2021 Spring Gateway Magazine

Visitors Guide for Safford, Clifton, San Carlos, Globe, Miami, Superior, Kearny, Tonto Basin, Young and Apache Junction

Visitors Guide for Safford, Clifton, San Carlos, Globe, Miami, Superior, Kearny, Tonto Basin, Young and Apache Junction


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<strong>Gateway</strong> To The<br />

Copper<br />

Corridor<br />

Visitors Guide For<br />

• Safford • Clifton • San Carlos<br />

• Globe • Miami • Superior<br />

• Kearny • Hayden • Winkelman<br />

• Tonto Basin • Young<br />

• Apache Junction<br />

<strong>Spring</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong> FREE

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Table of Contents<br />

Welcome to the <strong>Spring</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Edition of <strong>Gateway</strong><br />

Safford, Clifton<br />

Hiking in the Gila Valley.........................................4<br />

Adventure Awaits You in Clifton, Arizona..............5<br />

Hayden, Winkelman, Kearney<br />

Gila River Music Festival........................................7<br />

San Carlos<br />

Nnee Bich’o Nii Transit.......................................8, 9<br />

New Apache Clan Project................................10, 11<br />

Globe<br />

Discover Gila County.............................................13<br />

Sunrise Challenge..................................................16<br />

Center preserves area art........................................17<br />

New additions at Dream Manor Inn.......................18<br />

Map..................................................................20, 21<br />

Globe<br />

Gila Monster UTV Fest.........................................22<br />

Hiking around town.........................................24, 25<br />

City of Globe First Friday events..........................26<br />

Copper Bistro is a small town favorite..................27<br />

Stepping into mining history at Old Dominion park.<br />

.........................................................................28, 29<br />

Young<br />

Cherry Creek UTV event.......................................31<br />

Superior<br />

Adventure awaits in the Copper Corridor.........32-34<br />

Hiking LOST Trails................................................35<br />

Award winning wines and more at Bruzzi Vineyard..................................................................36,<br />

37<br />

Roosevelt<br />

Hiking at the lake...................................................38<br />

Globe-Miami<br />

Antiques, art and more...........................................39<br />

Arizona Silver Belt<br />

PO Box 31<br />

298 N. Pine St.<br />

Copper Country News<br />

PO Box 1692<br />

298 N. Pine St.<br />

Globe, AZ 85502<br />

Globe, AZ 85502<br />

928-425-7121<br />

www.silverbelt.com<br />

928-425-0355<br />

www.coppercountrynews.com<br />

<strong>Gateway</strong> Staff<br />

To advertise in the <strong>Gateway</strong> to the Copper Corridor,<br />

contact:<br />

Publisher-GM Monica Watson<br />

at mwatson@silverbelt.com<br />

Sales Representative Kathy Riley<br />

at kriley@silverbelt.com<br />

Composing Eileen Terry<br />

Editorial Cassie Tafoya, David Sowders and<br />

Andrea Justice<br />

Contributors:<br />

Paul Wolterbeek, Stephanie Irish<br />

Cover photo:<br />

Stephanie Irish<br />

Cover photo was taken by Paul Wolterbeek. It is a<br />

picture of the poppies from last spring at the Tonto<br />

National Monument in Roosevelt.<br />

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Hiking in the<br />

Gila Valley<br />

Safford: Mt. Graham and the rest of the Pinaleno<br />

Mountains, south of Safford, are a popular<br />

Gila Valley hiking spot.<br />

By David Sowders<br />

Mt. Graham and the rest of the Pinaleno<br />

Mountains, south of Safford, are a popular<br />

Gila Valley hiking spot with their pine<br />

and aspen forests, large meadows, wildflowers and<br />

cool temperatures; some of the Pinaleno peaks, including<br />

Mt. Graham, climb to over 10,000 feet.<br />

Though several mountain trails remain closed and<br />

some are damaged after the 2017 Frye Fire, which<br />

burned over 40,000 acres in the Pinalenos, others are<br />

still open.<br />

For more casual hikers, there are shorter – and more<br />

level – walks through the riparian areas of Roper Lake<br />

and Dankworth Ponds State Parks, also south of town.<br />

Heading up a mountain trail near Safford<br />

David Sowders<br />

For more information on Pinaleno Mountains trails,<br />

contact the Safford Ranger District at (928) 428-4150.<br />

For more on the area’s state parks, call Roper Lake State<br />

Park at (928) 428-6760.<br />

David Sowders<br />

Jacobson Creek and Johns Dam, near Safford.<br />

David Sowders<br />

A waterfall along Noon Creek Trail, near Safford<br />

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Adventure Awaits You in Clifton, Arizona<br />

Clifton, Arizona<br />

is fortunate to be<br />

surrounded by<br />

spectacular natural beauty<br />

as well as copper, gold<br />

and molybdenum ore that<br />

has been extracted for<br />

over 145 years.<br />

The surprising thing is<br />

that it is such a well-kept<br />

secret. You might want to<br />

check the town out firsthand,<br />

as it is extraordinary.<br />

Here you can see a vast<br />

array of birds (hummers,<br />

neo-tropicals, eagles), Mexican<br />

grey wolves, brown<br />

bears, elk, rare Arizona native<br />

fish, bighorn sheep,<br />

ring-tailed cats, javelina,<br />

coatimundi - the list goes on<br />

and on.<br />

Visit the Clifton Museum<br />

as you peruse historic<br />

Chase Creek Street, with<br />

many old buildings restored<br />

and offering a wide selection<br />

of items; walk in the<br />

paths of famous spiritualist<br />

and healer Teresita (she<br />

lived and died in Clifton);<br />

travel the scenic Black Hills<br />

Back Country Byway; fish<br />

the streams; photograph<br />

the scenery; get locked in<br />

the cavernous Clifton jail<br />

(the tiny entrance belies its<br />

immensity); climb aboard<br />

the Copperhead rail engine;<br />

check out the old electric<br />

shovel - Clifton has something<br />

for everyone (did I<br />

mention the hot springs?).<br />

With the Gila River’s<br />

largest tributary, the San<br />

Francisco River, flowing<br />

through town, Clifton’s citizens<br />

are currently working<br />

towards establishing a kayaking<br />

and rafting experience<br />

with a town beach park adjacent<br />

to US Highway 191. At<br />

an elevation of 3,500 feet,<br />

the town’s highest temperatures<br />

average 10 degrees F<br />

cooler than Arizona’s major<br />

cities.<br />

Just six miles upriver, the<br />

Morenci Mine is the largest<br />

open-pit copper mine in all<br />

of North America at over<br />

100 square miles. There is a<br />

beautiful new mine overlook<br />

to enjoy at milepost 174 on<br />

your drive up Highway 191.<br />

Railroad buffs love to watch<br />

the intricate dance between<br />

the Morenci mine train and<br />

the Eastern Arizona Railroad<br />

at the historic Clifton<br />

transfer yard.<br />

For thrill seekers, Highway<br />

191 (formerly US 666<br />

- “The Devil’s Highway”)<br />

winds 75 miles through lush<br />

wilderness to Alpine. Prudent<br />

driving requires three<br />

hours to make the trip - one<br />

way! With all the surrounding<br />

hills, I have always<br />

wanted to try hang gliding,<br />

and hot air ballooning views<br />

have to be the best.<br />

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Gila River Music Festival<br />

