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.
The best thing about riding in Rim Country is how each trail takes your breath away — not just from all the uphill pedaling, but how almost all the trails wind their way around at some point to a vista.
I stand stalwart with my fly rod in the mighty East Verde, entertaining the hatchery trout to the best of my haphazard abilities.
Fishing expert recommends best fishing hotspots – whether you catch anything or not
We asked outdoor columnist Dennis Pirch to rattle off Rim Country’s 10 best fishing holes to help our visitors afflicted with a need to spend the day standing around in a beautiful place wondering why the inexplicably fickle and temperamental fish lurking out of sight have such contempt for the lure/PowerBait/dry fly/nymph/whatever attached to the ends of their lines.
Check our Little League All-Stars Scoreboard for the latest scores and game schedules as Payson teams compete in several baseball and softball age divisions and check the Roundup's print editions for stories and photos.
The same elevation changes crowded into a small space that make Payson so diverse when it comes to scenery, plants and animals, also provide some of the most scenic and interesting hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in Arizona.
Board approves plan to improve completion rate, pay
On June 18, the Payson Unified School District board voted to change the name of Payson Virtual Academy to Payson Center for Success Online.
Payson Fire will identify dangers
Starting later this month, the Payson Fire Department will begin a large property assessment, analyzing which yards could withstand the threat of a wildfire and which need some cleaning up.
This fall, acclaimed photographer Randy Hust will teach Beginning Digital Photography, ART 128, at Gila Community College.
He has been putting fires out for years, so it’s no stretch diffusing hostile and sometimes dangerous situations for Mark Essary. This time, however, Essary will be corralling criminals instead of flames.
A dog that ran off from a hiking group before a lethal lightning strike killed one woman and injured several others on the Mogollon Rim last weekend is still missing.
Rattlin' the Rim
Countless stories have been written the past week about the Dude Fire because it is the 25th anniversary of the inferno that scarred our landscape and our souls.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek had a couple of light showers last Saturday evening. The temperature dropped 25 degrees in a short time. Then the lightning put on a show and scared some folks.
There’s a new and fun thing to do in Pine each weekend — wine tasting at the Trident Winery Tasting Room off Hardscrabble Road.
After the defeat and exile of Napoleon Bonaparte in April 1814, the British turned their eyes upon a still young nation across the seas that had dared to defy them.
The monsoon has arrived. Tonto Village has received a measurable amount of rain this past week and thank goodness … now our garden can perk up and look lively again.
After the severe thunderstorm on Tuesday, June 30, it didn’t look good for the Fourth of July celebrations, but the National Weather Service predicts only a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening for Payson’s fireworks show — which could attract as many as 20,000 people, including many fleeing the heat in the Valley.