Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this Saturday

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this Saturday

By Harry Alexander This Saturday, the Empire Ranch is hosting its 17th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House to celebrate western heritage. The event opens at 10am and concludes at 4pm. The event, at the historic Empire Ranch in southeast Arizona, will feature numerous events including: Cowboy Conversations with western authors and former movie […]

National Day of the Cowboy celebration at the Empire Ranch

National Day of the Cowboy celebration at the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX The National Day of the Cowboy is being celebrated nationwide on Saturday, July 22. It will also be celebrated locally at the historic Empire Ranch in southeastern Arizona–one of only three places in Arizona where activities are scheduled for the day. At the Empire, participants can get a tour of the ranch, demonstrations […]

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 […]

Sawmill Fire nearly contained

Sawmill Fire nearly contained

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX The National Forest Service and Arizona Forest Service firefighters battling the Sawmill Fire in southeast Arizona near the historic Empire Ranch said the fire is 96% contained as of this writing. The latest report from firefighters said the blaze burned 46, 991 acres. The fire broke out on Apr. 23 about […]

Sawmill Fire growing in SE Arizona

Sawmill Fire growing in SE Arizona

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX A wildfire that broke out east of the Green Valley area in southern Arizona has consumed nearly 40,000 acres. The Sawmill Fire is burning on lands under the jurisdiction of the Coronado National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, according to the National […]

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 […]

Pronghorns in the Elgin area photo essay

Pronghorns in the Elgin area photo essay

By SoAzNews Southern Arizona News-Examiner Photo Editor Sally Reichardt was asked by noted wildlife photographer Jim Gressenger to accompany him on a photo “hunt” for pronghorn in southeast Arizona. Of course, she said “yes!” Gressenger also publishes the Southern Arizona Guide. He’s also the author of “Southern Arizona’s Extraordinary History Amazing True Stories from Southern Arizona Guide.” He also was an […]

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride next month

Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride next month

By SoAzNewsX The Empire Ranch Foundation is sponsoring its annual Spring Trail Ride coming up on Saturday, April 1st. Two three-hour rides are scheduled. The morning ride starts at 9am. The afternoon ride heads off at 2pm. Participants will be taken around the historic Empire Ranch andthe Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. The ranch has been […]

Empire Ranch Cowboy Christmas a big hit

Empire Ranch Cowboy Christmas a big hit

By SoAzNewsX What is a Cowboy Christmas? It is celebrated essentially at the end of a cattle drive or a rodeo. At the Empire Ranch this year, Cowboy Christmas was a bit different celebration. The event opened up the historic Empire Ranch to the public who got to see the Empire decked out in Christmas splendor. […]

Cowboy Christmas coming to the Empire Ranch

Cowboy Christmas coming to the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX Cowboy Christmas is being celebrated at a number of sites throughout the west. One of those sites is the Empire Ranch, located southeast of Tucson off State Highway 83. The event is set for Dec. 10 from 11am-3pm at the historic ranch. The event is free to the public. No reservations are required–just […]

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