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Red snowstorm coming to Payson

“It’s 'when,' not 'if' it’s going to happen,” said Payson Firewise Committee founder Jim Tye. “There will be a wildfire close to Payson.”

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Several arrested after chase through town

After a wild chase, a crash and an all-night search, Payson police on Saturday morning arrested two people suspected of firing shots into a residential neighborhood in the Valley.Payson police helped stop the silver Cadillac after Valley police said the occupants were spotted shooting out of the car

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Food Truck Festival a success despite high temperatures

The Town of Payson’s second annual Food Truck Festival was a resounding success with 19 food trucks participating, up from 12 last year.Courtney Spawn, Payson Parks and Recreation Department director said, “There is no official head count yet, but an estimated crowd of close to 5,000.”“We are workin

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Music lovers get out those calendars

This week features several events for music lovers, several associated with the 135th World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo and one that opens a whole new concert series — the lead-in to a fall full of music.Rodeo related musicTuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino presents The Troubadour Exper

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APS responds to Tonto Basin residents’ complaints on outages

The intense monsoon storms this year have wreaked havoc with the electrical grid serving Tonto Basin — frustrating residents and costing businesses.Store owners complain of lost sales when the cash register goes down and residents worry about the effects of debilitating heat when air conditioners fa

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Credible shooting threat at high school

Payson Police officers showed up on the Payson High School and Payson Center for Success campus on Monday morning as a precaution after a “credible” threat to the PCS campus was reportedly made by a student on social media.Officers remained on campus throughout the day, although the police had alrea

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Payson students make gains on AZMerit test

Payson schools continue to make slow gains on the state’s AzMerit test, although scores still lag behind the state average in many cases.The state last week released the 2018 scores after months of delay. The state still hasn’t updated the school grades, which are largely based on those scores.As in

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Park, school update given at private event

Friends ofPayson Parks and Recreation held a fundraising event for the validation of the Rumsey Park plan at The Rim Club Wednesday. Ron Chambless, with Community Center Partners, explains how the large lobby of a proposed community center will have multiple uses. Lane and Kat Moore (right) want to

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NAMI Payson joins NAMI Valley Walks

Payson’s Hope, the local team organizing for the 14th annual NAMI Valley Walks, is joining the nationwide movement NAMI Walks Saturday, Oct. 20. Currently the Payson team has 12 members. This event is an annual 5k walk to the capitol building to increase awareness about mental illness and raise fund

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That’s the kind of leader that she is

Su Connell, center, was recently awarded the only Lifetime Director Emeritus award, in special recognition of her dedicated and excellent service in support of the MHA Foundation’s mission to promote rural health and education for members of the Rim Country communities by Kenny Evans, president MHA

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Tracks, suspect's mannerisms lead police to Payson casino robbers

PAYSON — What looked like a professional heist of the Mazatzal Casino was actually carried out by two local employees whose blunders led police to their front doors, according to a summary of the investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The FBI arrested Armando Ochoa, 32, and Ryan Pearso

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Yavapai County: Man admits to drinking before crashing motorhome into church

Investigators say the driver, identified as 58-year-old Stephen Merrigan, of Cordes Lakes, had also hit a vehicle parked in the church lot.

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Casino employees arrested in Payson casino armed robbery

According to the FBI, two suspects entered the casino in all black clothing including hoodies and masks, armed with a long gun and several pistols.

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Woman abandons young daughters along remote Arizona Highway

MARICOPA COUNTY — On Aug. 7, at approximately 10:22 p.m., a citizen called 911 to report a stranded family along State Route 87 at milepost 228; which is a remote area 24 miles south of Payson. The citizen advised that the family, a woman and her three young children, were stranded because their veh

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Lots of garden goodies? Learn how to preserve it all

The preservation experts at the Payson Community Garden will teach gardeners how to can, dehydrate and freeze all types of food from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 14 at the Church of the Nazarene.Longtime experts will show preserving newbies the art of the dehydrator. Learn how to make foods from fruit rol

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GCC introduces a Study of Substance Abuse class

For the first time, a Study of Substance Abuse class is being offered by Gila Community College, Payson campus, this fall, open to students actively pursuing a degree and those who are interested in the subject for personal and professional reasons.Instructor Jane Fender hopes to improve knowledge p

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Human remains found in desert in north Valley; MCSO investigating

CAREFREE, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating afterhuman remains foundin the north Valley.Authorities were investigating in the desert near 11th Street and Alameda Road around 8 p.m. Fridayafter theremainswerefound.RELATED: Remains ofwomanreported missing in 2010 found in Sun

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Payson's new coach says players should be "closer than blood"

Bryan Burke knows what it takes to build a championship team.It takes blood, guts and sacrifice.“If I have 12 seniors on the team that played football for four years, they should be closer than blood,” said Payson’s new head football coach. “When they say things like, ‘we’re a family,’ they should m

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Andres, a forgotten hero

Chap. 22: Evaluating the murder sceneThe body of Andres Moreno lay crumbled near the smoldering campfire as Dr. Cook and Kid Reynolds passed by on their way to take Mrs. Cook and her sister back off the Mogollon Rim to Strawberry. There they put word out for the coroner to come to the murder scene.

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Forest Service using lightning-caused fire to conduct controlled burn near Pinedale

NAVAJO COUNTY — A lightning strike on July 27 started a fire about two and a half miles south of Pinedale on the Lakeside Ranger District. The Hob Point fire is in an area of the Rodeo-Chediski Fire burn scar that hasn’t had any fires in the last 16 years. As of Tuesday, Aug 7, it was at 2,882 acres

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