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A life of adventure, a love of Rim Country

Jim Hagen fought fires, flew planes

Jim Hagen fell in love with Rim Country at age 11. Pushing 90 this year, his heart is happy to call this place home, many moves and adventures later.

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Pet Appreciation at Tractor Supply

Event connects community groups with families, includes pet adoptions

On Saturday, Sept. 17 the Tractor Supply Co. store in Payson will celebrate Pet Appreciation Week’s main event.

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When it’s time to harvest the garden, bigger isn’t better

After a slow start this year, my garden is now starting to produce bounty. Although not as good as last year’s crop, this year’s offerings are proving to be more than adequate.

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Dog owners ignoring laws about pooches in markets

The man carried his Labrador retriever puppy into the grocery store, found a cart and sat the dog in the space designed to hold toddlers and easily damaged food.

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Rim Country Mountain Bike Association partners with trails app

Score another win for Michael Bonnette and the Rim Country Mountain Bike Association — now recognized as the mountain bike club of the Rim Country area on MTB Project’s website and application.

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Community garden hosts food preservation class

Have bushels of beans? How about pecks of peppers? Tons of tomatoes? Well, the Payson Community Garden has a class for you.

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After six years in shelters, Jojo finally finds her forever home

Writing success stories is much more fun for us at the Humane Society of Central Arizona than asking for help or calling attention to the plight of a lonely stray.

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How does your (community) garden grow?

The Payson Community Garden is sporting some new structures this summer. A beautiful new sign greets gardeners and visitors over the main entrance.

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Help for the uninsured

Surviving a Sick System

Byron Lewis’ official job title is navigator. But Lewis doesn’t navigate the waters of Roosevelt Lake, he navigates the craggy shoals of the health insurance options available to Northern Arizona residents.

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Cat and kitten adoption special now through August 13

Adoption Options

We are excited to offer a cat and kitten adoption special for the first two weeks of August!

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Their mission: Heal the sick

Payson's Christian Clinic mingles expert care with enduring faith

The Payson Christian Clinic serves a need the founding physicians saw in their practice every day — uninsured patients.

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Clearing up some misconceptions about our humane society

HSCAZ would love to help clear up some misconceptions about what we do on a day-to-day basis here at the shelter.

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From outer space to inner space

Pastor Stein was once a top NASA engineer

At least three things make Mount Cross Lutheran Church’s new pastor Scott Stein a unique minister.

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Dogged determination

Epic journey proves you can’t stop love

He helped her conquer her fear of heights and last week, love couldn’t keep these two apart.

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Still going strong: Rim to rim without a stopover

Pine resident at 75 still putting all those youngsters to shame

Even the heartiest of hikers usually stay overnight at Phantom Ranch when walking the Grand Canyon rim to rim.