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Welcome to Wickenburg! “Wickenburg� Even the sound of it is Western. Don’t you agree? This historic Western town is actually named after its founding father, Henry Wickenburg, who discovered gold in the area in the mid-1800s. Arizona’s richest gold mine prompted a town on the Hassayampa River which soon included a railroad, and bustling business community, as well as cattle ranches and other agriculture – and later dude ranches. Present-day Wickenburg has all the modern amenities, a booming retirement population and vibrant local economy. At the same time, Wickenburg celebrates its roots with annual events, and

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ful little town nestled in the desert. To learn more contact the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, (928) 684-5479,

TAKE A RIDE. A fantastic line-up of events is just around the corner. Join us out Wickenburg way! 70th Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo – February 8-11, 2018

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An historic steam engine and caboose grace Frontier Street, along with the historic railroad depot (below).

Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center located in Heart of Wickenburg For newcomers to Wickenburg or seasoned visitors, the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center can answer nearly anything a traveler wants to know about the town and surrounding area. Located at 216 N. Frontier Street, in the heart of historic downtown, the Visitor Center is housed in the restored Santa Fe Railroad Depot. Built in 1895, the depot’s red roof and SUR[LPLW\WRWKHWUDFNVPDNHLWHDV\WRÀQG Step inside through the old screen door, and the smiling faces behind the counter will answer all questions. Maps, shopping guides, lists of restaurants, local business directories and brochures for numerous things to do in the area are free for the taking. Whether in town for the afternoon or for the winter, the informaWLRQDQGRSWLRQVZLOOEHVXUHWRKHOSÀOO\RXU time. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week, October through May. On week-


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accessed through one of two websites:, or wickenburgchamEHUFRP7KHĂ€UVWLVJHDUHGWRZDUGWRXULVP and the second is a hub of information for chamber members and local events. Both can also be found on Facebook and Twitter where daily posts keep followers updated on events as they happen, including road closures, severe weather reports and more. Since its original restoration 30 years ago, the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce has maintained the depot. Recently, the chamber board of directors launched a major fundraising campaign to further repair, renovate and remodel the depot, making more room for the bustling visitor cenWHUDQGPRYLQJDGPLQLVWUDWLYHRIĂ€FHVLQWR an area previously used for storage. The project has been made possible through generous donations of individuals and groups. For additional information, contact the chamber at (928) 684-5479, or email



Feb. 9 - 11 70th Annual Gold Rush Days Feb. 10 Gold Rush Parade (Downtown) March 3 Downtown Concert Series (Stone Park) March 17 Guys Who Grill (Community Center) April 7 Downtown Concert Series (Stone Park) April 14 Wickenburg’s Wild West Run Sunset Park

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Wickenburg’s Wild West Run 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, 1-mile kids fun run Giddy-on-up to the 6th Annual Wickenburg’s Wild West Run on Saturday, April 14. Cinch up your shoes, secure your hat, and come run (or walk!) through Arizona’s most western town. Following an out-and-back course beginning at Sunset Park (3020 W. Wickenburg Way,) the race takes a gradually descending path east until reaching the 5k turnaround. Heading south and with the majestic Vulture Peak in the distance, 10k and halfmarathon runners face a gradual climb in elevation until reaching their respective turnaround points. The 10k participants turn around just beyond Wickenburg’s Los Caballeros Golf Course, while halfmarathoners continue through Wickenburg’s scenic terrain for another 3.45 miles before turning back. Having gradually ascended above the town, participants get a picturesque view of Wickenburg. You ZRQ¡WÀQGDPRUHEHDXWLIXOUXQLQDOORI$UL]RQD Wickenburg’s Wild West Run is for all ages and abilities. The only requireEnjoy your run! And yes! You can run in your ment is to have a great time while raising funds for local youth programs. spurs; just don’t squat!






