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Star Valley names new park for founder

The new Star Valley park was officially named for one of the young community’s founders at the April 15 meeting of the town council.

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Climate change marchers seek to raise awareness

Cross country trek trundles through town

On Monday afternoon Climate Change marchers from children to retirees that started in Los Angeles advanced into Payson, flanked by a police and Boy Scout escort, flags fluttering.

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Highway patrol targets distracted drivers

It only took Department of Public Safety officer Ben Kjellstrom a few minutes to spot a violation amidst a sea of traffic and whip his unmarked patrol car around, sloshing this reporter across the plastic backseats.

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Frightening climate research mounting

Some of the recent research on climate change published in scientific journals includes:

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College board boosts tuition

The addition of a new Gila Community College (GCC) board member in Globe tipped the scales against Larry Stephen­son’s stubborn fight to not boost tuition rates for the 2014-15 school year.

Community Almanac

The Payson Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m., Friday, April 18 in the Town of Payson.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Library Friends of Payson will host Roundup editor Pete Aleshire at the Monday, April 21 meeting.

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Don't miss Sunset Sounds and Wine Auction May 9

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is gearing up for their upcoming fundraiser and is grateful for the sponsors supporting this event.

Tax protest reactions

I spent four hours on tax day carrying a sign that said “High taxes are bad for Business” — a non-controversial slogan it seems to me.

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Plea deal rejected

Judge balks at minimum term

A Superior Court judge Monday rejected a plea deal offering the shortest possible prison sentence to a man who allegedly damaged dozens of local businesses and shoplifted repeated times.

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Fire danger rises

Starting today, campers will only be allowed to roast marshmallows over a campfire if they are staying in a developed campground in the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests.

Thanks for support of Shred-A-Thon

The Rim Country Literacy Program sends a big thank you for a successful Shred-A-Thon!

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Pine water committee recommends budget changes

The eight-member Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District Citizen Budget Review Committee has formulated a fiscal year budget it will recommend to the Gila County Board of Supervisors and the new PSWID governing board when it is elected May 20.

Judy Mackenzie wins top flight

The Payson Women’s Golf Association opened its season with a low net tournament on April 8 at Payson Golf Course.

The monster knows our name — but we are still not ready

Fire season comes a month early.

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Hellsgate chief leaving

Grant loss sparks budget firestorm

The Hellsgate Fire Department topped a bad month with news that it didn’t get a crucial federal grant and will lose its chief.

Making a profit from climate change

As a full-time investor and trader, I’ve learned to be agnostic about ideology. Not that I don’t have one, on the contrary, I’m passionate about my opinions.

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No. 1 Horns push winning streak to 9

Softball team beats Blue Ridge 7-1

After strong pitching cooled Payson bats in three games last week, the Longhorn aluminum heated up at Lakeside Blue Ridge on Monday.

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Carnes fires 1-hitter in Lakeside

Payson High’s baseball team started a big week off right with a 13-0 five-inning mercy rout of host Lakeside Blue Ridge on Monday night.

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Club Payson volleyball teams compete in So. Calif.

Club Payson’s 18-and-under and 16-and-under volleyball teams had quite an experience competing in the three-day Southern California National Qualifier in Los Angeles that featured 94 courts of action.