‘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 […]

“Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day” is April 19

“Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day” is April 19

By SoAzNewsX The world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility will be the place to be Wednesday, April 19, a day when recreational shooters can join together to symbolize the first shot fired in 1775 to mark the beginning of the American Revolution, while enjoying a fun shooting event. It will be 242 years to the day […]

1872 – Cyprus Hills massacre erupts

1872 – Cyprus Hills massacre erupts

By SoAzNewsX April 5 1859- Western part of Kansas Territory (present day Colorado)- the “State of Jefferson” is formed by residents. 1863- Utah in the Battle of Spanish Fork 140 cavalrymen route 200 Indians. 1869- Johnson County, Texas- outlaw Benjamin Bickerstaff and his men roared into the town of Alvarado on this night and “hurrahed” […]

Secretary Ryan Zinke ready to restore trust in the Interior Department

Secretary Ryan Zinke ready to restore trust in the Interior Department

From The Westerner Blog Montana Congressman and former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke did not know what job his newly elected commander-in-chief had for him when he first visited Trump Tower in December with his wife, Lola, for an interview. “It was 200 shotgun questions,” he said, recalling the moment with the president in an interview […]

John Greenya: ‘Huck Out West’ book review

John Greenya: ‘Huck Out West’ book review

HUCK OUT WEST By Robert Coover Norton, $26.95, 308 pages It’s hard to imagine a gutsier move by a novelist than to take up where Mark Twain left off. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about as seminal a work of fiction as we have in our literary history. Of it, Ernest Hemingway said, “All […]

Flagstaff man sets 30-year-old catfish state record

Flagstaff man sets 30-year-old catfish state record

By SoAzNewsX Who says you can’t fish in Arizona? A giant fish tail, dark and maybe two feet in length, curled beneath the surface of the water. Carson Pete, shore-fishing about 50 yards away, hiked to where he spotted the tail at Upper Lake Mary near Flagstaff. He happened to have brought a heavy spinning […]