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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.

Visit to museum is a trip in time

The P/S Historical and Archaeological Society thanks everyone who came out and supported the ice cream social fund-raiser last Saturday.

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Knoll Lake offers a cool, solitary retreat

The Mogollon Rim rises more than 1,000 feet above the general landscape with rock cliffs that form a plateau of thousands of acres of dense conifer forest.

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Donations a blessing and a necessity for shelter

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is its own, private 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Listing of rare snakes caps decade of struggle

Two rare garter snakes found in Rim Country streams added to endangered species list

After years of lawsuits, court rulings, studies and allegations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) this week declared the Mexican and narrow-headed garter snakes as threatened species.

Officials to enforce big game baiting ban

Hunters are up in arms about Arizona Game and Fish’s plans to start enforcing rules that bar the use of bait in taking big game, including any “edible or ingestible substances” to bring big game in close enough for a shot.

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Valley group improving Highline Trail

It hugs the underside of the Mogollon Rim, running more than 50 miles connecting highways 87 in the west and 260 in the east a breathtaking national treasure of a trail, but it has seen better days.

Volunteer opportunities at HSCAZ

Payson has a reputation for having an amazing community of volunteers who give of their time for causes and projects about which they feel passionate.

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Mountain bike race fuels firebreak funds

About 30 Pine and Strawberry residents huddled around tables in the Pine Community Center on an early summer evening to plan what’s becoming one of Rim Country’s most exciting outdoor annual festivals — the Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race.

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Pet adoption event is Saturday

Adoption Options

The Bison Ranch Pet Adopt-a-thon takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6 off of Highway 260, just past milepost 309 in Overgaard.

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Losing a battle of wits with a fishy looking nitwit

Man, I’m flying. Well, I’m not flying, exactly — but my little caddis fly dry pattern is whipping back and forth overhead with the insectish verisimilitude of Superman in 3-D.

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Find your inner girly girl in Pinetop

Athletic and adventurous reporter tries spa treatments and other relaxations

I sat down on the plush, green chair and tried to relax.