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Merger will transform healthcare

The Mogollon Health Alliance and Banner Health on Friday completed their merger, with enormous implications for healthcare in Rim Country, the Payson university project and educational and health care charitable initiatives. Banner paid the newly created MHA Foundation a “significant eight-digit” sum.

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Alder Fire at 239 acres near Forest Lakes

The Alder Fire is burning west of Alder and east Chevelon Canyon, approximately 13 miles northwest of Forest Lakes. The fire is located in Coconino County east of Forest Service Road 34 and west of FSR 169 on Sand Point.

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Lightning strike kills one and injures several others in Forest Lakes

A lightning strike in the Mogollon Rim area caused the death of a young female and injured several others when they sought shelter underneath a ponderosa pine tree during a thunderstorm.

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Injured Hikers Rescued on Northern Arizona Mountains

Two injured hikers were rescued off Kendrick Mountain and the San Francisco Peaks on Saturday June 27, 2015.

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Exchange program honors principal

The EF High School Exchange Program relies on the support of the school districts and high schools that host the students each year.

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Camillo Fire benefits forest

Crews managing wildfire near Flagstaff

The managed Camillo fire continues to meet fire managers’ objectives by re-introducing fire into the ecosystem with low to moderate fire effects. Crews have worked successfully to keep historical sites and highway infrastructure from being damaged. Burning along the high voltage kV power lines is complete with no adverse effects or interruptions in service. Private property within the fire management area is being protected from fire impacts and residents are still allowed to access their property safely. Safety is always a top priority; there have been no injuries to firefighters or the public to date.

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Ceremony recalls firefighters’ deaths in 1990 Dude Fire

On Thursday 25 years ago, six wildland firefighters died battling the Dude Fire north of Payson near Bonita Creek Estates.

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Payson’s violent crime rate plunges 13 percent

Calls for service rise, arrests drop

The number of violent crimes in Payson dropped 13 percent last year, despite a small increase in calls to the police.

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Ponderosa Bible Church begins outreach to seniors

Ponderosa Bible Church is entering a new phase of its growth — beginning a concerted outreach to unchurched senior citizens.

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds health care law

Arizona representatives blast decision

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the latest effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that thousands of Gila County residents won’t lose health care coverage.

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Little League All-Stars Scoreboard

Check our Little League All-Stars Scoreboard for the latest scores and game schedules as Payson teams compete in several baseball and softball age divisions and check the Roundup's print editions for stories and photos.

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McAnerny named Officer of the Year

For the second time, Payson Police officer Michael McAnerny was named Northern Gila County Officer of the Year by the Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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Volunteers rally to help Forest Service protect the forest

Cheerful helpers patrol, make signs, educate and clean up

For Pat Shelton, it started with a skill saw and a bathroom remodel.

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Two Lightning Fires burning near Globe

Firefighters on Friday struggled to contain the 30-acre Sampson fire and the seven-acre Richmond Fire near Globe

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Tim Wright named presiding Gila County Superior Court judge

Although he only took office in January, the Arizona Supreme Court Thursday appointed Tim Wright presiding judge of Gila County. 

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Dehydration can be deadly, experts warn

Rim Country’s high temperatures of 96 to 99 degrees this week didn’t qualify us for the National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning issued for Phoenix, with highs over 110.

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Departure of veteran Payson doctors spurs concerns

Hospital, Banner officials say impact minimal on existing physician shortage

At the recent Senior Connections Conference, one of the speakers, Dr. Michael Lowe, told the audience a lot of doctors are leaving the area.

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Community Almanac

Whiskey Rose will be the featured band at the next summer concert series event.

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Officers storm house, probe odd assault

It was a busy day of calls on Wednesday, June 24, for the Payson Police Department, handling a suicidal subject and reports of a domestic situation at the Sawmill Crossing parking lot.

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Pitch it to me, coach

Action in the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Coach Pitch Baseball League for boys and girls ages 6-8 is heating up along with the temperature about midway through its six-week schedule.