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Sheriff looking for information on Globe stabbing

On Sunday, Sept. 28, at 1:20 p.m., the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center in Globe after admitting a 20-year-old man with stab wounds. Deputies learned that the victim had been cut and stabbed three times at a residence on Upper Glendale.

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Oak Flat Campground Closed for Tribal Activities on the Tonto National Forest

Closure in effect September 29 until October 10

The Oak Flat Campground on the Globe Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, will be closed to the general public Sept. 29 until Oct. 10.

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Return of the huggable pine trees

The Fiesta Bowl Parade Committee specifically asked for the trees — so Cameron Davis, Payson Parks and Recreation director, said he would deliver.

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Tasty triumph in salsa, chili contest

The Payson Rodeo Committee hosted one of its most successful Chili Cook-Offs Sept. 13 in Star Valley.

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Powell Place seniors earn college credit

Gila Community College gives seniors at Powell Place (formerly known as Powell House) the opportunity to earn college credits for a cake decorating class. At the end of the semester, GCC will present seniors with a special certificate of completion.

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Upping the spirit game for Homecoming Week

The student council (STUGO) huddled in sponsor Anna Van Zile’s room, planning every detail of a Homecoming Week celebration designed to bust out all over with spirit.

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Quilting Sisters named 2014 Shop of the Year

Quilting Sisters of Payson, known statewide, was awarded the 2014-15 Shop of the Year by the Friends of the Hall of Fame. This is the third year Quilting Sisters has been nominated for the award.

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Time Out gets $20K from Mary Kay Foundation

Funding to provide expanded services for 276 clients seeking safety from abuse

Domestic violence has dominated headlines due to problems in the NFL, but in the meantime women and children in Payson/ Gila County fleeing violent relationships still need housing, resources and support programs.

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Fashion show benefits senior programs

The Second Hand Rose Fashion Show was a perfect grand finale to a weekend of fun activities that celebrated the grand re-opening of the The Center (formerly the Payson Senior Center) and Trinkets & Treasures (formerly the Senior Thrift Store).

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‘Confusion’

Chopper called, canceled, called again, as wounded suspect dies

A can of bear mace. A spray of bullets. A man dead.

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Longhorns deny St. Johns' Morgan 300th win

ST. JOHNS - Chaz Davis ran for three second-quarter touchdowns to lead Payson’s football team to a 28-16 win at St. Johns on Friday night as the Longhorns denied Redskins coach Mike Morgan his 300th career victory.

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Federal effort to cut pollution spurs debate

Arizona Corporation Commission candidate decries EPA targets

A Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission in Payson last week joined a chorus of opposition to federal rules intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52 percent in Arizona in the next 15 years.

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Off-road limits cause clashes

The Tonto National Forest’s long-awaited effort to limit off-road travel to protect the forest has provoked a hornet swarm of criticism.

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Middle school mentors make all the difference

Forty-two eighth-grade students have volunteered to make Rim Country Middle School (RCMS) a warmer, fuzzier, more comfortable place for incoming sixth-grade students.