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New doctor in town

Dr. Bryan Friedman, D.O., is now practicing in Payson.

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Retired executives offer tips on boosting careers

Local author signing book Saturday to benefit Habitat

Retired executives living in Payson and in the Phoenix area who worked for Apple, Aramark, CenterPoint Energy, big box retailer HOM Furniture, People’s Gas Company, and even a former U.S. Surgeon General contributed their career success stories to Payson author Richard Hinkie’s new book.

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Rose Lesnick celebrates 100th birthday

Rose Lesnick turned 100 Nov. 28, 2014 surrounded by friends and family coming from as far away as Northern California.

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New code officer enforcing sign ordinance

If you are a business owner, you may have already met Jason Larson, the town’s new code compliance specialist tasked with enforcing everything from business signage to overgrown yards.

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4FRI thinning project lurches into motion

In a major step forward for the best hope of protecting Northern Arizona communities from wildfire, Good Earth Power AZ, LLC (GEPAZ) signed a lease to build a small-tree lumber mill on a 37-are parcel in Williams.

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Squirrel suspected in service outage

Technology blackout drives Rim Country residents nuts

All it took was one break and most of Rim Country was without phone, TV and Internet service for much of Tuesday, crippling businesses and leaving subscribers wondering how this could happen.

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A white Rim, but Payson just gets wet

After the midweek storm that hit the Rim Country, the Rim glowed white in the morning light Thursday, but will it stay?

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First combined holiday event a hit

Rattlin' the Rim

Those pesky squirrels, so abundant in the Rim Country, apparently like fiber-optic cables as well as they do the fruit off my apple and apricot trees.

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Weekend’s weather creates winter wonderland

Tonto Village has had its first snowfall on Saturday afternoon. First there was rain, and then it suddenly turned to snowflakes.

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Some ancestors had great humor Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I wrote that I happened to look up someone mentioned in a humorous way in a story I read. His name was Sydney Smith, an Anglican minister born in England in 1771. I didn’t think I had found someone likely to say anything very funny.

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Season’s greetings well-intentioned

DJ's Music Trivia

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! The little phrases so commonly used at this time of the year.

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First snow of season a delight at Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek got a taste of early winter weather over the weekend with another three-quarters inch of rain overnight last Friday.

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Area churches invite all to Celebrate the Reason for the Season

Following is a schedule of Christmas services planned at area churches.

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Community Almanac

The Soroptimists will have See’s Candies available at special locations this weekend to help with gift shopping in Payson.