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Business News & Notes

Rim Country Motor Sports in Star Valley will celebrate its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at its new location, 4208 E. Highway 260.

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Business booming

Town hails new firms, rising sales

Payson’s economic director Bobby Davis was buzzing with excitement last week as he delivered an update to the council on the area’s growth.

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Dental practice has new owner

From hygienist to dental practice owner, Kristin Wade has made some huge career leaps in the past decade.

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Ammo factory drops plans to expand

Plans to build an industrial park at the end of the scenic Granite Dells Road, including an ammunition production facility, have been shot down.

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New music store will make parents’ lives easier

Parents of band kids rejoice! There’s no more need to drive to Phoenix to get instruments repaired or rented.

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KMOG shifts antenna to Payson-owned site

At its last meeting, the Payson Town Council approved placing a new FM antenna on the Hillcrest water tank, boosting KMOG’s service throughout town.

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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.