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Fire chief goes to Dubai

Morris speaks at Fire Safety Technology Forum

The Pine-Strawberry Fire chief recently went half way around the world to help a community build safer buildings for firefighters.

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Payson losing beloved teachers

17 teachers have 278 years worth of experience

The Payson Unified School District board recognized 17 longtime teachers and staff at its meeting on May 23.

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Libraries plan activities to keep youth busy

The libraries in both Payson and Pine will have plenty of activities to keep youth busy this summer.

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PCCS celebrates student artists

Armed with a set of stickers with three colors — yellow, pink and green — parents, grandparents, students and teachers of Payson Community Christian School wandered past three different class groupings of art projects to vote on their favorite.

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Middle school students celebrate graduation

The class of 2020 received a spirited send off as they graduated from Rim Country Middle School Thursday afternoon.

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Fire flares for Memorial Day

Wildfire a benefit, not a bane in cool weather

Firefighters continued to monitor and direct a 2,500-acre fire burning near Young that has put out so much smoke the Forest Service has closed a large area of the forest and set up guide cars to move people safely along smoky roads.

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Wildfires still burning

Pivot fire near Pine now 1,600 acres

Fire managers with the Coconino National Forest continue to make use of three lightning-caused fires to benefit the landscape and maintain a healthy ecosystem.

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Rim Country summer gets in gear this weekend

Summer in Rim Country starts this weekend — yes, we know, the season “officially” starts June 20 — but with all the activities planned this weekend, it just feels like summer has arrived.

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Don’t trash the forest!

Seems one of the greatest byproducts of the Memorial Day holiday is trash.

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Gunman shoots at cars, cops on Beeline

A San Tan Valley man is in custody after police say he went on a shooting spree Tuesday night, striking six vehicles, including a police cruiser on the Beeline Highway near Fountain Hills.

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Plenty of paperwork for upcoming elections yet to be filedt

Between the Star Valley Town Council and Gila County, voters will have a chance to vote on 13 seats in the August primary and the November general election.

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Antler theft leads to 3 years in prison

A Payson man will spend two years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing a set of antlers.

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Forest Service urges visitors to prevent wildfires

The Forest Service is bracing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, with rangers out in force to help visitors and remain on guard for careless use of fire, with its potentially devastating consequences.

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GCC offers general education classes in Summer of 2016

Gila Community College is now registering students for summertime English and Math classes, not to mention fall semester classes.

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Mart and Flores named Gila County Teachers of the Year

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell is happy to announce that Erika Flores of Globe and Kevin Mart of Young have been selected as the 2016 Gila County Teachers of the Year.

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