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Bashas’ manager retires after 33-year career

Fourteen years after he began working for Bashas’, Bob Mykleby transferred to the Arizona grocery chain’s Payson store.

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Oasis Christian Books and Gifts set ‘grand re-opening’

Oasis Christian Books and Gifts plans a “grand re-opening” this weekend.

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Even kids will want to wash your car

Brace yourself — your kids are really going to want to wash the car. Just don’t get caught in the crossfire as they fire off soap from the spray gun at Chevron’s new automated car wash.

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Payson Jewelers closing 3 decades

If you are going to go out, go out with a bang — or in this case — a sparkle.

Church closer to opening coffee shop

A church is one step closer to opening a coffee shop on its grounds. Expedition Church began fixing up a small building on its 2.5-acre property on South Colcord Road some time ago to use as a coffee shop and on Monday, Nov. 7 the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously agreed to recommend the town council approve rezoning the property.

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Charlie’s butcher shop under new ownership

It might not be Charlie behind the counter anymore, but his legacy and commitment to quality lives on.

Alliance director; streets on town council agenda

The Payson Town Council will seat a new director for the university project and purchase some of the rights of way needed to repair Bonita Street at the next council meeting Thursday.

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Child advocate volunteers

It is not easy to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate, but the work they do is some of the most important in the county.

Concord Blue biomass plant breaks ground in Eagar

EAGAR — It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a start. Concord Blue Energy broke ground last week on its long-awaited biomass plant in the Eagar Industrial Park.

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Trinkets and Treasures all spruced up

In a town full of thrift stores, Trinkets and Treasures is one of the best loved — with proceeds going toward feeding needy seniors.

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Jimmy John’s opens after all

After more than a year of waiting, Jimmy John’s has opened its doors in Payson, emitting those famous “free smells” of fresh baked bread in the Safeway shopping center.

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Sears Hometown Store moves

The locally owned Sears Hometown Store has moved across Highway 260 and is now located in the Payson Village Shopping Center next to Big 5 Sporting Goods.

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Jeri J's Fry Bread Business Moves

After parking their food bus at Western Village for the summer, Jeri J’s Fry Bread is back where it originally opened years ago — on the south end of the Mazatzal Casino parking lot.

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Payson ammunition plant seeks to reopen

Awaiting supplies, untangling legal issues

Payson’s ammunition manufacturing plant reopened two weeks ago, but the production lines don’t appear to be in operation.

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Judge rules on pot dispensary conflict

After an 18-month legal battle, a judge has ruled on who actually owns Payson’s Uncle Herbs marijuana dispensary, but the twisted story appears far from over.