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March 27 is the deadline to register for the Spring Co-Ed Adult Softball League.

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McMullen rips cover off ball in first week of college action

Former Payson High standout Nick McMullen has wasted no time making a name for himself on the collegiate baseball stage.

Obama lies

Obama’s lies are moving again.

Lack of oversight wrong

My name is Tina Mull. I am the granddaughter of Marvin Mull, Sr., our former tribal chairman and my father is Marvin Mull, Jr., our former vice-chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Congress must acknowledge climate change is real

Climate change is about a sustainable future for us all.

The cost of an education

For young people considering the teaching profession, I imagine a major deterrent is the ever-rising costs of the undergraduate (and graduate) education they’ll need to become a teacher to begin with.

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Best of the best converge on Payson

Longhorns face tough test in quest for glory

Payson High’s softball team is the favorite in many people’s minds to win the first state championship in program history this season. But the Longhorns will have to get by several other teams with title aspirations of their own if they are to realize their ultimate goal.

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Slide-offs, rollover clutter Rim Country highways

There were a number of accidents Thursday including one just south of Pine and several slide-offs east of Payson.

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Annual fundraiser will feature ‘Music, Mutts & Meowgaritas’

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is gearing up for the upcoming Music, Mutts & Meowgaritas fundraiser.

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Longhorns stomp Fountain Hills 17-0

Welcome to the big time.

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Newcomer fits right in

Anilese Hayes took a bit of a skip as she came down on a home plate surrounded by Payson High softball players.

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Longhorns scorch Snowflake links to keep rolling

The beast was unleashed as Mason Ridley combined power from the tee and the hands of a surgeon around the greens in leading Payson’s varsity golf team to another victory at Snowflake Golf Course on Tuesday.

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A family tragedy

Drugs, abuse shatter family, provoke 10-year prison term

A Payson man will spend the next 10 years in prison for abusing his children and other offenses.

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Polarized lenses a big asset to anglers looking for spawning fish

Outdoors Under the Rim

Many outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing in the spring and summer often spend time in the woods hunting in the fall. Big game hunters, besides having some kind of firearm or bow, would consider optics as part of their essential gear in pursuit of an animal.

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Winter leaves with a dash of snow, rain

Making one last roar, the lion of winter brought rain to the Rim Country late Wednesday evening.

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Village starting to bloom; side streets being graded

The Village

I took a stroll around our house this morning and I was surprised by all the trees that are in bloom. It’s almost as if the blooms popped out overnight.

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As Bette Davis once said: ‘Getting old is not for sissies’

Your Turn

Today is 11 Dec 2014. I just got done writing out a stack of Christmas cards, some headed for Australia, the UK, and India, and the rest headed around the good old USA. The odd part of it is that it wore me out more than if I had gone outside and spent the same hour-and-a-half shoveling snow.

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P/S residents blessed with fire pros

Rattlin' the Rim

In awe, I watched a band of hardened Rim Country firefighters do what they do best — protect property, homes and lives.

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Music and wellness forum on tap

DJ's Music Trivia

I got the eye of the tiger, A fighter, dancing through the fire ...

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Spring arrives on Rim with celebrations

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek saw the opening of the Landmark for the new season, the final St. Patrick’s observance up at Dennis and Kelly’s home in See Canyon, a birthday party campfire down at Jay and Lisa’s, a host of youngsters on spring break and even some folks looking for campsites already.