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Pony Express riders coming Wednesday

The 57th Annual Hashknife Pony Express commemorative ride will gallop into the Rim Country next week.

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Native Grill & Wings fills a need in Payson

Wide variety of food on menu, but wings are a big draw

After a decade of casual visits, Robert and Jacquie Marshall noticed Payson lacked a true sports bar. So they decided to do something about it.

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She kept the Pine Strawberry School running

Licavoli retires after more than a quarter century

The woman who for more than 25 years kept Pine Strawberry School purring along like a fine-tuned V-8 will be stepping down in June.

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Deputy shoots neighborhood dog as children watch

Officer kills dog after finding dead chickens

It was a grisly death and one that 19 people witnessed, including several children in Young last year.

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Pine water district hears gush of good news

But problems with leaks, maintenance costs remain an ongoing challenge

You got your good news — and your bad news: Which do you want to hear first?

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Star Valley earmarks grants for water projects

Well projects could provide 100-year supply of water

The Star Valley Town Council seems set to focus its next round of grant money on securing more water.

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Police chase down armed robbery suspect

Dog sniffs out suspect

After a 24-hour manhunt, police Tuesday arrested an armed robbery suspect just blocks from where it all started.

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Schools locked down during search for armed robber

Parents gave Payson Unified School District decidedly mixed reviews on how it handled communication regarding a lockdown at three of the five district schools on Jan. 20 as police searched the neighborhood for an armed robbery suspect.

No more big government

Despite being responsible for the slowest recovery since the Great Depression, the president has made it clear that he intends to double down on his tax and spend policies that continue to grow Washington, D.C. while crippling our economy.

With much thanks to so many

The students, teachers and staff at Payson Elementary School would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to members of the Payson Elks Lodge No. 2154, Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge No. 70 F. & A., N-PCT program, Expedition Church, Mogollon Motorcycle Association – Safeway Inc., and numerous anonymous Rim Country residents for their contributions.

Vital lessons for school district

The search for an armed robbery suspect this week gave the Payson Schools a chance to take a pop quiz on emergency notification and procedures.

President Obama’s speech a disappointment

We are pleased that President Obama addressed a number of issues on which Republicans and Democrats can work together in the coming year.

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Sports Briefs

Registration ends today, Jan. 23, for third-fourth-grade basketball.

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James ties for average buckle in calf roping

Several Rim Country kids do well in Safford

SAFFORD — Rim Country youngsters performed well in the Arizona High School Rodeo Association and Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association rodeo in Safford on Jan. 17-18.

Why so many police officers?

Why does it take so many policemen to arrest or stop someone?

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Fun facts about cats and dogs

Here are some random fun facts about cats and dogs.

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PS students ready for science fair

Rattlin' the Rim

Science fairs are among the most iconic and eagerly anticipated highlights of most every public school, especially those with elementary and middle school grades.

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Music brightened dark days of the Depression

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century, 1900-1999, which looks at the music that was popular during each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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The writer’s world is a world of ideas

Your Turn

I can’t tell you the exact date in 1939 that my life and my world expanded from a few streets in New York to the entire universe. It was the day of my entry into a world of ideas, but all I remember about it is almost freezing to death in a cold wet rain.

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One especially memorable party with a guest from the other side

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek has had an early fall tradition for nearly 40 years. On the second Tuesday of September there was a gathering.