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Man dies at Fossil Springs Monday

A 41-year-old father of four died Monday afternoon in Fossil Springs reportedly trying to save his daughter.

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Preparing for the worst

Haunted by the rising toll of school shootings, Payson Unified School District staff members spend a day during fall break running drills and making plans in case the nightmare comes to Rim Country.

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McDonald’s exec insists, advertising still key to success

He invented the Happy Meal and worked on some of the biggest advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, including jingles you are probably still humming today.

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Native fish proposed as endangered

Feds plan protection for chubs after 23-year wait

After thinking it over for 23 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week proposed adding to the endangered species list two native fish found in Rim Country — the headwater chub and the roundtail chub — Also known as the Verde trout.

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Longhorns fall to Winslow in football

Payson’s football team fell to visiting Winslow 27-16 on Friday night.

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Pot dispensary owners in bitter civil war

Charges fly as owners contend for control

The owners of Payson’s medical marijuana dispensary remain locked in fierce court battle as a receiver continues to manage northern Gila County’s only pot dispensary.

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Controlled burns will spawn smoke

Whispering Pines, Verde Glen, Verde Estates will see effects

Starting Saturday, The Forest Service will burn debris piles on 1,000 acres around Whispering Pines, Verde Glenn, Washington Park, and the Rim Trial.

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Payson’s Young Eagles take flight

Best friends and a fear of heights

Payson Rizzo, 11, climbed into the back of the tiny, frail-winged airplane knowing he was doomed — but what could he do?

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Hobnobbing with the Hollywood elite

Payson mom of ‘The Martian’ author attends Toronto premiere

“The hardest part was buying the dress,” said Janet Tuer of her whirlwind red carpet experience in Toronto at the premiere of “The Martian.”

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Payson water bills delayed

Due to technical difficulties with the United States Postal Service (USPS) processing center in Phoenix, many of the water bills mailed out on Sept. 30, have not been delivered to customers. Upon notification by the USPS, the Town of Payson Water Division re-printed the bills and re-submitted them to the USPS on Oct. 6 for delivery.

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Women often need help to escape violent relationships

Intimate Violence

“Maria” never had good luck with men.

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Food Bank broke

Realtors launch food drive

The Community Food Bank fund has just $19 left in the coffers, so the Central Arizona Board of Realtors has launched its fall food drive just in time.

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Senior identification program planned by PPD, GCSO and Masonic Lodge

The Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering senior citizens identification kits and a GPS tracking bracelet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 in the training room at the Payson Police Department at Town Hall.

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Polling places cut

The election “season” is here for all those presidential hopefuls, but most people won’t start thinking about voting until sometime in 2016.