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Painted Desert’s color scheme comes down to rust & rocks

Several years ago, a person only slightly associated with an international paint company, started a Web posting showing stunning landscape images color-referenced to the companies paint swatch colors.

Firefighters deploy shelters on the Cedar Fire

A crew working on an uncontrolled fire line of the Cedar Fire south of Show Low was forced to deploy their fire shelters, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wildland Fire Management.

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Still going strong: Rim to rim without a stopover

Pine resident at 75 still putting all those youngsters to shame

Even the heartiest of hikers usually stay overnight at Phantom Ranch when walking the Grand Canyon rim to rim.

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Tough life forges one man’s generous heart

Kinsman gives away $200,000

He started out with nothing, shuffled from one foster home to another. Finally, in ninth grade he found himself all but on the streets — unloved, unwanted — with no one to count on and no help in sight.

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Club seeks submissions for scenic calendar project

The Rim Country Camera Club’s (R3C) third annual charity calendar has already received stunning submissions and is asking for more.

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Payson’s plan for prosperity

The Town of Payson recently unveiled an ambitious five-year economic development plan centered on doable projects instead of yet another plan fated to end up on a shelf collecting dust.

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Dark money debate joined

Corporation Commission candidate Robert Burns would like the APS power company to disclose how much money it spent to support the election of Corporation Commission candidates Doug Forese and Tom Little in the last election.

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Little League All-Star Tournament Scoreboard

Little League All-Star Tournaments 2016 NOTE: We’d like to have as many of the tournament schedules and results involving Payson teams as possible. Please call or text updates for any Little League All-Star Tournament to Keith Morris at (928) 243-4246 or Please to sure to mention your name, what age group the information is about, whether it’s baseball or softball, the date of the game and the score. We’re missing dates and times of games for several tournaments, so we could use any information not listed here. We will keep this scoreboard updated as soon as we receive scores.

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10,000 Arizona Vehicles Eligible for VW Settlement

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Arizonans who own so-called "clean diesel" Volkswagen and Audi cars will now be eligible to receive thousands of dollars in compensation from a federal class action settlement to resolve emissions cheating claims.

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Monsoon to the rescue

Storms douse wildfires

Monsoon storms gusted into Northern Arizona this week, dousing wildfires, dropping temperatures and relieving residents.

Heed Trump’s warning on immigration

One of Donald Trump’s political skills is giving widely condemned speeches.

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Here’s to hoping essential fatty acids can fix wrinkles

The Healthy Foodie

Did you know there are no jokes about wrinkles?

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Freshmen show future bright for PHS girls track

Senior Taryn North wins four decathlon events

Everybody associated with Payson High’s track and field team already knew freshmen Meredith Kiekintveld and Savannah White were standout athletes.

Legalized corruption

If we elect these clowns — we deserve what we get.

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Brush fire knocks out power near Tonto Basin

A brush fire near Tonto Basin knocked out power to residents Monday afternoon.

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Road rage near Pine

A 28-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the chest Monday afternoon in what appears to be a road rage incident, officials say.

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Valley resident gets six years for shoplifting six pack of beer

A chronic thief who stole a six-pack of beer from the Giant gas station in Payson will spend the next six years in prison, under the terms of a sentence imposed by Superior Court Judge Timothy Wright.

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The basics on long-term care insurance

Various insurance plans protect individuals from financial calamity. Insurance works by requiring policy holders to pay a premium.

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All Payson teachers (almost) make goals — get pay bump

Payson Unified School District teachers received a performance pay bump – if they reached 80 percent of their goals.

Another useless roundabout

So, Payson is working with ADOT to build a roundabout at the corner of West Longhorn and South McLane.