AUGUST 27, 2015

Mule Deer Foundation Chapters in Arizona Receive Grant for Youth Hunting Camps

GLENDALE – Thanks to a $16,500 grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department to the Arizona chapters of the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), youth in the state will have the opportunity to participate in six deer hunting camps in fall 2015 and January 2016. The camps teach participants about hunting and the outdoors and provide each child with a mentor to take them afield to hone their hunting skills.

AUGUST 27, 2015

Tonto National Forest Service changes recreation fees

PHOENIX – Tonto National Forest officials are changing recreation fees at campgrounds, day-use sites, boat launches, and shoreline areas beginning on January 1, 2016.  In 2004, Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) which allows the Forest Service to collect and retain 95 percent of fees at certain recreation sites and use those funds locally to operate, maintain and enhance these sites.  To see what fees have been collected and how the fees have been spent, go to the Annual Fee Program Accomplishment Reports which can be found at:

AUGUST 26, 2015

Happy endings at Southwest Wildlife

Wild animals arrive needing our help nearly every day. We nurse the sick back to health, heal the broken, and raise the orphans. For those with no hope, we end their suffering. We also care for many wild animals that have suffered cruelty at the hands of people. Some have been taken out of the wild while others have been purchased from breeders. Many are declawed and have their canine teeth pulled in an effort to make them better pets. Far too many are kept in small, indoor cages like a novelty to show off. Without you, and your financial support, there will be no more untold stories. Without you, we cannot be here for wildlife in need. We thank you for your continued support.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Arizona goes wild in new season of Arizona Wildlife Views TV show

New season has begun; Sunday, Aug. 23, 4:30 p.m.

PHOENIX – If you enjoy wildlife and the outdoors, you won’t want to miss the debut of the new season of Arizona Wildlife Views TV show at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 on Phoenix PBS Channel 8.

The Emmy-award winning television program will open your eyes to the best of our state’s wildlife, wild places and outdoor adventure through spectacular video and compelling stories. It is produced by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and hosted by Jim Paxon.

AUGUST 26, 2015

A grateful community continues the 2015 Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade in Anthem

ANTHEM – On August 15, 2015, two weeks after reports of the Veterans Parade coming to an end, a group of concerned Anthem residents met to brainstorm the continuation of the parade. The meeting began with trepidation, planning discussions and ended with enthusiasm, pride and knowledge that the 2015 Veterans Parade would move forward.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Dove season outlook: Load up on shotgun shells

Opening day is Sept. 1, surveys show birds aplenty

Once again, Arizona’s skies are expected to be filled with flight after flight of doves when the 2015 season gets underway Sept. 1. And, once again, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Governor’s Youth Commission - Inspiring youth to take the lead

See who’s leading in your county

PHOENIX – The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family is pleased to announce that the Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) class of 2015 – 2016 is back to school and ready to inspire youth across the state to take the lead in their communities. This exceptional group of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from all fifteen counties will mobilize youth to help solve the greatest challenges facing teens today.  For a full list of commissioners and their counties please visit our website at

AUGUST 26, 2015

Red Stocking Day - Women of the world take the day off all paid and unpaid work

Red Rock — On Oct. 24, 1975, 90 percent of Icelandic women went on strike, refusing to do any work at their homes or their jobs. It was a movement created by a group called the Red Stockings. It was the largest demonstration in the nation's history and shut down the entire country. Airports were closed, schools were closed, and hospitals couldn't function. The strike had an immediate and lasting impact. The following year, Iceland's Parliament (now half women) passed a law guaranteeing women equal pay and paid maternity leave. Four years later, Iceland elected the world's first female President. And today, Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world.

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