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Statewide

Attractions
Page 9
Statewide
Festivals
Pages 5-8
Pet Friendly
Page 35
RV Resorts &
Campgrounds
Pages 41-47
Native
Culture
Pages 38-39
Carefree
Cave Creek
Page 23
Outdoor
Recreation
Page 36
FEBRUARY - APRIL 2007
STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 2 www.lasr.net FEBRUARY 2007
As a travel advocate of the Southwest -
our neighbors to the south in general and Arizona
in particular, I can’t forget that I’m a resident of
Tucson excited about the next few weeks. It is
during this time of the season that all those in
tourism are putting their best foot forward. The
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is remarkably
the most noteworthy event of its kind interna-
tionally. With show venues throughout the city of Tucson,
excitement is in the air.
I’m always delighted at the prospect of so many new peo-
ple plus many past readers enjoying the information we put
out in Az Tourist News. It isn’t hard to fathom that many
will take this information and run with it, albeit to the near-
est rent-a-car location in order to see the Gems of Arizona.
This month’s feature is a gem in itself - Globe, Arizona,
just east of Maricopa County, one hour from Mesa-Apache
Junction. A treasure rich with mining history, this commu-
nity’s contribution carries on to the present day. As in most
of Arizona, Globe’s economy is having to adjust from being
a leader in the industrial age to what now is the information
age. Tourism is often the answer. By illuminating the his-
tory of Globe-Miami, city tourism officials keep alive the
excitement of the past. We encourage you to take a step into
the past and see for yourself that which is a part of all of us.
Key word here --Copper, one of “Arizona’s five C’s.”
It has been a long time coming and, frankly, it is about
time. Az Tourist News is finally being recognized by the
Arizona Office of Tourism. We have been approved for
their matching funds program “Team Advertising Program.”
This program provides matching funds for those who pur-
chase advertising from AOT’s select group of media. We
thank the Arizona Office of Tourism. I’m sure this will help
us continue to do the great job we do providing those on the
roads with needed information they can use TODAY.
Something new and different in this month’s issue.
Indeed, we are excited to present to you our new “Az-
Mexico” Section of Az Tourist News. This section will be
included in part with the main paper; it will also stand alone
in areas closer to the border. With coverage on what is hap-
pening in Sonora and Baja Norte, you will soon find that
there are no borders when it comes to the reach and interest
of Az Tourist News.
We inform, we inspire, and we know in our hearts that
the thirst that many have for what is new and interesting
will mean our resource is one you will wish to keep close
by your ignition switch.

Accessible Travel .................................................................... 34
Attractions ................................................................................ 9
Bisbee ...........................................................................................15
Camp Verde ................................................................................ 33
Carefree /Cave Creek ...............................................................23
Central Arizona ...................................................................16-23
Chandler ....................................................................................21
Colorado River Region .......................................................26-29
Events, Featured ............................................................ 5, 24-25
February Events .................................................................6-7
March Events .....................................................................7-8
April Events ........................................................................... 8
Grand Canyon .............................................................................31
Green Valley ............................................................................... 10
Lake Havasu City .......................................................................29
Lodging..........................................................................................4
Mesa ............................................................................................ 22
Native American Culture .................................................. 38-39
Outdoor Recreation ................................................................. 36
Parker ..........................................................................................28
Pet Friendly Arizona ................................................................. 35
Phoenix Metro ...................................................................... 19-23
Public Lands................................................................................37
Relocation .................................................................................. 34
Rim Country ............................................................................... 18
RV Resorts & Campgrounds ................................................41-47
Scottsdale.....................................................................19
Southern AZ ........................................................................10-15
Statewide Map .................................................................. 24 - 25
Tour Arizona .............................................................................. 40
Tucson ................................................................... ..................11-13
White Mountains ......................................................................30
Contents
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EVENT SUBMI SSI ON GUI DELI NES ( EMAI L ONLY) :
Due to the demand for listing events, we have set the following guidelines. We hope that these will
clarify our criteria.
1. SpaceAvailability: Wesimply cannot list all theevents wereceive. Wereservetheright toselect appropriateevent
listings andwhenspaceis tight, wewill givefirst priority tothosewhopartner withus.
2. Length: 25-30 words in length or 180 characters. This should include the necessary information such
as event title, date, venue, brief description of event, admission and public contact number for further
information. The name of the city is not included in the word count.
3. Type: Tourism / Visitor related... typically this leaves out charitable events and events that would
draw from only the participants’ family, friends and like demographic reach, unless these have a particu-
larly “western” or Arizona theme.
Events to be e-mailed to Charlis@actarizona.com.
What Our Readers Are Saying…
Arizona residents love to visit the many wonders of our state…
this AZ Tourist News reader will do it more than 4 times a year!
And he also makes plans for his visitors…
If you want to reach125,000 readers who…

• Are eager to discover the wonders of Arizona;
• Are looking for e xciting things to do;
• Need to eat 3 meals a day;
• Need a place to stay at night
The Az Tourist News
is exactly what you’ve been looking for!
To advertise, call 520-622-7008 or (toll-free) 800-462-8705
Anthony Venuti
Publisher/Marketer
Greater Tucson
Businesses…
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Call 622-7008
to Advertise
Employees
Letter from the Publisher
SUBMISSIONS OF ARTICLES & PRESS RELEASES:
Deadline Feb. 15, 2007. To charlis@actarizona.com.
Press releases, etc. are always welcomed.
Az Tourist News, P.O. Box 5083, Tucson, AZ,
85703. Toll Free (800) 462-8705, (520) 622-7008,
(520) 622-7275 Fax, email info@aztourist.com,
www.aztourist.com
MAIN OFFICE -TUCSON
Publisher/Editor . . Anthony Venuti
Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlis McVey
Graphic Designer . . . Zorbabel Leon
Associate Editor . . . . . . Pam Marlowe
Associate Editor . . . . . . Sue Campbell
To advertise call (800) 462-8705 or email
publisher@aztourist.com. AZ Tourist News invites you
to use, without permission, any editorial portion.
Az Tourist News © 2006. 60,000 copies distrib-
uted regionally at 1,200 locations - Visitors centers,
hotels, resorts, RV Parks, Travel Centers and more!

• Ajo C of C
• Arizona City C of C
• Arizona Tourism Alliance
• Ahwatukee Foothills C of C
• Apache Junction C of C
• Black Canyon C of C
• Benson/San Pedro Valley
C of C
• Bisbee C of C
• Buckeye Valley C of C
• Bullhead Area C of C
• Camp Verde C of C
• Carefree/Cave Creek C of C
• Chandler C of C
• Chloride C of C
• Clarkdale C of C
• Coolidge C of C
• Copper Basin C of C
• Cottonwood/Verde Valley
C of C
• Dolan Springs C of C
• Douglas C of C
• Ehrenberg C of C
• Eloy C of C
• Flagstaff C of C
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• Globe-Miami C of C
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• Graham County C of C
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• Phoenix C of C
• Pinetop-Lakeside C of C
• Rim Country C of C
• Scottsdale CVB
• Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon
C of C
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• Show Low C of C
• Snowflake/Taylor C of C
• Springerville C of C
• St. Johns C of C
• Tombstone C of C
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• Winslow C of C
• Yarnell-Peeples Valley C of C
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WE ARE PROUD
TO BE MEMBERS OF:
WHY ADVERTISE TODAY?
Readers are driving past your location this very minute!
Historic Home and Building Tour
Feb. 17-18
Centennial Events
Mar. 23-31
Located in the middle of historic cop-
per mining districts, Globe sits smack
dab among some of the most scenic
countryside in this most scenic of
states. Getting its name from a “globe-
like” nugget of silver dug up in the mid
19th century, the city is home to some
of Arizona’s undiscovered treasures.
Among those treasures are a host
of Victorian cottages and Craftsmen-
style homes built in the early days of
this copper mining town. Located at
the junction of US 60-70, Globe was
founded in 1876, and finally incor-
porated itself as a city in 1907. Globe
marks its centennial this year with a
full schedule of celebratory events as
visitors discover a history that goes
much farther back than the town’s
birthday indicates.
The 23rd annual Historic Home
and Building Tour on Saturday
and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, shows
off many of the centennial sites with
guided tours of several notable build-
ings. The tours leave from in front of
Globe City Hall on Pine Street. This is
an excellent way to become acquainted
with Globe, paving the way for a later
visit for the Centennial celebrations in
March. A copper keychain is the ticket
for this year’s Home Tour, leaving
visitors with a permanent keepsake of
their visit.
The centennial celebration for Globe
includes an original musical produc-
tion “Justa Cafe,” a community picnic,
authentic cowboy events, arts and crafts
festival, book fair and concerts. All of
these events and a whole lot more begin
March 23rd.
The musical, performed by the
Copper Cities Community Players, will
raise its curtain on Friday and Saturday,
March 23 & 24 and March 29 & 30 at
7 pm. A matinee is planned at 2 pm
on Sunday, March 25. Tickets will be
available at the Center for the Arts.
A parade kicks off the events on
Saturday, March 24, heading down
Broad Street at 10 am. In the afternoon,
the chamber of commerce will host a
community block party, complete
with a car show at one end of down-
town and a cattlemen’s display at the
other, where youngsters can try their
hand at roping and see cattle up close
and personal. A variety of community
booths will offer food and games, and
musical entertainment is planned to
round out the festivities.
The Besh-Ba-Gowah Salado Indian
ruin will have free admission all day
Saturday with guided tours at 10 am
and 2 pm along with entertainment
and pottery and weaving demonstra-
tions. The special activities continue
on Sunday (one tour only) with regular
admission to
the Archaeol-
ogy Park. And,
just to let you
know, Besh-Ba-
Gowah translates
from the Apache
language meaning
“place of metal”
- which is how
Globe got its
name in the first
place!
There is a Book Fair on Sunday,
March 25 from 10 am to 6 pm, featur-
ing Arizona authors who will be on
hand to sign their books at the Globe
Senior Center on Broad Street. A new
book, “History of Globe, Arizona,”
will be ready for sale by the end of
January and on hand at the fair to
purchase. The book chronicles not only
the history of the city, but also many
family histories of early settlers and
builders of the community.
Globe is located in majestic foothills
with very few city lights... a perfect
location for a centennial star gazing
to be held on Monday, March 26 after
sundown. So if you have a telescope or
binoculars, now is the time to put them
to use.
On March 28 and March 31 the
Globe Centennial Film Festival will
feature both home made and commer-
cial movies filmed in and around the
area. Speaking of Globe and films, did
you know that Lynda Carter of TV’s
“Wonder Woman” fame is a Globe
High School alumna?
On Saturday, March 31, Broad
Street will be transformed into an arts
and crafts mecca with a variety of
unique items on sale. That evening,
the Centennial
Dinner, sponsored
by the Cobre Valley
Community Hos-
pital Foundation,
is planned at the
Apache Gold Ca-
sino, just five miles
east on Hwy 70.
Along with scrump-
tious food, the
dinner will feature
an auction of many
items unique to Globe history.
Be sure to be a part of these unique
events with some of the friendliest
folks you will ever meet in a town of
rich history and scenic beauty.
Globe is located 90 minutes east of
Phoenix on US 60 or north of Tucson
on SR 77. For more information on
events or the area, contact the chamber.
Globe-Miami Chamber:
800-804-5623
www.globemiamichamber.com
www.globe-100years.org
BESH•BA•GOWAH
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN
14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed
Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles
Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped
Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement
• Located just outside of Globe
928-425-0320
25% OFF with Coupon
FEBRUARY 2007 www.aztourist.com STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 3
Pieces Of Friendship XVII
FEB 1-28 GLOBE
Pieces of Friendship
is a community quilt
show founded in 1990
by the Copper Country
Quilters Chapter of
the Arizona Quilters
Guild. The quilts on
exhibit come from all
around east central
Arizona and are of all
sizes and types.
Presented by the
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts and
Copper Country Quilters, the show is
open Monday - Friday from 10 am to
5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
and Sunday from 12 Noon to 5 pm.
Admission is by donation to the Center
for the Arts.
Don’t miss the Opening Reception
from 1 to 4 pm on February 1st.
Location: Cobre Valley Center for the
Arts - 101 North Broad Street, Globe,
Arizona.
Center for the Arts:
928-425- 0884
Chamber of Commerce:
1-800-804-5623
The Old Noftsger Hill School
A Bed and Breakfast
928-425-2260 • Toll Free 877-780-2479
www.noftsgerhillinn.com
425 North
Street,
Globe,
Arizona
85501
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425 North St., 877-780-2479, www.noftsgerhillinn.com • • •
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P.O. Box 3319, Hwy. 64 • 888-63-GRAND, www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com •
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Inn at San Ignacio
1861 W. Demetrie Loop, 520-393-5700, www.innatsanignacio.com • • • • • • • •
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P.O. Box 1, 928-735-9977, www.thepeaksatgreer.com •
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P.O. Box 66, 928-735-7617, www.greercabinkeepers.com • • • •
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21 ACR 1031, 928-735-7216, www.greerlodgeaz.com •
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London Bridge Resort
1477 Queens Bay, 928-885-0888, www.londonbridgeresort.com •
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245 London Bridge Rd., 928-855-4071, www.zmchotels.com •
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850 W. Shell Rd., 877-232-3630, www.hiexpress.com •
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107 S. Lake Powell Blvd, 928-645-2406, www.empirehousemotel.com •
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431 EWhite Mountain Blvd., 928-367-6077, www.hiexpress.com/pinetop • • •
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www.hollidayinngrandcanyon.com • • • • • • • •
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FEB 1-27 TOMBSTONE
Annual Quilt Show & Sale
Tombstone Art Gallery - Quilts, quilt tops & small
articles for show/sale, free ad m, 9:30a-4:30p. Free
classes Tu, We & Th, 9:30a-12p. Pre-Show: 520-457-
3476; Show: 520-457-2380
FEB 1-28 GLOBE
Pieces of Friendship XVII - Quilt Show
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts - Quilts from all of
southern Gila County and surrounding communities!
Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sun noon-4p. 800-804-5623
FEB 2-11 QUARTZSITE
Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair
SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Artisans sell unbelievable
variety of their own handcrafted works, food, free adm.
928-927-6364
FEB 7-11 TUBAC
48th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts
Longest running art festival in AZ - Art & craft booths,
music & food from all over the country. Celebrated Native
American artist Amado Pena will sign official poster he
designed, 10a-5p, free. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com
FEB 7-11 TUBAC
48th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts
Longest running art festival in AZ - Art & craft booths,
music & food from all over the country. Celebrated Native
American artist Amado Pena will sign official poster he
designed, 10a-5p, free. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com
FEB 8-11 WICKENBURG
59th Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo
Celebrate town's ranching & mining heritage, Sr
pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dance,
arts/crafts, entertainment, BBQ. Fr: classic car show,
Sa: parade, Sa & Su: rodeo, Su: mucking & drilling
contest. 800-942-5242, www.wickenburgchamber.com
FEB 8-11 TUCSON
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
Tucson Convention Ctr - Theme "Australia - Minerals
from Down Under," azurite, malachite, cuprite, opal, agate
& more. 300+ dealers of jewelry, minerals, fossils, etc,
door prizes, kids' activities. Silent auction Sa eve. Th-Sa
10-6; Su 10-5. Adm: $7, 14 & under free w/adult. www.
tgms.org; 520-322-5773
FEB 9-10 CAMP VERDE
Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Verde State Historic Park - Buffalo Soldiers stationed
here for the weekend in honor of Black History month, w/
living history & riding demos. $2/adults, 13 & under free.
Park open 8a-5p. 928-567-3275
FEB 9-11 YUMA
62nd Annual Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo & Parade
Yuma Co. Fairgrounds - Parade (downtown) Sa 8:30a;
Rodeo Performances: Fr 1p, Sa 1p & 6p, Su 1p. Gen adm
$10, $8 adv, box seats avail. 928-344-5451 or 928-919-4969
FEB 9-11 SCOTTSDALE
16th Annual Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate
Festival
Scottsdale Pavilions - Juried show of 150+ artists &
chocolate from 15+ chocolatiers; Live Entertainment.
$2 adm, 10a-5p. 480-837-5637
FEB 9-11 TUCSON
Desert Diamond Casino Arts & Crafts Festival
I-19, Pima Mine Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople from
throughout the southwest, continuous entertainment, food,
jewelry, clothes, wood, metal, etc., 10a-5p.
FEB 9-14 CHANDLER
Days of Wine and Roses Festival
Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - 9th-11th & the
14th, live music, free Champagne tasting, rose w/meal,
great French-style food, fine wine, gifts & prizes. 14th
is winemaker's dinner w/ two seatings 5:30 & 7:30p,
reserv. req'd. 480-792-6927
FEB 10 FLORENCE
Tour of Historic Florence
Visit homes on the Nat'l Historic Register, also farmers
market, antique & collectible sale. Free shuttle, 9a-4p, $10
advance, $12 day of, 18 & under free. Tickets at Chamber.
800-437-9433
FEB 10-11 BENSON
Territorial Days
City Park, Exit 303 or 304 off I-10 - Celebrate AZ
statehood. Merchants' famous hamburgers, music, square
dancers, arts/crafts, carnival, petting zoo, Sa 10a-5p, Su
10a-4p, free. 520-586-9706
FEB 10-11 PHOENIX
51st Annual VNSA Used Book Sale
State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building - 600,000+ books.
Proceeds benefit local charities. Sa 8a-6p, Su 8a-4p, free
adm. 602-265-6805. www.vnsabooksale.org
FEB 10-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY
22nd Annual Winterfest
McCulloch Blvd (between Acoma & Smoketree) -
Outdoor festival w/250+ vendors featuring arts & crafts,
business sevices, live entertainment, children's activities,
great food, 10-5, free adm. 928-855-4115
FEB 10-11 CAMP VERDE
7th Annual Pecan, Wine & Antique Festival
Community Center, Main St. - Locally grown pecans
for taste/sale, pecan bake-off, hayrides, wine tasting
from premier wineries, jazz, 40+ antique booths &
more! Sa 9-5, Su 10-4. 928-567-0535
FEB 10-APR 1 APACHE JUNCTION
AZ Renaissance Festival
US Hwy 60 - Sat's, Sun's & Presidents' Day Mon: 100's
of costumed participants entertain & educate. Music,
theater, comedy, food, drink, crafts, games, jousting.
Gate: Adults $20, 5-12 $8, under 5 free, 10a-6p. 520-
463-2700; Buy tickets online: www.renfestinfo.com
FEB 13 MESA
Canadian Snowbird Celebration
Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St. -
Entertainment, valuable information geared toward
snowbird lifestyle, 10a-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200
FEB 16 YUMA
Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Information Meeting
Yuma Convention Center, 101 Desert Hills Dr
- Entertainment, valuable information geared toward
snowbird lifestyle, 1p-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200
FEB 16-18 LAKE HAVASU CITY
25th Annual Home Show
High School, 2675 S. Palo Verde - Find everything
for your home! Bigger than last year! Colorado River
Building Industry Assoc. Free adm! Fr 4-7:30p, Sa
9a-5p, Su 9a-3p. 928-453-7755
FEB 16-18 YUMA
Yuma River Days
Historic Downtown - Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival,
food, music Fr, Sa & Su from 10a. Saturday shuttle buses
transport you to historic sites, enjoy re-enactments, tours.
928-782-5712
FEB 16-18 CAVE CREEK
Fine Art & Craft Show
Buffalo Chip Restaurant & Saloon, 6811 E Cave Creek
Rd - Hours are Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4, free admission &
parking. 602-789-7222
FEB 16-18 SCOTTSDALE
Scottsdale 5th Avenue Fine Art & Wine Festival
Old Town - Juried show of 100+ world class artists
plus wine-tasting ($10 incl's engraved wine goblet),
live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $2. Free
Parking. 480-837-5637
FEB 16-25 SCOTTSDALE
52nd Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo
Westworld - Most prestigious Arabian horse show in
the world. 2200 horses, 300+ vendors, 25 eateries,
8a-5p daily plus 6-9p Fr-Sa, $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12
free. 480-515-1500
FEB 17 SALOME
14 Annual Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off
Indian Hills Airpark - Chili & salsa competition/
tasting; Poker Runs incl 4-wheel, air & horse; aircraft
contests, classic car show, 1st Annual Art Show &
Exhibit, 9a-5p. 928-859-3846
FEB 17 TUCSON
Scope Out Saturn at Kitt Peak
Kitt Peak Nat'l Observatory - Presentation about
Saturn, view Saturn by telescope, CD with Saturn
images for each guest. Refreshments. 10p-1a, $35/$13,
reserv. req'd. 520-318-8726
FEB 17-18 MESA
18th Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale
Mesa Centennial Hall, Bldg C, 201 N Center - Judged
woodcarving competition, fine woodworking show, wood
sculpture, gourd art, supplies, demos, prizes, raffles, Sa
9-5 & Su 10-4, donation $4. 480-951-6175
FEB 17-18 GLOBE
Historic Home & Building Tour, Antique & Quilt Show
City Hall - From 9a, last tour 3p. $10/$8 srs/ $6
children 6-16, Antique Show & musical "Broad Street
Does Broadway" free w/tour. 800-804-5623
Cave Creek Museum
Cave Creek, Arizona
presents Author’s Month
Feb. 10, 17 & 24
Readings & Book Signings
From 2-3:30
Museum hrs: Wed-Sun 1-4:30pm, Fri 10-4:30pm
480-488-2764 www.cavecreekmuseum.org
9th Annual Antique, Modern
& Exotic Auction
FEB 24 LAKE HAVASU CITY
Mark your calendars for
this once a year, one day
only event!
Auction begins at 10 am
Saturday, Feb. 24th, with
preview 2 hours prior to
auction.
Check out the fabulous selection!
Antique and modern dining room and
bedroom sets, occasional pieces, hun-
dreds of high quality collectibles, unusual
Indian items, cowboy items, children and
animal small to life size bronze statuary
and fountains, oils on canvas, mirrors,
prints, and more - plus over 100 CTS of
rubies, diamonds, sapphires, tanzinite,
pearls, bracelets, necklaces and rings
- most set in 14KT gold - and gold and
silver coins.
Location: Aquatic Center, 100 Park
Ave., Rods & Relics Hall.
Robert Bollinger Auctioneer
913-963-6788
bollingerauction.com
Scottsdale Arabian Horse
Show & Shopping Expo
FEB 16-25 SCOTTSDALE
The World’s Largest Horse
Drawn Parade The 52nd
Annual Scottsdale Arabian
Horse Show will take place
at WestWorld in north
Scottsdale, February 16-25,
2007. It’s the largest event
of its kind in the world and attracts hun-
dreds of thousands of spectators.
Along with exciting competitions,
educational seminars and an international
cuisine court, the event features more than
300 trade booths offering everything from
lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art to
boots, saddles and gifts.
Each year the Scottsdale Arabian Horse
Show raises thousands of dollars for local
charities. The Arabian Horse Association
of Arizona will continue to support such
endeavors this year. Tickets are $10 each
and be purchased by calling TicketMaster
or at the ticket booth on site.
For a schedule of events and more infor-
mation on the show visit the website.
TicketMaster: 480-784-4444
www.scottsdaleshow.com
54th Annual Parada del Sol
Parade XVII
FEB 24 SCOTTSDALE
The World’s Largest
Horse Drawn Parade will
head north on Scottsdale
Road from Oak Street to
Indian School at 10 am.
Presented by The Tribune
and the City of Scottsdale,
this historical event includes nearly 1,000
horses, western pageantry, clowns, danc-
ing troupes, marching bands, and civic
groups. Free family fun for kids of all
ages!
Immediately following the Parade, the
Scottsdale Jaycees keep the party going
with the annual Trail's End celebration.
Enjoy live music, shopping, great food,
cold ale, a Kids Zone and much more!
The block party takes over Old Town
Scottsdale on First Avenue and Main St.,
between Brown Rd & Scottsdale Road.
Admission is free and the fun lasts till 5
pm! Bring the whole family and spend the
day in Old Town Scottsdale!
480-990-3179
www.paradadelsol.org
March 2 - 4
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March 23 - 25
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Downtown Carefree
Scottsdale Pavilions
Fine Art & Wine Affaire Fine Art & Wine Affaire Fine Art & Wine Affaire Fine Art & Wine Affaire Fine Art & Wine Affaire
Avenue of the Fountains
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ARTISTS
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February 9 - 11
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February 16 - 18
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FEB 17-18 SEDONA
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about
35 artists and craftsmen, paintings, photography, jewelry,
pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627
FEB 17-18 BULLHEAD CITY
8th Annual Veterans Chili Cookoff & Festival
Rotary Park, Lakeside Dr at the River - Chili, salsa,
classic car show, karaoke, arm wrestling, kids events,
food/beverage, craft & merchandise. Vendor space $100
10x10 or $150 10x20 for 2 days. Adm free. 928-704-0334
FEB 17-25 TUCSON
82nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros
Tucson Rodeo Grounds - PRCA Winter Tour Rodeo,
the largest outdoor winter rodeo in the US. Tickets
$13-20 according to seating, 1p-5p. 520-741-2233,
www.tucsonrodeo.com
FEB 18 AJO
Tucson Boys Chorus Concert
Dicus Auditorium - World famous boys choir from
Tucson, Az. Presented by the Desert Music Club and
Ajo Council for the Fine Arts, 3p, $12, tickets can be
purchased at the door. 520-387-7742
FEB 21 LAUGHLIN NV
Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Information Meeting
Harrah's Casino Resort - Ask questions about topics
affecting Snowbirds, enjoy entertainment w/ Tom
Leadbeater & John Bressler, Wed, 1p-4p, free adm. 800-
265-3200
FEB 21-25 PHOENIX
Western National Shoot
Ben Avery Shooting Range - National Muzzle Loading
Rifle Association, incl's Traders Row, competitive shooting,
knife & tomahawk throwing, demonstrations, 8-5. Free
tospectators. 480-557-0301
FEB 22 TUCSON
Tucson Rodeo Parade
Ajo & Park - Since 1925 the best non-motorized
Parade in the world. Floats, horse-drawn coaches,
Mexican dancers, marching bands & more, prompt
start 9a. Grandstand seating avail, for tickets: 520-294-
1280, www.TucsonRodeoParade.org
FEB 23-25 COOLIDGE
Cotton Days
Downtown, San Carlos Park - Arts & crafts, car
show, biker rally, salsa cookoff, dance contest, live
entertainment, food booths, beer garden, carnival,
cotton bale rolling contest, street dance, free adm.
520-723-3009
FEB 23-25 APACHE JUNCTION
Lost Dutchman Days
Community celebrates Lost Dutchman legend w/
professional rodeo & rodeo dance, carnival, two stages
with free entertainment, arts & craft show, wild horse
& burro adoption, themed parade on 24th. 800-252-
3141
FEB 23-25 FORT MOJAVE
Anual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow
Avi Resort & Casino - Arts, crafts, jewelry & food,
traditional bird singing and dance contest Fr night.
Dancer Reg. $5 ends 9p Sa Nevada time. 760-629-
4591; Hotel Resv: 1-800-430-0721
FEB 24 SCOTTSDALE
Jaycees' 54th Annual Parada del Sol Parade
Scottsdale Rd, Oak St to Indian School - World's
largest horse drawn parade, western pageantry, dancing
troupes, bands, 10a. Trail's End Celebration after
parade w/live music, shopping, food, Kids Zone till 5p,
free. 480-990-3179
FEB 24 ARIZONA CITY
Arizona City Western Daze
Fire Dept. complex, Sunland Gin Rd - Parade 10a,
festival immediately after w/arts & crafts, live
entertainment, car show, games, food vendors, free
adm. 520-466-5141
FEB 24 LAKE HAVASU CITY
Antique, Modern & Exotic Auction
Aquatic Center - Fine home & office furnishings,
bronze statuary, collectibles, oils on canvas, prints,
jewelry and much more. Preview 2 hours prior to sell
time. Auction 10a. 800-268-7621
FEB 24 QUARTZSITE
4th Annual "It's Chili in Quartzsite" Chili Cookoff &
State Salsa Championship
Tyson Wells Showgrounds - Sanctioned event,
entrants from all over the state, public free adm, fee for
tasting, big raffle, entertainment, 10a-6p. 928-927-
9321
FEB 24 CHANDLER
Classic Car & Hot Rod Show with Saturday Music &
Art in the Park
Historic Downtown - Approx. 100 cars, live music and
creations by local artists, 9a-4p, benefits My Sister's Place
shelter. free adm. & vend. 480-782-3047
FEB 24-25 TUCSON
SW Indian Art Fair
AZ State Museum (UofA) - 200 renowned Native
artists, top-quality artwork incl pottery, Hopi
kachinas, jewelry, baskets, rugs & more. Artist
demos, Native foods, music & dance
performances, Sa & Su 10a-5p, $8/$3 ages 12-16.
520-626-8381
FEB 24-25 PHOENIX
Matsuri: A Festival of Japan
Heritage & Science Park - Entertainment, crafts, food,
art, martial arts, Taiko drums, folk dancing, children's
activities & more. Free, 10:30a-4:30p. 602-262-5029
FEB 24-25 FOUNTAIN HILLS/FT. MCDOWELL
Spring Round Up All-Indian Rodeo
Ft McDowell Rodeo Grounds - Thrill to exciting
rodeo action from the Southwest's best Native
cowpokes, 1p daily, free adm. 480-816-7162
FEB 28-MAR 4 SEDONA
13th Annual Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop
Five Days...150 films: Documentaries, Shorts &
Features, and Animations from around the world;
fabulous parties. Ticket info: 888-399-FILM
FEB 28-MAR 29 TUCSON
Tucson Spring Training
Two world champion teams - Chicago White Sox (‘05)
and Arizona Diamondbacks (‘01) play in Tucson Electric
Park; the Colorado Rockies play in Hi Corbett Stadium.
Tickets: 866-672-1343
MAR 2-3 GLENDALE
35th Anniversary Benefit Quilt Show & Auction
Glencroft Retirement Community - Fr: crafts, antiques,
collectibles, books, food, silent auction, noon-8p. Free
concert with master yodeler 7p. Sa: pancake b'fast 7:30-
9a, booths, quilt auction, 9a-1p. Free adm. 623-847-3004
MAR 2-4 SCOTTSDALE
Jaycees' Parada Del Sol PRCA Rodeo
WestWorld - Bullfighters, all the usual rodeo events,
concert, rodeo dance. Call for times/ticket prices. 480-
990-3179 or TicketMaster 480-784-4444
MAR 2-4 PARKER
Bluegrass on the River Festival
La Paz County Park - Some of the country's best talent
plus great vendors, classic car show (Sat), RV Show.
Tickets: 1-866-463-8659
MAR 2-4 CAREFREE
15th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly juried
fine artists, wine-tasting ($10 incl's engraved wine goblet),
live entertainment featuring Brule!, 10a-5p, Fr free, Sa/Su
$2. 480-837-5637
MAR 3 CASA GRANDE
29th Annual AZ State Open Chili Championship,
Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Show
Ed Hooper Park - Cookoff, tasting cups on sale, plus
arts & crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, 10a-5p,
free adm. 800-916-1515
MAR 3 TUCSON/VAIL
Western Heritage Celebration
Colossal Cave Mtn Park - Living history re-
enactments, cowboy poetry & music, roping demos,
barrel racing and more. $5/car up to 6 people, 11a-2p.
520-647-7121
MAR 3-4 SEDONA
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about
35 artists and craftsmen, paintings, photography, jewelry,
pottery and more, 10a-5p, free adm. 928-284-9627
MAR 4-5 CAVE CREEK
Grand Canyon Rodeo
Cave Creek Memorial Arena - 2p daily, $10 per carload,
480-488-4043
MAR 8-10 BENSON
Valley Crafter's Show & Sale
Fellowship Hall, 590 S. Huachuca - Bake sale, juried crafts
show, 30+ vendors, Th 5-8p, Fr 9a-7p, Sa 9a-4p. I-10 exit
303 to Huachuca St. Turn right to church. 520-586-1908
MAR 9-11 CHANDLER
19th Annual Ostrich Festival
Tumbleweed Park - "One of the Top 10 Unique
Festivals in the US." Ostrich races, parade (Sa), live
music by national headliners, carnival rides, arts &
crafts, food. Adm: $7 adults, $6 Srs, $5 kids, under 5
free. 480-963-4571, www.ostrichfestival.com
MAR 9-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY
Havasu Art Guild's 28th Annual Juried Spring Show
Community Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave - Show &
sale of fine arts & crafts from all over the West, artists
welcome, Fr & Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-3p. Free adm. 928-
855-8078
MAR 10 FOUNTAIN HILLS/FT. MCDOWELL
Annual Junior Rodeo
Ft McDowell Rodeo Grounds - See Native America's
future rodeo champions in action as they ride, race
and rope for prizes, 9a, free adm. 480-816-7162
MAR 10-11 TOMBSTONE
Ed Schieffelin Territorial Mining Days
Honoring prospector who founded Tombstone; street
music, competitions in hard rock drilling, mucking
& nail pounding, mining displays, Ed Schieffelin &
Nellie Cashman look-alike contest, all-pet parade &
more. 888-457-3929
MAR 10-11 TUCSON
25th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow
San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American
inter-tribal dancing, contests, Native American
food/arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10a-7p.
Adults $7, children $5, 6 & under free, parking
$3. 520-573-4051
MAR 10-11 KINGMAN
Home & Garden Expo
Mohave County Fairgrounds - Features carnival plus
vendors, displays and presentations all having to do
with your home. Fr & Sa 10a-6p, Su 11a-4p, adm $2,
under 10 free. 928-753-2636
MAR 10-11 PICACHO
Civil War in the SW
Picacho Peak State Park - Re-enactments of Civil War
battle for Pichaco Pass & two other SW battles. Period
costumes, music & encampments of late 1860s. $8/car up
to 4 people, $2 each additional, 10a-4p. 520-466-3183
February & March Events
Western Heritage Celebration
MAR 3 TUCSON/VAIL
See rodeo season out in
style with a celebration
of our Western heritage!
You’ll be treated to cow-
boy poetry, living history,
Western fashion show
with all the latest from
Corral West Ranchwear, music from bal-
ladeer Kevin Bowman, roping demonstra-
tions, and an arena event. Try your hand
at adobe-making, take a wagon ride, and
more!
And last but not least, mosey over to a
real chuckwagon for your grub.
Festivities and entertainment will run
from 11 am–3 pm. Appropriately, the
event will be held at the beautiful La
Posta Quemada Ranch facility in Colossal
Cave Mountain Park. This 129-year-
old working ranch is the ideal location
for a celebration of southern Arizona’s
great Western heritage and traditions.
Presented by the Pima County Parklands
Foundation. (In lieu of March Sunday in
The Park.)
520-647-7121
54th Annual Parada del
Sol Rodeo
MAR 2-4 SCOTTSDALE
Grab your boots, pull
on your hat, and head
on out to WestWorld
of Scottsdale for some
good ol’ fashioned fam-
ily entertainment! 2005
National Finals Rodeo
Announcer of the Year, Wayne Brooks,
will bring the action alive during five
PRCA sanctioned rodeo performances
featuring bareback riding, saddle bronc
riding, team roping, tie-down roping, bar-
rel racing, steer wrestling and, of course,
everyone’s favorite - the bulls!
The Parada del Sol would not be
complete without a little “boot scootin’
boogie”! Friday evening, March 2, join
the Jaycees & KMLE 108 at Handlebar-
J, Shea Blvd. & Scottsdale Rd., for live
music by Ray Herndon & the Herndon
Brothers. And, then Saturday evening,
March 3 head on over to WestWorld’s
east arena for the Parada del Sol Rodeo
Concert.
480-990-3179
www.paradadelsol.org
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MAR 10-11 FOUNTAIN HILLS/FT. MCDOWELL
4th Annual Native American Fine Art Show
Ft McDowell Casino, Beeline Hwy - Native
American artists, juried show, cultural
performances, traditional Native food, 9a-6p, free
adm. 480-816-7162
MAR 10-APR 15 TUCSON
Designer Showhouse
4880 E Placita Provida - Fashion shows, boutique, daily
luncheons, DesignSpeak seminars, chef demos, $15 by
2/10 or $20 @ door, 10-4 daily except Su 12 -4, closed
Mondays. 520-624-2333, ext 105
MAR 15-18 CHANDLER
National Festival of the West
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass - Huge Western Shopping
Expo, entertainment, fashion shows, TV & film
celebrities, Mounted Shooting Competition, Chuck
Wagon Cook Offs, lots more; from 10a, $12/$11/$4.
602-996-4387
MAR 16-17 GLENDALE
Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2007
ASU West Campus, 4701 W Thunderbird - Judged show,
Small Quilt Auction Sa 2p, merchants mall, antique quilt
exhibit, quilt appraisals, drawing, $7 adm, Fr 9a-6p, Sa
9a-4p. 602-220-9889
MAR 16-17 YUMA
AZ Archaeology Expo
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park - Hands-on
activities, special displays/booths, make crafts, play
games, see history re-enactors & more! Free adm.
602-542-4174
MAR 16-17 PEORIA
Celebration of the Arts
Municipal Complex, 8401 W Monroe St - Fine art, live
entertainment, children's art activities, fine foods, wine tasting, art
demos, book sale & more! Fr 5-10p, Sa 10a-4p. 623-773-7198
MAR 16-18 SAN CARLOS
11th Annual San Carlos Apache Tribe Pow-Wow
Apache Gold Casino Resort - Competition
dancing, gourd dancing, authentic arts & crafts,
traditional Apache food. Bring own chair. Call
for times/adm. 800-APACHE-8
MAR 16-18 SUPERIOR
Superior Apache Leap Days and Mining Festival
Old Town - Parade, Baile Folklorico, mining
competitions, southwest food, music, crafts, carnival. Fr
5p-10p, Sa 8a-10p, Su 10a-6p. Free. 520-689-0200
MAR 16-18 BUCKEYE
Helzapoppin' PRCA Rodeo
Helzapoppin' Rodeo Grounds - All events incl. team
roping & bull riding. Rodeo dance featuring Mogollon.
Performance Fr 7p, Sa 7p & Su 2p; Dance Sa 7p. Adults
$10, Children $5, Dance $5. 623-386-2727
MAR 17 MARANA
Founders' Day
Ora Mae Harn Park - Parade at 9a. On-stage
entertainment, Teen Extreme Zone, show car event,
history pavilion, geneology search, kids' activities, food,
vendors, 11a-5p. Junior rodeo at 1p. 520-382-1950
MAR 17 AJO
6th Annual Sonoran Shindig
Bud Walker Park - Sonoran desert celebration, activities
for whole family, live music, displays, info booths, raffles,
food and fun just for kids, 10a-3p, free adm. 520-387-7742
MAR 17 MESA
A Night in the 40's
Falcon Field Airport - AZ Wing CAF: Live Big Band,
USO show, jitterbug & costume contests. Dance in the
shadow of a vintage B-17 WWII bomber, fundraiser
for museum, 4:15p, $30/adv, $35/door. Meal extra.
480-924-1940, www.bigbanddance.com
MAR 17 PATAGONIA
Mariachi Festival
Patagonia Lake State Park - Join the Fiesta! Four-five
Mariachi bands perform, food vendors, children's
activities, 11a-4p. $8/car (up to 4 adults). 520-287-6965
MAR 17 SEDONA
37th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
From Jordan Historical Park - Named the 2003 AZ State's
best special event, starts 10:30a with Festival after. Also
8th annual One-Mile Run/Walk & 5K Run prior to the
parade. 928-204-2390
MAR 17 GLENDALE
Arrowhead Lakes Fine Art & Culinary Festival
1/2 mile north of 101 on 59th Ave, east on Arrowhead
Lakes Dr - Fine juried art, live entertainment, food and
small farmers market, FREE,10a-5p. 623-825-0511
MAR 17-18 GOODYEAR
Tres Rios Nature Festival
Baseline & Meridian Wildlife Area - Celebrate the
area's rich wildlife & heritage. Incl's hikes, fishing
clinics, canoe floats, bird watching, entertainment,
children's activities & more, Sa 10-6, Su 10-4.
tresriosnaturefestival.com, 623-204-2130
MAR 22-25 KEARNY
47th Annual Pioneer Days Festival
Pioneer Park on Veterans Ave - Parade Sa 10a, arts &
crafts, food, live entertainment, carnival & more. Th & Fr
4-10, Sa noon-10, Su noon-8. Free adm. 520-363-7607
MAR 23-25 CHANDLER
Jazz, Wine, Blues & Barrel Tasting Festival
Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Taste wine
straight out of the barrel, great live blues & jazz bands,
Creole-Cajun style entrees for dinner, gifts and prizes.
$10 for wine tasting/souvenir wine glass. 480-792-
6927
MAR 23-25 TUCSON
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair
4th Ave - 400 booths of arts & crafts, food vendors,
entertainers from around the US. Please be kind to your
pets and leave them at home, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-
624-5004
MAR 23-25 FOUNTAIN HILLS
3rd Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire
Ave of the Fountains - Juried show of 100+ world class
artists plus wine-tasting ($10 incl's engraved wine goblet),
live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $2. Free Parking.
480-837-5637
MAR 24 TUCSON
Presidio Street Festival
Downtown - Celebrate Tucson’s history from the Presidio
era to the Territorial period., live music, historic re-
enactments, stunt shows, tours, arts & crafts, 10a-6p, free.
520-547-3338
MAR 24-25 GLOBE
Celebrate AZ Archaeology Month
Besh-Ba-Gowah - 2 tours Sa, 1 tour Su, entertainment,
pottery and weaving demonstrations, 9a-5p. Sa-Free,
Su-$3 ages 12-64, $2 for 65+, under 12 free. 928-425-
0320
MAR 24-25 PHOENIX
3rd Annual West of Western Culinary Festival
Arizona Center - Garden party with 50+ top chefs, sample
dozens of dishes and wines, live jazz, chefs' fashion show. All
ages. $18 - $65 in advance. Info: www.westofwestern.com
MAR 25-31 HOPE
6th Annual Adios Snowbirds Festival
Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort - Country & Western/
Bluegrass music jam sessions, concerts; tournaments of
golf, horseshoes & shuffleboard; adm $175 incl’s full
hookup site, daily b'fasts & dinner. 928-859-3187
MAR 30-APR 1 TUCSON
Spring Artisans Market
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave in Historic
Downtown - 120+ of the finest artisans in the
Southwest offering a wide variety of exquisite,
handmade works, 10a-5p. 520-624-2333
MAR 30-APR 1 CAREFREE
6th Sonoran Festival of Fine Art
Easy Street, Town Center - Juried show w/100 local
& nationally-acclaimed artists, farmer's market,
entertainment & exhibits about wildlife & desert
preservation, 10a-5p, free adm. 480-575-6624, www.
SonoranArtsLeague.org
MAR 31 BLACK CANYON CITY
Annual Lions White Cane Parade & Festival
VFW Pancake B'fast 7a; White Cane Parade 10a; food,
craft booths, entertainment, antique tractor pull w/ kids'
garden tractor pull. 623-374-0442, 623-374-9363
MAR 31-APR 1 LITCHFIELD PARK
9th Annual Art & Culinary Festival
Downtown next to Wigwam Resort - 200 fine artists &
craftsmen (Native American, traditional, contemporary),
live entertainment, wine garden, culinary demonstrations,
10a-5p, free adm & parking. 623-393-5338
MAR 31-APR 1 PHOENIX
AZ Game & Fish Outdoor Expo
Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Carefree Hwy & I-17 -
Hunting, fishing, shooting, archery, OHV & watercraft
recereation, hands-on activities & workshops, food
booths, Sa 8-5, Su 8-4, free adm. 602-789-3241
APR 12-14 ORACLE
22nd Annual Oracle Oaks Festival
Community/Sr. Center - Carnival & Parade. Contests
for best Wild West attire & Raffles ($1/entry or 6/$5)
including Basket w/$300 & local merchant items, King-
size Quilt, & more. 520-896-9326
APR 12-15 CAVE CREEK
Fiesta Days Weekend
Cave Creek Memorial Arena - WPRA Rodeo and PRCA
Rodeo performances, Mutton Bustin', Rodeo dance, parade
(downtown), golf tournament. Call for times, locations,
prices: 480-488-4043
APR 13-15 TOMBSTONE
Annual Tombstone Rose Festival
Historic Allen St - Celebrate the 122nd blooming of the
World's Largest Rose Tree. For activities call the Silver
Club. 520-457-3648
APR 14 BUCKEYE
West Valley Air Fair
Buckeye Municipal Airport, I-10 to Palo Verde Rd/Sun
Valley Pkwy exit - Flight b'fast 8a, airplane displays, food
booths, vendors, drawings for skydives & demo flights,
fun for kids, more, 10a-3p, free adm. 623-349-6650
APR 14-15 CAMP VERDE
History of the Soldier
Fort Verde State Historic Park - A living history timeline
of military and civilian encampments up to the present
day, incl's re-enactments. $2/adults, 13 & under free. Park
hours: 8a-5p. 928-567-3275
APR 19-29 TUCSON
Pima County Fair
Fairgrounds - Don't miss this combination of carnival,
livestock, displays, great attractions, demolition derby,
vendors & fabulous concerts, $7/$2. 520-762-9100; www.
Pimacountyfair.com
APR 20-21 CHANDLER
Chandler Jazz Festival
Downtown, A J Chandler Park - An exciting jazz fest
featuring various bands, several venues. Free adm. Fr 5-
9p, Sa 2-9p. 480-782-2665
APR 20-21 PIMA
Annual Heritage Days
BBQ Fr 5-7p, Cowboy breakfast Sa 7-9a, Farm Museum
& Main Museum displays, entertainment, family reunions.
928-485-3032
APR 20-22 MIAMI
Miami BoomTown Spree
Sullivan Street - Arizona State Mining Championship,
parade, street fair, continuous entertainment, stair climb,
bed races, 5K & 13K runs. Fr 5-9p, Sa 9a-9p, Su 10a-5p,
free adm. 1-866-487-5676
APR 21 TUCSON
Tucson Children's Earth Day Festival & Parade
Armory Park & Tucson Children's Museum - Parade starts
at 10a. Environmental activity exhibits, free give-a-ways,
art contest, music performances and recycling collections,
9a-1p, FREE. 520-207-7183
APR 22-27 STOCKTON, CA
Escapees RV Club ESCAPADE
Five days of educational fun - Seminars, workshops,
crafts, entertainment, club activities, 100+ vendors
indoor/outdoor mkt. Register at: 888-757-2582 or
www.escapees.com
APR 26-29 COTTONWOOD
Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Field trips -featuring
Condor Caper, exhibits, vendors, workshops, guided walks,
bird from a canoe. Call for NEW trips to newly designated
wildlife areas. 928-282-2202, www.birdyverde.org
APR 27-29 GLOBE/SAN CARLOS
3rd Annual Charreada Rodeo
Apache Gold Casino - Traditional Mex. rodeo w/team
competition. Wild Horse Roping, Bull Riding, All Girl
Side Saddle Drill Team & more plus traditional Mex.
food, folk dancing & music. Free. 1-800 APACHE 8
APR 28 DUNCAN
The Duncan Rampage
Greenlee County Fairgrounds - Contests, horseshoe
tournament, kids games, Pit BBQ 4-6p, ol' time fiddlers,
cowboy poetry, Jr. Rodeo 6-9p, gate opens 10a. 928-359-
2583 or 359-2144
March & April Events
Escapees RV Club
ESCAPADE
APR. 22-27 STOCKTON, CA