ottery B is a small art and trinkets shop located in the heart of downtown Wickenburg. The shop is owned and operated by Brooke Walters, an Arizona native and Wickenburg resident since 1982. Walters has always appreciated art, but her passion for creating it began in Tucson where she attended high school and took art classes. Her art teacher inspired her, and she enjoyed every aspect of the class. She credits art for her success in school. Walters lived in several Arizona towns before eventually settling in Wickenburg with her husband and two kids. They bought a feed and tack store and did that for awhile until she got a job at Wickenburg High School. She was a natural at teaching and eventually taught culinary arts full time. Twenty-one years later, she decided to follow her childhood dream of owning an arts shop. “I used to go shopping with my mom who really liked art,â€? Walters said. “I always used to go through the shops and think ‘someday I’m going to have one of these.’ It took a lot of hard work to get here.â€? Walters loves everything about owning a business, and especially the customers who have become her friends and the small town support she receives. She chose to open her business in Wickenburg because she was always drawn to the desert surrounding the town and the people. “I am humbled by how many people appreciate what I do,â€? said Walters. “It’s a really neat feeling that someone enjoys what I make so much.â€? Pottery B is bright and inviting, with colorful pots, mugs and trinket trays dispersed on shelves, and southwestern paintings GRWWLQJWKHZDOOV,QWKHEDFNFXVWRPHUVFDQĂ€QG:DOWHUVEXV\ at the wheel, spinning bowls into shape and working on special orders. Her shop offers “unique and usefulâ€? pottery, as well as glass jewelry created by her close friend Judy Gilreath. ShopSHUVFDQDOVRĂ€QGKHDOWK\WHDVHVVHQWLDORLOVVRDSEHDGVSDLQW ings, and candles at Pottery B. Pottery B is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Brooke at (928) 231-7893 or visit Pottery B is located at 134 N. Tegner St.

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The West Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Performing Arts Center The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg schedules a wide variety of performances in the intimate, 600-seat venue from November through March. The Webb Center features diverse genres, including: country, bluegrass, classical, folk music, dance, comedy, and a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Fun Series.â&#x20AC;? February welcomes the return of the hilarious 3 Redneck Tenors during Wickenburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold Rush Days. Next will be National Geographic Live Stranger in a Strange Land with speaker Jodi Cobb, as well as the Webb Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ fth annual Find Your Center Gala on February 17, featuring pianists Alpin Hong and Michael Kaeshammer. This premiere event promises over 100 silent auction items, delicious hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and a spectacular concert with proceeds beneďŹ ting the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many programs. Continuing in February will be roots jazz and country swing from the Bumper Jacksons band, and The TEN Tenors from Australia with their newest show Wish You Were Here. Completing the season in March will be an exhilarating evening of Taiko drumming with Yamato, country showman Neal McCoy, The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a celebration of Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hits with Classic Albums Live Sgt. Pepperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lonely Hearts Club Band, doo-wop quartet Human Nature,

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Go on the Walking Tour of Wickenburg.. Grab a bite to eat and shop along the way! Starting out at the corner of Yavapai and Frontier street. Here, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find the beautifully restored 1895 Santa Fe Railroad Depot, alongside a steam engine from 1890 and an intriguing red caboose from yesteryear. Step inside the depot for a look around and pick up a Walking Tour Guide. This helpful little pamphlet includes a map of historic downtown Wickenburg and 31 points of

interest, all within easy walking distance of the depot. (Of course you can drive it as well.) Along the way, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find attractions such as the old brick post office where settlers arrived on horseback to pick up mail. The building houses a dry cleaner and laundry service now, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see the original bricks and imagine the hitching rail out front. The old livery stable around the other side of the block was built in 1890 and today houses several businesses along Tegner Street. With the help of the guide, the discerning eye can still make out the angle of the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corners, which was transformed from livery stable to car dealership and gas station as times changed. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sure to meet lots of friendly faces inside the shops full of items

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visiting a mining town where approximately 5,000 residents lived in the mid 1800s while miners extracted millions of dollars worth of gold. Imagine walking through the very buildings where the gold was assayed, where armed guards kept watch over the city, where a hanging tree warned residents against thievery, ZKHUHDEODFNVPLWKVKRSSRVWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHPLQHUVTXDUWHUVGDQFHKDOOVDORRQDQGEURWKHOVWLOO stand. Just outside of Wickenburg you can do just that. Probably the best kept secret in all of Arizona, Vulture City is an amazing look at Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and at Wickenburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start. Legend tells us that prospector Henry Wickenburg was in the area in the mid-1800s and found an incredibly rich ore vein where it cropped up out of a hillside. Before long, miners were digging treasure out of what became Vulture Mine. The nearest water â&#x20AC;&#x201C; necessary in the processing of ore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was at the Hassayampa River which gave rise to a little town on the river which would come to be called Wickenburg. But the mine prompted more than the town of Wickenburg into existence. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historians say Vulture Mine is also responsible for the establishment of Phoenix, where farmers and cattlemen raised enough food to supply Vulture City. Vulture Mine operated continuously until World War II when the US government shut it down because it was deemed nonessential to the war effort.






