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Time Out Tuesdays at Chili’s benefits domestic violence shelter

The new year brings with it opportunities to help non-profit groups, including Payson’s domestic violence shelter, Time Out, Inc.

Time Out is working with Chili’s restaurant, 900 S. Beeline Highway, to raise funds the third Tuesday of every month through the year.

Chili’s will donate 10 percent of sales to Time Out for customers who present a “Time Out Tuesdays” certificate.

“We are so grateful to Chili’s and restaurant customers who began their support with Time Out Tuesdays last year,” said Linda Timmer, Time Out’s acting executive director. “Research shows that individuals living in rural communities are at greater risk for family violence and much-needed resources are very limited. Local business partners, like Chili’s, are to be commended for their dedication to family and community safety.”

Time Out uses funds for outreach and domestic violence programs.

Time Out, voted Best Non-Profit in Rim Country in 2011, runs a number of programs — from providing safe shelter and transitional housing for women and children to programs for victims outside the shelter.

Time Out Tuesdays coupons can be downloaded from the agency’s Web site at, or call the shelter for details. Coupon must be presented at the time of purchase.

Tonto travel management plan

public comment period begins

Tonto National Forest officials are seeking comments on the Travel Management Environmental Assessment (EA). The 30-day comment period began Jan. 6.

The final product will be a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) that shows which roads and trails will be open to motor vehicle use.

The decision will also amend the Tonto National Forest Plan.

A copy of the travel management environmental assessment can be found at under the Travel Management Plan link.

Print or CD copies of the EA are available at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2324 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Ariz. or at one of six forest district offices. Comments must be submitted by Feb. 6. Submit comments online at, by e-mail at, postal mail at Travel Management Team Leader, Tonto National Forest, 2324 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ 85006. Comments will only be considered if a full name and a physical mailing address are included. Comments are part of public


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