Five days of educational
fun!
Educational seminars,
workshops, craft instruc-
tion, evening entertain-
ment, games, socials, 100+
vendors with indoor/out-
door market displaying RV
gadgets, and tools. New to RVing? Enjoy
Escapees RV Boot Camp and learn the
basics!
Three upcoming Escapades: Apr. 22-
27 in Stockton, California, Sept. 9-14 in
Goshen, Indiana (boot camp Sept. 7-9);
and in 2008, June 29-July 5 in Gillette,
Wyoming (Boot Camp June 27-29).
Learn something new. Meet somebody
new. Have some fun.
Mention AZ Tourist News for
$10 discount.
To register, mail Escapees RV, 100
Rainbow Dr., Livingston, TX 77351, call,
fax or visit our website.
888-757-2582
(Fax) 936-327-4388
www.escapees.com
NORTHERN
CENTRAL
SOUTHERN
McCormick-Stillman
Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd.
480-312-2312
www.therailroadpark.com
Miniature trains, historic buildings and
rolling stock from AZ’s past. 1950
carousel, snack bar. Train rides $1,
under 3 free w/adult. Open daily 10am,
free adm.
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass
I-10 Exit Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
480-502-5600, www.rawhide.com
Rawhide Steakhouse, gunfights, stage-
coach rides, train rides and Western
themed shops. Spirit of the West
Theater, and a haunted mine attraction.
11 miles SW of Phoenix Sky Harbor
Airport.
Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright
480-860-2700
www.franklloydwright.org
Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert master-
piece, broad range of tours avail., prices
vary, open daily.
Arizona Sonora
Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
520-883-2702
www.desertmuseum.org
21 acres with some 300 animal species
and 1,200 kinds of plants. Includes
hummingbirds, javelinas and coyotes,
bird of prey shows (seasonal). Open
daily. Call for seasonal hours & prices
National Geographic
Visitor Center (IMAX)
Hwy 64
928-638-2468
www.explorethecanyon.com
IMAX Theater, interpretive presenta-
tions & exhibits; FREE maps, National
Geographic Store, AZ Office of
Tourism, Explorer’s Café, and more!
Out of Africa
4020 N. Cherry Rd.
928-567-2840
www.outofafricapark.com
Authentic African Safari Tours. Feed
giraffe, zebra and more aboard Safari
vehicles. Take a Tram or walk for clo-
seup encounters of lions, tigers, bears
and other large predators. 3 miles west
of I-17 on Hwy 260.
TUCSON
Arizona Wing
of the Commemorative
Air Force Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Rd
480-924-1940
www.arizonawingcaf.com
Dedicated to preserving aviation history
and wartime memorabilia. Gift shop.
Located at Falcon Field Airport.
MESA
Besh-Ba-Gowah
Archaeological Park
150 N. Pine St., Globe
928-425-0320
Offers a glimpse into the long vanished
Salado culture. Walk within restored
rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and
visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3,
65 & over - $2, under 12 free.
GLOBE
SCOTTSDALE
SCOTTSDALE
CHANDLER
CAMP VERDE
Navajo Nation Museum
Hwy 264 & Loop Road
928-871-7941,
www.navajoland.com
Bridges the past, present, and future of
the Navajo people through educational
/ art exhibitions, cultural programs and
events. Galleries & Gift Shop hours:
Mon. 8-5, Tues.-Fri. 8-8, Sat. 9-5. 1/2
mile W of the AZ/NM border.
WINDOW ROCK
GRAND CANYON
Dolly Steamboat
480-827-9144
www.dollysteamboat.com
Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7
days a week. Narrated nature cruises, twi-
light dinner cruises and private charters.
16 miles northeast of Apache Junction
on SR 88.
APACHE JUNCTION
Kitt Peak
National Observatory
520-318-8726
www.noao.edu
23 optical and two radio telescopes
with 3 tours daily, visitor center, gift
shop, public observing programs day
and night. Hours: 9am-3:45pm; call
for prices. Hwy 86. 56 miles SW of
Tucson.
Old Tucson Studios
201 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson
520-883-0100
www.oldtucson.com
Famous movie location open to pub-
lic. Hours: Daily 10am-6pm. Wild
West entertainment, restaurants, shops.
(Subject to seasonal changes. Please
call ahead for current schedule and
prices.)
Queen Mine
866-432-2071.
www.discoverbisbee.com
Retired Phelps Dodge employees guide
you into this once prolific copper mine
opened in 1877. 5 tours daily, 7 days
a week, tickets $12 plus tax adults, $5
plus tax ages 5-15. Off US 80 inter-
change.
Reid Park Zoo
520-791-4022
1030 S. Randolph Way
www.tucsonzoo.org
Hundreds of exotic animals from all
over the globe in natural environments.
Educational fun for all ages! Hours: 9-
4; Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2
children under 14.
Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
& Cowboy Hall of Fame
150 N. Railroad Ave.
520-384-4583, 877-234-4111
Features the life of Rex Allen, Rex
Allen, Jr., Willcox Cowboy Hall of
Fame, photo history of the Cowbelles,
western stars. Gift shop. 10-4. Adm: $2
single, $3 couple, $5 family.
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main, Tucson
520-624-2333
www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org
Pre-Columbian, Western, Contem-
porary. Changing exhibitions and
Historic Block. Tues-Sat, 10-4; Sunday
Noon- 4, closed Mondays, major holi-
days. Adults $8, Seniors (60+) $6,
Students (13+) $3.
TUCSON
TUCSON
BISBEE
TUCSON
WILLCOX
TUCSON
Route 66 Museum
120 W. Andy Devine, Kingman
928-753-9889, 866-427-7866
Tells the story of the 35th parallel
- wagons trains, National Old Trails
Highway and Route 66. Murals, exhib-
its, period vehicles and a street scene
make it all come alive. Located in the
Powerhouse Visitor Center. Daily 9-6
(Dec-Feb to 5pm)
KINGMAN
Performing Arts Center
2675 S Palo Verde Blvd., Lake
Havasu
928-505-6900
www.havasu.k12.az.us
At the Lake Havasu High School.
Performances by the L H Community
Choir & Orchestra, Mohave Community
College Theater Dept., and the
Missoula’s Children’s Theater plus
local dance companies and recital
groups. For schedule call or go to cal-
endar link on the website.
LAKE HAVASU
COLORADO RIVER REGION
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Anegam
Arivaca
Benson
Bisbee
Blue
Bowie
Bylas
Carmen
Catalina
Central
Childs
Clifton
Cochise
Comobabi
Cortaro
Dos Cabezas
Douglas
Dragoon
Duncan
Eden
Elfrida
Elgin
Fairbank
Fort Grant
Fort Huachuca
Fort Thomas
Franklin
Geronimo
Green Valley
Hannagan
Meadow
Hereford
Hickiwan
Huachuca City
Kansas
Settlement
Klondyke
Lukeville
Marana
McNeal
Morenci
Mt. Lemmon
Naco
Nogales
Oro Valley
Palominas
Patagonia
Pearce
Pima
Pisinimo
Pomerene
Portal
Rio Rico
Rillito
Safford
Sahuarita
Saint David
San Miguel
San Simon
Santa Rosa
Sasabe
Sells
Sierra Vista
Solomon
Sonoita
South Tucson
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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CITIES & TOWNS
by Charlis McVey
The small town of Ajo,
located 43 miles from the
Mexican border, is a charm-
ing community that’s proud of its
past and enthusiastic about its future.
Come along and see why!
Hispanic influence is reflected in
the town’s name, which is Spanish for
“garlic.” The beautiful old Spanish
style plaza is the heart of Ajo; its tra-
ditional architecture dates from 1917.
The town’s Native American neighbors
live nearby on the Tohono O’odham
Reservation. The extraordinarily beau-
tiful Organ Pipe Cactus National
Monument is 34 miles to the south.
Ajo celebrates the richness of its des-
ert location with the Annual Sonoran
Shindig festival, to be held this year
on March 17. Mark your calendar and
come enjoy activities for the whole fam-
ily including live music, displays, info
booths, raffles, food and fun just for
kids.
For many years Ajo’s economy was
based upon copper mining. A lookout
offers a panoramic view of the 1 1/2
mile open pit mine that was open from
1926 to 1985.
Today Ajo is a popular retirement
community with year round blue skies,
low humidity - and pure air that the
urban centers cannot offer. Visitors
enjoy recreation such as tennis, golf,
hiking, birding and rock hunting.
Coming up on Feb. 18 is an opportu-
nity to hear the world famous Tucson
Boys Chorus in concert - don’t miss
them, they’re terrific! Presented by the
Desert Music Club and Ajo Council
for the Fine Arts, the performance is at
3 pm and tickets are $12 (can be pur-
chased at the door).
Located on Hwy 85 about two hours
by car from Phoenix or Tucson, Ajo is
one of Arizona’s great finds.
“Best Little Town in Arizona”
Check Out Ajo and See For Yourself
Ajo C of C 520-387-7742
ajocofc@tabletoptelephone.com
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I-19 south to Exit 48
South o Green Valle
ARTS & CRAFTS
FESTIVAL
Fine Arts, Crafts, & Specialty Foods
Jewelry, Pottery, Wood Crafts,
Stained Glass, Metal Works, Paintings,
Furniture, and Clothes
Sat 10-5 • Sun 10-4
Amado Territory
Ranch
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February 2007
Wed 7 - Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Thurs 8 - Moscow Festival Ballet Swan
Lake
Tues 13 - Ivan Lins
Fri 16 - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Sun 18 - Pilobolus Dance Theater
Thurs 22 - UA Dance Premium Blend
Fri 23 - UA Dance Premium Blend
Fri 23 - Ethos Percussion Group and the
Masters Of Indian Music
Sat 24 - Chava Alberstein

