About the Roundup

The Payson Roundup has been recognized as Newspaper of the Year twelve times by the Arizona Newspaper Association. The Roundup has also been honored as the Nation’s Best Newspaper for non-daily newspapers by the Inland Press Association.

In addition, we also manage numerous digital websites, anchored by our flagship news site, www.payson.com, the most visited website in Rim Country. It is our goal to provide the residents of Rim Country, and beyond, with quality news coverage, information and advertising, regardless the medium.

The Roundup is the primary news and advertising source for the picturesque communities of the Rim Country in central Arizona. The twice-weekly publication is based in Payson, a recreation and retirement community that's home to 15,000 souls who live within the largest stand of ponderosa pines in the world. The newspaper also serves Star Valley, a community that ranching built, and the quiet mountain hamlets of Pine and Strawberry at the base of the Mogollon Rim, a towering escarpment that spans most of Arizona and part of western New Mexico.

The Roundup's tradition of excellence can be traced back to 1946 when Bert Slater started the twice-a-month publication for the growing ranching communities in the Tonto Basin.

"The staff at the Payson Roundup strive to be a positive influence within our Rim Country communities," says Roundup Publisher John Naughton. "Our seasoned reporters cover the hard issues affecting our community as well as the faces and everyday events that mold our towns. We hope you enjoy the Roundup as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. The Roundup, it's community newspapering at its finest."

The Roundup's dedication to the community can be seen in each of its pages.

This award-winning newspaper is published every Tuesday and Friday, and publishes several special sections and glossy magazines throughout the year.

The Roundup is located at
708 N. Beeline Highway.
The mailing address is
P.O. Box 2520, Payson, AZ 85547.
Phone (928) 474-5251,
Fax (928) 474-1893.

Schools, churches and other groups are welcome to tour the Roundup printing facility. We write, edit, compose, produce and print the entire newspaper in our building. The Roundup also performs contract printing services for newspapers throughout the region with its five-unit Goss Community press.

The Roundup has more than 35 full- and part-time employees who live in the Payson area.

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