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Economic director Mike Vogel fielded business and ASU-related questions Tuesday at Tiny’s Restaurant

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Community asks officials for answers on four-year college

Like a professional boxer, economic director Mike Vogel dodged and weaved questions on the progress to bring a four-year university to town Tuesday in an hour-long meeting that left most with more questions than answers. Vogel said he could not go into detail on plans to build a 6,000-student, $700 million university campus in Payson because it could jeopardize negotiations. “It will happen, I promise you that,” Vogel said. This assurance seemed to do little for several community members at the Q&A session at Tiny’s Restaurant. “At one point does the (Educational) Alliance just walk away?” one woman asked.


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