Culinary prince Michael O’Dowd – creator of the state’s most celebrated restaurant – leaves his castle for new digs Downtown.
“I need to keep creating, pushing,” Michael O’Dowd says. “If I can’t create anymore, then it’s time to roll.”
Attention, Arizona heritage-crop farmers: The world wants what you’re growing.
In the 1980s, Natalie McGee was a burned-out Los Angeles social worker who decided to pull a 180 on her career. Returning to her home state of Arizona, she started growing prickly pear cactuses, turning the nectar into a 100-percent pure concentrate she sold at a county fair. Unlike some nectar farmers, she added no sugar or water. “The only
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The young man raises his handgun and takes aim, closing one eye and squinting at his target. When he pulls the trigger, the brass casing of his bullet – now speeding toward the cardboard face of what looks like a cross between Osama Bin Laden and a deranged camel – dings off the side of his noise-canceling headphones. A cloud of gun smoke drifts around the shooter’s head, leaving a slightly sulfuric smell lingering in the air.
In the event of a scorpion sting, Anascorp can save your child’s life. And bankrupt you.
Dr. Leslie V. Boyer isn’t afraid of scorpions – not even Arizona’s own bark scorpion, the most venomous variety in North America. Her ease with the arachnids is a byproduct of the 12-year study she conducted at the University of Arizona that helped perfect an intravenous scorpion “envenomation” cure called Anascorp.
“[The drug] is a slam dunk,” the Tucson native says. “It is 98-plus percent effective within four hours of being administered, and can turn what could otherwise be a nightmare in the intensive care unit into a drive home from the emergency department with a happy kid.”
Champion mounted markswoman Annie Bianco-Ellett knows her shoot.
It’s Sunday morning at the Arizona State Championships of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. One after another, the cowboys and cowgirls ride and shoot. While they wait for the signal, their restless mounts execute tight little circles, seeming almost to pirouette with eagerness. At last the buzzer sounds, and the contestants gallop into the covered arena at Horseshoe Park in Queen Creek, toward a diagonal row of 10 tall white pylons, each with a red or blue balloon on top.
Reptile-rescuing activists tend one of the Southwest’s most intriguing animal exhibits.
“It’s a learned fear,” Russ Johnson says. “Think about it: the first day of Sunday school. Who’s the heavy?” The longtime lizard lover is speaking of the anxiety or revulsion so many people feel with regard to reptiles. Johnson is clearly immune.
Will Phoenix and Las Vegas get their long-awaited federal interstate? Bet on it.
Biker and former trucker Kenny Ratliff is a regular on the road to Vegas. He’s driven from Phoenix more than 30 times, sometimes for work but always for pleasure – if only to cruise the Strip and observe
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