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Gas prices low

Station owner cites gas war

After months of paying amongst the highest gas prices in the state, Payson drivers now pay some of the lowest.

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US 89 south of Page repaired and open to traffic

School buses first to use newly rebuilt roadway after $25 million repair is completed following 2013 landslide

At approximately 4:15 p.m. Friday, US 89 south of Page was reopened to traffic for the first time following a Feb. 20, 2013, landslide that caused catastrophic damage to the roadway, requiring a 23-mile closure between the junction of State Route 98 in Page and US 89A near Bitter Springs.

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Slave war grips Rim Country (... 800 years ago)

Hilltop fortresses suggest conflict

The silent tumbles of stone on hilltops scattered throughout Rim Country and much of Central Arizona have revealed a startling lost world, marked by warfare, violence, slavery and a desperate struggle to survive.

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County attorney accused

A former deputy county attorney has filed a discrimination claim with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office against the Gila County Attorney’s Office.

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Police investigate ‘suspicious’ vehicle fire

Officials are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire in Star Valley Tuesday evening.

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Merging boards will streamline process for new businesses

The Payson Town Council recently took the first step toward consolidating the Design Review Board with the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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ADEQ Electronic Waste Recycling Event set for April 4

ADEQ announces an Electronics Waste Recycling Event will be held Saturday, April 4 at the Town of Payson Multi-Event Center.

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Spring is heaven for sports

DJ's Music Trivia

Early spring — what a terrific time of the year. For those of us who enjoy nature and getting out into the great outdoors, it doesn’t get any better than this. Birds are singin’, flowers are bloomin’, grass is greenin’, days are gettin’ longer — and Rim Road 300 will soon be opening.

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Fuel program waits on county action

Rattlin' the Rim

The Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee is hosting a public meeting at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 in the Pine Senior Center that will be highlighted by an update on the 2015 brush pickup program and a PowerPoint presentation on the committee’s progression since its inception.

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The roar of summer fun in the distance

The Village

Another quiet week in the Village … but wait a few more weeks and our little hamlet will be buzzing with quads and dune buggies. Who said you needed sand? Mud is just fine.

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As Bette Davis once said, getting old is not for sissies – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week we talked about Bette Davis’ comment on aging, including how tired you can get at times.

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Celebrations all around the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek crossed the vernal equinox last Friday without any problem that we have heard.

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Community Almanac

There is a one-day “Stuff the Truck” Food Drive taking place until 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 27 at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 1000 S. Beeline Highway.

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Clubs and Organizations

If you are age 60 or older and are wondering what to do with your old softball glove and bat and want some fun and exercise, come join the Payson Cougars men’s senior softball team.

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Think twice before getting an Easter pet

With St. Patrick’s Day behind us and Easter just around the corner, we’re reminded that this is a time of year to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than to give your loved ones gifts.

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The Basics #6 – Do you really need a winch?

Jeepin’ in Rim Country

Today we are going to talk about winches, and whether or not you really need one.

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Payson losing principals

By the end of the 2014/15 school year, Payson Unified School District will lose 50 percent of its principals — Rob Varner and Asa Hall.