As the new school year begins, AAA wants to remind motorists about safe ways to share the roads with young pedestrians, other drivers, bicyclists and school buses.
A $94 million budget won approval of the Gila County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 26 at a special meeting.
After nearly hitting an officer head-on and then leading officers on a drunken high-speed chase earlier this year, a Whiteriver woman was sentenced to prison recently.
Waylon Pettet Ins. survives challenge from Quality Movers
Five teams battled all summer. The Payson Parks & Rec Men’s Summer Competitive Slowpitch Softball League featured Mike’s Custom Auto Body finishing first with a 7-3 record and a trio of teams finishing a game back at 6-4.
Somebody must have done a rain dance for Tonto Village. The thunder and lightning started and my hopes rose.
Voting ballots will hit Payson residents’ mailboxes next week. Voters have five candidates to choose among for three Payson Town Council seats and two candidates vying for mayor.
Tonto Fish Hatchery to raise them
In mid May sport anglers throughout the state that flocked to Willow Springs and Woods Canyon Lake welcomed the inaugural stocking of the hybrid tiger trout.
Firefighters managing fire to burn off brush, debris
The 1,000-acre Baldwin Fire five miles south of Heber continues to burn quietly, thanks to damp monsoon conditions. The Forest Service issued the following update on Friday morning:
The State of Arizona and Office of the Arizona Attorney General has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by several environmental groups challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to allow limited off-road motorized big game retrieval by elk and bison hunters on the Kaibab National Forest.
Flake staff in Payson today. In order to make his staff more available to citizens of Arizona, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will send a member of his staff to Payson on Friday, July 29.
Fires managed to thin, restore forest
Several lightning-caused fires continue to burn atop the Rim, but the Coconino National Forest fire crews are mostly letting them burn within defined areas, taking advantage of damp, monsoon conditions to use the forest to thin rather than destroy the forest. The Coconino Forest put out the following update on Friday morning:
Campfire and smoking restrictions on the Tonto National Forest were lifted effective at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
Smoke was hanging over Pine Thursday afternoon, alarming residents. Fire officials say while there are lightning-sparked fires burning on the Mogollon Rim, Pine-Strawberry is not threatened and the smoke is coming from fires miles away.
In May, Payson High School lost all of its music teachers.
Strauss mounts challenge in the primary
Minister turned congressional candidate Ray Strauss once more brought his longshot insurgency to Rim Country, with a meet-the-public gathering this week at Tiny’s Restaurant.
You may have smelled something tasty as you drove into Payson from Star Valley recently.
Star Valley town officials are paying close attention to the community’s budget this year.
Pastor Stein was once a top NASA engineer
At least three things make Mount Cross Lutheran Church’s new pastor Scott Stein a unique minister.
Dark money, solar make election ‘most important’ in state history
“I believe this is the most important election in the history of Arizona,” said former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes of the campaign to fill three seats on the utility-regulating commission in the shadow of a debate about solar energy and dark money.
Fresh from the Republican National Convention, Dr. Kelli Ward renewed her slash-and-burn attack on Arizona Sen. John McCain — who skipped the convention crowning Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.