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Archaeologists probe ancient habitation at university site

Tucked in under a granite monolith on a ridge overlooking the Granite Dells, a team of archaeologists from the Valley last week removed buckets of dirt and screened the rubble for clues to a vanished past — in the process clearing away a key roadblock to Payson’s future.

A valuable find; A crazy process

The potsherds, charcoal, stone tools and glass-sharp arrowhead have lain in the implacable dirt for centuries, scattered puzzle pieces.

Work at lake improves fishery water quality

I would like to respond to the letter about wildlife habitat around Green Valley Lake.

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New plant growth along shoreline great for Roosevelt Lake fish

Rim Country Fishing Report

I’m starting off this column with a huge congratulations to two Payson High School Bass Club anglers Layne Chitwood and Spencer Herrera who competed against 172 teams that qualified for the national high school bass fishing championship earlier this month.

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Rim Country Rotary donates to disaster relief group

The Rotary Club of Rim Country recently raised $1,000 to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe.

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Cromer takes over as Payson High athletic director

Barry Cromer pointed to the 365-day calendar that filled a considerable space on one of the mostly-empty walls in his new office.

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Medicare/Medicaid is 50 July 30

Thursday, July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.

Dog owners wrecking park

It is a shame that Green Valley Park, where I used to take all my visitors, has now become a dog toilet.

Upset with changes are Green Valley Lake

Green Valley Lake: An extraordinary, well-maintained place and a most happy discovery for me since my arrival to this area 10 years ago.

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Car wash helps baseball players learn value of work

Members of the Payson Phantoms 14-and-under and 13-u club baseball teams showed just how much playing the sport means to them by working in the hot sun for two days last weekend to raise money.

Protesters’ perspective probably skewed

In regards to the ammunition plant choosing not to expand …  

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: July 28

Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline, Payson, (928) 472-9290, operating from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Th, 9 a.m. to noon, F.

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Deputies chase, catch man on stolen ATV

Sheriff deputies arrested a Pine man Sunday after he reportedly fled on a stolen off-road vehicle.

Little League blowup disheartening

The Little League mission: “Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being.

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Four hurt in Houston Mesa rollover

Four people were taken to the hospital Saturday after their vehicle rolled off Houston Mesa Road, just outside of Mesa del Caballo.

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What the heck to do with all those juniper berries

The Healthy Foodie

Anyone else have trees white with juniper berries, poised to rain down on the porch?

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Payson’s doing the chicken dance

Backyard hens around Payson did the chicken dance last week with news the town council may consider lessening restrictions.

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Brain health and caregiver support

Boost your brain health at this free event from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21 at The Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson.

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute reaches out to Rim Country

An annual brain/mind check should become as routine as any other aspect of a yearly physical.