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Enjoying Creek visitors old and new

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek visitors come in a variety of packages. Some are first-timers; some are old-timers. We enjoy ’em all!

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The wonderful world of Payson

DJ's Music Trivia

“I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world.

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Eat your words: Why not write a cookbook?

Have a box of family recipes to share? Passionate about cooking healthy foods? Do your specialty dishes always get rave reviews? Maybe you should write a cookbook.

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Bigger bass stocked in Roosevelt

Arizona Game and Fish officials hope Florida fish will be answer to gizzard shad problem

They’re heeeeere ... But so far they’re just a wriggle and a prayer.

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Let the trout stocking begin

Fishing season starts in Rim Country lakes and streams

Oh my. Oh my. It’s a stocking truck!

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Dream of moving to Payson comes true for nail tech/stylist

A nail tech and stylist with an eye for detail has joined the Colorz Salon team.

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‘Footloose’ – A trifecta of talent

Students tackle acting, singing AND dancing in latest production

“Not many high schools tackle a show this complex,” said Thomas Walling, lead director for the musical after opening night.

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Education expert David Garcia swinging through Payson

A local Arizonan, David Garcia, born and raised in the state and a product of its public schools, has decided to throw his hat into the candidate ring for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Business Showcase shows off Rim Country’s finest

This year’s Annual Business Showcase was a box office hit — a blockbuster. The theme “You Ought’a Be in Pictures” allowed exhibitors creative leverage, taking the showcase to a whole new level.

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Griffin’s Propane expands to Payson

Gas company breaks ground for new facility near airport

Griffin’s Propane broke ground on a new Payson site last week near the airport that should be open by the fall.

Easter Celebrations

The Rim Country’s religious leaders offer two special joint celebrations of the Holy season this week.

Community Almanac

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be presenting “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 16, May 21 and June 18 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Payson Art League meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, across Highway 87 from Home Depot.

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Angry pleas for rate hike relief

Residents vent fears, frustrations at corporation commission session

Hundreds of angry water customers jammed a rare Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) meeting in Payson Friday to complain bitterly about steep proposed increases in the water rates for eight Rim Country communities served by Payson Water Com­pany (PWC), formerly owned by Brooke Utilities.

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Officer hurt

DPS cop, wife in stable condition after motorcycle crash in Payson

Department of Public Safety Det. Terry Phillips and his wife are recovering after a motorcycle accident this weekend that nearly claimed their lives.