Desert Messenger

October 5, 2016

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3 QIA Pageant 4 Govenor's Youth Challenge 5 Quartzsite Map planned 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 8 Rotary Doings 8 Salome High updates 9 Halloween plans 10 Adventures with Rocks 15 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 16 Volunteer of the Year VOTE 17 Restaurants 18 Puzzles 19 Arrest Report 20 Churches 22 Paul Winer Cartoon 22 Classifeds ����� | S������ RAIN B���C�� • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, October 5, 2016 VOL. 13 # 243 Now in our 13 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! WHAT'S INSIDE Quartzsite Off-Road Consortium releases new trail Atlas SEE OFF ROAD PAGE 4 The long-awaited Quartzsite Off-Road ATLAS is finally here! The Atlas is for the Off Road En- thusiast covering trails, points of interest, mines, stone cabins and historical sites around the Quartzsite area. The brand new book is a large format, easy-to- use, wire-bound off-road Atlas. The Atlas shows key off-road routes along with points of inter- est unique to the area. Published by the QIA sponsored Quartzsite Off-Road Consor- tium, the Atlas was designed by Quartzsite resident Mark Gold- berg, who donated countless hours coordinating with Arizona Sun Riders, Doug Ross and Steve Lambert, Arizona State Parks, Ar- izona Peace Trail, local Off-Road clubs and organizations. Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism board members Shanana Rain BearCat and Monica Timberlake debuted the Atlas and Off-Road Calen- dar at the International Off-Road Expo at WestWorld of Scottsdale September 23-25. Dr. Christina Anastasia & Raymond Winisky also volunteered at the Quartzsite booth, promoting over the Arizona Peace Trail and over 1,000 miles of trails in the Quartzsite area. The 54-page Atlas contains 33 detailed shaded topo maps, 43 lo- cal points of interest, 30 mines, 21 out-of-area points of interest, 6 guzzlers (game waterers) plus GPS Coordinates. The Atlas contains in- formation on the newly approved Arizona Peace Trail, off road regu- lations, an emergency checklist, lists of clubs, organizations, local RV Parks, and much more! Goldberg said, "Atlases are now available in Quartzsite at: Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce, Reader's Oasis Book- store, Hardies Beads & Jewelry, Tyson Wells Gift Shop, Silly Al's Pizza, The Main Street Eatery,

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