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Pine Strawberry water district full of leaks

Mishaps, water quality, leaky lines dominate maintenance report

Keep on scrambling ... but watch the wires.

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Karolyn’s Wish raises money for children in Pine

In vintage Old West movies, it was common to see on the big screen mounted cavalry riding to the rescue with flags waving and bugles blowing.

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School board cracks down on public comments during meetings

The Payson School Board agreed to crack down on a once open-ended meeting style, which included few rules on when people in the audience could chime in.

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Board postpones decision on proposal to hire firm to update, maintain facilities plan

The Payson School Board this week indefinitely postponed a proposal to hire a private firm to update and maintain the district’s capital improvement plan.

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Republicans pick Sylvia Allan for senate race

She will face Independent Tom O'Halleran in November

Today the Republican Precinct Committeemen of Legislative District Six picked Navajo County Supervisors Sylvia Allen to appear on the general election ballots as the Republican nominee to fill the senate seat left vacant by the Aug. 12 death of Senator Chester Crandell, who fell as a result of a fall from a horse.

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GCC to get solar panels

Get ready for shady parking at the Gila Community College (GCC) parking lot.

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Historic partnership hailed

Saving the Blue Ridge Reservoir watershed

An all-star cast gathered in Payson Wednesday to sign an agreement to protect the watershed of the Blue Ridge Reservoir in a sweeping measure participants believe will serve as a national model.

Protecting our watersheds

They get it. We’re almost sure.

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School offers free parent sessions on crucial topics

Worried about people bullying your kid at school?

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Longhorns’ comeback falls short in season-opener at Wickenburg

Payson fell behind 28-7 at halftime but stormed back in the third quarter to pull within 28-21

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Lots of fun in Pine this weekend

Rattlin' the Rim

The highlight of the Labor Day weekend is certain to be the myriad of activities on the agenda for the Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day.

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We planted roots in forest ‘ruins’

DJ's Music Trivia

After four or five years of enduring a real downturn in the economy, the job market and the housing industry seem to be looking a whole lot better lately here in Payson. A four-year college in Payson seems to be on the cusp of realization, new businesses are popping up all over town and new housing subdivisions are projected to soon follow.

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Creekside reopens to supportive crowd

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is “a tiny hamlet under Central Arizona’s magnificent Mogollon Rim” ac­cording to a line in the bio of a gal who is among the most talented of the artists, entertainers, writers and crafters who have called this area their home over the years.

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We create some of life’s worst moments

Your Turn

A while back I wrote a pair of columns about life’s most exciting moments. At the time something occurred to me. I didn’t mention it then, but I thought about it a lot — some of life’s most exciting moments are also some of its worst ones.

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Keep doing that rain dance Rim Country residents

The Village

Somebody out there has been doing a major rain dance! I am not positive how much rain Tonto Village has received this month, but it was enough for the weeds and grass to sprout up almost overnight! I am not complaining a bit, the forest needs all the rain it can get.

Motorcycle crash kills man

A motorcycle collision that occurred Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 9:50 am on Lake Mary Road at Mile Post 327, east of the Flagstaff city limits claimed the life of 60 year old Glenn Gelman of Yorbalinda, California.

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What do late votes reveal?

Payson council candidates headed for runoff

Payson council candidates Chris Higgins and Bob Lockhart appear headed for a runoff election in November, according to the a count of 2,800 mail-in ballots released Friday afternoon by the Gila County election department.

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Tips to help you coexist with neighborhood feral cats

Feral cats are either loved by the community or are not welcomed.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

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Community Almanac

The Northern Gila County Fair is next week, opening Thursday, Sept. 4 and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Payson Event Center.

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