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Blue Ridge beats Payson to keep Longhorns' 3A East volleyball title celebration on hold

Payson’s volleyball team lost a fierce battle at Lakeside Blue Ridge on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Pride in Payson day October 28th

Do you have 15 minutes to invest in Payson? On Friday, Oct. 28, town officials want residents to go outside at 10:28 a.m. for 15 minutes to help pick up trash, pick weeds and spruce up the town.

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Arizona polls favor propositions, but Arpaio faltering

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trails Democratic challenger Paul Penzone by nearly 15 points and propositions that would legalize marijuana and raise the minimum wage lead in the polls.

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Rancher says county needs change

Woody Cline says he is running for the District 3 Gila County Board of Supervisors seat to bring about change.

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Artists create mural for Elks

You don’t have to drive up to the Mogollon Rim to check out the great view anymore. Local artists recently completed a mural in the entrance of the Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, that looks so much like the view from the Rim, you just might fall off the edge.

Seeing stars in Star Valley

Where’s the best place in Rim Country to see stars? Well, Star Valley, of course. So the Rim Astronomy Club would like to make star parties a regular feature at the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park in Star Valley by donating a permanently fixed telescope and protective dome to the park.

Chamber hopes to boost local shopping with prizes

Hurry, get shopping. This $6,000 giveaway could not be any simpler. Gather all of your receipts from local purchases, including utility bills, and bring them down to the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce on Main Street.

Council approves final loan for pipeline project

The Payson Town Council approved another $11 million loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona Thursday. This is the last loan needed to finish the C.C. Cragin pipeline project.

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Payson crime hotspots

Payson thieves key on unlocked cars & homes

Although Payson Police have arrested five people suspected in a rash of vehicle break-ins, officers still are urging people to lock up their vehicles.

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Fire at Payson High School

Students were evacuated from Payson High School and Payson Center for Success Thursday afternoon after a brush fire started between the two schools. The report of a tree on fire came in just before lunch.

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Green Valley Park eagles delight

The snow (headed) birds have definitely returned to the Green Valley lakes — wide-ranging, migratory bald eagles voting with their wings against a winter in Canada or Alaska.

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Ramble through fall

Fall in central Arizona is always magical. Reds, yellows and oranges can be found, but as a hiker, I must hunt out the nicest spots for fall color. Bear Canyon Lake is one of those spots for yellow.

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County awards $240,000 to Chandler firm

Last fall, Gila County received a $600,000 grant from the Arizona Nutrition Network for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Education Program (SNAP-Ed) of the state health department.

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Art at the point of a needle: 2016 Quilt Roundup winners

Once again some of the best quilters in Arizona and from throughout the Southwest brought their incredible fabric art to the Rim Country for display at the 2016 Rim Country Quilt Roundup, held Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.

Scammers target school sports support

Payson High School and Rim Country Middle School Athletic Director Rich Ormand warned area businesses about a scam involving a fake company supposedly selling advertising on sports calendars, posters, banners and programs to support student-athletic programs.