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Forests with 50-100 trees per acre that evolved to withstand periodic, low-intensity ground fires now have 1,000-2,000 trees per acre and are vulnerable to major firestorms that could threaten Rim communities.

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Mission: Save Rim Country forests

Government leaders, ranchers and users gather to sway plan to restore used, abused national forests

“A regular person is afraid of government,” said rancher Bunny Dryden as she scanned a room crowded with government officials from every imaginable Rim Country agency.

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Around Rim Country

Annual Community Health Fair Saturday

Getting and staying healthy has never been so much fun. Gear up for winter with healthy living information and screenings from Payson’s health and community service providers.


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