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Editors Note: The White Mountain Independent has invited area high school students an opportunity to be published and this is one of the submi… Read more

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John C. Handy was born in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 30, 1844, and moved with his family to California in 1853. He graduated from Cooper Coll… Read more

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The Heber Mogollon Mustang — Rebuttal on Tuesday’s 11/16/21 article entitled Heber Wild Horse Territory by John Koleszar Read more

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The Heber Wild Horse Territory was established in 1974. It was in conjunction with the Wild Horse and Burro Act that President Nixon signed in… Read more

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Have you ever thought about a mostly mundane sound or word we hear everyday and think to question its origin? I have. Read more

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Have you ever been old? Well, me neither but I think I’m getting there. And fast. I suppose I always knew it would eventually happen, I just w… Read more

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Within a few weeks of the arrival of the 21st Infantry under command of Major Henry E. Smith at the site for Camp ORD and while it was little … Read more

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I fell for the marketing trick at the old country store. I bought a bag of brown, over ripe bananas. I bought it because the bag was printed w… Read more

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On May 3, 1870, Colonel George Stoneman was named Commander of the newly created Department of Arizona with a brevetted rank of General. Read more

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The phrase comes without a question mark because, according to the famous dialogue between Bud Abbott and Lou Castello, “Who” is the name of t… Read more

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Fire Prevention week is fast approaching us here at Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD), our community and our Nation. The first wee… Read more

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They used to be called UFO’s, for Unidentified Flying Objects, but now they’re called UAP’s, for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. I don’t know, … Read more

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While Lt. Col. Green was on his second expedition into the White Mountains the wheels were beginning to turn in Washington, D.C. Read more

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Sept. 19, as you walk into your place of employment, be sure to greet your coworkers with a hearty and boisterous, “Arrrr, ye swabbies!” Read more

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When Lt. Col. Green returned to his post at Camp Grant following his expedition into the White Mountain area he filed a report to his superior… Read more

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For the past 1-½ years, we have been focusing on COVID-19 and its effects, not only in the US but throughout the world. The pandemic has promp… Read more

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I’m offended that you speak about the “American action” to do such and such. Read more

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But that’s no thanks to the nursery rhymes and lullabies we sing to them, though. Sure, at first blush they all seem innocent, cute little mel… Read more

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Last Week when 19-year-old Joey Jaurique was lured to Show Low Lake by a 17-year-old girl and severely beaten by two other teen boys, way too … Read more

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I won’t go full Jeff Foxworthy, “You Might Be a Redneck” schtick here but I do want to point out how one can easily identify a native or an ad… Read more

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SHOW LOW — Water. It is on the mind of every person on the Mountain at the moment, but there is more to water than most will ever stop to consider. Read more

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The odds are high that you or someone you know have turned to using digital payment apps, such as Venmo, Cash App or Zelle. Originally markete… Read more

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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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