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Star Valley names new park for founder

The new Star Valley park was officially named for one of the young community’s founders at the April 15 meeting of the town council.

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Climate change marchers seek to raise awareness

Cross country trek trundles through town

On Monday afternoon Climate Change marchers from children to retirees that started in Los Angeles advanced into Payson, flanked by a police and Boy Scout escort, flags fluttering.

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Frightening climate research mounting

Some of the recent research on climate change published in scientific journals includes:

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College board boosts tuition

The addition of a new Gila Community College (GCC) board member in Globe tipped the scales against Larry Stephen­son’s stubborn fight to not boost tuition rates for the 2014-15 school year.

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Highway patrol targets distracted drivers

It only took Department of Public Safety officer Ben Kjellstrom a few minutes to spot a violation amidst a sea of traffic and whip his unmarked patrol car around, sloshing this reporter across the plastic backseats.

Community Almanac

The Payson Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m., Friday, April 18 in the Town of Payson.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Library Friends of Payson will host Roundup editor Pete Aleshire at the Monday, April 21 meeting.

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Don't miss Sunset Sounds and Wine Auction May 9

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is gearing up for their upcoming fundraiser and is grateful for the sponsors supporting this event.

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Hellsgate chief leaving

Grant loss sparks budget firestorm

The Hellsgate Fire Department topped a bad month with news that it didn’t get a crucial federal grant and will lose its chief.

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Plea deal rejected

Judge balks at minimum term

A Superior Court judge Monday rejected a plea deal offering the shortest possible prison sentence to a man who allegedly damaged dozens of local businesses and shoplifted repeated times.

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Fire danger rises

Starting today, campers will only be allowed to roast marshmallows over a campfire if they are staying in a developed campground in the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests.

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Pine water committee recommends budget changes

The eight-member Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District Citizen Budget Review Committee has formulated a fiscal year budget it will recommend to the Gila County Board of Supervisors and the new PSWID governing board when it is elected May 20.

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Residents say tearful goodbye to two beloved men

The Village

An impressive and heart-wrenching flag ceremony was held at station 21 in Star Valley for Lt. Bobby Mollere and former fire board chairman, Larry Cory at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 15.

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Some people are born with a natural sense of humor, Part 2

Your Turn

I’ve already told you about Roger, one of the NCOs in my small outfit overseas in England. Roger had a knack for saying the right thing at the right time — and usually breaking everyone up with it.

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Meet candidates for water board

Rattlin' the Rim

As a retired math teacher, I’ve told students that when writing 2-column geometry proofs, “Givens” are the foundation that someone laid for you.