Vulture Mine is still producing, through modern mining techniques. Vulture City over the years had fallen into varying stages of disrepair. Fortunately for tourists and history buffs, the historic city has been lovingly repaired using most of the original materials. As the work proceeds, visitors are welcome and encouraged to see for themselves the various arWLIDFWVDQGEXLOGLQJVZKLFKUHĂ HFWFORVHWRDFHQWXU\RIRFFXSDQF\6HOIWRXUVDQGJXLGHGWRXUV are now available at Vulture City. Visitors will be allowed to wander and browse through yesteryear â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a gas station, a priYDWHUHVLGHQFHDEODFNVPLWKVKRSWKHSRVWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDVVD\DHUVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHYDXOWJXDUGKHDGTXDUWHUV EURWKHOEXQNKRXVHNLWFKHQGLQLQJKDOOGDQFHKDOODQGEDU2QHRIWKHPRVWLQWHUHVWLQJIHDWXUHV is Henry Wickenburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rock house. Just outside the front door stands an ironwood tree believed to have served justice for at least 18 thieves, rapists and murderers. Guided tours are held at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays for $15 per person. Participants are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Self tours are $10 per person and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Cash only. To reach Vulture City turn south off US 60 at Vulture Mine Road in Wickenburg. Continue for 12 miles to the mine entrance. Vulture City is available for private parties and weddings. For more information contact Roger Berg (425) 443-0001.





Gold Rush fans, y’all come on out! The excitement in Wickenburg continues to build each year during the month of January as local residents join in the planning for the annual heritage event known as Gold Rush Days. Gold Rush Days began in 1948 under the direction of the Round-Up Club (now the chamber of commerce). Many local organizations came together to promote this new event, including many of the dude ranches in Wickenburg and surrounding areas. Gold panning was incorporated into the day’s activities, and a location was

chosen north of town on the Hassayampa River. That first celebration occurred on a rainy day in January when nearly 100 people found gold and enjoyed the rodeo, making a successful event. Two years later the date was moved to the second full weekend in February where it remains to this day. A parade and gold mining contests were added, along with the Saddle Club barbeque, and the location was moved to downtown Wickenburg. By the mid-1960s, the carnival, melodrama and arts and crafts show were

The rodeo is one of many popular events in the annual heritage festival for Wickenburg known as Gold Rush Days, a celebration of the ranching and mining traditions of the historic western town.

added to the festivities, and the event grew to become a full three-day weekend of activities. Gold Rush Days organizers estimate that between 50-60,000 people come to enjoy Wickenburg during those days. Most of the planning and execution of the events is handled by a small group of volunteers, the chamber staff team and board of directors as well as town of Wickenburg employees. The weekend kicks off with opening ceremonies on Frontier Street Friday at 8 a.m. Brown’s carnival opens Thursday night at 5 p.m. A car show, huge craft fair and art show are also part of the entertainment. The Senior Pro Rodeo runs all weekend at the Everett Bowman Arena, and you won’t want to miss the always popular old-tyme mellodrama each evening at the historic Saguaro Theatre in downtown Wickenburg. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber office on Frontier Street. The famous Gold Rush Days parade has become a favorite event around the state of Arizona, with many participants submitting their entries a year in advance to secure their spot. Attendees are sure to be delighted by school bands, classic cars, and of course lots of horses and unique floats created by groups and individuals from all around the state. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. More information about Gold Rush Days can be found at visitwickenburg. com. or at (928) 684-5479.


