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Characters under the Mogollon Rim – John Henry Thompson, Part 2

Back When

After filling the unexpired office of the late Glenn Reynolds, John Henry Thompson was elected on his own in 1890 as sheriff of Gila County, and in June he and Carrie moved to Globe.

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Pine library seeks community’s help

Rattlin' the Rim

In the July 15 Rattlin’ the Rim, I encouraged Payson High School’s prospective football players to participate in a preseason training camp to be held July 18-22 on the school’s campus.

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Four days and 1,000 miles by rail on a ‘prisoner chase’ – Part 2

Your Turn

The first thing the 19-year-old basic trainee deserter did when Eddie Morgan and I got him seated in our compartment and the train started rolling was look at my drill instructor’s badge and say, “DI, you ain’t never gonna get me back to that base! I’ll take out both of you.”

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Two-vehicle accident slows traffic on Hwy. 260

A two-vehicle accident slowed westbound traffic on Hwy. 260 at the intersection of Mud Springs Road late Thursday morning.

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Four Forest Restoration public meeting Thursday night in Payson at JRE

The Forest Service has released the Proposed Action (PA) for the Rim Country Project and the public is encouraged to provide comments. These comments will help the Interdisciplinary Team as they conduct a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed restoration treatments.

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Forest fire east of Pine on Milk Ranch Point

Earlier Wednesday, a forest fire started east of Pine on Milk Ranch Point.

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Candidate Cattle Call

Chamber draws political hopefuls

A recent meeting of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce attracted almost everyone running for office in Rim Country — in both the primary in August and the general election in November.

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Bearfoot and Pine trails offer scenic challenge

Sometimes, you can’t stop.

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A wet blessing

Streams we’ve battered and abused have new hope of restoration

The gurgle.

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Irate residents prompt Tonto Schools to back off tax hike

Residents say district should ask for help before hiking tax rates

Outside the Tonto Basin Elementary School District, temperatures soared past 100. Inside, tempers sizzled even hotter as residents gathered to protest a proposed boost in their property taxes.

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Fiber line hit near Globe

This morning, construction crews hit a fiber line causing some disruption in the Gila County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center in Globe.

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Payson police raise held up

The long-awaited raise for Payson police officers proved smaller than many had anticipated.

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Forecast suggests monsoon may soon resume

All of Gila County has slipped back into “severe drought” according to the U.S. Forest Service, extending the fire season and prompting the Tonto National Forest to leave fire restrictions clamped into place.

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Pine hikes water rates

On June 23, the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District board voted to increase rates, both for property taxes and water usage.

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Buyout still rocking the budget boat

Ex-manager’s severance pay exceeds cost of three more police officers

Payson’s still making payments on the expensive decision to buy out former town manager Debra Galbraith.