Apacheria’s Jerry Egan remembers Franzi

Apacheria’s Jerry Egan remembers Franzi

By Jerry Eagan I heard this week from Harry Alexander, engineer for “Voices of the West,” that my friend Emil Franzi died June 7 of complications of his esophagus cancer. I was in a procedure, same morning, at Mountain View Hospital, Las Cruces, to get a “jump start” on a defibrillator I had installed April […]

Udall demands answers from Zinke on Interior Dept. reorganization plans and national monuments

Udall demands answers from Zinke on Interior Dept. reorganization plans and national monuments

From The Westerner Blog U.S. Senator Tom Udall, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the Department of the Interior, demanded answers from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about his plans to make sweeping personnel changes at his agency, including suddenly reorganizing senior career officials and taking the first steps toward drastically […]

July 30 is deadline to apply for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants

July 30 is deadline to apply for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for $75,000 in annual grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers. The priority funding focus of this year’s Local Sportsmen’s Group grants program is on hunter-angler development and retention through progressive […]

1878 – Black Bart robs another stage!

1878 – Black Bart robs another stage!

By SoAzNewsX June 21 1844- Saint-Boniface Manitoba – Four Sisters of Charity, Sisters Valade, Lagrave, Lafrance and Coutlée arrive at Red River, after 59 days of canoeing and portaging through wilderness from Lake Superior. Invited by Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher, the Grey Nuns are part of the first religious community to settle in the Canadian West; […]

GOP, Democrats argue wildfire causes; SRP officials worries about effect

GOP, Democrats argue wildfire causes; SRP officials worries about effect

By Joe Gilmore / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Republican and Democratic members of a House panel agreed Thursday that many factors have led to the rising number of wildfires in the U.S. That was all they agreed on. While Republican lawmakers said that burdensome litigation and “frivolous lawsuits” have led to widespread mismanagement of forests, […]

Area National Forests, public lands impose campfire, smoking restrictions

Area National Forests, public lands impose campfire, smoking restrictions

By SoAzNewsX Despite a seemingly wet winter in Arizona’s high country, several wildfires have broken out during the recent dry conditions, prompting land managers to issue Stage 1 fire restrictions on multiple public lands statewide. At 8 a.m. Thursday, June 15, the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests will enter into Stage 1 restrictions, which place […]

Arizona Fish & Game has new chief

Arizona Fish & Game has new chief

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has appointed Ty Gray as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The appointment came in a unanimous 5-0 vote at the commission’s June 11 meeting. Gray, of Phoenix, has been with Game and Fish for 24 years and is currently the agency’s deputy director. He […]

1882 – Outlaw John Ringo’s body found shot; ruled suicide

1882 – Outlaw John Ringo’s body found shot; ruled suicide

By SoAzNewsX June 14 1846- Sonoma, California- a group of U.S. settlers declare Mexico’s California to be a republic. 1865- Idaho Territory- Crazy Horse leads an escape of mostly Sioux Indians, being relocated to Fort Kearney, Nebraska, from the U.S. Cavalry. 1872- Dakota Territory- Fort McKeen is established, south of present day Bismarck, North Dakota. […]

Wildfire in SE Ariz contained

Wildfire in SE Ariz contained

By SoAzNewsX A wildfire that officials believe was caused by lightening has been contained. The Mustang Fire was reported June 6 in the evening. The fire consumed just over 200 acres and was limited to lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. National Forest officials say lightening is suspected of sparking the blaze just northeast […]

Memorial Day Weekend rodeo draws riders to Sonoita

Memorial Day Weekend rodeo draws riders to Sonoita

By SoAzNewsX Sonoita, in southeast Arizona near the historic Empire Ranch, held it’s first Memorial Day Weekend rodeo. The community generally holds its regular rodeo around the Labor Day weekend. But, organizers thought they’d give it a go for the weekend leading into summer. Organizers say the Labor Day rodeo will continue. SoAzNewsX Photo Editor […]

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