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Stop in at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum! The Desert Caballeros Western Museum, located in the heart of Wickenburg, is known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;must seeâ&#x20AC;? attraction for many visitors. Founded by Wickenburg residents in 1960 in order to collect and preserve the history of Wickenburg and the Arizona Territory, the museum is now a nationally recognized center for Western art, history, and culture. ;VĂ&#x201E;UK[OLT\ZL\TMVSSV^>PJRLUI\YN>H` and go one block south of Tegner to Frontier Street, where parking is plentiful. Before stepping inside, take a moment to admire the historic stagecoach and horses by the entrance. Then head through the double doors, where Museum staff and volunteers await with recommendations for touring the galleries. The Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renowned collection of Western Ă&#x201E;ULHY[TLL[ZOPZ[VYPJHSKLWPJ[PVUZVMLHYS` 1900s Wickenburg. Core to the collection are works by George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Taos Society of Artists. Works by Billy Schenck, Maynard Dixon, Alan Houser, Deborah Fellows and more offer an enriching contemporary presentation. Downstairs, experience what life was like for the early miners and ranchers of Wickenburg by exploring full size replicas of a NLULYHSZ[VYLVW[VTL[YPZ[VMĂ&#x201E;JLZHSVVUJOHWLS boarding stable, and houses, recreated from actual historical photographs and maps. While exploring the galleries, be sure to take along a set of headphones and a guidePORTâ&#x201E;˘ audio guide. As you walk from one location to the next, the guide keeps up with you with commentary

on the exhibitions, complete with sound effects. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second building, the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. Located behind the beautiful bronze on the corner of Tegner and Wickenburg Way, this facility features a variety of changing and traveling exhibitions. Be sure to ask for a calendar of events- the Museum holds several talks and demonstrations in the Learning Center every month, on topics covering everything from art to geology to quilting. This spring, the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s temporary exhibitions explore the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collecting the Westâ&#x20AC;?. All Over the Map: The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art, on view through March 4, showcases representational paintings of Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mountains, canyons, and vistas, created over the last one hundred years by artists of varying backgrounds, schools and eras. The show is a beautiful historical archive of the artists who painted Arizona and a record of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural gifts. One Traderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West is on view through June 3. While he is known for his work as a trader of weavings from the Navajo Nation, this exhibition is [OLĂ&#x201E;YZ[[VMVJ\ZVU.L[a^PSSLYHZH

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Cowgirl Up! Art Show and Sale In 2006, Desert Caballeros Western Museum embraced a revolutionary idea: an annual exhibition showcasing the brightest contemporary female artists working in the Western genre. In the male-dominated world of Western Art, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West turned the spotlight squarely on womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voices and perspectives, serving up a new, deeper understanding of the American West. Now in its 13th year, Cowgirl Up! remains one of the major national events for Western women artists. The 2018 Cowgirl Up! exhibition and sale runs March 23 - May 13. More than 50 of the CU! artists make the trek to Wickenburg for opening weekend each year. CU! artists ride the range of techniques, styles, and mediums, from traditional to contemporary. All of the art is available for purchase, meaning that each sale supports the endeavors of women artists working today and of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

During the exhibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening weekend, March 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25, 2018, Frontier Street in front of the Museum transforms into a tented venue for catered dinners, dancing, live auctions and an artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quick draw. Friday evening, March 23, will include the Miniatures Sale and Artists and Patrons Party. The evening ^PSSĂ&#x201E;UPZO^P[OHZ[YLL[KHUJL\UKLY the tent to music by Trio Rio. Saturday, March 24, is a full day, beginning with an Artists and Collectors Forum in the TVYUPUNHUKĂ&#x201E;UPZOPUN^P[O[OLWVW\SHY Bash and Bid Sale for pieces in the Main Gallery, and Artist Awards Ceremony. The chuckwagon breakfast and artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quick draw on the morning of Sunday, March 25, is a perennial favorite. More than a dozen of the Cowgirl Up! artists in attendance line the street, armed with paintbrushes and sculpting tools. Their mission: to create a piece of art in 90 minutes. After the time is up, the art goes straight to the auction block for the audience to bid on. Tickets for

opening weekend events range from $10 to $275 and are available at or by calling 928684-2272 A month-long exhibition and sale follows opening weekend, running through May 13. The show is included with general Museum admission. CU! art can be bought throughout the run of the exhibition at the Museum or online at (Photo by Craig Cutler)

