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Letter from the Publisher
Happy New Year, and I hope we all had a Merry Christmas! If this shoe does not fit you perfectly this year, I apologize if I have offended you. Clarity will be less of an issue for me next year when I will forever say... Merry Christmas AND a Happy New Year, and what holiday do you celebrate my friend? Excuse me as I take liberty in this forum typically suited for more targeted messages, but geeez...isn’t this ridiculous!! OK, now that my chest is feeling better for having removed this burden perhaps we can indeed celebrate Arizona and all the events, festivals, fiestas, etc. that will take place over January. The choices are without boundaries. We talk Arizona, but we are slowly but surely going into the regional border states. So many of us who are thrilled with Arizona also like visiting the greater southwest. We are working towards that end by providing the necessary information to be inspired if you

have yet to make that move... or to be informed if you are on your way. I’m particularly heartened with the efforts of the Scottsdale CVB as well as the Greater Phoenix CVB, both of which are starting to reach out with their message into the rural areas of Arizona. This is no simple matter. The politics these professionals deal with daily notwithstanding, it is important to note that it all begins with an attitude, then action. We applaud their efforts and look to work with both entities in the months to follow. This month’s cover features the 33rd Annual Scottsdale Collector Car Auction & Show. Car enthusiasts will take particular delight, but this is also an exciting event for the whole family. With the move this year to Phoenix International Raceway, visitors will be able to enjoy the vintage car races as well as the Car Auction & Show. This is also the month when the NEW Arizona Event Guide Quarterly is distributed. We are now making this available to our advertisers, chambers, hotels, gift shops and the like who wish to help promote Arizona by offering this

valuable resource at $2.95. We feel this is a small price to pay to guarantee the AEGQ’s continued publication. If it weren’t for AZ Tourist News there would be no published guide for events. Please help support us by purchasing a guide online or by going to one of the many locations that will be listed ONLINE and in future editions of AZ Tourist News for your purchase. I hope you all are enjoying our Pet Friendly resource page. For all you pet lovers simply go to page 28 to find out how to schedule your Arizona travels around locations and lodging that welcome your pets. We welcome your comments, concerns and even compliments. Direct them to comments@aztourist.com. Wonderful Arizona “America’s Natural Theme Park” awaits... don’t waste another minute! Open your copy of Az Tourist News, make your plans and take to the road. Drive safely! Ciao,

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Heritage Museum, WIFF Radio, Fidelity Mutual of Indian, Mutual of Indiana and more, in addition to having held every office in the Indiana Auctioneers Association and every office in the Northeast Indiana Board of Realtors. This year’s Scottsdale event will be more than an auction with numerous activities being provided, many of them made possible through the partnership with the Phoenix International Raceway. PIR consists of one thousand acres of mostly blacktop. Kruse believes that this will eliminate the dust and mud problems encountered during past Scottsdale events. PIR is also in a very convenient location only 25 minutes from the Scottsdale Princess area, 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and only 35 minutes from Scottsdale Airport. While acknowledging that it is a huge undertaking to move to a new location, Kruse notes that their motivation is to make the sale the best possible experience for their clients. The general public is welcome to attend. Admission is $25 for adults on the 28th and 29th, $30 on the 30th - February 1st. Children ages 12 and under are $5 each day while children under 3 years old will be admitted for free. Admission to the car auction also includes free admission to the vintage races. So cruise down to join Kruse International, priding themselves on offering the classics of yesteryear, as well as introducing the classics of tomorrow. For more information please call 1-800-9684444 or visit their website at www.kruse.com.

by Kate Seymour Attention car enthusiasts and collectors everywhere! Come join others of your kind at one of the most prestigious events of its kind - The 33rd Annual Scottsdale Collector Car Auction & Show, held at the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) January 28th February 1st. The auction will feature over 1000 of the world’s finest collector vehicles as well as vintage races, a concours d’elegance, and daily car shows with events and activities to entertain you throughout the week! Kruse International has over 30 years of experience and has sold more vintage and collector cars than all other auction firms combined. They are the worldwide leader in the collector car industry, but that wasn’t the case when they first started out. In 1971 Kruse held its first collector car consignment auction in Auburn, Indiana with the already established Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival. The event featured less than 100 auction vehicles and drew only 17,000 people. This year’s event will mark the 33rd anniversary of Auburn Fall and is expected to draw 4,000 cars and more than 200,000 people - the largest of its kind! Some early consignments have already

been released to the public for the upcoming Scottsdale Collector Car Auction & Show. These include an 1865 Studebaker carriage used by Ulysses S. Grant, 1948 Lincoln Continental convertible, 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 SC Roadster, 2003 Chevrolet SSR #18 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino edition, 1899 Benz, 1907 Peugeot, 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, 1954 Siata 208 America roadster, and a 2004 Cadillac XLR Neiman Marcus edition (#2 of 99 produced). The auction will be held in conjunction with the Phoenix Historic Grand Prix, which will be celebrating the 40th year of Indy racing at PIR on January 31st and February 1st. Vintage race cars will also be featured at the 40th Anniversary Indy Car reunion race on February 1st. Kruse International cannot be viewed as a separate entity from its CEO and founder Dean Kruse. In 1965 Dean earned his auctioneer’s license and began working for his father’s auction firm. Since then, Dean and Kruse

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

International have held auctions in 47 states and 11 countries. In 1987 Dean called his 5,000th auction and became the youngest man to do so. Dean and his father Russell built on the success of that first Auburn event and held their first Scottsdale event in 1972 when they joined forces with Leo Gephart and Tom Barrett. This was not only the first consignment collector car auction to be held in Arizona, but also one of the first in the world. That first sale featured two Adolf Hitler Mercedes Benz 770K limousines, both of which garnered worldwide publicity and sold at record prices. In 1999, Dean sold the company to eBay but when he heard that eBay was looking for a buyer for the company in 2002, he purchased the company back and assumed ownership once again. Dean has also auctioned islands, zoos, rare oil paintings, John Wayne’s home, racetracks, airports, antique aircraft, ranches, marinas, an open mine shaft and three entire towns. He is also the founder of Auburn Automotive

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37th Casa Grande Indian Days
Story of the O’Odham-Tash
It all began in 1967. Casa Grande had a BBQ for their neighbors, the Tohono O’Odham Nation, the Ak-Chin, Gila River and Salt River Pimas. Then, year after year it happened again. Like all good things it grew and now is an event that spans four days and includes much besides the barbecue. Casa Grande is located about half-way between Tucson and Phoenix where Interstates 8 and 10 cross at what once was Terminus, the end of the railroad line in the 1870’s. It became known as Casa Grande because of its proximity to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Today a strong bi-cultural, agricultural, shipping, marketing and tourism community is flourishing. The BBQ has become the 37th Annual Casa Grande Indian Days O’Odham Tash, held Fri- Mon, February 13-16, 2004. Among the many special events are the All Indian Rodeo from Fri-Mon, a 3-day competitive, fastpitch, co-ed softball tournament and a parade on Sat the 14th. The juried arts and crafts show guarantees authentic works of art. Beautiful ceremonial dances on Sat and Sun include 10 different tribal groups, including Zuni, Navajo, Kiowa, O’Odham and Hopi participants. A narrator will explain the dances, which date back hundreds of years. For instance, the Cripple Dance performed by Akimel Tohono Basket Dances tells of a bird-like human named Hawk that preyed upon neighboring villages until they united to destroy him. Join in the Native American popular dancing called Chicken Scratch - a combination of polka, Spanish and Indian with its own band at the Rodeo Arena on Fri. and Sat. evenings. The profits from the Casa Grande Indian Days fund scholarships and achievement awards to Native American students from the Tohono O’Odham, AkChin, Gila River, Salt River and Maricopa communities. Don’t miss this festive event! It isn’t far away from Arizona’s two major cities so get in the car, drive over and have some fun. For more information call the Casa Grande C of C at 800-916-1515 or the O’Odham Tash at 520-836-4723.

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Eloy Celebrates Western Frontier
Trail Ride, Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Old West Festival
by Charlis McVey Old-timers, Arizona newbies and visitors to our beautiful state will all enjoy a taste of cowboy heritage on January 31, 2004, both in downtown Eloy and at Picacho Peak State Park. If you have a horse, saddle up and head to the Eloy Chamber of Commerce and Arizona State Park’s 9th Annual Picacho Peak Trail Ride and Cowboy Poetry Gathering. This is the way to see Arizona - the Peak offers views not found anywhere else! The ride will take place at the Picacho Peak State Park, just off I10 between Phoenix and Tucson, the site of Arizona’s only Civil War battle. While the riders are out on the trail, families will want to head to Eloy’s Main Street Park for a fun-filled day at the Old West Festival. Enjoy the parade, arts and crafts vendors, delicious food, game booths, music and entertainment. Festival hours are 9am-11pm. Down at the state park, the trail ride will include a midpoint stop for sack lunches and water for the horses. After making their way back to camp, the riders will unsaddle and get ready for the steak, pork or chicken dinner cooked by Judy Walsh and Brian Bagby, who have catered the meal for several years. Everyone will gather around for great family entertainment presented by the cowboy poets. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the evening along with the riders. Sit around the campfire listening to cowboy poems and music while you tuck into the western chow... with a raffle to complete the evening. Cost of the ride, dinner, entertainment and Park fee is $42.00, entertainment, dinner only and Park fee is $22.00, and entertainment with no dinner is $2.00 with Park fee. Overnight camping is available through the Picacho Peak State Park. For more information contact Marie Botello at the Eloy Chamber of Commerce, 520-466-3411, or email: info@eloychamber.com.

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Casa Grande Indian Days
Feb. 13th-16th, 2004
Thousands will honor the centuries-old traditions and Native American artistry of the Great Southwest. The color and the pageantry of area tribes will come alive again in a variety of special events.
• Rodeo Queen’s Pageant • Jr. Rough Stock • Juried Arts & Crafts Show • Ceremonial Dances • Parade • Live Native American Entertainment • Chicken Scratch Dance • Co-Ed SoftBall Tournament • Rodeo - All Indian Contestants

Lodging & Tourist Information 1-800-916-1515 O’Odham Tash P.O. Box 11165, Casa Grande, Az 85230

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Valentine’s Winter Treat
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an evening of romance for Valentine’s Weekend

Picacho Peak Trail Ride and Cowboy Poetry Gathering
at Picacho Peak State Park and Old West Festival in Downtown Eloy

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Dining in Scottsdale
Southwest Cuisine Pleases the Palate
The colorful cultures that give the Southwest its signature flavor have fortunately left an indelible mark on Scottsdale’s more than 600 restaurants. Here, the influences of Native American, Latin and Western-style cooking and ingredients have created a mouthwatering melange of dishes accented by indigenous and international elements. A key ingredient to this table-top renaissance is the arrival of star chefs drawn here by the area’s many fine resorts and restaurants. They are gaining accolades for taking local cuisine to new heights, exploring with ingredients like organic Native American squashes and ultra-fresh seafood. In addition, the Scottsdale Culinary Institute provides an exemplary training ground. Integrating the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary program for more than 1,000 students, the Institute operates L’Ecole, a Mobile Three-Star restaurant, the highest award a student-operated restaurant can receive. The region’s first inhabitants were Native Americans from tribes like the Pima, Hopi and Hohokam, who contributed key ingredients to local cooking such as the “three sisters” - corn, beans and squash. Mexican roots can be found in items like posole, while mesquite grilling recalls the Old West. Today, restaurants such as Mezcal showcase this heritage, featuring authentic south-of-the-border influences on their menu such as quesos fundidos, various moles and tamales. Other restaurants taking regional cuisine to mouth-watering heights include Rancho Pinot Grill and celebrated Cowboy Ciao. And when visitors finally do leave Scottsdale, they can always take the taste of the Southwest with them, thanks to tasty take-aways like Goldwater Foods of Arizona salsas. The savory flavors of the Old West still ride high in Scottsdale, where a corral full of venues continue the tradition of hearty, home-spun fare. Pinnacle Peak Patio fires-up mesquite-grilled steaks and chicken with all the fixin’s, plus live music and dancing seven nights a week. Rawhide Steakhouse provides authentic Western fare throughout the week as well. Originally a ranch bunkhouse dating from the 1880s, Greasewood Flat still retains its authentic Western aura while serving up stellar hamburgers. Popular singers croon Western ballads Thursday through Sunday nights. Dating back to 1882, the Reata Pass Steakhouse is another historical bonanza, offering mesquite-broiled steaks and country music on its menu. It served as the setting for episodes of the TV series “Bonanza” and feature films. Serving up Western-themed fare with a more sophisticated slant, award-winning chef Robert McGrath’s Roaring Fork offers delectable dishes such as mustardcrusted rainbow trout and chile-cured breast of duck. Another venue to try this New West cuisine, along with a stable full of house brews poured at a horseshoe shaped bar, is North Scottsdale’s The Unlikely Cowboy. For more information on these and other Scottsdale restaurants visit www.scottsdalecvb.com or call the Scottsdale CVB Visitor Center at 480889-2718.

at Parada del Sol’s 51st Rodeo Parade, Festival & Rodeo

Watch ‘Em Horse Around...
by Kate Seymour

The Parada del Sol Parade on February 1st, 2004 is the world’s largest horsedrawn parade. It has a long and colorful history in bringing the romantic west alive during Scottsdale’s original hometown event. There are fabulous performances of Arizona’s high school and middle school bands, fantastic corporate floats, the finest in equestrian entries and much more! Over 1,000 equestrians will take over Scottsdale Road from Oak Street to Indian School Road along with marching bands, floats, and civic groups. The Parade, which begins at 10am, is presented by APS and organized by the Scottsdale Jaycees. The Jaycees have, for the last 50 years, provided personal and professional development to men & women, ages 21-39. Events such as the Parada del Sol enable the Jaycees to ful-

fill their goals for membership development and community improvement. Immediately following the parade (which ends at Indian School Road), you are invited to join the Scottsdale Jaycee Mavericks for the Trail’s End Celebration in Old Town Scottsdale. The festival will feature food, fun and lots of entertainment including old west gunfights, live music, and a Kids Zone. David Visco at Bill Heard Chevrolet has helped bring word of this event to you. Also another great tradition is the Parada del Sol PRCA Rodeo, February 7-9 at Rawhide Western Town. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 1pm and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are available through TicketMaster at 480-784-4444 or the Scottsdale Jaycee’s either by calling 480-990-3179, extension 2 or by logging on to www.scottsdalejaycees.com.

Catch the Scottsdale Trolley
Seven new trolley vehicles are now on the streets of Scottsdale to enhance the downtown experience. Painted royal blue and champagne, the 22-passenger vehicles are styled to resemble an historic, turn-of-the-century trolley, complete with cowcatcher, cupola and clanging bell. Brass appointments, leather handhold straps, wooden seating and decorative windows all add to the trolleys’ old-fashioned appeal. To give riders an open-air experience, the windows can be removed, but the trolleys also are equipped with air conditioning for season-long comfort. The new vehicles are wheelchair-accessible and adjust to allow easy access for everyone. The trolleys will offer free rides from 11am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday, every 10 minutes from mid-November through the end of May. This season the trolley will serve the Thursday night ArtWalks until 9pm (except holidays). The trolley is a free circulator service traveling through Scottsdale’s historic Old Town, Main Street Arts District, Marshall Way Arts District, Fifth Avenue Shops and Scottsdale Fashion Square. For more information about the Scottsdale Trolley, call 480-421-1004 or log on to www.scottsdaletrolley.com.

Scottsdale Dining
Cowboy Ciao 7133 E. Stetson Drive 480-946-3111, www.cowboyciao.com Greasewood Flat 27500 N. Alma School Rd., 480-585-7277 L’Ecole 8100 E. Camelback Rd., 480-990-7639 McGrath’s Roaring Fork 4800 North Scottsdale Rd. 480-947-0795, www.roaringfork.com Old Town Tortilla Factory 6910 E. Main St., 480-945-4567 www.oldtowntortillafactory.com Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse 10426 E Jomax Rd 480-615-1113, www.pppatio.com Rancho Pinot Grill 6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-367-8030 Rawhide 23023 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480-502-5600, www.rawhide.com Reata Pass Steakhouse 27500 N. Alma School Rd., 480-585-7277 Restaurant Mezcal Kierland Commons, 480-556-0770 www.restaurantmezcal.com Roy’s Pacific Rim Restaurant 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480-905-1155, www.roysrestaurant.com

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

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

C’mon. Take a train ride.
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Gila County Attractions
1. Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park - offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Visitors are encouraged to walk within restored rooms in this 700year old pueblo and and also to visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3. 928-4250320 http://ajnet.ci.apachejct.az.us/Library/aainruin.htm 2. Cobre Valley Center for the Arts located in the old Gila County Courthouse, noted for both its architecture and its wonderful exhibits and programs. From stained glass to theater productions, watercolors to sculpture, the Center is a hub of art and entertainment. 928-4250884 www.cobrevalleyarts.com 3. San Carlos Apache Cultural Center This wonderful cultural center was first opened in 1995 and provides an opportunity for the tribe to tell its history from the persepctive of the San Carlos Apache people. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Located in Peridot, AZ on Hwy 70. 928-475-2894 4. Apache Stronghold Golf Course - The #1 public golf course in Arizona as rated by Golfweek America in 2002. 1-800APACHE-8 5. The Miami Arts and Antiques District - home to over 25 antique dealers and artists studios. Get a map at the chamber or go to www.miamiaz.org for a complete listing and write up on dealers in the area. 6. Gila County Historical Museum established as a Mine-rescue station in 1920. Now houses documents, photos, artifacts and displays of the area’s historic past from the early days of the Territory. Included are Indian artifacts dating back to 1125 A.D. Located on Hwy 60 in Globe, they are open Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 11-3. 928-425-7385 7. The Bacon’s - custom saddlemakers for 48 years for cowboys all over the US and Europe. Custom Saddlemaking is a disappearing art, but you can still visit with the Bacon’s in their shop and watch them mold and tool these beautiful saddles in their back room. Open Mon-Sat, 8:30am5pm. 290 N. Broad St, 928-425-2681 8. Round Mountain Park - this city park is one of the most beautiful hiking spots in the Globe area. Located at the end of N. South Street, the trails are 1.5-3 miles in length offering various levels of difficulty. Maps are available at the chamber. 928425-4495

G’day Mate! Australia Day
Boyce Thompson Arboretum Welcomes You
A visit to the land Down Under is closer than you might think. Visitors will enjoy Outback storytelling, a tour through the towering 100-foot tall Eucalyptus Forest - and even a growling, howling didjeridoo concert - when the Arboretum celebrates Australia Day on January 24. Arboretum regulars who enjoy a stroll past “Mr. Big” know this property is home to one of North America’s largest collections of Australian plants (at least 449 species in the arboretum collection have Australian roots, if you’ll excuse a truly awful pun). Australia Day gives the staff a chance to showcase the walkabout trail, the Drover’s Shed and trees such as the Brobdingnagian “Mr. Big,” that reaches to 140-feet tall and has an eight-foot girth. This River Red Gum tree was planted in 1926 at the Arboretum’s debut. Australia Day also provides the chance to meet Aussie authorities such as Paul Chambers, of Australian Outback Nursery in Tonopah, AZ; he’s one of Arizona’s best-known authorities on eucalyptus and other species and will lead an 11am tour through the Arboretum. Mr. Chambers’ website is worth a visit, too; check out “downunderontop.com” and learn some Dingo Lingo. And that afternoon Australian folklorist Paul “Walking Stick” Taylor revisits the arboretum by popular demand to share his bush ballads, Outback poems and haunting didjeridoo music. His performance transports the audience to his native Australia. Mr. Taylor’s public session begins at 1 pm and is open to all Arboretum visitors. There will also be a didjeridoo workshop Jan. 24 where participants are invited to build and learn to play their own didjeridoo. The one-of-a-kind class in this haunting indigenous instrument runs from 911:30 and the cost is $25 ($35 to nonmembers). Pre-registration and prepayment are required, so please email members@ag.arizona.edu or else call membership coordinator Leslie Bryant at 520-689-5248 to enroll. Regular adult admission to the Arboretum is $6, or $3 for ages 5-12. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is open daily from 8-5. For further information, please call 520-689-2811 or explore the website: http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

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47th Annual Gila County Gem & Mineral Show
This popular gem show takes place on January 16, 17 & 18, 2004 at the Gila County Fairgrounds. Vendors, demonstrations and displays are all there for you to enjoy. Whether you are looking to buy beautiful pieces of jewelry or wishing to learn how to make them yourself, this show is for you. Vendors will be on hand selling rough

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rocks, cabochons, gold findings, lapidary and silversmithing tools and equipment, books, and finished jewelry. Come ooh and aah as you choose a lovely gift - or treat yourself to a pendant or ring. There will be 43 display cases of work from club members that will be a treat to view - let them inspire your creativity! The all-day demonstrations will also provide a source of ideas and useful information, as well as items for purchase. Artisans will demonstrate crafts such as gold and silver casting, silversmithing, chain making, fire agate polishing, wire wrap, bead making and stringing, channel inlay work and custom jewelry making. You can order a special bead, for example, and watch it being made on the spot! Show hours are Fri & Sat 9-5, and Sun 9-4. For more information call the Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation at 1-800-804-5623.


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Historic Home & Building Tour
Step back to the turn of the century during historic Globe’s 20th Annual Home & Building Tour, Antique & Quilt Show on February 14 & 15th, 2004. The tour will let you experience the charm of Globe’s historic homes & buildings, the majority of which date back to the early 1900’s. The tours begin at 9am each day at the Veteran’s Park (Globe City Hall), 150 N. Pine Street, Downtown Globe. At each stop, hosts will guide you, and vans and cars will provide continuous transportation allowing visitors to spend as much time at each place as they wish. The last tour leaves at 3pm. In addition, you are welcome to take a walking tour of the Downtown District to view other architectural gems. These include the Pioneer Hotel Building, constructed about 1907; Holy Angels Catholic Church, a Romanesque Revival Church with Mission Revival influences enjoy the remarkable stained glass windows; and The Antique Mall built in 1910 in the Italianate Architectural Style. Various activities round out the weekend: antiques and the fine arts & craft show & sale at Copper Rim Elementary School; the Annual Quilt Show “Pieces of Friendship” Jan 30-Feb 27 at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts; the Copper Cities Community Players present “Broad Street Does Broadway.” Admission to the tour is $7 adults, $5 seniors & $4 children, and tickets are available at Globe City Hall. For further information call 928-425-4495, 800804-5623 or email: gmr@cableone.net. The website is www.globemiamichamber.com.

Part of winter’s splendor is feathery-light snow festooning 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 thousands of acres of wildflowers. 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


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Snow. It’s Beautiful!
by Bob Ware 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 winter. 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 at 1-800-672-9766.

Things to Do in Rim Country
1. Mazatzal Casino Slots, gaming activities, food, entertainment. 1-800-777-PLAY (7529) 2. Museum of Rim Country Archeology Tools of archeology, artifacts of Rim Country Risser Ranch ruins and Q Ranch, seminars and tours. 928-4748392 3. Rim Country Museum/No. Gila County Historical Society Logging, mining, ranching and ancient history exhibits, Zane Grey memorabilia, gift shop, 1905 Haught Cabin & more. 928-474-8392 4. Tonto National Bridge State Park World’s largest natural travertine bridge, 183 feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking trails. 928-476-4202 5. Antique shops galore! Call or visit the chamber for a map with locations. Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center, 800-672-9766

Art and Antiques Breathe New Life into Town

The Rebirth of Miami, AZ
by Charlis McVey

“Miami will be the next Prescott or Jerome... but better,” says Renee Pastore, owner of Moon over Miami Antiques and Stuff. Two years ago she came for a one-day visit - and by that night had made the decision to move to this historic, but economically depressed community. Ron Ruble of Ron Ruble Enterprises was on his way to Tombstone and never left town. Their enthusiasm is shared by other entrepreneurs who have fallen for the charm of Miami’s downtown district. In the past couple of years 17 antiques stores have opened up on or near Sullivan Street. More are planned. Although at this time most of the shops are only open on the weekends, five or six are open midweek. You’ll find them just one block off Hwy 60. The variety of goods offered is astonishing. I spent several delightful hours browsing and barely scratched the surface. My first stop was Moon over Miami. “Interior design is my passion,” says Renee. Among the things that have caught her eye are a bird’s eye maple vanity and stool, a leather-bound Russian chest with brass fittings, some exquisite oriental screens and locally forged iron bell windchimes. Across the street I found R & E Oldies But Goodies Antiques, opened 2 years ago by local couple Rickey and Esther Sifuentes. Of the huge collection of spurs, saddles, cowboy boots and other western items, I couldn’t resist an old Mexican serape, beautifully soft with a golden yellow background and a subtle blend of contrasting stripes. Deb’s Décor is a complete contrast. Specializing in potted plants and garden accessories, many of which have a bird theme, Debby Metz describes her place as a “feel-good store.” I especially liked a willow screen that stretches to 22 ft., intricate ironwork fleur de lis, and a candle that smelled like... get ready for this, gardeners...dirt! Ron Ruble specializes in swords, daggers, guns, genuine (not repro) armor, and fossils. I was taken with an English Lobster-Tail Helmet c. 1630 - you could see actual sword marks sustained during

its use in the English Civil War! At Ron Hughes’ store Soda Pop’s you’ll find coke machines, gas pumps, toys and gleaming nickel and iron wood parlor stoves, restored by Ron with 38 years of experience. Other stops included Copper Cities Gallery with a fine selection of westernthemed drawings, oil paintings and sculptures, Joshua’s Treehouse known for an antique baseball/sporting goods exhibit, and custom and recovered lampshades, and Sullivan Street Glass & Antiqueables. Out of time... and I’ve seen fewer than half of the stores! I can’t wait to return, and next visit I’ll plan to stay a spell. Moon Over Miami is more than a shop... there are two fully furnished apartments to rent by the night. The one I viewed is 900 sq. ft., decorated with an eye for the unusual and beautiful and with a cheerful and comfortable ambiance. I loved the four balconies and could picture myself sitting with a morning coffee overlooking the picturesque street below. For more information about Moon Over Miami phone 928-473-8178; to find out more about the Art and Antiques District visit www.MiamiAZ.org.

Gila County Gem & Mineral Show
January 16, 17 & 18, 2004
Fri & Sat 9-5 • Sun 9-4 Gila County Fairgrounds, Globe, Arizona
• Loose Stones & Finished Jewelry • Lapidary Equipment, Books and Tools • Minerals & Slabs • Craft Demonstrations • Gold & Silver Casting • Chain Making • Twist Wire Craft • Custom Jewelry • Channel Inlay and More

47th Annual

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56th Annual Gold Rush Days
Western Fun “Out Wickenburg Way”
Come experience Western fun at its best at Gold Rush Days, February 12-15, 2004. Wickenburg celebrates its origins as a gold mining center during this signature heritage event that has been selected to the Library of Congress as one of America’s Living Legacies. The parade on Saturday is one of the largest in Arizona, with over 125 entries including 1,000 horses, classic autos, floats, marching bands, and youth groups. The parade theme this year is: “Cowboy Cupid Shot Us Both With Just 1 Arrow.” Joining us in Wickenburg for a special performance is western entertainer Michael Martin Murphey, who will appear on Thursday, February 12th at the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts. The festivities begin on Friday, Feb 13th with the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier St. at 10am with movie stuntman Ron Nix and crew. The main festival area is open daily from 9-6 with over 200 arts & crafts exhibitors, family fun carnival, gem & mineral show, free stage entertainment, and gold panning. The carnival runs throughout the evening. The Desert Stagers present an old fashioned melodrama nightly in the historic Saguaro Theatre. A highlight on Friday only is the popular Classic Car Show on Frontier Street from 10-3. Additional activities on Saturday include a Beard Contest, Western Barbecue, and the first performance of the Senior Professional Rodeo held at 2pm at the Everett Bowman Arena, located off Constellation Road one mile east of the downtown area. The rodeo dance with great western music takes place Saturday night inside the Wickenburg Community Center. A No-Host bar is available. Adm: $8. Sunday includes the Young Life Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am and traditional mining events such as the Mucking & Drilling Contest at 10am (where spectators can bid in a Calcutta Auction for a contestant) and the Arizona Gold Panning Championship at 1pm contestants compete for money and prizes in both these events. The rodeo continues at 2pm. For more Information and tickets call the Chamber at 928-684-5479 or visit our website at: www.wickenburgchamber.com.

