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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.

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Characters Below the Rim: Chapter 19 – Wesley Floyd William Goswick

Back When

Those who lived in the Rim Country before State Route 87 became a divided highway will remember coming down Slate Creek Hill and driving through the main street of a ghost town called Goswick’s Camp.

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Short trips – Sedona, Oak Creek, Flagstaff

Travel Talk

We often just want to get out of town for one, two and three days to change the scene. It’s good for the soul! Arizona is packed with interesting and scenic locations. All we have to do is visit them.

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Family affair

Son joins Art Lloyd’s law firm

On the heels of another multi-million-dollar civil win for a client, Payson’s Lloyd Law Group has also recently added a new lawyer to the firm.

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Fires atop the Rim thinning forest

Forest Service shuts down operations on Horse Tank Fire

The Forest Service shut down operations on the 3,600-acre Horse Tank Fire near Strawberry atop the Rim on Thursday, after the low-intensity fire burned to the designated area -- thinning the forest rather than destroying it.

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Jurassic World: In spite of shortcomings, people love it and you will too

At the Movies

Twenty-two years after the opening of “Jurassic Park” the fourth film in the franchise has rumbled and chewed its way into the darkened theaters and into our terrified imaginations.

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KRIM radio back on the air

Non-commercial rock station off airwaves for three weeks after falling out with KMOG

After a three-week hiatus, KRIM Radio crackled back to life on the Rim Country airwaves Tuesday, running out of a new station with a new outlook.

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TCCA has early bird subscription offer

Through the month of June, subscriptions for the Tonto Community Concert Association’s 2015-2016 season are available for $90. After June 30, the subscription price is $100.

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Payson Book Festival brings 60 authors to Rim Country

The magnificent Rim Country is a magnet for creativity. Consider as evidence all the artists who make their homes here. Look at all the local musicians the Concert Under the Stars series in Green Valley Park is featuring this summer.

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Community theater group gives ‘Pity Party’

Performing “Pity Party” in the cozy Black Box Theatre behind the Payson High School Auditorium provides a personal feel.

Rising access to substance abuse treatment faces shortage of counselors

Rural areas like Payson lack treatment in face of heroin epidemic

Changes to health care law in the past year gave millions of Americans access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, but did nothing to address a shortage of professionals who can provide that care.