2992 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.

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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.

• Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino just south of Phoenix permits overnight stays in the parking lot.

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Camp Verde Zane Grey RV Park 4500 E. Highway 260 928-567-4320, 800-235-0608 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 Bart's RV Park 2760 E. Butler Ave., 928-774-1912 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. Show Low Venture In RV Resort 270 N. Clark Rd., 928-537-4443 Billiard room, shuffleboard courts, therapy pool/jacuzzi, craft room, large rec (and Bingo) hall, beautiful outdoor park and play area, computer room. Waltners RV Resort 4800 S. 28th St., 928-537-4611 RV sites with full hookups. 30 amps. Laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, cable TV available, BBQ, rec hall, card games, Bingo, pool tables, ping pong, craft, library, golfing programs, horseshoes, hiking and fishing.


• 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.

• Yuma Public Lands - Contact the Bureau of Land Management, 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85365 or call 520-317-3200.


Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35 mi. east of Flagstaff 928-289-5898, 800-478-4002 71 gravel sites, 71 pull-thrus (30x60), big rig sites, tent sites, modem hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out station, security, public phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground.

SOUTH Clifton North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric and water, dump station, showers, restrooms, landscaped, 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.

RIO BEND RV & GOLF RESORT 1589 Drew Rd., El Centro, CA 92243 760-352-7061 • Toll Free: 1-800-545-6481 Visit or website at: Executive 9 hole golf course. Slope rating of 102 Call for tee times: 760-352-6638

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Huachuca City Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82 520-457-2584, 877 316-6714 102 HUGE pull-through lots with full hookups. We love pets! Large rec room with kitchen, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, darts and more! Pool, spa, and BBQ. Miles of hiking / riding / biking trails. Good Sam, Passport America, Happy Camper members welcome. Very competitive rates. Top Rally Site. 102 (40' x 80') sites with FHU w/cable20/30/50AMPS. 2 laundry rooms, showers, modem friendly, propane, and many more amenities. Wonderful views, See our ad in this issue.

Tombstone Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St. 520-457-3573, 800-574-0417 Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, CATV, large clean rooms, phones.

Tucson Cactus Gardens Home Community 2333 W. Irvington Pl., 883-4771, 75 spaces. Pets allowed. Laundry, CATV, beautiful mountain setting.

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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 203 Travel America Travel Center 2949 S. Toltec Rd., 520-466-7363 Country Pride Restaurant, Taco Bell, A & W. Parking, showers, RV dump, laundry room, travel store, driver’s lounge. Gila Bend - I-8 & Hwy 80 exit 115 Love’s Travel Stop #296 928-683-2210 Taco Bell. Parking, showers, RV dump, ATM, phone banks, calling cards, mail services, driver rest area, trucking supplies, convenience store. Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 Flying J Travel Plaza 6700 W. Letham, 480-963-1118 The Country Market, Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone room. 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.

Parklane Mobile Estates 5255 S. Park. Ave., 889-5101 Clubhouse, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge & fireplace, billiards, shuffleboard, heated pool, jacuzzi, modern laundry facility, playground. Prince Park RV Park 38 W. Prince Rd., 293-5967 25 RV spaces, full hookup. No age restrictions, pets allowed. Cable TV, swimming pool, BBQ area, ramada, bocce court, laundry, restrooms and shower rooms. Close to Tucson Mall, convenient to downtown restaurants, centrally located. Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 574-5000, 800-424-9191, From Jct. of I-10 and Kolb Rd. (Exit 270), S. 0.5 mi. on Kolb Rd. (L). 1,576 full hookup sites with patios, includes back-ins, big rig sites, and 100 foot pull thrus, modern hu/site. Telephones available at sites. Restrooms and 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.

Tumacacori Mountain View RV Ranch HRC 65, Box 380, 398-9401 70 full hook up, small store, laundry, restrooms, showers, free cable TV, movie rentals, swimming pool, BBQ pits, clubhouse. Kingman - I-40 exit 53 Flying J Travel Plaza 3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Petro Truck Stop - I-40 exit 66 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 Quartzsite - I-10 exit 17 Pilot Travel Center #328 928-927-7777 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store.

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

SOUTH 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 Arizona Taco, Country Fare, Subway. Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking.

