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New manager brings energy to chamber

The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce has selected Ana Gutowski as its new chamber manager.

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What's at stake for rural economies when there's a national park nearby?

Grand Canyon tourism supports 6238 jobs and has a $476 million economic impact

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.6 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2013 spent $476 million in communities near the park, which produced 6,238 local jobs. The Grand Canyon remains the state’s biggest tourist draw, but the study demonstrates the impact of such well-known attractions for tourist dependent rural economies like Payson.

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Payson financial advisor gets national Women’s Choice Award

Payson financial advisor Kevin Dick has received the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors based on an evaluation that included a client survey combined and 17 research-based criteria.

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PetSmart evacuated Wednesday

Just after noon Wednesday, firefighters were called to the Payson PetSmart for reports of smoke in the store.

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Payson smoothes out impact fee kerfuffle

Officials say Native Grill and Wings on track to open 260-seat restaurant

Native Grill and Wings remains on track to open a 240-seat restaurant in Payson, despite a flurry of concern about the town’s water impact fees.

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Boutique finds new home

After eight years, the Boutique has found a new home.

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Spotlight on Rim County Real Estate Professionals: Kim Anderson, Prudential Arizona Realty

Kim Anderson, born in Minnesota moved to Payson, Arizona in 1997. She is a licensed Realtor in the state of Arizona with Prudential Arizona Realty. She works hard to assist her clients in realizing the best value in their real estate decisions. In addition, Kim has over 25 years of extensive knowledge in the real estate business.

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The Art Nook showcases work of local artists

Glenda Roark has a message for Rim Country seniors: it is never too late.

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North Country HealthCare opens

Clinic offers alternative for people struggling to afford health care

After several years of discussion and planning, Gila County’s first community health center is a reality.

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Rim Country chamber gets a happy transplant

Sandy Koenig, the new executive director and manager of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a relatively new “transplant” to the area. She and her husband Mike just moved here in November. They have been part-time residents of Pine since 1992 though, so they aren’t really “new” residents.

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Chore Solutions owner is just like anyone else

Detailer doesn’t let cerebral palsy tarnish his shine

He gets to play with all sorts of expensive cars and trucks, a favorite pastime, even if he can’t afford them.

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Customers swarm Carl’s Jr. restaurant

Rim Country residents have watched and waited expectantly as the building on the northeast corner of Highways 87 and 260 transformed over the last few months.

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Celebration draws a crowd

Throng of Rim Country’s best turn out for awards

Waves of laughter and smiles flooded the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino banquet room Monday night setting the already sparkly room aglow as the winners of the Best of Rim Country were announced.

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Pinon: New cafe with historic roots

There is now a place to eat a Mogollon Monster, the Elvis and a Croque Madame.

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Original Piñon Cafe’s rich history

The original Piñon Cafe property was owned by the Ira R. and Goldie McNeeley family for 30 years, from January 1956 through June 1986. The cafe was named after the piñon (or pinyon) pine, which produces nuts long a vital food for Native Americans.