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Drawing results for antelope and elk now available online

Outdoors Under the Rim

Many big game hunters have been anxiously waiting for the drawing results for antelope and elk for the state.

Opinion about guns

My letter about (Senator) Sylvia Allen has resulted in some critical remarks indicating my lack of understanding of the “separation of church and state” or the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Barton plays for herself

When a sports team’s featured player only plays for themselves and does nothing for the team, it usually means that player is replaced.

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Man dies as dispatchers dicker about helicopter

Roundup investigation reveals roots of tragedy

A man shot in the neck by an officer died in part as a result of a confusing, politically-driven policy that canceled dispatch of a helicopter paramedics pleaded for repeatedly, according to a Roundup investigation.

Water department policy

I have a real issue with the Payson Water Department.

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New charges urged for future rooftop solar power

Arizona Public Service wants to charge people who install new rooftop solar arrays an extra $21 a month to make sure they pay their “fair share” of the cost of the grid of power poles and transmission lines.

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Power outage causes some panic

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek residents fled from their cabins into the roads last Saturday afternoon. Some were taking the events in stride while others were in full panic mode.

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In spite of first trout stocking on Rim, fishing hit and miss

The Village

The first week in April was the start of this year’s stocking by the Arizona Game and Fish Department of the area’s creeks and the Rim lakes.

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Rim lake trip picture perfect

DJ's Music Trivia

Last week I reported that Road 300, off SR 260, had just opened, providing access to Woods Canyon Lake and the lakes on top of the Mogollon Rim.

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A perfect marriage is a loving, caring partnership

Your Turn

People sometimes tell us that Lolly and I have a perfect marriage. I have thought about that many times.

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Fuel reduction program gets go-ahead

Rattlin' the Rim

There will be a Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee-sponsored brush pickup this summer, probably beginning in May.

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Community Almanac

The Payson High School Musical Theatre Club will perform Phil Collins’ award-winning songs as they present Disney’s version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan” at the high school auditorium.

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Heat exhaustion a very real threat to pets in Arizona

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month which is sponsored by the American Red Cross.

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La Posada chef invokes spices to bewitch taste buds

Venison, quail, Hopi stews, savory elk create menu with a joyful sense of place

Little children make mud pie feasts creating magical memories for the imaginary guests of their imaginary castles.

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Schools reach out to parents

Payson district on Saturday will offer free sessions aimed at parents

Last fall, the Payson district launched a program to bring parents, grandparents, guardians and interested community members into the school to educate and address concerns and questions.

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Police reopen Highway 87 south of Payson

A semi rollover has closed both directions of State Route 87 about 20 miles south of Payson, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is at milepost 228.

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Secretary of State hits ballot bundling

But Michele Reagan sees no hope of regulating dark money

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan brought to Rim Country her crusade to crack down on people who bundle up and turn in other people’s mail-in ballots, with an appearance before the Payson Tea Party — which continues to demonstrate its knack for getting statewide officials to show up in Payson.

Misguided priorities

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan demonstrated her commitment to an open administration and contact with the voters by stopping by the Payson Tea Party meeting last week and spending more than an hour talking and answering questions.

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Pine begs for county’s help to reduce critical fire danger

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin’s impromptu appearance at Saturday’s Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee meeting caught everyone, including PSFR chairman Melvin Palmer, by surprise.

County must step up

The residents of Pine and Strawberry are pleading with the Gila County supervisors for a little help to save their communities.