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Praying for light as the storm gathers

A photographer finds a strange truth in the quest for sunset amongst the ruins of Wupatki

The gathering storm matched my mood: I was sore afflicted — and full of trouble.

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Poor rich people and dark money

The Greasy Pole

Man, it’s getting weird out there.

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Health insurance expansion tangled in court

State lawmakers seek to reverse coverage for 300,000

Lawsuits, contradictory court rulings and election politics continue to bedevil the Affordable Healthcare Act, even now that it’s up and running.

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Site shopping

Alliance studying costs of four sites for university

The Rim Country Educational Alliance has hired the Tetra Tech engineering firm to provide a detailed analysis of four possible university sites, including the preferred 253-acre Forest Service-owned parcel on which the Alliance will get an appraisal in the next few weeks.

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Thinning contract: ‘A monumental task’

The logging company many hope will protect forested communities from catastrophic wildfires continues to struggle to marshal a massive effort, but hasn’t yet cut much, participants at a conference on Forest Health learned last week.

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Forest Service now letting fires burn

The smoke that this week poured down off the Rim from two fires totaling 5,000 acres marks a striking shift in Forest Service fire strategy in an urgent effort to prevent community and forest-destroying wildfires.

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Flood of Controversy

Tower Well, Blue Ridge again bubble into politics

Two years after council members from neighboring towns declared the water wars at an end, Payson’s ongoing use of the Tower Well in Star Valley has bubbled up into the council campaigns in both towns.

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A shaggy dog tale of the osprey and the wolf

Travels With Lobo

The shrill whistle cut through soft lapping of Woods Canyon Lake on the forested shore. I looked up, as I stepped over a gnarly ponderosa pine root.

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Governor candidate hails Payson’s plan

Former Congressman Frank Riggs stressed his knowledge of the federal government, his fierce opposition to federal Common Core standards and his long political experience in his pitch for the Republican nomination for governor to a select audience at Chaparral Pines in Payson recently, the latest in a parade of Republican candidates to make repeated visits to Rim Country.

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Pine-Strawberry board ponders mystery of the missing well

Holiday weekend forces district to juggle supply

First it’s the frigging itty-bitty little pipes.

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