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Hope for a wet Rim Country winter continues to mount

Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack

Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.

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Floodwaters trap rescuers

Deputies, others trying to recover body of suicide victim

On 10/5/15 around 4:30 pm, approximately 16 sheriff’s deputies, search and rescue and US Forest Service responders were forced to higher ground during a flash flood in Oak Creek Canyon. The responders were conducting a body recovery for a suicide that occurred off Midgely Bridge.

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Projects will protect watershed

Valley conference highlights forest health

Six important projects on National Forest lands in the Salt and Verde River watersheds have been selected as the high-priority projects that businesses and residents can invest in as part of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund (NAFF), a partnership between Salt River Project and the National Forest Foundation working in close coordination with the U.S. Forest Service.

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State office advocates for veterans in need

Rim Country veterans may have as many problems with the Veterans Administration as anyone, but they also have access to help with those problems through the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

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‘Always taking care of others’

Supply Line co-founder dies

Early on Monday morning, Oct. 5, Payson Supply Line co-founder Butch Kline passed away peacefully in his sleep, said his wife Kathy.

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Rim Country welcomes the changes of autumn

Senior Moments

Say October and what comes to mind? Halloween, of course, when mothers are busy making or shopping for costumes for their little darlings. (Maybe some fathers help with costumes, but I don’t know any.)

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Man dies after shooting in Home Depot parking lot

Police consider incident a case of self-defense after altercation

The owner of Crosswinds Restaurant died Monday afternoon after he was shot three times Saturday afternoon in the Home Depot parking lot.

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Domestic violence nets brief jail stint

Girlfriend reconciles, pleads for boyfriend despite two incidents

After two domestic violence altercations with his girlfriend in less than a year, a Gila County Superior Court judge Monday sentenced a Payson man to jail, probation and a lengthy term of community service.

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Get identification kits for seniors Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering identification kits and GPS tracking bracelets for seniors.

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Prescribed Fire Treatment Near Payson

Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9, 2015

On Monday and Tuesday, Tonto National Forest fire specialists will burn 222 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Colcord Canyon Area.

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Owner of Crosswinds Restaurant dies after being shot three times; shooter claims self-defense

Details sketchy but police may rule indicent a case of self-defense

Details remain sketchy as Payson police investigate a shooting in the Home Depot parking lot that took place after 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Catholic radio station KPIH takes to Payson airwaves

Payson gained another nonprofit radio station this week, as KPIH-LP Rim Country Catholic Radio 98.9 went on the air.

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Warming will have big impact on Rim Country forests

A mounting tally of studies have cast doubt on the hope that forests can buffer climate change. In fact, forests may actually exaggerate the impact of a steady rise in temperatures.

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Nutrition education lagging

Payson gets mixed grade for meeting state, federal mandates

The Payson Unified School District still has a long way to go when it comes to meeting federal nutrition and exercise guidelines, Payson Elementary School physical education teacher Judy Perham told the school board Monday.

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Thumbs up for new school test

Skeptical Payson board member ‘very impressed’

The new standardized test that has spawned a year of furor and controversy got a surprisingly positive review on Monday from Payson School Board member Shirley Dye.

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Making science education cool

An annual festival to celebrate science education offered 36 booths and exhibits to delight the 600 people who attended with science projects and science facts.

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Longhorns rally past Blue Ridge

Chaz Davis scored on an 8-yard run with 3:48 remaining and the Longhorns stopped host Blue Ridge on 4-and-7 at the Payson 37-yard line