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Numbers for wolf elk consumption in error

I read with interest your recent article titled “Range for Mexican gray wolves includes Rim Country.”

A simple test

Just over 2-1/4 centuries ago, the founders of this nation created a new form of governance and enshrined its tenets in our Constitution.

Feed the hungry

Once more, the beloved community must come to the aid of those who hunger and thirst.

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Why would anyone subject themselves to hot peppers?

The Healthy Foodie

I consider my daughter Brooke an acquired taste.

Why there are so many officers at a single incident

First off, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

Another total fabrication

Senator wanna-be and current representative Paul Gosar wandered far from the truth in his letter to the Roundup last week.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Jan. 27

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway,Payson; (928) 472-9290. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

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Chest pain – it can still be a puzzle

When the subject is chest pain, you’d expect a packed house for the Senior Circle’s Lunch & Learn program. The room at 215 N. Beeline was filled, but not overflowing. Too bad — Dr. Brent Gear, D.O., one of the emergency department physicians at Payson Regional Medical Center, had a lot of good information to share.

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When to seek emergency medical help for the flu

The flu virus continues to spread across the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to minimize its impact.

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Longhorn grapplers place 6th in own tourney

Wrestlers hope for big crowd in Thursday’s regular-season finale

After spending the entire season competing in other gymnasiums, Payson High’s wrestlers finally got to perform in front of the home folks at the Payson Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

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Coach: ‘I did not expect what has happened this season’

The scoreboard told the story: Visitors 62, Home 32.

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Unflinching in the fight against Social Security fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you.

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FYI: Diabetes

Ask the Pharmacist

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million people and costs upward of $50 billion yearly to treat in the United States. There are also many people who are presently unaware that they may be pre-diabetic.

Community college faces fresh woes

First the good news: The Gila Community College board seems to have finally set aside years of bickering and inaction to help students instead of protect their own turf.

A precious resource

The Blue Ridge Reservoir remains Rim Country’s secret weapon when it comes to economic development and tourism. It’s not just our own little reservoir — it’s one of the most reliable sources of water in the state.

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Blue Ridge Reservoir nearly empty

Normal winter will refill it as SRP seeks water contracts

The Salt River Project continues to seek water rights agreements with communities along the East Verde River for a share of water from the still nearly empty Blue Ridge Reservoir.

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Pony Express riders coming Wednesday

The 57th Annual Hashknife Pony Express commemorative ride will gallop into the Rim Country next week.

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Native Grill & Wings fills a need in Payson

Wide variety of food on menu, but wings are a big draw

After a decade of casual visits, Robert and Jacquie Marshall noticed Payson lacked a true sports bar. So they decided to do something about it.

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She kept the Pine Strawberry School running

Licavoli retires after more than a quarter century

The woman who for more than 25 years kept Pine Strawberry School purring along like a fine-tuned V-8 will be stepping down in June.

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Deputy shoots neighborhood dog as children watch

Officer kills dog after finding dead chickens

It was a grisly death and one that 19 people witnessed, including several children in Young last year.