West Valley Art Museum
Bringing You the Best in Art and Theater
From premier exhibitions to fabulous performances, the West Valley Art Museum is the venue residents and visitors alike will not want to miss. Make your plans to attend these upcoming events from January to May. January 21st - The Afternoon Soiree is back! Featuring the Sublime Six: six women whose drive and energy propelled art and literature into the 20th Century, this blockbuster program is presented by Naomi Olin and Sally Williamson. “Meet” Georg Sand, Rosa Bonheur, Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas, Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. The performance is followed by fine wine and cheese. Time: 3pm. Tickets: $15. Seating is limited - call 623-544-4147 or 623-546-9033. February 10 - The Carol Shinn Exhibition of Textile Art displays embroideries with images of rusted cars and abandoned buildings for a study in the complex and minute details it is possible to render in thread. The fact that the images are on organic material (textile) and yet are of mechanical forms make the overall effect quite extraordinary. (Through Mar 21, 2004.) February 27 and 28 - A Private Spirit: Noel Coward and His Gal Pals offers laughter and musical fun. Meet Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, and Gertrude Lawrence. These characters come to life through the talents of Don Snell and Shano Palovich, two outstanding performers from Los Angeles. Times: Fri, 7pm and Sat, 2pm. Adm: $20 ($18 members). April 15 - Art and the Animal, the premier animal art exhibition in the US, features works by the Society of Animal Artists. The shows are juried to ensure artistic excellence. Painters such as Robert Bateman and Guy Coheleach and sculptors that include Dan Ostermiller and Tony Hochstetler light up Society exhibitions every year. (Through May 31, 2004.) West Valley Art Museum is located at Bell Road and 114th Avenue and is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10-4. With five exhibition galleries, a Museum Store, Fine Dining at Classic Cafe, and regularly scheduled educational programs, the Museum welcomes all visitors. Nonmember adm: $7 adults, $2 students, ages 5 & under free. 623-972-0635; www.wvam.org

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JAN 10-12 LITCHFIELD PARK 12th American Express Invitational Native American Arts Festival
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Catlin Court Historical District Turn of the century storefronts framed by colorful awnings are filled with wonderful antique shops, exciting specialty stores and unique eateries. 623-930-4500 Cerreta Candy Company This family owned business offers guests an interactive candy shopping experience. Choices include gift baskets, fruits and nuts, English toffee, chocolate roses, Arizona/ Western shapes assortments, sugar free syrup. 623-930-1000 Challenger Space Center One of only five in the nation, the center’s activities include simulated space flight missions, star gazing, solar gazing, an indoor planetarium, lectures, telescope classes, space storytelling and more. 623-322-2007 Historic Downtown Wickenburg Henry Wickenburg was the adventurer who discovered the Vulture Mine, where more than $30 million in gold has been dug from the ground. Enjoy tours of the mine and Wickenburg’s numerous antique shops, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and area dude ranches. 928-684-5451 Historic Sahuaro Ranch Historic Sahuaro Ranch is on the National Register of Historic Places. There is an onsite museum with tours of the ranch and many recreation activities. 623-939-5782 Lake Pleasant Regional Park The park’s 23,662 acres offer an ideal destination for boating and camping enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing or fishing. Lake Pleasant offers more than 140 developed sites for RV and tent camping. 928-501-1710 Phoenix International Raceway In 1988, NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing came to Phoenix International Raceway. The annual Fall NASCAR weekend includes Winston Cup Busch, Craftsman Trucks and Featherlite Southwest Series races. 602-252-3833 West Valley Art Museum The primary art institution in the West Valley, featuring an extensive collection of ethnic dress, the works of more than 120 artists, traveling exhibitions and special events. The Classic Café offers contemporary American Cuisine. 623-972-0635 White Tank Mountains Regional Park With 29,000 acres, White Tank Mountains Regional Park is the largest county park in the United States. Amenities include 200 picnic areas, 40 miles of trails, a competitive track for mountain bikes, campgrounds and a visitor center. 623-935-2025 Wildlife World Zoo 50 acres of exhibits feature more than 320 species of exotic animals. Enjoy the safari train ride, Australian boat ride and kangaroo walk about, giraffe feeding station, tropics of the world, more than 40 species of exotic small animals, wildlife encounters shows, and more. 623-935-9453

Gold Rush Days in Wickenburg
February 12th-15th, 2004
Come and celebrate Wickenburg’s rich mining and ranching heritage.
Thursday: Concert with Michael Martin Murphey - 7:00pm Friday: Official Kick-Off - Shoot-Outs and Skits - 10am Saturday: 10am - “Cowboy Cupid Shot Us Both with Just 1 Arrow” Parade Over 1,000 horses and 130 entries Saturday & Sunday: 2pm Senior Professional Cowboy’s Rodeo Friday-Sunday: Over 200 artisans and craft exhibitors, gem & mineral show, family carnival, gold panning, and free stage entertainment area.
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Indoor Recreation in Prescott
History and the Arts Take Center Stage
Prescott’s four-season climate makes it a pleasant destination year-round, and numerous outdoor activities are available for people of all ages. During the winter months, though, visitors like to enjoy Prescott’s indoor activities ranging from cultural performances to browsing art galleries and museums. Prescott has a range of indoor activities just as stimulating as its outdoor recreation. Prescott is home to three of Arizona’s most prized museums. Each one explores western culture and heritage in a unique way that both entertains and educates. The Phippen Art Museum, 4701 North Highway 89, features fine art of the American West. The museum will be closed from January 1 until January 17, when the Phippen opens a year-long salute to Western Art in honor of its 20th Anniversary. The new exhibit Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier will show through April 18, 2004. The Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 West Gurley, is the crown jewel of history museums in Arizona. The museum is built around the site of the first Territorial Governor’s Mansion, which anchors nine historic buildings on a three-and-ahalf acre campus. The Sharlot Hall Museum also presents historical theater productions in the Blue Rose Theater. The Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., documents early Native American history of regional tribes through a variety of basketry, pottery, weavings and many other artifacts. If it’s local art you’re after, visit one of the many galleries in Prescott. Enter a world of sparkling glass, welded steel, hand-painted shoes, vibrant textiles, ornate jewelry, gorgeous pottery, playful paintings, elegant photographs and much more. These include the Arts Prescott Gallery, Van Gogh’s Ear, Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, Yavapai College Art Gallery, Mountain Artists Guild and more. With two performance venues Prescott boasts a full roster of entertainment during the winter months. The Yavapai College Performance Hall features symphony, ballet, jazz, musicals and more. You won’t want to miss the beloved Broadway classic, Singin’ In The Rain on January 30th. The spirited tale of the Unsinkable Molly Brown will take center stage on Saturday, February 7th. The Prescott Fine Arts Association presents contemporary theater and chorale performances throughout the year, as well as various art gallery showings. Beginning January 22 enjoy the hilarious illogicalities of Latin comedy and the zany nonsense of vaudeville in their production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. For more information on the above venues or other “indoor recreation” opportunities call the Prescott Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-266-7534 or visit our website www.visit-prescott.com.

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Verde Valley Attractions
• Dead Horse Ranch State Park 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood, AZ The mild temperatures at 3,300 ft elevation are perfect for hiking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing or just wading in the cool water of the Verde river. Wildlife from bald eagles to river otters and beavers. 928 -634-5283 • Fort Verde State Historic Park 125 E. Hollamon, Camp Verde See what life was like back in the days of the Indian Wars in the late 1800’s. Museum filled with uniforms, weapons and other artifacts. Docents in period costume. 928-567-3275 • Montezuma Castle National Monument P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ Numerous Sinagua cliff dwellings and irrigation works built during the 12th century. The Monument extends to Montezuma’s Well, a limestone sinkhole lined with cliff dwellings. The visitor center is 90 miles north of Phoenix, off I-17. Open daily from 8-5. 928567-3322 • Tuzigoot National Monument P.O. Box 219, Clarkdale, AZ A 12th century village settlement built by Sinagua Indians close to the Verde river. Visitor center includes a fine display of artifacts. The largest room of the village has been completely reconstructed and is open to the public. 928-634-5564 • Verde Canyon Railroad 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ Offers a four-hour ride through a beautiful red-rock landscape. Attractions include Indian ruins, the authentic Perkinsville Ranch featured in the Hollywood movie How the West Was Won, and eagle nesting areas. 800-293-7245 • Cliff Castle Casino 353 Middle Verde Dr, Camp Verde, AZ 800-381-7568 • Clemenceau Heritage Museum 1 N Willard St, Cottonwood, AZ Local history exhibits and the largest H O train display in the state. 928-634-2868

Passport to Culture...
Opens Doors to Fun and Knowledge
Want to travel the trails of history and explore wild interesting places? You might be surprised at all the things there are to see and learn about: Native American history and culture, the Grand Canyon, wild animals, spiders, trees and flowers, the original buildings that started Prescott, a Victorian house that was moved from one end of town to another, a stagecoach and Conestoga wagon, and theatre productions. As you embark on your journey, free copies of the Passport to Culture can be picked up at any of the six Passport destinations including: Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, Smoki Museum, Phippen Museum, Heritage Park Zoo and the Highland Center for Natural History. The Passport contains information on the mission of each destination, a place for a stamp, hours of operation, and contact information. In the back of the booklet is a calendar of events, and a map. As you enjoy your visit to each unique destination, keep on the lookout for the answer to the question posed in the booklet. You’ll need to know it in order to get your Passport stamped. When the Passport is fully stamped, the holder can get a free gift at any one of the six destinations. For more information on the Passport to Culture, call the Smoki Museum at 928-445-1230.

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Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
Fall is here, and winter is just around the corner. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with advance planning or if you plan your visit at the last minute. You will find more lodging options available at this time of year, fewer people too. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour with stops along the rim, or just watch the sunset and sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Watch condors soaring over the rim. It’s all waiting for you at the South Rim, and it’s open year-round. On the canyon floor, you can retire for the night at the legendary Phantom Ranch. Then head back to the rim and retreat to a rustic cabin at Bright Angel Lodge, or relax at Maswik Lodge, just a five minute walk from the rim. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you’ll find our gracious staff very accommodating. And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck. This is the home of the celebrated

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Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees
Entrance fees are $20 per private vehicle or $10 per person entering the park on public transportation, on foot, by bicycle or via the Colorado River. Admission is for seven days and includes both rims. There are no refunds due to inclement weather. U.S. residents aged 62 or older may obtain a Golden Age Passport for a onetime fee of $10. On future visits, Golden Age Passport holders will gain free admission. Persons holding a current Golden Eagle Passport (obtainable for $50 at any national park) are admitted free. The passports are now attainable at the entrance station and Canyon View Information Plaza. Annual Grand Canyon passports, valid for the calendar year, are available for $40. U.S. residents who have a permanent physical, mental or sensory impairment may apply in person for a Golden Access Passport. The National Parks Pass, which can be used at any national park, is available for $50. For additional information call 928-6387888 or 638-7875 between 8am-noon and 1-5pm weekdays.

and historic El Tovar Dining Room and a legacy of fine food. Or order up a quick bite at Maswik or Yavapai cafeteria, a sizzling steak at the Arizona Room, or a casual family meal at the Bright Angel Restaurant. Have your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. Try the new Canyon Coffee House at the Bright Angel Lodge for a Mocha or Latte, or just enjoy a good cup of coffee. The Coffee House opens early so you won’t miss the sunrise. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Take advantage of low off-season rates and packages and increased availability at the popular rim lodges. Effective November 30 through December 18, 2003, and again January 3 through March 11, 2004 a one night stay is only $68 at Maswik Lodge, two consecutive nights only $99. Or indulge in a romantic getaway at the historic El Tovar Hotel with the popular Romance Package. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges We’re not just close, We’re there. Call 303-29- PARKS (297-2757) or 888-29PARKS (297-2757) for reservations or visit our website at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

Where winter is done in grand fashion.

Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to visit? South Rim and Tusayan facilities are open year round, but the heaviest demand on food and lodging is during the summer. Cooler temperatures and fewer visitors make Spring and Autumn an ideal time to visit, but scenery is at its best during the Winter season. Solitude along the Canyon Rim is easy to find at any time of the year. How Can I Plan a River Trip? Raft Trips through Grand Canyon on the Colorado River are available April-October. Three to 22 day motor, oar and paddle trips originate from Lee’s Ferry near Page Arizona. Reservations are recommended 6 months in advance, except for one-day trips, which include white-water rafting with the Hualapai Indian Tribe. Can I hike and camp inside the Canyon? Trails are open year round. Permits are required for overnight camping, available from the Back Country office. Are there ample lodging facilities? Over 2,000 rooms are available in Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village, but reservations are recommended in advance, especially in the summer months. Open year round. Are Grand Canyon Tours Available? Motorcoach tours and air tours by fixedwing aircraft or helicopter are readily available at all times of the day year round.

What about restaurants? Most hotels have excellent full-service restaurants and there are numerous fast-food facilities, and a family restaurant, Cafe Tusayan. Are campgrounds and RV Parks available? Facilities are available year round both inside the Park and in Tusayan. Reservations are recommended, but some are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

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

Winter Value Rate
One night at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge, single or double occupancy.

Grand Value Package**

Two consecutive nights at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge, single or double occupancy.

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.

68 $ 99 $ 249


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*Plus tax and 1% energy surcharge. Valid November 30, 2003 - March 11, 2004. Excluding December 19, 2003 January 3, 2004. Lodging availability subject to seasonal closures. **Not available for group bookings.


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Winterfest Means Winter Fun
Flagstaff’s February Festival Brightens the Season
Winter fun can take many forms; outdoor recreation, special concerts or engaging lectures. As varied as each person’s interests may be, so are the events of Flagstaff Winterfest. This month-long festival celebrates the liveliness of the winter season with events and activities that appeal to almost everyone. Now in its 18th year, the Winterfest calendar continues to grow. This February the performing arts contain a large listing of events. The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Peter Pan on Ice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a variety of concerts are a sampling of the productions being held. Sports enthusiasts should not be discouraged there is plenty for them to see and do as well. The Italian Olympic Swim team will be training at Northern Arizona University in the beginning of the month, The Harlem Globetrotters will perform in the middle and the Arizona Snowbowl will be hosting a variety of competitions throughout the month. Educational and cultural opportunities abound during Winterfest. The Arboretum at Flagstaff, the Lowell Observatory, Riordan Mansion and the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society provide some of these events that take a variety of forms such as lectures, dinners, performances and special programs. And then, there are some events that are so unique it’s difficult to categorize them. The Snowball Slide, Winterfest Bed & Breakfast Tour and Winter Luau have no real classification, they can only be enjoyed. The Winterfest Program is the official guide to all of the Winterfest activities. The program includes a detailed description of each event as well as a calendar showing when all of the events are being held. It includes stories about Flagstaff and Winterfest. There is also a special discount section. Local hotels, restaurants and businesses offer discounts on their products and services. Some of the discounts can only be taken advantage of when the program is requested in advance. Winterfest happens every year due to the dedication of businesses, organizations and other groups in the Flagstaff community that create and run the events each year. It is also sponsored by The Arizona Snowbowl, the Arizona Daily Sun, McCoy Motors and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about Winterfest or to receive an official program please contact the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce at 928-774-4505 or visit www.flagstaff.az.us.

Radisson Woodlands Plaza
Elegant Setting, Exotic Dining
Flagstaff is a year-round vacation destination featuring a wide variety of activities both indoors and out. Hiking and skiing are available in the nearby mountains; the University of Northern Arizona offers a number of cultural programs, and there are galleries, museums and the renowned Lowell Observatory. While there are many lodging options, the Radisson Woodlands Hotel has great accommodations and an unexpected dining experience to offer the winter traveler. The Radisson Woodlands Hotel Flagstaff provides an ambiance of comfort and elegance in the serenity of a mountain setting. The hotel offers a choice of king or two queen beds as well as ADA accessible and non-smoking rooms. Over 6,000 square feet of meeting space, 166 guest rooms, 17 suites and two restaurants contribute to a memorable meeting or retreat. They even offer an executive boardroom suite, presidential suite and spacious two-room suites for families. What better way to enjoy the excitement of Japanese cuisine than at the Sakura Restaurant and Sushi bar? When patrons sit down in the Sakura Restaurant located in the hotel, they’re often skeptical when Michael Burris introduces himself as head chef. He doesn’t look Japanese. But he has a yen for surprising people. “It kind of shocks people when they see me, but I always tell them, Let me show you what I can do.” Burris and his staff work on stainlesssteel grills in the center of the tables, where diners watch as they prepare their food teppanyaki style. For sushi lovers - Sakura offers some of the finest sushi in Arizona. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in Japanese style and is available daily for lunch and dinner. The Woodland Café offers a wide selection of wines and Continental Cuisine that includes steak, poultry and pasta dishes expertly prepared by Executive Chef Kris Giallombardo. The Radisson is located at 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. For reservations or information call the hotel directly at 928-773-8888.

• Management careers that can take you around the world or across the USA • Home of The Inn at NAU, where students learn in our ♦ ♦ ♦ hotel (open to the public)


"Suiteness" Surrounds You In The Cool Pines!
• 119 - Two Room Suites • Full Cooked To Order Breakfast by our #1 Chef & Evening Cocktails Included in your rate • Centrally Located • Fifth Year in a Row J.D Power and Associates Rank Us Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotels! • Newly Renovated in May 2003!

Day tours highlight Lowell’s distinguished history and include visits to the 24-inch Clark Telescope, the Rotunda Library, the Pluto Discovery Telescope and more. Night programs feature telescope viewing (weather permitting). Admission is $4-$2; 4 and under free. See ad on page 33 for a 2-FOR-1 discount coupon. 928-774-3358

What’s On at Lowell Observatory

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706 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, Az


Discover Winter Fun in Flagstaff
This festival has so many events... it needs a month to hold them all! FEATURING: • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival • Harlem Globetrotters • The Grand Canyon State Games • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Winterfest 2004 . . . Discover it ALL!
To learn more or to receive a Winterfest Calendar of Events & Discount Guide call the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce at (928) 774-4505 or visit www.flagstaff.az.us


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Coldstream Bed & Breakfast
You May Never Return to a Hotel Again!
by Barbara Floyd Mike & Debi Haupt feel that once you have tried their bed & breakfast nestled in the pine trees in Pinetop in the White Mountains you will never return to a motel or hotel again. They may just be right! There is something very appealing about Coldstream Bed & Breakfast lifting it out of the expected and ordinary. It also has more feeling to it because, typically, bed and breakfast hosts usually go out of their way to make your stay extra special. They also serve up fantastic breakfasts that are homemade and not hurried. Sometimes you eat alone; sometimes with other guests, which can be most interesting as well. At The Coldstream, there are numerous amenities such as romantic dinners, pool tables and bumper pool, board games, television, a VCR and video library. Also there is a fireplace and enclosed outdoor hot tub, horse boarding facilities, bicycles and lawn games in the summer. You’ll find antiques and interesting artifacts throughout. The patio and manicured lawns are a perfect setting for small gatherings. Originally built as a private residence, it then served as the Apache Lumber Company guesthouse. It has been host to governors and other state officials who came to view the forestry operations so vital to Arizona’s economy. The residence was built in Cooley (now McNary), Arizona, but was moved to its present site in 1980 when the property land lease from the White Mountain Apache tribe expired. It was converted to a bed and breakfast in 1992. Your hosts, who acquired the Bed & Breakfast in 2000, are delighted to offer five elegant suites delightfully decorated with over-stuffed furniture and antiques. Reservations are recommended, particularly in the summer when people flock to the mountain area to hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, fish, pan for gold, sightsee or shop. In the winter months, the skiers like this popular destination. Make this the year to discover and enjoy Arizona. Call 928-369-0115 today or check out the Coldstream’s web site at www.coldstream.com. Courtesy of The Country Register of Arizona and Oregon
Charming Bed & Breakfast in the Ponderosa Pines of the White Mountains.
Each room is carefully decorated with an old-fashioned country charm creating a warm atmosphere to make your visit a memorable one. Affordable Rates.

White Mountain Attractions
Apache County Historical Society Museum, St. Johns - Ancient Native American exhibits & artifacts; Little Colorado River Valley settlement history. M-F, 9a-5p or by appointment. 928-3374737 Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins, Springerville - An ancient Native American ceremonial site with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. The museum features archaeological treasures from the ruins, a dinosaur exhibit and a historical pioneer section. The museum is open 7 days a week, tours of the ruins are daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375 Historic Home Tour, Snowflake Walking Tour of homes on the National Historic Register. The architecture reflects Victorian, Greek, Gothic and Colonial Revival styles. Visitors can tour the Stinson Pioneer Museum and the Smith Memorial Home. Tours available daily, Tues-Sat, 10-4, $1/per person per location, under 6 free. 928-536-4881 Little House Museum, Springerville Exhibits include turn-of-the-century artifacts such as dresses, old rodeo and auction posters, antique bits, spurs and saddles, and a fascinating collection of old player pianos, a nickelodeon, a circus organ and more. 928-333-2286 Lyman Lake State Park - One of the few permanent water skiing slalom courses in the state, fishing, camping, hiking. A pontoon boat ride across the lake takes visitors to Petroglyph Trail. Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US 191. 928-337-2000 Madonna of the Trail, Springerville Located on Main St., this statue is one of twelve identical monuments on the National Old Trails Road stretching from California to Maryland honoring the women pioneers. 928-333-2123 Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area, Springerville - This 1,262 acre area has a visitor center, interpretive trails, and includes meadows, wetlands and historical and prehistorical archaeological sites. In addition it is home to 500 elk and many other wildlife species. 928-333-2123 Sunrise Park Ski Resort Great skiing and snowboarding, a variety of runs suits all levels of ability. 20 miles E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260. 800-573-4031


Area Chambers of Commerce
Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce 102-C West White Mountain Blvd. (Hwy 260) Lakeside, AZ 85929, 928-367-4290, 800-573-4031 info@pinetoplakesidechamber.com www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com Show Low Regional Chamber of Commerce 951 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85902 928-537-2326, 888-SHOW LOW, slcofc@showlow.com 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, office@stjohnschamber.com www.stjohnschamber.com Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce (also represents Greer and Alpine), 318 E. Main Street, Springerville, AZ 85938, 928-333-2123 tourist@cybertrails.com, www.az-tourist.com

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Show Low - Campsites, electric and water hook-ups, fire pits, shower and bathroom facilities, picnic ramadas, and fishing boat docks. 928-537-3680 Historic Fort Apache - Established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officer’s quarters, barns and a cemetery. Also located on the grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs and the Apache Cultural Center and Museum. 928338-4625

White Mountain Listings
ALPINE Mountain Hi Lodge 42698 US Highway 180, 928-339-4311 GREER Greer Lodge 44 Main Street, 888-475-6343 www.greerlodge.com Molly Butler Lodge 109 Main St., 928-735-7226 LAKESIDE Hidden Rest Resort 3448 Highway 260, 928-368-6336 www.hiddenrest.com PINETOP Best Western Inn of Pinetop 404 E. White Mountain Blvd., 928-367-6667 Charlie Clark’s Steak House PO Box 1283, 928-367-4900 Historic Coldstream Bed & Breakfast 3042 Mark Twain Dr., 928-369-0115 www.thecoldstream.com Holiday Inn Express 431 E. White Mountain Blvd., 928-367-6077, www.holiday-inn.com Hon-Dah Resort Casino 777 Highway 260, 800-929-8744 www.hon-dah.com www.wmonline.com/recreat.htm Pueblo Southwest 159 W. Wh Mtn Blvd., 928-367-3805 Sierra Springs Ranch 101 Sky Hi Rd., 928-369-3900 Woodland Inn & Suites 458 E. White Mountain Blvd., 928-367-3636 SHOW LOW Fool Hollow Lake Bed & Breakfast 2351 N. 22nd Av., 888-339-1144 www.foolhollow.com SPRINGERVILLE Reed’s Lodge PO Box 240, 800-814-6451 Rode Inn & Suites P.O. Box 2039, 877-220-6553

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

Your Ski Headquarters!

Toll Free Reservations: 1-866-PINETOP • www.WoodlandSuites.com • 458 E. White Mountain Blvd


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White Mountain Winter Games ‘04
Presented by Sunrise Park Resort
Sunrise Park Resort presents the White Mountain Winter Games 2004! Taking place both in Pinetop-Lakeside and at Sunrise on Jan 30 - Feb 1, the games will be a highlight of your winter fun. To watch the Dog Sled Racing head to Sunrise both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Last year there were 14 mushers and this year the event will be much bigger. The word is out that the White Mountains is the place to be! Teams of dogs will race over distances from 3 to 8 miles. The rest of the activities will be held in Pinetop-Lakeside beginning with a Chili Cook-off and Musher’s registration at Woodland Park on Friday night. Recapture the childhood wonder of building snowmen as you enjoy a snowsculpting competition. For an even more difficult art watch Trent Penrod, owner of The Burly Bear, demonstrate ice sculpting at Charlie Clark’s meadow. Cheer your favorites at the dog pulling competition on Saturday afternoon at Cutter’s Supply and Keli’s Cup-A-Joe parking lot.

The Saturday night dinner will be held at Hon-Dah Resort Conference Center and the speaker this year will be Ann Bancroft (woman polar explorer). The event is continuing to grow and there may even be an ice rink for skating... and possibly hockey... for a real old-fashioned winter. Visit the website www.whitemountainwintergames.com for more information, including registration forms, dinner cost ($15.00), and list of events with map. Wondering where to stay to enjoy this Winter Wonderland fun? Hon-Dah Resort Casino offers comfortable well appointed king and queen rooms with wet bar and cable television, soothing sauna, spa and heated pool, delicious meals at the Indian Pine Restaurant, and exciting slots as well as Las Vegas style entertainment at The Timbers Lounge. Lodging can also be found at various area hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. Sunrise Park Resort is located 20 miles east of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260. For more information call 800-573-4031.

Snow Sport Information
SKIING: Circle B Market 928-735-7540, On SR 373 south of SR 260 in Greer - cross-country skiing, lessons, rentals Hannagan Meadow 928-428-2225, Twenty-two miles south of Alpine on U.S. 191 - cross-country skiing Pole Knoll 928-368-6700, On SR 260 two miles west of SR 373 - cross-country skiing Squirrel Springs Recreation Area 928-333-4372, Hwy 373 north of Greer - cross-country skiing Sunrise Park Resort 928-735-7600, SR 260 to SR 273 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation cross-country/downhill skiing, rentals, lessons White Mountain TrailSystem 928-368-6700, More than 200 miles of interconnecting loops and trails for cross-country skiing Williams Valley 928-339-4384, Two miles northwest of Alpine on USFS Road 249 - crosscountry skiing TUBING: Sunrise Park Resort 928-735-7600, SR 260 to SR 273 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation GENERAL: For information about snow sports on state lands - U.S. Forest Service 928333-4372 For information about snow sports on tribal lands - White Mountain Apache Reservation 928-369-7669

White Mountain Trail System
The White Mountain Trail System consists of nearly 200 miles of trails both long and short, of varying degrees of difficulty, and open to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and, in the winter, cross-country skiers. It truly is an extraordinary accomplishment and owes much to volunteers, many of them from the Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS Organization, who do much of the construction and maintenance of the system. In fact, it is rated by the American Hiking Society as one of the top three trail networks in the nation. There are 40 miles of trails within a ten minute drive from Pinetop-Lakeside, including the Woodland Lake Park Trails at the heart of the community. The trails are connected, thus offering many combinations of long and short trips. The City of Show Low also has trails close by. The system’s trails range from easy stretches in-town to more difficult routes at elevations of 8300 ft. Most are loops so that users can enjoy the trail without backtracking. Some are historic; for example, the General Crook Connector Trail is the pathway used to transport soldiers and supplies from Fort Apache to Fort Verde in the late 1800’s. Trail users are reminded to carry sufficient water and food snacks, dress appropriately for the weather, choose trails that suit their level of experience and fitness and be sure to understand the signage system. For more information visit the web at www.ci.pinetop-lakeside.az.us/trailsystem.shtml or contact the Lakeside Ranger District at 928-368-5111 or Pinetop-Lakeside Parks & Recreation at 928-368-6700.


