Tucson Trap & Skeet Club hosting 2017 Southwestern Championship

Tucson Trap & Skeet Club hosting 2017 Southwestern Championship

By SoAzNewsX The Tucson Trap & Skeet Club has a big time event coming up next week. It’s the 2017 Southwestern Championship Shoot. The event is hosted by Coyote Springs Sporting Clays in Tucson, Arizona and runs from Dec 8-10. 200 Registered Target Main Event Sat/Sun 100 Target Prelim Fri 50 Registered Super Sporting Daily 100 […]

The drawing of Arizona’s counties

The drawing of Arizona’s counties

By Tom Prezelski Geographers will tell you that a straight line on a map is the legacy of a political decision made by people far away who were unaware of the conditions on the ground. County boundaries in Arizona are a particular demonstration of this rule. In the earliest days of the territory, much of Arizona […]

Equine therapy a game-changer for those in need

Equine therapy a game-changer for those in need

By Perry Cohen / Cronkite News Jack Mills lived in a world of his own as an infant, unable to connect on a social or emotional level. “Jack was a very hard baby,” his mother, Jeni Mills, said. “He cried 24/7 for his first two years of life. At 15 months, he didn’t make much eye […]

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

By SoAzNewsX The next time you’re out hiking or just meandering in the Goldfield Mountains, take a good look around. If you’re lucky, maybe way up high on the crags, you’ll see one or more of the area’s newest residents taking a good look at you. The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently translocated 14 […]

Bundy keeps selling cattle as BLM contemplates new roundup

Bundy keeps selling cattle as BLM contemplates new roundup

From The Westerner Blog Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has spent the last 21 months in federal custody, but his cattle remain home on the range, grazing illegally on public lands the same way they have for more than 20 years. And he continues making money off them. Records show Bundy has sold about 400 while […]

Geronimo: From America’s most wanted to tourist attraction

Geronimo: From America’s most wanted to tourist attraction

Editor’s note: November is Native American Heritage Month. First proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, it is an opportunity to acknowledge the histories and cultures of Native people across the U.S., highlighting the challenges they have faced, their sacrifices and their contributions. “Native Americans have influenced every stage of America’s development,” noted […]

Scott Dyke: Along one long, dusty trail

Scott Dyke: Along one long, dusty trail

By Scott Dyke Recently I had a visit from an Australian author and researcher. He makes an annual pilgrimage to Tombstone and other points west. The Old West has many international fans. Previously I have entertained Canadians, Germans and a Welshman. Aussie Peter Brand proved to be a gifted author who brought something to the […]

Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

By Kianna Gardner / Cronkite News GRAND CANYON – A spring used to rush through a hillside on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, nourishing bats, mule deer and other wildlife — that is, until bison trampled the watering hole into a mud puddle. The herd has proven to be an environmental nuisance, depleting water sources, […]

Transportation fiasco looming for long distance cattle hauls

Transportation fiasco looming for long distance cattle hauls

From The Westerner Blog Transporting cattle could become much more difficult if a set of congressionally mandated trucking rules go into effect before the end of the year. The regulations have the potential to cause devastating disruptions in how cattle are hauled, creating unintended biosecurity hazards and animal welfare issues. On Dec. 18, 2017, the federal […]

Coronado National Forest seeks comments on fee proposal

Coronado National Forest seeks comments on fee proposal

By SoAzNewsX The Coronado National Forest (CNF) seeks public input on a recreation fee proposal.  Public engagement activities will occur in the coming months to receive input from partners, tribes and the public regarding the proposal. The fee proposal applies only to Forest Service operated developed recreation sites such as picnic areas, campgrounds, and group […]