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Tonto Village waking up after long winter’s sleep

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Tonto Village is starting to wake up after a long winter’s sleep. Maybe it’s because the weather has been so warm — the trees are all budding out and the lilacs and irises are blooming, along with the tulips and daffodils as well as a few forsythia bushes with their gorgeous yellow flowers.

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In spite of first trout stocking on Rim, fishing hit and miss

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The first week in April was the start of this year’s stocking by the Arizona Game and Fish Department of the area’s creeks and the Rim lakes.

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High pollen count has allergies attacking in a big way

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The past few weeks have been a coughing and sneezing mess along with runny nose and itchy eyes. I have never had allergies before, but no longer is that the case.

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The roar of summer fun in the distance

The Village

Another quiet week in the Village … but wait a few more weeks and our little hamlet will be buzzing with quads and dune buggies. Who said you needed sand? Mud is just fine.

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Village starting to bloom; side streets being graded

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I took a stroll around our house this morning and I was surprised by all the trees that are in bloom. It’s almost as if the blooms popped out overnight.

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Enjoying a busy birthday weekend in Valley

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What a whirlwind weekend Bill and I had. Since his birthday was March 9, we decided to visit our fishing buddies in Scottsdale. Theresa’s birthday happened to be the day before on March 8.

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Mother Nature had other ideas about spring’s arrival

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Did I say that spring was around the corner? Mother Nature obviously had other ideas. First we had rain, about an inch-and-a-quarter, which turned to slush and then snow up until Tuesday afternoon. Still there is no guarantee there won’t be more for the high country.

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It’s hard to believe spring is around the corner

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It’s unbelievable — this is the last column of February 2015. The time is going too fast. Spring is creeping up on us whether we like it or not. We hardly had any winter.

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Where’s Rim Country’s winter?

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Are we having a winter this year? The weather forecast predicts no measurable precipitation for the next two weeks.

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A week of wonderful music – from classical to jazz

The Village

Hey folks, there is one day left to get your sweetie something for Valentine’s Day.

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