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Colorado River Region Cities & Towns

Explore Arizona’s West Coast
5-Day Itinerary
Yes, Arizona does have a west coast! The Colorado River creates the western border of Arizona with California, and a trip along the west coast provides many opportunities for scenic beauty and adventure. From Lake Mead in the northern part of the state, Arizona’s west coast winds 200 miles south to Mexico. DAY ONE Lake Mead was essentially created by the massive Hoover Dam. This morning tour the 726 foot high structure. The guided tour will take you deep within the concrete dam. After your tour, enjoy the afternoon on the largest man made lake in the country. Take your pick from a variety of watersports, from water skiing to diving. Or simply relax on the water on a houseboat. Later this evening, travel south on Hwy. 93, then west on Hwy. 68 to Bullhead City, where you will then spend the night. on Hwy 95 for about an hour, where you will then be in Lake Havasu City. Overnight in Lake Havasu City. DAY THREE Waking up in Lake Havasu City you have a plethora of options available for your day today! You may rent a boat and lounge or fish on the lake or take a guided boat tour past the famous London Bridge. You may shop and sightsee at the English Village. There are also four-wheel adventure tours into the rugged and historic areas outside of the city. Tonight, overnight in Lake Havasu City once again. DAY FOUR Head south on Hwy 95 towards Yuma. On the way, you may want to stop in Parker to visit the Colorado River Indian Reservation Tribal Museum or the riverfront BlueWater Resort and Casino. There is also a golf course right along the river. Once in Yuma you may wish to visit the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, which abounds with wildlife such as bobcats, coyotes and more than 250 species of birds. Dine in historic downtown, perhaps visit one of the area’s two casinos. Overnight in Yuma. DAY FIVE This morning, have breakfast at one of Yuma’s outdoor cafes. Afterwards, venture over the California state line to take in the sights of the massive sand dunes and the official Center of the World. In the afternoon travel about 10 minutes to Algodones, which is a quaint Mexican village with cultural events, activities and shops filled with many treasures. For those needing pharmaceuticals, prices are very reasonable. In the evening dine in one of the charming Mexican restaurants.





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Some Upcoming Events
in the Colorado River Region
JAN 9-11 PARKER KTM Parker 250 Motorcycle Races Blue Water Casino - Contact Best in the Desert for more information: 702-457-577 JAN 9-11 YUMA Old Time Fiddler’s Contest Yuma County Fairgrounds - Public welcome, jam sessions Fr & Sa, 7-11p. Adm $1. Competition Sa & Su from 10a. Adm $4. 928-344-5451 JAN 10-11 YUMA Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters Territorial Prison State Park - 16 different old west reenactment groups. Sat 9a-5p; Sun 10a-2:30p, 14+ $4, 7-13 $2, under 6 free. 928-783-4771 JAN 10-19 LAUGHLIN 3rd Cloud’s Jamboree Various Laughlin Hotel/Casinos - A rock, gem, jewelry, bead and mineral show, exhibits, 100’s of dealers, food, free RV camping, shuttles to shows. 866558-7719 JAN 13-16 LAUGHLIN Winter Break 2004 Celebrates life for the 50+ age group, will educate, stimulate & offer non-stop entertainment/activities. Dancing, bingo & slot tournaments, seminars, entertainment, more. Adm $39 w/optional tours, golf outings. 480-926-5547 JAN 16-18 LAKE HAVASU CITY PRCA Turquoise Circuit Rodeo SARA Park - Bull, bronc & bareback riding, team & calf roping, barrel racing, more; food/souvenir vendors. Gates open 3:30p Fr - rodeo 5:30p; open 11:30a on Sa/Su - rodeo 1p. 520-975-6325 FEB 6-8 BOUSE Desert Brushes Art Show & Town Wide Yard Sale Community Hall - Art in various media, lunch on at the hall, EVERYONE in town participates in the sale. Come have fun! 928-851-2498 FEB 7-8 LAKE HAVASU CITY 19th Annual Winterfest Main Street - Outdoor festival featuring arts & crafts, business sevices, boat & car displays, state pride booths, great food & fun. Sa 10-5, Su 10-3, free. 928-855-4115



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DAY TWO This morning enjoy breakfast in Bullhead City and then head to the Colorado River Museum. This facility highlights early life along the Colorado and features displays on Mohave Indian life, mining and steamboats. In the afternoon take a taxi boat across the river to the gaming town of Laughlin, Nevada. After trying your luck at one of the many casinos, grab a bite to eat and head south

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What’s On in Bouse, Az?
Join Our Winter Season Festivities
What’s on in Bouse this winter season? Heaps of fun from art to swap meets to WW II memories! The Desert Brushes Art Show takes place on Feb 6-8 with art offered in various media. At the same time Bouse hosts the Town Wide Yard Sale for two days of bargain-hunting enjoyment. Lunch is on at the Community Hall and everyone in town participates come have fun! All are invited to the WW II Camp Bouse Memorial & Military Display on February 14 from 11am. This annual event honors the men who trained at this top-secret camp from 1942-43. Festivities

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include a lunch of chili and burgers, WW II Displays, vehicles and tents and guest speakers, all located on Hwy 72 at the monument site. Also enjoy a Day Trip to Camp Bouse on Feb 15th; for reservations call 928-851-2498. Spring Fever Days follow on March 12-13 with more Swap Meet fun as well as arts & crafts and BBQ at the Community Hall. Call Jack at 928-8511819 for further information. Who says nothing ever happens in a small town? To learn more about Bouse call the Bouse Chamber of Commerce at 928-8512174.


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Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch 6th Annual Yuma Lettuce Days
We Came as Guests and Left Feeling like Family
by Kevin & Jan Staley Imagine this: your best friend owns a beautiful ranch away from the noise of daily WRITER life, in the most peaceful corner of Arizona. His whole family works the ranch, his mom is a fantastic cook and they all love to have you come for a visit. Wow, what a great vacation you are going to have this year! This is the way you feel when you stay at Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch. Located in northwestern Arizona (30 miles from Lake Havasu), Stagecoach Trails is a guest ranch full of quiet relaxation. You can almost hear Roy Rogers singing “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” as you approach the ranch. Their motto is “You’ll come as guests and leave feeling like family.” We arrived a little late. They had been watching for us to arrive and greeted us with the sweetest words in the English language, “We have supper waiting for you.” An hour later I mentioned that I had not checked in and did not have a room key yet and our host said “Oh yes, you are room 12. You do not need a key, no one ever uses a key.” Just like family. All meals are included in your stay and also the opportunity to ride the welltrained and well-mannered horses on two rides every day (except Sunday). Each ride at Stagecoach Trails Ranch is geared to the level of experience of the guest. Every day there are beginner or advanced rides with wranglers who take care to see that each person is paired with a horse that matches his ability. Some guests like the more sedated shorter rides, some like the longer, faster rides, There are even moonlight (nighttime) rides. The time spent in the saddle in the beautiful Arizona wilderness may be the highlight of your stay but there are many other things to do as well; evening entertainment including campfires, cowboy singers, line dancing, game night and more. The ranch is close to many area attraction as well. And when you just wish to relax there is a beautiful patio with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and sunsets good enough to frame. The main lodge is welcoming and cozy with a true old west atmosphere. You can spend any spare time there with lots of good reading, card games, pool table, music and great, great company. For more information about Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch please call 866-444-4471. BIO: Kevin & Jan Staley have recently divested their entertainment business and are enjoying checking things off their “Things I have always wanted to do list.”

Celebrate with the “Winter Lettuce Capital of the World”
The 6th Annual Yuma Lettuce Days will take place in Historic Downtown Yuma in the midst of the growing season, honoring lettuce and all of the Yuma-grown winter vegetables, January 23-25, 2004. Local growers and shippers will take part in the festivities to honor Lettuce and its many produce cousins. Over 90 percent of the country’s winter vegetable crops are grown in this area! Yuma Lettuce Days kicks off with the Flag Raising ceremony at 10am on Friday. Enjoy the huge array of Yuma-grown produce that will be showcased in the Produce Display on Saturday, and Citrus and other Yuma-grown products on display for Friday. The Kid’s Block will include Mr. Lettucehead, Milk Moustache photos, Cabbage Bowling and a Lettuce Boxcar Derby, a Crazy Crate Lettuce Maze and a Can you Dig It? Giant Sandbox that will display the fun uses of produce one may not be aware of! Get a first hand look at farming equipment necessary to produce lettuce and its many produce cousins at the Farm Equipment Display. One of the major contests is the

Homegrown Cooking Contest where judges determine the best homegrown recipe. Consumers must use a minimum of 5 ingredients grown in the Yuma area. The other contests are the Guess the number of lettuce seeds in a jar and Name That Crop where consumers must visit a variety of booths to learn more about local crops. Agricultural exhibition booths will educate those attending about the process of planting and growing produce in the region, including seed and soil samples. The free Yuma Lettuce Seed Packets are distributed at Food City. Consumers will bring these seed packets to Yuma Lettuce Days to plant them in tubes and then take them home to create their very own Yuma lettuce garden. Other activities can be found along in the downtown area including an Arts & Crafts Festival, educational seminars, games, live music and a performance by the newly crowned Miss Yuma County and fun family entertainment. ‘Lettuce’ show you the great items made and grown in Arizona at the 6th Annual Yuma Lettuce Days Festival. For more information, call Susan Dillon at 928-783-3061.

Historic Downtown Yuma
Downtown Yuma has a lot of history and offers many interesting ways to learn about the past. A visit to these attractions is a lot more fun than reading a history book! • Century House Museum - part of the Arizona Historical Society, is one of Yuma’s oldest and most historic buildings. Once the home of pioneer merchant E.F. Sanguinetti, it now contains artifacts, photographs and furnishings of Arizona’s territorial period. Colorful gardens with exotic and talking birds are maintained as they were at the turn of the century. • St. Thomas Mission - is a reminder of the long history of the Quechan Indian Nation and Yuma. Built on the grounds of the original Mission founded in 1780, the church continues to hold services. • Yuma Crossing State Historic Park features the original 1865 Quartermaster Depot, distribution point for troops stationed at the outposts of the Arizona Territory as well as an early adobe house, stagecoaches, mule wagons, steamtrain, and Vistor Center. • Yuma Territorial Prison State Park - the penitentiary once housed many of Arizona’s most dangerous and notorious criminals. Famed in movies and television, the remains of the prison are now Arizona’s most visited State Historic Park. For more information call the Yuma Visitor Information Center at 928-783-0071.

Route 66 Attractions
Look Out for These... & More
• Winslow’s Standin’ on the Corner Park • Holbrook’s Wigwam Village • Meteor City Trading Post and the World’s Longest Route 66 Map • Joseph City’s Jackrabbit Trading Post • Meteor Crater • Flagstaff’s Museum Club • Williams’ Historic Downtown • Ash Fork’s Settler’s Cemetery • Seligman’s old Harvey House • Grand Canyon Caverns • Kingman’s Route 66 Museum • “Almost” Ghost Town of Oatman The Route 66 Association recently published a new map featuring all the Route 66 Communities in Arizona. The association is located in the Powerhouse Visitor Center in Historic Downtown Kingman. Phone 928753-5001 or email azrt66@route66web.com.

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The Story Unfolds in Quartzsite
Twenty-one years ago Howard and I pulled vendor equipment off I-10 to Milepost 17 in Quartzsite, Arizona. Why? I do food service in this small community that hosts the best swapmeets and gem and mineral shows in the country. At that time, Milepost 17 at the west end of town was host of nothing more than a Stuckey’s Station/Café and a lot of vacant property with a sun-faded “For Sale” sign. Our completion of the real estate transaction began The Main Event. What a productive twenty plus years have taken place. Two 600’ wells were drilled, electricity was brought in, and drain fields were installed to accommodate the various vendors that live and sell on their spaces. Our space size was (and many still are) 18’ X 32’ as at that time the average RV length was in the mid-20 range. We have added a new section of 20’ X 40’ spaces for the ever-growing RV length. The Main Event has played host for many events throughout the years, such as plays depicting Quartzsite and its roll in World War II, rodeos, camel and ostrich races, different types of vehicle races and the Mexicali dancers through the Mexicali Chamber of Commerce. There is a stage available for songsters to share their talents and sell their tapes. What fun! In the 80’s two buildings were erected from personally selected Ponderosa pine logs from Prescott Valley, Arizona. One building houses the Ponderosa Restaurant and American Indian Creations, and the second building was built for and is still housing Hardies’ - a beading, jewelry and artifact museum. Ken and Alice Hardies were the first vendors to sign with the newly formed The Main Event and have been wonderful, supportive friends. While all this has been taking place, Quartzsite Incorporated, McDonalds, Pilot Truckstop, and Burger King/Mobil Station were built across from The Main Event. What an area to shop! Throughout the years we have been so grateful for our “rock-hound relatives from California” and visitors from around the nation that come in droves to this wonderful crazy place called Quartzsite. It is more than a business place - it is a place where people care for each other and are always there to help friends in need. Welcome to The Main Event, Quartzsite, Arizona, held annually the last two weeks of January. The grounds are open all year. For more information call Howard and Marilyn Armstrong at 928-927-5213.

The Main Event

It’s “Chili” in Quartzsite
Kickoff for Cookoff
The Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the very first “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff on Saturday, February 28. The event is sponsored by the CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) organization, which sponsors many other chili cookoffs all over the state. This is a new event for Quartzsite and it should help to take the bite out of winter with lots of good chili and lots of fun. The Chili Cookoff will be held at Rice Ranee on Kuehn Blvd., with entrants from all over the state as well as some local cooks who will be first time participants. For further information call the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce at 928-927-9321 or visit their new office at 101 W. Main Street, Quartzsite. Visit their web site at www.qzchamber.com and learn more about this town that hosts over 2 million people each year for the biggest swap meets and rock shows in Arizona.

Quartzsite Winter Season Show Schedule
• Seasonal Swap Meets Nov 2003 - Mar 2004 • Desert Gardens 4th Annual International Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Jan 1-Feb 28, 928-927-6361 • Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show Jan 2-11, 928-927-6364 • Prospector’s Panorama Gold Show Jan 2-14, 928-927-6467 • Rice Ranch 17th Annual “Yawl Come” Show Jan 3-Feb 18, 928-927-8118 • Hi Jolly Daze Parade Jan 10, 928-927-5600 • Four Corners Swap Meet Jan 14 - Feb 15, 928-927-6467 • Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama Jan 16-25, 800-969-5464 • G.F.W.C. Fashion Show & Luncheon “South of the Border” Jan 17, 928-927-5600 • Big Tent 21st Annual Sports, Vacation & RV Show Jan 17-25, 800-969-5464 • The Main Event Jan 17-Feb 1, 928-927-5213 • Prospector’s Panorama Gem & Mineral Show Jan 17-Feb 2, 928-927-6467 • Luncheon Theatre: High Noon Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier Jan 22, 928-927-5600 • Q.I.A. 38th Annual Pow Wow Jan 28-Feb 1, 928-927-6325 • Big Tent 6th Annual Hobby, Craft, Gem & Car Show Jan 28-Feb 1, 800-969-5464 • Big Tent 6th Annual Rock & Roll Classic Car Show Jan 31-Feb 1, 800-969-5464 • Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Show Jan 30-Feb 8, 928-927-6364 • Prospector’s Panorama Peddler’s Fair Feb 5-16, 928-927-6467 • “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff Feb 28, 928-927-9321

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First Annual Chili Cookoff


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

Quartzsite, Az
16 DAY EVENT: January 17th - February 1st, 2004
Grounds Open All Year for Vendors

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

Jan. 17th • Opening Day • Hot Air Balloons • Vendors - Antiques, Indian Jewelry, Books, Tools, Rocks and Much More • Fireworks • • • • Hillbilly Zeke & His Model T Show Hit & Miss Antique Engine Show Horseshoe Pitchers Lots of Shopping


Jan. 24th

Rock, Gem & Mineral Show - Jan. 2-11 Sell-A-Rama Jan. 16-25
S.W. Corner I-10 Freeway & Hwy 95 FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING

Jan. 31st

• Hillbilly Zeke & His Model T Show • Horseshoe Tournament • Still Lots of Shopping!

I-10 Milepost 17
P.O. Box 2801, 1300 W. Main, Quartzsite, AZ 85346

Fax: 928-927-4496

Art & Craft Fair Jan. 30- Feb. 8

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47 Points of Interest
in the Quartzsite Region
1. Alamo Lake 2. Blythe Intaglios 3. Bouse Historic Assay Office 4. Camp Bouse 5. Culling’s (Cullen’s) Well 6. Crystal Hill 7. Ehrenberg Sandbowl 8. Fisherman Intaglios 9. 47 Armed Saguaro 10. General Patton’s Range/Quartzsite Rock Alignment 11. Harquahala Mine & Cemetery 12. Harquahala Peak Smithsonian Solar Observatory 13. Harrisburg Cemetery 14. Hi Jolly Monument & Cemetery 15. Palm Canyon 16. Picture Rock (Tyson Tanks) 17. Spanish Wall 18. Swansee Ghost Town 19. Tenahatchipi Pass Desert Drive 20. Tyson Wells Stage Stop Museum 21. Vicksburg Mine 22. Petroglyphs/HWY 60 23. Dick Wick Hall’s Grave & Historical Marker 24. Indian Springs 25. La Paz County Centennial Park 26. Wenden Cemetery 27. Ramsey Mine 28. Quartzsite Town Park 29. Celia’s Rainbow Gardens & Nature Trail 30. Ehrenberg Historical Cemetery 31. Ehrenberg County Park 32. Colorado River/Ehrenberg 33. Cibola NationalWildlife Refuge 34. Camp Bouse Memorial 35. Bouse Mining Museum 36. Bouse County Park 37. Intaglios (Southwest of Quartzsite) 38. Q Mountain Trail 39. Old Mine Sites 40. Beat & Gem Museum 41. Turtle Sanctuary 42. WASP Airplane Training Area 43. Ponderosa Grill 44. Dripping Springs 45. Lazarus Tanks 46. Aha Khav Tribal Preserve 47. Kofa Queen Canyon For more information call the Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce, 928-927-5600.

Join Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort for Five Days of Fun
Do you like Country & Western and Bluegrass music? Then come join us at Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort for the third annual Adios Snowbirds Festival - five funfilled days, March 28 through April 3, 2004. Ramblin’ Roads is located in Hope, on Highway 60 at the intersection of Highway 72, 30 miles east of Quartzsite, Arizona. The park can accommodate any size RV. The festival has grown to a major event. Each morning begins with a generous breakfast. The five days are packed with tournaments of golf, horseshoes and shuffleboard. Every afternoon you can either join in the jam sessions or just sit back and tap your toes while others play their favorite tunes. Then it will be time for a good ‘ol’ cowboy dinner. There is nightly entertainment from local and not so local bands playing western, bluegrass and your favorites. While here, one can also enjoy easy access to the desert by ATV, walking or four wheeling, without ever crossing a public road. You cannot beat the $150.00 price for the extravaganza. Your admission will include a full hookup site, wonderful breakfasts and dinner served everyday, with snacks and ice cream in-between, and all the country & western and bluegrass music you want to listen to. Come join us, have a good time, and make new friends. Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort is a place where you can sit back and enjoy the great Arizona winters or participate in the many crafts, games and events available to our winter residents. The activities on offer include arts and crafts, quilting, line dancing, jam sessions, bingo, potlucks and a lapidary shop. For those enjoying the outdoors, there is hiking, horseshoes, shuffleboard and golf at our own 18-hole desert course. Located in this gorgeous desert setting with a mountain skyline are 178 large sites, and all are full hookup, including our own satellite cable system and some of the best water in the area. All sites have 30/50 electrical services and telephone hook-ups. We have 2 recreation halls, 2 shower and laundry facilities, and a gas station/mini-mart. Make your winter home at this RV resort with a guest ranch flair! And don’t forget to come along to the Adios Snowbirds Festival on Mar 28-Apr 3. For more information please call 928-859-3187, or on the web at www.ramblinroads.com
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Adios Snowbirds Festival



Hey RVer’s... Wanna Have Some Fun?
HOPE, AZ • 6 miles west of Salome Junction of Hwy 60 & 72


Presents The 3rd Annual

March 28th ‘til April 3rd, 2004
You Don’t Want to Miss This!!! • Lots of Fun, Music & Food for Everyone
• One full hookup site, Satellite TV, 30 & 50 amp • 2 meals per day per person (breakfast and supper) • Shuffleboard Tournaments • Kickoff Jam (March 28th @7pm) • Jam sessions daily 1-4pm • All meals and entertainment will be held indoors in our large climate-controlled main recreation hall. • 18-Hole Desert Golf Course Tournaments throughout festival • Horseshoes Tournaments • Live Music Shows Daily -7pm (Right after supper) • Door prizes given away daily

All of this available with either package. Based on 2 persons per RV. 3 Day Package: $100 (first OR last 3 days) Full Festival Package: $150 (All six days of fun!). Limited space available • Make your reservations early.


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Colorado River Building Industry Association

22nd Annual Home Show
by Bud Schulz

PRCA Turquoise Circuit Finals
Championship Rodeo in Lake Havasu City
Join top cowboys and cowgirls from across Arizona and New Mexico at the PRCA Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo on Jan 16-18, 2004 in Lake Havasu City. Turquoise Circuit Championship competitors will earn points that could send them on to the Dodge National Circuit Finals, which takes place each March in Pocatello, Idaho. All the sanctioned rodeo events will be part of each day’s performance, including team roping, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling and the event known as one of the toughest in the sport, bull riding. Cowgirls compete in the barrel racing event. Come along to SARA Park, 1 mile south of Lake Havasu City on Hwy 95. Gates open 3:30 on Friday, 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Pre-rodeo entertainment at 4pm on Fri. is followed by the rodeo at 5:30. On Sat. and Sun. the rodeo takes place at 1pm with more entertainment at noon. Your Saturday ticket includes a post-rodeo concert with Ty England and Kyle Wyley. Bring your family for a fun day out! For tickets and information on-line visit www.turqrodeo.com. For more information call 520-975-6325.
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Are you looking for the perfect accessories, furniture or appliances to enhance your home’s décor? Is your family expanding and additional space becoming a priority? Is your garage becoming too crowded for your vehicles, storage and hobbies? The 22nd Annual Home Show on February 13-15, sponsored by the Colorado River Building Industry Association (C.R.B.I.A.), is the place to find it all. Admission is FREE! With a bonanza of products and services the 2003 show was the most successful in the event’s history. This year C.R.B.I.A plans to expand its Home Show by an additional 25-30%. The event will be held in two spacious exhibition halls at Lake Havasu High School. There will be two large give-aways drawn on Sunday and raffle tickets with drawings every 25 minutes. You don’t have to be present, but you do have to attend to enter. This year’s theme is “Partners For The Future.” The local school district and high school are making the exhibition space available. In return, C.R.B.I.A. will donate a substantial portion of the net proceeds from the show to help with the increasing costs of educating our young people. As part of C.R.B.I.A.’s mission statement declares, “Partners for our

future, our youth, and our community. Only the young have ownership of the future.” Working to recruit more non-polluting industries into Lake Havasu to keep it the beautiful place visitors flock to each year, the C.R.B.I.A also supports an apprenticeship program with Mohave Community College. This college-accredited coursework covers a variety of vocation trades. They have also established the Colorado River Building Industry Scholarship Foundation, providing scholarships for college and vocational trades; and added to that, they host several fundraising events such as the Toys for Tots Christmas Party. The Association’s members cover every area of building from banks and finance institutions to sub-contractors, building material suppliers, low-voltage installers, stained glass & mosaics, equipment rental and much more. Their membership directory has over 150 different classifications, with over 260 members. The home show is at the Lake Havasu High School, 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd, Lake Havasu City. The hours are Fri 47:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 9am-3pm. So come find everything you need and/or want for your home while supporting an organization totally dedicated to the survival of community unity. For more information please call 928-453-7755.


A Perfect Time to Be Outdoors
Explore Nature Near Lake Havasu City
Vacationers who love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature will relish the myriad of opportunities to explore the spectacular desert environment around Lake Havasu City. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy jeep tours, hiking, bird and wildlife spotting and much more. The city is surrounded by various preserves that offer perfect places to explore the desert’s beauty. To the north lies Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, to the east is found Crossman Peak Natural Scenic Area and to the south is Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. Lake Havasu City is also close to Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve and the Grand Canyon. Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is home to a variety of water birds and wildlife such as wild burros and desert bighorn sheep. One of its biggest attractions is Topock Gorge, one of the last stretches of the Lower Colorado River still virtually unchanged by man. Water excursions to view its ecology and scenic beauty are offered in many forms, including jet boat, kayak and canoe. An especially recreation friendly area is Lake Havasu State Park, which covers more than 11,000 acres along the eastern shore of Lake Havasu. Amenities include 3 boat launch ramps, which can accommodate up to 6 launches at a time, many styles and sizes of campsites, a nature trail and picnic facilities. The 6,105-acre Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge is located about 15 miles south of Lake Havasu City. It is one of the finest riparian areas in Arizona and is home to many rare and endangered species of birds, reptiles, mammals and fish. As many as 275 species of birds have been spotted here. Where the Mohave and Sonoran deserts converge in the Mohave Mountains east of Lake Havasu City, there is found an amazing diversity of plants and animals. An area covering 26,000 acres has been preserved as the Crossman Peak Natural Scenic Area. Guided jeep tours are available. For more information on these preserves and the companies that offer tours and excursions therein, please contact the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-242-8278 or visit the website at www.golakehavasu.com.

Home Show
Lake Havasu City, Az

“Partners for the Future”

February 13th-15th, 2004
Friday .................4pm-7:30pm Saturday ..................9am-5pm Sunday .....................9am-3pm NO ENTRANCE FEE

Come See Us At The Lake Havasu High School 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd. LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ
More Booths & Lots of Parking
A portion of the proceeds will be given to area schools to benefit our youth.

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Monthly Antique Fair
Popular with Visitors
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation will hold its monthly Indoor/ Outdoor Antique Fair on Sunday, February 1, 2004 from 9am to 4pm at the Lew Sorensen Community Center. The center is located at 11100 East Tanque Verde Road (one mile east of the intersection of Houghton and Tanque Verde). There will be a nice selection of English & country furniture, Amish buggy wheels, clocks, vintage kitchen items, iron wheels, coins, linens, dolls, silver & gold estate jewelry, Native American rugs & jewelry, pottery, china, watches, toys, and much more. One hundred sixty dealers will offer a variety of items in every price range. The fair is free to the public. The fee for dealers to set up is $35. Fairs are on the first Sunday of every month. Dates for 2004 are: January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 5. For further information, please call the fair coordinator (Pat Tuttle) at 520232-1201.

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Tucson’s Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

It’s a Gem of a Show...

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Each year thousands flock to Tucson in search of the best gems, minerals, fossils, beads, findings, jewelry and more... in what is, by far, the largest show of its kind on earth. Many of the events are for wholesale dealers only; however, there are 19 shows which are open to the public. Here are a few to tempt you... The Tucson Convention Center downtown hosts one of the biggest shows of the season, the Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, Feb 12- 15, highlighting Gold In celebration of its 50th Anniversary. At the Doubletree Hotel, Reid Park, Jan 31- Feb 7 you will not only find beads, gems and finished jewelry but you might have the chance to participate in one of the classes available. The Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Jan 31- Feb 14 is located in 4 different locations and will feature 450 dealers who specialize in mineral and fossil specimens, meteorites, lapidary arts and other closely related items. If you are looking for beads then The Whole Bead Show, Feb 4-9 at the Windmill Inn in St. Phillip’s Plaza is the place to be. Over 100 bead makers, merchants and traders will exhibit beads of every style and material, plus findings, fine jewelry, and workshops. The African Art Village Show runs from Jan 30- Feb 15 and is located at 22nd

St. & S. Freeway Ave. Over 75 African exhibitors will showcase a variety of authentic African artifacts from different countries and tribes. The American Indian Exposition focuses on authentic Native American crafts and art from over 50 tribal communities. This show is located at the Tucson Expo Center, Feb 1- 15. These are just some of the wonderful shows open for your perusal. To find out more about times, shows, etc. please log on to www.visitTucson.org.


