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A dollar goes a little further in Arizona

The Tax Foundation recently produced a report showing the “Real Value of $100 in Each State.” It shows $100 is not the same everywhere.

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Be prepared for surprises when you travel to foreign countries – Part 3

Your Turn

A few months ago I mentioned that if you go abroad you should plan on a few small surprises — and maybe a few not-so-small ones. We talked about some of the screwy things that happened to me during my 12 years overseas, but we had to leave out most of them, so here are a couple more.

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Pedaling through life together

Payson People

John and Lorian Roethlein love Payson because of the great connection to the outdoors.

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Looking forward to end of primary season and robo calls

The Village

Are you as fed up as I am about the rash of robo calls from the politicians?

Ernst’s 145 takes Men’s Club title

Tim Ernst fired a 145 for 36 holes to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association Club Championship at Payson Golf Course on Aug. 17. The two-week major tournament started on Aug. 10.

Dark money groups spend $500,000

With just one week until Arizona’s primary election, political spending to affect legislative races paid for by outside groups that don’t disclose the source of the money amounts to almost half a million dollars.

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RCMS Outdoor Adventure Club really rolling

They looked like the Clampetts from “The Beverly Hillbillies,” but they weren’t headed to California.

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Memories of one of the Rim’s worst tragedies

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a small but significant role in a tragedy, which played out on Sept. 5 and 6 back some 46 years ago. Other Rim Country creeks, Tonto, Horton and Dick Williams with Christopher swept away 15 souls on a trip to eternity that fateful and tragic weekend

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Bulls rule Payson Rodeo

No riders able to last eight seconds

The name Milk Man doesn’t do him justice. The prized Salt River Rodeo Co. bull could just as easily be called Demon Beast, Terror Train or Big Bully.

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Paradise Nails buries foes in sand

Paradise Nails dominated in the sand courts in Rumsey Park this year. The team sponsored by that business went 22-2 in the regular season to earn the top seed for the Payson 4 vs. 4 Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Postseason Tournament.

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Sticker shock for Pine water customers

Heavy water users face staggering rise in bills

Two customers came to express their outrage, confusion and shock about the water bills they received from the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District at the Aug. 18 board meeting.

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PUSD Students hold band camp anyway

This summer, past and current Payson Unified School District students, Molly and Maddie Beier, Josh Shaw, Sabrina Bonn, Colin Nossek, Trace Wallace and Kara VanZile, took it upon themselves to run a band camp before school started.

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Road work underway for Payson university plan

Backers insist construction will start in December

Work is underway to widen State Route 260 for several turn lanes leading into the site for a proposed university.

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Christopher Creek man dies after chain reaction crash

A Christopher Creek man died Monday after crashing several vehicles in a Payson intersection.

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He's a rodeo clown for life

Red of nose, baggy of pants, Donnie Landis struck a pose in the midst of the Saturday performance of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.