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Storm dampens fire fundraiser

Snow and rain in Strawberry last Saturday dampened the fundraising efforts for Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc. to fund a brush pickup program this summer for the communities of Pine and Strawberry.

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Habitat offers home ownership opportunity

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified home-buyers for Habitat homes. Interested applicants are asked to attend one of the upcoming Homeowner Orientation meetings at 6 p.m. on either Wednesday, June 3, July 1 or Aug. 5 to be held at the Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St, Payson, in room 205.

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Mission of mystery A-4 jet at Payson Airport revealed

The calls have come in since the Roundup reported on a mysterious A-4 jet’s touch and go landing at the Payson Airport on May 5.

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Payson settles suit for $50,000

Man pleads to witness assault before payout

After a lengthy civil battle, the Town of Payson recently reached a $50,000 settlement with a 27-year-old man who said Payson police officers needlessly beat him up during a 2011 arrest.

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University land sale takes step forward

Alliance delivers first check

The Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday took another concrete step toward buying the land to build a 6,000-student university campus in Payson.

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Dog shot to death in yard

Intruder uses pellet gun

Someone snuck onto Suzy and Chris Tubbs’ property on Tyler Parkway Monday night and shot their dog, Ritzi, who was inside her dog run at the time.

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Valley Fire northeast of Phoenix on 87

Officials say firefighters have stopped the forward movement of a brush fire 20 miles northeast of Phoenix off Highway 87.

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Voden trial begins

A rage fueled senseless murder or a man protecting himself from a larger neighbor on the cusp of an attack? In opening arguments Thursday, lawyers presented two very different reasons why Michael Voden shot and killed his neighbor outside his kitchen door in the fall of 2013.

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Community Almanac

Payson commemorates Memorial Day over the course of two days, with four different ceremonies.

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Tips for traveling with pets during this holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here, and you know what that means: lots of sun, fun and adventures. What better way to enjoy the holiday than going out on a road trip with your favorite furry companion?

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The joy of being one half of a pair

Your Turn

What fun Lolly and I used to have together! What laughs! Last week I mentioned some evenings when we would go to a little Italian restaurant in Missouri with a couple of friends and spend an entire evening eating pizza, sipping beer, and — most important of all — talking and laughing. About what? I don’t know — but I can guarantee you it wasn’t politics or money.

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Many Rim Country teens movin’ on

DJ's Music Trivia

“I can’t believe how that time has slipped by — it seems like just the other day my little girl was just heading off to kindergarten and now she’s graduating from high school,” I heard a mother say just the other day. Time surely does fly by, and here we are again at the end of another May, with area seniors ready to don their caps and gowns and start another chapter in their lives.

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May snow storm provides surprise ‘benefits’

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek won the trifecta last weekend. No, it wasn’t like a $492.50 payout for a $2 bet on the Preakness. But, we did get paid pretty handsomely.

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Natural Bridge volunteers honored

Rattlin' the Rim

Summer visitors to Tonto Natural Bridge, a 160-acre piece of paradise, should be treated to an enhanced adventure thanks to several capital improvements and the dedication of a bevy of volunteers.

A great bubble of rising hope

If you need a dose of hope, swing by the Payson High School graduation ceremonies tonight.

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Lawsuit filed to save tiny desert owl

Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing the federal government to protect Arizona’s diminishing cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl population under the Endangered Species Act.

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Steamy novel by Payson author

“Play,” by Payson resident Holly S. Roberts, represents a sub genre within the larger category of the romance novel.

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Pepper spray, threat riles school

On Friday, May 15, Payson Unified School District illustrated that its text alerts to parents work great.

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The monster of Green Valley Park revealed!

Daniel Flores got the thrill of the lifetime recently fishing at Green Valley Lake.

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Cattle are back and making a mess

The Village

The cattle are back, chewing up everything in my yard. These guys are so big, they just jump over the fence. They chewed all the new growth on my herbs and pulled the pansies right out of the pots.

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