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Down by the riverside

Seeking peace on the East Verde

Making a sharp turn, I fled the demons of exhaustion and frustration.

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Payson activist living a legacy of service

Penny Navis-Schmidt is a living legacy to generations of grassroots social service. Instilled by her grandfather and mother, and now being carried on by her daughter, Penny lives her life around the principle, “If we have privilege it’s our responsibility to do service.”

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Tour of Zane Grey’s Cabin, museum worth admission

I’ve lived in Payson for nearly 17 years, yet I still am surprised at all that goes on around town.

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Drawing results for antelope and elk now available online

Outdoors Under the Rim

Many big game hunters have been anxiously waiting for the drawing results for antelope and elk for the state.

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Holy Week Services

Many local churches have announced their schedule of Holy Week services.

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Rim Country loves to walk its dogs ...

We asked our readers to reveal their favorite dog friendly hikes – here’s what they suggested

Where are the best places in Rim Country to hike with a dog? Never has a Roundup Facebook post delivered so many comments from readers.

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Courage, love and his own guardian angel

Ken Shepherd lay paralyzed in a remote canyon, his back broken in two places and his life dangling by the thread of a stranger’s courage.

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Crackerjack Mine Road adventure

I’ve lived in Payson for more than 40 years, and have been in the same house for 35 of those years. Even after all that time, every morning when I wake up and look out the window at the 20-or-so miles of the Mogollon Rim that I can see from my hillside home I realize how truly lucky I am to be able to live here.

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La Posada: Masterpiece saved from the wrecking ball

Weekend trip reveals one woman’s bold artistic triumph

Rocking beneath a gold and turquoise stenciled ceiling in front of a warm fire, cocooned by the rumble of trains in the night and the strumming of a guitarist in the lobby, you can easily lose track of your century in Winslow’s La Posada.

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The annual Rim Country Middle School ski trip

The day had bright sunshine and bright snow that glittered like diamonds, but the brightest things were the smiles from the Rim Country Middle School students.

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Jeepin' the Rim Country: The Basics #4 — Vehicle Modifications

Many of us, myself included, end up over-modifying our vehicles.

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The Basics #3 – Getting to know the neighborhood

Jeepin’ in Rim Country

In our previous columns we have talked about you and your vehicle. Today we are going to talk about knowing the neighborhood ... being familiar with the off-highway country you are driving in.

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Memory, fear and polishing the rusty edges

A skier rediscovers her skis and her joy atop the fresh snow

I unearthed my old blue Dynastar skies out from the corner of the garage where I had stored them when I moved to Payson five years ago.

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Lashed by the storm

Rim Country Archaeological Society finds joy and mystery in the ruins of Chaco Canyon

Ed Spicer stood on the cliff edge, overlooking the 800-year-old ruins of Pueblo Bonito, once the mystic center of an ancient world. A genial fighter pilot with artificial knees, an inexhaustible sense of adventure and an insatiable curiosity, Ed dubiously surveyed the rain clouds gathering south of Chaco Canyon.

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Love of animals led man to dog training field

Rim Country People

Growing up in a family with three brothers who were master falconers, Mark Alten couldn’t help but develop a love of animals.

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