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Well owner wants to make a deal

Pine landowner wants water district to invest $400,000 for wells

Pine landowner Mark Fumusa made a polished pitch to the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District board in an attempt to convince the district to spend $400,000 to buy two shallow wells and partner on a new, deep well.

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Tournament offers rare chance to support Payson High wrestlers

It’s been a long wait, but Payson High’s wrestling team is coming home.

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Range for Mexican gray wolves includes Rim Country

Final federal reintroduction rules satisfy state, upset conservation groups

The federal government this week finalized a plan to increase the range of endangered Mexican gray wolves tenfold, a shift that could bring the beleaguered predators to Rim Country.

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Congregation digs deep for new building

As congregation sizes go, Mount Cross Lutheran Church is just average. But while there are only about 150 members contributing to the collection plates, those donors don’t think twice about digging deep into their bank accounts and doing great things.

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Church prepares for historic visit

The Rev. Monsignor Jeffery N. Steenson, the Ordinary to the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will be visiting the Church of the Holy Nativity, Sunday, Jan. 25 at the 10 a.m. Mass and following fellowship.

Things can change

Oh, skeptics take note: Things can change for the better.

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Pine-Strawberry water board, contractor ready to kiss and make up

Looks like they’re ready to kiss and make up.

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Police nab robbery suspect

Update at 4 p.m.: Police arrested Daniel Righos, who they suspect robbed the One Stop, in a vacant building south of El Rancho around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

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Work continues on Hwy. 87

Work will resume on a safety improvement project on State Route 87 north of Sunflower this week, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Mesa del resident battles water company

Struggles to prove Brooke Utilities overbilled for water hauling

Three years ago, J. Alan Smith filed a complaint with the Arizona Corporation Commission because Brooke Utilities shut off the water to his Mesa del Caballo home for six days in the summer of 2011.

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Only prisons escape state budget woes

Governor wants tax cuts, hiring freeze, education cutbacks

Faced with a projected budget deficit, Gov. Doug Ducey has proposed a virtual freeze in state spending and cuts for most state programs, with the notable exception of prisons.

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Judge affirms stolen ammo case plea

A Gila County Superior Court judge Thursday denied a Payson man’s request to take back a guilty plea for allegedly stealing discarded, scrap ammunition from a local manufacturer.

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Vandals shatter businesses’ windows

Several businesses were sporting boarded up windows Monday, including Chase Bank, Fletcher’s and Payson Packaging, after a busy weekend.

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Mind your civics

State adds graduation test

Proving that it can pass legislation quickly after all, the Arizona Legislature rushed a new high school graduation requirement through in the first few days of the legislative session — the American Civics Bill.

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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

What started as a slow day at the One Stop abruptly turned into a frightening ordeal Monday afternoon when a masked man robbed the convenience store at gunpoint.

Help with Clothe-A-Child appreciated

Sy Harrison Lodge #70 would like to express their gratitude to the businesses and citizens of Payson for their generosity during our Clothe-A-Child campaign last year.

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Getting over a childhood trauma – eating liver

The Healthy Foodie

A sweet, well-meaning Roundup reader stopped by to suggest a story — During the conversation, he mentioned that he had revived the health of his elderly canine companion with liver.

State lawmakers can act after all

Wow. So the Arizona Legislature can address important problems quickly after all. It took about two days for lawmakers to impose a new graduation requirement on the K-12 school system they’ve been systematically looting for the past four years.

Asking for help

Payson has always come to the help of their neighbors, so I am writing this in hopes to be able to buy a used portable oxygen concentrator.

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Tax returns now require health insurance details

Tax forms get more complex due to Obamacare

In preparation for the 2015 tax filing season, which officially begins this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a fact sheet detailing information Arizona tax filers need to know as they prepare to file their federal returns.