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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

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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.

Keep your pets safe and secure July 4th

Pets and fireworks often do not mix.

Bison Ranch to host annual Pet Fair, Adopt-A-Thon July 6

Many loving, healthy and well-behaved dogs and cats in our area are in need of new homes — and a second chance at life.

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The Tao of Paddleboarding

There are several ways to approach paddleboarding for the first time. You can meekly step on the board, clutching your paddle in a state of panic.

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Bass battle won on Fossil Creek

Despite diligent monitoring, no signs of invading bass have showed up since the Arizona Game and Fish Department used chemicals to route invaders in the final two-mile stretch of Fossil Creek last year.

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Tips for a smooth transition when bringing home a new cat

Whether your new cat is coming from a shelter, a home, an urban street or a country barn, the first 24 hours in your home are special and critical.

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Invading gizzard shad blamed for plight of Roosevelt Lake bass

The slimy, invading, prolific, fast-growing gizzard shad have taken over Roosevelt Lake.

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All aboard!

Train offers trip through time to a timeless place

We grabbed our tickets and hurried out the hotel door, racing to the station to catch the early morning Wild West show.

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This Week’s Featured Pets

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is located at 602 W. Wilson Court, just south of Main Street off McLane Road.

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Five creative ways to use containers in your landscape

Container gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks.

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Keeping your pets safe and comfortable in hot weather

Although summer isn’t officially here, it is definitely heating up. While you are enjoying the many outdoor activities that we all love such as fishing, hiking, BBQing and going to the lake, it’s important to keep not only yourself and your kids safe, but your pets as well.

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Rearing ugly heads — weeds, weeds and more weeds

Since the vernal equinox (first day of spring) passed, the sun stays up longer than it stays down. That’s the signal for those uninvited guests at any garden party – weeds!