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Traffic stop nets 115 pounds of marijuana

Three men from New Mexico were arrested Sunday south of Payson for reportedly transporting more than a hundred pounds of marijuana.

Dueker Ranch volunteers help children

Longtime Strawberry resident Mitzi Paul glows when sharing the noble accomplishments going on daily at Dueker Ranch in Star Valley.

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Celebrate the holiday with area students

Pine Strawberry School is hosting its annual Christmas Extravaganza from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the gymnasium.

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Keep pets safe from holiday hazards and winter weather

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While it isn’t “officially” winter yet, the temperature has dropped and the frigid air is upon us. This is the most critical time of year to bring your pets inside!

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Calfpen Canyon hike rambles five miles but overlooks tragedy

We were all looking forward to the spectacular Calfpen Canyon hike, one of the easiest our group does. But it yields more great views per hour of effort than most hikes you’ll find.

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Rub a dub dub - is it still a chub?

What’s a chub, anyway? Specifically, should the federal government try to protect two different species of interbreeding native, trout-like fish — or give up trying to tell them apart.

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Payson girls rout Casteel

Payson's girls basketball team played its best game of the young season in the home opener against Queen Creek Casteel on Friday night.

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Fossil Creek plan would improve access from Strawberry

The latest plan to manage Fossil Creek would allow a limited number of off-road vehicles no wider than a Jeep to use the road down from Strawberry, re-route the Fossil Springs Trail and ban swimming at the waterfall.

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Pine water repair crew cuts into gas line

While Pine-Strawberry crews were busy on a house fire Monday, Payson firefighters were called to a gas line break elsewhere in Pine.

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Charities play Santa Claus for families

The Mazatzal Casino ballroom buzzed with energy, happy children’s voices, cheers and lots of laughs on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Fireplaces spur rash of blazes

Firefighters in Pine rushed to save two houses this week, both with nearly identical chimney fires resulting from poor construction.

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PES concert delivers a riot of cute

On Tuesday, Payson Elementary School students rocked the Payson High School Auditorium with Christmas songs from the traditional to the humorous.

Payson sales tax collections rising

Not bad. But not as good as Payson hoped. That’s the conclusion that emerges from the town’s October financial report — showing the town has pulled $500,000 out of its reserves, despite sales tax figures running a little ahead of the state.

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Small-town Christmas Shines at Payson’s Electric Light Parade

The 2016 APS Electric Light Parade had 41 blazing entries that warmed the chilly evening.

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Star Valley honors Binney’s service

Star Valley this week paid tribute to outgoing Vice Mayor George Binney’s eight years of serve to the community and welcomed new councilor Bobby Davis.