Offhand courage and broken bones; all in a day’s work
Some people call them rodeo clowns.
Motorists advised to use caution in burn areas
Motorists traveling on Interstate 17 and State Route 87 in northern Arizona are likely to see smoke over the next week from three fires burning in the Coconino National Forest.
Next month, the Tonto National Forest will release its long awaited Travel Management Plan barring off-road vehicle travel and designating a network of some 5,000 miles of dirt roads and trails for off-roaders.
But cool, damp conditions turn fires into forest management tool
Two lightning-sparked forest fires on the Mogollon Rim above Pine-Strawberry this weekend alarmed residents — but not fire crews.
The Gila County Board of Supervisors last week approved distribution of $1.4 million in federal Forest Fee money to local school districts — including $350,000 for Payson.
The success of some of the younger members of the Pine Strawberry School archery team at the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament has Coach Dean Pederson dreaming of bigger and better things.
No doubt — he had too much to drink, before he started dancing and laughing in Rumsey Park back in April. He probably didn’t expect the police to show up.
The 2015-16 school year is barely drawing to a close and Shelby School is recruiting for the new year.
Life on the Fly
Although trout are plentiful in both lakes and streams in Rim Country, many fly fishermen prefer fishing for trout in streams. The challenge of casting in tight conditions, reading the water to know where a fish is likely to be looking for any bugs floating downstream, and the solitude along the creek is something that I truly enjoy. We are fortunate to have access to such water close to Payson.
Brook-Brown Trout Hybred raised in Tonto Creek Hatchery
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be stocking a hybrid trout new to Arizona, in two Arizona Rim Country lakes this week, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Willow Springs Lake and Woods Canyon Lake will each be stocked with catchable size (8-10 inch) tiger trout the week of May 23.
The U.S. may set another damaging wildfire record this year, with spring fires claiming five times as much acreage as last year — which itself set a record.
The Payson Choral Society decided to belt out spirituals at its spring concert.
Penny Navis-Schmidt, a longtime counselor for Rim residents, has expanded her practice in the historic Hilligas House (see history of the building below), 700 W. Main St., and now shares the space with Dale Bellisfield and Lori Martinez.
Four hours into his shift, with a computer screen full of patients and no beds to spare, the “bat phone” rings.
Antique store strives to create an experience
Step inside Granny’s in Payson and you are on the overflowing edge of a cornucopia of wonderful collectibles.