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New U-Haul option for Payson

U-Haul Company of Arizona is pleased to announce that McLane Self Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Payson community.

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Pandora’s Box persists through welter of changes

She collaborated with a florist, an artist and a gallery owner and now Quita Hartfiel is going it alone.

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Credit where credit is due

I would like to correct an oversight published in the Jan. 29 issue.

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Native Grill supports Ag program

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Payson FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) officers celebrated at Native Grill for a couple of reasons.

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On the trail with the Hashknife Pony Express

Film students document 58th annual ride

It wasn’t just cowboys riding on this year’s 58th Hashknife Pony Express mail ride.

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Grant provides voucher for your pet’s annual vet exam

As pet owners, we are responsible for our pets’ health and well-being, and one of those responsibilities is getting our beloved pets to a veterinarian for annual check-ups.

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Gym said safe

Frustrated Pine parents decry exposure of kids to mercury

Trace amounts of mercury rising from the Pine-Strawberry School gym floor pose absolutely no risk to children, state representatives and experts assured worried parents this week.

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Five helicopters airlift multiple accident victims to hospitals

Five people were airlifted Tuesday night after two vehicles T-boned in the State Route 87 and 188 intersection south of Payson.

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University by 2018

But unknowns still abound

Definitely. The fall of 2018. For sure.

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College ponders tuition boost

The Gila Community College board has a critical decision to make — whether to raise tuition.

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Man arrested for beating mother, stabbing her boyfriend

A 43-year-old man is facing first-degree attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his mother’s boyfriend multiple times Thursday night, apparently upset at how the man was treating his mother.

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New details on heroin overdose

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 34-year-old man who overdosed last week in Tonto Basin.

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Task force makes six Payson drug busts

After a lengthy drug investigation, the Payson Police Department served a search warrant at a home Monday morning where they say significant drug activity was occurring.

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Dunkin’ Donuts coming to town

Spring opening planned

Crews were busy digging a massive hole on the corner of State Route 87 and East Bonita Street last week as work finally begins on the empty lot.

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P/S students display science work

Rattlin' the Rim

The Pine Strawberry School Science Fair has wrapped up and student projects have moved to the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library where they will be on public display until Friday, Feb. 12.