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Strawberry store opens

A place with a little bit of everything in Strawberry

A tiny corner store in Straw­berry might be the last place you would think to find a designer purse, rhinestone jeans and boots, a healthy selection of emergency survival food, educational toys and a saddle. But that is just how owners Casey and Debbie Faunce designed the DC Cross Mercantile, better known as the Strawberry Market.

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Water guy purifies and saves money

To celebrate almost 10 years in business, Alan Roeder of Mountain Water Systems changed his phone number.

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New gallery opens

A new pop-up gallery has opened in the Swiss Village Shops in the former location of The Art Nook.

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Pine wine tasting room open on holiday

There’s a new and fun thing to do in Pine each weekend — wine tasting at the Trident Winery Tasting Room off Hardscrabble Road.

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Family affair

Son joins Art Lloyd’s law firm

On the heels of another multi-million-dollar civil win for a client, Payson’s Lloyd Law Group has also recently added a new lawyer to the firm.

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KRIM radio back on the air

Non-commercial rock station off airwaves for three weeks after falling out with KMOG

After a three-week hiatus, KRIM Radio crackled back to life on the Rim Country airwaves Tuesday, running out of a new station with a new outlook.

UA, Phoenix expand biomedical campus

The University of Arizona, and the City of Phoenix have entered into an agreement to expand the university’s presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

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New store offers furniture, appliances

Pete and Vicki Allen decided Payson needed a furniture store that fell somewhere between thrift and new – so they started Affordable Furniture and Appliances on Cedar Lane.

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After half a decade, Quilting Sisters closes

Cheryl Dolby and her husband took over the quilting shop five and a half years ago, renaming it Quilting Sisters, but now they have decided it is time to close the doors.

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Walmart parking trauma

Shoppers at Walmart have had to run an obstacle course of Road Closed signs, caution tape, construction equipment and angry drivers in order to simply find a place to park.

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From father to son and back again — Lowery’s

Window and door shop in second generation of family ownership

Sitting on a counter in the Lowery’s showroom is a picture of a tow-headed little boy looking out the window of a pickup truck.

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Investment group’s new division to focus on retirement plans

Kevin Dick Investment Management Group has created a new division focusing exclusively on employer-sponsored retirement plans (401k plans, profit sharing plans, cash balance defined contributions plans, etc.). Retirement Asset Managers or RAM will be led by Carrie Dick, AIF® and assisted by Micah Crabdree, CRPS®.

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Chamber of Commerce CEO quits abruptly

After almost a year on the job, Ana Gutowski resigned as CEO of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.

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Arizona State Credit Union to close local branch

PHOENIX – Arizona State Credit Union will close its Payson branch location on or before July 31.

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New gallery in Pine

The newest art gallery in Pine brings something warm and welcoming to town. Maybe it is the smell of varnish, acrylic oils and fresh-sawn wood that permeates the space or the art, tucked into several rooms in the charming gallery, most from either friends or family of the owners, Ed and Joanie Farnum.