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Pine man found dead

Police are investigating the death of a Pine man found Thursday morning in his trailer.

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Payson to help repave Houston Mesa

The Payson Town Council agreed last week to team up with Gila County to pave a portion of Houston Mesa Road.

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Dump dangerous, unneeded prescription drugs

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the Walmart parking lot in Payson.

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Payson seeks state grant for police overtime

The Payson Police Department has applied for three state grants, including $51,600 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for new equipment and officers’ overtime during busy holiday weekends.

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School bus in fender bender

A Payson Unified School District school bus was involved in a minor accident that delayed students getting to school.

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Big response keeps recent Rim fire small

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had an early introduction to wildfire season. On Sunday, May 13, 2013 a lightning strike ignited the tinder dry brush halfway up See Canyon. By Monday the fire had grown and began its creep down the canyon toward Mountain Meadows Bible Camp.

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Interesting activity around the Village recently

The Village

I am looking out my office window absolutely amazed by the logging equipment and the way that it handles the logs and cuts them to just the right size for the logging trucks.

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Characters Under the Rim - Dr. Christian Risser III, Part 1

Back When

A cold rain beat upon the doctor’s face and water soaked his clothing as he urged his horse on the trail through Tonto Basin.

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Be sure to attend Firewise Day Saturday

Rattlin' the Rim

Pine Strawberry School second-grade teacher Candi Paine and school paraprofessional Amy Abney are optimistic an upcoming benefit to raise funds to help defray medical expenses for 5-year-old kindergartner Ayden Taylor will be a hit.

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‘Thinking something’ can be good or bad!

Your Turn

There are three little words that scare the pants off me. When I hear them coming out of the same person too often, I keep my distance.

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Midnight ride ends in a thud

A midnight ride down Granite Dells Road Thursday ended with a thud.

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Baseball team opens state tournament against Rico Rico

Payson earned the No. 17 seed for the 32-team Division 3 state baseball tournament and takes on No. 16 Rio Rico in a first-round game at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Surprise Baseball Complex, where all tournament games take place.

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Softball team to open state tournament against Yuma Kofa

Payson High's softball team earned the No. 5 seed for the 32-team Division 3 state tournament and hosts No. 28 Yuma Kofa in a first-round game at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

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It's time for the Beeline Cruise-In

This weekend’s 2016 Beeline Cruise-In Car Show and Swap Meet, sponsored by the Rim Country Classic Auto Club, could have up to 300 pre-1990 cars on display in Green Valley Park.

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Artists open studios to public

Rim Country artists will reveal their workday worlds this weekend. The 15th Annual Self-Guided Open Artists’ Studio Tour is April 29, 30 and May 1.