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Culinary Arts students learn how to make healthy tasty

Devon Wells plopped a huge cookie sheet down on the counter.

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Taste of Rim Country fundraiser draws region’s top chefs

The Library Friends of Payson are still selling tickets for the A Taste of Rim Country library fundraiser.

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Prepared to help in disaster

The Rim Country and Gila County recently acquired 15 residents now qualified to help in the event of a disaster.

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It’s elementary: Jump Rope for Heart!

This week, both Payson Elementary School and Julia Randall Elementary held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event.

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Theater teacher reaches students with Renaissance Fair

Nick Pfeifle waited with Payson High School theater instructor Kathy Siler for the rest of the students at the gates of the Arizona Renaissance Festival.

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PHS band strong in regionals

The marching band uniforms might be put away, but the competitions continue.

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Building a marketing plan on a shoestring budget

Any successful business owner understands the importance of marketing, but most small businesses don’t have the money to invest.

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Schools fear impact

Board worries bills will hurt students

After listening to an alarming summary of new laws likely to cut funding and increase demands on public schools, newly elected Payson school board member Angie Prock asked a pointed question.

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Rim Country Cleaners locked out

Only dry cleaner in town shut

Rim Country’s only dry cleaner has closed and many of the 1,500 customers feel taken to the cleaners themselves.

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Tips for winter driving

Every winter season, Dave Harmon spends many days and nights plowing snow and ice to clear the highways in the Holbrook area. The hours are long, the weather can be treacherous, and the conditions are challenging, even dangerous at times, especially when drivers don’t give the plows enough room to work.

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Winter driving alert issued

With more winter weather in the forecast, Coconino National Forest managers wish to remind visitors to be prepared for winter conditions across the Forest. Visitors coming to the Forest are urged to make smart decisions, put safety first, and be respectful of the land and other visitors.

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Health Start outreach program to help expectant, new parents

Open only a year, North Country HealthCare is already expanding its services in the area. It is offering a free community health outreach program to help guide expecting and new mothers.

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Talent, depth and speed could carry boys track team far

It’s not as much the largest turnout he’s seen in his seven years with Payson High’s boys track and field team, but the talent level that has Jonathan Ball excited as the Longhorns prepare for the upcoming season.

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Payson may kill design review board

Payson may do away with its design review board to streamline approvals for developers.

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Winter storm due

The winter storms that have battered the East and the South will reach the Southwest this weekend and on into next week.

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Six pounds of meth nets 10 years in prison

Superior Court Judge Gary Scales this week sentenced New Mexico resident Amber Carlson, 37, to 10 years in prison for her role in transporting six pounds of methamphetamine.

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Vandals slice Internet, phone cable

Some of Payson and much of Northern Arizona lost Internet and phone service Wednesday after police say vandals cut a CenturyLink fiber optic line in north Phoenix.

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One arrested, one flees

Traffic stop leads to meth bust

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested a man Tuesday for drugs who then tried to smuggle drugs into the jail.

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Donors keep sports afloat

High school coaches across the state face a challenge at least as great as getting students ready to compete. They must also raise money to keep the program afloat.

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Pre-spawn bass fishing underway

Rim Country Fishing Report

It's official, Roosevelt Lake pre-spawn bass fishing is underway.