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‘Angels all around me ...’

Grand Canyon clouds inspire Pine songwriter

John Carpino finally has his dream job — playing music all the time.

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Community Almanac

The Payson Public Library is celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss with music from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 4.

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Clubs and Organizations

The High Country Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Easy St. at the corner of Easy St. and Sherwood.

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March is our most unpredictable month

March! Sounds like an order, doesn’t it?

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Storms refill C.C. Cragin

Just two sizable winter storms have almost refilled the nearly empty C.C. Cragin Reservoir, according to the Salt River Project.

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Voden lawyer seeks to bar past cases

Defense attorneys for Mike Voden hope a judge will this week bar prosecutors from introducing at his murder trial evidence he had previously brandished a gun at several dog owners.

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Star Valley finalizing water, road plans

The Star Valley Town Council tonight at 6 p.m. will make a final decision on how or whether to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant money on new wells and road improvements.

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Death justified

Ranger acted in self defense

A U.S. Forest Service officer who shot and killed an Oklahoma man who attacked him with pepper spray last year will not face charges.

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Payson schools excel in report

District costs low, but students do well on AIMS

Payson schools have seen better student achievement with fewer dollars than comparable school districts, according to the annual report card of Arizona’s school districts released last week by the Auditor General’s Office.

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Culinary Arts students learn how to make healthy tasty

Devon Wells plopped a huge cookie sheet down on the counter.

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Taste of Rim Country fundraiser draws region’s top chefs

The Library Friends of Payson are still selling tickets for the A Taste of Rim Country library fundraiser.

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Prepared to help in disaster

The Rim Country and Gila County recently acquired 15 residents now qualified to help in the event of a disaster.

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It’s elementary: Jump Rope for Heart!

This week, both Payson Elementary School and Julia Randall Elementary held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event.

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Theater teacher reaches students with Renaissance Fair

Nick Pfeifle waited with Payson High School theater instructor Kathy Siler for the rest of the students at the gates of the Arizona Renaissance Festival.

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PHS band strong in regionals

The marching band uniforms might be put away, but the competitions continue.