Michele Nelson

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Record scholarship payout

In its second year of handing out scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000, the Friends of GCC Scholarship Foundation distributed a record amount of money to a record number of students.

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Game & Fish crashes Tonto Basin fundraiser

The Lorraine Cline Poker Run will again surpass donations of $30,000 and delivered a ton of fun, despite Game and Fish.

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Department of Child Safety still overwhelmed

Here’s the terrible part, Calandra was one of the lucky ones.

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The system fails, a child dies

Roundup investigation probes tragedy

Seven-year-old Calandra Balas saw it all. She watched as her father cut off his girlfriend’s hair, stuffed it in her mouth, hit her, choked her, cut her with the scissors.

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Wild winds usher in wildfire season

As red flag fire warnings spread with the wind across northern Arizona this weekend, the huge tanker helicopter remained perched at the Payson Airport, ready to take off with a belly full of water to douse any flames.

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Community college to up property tax

At its work session on April 14, the Gila Community College discussed the proposed property tax increase of 2 percent for the 2016-17 school year.

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Sweet potatoes: A case of mistaken identity

The Healthy Foodie

So, a 54-year-old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital.

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Payson district approves online classes

The Payson Unified School District board voted to add Mesa Distance Learning to the mix of options available to students at PUSD.

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Rolling along

Mountain bikers, mayor hope trails will create biker heaven

Within hours of contacting Mayor Kenny Evans, Michael Bonnette, president of the Rim Country Mountain Biking Association and Mick Wolf, treasurer, met to start turning Payson into a world-class destination for mountain bikers.

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Musical triumph

Students’ staging of ‘Meet me in St. Louis’ earns ovations

Lavish costumes, sets and even workable trolleys that wandered up and down the aisles filled with the huge cast of 40 marked the Payson High School musical, “Meet Me In St. Louis.”

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