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School offers free parent sessions on crucial topics

Worried about people bullying your kid at school?

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Historic partnership hailed

Saving the Blue Ridge Reservoir watershed

An all-star cast gathered in Payson Wednesday to sign an agreement to protect the watershed of the Blue Ridge Reservoir in a sweeping measure participants believe will serve as a national model.

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GCC to get solar panels

Get ready for shady parking at the Gila Community College (GCC) parking lot.

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Longhorns’ comeback falls short in season-opener at Wickenburg

Payson fell behind 28-7 at halftime but stormed back in the third quarter to pull within 28-21

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Lots of fun in Pine this weekend

Rattlin' the Rim

The highlight of the Labor Day weekend is certain to be the myriad of activities on the agenda for the Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day.

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Keep doing that rain dance Rim Country residents

The Village

Somebody out there has been doing a major rain dance! I am not positive how much rain Tonto Village has received this month, but it was enough for the weeds and grass to sprout up almost overnight! I am not complaining a bit, the forest needs all the rain it can get.

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We create some of life’s worst moments

Your Turn

A while back I wrote a pair of columns about life’s most exciting moments. At the time something occurred to me. I didn’t mention it then, but I thought about it a lot — some of life’s most exciting moments are also some of its worst ones.

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We planted roots in forest ‘ruins’

DJ's Music Trivia

After four or five years of enduring a real downturn in the economy, the job market and the housing industry seem to be looking a whole lot better lately here in Payson. A four-year college in Payson seems to be on the cusp of realization, new businesses are popping up all over town and new housing subdivisions are projected to soon follow.

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Creekside reopens to supportive crowd

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is “a tiny hamlet under Central Arizona’s magnificent Mogollon Rim” ac­cording to a line in the bio of a gal who is among the most talented of the artists, entertainers, writers and crafters who have called this area their home over the years.

Motorcycle crash kills man

A motorcycle collision that occurred Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 9:50 am on Lake Mary Road at Mile Post 327, east of the Flagstaff city limits claimed the life of 60 year old Glenn Gelman of Yorbalinda, California.

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What do late votes reveal?

Payson council candidates headed for runoff

Payson council candidates Chris Higgins and Bob Lockhart appear headed for a runoff election in November, according to the a count of 2,800 mail-in ballots released Friday afternoon by the Gila County election department.

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Tips to help you coexist with neighborhood feral cats

Feral cats are either loved by the community or are not welcomed.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

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Community Almanac

The Northern Gila County Fair is next week, opening Thursday, Sept. 4 and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Payson Event Center.

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Crash closes northbound Highway 87 south of Payson

Crews are working a wreck south of Payson Friday afternoon that has snarled Labor Day traffic for miles.