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Payson band wows judges

The Pride of Payson Marching Band scored the most points it has ever received in competition this year and took home three caption awards during the Northern Arizona University Band Day Saturday.

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‘Outsiders’ touches the heart

PHS thespians deliver strong performances

Sniffles erupted as the curtain fell on the Payson High School Theatre production of “The Outsiders.”

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Longhorn band qualifies for state finals

Pride of Payson’s 40-hour weeks pay off with victory

The Pride of Payson Marching Band’s run of 40-hour practice weeks paid off this weekend with a win at a regional competition that will earn Payson a chance to compete at the state festival in November.

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STEM Fest captures kids’ imaginations

Curious kids and parents cluttered the soccer field at Rumsey Park for the second annual STEM Fest, where several exhibitors were on hand to showcase booths featuring science, technology, engineering and math.

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PUSD could save taxpayers money with bond

Board hears how restructuring may lower interest rate

The stars could be aligned to save taxpayers in the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) money.

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Alliance seeks added FS land

The Rim Country Educational Alliance board on Thursday agreed unanimously to seek a way to meet two final conditions Arizona State Uni­versity has imposed on an effort to build a 6,000-student university in Payson.

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Board debates young staff driver policy

Fearing drivers under 21 years old lack the experience to safely drive students in school vehicles, the Payson Unified School District Board (PUSD) debated changing its policy.

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Pride of Payson marching band first in competition

Taking first place in Division III at the Prescott Invitational, the Pride of Payson swept just about all of the caption awards, too.

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It’s great to be a Longhorn

The Disney spirit of fun and pride permeated every bit of Homecoming Week, culminating in a football game win.

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Site nearly settled

Alliance meets Thursday to set terms for Forest Service purchase

The Rim Country Educational Alliance board will meet Thursday to authorize Chairman Steve Drury to enter into final negotiations to buy a 253-acre site for a 6,000-student university from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Dissecting the lines that separate us

PHS to present teen angst classic ‘The Outsiders’

“The Outsiders” play has sat on a shelf in the Payson High School (PHS) theatre department until just the right cast came along.

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PES a bright spot on test scores

The students at Payson Ele­mentary School (PES) scored higher in math, while holding steady in language scores this past year on the Stanford 10 test.

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Safeway awards grant to Payson DECA

Student business club gains real-world insight

Payson High School’s award-winning student business club has received a $2,500 grant from The Safeway Foundation, local Safeway Manager Dan Dillon and other store employees.

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Good news for kids

Grant to help homeless students

Payson Unified School District (PUSD) will receive $60,000 for the next three years to help homeless students prepare for college and careers after high school.

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Agony of defeat

Override failure would cause loss of 15% of teachers

If the override extension fails, 15 percent of Payson Unified School District (PUSD) teachers could lose their jobs. Each school site would be affected.