The Gila River Music Festival is the first of its kind<br />

for the community and we hope to make it an annual<br />

event. The goal is to bring people from the<br />

surrounding areas to share in two days of music, arts and<br />

culture along the Gila River.<br />

Live music will be provided for two full days, from 11 a.m.<br />

to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22. Reckless<br />

Envy will play a fun blend of rock, country and today’s<br />

hits on both nights. The band is from Reno, Nevada and consists<br />

of four very talented musicians. You can read about them<br />

at http://www.recklessenvy.com.<br />

Sydney Swanson, a gifted 14-year-old musician and songwriter,<br />

will be opening the festival with her own songs and<br />

some covers. We also have the duo Megan & Shane, performing<br />

at 5 p.m. on Friday. They are a little bit country, a little bit<br />

folk and all the way cool; read more about them at https://<br />

www.meganandshanemusic.com/.<br />

On Saturday at 4 p.m., rockabilly trio The Joeys takes the<br />

stage to play their high energy retro rock and get your blood<br />

pumping. Check them out at http://www.joeys.band/.<br />

Food trucks and vendors will be in attendance at the festival,<br />

and we hope to have many of them.<br />

Tent camping will be available onsite for just $10 for the<br />

two nights. Tickets will be required for the event. Tickets can<br />

be purchased through the<br />

website, http://www.gilarivermusicfestival.com<br />

and<br />

on eventbrite.com. If you<br />

are an artist, musician, vendor<br />

or interested in being a<br />

sponsor please email gilarivermusic@gmail.com<br />

to<br />

inquire.<br />

Kearny, Arizona is situated in a valley along the Gila River.<br />

It sits at the base of the majestic Pinal Mountain range. Treelined<br />

streets and quaint houses give the community that small<br />

town charm that makes it very inviting to both families and<br />

retirees. The desert location of the town provides for fantastic<br />

outdoor recreation. Not only do we have the river, but there<br />

are UTV trails, campgrounds and some of the best hiking you<br />

will find in Arizona. It is only 1.5 hours from Phoenix or Tucson,<br />

20 minutes away from Superior and about 45 minutes<br />

from Globe.<br />

Kearny has a grocery store, automotive shops, a hardware<br />

store, a credit union, several restaurants, a hotel/event center,<br />

convenience stores, two bars, several churches, a barber and<br />

beauty salon, a K-12 school, a clinic with a pharmacy, an airport<br />

and a golf course.<br />

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New Apache Clan Project<br />

Seeking Participants for Pilgrimage to Clan Homelands<br />

In February, the Apache<br />

Clan Project announced the<br />

15-month grant project to research<br />

and compile information<br />

on the Apache clans and their<br />

homelands.<br />

The Apache Clan Project plans<br />

to travel to four different areas of<br />

Apache clan homelands; the Chiricahua/Discheen<br />

homelands, the Aravaipa<br />

homelands, the Tonto/Camp<br />

Verde homelands, and the White<br />

Mountain homelands. In an effort<br />

to begin interviews with clan members<br />

and plan the pilgrimage trips,<br />

San Carlos Apache tribal members<br />

are being asked to contact San Carlos<br />

Apache Culture Center Director<br />

Marlowe Cassadore or Apache<br />

Clan Project Coordinator Tia Early<br />

if their clans are from these areas.<br />

The Apache Clan Project is interested<br />

in hearing any stories about your<br />

clan, their practices in food harvesting<br />

and preparations as well as other<br />

historical and cultural information<br />

that can be shared with others who<br />

wish to learn more about their clan<br />

Giant Apache Squash<br />

and where they came from.<br />

As part of this Apache Clan Project,<br />

the mission is to help tribal<br />

members to identify themselves as<br />

being from a certain clan with positive<br />

characteristics and traits that<br />

will strengthen their awareness of<br />

who they are and also learn of the<br />

healthy foods their clans ate in their<br />

homeland regions. Additional information<br />

such as family stories<br />

about different experiences and other<br />

historical information about the<br />

clans can also be shared through<br />

interviews and become a part of archiving<br />

efforts for our Apache people<br />

as all information will become<br />

available through the San Carlos<br />

Apache Culture Center for others.<br />

The first Homeland pilgrimage<br />

will be to the Cochise Stronghold<br />

Mountains and we are currently focusing<br />

on gathering a list of Chiricahua/Eastern<br />

Discheen clan descendants<br />

who are interested in joining<br />

the pilgrimage to learn or share.<br />

Within the project scope, the activities<br />

planned include travel to clan<br />

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Apache Clan continued from page 10<br />

homelands, clan member interviews and collection of historical<br />

data that will be available at the San Carlos Apache Culture Center<br />

for future reference.<br />

Small workshops will be conducted for each clan segment and<br />

held in each of the four San Carlos Apache districts shortly after<br />

each pilgrimage and a finale conference is also planned for the community<br />

to participate in and gather the research findings.<br />

If you would like to learn more about your clan or would like to<br />

share, keep in mind the San Carlos Apache Culture Center and the<br />

Apache Clan Project is constantly seeking elders, youth, and community<br />

members who are interested in sharing their clan information or<br />

learn more about their cultural practices, as well as traveling to their<br />

clan homelands. If you have any questions regarding this new Apache<br />

Clan Project, please feel free to contact Marlowe Cassadore or Tia Early<br />

at (928) 475-2894 or feel free to send an email to marlowe.cassadore@scat-nsn.gov<br />

or tiamtearly@gmail.com.<br />

The Apache Clan Project plans to travel to four different areas<br />

of Apache clan homelands; the Chiricahua/Discheen homelands,<br />

the Aravaipa homelands, the Tonto/Camp Verde homelands, and<br />

the White Mountain homelands.<br />

Apache Clan Project Coordinator Tia<br />

Early<br />

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‘Explore The Wild’: Your GATEWAY<br />

