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East Verde River offers rewards, challenges for anglers

Life on the Fly

The East Verde River is a great place to try some stream fishing for trout less than 10 minutes from Payson.

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Fishing license sale for father's day

Give him the gift of the great outdoors this year. If you purchase a general fishing license online any time from June 16-19, you’ll get $5 off the regular price. That means an Arizona resident license will cost only $32 and a nonresident license will be $50.

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Payson teen punches National Finals Rodeo ticket

A Payson teen is headed to the National High School Finals Rodeo after winning the overall average in steer wrestling this weekend.

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Special Needs Rodeo a hit with area participants

Extraordinary memories were made by a group of remarkable young people in Payson last week.

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Hall of Fame coach kept his eye on the fundamentals

Chuck Hardt, a 2016 Payson High School Hall of Fame inductee, possibly has more Coach of the Year plaques hanging in his home than any prep coach in Arizona.

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Array of summer activities for kids

The Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department offers an array of activity camps and sports skills workshops this summer. To learn more, go online to paysonrimcountry.com or stop by the parks office in Green Valley Park. What follows is an overview of what is available.

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Don’t miss deadline for hunting permits

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is the second week of June and many Arizonans who enjoy the outdoors are fishing for trout or camping in the higher elevations, trying to escape the summer heat.

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High School Rodeo state finals this week in Payson

Four locals hope to close season on a high note

For most of the competitors, the high school rodeo season comes to an end in Payson this weekend with the Arizona High School Rodeo Association State Finals.

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Taran Sarnowski voted second team all-state

Half-dozen Horns recognized on all-academic team

He struck fear in the hearts of pitchers by smashing dramatic home runs that propelled his team to thrilling victories.

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Wilderness stretches of trout water offer good fishing, solitude

Outdoors Under the Rim

The summer fishing season is not far away and the urge to wet a line on one of the Rim lakes for that early morning or late afternoon trout bite is always a possibility.

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Sports Briefs

A British Soccer Camp for both beginning and advanced players is scheduled for June 6-10 at the North Multi-purpose Field at Rumsey Park. The camp is open to kids ages 3-16 with several sessions.

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Longhorn trio makes all-state softball team

Bauer on first team, Johnson named Coach of Year

Few if any people expected Payson High’s softball team to continue the success it enjoyed the previous four seasons this spring.

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Dan Reid’s 27-year career earns Hall of Fame status

He could ‘win Kentucky Derby with a Clydesdale’

Dan Reid could win the Kentucky Derby with a Clydesdale.

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British Soccer Camp coming June 6-10

A British Soccer Camp for both beginning and advanced players is scheduled for June 6-10 at the North Mulit-Purpose Field at Rumsey Park. The camp is open to kids ages 3-16 with several sessions.

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Lindsey, Campbell win PMGA 2-Man Best Ball

Terry Lindsey and Gary Campbell teamed up to win the A Flight championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Two-Man Best Ball Tournament at Payson Golf Course on May 11 and 25.