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 […]

1876 – James-Younger Gang hauls $100,000 from express car

1876 – James-Younger Gang hauls $100,000 from express car

By SoAzNewsX June 7 1863- Mexico City is captured by French troops. 1866- Fort Madison Reservation, near present day Bremerton, Washington, Chief Seattle dies at age 78. 1867- Fort Hayes, Kansas- due to torrential rains causing Big Creek to overflow its banks, flooding the fort, the commander, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, moved the residents, including […]

Did Billy the Kid really die in a shootout?

Did Billy the Kid really die in a shootout?

From The Westerner Blog He went by many names — Henry McCarty, William Henry Bonney and, most notably, Billy the Kid. The infamous Old West outlaw was first arrested at 16. At the age of 18, he shot and killed a man during an altercation at an army camp in Arizona. At 21, he was […]

The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas

The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas

By Bryce Reichardt As you may know, the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas AZ was purchased last year by a young couple who is restoring its former glory. On a recent visit, Sally & I met the owners, Rosa Anel and Florencio Lopez. They were very gracious, and Rosa Anel told us a bit about their […]

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

By Tom Prezelski With the end of the latest legislative session in Phoenix earlier this month came the usual complaints that our much-abused Pima County got shorted by the denizens of the conurbation to the north. It seems to be some kind of an annual ritual, but it survives because there is some truth in it. […]

1900 – Deranged woman wrecks saloon!

1900 – Deranged woman wrecks saloon!

By SoAzNewsX May 31 1867- Bluff Ranch, Kansas- two enlisted members of an escort from Fort Dodge are killed by Indians near the ranch. 1877- Nebraska- Colonel Nelson Miles reports that 2,300 Sioux have surrendered at the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies in the last two months. 1900- Kiowa, Kansas– Carry Nation went on […]