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Education expert David Garcia swinging through Payson

A local Arizonan, David Garcia, born and raised in the state and a product of its public schools, has decided to throw his hat into the candidate ring for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Business Showcase shows off Rim Country’s finest

This year’s Annual Business Showcase was a box office hit — a blockbuster. The theme “You Ought’a Be in Pictures” allowed exhibitors creative leverage, taking the showcase to a whole new level.

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Griffin’s Propane expands to Payson

Gas company breaks ground for new facility near airport

Griffin’s Propane broke ground on a new Payson site last week near the airport that should be open by the fall.

Easter Celebrations

The Rim Country’s religious leaders offer two special joint celebrations of the Holy season this week.

Community Almanac

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be presenting “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 16, May 21 and June 18 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Payson Art League meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, across Highway 87 from Home Depot.

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Officer hurt

DPS cop, wife in stable condition after motorcycle crash in Payson

Department of Public Safety Det. Terry Phillips and his wife are recovering after a motorcycle accident this weekend that nearly claimed their lives.

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Budget signed

$9.2 billion plan defers action on CPS, offers small school boost

Gov. Jan Brewer last week signed a $9.2 billion state budget that grew out of a split-the-difference compromise between House and Senate Republicans.

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Fire season blazes into early start

The 2014 fire season flared into action this weekend, with a 175-acre blaze near Flagstaff underscoring the danger posed by the return of the drought.

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Woman’s bungled crime spree nets six years in prison

Young woman’s drug addiction spurred string of thefts, robbery

A 22-year-old Payson woman responsible for a host of crimes including driving the getaway car after her boyfriend held up a woman at an ATM was sentenced Monday to six years in prison.

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Town’s under-construction park proving popular

Although the dust of development has not even settled on the new park in Star Valley, as crews work on the volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, several groups already want to schedule events.