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Fall in high country offers many choices for outdoor enthusiasts

Outdoors Under the Rim

The calendar says fall is here, the days are shorter and the early morning temperatures are noticeably cooler.

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Golf news

Tim Ernst owned Payson Golf Course on Sept. 23.

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Payson cut off

Another broken cable kills Internet, cellphone service

Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Camp Verde and up to Whispering Pines lost most cellphone and Internet service for 12 hours Monday and Tuesday due to an “accidental cut” in a fiber optic cable causing an outage, according to a Suddenlink technical support representative.

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Arizona Forest Conference scheduled for Oct. 7-8

Salt River Project focuses on forests and watersheds

Arizona business leaders, government partners, scientists, researchers, the forest industry and those interested in forest heath will gather at the third annual “Healthy Forests, Vibrant Economy” conference, hosted by Salt River Project.

US 93 traffic switch planned for Thursday north of Wickenburg

Look for delays in travel

US 93 traffic switch planned for Thursday north of Wickenburg for widening project Motorists to travel on new southbound lanes as work continues on existing northbound lanes

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Congressman blasts Planned Parenthood

Rim Country's Rep. Gosar issues statement

Editor’s note: U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing investigating Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding:

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Rescuers Respond to Paria Canyon Twice in Two Days

Helicopter swoops in for one false alarm and one rescue

Rescuers have mounted two rescue operations in the area of the Paria slot canyon in recent days -- including one false alarm and one distressed hiker.

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Roundup wins statewide honors

Newspaper of the Year & Reporter of the Year

The Payson Roundup won honors as the non-daily Newspaper of the Year Saturday night from the Arizona Newspaper Association.

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Flu season hits home

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials announced today that several cases of influenza have recently been confirmed in Coconino County. All are recovering. This marks the beginning of the 2015 – 16 flu season in Coconino County.

Need for volunteers

Rim Country’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers willing to do anything from build houses to run its thrift store.

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‘Ugly watches’ may ease caregiver stress

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is handing out waterproof Project Life Saver (PLS) devices that GCSO Sgt. Dennis Newman describes as “ugly watches.”

Grateful for praise of first responders

On Saturday, Sept. 19, Mount Cross Church, Jerry Carlson, members of the community and many businesses joined together to recognize and show their appreciation to Rim Country first responders.

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Autumn health fair takes place in November

The annual autumn Community Health and Care Fair is in November this year.

The secret to being the Best Newspaper

The man who deserved the award didn’t get his name on the plaque.

University benefits

I’ve read a number of letters expressing opposition to a university in Payson. Let’s consider the facts about the likely economic impact to Payson.

Loved story and book

Very much admired Pete Aleshire’s piece on Canyon de Chelly.

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Join the crew and get fit at Almost New Thrift

There is a place you can go to burn 350 to 550 calories that is not a gym. It is a place where exciting things are often found in plain boxes or bags and you get first pick.

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Making your care wishes known: Taking the time to plan benefits all

Tips on how to have important conversations about care wishes

According to a national survey by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 90 percent of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end-of-life care, but fewer than 30 percent of people have actually had the conversation.

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Getting seniors’ pain prescription right

September is national Pain Awareness Month. One of the major issues policymakers, health care providers, and average citizens alike need to focus on is how to improve pain management among older Americans.

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Kids need to learn about healthy food as much as drug use

The Healthy Foodie

My mornings are certifiably crazy, especially since I’ve made the commitment to provide healthy food for my daughter.