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Arizona Senate Moves Forward in Strengthening State Sovereignty

Senate President-elect Russell Pearce announced his appointment of Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) as Chairman of the newly-formed Border Security, Federalism, and State Sovereignty Committee.  The committee’s mandate is to address Ari zona ’s right to protect and meet its citizens’ needs. Allen, who has just been elected to her third term in [...]

Low-cost rabies vaccinations available Saturday

The towns of Payson and Star Valley along with Gila County Rabies Control are hosting a low cost rabies vaccination clinic Saturday, September 25 at the Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main Street, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Rabies vaccinations are $10 and there will be licensing fees for all dogs. Unaltered dogs living in the Town of Payson [...]

Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

By Mitzi Brabb Connection Correspondent   “If you want to make a difference, be the difference,” says Payson problem solver, Jack Dowlearn.    Those who know ‘Jack D’ know him by his unofficial title of a Heuristician.  In other words, he’s a problem solver.  That’s exactly what is printed on his business card, even [...]

Editor, Attn: Horse lovers Animal abuse

Has anyone noticed the poor horses on B St. in front of the Senior Center??  Did you count their ribs?? I have called animal control, was told to call the sheriff, called the sheriff was told that was under “livestock”.  I called that number, got a recording, left my name and number to no avail.  I hope help comes in time for the two [...]

Prescription drug take-back day coming to Payson

Take-Back Day will help consumers clean out their medicine cabinets of old, unwanted, potentially harmful drugs The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) along with state and local law enforcement and community partners today announced a first statewide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and [...]

Dog Day in the Park set to return

Payson dog owners will once again have something exciting to do at the Payson Dog Park. Paws in the Park, the group that built the Payson Dog Park ten years ago will hold their annual “Dog Day in the Park” outing on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch your dogs race, let them do tricks, dress them up in fancy outfits, let them [...]

Rabies cases down across state

Officials credit prevention, good weather By DAVID ROOKHUYZEN Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Rabies cases are down significantly this year around Arizona, a drop officials attribute in part to aggressive steps to control the virus in wildlife, favorable weather and diseased animals dying off. Rabies had been a growing problem, particularly [...]

Restrictions on SR 87 in place until spring

Beeline narrowed to one lane in each direction north of Bush Highway for improvement work Highway improvement work will require State Route 87 traffic to be switched to one lane in each direction later this week along a six-mile section (mileposts 204-210) north of the Bush Highway/Saguaro Lake Turnoff, according to the Arizona Department of [...]

Birth citizenship debated, but has Supreme Court already ruled?

Connection Editorial In light of the on-going acrimonious debate surrounding border security and illegal immigration in this country, it is perhaps not surprising that the 14th amendment of the Constitution has now been drawn into the fray. The contentious issue involving the 14th are the so called “anchor babies.” Children of illegal [...]

First play of season scheduled at PHS

First play of season scheduled at PHS

By Becky Wiles Guest writer Romance, laughter, intrigue, real estate development—“Hot Property” has it all. Since the beginning of the current school year, the Payson High School Drama Team has been hard at work on the farcical play “Hot Property.” Written in the 1980s by prolific New York-born playwright Fred Carmichael, [...]

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