AUGUST 24, 2011

Reserve your spot for the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet

PHOENIX – There is still time to make your reservation for the annual Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet to be held Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 6 p.m. at the Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.

The event gives wildlife conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts the chance to honor three individuals and two groups who are being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The inductees are Joe Melton, Roger “Buck” Appleby (posthumously), Antonio “Tony” Perri (posthumously), the Arizona Antelope Foundation, and the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center volunteers.

Tickets are $70 and may be purchased through Ticket Chairman Duane Wellnitz by telephone at 480-747-0611 or e-mail at You can also download a registration form at and either fax or scan and e-mail the completed form to the contact information on the form.

The Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation to honor those who have made significant contributions to Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor heritage. Selections for induction are made each year by Wildlife for Tomorrow’s board of directors from a list of nominations submitted.

Wildlife for Tomorrow is a fundraising nonprofit foundation enhancing the protection, management and enjoyment of Arizona's wildlife. The Foundation works closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department as its 501(c)(3) charity, identifying needs where current funding sources are inadequate and distributing donors’ tax-deductible gifts to benefit our state's diverse wildlife resources.

For more information about the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame, visit For more information about the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation, visit

AUGUST 18, 2011

Cowboy Poets Gathering

cowboy poets logoThe Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in Prescott has a new date of September 15-17, 2011, joining the kick-off weekend for the Arizona Centennial Celebration. Special entertainers this year include Don Edwards, Eli Barsi, Bill Snow Jr. and the Desert Sons. As in the past there is no charge for the Daytime Session to be held on the campus of Yavapai College. Opening ceremonies start at noon on Friday, September 16 in the Performance Hall at the college. Over 50 poets and musicians will present a full spectrum of their heritage and culture in the form of poems and song. From there, visitors will spread out over 9 venues and concurrent sessions until 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, it starts all over again at 8 a.m. with “coffee with the cowboys” and at 9 a.m. concurrent sessions begin and run until 5 p.m.

Don Edwards and specially selected poets will start the weekend off at the Elks Opera House on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this performance can be purchased through Don't wait seating is limited!

Eli Barsi, Bill Snow Jr. and specially selected poets will take the stage on Friday evening, September 16 at the Yavapai College Performance Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the Desert Sons, with specially selected poets will do the honors on Saturday, September 17 also at the Yavapai College Performance Hall. Tickets for these performances can be purchased at events. For a complete listing of events for the Gathering please visit