A few Listeners of the Birdman on the Mountain podcast gave me a heads-up on Social Media that there was an interesting Bus in town. I searched down the owner that to a tip from Sunshine Tippets of Solterra Senior Living and got the story on Jax and Dan the Bus.

Video Overview @ https://youtu.be/8e1Mg_lb6BA

If you want to know more check out jay's website and Social Media Channels






Jax is currently the host of “Acres and Avenues” web series + travel vlogger who is currently road tripping the US in a short school bus.

He is a former competitive surfer, snowboarder + skateboarder, adventurous traveler + curious eater, interviewer, and dirty job swapper.

Direct download: JAX_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

This Episode Birdman chats with Becky Blanchard of Dynamic Dentistry and learns about all the practical and technical experience that they have on the mountain, including a lab for crowns that allows you to never have to deal with a temporary crown every again.


Listen and learn about Dynamic Dentistry.




Direct download: DynamicDentistry_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

At the 2016 Show Low Chamber Outdoor Expo Birdman sat down and chatted with a few of the participating vendors, about their companies and the event itself.

While hearing about them and their products and seeing what they have to offer online, there is no substitute for the hands on experience.

Please check out these great people and what they do and be sure to stop in at the Show Low Chamber to find out about all the great business and people in the area.

Direct download: 2016SLC_OE.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:58am PDT

Listen as Ron Bellan talks about some of the cool possibilities that could happen during his hunt here in the White Mountains with the White Mountains Apache Tribe.

Just $20 gets you the chance to win your very own Elk Hunt and you'll get to do it with Ron Bellan (not to mention be featured on his television show SURVIVE THE HUNT.)

Buy Tickets at The Hub in the White Mountains


Direct download: FAC_Elk_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Bands and Brews is slated to be a new segment for BIRDMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN and will cover exactly what it states, Bands and Brews.

In this introductory segment Birdman chats with Jacob Forney from Black Horse Brewery about his approach to beer making, how the Brewery got its name and other things most fans might find of interest.

The Black Horse Brewery opened in Show Low,  Arizona in May 2015.  Although newly opened, we have been brewing, testing and tasting for over 30 years.  

Black Horse Brewery is a family owned and operated Micro Brewery creating and brewing high quality products for the craft beer fan. From brews inspired by old German recipes to modern and unique blends, our beer is always crafted with all-grain, all-natural ingredients for a full flavored taste. 

Black Horse Brewery is owned and operated by Ralph Forney, Brewmaster, Jacob Forney, Brewmaster and Marketing, and Julie Forney, Secretary/Pub Cheese maker/Beertender.

Stop into our Hole in the Wall Tap Room, or request a Black Horse Brewery craft beer at your favorite restaurant or saloon.  

P.S.  Yes, we do love horses, but actually the name of our brewery is based on Ralph's many years of service in the United States Army as a member of  the Black Horse Regiment!

Listen along as Birdman conducts this interview during the High Mountain Musicfest, in his car!



Direct download: BlackHorseBrewery_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

If you want to attend this year's Hangar Dance you will want to get your tickets soon as the event is close to being sold out.

Listen and learn where you can get tickets and some of the details regarding the event itself.



Direct download: Hangar_Dance_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 4:30pm PDT

This is a recording from January of 2016, where David Sergeant of the Pinetop-Lakesdie Police Department talks about the Blue Courage Program.


Blue Courage is a way of being, a philosophy that inspires one to embody the noblest of character and unquestioned devotion. It is to flourish in all aspects of life, to act with practical wisdom, to exude vitality, and to hearten human connections.

Blue Courage is a transformational two day leadership development workshop designed for all levels of the organization. This revolutionary educational process is designed to touch hearts, awaken minds and ignite spirits through dynamic presentations and learning processes. If your interest is self-improvement, increased engagement, stress-management, developing resilience, igniting culture change, combatting cynicism, while improving overall health and well-being, then Blue Courage is waiting for you to answer the call!


630.449.0958  |  info@bluecourage.com


for your daily dose of Blue Courage and inspirational quotes!  Click here.

Direct download: BlueCourage_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Amy Lang is coming too the Mountain and it is important to understand that these events are not meant for Kids, they are meant for Parents to be able to learn different ways to approach talking to kids about sex.

Is that uncomfortable? Heck yes it is, but you can't hide from it, your kids will grow up and they will ask questions. Don't be unprepared, come to the event June 11th and learn how to Keep Your Kids SAFE!



Direct download: Amy_Lang_Special.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 5:30pm PDT

Sergeant Shawn Roby of the Show Low Police Department talks us through the traffic detours that will Occur Saturday June 4th in Show Low, during the Derby Down the Deuce and the Deuces Wild Triathlon.

If you are headed to the Cruzin The Rim Car Show, this will be very important.



Direct download: DerbyTraffic2016.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

Birdman sits down with Barbara Hatch after the Show Low Veterans Heritage Project book signing.


A Unique Model for the Enhancement of Education

Military history is the subject, but the skill sets developed by the students are much broader, more personal, and the experience is life altering.

The scope and sequence of VHP teaches high school students real work skills that will enhance their adult lives. Simultaneously, the veteran interviews have proven to be a major catalyst for personal and academic goal setting, as well as creating a passion to work for a social cause.

Skill Sets:

Interview Preparation and Research: Interview Preparation requires in-depth research. The students conduct an interview with a “stranger,” developing questions, creating a “personal” atmosphere, and listening attentively as each veteran tell his/her own story.
Writing and Editing: Students are required to develop writing and editing skills in order to create an essay that is professional quality for publication.
Business Planning: Students collaborate in developing and executing a business plan in preparation for publication of the book.
Personal Accountability: Specific goals are established, job responsibilities are created, and deadlines are monitored by the students themselves.
Public Speaking: In developing public speaking skills, students summarize their interviews and broader learning experience in a formal presentation to the veteran community at the year-end reception.


Bio for Barbara Hatch, Veterans Heritage Project (9/22/15)


After growing up in Illinois, Barbara’s teaching career took her to Senegal with the Peace Corps, Iran, and the U.S. Virgin Islands until finally landing in Phoenix after Hurricane Hugo.  Last year was her twelfth—and last— year at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, her 40th overall.  She retired to devote her energy to her nonprofit, Veterans Heritage Project, her husband, and her golf game!


In 2003 Salt River Project offered 5 grants to high school students to document local history.  Cactus Shadows students in the then-named Arizona Heritage Project archived the Cave Creek Christmas Pageant.  From 2004 to the present, over 900 students have listened to, recorded, and sent to the Veterans History Project the military service stories of over 1,050 veterans from World War II to Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan.  We are currently working on Volume 12.  We have expanded from one book to four!


Barbara’s students have been recognized by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society, Military Order of the World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Arizona and National Council for the Social Studies.  She herself received the DAR’s Mary Smith Lockwood Medal for Education, the Copper Sword Award from Arizona Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Arizona History Teacher of the Year for 2012.  She has also received the Patrick Henry Silver Star award from MOWW, Freedom Foundation’s George Washington Medal, Arizona Social Studies Teacher of the Year, and placed in the Top Ten Arizona Teachers of the Year.  None of this would be possible without her dedicated and patriotic students.


Barbara is excited to inform you her school club has grown to a 501© 3 that has expanded to 19 schools in Arizona and one outside Arizona—Marquette Catholic High School, her alma mater, in Alton, Illinois.  Veterans Heritage Project’s vision is to add more schools in Arizona and across the nation to connect students with military veterans through the patriotism of our youth, ensuring the preservation of the freedoms for which our veterans fought.



Direct download: VHP_ShowLow2016.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT