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Young hunters both bag trophies

Outdoors Under the Rim

Young men growing up in the West or rural areas of our country often find the outdoors as a priority when it comes to time spent with friends.

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Private enterprise is the heartbeat of America

Your Turn

If there is anything that life has taught me it’s that free people are happy people. A few weeks back I quoted something that a western writer named John Tuska had to say. Here’s part of it:

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Family teams up for a successful antelope hunt

Outdoors Under the Rim

The Arizona big game hunting seasons are well underway with the archery and rifle antelope hunts throughout the state having been completed.

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When a win really isn’t a win

More Than a Game

Winning is still a good thing, right?

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A genuinely scary Halloween story

Your Turn

Every once in a while someone tries to frighten me with a scary Halloween tale.

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It’s time someone explained what science really is – Part 2

Your Turn

One thing the mainstream media just can’t seem to get straight is the difference between science and technology.

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Fall turkey hunt a success for area couple

Outdoors Under the Rim

Early October has so many hunting seasons beginning that it is difficult to keep them all in order.

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It’s time someone explained what science really is

Your Turn

Something that genuinely troubles me as a scientist, and even more as an ex-science teacher, is that so many of our youngsters go all the way through 12 years of school without ever having a science teacher take a moment out to tell them what science actually is.

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Rim Country hunting creates indelible memories

Outdoors Under the Rim

A couple of weeks ago, my wife Kathy and I attended the annual Pioneer Barbecue held at the Tonto Apache Gym to visit with former students, old friends, and families who had a vested interest in developing this area of the Rim Country.

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Music can be surprisingly powerful – Part 2

Your Turn

It’s amazing what an effect music can have on us. I recently learned that it’s far greater than I ever suspected. I talked about it last week, using the background music in films as an example.

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Rim Country welcomes the changes of autumn

Senior Moments

Say October and what comes to mind? Halloween, of course, when mothers are busy making or shopping for costumes for their little darlings. (Maybe some fathers help with costumes, but I don’t know any.)

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Former NFL kicker’s words carry weight

More Than a Game

I’d heard Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker Nick Lowery was attending last week’s football game between Payson and host Flagstaff.

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Quail season opens today

Outdoors Under the Rim

One of the most popular upland game seasons opens today in Arizona for the shotgun enthusiast who likes to shoot while walking the desert foothills.

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Music can be powerful

Your Turn

It’s amazing how much music has become a part of our lives. It wasn’t always true, but it certainly is today.

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Fall in high country offers many choices for outdoor enthusiasts

Outdoors Under the Rim

The calendar says fall is here, the days are shorter and the early morning temperatures are noticeably cooler.