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Rescuers Respond to Paria Canyon Twice in Two Days

Helicopter swoops in for one false alarm and one rescue

Rescuers have mounted two rescue operations in the area of the Paria slot canyon in recent days -- including one false alarm and one distressed hiker.

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Scientists gain new view of ancient past

3D photo technology helps NAU archaeologists document historic sites

Imagine being able to look at a historical site from every angle, measure the smallest details on the interior and identify how to preserve it without ever touching it. Photogrammetry technology combines hundreds of overlapping high resolution images taken with a digital camera mounted on a pole to create a 3D color virtual model of a site. For an archaeologist, this is the future of documentation and a low cost alternative to laser technology such as LiDAR.

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Tonto Natural Bridge saved after long struggle

History of Rim Country's best known attraction

The fight for Tonto Natural Bridge to be open to the public is not a new one. As recently as the late 1980s this wonder of nature was private land. Here’s a look at the bridge and how it became an Arizona State Park.

Celebrate Goat Cheese Month at Fossil Creek Creamery

If it seems a little crowded in Payson lately, it may be because August is the month chosen most frequently for vacations in the United States. With temperatures at triple digits in the Valley of the Sun, it is no wonder folks head north to Rim Country.

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Spicy foods equal health, long life

My 13-month-old daughter looked at us happily as she munched on sushi, until the wasabi hit.

Chef’s challenge at the Payson Farmers Market

The new Payson High School culinary arts instructor has wasted no time getting his advanced students out into the public and on the job.

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Down by the riverside

Seeking peace on the East Verde

Making a sharp turn, I fled the demons of exhaustion and frustration.

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Payson activist living a legacy of service

Penny Navis-Schmidt is a living legacy to generations of grassroots social service. Instilled by her grandfather and mother, and now being carried on by her daughter, Penny lives her life around the principle, “If we have privilege it’s our responsibility to do service.”

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Tour of Zane Grey’s Cabin, museum worth admission

I’ve lived in Payson for nearly 17 years, yet I still am surprised at all that goes on around town.

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Drawing results for antelope and elk now available online

Outdoors Under the Rim

Many big game hunters have been anxiously waiting for the drawing results for antelope and elk for the state.

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Holy Week Services

Many local churches have announced their schedule of Holy Week services.

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Rim Country loves to walk its dogs ...

We asked our readers to reveal their favorite dog friendly hikes – here’s what they suggested

Where are the best places in Rim Country to hike with a dog? Never has a Roundup Facebook post delivered so many comments from readers.

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Courage, love and his own guardian angel

Ken Shepherd lay paralyzed in a remote canyon, his back broken in two places and his life dangling by the thread of a stranger’s courage.

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Crackerjack Mine Road adventure

I’ve lived in Payson for more than 40 years, and have been in the same house for 35 of those years. Even after all that time, every morning when I wake up and look out the window at the 20-or-so miles of the Mogollon Rim that I can see from my hillside home I realize how truly lucky I am to be able to live here.

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La Posada: Masterpiece saved from the wrecking ball

Weekend trip reveals one woman’s bold artistic triumph

Rocking beneath a gold and turquoise stenciled ceiling in front of a warm fire, cocooned by the rumble of trains in the night and the strumming of a guitarist in the lobby, you can easily lose track of your century in Winslow’s La Posada.