MAY 9, 2011

campfireState, Phoenix fire bans begin

Fire restrictions on State Trust Lands
PHOENIX – Fire and smoking restrictions are being implemented by the State Forestry Division on State Trust Lands beginning Wednesday, May 11 at 12 p.m. noon and running through July 31st or until further notice.

Phoenix Mountain, Desert Preserve 2011 fire ban to start May 9
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will ban open fires in city mountain and desert preserves effective May 9, 2011.

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Dark is great

Living in the desert: clear skies, brilliant stars, luminous moon

DESERT PLACELiving in the desert includes more than sunshine, dryness, unique vegetation, and vistas. I enjoy the nights too. The sky is clear, the stars brilliant, and the moon luminous.

Many of our desert creatures find nights pleasant when it's a little cooler to forage. The owls hoot, the coyotes converse, the pack rats roam, and the rattlers slither.   Keep reading ...

MAY 4, 2011

Archaeologists to discuss Cave Creek ceramic research project

arizona archaeological sociaety logoCAVE CREEK – Please join the members of the Desert Foothills Chapter (DFC) of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. for a dessert potluck and a stimulating discussion by not one, but two, local archaeologists.   Keep reading ...

MAY 4, 2011

LUV Shack Ranch Horse Rescue hosts their annual Summer Kids Camp

CAVE CREEKLUV Shack Ranch Horse Rescue announces open enrollment for the 2011 Summer Kids Camp Program.  The program will be held at our new location at Rockaway Hills Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona.  “I LUV this program!” states LUV Shack founder Joey Ogburn.  “I get to see the kids and the horses not only both healing each other but actually having fun with each other.” 

mother horse and foalThere will be 4 sessions to learn or brush up on the basics:
• horse safety
• horsemanship
• riding
• grooming

There will be haltering, saddling, and riding bareback. And my own personal favorite part of each camp is that we end each session with the Extreme Cowboy Race and parents are invited to watch. Joey shares “I won’t share the details; the kids will want to experience this with ALL the surprises first hand!” 

Session 1 June 6 - 10
Session 2, June 20 - 24
Session 3 July 4 - 8
Session 4 July 18 – 22

Sessions are from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily and the cost is a $250 per child per session or $50 per day. Participants may bring a bag lunch; snacks and water will be provided.

frankieThe Luv Shack Ranch Horse Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit that is a 100 percent volunteer run organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses with the ultimate goal of finding each animal a loving, forever home.

Additionally, we are committed to creating therapeutic programs for at risk children to help them heal from similar circumstances. Our goal is to serve the community by providing the opportunity for horses and children to heal one another physically, mentally and emotionally.  For more information please call 602.299.8975 or visit

To pay by check or cash send to the mailing address. Pay by Pay Pal online. Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 74254, Phoenix, AZ 85087.

Physical Location: Rockaway Hills Ranch, 6206 E. Rockaway Hills Rd. Cave Creek, AZ