Michele Nelson

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GCC to get solar panels

Get ready for shady parking at the Gila Community College (GCC) parking lot.

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Pleasant Valley War

Tiny town home to fierce family feud

Pat Murdock shook his head in surprise.

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Red Boot Coalition seeks to transform political leadership

Payson session focuses on a ‘joyful re-envisioning’ in American politics

Donating their Friday evening, 30 people, including Payson Police Chief Don Engler, Payson Town Council Member Ed Blair, Candidate for Payson Town Council and former Payson Fire Marshal Robert Lockhart, Gila Community College (GCC) Dean Pam Butterfield, and Payson Unified School District Director of Student Achievement Brenda Case, attended the Payson debut of the Red Boot Coalition.

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High school adds industrial gates

Cracks down on student ids, visitor’s passes

Two days after parents and students wandered the campus for an open house, Payson High School (PHS) installed black, industrial-strength gates covering up the Longhorn welcome sign.

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Judge: Pay up

State vows appeal of order to fund inflation for schools

On Friday, Aug. 22, traffic on Airport Road in Payson had to divert around a broken down bus — one of a rash of breakdowns for 8-year-old buses approaching 200,000 miles on the odometer, according to a Payson Unified School District (PUSD) mechanic on the scene Friday.

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PHS grade: Silver lining of a dark cloud

GEAR UP impacts add points to otherwise bleak high school grade

The good news about Payson High School’s (PHS) report card for 2014? The graduation rate increased by 4 percent, while the drop-out rate decreased by 4 percent.

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Certain foods can mess with your meds

The Healthy Foodie

I called my friend, “Hey Dave! I’m making a birthday dinner for you! How about we do something simple like a ham and potato salad.”

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Now it’s up to you: Don’t forget to vote in today’s primary

With plenty of places to cast a vote or drop off a mail-in ballot, Northern Gila County voters have plenty of reasons to get out and vote today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Dark money tips

Struggling with election choices

Vetting each candidate and sharing insider information on the propositions, the Payson Tea Party met to review the ballot once more before casting their vote in Tuesday’s elections.

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Mutton Busters: Nothing sheepish about these rodeo contestants

Pint-sized riders know where there’s a wool, there’s a way

The under 4-foot crowd gathered below the announcers dressed for their performance: helmet with face guard, black vest and a black number on a white background.

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