Sat 24 - UA Dance Premium Blend
Sun 25 - UA Dance Premium Blend
Wed 28 - Denyce Graves
Tickets:
520-621-3341
uapresents.org
UApresents...
Book a Show While You’re in Town!
UApresents... the best classical orchestras and artists, iconic
jazz stars, high profile dance companies, and artists from all
corners of the world. Special price offers include senior and
military discounts and Bring a Friend Offer (purchase full price
B seat and bring a friend for $10).
Tucsonans just call it the
“gem show” - but it’s way
more than that. Dozens of shows
go on at the same time with thou-
sands of participants and attendees.
Shows take place at more than 30
sites around town - in giant white tents,
at hotels and resorts, and at exhibit halls
marked with huge banners.
From Jan. 27-Feb. 11 you can have the
time of your life browsing the astound-
ing collections - with only one difficulty
- how to choose which of the many gor-
geous pieces you wish to purchase! There
is something for everyone - from gold
and diamonds to granite bookends, dino-
saur fossils or beads. Most of the shows
are free; hours vary. Some dealers sell
only to wholesalers.
The show that started it all - the
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show™ - packs
downtown’s Tucson Convention Center
over the last weekend of the event (Feb.
8-11). The theme this year is “Australia
- Minerals from Down Under.” Among
the unusual exhibits:
• Azurite, malachite, cuprite, opal,
agate & more... the complete landscape of
Australia’s minerals.
•33 gem sculptures of incredible beauty.
• The American Woman, carved from a
12-ton Colorado marble block, a life-size
figure atop a grand piano.
There are also over 300 retail dealers of
minerals, gemstones, jewelry, and fossils,
plus kids’ activities and door prizes. A
silent auction is being held on Sat. eve-
ning. Admission to the show is $6.25 plus
$.75 TCC tax; kids 14 & under are free
with adult admission.
A free local shuttle service,
GemRide™, takes visitors to most gem
show sites. It operates Jan. 27 through
Feb. 11, 2007. The toll free number to
call for shuttle information is 866-PARK
GEM (8 am-8 pm). Wheelchair-acces-
sible vehicles are available with 24-hour
notice.
Gem Show guides including shuttle
maps will be available at all shuttle stops
and show locations and at the Visitor
Center downtown in La Placita Village,
Broadway Blvd. and Church Ave.
Rockhounds - It’s Back!
The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
Shuttle: 866-727-5436
www.visitTucson.org
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A popular destination in
Pima County is the Arizona-
Sonora Desert Museum, a zoo,
botanical garden, and natural wild-
life museum in one. Originally a set
for Western movies with stars like John
Wayne, Old Tucson Studios has trans-
formed into a park full of stunt shows,
rides, and great restaurants.
With stalagmites and stalactites encircl-
ing rooms where bandits used to split up
stolen gold, Colossal Cave Mountain
Park is full of hidden secrets and mys-
tery.
The Pima County Fairgrounds hosts
year-round entertainment, including
equestrian events, concerts, and the Pima
County Fair. Pima Motorsports Park,
Pima County’s newest attraction and
Southern Arizona’s legal off-highway
vehicle (OHV) park, are also located
near the fairgrounds.
Two permanent residents of the
fairgrounds are Tucson Raceway Park,
with weekly NASCAR racing, and
Southwestern International Racing, host-
ing drag strip and funny car racing.
Right across the street, P1 Kart Circuit
offers an outstanding atmosphere for both
serious and recreational karters and a
comfortable environment for families and
spectators.
Pima Air & Space Museum is the
only place where you can listen to old
war stories and take a tour of President
Kennedy’s Air Force One. The Titan
Missile Museum, set in nearby Green
Valley, is the only nuclear missile left
over from the Cold War.
Southern Arizona is an ideal setting for
golf courses and Pima County has two of
the finest. Crooked Tree Golf Course,
an 18-hole, par 72 course with a spectac-
ular view of the Tucson Mountains, and
Ajo Country Club Golf Course with
wonderful amenities.
Kino Sports Complex is the home
to Tucson Electric Park. The Park is
the Spring Training home for the
Chicago White Sox and the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Another local sports
facility is the Tucson Sportspark, where
community teams come to play.
The historic Rillito Park Racetrack
races quarter horses and thoroughbreds
with pari-mutuel betting and fun for the
whole family.
Pima County has it all. All we’re miss-
ing is you!
Pima County...
All We’re Missing is You!
520-243-7355
www.pimacountyattractions.com
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The beauty of the
Southwest reaches far beyond
its red rock walls, secluded can-
yons, and endless vistas. It can be
found as well in the art and crafts of
the many peoples that have called the
Southwest home for centuries.
Celebrating 62 years in business
in 2007, Kaibab Courtyard Shops in
Tucson has helped support and promote
the indigenous cultures of the Southwest
by offering a unique and extensive selec-
tion of fine Native American Indian,
Mexican and southwestern arts and
crafts, and by helping to educate cus-
tomers and browsers alike. "We have
a great deal of respect for our artisans
and their cultures," says Laurie Amado,
owner of the Kaibab Courtyard Shops,
"and we're happy to share what we've
learned about their work."
Amado prides herself in nurtur-
ing long-standing relationships with her
craftspeople, and her caring shows in the
depth and breadth of selection she offers.
Within Kaibab's 9,000 square feet dis-
play area can be found Native American
Indian jewelry, Navajo weavings and
folk art, Hopi Kachina dolls, Mexican
Dance masks, Pueblo pottery, baskets
and fetishes, southwestern home accents,
and rustic furniture.
A recent addition is an extraor-
dinary collection of vintage Native
American Indian baskets, pottery, bead-
work and weavings. The vintage theme
can also be found in a wonderful, fun
collection of Cowboy and Mexican vin-
tage decorative collectibles. Kaibab
Courtyard Shops is also Arizona's
exclusive Nambe Foundry Outlet, fea-
turing metal, crystal, and porcelain home
accents, serving pieces, dinnerware and
flatware.
Kaibab Courtyard Shops is well
known locally for its creative and
diverse selection of Native American
Indian jewelry. From vintage pawn to
the most recognized contemporary jew-
elers, every piece is hand selected for
authenticity, unique design, and value.
Keeping the focus on quality
handmade and hand-selected items,
Kaibab caters both to the serious col-
lector and the curious traveler, offering
a range of prices --from inexpensive
mementos to extraordinary keepsakes.
Kaibab is on the "must-do" list of many
Tucsonans with out-of-town guests. For
travelers whose busy schedule keeps
them from visiting Kaibab's main loca-
tion, six satellite shops can be found at
Tucson International Airport.
Kaibab Courtyard Shops are
located at 2837-41 North Campbell
Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719.
Kaibab Courtyard Shops
A Long History Promoting Southwestern Culture
520-795-6905
Every February, Tucson
returns to its Old West
roots during La Fiesta de
los Vaqueros, the community’s
Celebration of the Cowboys estab-
lished in 1925.
Schools close on Thursday and Friday
of rodeo week so families can enjoy
the festive parade and rodeo traditions.
Visitors come to experience the area’s
western heritage and championship
rodeo under warm, sunny skies.
Center stage is the Tucson Rodeo
with performances Feb. 17 & 18 and
Feb. 22-25 at 1 pm. As one of the top
20 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo
Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar,
the Tucson Rodeo attracts the sport’s
current and former world champions, all
vying for a share of over $290,000 in
prize money.
Events include bareback riding, steer
wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down
roping, team roping, women’s barrel
racing and bull riding. Tickets are $11-
20.
A treasured tradition of rodeo week,
the Tucson Rodeo Parade is billed as the
largest non-motorized parade in the
world. An estimated 200,000 specta-
tors line the parade route, watching over
200 western-theme floats and buggies,
Mexican folk dancers and musicians.
The parade is Feb. 22 at 9 am.
Grandstand seating is $6 for adults and
$4 for children.
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is staged by
the nonprofit Tucson Rodeo and Tucson
Rodeo Parade Committees.
The Tucson Rodeo Grounds are locat-
ed at 4823 S. Sixth Ave.
since 1945
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Take a journey through
art, history, and culture in the
heart of historic downtown. As
the largest and oldest art museum
in Southern Arizona, the Tucson
Museum of Art and Historic Block
has a permanent collection of more than
7,000 works, and features original and
traveling exhibitions of modern and con-
temporary, western, and Latin American
art.
Currently on view is The Virgin,
Saints and Angels: South American
Paintings 1600 - 1825 from the Thoma
Collection through April 29. This col-
lection of 55 paintings brings the viewer
into a mystical world illuminated by
heavenly light, reflecting jewels and
interwoven with gold and silver silk
brocades, representing religious iconog-
raphy in the tradition of the European
masters.
Opening on February 17 is Jane
Hammond: Paper Work on view also
through April 29. Hammond is an
American Master who creates zany,
witty, mysterious, playful artworks with
a mixture of goofy humor with erudite
intelligence.
For those who love history, the
Historic Block is a full city block sur-
rounding the museum and is an excel-
lent example of Tucson’s rich history.
See what life was like in the early days
of the Presidio when Arizona was still
a part of Mexico by visiting Tucson’s
oldest structure, La Casa Cordova,
a Sonoran-style adobe home built circa
1850.
Walk across the plaza and fast forward
sixty years as you enter the Corbett
House, finished in 1907 and a great
example of classic Arts and Crafts
architecture and décor. Two other
historic houses, the Edward Nye Fish
House and the Stephens House, pro-
vide gallery space that showcases the
museum’s Art of the Americas (Palice
Pavilion) and western art (Goodman
Pavilion) collections.
Whether your interest is in art, his-
tory or culture, there is something for
everyone at the Tucson Museum of Art
open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
and Sundays, 12 - 4 pm. General admis-
sion is $8 (senior and group discounts
available). Public docent-led tours of
the exhibitions and historic block are
available.
In these days of chain
restaurants and fast food
joints, it’s a challenge to find
meals prepared from scratch -
just like Mama would - or maybe
Grandma! Mama Louisa’s makes
many of their own pastas served up in
the generous portions that Italian neigh-
borhood restaurants are famous for.
In fact, this family owned business
has been serving up fresh, delicious
food for 51 years! People have been
coming back since 1956 for treasured
family recipes like Joe’s Special, the
restaurant’s hallmark dish... Try putting
your tastebuds around fresh homemade
linguini topped with special cheese, hot
pepper seeds, Mama Louisa’s famous
sauce and fresh chopped garlic!
Mama Louisa’s menu is extensive
and reasonably priced, with a la carte
and full dinner selections that include
soup and salad bar. There is something
for every taste with veal, pork, shrimp
and chicken dishes, pizza, and a menu
for “bambinos under age 10.”
Good food always takes time to pre-
pare, but at Mama Louisa’s, you get the
best of both worlds. If you’re inclined
for a timely lunch, visit the “All You
Can Eat” Soup, Salad, and Pasta Bar
for $6.95. With six pastas and six sauc-
es, the station cook will prepare your
selection while you begin your soup and
salad.
Open for lunch and dinner, the res-
taurant is located at 2041 S. Craycroft
Road in Tucson. Mama Louisa’s also
participates in the Power Card. Earn
points and receive gift certificates. Stop
in for a FREE card and ask for details.
You’ll want to come back again and
again!
Mama Louisa’s Ristorante
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a celebration of Tombstone’s
mining and pioneer history and
honors the prospector who discovered
the town’s immensely wealthy silver
deposits in 1877. Come along on March
10-11 to learn and have fun.
There’s something for everyone
in the family at this annual festival.
Youngsters will enjoy the All-Pet
Parade (on Sunday) and old fashioned
kids’ games. Mom will be glad she’s in
21st century duds while getting a kick
out of the 1880s Fashion Show. The Ed
Schieffelin and Nellie Cashman Look
Alike Contest is great fun, too.
Dad will be impressed with the
Professional Hard Rock Drilling
Competition - and might even try his
luck at the public Mucking, Sawing
and Nail Pounding Competitions!
Everyone will tap their toes to the street
music, have a great time on a stage-
coach ride, and be wowed by the gun-
fights throughout the weekend.
Don’t miss the World Famous
Smokey the Miner and his pack burros...
come see what a grubstake is and how
to pack a burro.
For those who want to delve a little
deeper into Tombstone’s history, there
will be an Ed Schieffelin presentation
put on by the Tombstone Courthouse
Historic Park plus a Western history
authors’ book signing.
Bring your camera - there are photo
opportunities galore! Mining displays,
wagons, stagecoaches and all the histor-
ic competitions will make great pictures
set on historic Allen Street.
For your fun-filled weekend take I-10
east from Tucson to exit 303 at Benson
and then take Highway 80 south, direct-
ly into town. The event is sponsored by
the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce
and the City of Tombstone.
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Cera and her professional staff
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Both Chinese and Japanese healing
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The Spa’s offerings also include
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February 2007 promises
to be another busy month
at the historic Tombstone Art
Gallery, 317 Allen Street, part of
the original bank building in 1882
during the mining era.
In this traditional setting the 25th
Annual Quilt Show & Sale will take
place from Feb. 1-27. You may display,
view or purchase quilts, quilt tops and
quilted articles prepared with both tra-
ditional and modern skills. As you enjoy
the beautiful exhibits, decide upon your
favorite for the People's Choice Award.
You may also try your hand at this
most enjoyable hobby. There will be
FREE classes Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday each week from 9:30-12:00.
By prior arrangement on the requested
skills, learn hand or machine piecing,
appliqué, assembly, and binding meth-
ods.
All are welcome. The Gallery is open
daily 9:30-4:30. Admission is FREE.
For further information about the show
or classes, please write Quilters, P.O.
Box 334, Tombstone, AZ 85638 or call
520-457-3476.
Quilt Show & Sale in Tombstone
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Don’t Miss This!
48th Annual Tubac
Festival of the Arts
FEB 7-11 TUBAC
Longest running art festival in AZ - Art
& craft booths, music & food from all
over the country. Celebrated Native
American artist Amado Pena will sign
official poster he designed, 10a-5p, free.
520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com
Visitors can enjoy a
weekend filled with artistic
talent and visual pleasure at
Bisbee’s 14th Annual Bisbee Art
Auction, Saturday, March 3, 2007 in
Bisbee, Arizona.
The auction features many nationally
known artists from around the state and
will be held in the Presbyterian Annex,
24 Howell Avenue (just up the street
from the Copper Queen Hotel).
As in the past, the auction will be pre-
sented gallery style. The Final Hanging
along with the First Preview of the Art
Work will be held Friday, March 2nd
from 11 am - 8 pm. The Final Preview
is Saturday, March 3rd from 1 pm - 4
pm.
Also on Saturday is the Meet the
Artist Reception from 5:30 pm - 7 pm,
which is included in the $2.00 auction
entry fee. The Auction commences at 7
pm.
Proceeds benefit the Bisbee Arts
Commission.
Bisbee Art Auction
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Bisbee, 90 miles south-
east of Tucson, is an Old
West mining camp turned art-
ist colony nestled a mile high in
the picturesque Mule Mountains of
Cochise County. The community was
founded in 1880 and named after Judge
DeWitt Bisbee.
Bisbee was one of the richest miner-
al sites in the world, producing nearly
3 million ounces of gold and more than
8 billion pounds of copper. In addition,
silver, lead and zinc came from these
rich Mule Mountains.
By the early 1900s, the Bisbee com-
munity was the largest city between St.
Louis and San Francisco with a popu-
lation of 20,000 people. It was consid-
ered the most cultured city in the U.S.
Southwest.
Sadly, in 1908, a fire ravaged most of
Bisbee’s commercial district along Main
Street. Reconstruction began immedi-
ately and by 1910 most of the district
had been rebuilt and remains completely
intact today.
In time, mining production dwindled;
mining operations on a large scale
became unprofitable in 1975. Today,
the mining experience still exists at the
Queen Mine Tours and the Bisbee
Mining & Historical Museum, a
Smithsonian Affiliate.
Bisbee has since evolved into an
attractive artist colony and retirement
community emphasizing special month-
ly events and tourism. Travelers from all
over the world come to Bisbee to savor
its unique charm with an uncommon
blend of creativity, friendliness, style,
romance and adventure... all wrapped in
the splendor of the Old West.
Come stay in Bisbee. Stroll its side-
walks and find delight in the many art
galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee-
houses, bookstores and specialty shops.
Explore the Muheim Heritage
House Museum within the Bisbee
Historical District where charmingly
restored neighborhoods of Victorian
and European-style homes are perched
miraculously on surrounding hillsides.
Unwind ...relax ... and find soothing
respite from your everyday world in
Bisbee.
Bisbee, Arizona
A Touch of the Great Old West
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Outfitted in hard hat,
miner's headlamp and yellow
slicker, thousands of Bisbee vis-
itors descend into the Queen Mine
Tour each year... heading under-
ground and back in time. Tour guides
- retired Phelps Dodge employees - lead
the group 1,500 feet into the mine and
recount mining days, techniques, dangers
and drama. Adding a personal touch, the
miner-turned-tour guides help visi-
tors experience what it was like to work
underground.
The wealth of riches that the Queen
Mine produced helped electrify the U.S.
by supplying copper throughout the
country. It was one of the most prolific
copper mines in the nation, producing
more than eight billion pounds of cop-
per, nearly three million ounces of gold,
as well as silver, lead and zinc. Mining
began in Bisbee in 1877. The mine even-
tually closed when Phelps Dodge discon-
tinued its operations in the mid-1970s,
but it re-opened as a tourist attraction 31
years ago this year and has taken over a
million visitors through the mine.
Five underground tours depart
each day, seven days a week, from the
Queen Mine Tour Building, located
immediately south of Old Bisbee's busi-
ness district, off the U.S. 80 interchange.
Tours last approximately one hour.
Tickets to the Queen Mine Tour are $12
plus tax for adults, $5 plus tax for youth
ages 4 -15 and free for children age 3
and under. Group rates are also available
for groups of 10 or more and require
advanced notice.
In addition to the underground Queen
Mine Tour, visitors can enjoy a surface
tour of Bisbee’s historic district, gain-
ing a deep insight into the town through
the eyes of one of our long time resident
guides. The tour also visits Bisbee’s
Lavender pit where its history and min-
ing process are explained by an experi-
enced miner. Surface tours depart four
times a day from the Queen Mine Tour
Building. Tickets are $10 per person
plus tax, free for children under the age
of three. Group rates are also available
for groups of 10 or more with advanced
notice.
Bisbee is located in Cochise County,
approximately 90 miles southeast of
Tucson.
Experience Mining Life
Tour Descends into Bisbee's Copper Queen Mine
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www.discoverbisbee.com
Queen Mine Tour 1-866-432-2071
Located immediately
south of Bisbeeʼs
Historic District, off
the U.S. 80 Interchange.
Bisbee’s Legendary
Queen Mine
Underground Tours
&
Van Tours of
Surface Mines
and the Historic
Bisbee District
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Antiques/Collectibles
Finders Keepers
81 Main street
520-432-2900

Art Galleries
Johnson Gallery
28 Main St.
520-432-2126

The Copper Shop Studio & Gallery
23 Main St.
520-432-4455
www.copperlady.com
Attractions

Muheim Heritage House Museum
207 Youngblood Hill
520-432-7698
www.bisbeemuseum.org
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
5 Copper Queen Plaza
520-432-7071
www.bisbeemuseum.org
Health/Food Co-operative
Bisbee Food Co-op
72 Erie St.
Lowell Plaza
520-432-4011

Lodging/Hotels
Bisbee Grand Hotel
61 Main St.
520-432-5900
www.bisbeegrandhotel.com
Canyon Rose Suites
27 Subway St.
866-296-7673
www.canyonrose.com
Real Estate Residential
Haymore Real Estate
100 A Lowell Traffic Circle
520-432-4555
www.bisbeecirclerealty.com
OK Realty, Inc.
39 Howell Ave.
520-432-7435
www.okrealtyinc.com
Restaurants
Cafe Roka
35 Main Street
520-432-5153
www.caferoka.com
Rosa’s Little Italy
7 Bisbee Road
520-432-1331
Tours / Jeeps
Lavender Jeep Tours
45 Gila Dr.
520-432-5369
More Bisbee Events!
FEB 10 BISBEE
15th Annual Chocolate Tasting
Copper Queen Library, historic district, 6 Main
St.- Delectable desserts combined with live music
and other entertainment, make this event a must for
lovers of fine things. 6p-9p. 520-432-4232
APR 14 BISBEE
Copper Classic Car Show
Main St - Classic cars with lots of dazzle and
chrome. Prizes awarded for various categories.
Drawings, goody bags, food, music and lots of fun,
8a-5p. 520-432-5421, 1-866-2BISBEE
APR 27-29 BISBEE
La Vuelta de Bisbee
Queen Plaza Park - 3 day, staged bicycling event.
Time trials, circuit race & road race through Bisbee,
Hereford & Tombstone. 520-432-5795
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CENTRAL AZ CITIES & TOWNS
February 23, 24, & 25, 2007
3-DAY RODEO
Saturday Parade • Large Carnival
BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption
Two Entertainment Stages • 100+ Vendors
Rated One of the Best Weekend Events in the State!
For more information: 480-982-3141
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Put your daily cares aside
and escape to the Arizona
Renaissance Festival, located
east of Apache Junction on US
Highway 60, near the Superstition
Mountains. You will find life in the 16th
century is festive and fun in our 30-acre
medieval playground with five great
attractions all rolled into one:
Twelve Stages of continuous live
entertainment, each stage setting packed
with a unique mix of comedy, music, and
mischievous antics.
An Outdoor Circus of acrobats and
merrymakers, where you never know
what will happen next, on stage or off.
A Medieval Arts and Crafts Fair
with over 200 storybook shops, charming
tents, and carts plus artisan demonstra-
tions of the fine skills of weaving, wood-
carving, blacksmithing, glassblowing,
pottery, and jewelry.
Jousting Tournaments, three perfor-
mances daily with armored knights on
noble steeds challenging one another in
history’s original Superbowl bash.
A Day-Long Feast with hearty foods to
satisfy your appetite plus beer and wine
to quench your thirst. You can also make
reservations for The Pleasure Feast - a
two-hour extravaganza! Savor six courses
of fine food and drynk with a side order
of raucous live entertainment... the 2007
season offers a delectable German menu.
Kids love the interactive games and
people-powered rides: Da Vinci’s Flying
Machine, the Slider Joust, Piccolo Pony
- a rocking horse bigger than an elephant
- the Dragon Climbing Tower, Castle
Siege, a Maze, Archery Range and much
more.
One of the special features of the
Festival is that entertainment takes place
throughout the day right in front of your
on the streets of the village, as a cos-
tumed cast of 800 medieval commoners,
knights, and royalty celebrates a 16th
century day of play.
Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday,
February 10-April 1 including Presidents’
Day Monday, Feb. 19 from 10 am-6 pm.
Advance discount tickets are available at
Fry’s or online - print at home. Prices are
$18 adults, $6 ages 5-12. Tickets at the
gate are $2 more. Parking is FREE.
Pleasure is the Order of the Day
19th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival
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The Dutchman Jacob
Waltz once found gold in the
Superstition Mountains east of
Apache Junction. Based on what
he pulled out, it was a rich and gen-
erous mine. However, Waltz expired
without ever revealing its location. And
the Superstition Mountains keep their
secrets.
But if no ore has since been found,
despite Waltz's tantalizing clues and the
dogged efforts of fortune hunters and
foolish expeditions, the Superstitions
have produced something far more valu-
able; the Legend of the Lost Dutchman
Mine.
This Feb. 23-25 the community of
Apache Junction renews for the 43rd
time their annual celebration of this
legend during Lost Dutchman Days.
This three-day extravaganza is held at
the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds
and Event Center and will feature a full,
8-event Rodeo and Parade. Also, the
“Johnsonville Brat Big Taste Grill” (the
world’s largest traveling grill) will be
on hand all 3 days serving those famous
Wisconsin Brats.
In addition to the parade through
downtown and the Rodeo, a three-day
buckaroo bonanza from Friday through
Sunday, over a hundred vendors will
be on hand to showcase their wares.
All of that will be accompanied by the
tunes produced on the two stages of free
music, from country to jazz, from morn-
ing to night.
The revelry on Saturday night includes
an outdoor rodeo dance and large
bonfire, which event chairman Gary
Mulholland describes as, "A barn dance
less the barn, complete with country
music and hay bale seating. And there's
always food and drinks."
One of the more popular events of
the weekend is the BLM wild horse
and burro adoption. There's also large
carnival on site and 30,000 plus of your
friends and neighbors enjoying all the
festivities.
All that from a mine that has never
been found. Who knows, maybe old
Jacob Waltz is dancing too (the 2 step 6
feet under) at the thought his mine has
yielded up so much more than sparkling
ore. Perhaps he struck some infernal
bargain, swapping temporal riches for
immortal fame. Whatever the fate of
his spirit and mine, the good spirits and
fine time inspired in his name at Apache
Junction's Lost Dutchman Days are sure
to yield the motherlode of happy memo-
ries, golden every one.
Lose Your Mine
Celebrate a Legend at Lost Dutchman Days
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Experience
• Battle Re-enactments of Valverde,
Glorietta Pass, and Picacho Pass
• Over 200 Re-enactors living in
authentic Civil War camps
• Vendors selling period merchandise
• Re-enactments and period
demonstrations are scheduled throughout
the day
Be sure to bring along:
• Plenty of Water • Hat
• Lawn Chair • Sunscreen
Special Event Vehicle
Entrance Fee: $8 up to 4 persons.
($2 ea. additional person)
Individual Entrance Fee:
(walk-in / bicycle): $2
Food and Beverage Concessions
are available
Picacho Peak State Park
March 10 & 11, 2007
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Saturday, Feb 24th
Exit 200 of1-10. Turn South on Sunland Gin Rd. From
Sherif’s Substation to AZ City Fire Station.
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Rafes All Day: $1,000 Grand Prize
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Parade 10:00 AM
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Kid’s Carnival
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Silent Auction
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Food and Refreshments
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Car Show
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Golf Tournament on Fri. Feb 23rd
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Entertainment All Day!
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NEW! Amateur Hour
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NEW! Arizona City Western Daze Queen
Sponsored by the AZ City Chamber
of Commerce 520-466-5141
Visit www.azcchamber.com for all necessary forms
Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

