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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.

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There’s thinking and then there’s just thinking you’re thinking

Your Turn

We are always telling school kids to think. Nice idea, but ...

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So many ‘ifs’ and we’d have had a tragedy

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek had a major fire a week or so back and this is my assessment.

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Tonto Village residents are ready for spring

The Village

Tuesday, Feb. 2 was Ground Hog Day, and lo and behold, he did not see his shadow.

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Characters Under the Mogollon Rim – Lafayette P. Nash, Part 1

Back When

Lafayette Philander Nash made his mark in the Rim Country as a prospector, community leader, postmaster, merchant and miner, but tracing the odyssey of his life proved to be a very confusing search.

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Brewing company invests in forests

SanTan Brewing Company and the National Forest Foundation have launched “Tap to Top,” a refreshing reminder of the importance of watershed health.

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Southwest Behavioral expands drug, mental health services

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is in expansion mode, particularly in northern Arizona.