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Favorite Rim Country Christmas shopping spots

This small, but colorful art gallery and gift shop opened earlier this year in the Swiss Village Shops next to the then-Payson Florist, 802 N. Beeline Highway.

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Got to admit ... it’s getting better

Payson’s sales tax revenues on the rise, but construction continues to struggle

Hopeful numbers keep trickling in, as Rim Country struggles to regain the economic ground it lost in the real estate crash of 2007 and 2008.

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Sports editor goes on a guy’s shopping trip

I’ve now lived in Star Valley for two and a half months. So, I’ve had little time to figure out where to shop.

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Rim Country Treasures

If you want to have as much fun shopping for holiday treasures as the recipients will have receiving them, plan a visit to Moose Mountain. The shop is packed to the rafters with wonderful gifts in all shapes, sizes and prices.

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Best businesses honored

He’s hosted the rodeo in Rim Country for the last 30 years, heading up the Payson Rodeo Committee and acting as rodeo boss for both the Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo in May and the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo in August.

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2013 Rim Country Business Awards

The 2013 Rim Country Business Awards were held at the Payson Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, November 12th. Look for a story and the list of winners in Friday's Payson Roundup.

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Once Upon a Time gets a rewrite

Big changes are under way at one of Payson’s most centrally located antique shops. Once Upon A Time Antiques owner Kathy Prentice had re-evaluated her business and decided to lower prices and offer more thrift store merchandise to compete with the other stores in town.

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Center Point Dental to open new office

Additional space allows for growth

The soft tan paint was getting applied and the leaf-inspired sconces wired up Wednesday as crews hurried to get Center Point Dental ready to open in the next coming weeks.

Hunter Auto opens in Star Valley

Owner Mike Wicks celebrated the grand opening of his new repair shop, Hunter Auto in Star Valley, 3982 E. Highway 260, Oct. 4 with staff and supporters.

Kutz moves to Sawmill Crossing

Owner Robyn Hill (center) celebrated the grand opening of Kutz Etc. in the Sawmill Crossing, 201 W. Main St., Suite K, with staff Melissa McNeeley and Kayle Cobb and friends and family.

Businesses honored

A top panel of judges has picked this year’s finalists for some of Rim Country’s most prestigious business awards. A Nov. 12 award luncheon will honor the finalists — and announce the winners. The Fifth Annual Rim Country Business Awards’ panel of judges have concluded the judging of nominees for an array of awards that recognize not only innovative business strategies, but contributions to the community as well.

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Walmart reopens after fire

The Payson Walmart closed Saturday afternoon after a fire broke out in an electrical box in the back of the store, but has since reopened.

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.