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Payson approves another stop sign on Easy Street

The Payson Town Council last week voted a rare approval for a new, all-direction stop sign — this one at the T-intersection where Bradley Drive meets Easy Street.

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Contract approved to design new water line

Line would bypass Blue Ridge pipeline treatment plant so town can sell irrigation water to golf courses, university

The Payson Town Council last week approved a $31,000 engineering contract with Tetra Tech to complete the design of a water line that will allow the town to sell water from the Blue Ridge pipeline to golf courses and other customers.

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State tax plan could cost town

Mayor Evans says proposed shift could cost town at least $320,000 annually

Cities and towns across Arizona have rallied to try to block the overhaul of how the state collects and distributes sales taxes, fearing the shift will cost hard-pressed local governments millions of dollars.

Payson approves pipeline purchase

The Payson Town Council last week passed one more resolution to bring C.C. Cragin water to Payson, adding to a lengthy history of council resolutions nearly as long as the pipeline that will deliver the water.

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Payson groove a good fit

Town’s new events planner escapes the bustle of the Valley to plot recreation and tourism comeback for Rim Country

David Roehrig first experienced Payson from the cockpit of a Chaparral Pines golf cart — now he works in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department as the new event planner.

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Residents say jobs still the top priority

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s the overwhelming message that has emerged from Payson’s early efforts to figure out the top priorities of the citizenry when it comes to overhauling the town’s General Plan blueprint for future growth.

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College advances: Water plan unveiled, assessment released

Here’s the latest benefit of the Blue Ridge pipeline: Two streams running through the middle of town.

College advances: Assessment released, water plan unveiled

Land sale study finds big benefits, few problems

The sale of 256 acres for a university campus in Payson by the U.S. Forest Service took a giant step forward last week with the release of a long-awaited environmental assessment documenting huge financial advantages and minimal environmental impacts.

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Ready to roll: Payson finishes Fiesta Bowl float

Elk-topped float, Longhorn band will bask in spotlight in Dec. 29 parade

The Town of Payson has officially finished the float that will cruise down the streets of Central Phoenix during the 42nd Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade on Saturday, Dec. 29.

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Water agreement to end Mesa del shortages

The Payson Town Council on Thursday should finalize a deal to connect the water-starved community of Mesa del Caballo to the C.C. Cragin Pipeline, slated to reach the unincorporated neighborhood sometime in 2014.

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Water department shuffles positions

Payson no longer needs a hydrogeologist to search for more water.

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Payson to award key contracts for water treatment plant design

Firm’s winning bid stressed intimate knowledge of complex system

First the backhoes start tearing up the street.

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Payson approves solar power plan

Payson wants to get in on the big boom in outfitting public buildings with solar cells.

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Payson approves contracts for airport improvements

Automated weather system, runway upgrades slated

The Payson Town Council last week approved a series of contracts to make improvements in the operations of the Payson Airport, the first major investments since the town regained control of the airport from a group of airport users.

Not much ado about not much to do

Ah, the good old days.