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Registration for PHS and RCMS

Registration for Payson High School and Rim Country Middle School students is July 21 through July 24, with classes resuming Monday, Aug. 3.

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GCC offers allied health classes

Rim Country residents can get the basics for a new career in health care with classes this fall at Gila Community College.

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It’s all about the relationships for new PES principal

Gail Milton’s office at Payson Elementary School sports an inviting shade of lavender on the walls.

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Program lets youth learn about horses

Children flock to the Heart 6 Ranch for the Work to Ride program

A children’s riding program run by Connie Agnes and a group of parent and grandparent volunteers offers a free work-to-ride program for children of Rim Country.

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Rio Rico Little League parents upset with treatment in Payson

Parents of players on a Tucson area Little League baseball team are upset with how their children were treated last week at an all-star tournament in Payson.

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Man and his dog fall to their deaths

A Tucson man with a passion for rock climbing and the outdoors died Thursday when he fell off a cliff in Chevelon Canyon along with his blind dog.

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Few details on bomb-bearing Hummer

Officials are giving out few details on the Hummer that wrecked in Strawberry July 11 with a homemade bomb strapped to the gas tank.

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18-year-old drowns at Roosevelt

An 18-year-old man from Mexico drowned in Roosevelt Lake near the Windy Hill Campground Saturday.

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Storm pummels parts of Payson

Town gets more than an inch of rain over weekend

Several streets throughout Payson, including portions of the Beeline Highway, were briefly flooded Friday when a storm dumped nearly an inch of rain. From Thursday through Saturday, the Payson area received 1.34 inches.

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New York man charged with making threatening calls to Flagstaff elementary schools

Federal agents arrested Viktor Lisnyak, 29, of Staten Island, N.Y., July 17 on five counts of transmitting threatening communications in interstate commerce.

Recalling the days before air conditioning

Midsummer — and the livin’ is easy, especially if you have a functioning air conditioner!

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Life's handiwork

Bridge offers lesson in the power of time – and living things

Sitting in one of my favorite places in the world, I listen to the dim, cool drip of life — the maker of worlds, the merger of geology and biology.

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Trimble joins book festival

Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian, will be among the authors at the first Payson Book Festival Saturday, July 25 at the Payson campus of Gila Community College.

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Western writers ride into Payson Book Festival

From Zane Grey days to modern times, writers have journeyed to Arizona to write stories about the heritage of the West.

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New music store will make parents’ lives easier

Parents of band kids rejoice! There’s no more need to drive to Phoenix to get instruments repaired or rented.