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Werewolf, vampire war makes for a movie mess

At the Movies

Underworld: Blood Wars Kate Beckinsale is back in her fifth outing playing ferocious vampire warrior Selene in Underworld: Blood Wars.

Roundup to publish online poll results in paper

Survey brings some unexpected results

It’s hard to predict what poll questions will generate the largest response on the Roundup’s website. If you are like most people, you care about the overall welfare of the community, but rarely weigh in on where you stand — at least officially.

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Hellsgate lobbies for ambulance certification

The Hellsgate Fire Department believes it can offer better ambulance service than the current private provider and recently presented its case for to a Valley judge for approval.

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Possible Weekend Weather

The National Weather Service has predicted a colder, wetter storm to pass over the Rim Country and points north and east starting Thursday then continuing through to Monday

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Nelson appointed county manager

Just three years after he retired, John Nelson is back as Gila County manager. The Board of Supervisors convinced him to return to work at its first regular meeting of 2017.

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Homeless man arrested in Home Depot

Police arrested a homeless man who reportedly hid out in the Home Depot store after hours Sunday night to eat snack food from the registers.

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Wolves killed and fostered

Foster parent’s success adds a rare bright spot

The controversial, long-suffering attempt to return the Mexican Grey Wolf to the wild continues to rack up victories — and setbacks.

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Payson launches ‘Adventure’ campaign

App, booklet links businesses, attractions

“This is gonna be the best day of my life.”

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Gov. Ducey stresses education

Also vows to avoid tax hikes

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made increased education funding his top priority in his recent state of the state speech. Easier said than done.

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Use Tonto Forest sites for free on Jan. 17-22

Waiver won’t affect campsites run by concessionaires

Tonto National Forest joins other federal agencies in offering five fee-free days on public lands in 2017, beginning Jan. 16 in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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Classic car in accident Wednesday

The front end of a white 1959 Studebaker exiting the Burger King parking lot Wednesday, Jan. 11, was smashed in an accident involving a semi truck.

Health care battle intense

As Republicans in Congress gear up for a quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a chorus of local activists have ramped up their objections.

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Prescribed fire pile burns in East Verde Estates Wednesday

Payson Fire Department firefighters will be burning collected debris piles on January 11, in cooperation with the East Verde Park Homeowners Association, East Verde Park Fire Board and the East Verde Park Firewise Committee.

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Book Blitz features local authors

Starting this week, the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., is hosting a series of area authors in a program it is calling Book Blitz at the Payson Public Library.

Bonita Street improvements may begin this summer

If all of the necessary easements are acquired, work to widen and improve East Bonita Street could begin as soon as this summer.