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Teresa McQuerrey

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County buildings in Payson have long, twisted, aggravating history

The Roundup recently reported that the Gila County Board of Supervisors awarded a $71,940 contract to Woodson Engineering & Surveying of Flagstaff to provide pre-design services for site development alternatives focused on how to make the best use of the available property and existing buildings.

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Pony rides a popular attraction at the Swiss Village Lighting event

The pony ride at the 37th Annual Swiss Village Lighting had an early start on Friday, Nov. 25 and stayed busy throughout the evening as youngsters — both big and small — clamored to get a ride. The event also had a huge bounce house and more.

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Rim Country Health has jobs for more than health professionals

The employment opportunities at Rim Country Health don’t all require professional health care credentials.

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A gray day in Green Valley Park

GRAY (grā/adjective) 1. of a color intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or an overcast sky; 2. dull and nondescript; without interest or character ...

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Oasis Christian Books and Gifts set ‘grand re-opening’

Oasis Christian Books and Gifts plans a “grand re-opening” this weekend.

Longtime Gila County manager resigns

After years of service to Gila County, Manager Don McDaniel submitted his letter of resignation to the Board of Supervisors Nov. 14.

A season sparse of celebration for my family still provides an opportunity to be a time of thanks

The holiday season is going to be quiet for my family this year. A week after his 82nd birthday in August, our stepfather died after a long battle with a variety of illnesses.

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County upgrades in Payson advance

After years of delay, the Gila County’s courthouse complex in Payson may finally see some major improvements.

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Holiday events launched this week

The holidays are at hand and so is the need for extra help from the community to assist the less fortunate, with pleas for volunteers and donated turkeys in Payson, Pine and Strawberry.

Payson lighting, parade deadlines

We haven’t celebrated Thanks­giving yet, but it is already time to let organizers know if you want to take part in either the Payson APS Electric Light Parade or the annual holiday lighting contest — or both.

Star Valley projects

The Star Valley Town Council on Nov. 15 discussed whether to spend an estimated $260,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money on a low-water crossing at Moonlight Drive and various other drainage issues

Join celebration of life

Each year for the past several years Hospice Compassus, the Rim Country Hospice Foundation, Messinger Payson Funeral Home and Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe have joined forces to help Rim residents remember loved ones they have lost.

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New supervisors win: County voter turnout high

With Gila County reporting the state’s second highest voter turnout at 77 percent, the county Board of Supervisors will have an almost all new look come January.

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Democratic Gila County supervisors trail as final vote count continues

County upset

More than 3,000 Gila County ballots remained uncounted as of Wednesday, Nov. 9. Gila County Elections Director Eric Mariscal told the Roundup the count might not be complete until Friday, Nov. 11 or possibly Saturday, Nov. 12.

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Some long lines

The big voter turnout Nov. 9 temporarily overwhelmed a few Gila County polling places, according to Eric Mariscal, director of the Gila County Elections Department.

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Polling Places open until 7 p.m.

In case you didn’t mail in your ballot and need to vote today in the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, the following have been designated as Vote Centers/Polling Places where any voter may get a ballot and cast it:

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Family band featured in concert

The Next Generation Leahy family band will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 as part of the Tonto Community Concert Association series.

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PAL issues invitation to ‘Join the Journey’

Join the Journey — that is the call issued by members of the Payson Art League in their annual Fine Arts Festival Show & Sale.

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Halloween treats abound

The Halloween fun runs through next Monday, Oct. 31. Good luck trying to hit all the events planned for the occasion.

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Rancher says county needs change

Woody Cline says he is running for the District 3 Gila County Board of Supervisors seat to bring about change.

Seeing stars in Star Valley

Where’s the best place in Rim Country to see stars? Well, Star Valley, of course. So the Rim Astronomy Club would like to make star parties a regular feature at the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park in Star Valley by donating a permanently fixed telescope and protective dome to the park.

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County awards $240,000 to Chandler firm

Last fall, Gila County received a $600,000 grant from the Arizona Nutrition Network for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Education Program (SNAP-Ed) of the state health department.

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Breast cancer awareness is topic at Lunch and Learn

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Banner High Country Seniors hosted Dr. Cynthia Booth, M.D., at its Oct. 12 Lunch & Learn program to discuss breast cancer.

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One voter shows up for pot debate

Backers of a ballot measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state battled it out with critics at a forum set up by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office in Payson.

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Gila County Supervisor District 2

Incumbent Michael Pastor vs Reputlican tim Humphrey

Incumbent District 2 Supervisor Michael A. Pastor wants a third, four-year term. “I feel I am still young enough to do four more years,” said Pastor, a Democrat.

