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Forest Service takes aim at trash

After each major summer holiday, the Tonto Forest around Payson looks like a dump.

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JRE revamps food service – wins national recognition for district

Julia Randall Elementary students with help from staff, took matters into their own hands requesting a healthier school to win recognition from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Arizona Department of Education through the Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge.

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Register now for Monster Mudder

The annual Mogollon Monster Mudder and Mountain High Games takes place at the Payson Event Center Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

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Highway 87 restrictions lifted

Lanes reopened near Sunflower

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation has lifted all traffic restrictions along State Route 87.

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Rodeo never loses its thrill

The bulls slobber and twist as the cowboys fly.

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Payson seniors stage sorrowful plays

In their final shows as Payson High School thespians, this year’s graduating seniors ambitiously produced five shows.

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Payson turns on the charm

Despite the early hour and chilly conditions, Payson residents came out in droves Friday for a Valley news show, which held a special six-hour broadcast from Green Valley Park.

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The ugly Monster vs. The Dancing Trees

Turns out, Payson’s chock full of amiable, extras — seeking their gleeful 15 minutes of fame.

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Community Almanac

Celebrate May at the Fossil Creek Creamery annual May Fest Saturday, May 23 and help Payson Community Kids.

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Clubs and Organizations

Most people are not prepared for an unexpected trip to the hospital emergency room.

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Snow in May! El Niño may yield wet year

Pine wakes to snowscape

Pine residents and musical directors Daria Mason and Mike Buskirk woke up to find snow on the ground Saturday, May 16.

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Voden trial slated for this Wednesday

After repeated delays, a Payson man accused of killing his new neighbor is set to begin Wednesday in Globe.

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Headed now for prison

Drunk driver blows ‘greatest’ plea deal

A drunk driver that slammed into a Gisela couple’s yard and nearly killed their dogs, saw his path of destruction end Monday when a judge sentenced him to a year in prison, five years of probation and another 60 days in jail.

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Prescribed burns this week

Recent rains have provided an excellent opportunity for Tonto National Forest fire specialists to eliminate 260 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Long and Mead Ranch areas beginning Tuesday, May 19 through May 20, 2015.

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Payson Needs You!

Your talents and service are needed to help make Payson a beautiful and strong community.

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Prescribed burns in Long and Mead Ranch areas this week

Tuesday, May 19, through Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recent rains have provided an excellent opportunity for Tonto National Forest fire specialists to eliminate 260 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Long and Mead Ranch areas beginning May 19 thru May 20.

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These kids rock!

Clutching their egg cartons, nine groups of excited third-grade students followed their teacher to different stations to learn about minerals, igneous, sedentary and metamorphic rocks from the Payson Rimstones Rock Club.