Max Foster

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Dinner, dance honors Rim Country pioneers

Just 10 years ago, following my retirement from teaching and during my full-time work at the Payson Roundup, I was asked to write stories about 11 men, most former standout athletes at Payson High, who had joined forces to do what the now-defunct Cowbelles once did each year.

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Fire on the Rim race weekend is here

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A full year of preparation and planning for the Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race culminates at noon today, Friday, Sept. 16, with the opening of a free campground, which many racers and spectators will call home for the weekend.

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Fire on the Rim race offers delights for spectators

The rubber is hitting the road and rough trails around Pine this weekend. The annual Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race is Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18.

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Last Arts & Craft Guild festival of the season this weekend

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The annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival to be held tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 3 and the following day, Sept. 4, is sure to draw crowds.

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Mountain bike race Fire on the Rim September 16-19 in Pine

Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race organizers Janet Brandt and Katie Calderon are living up to their promise that the Sept. 16-18 festivities will be bigger and better than ever.

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Food bank needs help to fill shelves before fall

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Just two years ago, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials huddled with Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild president Olga Sehnert and Community Educational and Cultural Association (CERCA) president Mel Palmer to review ADOT’s controversial decision to ban parking on both sides of Beeline during summer festivals.

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Payson’s Pirch finishes 12th in bass shoot-out

Snags big fish of tournament

Fishing in the shadows of the White House and Lincoln Memorial might intimidate some, but not Payson pro Clifford Pirch.

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Gear up for fun run, Fire on the Rim and more

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It’s not too early to begin planning for the Justice McNeeley Foundation Poker Run, which has morphed since its 2004 inception into one of the most celebratory gatherings held in the two mountain hamlets of Pine and Strawberry.

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Monthly fiddlers jam showcases area talent

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Want to be entertained by a family-friendly, toe-tapping hootenanny that showcases the talents of some of Pine and Strawberry’s finest musicians?

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Special art project welcomes students back to school

Is there anything more unsightly than a dirt-brown, 20-foot metal storage container sitting in the middle of an elementary school campus?

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