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Thanks for helping us get our RV unstuck

Thanks for helping us get our RV unstuck My husband and I are in our 70s. We were out on Control Road in our fifth-wheel RV recently when we got into a very tight spot not far from Geronimo Estates.

Community Almanac Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Library events The following regularly scheduled events take place at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd.

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PCS Volunteers - Heroes of Education

The Payson Unified School District board recognized three volunteers that have given their time and talents to Payson Center for Success, the online school in the district.

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Zane Grey’s Rim Country years

Chapter 2 – Arrival in Rim Country

The Zane Grey legacy in Arizona’s Rim Country began in the fall of 1918 when he brought his 9-year-old son Romer and a hunting party into Payson

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Fishing: Still the most fun way to stay humble

Are you interested in catching (and releasing) some really big trout? I’d suggest you give Silver Creek, outside of Show Low, a try. Silver Creek is a spring-fed creek that maintains great water temperature for trout throughout the year. The slow-flowing stream has many deep pools where hundreds of 18-22 inch trout are tantalizingly close to the fishermen. Depending on the conditions of the water the day you visit, it may be murky or extremely clear. Either way, fish lurk there!

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Hearts and flowers close on heels of Christmas decorations

The holiday season is over ... what a letdown. Everything looks bare after all the decorations that adorned streets, offices and homes.

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Broken branch, pile of scat & Mogollon Monster

This is an occasional series about Bigfoot/Sasquatch activity in the Rim Country. This is the second part of this series, in which I’m taking you along on a recent camping trip up on the Rim looking for evidence that Sasquatches may be in the area.

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Creek says farewell to a grand lady

Christopher Creek summer resident, Martha Bethancourt, left this world on News Year’s Eve. She passed away while laughing and enjoying dinner with friends. We are told she was “still going like a locomotive until the end.”

Resale Store is main funding for humane society shelter

Did you know that our Resale Store, located at 501 W. Main St., is our main source of funding for the Humane Society of Central Arizona shelter?

Roundup to publish online poll results in paper

Survey brings some unexpected results

It’s hard to predict what poll questions will generate the largest response on the Roundup’s website. If you are like most people, you care about the overall welfare of the community, but rarely weigh in on where you stand — at least officially.

Residents alarmed about lead in water

National report raises alarm but local expert finds few problems

Reports documenting unhealthy levels of lead in drinking water nationwide has local residents concerned.

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A true example of great sportsmanship

Rattlin' the Rim

Earlier this week I penned a remembrance of former Payson High School football and baseball coach Terry Nodlinski who died Jan. 1 in Scottsdale following a battle with cancer.

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How I became an ‘artist’

Like most people, I suppose, I’ve always enjoyed looking at a good painting.

Werewolf, vampire war makes for a movie mess

At the Movies

Underworld: Blood Wars Kate Beckinsale is back in her fifth outing playing ferocious vampire warrior Selene in Underworld: Blood Wars.

The sleepers have awakened

I’ll tell you why the limo libs and politicians took it in the shorts this last November. No theoretical models, no hyperbole lies from the big media, no manipulated data.

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Wolves killed and fostered

Foster parent’s success adds a rare bright spot

The controversial, long-suffering attempt to return the Mexican Grey Wolf to the wild continues to rack up victories — and setbacks.

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Use Tonto Forest sites for free on Jan. 17-22

Waiver won’t affect campsites run by concessionaires

Tonto National Forest joins other federal agencies in offering five fee-free days on public lands in 2017, beginning Jan. 16 in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Community Almanac Friday, January 13, 2017

Community Breakfast Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church will hold it’s monthly Community Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13. There is never a charge for the traditional American breakfast with eggs, coffee, hash browns, sausage, finished with biscuits and gravy.

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Homeless man arrested in Home Depot

Police arrested a homeless man who reportedly hid out in the Home Depot store after hours Sunday night to eat snack food from the registers.

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Hellsgate lobbies for ambulance certification

The Hellsgate Fire Department believes it can offer better ambulance service than the current private provider and recently presented its case for to a Valley judge for approval.