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Where the world began — and ended

Preshistoric Verde Valley evokes world of Sinagua

I sat on the shore of the place where the world begin, and watched it steam in the cold light of dawn.

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Ice fishing a great adventure during the winter months

Outdoors Under the Rim

The rods and reels have been stored in the garage for months waiting for that first early springtime trip to Roosevelt Lake for bass and crappies.

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Fish Green Valley Lake

Outdoors Under the Rim

The winter months tend to put a halt to most angling within the state of Arizona, especially for rainbow trout. Well, the exception is Green Valley Lake right here within the city limits of Payson.

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Discs out pace cylinders in recording industry

DJ's Music Trivia

Last week, we began a 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century, 1900-1999, which looks at the music that was popular during each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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What we believe at any given moment depends on what we know

Your Turn

Ever think about how odd it is that you and I read fiction or watch fictional TV programs and films? If you think about it for a minute, you’ll realize that we are voluntarily spending our time focusing on things we know doggone well didn’t happen.

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Offroad tires: Where the rubber meets just about anything

Jeepin' in Rim Country

Having the right tires for the type of four-wheeling you plan to do is important. Bigger is not always better.

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The whisper of angels

Dawn revealed a strange kingdom — a frigid fairyland.

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January is archery deer and javelina season

Outdoors Under the Rim

January in Arizona is the month-long archery deer season for many units within the state.

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Stonebrink made sure his players got recognized

More Than a Game

Coaching high school student-athletes is a challenge that offers few financial rewards for the countless hours required to field a competitive team.

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Truth can be both stranger and sadder than fiction

Your Turn

Back in October I mentioned the Battle of Saratoga fought in 1777, where the strategy of the British was to separate New York and New England from the southern states, where support for the Revolution was fading. Had they succeeded, most historians agree, the Revolution would probably have ended right there and then.

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Popular music through the decades

DJ's Music Trivia

As noted in last week’s Music Trivia column, I’m beginning the new year with something a little different — a 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century — 1900-1999. Each week we’ll look at what music was popular in each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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Empathy, yawns and thumbs

A writer and a dog explore their relationship on the banks of the East Verde

Teetering along on two legs, I flounder through the streamside brush and over the crafty cobbles somewhere on the East Verde.

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The America we love is still alive and well

Your Turn

On the online forum I do for the Roundup we talk about all kinds of things. One of the first things we talked about when the Roundup asked me to do the forum was, “What is victory in Iraq?”

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Take a look back at last year

DJ's Music Trivia

It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming in 2014, and now we’re saying goodbye. How time flies. And it’s true what they say — the older one gets, the faster it goes.

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Some ancestors had great humor Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I wrote that I happened to look up someone mentioned in a humorous way in a story I read. His name was Sydney Smith, an Anglican minister born in England in 1771. I didn’t think I had found someone likely to say anything very funny.