Online is discovergilacounty.com<br />

<strong>Gateway</strong> magazine<br />

is your quarterly<br />

update and invite<br />

to visit Gila County and<br />

explore scenic spots along<br />

the Copper Corridor.<br />

For the most up-to-date,<br />

thorough and comprehensive<br />

intel about where to<br />

stay and what to do while<br />

you’re here, bookmark discovergilacounty.com<br />

as a<br />

browser favorite, and connect<br />

on the award-winning<br />

website’s companion Facebook<br />

and Instagram pages<br />

to see enticing photos of<br />

cobalt-blue lakes, tree-lined<br />

hiking paths – and where<br />

to find local, family-owned<br />

restaurants for a unique taste<br />

of this region.<br />

Launched by Gila County’s<br />

Board of Supervisors<br />

two years ago, the stylish<br />

website’s a thorough portal<br />

to outdoor adventure ranging from<br />

the tall, cool pines of the Rim Country<br />

towns of Payson and Star Valley down<br />

through our Copper Corridor heritage<br />

here in Globe and Miami – including<br />

travel and tourism information about<br />

all three Apache Nations: San Carlos,<br />

Tonto and White Mountain. Wilderness<br />

areas, hiking trails, singular local<br />

restaurants - and the area’s most comprehensive<br />

event calendar, too.<br />

Centrally-located Gila County<br />

is truly the heart of Arizona, with<br />

53,500 residents and 4,796 square<br />

miles of desert, canyonlands and<br />

lakes. Bookmark discovergilacounty.com<br />

as a browser favorite; you’ll<br />

find planned itineraries for three-dayweekend<br />

trips that hit the highlights<br />

for shopping, relaxed hikes, Native<br />

American culture and history, and<br />

outdoor adventure. Gila County has<br />

seven wilderness areas: Hell’s Gate<br />

and the Mazatzal canyons and forests<br />

offer scenery that’s approachable yet<br />

remote enough for peace, quiet and<br />

solitude. Arizona’s majestic saguaro<br />

cacti? See and photograph these<br />

desert icons at our lowest elevations.<br />

Gila County includes Sonoran Desert<br />

at 2,000 feet above sea level, proceeding<br />

up to stately ponderosa pine forest<br />

(the largest stand of ponderosa pines<br />

on the planet!). Gila County lures<br />

outdoor enthusiasts choosing a place<br />

to live, work and enjoy the best mix of<br />

Arizona’s desert, mountains<br />

and lakes.<br />

Where to Stay?<br />

discovergilacounty.<br />

com lists our biggest<br />

hotels, of course – but<br />

gives equal space to bedand-breakfast<br />

lodging in<br />

Pine-Strawberry, Payson,<br />

Globe and Young. Where<br />

to eat while you’re here?<br />

Restaurants are all listed,<br />

too; from family-owned<br />

Mexican restaurants of<br />

Globe-Miami to unique<br />

eateries in Hayden and<br />

Star Valley, a popular<br />

brewery in Pine, and vineyard-wineries<br />

in Young<br />

and Globe.<br />

Etymologists tell us<br />

the word ‘Gila’ originates<br />

from a Spanish contraction<br />

of Hah-quah-sa-eel,<br />

a Yuma word meaning<br />

“running water which is<br />

salty.” Gila County includes the towns<br />

of Payson, Star Valley, Christopher<br />

Creek, Strawberry and Pine. Mining,<br />

ranching and Old West traditions still<br />

thrive here. Payson takes pride in being<br />

the birthplace of rodeo, and San<br />

Carlos Apaches still practice their<br />

ancient tradition of Sunrise Dances<br />

during the spring, summer and fall.<br />

Looking for a half-day hike, or a<br />

two-three day backpacking adventure?<br />

Explore the Mogollon Rim - a<br />

topographic and geological wonder<br />

that extends about 200 miles across<br />

central Arizona. It forms the southern<br />

edge of the Colorado Plateau - providing<br />

out-<br />

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‘Explore The Wild’ continued from page 13<br />

door adventure to campers, hikers, mountain bikers,<br />

photographers, bird-watchers and hunters; discovergilacounty.com<br />

is your guide to hiking trails and nearby lodging.<br />

Located on the northeastern edge of the Sonoran Desert,<br />

Gila County covers a wide variety of life zones - from<br />

iconic saguaro cacti in the low desert to pinyon-juniper<br />

grasslands, chaparral, and montane forests of pine, fir and<br />

aspen. Roosevelt Lake is one of Arizona’s most popular<br />

for fishing, boating and recreation – and wholly within<br />

Gila County. Tonto National Monument, Fossil Creek, the<br />

Salt River, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, designated<br />

Wilderness Areas and popular camping areas within the<br />

Tonto National Forest are also among Gila County’s bragging<br />

rights.<br />

Don’t miss Tonto Natural Bridge, between the towns<br />

of Payson and Pine, which became an Arizona State Park<br />

in 1990; now thousands of visitors marvel each year at<br />

the largest travertine bridge in the world and the beauty of<br />

Pine Creek Canyon.<br />

The high desert community of Pleasant Valley is a serene<br />

scene of peace and quiet today – but in the 1880s it<br />

was the origin of a range war that’s among the most famous<br />

(and deadly) feuds in American history. The Pleasant<br />

Valley War, also called the Tonto Basin Feud or the Tonto<br />

Basin War, matched<br />

the cattle-herding<br />

Grahams against the<br />

sheep-herding Tewksburys.<br />

Copper’s luster still<br />

shines in Gila County<br />

- an industry employing 3,000 people. Mineral deposits<br />

brought miners back in 1874 when silver was discovered<br />

in Globe – eclipsed within a decade by our vast deposits<br />

of copper. Dig into online databases listing Arizona<br />

mines and you’ll find an impressive 641 mines across Gila<br />

County, from A to Z - that is, from the Abbie & Ross Mine<br />

(copper, gold, lead, silver) to the Zulu Mine near Rye. 641<br />

mines! And 30 ranches continue to manage some 15,000<br />

cattle spread out across Gila County rangeland.<br />

City of Globe<br />

Globe is currently the Gila County seat; it boasts a history<br />

laced with Wild West events from murders and stagecoach<br />

robberies to outlaws, hangings and Apache raids.<br />

Local historians guide seasonal walking tours that narrate<br />

the connection to famous residents and itinerants from Ike<br />

Clanton (one of the gunfighters from the OK Corral) to<br />

Geronimo, the Apache Kid, Big-Nose Kate and more.<br />

Globe is about 87 miles east of Phoenix and at the crossroads<br />

of highways 60, 70 and 77.<br />

Payson is a scenic and convenient 90-minute drive<br />

from Phoenix on the recently-expanded four-lane ‘Beeline<br />

Highway.’ Read more at discovergilacounty.com, or see<br />

daily photos and join an online community of thousands<br />

who love Gila County at facebook.com/discovergilacounty.<br />

Payson: The<br />

Mogollon Rim<br />

has breathtaking<br />

views and is<br />

a popular Gila<br />

County camping<br />

and fishing area<br />

just 30 miles outside<br />

of Payson.<br />

Cassie Tafoya<br />

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Globe Rotary’s 21st Annual Sunrise Challenge<br />

