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Short Notice event cache PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Cluff   
Monday, 21 June 2004 23:36

Brian of Team A.I. will be leaving us soon, and has decided to throw an impromptu event cache. It will be held on June 22 from 7pm to 9pm. This could be the last time to say goodbye in person to one of our more active cachers before he heads north to the land where the white stuff attacks every year. Plus I hear it will really be worth your time...


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Tonto Closures PDF Print E-mail
Written by Regan Smith   
Sunday, 23 May 2004 09:05
Closures are going into effect today (05/20/2004) in the Tonto National Forest, due to the extreme fire danger. They will take place around the communities of Pine and Strawberry, north of the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park to the Mogollon Rim. The Pinal Mountains south of Globe are also closed. Visitors are urged to follow fire safety standards, to prevent human-caused wildfires.
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Report from Pueblo Grande PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Gross-Team Tierra Buena   
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 16:02
This was origionally posted to the mailing list, but everyone isn't on the mailing list....

The Geocaching community was represented by Marc and Julie (Tamo's Clan'Destiny), Brian (Team Snaptek and azgeocaching.com), Christy and Joe (Pet Posse), Mark (Highway Havoc), Bob Renner ( Bob Renner ), and me. (Did I forget anyone? My apologies if I did. Lately my memory cells seem to be flaking off faster than my dandruff.) The land management agencies represented included the State Historic Preservation Office (which sponsors the Site Steward program), City of Phoenix , City of Scottsdale , Maricopa County , Bureau of Land Management, Tonto National Forest , and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge outside of Yuma .

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Geocaching Roundtable PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Gross   
Friday, 01 August 2003 19:41
Public Agencies/Land Preserves/Geocachers Roundtable
On Tuesday, September 30,2003
7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Last year Arizona Site Stewards began finding Geocaches located at a few of the archaeological sites they monitor. They alerted the land managers to the potential impacts of the game being played at or near archaeological sites (or in conservation areas). In September 2002, the State Historic Preservation Office, the BLM, and Steve Gross (unofficially representing the Geocachers) co-sponsored a meeting between the Geocaching community and the land managers to discuss ways of Geocaching could be played in an appropriate manner on public lands. |We invited each of the public land managers, as well as representatives of tribes and several of the preserves in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, to discuss their policies to the Geocachers. The Geocachers were given equal time to voice concerns and time to network with the land managers. Many of the land managing agencies had never heard of the game of Geocaching and were unaware that the game was being playing on lands under their jurisdiction. Except for the National Park Service, many had no formal or even an informal policy regarding this type of activity. Some felt it is an appropriate use of public lands, others felt there should be some limitations. We felt the meeting was beneficial in bringing the issue to the front and in opening dialogue between the Geocachers, the various land managers, and the Arizona Site Stewards who volunteer for the various land mangers in cultural resource protection. By this time, most of the land managers have formalized a policy for this type of game. We would like to engage a new generation of Geocachers to the rules for playing the game on public lands. To this end, we are sponsoring a roundtable discussion for land managers and Geocachers. If you feel Geocaching may be an issue for cultural resource management in the future or if you are a Geocacher and want to have your voice heard, we invite you to attend this informal discussion group at the
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington
Phoenix, Arizona

Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Arizona Site Steward Program.
Please RSVP to Mary Estes at 602.542.7143; e-mail: Mestes �at� pr �dot� state �dot� az �dot� US.
Geocachers: please RSVP to Steve Gross at teamtierrabuena �at� earthlink �dot� net.

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Geocaching Crackdown? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Cluff   
Wednesday, 04 June 2003 11:14
An article just poped up on slashdot talking about the various land agencies banning geocaching on their (our) land. The article itself is nothing new, but I thought the comments might be interesting since they are plentiful and they aren't feeding off the geocaching community.
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Electronic Leash!!!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jason Poulter   
Friday, 25 April 2003 08:55
Check out this product you can get for your kids, dog, significant other... http://www.wherifywireless.com/prod_watches.htm
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No caches in McDowell Sonoran Preserve PDF Print E-mail
Written by Team Tierra Buena   
Thursday, 03 April 2003 21:32
At a regularly scheduled meeting of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission held earlier this evening, the Commissioners, by a voice vote, denied a request to reconsider their policy prohibiting the placement of Geocaches within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. They agreed to post a statement of their policy on the Preserve Commission web page.

The Commissioners made it very clear that the first mandate of the Preserve is preservation. The Commission is not going to allow any activity which involves going off-trail. They are also quite open about the fact that they are going to avoid setting any precedent that risks opening a wider door in the future. By that reasoning, they hold that even a cache that is right next to the trail is still off-trail. They are also opposed to having any contemporary non-natural objects within the preserve, except for those placed for such reasons as safety, directions, etc. Those are their major reasons behind their denial of reconsideration, as best as I am able to summarize them.

I would urge any of you who have placed caches within the Preserve to remove them soon. My best guess is that there will be a not very long grace period before confiscation efforts begin.

Team Tierra Buena

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Site Updates... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jason Poulter   
Friday, 21 March 2003 15:51
If you had not noticed lately we have added a new side bar menu item... Upcoming Events this will display a list of upcoming arizona get together cache events... so you will always be updated and wont forget about it!!! Also changed the Misc Area over to Rules, Regs, & Suggestions and added the new Maricopa County Parks recent press release about geocaching in the parks.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2009 00:19
AZ Team in the News!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jason Poulter   
Friday, 03 January 2003 14:59
If you missed Team DesertSol's announcement on the email list, now you can see there little moment of glory here on our site to... just check in the News section on side menu or click the following link.
DesertSol In The News
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2009 00:19
Don't under estimate the amount of his sneakiness PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Cluff   
Tuesday, 31 December 2002 17:21

We've never posted what NOT to do with a GPS, but Robert Bell sent us a bad use for a GPS. "Man stalking his ex girlfriend uses GPS to track her movements...(SmartTrak) BUSTED! (See page 3 and 4 primarily)"

This version of the same story from NBC 5 WMAQ in Chicago was posted on the list.


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