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Gila County Supervisor District 3

John Marcanti is seeking re-election as Gila County District 3 Supervisor because there are still things he’d like to do for the county. He was first elected in 2012.

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Proposition 206: Minimum wage

There were more speakers than voters in the room at the Arizona Secretary of State’s program on the two ballot measures voters will decide in the Nov. 8 General Election. The program was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Messinger’s.

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Honoring those who serve the elderly

A group of people with special places in their hearts for the elderly visited Payson last week. They are trained and certified to make sure the elderly in long-term care settings are treated with respect for their wishes and with dignity and kindness.

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Star Valley irritated by Payson and regional group

The Star Valley Town Council this week vented its irritation at the Central Arizona Association of Governments for flubbing grant applications and the Town of Payson for annexing a chunk of land for a failed project.

Voter registration deadline Monday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 4 approved setting up vote centers and polling places.

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HPR ammunition plant shut down

but reportedly plans to reopen

HPR Ammunition reportedly sent more than 30 employees home Sept. 13, 2016 and closed its doors.

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County pushes for ‘stupid hiker’ law

Long list of proposals on legislative agenda for 2017

The Gila County Board of Supervisors hopes state lawmakers in the upcoming session will give counties new tools to deal with blighted, trashed properties as well as a better way to charge foolish hikers for the cost of a rescue.

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Deadline for quilt classes looms

The big Rim Country Quilt Roundup is Oct. 14-15, but some of the most coveted classes take place in advance of exhibition and registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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Sheriff outfits fleet of Expeditions

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has five new 2017 Ford Expeditions waiting to go on patrol, as soon as they’re “upfitted.”

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Grant expert advises Star Valley

The repercussions of the loss of about 28 percent of its revenue with discontinuing the photo enforcement program has the Star Valley Town Council looking for options to bring in more money.

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New Rim resident offers help to veterans and their widows

Kevin Hamilton and his wife, Faye, are new part-time residents of the Rim Country.

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Old Time Opry, fiddle fest launch fall music season

Fall has arrived in the Rim Country and so has a new lineup of diverse entertainment. Opening the fall music season is the Payson Old Time Opry and you can also get entertained at the 46th Anniversary Vertielee Floyd Memorial Payson Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration.

Incumbents not challenged

The primary election is behind us, but voters will face another round of choices in the Nov. 8 general election — including state and federal legislative contests, three contested county offices and a few water, fire and sanitary district races.

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Final Star Valley council results; Davis ousts Binney

Gila County Elections officials posted the latest election numbers late Thursday, Sept. 1. Hardly any of the local outcomes were altered, and with only the write-in ballots remaining, the elections staff did not expect any changes.

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Lots of extra fun at 2016 Gila County Fair

More and more fun is added to the historic Northern Gila County Fair each year. For 2016 there is a carnival, which opens Thursday night in advance of the fair’s formal opening on Friday morning; a ranch rodeo; and a couple of events featuring massive draft horses.

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Star Valley Council final results: Davis ousts Binney

Gila County Elections officials posted the latest election numbers late Thursday, Sept.

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Memorial recalls tragedy of 1970 Labor Day flood

Deluge spawned one of state’s worst disasters

The memories cast a heavy shadow across the memories of those who were there. Now, a band of Christopher Creek residents have resolved to shine a light on the shadow of that terrible tragedy — the 1970 Labor Day Flood.

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Newcomer Davis may edge Star Valley incumbent

Newcomer Bobby Davis edged out incumbent George Binney in the Star Valley council election, although provisional and mail-in ballots could change the results.

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Evans loses primary bid for supervisor seat

Republican Woody Cline of Young scored a surprising upset victory over Payson Mayor Kenny Evans in the contest for the Gila County Supervisor District 3 seat.

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Sandoval could take on Gila County School Superintendent job quickly

Roy Sandoval, the apparent winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary race for Gila County School Superintendent could go to work immediately.

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Therapist lets patients guide their treatment

Allan Ralston believes the patients he works with in physical therapy and myofascial release therapy at Rim Country Health should have a say in their treatment.

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Don't forget: Get out and VOTE

Polls still open for ballots not mailed

It’s Election Day folks. If you haven’t mailed in your ballot, you need to get to the Gila County Recorder’s Office, a vote center or polling place to drop it off. Ballots are also being collected at the Payson Town Hall until 5 p.m., Tuesday.

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A dollar goes a little further in Arizona

The Tax Foundation recently produced a report showing the “Real Value of $100 in Each State.” It shows $100 is not the same everywhere.

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Corporation Commission hopefuls defend stance on dark money

Two of the three former Arizona legislators with their hats in the ring for election to the Corporation Commission spoke to the Payson Tea Party Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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Visit old Payson through pictures

The images of Payson, mostly from the 1950s, have a certain familiar feel to them