Pine Strawberry District dealing with water outage Mechanical issues, drought, demand hinder service to approximately 1,000 Homes June 20, 2012 – The Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District is experiencing a service outage resulting from a combination of mechanical issues, drought conditions and increased demand that are preventing water delivery to approximately 1,000 customers in the Pine section of the community.
Pack a Perfect Picnic
Food always seems to taste better when enjoyed outdoors. No matter the occasion or location, these packable, snackable recipes are foods fit for a fabulous picnic. Bean Salad Stuffed Shells are a simple, flavorful, portable appetizer. Jumbo shells filled with a can of 3- or 4-bean salad, herbs and cheese make great finger food.
Prometheus, a watchable, worthwhile film
Ridley Scott, now in his mid 70s, is responsible for some iconic films — Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise — and other truly wonderful movies, like Gladiator. Prometheus might fall just short of Scott’s very best work, but it remains a very watchable and worthwhile film.
There was a time when trains traveled the length and breadth of the United States. These were the likes of Superchief, Broadway Limited, 20th Century Limited, Sunset Limited, North Coast Limited, California Zephyr, City of Los Angeles, Daylight and so many more. The hey-day for American trains was from 1945 through 1960. This was a period when American railroads put into service new and streamlined lightweight equipment. The trains were the finest on rails.
STRANGE BUT TRUE | SAMANTHA WEAVER
• When paper currency is no longer in good enough condition to be circulated, it can be shredded and used in products such as shingles and insulation. You may have cash on your roof! • It was revered Chinese philosopher Confucius who made the following sage observation: “He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH | PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Last fall, my heart started to jump around, and I took it that I had palpitations, although I wasn’t sure what palpitations were. It turns out I had atrial fibrillation. Since then, I have been on many medicines for the atrial fibrillation plus Coumadin, a blood thinner. The Coumadin requires frequent trips to the lab. I have a hard time getting around. I don’t drive. My doctor suggests ablation. What are your thoughts? — H.M.
Shoppers return for home-grown goods, jams with a kick
Trundling past its first hiccup of the new season, the Payson Farmers Market bustled last Saturday with shoppers, vendors, music and tiny ponies. “Our largest farmer canceled today because of a death in the family,” said Lorian Roethlein. “He takes up three stalls.” Usually Lorian and her husband, John, would have to handle the issue by themselves, but their partnership with Katie and Joe Klein has allowed them to relax.
In 1961 this region was hit by two significant wildfires, both of which had fatalities, and both of which were located in the heart of the area Zane Grey frequented. The Roberts Fire was human caused and started June 15, 1961. Just after it was brought under control, lightning started the Hatchery Fire.
Effective Thursday morning, most of Rim Country forests are closed due to drought conditions, hot temperatures and increased fire danger, officials announced Wednesday.
Fire activity decreased Wednesday on the Poco fire. As a result of the work done overnight by firefighters, the fire is now 11,011 acres and 15 percent contained. Crews continue to hold and improve existing fire lines on the north, east and south sides of the fire. Thursday, crews will be watching for spot fires, holding the existing fire lines and mopping-up.
Water Quality Notice The PSWID is currently having difficulty maintaining a consistent supply of water in the system due to several factors, including extreme temperatures and related water demands combined with some mechanical issues and the water levels in source supply wells. This situation is causing issues with both the overall water supply throughout the District as well as water quality in limited affected areas. The most significantly impacted areas are the Following Subdivisions . . .