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Mackenzie wins PWGA tournament

The Payson Women’s Golf Association played a ONES Tournament on May 12 at Payson Golf Course. In that format, the ladies count scores only on the holes whose number starts with O, N, E and S (1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 17 and 18).

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ADOT reopens SR 87 northbound north of Fountain Hills

Crash forced temporary closure of highway

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 87 northbound about 20 miles north of Fountain Hills. A crash briefly closed the highway on the morning the the busy Memorial Day weekend. The closure was near milepost 207, which is about eight miles north of the Bush Highway intersection.

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Payson gears up for four Memorial Day ceremonies

Take time as you start summer’s fun this Memorial Day weekend to remember why we have the holiday. It is to remember the men and women we have lost to war.

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Forest Service takes aim at trash

After each major summer holiday, the Tonto Forest around Payson looks like a dump.

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JRE revamps food service – wins national recognition for district

Julia Randall Elementary students with help from staff, took matters into their own hands requesting a healthier school to win recognition from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Arizona Department of Education through the Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge.

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Register now for Monster Mudder

The annual Mogollon Monster Mudder and Mountain High Games takes place at the Payson Event Center Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

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Highway 87 restrictions lifted

Lanes reopened near Sunflower

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation has lifted all traffic restrictions along State Route 87.

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Rodeo never loses its thrill

The bulls slobber and twist as the cowboys fly.

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Payson seniors stage sorrowful plays

In their final shows as Payson High School thespians, this year’s graduating seniors ambitiously produced five shows.

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Payson turns on the charm

Despite the early hour and chilly conditions, Payson residents came out in droves Friday for a Valley news show, which held a special six-hour broadcast from Green Valley Park.

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The ugly Monster vs. The Dancing Trees

Turns out, Payson’s chock full of amiable, extras — seeking their gleeful 15 minutes of fame.

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Community Almanac

Celebrate May at the Fossil Creek Creamery annual May Fest Saturday, May 23 and help Payson Community Kids.

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Clubs and Organizations

Most people are not prepared for an unexpected trip to the hospital emergency room.

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Debunking medical media myths

Becky Nissila, the new director of emergency services at Payson Regional Medical Center, will speak at a free program presented by Arizona Professional Writers at noon, Wednesday, May 20 in the community room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd.

Peterson wins PWGA title May 5

The Payson Women’s Golf Association played a Four Club Tournament in cold and rainy weather at Payson Golf Course on May 5.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: May 19

The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday. For details about programs and membership, call (928) 472-9290.

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Snow in May! El Niño may yield wet year

Pine wakes to snowscape

Pine residents and musical directors Daria Mason and Mike Buskirk woke up to find snow on the ground Saturday, May 16.

Smith, Armenta win PMGA major

Jessie Smith and Alex Armenta shot a 111 to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Two-Man Best Ball Tournament on May 6 and 13 at Payson Golf Course. The 36-hole event is one of the PMGA’s major tournaments.

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Headed now for prison

Drunk driver blows ‘greatest’ plea deal

A drunk driver that slammed into a Gisela couple’s yard and nearly killed their dogs, saw his path of destruction end Monday when a judge sentenced him to a year in prison, five years of probation and another 60 days in jail.

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Physical therapy after joint replacement surgery

When the pain of moving takes a toll on our quality of life it is time to consider joint replacement surgery.