Max Foster

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Fuel reduction benefit kicks off pickup program

Rattlin' the Rim

The 2015 Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction roadside brush, leaf and needle pickup program is on its way to being fully funded and committee members are ready to begin pickups on Sunday, May 17 in Arrowhead Estates.

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Pine 8th-grader sweeps science fairs

Can you correctly pronounce “Algae Amphidinium?”

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Four friends on an 800-mile trek hit Pine just before Trails Day

Hiking the 800-mile Arizona Trail can be a lonely journey.

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Good times and good food for a good cause

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Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee members are gearing up for a benefit dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at the Strawbeary Bear Restaurant in Strawberry. The day will be highlighted by live music, raffles, art sales, auctions, the Firewise trailer and a PSFD fire engine.

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Fuel reduction program gets go-ahead

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There will be a Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee-sponsored brush pickup this summer, probably beginning in May.

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Pine begs for county’s help to reduce critical fire danger

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin’s impromptu appearance at Saturday’s Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee meeting caught everyone, including PSFR chairman Melvin Palmer, by surprise.

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Kids get ready for highly-popular egg hunt

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Another of Pine and Strawberry’s highly popular Easter Egg Hunts will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 4 at the Pine Trailhead.

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David slays Goliath – with arrows, not slings

Pine archers prove the bigger they come the harder they fall

David slaying Goliath was a walk in the park compared to what Pine Strawberry School accomplished at the 2015 Arizona Archery in Schools State Championships held March 14 at Ben Avery Shooting Range near Phoenix.

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Fuel program waits on county action

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The Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee is hosting a public meeting at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 in the Pine Senior Center that will be highlighted by an update on the 2015 brush pickup program and a PowerPoint presentation on the committee’s progression since its inception.

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P/S residents blessed with fire pros

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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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