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Eighty-three years is a LOT of years, Part 2

Your Turn

As I said last week, every time I think back upon my childhood in New York City it’s like entering a time machine.

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Run or walk and color your world

DJ's Music Trivia

Tomorrow, Star Valley is painting the town!

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Now spring really begins in Rim Country

The Village

May Day — literally. What a fine memory I have of that day way back when I went to Sparrowbush Elementary School in Upstate New York.

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Community Almanac

The Northern Gila County Historical Society hosts former Payson town historian Stan Brown at a book signing at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2 at the Rim Country Museum, 700 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

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Bargains on graduation dresses and much more at HSCAZ’s Resale Store

Graduation dresses galore! All colors to choose from, simple to bling. Brand new with the original tags. Very expensive dresses at a steal of a deal here!

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Putting Pine on the mountain biking map

Trails Day gives mountain bike group chance to showcase routes

After a year of work, the Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Trail Crew recently unveiled its newest section of trail at the Pine Trails Day.

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Puttering along with Bird Men of Pine

Bird whisperers need help for migratory bird count

As soon as Rick Heffernon and Brian Ison drove onto the Girl Scout campgrounds in Pine, all five senses came alive.

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Payson Wildlife Fair May 9

Up close & personal with array of critters

Green Valley Park will undergo a transformation on Saturday, May 9, when its sprawling grassy expanses turn into a carnival full of wildlife and outdoor activities.

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Artists open their studios this weekend for ’Neath the Rim tour

The secret world within art studio walls opens to the public this weekend. The Payson Art League presents its 14th Annual ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1, 2 and 3.

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Payson Choral Society dreams big

Payson Choral Society Director Daria Mason has big dreams — a whole new set of risers.

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County spends money in Globe, ponders Payson project

The Gila County Board of Supervisors approved spending about $129,000 on its “new” Copper Administration Building in Globe to add a room to a modular unit that will eventually house several county offices now using rental space.

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Today’s Mogollon Monster tale: A growl in the dark

Things that go ‘snap’ in the night

As we’ve said before, many people who have encounters with Sasquatches don’t even realize at the time what was actually happening.

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Ceremony honors far-reaching service of four Payson vets

Service included Vietnam, 82nd Airborne Division, Guam

Payson Hospice Compassus Marketing Director Becky Friend stood in the background as former Marine Joe Juharos officiated a ceremony recognizing four veterans at the Frontier House in mid-April.

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SWAT teams in all-night standoff

Violent man barricades himself despite talks & tear gas

An overnight standoff Friday involving a small army of police left a Payson home with nearly every window broken out and soaked with gasoline, and the homeowner in jail.

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Judge: ‘Unfortunate’

One-year prison term for man who tried to get rid of inherited firearm

A man who thought he had long ago regained his right to own a gun inherited his stepfather’s gun. Not wanting to have a gun in the house, he promptly went to a pawn shop and sold it for $100.