Max Foster

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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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She kept the Pine Strawberry School running

Licavoli retires after more than a quarter century

The woman who for more than 25 years kept Pine Strawberry School purring along like a fine-tuned V-8 will be stepping down in June.

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PS students ready for science fair

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Science fairs are among the most iconic and eagerly anticipated highlights of most every public school, especially those with elementary and middle school grades.

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Library booster snags grant

Carol LaValley’s journalistic expertise and passion for sports is paying huge dividends for the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library’s children’s programs.

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Hashknife event of old returns

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Although last year’s Hashknife Pony Express ride to Pine was a fiasco, it appears the Holbrook-based group will return on Jan. 28.

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