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Coyotes prowling around neighborhood

The Village

The new news around the Village is that there are a few coyotes that are circling the Village on a daily basis.

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Sign up now for the next low-cost spay/neuter clinic

The Humane Society of Central Arizona has been lucky this summer to see a slight decrease in the number of puppies and kittens brought to our shelter; and yet we still struggle to financially support the lost, homeless and abandoned animals of Gila County.

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Brisket over briquets and ideas for grilled leftovers

In the Kitchen

Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer.

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Chilly treats for any hot occasion

In the Kitchen

Nothing beats the end of a long summer day like a cool, classic treat. So grab the kids, some bowls, spoons and the trusty old ice cream scoop — and dig in.

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Flash Flood Warning Until 5:00 p.m. from Rye to Deer Creek

Cloudburst may flood roadways

The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood warning until 5:00 p.m. today for West Central Gila County.

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Characters under the Rim – Chapter 22: Alfred (aka Fred) 

Back When

If the sons of Peter and Sallie Haught had stayed in Texas, their descendants would have
been millionaires.

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The new New Orleans

Travel Talk

Ten years ago, 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded, thousands of people were left homeless, the city had no power or running water and automobiles were rendered useless because roadways were submerged.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. a fun film

At the Movies

While watching “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” I kept thinking of the old TV detective show “Peter Gunn.” The current film has the same sort of jazzy theme — light, fast-paced action and clever banter.

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Get a jump on Labor Day fun

Start celebrating this weekend with special Rim events

The Labor Day holiday weekend is little more than a week away — it is “officially” Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7 — but you can start celebrating this weekend with some special events around the Rim Country.

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End-of-summer checklist long weekend a great time to tackle tasks

After a few months of blue skies and warm temperatures, summer revelers will soon bid adieu to the sultry days of this beloved season.

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Forest restoration contractor bedeviled by breakdowns

But vital forest thinning projects finally underway

Good Earth Power Arizona (GEPAZ) has finally started cutting and processing trees in its Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) contract, but remains bedeviled by breakdowns and skepticism.

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Star Valley residents worried about waste transfer impacts

Some Star Valley residents are still concerned about the plans for the Waste Matters, Inc., site at 61 Moonlight Drive.

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Voters pepper school officials with questions, concerns

Payson voters grilled Payson Unified School District officials last week on everything from the constant fundraising to support core programs to the lack of sufficient advanced placement classes.

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Christmas early for needy kids

Masonic Lodge donates four shopping carts of shoes

Ah ... the annual shopping trip for back-to-school shoes — for 107 kids.

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Pipeline progress

Payson approves contract

The C.C. Cragin pipeline project continues to move forward, one pipe at a time.