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n June 30, 2013, the lightningcaused Yarnell Hill Fire raged out of control, burned into the town of Yarnell, and destroyed 129 structures. Tragically, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed west of town GXULQJWKHPXOWLDJHQF\ÀJKW7KRVH men from the Prescott area have been honored and commemorated in many ways by their communities and the town of Yarnell. The state of Arizona joined in that remembrance with the recent opening of the Granite Mountain Hotshots State Park. The park includes a trail leading from Highway 89 up and over the granite boulders of Yarnell Hill to an observation deck where the actual fatality site can be seen. The hike from the parking area to the observation deck is 2.85 miles. Every 600 feet, a polished granite memorial plaque shares a story and photo of one of the 19 hotshots. The climb is steep and rocky and gains 1,200 feet in elevation with 5% to 8% grades and more than 200 stairs carved in the boulder fields. Interpretive signs and benches are found along the way. Nationwide Sales & Service

At the 2.85-mile mark, hikers stop and read the story of the Yarnell Hill Fire and study the timeline to learn how the wildfire, which had been burning northward in the direction of Peeples Valley, suddenly changed direction and overtook part of Yarnell as well as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Far below the observation deck, in a pocket on the valley floor, a circle of 19 rock-filled gabions are linked together with chain and contain 19 crosses marking the approximate location where the firemen deployed their shelters in hopes of survival. Benches for rest and contemplation surround the memorial. An American flag stands guard. To reach the fatality site, hikers can take the 3/4-mile Journey Trail which drops 400 feet from the observation deck to the valley floor. The entire route is about 7 miles out and back. It does not loop. Arizona State Parks officials recommend planning for the trip to take at least 4 hours. No water, restrooms or trash receptacles are available on the trail. The trail is dog friendly (on a leash) with

minimal cactus. Hikers are encouraged to pack plenty of water for themselves and their dogs, and pick up after themselves and their furry friends. The hike is considered challenging, due to the rocky terrain and constant climb. State Parks officials recommend leaving the trail head before noon, and carrying a flashlight in case the sun goes down. Weather conditions may change during an outing, so plan ahead with proper clothing and footwear. To reach the trail head from Wickenburg, take US 93 north. Just past Wickenburg Ranch, stay to the right to merge onto Highway 89 north toward Congress. Beyond Congress, the highway splits and winds up the side of Yarnell Hill. As you near the top of the hill, look for an opportunity to turn left and intersect with the southbound lanes. The trail head will appear on the right in a short distance. If you reach Yarnell, you’ve gone too far, but you can always stop for a bite to eat or browse through unique antique stores before you hike. For more information visit azstateparks. com or call 877-MYPARKS.

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Desert Caballeros The Desert Caballeros are a sight to behold as a couple hundred men on horseback leave Wickenburg each spring for a ďŹ ve day horseback excursion through some of the roughest desert terrain in Arizona. In 2018 watch for them on Monday, April 16 at about noon as the ride leaves through downtown Wickenburg. They can also be spotted at about noon on Friday April 20 as they return to town. The riders cover close to 100 miles on horseback and camp outdoors, but enjoy gourmet food and lifetime friendships. For information on the ride visit

Full Service Equestrian Facility Jimmy â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hat Manâ&#x20AC;? Harrison is in his Wickenburg shop October through May. Stop in for the best quality handmade hats - custom ÂżWWHGWR\RXUKHDGDQGGHVLJQHG 20 to your dreams. For 20 years Jimmy has provided true beaver hats in hundreds of incredible styles.

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Visit Yarnell Daze on the mountain... Yarnell Daze 49 th Mountaintop Festival held on May 19, offers activities for the entire family and is shaping up to be the perfect day trip. Participants can enjoy free activities from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A highlight of Yarnell Daze is the Highway 89 parade. It includes antique cars, floats, horses, clowns, fire trucks, and more. Events planned include a pancake breakfast at the fire station, and arts and crafts vendors set up on the main vendorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; field and other locations throughout town. Fire department cadets will demonstrate firefighter skills, and a fine arts show is also scheduled. The KidZone provides games and crafts along with a special show at the Yarnell Library.