Feb 8-11, 2007
Experience the "Real West"
during this celebration of Wickenburg's
Ranching and Mining Heritage
Parade on Saturday at 10am,
Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, 2-day Senior Pro
Rodeo, Free Stage Entertainment, Gold Panning,
Melodrama, Family Carnival and Much More!
For more information, contact
928-684-5479
or online at: www.wickenburgchamber.com
Rodeo & Dance tickets available from ticketweb.com
The 59th Annual
Gold Rush Days
in Wickenburg
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 spe-
cifically 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. A series of devastating
floods in the 1350s and 1380s may well
have been the final blows to their eco-
nomic and political systems.
The Casa Grande Ruins are open daily
from 8 am to 5 pm (except Christmas
Day). Entrance to the ruins is $5 per
person, 15 & under are free (prices sub-
ject to change); National Park Service
Passports honored.
Remnant of a Lost Civilization
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
520-723-3172
www.nps.gov/cagr
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Founded 59 years ago by
the Wickenburg Chamber of
Commerce, this event celebrates
the town’s origins as a gold mining
center in the days before there was a
Phoenix. This year Gold Rush Days will
be celebrated from Feb. 9-11, 2007.
On Thursday, Feb. 8th and Friday, Feb.
9th, you’ll find a western concert at the
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing
Arts, where “The Sons of the Pioneers”
will perform.
The official event kick off is Friday,
Feb. 9th on historic Frontier Street with
the 10 am. The main festival area in his-
toric downtown - with over 200 arts/crafts
exhibitors, a family fun carnival, free stage
entertainment, photo exhibit and gold pan-
ning - runs daily from 9-5, with the carni-
val running throughout the evening.
The Classy Classics car show is held
on Friday only from 10-3. The always
hilarious Wickenburg Desert Stagers pro-
duce an old fashioned melodrama held
in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7 pm
nightly throughout the celebration.
The parade on Saturday is one of the
largest in Arizona, with over 100 entries
including 1,000 horses, classic autos,
floats, marching bands, and youth groups
participating. The parade theme this year
is “Happy Trails!”
Special Saturday activities include
the Beard Contest, Western Barbecue,
and the first performance of the Senior
Professional Rodeo held at 2 pm at the
Everett Bowman Arena off Constellation
Road, just one mile east of the downtown
area. The Saturday night Gold Rush Days
Rodeo Dance features music by Phoenix-
based Western Electric Band.
The daily activities along with the rodeo
continue on Sunday. Special day events
include the Young Life Pancake Breakfast
from 8-11 am and traditional Mining
events - the Mucking & Drilling Contest
at 10 am and the Arizona Gold Panning
Championship at 1 pm ... contestants in
both events compete for money and prizes.
This annual celebration is one of the
signature heritage events for Wickenburg.
You won’t want to miss it!
59th Annual Gold Rush Days
Western Fun “Out Wickenburg Way!”
Info: 800-942-5242
www.wickenburgchamber.com
Rodeo & dance tickets in
the Phoenix area: www.ticketweb.com
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Whether you’re seeking
fun, exciting events or a place
that feels like a family reunion
with more fun and less work,
you’ll find it all in Casa Grande. In
addition to our uniquely entertaining
events throughout the year, Casa Grande
offers beautiful area golf courses,
restaurants, museums and incredible
shopping.
Take a leap from an airplane or in
a wind tunnel or just watch -- at the
international skydiving facilities in
Eloy, Skydive Arizona and Skyventure
Arizona! Or take a day trip and explore
the historical and natural wonders of
Pinal County. No matter what you
choose to discover or explore, you can
be sure that the pace will be relaxed and
easygoing in Casa Grande.
As for those events... if you want
to bask in our friendly, hometown
charm, warm up your taste buds at
the 29th Arizona State Open Chili
Championship, Classic Car Show and
Motorcycle Show on Saturday, March
3! Meet you at Ed Hooper Park, located
at the intersection of Rodeo Road and
Pinal Avenue (Hwy. 387) in Casa
Grande - it’s funbelievably grande!
The same weekend offers both the
49th Annual Cactus Antique Airplane
Fly-In at the Casa Grande Municipal
Airport, Friday and Saturday, March 2-
3, and the LeGrande Tour XX Bicycle
Challenge with three different distances
on Saturday, March 3.
Also, experience the 40th Annual
O’odham Tash Indian Days
Celebration, February 16-19 and
Country Thunder, scheduled for
Wednesday - Saturday, April 12-15, in
Florence, AZ.
For more information about why
we love Casa Grande, call the Greater
Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce or
visit our website and we’ll give you the
scoop!
It’s Funbelievably Grande!
Relax and Enjoy in Casa Grande
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www.casagrandechamber.org
1. Rim Country Regional Chamber of
Commerce/Visitor/Information Center
Open 7 days a week - brochures, maps
directions, area info. 1-800-672-9766
2. Zane Grey Cabin Replica
This famous cabin, prior to its destruction
in the Dude Fire, attracted worldwide Zane
Grey fans. Now reconstructed in meticulous
detail, located in Green Valley Park.
928-474-3483
3. Mazatzal Casino
Tonto Apache Reservation
Slots, gaming activities, food, entertainment.
1-800-777-play(7529)
4. Historic Main Street
Historic buildings, antiques, shopping,
walking tour, restaurants. 928-468-6074
5. Museum of Rim Country Archaeology
Tools of archaeology, artifacts of Rim
Country Risser Ranch ruins and Q Ranch,
seminars and tours. 928-468-1128
6. Rim Country Museum/No. Gila
County Historical Society
Logging, mining, ranching and ancient his-
tory exhibits, Zane Grey memorabilia, gift
shop. Oldest western Forest Service Ranger
Station and 1905 Haught Cabin.
928-474-3483
7. Rumsey Park
Dog exercise park, Payson public library.
928-474-5242 ext. 268
8. Green Valley Park
3 fishing lakes, ADA walking path, play-
ground, veterans memorial. 928-474-5242
9. Shoofly Village ruins
Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. Call
Payson Ranger Station.
928-474-7900
10. Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
World's largest natural travertine bridge,
183 feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking
trails, ADA view points.
928-476-4202
11. Antique shops galore!
Call or visit the chamber for a map with
locations. 800-672-9766
12. Pine Walking Tour
Self-guided tour of historic Pine, antiques,
gift stores. 928-476-3547, 1-800-672-9766
13. Pine-Strawberry Museum and
Visitor/Information Center
Artifacts of area. 928-476-3547
14. Pleasant Valley
Area of Zane Grey novels, shootouts, wild-
life, fishing. Community of Young.
1-800-672-9766
THINGS TO DO IN RIM COUNTRY
Paysonglo
Lodge
1/2 MILE FROM THE CASINO!
• $5 Off Any Meal at the Casino
• Heated Swimming Pool and Spa
• Close to Restaurants & Shopping Areas
• 5 Minutes to Golf & Tennis
• King, Queen & Double Rooms Available -
Each Room has a Small Refrigerator & Hair Dryer
• Cozy, Quiet, and Intimate Atmosphere
• Situated Amid Breathtakingly Beautiful Scenery
Paysonglo is the perfect place for that weekend retreat!
RESERVATIONS:
1-800-772-9766 • 1-800-872-9766
1005 S. Beeline Hwy, Payson, Az
928-474-2382 • Fax: 928-474-1937
www.paysonlodging.org
Part of winter’s splendor
is feathery-light snow fes-
tooning pine boughs, packed
snow waiting for your children’s
plastic sledding discs and carpets
of snow disturbed only by
the delicate prints of forest
animals.
Snow is your guarantee
that spring, summer and fall
will be blessed with thou-
sands of acres of wildflow-
ers. Snow heralds the first
stage of secluded rivulets that will blend
together to craft your treasured creek or
“hidden fishing hole.” Snow is magic!
For some, winter is too long. Others
wish that winter would last as long as
possible to ensure the perfect ski and
cross-country skiing season. We think
our winter season is just about perfect.
Come and enjoy our win-
ter. Toss snowballs back
and forth with your family.
Watch your dogs leap with
delight. Breathe in the best
air in Arizona. We have just
enough cold weather to put
color in your cheeks.
Come to Payson and be a kid again.
We have perfect snow-angel snow made
just for you.
If you need maps and information,
call the Rim Country Visitor Center.
Snow: It’s Beautiful
800-672-9766
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When the settlers began the
main migration across the virtual
unknown of America in 1848, they
filled wagons and schooners with tables
and chairs, cabinets, clocks and myriad
other necessities that would be needed to
outfit a farmstead. Often, by the time the
settlers squatted on 160 acres or bought a
building site from a land speculator, few
possessions were left in the wagon. Most
"antiques" had been discarded en route to
lighten the load of the exhausted oxen or
poorly fed horses.
What our grandparents shunned as "old
furniture" and hand-me-downs are now
treasured collectibles. When you are get-
ting that uncontrollable urge to find the
perfect rocking chair, cut lead crystal
pitcher, rare pitch pine basket or Navajo
rug, head your vehicle to Arizona Rim
Country.
Nestled in the Rim Country com-
munities of Payson, Pine, Strawberry,
Star Valley and Christopher Creek you
will find over a dozen antique stores.
The bargains and exciting selection will
delight you! For directions - or assistance
of any kind - please call the Rim Country
Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Outstanding Collectibles
Antique Hunting in the Heart of Arizona
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Plan to visit Payson’s
Historic Main Street during
February and March 2007. A
new business Artists of the Rim,
an art gallery, opened on Historic Main
Street as of August 18, 2006.
Featured are 19 local artists includ-
ing three husband-wife teams. Artwork
displayed includes oils, watercolors,
multimedia (originals & prints), as well
as jewelry, sculpture, pottery, sierra
stone tables & sculptures, Manzanita tree
sculptures, and glass. The gallery caters
to all art tastes.
We look forward to your visit.
Hours:
February: Wednesday through
Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 12:30
pm – 4 pm; Monday – Tuesday, by
appointment.
March: Monday, Wednesday through
Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday, 12:30
pm – 4 pm; Tuesday, by appointment.
Artists of the Rim is located at 408 W.
Main Street in Payson.
New Gallery on Historic Main
Art for All in Payson
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A Bridge Through Time
50th Anniversary Event
Come join us to celebrate Arizona
State Parks 50th Anniversary and
80th Birthday of the Historic Lodge.
Festivities begin at 10am with presenta-
tions by Ken Travous, AZ State Parks
Director; Anna Mae Deming, Great
Grand Niece of David Gowan who dis-
covered the Bridge; and Mark Randall
and family, who owned and operated
the bridge from 1948 to 1985. Cake and
homemade ice cream. Tours of the his-
toric lodge will be available at 1, 2 and
3pm. Lodge tours are limited so call
ahead to reserve space.
928.476.4202
TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE
APRIL 12
FEBRUARY 2007 www.aztourist.com CENTRAL AZ PAGE 19
Every January through
April, the Scottsdale Civic
Center Mall comes alive with
Native American music, dance,
art and traditional foods. Presented
by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
and produced by the Scottsdale Center
for the Performing Arts, Native Trails is
now in its fifth season of FREE noon-
time festivals dedicated to exploring
the rich and varied cultures of Native
America.
We invite you to come along on this
sensory journey to the first nations of
Arizona and North America. The rhyth-
mic drumbeat in your chest as you join
the performers for a traditional round
dance will energize your spirit!
The performances will take place
most Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
through April 7 from Noon – 1:15
pm. The mall is located at Second
St & Drinkwater Blvd in downtown
Scottsdale.
*Please note, there will be no Native
Trails performances on the following
dates: February 3, 6, 8 & 10; March 6,
8, 10, 13, 15 & 17, 2007.
Native Trails
Noontime Festivals in Scottsdale
480-421-1004
www.CultureQuestScottsdale.com
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• Apache Junction
• Avondale
• Buckeye
• Carefree
• Cave Creek
• Chandler
• El Mirage
• Fountain Hills
• Ft. McDowell
Yavapai Nation
• Gila River Indian
Community
• Gilbert
• Glendale
• Goodyear
• Guadalupe
Indian Community
• Litchfield Park
• Mesa
• Paradise Valley
• Peoria
• Phoenix
• Queen Creek
• Salt River Pima
Maricopa Indian
Community
• Scottsdale
• Surprise
• Tempe
• Tolleson
• Wickenburg
• Youngtown
THE 52ND ANNUAL SCOTTSDAL E ARABI AN HORSE SHOW & SHOPPI NG EXPO
F E B R U A R Y 1 6 - 2 5 , 2 0 0 7 • W E S T W O R L D , S C O T T S D A L E
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OF THE A RA B I A N HORS E
Come see over 2,200 of the world’s most beautiful Arabian horses compete for the
coveted title of Scottsdale Champion. Browse through the two, big-top tents which
host over 300 Commercial Exhibitors from around the world. View their showcases
of art, jewelry, clothing, every equine related item imaginable and take time to
enjoy a wide variety of food!
TICKETS to the Scottsdale Show can be purchased through TICKETMASTER
Tel: 480-784-4444
The 2007 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit the following
Charities: Cox Charities, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the March of Dimes.
If you are interested in visiting a local Arabian farm, go to our website for listings.
ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA • PO BOX 13865, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85267
T: 480-515-1500 • F: 480-515-1122 • E: info@scottsdaleshow.com
C’mon. Take a train ride.
McCormick-Stillman
Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road
(480) 312-2312
www.therailroadpark.com
Step into the creative con-
fines of Thunderbird Artists’
3rd Annual Arizona Fine Art
EXPO and you’ll immediately
sense an exquisite exhibition like
none other.
This unique event combines the
aspects of a juried fine
art festival, the ele-
ments of a gallery and
the inner-workings of
an artist’s studio. A
picturesque backdrop,
enhanced by stunning
desert vistas and moun-
tain views, highlights a
scenic setting matched
only by the original
creations on display
from 115 world-class
artists.
The 10-week Expo, which began
January 11 and continues through
March 25 in Scottsdale, will showcase
juried artists applying their skills in a
working studio environment, giving
patrons unprecedented access to some of
the world’s most gifted painters, sketch
artists, welders, sculptors, glass blow-
ers and more.
Not only will you have the opportuni-
ty to interact with the artists, but partici-
pation will be encouraged during hands-
on art demonstrations and workshops.
Complementing the creativity on dis-
play will be an extraordinary offering of
fine foods offered by Chompie’s New
York Style Deli. While roaming the
sculpture garden, you’ll have a chance
to dine alongside a life-sized bronze,
sip cappuccino among working artists
sculpting clay or relax inside the Café
de EXPO. You can even observe skillful
glass blowers as they shape a glowing
bowl or vase out of a
simple gather of glass.
All the while, relax-
ing music will resonate
throughout the venue,
creating an ideal ambi-
ance for fine art view-
ing.
Special events planned
for this year’s event
include Paul Zimmer
flutist and song writer,
Brule’, Brian Hammil
Native American Hoop Dancer, Cactus
Market every Saturday, Chef Art
from Chompie’s with chocolates for
Valentine’s Day, Mexican Folkloric
Dancers, workshops, glass blowing
classes and more.
Art on display is for sale or may be
commissioned by the patrons, designers,
corporate collectors, landscape designers
and art collectors.
The EXPO takes place on the
southeast corner of Pinnacle Peak and
Scottsdale Roads, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Season pass is $7, $6 for seniors and
military, children under 12 are free.
Parking is free too.
Arizona Fine Art Expo
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Wildlife watching, hik-
ing, fishing and canoeing
are not what you think of in
the center of the Valley of the
Sun. But in the southwest valley of
the Phoenix Metro area there is such a
location. It is a place that people across
time have valued and marked as sig-
nificant, and it is the site where we will
celebrate the Tres Rios Nature and Earth
Festival!
The 2007 festival moved to the
Arizona Game and Fish Department’s
Base and Meridian (B&M) Wildlife
Area in Avondale, Arizona. This loca-
tion is a refuge from the hustle and
bustle of urban life - but it is far from
calm. Located at the confluence of the
Salt and Gila Rivers, this riparian habi-
tat is home to over 140 species of birds
and a variety of mammals, fish, reptiles
and amphibians. It is a hidden treasure
in our community.
The Festival celebrates the rivers,
wildlife, outdoors, and heritage of the
area. It’s an outstanding family outdoor
event. Festival hours are 10 am to 6 pm
on Saturday, March 17 and 10 am to 4
pm on Sunday, March 18. Admission
is free.
Come listen to talks by experts about
wildlife, the outdoors and area history.
There is a beginner’s bird program
and walk to nearby wildlife-viewing
areas. Explore booths of wildlife and
conservation organizations and shop at
our farmers’ market. Discover how
Luke Air Force Base is making a differ-
ence as a leader in environmental proj-
ects. Local entertainers will perform
and a diverse food menu is available.
Children have even more to look for-
ward to. The extensive children’s area
has hands-on crafts, live wildlife dis-
plays, activities, and storytelling.
It is a quick walk to the fishing clinic,
and canoe rides will be offered. Finish
the day with a hay wagon ride around
the nature trail.
The event at Base and Meridian
Wildlife Area is located adjacent to
the Phoenix International Raceway in
Avondale, five miles south of I-10 on
Avondale Boulevard.
Outdoor Fun for All the Family
Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival
623-204-2130
www.tresriosnaturefestival.com
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Arizona Broadway
Theatre is currently offering
its second season of full-scale
productions showcasing local
and national artists. Kiss Me, Kate
(winner of 10 Tony Awards) runs from
January 12 through March 4.
ABT’s luxurious auditorium comfort-
ably accommodates 400 guests with
unobstructed views from every seat. The
theatre offers full-service gourmet din-
ing, prepared by an award-winning chef,
90 minutes prior to each show.
For a interesting perspective on this
newest production as well as a look at
the star of the show and Artistic Producer
of the ABT, enjoy this excerpt from an
interview with Cassandra Norville
Klaphake by Marilyn Eisenberg, MFA.
Q. KISS ME, KATE was the first
Broadway revival in almost 50 years of
the musical comedy masterpiece by Cole
Porter and authors Sam & Bella Spewack.
Why did ABT select it for its second sea-
son?
A. We selected this play simply
because of the music... Cole Porter’s
music really shines in this piece. Songs
like “So In Love,” “Were Thine That
Special Face,” and the quintessential
production number “Too Darn Hot” are
among my personal favorites. There
were also a number of other reasons: the
success of both the original and revived
versions, the interesting aspect of a show
taking place within a theatre setting, and
the broad spectrum of dramatic characters
in the play.
Q. What do you find most challenging
about playing the lead role?
A. I feel that Lilli represents a very
complex and multi-faceted woman. In
fact, to me she embodies many of the
glorious aspects of the “modern woman.”
However, she is often misinterpreted
as merely one-sided and vengeful. The
challenge will be to temper her fiery
passion with femininity while balancing
her strengths and insecurities, and then
communicating this realistically to a live
audience.
Conveniently located just south of Bell
Road off of the Loop 101 West and east
of the Peoria Sports Complex, ABT has
free parking.
"Kiss Me, Kate"
Be Enchanted by this Musical Comedy Masterpiece
Box office: 623-776-8400
www.azbroadwaytheatre.com
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By poll, residents of Phoenix have chosen 30 attrac-
tions that they are especially proud of. They include
cultural facilities, historic residences, mountain peaks
and charming parks. Here are two to plan to visit!
Arizona Center
Located in the heart of downtown, offering a
range of specialty shops, 9 full service restaurants,
a 24 screen movie complex, a country & west-
ern bar, a piano bar and a sports bar. 3rd & Van
Buren St. 602-271-4000
Camelback Mountain
The city’s most noticeable landmark is recog-
nized by its characteristic camel’s hump and the
praying monk rock formations. It’s a favorite
spot for hikers and rock climbers. E. McDonald
Dr. & Tatum Blvd. 602-256-3220
http://phoenix.gov/ARTS/pridepts.html
Phoenix “Points of Pride”
FEBRUARY 2007 www.aztourist.com CENTRAL AZ PAGE 21
480-792-6927
35 W. Boston St., Chandler, Az
2 blocks south of Chandler, Blvd.,
west side of Arizona Ave.
Daily operating hours:
M-W 11:30am-6pm • Th-Sat 11:30am-10pm
• Sun 11:30am-5pm
Days of Wine
and Roses Festival
February 9-11 and 14
• Live Jazz
• Free Champagne tasting
• Date receives rose with lunch
or dinner reservation
• Special dinner menu 5-10pm on Fri & Sat
• Wed. Winemaker’s Dinner - reservations
required
Largest and Most Decorated Winery in Arizona
Jazz, Wine, Blues
& Barrel Tasting Festival
March 23 - 25
• Live music
• Barrel wine tasting
• Foods from major Jazz and Blues cities
(Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans)
The birds are back!
The 19th Annual Ostrich
Festival is coming to Chandler,
AZ, March 9-11, 2007. The
festivities will again take place at
Tumbleweed Park at the southwest cor-
ner of McQueen and Germann (2250 S.
McQueen Rd.) - just one block south of
the new stretch of the Loop 202 San Tan
freeway.
This year’s Ostrich Festival will be
better than ever with an exotic pet-
ting zoo, great food, rows of arts &
craft vendors and everyone’s favorite
- ostrich races!
The live entertainment is always a big
hit at the Ostrich Festival, and this year
you’ll enjoy a variety of entertainment
the entire weekend. Friday night will
feature country music star and American
Idol alum Josh Gracin, Saturday will
feature ‘80s pop icon Rick Springfield,
and Fiesta Sunday will showcase Luz
Rios and Los Palominos.
The carnival offers excitement for the
brave of heart and for your favorite tod-
dler. Ostrich Alley entices with ostrich
burgers, ostrich jerky and fresh emu
eggs. The Ostrich Festival is thrilled to
welcome back the Purina Incredible Dog
Challenge celebrating its 10th anniver-
sary!
Don’t forget the parade through
downtown Chandler on Saturday, March
10th starting at 10 am. The festivities
kick-off with a fun run at Tumbleweed
Park on Sunday, March 4th at 10 am.
There’s something for everyone!
Get your Family Fun Packs at any
Wells Fargo east valley branch, Fry’s,
Fry’s Marketplace or AZ Lottery kiosk
- they’re only $69 and include two adult
tickets, two child tickets and four all-day
carnival passes (that’s a $55 savings!)
Tickets are also available at the gate and
are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5
for kids (under 5 are free). The Ostrich
Festival is proudly presented by Wells
Fargo.
Don’t miss out on the fun at this
year’s Ostrich Festival!
The Birds are Back!
Welcome to Chandler’s 19th Ostrich Festival
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The 17th annual Festival
of the West looks to pack in
more Western fun and cowboy
history than ever before when
it hits Rawhide Western Town in
Phoenix, Arizona March 15-18, 2007.
Four big days of unique entertain-
ment including Western music, cowboy
poetry, Western movie screenings, meet
and greets with Western film celebri-
ties, fashion shows, Western art, cow-
boy collectibles and a huge retail show
are just a few of the many events on the
schedule.
At the Pace Chuck Wagon Cook-
offs, the best wagon tailgaters in the
country turn out tasty dishes cooked in
Dutch ovens over open fires.
The Mounted Shooting Competition
features horseback riders at full gallop
shooting at balloons with authentic .45
caliber six guns, the same gun that “won
the West.”
Old West gunfights are another
highlight. Watch simulated gunplay by
performers recreating famed shootouts
of yesteryear.
Plus, see and hear presentations on
Western history, film-making, writing,
photography and horsemanship.
The festival is consistently voted one
of the Top 100 Events in the Country
and selected as Reader's Choice by True
West Magazine as the Best Western
Event in the country.
Keep the Western heritage alive, learn
about cowboy culture and have fun at
the same time. Join Western fans who
travel from around the World to this one
of a kind event. "It's never too late to be
a cowboy!"©
Hours are Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm;
Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm; and
Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is
$12 adults, $11 seniors, $4 children, and
under age 5 free. Other special discounts
will be available. Parking is free.
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass is locat-
ed off I-10 Exit 162 in Phoenix.
Festival of the West
"It's Never Too Late to Be a Cowboy!"©
602-996-4387
www.festivalofthewest.com
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The annual “Night in
the 40s Big Band Dance”
will be held on March 17,
2007 at the Commemorative Air
Force Aircraft Museum (CAF) in
Mesa. This glamorous event features
the best of 1940s nostalgia, all in the
shadow of the vintage B-17 WW II
Flying Fortress bomber "Sentimental
Journey"!
Besides being a nostalgic journey
back in time, “A Night in the 40s” ben-
efits a worthwhile cause - it’s a fund
raiser for the CAF Aircraft Museum, an
organization dedicated to keeping avia-
tion history alive for current and future
generations.
“A Night in the 40s” will be held
Saturday, March 17th with doors open-
ing at 4:15 pm. Everyone is encouraged
to come dressed in the style of the 40s.
Entertainment begins at 5:30 pm with
the Kathy Donald Quartet, presenting
1940s style entertainment with singers
and a professional trio of piano, bass,
and drums.
At 7:30 pm swing time kicks in
featuring the Sun Lakes Big Band
Orchestra playing favorite Big Band
Music from the war years. There will
also be a 1940s costume contest and a
competition for swing dancers of all
ages.
Those in attendance may purchase
food and refreshments tickets for the
event including beverages and a barbe-
cue plate.
Tickets for “A Night in the 40s” are
$30 in advance and $35 the day of the
dance. Tickets can be purchased at
the Arizona Wing Museum, 2017 N.
Greenfield Rd. or online at www.big-
banddance.com . For further informa-
tion call the museum. All admission fees
and donations are fully tax deductible
as the Arizona Wing is approved under
IRS code 501 C3.
Night in the 40s sponsors include pre-
senting sponsor Comerica Bank along
with Hensley and Company, Taylor
Rays, AM 1230 KOY, Alpha Creations
Awards.
The Arizona Wing is an all volunteer,
non-profit organization supported only
by membership dues, private donations
and fund-raising events such as “A
Night in the 40s”. No government fund-
ing or support is provided. For addi-
tional information on the Arizona Wing
visit their website.
Take a Sentimental Journey
“Night in the 40s Big Band Dance” March 17
480-924-1940
www.arizonawingcaf.com
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The 18th Annual Desert
Woodcarving Show & Sale
brings competition, demonstra-
tions and sales to Mesa Centennial
Hall on Feb. 17-18.
This unique event includes a wood-
carving competition presented by the
Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers and
the Arizona State Woodcarvers. Watch
power carving, hand carving, tool sharp-
ening techniques, wood burning & tex-
turing demonstrations.
Wood sculpture and gourd art will be
on sale as well as supplies, tools, books
and sculptures of all kinds: realistic,
birds, figures, animals, etc. The Fine
Woodworkers of Arizona show runs in
conjunction, too.
Clubs nationwide are invited to sub-
mit and compete for the best-carved
chess set. Competitive entries: Novices,
Intermediates, Advanced and Junior
carvers. We anticipate 250 to 400 carv-
ings.
Mesa Centennial Hall is located
at 201 N. Center St. Parking is free.
Admission: $4 donation, 14 and under
free. Hours: Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10
am-4 pm.
Whittling at Wood
Event Takes Woodcarving to a Whole New Level
480-951-6175
sid_mary5@sms.com
Apache Trail - Adventures await on
Route 88! Among the attractions: Apache
Greyhound Park, Mining Camp Restaurant
and Trading Post, Goldfield Ghost Town,
Superstition Mountain Museum, Barleens
Arizona Opry Dinner Show, Boyce
Thompson Arboretum, Tortilla Flat, The
Dolly Steamboat. 480-982-4040
Arizona Museum for Youth - Child
oriented fine arts center featuring art exhib-
its and unique hands-on art activities. Voted
one of the nation’s best children’s museums
by USA Today. 35 N. Robson St. 480-644-
2467
Mesa Historical Museum - Discover
Mesa’s unique history! The museum high-
lights early settlers and the events that have
made Mesa what it is today. More than
4,000 collectibles, some donated by local
founding families. 2345 N. Horne. 480-
835-7358
Mesa Southwest Museum - "Arizona’s
Natural History Museum," see the largest
dinosaur exhibit west of the Mississippi
River, visit a Spanish mission, pan for
gold in the History Courtyard, see beauti-
ful examples of Native American pottery,
“star” in a made-in Arizona movie and
much more. 53 N. Macdonald St. 480-644-
2230/4040
Park of the Canals - See evidence of
a canal system developed 2,000 years ago
by the ancient Hohokam civilization. The
sophisticated system was vast enough to
grow crops that fed 200,000 people. The
Brinton Desert Botanical Garden, located
within the park, features hundreds of differ-
ent varieties of cacti, trees and shrubs. 1710
N. Horne. 480-827-4700
Arizona Mormon Temple - Noted
landmark with beautifully manicured gar-
dens. 525 E. Main St. 480-964-7164
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More Mesa Events!
FEB 13 MESA
Canadian Snowbird Celebration
Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St. - Entertain-
ment, valuable information geared toward snowbird
lifestyle, 10a-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200
FEB 17 MESA
14th Annual Statehood Day Celebration
Rockin' R Ranch - Special statehood day. AZ Gun-
fighters recreate the famous gunfight at OK Corral.
Starts-5:30p w/dinner $25/Adults, $23 Srs, $15/Kids.
480-986-1800
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The 12th Annual
Carefree Fine Art & Wine
Festival will take place the
weekend of March 2, 3 & 4, 2007
in downtown Carefree. Over 165
juried fine artists from throughout the
United States and abroad come together
for Arizona’s #1 fine art event.
Patrons will enjoy paintings, small,
medium & life-sized bronzes, photog-
raphy, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, bas-
kets, and much more!
Festival producer Thunderbird Artists
is delighted that Dave LaMure Jr. will
be exhibiting as featured artist. Dave
creates everything from vessels to urns
to bronzes and sculptures. He also cre-
ates table, reading, and floor lamps.
Dave has been perfecting his talents
for 26 years creating one-of-a-kind
pieces and developing an art uniquely
his own. Dave’s well-deserved recogni-
tion in the art world is derived from his
expertise in capturing fine, wildlife art
and contemporary designs on excep-
tional forms.
A variety of domestic and imported
wines will be available for tasting,
along with micro-brews by Nimbus
Brewing Company. There is a fee of
$10 which includes an engraved sou-
venir wine or beer glass and six tast-
ing tickets. Guests will have numerous
dining options with food and chocolate
vendors and Carefree’s surrounding res-
taurants and outdoor cafés.
The festival also features live musical
entertainment from the Darren Curtis
Skanson Trio, Native American group
Brulé, Patrick Ki on classical guitar,
Wind Rodriguez (Wayra) and his Native
American Cedar Flute, and smooth jazz
by Morpheus Music.
This event, also considered “a
Collector’s Paradise ™,” will take place
near the corner of Easy and Ho Hum
streets. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm each
day. Admission is free on Friday and $2
on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is free
all weekend.
Fine Art, Fine Wine
Carefree Festival is a Top Arizona Event
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If you find yourself in
the Phoenix / Scottsdale
area and have a hankerin’ for
a taste of the Wild West, then get
on the I-17 and head north for 12
miles. You’ll wind up in a place called
Cave Creek and the appropriately named
Carefree.
Back in the 1870’s, Cave Creek
served as a stopping point for US
Cavalry on their way west and was
a booming gold mining site. In 1907
Cave Creek became an official part of
the union and was transformed into a
residential and recreational area. Folks
couldn’t get enough of the natural desert
beauty and sharing their land with wild-
life such as deer, cardinals and even a
bobcat now and then. A hundred years
later, this quaint little town rich with
history hasn’t changed much.
Nestled in the Arizona foothills
of Black Mountain, Cave Creek &
Carefree offer a taste of what was.
Most of the buildings have stood the
test of time, giving us a glimpse of early
American architecture. There are sev-
eral authentic saloons, western shops,
an annual rodeo and even a "snake
crossing." Just be sure you stop by the
famous Cave Creek Museum. There,
you will step back in time and see just
how early settlers and Native Americans
used to live.
Need something a little more modern?
There’s the Los Portales Mall housing
several diverse shops and the Spanish
Village Shopping Center, which features
modern amenities in an old Spanish vil-
lage setting.
Head to Carefree and mosey down
Easy Street - what could be better!
Carefree presents a monthly "Concerts
in the Gardens" series, which features
a variety of musical acts performing in
the botanical gardens at town center.
There is an active theater community, a
farmers market every Friday and a giant
sundial located in the appropriately
named Sundial Circle that stretches over
90 feet in diameter.
And both locations provide multiple
golf courses situated among some of
the most beautiful desert landscapes you
will ever see.
Either way, Cave Creek and Carefree
have just what you’re lookin’ for!
Carefree & Cave Creek
You're on Easy Street Here!
Chamber;
480-488-3381
Ongoing Events
Calendar of Events
January
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
March
2-4: Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
25: Cadillac LaSalle Club/Sonoran Desert
Region Concours d’Elegance Car Show
30, 31: Sonoran Arts Festival
April
1: Sonoran Arts Festival
12-15: Fiesta Days Weekend
July
4th of July Fireworks
October
Carefree Halloween
November
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Cave Creek Wild West Days
Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour
Carefree Farmers’ Market
Downtown, Fridays 9 am- 1 pm
October-May 25, 2007
2007 Concerts in the Gardens
Thursdays 7-8:30 pm
Feb. 15 Barrio Latino
Latin Crossover Music and Blues
March 15 Soul Solution
Music of the 1960s, ‘70s and beyond
April 19 Mesa Community College
Concert Band
Popular music from Sousa to Strauss
May 17 Fantasy Jive
The Best of Jazz
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March 23 - 25
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Scottsdale Pavilions
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February 9 - 11
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February 16 - 18
Cave Creek Museum
Cave Creek, Arizona
presents Author’s Month
Feb. 10, 17 & 24
Readings & Book Signings
From 2-3:30
Museum hrs: Wed-Sun 1-4:30pm, Fri 10-4:30pm
480-488-2764 www.cavecreekmuseum.org
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Arizona
Renaissance
Festival
MAR 9-11
CHANDLER
19th Annual
Ostrich
Festival
APR 12-15
KINGMAN
Hualapai
Hustle ATV
Jamboree
FEB 17
SALOME
Great AZ Outback
Chili Cook-Off
FEB 10-11
CAMP VERDE
7th Annual Pecan, Wine
& Antique Festival
FEB 8-11
WICKENBURG
59th Annual Gold Rush
Days & Rodeo
FEB 16-25
SCOTTSDALE
52nd Scottsdale
Arabian Horse Show
FEB 16-18
LAKE HAVASU CITY
25th Annual Home
Show
Early Bird Registration
Until April 2, 2007
For more information
call 866-427-RT66
Registration forms available at www.kingmanchamber.org
Hualapai Hustle ATV Jamboree
April 12-15, 2007
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Nestled between the beautiful San
Pedro Martir Mountains and the
“muy azul” Sea of Cortez, 120 miles
south of the US border in Baja
California, sits San Felipe. This
once sleepy fishing village has
transformed into a low key tourist
mecca most describe as “tranquil”
and “laid back”. Some visitors
couldn’t leave and have relocated
and retired there. If you’re not
careful, you might do the same!
At the town’s entrance you will
be met with the “Gateway to the
Sea of Cortez” - two posts arched
together that can be seen from
almost any point in San Felipe. Af-
ter you make your way in, you can
meander the oceanfront avenue
called the ‘malecon’ and wade
through the gentle gulf water.
Here, 23 foot tides expose a half
a mile of ocean floor in one of the
largest tidal bores in the world.
There are also several dance clubs
and cantinas along the malecon if
you need to liven things up a bit
after a restful day.
Lodging comes in all forms and
styles. There are several high end
hotels and affordable motels or
you can rent a beachside bunga-
low for as low as $50 US dollars.
Sure your accommodations might
be bare minimum, but who needs
a kitchenette when you can walk
five steps to a fish taco stand and
take a bite of an international
sensation that originated in San
Felipe?
Be prepared to let loose as Carni-
val Week takes hold February 16-
20. This is San Felipe’s answer to
Mardi Gras with parades, carnival
rides, street dancing and live mu-
sic. On Saturday the 17th, tempt
your taste buds at the annual
Festival de Paella at the El Cortez
Hotel. If you are not familiar with
the native Spanish dish, paella is
a stewpot mix of seafood, chicken,
sausage and rice in a savory
tomato sauce. Top that off with a
margarita and you’ve stepped into
heaven just south of the border!
You won’t want to miss the annual
Tequila Festival, February 23-24,
held down at the malecon. The
festival will host a variety of
tequilas and mescal to sample
along with music, food and local
merchants. The following week-
end, March 2-4, is the exciting
and visually stunning Hobie Cat
Midwinter West Regatta, a collec-
tion of sleek watercraft with large
sails pluming over the sky blue
water. Both events are a treat to
the senses. March is also the time
of spring break, which continues
into early April.
But with all of the festival fun,
don’t underestimate the natural
splendor of San Felipe. The incred-
ible mountain peak of Picacho del
Diablo rises up over ten thousand
feet and usually sports a cap of
snow and ice. El Machorro looms
at the northeastern end of town
and is both lovely and climbable.
Or you can take in the rolling hill
of Cerro de la Virgen that features
a venerable chapel and a light-
house that faces mainland Mexico.
As mentioned earlier, San Felipe
is primarily a fishing town. Either
for sport or for business, you can
expect to catch a variety of fish
ranging from mackerel, sea bass,
triggerfish and the common local
game variety corvina. If you’re on
land and cast your line in then
don’t worry about any fees or
restrictions. But when you board a
“panga”, or fishing boat, or charter
out on your own then you will
definitely need a license. Local au-
thorities are strict about this rule,
but once you reel in that elusive
“big one that got away” fish, it will
be well worth it!
Other activities and points of in-
terest include natural hot springs
at Puertocitos. For a small fee you
can dip your toes or whole self in
the steamy waters. The San Felipe
Players perform popular stage
shows in an intimate theater.
There are balloon rides, horseback
riding on the beach, snorkeling
and you can even rent an ATV for
some off roading action. Speak-
ing of which, the annual Baja 250
thunders through to shake things
up a bit.
Come see why San Felipe’s catch
phrase is “No Bad Days”.
www.sanfelipe.com.mx
Mi Casa Del Mar
Mi Casa Del Mar is a master
planned development within the
community of La Hacienda offer-
ing stunning beachfront proper-
ties located within driving
distance from San Diego, Los
Angeles, Yuma and Phoenix areas.
Mi Casa Del Mar is affiliated with
the National Association of
Realtors (USA), The Canadian Real
Estate Association, AMPI and
others.
Sales: 1-877-270-2272 ext.1
www.micasadelmar.com
Re/MAX-San Felipe
Re/MAX has one of the largest
property inventories including
modest toluxury homes, condo-
miniums & commercial proper-
ties. Re/MAX also has parcels
of 50+ acres of virgin, white sand
beaches stretching up to a mile in
length. Extremely knowledgeable
and experienced sales team makes
foreign buying a breeze.
1-866-577-2777
www.remax-sanfelipe.com/remax
Playa Del Paraiso
Developed by Baja Bay Resorts,
Playa Del Paraiso is a full service
luxury beachfront condominium
resort complex located on the
beach directly adjacent to the ma-
rina, five minutes from downtown
San Felipe. The 208 condos offer
many unique amenities on ap-
proximately 10 acres forming an
elegant, gated Spanish Mediterra-
nean community.
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Coldwell Banker
Who do more people turn to
when it comes to buying or selling
real estate in San Felipe? Cold-
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trusted professionals that people
have turned to in other parts of the
world for several years. Cold-
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As of January 23, 2007:
• All persons travel-
ing by air between
the United States and
Canada, Mexico, Cen-
tral and South Ameri-
ca, the Caribbean and
Bermuda must present
a valid U.S. passport
or other accepted document
(Air NEXUS card or U.S. Coast
Guard Merchant Mariner
Document) that establishes
the traveler’s identity and na-
tionality to enter or re-enter
the United States.
• U.S. citizens traveling
directly between the United
States and its territories
do not need to present a
passport.
As of January 1, 2008:
• For U.S. citizens travel-
ing via land and sea (includ-
ing ferry crossings), a pass-
port or other documentation
will be required from January
1, 2008.
National Passport
Information Center
1-877-487-2778
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PORT/ STATE MAX
CROSSING NAME LOCATED HOURS LANES
Andrade California 6am-10pm 2
Calexico* East California 6am-10pm 8
Calexico* West California 24 hrs/day 10
Otay Mesa* Passenger California 24 hrs/day 12
San Ysidro California 24 hrs/day 24
Tecate California 5am-11pm 2
Douglas Arizona 24 hrs/day 7
Lukeville Arizona 6am-Midnight 3
Naco Arizona 24 hrs/day 2
Nogales* Deconcini Arizona 24 hrs/day 8
Nogales* Mariposa Arizona 6am-10pm 4
San Luis AZ 24 hrs/day 6
Entering Mexico
Northern Sonora and Northern Baja are free zones -
you don’t need a visa or permit for your car. However,
you must have titles or be able to provide legal docu-
mentation for ALL vehicles including boats, jetskies,
waterbikes, ATVs and dunebuggies. Outside the free
zone a tourist visa is required; the check point for
vehicle permits has been moved south of the Guaymas
bypass on Hwy 15.
Don’t forget to get MEXICO CAR INSURANCE. U.S.
insurance is not valid in Mexico and you cannot cross
the border without Mexico Insurance! Keep it in a
safe place that is NOT in your vehicle. Point to note:
vehicle insurance is considered invalid in Mexico if
the driver is found to be under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs.
• Guns - NOT allowed.
• Liquor - 3 quarts per adult.
• Cigarettes - up to 20 packs (or 50 cigars).
• Medicine - for personal use (with your prescription).
• Pets - only dogs and cats are allowed, and you are
required to have a U.S. Veterinarian Health Certificate
Form and Rabies Certificate # 77043 valid within the
past 6 months.
• Going through Customs - There is a system for
random searches as you drive through the checkpoint.
If the green light activates, drive on through unless
told otherwise. (If you have an RV, are towing sports
vehicles or even just have a large car, expect to get
pulled over for a look.) If the red light activates, pull
your vehicle over to the parking spaces in the center
for inspection.
• Border hours - closed midnight to 6 am.
Returning to the U.S.
• Declare everything you are bringing back from
Mexico.Total value of up to $400 per 30-day time
period is allowed.
• Liquor - 1 quart per adult (over 21)
• Cigarettes - 200 (or 100 cigars - but NOT from Cuba).
• $100 worth of gifts.
• Medicine - have your U.S. prescription for any pre-
scription drugs you buy in Mexico.
• FORBIDDEN items-
• Birds
• Natural wildlife/plants
• Whale bones/coral
• Houseplants
• Fruits & vegetables
• Pork/ham/pork products
• Uncooked eggs
• Avocados (unless the pits are
removed) or mangos
• Fireworks
• Firearms/weapons
• Citizenship - All passengers must be able to prove
U.S. Citizenship or legal entry into the U.S. A driver’s
license is NOT proof of citizenship. It is suggested to
carry a passport, birth certificate or voter’s registra-
tion card as well as photo ID.
New Passport Rules
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Bars and Night Clubs
Rockodile/Beachcomber
Malecon, north side
rockodilemexico@aol.com
011-52-686-577-1453
The Barefoot Bar
Located poolside at El Cortez Hotel
011-52-686-577-1055
Internet & CyberCafes
The Net
Av. Mar de Cortez Sur, Plaza Canela
011-52-686-577-1600
Fax 011-52-686-577-2769
info@sanfelipe.com.mx
Recreational
San Felipe Off Road Services
El Dorado Ranch
011-52-686-576-0094
www.sanfelipeoffroad.com
Resorts
San Felipe Marina Resort
1-800-291-5397
011-52-686-577-1455
Restaurants
El Sol Restarant
011-52-686-576-0292
playasol@telnor.net
Hacienda de la Langosta Roja
125 Calzada Chetumal
01152-686-577-0483
RV and Campgrounds
Club de Pesca RV and Camping Ground
Mar de Cortez, San Felipe
011-52-686-577-1180
clbdpsca@telnor.net
Playas Del Sol
011-52--686-576-0282
011-52-1-686-123-6452
playasol@prodigy.net.mx
Shopping
People’s Gallery
Ave. Mar De Cortez/Sur, #5
Smoke Signals Cigar Shop
On the Malecon, next to Rocdile
011-52-686-1-851-1231
Veterinarian
Vet Pet
Mar Caribe Sur #272
011-52-686-577-2155
It is an obvi-
ous choice to pick
a place that is both
affordable and beauti-
ful to live in. Many who are
looking for a calmer pace of
life and those who want to retire
in a unique environment have been
choosing San Felipe. Offering most of
the amenities we are comfortable with
here in the States yet brimming with
a distinct Mexican flavor, San Felipe is
slowly becoming a tourist destination
turned relocation hotbed.
It is rare to find beachfront property
that doesn’t cause the jaw to drop
in disappointment when the price is
mentioned, but in San Felipe, that jaw
usually drops in amazement. Even more
affordable homes lie just inland and
give those who want it a little respite
and isolation.
There are numerous high rise condo-
miniums, luxurious gated communities,
and spacious lots where you can build
your own ideal home here. For retirees,
a wide selection of vacation homes, vil-
las and townhouses are available and
readily affordable. Beachfront develop-
ment is at an all time high right now,
but you won’t even notice it all as you
wade in the warm waters and take in
stunning sunsets.
Many individuals move to Mexico and
Baja, California in pursuit of a healthier
lifestyle. Produce is always picked at its
peak here and sold right away. Plus, the
lifestyle of San Felipe involves taking
in the sights and exploring, enjoying
hobbies or pursuing your talents and
dreams. With the cost of living being
a fraction of that in the States, your
savings will stretch farther so you can
stretch out a little longer.
For relocation information, contact
our cover sponsors on page 3.
It is a worldwide tradition to don a feathered
mask and run rampant in the streets the week
before Lent. Latin America is perhaps the most
extravagant with their floats and costumes, but
it’s our own New Orleans that gained fame for
the largest gathering of people for the festival
known as Mardi Gras.
At the crossroads of Latin and North America is
Baja, California. The peaceful vista of San Felipe
in that region becomes host to a Mardi Gras
carnival that competes with some of the larger
festivals worldwide.
On February 16th, thousands will descend on
this sleepy town turning it upside down until
ending on the 20th, better known as “Fat Tues-
day”. The festival takes place on the beachside
stretch of road called the “malecon”, leaving the
rest of the city pretty much alone to continue
pursuing the art of relaxation.
The malecon basically transforms into a car-
nival midway that week, where daily parades
featuring marching bands, elaborate floats,
military formations and folk dancing take place.
There are also carnival rides, games, local ven-
dors, food stands, sporting events on the beach,
mariachis and live bands decorating the festival
as well.
Be sure to catch the crowning of the King and
Queen of Mardi Gras and
something called “Bad
Humor Man,” which is an
effigy in the likeness of a
selected local personality
or businessman set ablaze
adorned with a halo of
fireworks that ignites the
night sky.
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February
16th - 20th: San Felipe Carnaval (similar to Mardi Gras)
17th: 5th Annual Paella Festival
23rd & 24th: 2nd Annual Tequila Festival

