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Prescribed Fire Treatment to Continue Near Payson

Saturday, October 10, through Friday, October 16, 2015

Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue to burn vegetative debris piles near Payson.

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Accident briefly blocks northbound Beeline Highway

A crash on the northbound Beeline Highway, just outside the Pinon Cafe Thursday morning, blocked two lanes of traffic as paramedics treated the drivers.

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Quilt Roundup just around the corner

The 11th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup’s series of shows, exhibits, classes and a merchant’s mall this year will run from Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11 in Payson.

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Celebrate Earth Science Week at Grand Canyon, October 11-17

Daily events focus on geology

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate Earth Science Week (ESW) and National Fossil Day festivities during the week of October 11-17, 2015.

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Violent western history hidden on Holbrook’s side streets

Writer sets off on quest to find site of shoot-out

My dad and I had a secret passion — westerns.

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Prescott’s Great Outdoors! this weekend

Cody Lundin of TV’s “Dual Survival” to appear

The fourth annual Prescott’s Great Outdoors! event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at Watson Lake Park.

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Study: Arizona among worst states for teachers

Another low ranking as school funding debate continues to heat up

Arizona ranked 49th among the states when it comes to conditions for teachers, in a study based largely on census and other data published on the WalletHub website.

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Pine poll reveals preferences

The citizens have been polled and the results are in.

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University backers unveil site sign

University advocates on Saturday with much fanfare unveiled a custom-designed, carved sign to mark the site of a future campus in Payson.

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Hope for a wet Rim Country winter continues to mount

Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack

Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.

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Floodwaters trap rescuers

Deputies, others trying to recover body of suicide victim

On 10/5/15 around 4:30 pm, approximately 16 sheriff’s deputies, search and rescue and US Forest Service responders were forced to higher ground during a flash flood in Oak Creek Canyon. The responders were conducting a body recovery for a suicide that occurred off Midgely Bridge.

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Projects will protect watershed

Valley conference highlights forest health

Six important projects on National Forest lands in the Salt and Verde River watersheds have been selected as the high-priority projects that businesses and residents can invest in as part of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund (NAFF), a partnership between Salt River Project and the National Forest Foundation working in close coordination with the U.S. Forest Service.

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State office advocates for veterans in need

Rim Country veterans may have as many problems with the Veterans Administration as anyone, but they also have access to help with those problems through the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

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‘Always taking care of others’

Supply Line co-founder dies

Early on Monday morning, Oct. 5, Payson Supply Line co-founder Butch Klein passed away peacefully in his sleep, said his wife Kathy.

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Rim Country welcomes the changes of autumn

Senior Moments

Say October and what comes to mind? Halloween, of course, when mothers are busy making or shopping for costumes for their little darlings. (Maybe some fathers help with costumes, but I don’t know any.)