Michele Nelson

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Payson schools struggle to juggle online classes

Board approves plan to improve completion rate, pay

On June 18, the Payson Unified School District board voted to change the name of Payson Virtual Academy to Payson Center for Success Online.

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Pine wine tasting room open on holiday

There’s a new and fun thing to do in Pine each weekend — wine tasting at the Trident Winery Tasting Room off Hardscrabble Road.

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Storm lashes Rim Country

After the severe thunderstorm on Tuesday, June 30, it didn’t look good for the Fourth of July celebrations, but the National Weather Service predicts only a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening for Payson’s fireworks show — which could attract as many as 20,000 people, including many fleeing the heat in the Valley.

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Forest Service gears up for another trashy weekend

Volunteers set to remind visitors to Pack It Out

The Forest Service and its volunteers learned a lot from the Memorial Day Pack It Out program — they need much bigger dumpsters.

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Farmers Market Fun

They even play Rock-Paper-Scissors

The kids gathered around Scoops owner, Payson Town Council member and sponsor of the event, Chris Higgins to learn exactly how to beat the competition in the annual Rock-Paper-Scissors contest at the Payson Farmers Market.

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Cool as a cucumber – or at least I tried to be

The Healthy Foodie

Watching the Monster Mudder 5K for the first time in my life, I thought of cucumbers.

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Kinder, gentler school board

‘We’re in transition out of chaos and crisis’

The Payson Unified School District board at its retreat on June 27 admitted the reverberations of the last two years still haunt them, but have faith the new administration is guiding them through the maze firmly and calmly.

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Volunteers rally to help Forest Service protect the forest

Cheerful helpers patrol, make signs, educate and clean up

For Pat Shelton, it started with a skill saw and a bathroom remodel.

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Charter school due

Could impact Payson district

American Leadership Academy, a multi-campus charter school from the Valley, announced it will open a K-12 campus in Payson by 2016, an announcement with potentially serious consequences for the Payson Unified School District.

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Monsoon onset may douse fire risk

The dark clouds can’t be missed and this week saw lightning strikes up near Christopher Creek.

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