Michele Nelson

Reporter

928-474-5251 Extension: 120

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Sticker shock for Pine water customers

Heavy water users face staggering rise in bills

Two customers came to express their outrage, confusion and shock about the water bills they received from the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District at the Aug. 18 board meeting.

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PUSD Students hold band camp anyway

This summer, past and current Payson Unified School District students, Molly and Maddie Beier, Josh Shaw, Sabrina Bonn, Colin Nossek, Trace Wallace and Kara VanZile, took it upon themselves to run a band camp before school started.

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Goosing Traffic: Rush hour jam – Payson style

Roundup reporter Michele Nelson was rushing her daughter to school when she got stuck in traffic. She honked. The geese honked. Standoff. So she took a photo while she waited at the goose crossing — counting her blessings and enjoying the Payson lifestyle.

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Community garden hosts food preservation class

Have bushels of beans? How about pecks of peppers? Tons of tomatoes? Well, the Payson Community Garden has a class for you.

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Rim Country Mountain Bike Association partners with trails app

Score another win for Michael Bonnette and the Rim Country Mountain Bike Association — now recognized as the mountain bike club of the Rim Country area on MTB Project’s website and application.

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Clowns, Camels & Cowboys, Payson Rodeo Parade has it all

The annual Rodeo Parade draws folks back home to watch friends and family on floats or horses, in cars or on foot.

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Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District struggling

Board won’t seek restitution from treasurer

The Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District continues to struggle with the fallout from the bombshell indictment of former treasurer and board member Mike Greer.

Payson School Board balks on transgender

Federal policy recognizes students' gender identity rights

The Payson Unified School District Board on Aug. 22 decided to punt on a suggested policy that would have kept in place practices already followed by the district regarding transgender students and bathrooms.

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Tonto Basin gets new superintendent

Chad Greer, new superintendent of the Tonto Basin Elementary School District, rode into town just in time to wrangle with angry comments from frustrated community members over a property tax increase for the school.

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Candidates seek seats on area school boards

The names are in and the race will start for the three Rim Country school district boards — after the Aug. 30 primary election.

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