Globe Rotary will host its<br />

Annual Sunrise Challenge;<br />

this year will be a<br />

7K Run and 2-Mile Walk at Round<br />

Mountain Park on Saturday, June<br />

5.<br />

Registration takes place from 5-5:50<br />

a.m. and event begins 6 a.m.<br />

Runners and walkers of all skill levels<br />

are invited to celebrate National<br />

Trails Day and sign up for the Sunrise<br />

Challenge to explore trails that ascend<br />

Round Mountain Park in Globe. The<br />

21st annual race is sponsored by Globe<br />

Rotary in partnership with the Gila<br />

County Division of Health and Emergency<br />

Services.<br />

The challenging 7K route has rocky<br />

trails and some boulder-hopping.<br />

Round Mountain Park is open daily<br />

and admission-free; winners from prior<br />

years suggest at least one visit ahead<br />

of time to scope out the trail and experience<br />

the course<br />

before race day.<br />

Entry forms<br />

are available at<br />

the Globe-Miami<br />

Chamber of Commerce,<br />

1360 N.<br />

Broad St. and Cami<br />

Lucero’s State Farm<br />

Insurance office,<br />

905 E. Ash St.<br />

The entry fee is<br />

$25 prior to May<br />

30, then $30 until<br />

race day. Special<br />

discounts are available for students and<br />

families. Make entry checks payable to<br />

Globe Rotary Club-Round Mountain.<br />

Check-in is from 5-5:50 a.m. on race<br />

day at the Globe Elks Lodge,1910 E.<br />

Maple St.<br />

Awards will go to top 7K finishers,<br />

male and female, in age classes 12-20,<br />

21-35, 36-50, 51-65 and over 65.<br />

Cassie Tafoya<br />

Globe Mayor Al Gameros presented trophies to the first place<br />

runners.<br />

To find Round Mountain Park from<br />

downtown Globe heading east, turn<br />

left at Denny’s and drive past the Best<br />

Western motel, then continue straight<br />

past the Samaritan Veterinary clinic<br />

and continue uphill to Round Mountain<br />

Park.<br />

For more information, call the<br />

Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce<br />

at 928-425-425-4495.<br />

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Andrea Justice<br />

Located at 101<br />

N. Broad St. in<br />

downtown Globe,<br />

the Cobre Valley Center<br />

for the Arts is a non-profit<br />

member-supported center<br />

founded in 1984. The<br />

Andrea Justice<br />

Center preserves area art<br />

Andrea Justice<br />

restoration of the Old<br />

Gila County Courthouse<br />

was achieved by several<br />

local artists. Many volunteer<br />

hours transformed<br />

this 110 year-old building<br />

into a venue for exhibiting<br />

local talent while<br />

preserving the building’s<br />

historic features.<br />

Today the center consists<br />

of a gallery housing local<br />

art along with areas designed<br />

for crafts and community<br />

theater. As the days<br />

get longer and the weather<br />

warmer, the center looks<br />

forward to reopening the<br />

community theater for public<br />

shows.<br />

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New additions complete at Dream Manor Inn<br />

David Sowders<br />

There’s new room at the Dream<br />

Manor Inn after the business<br />

recently expanded, raising<br />

six new buildings to accommodate<br />

guests.<br />

Needing more rooms for their wedding<br />

and lodging business, in September<br />

2019 Dream Manor Inn owners Carl<br />

and Rebecca Williams started expanding<br />

on their hilltop location in Globe.<br />

Six new structures were added, including<br />

a two-story building that houses the<br />

lobby, bar and several suites – including<br />

the Governor’s Suite with a large Jacuzzi<br />

tub and a fireplace.<br />

By Jan. 1, 2020 the Williamses had<br />

finished 10 additional rooms with kitchenettes<br />

on the hilltop just east of Highway<br />

60, which boasts splendid views of<br />

the area. The new lobby building, completed<br />

in June, offers guests a bar with a<br />

big screen TV, a coffee bar and a small<br />

convenience store.<br />

“We started off as a five-room bed<br />

and breakfast in 2006, then we became<br />

an inn as we grew,” said Rebecca Williams.<br />

“Now we have 32 rooms, and we<br />

call ourselves a boutique resort.”<br />

Dream Manor Inn started out of<br />

the Williams’ own house on the hill, a<br />

1968 ranch house the couple bought as<br />

a retirement home in 2005. They came<br />

to Globe from Las Vegas, where Carl<br />

worked as a realtor and Rebecca was<br />

with a technology company. He had<br />

previous construction experience and<br />

she had once owned a small motel in<br />

Globe, both of which would come in<br />

handy when they started the inn.<br />

A few suites are still being rented in<br />

the ranch house, which retains Dream<br />

Manor Inn’s original check-in counter.<br />

The Williamses used to host weddings<br />

in their carport; now those ceremonies<br />

are held in a grassy wedding area that<br />

also hosts Easter Sunrise services. The<br />

inn, which features Tuscan décor, also<br />

hosts community meetings, birthdays<br />

and funerals, and Christmas parties as<br />

well as their annual New Year’s Eve party.<br />

Many groups get their friends together<br />

and purchase a table for the fun event.<br />

Rebecca Williams said couples have<br />

booked Dream Manor Inn weddings<br />

from as far away as Chicago, Alaska and<br />

all over the world. The inn offers a bridal<br />

suite where the bride and bridesmaids<br />

can dress and a basement “man cave” for<br />

the groom and groomsmen, with videos,<br />

foosball, ping pong and pool tables. Rebecca<br />

said that couples bring as many as<br />

100 guests, and some brides and grooms<br />

return to the honeymoon suite for their<br />

anniversaries.<br />

Dream Manor Inn has won several<br />

awards. In 2017 the inn was named best<br />

wedding venue in Arizona by Wedding<br />

Spot, and it won Trip Advisor’s certificate<br />

of excellence from 2011 to 2019.<br />

Now the award is called the Traveler’s<br />

Choice Award, which was once again<br />

awarded to the inn. In 2011 the inn received<br />

an Arizona Small Business Development<br />

Center Success Award. “We<br />

filled a niche in the area,” Rebecca said<br />

on receiving the award. “We’ve grown<br />

every year and we’ve tripled the size of<br />

our business since we started. We love<br />

what we do and the people we meet. It<br />

has been very rewarding.”<br />

Before its latest expansion, the business<br />

had added an outdoor garden, a<br />

small putting green, long-term rental<br />

units with kitchens and apartment-style<br />

housing that accommodates tourists,<br />

hunters and workers on temporary assignment<br />

locally. Rebecca said many<br />

people come to Dream Manor just to get<br />

away from home for a bit, and that renting<br />

a suite was a good way to shop local.<br />

“There’s no need to go out of town to<br />

go out of town,” she said.<br />

Dream Manor Inn also offers gift certificates,<br />

reservations for Christmas parties<br />

or the New Year’s Eve Party which<br />

can be purchased at the inn, 1 Dream<br />

Manor Dr. in Globe, or by calling (928)<br />

425-2754.<br />

For more information on Dream<br />

Manor Inn (and to watch a time-lapse<br />

video of their recent expansion), visit<br />

www.dreammanorinn.com.<br />

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Gila Monster UTV Fest April 16-18 in Globe<br />

