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Worst-case scenario water rates for Payson

Residents face possible increase of 24 percent in three years if town doesn’t collect water impact fees

Back when Blue Ridge water was just a dream, Payson town officials promised residents that developers and new residents would foot the bill — not current water users.

ASU campus in Payson now ‘most probable’

Investors, donors in ‘watershed’ meeting pledge $500 million to build university campus here

Investors and donors have pledged $500 million to build a four-year college campus in Payson, representing a “watershed” in the year-long effort, according to Payson Mayor Kenny Evans.

Blue Ridge pipeline may carry 4,000 acre-feet

Payson mayor promises to engineer connections for any community making a serious effort to qualify

Payson’s Blue Ridge pipeline will likely end up carrying close to 4,000 acre-feet annually — enough water to resolve century-old legal tangles and perhaps prevent small communities along the pipeline from running out of water as they grow.

Mayor says if not ASU, some other college will be built on forest land

A university will eventually be built on the 320 acres adjacent to The Rim Club on Highway 260, whether or not it’s Arizona State University, Mayor Kenny Evans told the crowd at Thursday’s Citizens Awareness Committee meeting.

Payson, ASU set March date for agreement

Talks could lead to a 3,000-student campus on 300-acre site off Hwy. 260

Payson and Arizona State University have agreed to spend the next four months in exclusive negotiations aimed at building a 3,000-student campus in Payson.

Payson incumbents expected to run

Former town manager may run, but former mayor Bob Edwards says he will sit this election out

All the Payson Town Council incumbents are expected to seek re-election, which so far has deterred potential challengers.

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