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Pizza Factory HEROs of Education

The Payson Unified School District board honored Rodney and Gail Dahlman, owners of the Payson Pizza Factory, as HEROs of Education at its June 13 meeting.

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Tragic lessons

Show Low’s close escape in the face of the explosive growth of the Cedar Fire underscores the tragic lessons seared into the minds of firefighters three years ago, when the Yarnell Hill Fire killed 19 Prescott firefighters.

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Another drowning in Fossil Creek

A man drowned and several other hikers needed rescuing this weekend at Fossil Creek north of Payson.

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How to save a house from wildfire

In the midst of the most dangerous time of the year for forest fires, a fire official Monday urged residents to get their homes prepared while they still can.

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Rash of scary wildfires

A “suspicious” brush fire came dangerously close to several homes in Oxbow Estates Sunday night.

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Pine school furor continues

Four seats on the Pine-Strawberry Elementary School District board need filling, but only two people have taken out paperwork for the November general election — incumbents Helen Palmer and Jessica Barnett.

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Heat setting records

Starting Saturday, the heat was on.

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Man, six pets escape house fire

An early morning fire badly damaged a Payson home Tuesday.

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Globe man heads to prison after blowing probation

Edward Avalos, 24, will spend a year in prison after violating his parole by testing positive for drugs.

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Roundabout planned near high school

The town is working with the Arizona Department of Transportation to get a new roundabout built in town at West Longhorn and South McLane roads.

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Gearing up for a great benefit bike race

Rattlin' the Rim

She’s at it again.

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Cedar Fire grows to 27,000 acres

Smoke blankets Rim Country as fire moves away from Show Low

The Cedar Creek Fire on Sunday nearly doubled in size, growing to 27,000 acres. However, backfires and a shift in the winds shifted the fire away from Show Low. The small community of Cedar Creek is now on an pre-evacuation notice, but firefighters hope to steer the fire away from settled areas, despite record temperatures and difficult conditions.

Semi rollover blocks 87 north of Pine-Strawberry

Southbound State Route 87 was blocked Monday morning due to a semi truck that rolled.

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Smoke from Cedar Fire drifts into Rim Country

12,000 acre fire may spur evacuations in White Mountains

Smoke from the Cedar Fire drifted into Rim Country on Sunday, causing so much alarm among residents here that the Payson Fire Department put out an advisory.

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A whole lotta bakin’ goin’ on

Dunkin’ Donuts opens to large, enthusiastic crowds

For sweets lovers, it was a moment that could not come soon enough. The doors to Dunkin’ Donuts opened Wednesday and the smell of glazed delight wafted out.