Max Foster

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P/S residents blessed with fire pros

Rattlin' the Rim

In awe, I watched a band of hardened Rim Country firefighters do what they do best — protect property, homes and lives.

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P/S students continue winning ways

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Pine Strawberry School’s first ever Math League competition turned into a stunner for Megan Ward, the school’s executive secretary, “It’s was definitely an eye-opener.”

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Rim schools enjoy history of generosity from MSA

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The Mogollon Sporting Association’s mission to support schools and local youth programs most certainly will take on even greater importance next year when Gov. Ducey’s proposed budget strips Arizona’s schools of millions of dollars.

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Pine residents rally to save thinning program

The Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee took another step toward holding a second successive spring and summer brush pickup program by receiving authorization from the P/S Fire Board to allow Fire Chief Gary Morris to negotiate an equipment lease and payroll agreement with the committee.

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Dr. Seuss fun on the way to Pine

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Having begun my 37-year teaching/coaching career in 1967 in the so-called “Black Ghetto” of South Phoenix, I found out quickly there were adolescent teens who could not read.

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Decades spent protecting his community

Mike Brandt’s post-military aptitude placement tests suggested a career in law enforcement or firefighting.

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Donations needed for fuel reduction work

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The Pine-Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee’s 2014 brush pickup program collected and burned nearly 2 million pounds of brush and pine needles.

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Lots happening at Pine library

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Have you ever checked out of a hotel or motel having not used those tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotions?

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Get help getting ‘Firewise’ now

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Pine Strawberry Fire Captain Mike Brandt has spent the past few weeks prior to his retirement later this month compiling a “Hazard Mapping Project” of subdivisions that would be used by firefighters during home or wildland fire crises.

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Nunley to be Payson’s interim district ranger

For more than a decade Don Nunley led the effort to protect Rim Country communities and the Tonto National Forest from catastrophic wildfires.

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