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Acclaimed international pianist Alina Kiryayeva has captured the attention of audiences and critics around the world with her “crystal clarity." She will present a program of classic piano favorites at Payson High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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Clubs and Organizations

Green Valley Lakes water quality and its impact on trout stocking is the featured subject of the monthly meeting of the Payson Flycasters and the local Trout Unlimited Chapter.

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Cattle to the rescue

Can intensive grazing remedy invasive grass seeding blunder?

Here’s a pottery barn approach to meddling with ecosystems: You broke it, you fix it.

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Fatal crash closes highway

A 39-year-old Payson man died Saturday afternoon after colliding with a vehicle on State Route 87 in front of True Value — a crash that briefly closed the highway for the landing of a MediVac helicopter.

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Food drive falters, need persists

The communitywide Payson Area Food Drive has not been as successful this year as in the past when of pounds of food poured in, but organizers are hoping one last push will help make up the difference.

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Gila Community College quest hits setback

Gila Community College hit its first roadblock to crawling out from under its provisional college status and onto the freedom of independence — enrollment.

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Blue Ridge Reservoir nearly empty

Normal winter will refill it as SRP seeks water contracts

The Salt River Project continues to seek water rights agreements with communities along the East Verde River for a share of water from the still nearly empty Blue Ridge Reservoir.

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Pony Express riders coming Wednesday

The 57th Annual Hashknife Pony Express commemorative ride will gallop into the Rim Country next week.

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Native Grill & Wings fills a need in Payson

Wide variety of food on menu, but wings are a big draw

After a decade of casual visits, Robert and Jacquie Marshall noticed Payson lacked a true sports bar. So they decided to do something about it.

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She kept the Pine Strawberry School running

Licavoli retires after more than a quarter century

The woman who for more than 25 years kept Pine Strawberry School purring along like a fine-tuned V-8 will be stepping down in June.

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Deputy shoots neighborhood dog as children watch

Officer kills dog after finding dead chickens

It was a grisly death and one that 19 people witnessed, including several children in Young last year.

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Pine water district hears gush of good news

But problems with leaks, maintenance costs remain an ongoing challenge

You got your good news — and your bad news: Which do you want to hear first?

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Police chase down armed robbery suspect

Dog sniffs out suspect

After a 24-hour manhunt, police Tuesday arrested an armed robbery suspect just blocks from where it all started.

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Schools locked down during search for armed robber

Parents gave Payson Unified School District decidedly mixed reviews on how it handled communication regarding a lockdown at three of the five district schools on Jan. 20 as police searched the neighborhood for an armed robbery suspect.

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Star Valley earmarks grants for water projects

Well projects could provide 100-year supply of water

The Star Valley Town Council seems set to focus its next round of grant money on securing more water.