Town attorney sent out memo with change May 22
Bob Edwards will be sworn into office tonight, Tuesday, along with three newly elected council members -- Ed Blair, Su Connell and Mike Vogel. They will take office at the next council meeting, scheduled for Wednesday night.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the citizens of Payson and employees of Wal-Mart for supporting the Lions Club of Payson during our annual White Cane Sale.
I was born and raised in the United States, but sometimes wonder if I am still living in the same country.
Shawn Morgan and Deniese O'Donnell, center, celebrate their wedding with their children, Anjelica, Kyieah, Lanie and Kayla.
The residents of Christopher Creek have heard lots of talk about the plans for Creekside Mountain Homes, but very few answers to their questions and concerns.
A collection of photos from the 2006 PRCA Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo and other rodeo weekend events held May 18-20, 2006.
It started as a game, but as the boys watched flames spread rapidly along the creek bed toward homes and businesses, they faced an agonizing decision -- to run away or get help.
In the past two weeks, counterfeit bills have been passed undetected to local store clerks and bank tellers.
After all's been said and done, I am still quite concerned about the process that occurred in not rehiring Principal Peggy Miles at Julia Randall Elementary. From what I know, she was an exemplary individual and served the school system well. Her reward was losing her position.
When KCMA Cool Mountain Radio hit the air Friday morning, the sound that came over the radio was familiar to anyone who has listened to local radio in recent years.
Less than a year ago, Su Connell's husband of 45 years, Jack, died of cancer. Before Jack's death, Su expressed an interest in participating in local government -- but she wanted to wait. "‘No,'" he said. "‘Do it now or I'll come back to haunt you,'" Councilor-elect Connell said. "And I thought he would."
The former chairman of the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District, Barbara Hall, is back in charge of the group.
Cori Richman and Blue, her Labrador-Rottweiler mix, host a gallery opening Saturday, May 27 at Blue's Gallery in Pine to celebrate Year of the Dog -- 2006 on the Chinese Zodiac.
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COUNTY
The old prospector's cry of "Thar's gold in them thar hills" is now "Thar's water in them thar hills." So far, seven water bladders and eight culvert tanks are placed, filled and waiting to be used, and at least one more set will be up within the next week. They are strategically placed from Strawberry and Pine across the Control Road to Kohl's Ranch, Christopher Creek and Colcord, and down to Round Valley.
The study of Grand Canyon geology and ecology culminated in a raft trip between Glen Canyon Dam and Lee's Ferry for 90 Rim Country Middle School seventh-graders.
For eight months, the voters, council members, town staff and council candidates were told the newly elected council would be sworn into office June 8. And for years, the incoming council has been sworn in the first week of June. This tradition, however, does not comply with town code.
We had a lot of help making Julia Randall Elementary's fifth annual Spring Fling carnival a success.
A dozen years after it was envisioned by Diane Reid as a retreat for special needs children, Whispering Hope Ranch is still growing and far from completion. But a large donation could push the project through the next phase.
Jake and Allie Wheeler announce the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Nicole, on March 18, 2006.
Isn't it interesting that in all the letters to the Payson Roundup concerning the Payson Senior Center situation, none have addressed the welfare of the seniors and the organization as the prime concerns.
Q: I'm wondering where the illegals that were picked up near Payson went? Did they just let them loose around here?
A July 26 trial is set for Reed Hatch, accused of hitting Department of Public Safety Officer Charlie Hopkins last August and leaving the scene.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis and Pastor and Mrs. Michael Hoover announce the marriage of their children, Katherine Elaine and Timothy Kyle on April 29, 2006 at the Wright House in Mesa.
Aspen Knickrehm, a senior at Young Public School, won the $350 grand prize for "My Freedom," the essay she wrote for the Young American Awards Program (YAAP).
Postseason honors for the state semifinalist Lady Longhorn softball team continued to flow in.
The Payson Roundup received the state's top award for advertising excellence from the Arizona Newspapers Association during the group's annual awards presentation in Tempe May 12.
William Lee Harvey, 70, died May 8, 2006. He was born in Boyleston, Ind. on Aug. 5, 1935 to Ross and Rovene Harvey.
The family of Jeffrey Ross, who died May 29, 2005, will host a celebration of his life on Monday, May 29.
Small school not limited by size
The Cinderella story of Todd Kreimeyer continues to stand center stage at Payson High School.
Payson High School students, teachers, coaches and administrators took time out Friday to honor members of the 2006 Longhorn 3A state champion track and field team.
There's probably a 7.5-pound lunker largemouth lurking in Green Valley Park lakes today thanks to the "catch and release" angling philosophy of 16-year-old Jessie Paul.
Most of us have our cherished memories of Jack Morris, the former Payson High School football player and coach who died Feb. 23, 2004 of complications from a stroke.
The Payson Humane Society is in the business of caring for cast off animals. Now it is seeking a different kind of cast off -- used printer ink cartridges and old cell phones.
"It'll only take half an hour," my brother-in-law told me, trying to talk me into installing a French door in place of a sliding glass one in my house on a day when I didn't think we had enough daylight left for it. "It'll be a piece of cake."
When Cory "Corky" Matthews received his notice of veteran's benefits the accompanying certificate of service sparked an idea.