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I live in Pinetop. Or maybe in Lakeside. I’m not really sure and I suppose others may not be too sure either. I’d guess that’s why the powers-… Read more

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To: The communities of the White Mountains and, the public safety partners who responded to the tragic events of June 19th, 2021, Read more

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It took me days to even attempt some cohesive comments about the hideous incident that ruined, not only the annual Bike the Bluff bicycle even… Read more

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The other day I mentioned that I saw a whole flock of deer in my backyard. This proclamation was not responded to with the delight and wonder … Read more

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If you haven’t yet been out shopping for BBQs, ties and cigars, you’d better hop to it! Father’s Day is on Sunday. If you’re among the lucky o… Read more

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Although there is some debate as to whether it was Phineas Taylor Barnum or another who coined the phrase, “There’s a sucker born every minute… Read more

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You may have heard the proverb, “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime of … Read more

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Three of my subscribed-to publications, The White Mountain Independent, Bottom Line Personal and National Review had overlapping, insightful o… Read more

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With rising temperatures and dry conditions ahead in the White Mountains and throughout Arizona, the state faces a heightened wildfire threat.… Read more

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I’ve just finished a book with many references to the early 1900s Wobblies (IWW) union. My mom, in her younger years, would have loved this bo… Read more

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It’s often said we are a land of laws. Upon further examination, that turns out to be quite an understatement. At the federal level there are … Read more

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In the wake of recent mass shootings, President Joe Biden managed to avoid being blown over by a gentle breeze in the White House Rose Garden … Read more

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After fighting in Afghanistan for more than 20 years, the United States will pull all forces from the country by Sept. 11, President Joe Biden… Read more

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The term “gaslighting” has returned to common parlance possibly as a consequence of our pandemic isolation. Hermit though I am, I know of two … Read more

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This is almost too easy but I can’t resist. I was actually going to write a column about President Biden’s dog, Major, biting people; also amo… Read more

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As parents of three teenage daughters, my wife and I expend a lot of our leisure time managing other people’s laundry. Because our children ar… Read more

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It’s a quiet morning. The television is off and the phone is in another room. I’m left alone with my breakfast, the view out of the window and… Read more

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While Phillip and I have several “favorite” restaurants on the hill, there is one that’s our go-to place for good food and friendly service. Read more

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SHOW LOW — Most of us would have to give it a lot of thought if we were asked to describe ourselves in only one word, but not Teri Voth Raymon… Read more

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You’ll have to be my age or older to appreciate this tale. Read more

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On Tuesday, April 6, I will be giving away all of the COVID-19 stimulus monies I have received, and all those I have yet to receive. My family… Read more

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It’s been a long twelve months, wouldn’t you agree? It was just last March when we recorded our very first confirmed COVID-19 case in Arizona.… Read more

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Do you remember the phrase “Question Authority”? In the 1960s and ‘70s, it was kind of a code phrase that hippies wore on their T-shirts or as… Read more

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So, I’m in the grocery store at the deli case checking to see how much a pound of bacon costs. I’ve always loved bacon and there seems to be a… Read more

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I’ve never been much of a conspiracy theorist, but am sure getting there. Read more

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Valentine’s Day is usually centered around romance: cards, hearts, flowers, or fond memories of loved ones. (My kids took a different angle on… Read more

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The American people have spoken. Trump’s fear mongering was rejected. Decisively. Throughout the election, Trump tried to vilify Democrats by … Read more

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