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    Jaguars and Star Wars

    February 11th, 2016
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    The Navajo poet guns the engine of her jaguar, engine roaring and purring.  The tail of the jaguar is adorned […]


    Climbing Picacho Peak

    January 7th, 2016
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    Special to Copper Area News

    Picacho Peak towers above I-10 about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson.  The black mountain shoots up out of the flat desert earth, a steep


    The Man Who Killed Santa Claus

    December 9th, 2015
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    Santa Claus was killed in 1932 in Mesa, Arizona. Naturally this tragic event took place during the Great Depression.


    Wandering the General Crook Trail Without a Camera

    November 25th, 2015
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    I was blissfully unaware there was a problem.  I stopped my automobile to photograph a stand of wildflowers beside the road.  It was a cluster of small white flowers


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    Gillespie Dam Petroglyphs

    October 26th, 2015
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    Working geology for Mr. Acorn took me to Gila Bend, Arizona.  Gila Bend in the summertime hardly conjures up visions of paradise but it turned out to be one of my


    The Wizard Crystal Fart Meets Cactus Ed

    August 11th, 2015
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    A beautiful woman strolled into the Oracle Inn bar. She was a total bombshell. She was long and lean with […]


    Memories of Superior: Ray and Evelyn Ramirez

    June 24th, 2015
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    By Yolanda Najera-Ewing Pinal Nugget His eyes shone and his smile widened as memories rushed back and he spoke wistfully of the Superior of his youth.


    The Ballad of Pearl Hart

    June 24th, 2015
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    T T T he last days of the wild west unofficially came to an end on May 29, 1899 when the Globe – Florence stagecoach was held up by a pair