Love to explore Forest Service<br />

dirt roads and scenic<br />

canyons in your UTV, or<br />

meet new off-roading fans on a<br />

group ride?<br />

Mark your calendar for the Gila<br />

Monster UTV Fest April 16-18 in<br />

Globe, weekend days that will start<br />

with breakfast catered by local businesses<br />

followed by group rides, a<br />

cornhole tournament, BBQ dinner,<br />

music, raffles, vendors -- even a Miss<br />

Gila Monster UTV contest. Online<br />

registration runs from $100 - $140;<br />

expect higher prices after online registration<br />

closes April 5. Registration<br />

includes guided trail rides, camping,<br />

two breakfasts, Saturday night dinner,<br />

a raffle ticket, a swag bag, cornhole<br />

tournament and the Miss Gila<br />

Monster contest.<br />

Visit the website gilamonster.utvoffroadadventures.com<br />

for specifics<br />

about registration for ages and<br />

younger. Also find more detail on the<br />

website about required passengers’<br />

release of liability forms, and similar<br />

release forms required for those under<br />

age 18. These must be notarized<br />

(no exceptions), and can be downloaded<br />

from gilamonster.utvoffroadadventures.com.<br />

“The UTV Fest includes two different<br />

guided trail rides throughout<br />

the Tonto Forest, which will range<br />

from 50-100 miles long,” reports organizer<br />

Kyle Krause from utvoffroadadventures.com.<br />

“You will have the<br />

option to choose one ride each day.<br />

The trails will be similar in miles,<br />

and they will take you through beautiful<br />

scenery and wildlife. There will<br />

be a leader and a sweep rider for each<br />

of the rides to make sure everyone is<br />

safe and accounted for. There will<br />

also be a Friday night ride which will<br />

range about 30 miles.”<br />

“This is a great venue for a UTV<br />

Fest! We are happy to be teaming up<br />

with the city of Globe to host this<br />

spectacular UTV event. Gila County<br />

Fair Grounds is an excellent location<br />

to host this event. There will be lots<br />

of areas to park your RVs, tents and<br />

trailers. It’s a great camping location,<br />

with a nice building to have registration,<br />

raffles, food, entertainment and<br />

more.”<br />

Globe is located in the heart of Arizona’s<br />

magnificent Tonto National<br />

Forest and is surrounded by some of<br />

the most spectacular mountain vistas<br />

in the Southwest. It has a colorful<br />

history, punctuated by mining discoveries<br />

and is supposedly named for<br />

a globe-shaped piece of pure silver<br />

found nearby. Everyone is welcome.<br />

Are you ready for a great time on<br />

some of the best trails in Southern<br />

Arizona?<br />

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Hiking around town<br />

Globe: Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy a number of<br />

trails around Globe, from a park right in the city to<br />

the Pinal Mountains south of town.<br />

By David Sowders<br />

Round Mountain<br />

Hiking Park, located<br />

at the end of<br />

South Street off Highway<br />

60 in Globe, is home to<br />

over six miles of trails for<br />

everyone from beginners<br />

to experts, with benches<br />

and shaded ramadas<br />

throughout.<br />

The park’s West and East<br />

Trails both climb to the<br />

summit of Round Mountain,<br />

which offers a sweeping<br />

view of the city and<br />

surrounding mountains.<br />

From the West Trail, hikers<br />

can enjoy the scenic,<br />

and short, Bullseye Rock<br />

Loop. Round Mountain<br />

Hiking Park also includes<br />

the Boulder Canyon, which<br />

requires a bit of rock scrambling<br />

in places, Box Canyon<br />

and Ridge Trails. The<br />

park is operated by the City<br />

of Globe; more information<br />

is available at http://www.<br />

globeaz.gov/departments/<br />

recreation/round-mountainpark.<br />

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View from the top of Round Mountain, Globe<br />

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David Sowders<br />

Six Shooter Canyon Trail, in the Pinal Mountains near<br />

Globe.<br />

In the Pinal Mountains<br />

south of Globe, hikers,<br />

mountain bikers and horseback<br />

riders can ascend<br />

from the desert to tree-covered<br />

mountains like 7,800-<br />

foot Pinal Peak. These<br />

more challenging trails include<br />

the Check Dam, Icehouse<br />

Canyon, Six Shooter<br />

Canyon, Telephone and<br />

Toll Road. The Six Shooter<br />

Canyon and Telephone<br />

Trails can be reached from<br />

the Icehouse CCC Campground,<br />

off Icehouse Canyon<br />

Road (Forest Road<br />

112). Telephone Trail<br />

connects to Icehouse Canyon<br />

Trail, and Check Dam<br />

Trail can be reached via<br />

Six Shooter Canyon Trail.<br />

The Toll Road trailhead<br />

is located off Six Shooter<br />

Canyon Road; as its name<br />

implies, the trail follows an<br />

old toll road. It connects to<br />

Six Shooter Canyon Trail<br />

via the Check Dam Trail.<br />

Cattle are a frequent sight<br />

along the trails, which are<br />

in an active ranching area.<br />

For more information<br />

on Pinal Mountain trails,<br />

contact the Globe Ranger<br />

District at (928) 402-6200.<br />

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City of Globe hosts First Friday events<br />

The City of Globe sponsors a First Friday event every month in historic downtown<br />

Globe. The event features special deals and hours from local shops and businesses,<br />

vendors, local art, music, delicious food options at downtown restaurants and more.<br />

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Copper Bistro is a<br />

small town favorite<br />

Co pper<br />

Bistro<br />

serves<br />

small town favorites<br />

Monday<br />

through Friday<br />

from 11 a.m. to 8<br />

p.m. and on Sunday<br />

from 11 a.m.<br />

to 3 p.m.<br />

They offer daily<br />

specials, famous<br />

Famous Hot Mess Burger<br />

burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads, dinner, dessert and a<br />

