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Kim Stone

Kim Stone
Kim Stone was a horticulturist, writer, and editor of several publications for the University of Arizona at Boyce Thompson Arboretum over the better part of three decades. He is now happily self-absorbed in freelance writing, travel, and content marketing.

The Bandit Queen

You would think that news of an Arizona stage coach robbery in the waning months of the 19th century would quickly fall out of the frontier news cycle. Yet this particular heist propelled the story of a young woman in her twenties onto the pages of newspapers and magazines across …

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Pinal Fire

The Pinal Fire

On May 8, 2017, a discharge of cloud-to-ground lightning struck an oak tree in the Pinal Mountains. It was a dying tree with smooth grey deadwood in its canopy and offered little resistance to a bolt of super-heated lightning that delivered 50,000 degrees F. of fire- starting power.  The smoke …

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