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Pioneering aviator put Payson on the map

Rich Henry helps turn Payson Airport into vital community asset – and wore crazy costumes

Rich Henry and John King in their Cessna 210 skimmed the treetops near Milk Ranch Point on the Mogollon Rim.

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Time Out honors volunteers with ice cream social

Time Out recently honored Deb Juenger and Kerry Rawsthorne as its Volunteers of the Year.

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Governor vetoes Rim lawmakers’ federal takeover bills

Different governor. Same result.

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Chance article reunites World War Two postcard with owner

A chance write-up in an article written by publisher John Naughton in 2010 connected a World War II vet with a postcard he wrote to a friend as he crossed the country to his training base in 1942.

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Four friends on an 800-mile trek hit Pine just before Trails Day

Hiking the 800-mile Arizona Trail can be a lonely journey.

Clubs and Organizations

The Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

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Community Almanac

The 2015 Business Showcase - Fast & Furious of the Rim Country - is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18.

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Family in denial ignores addiction’s warning signs

When Beth Smith found a needle and spoon in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, she did what most parents would do. She called the cops and watched them cart away her daughter’s much-older, drug-using boyfriend.

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Great fishing in Green Valley Lakes

Fish might not be flying out of Green Valley Park lakes this weekend, but there will be lots of anglers along the banks doing their best to coax them out of their watery domain.

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Gila Community College considers tax hike

Gila Community College’s 2015-16 budget looks better than last year, but the senior dean wants the board to vote to raise the property tax rate to the legal limit to protect programs.

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Citizens urged to weigh in on 260 project

Plans to widen the last section of Highway 260 outside of Star Valley are at least six years out under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s current plan.

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Take a hike — on a Pine-Strawberry trail

Spring is in the air and it’s time to shake the cabin dust off and take a hike.

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Exodus of principals, teachers continues

At the April 13 Payson Unified School District board meeting, more names appeared on the agenda as separations from the district.

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Great Rim Country events await

DJ's Music Trivia

It looks like it’s going to be another great family oriented activity weekend here in the Rim Country. Two fun events for all ages are scheduled for tomorrow, this Saturday.

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Spring Wine in Pines event hosts 50 guests

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek resident, Mimi Tidwell, was quoted as saying, “I’ve never been to one. I thought it was time to see what they were all about.” At 94 years of age she was there to experience the 2015 Spring Wine in the Pines wine tasting event.

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Good times and good food for a good cause

Rattlin' the Rim

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee members are gearing up for a benefit dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at the Strawbeary Bear Restaurant in Strawberry. The day will be highlighted by live music, raffles, art sales, auctions, the Firewise trailer and a PSFD fire engine.

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Tonto Village waking up after long winter’s sleep

The Village

Tonto Village is starting to wake up after a long winter’s sleep. Maybe it’s because the weather has been so warm — the trees are all budding out and the lilacs and irises are blooming, along with the tulips and daffodils as well as a few forsythia bushes with their gorgeous yellow flowers.