full bar that is sure to appease the whole family.<br />

Kari Courtney took her love for cooking and made the<br />

decision to go from waitress to restaurant owner in 2017<br />

when the opportunity arose. Her love for cooking and baking<br />

began as a child; she grew up with her mom and grandma<br />

in the kitchen.<br />

The support from her family and the community helped<br />

her dreams become a reality and years later Copper Bistro<br />

has been named Globe’s American Restaurant.<br />

The Courtneys took advantage of the quarantine to<br />

build dividers on the booths to help provide more privacy<br />

between the customers, but made sure to keep the homey<br />

atmosphere. They also offer a drive-thru window for takeout<br />

orders.<br />

Thursdays they serve their infamous pasties, Friday<br />

nights are prime rib night, and of course the original Hot<br />

Mess Burger can be enjoyed daily.<br />

Follow them<br />

on Facebook<br />

to see what the<br />

daily specials<br />

are or visit their<br />

website www.<br />

copperbistroaz.<br />

com; better yet,<br />

stop by to satisfy<br />

your cravings.<br />

Kari’s favorite dish, grilled ribeye.<br />

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David Sowders<br />

Stepping into mining history at Old Dominion Park<br />

By David Sowders<br />

It’s a walking park, a<br />

historic site and an<br />

educational step back<br />

into Arizona’s copper<br />

mining history.<br />

However you look at<br />

it, the Old Dominion Historic<br />

Mine Park in Globe<br />

is an exciting place for<br />

the whole family to spend<br />

some quality time.<br />

The headframe for the<br />

Old Dominion Mine,<br />

which was in operation<br />

from 1880 to 1931, stands<br />

high above the park, but<br />

visitors willing to “walk<br />

the walk” will find themselves<br />

in a good position<br />

for photos of this iconic<br />

landmark.<br />

The walking park features<br />

a variety of trails tailored<br />

to all fitness levels,<br />

whether it’s a flat stroll to<br />

view the “boneyard” of<br />

old mining equipment or<br />

a more strenuous hike of<br />

the hills, as well as shaded<br />

picnic tables and benches<br />

throughout. Along each<br />

of the trails<br />

educational<br />

signage, complete<br />

with<br />

photos from<br />

early-day operations<br />

at<br />

the site, will<br />

give visitors<br />

a feel of how<br />

life was in the<br />

Old Dominion<br />

Mine’s heyday.<br />

Trails include<br />

the Silver<br />

Nugget<br />

Trail, a generally<br />

flat stroll along the<br />

picnic areas and the “boneyard”;<br />

along the way, visitors<br />

will pass by an old<br />

mine smelter. The Mine<br />

Cycle Circle includes a<br />

series of informative signs<br />

on the history of mining<br />

and a moderate climb to<br />

the top, but that short hike<br />

goes on to a hilltop trail<br />

with sweeping views.<br />

The Muleshoe Pass Trail,<br />

named after the mules that<br />

once labored underground,<br />

will take visitors from the<br />

entrance back to the Noftsger<br />

Hill area with its large<br />

dog park. Buffalo Butte is<br />

the highest trail in the park,<br />

has a picnic table near the<br />

top and offers a unique cement<br />

compass that identifies<br />

the mountains viewed<br />

from its vantage point.<br />

Another trail of note is the<br />

Interloper Loop, which<br />

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Old Dominion Park continued from page 28<br />

climbs the hill towards the headframe<br />

that still stands sentinel over<br />

the park. While visitors cannot get<br />

into the headframe area, Interloper<br />

Loop offers good photographic access<br />

as well as wonderful panoramic<br />

views of old Globe, where many of<br />

the early-day miners lived.<br />

A full map of the Old Dominion<br />

Historic Park is available through<br />

a large sign at the entrance and brochures<br />

at the restroom building. The<br />

park, located off Murphy Street in<br />

Globe, is open from dawn to dusk;<br />

there is no admission fee. Park amenities<br />

include restrooms and a drinking<br />

fountain, including a basin for watering<br />

pets at the entrance. The park also<br />

features a mining-themed playground.<br />

For more information about the<br />

park, call the Globe-Miami Chamber<br />

of Commerce at 928-425-4495.<br />

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Cherry Creek UTV<br />

Fest April 30 - May 2<br />

Connect with other UTV fans for guided trail rides,<br />

camping, cornhole, food, entertainment, raffles and more<br />

- don’t miss the Cherry Creek UTV Fest April 30 - May<br />

2. Register online before April 25 and the fees are $150<br />

per driver and $120 per passenger; single day registration<br />

is also available for this event at $75 per driver and $60<br />

per passenger. Online registration includes guided trail<br />

rides, camping, event t-shirt, swag bag, two breakfasts,<br />

one dinner, one raffle ticket and a cornhole tournament.<br />

Dry camping is available at the Cherry Creek Lodge where<br />

all activities and rides will take place - check the website<br />

cherrycreek.utvoffroadadventures.com for complete details<br />

on fees. For those unfamiliar with the road to Young,<br />

be aware and expect 13 miles of maintained dirt road, then<br />

a five-mile ranch road to get into Cherry Creek Lodge.<br />

Want more info, or to sponsor the event? Call (623) 363-<br />

9665 or email kyle@utvoffroadadventures.com.<br />

“Are you looking to see what Arizona has to offer and<br />

at the same time get your adrenaline pumping and enjoy<br />

the great outdoors? UTV Offroad Adventures is your onestop-shop<br />

for the experience of a lifetime,” said organizer<br />

Kyle Krause. “We believe in spending time exploring what<br />

this amazing state has to offer, from the lower desert to the<br />

tall pine trees. We have it all while spending time with<br />

friends, family and meeting new friends with the desire to<br />

get outdoors. Our business will provide lifetime memories<br />

in exploring and seeing parts of Arizona that some only<br />

dream about. Do you own a UTV of some kind and want<br />

to explore the trails Arizona has to offer? Then look no<br />

more; we will make this dream a reality. We provide memories<br />

and lifetime experiences.”<br />

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Adventure awaits in the Copper Corridor<br />

