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Should Congress control fish hatcheries?

Rep. Gosar bill would bar fish hatchery closures without an act of congress

The US House Natural Resources Committee yesterday approve a bill by U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar to put a halt to the closure of any more federally operated fish hatcheries without specific permission from Congress.

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Even in down year, Diamondbacks worth the drive to Phoenix

More Than a Game

The Arizona Diamondbacks keep putting on the uniform and going out and trying to win ballgames. That hasn’t always been easy this summer.

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Dorough edges Lindsey in PMGA playoff

Takes advantage of sliced drive on extra hole to claim President’s Cup

Winning the Payson Men’s Golf Association President’s Cup wasn’t something Dan Dorough even pondered. He’d never won a golf tournament, much less a major like the President’s Cup.

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Arizona Game and Fish Chairman testifies on bill to help fisheries

Rep. Paul Gosar's bill would prevent additional closure of fish hatcheries

Arizona Game and Fish Commission Chairman Robert Mansell will present testimony on Wednesday, July 23 in Washington D.C. to the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs. He will share Commission perspective on H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act, sponsored by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar (CD-4), and voice support for a 10-year moratorium on National Fish Hatchery Closures, according to a release by Arizona Game and Fish.

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Oh, what a sunny day!

Tucson Sunnyside players douse their coach with Gatorade after beating Winslow to finish unbeaten in the Little League Softball All-Stars Juniors State Championship Game at Payson High School on Saturday, July 19.

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AZGFD considering changes to fishing regulations

Public encouraged to offer input at July 28 Tonto Basin Anglers Roundtable

Are catfish limits too liberal at Arizona lakes? Would you like to see more opportunity to catch Arizona’s native trout species?

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Late July the perfect time to pick blackberries in Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

By the third week in July it is the time to start picking blackberries from your favorite patch. Residents who have picked in previous years know when to make that first trip with bucket in hand.

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Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Final Standings

Rec roundup

Registration for the Payson Parks and Rec youth flag football is open through Aug. 1 for boys and girls ages 5-12.

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Little League All-Stars knocked out of action

Payson’s Little League Baseball and Softball All-Star Teams enjoyed some success in recent weeks.

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Mary Cain wins PWGA Presidents Cup

Mary Cain fired a net score of 137 to win the Payson Women’s Golf Association Presidents Cup on June 17 and 24 at Payson Golf Course.

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Smith fires 69 in PMGA

Larry Smith fired a 69 to take low gross honors in the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Individual Low-Net Tournament at Payson Golf Course on July 9.

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Remembering coach Jerry Daniels


I didn’t know Jerry Daniels in 1971 when I enrolled in “Theory of Coaching Football” at Arizona State University.

3-D archery shoot Saturday

The Tonto Rim Sports Club is hosting a 3-D Archery Shoot at the Jim Jones Shooting Range on Saturday, July 19.

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Arizona Game and Fish Department's July 17 fishing report

This is prime time for high country crayfish and "low country" catfish.