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Corporation Commission candidate blasts ‘corrupt’ system

Bill Mundell decries impact of dark money on regulators

The system’s corrupt.

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Sawmill Theatres changing with the times

You can’t find everything in a small town like Payson.

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Payson author shares wonderful fable, lessons in new juvenile fiction

Author Sherry E. Engler of Payson captivates the attention of preschool readers with the nationwide release of her new children’s book, “Daisy Doo! Daisy Doo? What? Who?”

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Softball team rallies to avoid upset in playoff opener

Payson’s No. 5-seeded softball team avoided a stunning upset by rallying for a thrilling 6-5 win over No. 28 Yuma Kofa in the opening round of the Division 3 state tournament in Payson on Saturday morning.

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Highline Trail race makes marathons look easy

Rim Country is home to one of the toughest, roughest and most beautiful ultra marathons in the country and most residents have never heard of it.

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Prop. 123 assailed as raid on trust fund

Deputy state treasurer offers scathing critique of land trust withdrawal for school districts

Arizona has plenty of money to settle a school inflation lawsuit without taking more money out of the state land trust already reserved for schools, Deputy State Treasurer Mark Swenson told the Payson Tea Party on Tuesday.

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Rollover near Payson kills driver, three children

A man and three children were killed Monday night just north of Payson when the man reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.

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Concerts slated

Savannah Jack brings an energetic show to the Payson High School Auditorium at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 1.

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Payson edges Rio Rico in state baseball tournament

SURPRISE — Payson’s 17th-seeded baseball team “upset” No. 16 Rio Rico 8-7 in the opening round of the Division 3 state baseball tournament at Surprise Baseball Complex on Friday afternoon.

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Moments of Life Celebration is Saturday

This weekend, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 30 is the second annual Moments of Life Celebration and Hospice Compassus Open House.

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Several prescribed burns possible next week on Coconino NF

Fire managers are planning several prescribed burns Monday through Thursday (May 2 – May 5), as weather permits, to reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem and reduce forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities. Smoke from these prescribed burns may impact communities in the downwind areas of the burns and evening’s cooling temperatures may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons.

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Department of Child Safety still overwhelmed

Here’s the terrible part, Calandra was one of the lucky ones.

Haunted by the death of a child

Calandra haunts us.

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The system fails, a child dies

Roundup investigation probes tragedy

Seven-year-old Calandra Balas saw it all. She watched as her father cut off his girlfriend’s hair, stuffed it in her mouth, hit her, choked her, cut her with the scissors.

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Council challengers lining up

One more person has turned in the paperwork to run for Payson Town Council.

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Star Valley rejects plea of RV owner

Initial impressions may lead travelers driving through Star Valley to believe there is no rhyme or reason to how the community is cobbled together.

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Payson closes with a bang

A regular season filled with thrilling finishes ended in a most fitting way for Payson’s baseball team on Tuesday.

Horns fall in completion of marathon

Payson’s baseball team started off a busy final day to the regular season on a sour note Tuesday.

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Lots of help for befuddled fishermen

Life on the Fly

Where can I fish around here? What kind of fish lurk in this lake or stream? How do I catch a trout, or a bass or a crappie? Fortunately, the Arizona Game and Fish website ( answers lots of answers to these questions and more. I encourage you to explore the website.

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Underdog Longhorns clinch section title

Guts and determination.