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The power of red

Blood red landscape defines Southwest

Converging lines.

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Unexpected flowers, mind-blowing views

Our group of 18 braved the threat of rain on May 17 to head north just past Strawberry to the large dirt parking lot that sits on the left side of Highway 87 northbound just before mile marker 273.

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Boy becomes a bouncy, bouncy hero

Eight-year-old Jestin Frost courageously saved a little 2-year-old boy when the bouncy house they played in at the Color Run started losing all its air.

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Adventure Club event raises $5,000 for student travel

Principal of Rim Country Middle School Jennifer White threw another great Color Run to support student travel.

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Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Rim Country

Observances stretch from Sunday to Monday

Rim residents and visitors are invited to attend several special Memorial Day ceremonies planned this weekend.

Beeline highway re-opened after gunman opens fire on motorists

A man is in custody after reportedly opening fire on motorists on State Route 87 near Shea Boulevard Tuesday night.

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OMG: Kids without cellphones!

Middle School concert a delight

To end its year, the Rim Country Middle School Choir held its own concert on May 16.

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Two critically injured on motorcycle

Crash took place on deadly turn north of Pine on Saturday

Two people were flown to the Valley Saturday after their motorcycle crashed head-on with a vehicle north of Strawberry.

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Club donates trees to Payson

For the second year, the High Country Garden Club has donated an Autumn Blaze Red Maple to the Town of Payson Parks Department.

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Time Out honors crucial volunteers

Kerry Rawsthorne, Bob Watson named Woman & Man of Year

Time Out held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon under sunny skies at Rumsey Park Sunday, May 15.

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The bull rider’s best friend

Offhand courage and broken bones; all in a day’s work

Some people call them rodeo clowns.

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Smoke from forest fires to reduce visibility on Interstate 17 near Flagstaff

Motorists advised to use caution in burn areas

Motorists traveling on Interstate 17 and State Route 87 in northern Arizona are likely to see smoke over the next week from three fires burning in the Coconino National Forest.

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Alarmed by fires

But cool, damp conditions turn fires into forest management tool

Two lightning-sparked forest fires on the Mogollon Rim above Pine-Strawberry this weekend alarmed residents — but not fire crews.

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Schools will get federal money

The Gila County Board of Supervisors last week approved distribution of $1.4 million in federal Forest Fee money to local school districts — including $350,000 for Payson.

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Pine, Strawberry archers set sights on national honors

The success of some of the younger members of the Pine Strawberry School archery team at the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament has Coach Dean Pederson dreaming of bigger and better things.