March
2nd - 4th: Annual Midwinter’s West HobieCat Regatta
9th - 11th: Score San Felipe Baja 250 Offroad Race
30th & 31st: International McMillin 500 Race
31st: Code Off Road San Felipe Tersa 200
31st: International Bikini Contest
April
2nd - 8th: Semana Santa (Holy Week)
7th: Sand Drags 2007
21st & 22nd: Festival Hipico

May
5th: 5th Annual Chili Cook-off
12th: 5th Annual Sport Fishing Tournament
13th: Mexicali to San Felipe Cycle Race
San Felipe Calendar of Events
Mardi Gras in San Felipe
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Although Mexicali has been active and
populated for almost a hundred years, it
was only three decades ago that historians
declared March 1904 as the official date to
mark its inception.
Mexicali is the capitol of Baja, California and has
proven itself as a progressive and welcoming city. Busi-
nesses are thriving there due to the local economic climate
and demand for land, and the tourist trade is booming.
Visitors from all over are finding activities
ranging from slow walks on the beach to
hunting. There are many bike trails to explore,
scuba diving and snorkeling is abundant,
beach sports such as volleyball are popular,
and of course there’s the most sought after
activity of them all: kicking back and enjoy-
ing the view. All of this and a whole lot more
under a normally bright blue sky and warm
temperatures.
Another factor in the thriving tourist market
is Mexicali’s influence on the healthy lifestyle
market. Many facilities offer yoga and organic
foods, all at a reasonable price. Most of the
foods here in Baja and Mexico are picked ripe
and sold almost immediately and for health
conscious tourists this is reason enough to
pay a visit. Plus most of the processed foods
here are extremely low in preservatives. That
mixed with sun, surf and a relaxed atmo-
sphere, you’ll be rejuvenated in no time!
In fact, some folks that have visited Mexicali haven’t left.
Many US citizens have set up shop and found themselves to
be in business. The city has a modern infrastructure and can
meet the demands of almost any needs. Those looking for a
fresh market and home away from home have found Mexicali
to be quite a forefront for modern industry. What better way
to go than having affordable housing and exciting business
opportunities combined with warm, white sand beaches and
an active nightlife?
So visit Mexicali and see for yourself all of the beauty and
opportunity the little city that could has to offer!
1-888-342-7323
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Recreational opportunities and modern infrastructure offer best of both worlds
ACCOMMODATIONS
Araiza Hotel and Centro de
Convenciones
Blvd Benito Juárez # 2220
Av. De los Héroes 201.
Centro Cívico. Mexicali, B.C. Zip:
21000
Fracc. Jardines del Valle
Tel: 011-52 (686) 564-1100
Hotel Crowne Plaza Mexicali
Blvd. López Mateos and Av. De
los Héroes 201
Centro Cívico
C.P. 21000
Tel: 011-52 (686) 557-3600
1-800-026-5123
Fax: 011-52 (686) 557-0555
NIGHT CLUBS
Menealo
Blvd.Francisco L. Montejano
Zona Hotelera
Tel: 011-52 (686) 557-0395
Molcajetes Restaurant and Bar
Blvd. Francisco L. Montejano
Zona Hotelera
Tel: 011-52 (686) 556-0700
RESTAURANTS
Casino de Mexicali
Pino Suárez and Calle K
Col. Nueva
Tel: 011-52 (686) 552-9906
El Rincón de Panchito
Blvd. Benito Juárez # 1990
Plaza Universidad
Tel: 011-52 (686) 567-7718
Las Campanas
Justo Sierra # 377
CC La Plazita
Tel: 011-52 (686) 568-1213
Los Arcos
Calle Calafia # 454
Centro Cívico
Tel: 011-52 (686) 556-0903 and
556-0886
Sakura Restaurant
Blvd. Lázaro Cárdenas and Fran-
cisco L. Montejano
Tel: 011-52 (686) 566-4848
Villa Vittorio Restaurant
Blvd. Benito Juárez & V. Carranza
1199
Zona hotelera
Tel: (686) 568-2967 ext. 110
SHOPPING CENTERS
Plaza La Cachanilla
Blvd. Lopez Mateos S/N
Tel:011-52 (686) 553-4177 / 553-
4108
Fax: 553-4119
Plaza Nuevo Mexicali
Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas No. 2995
Tel: 011-52(686) 580-3042 / 580-
3288
Mexicali Business Listings
Mexicali Calendar of Events
FEBRUARY
• Mexicali Lake Sport Fishing Contest
• Bullfight Season In Mexicali
- events held at Plaza Calafia
• Nacional University Book Fair
• Spring Party Snow Birds
MARCH
• Baja Prog Del Centenario held
at State Theater
• Mexicali Cotton Golf
Tournament
APRIL
• International
Contemporaneous Ballet
Festival performs at Teatro
Universitario
• Mexicali Maquiladora
Golf Tournaments held
at Club De Golf
Campestre
MAY
• International Fish And
Seafood Festival held
at Centro De Ferias Y
Exposiciones
• Singing Thru History
Concert: An Opera
Concert In Mexicali
JUNE
• Tournament of Fishes
- June 18
• KC Highlights Night
Race Off Road Race at
Laguna Salada
• Father and Son Golf
Tournament held at Club
De Golf Campestre
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• Seven miles from the border ac-
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travel is recommended as roads can
get a bit dark at night and the bor-
der is closed from midnight to 6 am.
• The “General Rodolfo Sanchez
Taboado” international airport is
just a few miles east of Mexicali,
which has daily flights arriving and
departing from the US and further
points in Mexico.
Getting There
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Dentists
Dr. Emmanuel Cordova
Calzada Saratoga & Ave B
1-866-233-5572
011-52-658-517-3298
Dr. Isaias Iniguez DDS
2nd Street & Ave B
1-800-783-2115
isaias1025@aol.com
Medical
Drs. Cochran & Soliz
011-52-658-517-7740
Ave B & 2nd Street
Dr. Jose Luis Diaz
Calzada Saratoga
011-52-658-517-7783
Optical
Best Optical
Corner of 2nd St & Ave B
011-52-658-517-7508
Santa Lucia Optical
011-52-658-517-7727
#275 2nd Street
by Laiza J. Iñiguez
Who wouldn’t want the chance to kill 2, 3, or more
birds with one stone? Got some vacation time... but
there are obstacles in your way? You need dental work, the
kids need glasses, and grandpa better get his prescription
drugs soon. Why not combine your holidays with your health-
care?
Medical Tourism is relatively new to many and is considered one of the
fastest growing industries in the world, especially in the quaint town
of Los Algodones, just a quick ten-minute drive from Yuma, AZ.
To keep it simple, this global multibillion-dollar industry is based on
patients that go to a different country for medical work at a quarter or
sometimes even a tenth of the cost at home. Because of low cost, high
quality, efficiency, and great location, Los Algodones is the place to go.
Visitors come from all over to take advantage of their inexpensive den-
tal and optical services, pharmacies, and general medicine.
Dental Services are their target area. Over
the past ten years the number of dentists
has grown from single digits to over 200
practicing in Algodones today. Worried
they’re not well trained? Mexican dental
colleges meet high standards of profes-
sionalism and academic training, plus most
dentists have continued their education in
the U.S.
Convenience is a key factor in the success
of this town. Out of all the popular border
towns in Baja, it’s the only one with a large
parking lot right on the border. Every ser-
vice is within walking distance of the cross-
ing point. Besides the plethora of dentists, there are approximately 25
optometrists, 15 pharmacies, and 20 medical offices.
Medical equipment is up-to-date compared to the U.S. The language
barrier is not a problem because usually someone at every business
speaks English quite well. Security is not an issue. The Tourist Police
are bilingual officers that work from the time the border opens until
close. They can be found on bicycle, patrol car or walking around the
commercial area.
Why Los Algodones? Francisco Navarete, the Head of Tourism in Al-
godones, stated it nicely, “Nobody can compete with our prices. Busi-
nesses here would rather sell more for a cheaper price than sell less
volume for a more expensive price. And, of course, you get the service
and quality you deserve.”
cotucolosalgodones@hotmail.com
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Av. B Los Algodones, B.C. 21970 México
(928) 941-1595 • 1(800) 783-2115
Tel/Fax 011-52 (658) 517-7754
e-mail isaias1025@aol.com • www.driniguez.com
Isaias Iñiguez, D.D.S.
Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
Want a perfect smile? See a Perfectionist
•Accredited Member of the Prestigious
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
•Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Detistry
•American Dental Association
•Yuma Chamber of Commerce
Certified by the Mexico Dental Association
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by Laiza I. Garcia
How far would you go for a life-
changing smile? As many of us
know, cosmetic procedures are
not an inexpensive affair. And,
of course, you want to make
sure that you get the best bang
for your buck. Dr. Isaias Iñiguez
DDS is one of Mexico’s leading
dentists. He is conveniently lo-
cated in the charming Mexican
border town of Los Algodones,
Baja California.
Despite the multitude of avail-
able dentists that Algodones is
famous for, Dr. Iñiguez is truly
outstanding within the dental
community. He opened his of-
fice in October 1985. There were
only about four other dentists
in the area at the time, mak-
ing him a dental pioneer of the
town. Today the majority of Dr.
Iñiguez’s patients are interna-
tional ones from all over the US
& Canada.
Dr. Iñiguez, a professional in
the practices of Esthetic and
Restorative Dentistry, is a
graduate from UABC Tijuana
with a Post-Graduate from the
Baylor College of Dentistry in
Texas. He was the first Latin
American to be accredited into
the prestigious American Acad-
emy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Among other things, Dr. Iñiguez
is involved with the American
Society for Dental Aesthetics,
the Las Vegas Institute of Cos-
metic Dentistry, the American
Dental Association, to name
a few. He also lectures about
the newest Aesthetic Dentistry
Methods & Techniques and
has been published in journals
throughout the United States &
Mexico.
Dr. Iñiguez’s services include
but are not limited to General
Dentistry, Bridges, Porcelain
& Composite Veneers, Crowns,
Bondings, Composite Restora-
tions, Implants, Inlays, Onlays
and, of course, the oh-so-popu-
lar Teeth Whitening. He has the
latest in dental technology and
instruments and a beautiful
newly renovated office.
Usually the first person you see
when you walk into the office
will be Netty, his lovely wife,
who manages his staff and of-
fice and can answer any dental
question you might have. The
office is located within a walk-
ing distance of two blocks from
the border on 2nd Street and
Avenue B in Los Algodones, Baja
California.
With the credentials of an
American dentist
and the inexpen-
sive prices of
Mexican den-
tistry, Dr. Isaias
Iñiguez is an
eminent trea-
sure of Los Algo-
dones.
1-800-783-2115
isaias1025@aol.
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Want a Perfect Smile?
See a perfectionist in Los Algodones
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MARCH
Spring Break - An event primarily for
high school and college students from the
United States.
4: Mayan Lakes Cocktail - Jorge Reyes
in concert, specializing in Prehispanic
Music, accompanied by the Mayan
song-singer Tassinari, and a photographic
exposition. Also the presentation of the
new project “Mayan Lakes”.
25: Cultural Festival - Celebrate the com-
ing of Spring with a display of Mexican
food, artists, painting exhibitions, crafts-
men and much more. This is a monthly
event that will feature different exhibi-
tions, themes and food. 638-383-0440
14-16: Easter (Holy Week) - Recognized
as one of the most popular seasons of the
year, great numbers of vacationers visit
Rocky Point during this time.
APRIL
Beach Volleyball - International tourna-
ment with teams primarily from Califor-
nia, Texas, and Arizona.
Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Annual
Fishing Derby (Phase 1) - The region’s
oldest fishing derby attracts fishermen
from Arizona and New Mexico in the
United States and various places through-
out Mexico.
Sand Drags - Fast 4 X 4 machines from
Mexico gather at the Los Patos Raceway
during the Holy Week for the season’s sec-
ond competition over 100-yards of sand.
Regatta - Sailboats, primarily from Ari-
zona, travel to the Rocky Point coast to
participate in this competition.
MAY
5-6: Whiplash Desert Racing - A dune
buggy race, beginning in Sonoita and
finishing in Rocky Point.
6-7: Sailboat Regatta (Fleet of Phoenix,
Arizona) - A spectacular competition
and multi-colored display as dozens of
sailboats ride through the waters.
13-14: Parachuting exhibition - Parachut-
ists from Eloy, Arizona make their color-
ful descents from the skies over Playa
Bonita.
26-29: Memorial Day Weekend - A time
when many American tourists come to
Rocky Point seeking diversion and relax-
ation.
Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Annual
Fishing Derby (Phase 2)
6: Cinco de Mayo Festival - Organized by
the Oficina de Convenciones and Visitan-
tes (CVB) of Puerto Peñasco. Folk dances,
mariachi music and traditional food.
JUNE
Angler of the Year Tournament (Phase 2)
Sand Drags: Fast 4 X 4 machines from all
over North-western Mexico gather at the
Los Patos Raceway during the month for
the season’s 3rd competition over 100-
yards of sand. The event’s fanfare begins
the day before with a car show.
Rocky Point Calendar of Events
Attractions in Rocky Point
Center for the Study of Deserts
and Oceans (CEDO)
CEDO is a natural history museum with a giant
fin whale skeleton. It is also a field station for
researchers and classes, an education center
with library and laboratories, a book store and
gift shop, an intercultural experience. CEDO is
dedicated to research, education and conserva-
tion of one of the planet’s last great frontiers:
the Sea of Cortez.
There are free natural history talks on Tuesdays
at 2 pm and Saturdays at 4 pm. CEDO also
leads eco-tours for families and groups of all
ages. Explore the tide pools and esteros along
the coast or the volcanoes and dunes in the sur-
rounding desert.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 am–5 pm
Sunday 10 am–2 pm
U.S. Mail: PO Box 249 , Lukeville , AZ 85341
Located in Las Conchas at the whale skeleton.
520-320-5473 (USA)
638-382-0113 (Local)
cedointercultural@prodigy.net.mx
www.cedointercultural.org
El Pinacate Volcanic Region Reserve
The Grand Pinacate and Grand Desierto de
Altar Biosphere Reserve is considered one of
the most unique volcanic zones in the world.
The 30-mile wide volcanic field is so reminis-
cent of the moon that the Apollo astronauts
once trained there. It’s also the largest active
dune field in North America. Daily self guided
tours are available from 9 am–5 pm.
Visitors must register at the office as they enter
reserve. The reserve is located in the ejido
Nayarit, which is half way between Rocky
Point and Sonoyta.
Hours: 9 am–5 pm
U.S. Mail: Fundacion para Conservación del
Pinacate, A.C.
P.O. Box 745, Ajo, AZ 85321
638-384-9007
pinacate@conanp.gob.mx
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There are two
states as far
as Sonora is con-
cerned. The actual land
mass that borders the US,
Chihuahua and the Gulf of
California and the Sonoran state
of mind with its wealth of cultural
diversity, stunning beaches, legendary
cities, recreation, delicious food and
spectacular natural beauty.
One of the most popular destinations
in Sonora is the lovely Puerto Peñasco,
better known as Rocky Point. A great
destination for the quick weekend
getaway or the perfect place to park
your RV and stay a while, Rocky Point
is located on the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of
California).
San Carlos is another resort community
on the Sea of Cortez with plenty of ame-
nities including a golf course, tennis
courts, a bowling alley and numerous
gift shops and galleries. Two marinas
are available with paved launch ramps,
dry storage facilities, repair and main-
tenance services, fuel docks and reason-
able rates.
Other destinations include Kino Bay
with its white sand beaches; Guay-
mas and its “El Sauhuaral,” a grove of
giant cactus; Alamos, a silver mining
town in the 17th century; and Caborca,
commonly known as “The Pearl of the
Desert” where amid the scenic beauty
you can visit a working cattle ranch or
old mine, book a guided hunting tour, or
view many spectacular petroglyphs. No-
gales is a popular Arizona border town
and Sonora’s state capitol, Hermosillo,
is referred to as the “sun city”.
Sonora is home to majestic natural eco-
tourism such as Tiburon Island, stun-
ning San Jorge Bay, the tropical Chu-
chujaqui reserve and the magnificent El
Pinacate & Great Altar desert. The state
is also home to many native groups
rich in heritage; eight tribes continue
to preserve their history and traditions,
and many of them also sell their wares
at local markets and plazas.
Another popular tour is to follow the
“mission trail” of Father Kino. Explore
the many he helped build in Sonora over
300 years ago such as the Oqauitoa,
Pitiquito and Tubutama missions and
discover why the natives called him “the
priest on horseback.”
A location such as Sonora is a state you
won’t and cannot miss!
www.gotosonora.com
Sonora, which borders Arzona, offers
one of the continent’s most exciting
adventures for amateur and profes-
sional birders alike. Moreover, its
proximity to the United States means
that visitors can keep costs down and
make the most of vacation time.
Situated at the northern border of
the tropics and the southern extreme
of temperate regions, Sonora offers
botany and animal life of both regions
in a single location.
One statistic that reveals just how
essential Sonora is to the world’s bird
population: the 530 species known to
exist in the state represent half of the
total in all of bird-rich Mexico.
One of the most important habitats
in Sonora is the riparian, made up of
vegetation which grows along water-
ways. These are crucial north-south
routes as the migratory birds proceed
to other latitudes. Rivers such as the
Concepcion, Sonora, Bavispe, Moct-
ezuma, Yaqui, Mayo and Cuchujaqui
are famous among birdwatchers due
to the presence of the Military Macaw,
Bald Eagle, Rufous-bellied Chachal-
aca, Great Kiskadee and Sinaloa Wren
among others.
The elevation of Sonora ranges from
sea level to 2,600 meters (almost 8,000
feet). The Gulf of California, its coasts
and important islands offer habitat to
species like the Red-billed Tropicbird,
Roseate Spoonbill, Clapper Rail, Heer-
man’s Gull, Yellow-footed Gull and
Mangrove Warbler. The Sierra Madre
Occidental with its pine-oak habitat
shelters species such as Elegant Tro-
gon, Eared Quetzal, Thick-billed Par-
rot, Tufted Flycatcher, Brown-backed
Solitarie, Aztec Thrush and Elegant
Euphonia.
The regions of Puerto Peñasco (Rocky
Point), Bahia Kino (Kino Bay) and San
Carlos are attractive sites to enjoy
the diversity of the maritime spe-
cies, while locations such as Yécora,
Bavispe, Huachineras and the entire
Sierra zone in the east of Sonora offer
a spectacular area to observe moun-
tain birds.
Three more routes well-known by
birdwatchers include the regions of
Alamos, the pueblos of the Rio Sonora
and the Hermosillo-Yecora highway.
The opportunity to explore the fas-
cinating natural history of birds in
Sonora awaits!
1-800-4 SONORA
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breathtaking Puerto Peñasco.
The Why Not TravelStore has red hot fuel, propane, a
selection of ice cold drinks, clean restrooms, groceries
and goodies, a large assortment of unique souvenirs,
postcards, Mexican Trip Insurance (your Get Out of Jail
Free Card!), vehicle and gun storage, and much more.
Our staff welcomes questions regarding travel and ser-
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for travelers.
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Considered the most
important tourist destina-
tion of Sonora, San Carlos
offers the visitor all he needs to
have fun and enjoy his stay: beau-
tiful beaches, white sand, a calm blue
sea, stunning desert landscapes, fishing,
scuba diving, hunting, golf course and two
marinas.
This beach resort is 120 kms. from Hermosillo
and 390 kms. from the USA border; it is part of
the Guaymas Port, which is only a few kilome-
ters away.
The visitor of San Carlos really enjoys a vaca-
tion environment, for the services offered are
the best, comparable to those offered in the
most important recreational spot of Mexico; in
addition, supplementary services are provided
in Guaymas.
This tourist destination is connected with Fed-
eral highway 15 via a modern scenic corridor,
offering the visitor 20 kilometers of a beautiful
sea view while driving on a wide 4-lane avenue
with palm trees and flower beds on the traffic
island. All along, the spacious and paved traf-
fic circles confer on these boulevards a notable
appearance.
AMBIANCE
On your first visit to San Carlos, you will ad-
mire the beauty of the landscape, starting with
scenic corridor with the striking “TETAKAWI”
in the background; this is a copper colored
mountain, symbol of the city. The sea breeze,
the waves, the hotels and condominiums, the
calm environment
make the visitor feel he is in the right place to
enjoy a couple of days by the sea, the sand and
the sun with all the activities and fun he could
wish for.
The landscape combines the copper moutains,
the desert and the deep blue
sea, and makes you want to explore the place,
sail the water, go fishing, and explore its sub-
marine life. San Carlos offers the tourist much
more than a beach; it presents an unlimited
assortment of activities that will stay forever
in the memory of the visitor.
HOTELS AND SERVICES
Hotels suitable for any budget are available; in
addition, we offer condominiums with excel-
lent rooms and trailer parks with all the neces-
sary amenities, ideal for the tourist who likes
to travel in his motor home.
Numerous restaurants specializing in sea-
food and international food are available. The
typical “roast meat” (carne asada) with flour
tortillas is offered in many restaurants, where
the excellent meat of Sonora is served.
For golf lovers, a Country Club is available
with tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course;
there are also two marinas: the Marina San
Carlos and Marina Real. You will also come
across numerous handcraft shops and bou-
tiques selling beach articles such as swimming
suits and souvenirs for the tourists.
WATER SPORTS
Two of the favorite activities for tourists are
scuba diving and fishing. In San Carlos you
may catch fantastic species such as the marlin,
swordfish, and mahi mahi, representing a ma-
jor challenge for the sport fisherman, who
has to combine all his skill, strength, and in-
telligence in order to defeat and capture these
fish in their own environment.
Scuba diving is without a doubt a sport that
requires an adequate physical condition and
special gear. San Carlos is the ideal place for
those who
enjoy practicing this activity. Offering crystal
clear blue waters, more than 800 sea species
and an artificial reef, this place is a paradise
for divers, who enjoy exploring a whole differ-
ent world in the deep of the
ocean, rarely seen by others.
To assist visitors who wish to try these sports,
there are special places that rent boats and
scuba diving gear, with professionals in each
activity to give lessons to tourists and take
them to the most incredible places. Other
aquatic sports such as water skiing, sailing,
and jet skiing are also wonderful attractions.
WEATHER
During the past year, this destination received
a great number of visitors who enjoyed perfect
weather during their stays, with an average
temperature of 68°F in winter and 95°F in the
summer. Given its Mediterranean weather, this
is the favorite spot for the American tourists
known as the “snowbirds”, who arrive dur-
ing winter in motor home caravans to enjoy a
vacation period with nicer weather than the
climate at home.
TRANSPORTATION/COMMUNICATION
Reaching San Carlos from any part of the USA
is easy; you have the four-lane federal highway
# 15 that intersects with the scenic corridor.
For those who prefer to travel by plane, the
Guaymas airport is only 25 Km.
away, where DC9s, Boeing 727s, and private
planes may land. We offer every facility, in-
cluding local and long distance phone service
and a group of radio amateurs who hook up
with other latitudes.
Information Courtesy of Sonora Turismo.
1-800-4 SONORA
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Old Port offers
lots of shopping
for traditional curios
and the “malecon” is the
place to get your fresh sea-
food at the fish market. Most
people know that they can also
find great deals on silver jewelry,
but few know that there is now a place
you can find one-of-a-kind jewelry made
of pearls, coral, natural stones
and semi-precious gems.
Patti Sweet was the
owner of the only Scuba
Diving Shop in Rocky
Point for the last 17
years but has finally
sold the business and
realized a new dream of
making her jewelry cre-
ations as a full time career.
She opened her boutique of hand-craft-
ed, unique jewelry designs adjacent to
the dive shop, which has stood in the
same location since 1996.
The new owner of the Sun N’ Fun Dive
Shop, David Bailey, is a Scuba instruc-
tor of many years and is realizing his
dream as well. He has kept on the qual-
ity staff that has served visitors looking
for the best charters, most reliable ad-
vice and friendliest service. He has also
added more product and new services
such as advanced instruction and night
diving. Dave has added a new and fresh
attitude toward diving and playing in
Rocky Point.
The jewelry store called www.Designer-
JewelryForLess.com is attached to the
dive shop in the bright yellow building
on the right as you enter the historic
“Old Port” area. The name of
Patti’s boutique is also
the website where you
can view and buy her
jewelry online as well.
Rocky Point’s “Old Port”
is going to be part of
the “escalara” project
that is being developed by
Mexico to encourage private
boaters to explore the entire
length of the Sea of Cortez by providing
locations where they fuel and dock as
a “ladder” criss-crossing the shores of
the Baja and Mainland. Some day the
place will be equipped to receive cruise
ships, but until then old port still holds
its original ambiance and should not be
missed by anyone visiting Rocky Point.
www.DesignerJewelryForLess.com
www.sunandfundivers.com
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“Sandy Beach Re-
sorts” has experienced
a great past few years and
is certainly in the throws of a
tremendous present but a look to
the future is mind-
boggling. Relatively
speaking, Puerto Pe-
ñasco or Rocky Point, at 78
years in existence is a young
city. Equally, Sandy Beach
Resorts, 7 years in the mak-
ing, is still in its infancy. We
have proved, “If you build it,
they will come”. The next 2-5
years are dedicated to bring
“more things to do” such as
golf, shopping, entertain-
ment, restaurants, a full
service beach hotel and ma-
rinas. This effort combined
with the new coastal high-
way (under construction) and
the new international airport
(ready ~2008) will ensure continued equity
growth and a strong property value/resale
market.
Immediately on the horizon is a full service,
brand name beach hotel with a style and ame-
nities not yet experienced in our small but as-
piring community. This coupled with a resort
golf course and tennis facilities will expand
your enjoyment zone. While these are much
needed improvements to the development we
will soon begin to hear the beat of the heart of
the community, the marina areas. If you have
visited Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco or
Coronado Cays in San Diego, you have an idea
of what we are in for. If not, wait a little bit
longer and you can experience it all here.
We can only provide a sneak
peek for now, but it should
look like this:
• Exterior Commercial
Marina – This marina will
be external to the project on
the federal maritime water-
way and therefore requiring
a federal concession. It is
planned to have a manmade
water break, 440 slips, a ser-
vice plaza and a cruise-line
docking area.
• Internal Commercial Ma-
rina – The marina is internal
to the project and requires a
concession for the development of the slips. It
is planned to have 220 slips with full service
and will accommodate vessels up to 150 ft.
Due to the tidal change of up to 24ft, ingress
and egress will be controlled via lock system.
This system will maintain the water level at
low tide.
• Large Craft Marina Residential Marina
- The marina is internal to the project and
requires a concession for the development of
the slips on the residential lots. It is planned
to have 295 lots with slips and will accommo-
date motorized and sailing vessels up to 150 ft.
Again the Ingress and egress will be controlled
through the lock system.
• Small Craft Marina Residential Marina
- The marina is internal to the project and re-
quires a concession for the development of the
slips on the residential lots. It is planned to
have 233 lots with slips and will accommodate
non-motorized and sailing vessels up to 25 ft.
Ingress and egress will be monitored through
a weir system on the bay side, only accessible
at navigable tide levels. The weir retains the
water level at a pre-determined height at low
tide while allowing the level to rise at higher
tides.
• Marina Hotel - The marina hotel is planned
to be located on land between the external
and the internal marina. The hotel will include
~200 units with full services and 20 commer-
cial units.
• 18-Hole Championship Golf Course - The
18-Hole Golf Course will be a private signa-
ture championship golf course on 275 acres
of land and will be the premier golf course in
Puerto Peñasco. Reclaimed effluent has been
secured from the sewage treatment plant from
the municipality of Puerto Peñasco and all
governmental approvals are in place to begin
construction.
www.sandybeachresorts.com.mx or
US (623) 298-4813
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With more than 800 spaces distributed among 3
parks, it’s easy for an RV’er to find a great vaca-
tion spot in Rocky Point. Most RV parks offer
full hookups and daily/weekly/monthly rates,
but be advised that during peak times the RV
parks fill up quickly. It’s a good idea to reserve
a site well in advance, especially from October
through May.
Try one of these Rocky Point RV parks:
• Playa de Oro RV Resort at 60 Matamoros Ave.
offers 300 spaces with full hookups, a res-
taurant, market, recreation room, boat ramp,
2 laundry rooms, 18 showers, restrooms and
shuffleboard.
• The Reef RV Park, located on beautiful Sandy
Beach, has 219 sites and offers a concierge
service, restrooms, showers, a convenience store,
office, beach access and a restaurant with inter-
national gourmet cuisine and a piano bar.
Playa de Oro RV Resort
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011-52-638-383-0650
www.thereefrvpark.com
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They all have full hook-ups (electric-
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A recent guest commented, “This
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est growing city in the nation
(according to the 2000 census
report) with a 49.7% growth!
What’s the big deal?
Well, the big deal is the most obvi-
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climate. Summers can get to over 100
degrees but if you can make it through
three months with your air conditioner
on high, your reward is nine months of
almost perfect weather.
Yuma is located where the Gila and
Colorado Rivers converge, a histori-
cally vital transportation hub. Spanish
conquistadors traveled this route in the
1500’s. Today there are many things to
do on the Colorado such as river raft-
ing and dinner cruises.
Yuma recently added six addi-
tional community parks, the Yuma
Art Center, The new Yuma Palms
Regional Shopping Center as well as a
beautiful Desert Sun Stadium.
February is a great time to visit, with
a plethora of events to enliven your
stay. The 62nd Annual Yuma Jaycees
Silver Spur Rodeo & Parade takes
place on Feb. 9-11. Saturday is “Tough
Enough to Wear Pink” day... come sup-
port the cowboys wearing pink and pur-
chase pink Wrangler scarves, tank tops,
ball caps and more, all to benefit the
local cancer society.
Yuma River Days takes place Feb.
16-18 and includes a Main Street Arts &
Crafts Festival. Saturday shuttle buses
transport you to historic sites to enjoy
re-enactments and tours. The Canadian
Snowbird Assoc. Winter Information
Meeting takes place on Feb. 16 and
coming up on Feb. 24 is the 45th
Annual Yuma Air Show.
You’ll need a place to stay and
Yuma’s hospitality industry only grows
and gets better. The hotels are upscale
and full service, such as the newly built
Holiday Inn Hotel with a restaurant and
bar in the hotel and beautiful outdoor
full size pool and outdoor Jacuzzi.
Come visit and experience Yuma for
yourself!
Thanks to Lorraine Cruz, DOS at
the Holiday Inn, Yuma for much of the
information in this story.
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~6th Annual~
Home & Garden
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Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10
10 AM- 6 PM
Sunday March 11, 11 AM- 4 PM
Vendors, Demonstrations,
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2600 Fairgrounds Blvd
Kingman, Arizona 86401
For more info call 928-753-2636
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Includes: Salsa Competition • 1st Annual Art Show & Exhibit
Poker Runs • Classic Car Show • FREE ADMISSION
by Cate Mueller
Saturday, February 10, is
the new date for the Willpower
Incorporated Largest ATV
Parade world record attempt in
Quartzsite, Arizona.
The change was made to accommo-
date ATV riders who compete in the
Parker 425 off-road race and also want
to ride in a world record parade.
Parade line up is at 8 am at the
Quartzsite Fire Station on Tyson Street,
just east of Highway 95. Come early,
the fire department pancake breakfast
starts at 7 am.
The parade starts at 10 am and
will proceed east on Tyson, south on
Plymouth, east on Quail Trail, south on
Las Palomas, west on Coyote Street,
north on Plymouth, and then west on
Quail Trail to end at the ball field
at Quartzsite Town Park, where the
Quartzsite Rotary Club plans to sell hot
dogs, sodas and water.
There will be contests for most
original riders and a raffle after the
parade.
ATV riders, sign up now to help
Quartzsite break the record. Call or e-
mail, pick up parade entry forms at the
Quartzsite Public Library, the Quartzsite
Improvement Association, or either
chamber of commerce, or go online.
Willpower Incorporated is a non-
profit organization created to support
culture - fine arts, education and the
humanities - for children, adults and
seniors; and to support prevention of
cruelty to children and animals. Projects
include QAC, the planned Quartzsite
Activities Center, and Paw Power, an
animal sanctuary.
Help Break the World Record!
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928-916-0657
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Located in western
Arizona, McMullen Valley
runs along Route 60 and joins
with I-10. It is a point of interest
for many travelers, offering fine RV
camping and many small towns, each
with an abundance of stories to tell.
The main town of Salome was
established in 1904. One of its found-
ers was Dick Wick Hall, famed Arizona
humorist featured in the 1920’s Saturday
Evening Post.
Brenda is located on Hwy 60
between Quartzsite and Hope. The origi-
nal couple to homestead the town named
it after their first daughter. Brenda is a
mecca for winter RV’ers.
Two miles west of Salome, Harcuvar
was a station on the Parker branch of
Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
Vicksburg was settled in 1890 by
Victor Satterdahl. Formerly an area with
numerous gold mines, Vicksburg is now
a quaint, desert town.
"Gateway to Alamo Lake," Wenden
has one of Arizona's best bass lakes.
Originally named Wendendale, the town
was founded as a supply depot for area
mines.
Hope was established in the 1930s
after the main highway changed its route
from Vicksburg to bypass the short-lived
Johannesberg.
Scenic attractions and designated
wilderness areas are plentiful in the
McMullen Valley. Golf is another favor-
ite pastime. There are two distinctly dif-
ferent golf courses for your enjoyment:
the Greasewood Desert Golf Course
and the Sunset Links Golf Resort.
Head to Salome on Feb. 17 for the
14th annual Great Arizona Outback
Chili Cook-Off. The Chili Contest
is a fun, non-sanctioned event with a
party atmosphere. There is also a Salsa
Competition. Watch local pilots compete
in Aerial Water Balloon Bombing, enjoy
the Classic Cars on display and browse
the 1st Annual Art Show and Exhibit.
Poker runs are another popular feature of
this multi-faceted event.
You can reach the McMullen Valley
by leaving I-10 at Exit 81 and taking the
Salome Rd. to Route 60.
McMullen Valley: AZ’s Outback
Stories to Tell, Fun to be Had
McMullen Valley C of C: 928-859-3846
www.azoutback.com
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Don’t Miss
The American Veterans
Traveling Tribute
The Tribute’s centerpiece is the largest
replica ever built of the Vietnam Veterans
Wall - 8 feet high at the center and 370 feet
long. It will be in Quartzsite until Feb. 18th.
There are also exhibits and memorials to
other wars, 9/11, and more.
928-927-9321
Parker, Arizona is the
perfect spot for your winter
travel. With over 30 RV Parks,
Resorts and Campgrounds along
the beautiful Colorado River and our
mild winter climate, we have everything
you need for your winter get-a-way.
Some of the events during the season