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The Kitt Peak Visitor Center
Explore Your Universe by Day or Night
Kitt Peak National Observatory, located atop the Quinlan Mountains fifty-six miles southwest of Tucson, boasts the greatest number of telescopes on one mountain anywhere in the world. In addition to the twenty-three optical and two radio telescopes, Kitt Peak also offers a fine visitor center complete with exhibits, gift shop, and public observing programs both day and night. Guests are greeted by one of the visitor center’s thirtyfive volunteers, who conduct three tours daily to the research telescopes and treat visitors to simple hands-on demonstrations of concepts in astronomy. Telescope tours depart from the visitor center at 10:00, 11:30, and 1:30 seven days a week. The visitor center contains displays and exhibits highlighting astronomy research. Interactive exhibits introduce users to the nature of light and demonstrate how astronomers study it to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Telescope models offer a detailed look at state-ofthe-art observatories. And for those who wish to relax while learning, the theatre features five shows at scheduled times throughout the day. To experience astronomy first hand,

to Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Arizona State Parks has purchased a four-mile corridor along Sonoita Creek near the community of Rio Rico from Rio Rico Properties, Inc. and thus added 259 acres of riparian habitat to the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area. Sonoita Creek is located in south central Arizona, originating near the town of Patagonia, Arizona, flowing through the Patagonia Lake State Park reservoir, and continuing to its confluence with the Santa Cruz River at Rio Rico. The creek supports one of the richest riparian habitats in southeastern Arizona. Its cottonwood-willow, black walnut, velvet mesquite, velvet ash, and canyon hackberry provide homes for hundreds of species of birds from gray hawks, common black hawks, and the thick-billed kingbird, to violet-crowned hummingbird. Sonoita Creek is also a sanctuary for Arizonan aquatic life, including endangered and threatened native fish species. The Sonoita Creek corridor will provide opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and bird watching. It will also enable visitors to enter the main body of the Natural Area from the westward end. For information about the State Parks see the calendar of events at www.pr.state.az.us or call Arizona State Parks Phoenix Headquarters at 800285-3703.
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visitors may reserve spots in two nighttime observing programs. The Nightly Observing Program introduces participants to the night sky through the use of star charts and binoculars. Afterward participants enter one of two public observatories to tour the universe with the visitor center telescopes. For a more in-depth experience, guests may choose the Advanced Observing Program. During the night they may conduct visual astronomy, astrophotography, or CCD imaging on either of the visitor center telescopes, complete with an operator to assist them. Visitors who prefer daytime activities may enjoy solar observing through the 16-inch telescope, free of charge, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Or for a small fee guests may experience the Fun with The Sun program, perfect for families and school groups. Participants learn about the workings of the sun, do hands-on solar activities, tour the McMath-Pierce solar telescope, and use the telescope to make a personal video of the sun. Between tours and programs, guests may browse in the visitor center’s gift shop. Whether it’s books or binoculars, shirts or Tohono O’odham crafts and baskets, the gift shop has souvenirs to suite all tastes and budgets. The Kitt Peak Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 am to 3:45 pm. To make reservations for a public program, call 520-318-8726. Telescope tours are free of charge and do not require reservations. Visit the Kitt Peak Visitor Center and let the dedicated volunteers and knowledgeable staff help you explore your universe.

Biosphere 2
Visitor Tours to Continue
Decisions Investments Corporation (DIC), the Fort Worth, Texas based company that owns Biosphere 2, assumed full management of the 1,200acre property upon Columbia University’s departure on December 22, 2003. Under DIC’s management, the world-renowned facility will continue to present fully guided public tours, which began again on December 23rd. Biosphere 2 is one of Arizona’s leading tourist attractions, having hosted more than two million visitors since it opened to the general public. Research and education initiatives will be discontinued for the foreseeable future. For more information please call: 520-838-6200

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Don’t Miss This!
JAN 11 TUCSON Family Arts Festival
La Placita Village, TCC Courtyard & El Presidio Park - 5 stages with live theater, dance and music; crafts & food from around the world; more than 60 artists/groups. New: Kids Fest with entertainment and hands-on fun; Friends of the Tucson Pima Public Library book swap. 11a-5p, free. 520-624-0595, ext. 10

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Douglas/Agua Prieta Shopping Tour
Unbeknownst to most, Old Mexico can be visited rather conveniently. After hearing the plethora of “best kept secrets,” one real secret has truly surfaced. For a few years now The City of Douglas /Visitor’s Center has guided travelers through Douglas and into Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico safely, educationally, interestingly, and affordably. Douglas is located 118 miles southeast of Tucson and can be reached via I-10 to US 80 or US 191. It offers the shortest route to Mexico City and Guadalajara by paved roads from the western United States. Douglas, incorporated in 1905, is located on the US-Mexico border, a true gateway to Mexico and a crossroads to the Old West. Rich in copper smelting, ranching and agricultural history, it is a multi-cultural community with international commerce, tourism and retirement, all important parts of the economy. There are a number of historical buildings and sites. The Sonoran city of Agua Prieta has grown along with Douglas. During the years leading up to the Mexican Revolution, Douglas and Agua Prieta were the site of much intrigue. Two major Revolutionary battles were fought in Agua Prieta, including one when Pancho Villa besieged the city. Commerce between the two towns is vigorous. Mexicans enjoy buying American-made goods in Douglas, and American tourists delight in the unspoiled charm of Agua Prieta’s oldest plaza that’s ringed with shops. This program is in a developmental stage and for now, reservations can be set up for Saturday mornings, when visitors will board a 12-seat coach from the Douglas Visitor’s Center. The guided tour begins in Historic Douglas. A typical excursion across the border has various stops that include the Inglesia de Guadalupe Mission, a bakery, a restaurant, the main plaza, downtown curio and souvenir shops, pharmacies, beverage houses, and of course, the mall. The natural juice & fruit bar concessions are plentiful, popular and very welcomed. Whether sightseeing, souvenir collecting or making household purchases, the estimated total time for the tour is 4-5 hours. All of this for a mere 49 pesos ($5). Private group tours can be arranged for various days and times. Please call ahead to reserve your space. Picture identification is required. What are you waiting for? Douglas Visitors Center, 1125 Pan American Ave, Toll Free 888-315-9999, local 364-2478.

The Secret’s Out!

Wings Over Willcox
Arizona’s Only Winter Birding Festival
by Diane Drobka Come on down to Willcox, Az and participate in Arizona’s only winter birding festival, Wings Over Willcox - January 16-18, 2004 - for three exciting days of tours and seminars. Elevations ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 feet create diverse habitats that attract more than 100 bird species to the Sulphur Springs Valley and surrounding mountains in winter. From October until mid-March, the Willcox Playa and nearby cornfields beckon an estimated 24,000 Sandhill Cranes. Wings Over Willcox offers something for everyone, from novice to expert birder. But WOW isn’t just for birders; trips to historic sites and geological wonders are certain to entertain and educate birders and non-birders alike. A trade fair offers art, nature products, and interesting exhibits. Early morning trips to view the cranes are always popular. Hawk Stalks traverse the Sulphur Springs Valley, known as “hawk alley,” with more than ten species of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. A dozen species of wintering sparrows can be seen on the Sparrow Seek. Free seminars highlight Arizona’s natural and cultural history, covering everything from nature topics to astronomy to Native American history. Saturday night’s banquet keynote speaker will be Dr. James Rising presenting “Sparrows of the Southwest Grasslands.” You’re sure to be WOWed at Wings Over Willcox. Early registration is advised for tours and required for the Saturday banquet. The festival headquarters is the Willcox Community Center at 312 W. Stewart St. For more information visit www.wingsoverwillcox.com or call 1-800-200-2272.

Cowboy Poets and Musicians
“Gather” in Sierra Vista
The Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is one of the highlights of the winter season in Sierra Vista, and honors just seem to be piling up for this event. The Gathering won the prestigious 2003 Cowboy Culture Event Award at the National Cowboy Symposium. The Western heritage equivalent of Hollywood’s Academy Awards, the statue is designed to recognize the activities and people who best exemplify the spirit of the frontier in a number of categories. Also, The Cochise Gathering was the only Arizona event listed as a “Featured Festival” in the new book, 600 Festivals in Your Own Backyard, published by the definitive online organization, Festivals.com. The 12th annual Gathering in Sierra Vista is scheduled for Feb. 6-8, 2004 at the Buena Performing Arts Center. The Gathering brings together dozens of singers, songwriters, poets and musicians from all parts of the West. They share their unique expressions of “The Cowboy Way” with audiences during three days of performances at different venues throughout the city. Gatherings began around campfires where cowboys tried to best one another with humor and foot-tapping melodies... and continue today. Reflections of everyday life on the ranch or the range are spoken or sung, and yarns are spun in great detail. Long cattle drives or breaking horses, unrequited love or soul mates, loyalty or betrayal - these entertaining tales bring laughter or tears to the listener. For more information, call the Sierra Vista Convention and Visitors Bureau Event Line at 520-459-3868, or toll free to 800-288-3861, or visit the Gathering’s website at www.cowboypoets.com.

“A Naturalist’s Paradise for Birding, Hiking, or just Relaxing.”
8933 South Yell Lane, Hereford, Arizona 85615

Toll Free: 888-257-2050


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Overnight Lodging Available - Reservations Required
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Month-Long Event at Tombstone Art Gallery
January 31 - February 26, 2004 are the days you can experience an amazing variety of quilts at the Historic Tombstone Art Gallery, 317 Allen Street. The gallery building has survived from the famous days of mining in 1882. The Quilt Show & Sale displays both traditional and modern skills. Here you may view and purchase quilts, quilt tops and quilted articles or actually try your hand at this most enjoyable hobby. There will be FREE classes daily Monday through Friday each week from 9:30-12:30. By prior arrangement, learn hand or machine piecing, applique, assembly, and binding methods. As you enjoy the beautiful exhibits, decide upon your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. All are welcome. The Gallery is open daily 9:30-4:30 and admission is free. For further information about the show or classes, please write Quilters, P.O. Box 334, Tombstone, AZ 85638 or contact Marian Spencer at 520-457-3476 or Patricia Roark at 520-457-3283.

Annual Quilt Show & Sale


P.O. Box 995 - Tombstone, AZ 85638 1-888-457-3929 - 1-520-457-9317 www.tombstone.org • email: info@tombstone.org


Tombstone Territories RV Park
Arizona’s Best Kept Secret
Nestled in the high desert of southeastern Arizona, in the wide San Pedro River valley surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, you’ll find Tombstone Territories RV Park, a quiet oasis meeting all your RVing needs. 102 large, naturally landscaped sites, measuring 80 feet long by 40 feet wide - give credence to the motto, “NO RIG TOO BIG.” All are oriented to enjoy the view of the Dragoon Mountains, Cochise Stronghold and picturesque sunsets. The sites - all pull-through, full hookup include cable TV and have concrete patios and picnic tables. At 4,000 foot elevation, the summer days rarely break 90 degrees and the winters are mild. The park offers modern laundry facilities, modem hookups, and is pet-friendly. The large recreation building features indoor shuffleboard, ping-pong, darts, billiard rooms, library, large TV, kitchen, and restrooms with showers. A heated pool and spa allow one to relax and soak up the beautiful sun-filled days. For those who enjoy a bit of competition, a bocce ball court, pitch and putt golf course, and frisbee golf are available. Scheduled activities fill the winter months’ calendar. Weekly you can socialize over ice cream, start your Saturday with donuts and coffee, and challenge others to a high spirited game of dominos or cards. Throughout the month there are free movie and popcorn nights, breakfasts (where your pancakes and eggs are cooked to order), and dinners - both prepared for you and potluck style. “Surprise” Bingo and “Rock Races” are just a couple more of the fun events to participate in. Tombstone Territories RV Park is centrally located to a number of attractions. Kartchner Caverns, The San Pedro Riparian Area, Tombstone - “The Town Too Tough To Die,” and historic Bisbee are just a few of the places near enough for an easy day’s outing. Hikers will find interesting and varied terrain to explore throughout the county, including Ramsey, Miller and Carr Canyons. For bird watchers, the area is visited by more than 200 species, including many that stay throughout the year. Fort Huachuca, a short twenty minute drive, is home to excellent museums giving visitors a history of the fort and the growth of the area. In Sierra Vista, all your shopping needs will be met. Whether you’re planning a short stay, or one that will be for several months, the friendly folks at Tombstone Territories RV Park will make you feel as if you’ve come home. For more information, visit their website: www.tombstoneterritories.com or call 520-4572584.

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


Bird Cage Theatre

A Registered National Monument

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

Tombstone’s Most Authentic Attraction

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

6th & Allen, Tombstone, Az

email: oldbirdcage@juno.com or soball@c2i2.com (If outside U.S.) http://tombstoneaz.net


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Muleshoe Ranch Preserve
Come Play in the Wilderness
Nestled in southeastern Arizona’s Galiuro Mountains, about 100 miles from Tucson, lies a remote wilderness playground. More than 49,000 acres of semi-desert grasslands and lush riparian habitat are yours to explore. Owned and jointly managed by The Nature Conservancy, Coronado National Forest and Bureau of Land Management, Muleshoe Ranch is your headquarters for a truly unforgettable vacation experience. The preserve offers over 22 miles of hiking trails. Continuing through May, there are short guided nature hikes on Saturday mornings. The seven permanently flowing streams in the preserve support willows, sycamores, cottonwoods and scrub oaks along with a rich variety of wildlife. Guests may see desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lion, javelina, and coatimundis. Spring time visitors may find abundant wildflowers thanks to the welcome winter rains. Birding is fabulous here with more than 180 species recorded. Visitors to the “Shoe” in January and February may spot birds such as northern flicker, spotted towhee, sharp-shinned hawk and whitecrowned sparrow. Come March the black, zone-tailed and gray hawks will be returning to nest, and hummingbirds and warblers will also delight one and all. Muleshoe’s location far from cities and

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towns also offers clear dark nights for stargazing. The private ranch headquarters contains another treasure that the lodging guests relish - natural Hot Springs bubbling up at a temperature of 105 degrees. What a delight to sink into the hot tubs after a day on the trails or a night’s astronomy. Let the absolute peace and quiet relax your mind while the heat soaks through to your bones. There are five charming, fully equipped housekeeping units. These are original and renovated historic buildings dating from the late 1800s - four adobe casitas and a two-room stone cabin. Overnight lodging is by reservation only. Come stay 4 or more nights any time of the year and receive a 10% discount. Photography fans should make their reservations for the Spring-in-the-Desert Photo Workshop on March 19-21, 2004. The workshop will include wonderful opportunities to photograph outdoors, either at ranch headquarters or on hikes that are easy to moderate in difficulty. Artist/photographer Lisa Takata will provide demonstrations on historic photographic processes and, weather permitting, a hands-on project for participants. Numbers are limited to 10, so book early! For more information on lodging or the Photo Workshop please call 520507-5229. The website is www.muleshoelodging.org or you may email to muleshoe@starband.net.

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Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Albuquerque NM

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

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

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Lost Dutchman State Park McFarland State Historic Park Picacho Peak State Park Superior Apache Junction Florence Picacho Wenden Parker Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City Yuma Cottonwood Camp Verde Winslow Jerome St. Johns Sedona Flagstaff Sedona Payson Tucson Benson Patagonia Safford Tombstone Tubac 520-689-2811 480-982-4485 520-868-5216 520-466-3183 928-669-2088 928-667-3231 928-855-2784 928-855-1223 928-783-4771 928-634-5283 928-567-3275 928-289-4106 928-634-5381 928-337-4441 928-282-6907 928-779-4395 928-282-3034 928-476-4202 520-628-5798 520-586-2283 520-287-6965 520-428-6760 520-457-3311 520-398-2252

Alamo Lake State Park Buckskin Mountain State Park Lake Havasu State Park Lake Havasu State Park Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Lost Dutchman State Park Opens
First Phase of Renovations Completed
Lost Dutchman State Park is fully open again to campers and hikers after completion of the first phase of a multi-phased development project within the park. “The Arizona Department of Transportation’s interior road renovations are done and now they will start electrification of the 37 campsites. It will take few months to complete,” says Park Manager Bob Sherman. “We are also planning to have more picnic areas, shaded group area ramadas and group use areas...” Lost Dutchman State Park, located in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains, got its name from the fabled lost gold mine that searchers have been seeking for more than 100 years. The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, campsites, picnic facilities, and special programs throughout the year. Mild winter climates and the close proximity to metropolitan Phoenix make this an ideal destination for hikers, birders, or just those interested in a nature walk. The Discovery Trail connects the campground and day use areas and features information signs, a wildlife pond, bird feeder, and viewing bench. The Treasure Loop Trail is a 2.4 miles round trip hike with a moderate rating. The Prospector’s View Trail is 0.7 miles, rated moderate, which connects Siphon Draw Trail with Treasure Loop Trail and connects with Jacob’s Crosscut Trail. Jacob’s Crosscut Trail is an easy trail that runs 0.8 miles along the base of the mountain and connects Treasure Loop Trail with Prospector’s View Trail, and continues 4.5 miles past the park area along the base of the Superstitions. Siphon Draw Trail is a scenic 3.2 miles trip that winds up into a canyon known as Siphon Draw. Rangers caution that only experienced hikers in good shape attempt to hike to the top of the mountains as the climb is steep and difficult to follow. Lost Dutchman State Park is located 5 miles north of Apache Junction, off AZ 88 (the old Apache Trail). The park is open year round from sunrise to 10pm. Park Rangers can be contacted at 480982-4485 or see www.azstateparks.com

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

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

Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Coconino National Forest Kaibab National Forest Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest Springerville Flagstaff Williams Prescott Phoenix 928-333-4301 928-527-3600 800-863-0546 928-445-1762 602-225-5200

Coronado National Forest Tucson 520-670-4552

Alchesay National Fish Hatchery Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Imperial National Wildlife Refuge Kofa National Wildlife Refuge San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery Parker Sasabe Ajo Cibola Needles, CA Yuma Yuma Douglas 928-338-4901 928-667-4144 520-823-4251 520-387-6483 928-587-3253 619-326-3853 928-783-3371 928-783-7861 520-364-2104 928-338-4901 928-767-3456

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

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March 19-20, 2004
at the Copper Queen Plaza in Downtown Bisbee, Az
Come and enjoy the rich talent that lies within Bisbee’s renowned artist community.


Bisbee’s 12th Annual Spring Art Auction


Visit the Az Tourist Visitors Center in:
¥ The Cottonwood Hotel in Cottonwood, Az

JAN 10-11 LITCHFIELD PARK 12th American Express Invitational Native American Arts Festival 623-935-6384 JAN 17-18 SIERRA VISTA The Pat Hughes Sierra Stampede 800-288-3861 JAN 17-FEB 1 QUARTZSITE The Main Event 928-927-5213 JAN 28-FEB 1 AVONDALE Kruse International Collector Car Auction & Show 800-968-4444 JAN 31 SCOTTSDALE

• PREVIEW OF ART - Friday, 11am to 8pm and Saturday, 1pm to 4pm • AUCTION - Saturday, 7pm • PLEIN AIR PAINTING CONTEST - Saturday, 10am to 3pm • GUIDED TOURS of the artists’ private studios on Friday and Saturday.

Hosted by the Bisbee Arts Commission

For more information call Sherry at 520-432-3765, David at 520-432-1500, or Ashley at 520-234-7054
• Historic Homes & Buildings • Additional Walking Tour of Downtown Historic District • Musical Performance “Broad Street Does Broadway” • Antique Show & Sale - Copper Rim School • Quilt Show at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts • Pancake Breakfast at St. Paul’s Methodist Church

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


1360 N. Broad St. • 800-804-5623 • www.globemiamichamber.com

Jaycees’ Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade 480-990-3179

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We have something special each & every day about our town and other interests.

Join the Scottsdale Jaycees for the

51st Annual Parada del Sol Rodeo Festival
PARADA DEL SOL PARADE Saturday, January 31st 10am Scottsdale Road Oak to Indian School World's Largest Horsedrawn Parade • Admission is free! PARADA DEL SOL TRAIL'S END CELEBRATION Downtown Scottsdale near Scottsdale Road and Indian School 12 noon • Music, Kids Zone, Adult Zone, Food and lots of fun! Admission is free! PARADA DEL SOL RODEO February 6th and 7th - 1pm and 7pm • February 8 - 2pm Broncs, bulls, barrel racing and much more! $10 general admission • $12 reserved seating

Adults: $8; Weekend Pass: $12, Juniors (11-16yrs): $5; Weekend Pass: $7.50 Tribal members with ID and children 10 and under are free

• 200 of the Nation’s finest Native American Artists • Grammy award winning Native American flutist: R. Carlos Nakai • Native American Music Award winners Brulé • Award winning Hoop Dancers • Live Artist Demonstrations • Apache Crown Dancers • Native American Foods West Valley Fine Arts Council 387 Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, Az, Information: 623-935-6384

Call Ticketmaster at (480) 784-4444 or www.ticketmaster.com


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March 6, 2004
Dave White Regional Park • 10am-6pm • Cook-off • Arts & Crafts • Car Show • Live Entertainment
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Why Stay at a B&B?
by Kate Seymour
NORTHERN ARIZONA Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast 218 N. Elden St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-773-0295 www.flagstaffbedbreakfast.com Bell Rock Inn & Suites 6246 Hwy 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 800-521-3131, www.ilxresorts.com Inn at 410 B&B 410 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 800-774-2008, www.inn410.com Jeanette’s Bed & Breakfast 3380 E. Lockett Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-527-1912, www.jeanettesbb.com The Surgeon’s House Bed & Breakfast P. O. Box 998, Jerome, AZ 86311 800-639-1452 http://www.azjerome.com/surgeonshouse/accom.htm Oakwood Inn B & B 6558 Wagon Wheel Lane Lakeside, AZ 85929, 800-959-8098 www.oakwoodinnbandb.com Dolls and Roses 109 N. Pleasant St., Prescott, AZ 86301 www.dollsandroses-bb.com Historic Coldstream B&B 3042 Mark Twain Dr, Pinetop, AZ 95935 928-369-0115, www.thecoldstream.com Pinetop Country Bed & Breakfast 2444 Jan Lane, Pinetop, AZ 85935 888-521-5044, www.pinetopcountry.com Prescott Pines B & B 901 White Spar Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303 www.prescottpinesinn.com Territorial House 65 Piki Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 800-801-2737, oldwest@sedona.net SOUTHERN ARIZONA Audrey's Inn P. O. Box 1425, Bisbee, AZ 85603 888-437-4263 http://hometown.aol.com/bisbeerentals/ The Inn at Castle Rock P.O. Box 1161, Bisbee, AZ 85603 520-432-4449, www.theinn.org School House Inn 818 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ 85603, 520-432-2996 http://home.earthlink.net/~schoolhouseinnbisbeeaz Ramsey Canyon Inn Bed & Breakfast 31 Ramsey Rd., Hereford, AZ 85615-9613 www.ramseycanyoninn.com Mi Gatita Bed and Breakfast 14085 Avenida Haley Road South Sahuarita, AZ 85629 520-648-6129. www.tucsonbirdinginn.com Paca de Paja B & B HCR 1 - Box 451, Tucson, AZ 85736 888-326-4588, cwilson@dakotacom.net CENTRAL ARIZONA Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast 175 Cedar St., Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-7530, www.cedarhill.biz Kohl’s Ranch Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541 800-331-5645, www.ilxresorts.com Noftsger Hill Inn 425 North Street, Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-2260, www.noftsgerhillinn.com Liberty Haven Ranch P.O. Box 400, Morristown, AZ 85342 623-640-7880, www.libertyhavenranch.com FOUR CORNERS AREA Grizzly Roadhouse Bed & Breakfast 3450 Hwy. 160-666, Cortez, CO 81321 800-330-7286, www.grizzlyroadhouse.com Lebanon Schoolhouse 24925 Road T, Delores, CO 81323 970-882-4461 www.lebanonschoolhouse.com Wilderness Lodge HC 68 Box 85, Silver City , NM 88061 505-536-9749 www.gilanet.com/wildernesslodge

Many people ask the question, Why stay at a Bed & Breakfast? What can they offer me that a hotel cannot? Bed & Breakfasts reflect, in fact pride themselves on reflecting, the uniqueness and flavor of their surrounding communities. The rooms are individually designed for comfort so that you feel right at home while still experiencing a new area. And the hosts typically know the inside information on where to go, what to eat, things to do and places to shop. Many Bed & Breakfasts also offer similar amenities to a hotel, such as a pool or spa. The Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast, located in Flagstaff, offers three Jacuzzi Suites with private Jacuzzi tubs, and six of their rooms also have fireplaces. Each room is uniquely designed so there is something for everyone’s taste. They offer signature southwestern breakfasts with a combination of unique and traditional foods. The Inn at 410 has been blessed with many awards for their quality and distinctive rooms, service and meals. Located in Hereford, the Ramsey Canyon Inn is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Each afternoon guests are

treated to freshly brewed coffee and tea and some of Shirlene’s pies, baked fresh from their orchards, which have won over 100 blue ribbon prizes. Each morning guests are also served a full gourmet breakfast and if you have specific dietary requirements, the hosts of the Ramsey Canyon Inn are happy to accommodate them. The Inn offers six guest rooms, each warmly decorated and each with its own private bath. More like renting an apartment, the Surgeon’s House Bed & Breakfast located in Jerome, the “Town with the Million Dollar View,” offers rooms with extra space. Their Master Suite features a kingsized bed, dressing room, sitting room and balcony. The Maid’s Suite has two large bedrooms, each with its own private bath, while the Chauffeur’s Quarters also features a kitchenette and secluded, landscaped patio. In each choice you are going to spend the same or, in most cases less than, what you would be spending at a higher end hotel... and you get more individual attention and service. Each host wants to make sure your stay is comfortable and pleasurable. So try it out, you are sure to enjoy the experience. See our listings for contact information.

Explore Globe, Arizona...
and Make Cedar Hill B&B Your Home Base
The Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast would like to invite you to stay with them while you explore the world of Globe, Arizona. Located in the Historic Downtown District and built in 1903, the home reflects the culture and the ambiance of the area. In addition, it is conveniently located near the many shops, restaurants, museum and galleries located downtown. The home was purchased in 1992 by Helen Gross, who moved to Globe from Kansas where she had operated a boarding house for International Students attending the university. Eventually she closed the home and followed her daughter out to Arizona, where she opened up Cedar Hill Bed and Breakfast to serve a new set of travelers. She has never looked back. The Bed and Breakfast is now operated by both mother and daughter and attracts visitors from as far away as Australia, Nigeria and Finland. “I am amazed at how much interest there is in the Globe-Miami area among world travelers, as well as those within the state,” said Linda Gross. “Whether they come to see the history of the area or explore the hiking or the antique stores, people seem to really enjoy the small town friendliness

and the slower pace of the area.” She went on to explain one of the draws to Cedar Hill. “Our bed and breakfast is really just an extension of mother’s home and her life. Complete with an eclectic mix of antiques, and artifacts from here and around the world; a full cookie jar in the kitchen, and a friendly pet sharing floor space at the end of the sofa.” Cedar Hill is a pet-friendly establishment (listed at petswelcome.com) that offers both guest rooms and furnished apartments. The 2 guest rooms on the Main Floor sleep 1-2 people, share a bathroom and include breakfast served on the back dining porch. The apartments, located at Street level, sleep 2-4 and come with fully furnished kitchens, cable TV, VCR and separate entrances. There are special rates for extended stays. Make Globe-Miami your next vacation destination and enjoy area attractions such as Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park with its 700-year-old Salado Indian pueblo and the Apache Stronghold Golf Course, rated as the top public course in Arizona for 2002 by Golfweek. Cedar Hill awaits you. Learn more by visiting their website at www.cedarhill.biz or phone 928-425-7530.

