Outdoors and Gardening

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Throughout the years, I have written about many of our species of wildlife who live here in the White Mountains. I have also noted that many i… Read more

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We tromp through the Christmas snow, me and Loki – still working out the relationship. He is in Malamute heaven – having spent the night sleep… Read more

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On Page B2 of the Outdoor page titled “Are you ready for 2020 gardening” in the Friday, Dec. 13, edition of the White Mountain Independent the… Read more

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Mother Earth consists of life forms at work around the clock for the benefit of us all. We seldom think about how every life, and every little… Read more

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The holidays are here, and for many parents, it’s all about managing their kids’ expectations. They think they need to give their kids the big… Read more

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It’s December already and I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. The days are shorter as Persephone Days slides into the gardener’s life.… Read more

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Since I have lived in Show Low for many years and have traveled on Hwy. 60 between Mesa and Show Low, I felt that I knew where the furthermost… Read more

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That’s right. The dedicated, hard-working team in the high tunnel is finally taking a break during the winter. This is our fifth year of growi… Read more

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WHITE MOUNTAINS — Skywatchers took note that on Monday, the planet Mercury was visible as it crossed the face of the sun — called a transit. T… Read more

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Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year. I have fond memories of gathering at my grandparents’ house at the 47, the headquarters for our … Read more

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A couple feed the local wildlife Nov. 7, along the boat ramp at Woodland Lake Park in Pinetop  Read more

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After a fire destroys large swaths of mountain vegetation, flooding is always a concern for the lower elevations. Thankfully, we dodged the wo… Read more

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With the shortened hours of day light, comes the shortened hours of operation at the Second Knoll Target Range. Starting today (Nov. 1) hours … Read more

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Fall/winter trout stockings are underway. Last week, two prime winter waters received their first rainbow trout loads of the season: the Lower… Read more

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Fall always seems to catch me out on Fool Hollow Lake after the crowds of summertime people have departed and a slower pace of life presents i… Read more

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Mark your calendar for the “Bee Informed Workshop” at the White Mountain Nature Center to be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oc… Read more

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Arizona Game and Fish Department announces the catch-and-release season at Silver Creek opened Tuesday, Oct. 1. That means the upper section a… Read more

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From a seemingly monochromatic winter, multiple shades of green vegetation usher in springtime on our mountain. Summer adds a wider range of h… Read more

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Once again, High Country Art Gallery invites residents and visitors to join to paint the aspens the week of Oct. 7. Well-known landscape paint… Read more

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Not all assassin bugs are the same. They are from the same insect family, Reduviidae, but they differ in genus and species. The Zelus renardii… Read more