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Corporation Commission hopefuls defend stance on dark money

Two of the three former Arizona legislators with their hats in the ring for election to the Corporation Commission spoke to the Payson Tea Party Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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Payson crafts rules for community districts

Although the process to pass a Community Facilities District would be as lengthy as Main Street is long, the Payson council Thursday night approved a way for a developer to get funding for improvement work.

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Clowns, Camels & Cowboys, Payson Rodeo Parade has it all

The annual Rodeo Parade draws folks back home to watch friends and family on floats or horses, in cars or on foot.

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Future small projects may bypass Payson Planning & Zoning

The Town of Payson is making the abandonment process a little easier.

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Valley man sentenced for weapons misconduct

A Valley man will spend the next two years in prison for resisting arrest and weapons misconduct.

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Roosevelt Dam Hike

Clouds don't scare hikers away from beautiful views

The sky was overcast and spits of rain could be felt. We had all checked the forecast that morning, like good little hikers, and the lake area was supposed to be dry

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Hoover Dam power deal could save Payson $1.8M

Thanks to an allotment of hydro-electric power from the Hoover Dam, Payson should save at least $1.8 million over the next 50 years.

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Visit old Payson through pictures

The images of Payson, mostly from the 1950s, have a certain familiar feel to them

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Hazardous Weather Outlook Includes Gila County

Expect low to moderate grade monsoon conditions this week. Isolated flash flooding will be the primary hazard. For more details, please see the update link in story and attached weekly weather briefing from the NWS Flagstaff office.

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Tea Party hears from more Star Valley council candidates

The Payson Tea Party heard from more Star Valley Town Council candidates Aug. 16. Incumbent councilor George Binney and challenger Bobby Davis spoke.

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Michael Hansen named Payson Police Officer of the Year

He handles everything from attempted murder to counterfeit cases. Last week, Payson Police Det. Michael Hansen was recognized as the Officer of the Year.

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Lightning strikes home in Ellison Creek

A home in Ellison Creek caught fire Thursday night after it was struck by lightning, damaging the electrical system and leaving burn marks throughout the home.

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Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District struggling

Board won’t seek restitution from treasurer

The Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District continues to struggle with the fallout from the bombshell indictment of former treasurer and board member Mike Greer.

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Whispering Pines, Beaver Valley Fire Departments may merge to reduce costs

On Saturday, the Whispering Pines and Beaver Valley fire districts cooperated to haul a woman from Water Wheel after she jumped in and broke her leg.

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Ride'em Cowboy

Cowgirls raced around barrels, cowboys roped calves, wrestled steers and tried to stay on wild broncos and bulls for eight seconds and youngsters held on for dear life as they got a taste of rodeo life on the backs of sheep and steers.