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Chuck Walker, Candidate For Gila County Superior Court Judge, Q&A

What's the single most important quality for a judge to have? Good Judges I have seen over my many years of Superior court Practice have demonstrated the ability to be most or all of the following: Intelligent and quick-minded Well-versed in Court rules and procedures, as well as the law Attentive Patient Disicplined Inquisitive Steadfast, arid Decisive

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Bunch of rubber stamps?

Council challengers say incumbents fall into line behind Payson mayor

Challengers for Town of Payson council seats are calling the incumbents out.

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Artful chairs, more feature of benefit

Once again, local individuals and artists have created works of art out of chairs, benches and stools that will be auctioned off beginning Aug. 1.

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Steven Burk, Candidate for Gila County Superior Court Judge, Profile

Steven Burk is tired of walking into the court room and feeling like the judge has already made up their mind before he even opens his mouth. A lawyer in Gila County with a 25-year private practice, Burk has listened to and evaluated many judges over thousands of hearings. He resolved that if he ever became a judge he would do two things.

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Bass fishing good at Roosevelt Lake

For many students getting ready to head back to school, it’s time for the last fishing hurrah of summer.

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Paradise Nails wins co-ed sand volleyball playoffs

Paradise Nails beat Empire Spikes Back to win the Payson Parks and Rec Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Playoffs on Thursday, July 31 at Rumsey Park.

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NAU focusing on 'competency degrees'

Congress considers university as a national model

WASHINGTON – Not only does Phoenix resident Jeremy Dodd expect to be the first in his family to get a four-year college degree – he expects he’ll be able to do it in just 2.5 years. That’s because Dodd is enrolled in a Northern Arizona University program that lets students earn credit by passing tests to demonstrate what they already know, instead of how long they sat in a classroom.

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Crews respond to Kinder Fire near Clint’s Well

Firefighters also restart fire near Flagstaff

Prior to the afternoon rains, crews made progress with ignition operations on the Bar M Fire yesterday, securing perimeters and maintaining moderate behavior. They initiated fire at the top of a hill in the fire’s path to force flames to crawl down slowly and prevent the main fire from running too quickly upslope. Crews also utilized burnout operations to reinforce control roads on the southern perimeter.

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Tim Wright, Candidate for Gila County Superior Court Judge, Profile

Tim Wright has spent most of his legal career on the prosecutorial side.Currently the Town of Payson’s attorney, Wright has worked for the town since 2002. Before that, the Peoria City Prosecutor’s Office and earlier, the Gila County Attorney’s Office following graduation. Five years ago, Wright said the watershed mark in his life came while attending a prosecutor’s conference.

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Chuck Walker, Candidate for Gila County Superior Court Judge, Profile

Chuck Walker left no doubt that residents should pick him for one reason: experience. Walker has more than 25 years of “very in-depth legal experience.” Walker is actively practicing family, criminal, juvenile,probate and civil cases. Having worked so many types of cases, Walker says he is well versed dealing with judges, attorneys, working in front of a jury and handling contentious cases.

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PGC’s 14th hole surrenders 2 aces in 3 days

A lot of excitement occurred at the No. 14 hole at Payson Golf Course recently when two men recorded holes-in-one in a three-day period.

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Leftover draw permits available

The wait is over for eager hunters who applied for the upcoming season.

Ammunition plant hopes to remain in Rim Country

In the summer of 2009 I was encouraged by a family member and longtime highly respected resident of Payson, to bring my vision for a small arms ammunition manufacturing company to Payson. My initial code enforcement official was discouraging.

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Sports Briefs – Aug. 1

Friday, Aug. 1 is the final day to register for the Payson Parks and Recreation Department’s youth flag football for boys and girls ages 5-12.

Take care of U.S. kids first

I am responding to the letter to the editor, “What does America value?”. I am a Christian and do not think it is un-Christian to say no to the proposed $3.7 billion dollars the president is requesting to “handle” undocumented children.

Payson’s revenue generating scheme

I received a parking citation in Payson on June 21, 2014 for parking too close to a stop sign at (one of the) concerts in the park. The vehicle parked in front of me also received a citation.

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Improper signs spark charges of negative campaigning

A series of apparently illegal campaign signs is rattling candidates just as early ballots hit mailboxes.

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Fishing in Rim Country priceless

Outdoors Under the Rim

A weekend in the Rim Country or the White Mountains to a Valley resident is priceless with the chance to cool off, maybe get drenched by a summer monsoon storm, and catch a fighting rainbow.

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Payson spikers competitive in Florence

Payson’s A Team reached the quarterfinals of the Florence volleyball tournament on July 12 before falling to third-seeded Apache Junction A 17-21, 17-21.

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Jennifer White takes over as PHS AD

Steps down as girls hoops coach

As much as she loved her role as a guidance counselor at Payson High School, Jennifer White had other ambitions.