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University backers unveil site sign

University advocates on Saturday with much fanfare unveiled a custom-designed, carved sign to mark the site of a future campus in Payson.

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Hope for a wet Rim Country winter continues to mount

Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack

Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.

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Floodwaters trap rescuers

Deputies, others trying to recover body of suicide victim

On 10/5/15 around 4:30 pm, approximately 16 sheriff’s deputies, search and rescue and US Forest Service responders were forced to higher ground during a flash flood in Oak Creek Canyon. The responders were conducting a body recovery for a suicide that occurred off Midgely Bridge.

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Projects will protect watershed

Valley conference highlights forest health

Six important projects on National Forest lands in the Salt and Verde River watersheds have been selected as the high-priority projects that businesses and residents can invest in as part of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund (NAFF), a partnership between Salt River Project and the National Forest Foundation working in close coordination with the U.S. Forest Service.

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‘Always taking care of others’

Supply Line co-founder dies

Early on Monday morning, Oct. 5, Payson Supply Line co-founder Butch Kline passed away peacefully in his sleep, said his wife Kathy.

A grievous loss

We’ve lost one of the people who had created the beloved community here in Rim Country.

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State office advocates for veterans in need

Rim Country veterans may have as many problems with the Veterans Administration as anyone, but they also have access to help with those problems through the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

Community Almanac, Oct. 6

The First Annual Rim Country Senior Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 at Messinger Community Room, 901 S. Westerly Rd., Payson.

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Mogollon Monster 100 a race for only a dedicated few

What isn’t the Mogollon Monster 100-mile race?

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Rim Country welcomes the changes of autumn

Senior Moments

Say October and what comes to mind? Halloween, of course, when mothers are busy making or shopping for costumes for their little darlings. (Maybe some fathers help with costumes, but I don’t know any.)

PSWID will continue to learn and move forward

A recent article in the Payson Roundup by Michele Nelson, publication date 9/22/15, regarding the PSWID decision to shut off water to one of our area residents contained several statements and misrepresentations that I would like to clear up.

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Archers keep hitting bullseye

The Pine Strawberry School Buffalo archery team is picking up where it left off last season when it won the National Archery in Schools Program Arizona State Championship and advanced to the national finals in Louisville, Ky.

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Horns end decades of despair at Blue Ridge

Payson posts first win in Lakeside since 1981

LAKESIDE – Payson’s banged up football team walked into the lion’s den on Friday night.

Time Out Shelter grateful

Time Out Shelter would like to give a great big thank you to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees of the fundraiser at Pirate’s Hideaway on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Arrest the president for treason

“Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ in U.S.” ( this occurred on Wednesday last.

Proud of Roundup

I cannot express the pride I have in the Roundup team — from the top down!

Thanks for helping make Northern Gila County Fair a success

The Northern Gila County Fair thanks the members of the community for stopping by the fair over the Sept. 11-13 weekend.

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Domestic violence nets brief jail stint

Girlfriend reconciles, pleads for boyfriend despite two incidents

After two domestic violence altercations with his girlfriend in less than a year, a Gila County Superior Court judge Monday sentenced a Payson man to jail, probation and a lengthy term of community service.

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Man dies after shooting in Home Depot parking lot

Police consider incident a case of self-defense after altercation

The owner of Crosswinds Restaurant died Monday afternoon after he was shot three times Saturday afternoon in the Home Depot parking lot.

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Get identification kits for seniors Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering identification kits and GPS tracking bracelets for seniors.