Storm clouds gather over the Mogollon Rim, but don’t expect too much precipitation in Payson.
Search & rescue dogs once more on the right track
For the second time this month, local search and rescue dogs were called out to help find a missing man.
The battle rages.
The Gila County Sheriff's Office Posse, a uniformed volunteer group who serves Northern Gila County, is critically short of members. The group is seeking new volunteers.
Expect heavy traffic over busy Labor Day Weekend
As thousands of drivers look ahead to trips to campsites, cabins and beaches, the Arizona Department of Transportation is working to keep state highways as open as possible over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
A woman who dumped more than 700 pounds of garbage near a waterway will spend a year on probation and perform 100 hour of community service.
Crews have 800-acre blaze 50 percent contained
About 50 firefighters continue to work to contain an 800-acre brushfire burning near Roosevelt Lake. A lighting strike started the Peters Fire on August 27. The fire is burning in Sonoran Desert grass and brush two miles west of Roosevelt Lake on the slope of Peters Mountain and about nine miles south of Tonto Basin.
Reading enrichment continues to be an important after school activity for children in the Payson Community Kids program.
Rim Country residents interested in simple ways to protect their property from possible wildfire damage, can attend a free Firewise education presentation on Sept. 5, in Beaver Valley.
50 percent drop threatens vocational programs
Teaching students skills the marketplace needs makes sense, right?
Jim Sprinkle studied impact of livestock on environment
Last Friday, a crowd celebrated Jim Sprinkle’s lifetime of work trying to unravel the complex relationship between cattle, horse, sheep and other livestock and the natural world on which they depend.
The Labor Day holiday weekend is here.
Finally — Gila County no longer has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the state. Still, every year more students at Payson High School wind up pregnant.
September — the golden month! Days grow shorter, temperatures cool, afternoon showers are no longer a daily event, and gardens and orchards still yield fresh fruit and vegetables.
Doulas mother the mother
Ever heard of a doula? Not many have.
Mil Thornton and Kevin Whitaker are on the front lines for Rim Country veterans struggling with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix. So, it is no surprise they grilled VA representatives at a recent town hall at the Payson Public Library.
After a tense search through the woods behind the Payson Police Department, officers arrested a man hiding with a gun Monday morning.
A lightning-sparked fire west of Roosevelt Lake continues to burn, with smoke visible from Tonto Basin and State Route 188.