Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:03 pm
Monday, July 28, 2014 10:15 am
A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy nursing his shattered bones and pulling cacti from his backside makes no difference. It is the unmistakable truth.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:15 am
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:15 pm
Mesa quickly rebuffs online ‘boring’ image. Growing up in western Pennsylvania, our little town of Aliquippa, a one-steel-mill town that went 7 miles down the Ohio River, employed over 80 percent of all workers. Even in the late 1970s and ’80s, our downtown was more vibrant than Mesa’s. In the heat of the summer, when business was traditionally slow, the merchants came up with a three-day event called ”Rodeo Days.” Everybody dressed in cowboy outfits and all the merchants had special offers, free bus rides, music and lots of free food and beverages. It was a family affair and everyone had fun. Next to the Christmas holiday season, Rodeo Days was a crowd pleaser, brought fun traffic to downtown and increased sales tax revenues. It went on for over 20 years. We had restaurants, stores, movie theaters, nightclubs and taverns when the steel mill workers got off their shifts. There were great clothing stores and home furnishing stores, or anything you needed. Pittsburgh’s downtown had the largest department stores like Gimbels, great night life, professional sports and entertainment.
Friday, June 20, 2014 11:18 am
Since childhood, photographer Charles King has been captivated by the passion and perseverance of the pioneers and cowboys of the Old West. He believes that fierce determination lives on in Arizona’s high school cowgirls — the subject of his exhibition on display at Art Intersection through Saturday, June 21.
Howard D. Fern, D.C.
A+ Chiropractic Care
3048 E. Baseline Road, Suite 130, Mesa
(480) 649-5868 or APlusChiroCare.com
As head of a practice that prides itself on high-tech, modern treatment with personalized, old-fashioned caring, Dr. Fern and his team offer non-surgical decompression traction therapy, laser light therapy, physio-therapy, massage, rehabilitation, computerized custom orthotics, and nutrition, weight loss and wellness coaching to complement their chiropractic care. A big sports fan, he’s participated as Team Chiropractor for Arizona Football League, ProSport Chiropractic (serving athletes in sports arenas, stadiums and event centers) and Wrangler Sports Chiropractic (for pro rodeo athletes), and he treats triatheletes. Doc Fern presents health lectures and performs ergonomic evaluations for companies like Wells Fargo and United Airlines, and has been a chiropractic consultant for SCF of Arizona, now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S. Higley Road, Suite 102
(480) 892-0022 or PivonkaChiro.com
Friday, May 2, 2014 1:17 pm
Lasso a tube and hold on tight for Salt River Tubing’s Rocking Rodeo Roundup. The kickoff event of the inner-tubing season, the Roundup features line dancing, stick pony races, lasso contests, Best Cowboy and Cowgirl Tuber Costume contests and giveaways on shore to bookend your float on the scenic river.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:14 am
A San Tan Valley girl is at risk of losing her best friend. It’s a friend who was with her during the worst of times.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:00 am
Whether you’re an elite cyclist or simply like to tool around the neighborhood on your beach cruiser, CycloMesa is for you.
Friday, March 7, 2014 11:37 am
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:15 pm
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:12 am
NEW YORK — Six years ago, Matthew McConaughey was starring in a movie called "Surfer, Dude," a film about as good as its title implies. He played a shirtless surfer plunged into an existential crises when his good luck with waves runs out.
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 file photo, Jim Gilbert rides his quarterhorse, April, as snow falls in Battle Creek, Mich. Gilbert, 61, who is gay, considers himself a lifelong cowboy - still competing in rodeos. He feels the film "Brokeback Mountain" tells the story of homosexual love in a way that will resonate with straight people everywhere. In mid-20th century America, at least on the surface, there seemed to be an overwhelming consensus of what manhood was all about. But in the half century since, gays as well as heterosexuals have played a role in the changing concepts of masculinity. (AP Photo/Scott Erskine)
Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:27 am
Seedings are etched in ink and schedules are complete, and as the boys and girls soccer state tournaments begin this coming week, and it’s promising to be one full of shakeups.
Friday, November 22, 2013 5:10 pm
The recent storms that have struck the East Valley have led to the cancellation of this weekend’s festivities in Gilbert.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Looking to appeal to more than the rodeo crowd and needing to bridge the gap between the parade and rodeo, this year’s Gilbert Days features the Red, White and Blues Festival.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:30 am
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:30 am
The Valley’s newest rodeo event features an old-fashioned tailgate party, professional bull riding and a country concert with Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann and Maggie Rose.
Monday, September 9, 2013 11:30 am
Plan now for an autumn full of fun in the East Valley.
Friday, August 23, 2013 2:49 pm
“Boy the left sure has thin skin, they are coming unglued over a rodeo clown making fun of Obama! After all it was the left that constantly made fun of George Bush, they called him everything but a white man. If anyone deserves ridicule it is Obama. He throws a baseball like a girl, I have seen better golf swings on 90-year-old men, and his policies have wrecked the economy!“
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:38 pm
Basha HS grad finished 2012-13 a top-ranked high school competitor
Chandler's Stephanie Payne competes in July at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming with her horse, named Tams Annie Glo.
Take a day trip to hit up the Flagstaff-Grand Canyon Ale Trail or Payson's 129th annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 (“Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Night), 1 p.m. (ASU Day) and 7 p.m. (Patriot Night) Saturday, Aug. 17, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 (Family Day). Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, directly across from Mazatzal Casino. $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for children 8-12. (928) 474-9440 or www.PaysonRimCountry.com.
Every summer, the pine-shaded town of Payson celebrates a rodeo that started back in 1884 and has run continuously every year since. A local point of pride on the Rim, it’s a chance for us city dwellers to rub shoulders with real cowboys and cowgirls while bull riders, steer wrestlers, bronc riders, specialty acts and colorful clowns entertain in a rollicking two-hour show.
A dance with a live band follows the Friday- and Saturday-night rodeos; admission is free with your rodeo ticket. A rodeo parade takes place 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Saturday night is Patriot Night, honoring fallen, wounded and returning veterans with the Marine Corps Mounted Honor Guard. [More details on next slide ...]