include the January Rock & Gem Shows
in Quartzsite and our Annual Line
Dance Mania, the February Potpourri at
Western Park, and the March Bluegrass
Festival at La Paz County Park. There
are also many activities at our Senior
Center and our beautiful BlueWater
Resort and Casino.
So when in Parker, please stop by the
Tourist Information Center for all
your travel needs. The Tourist Center
and Chamber of Commerce are located at
1217 California Ave., Parker, AZ 85344.
YA JUST GOTTA BE HERE!
Welcome Snowbirds
Park Yourself in Parker
Info: 928-669-6511
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Parker Calendar of Events
General Events - 928-669-6511
Bluewater Resort and Casino Event Schedule - 888-243-3360
FEB 1-4 PWCC Potpourri at
Western Park
FEB 17 Annual Rotary Desert Dash
MAR 2-4 5th Annual Bluegrass
Festival on the River
MAR 15-18 La Paz County Fair
FEB 2-4 BlueWater Resort &
Casino Parker 425- “The
Legend Lives On”
FEB 4 Super Sunday Party -
watch the BIG GAME
FEB 14 Valentine's Day concert
by "Rain" a Beatles Tribute
FEB 23-24 Inaugural “Dam to Dam
BlueWater Big Bass
Classic” Bass Tournament
MAR 3 Roy Clark in concert
MAR 10-11 Parker Ski Marathon
MAR 23-25 2007 Arizona State 8-Ball
Championships
APR 13-14 6th Annual BlueWater
Resort & Casino Indian Golf Tournament
APR 21-22 BlueWater Resort &
Casino Spring Classic - Championship
Boat Racing
APR 27-29 11th Annual Parker Open
Golf Tournament
With the backdrop of
the beautiful Colorado River,
glowing evening sunsets against
the great Buckskin Mountain Range,
and the wonderful La Paz County Park,
the 5th Annual "Bluegrass on the
River" music festival returns to Parker
on March 2-4, 2007.
This 3-day festival has been termed
the "Jewel of the Desert" by many of its
fans. The desert in winter will give you
sights and experiences you will not soon
forget, while you relax along the river
with the wonderful sounds of guitars,
mandolins, basses, banjos and more in
the background.
Parker and the surrounding area has
a great deal to offer: the fabulous gam-
ing and entertainment at BlueWater
Resort and Casino, fishing, golfing
at Emerald Canyon Golf Course -one
of Arizona's best courses, and taking in
the sights in Lake Havasu City 33 miles
north including the popular London
Bridge.
Hitting the Parker main stage will be
the outstanding sound of IBMA 2006
Entertainer of the Year “Grascals”
from Nashville, Tennessee. The power-
ful line-up of nationally known bands
from throughout the US. includes
The Bluegrass Brothers, Lou Reid &
Carolina, Dan Paisley & Southern Grass,
Special Consensus, Nothin Fancy,
Homespun Rowdy, Louisiana Grass and
Vince Combs & Shadetree Grass.
Early camping opens Monday, Feb.
26, 2007. The weather in March is
generally in the upper 70s to low 80s
so be sure to pack your sunscreen. La
Paz County Park has great facilities
with wide-open campsites, nice show-
ers, clean restrooms, and lots of room to
roam. Located 8 miles north of Parker, it
is easily accessible from Hwy 95.
In addition to the wonderful music,
we will again feature great Band
Workshops and a classic car show
(Sat), plus our quality arts & crafts
vendors are returning along with all the
tasty food booths. The Parker Rotary
Club will man the beer concessions.
Our Shuttle Service within the festival
grounds will continue this year.
Tickets can be purchased on-line
via our website; for credit card orders
ONLY call 1-866-463-8659. Bring your
lawn chairs and blankets for grass seat-
ing.
"Bluegrass on the River"
Sunshine and Music on the Beautiful Colorado
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The Best of
Arizona
GRAND CANYON STATE
PARKER
Upcoming concerts at BlueWater Resort & Casino
will have you dancing in the aisles! Don’t miss “RAIN”
a Tribute to the Beatles - it’s on Valentine’s Day, Feb.
14th. The impact that the Beatles had on society, both as
a band and as a cultural phenomenon, can never be
overstated. Relive (or discover) it all. Then on March
3rd, the legendary Roy Clark returns to BlueWater for
two shows.
888-243-3360
www.bluewaterfun.com
Music Fans Take Note!
1/4 Mile from the
London Bridge
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
• Rooms with Lake Views
• Free High Speed Internet
Access in Every Room
• Free HBO • Free Deluxe
Breakfast Bar
245 London Bridge Rd, Lake
Havasu City
928-855-4071
February 16th-18th, 2007
Fri. 4 pm-7:30 pm • Sat. 9 am-5 pm • Sun. 9 am-3 pm
Location: Back of the school in the TWO Gymnasiums.
Special features and displays
plus two outdoor areas & food court.
Lots of parking.
Come See Us At Lake Havasu High School
2675 S Palo Verde Blvd., Lake Havasu City, Az
A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our young people.
Home
Show
Lake Havasu City, Az
25
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Annual Home Show
“Enhancing Our Lives For 25 Years”
No Entrance Fee
Silver Anniversary Presentation
Colorado River
Building IndustryAssociation
928-453-7755
On Saturday, February
24, Cattail Cove State Park
will host a geo-caching treasure
hunt to celebrate the State Parks
50th Anniversary.
The “Geo-cache Bash” starts at 10
am with Dee Pfleger, Arizona Game and
Fish Officer. Pfleger will explain how
we receive the satellite signals that make
Global Positioning System (GPS) receiv-
ers work. She’ll also share the etiquette
that goes along with the sport. To partici-
pate, attendees should bring their GPS
unit with them and have a basic under-
standing of how their GPS unit works.
Afterward, attendees will have more
than 15 geo-cache sites to choose from.
There will be hidden caches along the
shoreline and on various trails for hikers.
Also, several sites will be accessible by
boat.
The State Parks 50th Anniversary
commemoration events will be held at
12:30 pm. This will be a celebration with
dignitaries and a cake cutting under the
big tent on the beach. 50th Anniversary
displays will also be featured including
activities for children. There will also be
a raffle, and winners will be announced at
the event.
Geo-caching began in 2000 after the
Defense Department stopped scrambling
the signals beamed to GPS receivers from
military satellites. It has since rapidly
grown in popularity. According to the
geocaching.com website, there are cur-
rently 348,666 active caches nationwide.
“Geo” for geography and “cache” for
hidden stash provides a fun opportunity
to enjoy and explore the outdoors using a
(GPS) receiver.
Cattail Cove State Park is located on
State Route 95, 15 miles south of Lake
Havasu City, Arizona. The beach, boat
ramp and campsites offer a broad spec-
trum of activities for all to enjoy includ-
ing swimming, fishing, or just lounging
around and relaxing.
Regular day use park fees will be
waived for this event. Regular day use
park fees are $9 per vehicle for 1 to 4
adults and $2 per person fee for indi-
viduals and bicyclists. Camping sites are
$21 for electric sites. Arizona State Park
Annual Pass is available for $45 (some
restrictions apply) and Premium Annual
Pass is sold for $100.
Treasure Hunt with Your GPS
“Geo-Cache Bash” at Cattail Cove State Park
Cattail Cove State Park: 928-855-1223
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Lighthouses have been
aids to mariners for centuries.
More recently, they also serve
as popular tourist destinations for
lighthouse enthusiasts.
When most people think of lighthous-
es, images of an isolated structure on a
wave washed rock in the Atlantic come
to mind. However, Lake Havasu City is
home to more lighthouses than several
states with ocean coastlines!
Currently twelve 1/3 scale exact
replicas of famous lighthouses line
the shores of the lake. The Lake Havasu
Lighthouse Club has sponsored the fund-
ing and construction with plans for more
than two dozen in the works. Each one
isn’t just an attraction, but also serves as
an actual navigational aid, much like its
larger east or west coast counterpart.
The lighthouses presently in place
are the Lake Havasu Marina lighthouse
plus the West Quoddy (ME), Cape
Hatteras (NC), Robert Manning (MI),
Main Buffalo (NY), Split Rock (MN),
Currituck (NC), East Quoddy (NB),
Sandy Hook (NJ), Vermilion (OH),
Table Bluff (CA) - and the most recent
addition, the Alpena (MI).
The majority of the lighthouses can
be reached by walking or by car. A
map of the sites can be found on the
Lighthouse Club website. Go to “Build
Progress”, choose a lighthouse and at the
bottom of that page is a link to the Lake
Map.
For something a little different, enliv-
en your visit to Arizona’s West Coast
with a tour of the lighthouses of Lake
Havasu City.
Lighthouses of Lake Havasu
Famous Replicas Line the Shores
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www.lh-lighthouseclub.org
Where will you find a
charming town along a beau-
tiful lake with top class attrac-
tions, shopping, dining - AND
festivals galore? Plus balmy weather
to boot? The answer to this riddle is not
hard to guess: Lake Havasu City!
Coming up on Feb. 10-11, the 22nd
Annual Winterfest is a grand outdoor
festival that stretches
along McCulloch Blvd.
featuring arts & crafts,
live musical entertain-
ment, great food and
lots of fun. You won’t
want to miss this - it’s
one of Havasu’s big-
gest events of the year.
Another prime event takes place on
Feb. 16-18 at the High School. The
, sponsored by the Colorado River
Building Industry Assoc., offers every-
thing for your home. Admission is FREE
and in addition to the many vendors,
there is a food and entertainment court,
raffles and giveaways. This Silver
Anniversary show is the biggest ever!
That same weekend the Annual
Western Pyrotechnics Convention meets
in Lake Havasu City, with an exciting
pyrotechnics display that is free and
open to the public on Feb. 18. Plan your
visit to coincide with the 18th Annual
Winter Blast - you’ll HAVE a blast!
While you are enjoying Havasu’s
festivals, make some time to explore
the many attractions in
the area. One of the most
popular is the historic
London Bridge - in fact,
it is the number 3 attrac-
tion in the entire state
of Arizona. Once span-
ning the Thames River in
London, the bridge was
dismantled in England and
reassembled along Lake Havasu brick by
brick.
Others may prefer natural wonders
to man-made ones, and there are many
ways to explore the beauty of the sur-
rounding desert and the Colorado River.
Cruises, jeep tours and hiking all
get one into the great outdoors. Lake
Havasu State Park is one of the most
visited state parks in Arizona, reflecting
the large numbers of people who come
to enjoy fishing and boating in the lake’s
waters.
Havasu is Hoppin’!
Festivals Bring February Fun
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Ash Fork
Bagdad
Bellemont
Bumble Bee
Cameron
Camp Verde
Carrizo
Cedar Ridge
Chambers
Chilchinbito
Chinle
Chino Valley
Cibeque
Clarkdale
Clay Springs
Concho
Congress
Cottonwood
Cow Springs
Crown King
Desert View
Dewey
Dilkon
Dinnehosto
Eagar
Flagstaff
Forest Lakes
Fort Apache
Fort Defiance
Fredonia
Ganado
Grand Canyon
Village
Gray Mountain
Greer
Happy Jack
Heber
Hillside
Holbrook
Hotevilla
Houck
Humboldt
Indian Wells
Iron Springs
Jacob Lake
Jerome
Joseph City
Kachina Village
Kaibito
Kayenta
Keams Canyon
Kirkland
Lake Montezuma
Leupp
Lower
Greasewood
Lukachukai
Lupton
Many Farms
Marble Canyon
Mayer
McNary
Mexican Water
Moenkopi
Mormon Lake
Mountainaire
Munds Park
Navajo
Nazlini
North Rim
Nutrioso
Overgaard
Page
Parks
Paulden
Petrified Forest
Pinedale
Pinetop-Lakeside
Pinon
Polacca
Prescott
Prescott Valley
Red Rock Cove
Rock Point
Rough Rock
Round Rock
St. Johns
Saint Michaels
Sanders
Sawmill
Second Mesa
Sedona
Seligman
Shonto
Show Low
Shungopavi
Skull Valley
Snowflake
Springerville
Supai
Taylor
Teec Nos Pos
Tes Nez Iah
The Gap
Tonalea
Tsaile
Tuba City
Tusayan
Vernon
Williams
Window Rock
Winslow
Woodruff
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Northern Arizona Cities & Towns
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• Mesquite-Broiled Steaks
• Mesquite-Broiled Chicken
A Part of Pinetop’s History Since 1938
Charlie
Clark’s
Steak
House
The Meeting Place of the White Mountains
Located on Hwy 260, Pinetop, Az
(Main & Penrod)
928-367-4900
www.charlieclarks.com
In the white winters,
budding spring, green sum-
mers and calico fall, the White
Mountains' primary attractions are
its natural beauty and the heritage and
charm of its small towns and villages.
Visitors to the White Mountains can
take advantage of all four seasons for
outdoor recreation, enjoying hiking,
biking, fishing, horseback riding, ATV
riding and hunting. Come winter time,
Sunrise Park Resort attracts skiers and
snow-borders from all over the west.
The 2+ million acres of the Apache-
Sitgreaves National Forest are home to
rugged mountains and over 680 miles of
waterways and 34 cold water lakes rip-
pled by a variety of trout, bass and other
fish. The White Mountain Trail System
is regarded as one of the top three in the
nation with over 200 miles in trails.
• Greer
Off State Hwy 260 on State Hwy 373:
Nestled in the forest, Greer is a one-street
village with nary a stoplight, but plenty
of opportunity for the avid recreationalist
or expert relaxer. There are also boutique
shops and a variety of restaurants. Greer
is also the nearest town to Sunrise Park
Ski Resort.
• Springerville-Eagar
Junction of US 60 & State Highways
180 and 191: Established in 1879,
Springerville developed around Henry
Springer’s trading post. Neighboring
Eagar was named for a homesteading
Mormon family. Cattle and sheep ranch-
ing predominated. Today these towns
make an ideal base for visitors to the
White Mountains.
• St. Johns
State Hwy 191: Out of the pines and
onto the plateau sits the town of St.
Johns. This friendly community with an
agricultural background is popular as
a jumping off point for both the White
Mountains to the south and attractions to
the north such as the Petrified Forest.
• Snowflake/Taylor
State Hwy 77: Founded by Mormon
pioneers, these attractive communities
epitomize Main Street Americana. Cattle
ranching, hayfields, sweet corn and horse
farms dominate the peaceful landscape.
Located in the Lower Colorado River pla-
teau country, Snowflake and Taylor enjoy
a mild climate year round.
• Pinetop/Lakeside
State Hwy 260: Surrounded by the larg-
est stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world,
pristine lakes, and invigorating mountain
air Pinetop/Lakeside is the perfect des-
tination at any season. The towns boast
many unique shops, galleries, restaurants
and some of the finest golf courses in the
White Mountains.
• Show Low
Junction of US 60 & State Hwy 260:
Show Low received its name from a card
game between C.E. Cooley and Marion
Clark to dissolve their partnership in their
ranch. According to the story, Clark said,
“If you can show low, you win.” Cooley
turned up the Deuce of Clubs and replied,
“Show Low it is.” Today, Show Low is a
progressive mid-size community offering
visitors an attractive locale for a vacation
home or base for exploring the area.
Come Ski... or Dream of Spring
520-790-4702
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Greer Lodge, Arizona's
first authentic ski lodge is
now open... just in time for the
Winter snow.
Owner Doug Sandahl has remod-
eled the old lodge converting it into an
authentic ski lodge with crackling fire-
places, a cozy family room, an intimate
bar/lounge complete with live acoustical
guitar music and specialty hot toddies.
Doug Sandahl has added 12 luxuri-
ous rental cabins each equipped for a
family (they can accommodate from 2
to 14 persons) to enjoy the snow: fire-
places, complete kitchens, barbecues,
Satellite TV, down comforters & pil-
lows, Westin Heavenly mattresses and
La-Z-Boy upscale lodge-themed furnish-
ings.
The Greer Lodge even has an intimate
spa for "after ski" massages. The "373
Grill" Restaurant is now open serv-
ing great steaks, chops, trout, seafood,
pasta, pizzas, burgers and a wonderful
wine list hand-picked by the owner. The
373 Grill serves breakfast, lunch and
dinner 365 days a year and features a
selection of food for the entire family,
including children.
Sunrise Ski Area located just 8 miles
west of Greer is "The Best Kept Secret
in the West" for snow skiing. With miles
of Intermediate Ski runs, plenty of ski
lifts, few lines even on weekends, and
low prices for ski passes, it is the ideal
place for a few days of snow skiing and
snow sledding for the kids.
If you are looking to enjoy the snow
of Arizona's Mountains... Greer is a hid-
den treasure that you will enjoy for a
romantic getaway, a family adventure or
a girls’ getaway trip.
Greer is a scenic 4 hour drive
from Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff
or Albuquerque through the largest
Ponderosa Pine forest in the world.
Greer Lodge & Cabins is open year
round. Call for reservations or visit their
website.
Now Open in Greer
Arizona's First Authentic Ski Lodge
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Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce
102-C West White Mountain Blvd. (Hwy 260)
Lakeside, AZ 85929, 928-367-4290, 800-573-4031
www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com
Show Low Regional Chamber of Commerce
951 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85902
928-537-2326, 888-SHOW LOW,
www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com
Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce
110 North Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937
928-536-4331, www.snowflaketaylorchamber.com
St. Johns Regional Chamber of Commerce
180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns, AZ 85936
928-337-2000, www.stjohnschamber.com
Springerville-Eagar Regional
Chamber of Commerce
(also represents Greer and Alpine), 318 E. Main Street,
Springerville, AZ 85938, 928-333-2123
www.az-tourist.com
Area Chambers
of Commerce
Guests from all points of
the globe come to play, rest,
reflect and marvel at the plung-
ing depths and endless horizons of
the Grand Canyon National Park.
Truly, it is one of the rare wonders of
the world. After a day of colorful vistas,
engaging exploration and grand travels,
we invite your group to enjoy a delight-
ful evening of stylish comfort, great
food and evening entertainment at The
Grand Hotel.
The Grand Hotel is located only 1
mile from the south entrance gate of
The Grand Canyon National Park, in
the village of Tusayan. The Grand
Hotel resembles a sprawling chalet
and features the classic architecture of
America’s great lodges with rustic tim-
ber, western ironwork, and immense log
beams. Our 121 newly remodeled guest
rooms have taken The Grand Canyon
and made it comfortable.
Nightly in the Canyon Star
Restaurant, guests are entertained with
cowboy music, Native American sto-
ries, and dances. Nearby in the hotel
“saloon,” guests belly up to the bar
astride bar stools fashioned of genuine
trail saddles.
The Grand Hotel offers gateway
access to everything there is to do
around the Canyon, including air tours
by helicopter or plane, jeep tours
through the nearby forest, rafting on
the Colorado River, narrated park tours,
or hiking, biking and horseback rid-
ing. Each of these exciting adventures
awaits you and can be arranged through
our concierge.
Hotel Amenities Available to
All Our Guests:
•Newly Renovated Rooms which include
deluxe pillow top mattresses
•Swimming pool/Jacuzzi - indoor
•Concierge desk
•Fitness center
•Bar/lounge
•Restaurant(s) in hotel
•Complimentary continental break
fast (November through February)
•Starbucks Coffee Shop
•Parking (free)
•Internet access in public areas -
high speed, complimentary
•24-hour front desk
•Boutique Gift shop
•Laundry facilities
•Outdoor Sundeck
Call now to reserve your Grand
Canyon getaway.
Relax and Rejuvenate
The Grand Hotel Welcomes You
888-634-7263
www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com
Tax not included in room rates. *Valid November 26, 2006 - March 8, 2007, excluding
December 21, 2006 - January 1, 2007 and February 16 - 18, 2007. **Romance package valid
November 26, 2006 - February 1, 2007, excluding holiday dates above. Lodge subject to seasonal closures and availability.
Where winter is done in grand fashion.
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El Tovar Romance Package
One night at historic El Tovar. Includes complimentary in-room
California sparkling wine and fruit basket, and dinner for
two with a bottle of El Tovar wine in the dining room.
BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH.
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WWW.XANTERRA.COM
WWW.GRANDCANYONLODGES.COM
Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.
Winter is always peaceful and picturesque at the Grand Canyon.
Not only are there spectacular seasonal landscapes to enjoy, but the
accommodations at popular places like El Tovar and other rim
lodges are easier to come by as well. Book your winter retreat online
or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757.
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One night at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge,
single or double occupancy.
Fall is here, and that
means winter is just around
the corner 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 South Rim, L.L.C., the only
accommodations in the park at the South
Rim. With 907 rooms in seven distinctly
different lodges, rooms are available
with some advance planning or if you
arrange your visit at the last minute.
Book your stay at Maswik Lodge,
just a short walk from the rim. Or
choose the elegance of the historic El
Tovar, where you will find our gracious
staff very accommodating. The Mary
Jane Colter designed Hopi House and
Lookout Studio are open year-round
and offer a selection of fine Native
American crafts and Grand Canyon sou-
venirs. (Note: Bright Angel Lodge guest
rooms will close January 2, 2007 for
renovations; the lobby, restaurant, and
gift shop will remain open throughout
the winter).
The South Rim is also the home of the
celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining
Room and its legacy of fine food. Or,
choose a quick bite at the Maswik or
Yavapai cafeterias or a casual family
meal at the Bright Angel Restaurant.
Indulge in your favorite beverage at the
Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge,
or try the Canyon Coffee House at the
Bright Angel Lodge for a Mocha or
Latte, or just enjoy a good cup of cof-
fee. There are dining choices to suit
every taste, and budget.
This winter, take advantage of low
off- season rates and packages and
increased availability at all of our
lodges. Effective Nov. 26 - Dec. 20,
2006, Jan. 2 - Feb. 16, and again Feb.
19 - Mar. 8, 2007, a one night stay is
only $76 to $89 at Maswik or Yavapai
Lodge. Or indulge in a romantic get-
away at the historic El Tovar Hotel with
the Romance Package available Nov.
26 - Dec. 20, 2006 and Jan. 2 - Feb. 1,
2007 for only $274.
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
- We're not just close, We're there.
Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an autho-
rized concessionaire of the National
Park Service.
Low Off-season Rates
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
Reservations: 888-297-2757 toll-free
or 303-297-2757
www.grandcanyonlodges.com
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Grand Canyon with your sweetheart.
Our one night package includes:
Overnight Accommodations
Champagne and Truffles in room
Dinner for Two in the Canyon Star Restaurant
(Includes entree, salad and dessert)†
Alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included. † Located at the south entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Entrance Fees
• $25 per private vehicle or
• $10 per pedestrian, motorcycle rider
or cyclist. Admission is for seven
days and includes both rims.
• Annual National Parks Pass for $50.00
good for admission to ANY national
park.
• Golden Age Passport for a one-time fee
of $10.
1-888-GO-PARKS,
www.nationalparks.org
6176 HWY 179 • SEDONA (Village of Oak Creek)
www.laquintainnsedona.com
Nicely appointed rooms. 12 king junior
suites, heated pool & spa. Complimentary
continental breakfast poolside. Located
at the foothills of Bell Rock, near
restaurants, shopping and golf.
928-284-0711 • 1-800-979-0711
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When Authenticity counts...
"Come and Tour the land
that my ancestors have occupied
and still do for generations..."
Don't settle for anything less
than the best.
When Authenticity counts...
"Come and Tour the land
that my ancestors have occupied
and still do for generations..."
Don't settle for anything less
than the best.
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669 E. Sheldon St.
Prescott, Arizona
(928) 445-4300
Part of Prescott since 1910
Prescott's Famous Steaks,
Bar-B-Q, Chops, Seafood
Voted Best Steak in Prescott!
The Best Western Inn of
Sedona announces the begin-
ning of their 10th Anniversary
Celebration package for guests
who want to enjoy spectacular views
of the red rocks of Sedona. Be among
the first guests to enjoy newly renovat-
ed rooms that include complimentary
deluxe continental breakfast, free local
shuttle and free wireless high-speed
access.
This special package is available
through February 28, 2007.
Enjoy newly renovated, comfortable,
well-appointed rooms in a spectacular
setting with terraced promenade decks
offering unbeatable views of Sedona’s
Red Rocks. Choose from rooms with
two queen beds, a king size bed, or
upgrade to a room with a king size bed
and fireplace. All rooms include free
local calls, complimentary newspaper,
free parking, refrigerator, and many
more amenities to help make your stay
more enjoyable. Relax in the heated
outdoor pool and spa or spend the day
exploring.
Sedona offers activities and attrac-
tions for every taste, and the Best
Western Inn of Sedona’s convenient
central location makes it possible for
guests to take advantage of all of them.
Plan a Jeep tour, visit a Vortex, ride
the Verde Canyon Railway, see Out of
Africa Wild Animal Park and more with
the help of the hotel’s onsite concierge
service.
As a vacation destination, Sedona is
second to none! Sedona is also a gate-
way to the Grand Canyon, playing
host to many of the four million people
that visit the Grand Canyon every year.
Whether you are visiting Sedona for
business or pleasure, the Best Western
Inn of Sedona is an excellent choice.
Reserve the 10th Anniversary
Celebration package through February
28, 2007. The Best Western Inn of
Sedona is located at 1200 W. Hwy
89A. Best Western International is
THE WORLD’S LARGEST HOTEL
CHAIN® with more than 4,000 hotels
in 80 countries and territories.
To book this and other packages,
visit the hotel’s website or call the hotel
directly.
Best Western Inn of Sedona
10th Anniversary Celebration
800-292-6344, 928-282-3072
www.InnofSedona.com
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Lovers of independent
films will celebrate the best
in cinematic art amid unparal-
leled scenic beauty from Feb. 28
- Mar. 4 in Sedona.
Already recognized as one of the top
festivals in the nation, the 2007 edition
has been expanded by one full day.
In addition, there will be two preview
nights - Monday and Tuesday of festival
week - plus the 9th annual “An Evening
at the Academy Awards” fundraising
event on Sunday, Feb. 25.
Another significant change this year
will be the awarding of $51,000 in
cash prizes for filmmaking excellence
in features, documentaries, shorts, ani-
mation and foreign films.
At the 2007 event, for the first time,
there will be a Wells Fargo Festival
Pavilion, where filmgoers will enjoy
food booths, exhibitions and music dur-
ing the evenings.
While the 2007 Sedona film festival
will be marked by change, much that is
most important will remain the same:
nonstop film magic and great food, cool
drinks and make-me-dance music at the
festival’s many, exciting galas.
5 Days, 150 Films
2007 Sedona International Film Festival
928-282-1177
www.SedonaFilmFestival.com
You've got the whole
day before you and Arizona
beckons. You could head along
the beaten path… or explore a
less known byway. Make your day
out something out of the ordinary!
Head to Crown King, once a gold mine
camp and now a hidden jewel in the
Bradshaw Mountains welcoming day
trippers, hikers and campers alike.
The journey is half the adventure. The
two-hour drive from the Phoenix Metro
area starts on I-17 going north. Head
west at exit 248 through Bumble Bee
and Cleator. The graded dirt road is fine
for passenger cars and offers breathtak-
ing vistas, views of wildlife, and fresh
mountain air as you wind your way to
your destination in the piney forests.
Crown King's first mine was claimed
in 1875 and it wasn't long before a post
office and mill opened. These are gone
now, but visitors will relish the working
general store - famous for its fudge -
and the Crown King Saloon, the oldest
saloon in Arizona, having celebrated its
100th birthday last year. Wander around
town, check out the Curio Shop…and
when hunger strikes - head to Cindy's
Café.
Hidden behind the saloon, Cindy's
Café is one of Crown King's treasures.
Open year round, seven days a week,
Cindy's dishes up home cookin' that
makes your whole trip worthwhile.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner - the food is
fresh and delicious. "If you're in a hurry,
you're in the wrong place," says owner
Cindy DeBoer. "Nothing is out of a box
here… and your patience is rewarded
with a good, hot meal."
Time your visit right and you will
connect with one of Crown King's
many events. Coming up in February
are the Valentine's Day Dinner & "Sadie
Hawkins" Dance on the 10th and on the
17th enjoy Crown King's take on Mardi
Gras- the Parade of Masques! March
brings the St. Paddy's Day Party while
April is full of fun - from the Easter
Sunday Egg Hunt to the Mining Days
Festival to the Spring Chili Cookoff.
That day out you were planning?
Drive down the country road to adven-
ture in Crown King and “catch the
magic.” And - if you can’t tear yourself
away - there are cabin rentals and other
overnight accommodations.
Crown King: Catch the Magic!
Day Trip Down a Country Road
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Step back into the past and visit Cindy’s Crown
King Cafe, located inside Historic Crown King
Saloon on Main Street. Crown King is only
2 hours northwest of Phoenix.
Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Where the pavement ends
and the magic begins...
Crown King, Az • 928-632-0012
“Where the Past Meets the Present and Comes Alive”
Home of Montezuma's Castle
and Out of Africa
CAMP VERDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
928-567-9294 • www.visitcampverde.com
Camp Verde is rich in
history with the Sinagua --
an Ancestral Puebloan people,
the Native Americans, the U.S.
Calvary, and the settlers all coming
together. All faced many challenges...
the conflicts and the suffering, the
trail of tears of the Yavapai & Tonto-
Apache, and the growth of Camp Verde
through it all.
It’s an area of fascinating history, year
round activities and events, shopping
opportunities and outdoor activities.
Rich in national parks and monu-
ments, state parks, and beautiful forest
land, Camp Verde allows you to experi-
ence a Southwest lifestyle rich in history
and yet friendly to visitors.
Enjoy the many adventures we have
to offer from exploring the history of
the area, to hiking or horse back riding
the back country, or rafting the Verde
River.
Bring your imagination and camera
to the high country and picture yourself
riding the Mail Trail or being a scout
for Fort Verde along the General Crook
Trail.
It was a combination of the military
presence and the mushrooming precious
metal mines in the Bradshaw Mountains
(and eventually in Jerome) that would
establish Camp Verde as an agricultural
and ranching center for the county. Get
a sense of the past with a leisurely stroll
through historic downtown.
Stay and Play in Camp Verde...
"You Can Do It All from Here!”
www.visitcampverde.com
Camp Verde Calendar of Events
FEB. 10 & 11 7th Annual Pecan, Wine
& Antique Festival Community
Center
MAR. 17 & 18 Spring Gun &
Knife Show and Great Outdoor Show
Community Center
MAR. 31 9th Annual Verde River
Canoe Challenge Community Center
MAR. 31 4th Annual Highland Games
Community Center
APR. 7 Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Community Center
JUNE 1 & 2 4th Annual Crawdad
Festival Community Center
JULY 4 Independence Day Celebration
Butler Park
JULY 14-16 Annual Cornfest Main
Street
SEPT. 15 & 16 Fall Gun & Knife Show
Community Center
SEPT. 15 & 16 Pioneer Days
Community Center
SEPT. 15 & 16 Pioneer Days Mule
Show & Pack Competitions Camp Verde
SEPT. 29 Montezuma Castle 10K & 2
Mile Run/Walk Sunnyside Park
OCT. 13 & 14 51st Annual Fort Verde
Days Camp Verde
OCT. 12, 13 & 14 Fort Verde Days Bull
Bash Community Center
OCT. 13 & 14 Annual Fort Verde Days
Antique Show Community Center
DEC. 8 Christmas Parade of Lights
Main Street
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation
www.cvaz.org 928-567-0535
• Camp Verde Stage Stop and
Boarding House - This Stage stop
and Boarding house was one of Camp
Verde’s earliest businesses. Built of
adobe in 1870, the building was refur-
bished and has served as an office,
restaurant and retail store.
• Sutler’s Store - Built in 1871, the
first store in Camp Verde, run by
H. Richards and “Boss” Head was
later sold to Mack Rogers and Clint
Wingfield.
• Wingfield Mercantile - In 1911
W. G. and R. W. Wingfield built this
store of concrete. It was recently
purchased by the Allen Family of
Cottonwood.
• Camp Verde State Bank - The
Bank was added to Wingfield
Mercantile in 1916. The original vault
is still in place.
• Verde Valley Mercantile - Built
1917, to compete with Wingfield
Mercantile, this store carried general
merchandise and served as agents for
Ford, Dodge, Hudson Automotive,
U.S. Rubber and Goodrich Tires.
• Camp Verde Elementary School
- Built in 1914 of limestone, this
two room school now houses the
Camp Verde Historical Society and
Museum.
• Camp Verde Jail - Built in 1935
by the WPA during the Depression,
this two-cell Jail was later used as the
town Library and Lions Club house.
• Hance House - George W. Hance
came to Camp Verde in 1863 to
work in Sutler’s Store. An active
Republican and anti-prohibitionist, he
delivered hay to every territorial mili-
tary post in Arizona.
• Claude and Ralph Wingfield
Store, Boler’s Bar - Built as a gro-
cery store in 1933 by Claude and
Ralph Wingfield to compete with
their Uncle’s Mercantile, it went
under in less than a year and was
used to store feed.
• Other Historic Buildings -
Fort Verde State Historic Park,
Montezuma Inn, Josephine
“Grandma” Frederick Houses, Boler’s
Motel-Otto and Della Boler House,
Old Camp Verde Dance Hall, Frank
Tompkin’s Barber Shop and Verde
Valley Garage.
Check Out the Historic Buildings of Camp Verde
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Access Directory Assistance
Attractions
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson
520-883-1380
www.desertmuseum.org
21 acres, popular attractions include the
hummingbird habitat, the javelinas and coy-
otes, and the bird of prey shows. The entire
facility is accessible including the rest-
rooms. They offer escorted tours for visitors
who are blind or deaf.
Dolly Steamboat
Apache Junction
480-827-9144
www.dollysteamboat.com
Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7
days a week. Narrated nature cruises, twi-
light dinner cruises and private charters. 16
miles NE of Apache Junction on SR 88.
Wheelchair assessible and we give a dis-
count to disabled/handicapped guests.
Old Tucson Studios
201 S. Kinney Rd.
520-883-0100
www.oldtucson.com
Famous movie location and working studio
open to the public. Wild West entertain-
ment, restaurants, shopping, scenic trail
rides. Guided tours every hour, on the hour,
from 10 am to 2 pm are fully wheelchair
accessible, loaner wheelchairs available.
Grand Canyon Caverns
Peach Springs (Route 66, Mile Marker 115)
928-422-4565, www.gccaverns.com
www.grandcanyoncaverns.com
Huge caverns, AZ Landmark since 1927.
New short tour with specially trained guides
for anyone not able to climb stairs. Also, all
areas of the caverns are being made user-
friendly with ramp access.
Lodging
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
P.O. Box 699, Grand Canyon
928-638-2526
888-297-2757
www.grandcanyonlodges.com
All lodges have designated parking spaces.
They all offer accessible guest rooms
except for the Bright Angel Lodge. The
Grand Canyon Lodge features cabins, four
of which are accessible with wide doors.
Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch
19985 S. Doc Holliday Rd., Yucca
866-444-4471
www.stagecoachtrailsranch.com
Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a new
barrier-free guest ranch in western Arizona
two hours south of Las Vegas. Each over-
sized guestroom is equipped with an acces-
sible bathroom, half with roll-in showers.
They offer horseback riding to all levels
including those with physical challenges.
Services
Active Mobility
1315 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa
480-539-2939, 888-246-2717
www.activemobility.com
Providing solutions for personal mobility
needs since 1987. Complete sales and ser-
vice departments for scooters, power chairs,
lifts, recliner chairs and beds, wheelchairs
and walkers. Four stores in the Greater
Phoenix area, including locations in Mesa,
Scottsdale, Glendale and Sun City.
Scootaround
310-530 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, Canada
8884417575
www.scootaround.com
The world's leading mobility enhancement
company, providing scooter and wheelchair
rentals in over 500 locations throughout
North America and around the world. Enjoy
your excursions without having to worry
about personal mobility.
Tour Operators

