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Wildfire lane restriction lifted on SR 260 east of Payson

All eastbound lanes now open to traffic

An extended lane closure has been lifted on eastbound State Route 260 about 30 miles east of Payson after crews made good progress against the Fulton Fire on Sunday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Pine Strawberry water board wades through complaints

Water leaks, outages rile speakers at PSWID meeting

The Pine Strawberry water board meeting last week turned into an hours-long effort to handle disputes about leaks, outages, sodden washes harboring mosquitoes and other issues.

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Fourth Fire on the Rim race best yet

Organizers, racers praise mountain bike event

The 2016 Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race will go down as the finest in the four-year history of the event.

Rumsey thinning will slash fire risk

Payson Town Council approves $19,000 project

Rumsey Park is due for a haircut. Maybe a buzz cut. The Payson Town Council this week approved a proposed $19,000 project to thin the trees and brush in Rumsey Park to reduce fire danger.

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Bass fishing on Roosevelt Lake looking very good if you like small fry

Rim Country Fishing Report

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting online applications for the 2017 spring hunt permit tags for turkey, javelina, bison and bear.

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Rim Country holidays – Flag Day

Flag Day was created by an act of Congress on June 14, 1877 to honor the flag of the United States, but it was not a national holiday and certainly not the kind of holiday that brought cowboys in from the ranches.

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New ‘High Country Hunter’ magazine a must-have

Rattlin' the Rim

Journalists from the White Mountain Independent and Payson Roundup have teamed up to publish the first-rate magazine “High Country Hunter” that this scribe predicts will soon be on the must-have list of every Arizona outdoors person.

APS rejects request for disclosure of political spending records

The empire strikes back

Arizona Public Service not only rejected an Arizona Corporation commissioner’s request to look at the company’s records, it has now filed suit to recover legal fees related to that request.

Judge lets woman out of health plan after doctor, hospital drop contract

Beat the system

A Rim Country resident has won the right to apply for health insurance mid-year on the Affordable Care Act Health Exchange — because the insurance she purchased didn’t cover local doctors.

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Swiss Village Social to benefit local charity

The shops at Swiss Village will host a Social with live music, activities and a raffle to benefit New Beginnings Pregnancy and Education Center.

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Fulton Fire uncomfortably close to the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is just a stone’s throw from the Fulton Fire — a mere six miles. Last Saturday’s triggered ignition brought about thick smoke in town on Sunday morning.

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When the wilds call some of us have to answer – Part 3

Your Turn

Last week I wrote about the adventure of getting stuck on an ice floe in Iceland.

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Getting those checkups before end of year

The Village

Have you ever felt like a human pincushion or a scientific medical experiment? That is how I have felt all this month. First, my arteries were checked out, with a suspicion of possible osteoporosis.

Improvement district will clear way for 150-home project near Walmart in Payson

Payson took the first step toward setting up an improvement district to provide roads and infrastructure for a proposed subdivision on West Rumsey Drive, near Walmart.

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ another triumph for Missoula Children's Theatre

This year, the Missoula Children’s Theatre brought “Alice in Wonderland” to Payson.

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Horns host 10-team tourney

Payson High’s volleyball team hosts the 10-team Payson Invitational today and Saturday.

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The Longhorns played their first home girls soccer game on Tuesday

Welcome home

The Longhorns finally played their first home girls soccer game on Tuesday, welcoming Chino Valley to Rumsey Park.

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Young rodeo stars gallop into new season

Many young cowboys and cowgirls converged on Payson Event Center last weekend to begin a new season of high school and junior high rodeo.

Outrageous system

Where’s the outrage? It’s time for voters to rise up. It’s time for a grassroots revolt.

First letter to an editor

Editor: This is the first time I have ever written to a newspaper editor. I receive the Roundup by mail to my home in Phoenix