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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.

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Water Conservation Implemented at Grand Canyon National Park Due to Water-System Issues

Broken pipe, pump limit water supply on South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park is requesting that all visitors and residents on the South Rim of Grand Canyon begin instituting water conservation measures. A break in the Transcanyon Pipeline was identified today; in addition to the breakdown of one of the Indian Garden pipeline water pumps that provide water to the South Rim storage tanks. The combination of these situations has resulted in immediate water conservation guidelines for all consumers on the South Rim. The North Rim is unaffected by these issues.

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Fishing license sale for father's day

Give him the gift of the great outdoors this year. If you purchase a general fishing license online any time from June 16-19, you’ll get $5 off the regular price. That means an Arizona resident license will cost only $32 and a nonresident license will be $50.

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Forest Service imposes fire restrictions

Campfires and smoking allowed only in developed campsites throughout Northern Arizona

Campfire and smoking restrictions will begin 8 a.m. Wednesday (June 15) on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. The Tonto National Forest and Gila County imposed similar restrictions last week.

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Juniper Fire grows to 30,000 acres

Fire managers say it remains no threat to resources

The Juniper Fire 10 miles from Young grew to 30,000 acres this week, but remains under control and not a danger to structures. The Forest Service on Thursday afternoon issued the following update:

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Fire near Blue Ridge grows to 138 acres

Flames pose no immediate threat to nearby homes

The US Forest Service on Tuesday afternoon issued the following update on the Reservoir Fire burning near the C.C. Cragin Reservoir and has grown to 138 acres.

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Bear claws camper in Young

Man treated and release as officials hunt bear

A man in his 20s was injured early Wednesday morning when a bear scratched him through his sleeping bag in a dispersed camping area near Cherry Creek in Young, according to a Game and Fish press release issued on Wednesday afternoon.

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Club donates trees to Payson

For the second year, the High Country Garden Club has donated an Autumn Blaze Red Maple to the Town of Payson Parks Department.

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Juggling lives & fears in the emergency room

Four hours into his shift, with a computer screen full of patients and no beds to spare, the “bat phone” rings.

Whiskers in the Wind to raise funds for humane society

We hope you can join us for an amazing evening to benefit the lost, homeless and abandoned animals of Rim Country.

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Fifty-Nine Year-Old Lost Hiker Rescued from Humphries Peak

Rescuers spend night on mountain with hiker suffering from altitude sickness

On April 21st at approximately 8:30 AM the Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue responded to a report of a lost hiker on Humphrey’s Peak. The 59 year old male hiker was determined to be off trail at approximately 11,700 foot elevation in an area known as Temptation Gully. The hiker was reported to be cold, tired, disoriented, with some underlying medical conditions.

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Swarm of Earthquakes rattles Arizonza

Northwest rattled by 3.7 magnitude quake

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook northwestern Arizona south of Littlefield, Arizona, at 9:06 pm on 17 April 2016. This event is part of a swarm of more than 42 small magnitude earthquakes that began on 28 March with an M2.1 event located approximately 29 miles SSE of Littlefield, Arizona. The most recent event, M1.3, occurred at 4:58 pm (MST) on 18 April.

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Three S’s of Gardening

Rim Garden Guide

The warm weather we have enjoyed has the gardener’s mind turning to plans for the upcoming season. The big three of gardening are site, sun and soil. By deciding on these three early, your garden plan can come together.

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Today’s tip: Be patient with your garden

I am by no stretch of the imagination a gardener. Still, I like to read about gardening, listen to experts and veterans of the green thumb wars and enjoy seeing things blooming and producing their bounty.

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Community Garden classes start up

This season, the Payson Community Garden will only have eight classes running weekly from March 12 until May 7 — just in time to get the garden prepared for planting summer crops around June 1.