Great West Adventure Co.
P.O. Box 2608, Sedona
928-204-5506
www.greatwesttours.com
Accessible Grand Canyon tours from
Sedona & Flagstaff, Arizona. Tours are
between 9 and 11 hours.
Transportation

Valley Metro Transportation Authority
P.O. Box 53598, Phoenix
602-253-5000
www.valleymetro.org/hp2906/index.html
Wheelchair accessible buses on most routes.
Call for specific routes. They have more
information on their web site including
paratransit numbers for area communities.

Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals of
Arizona
6614 Sweetwater, Glendale
800-456-1371
www.wheelerz.com/Arizona
Rents vehicles featuring special equipment
such as lowered floors and power & remote
control ramps and doors. Hand-controls
and steering knobs can be provided upon
request. Also delivers safe, reliable wheel-
chair and scooter accessible transportation
by the day, week, month and longer.
RELOCATION RESOURCES

NAME/ADDRESS PHONE EMAIL WEBSITE
GREER
EXTENDED STAY AND HOUSING
Greer Cabin Keepers* 928-735-7617 greerrealty@greeraz.com greercabinkeepers.com---
Mark Wade
PHOENIX
EXTENDED STAY AND HOUSING
Warren House East 602-956-1345 badams@warrenproperties.com warrenproperties.com
Park Thomas 602-277-2193 badams@warrenproperties.com warrenproperties.com
REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL
Remax Integrity Real Estate 602-331-3000 ttorbert@azintegrityhomes.com www.azintegrityhomes.com
Tom Torbert, 2400 W. Dunlap Ave. Suit #115
T.W. Lewis 623-535-6667 hagan@twlewis.com www.twlewis.com
Dottie Hagan, 850 W. Elliott Rd., Suite 101, Tempe
Prudential Arizona Properties 480-505-6272 dawn.hastings@pruaz.com www.prudentialsecurities.com
Dawn Hastings, 16430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
MEXICO
REAL ESTATE AND REALTORS
Coldwell Banker 602-334-4132 gcellingr@yahoo.com
Gretchen Ellinger
SBR Realty 011-52-638-383-0600 fayth@sbrrealty.com sbrrealty.com
Fayth Moody
Kino Bay 602-324-8050 miket@longrealty.com longrealty.com
Mike Tobin

Laguna Shores 011-52-638-383-4670 lagunashoresgcc.com
Michael Kline
Twin Dolphins Real Estate 602-324-7241 dbrooks@twindolphinsrealty.com twindolphinsrealty.com
Dee Brooks, Puerto Penasco
TUCSON
REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL
Long Realty Co. 520-918-5840 plim@longrealty.com www.Plim.LongRealty.com
Phyllis Lim 520-390-2693
Lennar/US Home 888-536-6279 emily.workman@lennar.com www.lennar.com
Emily Workman nancy.nist@lennar.com
Realty Executives 520-977-3447 sheilachonis@realtor.com
Sheila Chonis
Coldwell Banker 520-548-4176 exceptionalteam@comcast.net www.exceptional-properties-team.com
Delcina Betts 888-876-9784
Coldwell Banker 520-850-8252 exceptionalteam@comcast.net www.exceptional-properties-team.com
Michelle Ortelli 888-876-9784
Phyllis LimRealtor®
Email: plim@longrealty.com
Direct: (520) 918-5840
Fax: (520) 296-6093
Cell: (520) 390-2693
Thinking of relocating or buying
a second home? Call me.
6410 E. Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85715
www.Plim.LongRealty.com
PET FRIENDLY LODGING
InnSuites AZ,CA,TX
AZ, CA, Texas
1-888-INNSUITES
Ramada Inn Chilton YUMA
300 E. 32nd St,
928-344-1050
Holiday Inn Express
850 W. Shell NOGALES
520-281-0123
www.hiexpress.com
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La Quinta Inns, Inc.
800-531-5900.,
www.lq.com
3 locations in Southern Arizona
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Tombstone Boarding House TOMBSTONE
108 N. Fourth St.
877-225-1319
www.tombstoneboardinghouse.com
Amberian Peaks Lodge GREER
800-556-9997
www.thepeaksatgreer.com
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Reed’s Lodge SPRINGERVILLE
514 E Main
800-814-6451
www.k5reeds.com
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Silver Creek Inn-Rodeway Inn TAYLOR
825 N. Main
928-536-2600
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Sleep Inn-Show Low SHOW LOW
1751 W. Deuce of Clubs
928-532-7323
Best Western Arizonian HOLBROOK
2508 E Navajo Blvd.,
928-524-2611
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Comfort Inn 1-17 & 1-40 FLAGSTAFF
2355 S Beulah Blvd.,
800-490-6562
www.comfortinnflagstaff.com
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Days Inn & Suites
Camp Verde CAMP VERDE
1640 W. Hwy 260.
928-567-3700
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Econo Lodge WINSLOW
1706 N. Park Drive
928-289-4687
www.econolodge.com
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La Quinta Inns
800-531-5900
www.lq.com
2 locations in Northern Arizona
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Quality Inn & Suites
4499 E. Hwy 69 PRESCOTT
928-777-0770
www.prescottqualityinn.com
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Springhill Suites by Marriott
200 E Sheldon St., PRESCOTT
888-466-8440
www.springhillsuitesprescott.com
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VCAAnimal Referral & MESA
Emergency Center of AZ
1648 N Country Club Dr.
480-898-0001
www.arecavets.com
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Veterinary Specialty TUCSON
Center of Tucson
4909 N La Canada Dr.
520-795-9955
www.vetspecialtytucson.com
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Westside Veterinary Clinic FLAGSTAFF
963 W Route 66 #230,
928-779-0148

