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Big events around Tonto Village this weekend

The Village

A big weekend is about to start in Tonto Village. The Vietnam veterans motorcycle group will be camped out in the forest near the Village over the weekend.

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Unusual May weather has us scrambling to protect garden plants

The Village

Tonto Village is experiencing a very gloomy Tuesday. It started out with lightning strikes and thunder and then, holy moly, the hail started falling.

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It’s time to get planting those gardens folks

The Village

The planting season is just about here. According to Plant Fair Nursery, May 15 is usually the date to start putting in your garden.

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Rain of early May wonderful for Village flowers

The Village

April showers bring May flowers, the saying goes, but for us in the Village May 1 brought the rain for the flowers.

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Interesting activity around the Village recently

The Village

I am looking out my office window absolutely amazed by the logging equipment and the way that it handles the logs and cuts them to just the right size for the logging trucks.

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Forest around community being cleared

The Village

After a lot of activity in Tonto Village the past few weeks, the forest looks a bit sparse. There has been a logging company, Tri Star Logging from Snowflake, harvesting logs from around Tonto Village and Thompson Draw II. The project is under the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.

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A little bit of this; and some of that in The Village

The Village

Rain! We actually had a good amount of rain over the weekend (I don’t know exactly how much fell in Tonto Village); well, actually before the weekend because Saturday, April 9 was a gorgeous day for the Business Showcase at the Sawmill Crossing parking lot.

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Hoping for rain and a chance to get gardening

The Village

Get ready, folks — Hopefully we are going to have some rain by this weekend. Hurray! The ground is so hard from the lack of moisture that it makes it difficult to dig up the soil for the garden. The weather forecast also called for temperatures to be lower than what we have been used to in the past month.

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Return of ‘winter’ — April Fool’s joke on us all

The Village

As I look out of my office window on a Tuesday morning, the snow showers are coming down almost horizontally.

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No rain, high winds heighten fire danger in the Village

The Village

There has been no rain in our area all of February and now none in March — so far.

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