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Former commissioner decries effort to ‘kill solar’

Dark money, solar make election ‘most important’ in state history

“I believe this is the most important election in the history of Arizona,” said former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes of the campaign to fill three seats on the utility-regulating commission in the shadow of a debate about solar energy and dark money.

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Challenger blasts Sen. McCain

Fresh from the Republican National Convention, Dr. Kelli Ward renewed her slash-and-burn attack on Arizona Sen. John McCain — who skipped the convention crowning Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.

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State schools superintendent gets a Payson earful

Local officials urge end to flip-flopping chaos of change in standards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas on her “We are Listening” tour, got an earful when she stopped in Payson recently.

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Payson mayor candidates clash

He came to Payson 33 years ago and took a job as a laborer, learning the building trades as he went.

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Arizona Game & Fish definitely going a bit batty

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to join biologists in netting bats from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 along the Verde River, north of Scottsdale.

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Who needs a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. There are many medical conditions that can damage the hip joint.

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Fun in the park

Drive by the south soccer field at Rumsey Park on many weeks during the summer and you’re bound to see activity.

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Mountain bike advocates scope out Rumsey for trails

The folks from the Rim Country Mountain Bike Association planned to scope out trails around Rumsey Park yesterday, July 25.

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Low level of Roosevelt Lake a real concern for ranchers

Rim Country Fishing Report

The water flows into Roosevelt Lake remain at low levels even with the recent monsoon activity.

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Drone foils firefighters

Crews were mopping up the nine-acre Webber Fire on the Rim above Pine Saturday after a storm dumped nearly an inch of rain.

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Rim Country Health therapist knows benefits of MFR

Laura Riley is one of three Rim Country Health employees providing Myofascial Release therapy. She is an advocate for the treatment because she has benefited from it.

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Dig into gardening class

Gila County Community College and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension are offering AGR 230 “Gardening and Landscape” class at the Payson campus this fall semester 2016.

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Payson commission approves tire shop

The Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go ahead for a tire repair shop along the Beeline Highway.

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Democrat leads in congressional fundraising

The intense race to fill the Flagstaff congressional seat vacated by Ann Kirkpatrick yielded some surprising news last week, with word that Democrat Tom O’Halleran has a big financial lead over the crowd of Republicans vying for the seat, according to just released campaign finance reports.

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A foodie’s worst nightmare – food waste

The Healthy Foodie

I’m sitting, frowning, staring at the blinking cursor.

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Seems there’s no escaping traffic on the trail

More Than a Game

I’m hiking through the woods with my dogs and we hear an engine.

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A living testament to MFR treatment

Martha Bonnette is an amazing living testament to the benefits of Myofascial Release therapy.

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Prosecutors say shooting was self-defense

A long affair and an angry father leads to tragedy – and long pondering by prosecutors

An angry father. An armed man. A deadly confrontation.

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They’re making a splash

Local Special Olympics chapter tries to stay afloat

They swam their hearts out.

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Cruise has it all: Thirsty bighorns, violent volcanoes

So a lovely lady, three wildlife biologists and an old geologist ginger step into a boat — that is to say a 20-foot pontoon craft.