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Flood of problems

Can Fossil Creek reservation system protect stream and rescue rescuers?

Last year, an estimated 130,000 people jammed into Fossil Creek, leaving behind trash, stinky messes and exhausted rescuers — called in more than 240 times to rescue hikers in flip-flops and drunken cliff jumpers.

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Averting disaster

So, here’s the good news.

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Lunker alert!

Shhhhhh – Don’t tell anyone about the Wildlife Fair

Don’t read this.

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Volunteers save rider after fall

A man was airlifted to a Valley hospital Friday after falling off his horse and badly injuring his arm.

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Dust blowing from farmland again closes Interstate 10 near San Simon

Dust blowing off a farm field near San Simon has closed Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona for the third day in a row.

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Highway speed cameras return

Star Valley speeds soared during hiatus

The Town of Star Valley will turn on the Highway 260 cameras for its photo enforcement program Friday, May 20 — perhaps curtailing the soaring number of drivers speeding through town since the cameras shut down.

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Gun threat, booze result in probation after fight

A woman who pointed a gun at her girlfriend after they got into a fight will spend the next two years on probation and be required to get counseling.

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College will boost its tax rate

Gila Community College is set to increase the property tax rate on Gila County taxpayers, but there still is time to weigh in on the decision.

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Sporting Association sets record

A record 350 supporters turned out May 7 at Mazatzal Hotel and Casino for the 24th Annual Mogollon Sporting Association banquet and fundraiser.

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Memories of war hero, jokester & friend

MHA honors Jack Koon for his contributions to conservation, kids and the organization

The 24-year history of Mogollon Sporting Association banquets have produced many poignant moments, but none more moving than the presentation on May 6 of the prestigious Legacy Award to Jack and Sandee Koon.

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Support critical for Lion Springs highway project

Narrow section of Hwy. 260 causes accidents, deaths

A public hearing for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s tentative five-year program is scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday, May 20 at the Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow the public hearing.

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Vote today in special election

Today's election day, with two propositions on the ballot in the special election. Gila County will operate three voting centers in Northern Gila County for people who either didn't vote by mail or haven't yet mailed in their sealed, mail-in ballot.

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How to avoid a dog bite

How do you avoid getting bit by a dog?

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Charity cake auction open to everyone

Local celebrities pitch in to bake cakes for auction

The residents of Rim Country are all invited to show off their cake-baking prowess at a brand new event — a cake auction.

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Eagle Scout boosts interest in little-known, local fossil site

Ben Mohler decided to share his love of dinosaurs with the residents of Rim Country through his Eagle Scout project by building interpretive kiosks for the Indian Gardens Paleo Site just outside of Kohl’s Ranch right off of Highway 260.