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Acclaimed international pianist Alina Kiryayeva has captured the attention of audiences and critics around the world with her “crystal clarity." She will present a program of classic piano favorites at Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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Clubs and Organizations

Green Valley Lakes water quality and its impact on trout stocking is the featured subject of the monthly meeting of the Payson Flycasters and the local Trout Unlimited Chapter.

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Food drive falters, need persists

The communitywide Payson Area Food Drive has not been as successful this year as in the past when of pounds of food poured in, but organizers are hoping one last push will help make up the difference.

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Gila Community College quest hits setback

Gila Community College hit its first roadblock to crawling out from under its provisional college status and onto the freedom of independence — enrollment.

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Fatal crash closes highway

A 39-year-old Payson man died Saturday afternoon after colliding with a vehicle on State Route 87 in front of True Value — a crash that briefly closed the highway for the landing of a MediVac helicopter.

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Cattle to the rescue

Can intensive grazing remedy invasive grass seeding blunder?

Here’s a pottery barn approach to meddling with ecosystems: You broke it, you fix it.

Numbers for wolf elk consumption in error

I read with interest your recent article titled “Range for Mexican gray wolves includes Rim Country.”

Another total fabrication

Senator wanna-be and current representative Paul Gosar wandered far from the truth in his letter to the Roundup last week.

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When to seek emergency medical help for the flu

The flu virus continues to spread across the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to minimize its impact.

Feed the hungry

Once more, the beloved community must come to the aid of those who hunger and thirst.

Community college faces fresh woes

First the good news: The Gila Community College board seems to have finally set aside years of bickering and inaction to help students instead of protect their own turf.

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Why would anyone subject themselves to hot peppers?

The Healthy Foodie

I consider my daughter Brooke an acquired taste.

A simple test

Just over 2-1/4 centuries ago, the founders of this nation created a new form of governance and enshrined its tenets in our Constitution.

Cuts make no sense for future economic growth

After reading a recent opinion letter from Duane Thompson, it opened my eyes to something I’d never given any thought: That we have three state universities which are supposed to be funded by the state and tuition should be as little as possible. After doing a little research, I found that we are only funding them by about one-quarter.

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Chest pain – it can still be a puzzle

When the subject is chest pain, you’d expect a packed house for the Senior Circle’s Lunch & Learn program. The room at 215 N. Beeline was filled, but not overflowing. Too bad — Dr. Brent Gear, D.O., one of the emergency department physicians at Payson Regional Medical Center, had a lot of good information to share.

Why there are so many officers at a single incident

First off, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

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Coach: ‘I did not expect what has happened this season’

The scoreboard told the story: Visitors 62, Home 32.

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FYI: Diabetes

Ask the Pharmacist

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million people and costs upward of $50 billion yearly to treat in the United States. There are also many people who are presently unaware that they may be pre-diabetic.

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Unflinching in the fight against Social Security fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you.

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Longhorn grapplers place 6th in own tourney

Wrestlers hope for big crowd in Thursday’s regular-season finale

After spending the entire season competing in other gymnasiums, Payson High’s wrestlers finally got to perform in front of the home folks at the Payson Invitational on Friday and Saturday.