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At war with one another

With reference to a recent letter from Mark Smith: Sir, you are a victim of your own kangaroo court.

Readers respond to Page 1 eagle photos

Editor’s note: We ran a five-photo sequence on the front and back page recently and asked our beloved readers to let us know what they thought about using so much news space for the photos. Here’s what they had to say:

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An explosion of oranges in the dead of winter

The Healthy Foodie

Sometimes when I pick up my bi-weekly co-op selection of fruits and veggies from the Bountiful Baskets, I turn into a competitor from the Food Network Show “Chopped.”

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New U-Haul option for Payson

U-Haul Company of Arizona is pleased to announce that McLane Self Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Payson community.

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Pandora’s Box persists through welter of changes

She collaborated with a florist, an artist and a gallery owner and now Quita Hartfiel is going it alone.

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Credit where credit is due

I would like to correct an oversight published in the Jan. 29 issue.

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Native Grill supports Ag program

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Payson FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) officers celebrated at Native Grill for a couple of reasons.

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On the trail with the Hashknife Pony Express

Film students document 58th annual ride

It wasn’t just cowboys riding on this year’s 58th Hashknife Pony Express mail ride.

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Community Almanac

Chris Driesbach is coming to Payson to give a Christian concert at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Road, at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19.

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Grant provides voucher for your pet’s annual vet exam

As pet owners, we are responsible for our pets’ health and well-being, and one of those responsibilities is getting our beloved pets to a veterinarian for annual check-ups.

Gym floor mercury poses painful puzzle

The discovery of minute amounts of mercury off-gassing from the rubberized floors in the Pine school gym and cafeteria represent one of those nerve-wracking intersections of science and public policy.

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Gym said safe

Frustrated Pine parents decry exposure of kids to mercury

Trace amounts of mercury rising from the Pine-Strawberry School gym floor pose absolutely no risk to children, state representatives and experts assured worried parents this week.

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Task force makes six Payson drug busts

After a lengthy drug investigation, the Payson Police Department served a search warrant at a home Monday morning where they say significant drug activity was occurring.

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New details on heroin overdose

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 34-year-old man who overdosed last week in Tonto Basin.

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Five helicopters airlift multiple accident victims to hospitals

Five people were airlifted Tuesday night after two vehicles T-boned in the State Route 87 and 188 intersection south of Payson.

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University by 2018

But unknowns still abound

Definitely. The fall of 2018. For sure.

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College ponders tuition boost

The Gila Community College board has a critical decision to make — whether to raise tuition.

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Man arrested for beating mother, stabbing her boyfriend

A 43-year-old man is facing first-degree attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his mother’s boyfriend multiple times Thursday night, apparently upset at how the man was treating his mother.

Thank you to the community

The reality of losing our adored Greg Day is so hard to express in words. The enormous amount of love, support and condolences we have received from our community has been so humbling.

Successful businessmen invested in the future of news media

If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. John Henry. Glen Taylor.