APRIL 29, 2011

Got a fishing tip? Share it for a chance to be published in Arizona Wildlife Views magazine

PHOENIX – Are you an avid angler? Are you willing to share a helpful fishing tip with those who may be new to the sport or the state?

Arizona's anglers are being invited to share their best fishing tips with readers of Arizona Wildlife Views, the state's official wildlife magazine, published by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The magazine is looking for nuggets of wisdom gleaned from your years on Arizona waters, words of advice you would share with your best fishing buddy.

The idea is to keep it brief: Three sentences or fewer should cover it. Also, be specific: Focus your tip on a particular species, situation, location, time of year or other fact. And yes, it’s OK to identify gear you swear by.

The best tips received by May 6 will be published – along with the author’s first name, last initial and hometown – in an upcoming issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. Everyone whose tip is published gets a free copy of that issue.

Plus, the first 50 people who submit a complete entry will receive “Arizona Fishin’ Holes,” recently updated with GPS coordinates for each lake – an $8 value!

Ready to share your best fishing tip? Send it by e-mail to topfishingtips@azgfd.gov by May 6. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in the body of your message to be eligible to receive your free copy. Limit one tip per person, please

APRIL 27, 2011

Kiwanis of Carefree Flea Market May 14

May 14, 2011 (Rain date May 21)
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Near the SW corner of Tom Darlington and Cave Creek Rd in the Dave Anderson Memorial Building at 7177 E. Ed Everett Way, Carefree

Bring a shopping bag

Cash, credit cards and checks with ID are accepted

All proceeds benefit community children’s programs.

CAREFREE – This popular sale is fun for all. You will enjoy shopping at this large event. Arrive early for the best selection. Electronics, TVs, computers are plentiful.

Gently used indoor and outdoor furniture, rugs, lamps, paintings, home décor and linens are available. Choose one of the very large potted artificial plants to accent home or patio.

There’s everything you need to furnish a kitchen as well as china and glassware for entertaining.

Sporting goods, toys, games and books are fun for the family to chose.

The Costume Jewelry Boutique is a very popular area. Ladies as well as men enjoy the selection.

Specialty items include deer heads, spinet piano and unusual object d’art. Also offered is a selection of Peruvian flavored artwork including large beautifully framed paintings and woven wall hangings. Large unique pieces of furniture complement this collection of art.
All proceeds benefit community children’s programs. Kiwanis is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations of items are tax deductible.

Items can be dropped off at the flea market building most Wednesdays 1:30 – 4 p.m. and most Saturdays 9 a.m. – Noon. Call 480-488-8400 for pick up information. Visit www.KiwanisCarefree.org.

APRIL 27, 2011

Desert Tortoises available for adoption

desert tortoisePhoenix Herpetological Society schedules adoption workshops

SCOTTSDALE – The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) will be hosting tortoise adoption workshops this spring and summer for people interested in adopting a desert tortoise.  Keep reading ...

APRIL 27, 2011

scottsdale gem wallSpecial public art unveiling begins the countdown to Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary

SCOTTSDALE – On April 25, Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane unveiled the Scottsdale Gem Wall – an interactive public art display created by the city’s 60th Anniversary Committee,   Keep reading ...

APRIL 27, 2011

CAVE CREEK TRAIL RUN LOGO2011 Cave Creek Trail Run was largest ever

CAVE CREEK – The 2nd annual Cave Creek Trail Run, organized by Korina Riggin, went off smoothly. With 400 participants, it was by far the largest event ever squeezed into the parking area!

Everybody loved the course, the scenery and efforts to protect open space. Volunteers from the town included Bambi Muller, Teresa Riza, Marie Carsia and Mike Rigney.

This event will add approximately $12,000 to the growing open space acquisition fund. There is a tremendous market for outdoor running and cycling events – a serious potential revenue source. Check out the Facebook posts here.

APRIL 25, 2011

2nd Annual Ride to Remember, Ride to Honor Motorcycle Ride

They gave their all, we will never forget; Honoring our fallen and injured warriors

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30 for registration and pancake breakfast. Ride is open to all makes and models of motorcycles.

Register on site or mail this form to Sgt Penny Fendley: 971 Jason Lopez Circle, P.O. Box 867 Florence, AZ 85132; $25 per bike (includes ride pin, t-shirt, all-u-can-eat breakfast) All-u-can-eat lunch buffet $8 for first person and $10 for each additional, to be paid with your registration.

Ride starts at PCSO and heads north on Hwy 79 towards Florence Junction.  U.S. 60 to Hwy 177 thru Kearny, Hayden and stop at Winkleman Minit Market for fuel and snacks.  Leave Minit Market and head south on 77 thru Aravaipa Canyon, past Oracle and end for all-u-can-eat lunch at Lupe’s Mexican Food Restaurant.

APRIL 25, 2011

Agencies work together to improve recreation around Lake Pleasant

PEORIA – As the population in central Arizona continues to increase, so does the demand for recreational opportunities on public lands. Statistics indicate this is the case in the Lake Pleasant area. 

Residents are using Maricopa County's Lake Pleasant Regional Park more than ever and are exploring adjacent public lands in search of places to camp, fish, mountain bike, and ride ATVs.  County, State, and Federal land use plans exist to provide recreational opportunities while also protecting natural resources, such as fish and wildlife, riparian, and cultural areas.  In an effort to enhance recreational opportunities while still protecting resources, government agencies are now working together to create a recreation management plan.

The Bureau of Reclamation, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and Bureau of Land Management invite the general public to participate and let their voices be heard as the agencies work together to create specific plans for Lake Pleasant Regional Park and adjacent federal public lands.

A public meeting will be held at on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Vistancia Elementary School, 30009 N. Sunrise Point in Peoria. Attendees will receive information on research that has been completed on the area to date and conceptual recreational plans for seamless recreation from the regional park and onto adjacent federal lands.

For additional information on the project, visit maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant.  For additional information on adjacent federal lands, go to: www.blm.gov/az  or http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/.