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 […]

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House family event

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House family event

By Harry Alexander If you weren’t able to attend the 16th Annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House on Sat. Nov. 5, you missed out on a rip-roaring good ol’ cowboy time! The Empire Ranch is located southeast of Tucson and served as a backdrop for a number of famous western movies–“3:10 to Yuma, “Red […]

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this weekend

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House this weekend

By Harry Alexander This weekend is the 16th annual Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House. It’s being held at–wait for it–the historic Empire Ranch southeast of Tucson. The ranch has been operating since the late 1870s and has gone thru a number of owners. It is currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management as […]

National Public Lands Day at the Empire Ranch

National Public Lands Day at the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX Last Saturday was National Public Lands Day. It’s purpose is to bring attention to all of the public lands in the United States as well as encourage volunteering to learn more about the public lands. The Empire Ranch NLPD brought 40 people out to the ranch, many of whom had not been out […]

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Empire Ranch

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Empire Ranch

By SoAzNewsX National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 24. It is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Through National Public Lands Day, the National Environmental Education Foundation works to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. […]

Scott Dyke: Historic Empire Ranch’s headquarters worth a trip

Scott Dyke: Historic Empire Ranch’s headquarters worth a trip

By Scott Dyke One hundred and forty years ago, one of the West’s biggest cattle combines was formed by a Canadian and an Englishman. At its zenith, this operation encompassed a million acres or so. Today, the remains of the Empire Ranch headquarters exist in a state of preservation, helped immeasurably by the persistence of […]