Michele Nelson

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Looks Like Rain, but Payson Won't See Much

Storm clouds gather over the Mogollon Rim, but don’t expect too much precipitation in Payson.

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State inflicts ‘devastating’ cuts on career classes

50 percent drop threatens vocational programs

Teaching students skills the marketplace needs makes sense, right?

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Payson teens having babies

Finally — Gila County no longer has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the state. Still, every year more students at Payson High School wind up pregnant.

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There’s help for the woman giving birth

Doulas mother the mother

Ever heard of a doula? Not many have.

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Peaches – a perfect alibi for murder in a legendary Rim feud

The Healthy Foodie

It’s peach season in Rim Country, as the fruit with a 7,500-year-long pedigree ripens in a peach-perfect climate. As it turns out, the delectable tart, honey sweet fruit offers the perfect metaphor for the long, intricate, surprising relationship of humans to their food.

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She’s the Martian’s mom

But she’s still going to keep her famous son down-to-earth

Payson resident Janet Tuer never wears dresses — until now.

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Flash Flood Warning Until 5:00 p.m. from Rye to Deer Creek

Cloudburst may flood roadways

The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood warning until 5:00 p.m. today for West Central Gila County.

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Voters pepper school officials with questions, concerns

Payson voters grilled Payson Unified School District officials last week on everything from the constant fundraising to support core programs to the lack of sufficient advanced placement classes.

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Christmas early for needy kids

Masonic Lodge donates four shopping carts of shoes

Ah ... the annual shopping trip for back-to-school shoes — for 107 kids.

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Making school lunches cool

Joe Trayer would like Payson High School students to stay on campus for lunch.

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