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Don’t miss Rubber Duckie race for charity this weekend

We don’t have a salmon run in Payson nor southern Arizona’s sandhill crane migration, but for one day, we will have the largest duck race across the state.

Strange twist in marijuana case

Two brothers formerly on the Gila County Sheriff’s Office Posse were sentenced last month on drug charges.

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Supervisor Martin wins county post

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin will serve as president of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) for the next year.

Help free human rights prisoners

Ever imagined a letter could free a human rights prisoner? Payson Amnesty International member Bob Horne said letters written have made a difference.

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Four home fires reported Saturday

It was a busy weekend for Payson firefighters who respond to four reports of fires.

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Many Julia Randall Elementary students aced tough, new AzMERIT test

Payson celebrates smart kids

The Payson Unified School District board honored 51 third- through fifth-grade students for performing above expectations on the AzMERIT test at its Nov. 14 meeting.

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Tragic case of abuse, but a common problem

A Payson man was sentenced to four years in prison Monday, Nov. 28 for shaking an infant after he grew frustrated by the child’s crying.

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Managed fires, new building codes save lives, water – & forest

Let it burn, baby, burn. That might make a great new Forest Service motto, according to the latest research on managing wildfires.

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Mini flips out

Police found a Mini Cooper Countryman lying flat on its roof in the center of a quiet residential street Thursday, Dec. 1.

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Follow the money - AZ superintendent changes tune

After riding into the state superintendent of education position on one issue — getting rid of Common Core academic standards — Diane Douglas has decided it’s all about the money.

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Poverty drops, still high in Gila County

The percentage of people living in poverty and the share of the population without medical insurance continues to fall — although it remains far above the national average in Gila County.

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West faces water shortage, but places like Payson may enjoy a vital advantage

Payson got its water just in time. That’s one selfish conclusion Payson boosters could draw from a series of dismaying studies on the water supply in the Colorado River, which provides water for roughly 50 million people and 4 million acres of farmland.

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Volunteers ready to help neglected, abused children

David Morrison, took his oath to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate on Nov. 17.

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Special Olympic athletes show off their medals

Special Olympic athletes participating in Bocce, Unified and Regular Swim teams show off their medals as they wait to march in the October Fall Games Torch Parade at Skyline High School track field in east Mesa on Oct. 16.

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Snow arrives in time for Christmas preparations

The Village

I need to renew my driver’s license in 29 days. I almost forgot all about it until one of the clerks in one of our local stores brought it to my attention.

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