After the flag raising at the cemetery, the breakfast and program will be held at the YOUNG PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIA this year. Breakfast (biscuits & gravy, sausage links, scrambled eggs, fruit and coffee) is $7 for adults; $5 for children. ALL PROFIT WILL SUPPORT OUR LOCAL VETERANS GROUP.
Although this is NOT a photo of an actual road into Young, many locals can relate to it! The only way to get here is by a twisty mountain dirt road, the Desert to Tall Pines National Scenic Byway (FSR 512 from the north, or AZ Hwy 288 from the south). This photo does look similar to a section of the Colcord road, which connects Az Hwy 260 to FSR 512 and is used by local residents, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and visitors thinking it's a short cut to town and who normally arrive with white knuckles!
For those who harken back to the days of jingling spurs, the smell of authentic chuck-wagon cooking, and cowboys vying to see who’s the quickest on the trigger, then circle Feb. 22-27 on your calendar.
That’s when Winter Range rides into town, transforming the Ben Avery Shooting Facility into a festive scene from the Old West where more than 1,000 competitors from around the world will take part in the 25th annual Single Action Shooting Society’s national championship of Cowboy Action Shooting.
A variety of food services will be available, including chuck-wagon cooking, hot dogs, funnel cakes and ice cream. Admission to Winter Range is free (parking is $5). BASF is located on Carefree Highway, west of Interstate 17. For more information, visit www.winterrange.com.
“Amec Foster Wheeler and Kruger Energy Corporations have teamed to evaluate the potential to site, design, construct, and operate a 25 megawatt photovoltaic solar facility within the Tonto National Forest just north of Young, Arizona. The proposed facility would be situated on approximately 250 acres of forest system lands in Gila County, Arizona. The proposed project is initially being considered to be sited due west of the existing airstrip and Chamberlain Trail. Should the project advance to permitting, compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act would be required to evaluate potential impacts associated with the project and project alternatives. The facility would interconnect with the APS radial electrical powerline that generally follows Chamberlain Trail through Haigler Creek north to State Route 260 approximately 14 miles north of Young. We invite the community of Young, and any others that may be interested in learning about the project, to attend a community meeting that will be held on Monday February 8th at 6PM in the Pleasant Valley Fire Department Hall. Refreshments will be served. For additional information please call Richard Knox at 602.284.5221. We look forward to seeing you there!”