To Friends Of
Cave Creek Canyon

 Portal Post Office 
   [Post Woman Joan - she doesn't want to be called "mistress",
and husband Chuck]                      

The Portal Post Office is certainly one of the few, or maybe only, post offices that is owned by a school district.  It was originally a school for the kids before they went off to high school.  This has been the post office for over 30 years.  Portal used to have its own zip code [85632] before becoming a sub-station of San Simon, which was a rather unpopular decision in Portal.

It is also the social gathering spot, along with the library to its left-rear. Every day residents are chatting with each other and catching up.  Anything that is usable, but unwanted can be left on the porch for anyone to take.

[Picture by Steve Wolfe]



All members & Those Interested 
are invited

Event Center       (Rte. 80, New Mexico)
3:30 PM   [AZ and NM] 

Short business meeting

Gypsy Carpenters


Awesome Refreshments Will Be Served
Silent Auction - 
some of the items.

"From The Shadows" by
Crystal Forman 
Retail Value $1,400
[donated by Crystal]


Hudson River 
Wood Inlay
Value $500
[donated by Mike and Cecil Williams]


Other Great Auction Items:
  • 2 Nights at the Painted Pony Resort [Compliments of the Painted Pony and Michelle Sampler]  Value $1000 
  • 2 Nights at Cave Creek Ranch [Compliments of Reed Peters] 
  • 1/2 days birding outing
  • and more!

Do Your holiday Shopping
[Sales Tax Free!] 

Cave C reek Canyon-Revealing the Heart of the Arizona Chiricahua Mountains

       FOCCC T-shirts,            Hats & Totes! 

Election of
Rolf Koford to the Board

Remaining Board Officers were elected to the board last year for a 2-year term

Was Held Successfully on October 24,
raising money for Sew What of Portal

2 of the very hard working organizers - Linda and Vicki


Wynne on the left and Reed on the right were the editors for the award winning new book, Cave Creek Canyon - Revealing the Heart of Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains

Paul in the center is a history professor and is giving them more historical info for their next book.

[Pictures by Cecil Williams]




Friends Of Cave Creek Canyon
PO Box 16126
Portal, Arizona 85632


Visit Our Website 

Thanks to our "Sustainer's Circle" members 
for their generous support:  

Bob and Bettina Arrigoni, Nancy and Thomas Denney, Bud and Kate Fackelman, Mary George, Paul Hirt and Linda Jakse, Pi Irwin, Leuthold Family Foundation,  Barbara Lounsbery,  Patrick McNamara, Barb and Pete Miller, Richard and Patricia Parran, Tom Roseman and Paula Baldwin, Sarah and Keith Thomson, Mike and Cecil Williams and Bob and Sherry Zoellick.

Please support our Business Members  who  have given generously to Friends Of Cave Creek Canyon.  Without their assistance, we would be hard pressed to accomplish our goals. Click on their names to check out their websites.    
                 Cave Creek Ranch                              Chiricahua Desert Museum
             Naturalist Journeys, LLC                                   Orchid Davis   

                 Sky Island Rolfing                                      Wynne Brown LLC

                  Chiricahua Gallery             Everett Jones Realestate (Helen Snyder)

            Pi Irwin & Zsombor Zoltan                            Ed Newbold Wildlife Artist

                   Rodeo Tavern                                     Portal Peak Lodge & Cafe                  The George Walker House 


Business Memberships start at just $50.00!