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Rim holidays – Christmas, Part One

Back When

Christmas was a special time for Rim Country settlers to get together and find companionship with others in the hard task of wresting ranches from the wilds. Memories of families left behind brought many a tear for those who had forged a new life in this place.

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Truth can really be stranger than fiction

As I said last week, if I took some of the unlikely events that have happened during my life and used them as plots in a novel or short story I’d be laughed at, but there’s one major exception: The most wonderful event of my life, one which happened one evening in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Forest busy after Thanksgiving holiday

Traveling to Flagstaff Saturday morning, wife Kay and I were puzzled by the large number of visitors we saw on our trip through the Coconino National Forest.

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Blanket of white stuff gives holiday decorations special look

Christopher Creek is in the snow business following last Sunday night’s blanketing. Initially, there was three to four inches around town with reports from Susan Keown and the Colcord Road area detailing as much as eight inches.

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Rim holidays – Thanksgiving Part Two

Back When

Arizona was recognized as a territory separate from New Mexico in 1864, and the capital was established with the protection of Fort Whipple in the new town of Prescott.

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Busy week means short column

This week the column will be very short. The week so far has been hectic due to Thanksgiving preparations.

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Creek residents prepare for more holiday fun

Christopher Creek can commence with its Christmas celebrations now that we have Thanksgiving behind us.

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Truth can really be stranger than fiction

Your Turn

If I were to take some of the unlikely coincidences in my life and use them as plots in a short story or novel I’d be laughed out of every editor’s office I took it to. And I wouldn’t blame them either.

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Donate to local humane society on Giving Tuesday

Adoption Options

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, GIVING TUESDAY.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back designed to combat the sometimes excessive greed of the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving: A time to reflect on the Rim’s blessings

Outdoors Under the Rim

It seems that the older I get, the quicker the years fly by. Summer fishing has gone, fall hunting is in full swing, and now its Thanksgiving and just a few short weeks before the year 2016 is history!

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Be a sweetie, get tickets for See’s Candy raffle to help library

Rattlin' the Rim

Is there anything more luscious than mouthwatering See’s Candy? Probably not and that’s why there is a huge demand for the luscious bites especially during the holidays.

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Community Thanksgiving dinner saves some work

The Village

The big Thanksgiving food feast is just a week away. Are you ready? Is the big bird thawed out yet?

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Rim holidays – Thanksgiving Part One

Back When

The season of Thanksgiving recalls one of America’s founding stories, the community of Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass.

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Area gets special season spruce-up

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek in mid-November is notoriously a very quiet mountain town, notwithstanding the din of an occasional leaf blower and noise from two or three construction projects.

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For me, teaching science was the best job on the planet – Part 2

Two weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to become a scientist, but didn’t go to college out of high school.

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