Shoppers can find something unique at one of Yarnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many distinctive antiques shops and gift nooks. Musical entertainment will feature outdoor dancing to the live music of The Cheek Tones and Whiskey Kiss, along with great food at the food court and beer garden. A popular easy listening stage located in the vendor field will feature a myriad

of local musical talent. AZAirNet provides free wi-fi throughout Main Street. Visitors can go to the memorial site for the Granite Mountain Hot Shots, St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shrine, and more surprises. Applications for parade, art entries and vendors will be available at www.YarnellDaze. com. Visit on Facebook at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yarnell Daze 49th Annual Event 3rd Saturday in May.â&#x20AC;? This event is listed on festival. net, and for more information contact Trish by phone at (928) 277-6674 or by email at Yarnell is nestled in the top of the Bradshaw Mountains on historic Highway 89, north of Wickenburg. There are many unique antique and gift shops and wonderful restaurants spread out over a mile. The areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents are proud of their creative go-to-it attitude. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motto is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Here!â&#x20AC;? (Photo by Mikel.)

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Second generation jeweler crafts specialty pieces Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewelry has been creating custom jewelry and doing repairs for more than 40 years, and they pride themselves RQEHLQJDIDPLO\EXVLQHVVWKDWIXOĂ&#x20AC;OOVDQHHGLQWKHFRPPX nity, with quality and low prices. Dan Conly started a jewelry business after making jewelry with a friend and realizing he had a talent and enjoyment for it. His son, Steve Conly, is now the proud owner, after working alongside Dan throughout high school and learning the tricks of the trade. At one point, Steve opened his own jewelry business, and eventually took over Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. He is proud to offer the same quality and uniqueness that his father did. Steve is now taking the business in the direction he wants and focusing on keeping the family aspect of the business alive, while also creating quality jewelry that people will cherish. Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewelry offers multiple types of jewelry repair, watch batteries, lapidary, stone inlay, Native American jewelry, specialty and custom made pieces. Steve works with 14K yellow and14KX1 white gold, as well as turquoise from

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Golf! Now there are â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;foreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unique golf courses By Kevin Cloe They sprouted out of the desert in 1949, 1979, 2008 and 2016. Now resident and visiting golfers have four choices to enjoy the sport year-round.Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stroll through the different venues from the newest to the eldest: Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Wick at Wickenburg Ranch Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,240 yards from the back tees. Beginners to tour players should enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, emphasized by music streamed across the course, no dress codes, and no tee times. Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Wick is one part challenge course, one part hang out, and lots of fun.

Set around a thoughtfully designed bar and grill (Watering Hole) complete with nine wide-screen TVs and with up to 90 seats inside and across the stunning waterfall feature, Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Wick provides championship-quality greens on an environmentally conscious 18-acre footprint that includes piped-in music all along the lighted course (for night golf). Big Wick at Wickenburg Ranch Playing from just under 4,500 yards at the forward tees to more than 7,000 from the back championship tees, the DUWIXOO\FUDIWHGFROOHFWLRQRIVL[SDUVĂ&#x20AC;YHSDUVDQGVHYHQ par-4s traverse through arroyos, offering views of Vulture Peak . Each hole is a chapter in a larger story, with varying distances, compass directions, and skill requirements woven into the experience. Wickenburg Ranch was created as a private club reserved exclusively for members and their guests. However, it has created a short window during which time the club is allowing a limited amount of unaccompanied non-member play. Reservations are available 30 days in advance by calling (928) 668-5535 or using the online booking. Wickenburg Country Club Often referred by many as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;thinkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s course,â&#x20AC;? Wickenburg


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Los Caballeros Golf Club Los Caballeros Golf Club presents semi-private golf in spectacular surroundings. This traditional championship course design plays 7,014 yards with a challenging slope rating of 135. Los Caballeros Golf Club is surrounded by spectacular views of Vulture Peak to the south and the Bradshaw Mountains to the north. The course Signature Hole is No. 13. Playing 599 yards from the blue tees, featuring numerous elevation changes and a small, well-protected undulating green, it is consistently rated as one of the most challenging par-5 holes in the state. The course is ranked as a 4½-star winner and a two-star medal winner of good service and places to play by Golf Digest â&#x20AC;&#x153;Places to Play.â&#x20AC;? The Club Chef provides lunch from a fresh grill menu daily from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dining is available inside the clubhouse or on the patio overlooking the practice area and the Bradshaw mountain range.




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