Wranglers’ basketball team (Friday, Jan. 15, 1960)

These Wranglers make up the varsity basketball squad at Wickenburg High School. They include (left to right) Bill Kellogg, Mac Nixon, Larry Roberts, Gary Willis, John Jones, Douglas Pemberton, Dan Doom, Jim Nelson, Kenny Sanders, Jim Seagoe and Charles Nasser.

80 years ago

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70 years ago

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60 years ago

Contract for new post office will be awarded soon (Friday, Jan. 15, 1960)

A contract for the construction of a new post office building in Wickenburg should be awarded before the end of January.

When the contract is awarded, construction should start within 30 days and the completed building should be ready for occupancy by June 1.

Plans call for the new building to be erected on Yavapai Street just across the alley from the American Legion Hall.

50 years ago

Hazardous highway doomed (Thursday, Jan. 15, 1970)

Arizona Highway Commissioners will open bids Jan. 23 on grading and draining the start of a new road up Yarnell Hill.

The project begins about four miles northeast of Congress and extends northeasterly over U.S. Route 89 for a distance of approximately 2.4 miles toward Yarnell.

Although not officially announced by the commission, it is the general understanding that this project marks the beginning of a long-needed safety program for the road up Yarnell Hill, long considered one of the more dangerous highways in Arizona because of its steep grades and sharp curves.

Commissioner Ed Locklear of Prescott said the new road, just below the existing one, will be used as a northbound road only - with the present road used for southbound traffic.

40 years ago

Los Caballeros golf course opens (Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980)

Only 10 months after the ground was broken for a new golf course at Rancho de los Caballeros, play began Tuesday morning.

The nine-hole course has been named Los Caballeros Golf Course. The golf course architects were Greg Nash and Jeff Hardin, who have designed more than 35 courses in California, Hawaii, Spain, Colombia and Arizona.

Mike Wilson, native Arizonan, will be the resident pro. Wilson has had experience as teacher and pro at Pinetop Country Club in Pinetop and Desert Forest in Carefree.

30 years ago

Miss Gold Nugget pageant revived (Thursday, Jan. 18, 1990)

The 1990 Miss Gold Nugget contest will do much to respect the proud tradition of the pageant and Gold Rush Days, its organizers say.

This year’s competition comes on the trail of the first pause in the contest’s 43-year history, and its reinstatement means that one of the more important events on Wickenburg’s yearly calendar has returned.

“This is the culmination of a whole new committee working two years,” said Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Brooks. “This is the first time the pageant is actually a scholarship pageant. It will be given to the contestant once she enrolls in the institution of higher learning of her choice.”

20 years ago

Los Caballeros to host celebrity golf tourney (Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000)

The Los Caballeros Golf Club at Rancho de los Caballeros will host the Cowboy Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament Feb. 4-5, with Vice President Dan Quayle serving as honorary chairman.

The two-day event will benefit the Wickenburg Foundation for the Performing Arts for its new performing arts center.

“My ties to Wickenburg run quite deep, since my parents have resided here for over 20 years,” Quayle said. “This particular charity is a very worthwhile cause; building a performing arts center in a community where the arts will now be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.”

Quayle was Vice President of the United States from 1998 through 1992, serving with President George Bush.

10 years ago

Tegner to get more parking (Wednesday, January 13, 2010)

As Wickenburg residents and visitors are once again faced with blockades, yellow tape and closed lanes, it is easy to give in to disgust and irritation with the Town of Wickenburg. But when this final phase of the Streetscape project is completed, there will be 24 additional parking spaces along Tegner, according to Community Services Director Steve McKay.

There will be 12 trees planted along thte street - six on each side - from Chaparral Ice Cream Parlor to the south side of Sols Wash Bridge, along with additional shrubs, flowers and accents. There will also be an estimated 15 benches placed along the roadway.

In addition, a sidewalk will be be added along the winding Frontier Street (north of the Flower Barn) to connect at Tegner.

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