Telling Tales

Ike Clanton finally meets his Waterloo By Marshall Trimble It was 1887 and Ike and Fin Clanton, a couple of cow thieves who survived the Cochise County War against Wyatt Earp and his brothers five years earlier, moved their operations to the Springerville area. Their ranch, the Cienega Amarilla, was located east of Springerville, near Escudilla Mountain. The Clantons and their friends were accused of terror ...

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Stir ‘Krazy’

The Jennings family brings affordable coffee to Phoenix By Eric Newman After decades of restaurant and food service work, Connor and Heather Jennings fulfilled their dream of owning their own business. The couple is celebrating its third anniversary of owning Krazy4Koffee, a local coffee shop and deli located at 711 E. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. It purchased coffee locally, and also specializes in made-to-o ...

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Sensational Salads

Add fruits and veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family. Focusing your plate on more of the good stuff — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish — can help cut back on refined carbohydrates, added sugars, processed meats, sodium and sa ...

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Pounding Sand

Beach volleyball team is dedicated to creating a successful season By Jadyn Fisher Sports — whether you are playing them or watching them — are a huge part of the high school experience you dream of in middle school. Whether you are a sports fanatic or just a supporter, being involved is what makes all the difference between an amazing experience and a not-so-amazing one. Beach (or sand) volleyball is one o ...

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Pop Art

Try these crafty projects in honor of dad By Shannon Fisher Father’s Day is a great reason to make crafts to say I love you. We have created cute and easy ways to create gifts for those you love. I love you to the moon and back is a sweet saying you can give dad. Start with a painted paper or blue construction paper. We used craft sticks to make a ladder and glued them down. You could also paint it on. We u ...

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One More light

Photographer Jim Louvau honors his late friend, Chester Bennington By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jim Louvau was driving along a Valley freeway when Linkin Park came on the radio. As the song ended, he flipped channels, only to hear the Grammy-winning band once again. Louvau can’t seem to escape the rock band and that is precisely the problem. He can’t get away from the music or memories of his friend, Chest ...

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Lexus GS-F Sedan This luxury car has an impressive list of goodies

By C.A. Haire Lexus has a reputation for building excellent luxury cars. Every now and then the factory slips in a performance package to compete with the potent high-horsepower European vehicles. This is the case with this GS-F four-door sedan. On the outside, it looks similar to the common Lexus sedans. But look closely, and you’ll see the quad exhaust pipes sticking out, suggesting there are more items o ...

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Kettle Chip Beef Tenderloin with Mango Avocado Salsa

By Jan D’Atri It’s a special occasion dinner, a fabulous Sunday supper, a Father’s Day feast or just a delicious weeknight meal. Beef tenderloin is always a favorite, and I often get requests for different ways to prepare it. Cooked correctly, this cut of beef can be so tender it will melt in your mouth. In fact, beef tenderloin is widely regarded as the tenderest of all cuts. (After all, you’re getting a f ...

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Here’s Your Winner! Riggs has a natural caregiving talent

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Raymond Solgonick’s dog, Riggs, is more than a family pet. Riggs—who is 50% mini poodle, and 50% Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese and Terrier mix—takes care of the family, including Solgonick’s father, Mike, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “He’s amazing,” Solgonick says proudly about Riggs. “He really watches my dad, too. He’s really attentive with my dad and makes sure he’s ...

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Christian-Based Education Community embraces Standing Stones academy

By Ron Sanzone North Valley parents seeking a Christian-based day care and preschool for their young children now have a new facility. Standing Stones Christian Academy opened the doors to its new 16,000-square-foot preschool in April.  The school, located on North Valley Parkway in Phoenix, replaces a previous facility on the grounds of Standing Stones Church in Happy Valley. Parents are already enamo ...

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