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Traveling With Your Pet
Useful Tips
Before you leave: • Schedule a visit with your veterinarian - ask about medications or treatments for carsickness; consider having your pet microchipped if lost; make sure all vaccinations are up to date and obtain current health and rabies certificates. • Get a secure carrier - make sure it’s big enough for your pet to stand up, turn around and lie down; print your pet’s name, your name, home and destination address and phone numbers. • Make sure your pet’s tags are current tags should be worn at all times, have a paper copy set of tags for your destination. • Clip your pet’s nails - your pet will be less likely to damage items. • Write a detailed description of your pet - in case of separation, you will have something by which others can identify your pet. • Feed you pet lightly before departing save the rest for the destination, in case your dog gets carsick. Things to bring: • First aid kit • Food and water • Water and food bowl set • Portable water bowl or bottle • Mat to place food and water on • Toys or things to chew • Treats • Leash • Extra collar • Old blankets or sheets for car and/or to cover furniture • Old towels, disinfectant spray, and carpet cleaner • Poopbags, and large garbage bags • Baby wipes • Brush • Shampoo • Flea products • Medications • Recent photo and description • Certificates, vaccinations, and license • Your vet’s phone number While traveling: • Keep fresh water available at all times • Avoid changes in diet • Keep your pet on a leash or in the carrier at all times when not in a room • Use a pet seat belt when not in carrier • Clean up after your pet • Never give your pet sedatives or tranquilizers unless prescribed by the veterinarian • Make sure your pet is getting enough air to breathe • Take breaks to allow your pet to exercise • Never leave your dog unattended, especially inside a car

Dog Parks in Arizona
Please observe all posted rules and clean up after your dog. Chandler Shawnee Park 1400 W. Mesquite, Alma School north of Warner, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. 3 acres of grass and desert landscaping, lots of room for dogs to run. Snedigar Bark Park 4500 S. Basha Rd., Alma School Road & Ocotillo, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, dog fountain, handicap access, poopbags, parking, restrooms, lights, water, and trash. Training obstacles such as a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel, and hurdles. Chandler Parks Division, 480-782-2750 Flagstaff Thorpe Bark Park 600 N. Thorpe, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Bushmaster Park 3150 N. Altavista, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Flagstaff Parks & Recreation, 928-779-7690 Fountain Hills Desert Vista Park 11800 N. Desert Vista Dr., Saguaro Blvd., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 3.5 acres of turf and a 1/2 acre fenced area for smaller dogs. Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation, 480-816-5152 Gilbert Dog Park at Crossroads 2155 E. Knox Rd., west of Greenfield, south of Warner, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Separate fenced areas for active and timid dogs. No shade, early morning or evening is best for summer. Tables and rest area. Gilbert Parks & Recreation, 480-503-6200 Glendale Foothills Dog Park 57th & Union Dr., next to baseball field 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Access is from North Glendale Library parking lot. Agility toys for practice and play. Trails nearby. Sahuaro Ranch Park 63rd Ave. & Mountain View, 6a - 10p. Trees and benches. Enclosed off-leash area within park, almost an acre. Glendale Parks & Recreation, 623-930-2820 Kingman Lewis Kingman Park Route 66/Andy Devine, Louis, & Harrison, Dawn - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, restrooms, parking, lights, water, trash cans, and shelter. 2 acre park, plenty of shade, some agility equipment, and beautiful lawn. Kingman Parks & Recreation, 928-757-7919 Lake Havasu City Lion’s Dog Park 1340 McCulloch, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, trash, and shelter. Over 1/8 acre, fire hydrant water fountain that sprays onto a concrete pad for dogs to play on. Lake Havasu Parks & Recreation, 928453-8686 Mesa Quail Run 4155 E. Virginia, Greenfield & Virginia, Sunrise - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, restrooms, lights, water, and trash cans. About 3 acres of grass, lots of new trees. Mesa Parks & Recreation, 480-644-5040 Oro Valley James D. Kriegh Park 23 W. Calle Concordia, NE corner 6a - 10p, Sun-Sat. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, restrooms, and trash. 14,000 sq. ft. with water fountain for both people and dogs. Oro Valley Parks & Recreation, 520-229-5050 Payson Payson Off-Leash Park McLane Rd., next to Library, 1 mile north of McLane and Longhorn, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash cans. Over an acre, small dog fenced area. Payson Parks & Recreation, 928-747-5242 Prescott Willow Creek Dog Park 3181 Willow Creek Rd., Commerce Dr., 7a 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, trees, parking, restrooms, water, and trash cans. Separate 1/2 acre area for small dogs. Prescott Parks & Recreation, 928-777-1122 Scottsdale Chaparral Park 5401 N. Hayden Rd., dog park located at SE corner of McDonald Dr. and Hayden Rd. Dawn - 9p, 2.2 acres, fenced, passive & large dog areas, shade, water, benches, and restroom. Horizon Park 15444 N. 100th St., Thompson Peak Parkway & 100th St., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, disposal bags, parking, phones, restrooms, and trash cans. Some shade, fountains for both people and dogs. Vista del Camino Park 7700 East Pierce St., west on Pierce St. from Hayden Rd., Sunrise - 10:30p. Fenced, benches, mutt mitt stations, some light, and drinking fountains for both people and dogs. Just under an acre with restroom facilities nearby. Scottsdale Parks & Recreation, 480312-2331 Tempe Creamery Park 1520 E. 8th St., west of McClintoch, south of University, 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Mitchell Park Mitchell Dr. & 9th St., 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Papago Parks 1000 N. College Ave., south of Curry, 6aMidnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Tempe Parks & Recreation, 480-350-5200 Tucson Christopher Columbus Park (city park) 4600 N. Silverbell, between St. Mary’s & Speedway, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1/3 of an acre. McDonald Park (county park) 4100 N. Harrison Rd., Tanque Verde, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1.25 acres, two fenced areas for small and larger dogs. Reid Park Dog Park (city park) Alvernon & 22ND St., near zoo entrance - old baseball field, 7 a-10p. Fenced, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash. In a converted ball field within Reid Park, grassy with trees. Tucson Parks & Recreation, 520791-4873. Pima County Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6000

Pet Friendly Hotels
FLAGSTAFF Ramada Limited West TUCSON Ghost Ranch Lodge BENSON Motel 6 GOODYEAR Hampton Inn & Suites MESA La Quinta Inn & Suites Select Suites Mesa Fiesta Mall PHOENIX Best Western Inn SCOTTSDALE Hampton Inn 2755 Woodland Village 801 W. Miracle Mile 877-703-0291 800-456-7565 www.the.ramada.com www.ghostranchlodge.com 800-466-8356 www.motel6.com

637 S. Whetstone Commerce Dr. 2000 N. Litchfield Rd. 800-426-7866

www.hamptoninn.com 800-531-5900 www.laquinta.com

6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. 960 W. Southern 800-821-8005

www.selectsuites.com www.bestwestern.com/bellhotel www.amdest.com www.marriott.com/phxrs www.marriott.com www.motel6.com www.amerisuites.com www.innoftempe.com www.comfortinn.com www.clarionhotel.com/hotel/az128

17211 N. Black Canyon Hwy.800-937-8376 4415 N. Civic Center Plaza 800-426-7866 800-835-6205

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

Scottsdale Marriott At McDowell Mountains 16770 N. Perimeter Drive 800-288-6127 SIERRA VISTA Motel 6 - Location #0277 TEMPE Amerisuites Best Western Inn of Tempe Comfort Inn & Suites TUCSON Clarion Randolph Hotel 1551 E. Fry Blvd. 1520 W. Baseline Rd. 670 N. Scottsdale Rd. 1031 E. Apache 102 N. Alvernon 800-466-8356 800-833-1516 800-937-8376 877-424-6423 800-227-6086

LOS ANGELES Farmer’s Daughter Hotel MONTEREY Victorian Inn 115 S. Fairfax Ave 487 Foam St 800-334-1658 800-232-4141 www.farmersdaughterhotel.com www.victorianinn.com


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JAN 28-FEB 1 AVONDALE Kruse International Collector Car Auction & Show Phoenix Int’l Raceway- Classic & celebrity-owned autos. Auction Wed 5p, Thu-Sun 10a. Adm: $20 Wed-Thu, $25 Fri-Sun, Kids 4-12 $15. Also 1st Phx Historic Grand Prix. 800-968-4444 JAN 28-FEB 1 PHOENIX Winter Range 2004 Ben Avery Shooting Range - Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assn competition, western vendors, costume contest, $3 parking fee, 9a-4p. 480-471-0485 JAN 29-FEB 1 SACATON Mul-Chu-Tha Gila River Indian Community - Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo, Pow Wow, BBQ, parade, carnival, gospel, arts/crafts, traditional games, battle of the bands, sports. $5 adults, $3 kids/seniors. 520-562-6092 JAN 30 AJO R. Carlos Nakai Concert Dicus Auditorium - Well-known Native American flutist and his group perform evening concert, time & price TBA. 520-387-7742 JAN 30-FEB 1 PINETOP Sunrise Park Resort Presents Winter Games 2004 Sunrise Park Resort, 20 miles E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260 - dog sled races; Pinetop - Chili Cook-off, snow & ice sculpting, Sat. dinner w/speaker & more. 800-573-4031 JAN 30-FEB 18 TUCSON 33rd Annual Book Sale Friends Book Barn - One of the largest book sales in the SW! 85% under $3! Also CDs, books on tape, videos, DVDs & more! Special prices some days. Closed Feb 45th & 10-12th. 520-795-3763 JAN 30-FEB 28 WILLCOX Sulphur Springs Valley International Miniature & Small Works Show Cochise Visitor Center on Circle I Road - Displays tiny works of art from all over the US & several European countries. 520-384-2272 JAN 31 SCOTTSDALE Jaycees’ Parada Del Sol Rodeo Parade Palm Lane to Indian School - 1000’s of horses/riders, longest horse-drawn parade, 10a. Trail’s End Party after parade w/entertainment, music & food. Free. 480-9903179 JAN 31 PICACHO Picacho Peak Trail Ride & Cowboy Poetry Picacho Peak State Park - Ride, lunch/dinner, campfire, cowboy poets/musicians. Non-riders come for entertainment/dinner. $. Also, Old West Festival in Eloy same day. 520-466-3183; 520-466-3411 JAN 31 TEMPE East Valley Regional MLK Unity Walk & Festival Unity Walk departs 9a, various locations, culminates Tempe Beach Park, festival 10a then APS Black Heritage Festival noon - live music, artists & food vendors, Kids Zone, more. 480-350-8979 JAN 31-FEB 1 QUARTZSITE Annual Rock & Roll Classic Car Show Under and around the big top - Hot rods, street rods, muscle and classic cars. 9a-5p, free admission. 800-9695464 JAN 31-FEB 9 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 JAN 31-FEB 26 TOMBSTONE Annual Quilt Show & Sale Tombstone Art Gallery - Quilts, quilt tops, small articles, free weekday morning classes, free adm, 9:30a-4:30p. 520-457-3476/(Feb)2380

15th Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale JAN 17-18 MESA

January Events
JAN 2-11 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Largest show of its kind, vendors with gems, rocks, jewelry, silver, goldsmithing, equipment, supplies and more! Free! 928-9276364 JAN 9-10 CAVE CREEK Antique Appraisal Day Cave Creek Musuem - Sean Morton returns; anecdotal descriptions, histories and approximate values of those whatsits, precious heirlooms, 10a-4p. $15/ item. 480-4882764 JAN 9-11 CASA GRANDE Old-Time Fiddlers Bluegrass Jamboree, Country Store Bazaar & Car Show Pinal County Fairgrounds - Music, arts & crafts, car show, food vendors, Budweiser Clydesdales scheduled, 9a-5p, $3, under 12 free. 520-723-5242 JAN 9-11 YUMA Old Town Jubilee Arts & Crafts Fest Historic Main Street - Arts and crafts, live entertainment and food. Fr 10a-6p; Sa 10a-5p; Su 10a-4p. Free. 928782-5712 JAN 9-11 TEMPE Arizona Rockfest & Earth Science Fair Tempe Diablo Stadium - 100+ dealers, $500 gem & mineral giveaway, activities, 9a-5p. $5 ages 13+, $3/7-12, 6 and under free. 602-923-7802; 602-684-7381 JAN 9-FEB 1 SCOTTSDALE Chess Desert Stages Theatre, 8473 E. McDonald Dr. Compelling musical uses ancient game of chess as metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. Fr-Sa 7:30p; Su 6p; $14-$18. 480-483-1664 JAN 10 QUARTZSITE Hi Jolly Daze Kick-Off Parade & Festivities Parade begins at noon, entertainment & BBQ follows. The theme for this year is Legends of the West. 928-927-5600 JAN 10-11 YUMA Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters Territorial Prison State Park - 16 different old west reenactment groups. Sat 9a-5p; Sun 10a-2:30p, 14+ $4, 7-13 $2, under 6 free. 928-783-4771 JAN 10-12 LITCHFIELD PARK 12th American Express Invitational Native American Arts Festival Across from Wigwam Resort- 200+ Native American artisans, dancers, musicians; demonstrations, food. 10a-5p. $8 adult, $5/11-16, 10 and under free. 623-935-6384 JAN 10-11 PHOENIX Mountain Man Rendezvous Pioneer Living History Museum, 3901 W. Pioneer Rd Historical reenactments. Dry camping available, booths. 9a-5p. 623-465-1052 JAN 10-11 OATMAN The Great Oatman Parade and Bed Races Parade of funny nightwear, Chamber Pot Band, 10a. After parade, teams push a bed down Hwy 66 & back. Oatman Ghostrider Gunfighters perform 1:30 & 3:30p. 928-768-6222 JAN 11 TUCSON Family Arts Festival La Placita Village, TCC Courtyard & El Presidio Park - 5 stages, theater, dance, music, crafts & food from around the world, 60+ groups. Exhibits. New: Kids Fest, book swap. 11a-5p, free. 520-624-0595 x10 JAN 15-16 MESA Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Mesa Centennial Hall - Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers, tables for carvers to sell their work-$25. Prizes, demos, raffles. Sat 9-5 & Sun 9-4 , donation $4. 480-345-1309; 480-471-7231 JAN 16-18 CAREFREE 29th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival World-class festival. Collector’s show of 165 strictly juried fine artists, wine tasting & live entertainment. 10a5p. Fr free, Sa/Su $2. 480-837-5637 JAN 16-18 WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox Birding Festival - Sandhill cranes, hawks, sparrows, more; Ft. Bowie history, Playa geology, bats, astronomy; tours, seminars, trade show, banquet. Reserve early! 800-200-2272 JAN 16-18 SCOTTSDALE Annual Made in Arizona Festival 5th Avenue District - 100+ booths of art, food, furniture, clothing and more that are made in Arizona. Among 100+ unique shops carrying many AZ products. 1-888-ARTFEST JAN 16-18 GLOBE/MIAMI 47th Annual Gila County Gem & Mineral Show Gila County Fairgrounds - Precious and semi-precious gems and minerals, vendors from around the country, adults $2 donation. Fri & Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p. 928-4253459; 800-804-5623 JAN 16-18 LAKE HAVASU CITY PRCA Turquoise Circuit Rodeo SARA Park - Bull, bronc & bareback riding, team & calf roping, barrel racing, more; food/souvenir vendors. Gates open 3:30p Fr - rodeo 5:30p; open 11:30a on Sa/Su - rodeo 1p. Tickets: gate or www.turqrodeo.com. 520-975-6325 JAN 16-18 PHOENIX Phoenix Antique Market AZ State Fairgrounds - Az’s #1 largest collectors’ show & sale. Az Toy & Advertising Round-up. Verbal appraisal clinic ($5/item), harpist, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. $3. 602717-7337 JAN 16-25 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95- 2.2 miles of Rock-GemArts-Crafts Show, Sale of everything under the sun - hobbies, antiques, coins, tools, food! Free! 928-927-6364 JAN 17 CHANDLER Friends of the Library Multicultural Festival Chandler Public Library, 22 S Delaware St - Multi-cultural dance performances, visual art demos, music, children’s activities, 9a-4p, free. 480-782-2771 JAN 17 GLENDALE Glendale Glitter & Glow Downtown - 3 dozen illuminated tethered hot air balloons, 12+ bands, street performers, 5-10p. Free, shuttle buses from 59th Ave & Olive. 623-930-4500 JAN 17 CHLORIDE Annual Snowbird Dinner Dance Yesterdays Restaurant - Out of state license and receive a free appetizer; live entertainment, 6p-closing. 928-565-4251 JAN 17-18 SIERRA VISTA The Pat Hughes Sierra Stampede SV Riding Club - “Rodeo of the Year” by WPRA ‘01’03. Cowgirls bareback & bull ride, calf rope, barrel race, more. Kid’s rodeo 1p, Grand Entry 2p, women’s drill team, mounted shooting expo. Adm $7, under 6 free. 800-288-3861 JAN 17-18 CASA GRANDE 4th Annual Heritage Tourism Days & Street Fair Florence St & 2nd St - Antique/classic car show, 4X4 show, Historic Downtown Tour, continuous entertainment, arts & crafts, museums. Free except for Tour ($5). 520-836-8744 JAN 17-FEB 1 QUARTZSITE The Main Event I-10, Milepost 17 - 100’s of world-wide dealers in minerals, gems, jewelry, antiques. Hot air balloons, fireworks on 1/17; model T show, horseshoes, antique engines on various days. 928-927-5213 JAN 23-24 SCOTTSDALE Legends of the Wild West Show WestWorld - Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp & others! World Champion trick ropers, daredevil trick riders, Indian dancers, singing cowboys, Wild West stagecoach, 6p. $610. 877-730-0212 JAN 23-25 YUMA 6th Annual Lettuce Days Old Main St - Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, farm equip and agricultural displays, cabbage bowling and more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3, free. 928-782-5712 JAN 24 SUPERIOR Australia Day Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Paul Taylor, Aussie folklorist, with stories, poems and music. Also a class on the didjeridoo, must pre-regis $35, mbr $25. Activities 9-11a, open 8-5. 520-689-5248 JAN 24-25 PHOENIX Heard Museum Guild Library Book & Art Sale Museum - 50,000+ books, travel, fiction & history, art, musical recordings, videotapes, out-of-print books, artwork, Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. 602-251-0209 ex 6202 JAN 27 MESA Canadian Snowbird Celebration Mesa Convention Center - Entertainment, keynote speakers, information, products, services geared toward snowbird lifestyle, free. 800-265-3200 JAN 28-FEB 1 QUARTZSITE 6th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show 3/4 mi south of I-10 on Hwy 95 - Entertainment, seminars, and food in the center of town. 9a-5p, free adm. 928-927-6888

Come enjoy this unique event at Mesa Centennial Hall! There will be a judged woodcarving competition presented by the Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers and the Arizona State Woodcarvers. Demonstrations both days will include power carving, hand carving, tool sharpening techniques, woodburning and texturing, painting and finishing. Also, you’ll find wood sculpture sales, chain saw carvings, gourd artworks sales and supplies, tool and wood vendors, sculptures of all kinds, realistic birds, figures, animals, etc. Competitive entries from Novices, Intermediates, Advanced, and Junior carvers. We anticipate 250 to 400+ carvings. Vendor and Exhibitor tables are still available. Raffle and Silent Auction. Located at 201 N. Center St. (Corner of Center & University Streets) Mesa. Free ground level parking, $4 donation request, 12 and under free, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Call Walt Blackmore at 480-7361362 or e-mail: Wblackmore@yahoo.com

The Pat Hughes Sierra Stampede JAN 17-18 SIERRA VISTA
For a real taste of the west come along to the Pat Hughes Sierra Stampede on Jan 17-18. This 6th annual celebration of women’s rodeo is a PWRA/WPRA sanctioned event. Watch the cowgirls perform in Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. See why it was voted “Rodeo of the Year” by the WPRA for 2001, 2002 and 2003! A Kids’ Rodeo adds to the fun at 1pm Sat. and Sun. The Grand Entry is at 2pm each day. “The Quadrille de Mujeres” all women’s professional drill team, the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Expo, Team Penning, B-Troop, plenty of vendors and a petting zoo round out the fun. Join us at the Sierra Vista Riding Club, S. Hwy 92 & Martin Luther King. Gates open at 10am, admission is $7 per day with children 6 & under free. For more information call 800-288-3861.

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STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 31 “Spring Training” Teddy Bear & Doll Show & Sale FEB 7 MESA
Teddy bears are one of the most popular collectibles, and bear lovers who specialize in collecting artistmade bears are welcomed to the 14th annual “Spring Training” show & sale Sat, Feb 7 at the Mesa Community Center’s Superstition Ballroom, corner of University and Center Streets. This year the show has been expanded to include doll artists as well as teddy bear artists, and major fabric suppliers from across the US and Canada. A few select retailers are included in the show to offer items from artists who are not present and from leading manufacturers. Supplies and patterns will be available for those wishing to try their hand at making their own bear creations. The hours are 9am to 4pm; admission is $6.00 adults/$1.00 Preteens. Free parking is available. For further information call ABC Unlimited Productions at 815-464-3470 or e-mail us at teddy@famvid.com.


February Events
FEB 13-15 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest of 5th Avenue 5th Ave District - Fine artist tents, unique shops, live entertainment and food. Free admission, 10a-6p. 480968-5353 or 1-888-ARTFEST or visit www.888artfest.com FEB 13-15 SCOTTSDALE Arizona Statehood Days Celebration Rawhide - Parades, live entertainment, fireworks, kids games, prize drawings, food booths, desert cookout and live country western music. Free adm. 480-502-5600 FEB 13-16 CASA GRANDE 37th Annual Casa Grande Indian Days O’Odham Tash Ceremonial Dances, Queen’s Pageant, arts/crafts, AllIndian Rodeo, carnival, fast pitch softball, parade, dance, concert, food booths. 520-836-4723 or 800-916-1515 FEB 13-22 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Westworld - Most prestigious N. American Arabian horse show. 2000 horses, 300+ vendors, 25 eateries. 8a5p daily plus 6-9p Fr-Sa, $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-515-1500 FEB 14 FLORENCE Tour of Historic Florence Florence has more homes on the National Historic Register than any other town in AZ. Free shuttle, 10a-4p. $8 advance, $10 day of. Tickets avail at Chamber. 800437-9433 FEB 14 COTTONWOOD Arts & Crafts American Style Clemenceau School Auditorium - Crafts from all over AZ, statewide artists & artisans display/sell their art work. Benefits Clemenceau Heritage Museum. 9a-4p, $1 donation. 928-634-2868 FEB 14 BOUSE WWII Camp Bouse Memorial & Military Display Hwy 72 at Monument Site - All invited to come learn about Camp Bouse, top secret training area in 1942-43. 11a w/ lunch to follow. Free adm w/small lunch fee. 928851-2498 FEB 14 CLIFTON Dinner Mystery Theater Art Depot - “The Good, the Bad, and the Guilty”. Dress in character for a 4 course meal. Starts 6p. $25pp. 928865-3951 FEB 14 SIERRA VISTA 2nd Annual Sierra Vista Home Tour Various locations - Habitat for Humanity benefit. Eight distinctive area homes. 10a-4p. Tickets $10. 520-3783701 FEB 14-15 GLOBE/MIAMI Historic Home Tour, Antique & Quilt Show Historic homes, buildings & shops. From 9a, last tour 3p. $7/$5/ $4. Antique Show free w/tour, Copper Rim School. Quilt Show free, Cobre Valley Center forArts. 800-804-5623 FEB 14-15 BENSON Territorial Days City Park - Celebrate AZ statehood. Merchants’ famous hamburgers, entertainment, arts/crafts, carnival, children’s games, 10a-5p, free. 520-586-9706 FEB 14-15 GLENDALE AZ Early Days Gas Engine & Tractors Sahuaro Ranch Park - Classic & pedal tractors, gas engines, raffles, hay rides, kid’s events, silent auction, parade, food, historic homes, 9a-4p, $. 602-451-8969 FEB 14-15 SCOTTSDALE 8th Annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show Center for the Arts -100+ award-winning American Indian artists, entertainment, fashion show, HawkQuest, auction, more. $8, under 12 free. 866-3982226; tickets: 480-994-ARTS FEB 14-15 PHOENIX Phoenix Antique Market AZ State Fairgrounds - Arizona’s #1 largest collectors’ show & sale, incl’s verbal appraisal clinic ($5/item), harpist, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. $3. 602-717-7337 FEB 20-22 GOODYEAR Goodyear Rodeo Days Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Sr pro rodeo, Fr 9a: Slack Day, free with park adm. Sa & Su, 2p, $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 5-12; under 5 free. 623-932-2260 FEB 21 SALOME Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off Indian Hills Airpark - Chili & salsa competition/tasting; Poker Runs incl 4-wheel, air & horse runs; aircraft contests, classic cars, 9a-5p. Free. 928-859-3846 FEB 21 CASA GRANDE Downtown P’Art’Y Children’s arts & crafts, Casa Grande Valley Historical Society museum tours, art show, food, bake sales and entertainment, free, 10a-2p. 520-421-8677 FEB 21 PHOENIX Prospector’s Family Day AZ Mining & Mineral Museum - Museum/AZ Prospectors’ Assoc, learn to pan for gold, detect metal, make jewelry, identify minerals/rocks, mineral sale. 10a4p, adm $2 adults. 602-255-3795x10 FEB 21 YUMA 42nd Annual Yuma Air Show Marine Corps Air Station - Learn the objectives of the Marine Corps, view military & vintage planes, military hardware, enjoy appetizing food. Gates open 8a. www.yuma.usmc-mccs.org/yumaairshow.htm FEB 21 AJO Sonoran Shindig Bud Walker Park - Sonoran desert celebration, activities, live music, displays, info booths, raffles, sale, food, & fun for the kids. 10a-3p, free. 520-387-7742 FEB 21 ARIZONA CITY Arizona City Western Daze Fire Dept. complex, Sunland Gin Rd - Parade 9:30a, festival immediately after w/arts & crafts, live entertainment, car show, games, food vendors. Free adm. 520466-5141 FEB 21-22 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - Presents wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 520-284-9627 FEB 21-22 CASA GRANDE Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival Pinal County Fair Grounds- Gourds Galore! Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. 520-723-4432

FEB 1-29 FLAGSTAFF Winterfest 100 events incl skiing, ice skating, snow softball, concerts, theater, art, historic tours, workshops, star gazing. Most are free. 800-842-7293 FEB 5-8 PARKER Parker Women’s Civic Club Potpourri Western Park on Riverside Dr - Large craft show & swap meet, food vendors, round-the-clock security, 8a-5p. 928-667-2109 FEB 6-8 SIERRA VISTA Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Buena Performing Arts Cnt - 60+ storytellers, poets, singers/musicians, concerts, jam sessions. Fr 7:30p, Sa all day, Su 2p. For prices: 520-458-5647, 800-288-3861 FEB 6-8 BUCKEYE Senior Pro Rodeo Rodeo Grounds - Fr 7a Cowboy Breakfast ($2), Sa 10a Helzapoppin’ Days Parade, Sa-Su Mutton Bustin’ 1p & rodeo 2p. $6 adults, $3 kids. Sa night DARE benefit Dinner/Auction, $7.50. 623-386-2727 FEB 6-8 SCOTTSDALE Jaycees’ Parada del Sol Concert & Rodeo Rawhide - Rodeo each day, Concert w/ music by “The Emerson Drive” on Fr, Sa nights, Kid’s activities. For tickets: 480-990-3179 or 480-784-4444 FEB 6-8 PARKER BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 “The Legend Lives On” An array of trucks and buggys will race from downtown to the Bluewater Resort & Casino. The Best in the Desert for more information: 702-457-5775 FEB 7 WELLTON Pioneer Day Parade & Fiesta Westside and Butterfield Parks - Parade at 10a. BBQ, games, arts and crafts, golf tournament, entertainment and carnival. 10a-3p. Free. 928-785-3348 FEB 7 MESA Territorial Day Festival Sirrine House Museum - Demonstrations, weaving, carving, blacksmithing, buttermaking, quilting; trolley tours, re-enactments, music, food vendors, free, 10a-3p. 480644-2760 FEB 7 TUCSON La Reunion de El Fuerte Old Ft Lowell Neighborhood - Self-guided walking tour to historic sites, free shuttle, B-Troop Ft. Huachuca Cavalry, mariachis, Mexican food, old time fiddlers, 12:30-4p. 520-318-0219 FEB 7 MESA Teddy Bear Show and Sale Mesa Community Center, corner of Center & Univ Excellent show for collectors as well as people of all ages that just love teddy bears, $6/$1 for under 12, 9a4p. 815-464-3470 FEB 7 CAREFREE Wings & Wheels SkyRanch Airport - Vintage planes and cars, remote controlled planes. Kiwanis B’fast ($7), Cave Creek Museum open ($3), lunch avail. Adm $5 or $10 ticket incl’s b’fast & museum pass. 480-488-2764 FEB 7-8 DOUGLAS Pinata & Mariachi Festival 8th Street Park - Mariachi bands, handmade pinatas, folklorico dancers & an international soccer tournament. 12p-7p. Free adm. 520-364-2496 FEB 7-MAR 28 APACHE JUNCTION AZ Renaissance Festival US Hwy 60 - 100’s of costumed participants entertain & educate. Music, theater, comedy, food, drink, crafts, games, jousting. $6-16, 5 & under free, weekends, 10a6p. 520-463-2700 FEB 12-15 TUCSON Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 50th Anniversary Tucson Conv Ctr - Theme is “Gold.” Mineral, gem, fossil, bead, jewelry, etc. Earth Sciences maze for kids. Th-Sa 106; Su 10-5. $5.50. Under 14 free w/adult. 520-322-5773 FEB 13 SAFFORD Winter Preview “Tales & Tunes” Safford HS - Cowboy music & poetry, after the show enjoy refreshments and visit with artists, doors open 6:30, concert 7p. Tickets 888-837-1841; Info 928-348-9371 FEB 13-15 SUPERIOR Language of Flowers Show & Chocolate Tasting Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Plants, blossoms & interpretation of their meanings. Gourmet chocolate sale, tasting tickets avail. Open 8-5, $6 adults, $3/5-12. 520-689-2811 FEB 13-15 WICKENBURG Gold Rush Days Sr pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dance, arts/crafts, entertainment, BBQ, gem show. Fr: classic car show, Sa: parade, Su: mucking & drilling contest. For times/etc: 928-684-5479 FEB 13-15 CAMP VERDE Pecan, Wine and Antique Festival Community Center, Main St. - Pecan judging, wine tasting from 4 wineries, jazz entertainment, 25+ antique booths, hay rides, spinning/blacksmith demos, more! 928-567-0535 FEB 13-15 YUMA 59th Annual Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo & Parade Yuma Co. Fairgrounds - Parade Sa 8-Noon; Rodeo Performances: Fr 1p, Sa 1p & 7p, Su 1p. Gen adm $9, box seats avail. 928-344-5451 FEB 13-15 LAKE HAVASU 22nd Annual Home Show High School on S. Palo Verde - Find everything for your home! Bigger than last year! Colorado River Building Industry Assoc. Free! Fri 4p-7:30p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a3p. 928-453-7755

