The Chippewa lands at Fort Benton

The Chippewa lands at Fort Benton

Model of a riverboat similar to The Chippewa. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 2 1860- Montana Territory- the American Fur Company’s steamboat, the Chippewa, becomes the first to penetrate the upper Missouri landing at Fort Benton. 1861- Leavenworth, Kansas- U.S. Commissioner William P. Dole signs a treaty with the Delaware tribe. 1863- Fort […]

The Lubbock epiphany

The Lubbock epiphany

The Amazing Max Evans is accepted into the WWA Hall of Fame at the Western Writers of America convention at Lubbock, Texas June 26. By Emil Franzi Note: Voices of the West radio show host Emil Franzi made the trek to Lubbock, Texas last week to attend the Western Writers of American annual convention. He […]

1893 – Texas Ranger Frank Jones killed in Mexico

1893 – Texas Ranger Frank Jones killed in Mexico

Texas Ranger Company D. Captain Frank Jones is seated third from the left. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 29 1850- Nanaimo, British Columbia – Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island; which will prove valuable for refueling Royal navy ships and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) trains. 1857- Kansas- at Solomon’s Fork on the Kansas […]

Arizonans call on Congressional delegation to protect parks and recreation

Arizonans call on Congressional delegation to protect parks and recreation

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner From major national parks including Grand Canyon National Park to small recreation areas like the swimming pool in Parker, many open spaces in American have been made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Funding for conservation is set to expire in just 100 days unless Congress […]

Scott Dyke: Favorite Western character actors

Scott Dyke: Favorite Western character actors

By Scott Dyke Those who do not like Western movies, for whatever illogical reason, continue at your own risk. You will be in good company. Her name is Alice. Can’t hold it against her. When forced to watch “Red River” for the 46th time, and endure hearing the dialogue before it hits the screen, a […]

Army Camel Corps heads to California

Army Camel Corps heads to California

1857- San Antonio, Texas- Edward Beal led an expedition to include the 1st Army Camel Corps to California. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 25 1857- San Antonio, Texas- Edward Beal led an expedition to include the 1st Army Camel Corps to California. The first leg of the convoy went from San Antonio to […]

Flake: Wildfire funding proposal good move

Flake: Wildfire funding proposal good move

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said the inclusion of a wildfire funding measure in the Interior Appropriations bill that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed will help with disaster relief funding. “I am pleased to see the Senate Appropriations Committee advance a fiscally responsible approach for funding the massive wildfire […]

1881 – Tombstone business district consumed by fire

1881 – Tombstone business district consumed by fire

1881- Tombstone, Arizona Territory- much of the towns business district, including sixty-six buildings, was destroyed. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 22 1857- Red River Manitoba – Company of Royal Canadian Rifles sent to Red River to police trade, train local militia and counter American influence. 1857- James Birch wins a government contract to […]

The last “Gunsmoke” radio broadcast

The last “Gunsmoke” radio broadcast

“Gunsmoke” radio cast. From left to right; Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt Dillon), Parley Baer (Chester). Standing in back is Georgia Ellis (Kitty). The program ended on radio June 18, 1961. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner June 18 1864- Colorado Territory- Cheyenne and Arapahos are believed to have massacred an entire family 25 miles west of […]

New sage grouse rules limit public land use

New sage grouse rules limit public land use

By Bette Grande / Heartland Institute The Obama administration is establishing new to limits on public land uses in 10 Western states to protect the habitat of the ground dwelling greater sage grouse. The federal efforts are an attempt to prevent a continued decline in sage grouse numbers which could necessitate listing the sage grouse […]