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Rim Country pets need a Home for the Howlidays

Help our furry friends get a home for the howlidays.

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A heart-warming holiday story

Rattlin' the Rim

Working in the newspaper business is never without its surprises and feel-good stories.

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Better to have smoke now than fire later

The Village

Whew — Tonto Village is really smoky! There have been crews around the Village lighting the piles of brush cut earlier.

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Our ancestors were not all serious

Your Turn

In reading books about our ancestors, or looking at some of their portraits, you would swear that they must have been a straight-laced bunch that never cracked a smile. And by and large you wouldn’t be too far from being right. But every once in a while ...

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A bachelor for the holidays

DJ's Music Trivia

In June 1965, R&B-soul singer Ben E. King released the song “She’s Gone Again.” And that title pretty much says what’s going on in my life right now.

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Santa arrives with wintery weather

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is just average — but that’s not bad. The Creek had an inch and three-quarters in a 48-hour rain event last week.

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Robot fish to be released in Arizona waters for a second season

When anglers head to two eastern Arizona rivers this spring for trout season, that lunker fit for the frying pan may look surprisingly high-tech, starting with a 6-inch wire hanging from its belly.

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More rain predicted for weekend

Rain and fog and cold! Oh my!

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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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Tonto Basin needs school board members

In the Rim Country, Tonto Basin was the only school district with three board members.

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Christmas light show!

On Saturday, Payson staged a small-town celebration of Christmas that featured the cheer, joy and companionship of the season.

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Abuse yields nearly 9 years for Globe man

Globe resident Francisco Duran Gonzales, 31, recently received an 8.5-year prison sentence for felony child abuse.

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Spirit of Christmas hits a high note

An exuberant assortment of angle-voiced singers, passionate musicians, bouncing gymnasts, costumed super heroes, cute-as-a-button ninjas and loving families welcomed the season Sunday with a joyful rendering of the “Spirit of Christmas.”

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Friends rally to help neighbor

If you have heard of the great work of Hospice Compassus volunteers or have eaten at El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, then you can thank Patty Kaufman.

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Community Almanac

Bing Brown will play Ebenezer Scrooge in the Payson Choral Society’s production of “A Christmas Carol” this weekend at the Payson High School Auditorium.