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Great fishing in Green Valley Lakes

Fish might not be flying out of Green Valley Park lakes this weekend, but there will be lots of anglers along the banks doing their best to coax them out of their watery domain.

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Gila Community College considers tax hike

Gila Community College’s 2015-16 budget looks better than last year, but the senior dean wants the board to vote to raise the property tax rate to the legal limit to protect programs.

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Citizens urged to weigh in on 260 project

Plans to widen the last section of Highway 260 outside of Star Valley are at least six years out under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s current plan.

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Take a hike — on a Pine-Strawberry trail

Spring is in the air and it’s time to shake the cabin dust off and take a hike.

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Exodus of principals, teachers continues

At the April 13 Payson Unified School District board meeting, more names appeared on the agenda as separations from the district.

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Great Rim Country events await

DJ's Music Trivia

It looks like it’s going to be another great family oriented activity weekend here in the Rim Country. Two fun events for all ages are scheduled for tomorrow, this Saturday.

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Spring Wine in Pines event hosts 50 guests

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek resident, Mimi Tidwell, was quoted as saying, “I’ve never been to one. I thought it was time to see what they were all about.” At 94 years of age she was there to experience the 2015 Spring Wine in the Pines wine tasting event.

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Good times and good food for a good cause

Rattlin' the Rim

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee members are gearing up for a benefit dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at the Strawbeary Bear Restaurant in Strawberry. The day will be highlighted by live music, raffles, art sales, auctions, the Firewise trailer and a PSFD fire engine.

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Tonto Village waking up after long winter’s sleep

The Village

Tonto Village is starting to wake up after a long winter’s sleep. Maybe it’s because the weather has been so warm — the trees are all budding out and the lilacs and irises are blooming, along with the tulips and daffodils as well as a few forsythia bushes with their gorgeous yellow flowers.

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A perfect marriage is a loving, caring partnership - Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I told you a little about our marriage and why it has been so great. The reason is simple, but profound: When two people are truly in love they focus on doing everything they can for each other. That’s how our marriage has been, and the result is that each of us has been filled with the joy of giving for 55 long, happy years.

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HSCAZ launches pet food pantry, youth volunteer programs

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is proud to announce two new programs to offer to the community: Feeding Fido Pet Food Pantry and Teen T.A.I.L.S Youth Volunteer Program.

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Modern success with an ancient technique

Local artist C J Lukacsik’s voice still carries the essence of her native Taiwan, although she’s lived in the United States for most of her life.

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Gila County to Become a Purple Heart County

This past February, Billy Walden, State Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, addressed the County Supervisors Association of Arizona asking each county in Arizona to proclaim themselves as a “Purple Heart County” in an effort to designate Arizona as the first “Purple Heart State.”

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Deadline for scholarship applications is April 24

The Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country is now accepting applications for scholarships from graduating high school seniors.

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Realtors rate most cost effective home improvement projects

Realtors from across the country have rated several home improvement projects that will not only add value to your home but will also recoup most of their costs upon resale. The 2015 Cost vs. Value Report helps owners decide if a project is worth the time and financial investments.