Fossil Creek plan ignores the most urgent problem

The Forest Service is like some crazy uncle at a dinner party: Beloved and endlessly well-intentioned until he climbs up on the table, takes off his shirt and starts talking in tongues.

NAMI offers support for mentally ill in Payson

Thank you to Vera Eccols, for courageously coming forward to share her story in the Jan. 6, 2017 Roundup and to reporter Michele Nelson for her coverage of the tragic story of Vera’s son Jeff.

Honesty appreciated

On Jan. 6, we went to Walmart and when we left the store we forgot our Verizon tablet we had used in the photo area. We just want to give a big “thank you” to the person who was so honest and took it to customer service. Will Weegens

Naloxone can save a life

The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally.

Cranberry growers reply

On behalf Wisconsin cranberry growers, a few comments. You are right about health benefits of cranberries and I’m glad you shared a favorite family recipe, but I also want to address your comments about Wisconsin growing practices. For those interested in more information, please visit http://wiscran.org/sustainability or view videos at http://www.wiscran.org/sustainability/sustainability-in-action. You can also read a University of Wisconsin Extension report on sustainable cranberry production at http://www.wiscran.org/media/1322/sustainablecranberry_final_web.pdf.

Let the little buggers fend for themselves

We’re fascinated by some recent research documenting how decades-long droughts and hot spells have affected human beings, going back thousands of years.

Fire in My Forest: A 50-year perspective

My first real experience with fire in my woods, the pinelands of New Jersey, was at the age of 12. That year, southern New Jersey experienced “Black Saturday” on April 20, 1963, when wildfires burned 183,000 acres of woodland, with loss of life and property across the landscape.

Thanks for helping us get our RV unstuck

Thanks for helping us get our RV unstuck My husband and I are in our 70s. We were out on Control Road in our fifth-wheel RV recently when we got into a very tight spot not far from Geronimo Estates.

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Zane Grey’s Rim Country years

Chapter 2 – Arrival in Rim Country

The Zane Grey legacy in Arizona’s Rim Country began in the fall of 1918 when he brought his 9-year-old son Romer and a hunting party into Payson

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Creek says farewell to a grand lady

Christopher Creek summer resident, Martha Bethancourt, left this world on News Year’s Eve. She passed away while laughing and enjoying dinner with friends. We are told she was “still going like a locomotive until the end.”

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Hearts and flowers close on heels of Christmas decorations

The holiday season is over ... what a letdown. Everything looks bare after all the decorations that adorned streets, offices and homes.

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A true example of great sportsmanship

Rattlin' the Rim

Earlier this week I penned a remembrance of former Payson High School football and baseball coach Terry Nodlinski who died Jan. 1 in Scottsdale following a battle with cancer.

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How I became an ‘artist’

Like most people, I suppose, I’ve always enjoyed looking at a good painting.

Werewolf, vampire war makes for a movie mess

At the Movies

Underworld: Blood Wars Kate Beckinsale is back in her fifth outing playing ferocious vampire warrior Selene in Underworld: Blood Wars.

Governor's stress on education welcome

Gov. Doug Ducey placed a welcome emphasis on education in his State of the State speech, the prelude to the release of his budget proposals today.