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Tools go up in flames in Tonto Basin blaze

A Tonto Basin man lost all of his woodworking tools when several of his sheds caught fire early Tuesday morning.

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Cops get scruffy in a good cause

It has been a hairy month for the Payson Police Department.

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Payson faces housing crisis

With home rental rates increasing every year, finding affordable housing in Payson poses a challenge. Local Realtors say a lack of affordable housing poses a looming crisis in Rim Country, especially if the area gets a four-year university that draws several thousand new residents.

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Judges: We must listen to the victims of violence

In the middle of the night, a woman’s partner cuts off her hair and in a rage stuffs it in her mouth.

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Education top issue for voters

Arizona voters would rather pay higher taxes than cut school funding and 56 percent support a plan to take money from the state land trust to provide an infusion of cash for K-12 schools, according to a Morrison Institute poll.

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Payson High School students need your vote

With just a click of their mouse, Rim Country residents can help Payson High School students eat healthy snacks.

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Continuing a popular Christmas tradition

Rattlin' the Rim

“The Polar Express” has for decades tickled Christmas magic in children — whether it’s listening to the holiday classic being read or taking a train trip adventure to “North Pole.”

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We occasionally have the wrong idea about someone

Your Turn

Sometimes we see the name of someone from the past, yawn, and move on to something more interesting.

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Holiday celebrations stacking up

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek’s new homeowners, Pam and Dave Voita, hosted Thanksgiving and a birthday celebration in their newly remodeled cabin on Uphill Drive.

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A hint for those leftover mashed potatoes

The Village

The day after Thanksgiving… and your refrigerator is full of leftovers.

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Characters Under the Rim - Henry Irving, Part 2

Back When

The old army scout Henry Irving had retired and after living for some years with relatives at San Carlos and Camp Verde he settled with his wife and other relatives on Indian Hill in the center of Payson. [1]

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Joys of the season

Swiss Village lighting tonight kicks off rush of Christmas events

After you have gobbled down Thanksgiving dinner, head out to the Swiss Village Shops this weekend to kick off Christmas.

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Horton Creek Trail’s soothing trek along photogenic stream

When my editor assigned me to write an outdoor story, I thought, on what?

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Cooking up a lesson in chemistry

Culinary and science kids team up to devour physics of baking

Measuring, mixing, beating, pouring and baking the Payson High School students used muffins to learn how the leavening chemicals affect the density of the cupcake.

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How can you survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

PHS drama students offer helpful hints

The Payson High School Theatre Department performed a public service for the community — instructing everyone how to keep safe from the impending zombie apocalypse.