COLORADO RIVER REGION Ehrenberg - I-10 exit 1 Flying J Travel Plaza Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM & phone rms

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Where to Park Your RV... Sorting Out Your Campground Choices

When it comes to finding a campground, RVers in and around Arizona have many choices, from elegant RV resorts to state parks with limited facilities, to “boondocking” sites where a level dirt site is all that is available. Campsites can cost $50 night or they can be free. Here are the major types of campgrounds:



National Parks: There are five in Arizona, some of which have campgrounds. The famous ones, like the Grand Canyon, fill up fast in the summer season. But others in lesser known parks are great places to get away from it all in a beautiful setting. Most National Park campgrounds are primitive, meaning there are no utility hookups for RVs. They are usually reasonably priced and often have flush toilets and showers. National Forests: In Arizona alone, the U.S. Forest Service maintains 8 forests covering more than 11 million acres of land. RVers looking for solitude enjoy these campgrounds, which are most often in stunning scenic locations. They typically do not fill except in rare cases and are among the less expensive of public campgrounds. Many are very basic, with only pit toilets. State Parks: These are among the most popular camping areas in America. Many state parks have campgrounds, which

range from primitive to more sophisticated ones with full or limited utility hookups and very often hot showers. State parks are wonderful places to spend a night or a week and are priced in the midrange of all campgrounds. Commercial Campgrounds / RV Resorts: Throughout Arizona and surrounding areas, there are hundreds of RV resorts offering everything from world class golf, swimming pools and spas, to live entertainment and on site restaurants. There are various clubs which offer programs for discounted camping at hundreds of private RV parks for an annual membership fee. KOA Kampgrounds are the most popular commercial campgrounds and offer clean, easy-to-locate sites. They are popular with all types of campers from those in tents to those with luxury coaches. No membership fee is required.

If you are not sure where you would like to go on your Arizona RV vacation, check out the Az Tourist News event listings or our AZ Event Guide on-line to see what is happening around the state. Once you pick an event you can find other attractions in the area in our attractions section. With all the things to see and do in Arizona, there is no reason to go RV’ing anywhere else. Discover America’s Natural Theme Park on

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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.


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


CASA GRANDE Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd, 520-421-7000

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.


FLAGSTAFF Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912


MESA Fiesta RV Resort 3811 E. University Dr., 480-832-6490 877-506-0071 336 full hookups, 23 pull-throughs, Cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, recreational facilities, library, shuffleboard, horseshoes, billiards, driving cage, ceramics, heated pool & spa, and golf nearby.



HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400, 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.




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




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


TOMBSTONE Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82, 520-457-2584 Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 800-574-0417 Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, Color Cable TV, large clean rooms, phones.


TUCSON Voyager R.V. Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd., 800-424-9191


YUMA Westwind RV 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. • 866-440-2992


WINSLOW Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35mi east of Flagstaff. 928-289-5898, 800-478-4002 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 Camping and RV spaces, pull thrus, dump station, showers.







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CALIFORNIA Anaheim Anaheim Resort RV Park 200 W. Midway Dr., 714-774-3860 150 landscaped sites, full hookups. Heated pool and jacuzzi, meeting room, cable TV, phone hookups, picnic tables, handicapped accessible areas, restrooms, showers, laundry, RV supplies, dump station, close to area attractions, free shuttle to Disneyland.

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Campland on the Bay 2211 Pacific Beach Dr. 858-581-4200, 800-422-9386 580 sites. 124 slips, a boat launch and a store. 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, full marina, equipment rental, full market, laundry, game room, ice cream parlor/BBQ cafe, horseshoes, volleyball, showers, restrooms, pets allowed, events and entertainment.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort 40751 N. Shore Lane, 909-866-4151 170 sites. Come enjoy the luxury of a gate guarded resort complete with a 16,000 square foot mountain lodge, forty-slip marina, boat launching ramp, tennis, swimming pool, spas and a fully equipped private health club, the resort offers all the refinements of an exclusive country club. Fishing, golfing, hiking, boating or just relaxing are all here.

Sans End RV Park 2209 W. Winterhaven Dr., 760-572-0797 170 full hookup sites. 32 are pullthrus. Clean air, cool winter nights, warm days. 2 miles from Yuma and its very full program of activities for winter visitors. RV storage. Age restrictions, 2 separate rec halls, restrooms and laundry facilities.

Silver City KOA 11824 Hwy 180 E 505-388-3351, 800-562-7623 73 spaces. No age restrictions, pets welcome. Heated pool, playground, 5 camping cabins, clubhouse, restrooms, showers, group area, gift shop, groceries, propane, cafe in-season/Memorial-Labor Day; BBQ Sat night, Breakfast Sat/Sun.




