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Payson DECA attends leadership conference in Anaheim

The local Payson High School (PHS) DECA chapter sent 23 students to the Western Region Leadership Conference where students from 13 western states met to learn about leadership and business.

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ADOT gears up for winter storm season

Drivers encouraged to ‘Know Snow’ and prepare for winter driving

With another winter storm predicted this week, the Arizona Department of Transportation has been getting ready to respond to keep motorists safe while clearing snow and ice from highways.

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Payson still needs town attorney

The search for a new town attorney has hit a roadblock once again.

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Grab a tag from an Angel Tree to help Rim Country children

The time to make contributions to help the less fortunate have a happy holiday is coming to a close. Make donations of new gifts for the following groups as soon as possible:

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Tax credit donations vital to host of community groups

Payson Helping Payson works hand-in-hand with St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army and the Community Action Program on the front line in providing desperately needed help for Payson area families and individuals in crisis situations.

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2nd slide on ice fatal

A Phoenix man survived a rollover Sunday morning south of Payson, but was killed when another driver lost control and struck him.

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Crash kills teen

A former Rim Country student died this weekend when his vehicle rolled north of Payson and caught fire.

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Winter storm approaching

A surprise snow shower this weekend chilled Rim Country only to clear to sunny weather on Sunday and Monday, but that won’t last long.

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Going home

Residents begin returning to Canal Apartments

With soiled carpet and water-soaked walls replaced, the first round of residents moved back into the Canal Senior Apartments Monday and everyone is expected to be back home by Christmas, staff says.

Brewer Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Arizona Army Specialist Martin

Governor Jan Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, December 15, 2014, in honor of United States Army Specialist Wyatt J. Martin, 22, of Mesa, Arizona. The governor has ordered that flags also be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.

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Forest Service score: 300,000 acres treated

Restoring forests now dominates management goals

Forest Service restoration projects in Northern Arizona have treated 300,000 acres since the launch of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) in 2010, according to the latest annual tally of the program’s accomplishments.

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State support plunges, so tuition soars

Report underscores value of Payson’s low-cost university plan

Arizona cut public support for universities and so drove up tuition at one of the highest rates in the country between 2007 and 2012, according to a just-released analysis by the College Board Advocacy and Policy Center.

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Payson Care Center has new Director of Nursing

Christina Newman is the new Director of Nursing for Payson Care Center.

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Business News and Notes – Dec. 12

• The Rim Country Chamber of Commerce has an opening on its board of directors.