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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.

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Loss reveals Longhorns’ strengths and weaknesses

More Than a Game

It should have been the play everyone remembers.

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The night that World War III began - Part 4

Your Turn

The Korean War days of the 103rd Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, began in Groton, Conn., and ended in Iceland.

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The call of the wild is beautiful music

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the bull elk begin to sound off in the Rim Country, one knows that fall is in the air. Not only is autumn approaching, but the elk herd has begun the mating season as bulls loudly declare an interest in gathering a mate.

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The night that World War III began – Part 3

Your Turn

During the Korean War, I spent three great years in an Air National Guard outfit, but they didn’t start out great. Sergeant Michowski (pronounce it My House Key), an NCO with a brain the size of a pea, ordered the men in the Radio Section to stay outside all day in below freezing weather because there wasn’t room for us in the Radio Shack and he couldn’t think of anything as brilliant as training us in the barracks.

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Spying on September’s spectacular spiders

Senior Moments

Seems like every time I walk through my front or patio door these days, I find myself immersed in spider webs.

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The night that World War III began – Part 2

Your Turn

During the Korean War, I spent three years in an Air National Guard outfit which were some of the best years of my life, but didn’t start out that way.

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Scholastic clay target program starts soon

Outdoors Under the Rim

With school underway, there are many clubs and sports programs available to the youth of the community.

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The night World War III began – Part 1

Your Turn

I loved my little Korean War Air National Guard outfit. I cherish the memory of the three years we served; they were some of the best years of my life.

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Brief dove hunting season offers challenge for marksmanship

Outdoors Under the Rim

Dove hunting season, the first of the fall shotgun seasons, opened on Sept. 1 and will end at sundown on Sept. 15.

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Some signs can put a smile on your face – Part 2

Your Turn

Over the course of a long, happy life I have seen many signs that put a smile on my face.

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Some signs can put a smile on your face

Your Turn

Over the course of a long, happy life I have seen a lot of signs. Some were hanging on restaurant walls, some were stuck on the back bumper of a car, some printed on tiny tags sewn to household items and some were even splashed across a huge highway billboard.