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Never forget

This weekend, we honor those who died that we might grill hot dogs on a perfect Memorial Day afternoon, complain about the politicians and watch our children grow up safe and free.

Payson Mayor Kenny Evans: ‘a pleasure to have served’

It has been such a pleasure to serve you as mayor.

PTOs say thanks

The Julia Randall and Payson Elementary School PTOs would like to thank the big-hearted community donors listed below for their contributions to our Spring Fling Carnival.

Rodeo raffle winners build scholarship fund

Congratulations to the 50/50 winners at the 2016 Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo.

Pine’s archery team

I love to hear the updates on the accomplishments of the Pine students.

Down the rabbit hole

Turns out, browsing “Alice in Wonderland” is a wonderful way to prepare yourself for reading Forest Service reports.

Feeding wildlife: Dangerous and selfish

A nuisance bear is being sought after repeatedly showing up at the Pioneer Pass campground in the Tonto National Forest.

Il Ducey and his minions

Now that Il Ducey, through his minions ...

Food bank meets summer need

With hot temperatures quickly approaching, many families throughout Arizona will face the impossible choice of putting food on the table or paying rent, high utility bills and extra child care costs.

Interpreting Prop. 123 win

Proposition 123 has passed, with about 51 percent of the vote.

Celebrating, sort of

Rim Country Educational Foundation President Gary Cordell gave a presentation this week to the Payson Tea Party about the prospects for a deal with Arizona State University to build a campus in Payson.

Senators file amendment to prevent USFWS from restricting recreational boating

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) filed an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill that would drive U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) to drop its proposed restrictions on recreational boating at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona, which would have a devastating impact on the local and regional economy.

Payson water and street repair crew lauded

Sunday evening a city water supply line leak was discovered by our neighbors. Within a half hour, a street crew member was on sight to confirm the location of the leak.

Social Security inflation

I recently received my “Retiree Benefit Statement” indicating that I would be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next month. The raise would be $0.40 per month.

A wonderful place to live

Last Saturday, I traveled north to Payson for the annual Wildlife Fair at Green Valley Park. It was a great event that both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed.

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