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New U-Haul option for Payson

U-Haul Company of Arizona is pleased to announce that McLane Self Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Payson community.

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Pandora’s Box persists through welter of changes

She collaborated with a florist, an artist and a gallery owner and now Quita Hartfiel is going it alone.

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Credit where credit is due

I would like to correct an oversight published in the Jan. 29 issue.

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Native Grill supports Ag program

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Payson FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) officers celebrated at Native Grill for a couple of reasons.

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On the trail with the Hashknife Pony Express

Film students document 58th annual ride

It wasn’t just cowboys riding on this year’s 58th Hashknife Pony Express mail ride.

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Community Almanac

Chris Driesbach is coming to Payson to give a Christian concert at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Road, at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19.

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Grant provides voucher for your pet’s annual vet exam

As pet owners, we are responsible for our pets’ health and well-being, and one of those responsibilities is getting our beloved pets to a veterinarian for annual check-ups.

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Gym said safe

Frustrated Pine parents decry exposure of kids to mercury

Trace amounts of mercury rising from the Pine-Strawberry School gym floor pose absolutely no risk to children, state representatives and experts assured worried parents this week.

Gym floor mercury poses painful puzzle

The discovery of minute amounts of mercury off-gassing from the rubberized floors in the Pine school gym and cafeteria represent one of those nerve-wracking intersections of science and public policy.

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Five helicopters airlift multiple accident victims to hospitals

Five people were airlifted Tuesday night after two vehicles T-boned in the State Route 87 and 188 intersection south of Payson.

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Task force makes six Payson drug busts

After a lengthy drug investigation, the Payson Police Department served a search warrant at a home Monday morning where they say significant drug activity was occurring.

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Man arrested for beating mother, stabbing her boyfriend

A 43-year-old man is facing first-degree attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his mother’s boyfriend multiple times Thursday night, apparently upset at how the man was treating his mother.

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University by 2018

But unknowns still abound

Definitely. The fall of 2018. For sure.

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College ponders tuition boost

The Gila Community College board has a critical decision to make — whether to raise tuition.

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New details on heroin overdose

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 34-year-old man who overdosed last week in Tonto Basin.

Thank you to the community

The reality of losing our adored Greg Day is so hard to express in words. The enormous amount of love, support and condolences we have received from our community has been so humbling.

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Heartbreaking defeat dooms boys’ postseason hopes

Another of those heartbreaking two-point losses that have haunted the Payson High School boys’ basketball team all season long might have knocked the Horns out of the post season playoffs.

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Longhorn girls hoopsters heading for the playoffs

Host tough Page team tonight

While the Payson High School boys basketball team might have played itself out of the post season with a 45-43 loss to Show Low on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the girls team appears to have nailed down a tournament berth by beating the homestanding Cougars 51-34 that same evening.

Second Amendment protects all the rest

In reply to the (letter) by Mr. Starr criticizing Congressman Gosar’s stand on the Second Amendment issue. First of all, a congressman’s job is to represent the wishes of his/her constituents in a solidly Second Amendment area.

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Free bass-fishing secrets from the pros

Those who enjoyed those fabulously fun “Outdoor Rendezvous” hosted by Dennis Pirch and Mark Kile at the Tackle Box in Tonto Basin will want to jump at the chance to attend the Spring Fishing Classic set for Feb. 19-21 at Bass Pro Shop in Mesa.