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No on Proposition 205

Editor: Before we decide on the merits of allowing small amounts of marijuana to be legally sold in Arizona, it might be wise to review others’ past history.

Who's buying the election?

Who’s buying the election? Who will own the politicians when the smoke clears? Who will the government work for when the campaign’s over? We don’t know.

Campaign of misinformation

Editor: The latest misinformation being posted by opponents of Prop. 205 is that it would make it legal to drive while under the influence of marijuana.

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Drip, drip, drip of repairs

Pine water cash flows in then out again

The cash flows in — and out again. The Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District pulls in about $2.6 million a month — but spends about $2.4 million, according to the September monthly financial report presented at this week’s board meeting.

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Fire at Payson High School

Students were evacuated from Payson High School and Payson Center for Success Thursday afternoon after a brush fire started between the two schools. The report of a tree on fire came in just before lunch.

Why no mention of 3rd party candidates?

Editor: Once again the Roundup has demonstrated why concerned citizens in Payson and indeed all around the country are in record numbers, losing even more faith in the established media.

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Art at the point of a needle: 2016 Quilt Roundup winners

Once again some of the best quilters in Arizona and from throughout the Southwest brought their incredible fabric art to the Rim Country for display at the 2016 Rim Country Quilt Roundup, held Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.

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Payson crime hotspots

Payson thieves key on unlocked cars & homes

Although Payson Police have arrested five people suspected in a rash of vehicle break-ins, officers still are urging people to lock up their vehicles.

Support the Payson Senior Center

Editor: My husband and I have had the privilege of living part time in Payson for the last 10 years. Recently this past spring I was able to relocate here full time.

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Ramble through fall

Fall in central Arizona is always magical. Reds, yellows and oranges can be found, but as a hiker, I must hunt out the nicest spots for fall color. Bear Canyon Lake is one of those spots for yellow.

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Tonto Basin: So fun it’s scary

More ghouls. More ghosts. More good times. For the past 30-plus years, the residents of Tonto Basin have put on a Halloween Carnival at the school to raise money for playground equipment and other needs of the district. This year, they’re going Halloween happy.

Scammers target school sports support

Payson High School and Rim Country Middle School Athletic Director Rich Ormand warned area businesses about a scam involving a fake company supposedly selling advertising on sports calendars, posters, banners and programs to support student-athletic programs.

Man's body found in Payson woods

A man’s body was found in the forest Wednesday afternoon, but police are releasing few details as they continue to investigate.

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The quiet of fall slips back into the frantic – temporarily

This past week has been a whirlwind of activity for the Snyder household.

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Rim holidays – Halloween

Back When

Because Rim Country settlers were masters of the practical joke, Halloween proved to be a favorite holiday in Payson. For many years teacher Julia Randall held a small carnival at school for the children to cut pumpkins and display them.

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Pride of Payson Competes

Young band with a new director pulls it together

After a rough start to the 2017 marching band season, the Pride of Payson performed its heart out at the ASU Band Day on Oct. 15 — without any trips or starting the music on the wrong measure.

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Burning the forest to save the forest

A 2.5-degree increase in average temperatures across North America has resulted in an increase in wildfires that consumed an estimated 16,000 square miles of forest, according to the latest effort to tease out the effects of climate change on wildfires.

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Better do your deer hunting homework

Outdoors Under the Rim

The rifle deer season has begun with many youth hunts just finishing the weeklong pursuit of any antlered deer.

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Who will be in the dog house?

Adoption Options

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Humane Society of Central Arizona will be “impounding” members of our community for a fundraiser.

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P-S Fire District needs budget override to maintain services

Rattlin' the Rim

Pine-Strawberry voters have by now received in the mail their early voting ballots for the Nov. 8 election. The vote-by-mail ballots were sent out Oct. 12.