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Schools to get technology upgrades

For years, students and staff of Payson Unified School District have made jokes about the outmoded and painfully slow computers and Internet access.

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Drug conviction complicates job search, recovery

Move afoot to remove felony check box

A job means security to a family.

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‘Hit it head on’

Drug meeting offers hope

Like a forest fire burning through town, drugs have consumed many families’ lives. The only way to stop the advance of this flame front is to hit it head on, said Payson Mayor Kenny Evans Tuesday at the second town-held meeting on heroin and drugs in the community.

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‘Historic’ day for restoration

Forest thinning plan regains crucial support

The Forest Service’s plan to use a revived timber industry to restore hundreds of thousands of acres of unhealthy forest and protect forested communities from wildfire has drawn broad support from environmentalists, foresters, researchers, local officials and industry.

Forest Service gets it right

Admittedly, the wheels grind exceeding slow — but this time the Forest Service got it right.

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Showdown tonight with archrival Show Low

Some of the best and most lasting memories in an already memorable season are sure to be in store today at Payson High as the Longhorns’ juggernaut softball team closes its home schedule.

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PMGA and PWGA news

Don Pollock fired a 74 to win the low gross championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Individual Lo Net Tournament on April 15 at Payson Golf Course.

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Plea canceled, trial slated

A man accused of stealing scrap ammunition from his employer and selling it has been allowed to take back his guilty plea and will instead face a jury in June.

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Golfers dominate tournament as they gear up for state

With the state tournament just three weeks away, Payson High’s golf team seems ready to compete with the best teams in the state.

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Beeline Cruise-In sparkles

The jewel of Payson — Green Valley Park — will have some extra sparkle Saturday during the 22nd Annual Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s Beeline Cruise-In.

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Texting confusion

Schools crisis system flawed

The Jan. 20 Payson Unified School District lockdown exposed a flaw in the district’s communication system the tech department has now fixed — the ability to send out text messages to parents.

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Payson sales up 13 percent as economy outstrips state

Payson’s economy boomed in March, with a cumulative 13 percent rise in sales tax collections since the start of the fiscal year last July.

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Sheriff will close Payson jail for training

To send jail staff to training, the Gila County sheriff decided to close the Payson jail for eight days in May. As a result, Payson police will have to drive anyone arrested to the Globe jail, which will mean one or two officers will lose half a shift every time they take someone to jail.

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Multiple agencies to participate in mass casualty training exercise on Saturday

Expect to see helicopters in the air and fire trucks heading in and out of Star Valley Saturday as the Gila County Sherriff’s Office hosts a mass casualty training exercise.

Thanks for the support

On behalf of the Northern Gila County Historical Society, Inc., I would like to thank Carol Zebb, Roundup columnist, for her recent article about her visit to the Zane Grey Cabin with her guest.

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Junior spring turkey hunt a success

Outdoors Under the Rim

When spring comes to the Arizona high country the early morning silence will often be broken by the distinct gobble of the wild turkey.

Lawmakers block recycling

We celebrate Earth Day in April to demonstrate support for maintaining a healthy environment.

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Another shutout!

Sizzle on the mound burnishes Longhorns’ playoff prospects

At 5-foot-6, Hunter Paul is the shortest player on Payson High’s baseball roster.

Responsible to our children

Come, let us reason together. The old biblical admonishment still stands, but is little recognized or applied today.

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Regret spurs guilty plea

A man who tried to run down seven people at a bonfire in 2013 was sentenced to 16 years in prison April 17.