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PSFD bans gas engines

Pine-Strawberry Fire Chief Paul Coe banned all gas-powered engines in the area as of Thursday afternoon.

For those that have a two- or three-day permit, they may use it until it expires and they will not be renewed, Coe said.

No permits will be issued for lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, etc. There also is no smoking outside anywhere, including your own yard. Propane tools and grills are still permitted.

P&Z approves oxygen tank

A 3,000-gallon, bulk liquid oxygen tank won approval from the Payson Planning and Zoning Commission Monday.

The town council will have the final say on the project.

The tank is planned for 1312 W. Red Baron Road. It will be about seven feet in diameter and 19 feet in height. The property is zoned for industrial use, which allows the project, as long as a conditional use permit is granted.

The proposal was presented by Allen Darr, property owner, and Mark Nelson of Mountain Respiratory.

Senior needs your pop tops

Mary Jensen, the 87-year-old Payson Care Center resident who has collected thousands of pop-top tabs for charity, is in need of a new infusion of the metallic rings.

Jensen hand-counts and donates the tabs to the Phoenix Children's Hospital, which recycles them and uses the profits to help the families of young cancer victims.

Pop-top tabs can be taken to Payson Care Center, 107 E. Lone Pine Drive.

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