Tucson radio program going to the internet

Tucson radio program going to the internet

By SoAzNewsX The radio program Voices of the West has a new broadcast home. The show returns to live broadcasts on the internet on Saturday, Apr. 22 at 4pm MST. Guests include Steve Boice of the Horse’n Around Rescue group. Voices of the West is a long-running radio program that examines the Old West and its […]

Rescue horses give birth to two new residents

Rescue horses give birth to two new residents

By SoAzNewsX The Horsen’ Around Rescue group recently picked up eight horses that didn’t sell at an auction. The horses were not wanted by the people who originally brought them to the auction. They said the horses had “snotty noses” and would not be able to be transported across the border to Mexico because of […]

Scott Dyke: At the Kinsley Ranch and heydays in Amado

Scott Dyke: At the Kinsley Ranch and heydays in Amado

By Scott Dyke Recently I was recruited for a field trip to the venerable ghost town of Ruby. This newspaper’s assistant editor and ace reporter David Rookhuyzen wanted some company for his research of the various cemeteries in Southern Arizona. He included editor Dan Shearer, whose only function, near as I can remember, was to […]

1889 – Gunman Malachi Allen hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas for murder

1889 – Gunman Malachi Allen hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas for murder

By SoAzNewsX April 19 1859- New Mexico Territory (present day Arizona)- barely a week old, Camp Colorado becomes Fort Mojave. 1867- Fort Dodge, Kansas- the 7th Cavalry reports six Indians killed in a fight near the fort. 1875- Montana Territory- the territorial capital moves from Virginia City to Helena. 1876- Wichita, Kansas– the city council […]

‘The Son’ brings the Old West back to television

‘The Son’ brings the Old West back to television

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX Numerous “critics” aren’t too pleased with AMC’s new series, “The Son.” The critics also didn’t like “Texas Rising.” But, those of us who love to watch Westerns at the movies or on television offer up a different look at the series. IF the rest of the series is like the […]

Public input sought on proposed 4FRI forest restoration alternatives for Rim Country

Public input sought on proposed 4FRI forest restoration alternatives for Rim Country

By SoAzNewsX The U.S. Forest Service and the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Stakeholders Group are seeking public input regarding draft alternatives for proposed forest restoration activities along the Rim Country of Arizona. Two public workshops are scheduled this month for the U.S. Forest Service to present, and obtain public comment upon, the alternatives for […]

1883 – Black Bart robs another stage!

1883 – Black Bart robs another stage!

By SoAzNewsX April 12 1867- Fort Larned Kansas- General Hancock tells Cheyenne Indians to abide by the treaty of 1865 and stay on their lands south of the Arkansas River, or risk war. 1872- Columbia, Kentucky- Jesse James gang robs bank (1 dead/$1,500). 1883- California– Black Bart robs the Lakeport-Cloverdale stage again, this time about […]

Empire Ranch Trail Ride 2017

Empire Ranch Trail Ride 2017

By SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch Foundation held its annual Spring Trail Ride last Saturday, April 1. Nearly 75 riders signed up for the event that consisted of a morning ride and an afternoon ride. In between rides, participants were treated to Western music and a cowboy lunch. Monies raised from the event benefit the restoration […]

Harry Vold, a rodeo legend who raised broncos and bulls obituary

Harry Vold, a rodeo legend who raised broncos and bulls obituary

From The Westerner Blog For more than a half-century, Harry Vold supplied bucking broncos and fearsome bulls whose rip-snorting dispositions intimidated cowboys while entertaining rodeo audiences. The Canadian-born stock contractor, who has died in Colorado at 93, became a legend on both sides of the border for his John Wayne demeanour and, especially, for the […]

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