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Rim Country Rotary donates to disaster relief group

The Rotary Club of Rim Country recently raised $1,000 to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe.

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Payson pulls reeds to protect water quality

People who love Green Valley Park also love the myriad of water creatures that populate the lake, many hiding in and amongst the plants growing along the shore.

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July 27 police blotter for GCSO and PPD

Daily log of police activities from the Payson Police Department and Gila County Sheriff's Office.

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Glow run lights up night at park

There are mud runs, turkey trots, triathlons and now something a little more colorful.

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Changing the culture of PUSD

Last year, the Payson Unified School District board requested the culture of the district change after a tumultuous year.

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School board approves 2015-16 staff stipends

Staff with the Payson Unified School District will receive a one-time stipend during the 2015-16 school year.

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Tribe supports award-winning Payson FFA chapter

The Tonto Apache Tribe has donated $4,060 to the Payson FFA chapter, to help seven top agriculture students attend a national competition.

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Dedication hallmark of Special Olympians

“They work really hard. They’re very dedicated.”

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Leap of Faith

Walking away from corporate life leads to creative success

Tales abound of corporate wage earners fed up with their button-down, rat race lifestyles dreaming of escaping to a plainer, simple life absorbed in a job they love.

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P-S residents, visitors invited to help direct area growth

The Pine Strawberry Future Vision­ing Committee, a group of concerned residents, continues its efforts to give the communities direction for the future.

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Dental practice has new owner

From hygienist to dental practice owner, Kristin Wade has made some huge career leaps in the past decade.

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Town spends $2,000 for intersection property

The Town of Payson is the owner of the final sliver of the intersection of Granite Dells and Mud Springs roads.

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Book festival set for tomorrow

Food vendors, entertainment and more than 60 authors to be at inaugural event

It’s here — the first Payson Book Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 25 at the Payson campus of Gila Community College.

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County urges vaccines for all students

Extended hours at health department end July 24

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines.

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Mispronunciations of Rim Country places

Rim Country History

Every locale has unique things about it; things that its residents take for granted. One item that we often forget is the number of different pronunciations for places in this area. Here is a sampling: