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You really can’t go home again

Your Turn

When my family moved from New York City to New London, Conn., I found myself in a town that suited me perfectly, small enough to know well, but large enough to be worth knowing.

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Gear up for fun run, Fire on the Rim and more

Rattlin' the Rim

It’s not too early to begin planning for the Justice McNeeley Foundation Poker Run, which has morphed since its 2004 inception into one of the most celebratory gatherings held in the two mountain hamlets of Pine and Strawberry.

A little lull in activities at the end of summer

The Village

The Village is quiet. The kids have returned to school, the streets are less noisy from all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, etc. Vacation time is over.

Coach Graham should beware the Tontozona curse

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a date with the Sun Devils last Saturday, but we got stood up and it’s not like it’s the first time either.

Rim Country holidays

Back When

Editor’s note: With this column, historian Stan Brown starts a new series. Every culture and country has its designated holidays or festivals to commemorate seasons or significant persons. Holidays also provide breaks in the humdrum routine of our everyday lives.

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Green Valley Park Fishing: What will you catch? When will you catch it?

Life on the Fly

To figure out how to fly fish Green Valley lakes, I have been collecting my personal catch information ever since November of 2014 so I could figure my odds of catching each of the three or four species in the lake during certain months.

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Monthly fiddlers jam showcases area talent

Rattlin' the Rim

Want to be entertained by a family-friendly, toe-tapping hootenanny that showcases the talents of some of Pine and Strawberry’s finest musicians?

You never know what the next day may have in store for you

Your Turn

I tell you, Johnny, if someone had asked me 10 years ago how many good murder mystery novels I had ever read  — and enjoyed — I would have had to admit the total came to a nice round figure: zero.

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Christopher Creek draws quite a creative crowd

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek’s Got Talent is not the name of a reality TV show. However, many are the talents of area residents — among them writers, artists and craftspeople.

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Special art project welcomes students back to school

Is there anything more unsightly than a dirt-brown, 20-foot metal storage container sitting in the middle of an elementary school campus?

Tonto Village residents welcome noisy return of monsoon storms

The Village

The monsoon rains have finally arrived, Tonto Village has received at least 2 inches with each recent storm —two since last week. What a wonderful sight — except for the extremely loud thunder, it sounded like it was just outside my front door.

Inventions people’d pay a lot for

A few weeks ago I discovered that confession can be good for the soul — and for a laugh. It happened when I got thinking about something — a bad habit at my age — and came up with a list of 10 items I doubted Mom and Pop’s generation had back in the early 1900s.

Characters Under the Mogollon Rim – John William Wentworth, Part 2

Attorney John Wentworth in Payson was attempting to woo Katherine Houston, the sister of the Houston brothers whose ranch headquarters was in Star Valley. However the brothers were strongly opposed to the match, not only because they didn’t want to lose their housekeeper, but because Wentworth was involved a court case with their family.  

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Arizona big game lottery permits finalized

Outdoors Under the Rim

The big game permits have been drawn by a lottery system for all of the fall hunts in 2016 in the state of Arizona.

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Curiosity spawns happy army of citizen scientists

I have been curious about nature for as long as I can remember. In my case, that usually involved investigating something that I noticed at a stream or lake.