Borrego Springs Palm Canyon Resort 221 Palm Canyon Resort Drive 760-767-5341, 800-242-0044, All 130 sites have full hook-ups with cable TV. Phone hook-ups are available in some sites for long term guests. Restaurant, lounge, store and laundromat all on the property. 60 unit hotel with swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Mojave Kayo's Travel Trailer Park 2121 E. Nadeau St., 661-824-2811 89 sites. Full hookup sites. Open year round. Children and pets welcome. Reservations accepted. Clean, safe, friendly downtown location. Laundry, showers. Sierra Trails RV Park 21282 Hwy. 14 760-373-4950, 877-994-7999 60 sites. Full hookups. An oasis with grass and trees on our 5 acres. Pool, community room, lawn, cement patio, BBQ pits, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, satellite TV. Death Valley National Monument is half day drive which makes our desert oasis a fine enroute stop-over.

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Dolores River RV Park & Cabins 18680 Hwy. 145 970-882-7761, 800-200-2399, 81 sites. 12 cabins. Experience the beauty and serenity of the Dolores River and the quaintness of the Dolores River Valley. Only minutes from Telluride, Mesa Verde and Durango. On the river, also has fishing ponds, horseshoe pits, large rec hall, kitchen, family reunions welcome. Cable TV, private internet hook-up, laundry, pets allowed on leash. Credit cards accepted.

Silverton Red Mountain Motel & RV Park P.O. Box 346 970-387-5512, 888-970-5512

Niland Bashford's Hot Mineral Spa 10590 Hot Mineral Spa Rd., 760-354-1315, 143 full hookup sites. Adult park. Open October through May. Quiet, relaxing, friendly. By scenic Chocolate Mountains. Hot mineral water baths. Showers, rec room, dances, bingo, other activities, RV storage. Pay fishing ponds. Church services. Horseshoes, billiards, card room.

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Cottonwood RV Park Hwy. 191, 435-672-2287 30 sites. Full hookups. Restrooms, showers, laundry, playground, basketball, picnic tables and grills at every site.

NEW MEXICO Carlsbad Carlsbad KOA 2 Manthei Road 505-457-2000, 877-457-2002, 100 sites on 22 acres. Full hookups. Hot tub, playground, live bait and fishing supplies, restrooms, laundry, clubhouse. Faywood Hot Springs 165 Hwy 61, HC 71, Box 1240 505-536-9663 1200-acre private ranch, 4 cabins w/full bath, kitchenette, heat & AC, 17 RV sites, 11 w/full hook-up, tent sites, overnight lodging teepee, dump station, shade area, group fire pit, BBQs, 2 horseshoe pits, hot springs pools, massage therapy, horseback riding & lessons

Glenwood Sundial Springs End of Forest Rd 519, 505-539-2712 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

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Bryce Ruby's RV & Campground PO Box 22 435-834-5301, 866-866-6616, 127 sites. Tipi and cabin rentals, dump station, propane, showers, laundry, swimming pool, spa and hot tub, restaurant adjacent. Shuttle to Bryce canyon. Chuckwagon dinner ride and country music show.

Mexican Hat


Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort 1131 Back Bay Dr., 949-729-3863 406 sites. Full hookups, 12 cottages. 75 acres with 25 acre lagoon, marina, pool. Activities, restaurant, market, laundry, showers.

Twin Spruce Campground 621 Highway 70 West, (505) 257-4310 111 spaces RV sites with full hook-ups water, electric and cable TV. Laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, adult sitting room, in-season swimming pool and computer station. Pets allowed, dump station, propane refill , handicap access. Centrally located, close to shopping, racetrack, and Casino Apache.

Silver City


Big Bear Lake


Valle's Trailer Park PO Box 310216, 435-683-2226 14 sites. Full hookups. Cabin rentals, tent sites. Storage facilities, restrooms, showers, laundry, cafe on site.

Springdale Zion Canyon Campground & RV Park 479 Zion Park Blvd., 435-772-3237 110 sites. Full hookups. Laundry, restaurant, conference room, swimming pool, river swimming.

• Insurance Work Welcome • All Makes of RV’s • Complete Collision Services • Complete Mechanical Services • We’ll help with confusing insurance questions • A great reputation for quality & service • Serviced & repaired thousands of vehicles • I-CAR Gold Class center • State-of-the-art technology & equipment • No shortcuts - Certified Technicians • Only high quality paints, finishes • Restored to pre-accident condition

You are what you experience…

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• We meet EPA, State & County environmental regulations • Comprehensive vehicle inspection • Written warranties • FREE shuttle service & after-hours emergency towing • References gladly provided • We guarantee to fix it right “It’s that simple.”

520-889-2777 3340 East Mossman Rd,Tucson


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