We don’t have a salmon run in Payson nor southern Arizona’s sandhill crane migration, but for one day, we will have the largest duck race across the state.
Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin will serve as president of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) for the next year.
Ever imagined a letter could free a human rights prisoner? Payson Amnesty International member Bob Horne said letters written have made a difference.
It was a busy weekend for Payson firefighters who respond to four reports of fires.
Two brothers formerly on the Gila County Sheriff’s Office Posse were sentenced last month on drug charges.
Payson celebrates smart kids
The Payson Unified School District board honored 51 third- through fifth-grade students for performing above expectations on the AzMERIT test at its Nov. 14 meeting.
Craig Humphrey likens his job to being a “health detective.” As Gila County’s communicable disease specialist, Humphrey tracks and investigates all instances of communicable disease in Gila County.
More than 500 pounds of unused or expired medication was collected at a “National Prescription Take Back Day” in Payson at the end of October
The Healthy Foodie
There’s a couple of subversive food programs in Payson — and they’re not food banks.
Wyatt Earp is one of the history’s most well-known constables — a law enforcement office that dates back to the 1800s.
businesses. The landfill supports the bike program financially using its proceeds from selling recyclable materials.
So, here’s the hard truth. Our future depends on the willingness of visionaries to put in the hard, grinding, often unrewarding labor it takes to make a community work.
Jake Swartwood displays a trout he caught in Horton Creek. During the Thanksgiving holiday I teamed up with Jake Swartwood, the head football coach for the Payson Longhorns, and made a quick trip to Horton Creek.
David Morrison, took his oath to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate on Nov. 17.
After finishing first in the regular season with a 21-3 record, Paradise Nails closed off a strong season by winning the Town of Payson Co-Ed Volleyball Playoff Championship. PN went 3-0 in the tournament, beating No. 2 seed Creighton in the final.
Payson got its water just in time. That’s one selfish conclusion Payson boosters could draw from a series of dismaying studies on the water supply in the Colorado River, which provides water for roughly 50 million people and 4 million acres of farmland.
Editor: The president-elect’s announcement that he intends to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, though anticipated, is still a disappointment to those of us who still believe in free trade and the importance of America’s strategic role in the Asia-Pacific region.
Let it burn, baby, burn. That might make a great new Forest Service motto, according to the latest research on managing wildfires.
School concerts As always, schools in the Rim Country will be filled with holiday music at Christmas concerts. The tentative schedule for the programs: Payson - Julia Randall Elementary, 6 p.m., third grade, 7 p.m., fourth grade, Tuesday, Dec. 6; Payson Elementary School, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7; Rim Country Middle School/Payson High School Choral Concert, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8; Payson High School/Rim Country Middle School Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15; guitar concert, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16. All concerts for Payson schools are in the auditorium on the Payson High School campus.
After riding into the state superintendent of education position on one issue — getting rid of Common Core academic standards — Diane Douglas has decided it’s all about the money.