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Four-point play with :01 left lifts Longhorns to dramatic boys basketball win over Elks

Chaz Davis was fouled while sinking a three-point basket with one second remaining and went to the line and calmly sank the free throw to complete a rare four-point play that lifted Payson to a 55-54 boys basketball victory over visiting Eagar Round Valley on Friday night.

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Memory, fear and polishing the rusty edges

A skier rediscovers her skis and her joy atop the fresh snow

I unearthed my old blue Dynastar skies out from the corner of the garage where I had stored them when I moved to Payson five years ago.

Appreciate fire department

I have never written a letter to the editor before, but now I feel I must. I unfortunately, was a victim of a fire, which consumed the condo above me, mine, and several adjoining units a couple of days after Christmas.

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Payson pom line takes 5th in state, cheer places 8th

Payson High’s cheer team spends most of its time, well, cheering for the school’s football and basketball teams.

Measles returns

We nearly had it beaten.

Arizona Game and Fish Department steps up to the plate

The proposed increase in the number and range of the Mexican gray wolf has been altered significantly after the Arizona Department of Game and Fish made the first step.

Water story, editorial wrong

With regard to the editorial “A precious resource,” published on Jan. 23, 2015 and the news article titled “Blue Ridge Reservoir nearly empty” published on Jan. 26, 2015, I think the Roundup keeps getting this story wrong.

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Sports Brief: Payson girls fall at Alchesay

Cori Barnett poured in 19 points to lead a trio of Longhorns in double figures but it wasn't enough as Payson lost a close battle with host Whiteriver Alchesay in girls basketball on Tuesday. Because of incorrect information posted on, the Roundup ran a story indicating the Longhorns had won the game.

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AIA moving PHS up a division in four sports

Payson appealing initial placement for football, volleyball, baseball and softball teams

The Payson Athletic Director plans to appeal a sweeping realignment of schools by the Arizona Interscholastic Association that will force many Payson teams to compete with much larger schools.

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Hashknife cowboy ‘rock stars’

“We came for the cowboys,” said Beth Miller to explain why she and her friend Terry Brown spent the day celebrating the Hashknife Pony Express.

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Flu cases peaking

The flu season is just now hitting its traditional peak period in Arizona, the state health department reported in its flu activity report for the week of Jan. 18-24.

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Excessive force

Disciplined officer quits

A Gila County detention officer that used excessive force on an inmate quit earlier this month before completing a suspension imposed for his actions.

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Shorthanded Payson volleyball team takes second in Go Girl tourney

Despite having just six players available most of the day, Payson’s volleyball team finished second to Blue Ridge in the first Go Girl Volleyball Tournament of the year at Show Low High on Saturday.

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Good bass fishing on Roosevelt

Rim Country Fishing Report

Bass fishing on Roosevelt Lake was called good this past week by experienced anglers.

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Measles hit county

Gila County has reported its first confirmed measles case, which sent the Gila County Health Department on a scramble to contact 17 people exposed to the patient in the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center in Globe.

Obama fails again

Obama fails again to convert the USA into a socialist/communist state just as his Muslim father tried to do in Kenya, Africa several years ago.

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Youth archery team excels at state

Outdoors Under the Rim

The 4-H state tournament for youth archery was held recently in Tucson and the local club, the Rim Country Deadshots, made their presence known with an outstanding team effort.

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The writer’s world is a world of ideas – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I told you how my second-grade class made it through a cold, damp rainstorm to the public library, after which we each slogged home wet, but with a library book.

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Too much rush to sell stuff for Valentine’s Day

The Village

One day left until the end of January 2015. The days have flown by so fast!

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When swing turned to sing

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century, 1900-1999, which looks at the music that was popular during each decade and what influenced that popularity.