By Andrea Justice<br />

Arizona’s landscapes<br />

have been<br />

known to attract<br />

a rowdy crew. Often the<br />

desert is seen as a barren<br />

land of rocks, cactus and<br />

cliffs; true adventurers<br />

see much more.<br />

Heart-thumping danger<br />

awaits at every turn, up every<br />

steep grade and beneath<br />

every dark pool.<br />

For Stephanie Irish, special<br />

education teacher at<br />

High Desert Middle School,<br />

adventuring kind of fell<br />

into her lap. After seeing a<br />

friend post photos of kayaking<br />

on Facebook, Irish<br />

thought it looked fun and<br />

invested in a few kayaks.<br />

Trips to Roosevelt Lake<br />

with friends during the<br />

monthly full moon added to<br />

her draw toward adventure.<br />

“I think it’s just addicting,”<br />

said Irish. Kayaking led to<br />

hiking unfamiliar territory<br />

and even activities like rock<br />

climbing and spelunking.<br />

Climbing Devil’s Canyon<br />

After joining up with a<br />

few adventuring groups on<br />

Facebook, Irish was excited<br />

to see a Chicks on Ropes<br />

group dedicated to rock<br />

climbing. She always wanted<br />

to try it and was amazed<br />

to see a large group of participants<br />

gather around the<br />

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rugged monoliths just<br />

outside of Superior in the<br />

famed Devil’s Canyon.<br />

Irish was able to connect<br />

with four other educators<br />

and meet with adventurers<br />

from all over the state,<br />

each attracted to the epic<br />

rocks that are literally in<br />

Globe-Miami’s backyard.<br />

“All it takes is the equipment<br />

and the knowledge<br />

to climb,” said Irish. “The<br />

experience was so memorable.<br />

That’s another one off<br />

of my bucket list.”<br />

The upper Devil’s Canyon<br />

climb follows a deep<br />

north-south canyon located<br />

just east of the Oak Flat<br />

Campground. The routes<br />

are found on various outcroppings<br />

along the western<br />

slope of the canyon.<br />

According to Mountain<br />

Project.com the route tends<br />

to be of a mixed nature, both<br />

edges and pockets-maybe a<br />

little heavier on the pockets,<br />

with lots of little pockets<br />

to work the fingers.<br />

Those interested in<br />

climbing out of lower Devil’s<br />

Canyon can take the<br />

Magma Mine Road past<br />

the Oak Flat campground.<br />

Mountain Project.com details<br />

the best route. After<br />

1.5 miles, turn left onto<br />

the dirt road FR315; and<br />

close the gate behind you.<br />

Head south and then southeast<br />

along FR315 after two<br />

miles, descend into a valley,<br />

Hackberry Creek.<br />

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Stephanie Irish<br />

Stephanie Irish<br />

Adventure continued<br />

from page 33<br />

Head along the valley (for the<br />

road area, head west instead); after<br />

½ mile, the road will start ascending<br />

to the parking area. The last ¼ mile<br />

going to the parking area is rather<br />

rough. This area has arguably the<br />

best climbing and gets relatively little<br />

traffic due to its difficult approach.<br />

Legends of Superior Trail<br />

Back in February, Irish along with<br />

friends hiked the Legends of Superior<br />

Trail marking the lost link between<br />

Superior and the old Claypool Tunnel.<br />

“I’ve always admired the beauty<br />

of this canyon and was able to stop<br />

and explore it,” said Irish. “It’s just<br />

cool to know that our great-grandparents<br />

used that tunnel.” The LOST<br />

trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked<br />

out and back trail located near Superior,<br />

featuring beautiful wild flowers<br />

and rated as a moderate hike with a<br />

708 ft. elevation gain. Starting from<br />

Superior, the hike follows along an<br />

old gravel road that can be an easy fit<br />

for mountain bikers as well as hikers.<br />

Kayaking and hidden hiking<br />

trails at Roosevelt<br />

“Roosevelt is easy access for<br />

kayaking,” said Irish. “There are so<br />

many places to launch from.”<br />

There are also amazing traila that<br />

pass through the lower Sonoran Desert<br />

around Roosevelt - trails like<br />

Vineyard Trail 131, which boasts<br />

spectacular views of Roosevelt Lake,<br />

Apache Lake, Roosevelt Dam and<br />

Four Peaks. Signs of long abandoned<br />

tent sites and building foundations<br />

are also visible from the trail.<br />

For Irish, as the days get warmer<br />

Arizona’s desert calls her toward adventure.<br />

“There are still a lot of places<br />

left to explore and just not enough<br />

time in the day,” said Irish.<br />

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Hiking LOST trails<br />

Superior: The Legends of Superior Trails (LOST)<br />

Stephanie Irish<br />

By David Sowders<br />

The Legends of<br />

Superior Trails<br />

(LOST) is an<br />

11.65-mile hiking, biking<br />

and equestrian trail<br />

that travels through Superior<br />

and the beautiful<br />

Sonoran Desert 60 miles<br />

east of the Phoenix metro<br />

area.<br />

The trail creates a connection<br />

from the stunning<br />

Arizona National Scenic<br />

Trail, through Superior, to<br />

rugged Queen Creek Canyon.<br />

Along the way it passes<br />

through Arnett Canyon’s<br />

riparian forest and the remains<br />

of the abandoned<br />

town of Pinal, with majestic<br />

Picketpost Mountain looming<br />

to the south and Apache<br />

Leap to the east.<br />

LOST is divided into five<br />

segments, all open to hiking,<br />

running, mountain biking<br />

and horseback riding:<br />

Arnett Canyon, Pinal City<br />

The original Queen Creek Bridge, on Legends of Superior Trails.<br />

David Sowders<br />

Panther, Miners & Ranchers,<br />

Superior Town Center<br />

and Queen Creek Canyon.<br />

The 2.25-mile Queen<br />

Creek Canyon segment follows<br />

the old “million dollar”<br />

highway from Miami<br />

to Superior, and still boasts<br />

extensive sections of pavement.<br />

It also passes through<br />

the historic Claypool Tunnel<br />

and crosses the original<br />

Queen Creek Bridge,<br />

built in 1926 and 1921 respectively.<br />

An ore bin and<br />

closed-off mine openings<br />

along this trail segment reflect<br />

the area’s mining history.<br />

The segment winds up<br />

at Magma Avenue in Superior,<br />

where hikers can continue<br />

with a stroll through<br />

the town center.<br />

For more information on<br />

LOST, call (602) 935-9034.<br />

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Award-winning wines and more at Bruzzi Vineyard<br />

By David Sowders<br />

Located in scenic<br />

and historic<br />

Young, Arizona,<br />

Bruzzi Vineyard is the<br />

first vineyard in Gila<br />

County and produces<br />

some of the state’s finest<br />

wines – most notably<br />

their Vidal Blanc, which<br />

has won local competitions<br />

and earned awards<br />

in the azcentral Arizona<br />

Wine Competition.<br />

Bruzzi Vineyard offers<br />

wine tastings at tasting<br />

rooms in Young and Superior,<br />

wines by the bottle<br />

and the case (with free delivery<br />

throughout Arizona<br />

on orders of three bottles<br />

or more), a seasonal farm<br />

stand, a delicious dining<br />

menu featuring fresh local<br />

ingredients and even a<br />

chance to meet one of their<br />

llamas up close.<br />

The vineyard showcases<br />

unique varietals at<br />

onsite farm-to-table culinary<br />

events celebrating the<br />

summer/winter solstice and<br />

spring/fall equinox, as well<br />

as Thanksgiving and New<br />

Year’s Eve.<br />

Having worked in hospitality<br />

and landscaping, a<br />

vineyard seemed to make<br />

sense to owner James Bruzzi.<br />

“It kind of started as<br />

a hobby, and just started<br />

to grow on its own,” said<br />

Bruzzi. He started planting<br />

the vines in Young in 2010,<br />

and opened his first tasting<br />

room six years later. Today<br />

the vineyard grows around<br />

eight acres of grapes, as<br />

well as blackberries and<br />

other produce.<br />

While the vines grow in<br />

Young, in November 2020<br />

Bruzzi opened a second<br />

wine tasting room in historic<br />

Superior. Located at<br />

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Bruzzi wines continued from page 36<br />

