Today: Feb 29 , 2020

Political Candidate Open House At Morgan Ranch Nature Park

06 June 2008   Kathy Lopez
It's a day at the park, as well as a chance to meet the candidates and representatives for iniatives that will be on the ballot this fall.


Enjoy the lovely new Morgan Ranch Nature Park as you learn more about important issues and candidates to vote on in the fall.
Morgan Ranch Nature Park is the newest Yavapai County park. The 14-acre park is located at the north-east corner of Williamson Valley Road and Nancy Drive, at the south-west section of Talking Rock Ranch. The property was deeded to Yavapai County by Talking Rock Ranch/Inscription Canyon Ranch to be used as a public facilities site. Morgan Ranch Park Association worked with Yavapai County Board of Supervisors to officially establish the park on April 3, 2006.


Morgan Ranch Nature Park will preserve a portion of the historic Morgan/Cooper Ranch for the purpose of enjoying the natural beauty of Williamson Valley. A one mile hiking trail winds across boulders; through oak, manzanita, and juniper trees. A picnic table and teak benches provide sitting areas for picnics, nature observation and relaxation. A spacious parking area was constructed so groups could meet for pleasure or to conduct nature programs Future projects include joining with the Yavapai Trail system, posting educational signs, and mounting bird houses.

The Morgan Ranch Park Association, Inc. is a newly incorporated non-profit organization that was formed solely for the establishment of Morgan Ranch Park. MRPAI is responsible for the development and maintenance of the park. Members include local residents: President, Kathy Lopez; Vice President, Sondra Haile; Treasurer, Sharon Boler; Secretary Larry Lopez; Agent Pat Briody.

The park was made possible through donations from The Preserve at Ranch Subdivision, Talking Rock Ranch, Arizona Public Service, Triple J Ranch, Williamson Valley Concerned Citizens, and the property owners of Williamson Valley.

For additional information, or if you would like to donate to or assist on this project please contact the Board at or call Kathy Lopez at 928-541-0494, Sondra Haile at 928-443-1625.


And, you can help us raise money for the Morgan Ranch Nature Park while you're learning more about your favorite candidates and issues. All the information is below!

Political Candidate Open House

June 7, 2008 noon-5pm

Fundraiser for Morgan Ranch Nature Park

Meet Local, State and Federal Candidates- nonpartisan event Candidates will set up individual tables. They will be available to discuss issues that are important to you. This is not a forum or debate.

Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) Fire Station at Outer Loop Road and Williamson Valley Road, 15.5 miles north of Prescott at the intersection of Williamson Valley Road and Nancy Drive

Suggested $5 donation per person of voting age (under 18 free) collected at the door.

Contact Kathy Lopez, at 928-541-0494, Sondra Haile at 928-443-1625 or Sharon Boler at 776-3018.

Email us at

Community organizations are welcome to setup a free table, with prior arrangement.

Food and refreshments available from noon-5pm by Our Place Restaurant, Chino Valley, Lions Club member

Free drink from Old Stage Stop Country Store- get your coupon at the Morgan Ranch Nature Park canopy


Park in the Old Stage Stop Country Store parking lot which is located:
9.5 miles north on Williamson Valley Road from Iron Springs Rd. in Prescott.
6 miles west on Outer Loop Road starting from Highway 89 in Chino Valley.


Call before coming if inclement weather is a possibility in the WV area. Alternate date is June 14.


Confirmed as of 6/04/08:

Republican Party, Democrat Party

Representatives for Initiatives:

  • AZ Tax Revolt
  • Proposition 13 AZ
  • Legal AZ Worker's Act: Enforcement and Compliance of Federal Immigration laws
  • Protect Our Homes
  • Conserving Arizona's Land and Water for State Trust Land Reform
  • Tim Carter, Yavapai Ct. School Superintendent with JTED - Mountain Institute;

US President

  • US President: Barack Obama (representative)

US Representative & Congressional Dist 1 Representatives:

  • Sydney Hay, Preston Korn, Howard Shanker, Ann Kirkpatrick, Mary Kim Titla, Brent Maupin, Jeffery Brown, Tom Hanson
  • Arizona State Senate: representative for Steve Pierce, Tom O'Halleran
  • Arizona State House of Representatives: Andy Tobin
  • Arizona Corporation Commissioners: Paul Newman; representative for Stump, Robson, Barry Wong
  • Yavapai County Supervisor Dist 1: Carol Springer, Georgene Lockwood, George Seaman
  • Yavapai County Sheriff: Steve Waugh, Ernie Cox
  • Yavapai County Assessor: Victor Hambrick, Pam Pearsall, Pete Weaver
  • Yavapai County Recorder: Ana Wayman-Trujillo