Feb 21-22 CASA GRANDE Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival - “Running of the Gourds”
Pinal County Fairgrounds - AZ Gourd Society judged show, classes, vendors, entertainment, food, thousands of gourds! Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4. Adm: $3 (520) 723-4432
FEB 21-29 TUCSON La Fiesta de los Vaqueros PRCA Winter Tour Rodeo, the largest outdoor winter rodeo in the US. Tickets $10-19 according to seating, 2p5p. Rodeo Parade on 2/26, 9a. 520-741-2233 FEB 24 GREEN VALLEY Annual Green Valley Health Fair West Center - Health expo with over 90 vendors and providers, testing/screening provided, 9a-1p. 520-6252273 FEB 26-29 APACHE JUNCTION Lost Dutchman Days Community celebrates Lost Dutchman legend w/ professional rodeo & rodeo dance, carnival, entertainment, arts & craft show, wild horse & burro adoption, themed parade on 28th. 800-252-3141 FEB 27-29 FOUNTAIN HILLS Fountain Hills Great Fair Ave of the Fountains - 515 artists/crafts people, juried show. 10a-5p Fr-Sa, 8a-5p Su. Entertainment on 2 ministages, food booths & carnival. Hot air balloons on Su. 480-837-1654 FEB 27-29 MESA 53rd Phoenix Gem & Mineral Show - Gems Galore Mesa Centennial Hall - Minerals, rocks, lapidary, beads, gold panning. $5, under 12 free, Fr/Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a4p. 602-818-8869 FEB 28 SUPERIOR World Desert Fair Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Foods, crafts, entertainment, features foods/plants from deserts all over the world, 11a-3p. Open 8-5, $6 adults, $3 kids 5-12. 520689-2811 FEB 28 QUARTZSITE 1st Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff Mesa Centennial Hall - Minerals, rocks, lapidary, beads, gold panning. $5, under 12 free, Fr/Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a4p. 602-818-8869 FEB 28 YUMA Yuma Crossing Day Historic Downtown/state parks - Re-enactments, gunfights, Buffalo Soldiers, train rides, tours, dancers, exhibitions, Southwestern music. 10a-4p. 928-783-2423 FEB 28 CAMP VERDE Exodus Day Commemoration of the Yavapai-Apache Indian people’s forced march away & returning home to the Verde Valley. Dancing, food, arts & crafts, re-enactment walk. Free adm, 6a-6p. 928-567-1006 FEB 28-29 TUCSON SW Indian Art Fair AZ State Museum (UofA) - 200 of the finest regional Indian artists, award-winning arts/crafts, music, dance, native foods. Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $7 gen, $5 members, $3 ages 6-12. 520-626-8381

Helzapoppin’ Senior Pro Rodeo FEB 6-8 BUCKEYE
Grab your Stetson and head for the 2004 Helzapoppin’ Sr. Pro Rodeo on Feb 6-8. Friday kicks off with a Cowboy Breakfast at 7am at the Helzapoppin’ Rodeo Grounds, 613 N. 4th Street. The cost is $3.00 for some great chow. The rodeo grounds open at noon both Saturday and Sunday. “Mutton Bustin” at 1pm is guaranteed to bring a smile to your lips as you watch children riding sheep. The rodeo performance begins at 2pm. Entry is $6 adults, $3 children. On Saturday night at 5pm there will be a Dinner & Auction at the rodeo grounds to benefit the D.A.R.E. program in Buckeye. Enjoy steak, cowboy beans, cole slaw and dessert for $10.00. For more information call the Buckeye Valley Chamber at 623-386-2727.

Great Arizona Outback Chili Cook-Off FEB 21 SALOME
The McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 11th annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cookoff on Feb 21, 2004 at the Indian Hills Airpark facility in Salome. Get your taste buds ready! The Chili contest is a fun, non-sanctioned event with a party atmosphere and cash prizes up to $250. There is also a Salsa Competition. The Booth Decorating Contest provides lots of ooh’s and aah’s, and many local charities sell food and host games and activities. Watch local pilots compete in Aerial Water Balloon Bombing and other contests, and enjoy the Classic cars on display. Poker runs are a popular feature of this multi-faceted event. The Off-road Poker Run is held on a challenging course, but can be negotiated by a stock 4-wheel drive vehicle. In addition, there will be a Horse Poker Ride and an Air Poker Run. For more information call 928-859-3846.

Maricopa Lapidary Society

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

Mesa Conference Center, 201 N. Center St., Mesa, Az

February 27-29, 2004
Fri & Sat - 10am-5pm • Sun - 10am-4pm • Admission $5

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MAR 20 SUPERIOR Welcome Back Buzzards Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Welcome back the resident flock of Turkey Vultures. Bird watching, rehabilitated birds & animals, refreshments. 7a-3p. $6/adults, $3/kids. 520-689-2811 MAR 20 LAKE HAVASU CITY Desert Hills Annual Spring Fling Street Fair Corner of London Bridge Rd & Chenowith Dr - Come to this free event featuring vendors, food & entertainment, 10a-3p. 928-764-3333 MAR 20 AJO O’odham Day Celebration Organ Pipe Cactus Nat’l Monument - Exhibits of traditional O’odham basket weaving, pottery, storytelling, dry land farming; children’s booth, food, music, more, 10a-4p. Free. 520-387-6849 MAR 20 MESA A Night in the 40’s AZ Wing CAF - Live band, USO show, jitterbug contest. Dance in the shadow of a vintage B-17 WWII bomber, fundraiser for museum. 4:30p, $25/adv, $32/door. Food extra. 480-924-1940 MAR 20 PATAGONIA Mariachi Festival Patagonia Lake State Park - Join the Fiesta! Come listen to different Mariachi Bands from Nogales and Tucson at the beach, food vendors. 11a-5p. $7/car (4 people). 520287-6965 MAR 20 YARNELL Spring Art Walk-A-Bout Yarnell Art Assoc. members will open gallery & studio doors. 16+ artisans at about 12 locations will show their work. Maps available for $2 at Two Dogs Pottery & Trading, Hwy 89. 10a-4p. 928-427-4565 MAR 20-21 COTTONWOOD Verde Valley Gem & Mineral Show Mingus Union H.S. - Info on gems, minerals, lapidary & geology. Exhibits, demos, raffles, dealers, silent auction, kid’s exhibit & more. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $3. 928-6490669 MAR 20-21 SUPERIOR Superior Apache Leap Mountain Festival Old Town - Parade, Baile Folklorico, mining competitions, southwest food, music, crafts, carnival. Sa 10a-9p, Su 10a-6p. Free. 520-689-0200 MAR 20-21 MESA Archeology Expo Mesa Southwest Museum - Hands-on programs, 40+ special displays/booths, make crafts, play games, see history re-enactors, more! Sa 9-4, Su 10-4. Free adm. 602542-4009 MAR 21 YUMA Yuma Vigilante Chili & Salsa Cook-Off Old Town Yuma, Main St. - 138th Anniversary, gunfighters from across the nation, chili and salsa cook-off, 10a4p. Prices vary. 928-329-1717, 928-783-2423 MAR 21 PHOENIX Annual Sunday on Central Central Ave between Virgina & Osbourn - Presented by APS, multicultural street festival, national & local entertainers, APS circus stage, kid’s entertainment. 11a-5p. Free. 602-262-4627 MAR 21 TUCSON Country Fair Lew Sorensen Comm Ctr - Desert Bluegrass Assoc will play; native plant care & organic gardening demos, fancy poultry show, arts & crafts, flea market, BBQ, 10a-4p, free adm. 520-232-1201 MAR 26-28 GLENDALE Thunderbird Balloon & Air Classic Glendale Airport - 29 yr old event now in Glendale w/major airshow added. 60+ balloons: AM Liftoffs, evening Desert Glows. Warbirds, current military jets, aerobatics, more. $10/$5. 602-940-9005, x 2 MAR 26-28 PHOENIX Agave on the Rocks Desert Botanical Garden - Basket-making & cooking demos, agave pit-bake, tastings of roasted agave buds. Music, entertainment and kids’ activities. Call for hours/pricing. 480-947-1225 MAR 27 OATMAN Clark Gable & Carole Lombard Day Anniversary Party celebrating their 1939 wedding. They stayed at Oatman Hotel on their wedding night. Timeperiod related activities & Look-A-Like Contest. 928768-6222 MAR 27 SCOTTSDALE AZ Artists Guild’s ARTStravaganza Kerr Cultural Center - Silent & live original art auctions, cheese table, no-host bar, “artist demos” also auctioned, 6:30p, preview: 3/1-3/27. Free. 928-427-4565 MAR 27-28 GLOBE Gila County Spring Rodeo & Parade Gila County Fair Grounds - IPRA sanctioned rodeo w/local & professional cowboys. Parade Sa morn & rodeo dance Sa eve. $5/adv, $7.50/gate, under 12 free. 928-425-0066 MAR 27-28 PHOENIX Great Arizona Beer Festival AZ Center - 100 brewers, 450 different beers. Designated driver program ($15) & also cabs avail. Benefits Sun Sounds of Arizona. 2p-6p. $30-$35. azbeer.com MAR 27-APR 4 SAFFORD Graham County Horse Races Graham County Fairgrounds - 2 weekends 3/27-28 and 4/3-4. Horse racing excitement. Gates open at 11a, races from 1-5p. $2, 12 & under free. Refreshments available. 928-428-7180 MAR 28-APR 3 HOPE 3rd Annual Adios Snowbirds Festival Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort - Country & Western/Bluegrass music jam sessions, concerts; tournaments of golf, horseshoes & shuffleboard; adm $150 incl’s full hookup site, daily b’fasts & dinner. 928-8593187

MAR 4-7 COOLIDGE Cotton Days San Carlos Park - Parade, arts, crafts, food, car show, carnival, 10K run, volleyball, horseshoes, cotton bale rolling contest, street dance. 520-723-3009 MAR 4-7 SEDONA Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop Documentaries, shorts and features from around the world, incl new programs for 10th anniv; Workshop: Sound Thinking; fabulous parties. 877-733-3662

March Events
MAR 6-7 PHOENIX 46th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Heard Museum - 500 of the nation’s finest Native American artists, jewelers, sculptors, painters, potters, weavers. Music, dance, food. 9:30a-5p. $10. 602-2528848 MAR 6-7 PHOENIX AZ Game & Fish Dept Open House Adobe Mtn Wildlife Rehabilitation Ctr - Activities, fishing clinic, booths, raffle, food, games, wildlife. Picnic tables avail. 10a-3p. Free. 623-582-9806 MAR 6-7 TUBAC Art Walk Tubac - Walking tour of studios and galleries, including artists’ demonstrations of works in progress. Simply admire or discuss works with the artists. 9a-5p. Free. 520-398-2704 MAR 6-7 PARKER River Cities Art & Craft Bazaar Western Park - Classic Community Celebrations event, 10a-5p, free. 928-472-7892 MAR 10 PHOENIX Annual AZ’s Agriculture Day Heritage Square Park - Lunch features AZ’s crop & livestock products, exhibits, services, info, music, celebrity cow milking. Handicap access. 10a-2p. Lunch for $1. 480-635-3609 MAR 12-13 BOUSE Spring Fever Days Community Hall - Experience the Arizona Outback during Spring Fever Days in Bouse w/arts, crafts, swap meet, BBQ and other good food! 9a-5p. Free, fee for lunch. 928-851-2498 MAR 12-14 CHANDLER The Ostrich Festival Tumbleweed Park - “One of the Top 10 Unique Festivals in the U.S.” Ostrich & exotic animal races, live music by national headliners, carnival rides, food & drink. Fun for the whole family! 480-963-4571 MAR 12-14 MARANA Founders’ Day Ora Mae Harn Park - Fri team roping; Sat parade 9a-11a, activities in park 1p-9p, equestrian opening 9:30, youth events all day; Sun team penning. 520-682-3324 MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Arts Festival Civic Center grounds - Featuring nearly 200 artists, juried art, gourmet food, live musical entertainment, children’s art activities. $6, 12 & under free. 480-994-ARTS MAR 12-14 SAN CARLOS Intertribal Pow Wow Apache Gold Casino - Competition dancing, gourd dancing, authentic arts, crafts & traditional Apache food. Grand Entry Fr- 8p, Sa- 1p & 7p, Su- 12p. Free adm, bring own chair. 800-APACHE-8 MAR 13 CHLORIDE Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration Parade, gunfighter reenactments, corned beef and cabbage, vendors, live music, Irish Step dancing. 928-5652204 MAR 13 PHOENIX Ancient Technology Day Pueblo Grande Museum - Learn how people made tools and obtained food before hardware & grocery stores. Agave roast, tours, demos, hands-on activities. 10a-3p. Free. 602-495-0901 MAR 13 SEDONA 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade From Jordan Historical Park - Named the 2003 AZ State’s best special event, starts 10a. Also 6th Annual one-mile run/walk & 5K run on the parade route at 8a. 928-204-2390 MAR 13-14 TUCSON Wa:k Pow Wow San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American inter-tribal dancing, contests, booths with Native American food/arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10-7p. Adults/$6, 7 & up/$4. 520-294-5727 MAR 13-14 TUCSON Open Studio Tour 275 downtown artist’s studios open to the public, 12-5p. Free shuttles available, map $5. 520-624-9977 MAR 13-14 GLENDALE Get Back to the Past “A Gathering of Cowboy Poets” Sahuaro Ranch - Cowboy poets, musicians, re-enactors, storytellers, demos & home tours, 10a-4p, free. Eve concert, for ticket info call: 623-939-5782 MAR 13-14 PICACHO Civil War in the SW Picacho Peak State Park - Re-enactments of Civil War battle for Pichaco Pass & 2 other SW battles. Period costumes, music & encampments of late 1860s. $6/car, 10a4p. 520-466-3183 MAR 13-14 GOODYEAR Tres Rios Nature Festival Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Celebrate the area’s rich wildlife and culture. Incl’s historical tours, canoe trips, hikes, bird watching, children’s crafts & more. $10/car, 9a-4p. 623-204-2130 MAR 14 APACHE JUNCTION Dons of AZ Lost Dutchman Gold Mine Superstition Mountain Trek Superstition Mts - 1, 3 & 5mi hikes. Popovers, BBQ & legendrama. Pan for gold, craft demos, Indian & Mexican dances, 8:30a-10p, call for tickets. 602-2586016 MAR 14 PHOENIX Wheels of Britain Car Show ”Step Back in Time” Tours Heritage & Science Park - 100+ new and old cars on display & “Step Back in Time” special tour when visiting the Rosson house, 10a-3:30p. Free. 602-262-5071 MAR 18-21 SCOTTSDALE Bison Communities National Festival of the West WestWorld - Western film celebrities, cowboy poetry, costume contests, mounted shooting competition, huge retail show w/all things Western, $12 adults, $11 srs, $4/12 & under, 10a-dusk. 602-996-4387 MAR 19-20 BISBEE 12th Annual Spring Art Auction Copper Queen Plaza - Preview of art Fr 11-8, Sa 1-4; Auction Sa 7p. Plein Air Painting Contest, Sa 10-3. Guided tours of artists’ private studios. 520-4323765/1500 or 520-234-7054 MAR 19-21 SCOTTSDALE Chicago Fest Scottsdale Downtown - Food & music fest w/2 continuous live stages. Celebration of jazz, blues, and food from the Windy City. Fr 5p-10p, Sa 12p-10p, Su 12p-5p. Free. 480-968-5353 / 1-888-ARTFEST MAR 19-21 CHANDLER Kokopelli Spring Wine & Art Festival Kokopelli Winery & Boston St - Art, live music, and wine. Fri 5-9p, Sa 11a-9p, Su Noon-5p. Free adm, $8 for wine tasting/souvenir wine glass. 480-792-6927 MAR 19-21 TUCSON Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair 4th Ave - 450 arts & crafters, food, musicians, 3 stages, street performers, kids fun area. 10a-dusk. Fr: Snr Appreciation Day w/free parking for shuttle vans & buses. 520-624-5004

MAR 4-6 PARKER Blue Grass Festival La Paz County Park - Featuring some of the country’s best talent including the US Navy Blue Grass Band, great vendors and an RV Show, $ (call for adm. cost), 8a8p daily. 928-669-2174

MAR 5-7 YUMA Midnight at the Oasis Festival Desert Sun Stadium - Step back in time, featuring 50’s/60’s cars & music, show & shine, rock n’ roll concerts, arts, crafts, dances. Free. www.caballeros.org; 928-343-1715 MAR 5-7 ORACLE Annual Oracle Fine Art Weekend Artists will open studios & share techniques, demos, and provide a self-guided driving tour, 10a-4p each day. 520896-9200 or 800-699-3043 MAR 5-7 PHOENIX 16th Annual Art Detour Downtown - 70 artist studios, galleries & art spaces open for self-guided tours, & the Mystery Galleries. Fr 6-10p, Sa 10a-6p, Su 12p-6p. Free, free shuttles. 602-256-7539 MAR 5-7 CASA GRANDE 46th Annual Cactus Fly-In Municipal Airport - Will include antique, classic, experimental & military warbirds, vendors & fly-bys. $5/person or $10/car, 8a-5p. 520-426-3616 MAR 6 MESA Mesa Day Miniature Parade Center & Main, downtown - Parade w/miniature floats, bands, dance troupes and more, 10a-11a. Parade applications at www.cityofmesa.org. 480-644-EVENT MAR 6 SCOTTSDALE Exclusively Little McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - This special day is just for children 6 and under. Child-sized games, arts & crafts, clown face-painting, and entertainment. 11a-2p. Free adm. 480-312-2312 MAR 6 CASA GRANDE 9th Annual AZ State Open Chili Championship Dave White Regional Park - Cookoff, car show, arts & crafts vendors, plus live entertainment. 10a-6p. Free adm. 800-916-1515


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For Winter Birding at Its Best
Hawks, Cranes & More in Sulphur Springs Valley
The Sulphur Springs Valley is renowned for its outstanding winter birdwatching. Located east of Sierra Vista between Willcox to the north and Bisbee and Douglas to the south, the area contains habitat ranging from the dry alkaline lake bed known as the Willcox Playa to agricultural fields and grasslands to Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains at 5,000 ft elevation. Numerous species can be seen. The claim to fame, however, rests with the wintering raptors and Sandhill Cranes, as well as the chance to check off longspurs and a variety of sparrows. The town of Willcox sponsors the winter birding festival, Wings Over Willcox, falling this year on Jan 16-18. For more about the event and how you can participate, see the story on page 21. Upwards of 20,000 Sandhill Cranes spend the winter nights on the playa and at Whitewater Draw - a Wildlife Area managed by Arizona Game and Fish Department, located on Coffman Road southwest of the town of Elfrida. During the day the cranes disperse to feed on corn stubble in the farm fields or in the grasslands. Cruise along the back roads and sooner or later you will spot them feeding or even rising in their thousands to head back to roost. The spectacular sight and sound of so many cranes is not soon forgotten. Birders also come to Sulphur Springs Valley for raptor spotting. It’s possible to see over 100 birds of prey of up to 12 species in a day’s drive! Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Harris’s Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, and Prairie Falcon are some of the species that can be found in this rich birding environment. Sulphur Springs Valley is also known for the pond at the Willcox Twin Lakes Golf Course and the nearby “Willcox Lake” wastewater pond that attract waterfowl and shorebirds. Agricultural fields produce Horned Lark, Lark Bunting, McCown’s and Chestnut-collared Longspurs among others. A variety of wintering sparrows also add to the list of species that make for a great day’s outing to the valley. For more information on the area see the extremely useful handbook Davis and Russell’s Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, check the “useful birding contacts” on this page or call the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 1-800-200-2272.

‘Meditainment’ Under the Stars
Flandrau Science Center First in the United States
and Wednesday afternoons only at Visitors to Flandrau 2:30pm, through Jan. 31st. In addition, Science Center are encouraged Meditainment CD’s are available in to relax, de-stress, re-focus and Flandrau’s gift shop for patrons who wish treat themselves to a half hour holito take the experience home with them. day by discovering ‘Meditainment’ Meditainment presentations cost $4.00 under the stars of the Planetarium for adults and for children Theater. Patrons can join in under 13 and includes on an imaginary journey to exhibits (exhibits only cost the moon or to the snug secu$3.00 per adult, $2.00 per rity of their own private igloo child). or to whatever their imaginaFlandrau Science tion provides. Center is located on the Popular in movie theaters University of Arizona camand planetaria throughout the pus on the northeast corner United Kingdom, of Cherry Avenue and Meditainment sessions are secular, safe, and effective University Boulevard. Metered parking spaces guided meditation journeys before 5pm on weekdays which have received extensive positive media coverage. photo © meditainment.com are available near Flandrau along Hawthorne, 2nd and More than 35 hospitals in the 1st Streets. Also, pay parking is available United Kingdom broadcast meditation in any UA parking garage. All metered sessions on their hospital radio stations. parking spaces are free after 5pm. Studies from University Psychology Information about the night sky and Departments in the United States and planetarium shows is available by calling Canada have shown measurable clinical 520-621-STAR (7827) or at the benefits resulting from meditation. Flandrau web site at http://www.flanStarting Dec. 22 Flandrau Science Center is pleased to be the first facility in drau.org. For more information about Meditainment, please see www.meditainthe United States to offer Meditainment sessions to the general public on Monday ment.com.

Useful Birding Contacts
The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory www.sabo.org, 520-432-1388 Huachuca Audubon Society P.O. Box 63, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Tricia Gerrodette, President Maricopa Audubon Society www.maricopaaudubon.org, 480-968-5614 Laurie Nessel Northern Arizona Audubon Society http://nazas.org, 928-639-0491 Herb Henderson, President Prescott Audubon Society http://nazas.org/PAS,, P.O. Box 4156, Prescott, AZ 86302, Jim Morgan, President Sonoran Audubon Society www.sonoranaudubon.org P.O. Box 8068, Glendale, AZ 85312 Chuck Kangas, President Tucson Audubon Society www.tucsonaudubon.org 300 East University Blvd. #120, Tucson, AZ 85705, 520-628-1730, Sonja Macys, Executive Director, Roger Wolf, President White Mountain Audubon Society www.whitemountainaudubon.org 928-367 - 2462 Mary Ellen Bittorf, President Yuma County Audubon Society P.O. Box 6395, Yuma, AZ 85366-6395 John King or Cary Meister

Special Astronomy Events
Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
JAN 18 Winter Stargazing Workshop Hands-on workshop to help you get acquainted with the winter evening skies. Famlies and individuals welcome, space is limited, reserv. req’d. 928-774-3358 ext 267 JAN 19 School is Out and Kids are Free Kids activities all day. Science demos, tours, movies, solar viewing, scavenger hunt & more, 9a-5p, children must be accompanied by an adult. FEB 16 School is Out and Kids are Free Kids activities all day. Science demos, tours, movies, solar viewing, scavenger hunt & more, 9a-5p, children must be accompanied by an adult. Adm: $4 adults; college students, srs, AAA mem. $3.50; ages 5-17 $2. See ad on this page for a 2-FOR-1 discount coupon. 928774-3358

Junk Bond Observatory, Hereford (near Sierra Vista)
JAN 23 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Open to star gazers of all ages. Not necessary to own a telescope, club members will be present to assist & show. Begins at dusk. 520-366-5788 Star Parties will also take place on the following dates: FEB 14 and MAR 12

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

January 16th-18th, 2004

Tours • Seminars • Trade Fair • www.wingsoverwillcox.com
For reservations and information contact: Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

1-800-200-2272 or 520-384-2272 • email: willcoxchamber@vtc.net

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

Annual Birdwatching Events
JAN WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox www.wingsoverwillcox.com, 800-200-2272 MAR SUPERIOR Welcome Back Buzzards htp://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu, 520-689-2811 APRIL TUCSON Hummingbird Festival 800-529-3699 APRIL YUMA Yuma Birding & Nature Festival www.yumabirding.org, 800-293-0071, 928-376-0100 APRIL COTTONWOOD Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival www.birdyverde.org, 928-634-8437 MAY BISBEE Fiesta De Las Aves 520-432-1388 AUG BISBEE Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival swwings@theriver.com, 520-378-0233 SEP SUPERIOR Bye-Bye Buzzards http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu, 520-689-2811


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Experience Mining Life
Tour Bisbee’s Copper Queen Mine
Outfitted in hard hat, miner’s headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the Queen Mine Tour each year... heading underground 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 visitors 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 copper, nearly three million ounces of gold as well as silver, lead and zinc. Mining began in Bisbee in 1877. The mine eventually closed when Phelps Dodge discontinued its operations in the mid-1970s, but it reopened as a tourist attraction in 1976. Five tours depart each day, seven days a week, from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business 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 5-15 and free for children age 4 and under. Group rates are also available for groups of 10 or more and require advanced notice of two weeks. In addition to the Queen Mine Tour, visitors can gain access to the city’s top two attractions, plus enjoy discounts at area merchants, through the Bisbee Visitor Passport. Visitors can purchase the passport for only $17 (including tax), which will serve as their admission tickets to both the Queen Mine Tour and the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. As an added bonus, it features discounts and special offers from more than 15 participating restaurants, hotels and attractions. Visitors can save up to $150 with discounts included in the passport. The passport includes photos of Bisbee and can be kept as a souvenir. It can be used again and again and is transferable. For information on Bisbee’s passport program, contact the Queen Mine Tour toll-free at 866-432-2071, the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum at 520432-7071 or the Bisbee Visitor Center toll-free at 866-2 BISBEE (224-7233). Visitors can also get information on Bisbee’s events, attractions and accommodations at www.bisbeearizona.com. Bisbee is located approximately 90 miles southeast of Tucson.

Nature & Ecology

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

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

Grand Canyon Caverns
Peach Springs, 928-422-3223

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

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

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

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central, Phoenix 602-257-1222

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

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

Colorado River
Arts & Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Central Arizona
Arts & Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arizona Theatre Company

Northern Arizona
Arts & Music

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

502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little House Museum
Springerville, 928-333-2286

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

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

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

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

Navajo County Museum
100 E. Arizona, Holbroook 928-524-6558

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

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

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

Bisbee’s Legendary Queen Mine Underground Tours Van Tours of Surface Mines and the Historic Bisbee District

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

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


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

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

Located immediately south of Bisbee’s Historic District, off the U.S. 80 Interchange.

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

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Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum
Come Visit this Premier Archaeological Site in the scenic White Mountains. Tours daily at 9 & 11am, 2pm. Admission: Adults $5; Students 10-18 & Seniors $4. Under 10 $3 Call to confirm. 318 Main St., Springerville, Az 85938

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Arizona’s first European settlement. Living history programs depicting the 18th century. Museum, schoolhouse, exhibits, gift shop and picnic facilities.


