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The Basics #6 – Do you really need a winch?

Jeepin’ in Rim Country

Today we are going to talk about winches, and whether or not you really need one.

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Payson losing principals

By the end of the 2014/15 school year, Payson Unified School District will lose 50 percent of its principals — Rob Varner and Asa Hall.

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Payson makes offer to 3rd town attorney candidate

Maybe the third time is the charm for the Town of Payson as it makes an offer to another town attorney.

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Gila trout finally coming home

Biologists plan to rid a three-mile stretch of Haigler Creek of non-native fish

The once-endangered, still-threatened Gila trout may soon return to Rim Country.

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Hikers helped out of canyon near Young

Rescuers helped a group of hikers out of a canyon south of Young Sunday after they were late making it home.

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County, Little Stinker attempt to negotiate

The county’s efforts to get the Pine property on which the Little Stinker operation is located cleaned have moved from the hearing arena to negotiation.

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Payson High Varsity Sports Schedule

The spring sports schedule for all Payson High varsity teams.

Man sentenced for stealing prescription order forms

A 24-year-old former Payson football player and Hotshot firefighter will serve 18 months of probation and a weekend in jail for stealing prescription order forms and writing out a prescription to himself for pain pills. David Jesse James Carlen pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and possession of a narcotic drug, saying he makes no excuses for his actions and is sorry for all those that he hurt.

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Payson council appoints Connell to Alliance board

The Payson Town Council replaced outgoing Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner Thursday with one of their own.

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Re-united front

Alliance favors joint land purchase for university site

The Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday agreed to essentially share title to a 253-acre parcel on which it wants to build a 6,000-student university and spin-off facilities.

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Lawmakers target Common Core

The Arizona Legislature has launched an all-out attack on Common Core and the AzMERIT test.

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Nine years for assault

90-year-old woman fought him off

A transient who tried to rape a 90-year-old woman while she walked her dog was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday.

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SWAT team responds

Officers in full SWAT gear surrounded a Verde Glen home Thursday morning after a man with a gun exhibited some unusual behavior.

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Inspiration, information and laughter

Wellness Forum tackles stress

The annual Women’s Wellness Forum went above and beyond its promise to help participants learn more about stress.

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Crash blocks one lane of southbound 87 Monday morning

A vehicle rolled south of Payson Monday morning, blocking the right southbound lane.