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KBSZ "Around the Town" Podcasts Available

The other day, I got an e-mail message from one of the many people Pete Petersen had interviewed on KBSZ-AM’s morning show, “Around the Town.” She was looking for the podcast of her interviews.

I set up Internet streaming and podcasting for Pete as a personal favor back in 2005. The system was fully automated and would record 50 minutes (or so) of whatever was on the radio starting at 9 AM weekdays. It generated a podcast entry and the podcast appeared online, including in the iTunes Music Store.

Streaming audio worked relatively well, although it limited the number of …

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A Sheep Camp Story

I had heard about an ocotillo fence that was part of an old sheep herders camp. The camp was located close to Constellation Road, near Wickenburg, Arizona. After a fifteen mile ride on my ATV, which involved much searching, I found the location. The remains of an ocotillo fence were there.

There was an old man at the camp. We sat around and talked. He related the following story to me.

His granddaddy, Reed, started the camp we were in and he was the one who planted the ocotillo fence. One spring just weeks before the lambing season he hired …

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Flying M Air Featured in Arizona Highways Magazine

Wickenburg-based Flying M Air, a helicopter tour and charter company, is featured in the May 2009 issue of Arizona Highways magazine. The 10-page article, “A Better View,” was written by Keridwen Cornelius and features amazing aerial photography by Adriel Heisey.

Flying M Air has been based at Wickenburg airport since the company started business in 2001, when it began offering helicopter rides and tours in a two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter. In those days, most business was local, for aerial photography and survey work. The little helicopter also appeared at several outdoor events to offer inexpensive, short helicopter rides.

In 2005, …

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Ten Years of Lying — Would We Kid You?

A decade of working to make lying the official language of Arizona has been hard, dangerous work. But it has been rewarding. …

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Nana's Sandwich Saloon

A restaurant review.

I should start off by saying that I don’t review every restaurant in town. I only review the ones I have a lot of positive things to say about. Ones that I recommend. Ones that I eat in.

And the folks in Wickenburg are very lucky to have a new restaurant in town: Nana’s Sandwich Saloon.

I heard about Nana’s late last month. It had moved into the space formerly occupied by the Cornerstone Bookstore on North Tegner Street, right downtown. While the Cornerstone also offered a limited menu of lunch items, its bookstore atmosphere wasn’t exactly …

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