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Central Arizona
History and Heritage

Space, Science & Technology

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

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

12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale 480-860-2700

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

Southern Arizona
Arts & Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Arizona Museum of Art
Tucson, 520-621-7567 History and Heritage

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

Amerind Foundation Museum
P.O. Box 248, Dragoon 520-586-3666 Space, Science & Technology

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


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reid Park Zoo
1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson 520-791-3204

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS: 2,000 Year Old Caskets • Egyptian Polychrome Largest Egyptian Exhibit in the Entire State FRAMED GOLD RECORDS: Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Foghat and more CLASSIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS • CLASSIC HARLEY DAVIDSON & INDIAN MOTORCYCLES



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





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


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


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

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

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


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




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New Cocopah Casino Opens
For a “Total Entertainment” Experience Near Yuma
The Cocopah Indian Tribe proudly announced the opening of their new 98,000 square foot casino located in Somerton, Arizona on December 4, 2003. The new Cocopah Casino, located just minutes south of Yuma, Arizona on highway 95, hosts a variety of amenities that are designed to give customers a “Total Entertainment” experience. The casino contains 475 slot machines, blackjack gaming, a 180-seat restaurant, a sports bar with a 136inch television, a snack bar, bingo, gift shop, a floor bar, and a banquet hall with a stage that may be utilized for meetings or entertainment. Additionally, located close to the casino is the RV Park that allows for overnight parking, convenient access to highway 95, and availability of the casino amenities. The Cocopah Indian Tribe viewed the new facility on December 4, 2003 with a private tribal party. Members of the Tribe were invited to a party sponsored by the casino where they could try the food, the slot machines, the gaming tables, and all of the other offerings of the casino. On December 5, 2003, the casino opened the doors to a “soft” opening that

CENTRAL Apache Gold Casino Resort
5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70, San Carlos 928- 475-7800, 800-APACHE-8
• Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200seat Bingo Hall, Blackjack • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Special Features: Best Western Hotel, Stay and Play Packages, 18-hole golf course w/ driving range, golf school, Pro shop. RV Park with full hookups and dump station. Convenience store. All-purpose Outdoor Pavilion.

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

would allow for new elements of the facility to be fully checked and corrections made to the newly introduced technology within the facility. Upon hearing of the “soft” opening, however, the community packed the facility with over 17,000 visitors the first day. The local response to the new casino was overwhelming, and customers were surprised with the “Las Vegas” style casino located next to the Mexican border. The Grand Opening of the casino was December 12, 2003 with over 21,000 visitors on the first day. A tribal dedication that included songs and dancing preceded the opening of the doors with the Tribal Council cutting the ribbon at 6:00 PM to the light of fireworks, a variety of songs, and the sound of jackpot payoffs after the crown surged through the doors. Other amenities are scheduled for the future, and the new casino will be the center of what will be known in the future as the Cocopah Resort. Plans for various additions to the casino are currently under consideration by the Cocopah Tribal Council with possibly new facilities and amenities to be announced in the near future. You may contact the casino at 1-800-237-5687.

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

NORTHERN Bucky’s Casino & Resort
530 E. Merritt, Prescott 928- 776-1666, 800-SLOTS-44 www.buckyscasino.com
• Slots: 300 • Other Games: Poker (7 Card Stud, Texas Hold’em, Omaha) • Eating Places: 2 Liquor: Yes • Special Features: Next to Prescott Resort Hotel. Free on-site shuttle service. Free busing from Phoenix.

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

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

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

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

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

Hon-Dah Casino

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

Gila River Casino - Lone Butte
1200 S. 56th St., Chandler 520-796-7728, 800-WIN-GILA

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

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

Casino Entertainment
Choose Your Pleasure
Apache Gold 1-800-APACHE 8 Lounge: 12/30-1/3 PYN - Old School & New School, High Energy, Dance, Hip Hop 1/8-10 Raymond Michaels as Elvis Tribute to Elvis Presley 1/16-17 Fire in the Sky - R&B, Motown Hits, Soul 1/23-24 Offsett - Modern & Classic Rock 1/27-31 Doowah Riders - Country Events: 2/1 Super Bowl Party - Really HUGE screen, complimentary All-U-Can-Eat buffet, drink specials, giveaways, door prizes, more! 2/14 Valentine’s Day Party Ceremony for couples to renew their vows with special guests and Sweetheart Dance in the Cabaret, photos for couples and more! BlueWater Resort & Casino 1-800-747-8777 Concerts: 2/14 Roy Clark - Treat your “Valentine” to something special! Roy will feature songs such as If I Had It To Do All Over Again, Yesterday When I Was Young, The Tips Of My Fingers, Riders In The Sky and Through The Eyes Of A Fool. 4/22 Ricky Van Shelton - His songs Wild-Eyed Dream, Living Proof, RVS III and Backroads went platinum as well as his Gospel and Christmas albums. Events: 2/1 Super-Sunday Party Pre-Party in the Dig Lounge begins at 2pm with free appetizers. Food and beverage specials available. Kick-Off for the BIG game at 4pm. Prizes and Giveaways during the game. Desert Diamond 1-866-DDC-WINS 1/8 Elsbeary Hobbs’ Drifters, The Platters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters - Classic 1/14 The Buckingham’s - 60’s music 1/24 Pam Tillis - Country 1/28 The Chippendales - Dance Show 2/14 Valentines Day Temptations 50’s 60’s music Hon-Dah Resort Casino, 1-800-929-8744 1/6-10 PYN “Pretty, Young & Nasty” - Back by popular demand! The hottest R&B and Hip-hop. 1/13-17 Walker Williams Country western music. 1/20-24 Casper - Hopiland reggae from the NAMMY award winning Third Mesa Recording artist. 1/27-31 CrEagles Performing cover songs from The Eagles & Creedence Clearwater Revival. 2/3-7 Young Country The finest mix of contemporary & classic country music around.

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

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

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

SOUTHERN Casino Del Sol
5655 W. Valencia, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435

Blue Water Resort & Casino

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

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

Cocopah Casino
15138 S. Avenue B, Somerton 928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS
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Desert Diamond Casino
S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS

Golden Ha:san Casino
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The Dutch are Coming!
Tour Companies Bring Visitors from Netherlands
by Sylvia Smith Two new tour companies will bring Dutch visitors to our state in 2004. Desert Sojourn Tours based in Tucson and ArizonaPlus in The Netherlands will operate in concert to bring tourists from The Netherlands to Arizona. Peter Van Wingerden (ArizonaPlus) and James R. Smith (Desert Sojourn Tours) are retired IBMers who are turning their extensive marketing, sales and financial expertise to their new venture. Both men are well traveled and qualified for this enterprise. Peter enjoyed a two-year IBM work assignment in Tucson. He has, “a passion for Arizona, for the spectacular scenery, pleasant climate and unique blending of cultures.” His goal is to have many people from his country enjoy this special travel experience. Peter also explains, “It

Celebrate with the Gila River Indian Community
You are invited! Come be an important part of the Gila River Indian Community’s 42nd Annual Mul-Cha-Tha Fair and Rodeo, January 30 - February 1, 2004. This year’s theme “Honoring our Elders for their Dream - Respecting them for the Tradition.” Long ago the O’otham (people) gathered after the harvest to share food, tell stories, connect with relatives and friends and participate in or watch the traditional sporting games such as the foot races, toka (a stick ballgame played by the women) or games of chance. Today’s Mul-Cha-Tha Fair and Rodeo, established since 1962, includes a senior and junior rodeo, “Battle of the Bands”

Mul-Cha-Tha Fair and Rodeo

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

Visit one of the most popular rest areas in the Coconino National Forest...

on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff). Open Year Round

is quite an experience for people from a country less than 1/6 the size of Arizona and over 16 million people to see these wide open spaces and spectacular views.” James has lived in Tucson for twentyfour years and loves all of Arizona. He enjoyed a five-year IBM assignment in Paris, France and has traveled extensively through Europe. James is aware of what Europeans expect in their travels and believes “we are offering a tour experience that will exceed those expectations.” On these 14-day tours, (the first in April, 2004 with three others to follow) the Dutch tourists will be treated to meticulously planned venues. They will begin in Tucson for a few days enjoying the Sonoran Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, hiking and a western cookout. They will spend a day in Tombstone before departing for our great northern country and the Grand Canyon. The tour will travel through the Navajo Nation seeing Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Hubbell Trading Post and other places of interest. In Page they will hear an in-depth presentation at the John Wesley Powell museum on the history of the area followed by a visit to Antelope Canyon. Las Vegas will add a change of pace for a couple days before they travel through Arizona’s spectacular red rock country. The tour will end in Phoenix at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Hopefully they will return home with memories of Arizona’s warm, sunny days and breathtaking sunsets in their hearts and a wish to come again! For more information, please call Desert Sojourn Tours at 520-869-7597.
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of Waila music (Chickenscratch), sports tournaments, PowWow, cultural dance presentations and demonstrations, parade, 5/10K Walk/Run, arts and crafts, and carnival rides. And the FOOD!...from traditional to snowcones. Directions: Approximately 30 miles southeast of Phoenix on I-10, Casa Blanca Road Exit 175, watch for signage arrow to Sacaton, approximately 4.7 miles to Seed Farm Road and follow signs to public parking for the Fair and Rodeo. For more information contact the Gila River Indian Community Recreation Department at 520-5626087/6092.


Hoop Dance Contest
World Championship at Heard Museum
The Heard Museum’s 14th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb 7 & 8, 2004. The chance to clinch the World Champion Hoop Dancer title draws together the very best Native hoop dancers from throughout the United States and Canada for one spectacular weekend of athleticism, speed and grace. For the fourth consecutive year, a Canadian holds the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer. Lisa Odjig, Odawa/Ojibwa, from Wikwemikong, Ontario, Canada, is expected to return and defend the title. Odjig wowed nearly 10,000 spectators when she captured her first World Champion Hoop Dancer title in February 2000. Over the years, the intertribal hoop dance has grown to incorporate creative designs, difficult manipulations of the hoops and intricate footwork. Each dancer presents a unique variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of his or her distinct traditions and cultures. Individual routines are presented using as few as four to as many as 50 hoops, which are shaped to create a variety of designs including animals, butterflies and globes. Competitors perform in five divisions including Tiny Tot (under 5 years), Youth (5 to 12), Teen (13 to 17), Adult (18 and older) and Senior (40 years and older). There is a 10am Grand Entry both Saturday and Sunday. Competition will go until approximately 5 pm on Saturday. The Adult final rounds will begin at noon on Sunday. The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is held in the Heard Museum’s outdoor grass amphitheater and grounds and is sponsored by Casino Arizona. The museum is located at 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. The cost per day, which includes event and museum admission, is $7 general; $6 for seniors (65+); $3 for children (4-12); $5 for Heard Museum members and Native Americans with proof of tribal enrollment; and FREE for children under 4. For more information, please call 602-252-8848 or log on to www.heard.org.

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Winter Storytelling
At Homolovi Ruins State Park
On January 10, 2004 Homolovi Ruins State Park hosts the “Navajo Traditional String Figures and Games Workshop.” Join Navajo students in the tradition of using “cat’s cradle” figures to illustrate winter storytelling from 10am to 3pm at the park visitor center. Martha Lee, Navajo Culture teacher at Seba Delkai (Dalkai?), provides instruction for the program. This is the fourth time the park has offered the program, which can only be held in the winter. In traditional Navajo families every family member will have their string ready by December. Navajo String Games start with the first snow, when the spider goes into hibernation, and end with the first thunderclap of the coming spring. The games teach dexterity, patience, and increase memory skill. From their elders, Navajo children learn from stories around the campfire during the winter months. Storytelling provides entertainment, teaches past events and cultural norms about behavior, cosmology, sacred training, and ethics and morals. The complexity of the Navajo language and storytelling make the tales almost like a code that must be heard many times over before the meaning is completely revealed. Some storytelling remains a part of the Navajo String Games. The workshop is limited to 25-30 people. The price is $10 for the first family member, $5 for each additional family member, which includes the Park entrance fee. Rangers recommend participants make reservations by calling 928289-4106. All State parks are open, for information on Events call 1-800-2853703 or see our webpage at www.azstateparks.com.

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Winter Fun in Santa Fe!
A Family Vacation Destination
A trip to Santa Fe offers the whole family something a little different than the typical family vacation. Rather than crowded malls and long lift lines, Santa Fe offers cultural adventure, outdoor activities and some of the best skiing in New Mexico. Ski Santa Fe is the perfect ski destination for all ages and all levels of skiing experience. Lift lines are virtually nonexistent with seven chairlifts with a capacity of 7800 per hour. The Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center has a full-service children’s complex complete with nursery and childcare for three months to three years old. For the four to nine year old range, the ski school offers lessons and a rope tow, as well as a lunchroom and entertaining playroom and snow plan areas. Ski Santa Fe is only minutes from historic downtown amidst the unspoiled beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. For current ski conditions, call 505-9839155 or go to www.skisantafe.com for detailed information about pricing and events. Santa Fe Children’s Museum is a wonderful family experience with an emphasis on interactive hands-on exhibits. The museum calendar includes exciting events throughout the week including art and science projects, earthworks activities and Kid’s Night Out on one Friday each month. On Sunday, February 23rd, join the museum in celebration of their 13th birthday party. There will be free admission, birthday cake, face painting and music all afternoon. For more information call 505-9898359 or go to www.santafechildrensmuseum.org. Bandelier National Monument is the perfect cultural adventure for all ages. This 32,000-acre monument boast 70 miles of hiking and backpacking trails that meander among hundreds of ancient Anasazi ruins and cliff dwellings. Hiking, picnicking, birdwatching and walking among the ruins are accessible yearround. Bandelier is located 48 miles from Santa Fe. Detailed information can be found on the national park service website: www.nps.gov/band Exceptional values in lodging: Hampton Inn: 3625 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, 505-4743900, www.travelsouthwest.com Free breakfast buffet, indoor recreation area with pool, spa, sauna and fitness center. AAA Three Diamond and earn Hhonors Points and Miles. Comfort Inn: 4312 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, 505-4747330, www.travelsouthwest.com 2003 Choice Hotels award winning hotel. Free deluxe continental breakfast, spacious mini-suites and indoor pool. AAA Three Diamond.

Country Club Estates
Puts Deming on Southwest Retirement Map
Beginning as a Native American settlement of the Mimbres Indians famous for their artistic pottery, Deming, New Mexico has all the historic earmarks of a typical western town. This wild west outpost was fortunately well located and became the site of a Butterfield Stage Trail stop and then part of the Southern Pacific railway system. With its future assured as a regional center in the Southern part of New Mexico, Deming grew to the community it is today. Just 3 hours east of Tucson on I-10, near the Mexican border, Deming has a small town atmosphere with friendly residents and a sense of pride in the cleanliness and accomplishments of the city. But there is an equally big city attitude toward providing the amenities that residents desire. Golfers find the public 18-hole golf course challenging with 2 lakes, a driving range, putting and pitching holes. The private Country Club offers anytime golf, racquetball, swimming, and a full service restaurant for $90.00/mo! The community Learning Center has degree programs as well as alternative classes in computer, photography, business, etc. The city has provided a safe, central walking park which extends to shopping and restaurants nearby. There is a YWCA, an Aquatic Center, a new Fitness Center, a Super Wal-Mart, and a Senior Center that offers many activities such as line dancing, bingo, bridge, yoga, lapidary, photography, and daily lunch. Deming has theater groups, coffee and antique shops, and a large volunteer group involved in the Museum, Senior Center and schools. Country Club Estates is 2 miles from the golf course. This active 55+ adult neighborhood community blends pueblo and Spanish styles in a variety of stucco homes with outstanding native landscaping. There is a clubhouse for group meetings, potlucks, and activities such as weaving. All are sponsored by the Homeowners Association, presently at $150.00/year. Currently in Phase II of their building project, there are 90+ homes constructed out of 313 lots on 80 acres. Twelve floor plans are available and all can be customized to exact specifications. The prices and the property taxes are very attractive... so is the sunshine, clean air and great water! Don’t miss the Open House January 24! They’d love to show you some of their fine homes and friendly hospitality. Deming is a wonderful day trip or maybe a new hometown! For further information about the Open House please call 1-800-368-9058 or visit their website www.santafestyle.com/

Coming Up in Santa Fe
FEB 13 One Person Exhibit: Gena Fowler Santa Fe Clay - Gena Fowler’s life size sculptures on exhibit, most sculptures based on real people, works have received rave reviews. 505-984-1122 FEB 13-AUG 31 Manton de Manilla Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - Spanish colonial shawls & costumes, beautiful embroidery, silks & designs, learn the history & heritage of these works of art. 505-9822226 FEB 22 Folk Art in Winter Museum of International Folk Art - Hands-on projects for all ages. Storytelling with Ramona King and book making with Carol Tyroler, adm varies. 505-476-1200 MAR 7 Newport Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour The Lensic Theatre - Tour features Jazz greats i.e.: Randy Becker, James Moody, James Carter, Cedar Walton, $20-$55. 505988-1234 APR 21-22 Cirque Eloize - Nomade An Acrobatic Fantasy The Lensic Theatre - Festive celebration of song & dance, and adventure into a world of Fellini-esque characters & virtuoso performers. 505-984-8759 JUN 23-26 55th Annual Rodeo de Santa Fe Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds - One of the top 100 rodeos in the nation, carnival, big time rodeo - small town feeling, each night 7p-9p then matinee on Saturday 2p, $8. 505-4714300


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Arizona Vineyards 1830 E. Patagonia Hwy. Nogales, AZ 85621 520-287-7972; Fax 520-287-2730 Gargoyle Mead & Cider 3522 W. Calavar Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85023 602-843-4337 Colibri Vineyard & Winery 2825 W. Hilltop Rd. Portal, AZ 85632 520-558-2401 azvino@aol.com Whispering Peak Vineyards 10467 E. Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85259 800-625-2610 or 602-614-8100; Fax 602614-8640 whisperingpeak@usawines.com

Fallbrook Winery 2554 Via Rancheros, Fallbrook, CA 92028 760-728-0156; 760-728-9116 jjalonge@aol.com Mon-Fri 10a-4p; weekends by appointment Tasting $5 & Tours J. Jenkins Winery 1255 Julian Orchards Drive Julian, CA 92036, 760-765-3267 jenkinswinery@earthlink.net Sat-Sun 11a-5p Tasting $2.50, includes glass Schwaesdall Winery 17677 Rancho de Oro, Ramona, CA 92065 760-789-7547 john@ramonawinery.com Sat-Sun 10a-6p, Tasting

Santa Fe Vineyards Route 1 Espanola, NM 87532 Phone/Fax 505-753-8100 Daily, 10a-5p; Sun noon-5p Balagna Winery 223 Rio Bravo Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544 505-672-3678; Fax 505-672-1482 Daily, noon-6p Tasting Ponderosa Valley Vineyards 3171 Highway 290 Ponderosa, NM 87044 800-946-3657 or (505) 834-7487 Fax: (505) 834-7073 winemaker@ponderosawinery.com Tue-Sat, 10a-5p; Sun non –5p Tasting & Tours

Surface Creek Winery 1297 Hwy 65, Eckert, CO 81418 970-835-9463 winery@surfacecreek.com Summer/ Daily 11a-5p Rocky Hill Winery 18380 S. Hwy 550 Montrose, CO 81401 970-249-3765; Fax 970-249-5652 rockyhill@montrose.net Summer/ Daily 10a-6p; Winter/ Mon-Sat noon-6p, Sun noon-4p Tasting Cottonwood Cellars 5482 Hwy 348 Olathe, CO 81425 970-323-6224; Fax 970-323-6182 cottonwoodwines@cs.com May-Sept/ Wed-Sat 11a-6p; Oct-Apr/ Fri-Sat 11a-5p; Jan-Mar/ Closed, Tasting Canyon Wind Cellars 3907 North River Rd. Palisade, CO 81526 970-464-0888 Fax: (970) 464- 7920 canyonwind@gvii.net Daily 10a-5p Tasting & Tours Colorado Cellars 3553 E Road, Palisade, CO 81526 800-848-2812 or 970-464-7921; Fax 970970-464-0574 Mon-Fri 9a-4p; Sat noon-4p Tasting Garfield Estates Winery 3572 G Road Palisade, CO 81526 970-464-0941; Fax 970-464-4890 info@garfieldestates.com Daily 11a-5p Tasting & Tours

Ft. Bowie Vineyards 156 N. Jefferson Bowie, AZ 85695 888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593 Nuts4u@vtc.net Mon-Sat 10a-5p San Dominique Winery I-17 & Hwy 169 Camp Verde, AZ 85322 602-945-8583 sales@garlicloversparadise.com Daily 10a-5p Kokopelli Winery/ Paradise Valley Vineyards 35 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-792-6927; Fax 480-792-9256 azkokowine@aol.com Callaghan Vineyards 336 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 Phone/Fax 520-455-5322 callaghan@dakotacom.net Hours by appointment Domaines Ellam HC1 Box 46, Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-4734; Fax 520-455-9309 info@elginwines.com Sonoita Vineyards Elgin-Canelo Rd. Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-5893; Fax 520-797-7613 Sonoitavineyard@cs.com Daily, 10a-4p Village of Elgin Winery 471 Elgin Rd. Elgin, AZ 85611 Phone/Fax 520-455-9309 info@elginwines.com Florence Vineyards 19432 E. Diversioin Dam Rd. Florence, AZ 85232 520-868-4544; Fax 520-868-412 delbert-lewis@azfamily.com Dos Cabezas Winery Wayward Winds Rd. Kansas Settlement, AZ 85643 Phone/Fax 520-455-5369 Doscabezas@theriver.com Hours by appointment Palo Verde Winery 11620 N. Benjamin Rd. Kingman, AZ 86401 520-757-8320 winery@ctaz.com Hours: by appointment Tasting & Tours

Echo Canyon P.O. Box 10411 Sedona, AZ 86366 520-282-1794 Santa Cruz Winery/Kosher Wines Sonoita, AZ 85637 602-455-5375; Fax 602-455-5736 Terre Rossa Vineyards 6770 E. Calle Mercurio Tucson, AZ 85710 602-750-8962 Charron Vineyards 18585 S. Sonoita Hwy Vail, AZ 85641 520-762-8585 charronvineyards@theriver.com Dark Mountain Brewery & Winery (formerly R.W. Webb Winery) 13605 E. Benson Hwy Vail, AZ 85641 520-762-5777; Fax 520-762-5898 dmbrew@azstarnet.com Mon-Sat 10a-6p; Sun Noon-6p Tours & Tasting

Jory Winery (also see Jory Winery in California) PO Box 5752, Santa Fe, NM 87502 800-632-8059; Fax 888-782-9463 jorywinery@aol.com or vinonero@aol.com Santa Fe Tasting Room 235 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 505-982-3474 Daily, 11a-5:30p, Sun noon-5p Black Mesa Winery 1502 Highway 68 Velarde, NM 87582 800-852-6372 or 505-852-2820 info@blackmesawinery.com Daily 10a-6p; Sun noon-6p, Tasting

Bellefleur Winery & Restaurant 5610 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-603-1919; Fax 760-603-8465 info@bellefleur.com Belle Marie Winery 26312 Mesa Rock Rd. Escondido, CA 92026 760-796-7557; Fax 760-796-7558 info@bellemarie.com Daily 11a-6p; closed Tue and major holidays. Tasting $5, includes souvenir glass; Tours by appointment Deer Park Winery also see Deer Park (Napa) 29013 Champagne Blvd. Escondido, CA 92026 760-749-1666; Fax 760-751-1666 deerpark@k-online.com Daily 10a-5p Tasting $5, includes glass; Self guided tours Ferrara Winery 1120 W. 15th St. Escondido, CA 92025 760-745-7632 Daily 10a-5p Tasting

Castle Creek Winery Mile Post 14 Hwy 128, Moab, UT 84532 866-812-2002 / 435-259-3332; Fax 435-259-5050 info@redcliffslodge.com , Tasting, Tours Native Wines 72 S. 500 W. #63 Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 435-462-9261; Fax 435-462-9261 natvwine@cut.net Sat noon-6p & by appointment Spanish Valley Vineyards & Winery 4710 S. Zimmerman Lane Moab, UT 84532, 435-259-8134 SpanishValleyVineyards@Yahoo.com Mon-Sat noon-7p & by appointment Free tasting wi/ purchase, Tours by request Summum 707 Genesee Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84104 801-355-0137, bernie@summum.org William Cooper Winery 976 S. 800 E Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-575-2110

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Visit Mazatlan...
A City of Variety
Imagine strolling down a long beach with the feel of the sand between your toes and the reflection of the sun making the water look as if drenched in diamonds... Now imagine returning to your hotel, changing clothes and heading off to enjoy nightlife in the city. You can find all of this when you stay in Mazatlan, Mexico. Mazatlan is a Pacific port town, situated right at the mouth of the Sea of Cortez. As such, it is perfectly located for those looking for a sport-based vacation. Rent a kayak, jet ski or sailboat. Go snorkeling, scuba diving or sport fishing. Head to land for horseback riding or golf. Whatever your preference, you’ll find an opportunity to indulge in Mazatlan. When you wish for a bit of peace and quiet you can sit on the levee of the Malecon and watch the sun set over the Pacific, a perfect start to a fun-filled evening. The Malecon, Mazatlan’s waterfront street, stretches for miles. There you will find many beachfront restaurants as well as discos, night clubs and hotels. Plan to visit in February for Carnaval in Mazatlan, the oldest carnival in Mexico and the third largest in the hemisphere after Rio and New Orleans. Mazatlan, however, is more than discos and beaches. Its cultural legacy includes the first Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century and the German and French immigration in the 18th century. Among the attractions to visit are the Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan, the mining town of Capoa founded in 1565, and Mexcalititlan, the cradle of the Mexicas, which were the founders of the Aztec empire. If you are looking for a place to relax and have fun while at the same time rejuvenating mind and body, consider a stay at El Eden Resort. Located near Mazatlan, El Eden offers a virgin beach, outside heated pool, gym facility and sports courts. Under the all-inclusive price you will also enjoy massages, hydrotherapy treatments, mud baths, vegetarian meals and other holistic therapies - or if you suffer from more serious ailments such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, or addictions, the professional medical staff specializes in treatments for these problems. For more information about Mazatlan or the state of Sinaloa, call the Sinaloa Tourism Office at 888-643-6409. To learn more about El Eden Resort visit the website www.eden.org.mx or call toll free 1-888-217-6701.

Buying Real Estate in Mexico
Foreign nationals may own or obtain use rights on real estate in Mexico subject to certain conditions. The number one consideration is the geographical location of the property; that will determine whether it can actually be owned in fee simple title or whether you will be restricted to the right to use the property for a certain number of years. There is a “Restricted Zone” that covers 100 kilometers from the Northern and Southern borders and 50 kilometers from seashores. In that zone, nonMexican citizens can obtain only the rights of use and enjoyment of real estate through Real Estate Trusts. Outside the “Restricted Zone” foreigners can acquire full, fee simple ownership of real estate if certain conditions are met: the property is urban, a permit has been obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the use has been legally defined and recorded before a Notary Public for registration in the Public Registry of Property. There are special matters to take into account if land is involved that was part of the Ejido system (communal land) and it is recommended to consult with a lawyer who is specialized in that field. In Mexico Notaries Public are Attorneys at Law. They are authorized to authenticate legal acts and judicial facts and to advise buyers and sellers in regards to legal compliance and applicable taxes. Mexico has legal procedures for protecting parties in real estate transactions that are similar to the US. For example, the Conditional Deposit is similar to an Escrow Account. The United States’ Departments of Real Estate do not regulate real estate transactions in Mexico. They do, however, require proper real estate licenses of anyone who directly advertises Mexican properties to US residents. Also, many states - except California - require that developments such as planned communities, time-shares and condos must apply for a public report before they may be promoted. The report is written by the appropriate State Department of Real Estate and prospective buyers should ask for a copy to study. This information is meant as a brief introduction only. All those interested in purchasing property in Mexico should consult with appropriate legal counsel. For more information on buying real estate in Sonora, please contact the Sonora State Government Office of Tourism Development at 1-800-4 SONORA.

