These are exciting times for education in Arizona. A new report from U.S. News & World Report puts three Phoenix-area high schools in the top 10 high schools in America. Our state continues to be among the leaders in school choice for parents.
In the wake of the Charleston, S.C. shooting rampage in the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, the issue of gun control is once again being widely debated.
Outdoors Under the Rim
If you have fished the southern Utah high mountain lakes, there is a chance of catching a trout that has some color marking features of an eastern brook trout and a German brown combination.
Currently, a survey is available to share your thoughts about the future of Pine Strawberry.
Rasmussen says she and Payson police handled Tucson team’s disqualification properly
Payson Little League president Barbara Rasmussen is upset with how she was portrayed in a story that ran in Tuesday’s Roundup about a Tucson area team being disqualified from a tournament in Payson.
Rim Country History
Every locale has unique things about it; things that its residents take for granted. One item that we often forget is the number of different pronunciations for places in this area. Here is a sampling:
National Championship is first pro victory for collegiate star
Making a living as a professional athlete is just a dream for most.
The 2015 series of concerts under the stars in Green Valley Park concludes Saturday, July 25 with a performance by popular local band Junction 87.
Plans to build an industrial park at the end of the scenic Granite Dells Road, including an ammunition production facility, have been shot down.
High-tech devices used to eavesdrop, monitor ex’s location
A man hung up on love could not hang up the listening or tracking devices on his ex-girlfriend despite her pleas to stay away, police say.
Arizona Game and Fish Department officers are on the lookout for a curious bear in Pine they worry may have decided to call the community home.
After its fire chief left to become a sheriff’s deputy, the Houston Mesa Fire District looked to Payson for help.
It is now mid-summer and my garden finally is starting to grow. The tomatoes have been the slowest growers this year I am hoping to get at least a small crop before the cold weather sets in.
Rattlin' the Rim
Longtime Pine and Strawberry residents will remember the festive Pioneer Day celebrations of years ago that were highlighted by a parade south on Beeline.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek had its first paved highway by 1965 and with it came the traffic.
About all that most of us know about Sir Henry M. Stanley is that he is the man who trekked through darkest Africa, found an aging missionary that no one else seemed able to find, and asked him a polite question that people will be chuckling about until the Earth quits rolling around the sun:
At the Movies
If you don’t usually go to the movies, especially to the loud, summer blockbuster movies full of explosions, spandex-clad super heroes and carnage, go see this gigantic, but very charming movie about the little yellow misfits who are the “Minions.”
A Look at Books
I thought I had a grip on the Pleasant Valley War by doing some reading and soaking up the historical ambiance from simply living in Rim Country. Ooops, not so. “Women of the Pleasant Valley War” fills in some blanks in my mental narrative and corrects some of what I thought to be right which was wrong.
Woman looks over forest from fire tower
As a Hotshot crew cuts a line around a lightning-caused fire on the Tonto National Forest near Lost Spring, storm clouds brew on the horizon.
In the Kitchen
School is just around the corner, so make a plan now to get the most out of your time.