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Payson Head Start Program helps parents prepare for the worst

Little Trayton Harrison looked anxiously up at his mother Cinnamon. Volunteer Chris Herzig cooed to him, “It’s OK, I just need to get your finger wet so we can get its print.”

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Senate race controversy

McCain, Kirkpatrick debate

Sen. John McCain’s defense during a debate with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of the Senate’s refusal to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy has blown up into a national furor.

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Great fall color around Creek area

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is certainly no exception when it comes to tout their favorite areas to experience fall colors. Their recommendation is always more spectacular than anywhere else.

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Drugs cost him everything

A 20-year-old will spend the next 1.5 years in prison for multiple drug infractions, including possession of methamphetamine and heroin, which he sold to feed his own drug habit.

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On the road with a professional bass angler

Outdoors Under the Rim

As much as I loved teaching and coaching, being retired does have its benefits. There is a liberty that allows me to say yes, rather spontaneously when needs arise within the family or with friends.

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Hellsgate Fire Department honored firefighter William "Bill" Warren Dupke

On Friday, the Hellsgate Fire Department honored one its own, firefighter William “Bill” Warren Dupke, who lost his nine-year battle with brain cancer in September.

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Judge balks at jail time demand

Judge Gary Scales overruled the prosecutor’s request for jail time and placed on probation a man who stole jewelry from his roommate to feed a gambling habit.

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Longhorns spike No. 1 Snowflake again

Payson’s volleyball team beat No. 1 Snowflake for the second time this season to put a stranglehold on the 3A East Region standings and all but wrap up a state tournament berth.

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Two men drown at Fossil Creek

One man tries to rescue other, both pulled under falls

Two men from California drowned at the popular Fossil Creek waterfall Saturday after one man went in to save the other from drowning and the current pulled both under.

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AZ Senate debate turns on Trump

Sen. McCain defends delay in decision to reverse endorsement of Trump

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has done her best to lash Senator John McCain to Donald Trump’s floundering fortunes, without great success.

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Payson's got Longhorn Pride for Friday's Homecoming celebrations

Brimming with hometown spirit, Payson got ready for Friday’s Homecoming game with a Thursday night bonfire and a joyful Friday Homecoming Parade.

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One voter shows up for pot debate

Backers of a ballot measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state battled it out with critics at a forum set up by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office in Payson.

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Gila County Supervisor District 2

Incumbent Michael Pastor vs Reputlican tim Humphrey

Incumbent District 2 Supervisor Michael A. Pastor wants a third, four-year term. “I feel I am still young enough to do four more years,” said Pastor, a Democrat.

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Gila County Supervisor District 3

John Marcanti is seeking re-election as Gila County District 3 Supervisor because there are still things he’d like to do for the county. He was first elected in 2012.

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Domestic violence survivors tell their stories

Shot in the face and left to die on the side of the road. A loveless marriage filled with years of emotional and verbal abuse and threats to take away the children.