20 N. Magma Ave., it offers<br />

wines by the glass and<br />

the bottle, as well as wine<br />

tasting flights. The Superior<br />

location also features a<br />

boutique, local honey and<br />

the world-class La Paloma<br />

Art Gallery, which showcases<br />

paintings and pottery<br />

by local artists.<br />

Bruzzi Vineyard has a<br />

full kitchen, offering a rotating<br />

menu of prix fixe dinners<br />

– including a recently<br />

launched series of historical<br />

dinners that spotlight moments<br />

in time. The series<br />

has included a medieval<br />

feast and a Titanic-themed<br />

Visitors can also book a meet & greet with one of Bruzzi<br />

Vineyard’s retired or rescued llamas.<br />

dinner.<br />

Visitors can also book a<br />

meet & greet with one of<br />

Bruzzi Vineyard’s retired<br />

or rescued llamas, getting<br />

to pet, feed, walk and<br />

take pictures with them, or<br />

stop by the farm stand in<br />

Young to check out seasonal<br />

produce. The farm stand<br />

works with local producers,<br />

and the vineyard recently<br />

unveiled a “local board”<br />

with locally-made sausage,<br />

cheese and bread. Bruzzi<br />

Vineyard also hosts a yearly<br />

pumpkin festival and can<br />

host private events.<br />

Bruzzi Vineyard is located<br />

at 47209 N. Highway<br />

288 in Young, Arizona. The<br />

Young tasting room is open<br />

Friday-Saturday from noon<br />

to 6 p.m., and the Superior<br />

tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday<br />

from noon to 6<br />

p.m. Reservations are preferred<br />

at both locations.<br />

To book a tasting or event<br />

reservation, or learn more<br />

about Bruzzi Vineyard, call<br />

them at 928-462-3314, like<br />

them on Facebook at www.<br />

facebook.com/bruzzivineyard<br />

or visit their website,<br />

https://bruzzivineyard.com.<br />

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Hiking at the lake<br />

Stephanie Irish<br />

Roosevelt Lake: In addition to all the water activities<br />

on Roosevelt Lake, a few hiking trails feature<br />

local history and desert scenery.<br />

By David Sowders<br />

Across Highway<br />

188 from the<br />

Roosevelt Lake<br />

Marina a paved trail<br />

winds uphill to the Historic<br />

Roosevelt Cemetery,<br />

where men who<br />

lost their lives building<br />

the nearby dam are buried.<br />

Most of the markers<br />

are wooden crosses, but<br />

there are a handful of<br />

stone memorials.<br />

Just past the cemetery,<br />

climbing into the hills south<br />

of the lake, is the Thompson<br />

Trail, one of the links<br />

in the Arizona National<br />

Scenic Trail. A right turn<br />

on this trail leads back to<br />

the highway near Roosevelt<br />

Lake Bridge. Other trails<br />

near the lake include the<br />

Tule, Frazier and Cottonwood<br />

Trails. Signs along<br />

the highway mark the head<br />

of the Frazier Trail, which<br />

leads to Cottonwood Trail<br />

and Cottonwood Canyon –<br />

another link in the Arizona<br />

National Scenic Trail.<br />

For more information on<br />

trails in the Roosevelt Lake<br />

area, contact the Tonto Basin<br />

Ranger District at (602)<br />

225-5395.<br />

David Sowders<br />

The way to Thompson Trail, near Roosevelt Lake<br />

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Antiques, art and more<br />

It’s amazing what you’ll find<br />

inside each one of these<br />

shops located throughout the<br />

Globe-Miami communities.<br />

The Globe Antique Mall, 171<br />

W. Mesquite St. in Globe, is open<br />

Wednesday through Sunday from 10<br />

a.m. to 4 p.m. Their phone number is<br />

928-425-2243.<br />

Turn the Page Vintage and Western<br />

Apparel, 101 N. Broad St. in Globe,<br />

is open Wednesday through Saturday<br />

from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are<br />

closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.<br />

Their phone number is 623-910-9033.<br />

Simply Sarah, 661 S. Broad St. in<br />

Globe, is open Tuesday through Saturday<br />

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 928-425-3637.<br />

Hill Street Mall, 393 S. Hill St.<br />

in Globe, is open Thursday through<br />

Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They<br />

are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.<br />

Their phone number is 928-425-0022.<br />

The Pickle Barrel, 404 S. Broad St.<br />

in Globe, is open Thursday through<br />

Monday from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.,<br />

and Sunday from 11 a.m. to<br />

5 p.m. Their phone number<br />

is 928-425-9282.<br />

Miami Rose Trading Post, 401 W.<br />

Sullivan St. in Miami, is open Saturday<br />

and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m. Their phone number is 928-473-<br />

2949.<br />

Sullivan Street Antiques, 407 W.<br />

Sullivan St. in Miami, is open from 9<br />

a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.<br />

Cowgirl Antiques, 416 Sullivan St.<br />

in Miami, can be accessed through the<br />

entrance located at the Wild Horses<br />

Saloon.<br />

Donna by Design, 501 Sullivan St.<br />

in Miami, is open Thursday through<br />

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and<br />

Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They are<br />

closed Monday through Wednesday.<br />

Soda Pop’s Antiques, 503 Sullivan<br />

St. in Miami, is open most Saturdays<br />

or by appointment. Their phone number<br />

is 480-980-6804 or 480-695-2251.<br />

Inspired by Time, 409 W. Sullivan<br />

St. in Miami, is open Thursday<br />

through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m. Their phone number is 928-812-<br />

1270, and they are on Facebook at<br />

facebook.com/@naturallynoras.<br />

Lemonade’s Antiques, 413 W. Gibson<br />

St. in Miami, is open on weekends<br />

only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their<br />

phone number is 480-213-8817.<br />

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts,<br />

101 N. Broad St. in Globe, is open<br />

Wednesday through Saturday from 9<br />

a.m. to 3 p.m. Their phone number is<br />

928-425-0884.<br />

Miami Art Works, 509 Sullivan<br />

St. in Miami, is open Friday through<br />

Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their<br />

phone number is 602-300-7575.<br />

Jim Coates Studio Café and Gallery,<br />

422 Sullivan St. in Miami, is<br />

open Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and<br />

Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their<br />

phone number is 928-200-2743.<br />

Splash of Copper Art Gallery and<br />

Gifts, 656 N. Broad St. in Globe, is<br />

open Tuesday through Saturday from<br />

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Their phone number<br />

is 623-466-6901.<br />

Yesterday’s Treasures,<br />

209 W. Hackney Ave. in<br />

Globe, is open Monday<br />

through Saturday from 9<br />

a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed<br />

Sunday. Their phone number<br />

is 928-425-7016.<br />

Grandma’s House of Antiques<br />

and Treasures, 123<br />

N. Miami Ave. in Miami,<br />

is open Thursday through<br />

Monday from 10 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m. Their phone number is<br />

623-670-0717.<br />

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