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Longhorns pull away from Cards 36-22

GLENDALE - Ruben Estrada scored on a 49-yard hook-n-ladder play to break a tie game with 21 seconds left in the first half and Wyatt Chapman ran for a 68-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in the second half and visiting Payson shut out Glendale in the second half to beat the Cardinals 36-22 in football on Friday night.

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Office workers needed

Victoria Farnsworth hopes to fill a niche.

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Marine won’t quit

Combat veteran walks 2,241 miles & counting to help comrades

Day 96 and mile 2,241: That is how far veteran Marine sniper Justin Kuhel had come Friday when he walked through Payson on a cross-country journey to raise money and awareness for wounded veterans.

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Forest Service Ranger involved in shooting

Officer uninjured, details sketchy

Clints Well, Ariz. – A law enforcement officer with the Coconino National Forest was involved in a shooting this afternoon after contacting an individual in the forest near the Mogollon Rim area, according to a Forest Service release at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Shoofly information wrong

I received the “Activities Guide” and picked up a brochure at the chamber of commerce office. Both say that at Shoofly Ruins: “Picnic tables, ramadas and toilet facilities are provided.”

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Vocational program ready

College cosmetology building nearly done

Gila Community College (GCC) has just put the finishing touches on the cosmetology building and hired an instructor.

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Schools turn to community

Override failure may force cuts

With a yes vote on the Payson Unified School District override in November, Rim Country residents can offer direct support to local teachers.

Firefighters’ behavior was shameful

Surely “to protect and serve” would apply in this situation. I am sad to report this shameful behavior, but I do so in hopes that next time a person in great need will be helped instead of insulted and left in need.

Welcome college

I live in one of the public golf course neighborhoods ...

Abolish the IRS

For several years now I, along with many other concerned citizens, have been encouraging our government to do away with the IRS. Our letters to congressmen, senators and presidents seem to have been ignored, while special interest lobbies have prevailed.

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Strong passing, hitting helps PHS spike Mingus 3-0

COTTONWOOD — Payson’s volleyball team beat Cottonwood Mingus 25-16, 25-9, 25-20 on Tuesday night.

War on drugs

Since Sept. 9 I’ve been mulling over the Payson Roundup’s position ostensibly comparing the cost of prisons and schools.

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AHSRA, AJHRA openers this weekend in Payson

Young cowboys and cowgirls converge on Rim Country this weekend as the Arizona High School Rodeo Association and the Arizona Junior High School Rodeo Association kick off their seasons at the Payson Event Center.

Payson still loiters in the face of danger

It doesn’t take much rain to flood Houston Mesa Road anymore.

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Horns look to shore up defense

More Than A Game

Just a month into the schedule it may be stretching things to call tonight’s football game at Glendale a must-win situation for Payson High.

Eating contests a tradition

Food eating contests at county fairs across the nation are a tradition.

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Senior stars in football, then medals in race

Davis impresses in first cross country event

Matt Davis checked the clock in the football locker room — 10 p.m. Plenty of time to take a quick shower, dress, get to the 5th Quarter program at Beeline Bowl for some postgame food and fun and catch a few winks before the alarm clock woke him up at 3:30 a.m. he thought.

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Payson girls impress in Fountain Hills race

Jonathan Ball can’t help but be excited by what his girls cross country team did at Saturday’s Fountain Hills Invitational.

Irrational code


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School AIMS scores drop in 3rd-5th grade

Volatile student test scores dropped at Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) from last year, perhaps reflecting administrative upheaval.