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Cahill to receive award for excellence in juvenile law

The State Bar of Arizona’s Juvenile Law Section has awarded Gila County Judge Peter Cahill the 2015 Terry L. Chandler Award for Excellence in the Field of Juvenile Law.

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Crews work to contain Blevens Fire

A brush fire that quickly worked its way along the edge of State Route 188 and back into several steep canyons southeast of Roosevelt Lake Wednesday is under control.

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Wet May dampens high risk, but hot spell now setting in

Well, it’s arrived — the hot, dry weather that heralds the beginning of the wildfire season.

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Voden convicted of manslaughter

Jury rejects 2nd degree murder charge

A Gila County jury convicted Payson resident Mike Voden of manslaughter Friday afternoon following a one-week trial and brief deliberations.

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Voden: ‘He had every intention of taking my gun away’

Murder trial testimony shows wife of victim had clear view of confrontation

As Randy and Brenda Burnett moved in to their new rental home off East Rancho Road in the fall of 2013, Michael Voden watched from his kitchen window.

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Design the Sign Contest for "A University Campus in Payson"

In an effort to get the public involved in plans to build a university, the Rim Country Educational Foundation is sponsoring a contest to “design the sign.”

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Chamber of Commerce CEO quits abruptly

After almost a year on the job, Ana Gutowski resigned as CEO of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.

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Summer fun slogs into high gear

DJ's Music Trivia

The mud is about to hit the fan!

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Thanks for giving visitors someplace for their trash

The Village

Someone is listening out there! In my May 15 column, I mentioned that the trash along the highway was so unsightly and had asked if there was an answer out there.

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The pioneer spirit lives on

Your Turn

It has taken me a long time, but at long last I understand what it was that attracted me so strongly to Arizona when I first passed through here almost 60 years ago.

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P/S area has lots of events for June

Rattlin' the Rim

Super-sized soft drinks, sandwiches and beauty products are everywhere, but yard sales are seldom so gargantuan.

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Outdoor enthusiasts kick off holiday weekend on the Rim

Another Week in the Creek

This is in memory of Bert Hiram Britain, U.S. Army 4th Armored Division, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.

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Community Almanac

Children can have both free breakfast and lunch starting June 1 at both Julia Randall Elementary and Rim Country Middle School.

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Clubs and Organizations

Rim Country women are invited to a new group focusing on women and helping them experience Acceptance, Belonging and Connection — the ABC’s of social interaction.

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Don’t miss Music, Mutts & Margaritas Saturday

Music, Mutts & Meowgaritas is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at the Rim Country Museum/Zane Grey Cabin in Green Valley Park.

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Jammin’ with the band – for 18 years

Each year the bands from beginning to advanced set up on the lawn behind the Rim Country Middle School gym to entertain friends, family and the community.

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Teachers honored

Payson Unified School District has initiated a recognition ceremony for those employees that have served for a decade or more.