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Now’s the time to make sure your boat’s ready for spring

Outdoors Under the Rim

Most hunting seasons have come and gone and spring fishing is right around the corner. If you are an angler and have a boat, it has probably been stored in a garage or under a boat cover for much of the last five months

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A sad farewell to a great artist

DJ's Music Trivia

This week, I’m interrupting our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century (which will return next week) to pay tribute to the life and career of one of the top female music artists of the 1960s, Leslie Gore (a non-smoker) who died this past week of lung cancer. She was 68.

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It’s amazing how many things we know that we don’t know we know Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I mentioned that there are an incredible number of things we know that we don’t know we know, and I quoted what Andy Rooney said in his book, “And More by Andy Rooney.”

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Rise in water level great for fishing on Roosevelt Lake

Rim Country Fishing Report

Water continues to flow into Roosevelt Lake at above normal rates. The Salt River is flowing at 125 percent and the Tonto Creek is at 100 percent of their normal rates. The lake level has risen over four feet in the past three weeks and currently stands at 45 percent full.

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Is 2015 finally the Year of the Longhorn?

More Than a Game

It all started Monday.

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When music reflected our unrest

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 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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It is amazing how many things we know that we don’t know we know

Your Turn

Way back in my teens, I once told a friend that we know a lot of things we don’t know we know.

Take note: Antelope, elk hunting permits due tonight

It is that time of year again.

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Rockin’ in a new era

We continue our 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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A writer’s world is a world of ideas, Part 3

It has taken us a while to get here, but now I can show you why I so often tell people, “If you want to write, read.”

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The writer’s world is a world of ideas – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I told you how my second-grade class made it through a cold, damp rainstorm to the public library, after which we each slogged home wet, but with a library book.

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When swing turned to sing

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 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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Music brightened dark days of the Depression

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 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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The writer’s world is a world of ideas

Your Turn

I can’t tell you the exact date in 1939 that my life and my world expanded from a few streets in New York to the entire universe. It was the day of my entry into a world of ideas, but all I remember about it is almost freezing to death in a cold wet rain.

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Now is perfect time to take care of fishing rod and reel repair

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the rain and snow are falling in the winter months, I am usually marooned to my garage putting away long overdo hunting equipment and looking at a pile of fishing rods in the corner.