Michele Nelson

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College board boosts tuition

The addition of a new Gila Community College (GCC) board member in Globe tipped the scales against Larry Stephen­son’s stubborn fight to not boost tuition rates for the 2014-15 school year.

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Climate change marchers seek to raise awareness

Cross country trek trundles through town

On Monday afternoon Climate Change marchers from children to retirees that started in Los Angeles advanced into Payson, flanked by a police and Boy Scout escort, flags fluttering.

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Education expert David Garcia swinging through Payson

A local Arizonan, David Garcia, born and raised in the state and a product of its public schools, has decided to throw his hat into the candidate ring for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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‘Footloose’ – A trifecta of talent

Students tackle acting, singing AND dancing in latest production

“Not many high schools tackle a show this complex,” said Thomas Walling, lead director for the musical after opening night.

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Experiencing the ‘anti-inflammation’ diet

The Healthy Foodie

Alexis Bechman, the Roundup’s court, crime and cops reporter, has an interest in healthy food — she’s even decided to grow her own kombucha (a fermented tea touted for medicinal properties). Not my cup of tea, but if that works for her, I’m all for whatever makes one feel healthy.

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Challenger blasts state’s priorities

Democrat keys on education, Barton’s remarks about Hitler

Lanny Morrison does not have Jeff Flake’s smile nor Brenda Barton’s hair, but he has experience — lots and lots of experience in areas that affect most citizens every day: health, business, education and family welfare.

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FBLA students gear up for end of the year activities

The computer lab that serves as Bud Evans’ FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) headquarters at Payson High School buzzed with activity.

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A grounded collaboration between schools

“The fourth-graders are asking questions fast and furious,” said Payson High School (PHS) animal sciences teacher David Ruther­ford.

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Water rate hike furor

Corporation commission holding final hearing on steep rate hikes for Rim Country tonight

The Arizona Corporation Commission will visit Payson this evening to hear a final round of public comments on a proposal to significantly boost base water rates in many Rim Country communities and impose costly water hauling charges.

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Preventive maintenance is goal

PSWID manager hopes to predict, fix problems before they occur

The Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) manager Brad Cole submitted an annual report to the acting board that painted a picture of efficiency on March 20, but no one has seen an annual report for two years.

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