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Local sales vital

Businesses rely on sales, town relies on sales tax

With the holiday shopping season ramping up, local business owners are holding their breath. With fewer Valley visitors in the winter, business owners rely heavily on local shoppers this time of year to make it through another year. But with more people shopping online and at big box stores, some worry how they can compete.

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PRMC nationally recognized as Top Performer

For the third time, Payson Regional Medical Center has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.

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Pirate’s Cove offers family friendly fun

Kids and teens rejoice — there is something fun to do with friends.

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Home Depot fixes Legion Hall

Payson Home Depot employees pitched into refurbish the Rim Country American Legion Hall in honor of Veterans Day.

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Business that started in bedroom expands again

SmartSystems I.T. company to celebrate 10th anniversary

While many businesses have closed their doors over the past decade, Scott Moody’s been opening new ones.

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Industrial park annexation process gets another kink

Agreement gives owner an out if Payson nixes zoning

A potential landowner proposing a controversial industrial park in Granite Dells wants Payson to negotiate a pre-development agreement so that he can back out of annexation if the town ultimately denies him the zoning change he seeks.

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Starbucks opens in Bashas’

It’s been a decade in the making, but the Payson Bashas’ finally has a Starbucks.

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Payson’s economy perking along

Region outperforming state with strong gains in construction

Rim Country’s recovering economy continued to outperform the rest of the state in October as evidenced by figures in Payson’s monthly budget tracking report.

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Fox Farm rezoning confusion

Payson Mayor Kenny Evans says it was all a mix up — lawyers making a muddled mess out of plans to rezone the Fox Farm/Rim Ranch.

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Let Gila County do it

Fox Farm industrial planners punt

An uncommonly large crowd turned out for Monday afternoon’s Payson Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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Habitat for Humanity store gets new location

Payson waives fee for builder of low-income housing

After months of planning and negotiation, Habitat for Humanity ReStore thrift store officials could finally announce last week that the store is moving.

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Scrapbook store closing

The chime on the front door of Paper and Metal Scrappers chirped repeatedly Wed­nesday as customers flooded the small store in the Sawmill Crossing just as the rain fell softly outside.

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Beeline Insurance wins $3,500 donation for GLH fund

A local insurance group recently beat out 200 other Arizona agencies, raising $3,500 for the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund.

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Quilting Sisters named 2014 Shop of the Year

Quilting Sisters of Payson, known statewide, was awarded the 2014-15 Shop of the Year by the Friends of the Hall of Fame. This is the third year Quilting Sisters has been nominated for the award.

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Farmers market ready to wrap up

The Payson Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Sawmill Crossing will have its last session on Sept. 27, after opening every Saturday all summer long.

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