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Alliance signs contract

University plans being drawn up

The contract’s signed — now all they need is money.

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New community college board member faces challenges

In January, Jan Brocker will sit for the first time in her official capacity as a GCC board member. She will take over as the Northern Gila County representative for termed-out board member Larry Stephenson.

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Science sleuths learning lessons

The students in Andrew Fiala’s Payson High School physics class bent over drops of blood on pieces of paper, delicate rulers in hand. They found themselves mimicking a crime scene from the TV show “Dexter,” who plays a blood spatter pattern analyst.

Parent talk

Schools face challenges

One of the goals of the Payson Unified School District board this year was to improve communications between the schools and parents, but the superintendent admitted to the board the district still must do better.

Wala attends Nobel Week in Sweden

Ryland Wala of Payson recently attended a special study trip to Stockholm, Sweden as a representative of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) to participate in the annual Nobel Week.

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Outburst of Christmas spirit

Singing, dancing and instrument playing: the Payson High School Winter Concert

Something magical happens when high school students sing a pop song they listen to all the time — they sway to the music as their eyes shine.

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Christmas creations

Joanna Carroll thought it was time to show off her students’ art.

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First Things First seeks applicants ready to impact lives of young children

A group seeking to improve early childhood education needs help from the public.

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Outstanding Payson student and school board members honored

Payson was well represented last Thursday at the 57th annual Arizona School Boards Association and Arizona School Administrators Association (ASBA/ASA) conference at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

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No helper for homeless kids

A steady job that pays $32,000 for nine months of work helping children in Payson should be easy to fill, right?

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Payson DECA attends leadership conference in Anaheim

The local Payson High School (PHS) DECA chapter sent 23 students to the Western Region Leadership Conference where students from 13 western states met to learn about leadership and business.

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State support plunges, so tuition soars

Report underscores value of Payson’s low-cost university plan

Arizona cut public support for universities and so drove up tuition at one of the highest rates in the country between 2007 and 2012, according to a just-released analysis by the College Board Advocacy and Policy Center.

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Payson School Board members sworn in

At a special celebration Monday, Dec. 8, Judge Dorothy Little swore in new Payson Unified School District Governing Board members Angie Prock and Sheila DeSchaaf.

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Gila Community College offering music classes

Gila Community College music instructor Lisa Tan next semester brings a decade of experience teaching music classes at the university level.

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Cute Concert

Such cuteness!