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Looking forward to end of primary season and robo calls

The Village

Are you as fed up as I am about the rash of robo calls from the politicians?

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Monsoon storms have started teasing us again

The Village

Mother Nature is sure faking all of us out! One minute the clouds turn dark, and you expect that it will be pouring rain any minute. But it doesn’t! Where does it go?

A little lull in activities at the end of summer

The Village

The Village is quiet. The kids have returned to school, the streets are less noisy from all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, etc. Vacation time is over.

Tonto Village residents welcome noisy return of monsoon storms

The Village

The monsoon rains have finally arrived, Tonto Village has received at least 2 inches with each recent storm —two since last week. What a wonderful sight — except for the extremely loud thunder, it sounded like it was just outside my front door.

Hellsgate Fire District honors its board and firefighters

Somebody must have done a rain dance for Tonto Village. The thunder and lightning started and my hopes rose.

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Still looking for return of the monsoon

The Village

Where’s the monsoon? It headed straight to Phoenix and bypassed Payson. Boy, did they get hit on Monday night, a microburst, heavy rain, a dust storm and flooding, all in one storm.

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Watch out for children riding ATVs on our roads this summer

The Village

The Village has finally quieted down after the Fourth of July activities. Naturally we still have the summer residents around with their toys going up and down Johnson Boulevard and into the forest.

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Tonto Village residents, visitors enjoy festive weekend

The Village

Tonto Village was in a very festive mood this past weekend. Many of our part-timers were in residence at their cabins.

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Keeping fingers crossed monsoon really here

The Village

Oh my gosh! July already! I have only two (little) green tomatoes in my garden! How long do I have to wait for a good harvest.

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Heat straining residents, gardens and more

The Village

Can you believe this heat? The temperatures are out of sight.

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