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New limousine/taxi owner has goal of giving back

A Payson man given a unique opportunity to start his own business is finding a way to pay it forward.

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New bed and breakfast getaway opens in Pine

On the north end of Pine sits a large red home with a wraparound porch and plenty of flowers for the elk.

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McDonald’s to offer special perks for teachers

Payson McDonald’s will honor teachers with special perks on Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5.

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Schools to get technology upgrades

For years, students and staff of Payson Unified School District have made jokes about the outmoded and painfully slow computers and Internet access.

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‘Hit it head on’

Drug meeting offers hope

Like a forest fire burning through town, drugs have consumed many families’ lives. The only way to stop the advance of this flame front is to hit it head on, said Payson Mayor Kenny Evans Tuesday at the second town-held meeting on heroin and drugs in the community.

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Drug conviction complicates job search, recovery

Move afoot to remove felony check box

A job means security to a family.

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‘Historic’ day for restoration

Forest thinning plan regains crucial support

The Forest Service’s plan to use a revived timber industry to restore hundreds of thousands of acres of unhealthy forest and protect forested communities from wildfire has drawn broad support from environmentalists, foresters, researchers, local officials and industry.

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Beeline Cruise-In sparkles

The jewel of Payson — Green Valley Park — will have some extra sparkle Saturday during the 22nd Annual Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s Beeline Cruise-In.

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Payson sales up 13 percent as economy outstrips state

Payson’s economy boomed in March, with a cumulative 13 percent rise in sales tax collections since the start of the fiscal year last July.

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Regret spurs guilty plea

A man who tried to run down seven people at a bonfire in 2013 was sentenced to 16 years in prison April 17.

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Texting confusion

Schools crisis system flawed

The Jan. 20 Payson Unified School District lockdown exposed a flaw in the district’s communication system the tech department has now fixed — the ability to send out text messages to parents.

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Sheriff will close Payson jail for training

To send jail staff to training, the Gila County sheriff decided to close the Payson jail for eight days in May. As a result, Payson police will have to drive anyone arrested to the Globe jail, which will mean one or two officers will lose half a shift every time they take someone to jail.

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Plea canceled, trial slated

A man accused of stealing scrap ammunition from his employer and selling it has been allowed to take back his guilty plea and will instead face a jury in June.

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Multiple agencies to participate in mass casualty training exercise on Saturday

Expect to see helicopters in the air and fire trucks heading in and out of Star Valley Saturday as the Gila County Sherriff’s Office hosts a mass casualty training exercise.

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Another memorable voice lost

DJ's Music Trivia

When you’re a high school senior, life at this time of the school year can be a whole lot of hectic.

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Pioneers planted as season dictated

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek’s neighboring pioneer families of a hundred years ago knew when it was time.

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Fuel reduction benefit kicks off pickup program

Rattlin' the Rim

The 2015 Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction roadside brush, leaf and needle pickup program is on its way to being fully funded and committee members are ready to begin pickups on Sunday, May 17 in Arrowhead Estates.