Wild Flowers Blooming In The Forest


This time of year is one of the best times to be living in the Rim Country.

Tonto Village is just starting to blossom out with all kinds of spring flowers such as irises in every color.

The petunias are just starting to peek their green leaves through and the wild roses in reds and pinks and yellows are showing off their blooms on many fences in the village.

There are literally dozens of wildflowers that are blooming on the forest floor.

Tonto Creek Watershed meetings

The newly formed Tonto Creek Watershed Committee held its second meeting this past Saturday at the Tonto Rim Christian Camp on Tonto Creek Estates.

Rev. Larry Fultz was voted in as chairman of the committee.

The next scheduled meeting will be at Randy Slapnicka’s home at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 10 at Rancho Tonto’s Catch a Trout.

There will be a follow-up meeting beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at the Tonto Rim Christian Camp.

For further information on the meetings, please contact Rev. Fultz at (928) 478-4630.

Rim Country Talent Show

On June 26 and 27 starting at 7 p.m. there will be a talent and arts show at the LDS Christopher Creek Chapel.

A second time will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 27. A reception with light refreshments will be offered to all the participants and guests.

If you have a talent to share and a love of performing, call Maurine Kirchhoefer at 478-0155, Margot Holmes at 478-4772 or Collene Evans at 472-1195 by June 10.

Tonto Village Domestic Water Improvement District

The budget meeting for the water district to set the budget for the next fiscal year will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30 at the Hellsgate Fire Department station #22 in Tonto Village.

Everyone who lives in the village should be a part of the discussion to set the budget before July 1.

Jot the date and time on your calendar so that you don’t forget to attend this important meeting.

Hellsgate Fire Department

The June meeting of the Hellsgate Fire Board will take place Wednesday, June 10 at the fire station in Star Valley. The meeting will get under way at 5:30 p.m. with chairman Richard Pinkerton officiating.

The agenda items will include discussions on annexations to the district. The fire board meetings are always open to the public and your comments are welcome.


Vicki Grootegoed starts next week off with her big day on June 12. Vicki comes to the Village from Christopher Creek every Wednesday for a rousing game of Chicken Foot Dominoes. Happy birthday to you.

Lori Mulvey will have her big day June 17. Lori also is an avid domino player and she makes a mean chorizo burro. The burros are only available at our Memorial Weekend fund-raiser and they go like hotcakes! Have a great day, Lori.


Grant and Marie Coley of Tonto Village II will celebrate 44 years of wedded bliss on June 18. May you continue to grow together in life and love. Happy anniversary!

Pool results

The Scotch Doubles tournament was held Friday, May 29 at the Double D.

Winners were the teams of Jim Sumpter and Ethel Cain who shot for first place. Second place was won by the team of Betty Koutz and Harvey Poyner. The third-place winners were Paige Ferriera and her son Daniel.

The Sunday afternoon eight-ball tournament was won by Cliff Landrum. Way to go, Cliff! Second-place winner was Joe Ferriera and third place went to Harvey Poyner.

Congratulations to all the winners.


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