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PetSmart Charities Adoption Weekend Sept. 13-15

ADOPTION OPTIONS

This time of year, a few things are certain: the days get shorter, leaves change color, and kids return to school. But, did you know September may also be the perfect time of year to add a new companion to your home? You can do just that by adopting at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 13-15 at your neighborhood PetSmart® store in Payson, located at 400 E. Highway 260.

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Fossil Creek Concepts

Forest Service holding open house on management of Fossil Creek

The Forest Service has finally released seven alternative plans for the long-term management of Fossil Creek — all of which slam the door on road access to the creek from Strawberry.

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Adopt a homeless pet and receive a lifetime of love

These are just a few of the many wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, located at 602 W. Wilson Court, just south of Main Street.

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Choose a new animal companion

These are just a few of the many wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, located at 602 W. Wilson Court.

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Humane Society needs community’s help

During these hot, wet days of the summer monsoon, the animals and staff of the Humane Society of Central Arizona (HSCAZ) thank Rim Country residents for their warm, dry, safe new home.

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Grief and joy on still waters

I stand somber on the shore, listening to the laughter of ghosts.

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Helping your dog weather a storm

Does your pet turn into a scaredy dog during thunderstorms? If so, he’s certainly not alone. Thunderstorm anxiety affects many dogs and can often increase as they age.

Things that go ‘snap’ in the night

It’s 1:30 in the morning on a remote ridgetop above the Mogollon Rim, deep in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

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Low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines offered Aug. 10

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is very pleased to be partnering with the Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.) to provide low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines and microchips to cats and dogs in the Rim Country.

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Stray cats and ferals not the same

Have you noticed more cats in your area lately? Cats typically mate in the winter, which leads to “kitten season” in the spring — a sudden increase in cat populations

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Join us at the movies for ‘Despicable Me 2’

Looking for a fun and entertaining activity to beat the heat? The Humane Society of Central Arizona is partnering with Sawmill Theatres for a special showing of “Despicable Me 2.”

Red Cross responds to five fire-related emergencies

The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has responded to five wildfires in the past month, providing assistance to hundreds of people across Arizona.

Music mirrors changes for every generation

If 40 years ago Bob Marley thought the world was spinning with change, one has to wonder — if he were alive today, what would his thoughts be of this generation’s exponential change?

Some books really make you think, Part II

The books mentioned in the first part of this column were “Evader” by Jack Newton and “Home Run” by John Nichol and Tony Rennell. Both are tense, exciting books about allied airmen escaping via “lines” run by Dutch, Belgian and French civilians.

Rain welcome, but still watching for fires

Christopher Creek finally got some rain ... several good ol’ big ones. Leo will tell you that we’ve had a little over five inches thus far and that’s a good start. The apples are plumping up from the rain and the trees are really loaded.

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