Michele Nelson

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State schools superintendent gets a Payson earful

Local officials urge end to flip-flopping chaos of change in standards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas on her “We are Listening” tour, got an earful when she stopped in Payson recently.

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Mountain bike advocates scope out Rumsey for trails

The folks from the Rim Country Mountain Bike Association planned to scope out trails around Rumsey Park yesterday, July 25.

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A foodie’s worst nightmare – food waste

The Healthy Foodie

I’m sitting, frowning, staring at the blinking cursor.

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Prepared for the worst

Schools update disaster planning

Once again, Susan Campbell, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Payson Unified School District, has presented better emergency plans for the district.

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Local candidates gather at chamber

Many local candidates showed up at a recent Rim Country Chamber of Commerce meeting to introduce themselves to business leaders in the community.

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GCC hopes dwindle with its enrollment

The $6 million question for Gila Community College — can it run independently? And will $6 million even suffice for the provisional college district in the face of plunging enrollment?

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Candidate Cattle Call

Chamber draws political hopefuls

A recent meeting of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce attracted almost everyone running for office in Rim Country — in both the primary in August and the general election in November.

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Irate residents prompt Tonto Schools to back off tax hike

Residents say district should ask for help before hiking tax rates

Outside the Tonto Basin Elementary School District, temperatures soared past 100. Inside, tempers sizzled even hotter as residents gathered to protest a proposed boost in their property taxes.

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Pine hikes water rates

On June 23, the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District board voted to increase rates, both for property taxes and water usage.

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Everything in moderation – even almonds

The Healthy Foodie

Pop quiz: How is almond milk like a cat lady?

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