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No helper for homeless kids

A steady job that pays $32,000 for nine months of work helping children in Payson should be easy to fill, right?

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Celebrating the children

The adorableness hit before arriving in the auditorium.

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New doctor in town

Dr. Bryan Friedman, D.O., is now practicing in Payson.

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Habitat for Humanity ReStore relocates

Habitat for Humanity ReStore has relocated to a much better location and more spacious building to accommodate the growth of the business.

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Retired executives offer tips on boosting careers

Local author signing book Saturday to benefit Habitat

Retired executives living in Payson and in the Phoenix area who worked for Apple, Aramark, CenterPoint Energy, big box retailer HOM Furniture, People’s Gas Company, and even a former U.S. Surgeon General contributed their career success stories to Payson author Richard Hinkie’s new book.

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New code officer enforcing sign ordinance

If you are a business owner, you may have already met Jason Larson, the town’s new code compliance specialist tasked with enforcing everything from business signage to overgrown yards.

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Rose Lesnick celebrates 100th birthday

Rose Lesnick turned 100 Nov. 28, 2014 surrounded by friends and family coming from as far away as Northern California.

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A white Rim, but Payson just gets wet

After the midweek storm that hit the Rim Country, the Rim glowed white in the morning light Thursday, but will it stay?

Unexpected kindnesses

It has been said many times before in this spot — the Rim Country is blessed with more generous individuals and organizations — as well as businesses and governmental entities — than can be counted.

Savor a Payson Christmas

Small town Christmas — special small town Christmas, I think. Here in the mountains high above the big city, warmth has a meaning far beyond temperature.

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4FRI thinning project lurches into motion

In a major step forward for the best hope of protecting Northern Arizona communities from wildfire, Good Earth Power AZ, LLC (GEPAZ) signed a lease to build a small-tree lumber mill on a 37-are parcel in Williams.

Argument against thinning

I have visited ponderosa pine forests throughout the West, including in the Coconino National Forest.

An answer to state’s legal dilemma re: education

Yesterday at a meeting of our local chapter of Saving Arizona Revenue, Children And State Money — members Pat, Brenda and Shirley (not their real names ... they prefer to work anonymously) came up with a great solution ...

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Squirrel suspected in service outage

Technology blackout drives Rim Country residents nuts

All it took was one break and most of Rim Country was without phone, TV and Internet service for much of Tuesday, crippling businesses and leaving subscribers wondering how this could happen.

Out of touch

What did we ever do without cell phones and Internet?

Waylon Pettet wins title

After winning the Payson Parks and Rec regular season co-ed volleyball championship, Waylon Pettet Insurance went out and left no doubt who’s best by winning the league tournament.

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Longhorns rout Mustangs 54-25 in girls basketball

It didn’t take the Longhorns long to get rolling on Monday night.

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Mogollon rallies past Payson

Big 4th quarter helps D4 Mustangs upset Longhorns

Payson’s boys basketball team needed a win in its home opener against Heber Mogollon on Monday night.

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Cunninghams top Avid Angler Division

Victor and Debra Cunningham caught 10.22 pounds of fish to win the Avid Angler Division of the Let’s Talk Fishin’ Tournament at Roosevelt Lake on Dec. 6.

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First combined holiday event a hit

Rattlin' the Rim

Those pesky squirrels, so abundant in the Rim Country, apparently like fiber-optic cables as well as they do the fruit off my apple and apricot trees.