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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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Fox Farm annexation advances

The Payson Town Council last week moved forward with annexing the Fox Farms property in Granite Dells, this time to a sole protester.

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Office workers needed

Victoria Farnsworth hopes to fill a niche.

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All natural jerky shop comes to Payson

A new business in town just opened Tuesday. Fresh N’ Wild Jerky, also Italian ice and salsa, located at 509 S. Beeline Highway to take advantage of the traffic passing through.

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Teen retailer coming to town

Rue21 plans for shop latest sign business is picking up

A new retailer is coming to Payson this winter, but don’t expect their stylish clothes to keep you warm.

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No Housing Bubble Right Now in Phoenix

ASU experts report on Valley housing trends

The Phoenix-area housing market is NOT creating another housing bubble to pop anytime soon. The latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows a lack of enthusiasm from both buyers and sellers.