Public Lands within Las Cienegas National Conservation Area reopening

Public Lands within Las Cienegas National Conservation Area reopening

By SoAzNewsX The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gila District is re-opening portions of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (NCA) that were closed due to the recent Sawmill fire.   Areas south and west of the 900 road are now open. The public may access the Empire Ranch Headquarters through the main entrances off highways […]

They don’t make Westerns like they used to

They don’t make Westerns like they used to

No, they don’t make ’em like they used to. But, there is new programming out there with AMC’s “The Son” and a couple of others. You just gotta go look for ’em. – Ed. From The Westerner Blog The Western was a staple of Hollywood motion picture productions from the birth of the industry until […]

Re-enactments highlight Wyatt Earp Days

Re-enactments highlight Wyatt Earp Days

From The Green Valley News It has been 37 years since Tombstone first honored the West’s most famous lawman. The annual event continues to attract crowds of newcomers, along with die-hard Wyatt Earp fans who return to see the simulated gunfights, hangings, skits in the street and other entertainment. New for 2017 is a Wyatt […]

1885 – Geronimo leaves San Carlos Reservation

1885 – Geronimo leaves San Carlos Reservation

By SoAzNewsX May 17 1853-Fort Riley, Kansas Territory- the fort was established by Captain Charles S. Lovell, 6th U.S. Infantry, on a site recommended by Colonel Thomas T. Flauntleroy, 1st U. S. Dragoons. 1868- Montana Territory- Camp Cooke, on the Judith River, is attacked by 2,500 Sioux. 1870- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- the Union Pacific […]

Coen brothers to film Western series in Santa Fe

Coen brothers to film Western series in Santa Fe

From The Westerner Blog The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the highly anticipated Western from acclaimed writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen, will be filmed in Santa Fe this summer. Details of the production’s scope, subject material and cast remain largely under wraps, but an open casting call released Monday said the project would begin shooting in […]

Horse racing at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

Horse racing at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

By SoAzNewsX Last Saturday, fans enjoyed Mint Juleps and the ladies wore big hats. It was Derby Day in Kentucky and Horse Racing Day at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds near Sonoita in southeast Arizona. SoAzNewsX Photo Editor Sally Reichardt was there and filed the following photos:  

1869 – The nation is now connected coast to coast by rail

1869 – The nation is now connected coast to coast by rail

By SoAzNewsX May 10 1868- Fort Leavenworth, Kansas- the horse Comanche arrives from St. Louis and receives a “US” brand. Shortly later the horse is bought from the government by Captain Myles Keogh for $90. Comanche is later the only survivor at Custer’s Massacre. 1869- Promontory, Utah– a golden spike was driven where the Central […]

Sawmill Fire nearly contained

Sawmill Fire nearly contained

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX The National Forest Service and Arizona Forest Service firefighters battling the Sawmill Fire in southeast Arizona near the historic Empire Ranch said the fire is 96% contained as of this writing. The latest report from firefighters said the blaze burned 46, 991 acres. The fire broke out on Apr. 23 about […]

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