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Payson losing principals

By the end of the 2014/15 school year, Payson Unified School District will lose 50 percent of its principals — Rob Varner and Asa Hall.

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Payson makes offer to 3rd town attorney candidate

Maybe the third time is the charm for the Town of Payson as it makes an offer to another town attorney.

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Gila trout finally coming home

Biologists plan to rid a three-mile stretch of Haigler Creek of non-native fish

The once-endangered, still-threatened Gila trout may soon return to Rim Country.

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Hikers helped out of canyon near Young

Rescuers helped a group of hikers out of a canyon south of Young Sunday after they were late making it home.

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County, Little Stinker attempt to negotiate

The county’s efforts to get the Pine property on which the Little Stinker operation is located cleaned have moved from the hearing arena to negotiation.

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Payson High Varsity Sports Schedule

The spring sports schedule for all Payson High varsity teams.

Man sentenced for stealing prescription order forms

A 24-year-old former Payson football player and Hotshot firefighter will serve 18 months of probation and a weekend in jail for stealing prescription order forms and writing out a prescription to himself for pain pills. David Jesse James Carlen pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and possession of a narcotic drug, saying he makes no excuses for his actions and is sorry for all those that he hurt.

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Payson council appoints Connell to Alliance board

The Payson Town Council replaced outgoing Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner Thursday with one of their own.

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Re-united front

Alliance favors joint land purchase for university site

The Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday agreed to essentially share title to a 253-acre parcel on which it wants to build a 6,000-student university and spin-off facilities.

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Lawmakers target Common Core

The Arizona Legislature has launched an all-out attack on Common Core and the AzMERIT test.

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Nine years for assault

90-year-old woman fought him off

A transient who tried to rape a 90-year-old woman while she walked her dog was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday.

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SWAT team responds

Officers in full SWAT gear surrounded a Verde Glen home Thursday morning after a man with a gun exhibited some unusual behavior.

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Inspiration, information and laughter

Wellness Forum tackles stress

The annual Women’s Wellness Forum went above and beyond its promise to help participants learn more about stress.

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Crash blocks one lane of southbound 87 Monday morning

A vehicle rolled south of Payson Monday morning, blocking the right southbound lane.

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Rim Country sales, tourism, construction surge

Real estate, leasing sector improving

Rim Country’s economy showed renewed signs of life in February, according to the latest Payson budget tracking report.

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Searching for missing fish

Want a progress report on where the missing trout are? Lorraine D. Avenetti, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Research Branch, wildlife technician will provide a preliminary report to the Payson Flycasters and Gila Trout Unlimited Chapter 530 at their monthly meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

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San Carlos Apaches will start own college

The San Carlos Apache Tribe announced its plan to create the San Carlos Apache College by August 2016 to the Gila Community College at its meeting on March 12.