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It’s A Ruff Life PHOENIX
2734 W Bell Rd. #1390,
602-588-7833
www.itsarufflife.com
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Invisible Fence TUCSON
5007 E. 29th St.
800-578-DOGS
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1666 S. Dobson Rd,
800-528-1356
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Holiday Inn Express TEMPE
5300 S Priest Rd.,
480-820-7500
www.hiexpress.com/tempeaz
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La Quinta Inns
800-531-5900
www.lq.com
9 locations in Phoenix Metro area
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Warren House East PHOENIX
2911 Indian School Rd.,
602-956-1345
www.warrenproperties.com
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Warren House Park Thomas PHOENIX
E Thomas Rd.,
602-277-2193
www.warrenproperties.com
CENTRAL
NORTH
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COLORADO RIVER REGION
SOUTHERN
REGIONAL
DOG PARKS
CHANDLER
Shawnee Park
1400 W. Mesquite
6a-10:30p
480-782-2750
Snedigar Bark Park
4500 S. Basha Rd.
6a-10:30p
480-782-2750
FLAGSTAFF
Thorpe Bark Park
600 N. Thorpe
Dawn - Dusk
928-779-7690
Bushmaster Park
3150 N. Altavista
Dawn - Dusk
928-779-7690
FOUNTAIN HILLS
Desert Vista Park
11800 N. Desert Vista Dr.
Dawn - Dusk
480-816-5152
GILBERT
Dog Park at Crossroads
2155 E. Knox Rd.
6a - 10p
480-503-6200
GLENDALE
Foothills Dog Park
57th & Union Dr.,
6a - 10p
623-930-2820
Sahuaro Ranch Park
63rd Ave.
6a - 10p
623-930-2820
KINGMAN
Lewis Kingman Park
Route 66/Andy Devine
Dawn - 10p
928-757-7919
LAKE HAVASU CITY
Lion’s Dog Park
1340 McCulloch
6a - 10p
928-453-8686
MESA
Quail Run
4155 E. Virginia,
Sunrise - 10p
480-644-5040
ORO VALLEY
James D. Kriegh Park
23 W. Calle Concordia,
6a - 10p, Sun-Sat
520-229-5050
PAYSON
Payson Off-Leash Park
McLane Rd., next to Library
928-747-5242
PRESCOTT
Willow Creek Dog Park
3181 Willow Creek Rd.
7a - 10p
928-777-1122
SCOTTSDALE
Chaparral Park
5401 N. Hayden Rd.,
Dawn - 9p
480-312-2331
Horizon Park
15444 N. 100th St.
Dawn - Dusk
480-312-2331
Vista del Camino Park
7700 East Pierce St.,
Sunrise - 10:30p
480-312-2331
TEMPE
Creamery Park
1520 E. 8th St.
6a – Midnight
480-350-5200
Mitchell Park
Mitchell Dr. & 9th St.
6a – Midnight
480-350-5200
Papago Parks
1000 N. College Ave.,
6a – Midnight
480-350-5200
TUCSON
Christopher Columbus
Park
(city park)
4600 N. Silverbell,
Dawn - Dusk
520-791-4873
McDonald Park
(county park)
4100 N. Harrison Rd.
Dawn - Dusk
520-877-6000
Please observe all posted rules and clean up after your dog.
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Pet policies/restrictions
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Pet policies/restrictions
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The Cheetoh is the new-
est wild/domestic hybrid
cat, utilizing very specific
bloodlines of the Bengal cat
(Asian Leopard Cat/domestic) and
the Ocicat (all domestic) breeds. The
Cheetoh Cat is a recognized breed
and registered with the United Feline
Organization. In addition, Cheetohs are
now recognized and registered with The
International Cat Association – TICA -
as an Experimental New Breed.
The Cheetoh Cat incorporates the
distinctive characteristics of both the
Ocicat and the Bengal, but has its
own unique attributes. These include
extremely large size, unsurpassed
gentleness of character, and the wild
look that can otherwise only be found in
the jungles.
The Cheetoh, though demonstrating a
very fierce appearance, is at all times an
incredibly social and loving cat, never
aloof or showing any tendencies towards
aggressive or standoffish behavior. They
have an enormous amount of energy,
especially the cubs, they expend in
keeping themselves and their human
companions entertained. The Cheetoh
cat is also extremely intelligent and
curious, often showing a very un-feline
sense of humor.
In summation, the Cheetoh is being
bred to create the wildest looking
domestic cat in the feline kingdom with-
out adding further wild blood. The goal
is to have an extremely large, sweet-
natured lap cat that looks like a true jun-
gle cat, but has a completely dependable
docile nature that can be trusted around
anyone, especially children.
WIND HAVEN EXOTICS is the
founding cattery of the Cheetoh and the
first in the world to produce these new
hybrid cats. The cubs are available only
through Wind Haven Exotics or one of
the breeders in the Cheetoh Breeding
Program (see website). This program
is being undertaken by a number of
experienced breeders within the United
States, based on a joint 5-year plan that
was two years in the making.
For further information on the
Cheetoh and availability of cubs, please
contact Wind Haven Exotics and we
will be happy to talk with you.
Wild For Cheetohs!
A Sweet New Hybrid in the Cat World
928-532-7300
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friendly hotel or B&B, packed
the leash, water bowl, and toys,
and driven to your destination.
But can you bring Fido along as you
enjoy the local attractions or must he stay
cooped up in your room?
Here are some of the many things to do
around the state where your furry friend
is welcome. Of course, it is expected that
you will clean up after your pet should
that be necessary.
Camp Verde
Fort Verde State Historical Park is the
best preserved example of an Indian Wars
era fort in Arizona. Dogs of all sizes are
allowed on leashes throughout the park
except in buildings. 928-567-3275
Phoenix
Pioneer Living History Village, located
30 minutes north of Phoenix, offers over
90 acres of an old 1800s village with cos-
tumed interpreters, "shootouts” and more.
Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome
(best during the winter when it's not too
hot for your dog to walk around). 623-
465-1052
Tucson
Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson
has over 250 aircraft on display on 80
acres. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor
exhibits. 520-574-0462
Wickenburg
Robson's Mining World is a real min-
ing town with museums of a grocery,
barber shop, assay office, newspaper,
Post Office, and more than 30 antique
buildings on its Main Street. Hiking, gold
panning, cowboy style cookouts, open to
May 1st. Dogs of all sizes are allowed
leashed throughout the town, but not in
buildings.
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Arizona visitors should
reel in all the fun they can by
experiencing the state’s great
winter fishing opportunities
beneath the warm desert sun.
February is the zenith for winter crappie
and trout action in Arizona, largemouth
bass fishing is starting to pick up, and
smallmouth bass fishing can be terrific at
times. Don’t forget the superb striped bass
and white bass fishing at Lake Pleasant.
Visiting anglers should keep in mind
that Arizona offers some great license
deals, such as a four-month nonresident
fishing license for just $39.75 (includes
trout-fishing privileges) and a new Super
Conservation Fishing License that includes
an urban fishing license with an annual
Class A license, and trout fishing privi-
leges, all for $53 for residents and $63 for
nonresidents. It’s a terrific deal.
These licenses are passports to some of
the best winter crappie fishing in the
nation. The premier winter crappie lakes
are Roosevelt, Alamo and Bartlett.
Winter crappie fishing requires a boat.
Trout fishing doesn’t. The trout fish-
ing this winter has been remarkably
good, especially in urban waters that also
received incentive-size rainbows last
month. Keep in mind that the urban fish-
ing license is the same for residents and
nonresidents alike: it is just $18.50.
Winter rainbows are also stocked at a
wide assortment of fisheries across the
state, including Canyon and Saguaro lakes,
the Lower Salt River (near Phoenix), the
Verde River (between Camp Verde and
Cottonwood), Oak Creek Canyon, Parker
Canyon Lake (south of Tucson) and
Fortuna Pond near Yuma.
Another excellent winter fishing oppor-
tunity is Lake Pleasant for striped bass
and white bass. You might even catch
some largemouth bass or crappies. Don’t
miss out.
Smallmouth bass fishing can be very
good at places like Lake Havasu, the
Parker Strip and Canyon Lake. Havasu
also offers terrific striper fishing.
For more information on where to
fish, visit the Arizona Game and Fish
Department’s website and look at the
weekly Fishing Report. It has a wealth
of information on what fish are biting
where, and what techniques are working
best. Be sure to reel in all the fun you can
while visiting Arizona.
Reel in the Fun!
Great License Deals for Arizona Visitors
www.azgfd.gov Do you like watching
six-gun packing cowboys and
cowgirls shoot from horseback?
Are mountain men totting muzzle-
loading rifles more to your liking? If
so, prepare to be excited and delighted,
it’s all happening during the next two
months.
First on the list comes the Western
National Shoot for the National Muzzle
Loading Rifle Association at the Ben
Avery Shooting Range in Phoenix on
Feb. 21-26. Besides competitors, there
will be plenty of vendors selling every-
thing from Mulligan stew to period
clothing and firearms.
Then get ready for more fun shoot-
ing action March 7-11 at Ben Avery
Shooting Range during the renowned
Winter Range national championship
for the Single Action Shooting Society
competition, where participants shoot
balloons while galloping through a sla-
lom course on horseback.
Next on the hit parade is the
International Sportsman’s Exposition
at the University of Phoenix Stadium in
Glendale from March 9-11. This show
promises to be even bigger this year at
its new venue. During the event, the
Arizona Game and Fish Department
will once again provide the ever-popular
Kids Fishing Pond full of feisty catfish
for youngsters to catch, plus much, much
more. Come down and see us!
Then on March 17-18, you can
attend the Tres Rios Nature and Earth
Festival along the Gila River at the Base
and Meridian Wildlife Area near the
Phoenix International Raceway (tresrios-
naturefestival.com).
Last but certainly not least is the
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery
Shooting Facility March 31 and April
1. This is a hands-on event that will
allow enthusiasts to try out the latest
firearms on the shooting range, observe
shooting demonstrations by firearm
manufacturers and dealers and visit with
outdoor, conservation and sportsman’s
organizations. Formerly known as
Arizona Game and Fish Department’s
Shooting Showcase, this year’s exposi-
tion has expanded significantly and
includes all kinds of outdoor-related
activities. Visit the Arizona Game and
Fish Department’s website (see above).
Outdoor Events Galore
Be Sure to Catch the Fun!
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Arizona State Parks Phoenix 602-542-4174
Arizona Fish and Game Dept. Phoenix 602-942-3000
Bureau of Land Management Phoenix 602-417-9200
Bureau of Indian Affairs Phoenix 602-379-4511
National Park Service Phoenix 602-640-5250
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Ecological Services Field Ofc. Phoenix 602-640-2720
USDA Forest Service Albuquerque NM 505-842-3898
NATIONAL MONUMENTS, PARKS, & HISTORIC SITES
CENTRAL ARIZONA
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 520-723-3172
Tonto National Monument Roosevelt 520-467-2241
NORTHERN ARIZONA
Canyon De Chelly National Monument Chinle 928-674-5500
Casa Malpais Ruins - National Park Affiliate Springerville 928-333-5375
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Page 928-608-6404
Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon 928-638-7779
Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site Ganado 928-755-3475
Montezuma Castle National Monument Camp Verde 928-567-3322
Navajo National Monument Tonalea 928-672-2366
Petrified Forest National Park Petrified Forest 928-524-6228
Pipe Spring National Monument Fredonia 928-643-7105
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Flagstaff 928-526-0502
Tuzigoot National Monument Clarkdale 928-634-5564
Walnut Canyon National Monument Flagstaff 928-526-3367
Wupatki National Monument Flagstaff 928-679-2365
SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Chiricahua National Monument Dos Cabezas, Willcox 520-824-3560
Fort Bowie Historical Site Bowie 520-847-2500
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ajo 520-387-6849
Saguaro National Park (TMD - West) Tucson 520-733-5158
Saguaro National Park (RMD - EAST) Tucson 520-733-5153
Tumacacori National Historical Park Tumacacori 520-398-2341
STATE PARKS & HISTORIC PARKS
CENTRAL ARIZONA
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Superior 520-689-2811
Lost Dutchman State Park Apache Junction 480-982-4485
McFarland State Historic Park Florence 520-868-5216
Picacho Peak State Park Picacho 520-466-3183
COLORADO RIVER REGION
Alamo Lake State Park Wenden 928-669-2088
Buckskin Mountain State Park Parker 928-667-3231
Lake Havasu State Park Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City 928-855-2784
Lake Havasu State Park Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City 928-855-1223
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Yuma 928-783-4771
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park Yuma 928-329-0471
NORTHERN ARIZONA
Dead Horse Ranch State Park Cottonwood 928-634-5283
Fort Verde State Historic Park Camp Verde 928-567-3275
Homolovi Ruins State Park Winslow 928-289-4106
Jerome State Historic Park Jerome 928-634-5381
Lyman Lake State Park St. Johns 928-337-4441
Red Rock State Park Sedona 928-282-6907
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Flagstaff 928-779-4395
Slide Rock State Park Sedona 928-282-3034
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Payson 928-476-4202
SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Catalina State Park Tucson 520-628-5798
Kartchner Caverns State Park Benson 520-586-2283
Oracle State Park Oracle 520-896-2425
Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia 520-287-6965
Roper Lake State Park Safford 520-428-6760
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park Tombstone 520-457-3311
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Tubac 520-398-2252
NATIONAL FORESTS
NORTHERN ARIZONA
Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Springerville 928-333-4301
Coconino National Forest Flagstaff 928-527-3600
Kaibab National Forest Williams 800-863-0546
Prescott National Forest Prescott 928-445-1762
Tonto National Forest Phoenix 602-225-5200
SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Coronado National Forest Tucson 520-670-4552
WILDLIFE REFUGES
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery 928-338-4901
Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Parker 928-667-4144
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Sasabe 520-823-4251
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Ajo 520-387-6483
Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Cibola 928-587-3253
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Needles, CA 619-326-3853
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge Yuma 928-783-3371
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Yuma 928-783-7861
San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Douglas 520-364-2104
Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery 928-338-4901
Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery 928-767-3456
The Coronado National
Memorial was designated
to commemorate the explora-
tions of Francisco Vásquez de
Coronado. History, hiking, bird-
watching, and breathtaking scenery are
to be found here along the Mexican bor-
der. As the Memorial is open for day use
only, camping is not allowed.
Make your first stop the Visitor
Center, where displays such as paintings,
weaponry, crafts, and interpretive text
explain the importance of the Spanish
impact on the cultures of the region.
There is also a nine-minute video about
the expedition, and visitors may handle
and try on some of the 16th century
clothing and armor.
Photographs of birds and native wild-
life adorn the walls at the Visitor Center
and interpretive books and guides are
available. Outside there are wonderful
opportunities to spot some of the 140
species of birds recorded in the park.
Three miles west of the visitor center,
accessible by a winding mountain road,
is the scenic overlook at Montezuma
Pass for breathtaking views of the San
Raphael Valley to the west, the San
Pedro Valley to the east, and Mexico to
the south.
There are numerous hiking trails,
including the southern terminus of the
great Arizona Trail; Coronado Peak Trail
- 0.4 miles one way with quotations
from the journals of Coronado's cap-
tains providing a glimpse into the minds
and hearts of the conquistadors; and
Coronado Cave Trail - 0.75 miles one
way on a steep and rocky trail.
Coronado Cave is approximately
600 feet in length, 20 feet high and 70
feet wide with several crawl ways and
passages and a beautiful range of forma-
tions, including stalactites, stalagmites,
flowstones and helictites. A free per-
mit must be obtained from the Visitor
Center.
Directions: From I-10 take Hwy 90
to the junction of Hwy 90 & Hwy 92,
then head 20 miles south on Hwy 92,
turn right at sign, 5 miles to the Visitor
Center.
In the Conquistador's Footsteps
Coronado National Memorial
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For the entire month of
March 2007, the ASP State
Historic Preservation Office
(SHPO) is coordinating activities
throughout the state for its annual
celebration of Arizona Archaeology
and Heritage Awareness Month.
These events will focus on current
efforts to preserve our past by protect-
ing our fragile and non-renewable cul-
tural resources. Museums,
historical societies, tribes,
agencies, parks, and
archaeology organizations
will be hosting activities
statewide; many of the
events are planned in
Arizona State Parks as
part of their interpretive
programs.
Proclaimed by the
Governor each year, this celebration
will feature prehistoric and historic site
tours, exhibits, hikes, open houses, lec-
tures, demonstrations and more. A free
statewide listing of events is available
by calling the Arizona State Parks office
or by visiting the website and down-
loading the document.
The featured event for the month is
the Arizona Archaeology EXPO. The
Expo will offer many educational attrac-
tions for archaeology and history buffs
and will be held at Yuma Crossing State
Historic Park, Yuma, on March 16 &
17, 2007.
Both days will feature workshops,
archaeology hands-on activities, craft
demonstrations, and other fun and edu-
cational events. Enjoy living history
re-enactors, storytellers, and Native
American demonstrators and
entertainers. Play historic
period games or make crafts
that teach how prehistoric
Native Americans and other
early inhabitants survived in
the Southwest.
In addition, tours of prehis-
toric and historic archaeo-
logical sites in the Colorado
River Valley area will be
featured; some of these sites
are not normally open to the public.
Free raffles featuring prizes of archaeol-
ogy education-related items will occur
throughout both days and local ethnic
foods will be available for purchase.
The Expo provides a special oppor-
tunity for visitors and residents alike to
learn more about why it is important to
preserve archaeological sites and histor-
ic places, what archaeologists, histori-
ans, and tribal members do in their jobs,
and about the prehistory and history of
Arizona. The event is FREE.
“Reconnect with the Past”
2007 Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
602-542-4174, 800-285-3703
www.azstateparks.com
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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
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
888-255-9550
928-769-2216 (Tribal Council)
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
928-448-2237/2141 (camping)
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
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
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/Hotel
• Arts & Crafts Guild
• Walpi Village Tour
• Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn
Kykotsmovi, Arizona
928-734-3000
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
• Hiking & rock hounding
• Winter National Sand Drag Races
Needles, California
760-629-4591
8. Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
102 miles northwest of Phoenix and adja-
cent to the City of Prescott on Highway 69
• Bucky’s Casino • Frontier Village Mall
• Historic Prescott
• Fishing, camping, hunting
Prescott, Arizona
928-445-8790
9. Yavapai-Apache Nation Tourism
95 miles north of Phoenix off of Interstate
17 at Camp Verde
• Cliff Castle Casino
• Montezuma Castle National Monument
• Native Visions gift shop
• Montezuma Wells and Tuzigoot
National Monuments
Camp Verde, Arizona
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
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
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
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
928-338-1230
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
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
• Gila Indian Center
• Japanese Internment Camp
• Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Sacaton, Arizona
520-562-6000, 480-963-3981
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
520-568-2227
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
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
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
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
• Old Tucson Studio
• Saguaro National Monument
• Santa Catalina Mountain
• Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
800-572-7282 or 520-883-5000
22. Zuni Tribe
360 miles northeast of Phoenix and 198
miles southeast of Flagstaff along Hwy 61
• Visitor Center
• A:shiwi A:wan Museum & Heritage
Center
• Historic Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Mission
• Local & Archaeological Tours
• Premier silverwork, fetish carvings,
pottery
• Annual Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni, New Mexico
505-782-7238
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Native American
Arts, Crafts
& Jewelry
Visit the most popular rest area/view
point in the Coconino National Forest,
the Oak Creek Vista Overlook.
Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon
Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona.
Interact with Native American Vendors
and take a piece of their culture and
tradition home with you!
OAK CREEK VISTA OVERLOOK
on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff)
CLEAN RESTROOMS • OPEN YEAR ROUND
For more information call
928-526-2968
Goulding’s Lodge offers the finest in accomodations, and is the ONLY
lodging facility with a view of the valley
• 62 Deluxe Hotel Rooms
• Campground with full RV
Hook-ups and Tent Sites
• Tours of Monument Valley
• Award winning Multi-media
Presentation of Earth Spirit
• Goulding’s Trading Post
and Historic Museum
• Goulding’s Arts & Crafts
Gallery and Rug Room
• Stagecoach Restaurant
PO Box 36001 Monument Valley, UT 84536
Telephone (435) 727-3231 - Fax (435) 727-3344
Email: gouldings.com
Visit us online at
www.gouldings.com
For collectors of top-qual-
ity Indian art, Arizona State
Museum’s Southwest Indian
Art Fair (SWIAF) means one-stop
shopping. Rather than trekking across
the region to seek out your treasures, 200
of the finest artists will be right here in
Tucson!
There’s something for everyone, at
every possible price range. As always,
visitors will enjoy talking with the artists,
learning from Native experts, watching
demonstrations, sampling Native foods,
and listening to musical performances.
Whether you are a serious collector,
casual buyer, or first-time visitor, you
will find much to experience, learn, and
enjoy at the 13th annual Southwest Indian
Art Fair. Join us February 24 and 25!
Upton Ethelbah, Jr. (AKA
Greyshoes) is the fair’s 2007 Featured
Artist. His amazing piece, “Apache
Mountain Spirit,” is originally carved
from an 800 pound block of Italian
marble. Ethelbah came to sculpture at the
age of 54 but has nevertheless won top
awards at all the major Indian art markets
in the Southwest.
Another artist of note, Fredi
Gutierrez, third generation Zapotec
weaver, delights importers and private
clients alike with his complicated figural
designs.
Pottery, baskets, jewelry, rugs, sculp-
ture, kachina dolls, and much more will
be on sale to tempt you!
Among the performers scheduled
to appear at this year’s SWIAF are the
award-winning Dineh Tah’ Navajo
Dancers from Albuquerque, NM.
Other to enjoy: Traditional singer Clark
Tenakhongva shares the Hopi vision of
life through his original songs. Navajo
Kelvin Mockingbird, one half of the pop-
ular duo Burning Sky, shares his haunt-
ing and powerful flute music. Various
Tohono O’odham singers, dancers and
musicians also provide entertainment.
The Southwest Indian Art Fair takes
place at the Arizona State Museum on
the University of Arizona campus. Hours
are 10-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. Single
day admission: $8 adults, $3 children 12-
16 (children 11 & under free). Two-day
passes: $12
2007 Southwest Indian Art Fair
200+ Artists & Performers, Feb. 24-25
www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
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For an exciting display
of American Indian inter-tribal
dancing along with a great selec-
tion of traditional food and crafts,
come to the 25th Annual
Wa:k Pow Wow on March 10-11,
2007. The pow wow takes place at the
San Xavier Del Bac Mission 10 miles
southwest of Tucson. Gates open at 10:30
am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday.
There will be Gourd dancing
Saturday at 1 pm and Grand Entries at
2 pm and 7 pm. On Sunday the Gourd
Dancing takes place at 11 am followed by
the Grand Entry at 12 pm. There will
also be Team Dancing, Drum Contest,
Hoop Dance Contest and Two-Step
Contest. Registration for all categories
closes at 7 pm on Sat.
Visitors looking for Native American
arts and crafts and souvenirs will
find an excellent selection including
silver jewelry, beaded earrings, Native
American T-shirts and hats, CDs and
much more. Try the delicious traditional
foods such as Indian fry bread, red and
green chili burros and Indian tacos.
Take I-19 South, Exit 92. No alco-
hol, drugs or video cameras are allowed.
Admission is $7 adults, $5 children (6 &
under free) and parking is $3/car.
For more information write Wa:k Pow
Wow Inc. at P.O.Box 22124, Tucson, AZ
85734 or call.
25th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow
Head to the San Xavier Mission South of Tucson
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March 10-11, 2007
San Xavier District,
Tohono O’odham Nation
The area’s largest gathering
of American Indian food,
crafts & dancing
ADMISSION: $7 adults,
$5 children, under 7yrs free. PARKING: $3
For more information contact:
San Xavier District Office
at 520-573-4051
10 miles
southwest
of Tucson,
1-19 South,
Exit 92
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More Native American Events!
FEB 24 WINSLOW
Hopi Storytelling & Games Workshop
Homolovi Ruins State Park Visitor Center - Hear tradi-
tional tales shared by Hopi elders and learn games form
Hopi children. Winter is the time for storytelling! 10a-
3p.928-289-4106
MAR 3-4 PHOENIX
49th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
Heard Museum - 600+ top Native American artists
show/ sell traditional & contemporary jewelry, paintings,
weavings, basketry, katsinas, pottery; music, dance,
food, 9:30a-5p. Adm: $15, under 16 free. 602-252-8848
MAR 24 DRAGOON
Then and Now Native Artists
Amerind Museum - Different native artists demonstrat-
ing weaving, carving, painting and other arts. 10a. Adm.
$5, $4 seniors, $3 ages 12-18, under 12 free.
www.amerind.org or 520-586-3666
STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 40 www.lasr.net FEBRUARY 2007
Gray Line Tours Tucson
Citizen Auto Stage Co.
3594 E. Lincoln St., Tucson, AZ
85718
info@graylinearizona.com
520-622-8811 800-276-1528
Gray Line Tours Phoenix
Arrow Stage Lines/Coach USA Phoenix
4001 S. 34th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040
graylinetoursphoenix@coachusa.us
602-437-3484 800-777-3484
Photographs courtesy of Ray Manley
We have an exciting
lineup of new & unique
multiple day tours
throughout the Southwest!
Individual, group and
custom tours to thrill
and delight the most
discriminating traveler
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Day 1 (Tues.)
Sedona - with Trolley Tour, “Canyons &
Cowboys” Jeep Tour and Western Cookout.
Day 2 (Wed.)
Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim
- Shuttle to viewpoints, 7-story giant screen
presentation of “Grand Canyon IMAX Movie”
show in the National Geographic Visitor
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Day 3 (Thurs.)
Tusayan Ruins and Museum, Cameron
Trading Post, tour at Grand Canyon National
Park North Rim.
Day 4 (Fri.)
Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border
- Goulding’s Trading Post and Lodge.
Day 5 (Sat.)
Monument Valley - Half-day (approx. 3.5
hours) Jeep Tour with Navajo guides (includ-
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Day 6
Canyon de Chelly - Half-day tour into both
Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto.
Stop at Hubbell Trading Post National
Historic Site for a tour. Petrified Forest
National Park. Sunset arrival in Flagstaff.
Day 7
Flagstaff - Historic Route 66, Historic
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Montezuma’s Well, one of the best-preserved
cliff dwellings in North America.
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Globe, the historic mining town that
is the subject of our cover feature this
month, is not only known for its pictur-
esque architecture and scenic setting.
Globe is also a popular base for those
wishting to enjoy the many recreational
opportunities available in the national
forests that surround the town.

Hiking, mountain biking and camping
are all popular as are boating and fish-
ing on nearby lakes. There are also good
seasonal whitewater rafting opportuni-
ties on the Upper Salt River near town.
Here are some area lakes for you to
enjoy.
Globe is located 80 miles east of
Phoenix along US Highways 60 and 70.
Take the Road Less Traveled
Recreation in the Globe Area
Rivers & Oceans, Inc.
Flagstaff, Arizona
800-473-4576 - 928-526-4575
www.rivers-oceans.com
1 stop shopping
for all Grand
Canyon rafting
expeditions since
1986.
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and 2 week trips
with professional
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guides.
You will never look at nature
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Tours Every Hour on the Hour 8am-5p.m.
7 days a week Year Round. Lowest Price Guarantee
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7 days a week Year Round. Lowest Price Guarantee
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When Authenticity counts...
"Come and Tour the land
that my ancestors have occupied
and still do for generations..."
Don't settle for anything less
than the best.
When Authenticity counts...
"Come and Tour the land
that my ancestors have occupied
and still do for generations..."
Don't settle for anything less
than the best.
Canyon Lake
www.lasr.net
www.arizona-leisure.com
Canyon Lake is one of the
six Salt River Project lakes. It offers
beautiful mountainous scenery and
various fish such as the walleye,
largemouth bass, yellow bass, rain-
bow trout, bluegill, channel catfish
and crappie. The three recreation
sites at the lake -- Acacia Picnic
Site, the Palo Verde Recreation Site
and the Boulder Creek Recreation
Site -- are open year round.
Fees: No Park Fees
Location: 15 miles NE of Apache
Junction State Route 88
Contact: 480-610-3300
San Carlos Lake
www.lasr.net
www.arizona-leisure.com
San Carlos Lake has
158 miles of shoreline.
Catch largemouth bass, catfish,
crappie and bluegill year round.
Facilities include picnic area and
boat ramp. Call ahead during low
water conditions.
Fees: Permits required
Location: 25 miles E of Globe,
then 9 miles south.
Contact: 928-475-2554
Roosevelt Lake
www.lasr.net
www.arizona-leisure.com
As the largest of the six
Salt River Project lakes (26 sq.
miles), Roosevelt Lake is a good
source for Large- and Small-
mouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel,
Catfish and Crappie. Roosevelt
Lake is heavily visited during
the hot summer holidays, but is
also noted for its winter fishing.
Facilities include fish cleaning
station, picnic areas, restrooms,
boating ramp, camping, and
stocked fish.
Fees: Camping, reservation and
boating fees
Location: 30 miles N of Globe
Contact: 602-225-5200
Apache Lake
www.lasr.net
www.arizona-leisure.com
Apache Lake covers only
4 square miles but it is a spectacu-
lar site for boating, fishing, water
skiing, hiking, camping, and
all forms of outdoor recreation.
Small mouth and large mouth
bass are the prized catches of the
lake. Walleyes, crappie, and cat-
fish are also popular species.
Location: 65 miles east of
Phoenix
Contact: 602-225-5200
STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 42 www.lasr.net FEBRUARY 2007
CENTRAL
Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200
Petro Truck Stop
5235 N. Sunland Gin Rd., 520-836-3983
Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli w/prem. coffee.
ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, convenience
store, mail, internet kiosks, movie theater,
laundry, lighted parking, phones.
Eloy - I-10 exit 208A
Flying J Travel Plaza
16189 S. Sunshine Blvd., 520-466-9205
Convenience store, The Cookery Restaurant.
ATM, phone rooms, laundry, arcade, showers.
Phoenix - I-10 exit 137
Flying J Travel Plaza
6700 W. Latham St., 623-936-1118
Convenience store, The Country Market,
Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone
room. Laundry and shower.
Tonopah - I-10 exit 103
Travel Centers of America
1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443
Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut.
Parking, showers, travel store, phones, lounge,
game room, laundry.
COLORADO RIVER REGION
Ehrenberg - I-10 exit 1
Flying J Travel Plaza
Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600
The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone
rooms. Showers and laundry.
Kingman - I-40 exit 53
Flying J Travel Plaza
3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300
The convenience store, The Cookery
Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms, laundry,
game room, TV room.
I-40 Exit 66
Petro Truck Stop
Blake Ranch Road, 928-757-2799
Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli w/premium coffee,
convenience store, ATM/check cashing, show-
ers, movie theater, laundry, AT&T/SmartStop
phones, mail, internet kiosks, lighted parking.
NORTH
Winslow - I-40 exit 255
Flying J Travel Plaza
400 Transcon Lane, 928-289-2081
Country Market Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms.
SOUTH
Tucson - I-10 exit 268
TTT Tucson Truck Terminal, Inc.
5451 Benson Highway, 520-574-0050
Convenience store, deli, Hi-Way Chef
Restaurant, CB shop, gift shop, barber/beauty
shop, massage clinic, post office, Western
Union, RV dump, propane.
Rio Rico - I-19 exit 12
Pilot Travel Center #279
520-377-0001
Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry,
convenience store.
Willcox - 1-10 exit 340
Travel Centers of America
1501 Fort Grant Rd., 520-384-5311
Minh Chinese, Country Fare, Subway. Store,
lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking,
repair shop, RV dump.
Arizona Travel Centers
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& GOLF RESORT
9797 E. Frontage Rd., Yuma Az 85365
928-342-2992 • Toll Free: 1-866-440-2992
Visit our website at: www.westwindrvgolfresort.com
Par 3 executive 9 hole golf course
Call for tee times: 928-342-4535
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: www.riobendrvgolfresort.com
Executive 9 hole golf course. Slope rating of 102
Call for tee times: 760-352-6638
30% OFF
4 NIGHTS
at Either and/or Both Resorts
Try Us & Discover Why We Are The BEST!
5 Star Resorts • Activities • Entertainment • Dances • Cafes at Each Resort
GOOD LIFE RV RESORT
Mention this ad and receive
10% OFF
daily, weekly or monthly rates.
3403 E. Main St., Mesa
800-999-4990 • www.goodliferv.com
Colorado River Region
River City RV Park
2225 Merrill Ave, Bullhead City
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El Rio Waterfront Resort and RV Park
1641 Highway 95 Bullhead City
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Araby Acres Travel Park
6649 E Hwy 80, Yuma
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Zuni Village RV Park
2840 Airway Ave Kingman
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Cactus Gardens RV Resort
10657 S Ave 9 E, Yuma
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Desert Paradise RV Resort
10537 S Ave 9 E, Yuma
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Foothill Village R.V. Park
12705 E Frontage Rd, Yuma
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Suni Sands RV Resort
1960 E 32nd St, Yuma
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Westwind RV and Golf Resort
9797 E 32nd St, 866-440-2992 Yuma
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Tier Drop RV Park
28502 E. Country 11th Street, Wellton
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Northern Arizona
Canyon Motel & Railroad RV Park
1900 E. Rodeo Rd. Williams
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Distant Drums RV Resort
583 W. Middle Verde Rd., Camp Verde
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Payson Campground and RV Resort
808 E Hwy 260, Payson
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Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort
11250 E Hwy 69, Dewey
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Grand Canyon Caverns RV Park
150 N Myers, Peach Springs
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Hon-Dah RV Park
777 Hwy. 260, 928-369-7400 Pinetop
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Munds Park RV Resort
17550 Munds Ranch Rd., Munds Park
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The best of active resort living!
Pueblo El Mirage
RV Resort & Country Club, El Mirage, AZ
Gold Canyon RV Resort, Apache Junction, AZ
Sunrise RV Resort, Apache Junction, AZ
1-866-RVPARK4
(1-866-787-2754)
www.robertsresorts.com
Northern Arizona
Page/Lake Powell Campgrounds
849 S. Coppermine Rd. Page
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Rancho Sedona RV Park
135 Bear Wallow Lane, Sedona
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Voyager at Juniper Ridge RV Resort
1993 Juniper Ridge Resort, Show Low
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Railside RV Ranch
877 N. Rodeo Rd, Williams
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Meteor Crater RV Park
I-40 Exit 233, Winslow
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Waltnerʼs RV Resort
4800 S. 28th St. Show Low
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Central Arizona
Countryside RV Resort
2701 S Idaho Rd, Apache Junction
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Desert's Edge RV Village
22623 N Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix
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Gold Canyon RV & Golf
7151 E. US Hwy Apache Junction
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Golden Sun RV Resort
999 W Broadway Ave, Apache Junction
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Palm Creek Golf & Resort
1110 N. Hennes Blvd, Casa Grande
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Eagle View RV Resort
9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd., Ft. McDowell
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Good Life RV Resort
3403 E Main St, Mesa
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Monte Vista Village Resort
8865 E. Baseline Rd, Mesa
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View Point RV Resort & Country
8700 E. University Dr, Mesa
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Paradise RV Resort
10950 W Union Hills Dr, Sun City
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Saddle Mountain RV Park
3607 N 411th Ave, Tonopah
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Seyenne Vistas
625 West McKellips Mesa
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Foothills West RV Resort
19501 W. Hopi Drive Casa Grande
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Fiesta Grande RV Resort
1511 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande
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Casita Verde
2200 N. Trekell Rd. Casa Grande
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Hwy 191-S Pearce, AZ 85625
(520) 826-3280
•Pull thru, full hookups for all rigs
•Laundry, phone & DSL
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Old West History
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Beaudry RV Resort
5151 S. Country Club Rd. Tucson
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Butterfield RV Resort
251 S. Ocotillo, 520-586-4400 Benson
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De Anza Trails RV Park
2869 E Frontage Rd. Amado
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Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort
17065 E. Peak Lane, Picacho
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Voyager RV Resort
8701 S. Kolb Rd, 520-574-5000 Tucson
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Tombstone Territories RV Park
2111 E. Hwy. 82 Huachuca City
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Fairview Manor
3115 N. Fairview Ave., 520-888-1502 Tucson
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1130 E. Goldminers Circle Pearce
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Blue Spruce RV Park
1875 country Rd. 500 BayField, CO
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Campland on the Bay
2211 Pacific Beach Dr. San Diego, California
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Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort
1589 Drew Rd, 760-352-7061 El Centro, California
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Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort
10249 Coachella Canal Rd. Niland, California
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Golden Village Palms RV Resort
3600 W. Florida Ave. Hemet, California
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River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City

2225 Merrill Ave. Laughlin, Nevada
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Moab KOA
3225 S. Hwy. 191 Moab, Utah
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1000 Main St. Monument Valley, Utah
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Mexico
Playa Bonita RV Park Puerto Peñasco
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Matamoros y Jalisco NW Corner, Puerto Peñasco
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PICACHO
Picacho Peak RV Resort
17065 E. Peak Lane
520-466-7841
www.picachopeakrv.com
312 sites, full h/u, pull thrus, restrooms/show-
ers, laundry, cable/satelite, internet access.
Pool/spa, recreation hall, activities, fitness cen-
ter, LPGas, dump station. Pet friendly.
PEACH SPRINGS
Grand Canyon Caverns RV Park
150 N. Myers
928-422-4565
www.gccaverns.com
Route 66, Mile Marker 115. 65 sites, limited
electricity/water. Restrooms/showers, laundry,
dump station, gas, game room, market, restau-
rant, pets ok on leash.

PAYSON
Payson Campground and RV Resort
808 E. Hwy. 260
928-472-2267
http://hometown.aol.com/paysoncamp/
index.html
Great camping in heart of Payson. Shopping,
fishing, hiking, casino nearby. Pool, clean
restroom/showers, laundry, Internet, clubhouse/
gameroom, playground. Open year round.

DEWEY
Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort
11250 E. Hwy. 69
800-352-6305
www.orchardrvresort.com
402 sites, 55+, 290 pull-thrus, 315 full h/u.
CATV, city water, modem h/u, restrooms/
showers, laundry, RV supplies, LP gas. Heated
pool/spa, shuffleboard, rec hall, game room.

PINETOP
Hon-Dah RV Park
777 Hwy. 260
928-369-7400 800-929-8744
www.hon-dah.com
258 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

TONOPAH
Saddle Mountain RV Park
3607 N. 411th Ave.
623-386-3892
www.saddlemountainrvpark.com
342 sites, 62 pull thrus, 213 sites w/patios full
h/u. Laundry, rec room w/ modem h/u, rest-
rooms/showers, phone h/u, pool, tennis courts,
basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, RV stor-
age, LP gas, picnic area, dump station. Pets ok.
SEDONA
Rancho Sedona RV Park
135 Bear Wallow Lane
888-641-4261
www.ranchosedona.com
84 spaces. Exec. sites offer Internet/phone.
City water, modem hu/office, WiFi, CATV,
restrooms/showers, public phone, laundry, lim-
ited RV supplies, BBQ/Fire pit, stream (fish-
ing/swimming), great hiking.

TUCSON
Voyager RV Resort
8701 S. Kolb Rd. 520-574-5000
800-424-9191
www.VoyagerRV.com
1,576 full hookup sites w/ patios. Includes
back-ins, big rig sites, 100 foot pull thrus.
Restrooms/showers, dump, security, laundry,
groceries, RV supplies. Heated pools/spa, rec
hall, activities, 9-hole golf course, tennis &
shuffleboard courts.
CASA GRANDE
High Chaparral RV
7575 W. Battaglia Dr
520-466-5076
171 sites, full h/u, pull thrus, LPGas, dump
station, Restrooms/showers, laundry, Internet
access. Pool/spa, Golf, recreation hall, activi-
ties. Pet friendly.
BULLHEAD CITY
River City RV Park
2225 Merrill Ave.
928-754-2121
132 sites. Utilities & cable, heated pool, rec
hall, exercise room, games, showers/rest-
rooms, picnic area, horseshoes and mini golf .
Laundry facilities, phones, vending machines.
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nis courts, softball field with electronic
scoreboard, three swimming pools,
restaurant and banquet facilities, and a
full line-up of events, entertainment and
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An award winning, 300-acre commu-
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The resort features over 75,000 square
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please every resident. Both the 18-hole
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homes are welcome.
ViewPoint RV and Golf Resort is
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Mesa, Arizona, 85207.
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