Severe Meltdown In Pine, Strawberry



Patricia Martinez photo

Patricia Martinez took this photo in the Whispering Pines area, east of the river.

The snow must have the elk reaching near desperation for good food sources. Last week, several of them managed to “break” into the horse barn and finding a large metal garbage can full of chicken feed, they proceeded to assault it. Apparently they were unable to pop the bungeed lid off, so they shoved the whole thing out of the pen, and proceeded to thoroughly smash it before eating every last bit of grain! We found the can battered and flattened underneath the trampoline — the lid and bungee cord nearby.

Now we’re making sure the gate is secure each night, but judging by the tracks all around the pen they’re hoping we get lax and fail to latch it properly again.

Everything is in severe meltdown and I’ve pretty much given up having clean floors for the next month or so. Between the kids and the dogs they don’t stand a chance. But just imagine how full the aquifers must be getting. I try to remember that every time I see dog prints heading across my kitchen floor.

The Rimside Grill would like to invite you football fans to come watch the upcoming Super Bowl and enjoy an all-you-can-eat taco bar from 2 p.m. until the end of the game for the amazing price of only $6.99. They will also be having drink specials and prize drawings for game fans, so grab your buddies and head to the Rimside Grill this Sunday.

The Rimside Grill has also planned a romantic Valentine’s dinner for you and your sweetheart on Sunday, Feb. 14. They have prepared a very special menu for the occasion and reservations are definitely recommended. To reserve your spot or find out more, call (928) 476-3349.

There’s only one more week to purchase See’s Candy for your special Valentine from the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! While there, don’t forget to purchase a raffle ticket for the special See’s Candy gift basket. You can view it at the library — tickets are just $1 for one, $5 for six, or $10 for 15 and the basket is laden with delicious goodies sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

This is also the last week to register for the upcoming genealogy class. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 10 and the two-part class costs just $20. The classes take place on Wednesday, March 10 and the following week March 17 in the library’s activity room from 10 a.m. until noon.

The library is still accepting donations of DVDs from anyone who may have received some they aren’t interested in keeping. This 100 percent tax deductible gift will be used to trade for audio CD books to help supplement the library’s collection. If you have any questions about the program, you can stop by the library or call (928) 476-3678.

The kids at the Pine Strawberry Elementary School will be making up a snow day on Monday, Feb. 15 which is Presidents Day. Yes those snow days really were too good to be true! Apparently, they’ll have a couple more days to make up before the end of the year, so I’ll let you know when they occur.

That’s pretty much it — I hope you have a great week and are enjoying the sunshine!


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