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November 04, 2014
Montezuma Castle National Monument Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
Camp Verde Arizona – Montezuma Castle/Tuzigoot National Monument is one of 28 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Our Natural Resource project educates youth on native plant identification, propagation, and restoration of our native areas, by working directly with two local high schools.

October 30, 2014
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Propose Entrance Fee Increase
Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold three public meetings in November to discuss possible fee increases in 2015. The current park entrance fees have been in place since 2006.

October 20, 2014
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events
CAMP VERDE, AZ—in honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month.

September 22, 2014
National Parks and Monuments Fee-Free for National Public Lands Day
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – National Park Service units throughout the country will waive entry fees on Saturday, September 27, in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

June 05, 2014
Fire Restrictions – Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments
Camp Verde, Ariz. – Effective Thursday, June 5, 2014 the National Park Service will increase campfire and smoking restrictions at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments, consistent with Arizona State Forestry Division fire restrictions already in place statewide.

April 22, 2014
2014 Fire Restrictions – Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments
Effective Tuesday, 22 April 2014, the National Park Service at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will implement fire restrictions, comparable to those currently in effect within Yavapai County.

March 04, 2014
Demonstration at Tuzigoot National Monument Highlights Cultural and Artistic Innovation from Lands to the South
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – Two cultural demonstrators from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will exhibit the techniques used to make traditional paddle and anvil ceramics and etched marine shell jewelry and figurines on Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ. Ron Carlos and Jacob Butler continue to make artistic creations in the manner of the Hohokam people of southern Arizona, using ancient skills and hand-collected materials.

December 15, 2013
Make and Play Your Own Native American Flute at Montezuma Castle
On Saturday, December 28, Don Decker from the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be at Montezuma Castle National Monument, showing how the Dilzhe’e or Western Apache people make traditional reed flutes. From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., while the materials last, Mr. Decker will show visitors how to make and play their own reed flutes.

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