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Feeding wildlife: Dangerous and selfish

A nuisance bear is being sought after repeatedly showing up at the Pioneer Pass campground in the Tonto National Forest.

Il Ducey and his minions

Now that Il Ducey, through his minions ...

Food bank meets summer need

With hot temperatures quickly approaching, many families throughout Arizona will face the impossible choice of putting food on the table or paying rent, high utility bills and extra child care costs.

Interpreting Prop. 123 win

Proposition 123 has passed, with about 51 percent of the vote.

Celebrating, sort of

Rim Country Educational Foundation President Gary Cordell gave a presentation this week to the Payson Tea Party about the prospects for a deal with Arizona State University to build a campus in Payson.

Senators file amendment to prevent USFWS from restricting recreational boating

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) filed an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill that would drive U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) to drop its proposed restrictions on recreational boating at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona, which would have a devastating impact on the local and regional economy.

Payson water and street repair crew lauded

Sunday evening a city water supply line leak was discovered by our neighbors. Within a half hour, a street crew member was on sight to confirm the location of the leak.

Social Security inflation

I recently received my “Retiree Benefit Statement” indicating that I would be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next month. The raise would be $0.40 per month.

A wonderful place to live

Last Saturday, I traveled north to Payson for the annual Wildlife Fair at Green Valley Park. It was a great event that both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed.

Absurd explanation

Our state Senator Sylvia Allen offered an absurd explanation of why she voted to deny health care coverage for 30,000 children of low-income Arizona families who cannot afford to buy insurance.

Fossil Creek passes at Pine library

The Pine library is available Tuesday-Saturday with six public computers so hikers can obtain their parking passes to Fossil Creek.

Governor vetoes bad water bills

Gov. Doug Ducey showed courage and leadership in vetoing a pair of “bad bills,” which would weaken the state’s efforts to manage its vital water resources.

Officers rescued mother

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the manager of the Sonic Drive-In and the Tonto Apache Tribal Police Department for the exceptional service we received last Saturday evening.

Still fighting health care

“Legislative revolt on behalf of kids” ... Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill (KidsCare) without a vote.” This would have taken health insurance from 30,000 Arizona children.

Many make event a success

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. held their first Firewise Day on Saturday, April 30 in Pine.