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Dehydration can be deadly, experts warn

Rim Country’s high temperatures of 96 to 99 degrees this week didn’t qualify us for the National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning issued for Phoenix, with highs over 110.

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Departure of veteran Payson doctors spurs concerns

Hospital, Banner officials say impact minimal on existing physician shortage

At the recent Senior Connections Conference, one of the speakers, Dr. Michael Lowe, told the audience a lot of doctors are leaving the area.

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Community Almanac

Whiskey Rose will be the featured band at the next summer concert series event.

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Officers storm house, probe odd assault

It was a busy day of calls on Wednesday, June 24, for the Payson Police Department, handling a suicidal subject and reports of a domestic situation at the Sawmill Crossing parking lot.

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Pitch it to me, coach

Action in the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Coach Pitch Baseball League for boys and girls ages 6-8 is heating up along with the temperature about midway through its six-week schedule.

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Cori Barnett honored as Arizona All-American

Cori Barnett starred in three sports for four years at Payson High School.

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Monster catfish shot

Weekly Fishing Report

This week, Dean Linne, using a bow, snagged a record flathead catfish in Roosevelt Lake, weighing in at a monstrous 60 pounds, with a length of 47 inches.

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Gila County eyes building plan stacked against the north

Rim Country facilities may get 13 percent of money while paying 71 percent of property taxes

Gila County plans to spend $6.3 million on county facilities in 2015-16 — but 83 percent of the money will go to Southern Gila County, which has less than half the population and pays roughly 29 percent of the county’s property tax bill.

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Three airlifted to Valley after highway crash

Three people were flown to Valley hospitals Tuesday after their vehicle rolled south of Sunflower.

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Rec Roundup

Kids ages 5-12 are eligible to sign up now through July 10 for the Payson Youth Flag Football League.

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Charter school due

Could impact Payson district

American Leadership Academy, a multi-campus charter school from the Valley, announced it will open a K-12 campus in Payson by 2016, an announcement with potentially serious consequences for the Payson Unified School District.

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Plan for your pets’ safety during July 4th celebrations

It’s almost that time! The 4th of July is just around the corner. It’s time to start planning for the celebration, but don’t forget to include planning for you pets and their safety as well.

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Staying fire smart always wise

Rattlin' the Rim

Although those of us who live at the foot of the Mogollon Rim are constantly on the alert for potential forest fires, there was no need to panic this week when billows of smoke filled the skies north of Pine and Strawberry and an electronic smoke warning sign went up in the middle of town.

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Monsoon onset may douse fire risk

The dark clouds can’t be missed and this week saw lightning strikes up near Christopher Creek.

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Hardware Heroes

Home Depot co-worker saved

A group of Home Depot supervisors saved a fellow worker’s life Wednesday when his heart stopped beating as he worked in the painting department.

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Lightning show to start soon

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek joined the rest of the northern hemisphere plunging headlong into summer this week.

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Foundation down for new fire station

The Village

Father’s Day is now behind us, and another big celebration is on the horizon. Father’s Day was a huge success for the Snyder family.

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Life doesn’t work that way, Part 3

Your Turn

Life has a way of humbling us when we get overconfident. Some learn early. Some never learn.

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‘Inside Out’ a must-see, says reviewer

At the Movies

Pixar studios has been responsible for some of (some people say all of) the best animated feature films for young folks in the last 20 years.

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Jesus is our Lord!

Firm Foundations

Recently a woman in the news was shocked, surprised and completely bewildered at the fact that someone had stolen her identity and began to misrepresent who she really was.