Average Air Temperatures San Carlos, Mexico
January ........................70° February .....................70° March ..........................75° April ............................80° May ..............................85° June .............................90° July ...............................95° August .......................100° September ................105° October ......................90° November ..................80° December ...................70°

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CENTRAL Apache Junction Apache Gardens Home Communities 1617 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-288-0311 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 105 spaces. Pets allowed. CATV Cherokee Village 205 40 E. Apache Trail, 480-986-4132 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 97 sites. Pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hookup, rec hall, game room, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicapped access, LP gas. Age restrictions. Country Villa Home Community 2325 W. Virginia, 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 70 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, rec hall, game room, handicap access, heated pool, horseshoe court. Desert Queen Mobile Home Park 310 N. Ocotillo Dr., 480-982-2300 Gold Canyon RV and Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 480-982-5800, 877-465-3226 www.rvresortarizona.com goldcanyonrv@aol.com 754 RV sites, full hookups. Age restrictions, electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, wireless internet available. LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, billiard room, recreation hall, classrooms, swimming, handiaccess, organized activities, computer lab, modem friendly, restroom, showers, sauna, & steam room. 9 hole golf course & golf shop. Ironwood Mobile Home Park 1280 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-982-3413 www.azrvresorts.net, osprops@aol.com 61 RV sites, full hookups. Clubhouse with patio, spa, and BBQ. Billiards room, restrooms, shower, laundry and kitchen. Swimming pool.

Melrose Home Community 355 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 25 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, restrooms, showers, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall. Park Place East RV Resort 146 N. Merrill Rd. #47, 480-986-2378 stanmag@webtv.net 173 sites, full hookups. Pool hall, laundry room, rec hall, shuffleboard, horseshoes, restrooms, showers. Pets with some restrictions, age restrictions. Santa Fe RV Park 1800 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-983-3299 110 spaces, full hookups. Swimming pool, hot tub, laundry, clubhouse, shuffleboard, horseshoes, paved roads, cement patios. Star Valley Ranch Resorts 950 S. Meridian Rd, 480-986-0699 55+, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court, planned recreational activities, seasonal sites, modem friendly, and phone service at the site. Sundowner Home Community 105 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 114 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, CATV, game room, rec hall, heated pool, horseshoe court, shuffleboard. Sunrise RV Resort 1403 W Broadway Ave 480-983-2500, 877-633-3133 www.rvresortarizona.com sunriserv@aol.com 501 sites, full hookups. Age restrictions. Modem hookup. Laundry, exercise room, library, woodshop, billiard room, game & craft room. Tennis, shuffleboard and pickleball courts. Recreation hall. Planned activities. Heated pool and hot tub. Pets allowed in pet area.

Wickiup Home Community 2015 E. Old West Hwy., 480-982-6604 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 111 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, showers, restrooms, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, pool tables, bingo, cards, rec hall, shuffleboard, planned activities, beautiful view of the mountains. Casa Grande Casita Verde 2200 N. Trekell Rd., 520-836-9031 www.rvinthesun.com casitaverde@cgmailbox.com 192 spaces. Pets allowed. Age restriction. Cable TV, LP gas, showers, handicapped accessible, dump station, internet hook up, restrooms, pool, game room, laundry and rec room. Activity director on property and park model rentals available. Fiesta Grande-An RV Resort 1511 E. Florence Blvd 520-836-7222, 888-934-3782 www.rvinthesun.com fstacwbk@casagrande.com 767 sites. Age and pet restrictions, no tents. Patios, full hookups, city water, modem hu/site. Wireless internet access. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Heated pool, spa, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, security, public phone, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Park model rentals and sales. Az Tourist News is distributed statewide at participating JB’s Restaurants.
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Foothills West RV Resort 19501 W. Hopi Drive, 520-836-2531 www.rvinthesun.com foothillswestrv@netbeam.net 192 sites, full hookups. Laundromat, public phone, On-line access, water and pop machine, individual computer tutoring, outdoor heated pool and spa, shuffleboard, bingo, card games, horseshoes, bocce ball and putting green. Wireless internet access available. Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd 520-421-7000, 800-421-7004 www.palmcreekgolf.com info@palmcreek.com 1600 RV sites, active adult (55+), luxury resort. All amenities - 18 hole golf course, pro shop, headed pool, spa, clubhouse, baseball diamond, rec hall, lawn bowling, 8 tennis courts, shuffleboard, billiards, exercise rm, game rm, crafts rms, computer ctr, wireless internet, planned activities. Gravel sites, patios, full hookups (30/50 amps), city water, CATV, laundry, 24 hour security. El Mirage Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort 11201 N. El Mirage Rd. 623-583-0464, 800-445-4115 www.rvresortarizona.com puebloelmiragerv@aol.com 1075 site. Full hookups. 95 mobile home sites. In-park manager, social director, elegant club house with lounge, library and billiards, 18 hole Fuzzy Zoeler championship golf course, driving range and putting green, rec center, 2 jacuzzis and 2 saunas, large swimming pool, lawn bowling green, tennis and shuffleboard.

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

1511 E. Florence Blvd 520-836-7222, 888-934-3782 www.rvinthesun.com fstacwbk@casagrande.com
767 sites. Age and pet restrictions, no tents. Patios, full hookups, city water, modem hu/site. Wireless internet access. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Heated pool, spa, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, security, public phone, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Park model rentals and sales.

19501 W. Hopi Drive, 520-836-2531 www.rvinthesun.com foothillswestrv@netbeam.net
192 sites, full hookups. Laundromat, public phone, On-line access, water and pop machine, individual computer tutoring, outdoor heated pool and spa, shuffleboard, bingo, card games, horseshoes, bocce ball and putting green. Wireless internet access available.

306 S. Recker Rd., Mesa Heated Pool, Game Room, Hot Tub & More! Higley Exit off US 60 • 480-830-1080 2015 E. Old West Hwy, Apache Junction Game Room with Pool Tables, Rec Hall, Activities, Mountain View! Exit 197 off US 60 • 480-982-6604



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Mesa Ambassador Downs 2345 E. Main St., 480-964-8315 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 167 spaces. Cable TV, rec hall, game room, laundry, restrooms, showers, LP gas, handicapped access. Age and pet restrictions. Deserama Mobile Ranch 2434 E. Main St., 480-964-8850 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 140 spaces. Age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game room, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard. Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990, 800-999-4990 www.goodliferv.com info@goodliferv.com 1163 RV sites, age restrictions, pet restrictions, 24 rental units, patios, full hookups, city water and sewage, cable TV available, restrooms, showers, public phone, laundry, security. 2 heated pools and spas, shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green, tennis courts, rec hall, computer lab, health club, silversmith and ceramics, library, pool hall, weekly entertainment and dances. Post office on site. Orangewood Shadows RV Resort 3165 E. University Drive 480-832-9080, 800-826-0909 www.orangewoodshadows.com orangewoodshadows@aol.com 474 RV sites, 55+, 100 full hookups, city water. Restrooms & showers, public phone, security, laundry. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Park Place Community Resort 306 S. Recker Rd., 480-830-1080 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 287 spaces. Pets allowed, age restriction, LP gas, showers, restrooms, game room, laundry, rec hall, handicap access, internet hook-up, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, putt-putt golf.

Towerpoint Resort 4860 East Main 480-832-4996, 800-444-4996 www.towerpointresort.com tpresort@towerpointresort.com 1115 RV sites, 55+, pet restrictions, handi-access, modem hu/office. Restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, game room, rec hall, & planned activities. San Carlos Apache Gold RV Park P.O. Box 1210 928-475-7800, 877-APACHE-8 www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com casino@cybertrails.com 60 sites, full hookups. Pets welcome! Cable TV, showers, laundry, heated pool and jacuzzi, within walking distance of the casino. COLORADO RIVER REGION Blythe Rancho Ventana RV Resort 4410 N. Arrowhead, 760-921-3600 www.ranchoventanarv.com ranchoventanarv@i10net.com Country club living at a fraction of the price! Located on 18 hole golf course, gated community. 212 sites, 30/50AMP, sewer, water, cable TV, internet hookup, natural gas, telephone. Laundry, restroom, showers, clubhouse with kitchen, heated pool, jacuzzi, pool table, ping-pong, horseshoes, golf tournaments. Age restricted, open October April.

Mesa’s Good Life RV Resort
Come to Play, Come to Stay
While visiting Arizona this winter, make Good Life your home base. Located in Mesa, just west of the beautiful Superstition Mountains, Good Life is ideally located to all the Central Arizona attractions and offers 1,163 spaces with full hook-ups, with cable TV and telephone hook-ups available. In addition, Good Life has an on-site Sales and Rental Office with 23 units for rent as well as residents’ units. If you are looking for a clean, fun-filled, active RV resort, make the award-winning Good Life RV Resort your Arizona destination that is pet friendly. Good Life offers one of the area’s most extensive activities and events programs. Additionally, we feature one of the largest ballrooms in the area and host square and round dances with top-name callers as well as a weekly 50’s & 60’s dance. Get fit and stay fit. If not dancing, try our water aerobics and other exercise classes or go it alone in our on-site Health Club. Furthermore, the resort has two heated swimming pools as well as two heated spas. Our lighted tennis and shuffleboard courts feature 2 and 24 courts respectively. That combined with our 9-table Billiard Room, Horseshoe area, Putting Green w/ Driving nets, a Library and picnic areas with gas BBQs make it very difficult to be bored. If you are a craftsperson, give our lapidary, silversmith, woodworking and ceramics workshops a try. Our resort offers three (3) restroom, shower and Laundromat facilities that are located throughout the resort and are always spotless. In addition, Good Life is under contract to operate a United States Post Office on-site for your convenience as well as an on-site Travel Agency. Finally, for your spiritual well-being, Good Life has a non-denominational church service each Sunday. So look no further, come and explore all the area has to offer with terrific local fishing, tours, shopping, restaurants, sporting events and much more. Why wait any longer? Start enjoying the Good Life now and find out why RVer’s Come to Play and Come to Stay! We are an American Automobile Association (AAA) rated resort and a Good Sam member that offers very affordable rates, for daily, weekly, monthly or annual stays. Also, we offer a 3 and 4 month discounted rate. Please be aware that Good Life has certain age restrictions. For more information, you can contact us at 800-999-4990 and 480832-4990 or email us at info@GoodLifeRV.com.

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Free Camping & RV Resources
• Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument is Cottonwood Campground, just 1/2 mile south of the Visitor Center. There are 104 RV and tent sites available on a first come, first served basis. Facilities are open from April to October and there are flush toilets, picnic tables and drinking water available. No fee required to stay here. Adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge on the North Kaibab Trail. Chinle, Arizona • Unless posted, many Wal-Mart stores allow RVers to spend the night for free in their parking lot. Please look for signs indicating otherwise. • Sedona/Cottonwood Area - There is government land located between Sedona and Cottonwood that permit up to two weeks for RVers and campers to stay in the middle of desert range land with the occasional cattle herds crossing. Dump stations and groceries are available in nearby Cottonwood. • Globe - Apache Gold Casino, 7 1/2 miles east of Globe on Highway 70 permits free overnight parking in the parking lot. The RV Park charges a fee; there is a dump station available there. • Kayenta - Free camping is available at Navajo National Monument, located only 30 miles from Kayenta. The primitive campsite has 30 paved sites to accommodate RVs up to 25 feet. Facilities are limited but offer a bathroom and drinking water. • Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino just south of Phoenix permits overnight stays in the parking lot. • Yuma Public Lands - Contact the Bureau of Land Management, 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85365 or call 520-317-3200.

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

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

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

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

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

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Bullhead City River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave., 928-754-2121 www.rivercityrvpark.com We offer 132 spaces for the value conscious traveler. Utilities and cable are free, as well as the heated pool, rec hall, exercise room, games, clean showers and restrooms, and outside picnic area. Horseshoes and mini golf are also free. Laundry facilities, phones, vending machine, ice machines and propane service is available at a small cost. 30/ 50 amp service. Free email available. El Centro Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd. 760-352-7061, 800-545-6481 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com info@westwindrvgolfresort.com 500 sites. Cable TV, cafe, country store, heated pool and spa, laundry room, shuffleboard, library, clubroom, billiards room, golf course and golf shop, horseshoes, lakes Ft. Mojave Moon River RV Resort 1325 Boundary Cone Road 928-788-6666, 866-768-1649 www.moonriverresort.com moonriver@citlink.net 84 sites, full-hookups. Nearby marina, golf courses, casino shuttle bus. Store, large clubhouse with kitchen, library, laundry, showers, heated pool, fishing pond, scheduled activities.

Hope Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort 60650 E. Hwy. 60 928-859-3187, 800-569-6027 www.ramblinroads.com ramblinroads@tds.net 178 full hookup RV spaces. Laundry, showers, restrooms, telephone hook-up available, recreational facilities, minimart, gas/diesel/propane. 18 hole desert golf course. Shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green. Lake Havasu City Havasu RV Resort 1905 Victoria Farms Rd. 928-764-2020, 877-407-2020 www.havasurvresort.com sales@havasurvresort.com NEW!! Opening January 2004. Views of lake and mountains. 169 oversized lots for purchase or rent. Spacious clubhouse with many amenities and large covered patio adjacent to game area. Heated pool and jacuzzi overlook the 9 hole putting green with water feature. We have it all including 100 amps, big rig sites, internet hookups, and pet friendly. Our city caters to our RV visitors. Many activities including a new senior center are in town.

Yuma Cactus Gardens RV Park 10657 S Avenue 9 E, 928-342-9188 www.rvinthesun.com cactus@digitaldune.net 480 space park, shopping within 5 min, heated pool & jacuzzi, activities galore and great staff. Yuma Foothills. Computer rooms and wireless internet access. Park model rental and sales available. Capri Mobile Park 3380 S. 4th Ave., 928-726-0959 www.rvinthesun.com caprirv@digitaldune.net 203 RV spaces. cable TV, phones, sewer & water, outdoor swimming pool & spa, showers, club house with kitchen, lighted shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, card room. Activity director on site. Caravan Oasis Resort 10500 E. Frontage Road 928-342-1480, 800-342-1480 www.caravanoasisresort.com lasquintas1@aol.com 460 RV sites. Pets allowed. Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry.

Desert Paradise RV Resort 10537 S. Ave. 9E, 928-342-9313 www.rvinthesun.com desert@digitaldune.net 260 spaces, pull thru spaces with 50 AMP service. Full hookups. Heated pool and spa, paved roads, pets welcome, rec hall, full kitchen, restrooms and showers, laundry, phone hookups, propane delivery, shuffleboard, horseshoes, pool tables, planned activities with activities director on property, entertainment. Computer room and wireless internet access. Park model sales. Las Quintas Resort 10442 E. Frontage Road 877-975-9005, 928-305-9005 www.caravanoasisresort.com lasquintas1@aol.com 460 RV sites. Age restrictions, pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry. Mesa Verde RV Park 3649 S 4th Ave, 928-726-5814 www.rvinthesun.com mesaverde@digitaldune.net 262 sites, laundry, restrooms, showers, 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, 6 shuffleboard court, rec hall. Activities. Sun Vista RV Resort 7201 E. Hwy 80 928-726-8920, 800-423-8382 www.sunvistarvresort.com funtimes@sunvistarvresort.com 1230 RV spaces complete with indoor/outdoor heated pools and jacuzzi. Amenities include Cable TV, LP Gas, showers, handicap access, rec/game hall, internet hookup. Suni Sands RV Resort 1960 E. 32nd St., 928-726-5941 www.rvinthesun.com suni@digitaldune.net 320 RV spaces. Pull thrus available. Large clubhouse, swimming pool and therapy spa, activity and computer center with wireless internet access, shuffleboard, horseshoes, golf practice cage. RV rentals available.

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Villa Alameda RV Resort 3547 S. Ave. 5E, 928-344-8081 302 RV spaces. Citrus trees on every site and a perimeter security wall. Very quiet yet close to town. Swimming pool, spa, laundry facilities, shuffleboard and horseshoes, cable television, and planned activities. Pets are welcome. Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. 928-342-2992, 866-440-2992 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com info@westwindrvgolfresort.com shsurian@aol.com 1075 sites. Laundry, showers, restrooms, 3 par 9 hole golf course, pro shop, activity office, library, email station, craft room, billiard room, lounge, ballroom, fitness center, shuffleboard court, volleyball court, cafe. NORTH Camp Verde Distant Drums RV Resort 583 W. Middle Verde Rd. 928-554-0444, 877-577-5505 www.distantdrumsrvresort.com garyd@commspeed.net 158 sites. Full hookups, level concrete pads. Cable TV, phone / internet, landscaped grounds, pool / spa, convenience store.

Zane Grey RV Park 4500 E. Highway 260 928-567-4320, 800-235-0608 www.zanegreyrvpark.com info@zanegreyrvpark.com From I-17 (exit 287) east on Hwy. 260 9 miles. Entrance on left after bridge. Extra large, level, shaded pull thrus and back ins; big rig sites; meticulously clean, well landscaped. Full hook ups 20-30-50-amp, new laundry, spa, showers, restrooms, modem friendly, LP gas, on running creek. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Flagstaff Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912 www.blackbartssteakhouse.com blackbarts@safeaccess.com 174 RV spaces with full hook-ups. Pull through sites. Pets allowed, no age restrictions. Restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry room. Internet hook-up, steakhouse, market, general store and antique store on premises. RV supplies available. Credit cards accepted. Pinetop Hon-Dah RV Park 777 Hwy. 260, 928-369-7400 800-929-8744, www.hon-dah.com 198 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment.

Show Low Venture In RV Resort 270 N. Clark Rd., 928-537-4443 www.rvinthesun.com rvresort@wmonline.com Billiard room, shuffleboard courts, therapy pool/jacuzzi, craft room, large rec (and Bingo) hall, beautiful outdoor park and play area, computer rm w/wireless internet. Park model sales & rentals avail. Activity director on property. Phoenix Desert's Edge RV Village 22623 N. Black Canyon Hwy 602-789-6903, 888-633-7677 www.desertsedgerv.com 210 RV sites, full hook-ups (30/50 amps) No age restrictions! Pet restrictions, no tents, gravel, patios, city water, modem hu/office. Restrooms & showers, ATM, laundry, phone, limited RV supplies, LP gas. Satellite TV, pool, spa, rec hall, game rm, & planned activities. SOUTH Ajo Shadow Ridge RV Resort 431 N 2nd Ave, 520-387-5055 shadowridgervresort.com 125 spaces, full hookups, cable, phone available (each space), clubhouse & fitness ctr, tiled restroom & showers, 2 laundry rms, shuffleboard, pool tables, holeyboard, nature trail, park models for sale, seasonals available, TL rated. Benson Butterfield RV Resort 251 S. Ocotillo, 520-586-4400 rv-resort@theriver.com info@rv-resort.com 173 large full hook-up sites w/satellite, cable, clubhouse. Computer friendly, showers, laundry, LP gas, swimming pool &spa. No age limit. Pets welcome. Clifton North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 www.townofclifton.com jvarming@townofclifton.com New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric and water, dump station, showers, restrooms, landscaped, pets ok. Located on the banks of the San Francisco River in the historic mining town of Clifton and the south end of the Coronado Trail. Mild year round climate. Quiet setting.

Huachuca City Mountain View RV Park 99 W. Vista Lane 520-456-2860, 800-722-4103 www.mountainviewrvpark.com Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82 520-457-2584, 877 316-6714 www.tombstoneterritories.com info@tombstoneterritories.com 102 HUGE pull-through lots with full hook-ups. We love pets! Large rec room with kitchen, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, darts and more! Pool, spa, and BBQ. Miles of hiking / riding / biking trails. Good Sam, Passport America, Happy Camper members welcome. Very competitive rates. Top Rally Site. 102 (40’ x 80’) sites with FHU w/cable-20/30/50AMPS. 2 laundry rooms, showers, modem friendly, propane, and more. Wonderful views, See our Ad in this issue. Tombstone Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St. 520-457-3573, 800-574-0417 www.tombstone1880.com/trailriders/ trailriders@tombstone1880.com Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, CATV, large clean rooms, phones. Tucson Cactus Gardens Home Community 2333 W. Irvington Pl., 520-883-4771 www.sunhome.biz, info@sunhome.biz 75 spaces. Pets allowed. Laundry, CATV, beautiful mountain setting. South 40 RV Ranch 3600 W. Orange Grove, 520-297-2503 south40RV@theriver.com Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 520-574-5000, 800-424-9191
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Truck Stops in Az
Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200 Petro Truck Stop 5235 N. Sunland Gin Rd., 520-836-3983 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee. ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, travel and convenience store, mail services, internet kiosks, arcade, movie theater, laundry room, lighted parking, phones. Eloy - I-10 exit 208A Flying J Travel Plaza 16189 S. Sunshine Blvd., 520-466-9205 Convenience store, The Cookery Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms, laundry, arcade, showers. Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 Flying J Travel Plaza 6700 W. Latham St., 623-936-1118 Convenience store, The Country Market, Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone room. Laundry and shower. Tonopah - I-10 exit 103 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443 Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut. Parking, showers, travel store, phones, lounge, game room, laundry. Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms, laundry, game room, TV room. I-40 Exit 66 Petro Truck Stop Blake Ranch Road, 928-757-2799 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee, Pizza Hut Express, Baskin Robbins. travel/convenience store, filling station, ATM/check cashing, showers, video game arcade, movie theater, laundry room, AT&T/SmartStop phones, mailing services, internet kiosks, lighted parking.

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

From Jct. of I-10 and Kolb Rd. (Exit 270), S. 0.5 mi. on Kolb Rd. (L). 1,576 full hookup sites with patios, includes back-ins, big rig sites, and 100 foot pull thrus, modern hu/site. Telephones available at sites. Restrooms and showers, dump, security, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, food service. Heated pools, spa, rec hall, activities, 9hole golf course, tennis & shuffleboard courts, 36 room Inn, Day Spa, Massage Center, and planned activities.

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

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

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APACHE JUNCTION Gold Canyon RV and Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 877-465-3226 Electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, recreation hall, swimming. BENSON Cochise Terrace RV Resort 1030 S. Barrel Cactus Ridge, 800-495-9005 520-586-0600 www.cochise-terrace.com. CASA GRANDE Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd, 520-421-7000



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

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FLAGSTAFF Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912 MESA Fiesta RV Resort 3811 E. University Dr., 480-832-6490 877-506-0071 336 full hookups, 23 pull-throughs, Cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, recreational facilities, library, shuffleboard, horseshoes, billiards, driving cage, ceramics, heated pool & spa, and golf nearby. HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400, www.hon-dah.com 198 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment. LAKE HAVASU Havasu Landing RV Park & Campground 760-858-4593, www.havasulanding.com Full hook-ups, laundry, showers, deli, security, boat launch, swin beach.






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50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483, 866-226-4641 www.riverbreezerv.com Rrec room, handicapped access, pool, spa, restrooms, showers, full hookups, cable. Open year round.
TOMBSTONE Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82, 520-457-2584 Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 800-574-0417






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

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Willcox Grande Vista RV & MH Park 711 Prescott Ave., 520-384-4002 connet1@vtc.net 34 spaces. Full hookups. Mobile home rentals and self-storage. Pets allowed. No age restriction. Cable TV, internet hookup, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicapped access, dump station, rec hall, heated pool. CALIFORNIA 29 Palms 29 Palms RV & Golf Resort 4949 Desert Knoll Ave. 760-367-3320, 800-874-4548 www.29palmsgolf.com infous@29palmsgolf.com 197 full hookups sites. Max. 70'. 30/50 AMPS. Two miles to Joshua Tree National Park Visitor's Center. High desert w/smog free air, beautiful sunsets & open spaces. Rich in local history & gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. Modern conveniences in peaceful rural setting, friendly atmosphere. Tennis, indoor pool, shuffleboard, game rm, spa, clubhouse & dancing, snack bar, par 72 golf course. Weekly special $229 incl. GOLF. Monthly special $335. Indio Indio Fiesta RV Park 46-421 Madison St., 760-342-2345 www.fiestarvpark.com fiestarv@aol.com 200 full hookup sites. Large sites all paved, with trees and grass. 3 pools, spas, laundries, showers and saunas. Billiards, putting green, shuffleboard and horseshoes. TV, exercise & game rms. Activities during season. Storage. Groups welcome. Walk to shopping. Awarded 1999 Best Large Park.

Needles Blackstone RV Park 3299 Boundary Cone Rd. 928-768-3303 www.bullheadcityaz/blackstonervpark.com blackstonervpark@yahoo.com 136 sites. Full hookups, 30/50/20 AMP service on all sites, patios on all sites. Paved interior roads, clubhouse, laundry, mini-market, propane. Perris Luiseno Campground 17801 Lake Perris Dr. 909-940-5603, 800-444-7275 www.cal-parks.ca.gov 254 full hookups. Public campground on 8,300 acres by Lake Perris. Hot showers, swimming, rental boats, windsurfing, boat dock, water skiing, scuba diving, fishing, horseshoes. Off-site registration. Equestrian camp, horseshoe pits. San Diego Campland on the Bay 2211 Pacific Beach Dr. 858-581-4200, 800-422-9386 www.campland.com reservations@campland.com 580 sites. 124 slips, a boat launch and a store. 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, full marina, equipment rental, full market, laundry, game room, ice cream parlor/BBQ cafe, horseshoes, volleyball, showers, restrooms, pets allowed, events and entertainment.

NEW MEXICO Anthony El Paso - West RV Park 1415 Anthony Dr. 505-882-7172, 800-754-1543 www.1second.com/elpasowestrv.htm elpasowestrvpark@cs.com 103 sites. Full hookups. We offer security, laundry facilities, cable TV, recreation room, handicap accessible restroom and showers, limited groceries and RV supplies, public phone and modem friendly, horseshoes, shuffleboard. Deming Roadrunner RV Park 2849 E. Motel Drive 505-546-6960, 800-226-9937 www.zianet.com/roadrunnerrv roadrunnerrv@zianet.com 83 sites, full hookups. Indoor hot tub and pool, laundry, showers, store, cable TV, RV storage & propane. Las Cruces Sunny Acres RV Park 595 N. Valley Dr. 505-524-1716, 877-800-1716 www.zianet.com/sunnyacres/ sunnyacres@zianet.com 80 sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, showers, laundry, modem hookups, large park area. Good Sam, FFMCA, AAA, Passport America, Escapees discounts. Santa Fe Los Campos De Santa Fe RV Resort 3574 Cerillos Rd. 505-473-1949, 800-852-8160 hometown.aol.com/loscampossf loscampossf@aol.com 95 sites, full hookups, cable TV, pavilion, playground, pet walk, picnic tables, paved interior roads. Restrooms, showers, laundry. Santa Fe Skies Campground & RV Park 14 Browncastle Ranch, 505-473-5946 www.santafeskiesrvpark.com sfskysrv@swcp.com 96 sites, full hookups. 50 AMP, pets welcome, clubhouse, convenience store, internet, laundry, propane, theater lounge, big rig friendly. Taos Taos Valley RV Park & Campground 120 Estes Rd., 505-758-4469 800-999-7571, www.camptoas.com campcamptaos@newmex.com 90 sites, some full hookups. BBQ grills and picnic tables, restrooms with hot showers, playground, laundry, heated shower rooms, pavilion, nature trail area. Pets OK. Convenience store-ice, groceries, RV supplies, cards and gifts.

Truth or Consequences Cielo Vista RV Park 501 S. Broadway 505-894-3738, 800-414-8478 www.cielovistarvpark.com info@cielovistarvpark.com 76 sites, full hookups. Paved roads, computer telephone room, rec room, city views, concrete pads, laundry and showers, pool table, shuffleboard, cable TV, dog walk paths. NEVADA Las Vegas Las Vegas International RV Resort 6900 E. Russell Rd. 702-547-5777, 877-977-1700 www.vegasrvresort.com buzz1948@msn.com 220 sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, fitness equipment, wet bar, library, big screen TV, dartboard and pool table, jacuzzi and spa, patio area, phone hookups, high speed internet access. Pahrump Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Resort 1220 South Hwy. 160, 775-727-1111 800-433-3987, www.saddlewest.com kevin@saddlewest.com 80 extra wide pull-thru spaces, full hookups. Discounts for Good Sam, AAA, seniors, weekly & monthly stays. Easy highway access, downtown location, showers, cable TV, laundromat, 24 hour security, golf packages, dump station, pool & spa, 24 hour restaurant, fully landscaped, nearby shopping. UTAH Moab Canyonlands Campground 555 South Main 435-259-6848, 800-522-6848 www.canyonlands.com cancamp@frontiernet.net 133 sites. Restrooms and showers, laundry, pavilion, swimming pool, horseshoes, convenience store & gas station. Virgin Zion River Resort 730 E. Hwy. 9 435-635-8594, 888-822-8594 www.zionriverresort.com zionrv@zrr.com Full hookups, 20/30/50 amp, concrete pads, paved roads, phone/modem lines, media room, snack bar, shuttle to park, convenience store, restrooms, pool and spa, kitchen, gift shop, laundry, game room, playground.

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