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Q: My property backs up to the Tonto National Forest. A neighbor is shooting a gun off his deck into the forest. Isn’t there a law that you can’t shoot within one mile of a home?

A: It isn’t a mile; it’s within a quarter mile of an occupied structure, according to Detective George Ratliff of the Gila County Sheriff’s Department.

“It’s a state law, and we cite for it if we get people doing it,” Ratliff said.

Q: It is my understanding that the apartments at the end of Goodnow Road just south of Wells Fargo have been sold for the purpose of housing unsupervised mental patients. Could you please determine what is factual about the rumors on this?

A: Nothing, at least so far, according to Ray LaHaye, building official with the town’s community development office.

“I don’t have any information in regards to the use there and no one here has heard anything that I know of or can find out,” LaHaye said.

Such a facility would require a state license and at some point the community development office would be involved.

Call 474-5251, ext. 147, to reach Roundup’s What’s Up? line. Leave your question on the answering machine and we’ll try to find the answer.

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