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Fresh blood or just thin skin?

We’ve been scratching our heads, trying to figure out the latest brouhaha about the planning commission. Seems that the terms of Chairman Jeff Loyd, Vice Chairman John Swenson and commissioner Scott Helmer all expired in December.

He ever sought justice

We were grieved to learn of the planned retirement of Gila County Superior Court Judge Peter Cahill.

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New imaging system enhances vascular medicine at PRMC

Payson Regional Medical Center has been using C-Arm technology for quite some time, but the new C-Arm at PRMC is equipped with an upgraded vascular package that includes a Motion Tolerant System feature.

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Pepper – it's everywhere

The Healthy Foodie

The lowly pepper has inspired explorers, dominated economies, delighted gourmands, fascinated folk healers, bewitched the Romans, provoked Marco Polo to overstatement, boosted the economy of Vietnam — and wound up on every dinner table in North America.

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Pine 8th-grader sweeps science fairs

Can you correctly pronounce “Algae Amphidinium?”

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Judge Cahill retires

After a 40-year legal career in Gila County, Superior Court Judge Peter Cahill told the Roundup Monday he is retiring.

Communists support free education

Unschooling and home schooling have always been a core tradition of the Republican Party. This is why we have the best progressive freedom-based home-schooling laws in Arizona. Read the enlightening book “Teenager Liberation Handbook” by school teacher Grace Llewellyn.(

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PGA star helps locals

Jordan Speith not only helped his own career by winning the Masters, several local golfers were riding his coat tails.

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Cardiologist discusses pacemakers

Pacemakers have been around for nearly 60 years — the first one was implanted in 1958. As with all technology it has evolved and improved.

Return of the swallows

Spring is here and the swallows are returned to Green Valley Park.

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Getting to know Rim Country doctors

Dr. Frank Edward Waechter is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has been serving the Payson community since moving here in 2013 with his wife of 38 years, Betty. He and Betty have a son, Nathan. When he’s not working, he enjoys reading, golf, exercise and cars.

Enjoyed the Rich Henry story

The article on Mr. Rich Henry was just wonderful.

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Chasing a championship

The curtain falls on the home schedule for the greatest show in softball this week

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PRMC emergency department gets new director

It’s a good thing Becky Nissila started her medical career as a registered nurse in a “Knife & Gun Club” emergency room in Fresno, Calif. Her second day on the job as the new director of Payson Regional Medical Center’s emergency department there were 36 patients in six hours. She had yet to renew her patient care certification with the state, but she was on the floor changing bedding and doing everything else she could to help her staff manage the crush of patients.

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Hungry Longhorns still in the hunt

Win a no-hitter, lose a heartbreaker

Brian Young liked what he saw from Jake Beeler on the mound in his two recent starts.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: April 21

The Senior Circle is now taking registration from members interested in taking a Windows 7 computer class.

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Community Almanac

The 22nd Annual Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s Beeline Cruise-In Charity Car Show is at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 25 in Green Valley Park.

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GCC dean shows off artistic side

Show up at the Dimi Espresso for a beverage and stay to enjoy the art on the walls done by Gila Community College Dean Pam Butterfield.

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Pioneering aviator put Payson on the map

Rich Henry helps turn Payson Airport into vital community asset – and wore crazy costumes

Rich Henry and John King in their Cessna 210 skimmed the treetops near Milk Ranch Point on the Mogollon Rim.

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Time Out honors volunteers with ice cream social

Time Out recently honored Deb Juenger and Kerry Rawsthorne as its Volunteers of the Year.