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Flash Flood Warning Until 5:00 p.m. from Rye to Deer Creek

Cloudburst may flood roadways

The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood warning until 5:00 p.m. today for West Central Gila County.

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Characters under the Rim – Chapter 22: Alfred (aka Fred) 

Back When

If the sons of Peter and Sallie Haught had stayed in Texas, their descendants would have
been millionaires.

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The new New Orleans

Travel Talk

Ten years ago, 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded, thousands of people were left homeless, the city had no power or running water and automobiles were rendered useless because roadways were submerged.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. a fun film

At the Movies

While watching “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” I kept thinking of the old TV detective show “Peter Gunn.” The current film has the same sort of jazzy theme — light, fast-paced action and clever banter.

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Get a jump on Labor Day fun

Start celebrating this weekend with special Rim events

The Labor Day holiday weekend is little more than a week away — it is “officially” Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7 — but you can start celebrating this weekend with some special events around the Rim Country.

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End-of-summer checklist long weekend a great time to tackle tasks

After a few months of blue skies and warm temperatures, summer revelers will soon bid adieu to the sultry days of this beloved season.

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Star Valley residents worried about waste transfer impacts

Some Star Valley residents are still concerned about the plans for the Waste Matters, Inc., site at 61 Moonlight Drive.

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Voters pepper school officials with questions, concerns

Payson voters grilled Payson Unified School District officials last week on everything from the constant fundraising to support core programs to the lack of sufficient advanced placement classes.

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Christmas early for needy kids

Masonic Lodge donates four shopping carts of shoes

Ah ... the annual shopping trip for back-to-school shoes — for 107 kids.

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Pipeline progress

Payson approves contract

The C.C. Cragin pipeline project continues to move forward, one pipe at a time.

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Rim Country cool

Payson avoids record heat

Rim Country continues to enjoy a more-or-less average year, with a mild fire season, normal rainfall and predictions of a wetter-than average winter.

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APS wants to slash solar energy incentives

Corporation commission approval spawns controversy

Although Arizona faces a federal mandate to cut the use of coal-fired power plants, homeowners will face sharply higher costs if they go solar — thanks to new fees on rooftop solar systems imposed by Arizona Public Service and the Salt River Project.

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Bear killed after hitting homes looking for food

Arizona Game and Fish officers killed a black bear early Thursday morning after it attempted to break into a cabin for a second time in an area near Hart Prairie, northwest of Flagstaff.

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Making school lunches cool

Joe Trayer would like Payson High School students to stay on campus for lunch.

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Forests affect climate

Studies show forests have greater impact than scientists realized

Forests have a much greater impact on global climate than scientists realized, according to a series of recent studies.

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Rodeo, parade draws a happy crowd

The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo celebrated its 131st birthday last weekend with a three-day party at the Payson Event Center.

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How to win a pie eating contest

In its first year of existence, the Payson Farmers Market Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Enzo Crivelli Wood Designs, exhibited some successful techniques and some not so successful techniques.