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Down by the riverside

Seeking peace on the East Verde

Making a sharp turn, I fled the demons of exhaustion and frustration.

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Payson activist living a legacy of service

Penny Navis-Schmidt is a living legacy to generations of grassroots social service. Instilled by her grandfather and mother, and now being carried on by her daughter, Penny lives her life around the principle, “If we have privilege it’s our responsibility to do service.”

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Rim Country loves to walk its dogs ...

We asked our readers to reveal their favorite dog friendly hikes – here’s what they suggested

Where are the best places in Rim Country to hike with a dog? Never has a Roundup Facebook post delivered so many comments from readers.

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Courage, love and his own guardian angel

Ken Shepherd lay paralyzed in a remote canyon, his back broken in two places and his life dangling by the thread of a stranger’s courage.

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Lashed by the storm

Rim Country Archaeological Society finds joy and mystery in the ruins of Chaco Canyon

Ed Spicer stood on the cliff edge, overlooking the 800-year-old ruins of Pueblo Bonito, once the mystic center of an ancient world. A genial fighter pilot with artificial knees, an inexhaustible sense of adventure and an insatiable curiosity, Ed dubiously surveyed the rain clouds gathering south of Chaco Canyon.

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Love of animals led man to dog training field

Rim Country People

Growing up in a family with three brothers who were master falconers, Mark Alten couldn’t help but develop a love of animals.

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On top of the world

Fitness model finds footing in tribe’s diabetes wellness program

There are no street signs here, but down a long dirt road in northern Arizona, past mountains, canyons and springs, a ranch sits on a mesa with a view that stretches for miles. They call it Top of the World.

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Special reunion for special friends

Defiance, Ohio bred a group of special friends that graduated in 1946.

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PetSmart Charities Adoption Weekend Sept. 13-15


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.