Upcoming Special Events

Special events 2


                            December 14

History of Apache and the one room school house. 

Come tell your stories and show your pictures. 

Steve Wolfe will video tape the information and submit it to

 Arizona Highways.  

We will also have a potluck 

Check out the new look of Apache School

Share your stories and pictures with us

Please pass this information to others 

Questions, give us a call at: (520) 558-2364 

or email loyann77@gmail.com


                       December 15

Christmas Dinner Food & Wine Pairing

Portal Café and CHV are partnering to offer you a four courses Christmas Dinner with wine pairing for $47. 

(food and wine are included, tax and tip are additional)

Sunday, December 15th at 5pm at the PORTAL CAFE.

- Menu -

- Paté on toasts with Cornichon & CHV Mourvèdre 2017 -       

- Crab Louis Salad & CHV Dry Riesling 2017 - 

- Steak medaillon & CHV Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (*) -

- Zabaglione & CHV Viognier 2017

(*) We offer a Vegetarian option for the Steak

Please RSVP before December 7th as we need an exact head count, and if you want your own table or can share with others.

Call: Portal Cafe (520) 558-2223 or email Eric: edesfac@gmail.com

Note: This is a formal dinner and the Café will be closed that evening except for the dinner guests holding a reservation.

Portal Cafe and Lodge is located at 2358 S Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632 and you can also reserve a room if you don't want to drive after dinner.


                            January 9

Malpai Borderlands Group Science Conference

January 9, 2020

Geronimo Event Center Rodeo, New Mexico

(31.87095° N, 109.03535° W) WGS 84


9:45-10:00   Introductions

Myles Traphagen                        Science Coordinator, Malpai Borderlands Group

Richard Winkler                         Executive Director, Malpai Borderlands Group


10:00-10:30 David Simeral        Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

“Western climate trends and weather monitoring.” 


10:30-10:55 Kathy Gerst            University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“USDA Plant Phenology Network Monitoring.”


10:55-11:20 Jeff Fehmi               University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“Lehman lovegrass ecology and control.” 


11:20-11:40 BREAK


11:40-12:05 Laura Norman        United States Geological Survey- Tucson, AZ

“Quantifiable benefits of erosion control structures in the San Bernardino Valley”


12:05- 12:30 Brandon Bestelmeyer  USDA Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM 

“Socioeconomic and environmental changes in the Malpai region.”


LUNCH 12:30-2:00 


2:00- 2:30 Phil Rosen & Cecil Schwalbe University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“Reptile and Amphibian Conservation with the Malpai Borderlands Group”


2:30- 2:55 Ivonne Cassaigne    Primero Conservation- Mexico City, DF, Mexico

“Rancher and jaguar conflicts in Sonora, Mexico”


2:55- 3:20 Juan Carlos Bravo Wildlands Network- Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

“Mexico Highway 2 expansion and effects on Borderlands jaguar linkages”


3:20- 3:55 Cody Wooden   University of Arizona- Tucson, AZ

“Woody shrub increase in the Malpai region from 1990 to the present.” 


3:55- 4:20 Shelemia Nyamuryekung’e  USDA Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

“Criollo cattle research: Landscape use, heat tolerance, mothering style & range finishing.”


                            January 18



                            February 8

                                    Classical Guitar Concert


Eduardo Returns!! http://www.guitarimpact.com/bio-cv

Tickets $15, visit or call, Chiricahua Desert Museum 575-557-5757

 Refreshments served


                            July 8 - 11

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