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Highway 87 traffic switch extended

Contruction slows traffic near Sunflower

Northbound traffic on State Route 87 north of Sunflower will remain on a single lane of the southbound lanes through the work zone which is currently a two-lane roadway through next Wednesday, April 8 between mileposts 223 and 229.

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School bus totaled in crash

Track team, staff escape injury

Sitting forlornly in the transportation parking lot, a mangled activities bus awaits a fate far from Payson Unified School District.

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Call prompts evacuation of Walmart

Customers and employees were evacuated from Payson’s Walmart Monday morning after someone called in a bomb threat.

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Wild chase

Man tries to ram deputy

A man is facing charges after reportedly trying to ram a sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle as he fled from a home in Ox Bow Estates early Sunday morning.

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Community groups need volunteers

You can make a difference when you volunteer.  JustServe.org is a great way to find lists of Payson’s non-profit organizations that are in need of your help.

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Four rescued from Salome area

Four people were safely rescued from Salome Canyon Sunday night thanks to the efforts of several agencies that worked overnight to get them out.

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Local World War II survivor turns 103

As a young mother, Janina Malicki experienced firsthand the terror of war as Nazis invaded her native Warsaw, Poland.

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County gears up for tough budget work

Building a county budget is never an easy task, given the range of county services and its limited revenue — compounded by a helpless reliance on the state for much of its funding.

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Community Almanac

The Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 4 at the Rumsey 2 Softball Field, near Taylor Pool on North McLane Road, and is for children ages 0 to 12 and youngsters with special needs.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Ladies of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, represented by Diane Baran, recently presented a $350 donation to Marion Cobo, administrator, and Durk Lynch, family nurse practitioner at Payson Christian Clinic.

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Holy Week Services

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

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County Supervisors Association names Martin to represent state

The County Supervisors Association (CSA) Board of Directors elected Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin (District 1) and Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta (District 2) as Arizona’s representatives to the Western Interstate Region (WIR), an affiliate of the National Association of Counties organization (NACo) on March 19.

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Bomb threat closes Walmart Monday morning

Walmart was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat.

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David slays Goliath – with arrows, not slings

Pine archers prove the bigger they come the harder they fall

David slaying Goliath was a walk in the park compared to what Pine Strawberry School accomplished at the 2015 Arizona Archery in Schools State Championships held March 14 at Ben Avery Shooting Range near Phoenix.

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Volunteers make tax time pain free

There is a little less than a month to file taxes and local AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are still available to help residents file free.