The U.S. Forest Service is bracing for another rough wildfire year throughout the West, with strict fire restrictions already in place in the Tonto, Coconino and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests.
Pleasant Valley Winery, Gila County’s only winery, will offer its wines alongside 17 other Arizona wineries at the inaugural Wine in the Pines Festival in Pinetop June 14-16.
Strawberries will be celebrated for the 23rd year throughout Pine and Strawberry on Highway 87 when the annual Strawberry Festival takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16.
More than 700 people attend the 17th Annual Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show, which was held at the Pine Community Center’s cultural hall Friday through Sunday, June 7-9. People came from all over the state, according to event chair Elaine Putnam.
Eight pies lined the table at the Payson Farmers Market pie baking contest — and I had blithely offered to judge them.
Concert in the park has something for everyone
“Let’s get this party started,” said a little girl dressed to dance in a splashy striped T-shirt and jaunty pink sequined cap.
State Sen. Chester Crandell (R-Heber) has blasted the latest effort to expand Petrified Forest National Park by buying thousands of acres of potentially fossil-rich land.
The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be June 14-15 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. both days.
A fire broke out in a manufactured home in the densely built up corner of Pecan and Ash Street in Payson around 1:00 p.m. today.
The Gila County Board of Supervisors on June 4 agreed to contribute perhaps $300,000 to the $5.4 million cost of building more bridges on the Houston Mesa and Control roads.
As part of a diabetes treatment program, seven members of the Tonto Apache community trained eight weeks for Saturday’s Mogollon Monster Mudder race.
Lew Levenson and Alan Kline will never go back — they have saved way too much money.
Arizona Game and Fish game wardens won’t have to enforce federal restrictions on off-road travel if Gov. Jan Brewer signs a strike-all bill ushered through the Legislature by Sen. Chester Crandell (R-Heber), who represents Rim Country.
The gun hadn’t been fired in more than 30 years, but all it took was a momentary lapse in judgement for a local gun shop owner to shoot himself in the leg this weekend.
Since the vernal equinox (first day of spring) passed, the sun stays up longer than it stays down. That’s the signal for those uninvited guests at any garden party – weeds!