I’d enjoyed a fairly active summer life in Michigan before moving to Arizona eight years ago, playing slow-pitch softball with my buddies throughout my 20s and 30s.
Teachers on trips still must submit the itemized details
Teachers taking students on education trips shouldn’t have to pay for hotel rooms out of their own pocket. On the other hand, they better bring back an itemized receipt if they want breakfast.
Lawmakers seeking to reverse the expansion of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System suffered another setback in court this week.
Few crews left to respond to fires sparked by monsoon
The National Weather Service reports the monsoon storms will continue throughout the weekend, but dry up next week.
Archaeologists clear way for university site
The Forest Service can go ahead and sell a 253-acre parcel for a university, but Payson should avoid building on three archaeological sites, concluded a preliminary study.
Daughter of former Payson couple shot in 1978
For 37 years, the murder of their daughter remained an agonizing mystery.
But lawmakers propose plan to boost K-12 spending
School districts will go back to court in an attempt to force state lawmakers to pay some $1.3 billion in illegally withheld inflation funding after negotiations on a settlement broke down this week.
Rim Country Republicans staged a presidential primary straw poll at the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, with Donald Trump coming out way ahead.
Growth in upper grades suggests students returning
The Payson Unified School District got more good news this week as this semester’s enrollment figures grew.
Payson resident Christopher Lee Norton will spend seven years in prison for a variety of drug offenses. Superior Court Judge Gary V. Scales sentenced 41-year-old Norton to prison for three cases involving the possession of narcotic drugs.
Rattlin' the Rim
As a Payson Roundup reporter, I was asked in 2004 to cover a Pine-Strawberry grassroots movement to raise money to buy Justice McNeeley, then a 5-year-old kindergartner, a specialized wheelchair called a Go-Bot.
Over the course of a long, happy life I have seen many signs that put a smile on my face.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek Days at the R Bar C Boy Scout Camp is tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everybody in Rim Country is invited to enjoy some Creek hospitality, take in the car show and join the events, grab a bite to eat, enjoy the music and look over the camp itself.
The new news around the Village is that there are a few coyotes that are circling the Village on a daily basis.
The Humane Society of Central Arizona has been lucky this summer to see a slight decrease in the number of puppies and kittens brought to our shelter; and yet we still struggle to financially support the lost, homeless and abandoned animals of Gila County.
In the Kitchen
Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer.