Local businesses nominated for 2013 awards

The Seventh Annual Rim Country Business Awards, developed by the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, and the Town of Payson - Tourism, Parks & Recreation, with APS as the Presenting Sponsor, has concluded the nomination and application portion of the event.

Propane storage facility gets OK

Planning and Zoning green light airport location for Griffin’s

A propane company received the green light Monday from Payson’s Planning and Zoning Commission to go ahead with plans to seek approval to build a storage facility and sales office near the airport.

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Award-winning winery in Gila County

Young is the kind of place where you can run into a hunter dressed up like a shaggy tree at the local general store refueling on beer and then walk across the street and taste award-winning wine.

Window to the sole; what your toes reveal

They curve when we ignore our dreams, straighten out when we are on the right path and hide under one another when money woes strike. Every bump and wrinkle offers a sign staring straight back (or up) at us, but usually overlooked.

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Woodworker carves out a cubby in Payson shop

Jack Gauman is the latest artist to display his custom creations at Crafters Cubbies in the Swiss Village Shops, 626 N. Beeline High­way.

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Alps emerge in Swiss Village

Tom Plets could never have imagined how much one semester in Europe would affect his whole life.

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Prime site for more fast food

The most visible blighted corner in all of Payson has finally found a buyer. Crews earlier this week started tearing down the old restaurant at the intersection of Highways 87 and 260 to make way for a Carl’s Jr. restaurant.

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Mom & Pop business survives and thrives

The lunch rush ends with a mom and her two little children hopping into their mini van, hands full of vibrantly colored fruit smoothies in clear plastic cups, straws sticking up in the air.

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Long-awaited promotion for service manager

After 25 years and two owners, Daniel Way has made his way up to the post of service manager at Payson’s Chapman Auto Center.

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Miss Fitz serving success at 260 Café

After several failed attempts by previous owners, the 260 Café is finally serving up success thanks to a few local misfits.

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How to stay married and stay in business

Higginbothams of Payson Jewelers don’t step on each others’ toes

There is a wall dividing the back room of Payson Jewelers. Owners Robert and Melissa Higginbotham had it installed many years ago in the 1,100-square-foot shop. On one side, a place for all his jewelry tools, tables covered with clamps, grinders, soldering guns, pliers, loupes and hammers. And on the other side of the wall, a typical office space — her place.

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Payson Roundup expands digital partnership with Google

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, users of may notice something a little different. The Payson Roundup has expanded its partnership with Google to provide an alternative to subscription-based Web sites. When users visit pages on the, they will see some content, but to view all content, readers will be asked to answer a survey question such as, “Do you drink soda?” or to share the content on a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter.