A while back I wrote a pair of columns about life’s most exciting moments. At the time something occurred to me. I didn’t mention it then, but I thought about it a lot — some of life’s most exciting moments are also some of its worst ones.
Somebody out there has been doing a major rain dance! I am not positive how much rain Tonto Village has received this month, but it was enough for the weeds and grass to sprout up almost overnight! I am not complaining a bit, the forest needs all the rain it can get.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek is “a tiny hamlet under Central Arizona’s magnificent Mogollon Rim” according to a line in the bio of a gal who is among the most talented of the artists, entertainers, writers and crafters who have called this area their home over the years.
DJ's Music Trivia
After four or five years of enduring a real downturn in the economy, the job market and the housing industry seem to be looking a whole lot better lately here in Payson. A four-year college in Payson seems to be on the cusp of realization, new businesses are popping up all over town and new housing subdivisions are projected to soon follow.
Rattlin' the Rim
The highlight of the Labor Day weekend is certain to be the myriad of activities on the agenda for the Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day.
A motorcycle collision that occurred Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 9:50 am on Lake Mary Road at Mile Post 327, east of the Flagstaff city limits claimed the life of 60 year old Glenn Gelman of Yorbalinda, California.
Payson council candidates headed for runoff
Payson council candidates Chris Higgins and Bob Lockhart appear headed for a runoff election in November, according to the a count of 2,800 mail-in ballots released Friday afternoon by the Gila County election department.
Feral cats are either loved by the community or are not welcomed.
The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.
The Northern Gila County Fair is next week, opening Thursday, Sept. 4 and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Payson Event Center.
Crews are working a wreck south of Payson Friday afternoon that has snarled Labor Day traffic for miles.
2,000 Payson ballots not yet counted
It is still too early to call the winners of the Payson Town Council seats with nearly 2,000 ballots uncounted as of Wednesday and results unreported Friday before press time.
Mayor Evans at 54 percent, but Roberson not conceding
A sometimes-tough Payson mayoral campaign ended this week, but the bruises will likely remain.
Only 1 senior returns
Every year seniors graduate from high school and move on with their lives.
I thank Pete Aleshire (in Friday’s Aug. 15 editorial) for picturing me as a caring, civic-minded person.
The voters of Arizona deserve a hearty congratulations and a big thank you for the selections they made on primary Tuesday.
Payson Town Attorney Tim Wright appears headed to an easy win in his campaign for Gila County Superior Court judge.
I could not believe what I read regarding the article “Just absentee brain-wise” — Payson School Board member Shirley Dye blasting parents.
Primary campaigns a warmup for general election struggle
A brutal Republican primary full of upsets, dark money and controversy pivoted sharply this week to a more familiar, but equally bitter partisan struggle for the whole array of statewide offices.
More Than a Game
Like Chevrolet pulling the cover off a redesigned Corvette at the Detroit Auto Show, Payson’s football team lifts the curtain on its new offense tonight at Wickenburg High.