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We occasionally have the wrong idea about someone

Your Turn

Sometimes we see the name of someone from the past, yawn, and move on to something more interesting.

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Characters Under the Rim - Henry Irving, Part 2

Back When

The old army scout Henry Irving had retired and after living for some years with relatives at San Carlos and Camp Verde he settled with his wife and other relatives on Indian Hill in the center of Payson. [1]

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Giving thanks for family, football and Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

The Thanksgiving weekend is often a time for our family gathering, with an abundance of great food, plenty of football games on TV, and so many stories that seem to focus on the outdoors in the Rim Country.

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Daypacks the answer for many one-day outdoor adventures

Outdoors Under the Rim

Arizona is a state with abundant sunshine and weather, which allows for plenty of outdoor activities.

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Private enterprise is the heartbeat of America - Part 3

Your Turn

Last week and the week before we talked about freedom and private enterprise here in America, but I’m happy to tell you that in most parts of the world I have been privileged to visit, the concept of “a man and an idea” is still alive and well. 

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Characters under the Rim – the John Holder family

BACK WHEN

John Francis Holder’s home state was Mississippi, where, at the age of 29, he was a widower with five children.

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Private enterprise is the heartbeat of America - Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I talked about a friend of mine back in the Great Depression, a kid who came up with a simple idea and instead of making maybe a dollar or a dollar and half shining shoes all day Saturday made something like five or six dollars.

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Rim offers routine exposure to beauty

Deadline day, running late already. So I barrel out of the driveway, thinking about all the loose threads that somehow had to get woven into a newspaper.

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Horns look to shake up playoff picture

More Than a Game

Six wins.

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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.