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Fishing in Rim Country priceless

Outdoors Under the Rim

A weekend in the Rim Country or the White Mountains to a Valley resident is priceless with the chance to cool off, maybe get drenched by a summer monsoon storm, and catch a fighting rainbow.

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Payson spikers competitive in Florence

Payson’s A Team reached the quarterfinals of the Florence volleyball tournament on July 12 before falling to third-seeded Apache Junction A 17-21, 17-21.

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Leftover draw permits available

The wait is over for eager hunters who applied for the upcoming season.

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Sports Briefs – Aug. 1

Friday, Aug. 1 is the final day to register for the Payson Parks and Recreation Department’s youth flag football for boys and girls ages 5-12.

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Fish Hatchery Protection Act bill advances

State wants feds to resume producing trout on Colorado

The full House Natural Resources Committee voted to move H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act, to the House floor at a “markup” committee meeting held July 30. Consequently, the trout propagation program at the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery could be a step closer to being reinstated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), according to an Arizona Game and Fish press release on Thursday.

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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.