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Tribe supports award-winning Payson FFA chapter

The Tonto Apache Tribe has donated $4,060 to the Payson FFA chapter, to help seven top agriculture students attend a national competition.

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Life's handiwork

Bridge offers lesson in the power of time – and living things

Sitting in one of my favorite places in the world, I listen to the dim, cool drip of life — the maker of worlds, the merger of geology and biology.

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Big increase in abandoned campfires

Abandoned campfires continue to pose a hazard to forested communities, despite the unusually mild, wet year.

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Banner bringing ICU telemedicine to Payson

Telemedicine systems can reduce mortality rates and hospital stays, according to study

A telemedicine hookup with medical experts can reduce in-hospital mortality by 26 percent and the length of time spent in the hospital by 20 percent, according to a study published in CHEST, a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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Cragin pipeline work progresses

Construction crews continue to overhaul Payson’s water system

Construction crews continued work this week on the mammoth task of connecting the C.C. Cragin Reservoir (formerly Blue Ridge) pipeline to the town’s existing, complex water system.

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Sign contest yields a winner

Archaeological field work reportedly completed

Beautifully ambiguous.

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Forecast prompts sigh of relief from water managers

El Niño promises wet monsoon, winter

The El Niño conditions in the Pacific didn’t save Rim Country from a dry spring — but it should yield a wet summer and snowy winter, according to the latest projections from the National Weather Service.

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Forest restoration gains ground

4FRI contractor opens a mill, returns to forest

The stalled Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) picked up steam in June with the opening of a new mill in Williams, the reopening of the forest to thinning projects, the addition of a second shift to a mill in Heber and plans for a new, high-tech, small log mill in Williams.

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Fire codes prove their value

Building codes, Firewise can save lives, property

This item should come as no surprise to anyone.

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Forest Road 300 offers soothing dose of historic scenery

The view off the meander of Forest Road 300 stretches for 100 miles and 100 years, following the wagon road General George Crook blazed in the wrenching war with the Apache Indians that defined American history and character.

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