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Seven arrested on drug charges, one with illegal firearm

After a yearlong investigation, officers arrested seven people Wednesday on various drug charges.

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Man arrested in Star Valley following brief search

The search for a man involved in a domestic disturbance ended quickly Wednesday morning for sheriff’s deputies.

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Fun filled folly at the Spring Rodeo

Between all the exciting action at the 2015 Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo this weekend, Donnie Landis provides the specialty act entertainment.

Letter opened my eyes

Thank you for running the letter about how the cuts our Legislature made to our state universities’ budgets is such a shame. As the writer put it, sad.

Goodbye peaceful Payson

A college town? Really?

We need trained workers

Businesses cite the lack of skilled workers as the second biggest reason the businesses do not expand.

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Announcements

Friday, May 15 is the deadline to sign up for the Town of Payson’s T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball and Softball Leagues.

Web cam could help tourism

Many of the local areas have web cam.

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Pipes burst

Main Street flooded

Aging Payson water mains burst this week, flooding Main Street.

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Crash snarls traffic

Two taken to hospital with minor injuries

Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a near head-on collision Tuesday at East Bonita Street and North Beeline Highway.

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Payson golfers head to state for 16th time in 17 years

Team wins White Mountain Invitational

Payson High’s golf team fought high winds as well as four other state-qualifying teams to win the White Mountain Invitational on May 1-2.

Marvelous May

May is busy. There are no two ways about it. And May is marvelous — at least in Rim Country.

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Fall big game hunting permits available

Outdoors Under the Rim

The elk and antelope hunting permits have already been determined and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting the rest of the big game permits for the fall. This will include deer, sheep, javelina, fall turkey and buffalo tags which are determined by a lottery drawing in mid summer.

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Longhorns: Champions of the heart

More Than a Game

I watched a championship team Monday night.

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Golfing news

The Payson Niners are looking for old and new players who want to have fun. If interested in joining, call Mary Hoeger at (406) 587-8893 or Nina Szakal at (928) 474-4665 or (928) 970-0495. This is a fun golf group for those that only have the time, ability or desire to play nine holes on Thursday mornings.

Saddened to learn of death

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Chuck Ybarrondo. Chuck was a true friend of Payson Schools’ displaced and disadvantaged students.

Sponsors make it possible

Mogollon Sporting Association would like to thank our supporters and the communities for helping us have a very successful banquet.

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Police pensions payments jump

It is the “big ugly” in Payson’s budget next fiscal year: the town’s contribution to police pensions.

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Special Olympics rewarding

DJ's Music Trivia

Special athletes. Special people. That’s what Special Olympics is all about.

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Visitors leave holiday dregs along roads

The Village

Another big holiday is now behind us. Mothers are so important to all of us. I know that each mother was shown the love and appreciation she deserves.