Each afternoon, Rim Country residents eagerly watch the clouds build, then sigh in disappointment as they dissipate with little rain.
Property values rise; tax rate unchanged
Gila County’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year will drop by $2.5 million — nearly 3 percent.
Class sizes may exceed 30 without another teacher
Flanked by all but one of the Payson Elementary School kindergarten teachers, Jane Pond and Sylvia Sandoval on July 27 begged the Payson Unified School District board to add another kindergarten teacher to the staff.
Gila County District 1 Supervisor Tommie Martin is among those recently appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) steering committee leadership roles.
Gila County has awarded Koo Design Build the contract to design and build new stairs and landings for the county courthouse in Payson.
Rim Country Motor Sports in Star Valley will celebrate its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at its new location, 4208 E. Highway 260.
A Mobile Vet Center will be in Payson from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5 and from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 6 at Rim Country Health, 807 W. Longhorn Road.
A Gila County jail inmate who attacked a detention officer in an attempt to escape instead ended up with 8.5 years added to his sentence.
Fire district needs $400,000 more
It was dubbed a simple project that would cost $375,000 and take a year to build. After burning through much of that money, the Hellsgate Fire District is the proud owner of a concrete slab.
Rescuers brought a Payson man back to his vehicle Thursday after he got lost on the Barnhardt Trail.
Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.
Rattlin' the Rim
A letter to the editor in the July 21 edition of the Payson Roundup created a huge stir in Pine-Strawberry, especially among Senior Citizens Affairs Foundation (SCAF) members, employees and volunteers.
Where has the month of July gone? The month has disappeared so fast and now the month of August is here.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek is the location of a 100-year-old cabin moved here, log by log, from over in Gordon Canyon. It sits in a place called See Canyon and was purchased by a gentleman who shared his time between here and a home in Scottsdale in 1966. Prior to buying that log cabin, he brought his young family to Mountain Meadow Ranch each summer where they rented a cabin for $5 a night.
Those of us living today haven’t a clue what it was like in 1871 Africa when Henry Morton Stanley set out to find aging missionary David Livingstone.
The Humane Society of Central Arizona will be offering a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Friday, Aug. 14 at the shelter located at 605 W. Wilson Ct., just south of Main Street and west of McLane Road.
David Douglas Gowan was born in Scotland in 1843 and raised by his fisherman family to be a man of the sea.
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