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Payson’s voter-approved override goes to classrooms

The Payson Unified School District has not wasted the faith and respect shown by Rim Country voters when they supported the override tax — 100 percent of the funds raised have gone to classrooms and salaries, said PUSD Business Manager Kathie Manning.

Domestic violence a crime that doesn’t always get punished

“I’m sure she did something to provoke him. And anyway, it’s a family matter. Why on earth would we call the police?”

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Racking up yardage

Punt, Pass & Kick

Rim Country youngsters who survived the first round of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition a couple of months earlier returned for the sectional competition at Rumsey Park on Saturday.

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Waterfowl offer clues to best place to find the bass

Rim Country Fishing Report

Bass fishing on Roosevelt Lake was called good this past week by local experienced anglers.

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Turkey Shoot here Saturday

The Tonto Rim Sports Club is hosting a Turkey Shoot at the Jim Jones Shooting Range from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Competitors will have a chance to take home a turkey for only $2 per shot in archery, handgun, rifle or shotgun.

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Hoeger wins Niners Club Championship

The final tournament of the season was rained out on Oct. 29, but the Payson Lady Niners still enjoyed plenty of action on the links during October as they wrapped up their golf season at Payson Golf Course.

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Contractor steals elderly woman’s jewelry

A Payson man will serve three years in prison in part for stealing jewelry from a homeowner while working as remodeler.

Thank you for all the prayers

My family and I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has blessed our lives with their prayers, cards and gifts as we deal with the loss of a very loved and special man, Butch Klein.

Elks’ veterans event a sellout

The Payson Elks Lodge held its annual salute to veterans and this year’s event was a sellout.

RCMS starts middle level FBLA

Mrs. Rebecca Diggs, the computer teacher at Rim Country Middle School, has opened a new chapter for our students.

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Turkey Trot 5K Saturday

The town’s annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Green Valley Park.

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State seeking input on math, language standards

The State Board of Education’s Standards Development Committee will hold a public input meeting on Arizona’s Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards in Globe, on Wednesday, Nov. 18 starting at 6 p.m. in the Gila County Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room.

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Winter Brings Changes to Recreation Sites Near Roosevelt

Several sites closing for the season

Several winter recreation sites near Roosevelt will be closed for the winter starting November 15, 2015. Davis Wash and Upper Burnt Corral are closed from November 15 to March 1, 2016. Bermuda Flat also closed on November 15, 2015, and it will reopen on February 16, 2016. This closure occurs annually, to protect the wintering goose population.

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Coconino NF extends comment period on proposed changes to Red Rock Pass fee program

Plan would eliminate fees for parking along highway in Sedona

The public comment period regarding proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass (RRP) fee program has been extended to Jan. 1, 2016. Comments can be submitted by emailing or by normal mail to Red Rock District, P.O. 20429, Sedona, AZ 86341.

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First winter storm blankets Rim Country

Sunny skies to prevail remainder of week

A chilly cold system blew into town Monday and brought with it the first significant snowfall for the Payson area.

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Hiking the Grand Canyon at any age

For Morris and Phyllis Brown, age has never been a limiting factor. When they met 18 years ago, neither doubted it was possible to fall in love again while in their 50s, and when they decided to hike the Grand Canyon together, not once but several times, they knew it could be done with a little patience and persistence.

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Winter storm passing through

More snow, rain likely next week

The National Weather Service at 11:30 Monday issued the following advisory: Today through Tuesday: Additional snowfall in the general 1-3” range is expected today, ending late this afternoon near the US 89/I-17 corridor and in eastern Arizona late this evening. Cold temperatures and brisk north winds will combine to create wind chills ranging from the single digits to the teens in most locations Tuesday morning.

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Rim Country under winter weather advisory

Snow is creating slippery roadway conditions around Rim Country Monday morning as a cold storm system moves across northern Arizona.

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Rain Sunday foreshadows snow on Monday

Snow level forecast: 6,000 feet on Sunday, 4,000 feet on Monday

Rain showers in Payson on Sunday heralded an oncoming winter storm that could bring snow to levels above 4,000 feet on Monday.

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Schools honor Tonto Apache Tribe

The Payson Unified School District honored the Tonto Apache Tribal Council as “Heroes of Education,” for the tribe’s many donations to the district in recent years — including $20,000 to replace the turf on the football field.